2016 Actual Election Results
|Candidate||Party||Electoral Votes||Popular Votes|
|✓||Donald J. Trump||Republican||304||62,980,160|
|Hillary R. Clinton||Democratic||227||65,845,063|
2016 Election Facts
- Issues of the Day: Health care costs, Economic inequality, Terrorism, Foreign policy (Russia, Iran, Syria, Brexit), Gun control, Treatment of minorities, Immigration policy, Shifting media landscape
- One of only 5 elections (1824, 1876, 1888, 2000, 2016) where the popular vote winner was defeated
- Hillary Clinton first female presidential nominee of a major political party
- Clinton won Maine but Trump earned an electoral vote by winning the popular vote in the 2nd Congressional District. This marked the first time that Maine has split its electoral vote since it moved away from the winner-take-all method in 1972.
- Independent Evan McMullin received 21.5% of the vote in Utah; best '3rd party' performance in any single state since Ross Perot in 1992
- Libertarian Gary Johnson received over 3% of the nationwide vote; best 3rd party performance nationwide since Ross Perot in 1996
- There were seven faithless presidential electors. Aside from 1872 - death of Horace Greeley - it is the greatest number since electors began casting one vote each for president and vice president (12th Amendment, 1804). Three additional faithless votes, one each in Colorado, Maine and Minnesota, were disallowed.
- Clinton won Washington; however three electors cast votes for Colin Powell, one for Faith Spotted Eagle
- Trump won Texas; however one elector cast a vote for Ron Paul, another for John Kasich
- Clinton won Hawaii; however one elector cast a vote for Bernie Sanders