United States presidential election in Idaho, 2016
Results by county with number of votes shown by size
The 2016 United States presidential election in Idaho was held on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Idaho voters chose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote pitting the Republican Party's nominee, businessman Donald Trump, and running mate Indiana Governor Mike Pence against Democratic Party nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine.
On 8 March 2016, voters expressed their preferences for the Republican and Constitution parties nominee for President. The Democratic Party held a caucus on March 26. Registered members of the party only voted in their party's primary, while voters who were unaffiliated chose any one primary in which to vote.
Donald Trump won the election in Idaho with 59.2% of the vote. Hillary Clinton received 27.6% of the vote. Despite the national Republican trend, Trump carried Idaho by a slightly reduced margin than Mitt Romney in 2012, in large part because he lost support to third party candidates Evan McMullin and Gary Johnson.
Primary elections[edit | edit source]
Republican primary[edit | edit source]
With only a thousand dollar filing fee, thirteen candidates appear on the Republican presidential primary ballot:
|Idaho Republican primary, March 8, 2016|
|Candidate||Votes||Percentage||Actual delegate count|
|Ben Carson (withdrawn)||3,853||1.74%||0||0||0|
|Jeb Bush (withdrawn)||939||0.42%||0||0||0|
|Rand Paul (withdrawn)||834||0.38%||0||0||0|
|Mike Huckabee (withdrawn)||358||0.16%||0||0||0|
|Chris Christie (withdrawn)||353||0.16%||0||0||0|
|Carly Fiorina (withdrawn)||242||0.11%||0||0||0|
|Rick Santorum (withdrawn)||211||0.10%||0||0||0|
|Lindsey Graham (withdrawn)||80||0.04%||0||0||0|
|Peter Messina (withdrawn)||28||0.01%||0||0||0|
|Source: The Green Papers|
Democratic caucuses[edit | edit source]
Constitution primary[edit | edit source]
The Constitution Party of Idaho held its primary on March 8.
|Idaho Constitution Party presidential primary, 2016|
|Candidate||Popular vote||Pledged delegates|
|Patrick Anthony Ockander||95||19.6%||0|
|Key:||Withdrew prior to contest|
Polling[edit | edit source]
Results[edit | edit source]
|Independent||Darrell L. Castle||4,411||0.64%|
|Reform||Roque De La Fuente||1,374||0.2%|
|Source: Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Elections California Secretary of State - Presidential Primary Election Statement of Votes The Green Papers|
See also[edit | edit source]
|Elections in Idaho|
- Democratic Party presidential debates, 2016
- Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2016
- Republican Party presidential debates, 2016
- Republican Party presidential primaries, 2016
References[edit | edit source]
- "Idaho Election Results 2016 – The New York Times". Retrieved November 10, 2016.
- "News". Idgop.org. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
- "Mar 08, 2016 Presidential Primary Election Results United States - by County". sos.idaho.gov. Idaho Secretary Of State. Retrieved 2016-11-25.
- Gr, The; Inquirer (2016-03-10). "Scott Copeland wins Idaho Constitution Party primary". The Grand Inquirer. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
- Gr, The; Inquirer (2016-03-02). "Patrick Ockander drops out of Constitution Party presidential race, endorses J.R. Myers and Ted Cruz". The Grand Inquirer. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
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- RNC 2016 Republican Nominating Process
- Green papers for 2016 primaries, caucuses, and conventions
- 2016 Presidential primaries, ElectionProjection.com
- Decision Desk Headquarter Results for Idaho