United States presidential election in Rhode Island, 2016
Results by county showing number of votes by size and candidates by color
|Elections in Rhode Island|
The 2016 United States presidential election in Rhode Island took place on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Rhode Island voters chose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote.
On April 26, 2016, in the presidential primaries, Rhode Island voters expressed their preferences for the Democratic and Republican parties' respective nominees for President. Registered members of each party voted only in their party's primary, while voters who were unaffiliated chose any one primary in which to vote.
In the 2012 election, Mitt Romney won only three towns in Rhode Island. Donald Trump won 14 towns and even narrowly flipped Kent County, making this the first time a Republican has won a county in the state since Ronald Reagan in 1984.
Primaries[edit | edit source]
Democratic primary[edit | edit source]
Five candidates appeared on the Democratic presidential primary ballot:
Republican primary[edit | edit source]
Three candidates appeared on the Republican presidential primary ballot:
|Rhode Island Republican primary, April 26, 2016|
|Candidate||Votes||Percentage||Actual delegate count|
|Marco Rubio (withdrawn)||382||0.61%||0||0||0|
|Source: The Green Papers|
Results[edit | edit source]
General election results.
|Reform||Rocky De La Fuente||671||0.2%|
Results by county[edit | edit source]
Unofficial results by county as of December 22, 2016.
|Clinton||Trump||Johnson||Stein||De La Fuente|
See also[edit | edit source]
- Democratic Party presidential debates, 2016
- Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2016
- Republican Party presidential debates, 2016
- Republican Party presidential primaries, 2016
References[edit | edit source]
- "2012 Presidential Election Results - Rhode Island by City and Town". U.S. Election Atlas. David Leip. Retrieved 2016-11-25.
- Patrick Anderson. "Candidates in both parties gear up for spot on R.I. primary ballot". The Providence Journal. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
- "Rhode Island Election Results". Retrieved December 12, 2016.
- 2016 Rhode Island Presidential Election Results via Associated Press. Politico.com. December 13, 2016.