United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 2016
County Results Clinton
Results by county showing number of votes by size and candidates by color
The 2016 United States presidential election in Massachusetts was held on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Massachusetts 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 March 1, 2016, in the presidential primaries, voters expressed their preferences for the Democratic, Republican, and Green parties' respective nominees for President, as well as for state committee man, state committee woman, and city/town committee members for each party. Ballots also were available for members of the United Independent Party, but there were no candidates on the ballot. Registered members of each party only could vote in their party's primary, while voters who were unaffiliated could have chosen any one primary to vote in.
In the general election, Clinton won Massachusetts with 60% of the vote, and was assigned all 11 of the state's electoral votes. This marked the fourth consecutive election in which the Democratic candidate won over 60% of the vote, and the seventh in a row in which he or she won in every single county in the state, thus making Massachusetts and Hawaii the only states in which Trump failed to carry a single county.
Primary elections[edit | edit source]
Democratic primary[edit | edit source]
Republican primary[edit | edit source]
|Massachusetts Republican primary, March 1, 2016|
|Candidate||Votes||Percentage||Actual delegate count|
|Jeb Bush (withdrawn)||6,559||1.03%||0||0||0|
|Chris Christie (withdrawn)||1,906||0.30%||0||0||0|
|Rand Paul (withdrawn)||1,864||0.29%||0||0||0|
|Carly Fiorina (withdrawn)||1,153||0.18%||0||0||0|
|Jim Gilmore (withdrawn)||753||0.12%||0||0||0|
|Mike Huckabee (withdrawn)||709||0.11%||0||0||0|
|George Pataki (withdrawn)||500||0.08%||0||0||0|
|Rick Santorum (withdrawn)||293||0.05%||0||0||0|
|Source: The Green Papers|
Green-Rainbow primary[edit | edit source]
The Massachusetts primary took place on March 1. Five candidates appeared on the ballot, the results are as follows:
|Massachusetts Green Party presidential primary, March 1, 2016|
Any members of the party could apply to be delegates to be sent to the national convention, and had until March 10 (over a week after the primary) to apply. The number of voters that took part in the election slightly increased from the 1,554 that took part in the 2012 primary.
United Independent primary[edit | edit source]
Ballots were available for voters enrolled in this party, but there were no candidates for office.
General election[edit | edit source]
The 2016 United States presidential election in Massachusetts took place on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 general election in which all 50 states plus the District of Columbia participated. Massachusetts voters chose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote.
Polling[edit | edit source]
Results[edit | edit source]
Official state results from the Massachusetts Secretary of State are as follows
|United States presidential election in Massachusetts, 2016|
|Party||Candidate||Running Mate||Votes||Percentage||Electoral votes|
|Democratic||Hillary Clinton||Tim Kaine||1,995,196||60.0%||11|
|Republican||Donald Trump||Mike Pence||1,090,893||32.8%||0|
|Libertarian||Gary Johnson||William Weld||138,018||4.2%||0|
|Green||Jill Stein||Ajamu Baraka||47,661||1.4%||0|
See also[edit | edit source]
- Democratic Party presidential debates, 2016
- Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2016
- Green Party presidential primaries, 2016
- Republican Party presidential debates, 2016
- Republican Party presidential primaries, 2016
References[edit | edit source]
- "2016 President Green-rainbow Primary". Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth. Government of Massachusetts. 1 March 2016. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
- "Official results: Stein wins Massachusetts Green Rainbow Party presidential primary with 48.1%". Green Party Watch. 11 March 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
- "Massachusetts Green Party Presidential Primary Will List Five Candidates". Independent Political Report. 2016-12-25. Retrieved 2016-02-20.
- "2016 Green-Rainbow Party Presidential Primary". MA Green-Rainbow Party. 2015-12-25. Retrieved 2016-02-20.
- "Massachusetts Secretary of State Releases Green Party Presidential Primary Results". Ballot Access News. 2015-04-07. Retrieved 2016-03-23.