United States presidential election in New Jersey, 2016

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United States presidential election in New Jersey, 2016
New Jersey
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Turnout 68% Increase

 
Hillary Clinton official Secretary of State portrait crop.jpg
Official Portrait of President Donald Trump.jpg
Nominee Hillary Clinton Donald Trump
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York New York
Running mate Tim Kaine Mike Pence
Electoral vote 14 0
Popular vote 2,148,278 1,601,933
Percentage 55.45% 41.35%

New Jersey Presidential Election Results 2016.svg
County Results

Clinton

  50-60%
  60-70%
  70-80%

Trump

  40-50%
  50–60%
  60–70%


President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Donald Trump
Republican

The 2016 United States presidential election in New Jersey was won by Hillary Clinton on November 8, 2016 with 55.5% of the vote over Donald Trump's 41.35%. New Jersey's 14 electoral votes were assigned to Clinton and her Vice Presidential running mate Tim Kaine.

Primary elections[edit | edit source]

New Jersey's presidential primaries were on June 7, 2016, with the Democratic, Republican, and Libertarian parties participating.[1] Registered members of each party could only vote in their party's primary, while voters who were unaffiliated could choose any one primary in which to vote.

Democratic primary[edit | edit source]

Two candidates appeared on the Democratic presidential primary ballot:[2]

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Republican primary[edit | edit source]

Three candidates appeared on the Republican presidential primary ballot:[2]

New Jersey Republican primary, June 7, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage Actual delegate count
Bound Unbound Total
Donald Trump 360,212 80.41% 51 0 51
John Kasich (withdrawn) 59,866 13.36% 0 0 0
Ted Cruz (withdrawn) 27,874 6.22% 0 0 0
Unprojected delegates: 0 0 0
Total: 447,952 100.00% 51 0 51
Source: The Green Papers

General election[edit | edit source]

Candidate ballot access:[3]

Results[edit | edit source]

File:2016 NJ presidential results by muni graduated.svg
Results of the general election by municipality, darker colors indicate higher win percentage:
-Blue municipalities won by Clinton
-Red municipalities won by Trump
-Purple municipality, Clinton and Trump tied (Teterboro only)
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United States presidential election in New Jersey, 2016[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Hillary Clinton 2,148,278 55.45%
Republican Donald Trump 1,601,933 41.35%
Libertarian Gary Johnson 72,477 1.87%
style="background-color: Template:Green Party of the United States/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Green Party of the United States|Template:Green Party of the United States/meta/shortname]] Jill Stein 37,772 0.98%
Constitution Darrell Castle 6,161 0.16%
style="background-color: Template:Socialist Workers Party (United States)/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Socialist Workers Party (United States)|Template:Socialist Workers Party (United States)/meta/shortname]] Alyson Kennedy 2,156 0.06%
American Delta Party Rocky De La Fuente 1,838 0.05%
style="background-color: Template:Workers World Party/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Workers World Party|Template:Workers World Party/meta/shortname]] Monica Moorehead 1,749 0.05%
style="background-color: Template:Party for Socialism and Liberation/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Party for Socialism and Liberation|Template:Party for Socialism and Liberation/meta/shortname]] Gloria La Riva 1,682 0.04%
Turnout 3,874,046

Results by county[edit | edit source]

County Clinton votes Clinton % Trump votes Trump % Other votes Other %
Atlantic 60,924 51.0% 52,690 44.1% 5,802 4.9%
Bergen 231,211 54.2% 175,529 41.1% 19,827 4.6%
Burlington 121,725 54.2% 89,272 39.7% 13,617 6.0%
Camden 146,717 63.4% 72,631 31.4% 12,131 5.2%
Cape May 18,750 37.5% 28,446 57.0% 2,743 5.5%
Cumberland 27,771 50.4% 24,453 44.4% 2,840 5.2%
Essex 240,837 76.2% 63,176 20.0% 12,098 3.8%
Gloucester 66,870 46.9% 67,544 47.4% 8,203 5.7%
Hudson 163,917 73.2% 49,043 21.9% 10,909 4.9%
Hunterdon 28,898 39.7% 38,712 53.2% 5,099 7.0%
Mercer 104,775 65.6% 46,193 28.9% 8,770 5.5%
Middlesex 193,044 58.0% 122,953 37.0% 16,518 5.0%
Monmouth 137,181 42.3% 166,723 51.5% 20,014 6.2%
Morris 115,249 44.9% 126,071 49.1% 15,197 5.9%
Ocean 87,150 31.1% 179,079 63.9% 14,180 5.0%
Passaic 116,759 58.8% 72,902 36.7% 8,816 4.4%
Salem 11,904 39.6% 16,381 54.4% 1,799 6.0%
Somerset 85,689 53.4% 65,505 40.8% 9,351 5.8%
Sussex 24,212 32.0% 46,658 61.8% 4,676 6.2%
Union 147,414 66.4% 68,114 30.7% 6,447 2.9%
Warren 17,281 34.3% 29,858 59.2% 2,097 4.3%

Analysis[edit | edit source]

Hillary Clinton 55.5% of the vote was 2.9 percentage points less Barack Obama's win in the state in 2012. This was the first time since 1976 that New Jersey did not vote for the same candidate as neighboring Pennsylvania.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Green papers for 2016 primaries (D) (R). Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Official List / Candidates for President / For PRIMARY ELECTION 06/07/2016 Election" (PDF). NJ.gov. April 14, 2016. Retrieved 2017-11-04. 
  3. "Official List Candidates for President For GENERAL ELECTION 11/08/2016 Election" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State - Division of Elections. August 12, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2016. 
  4. "Official List Candidates for President For GENERAL ELECTION 11/08/2016 Election" (PDF). New Jersey Secretary of State - Division of Elections. December 6, 2016. Retrieved December 6, 2016.