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New Jersey

New Jersey, one of the 13 original colonies, joined the Union in December 1787 and has participated in all 58 presidential elections. Thanks to the density of its population, New Jersey has more electoral votes per square mile than any state except Rhode Island. Its 14 electoral votes make it a rich prize, although that number has dropped from 17 in the 1970s as the state's population growth, like much of the Northeast, has not kept pace with the rest of the country. New Jersey has gone Democratic in the last seven elections, after voting Republican in the previous six. Hillary Clinton won the state over Donald Trump by a margin of 55% to 41% in 2016.

ELECTORAL VOTES

14

2020 ELECTION

Safe Democratic

Recent Elections

2016
55.0% 41.0%
2012
58.3% 40.5%
2008
57.3% 41.7%
2004
53.0% 46.2%
2000
56.1% 40.3%

Voting History

State voted with the overall winning candidate

1972
R
1976
R
1980
R
1984
R
1988
R
1992
D
1996
D
2000
D
2004
D
2008
D
2012
D
2016
D

Electoral College Votes

Federalist
Democratic-Republican
National Republican
Democratic
Whig
Republican

Colored bars represent electoral votes by party. Hover to see names. 2020 electoral votes shown in dark green until after the election.