United States presidential election in Tennessee, 2016

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United States presidential election in Tennessee, 2016
Tennessee
← 2012 November 8, 2016 2020 →
Turnout 61.92% Increase

 
Official Portrait of President Donald Trump (cropped).jpg
Hillary Clinton official Secretary of State portrait crop.jpg
Nominee Donald Trump Hillary Clinton
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York New York
Running mate Mike Pence Tim Kaine
Electoral vote 11 0
Popular vote 1,522,925 870,695
Percentage 60.7% 34.7%

Tennessee Presidential Election Results 2016.svg
County Results

Trump

  50-60%
  60-70%
  70-80%
  80-90%

Clinton

  50-60%
  60-70%


President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Donald Trump
Republican

The 2016 United States presidential election in Tennessee was held on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Tennessee 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, Tennessee voters expressed their preferences for the Democratic, Republican, and Libertarian parties' respective nominees for President. Registered members of each 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 Tennessee with 60.7% of the vote. Hillary Clinton received 34.7% of the vote.[1] This is the largest margin of victory for a presidential candidate for either party since 1972 with Richard Nixon, and the first time since that either party has earned over 60% of the vote in Tennessee.

Background[edit | edit source]

Tennessee has not voted for a Democratic presidential nominee since 1996. In 2012, Republican nominee Mitt Romney won the state by a margin of more than twenty points, due to the unpopularity of the Obama Administration in a conservative state. Typically Democrats do very well in the urban regions of Memphis and Nashville, while Republicans dominate the rural and suburban areas. Tennessee is considered a safe Republican state. In 2016, it stayed that way with Trump winning the state with 60.7% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit | edit source]

Democratic primary[edit | edit source]

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Results
Democratic primary results by county.
  Bernie Sanders
  Hillary Clinton

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Republican primary[edit | edit source]

County results of the Tennessee Republican presidential primaries, 2016
  Donald Trump
  Marco Rubio
Tennessee Republican primary, March 1, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage Actual delegate count
Bound Unbound Total
America Symbol.svg Donald Trump 333,180 38.94% 33 0 33
Ted Cruz 211,471 24.71% 16 0 16
Marco Rubio 181,274 21.18% 9 0 9
Ben Carson 64,951 7.59% 0 0 0
John Kasich 45,301 5.29% 0 0 0
Jeb Bush (withdrawn) 9,551 1.12% 0 0 0
Mike Huckabee (withdrawn) 2,415 0.28% 0 0 0
Rand Paul (withdrawn) 2,350 0.27% 0 0 0
Uncommitted 1,849 0.22% 0 0 0
Chris Christie (withdrawn) 1,256 0.15% 0 0 0
Carly Fiorina (withdrawn) 715 0.08% 0 0 0
Rick Santorum (withdrawn) 710 0.08% 0 0 0
Jim Gilmore (withdrawn) 267 0.03% 0 0 0
Lindsey Graham (withdrawn) 253 0.03% 0 0 0
George Pataki (withdrawn) 186 0.02% 0 0 0
Unprojected delegates: 0 0 0
Total: 855,729 100.00% 58 0 58
Source: The Green Papers

Polling[edit | edit source]

General election[edit | edit source]

U.S. presidential election in Tennessee, 2016[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Donald Trump 1,522,925 60.72%
Democratic Hillary Clinton 870,695 34.72%
Libertarian Gary Johnson 70,397 2.81%
Green Jill Stein 15,993 0.64%
Independent Evan McMullin (write-in) 11,991 0.48%
Independent Mike Smith 7,276 0.29%
Reform Rocky De La Fuente 4,075 0.16%
style="background-color: Template:Socialist Workers Party (United States)/meta/color; width: 2px;" | [[Socialist Workers Party (United States)|Template:Socialist Workers Party (United States)/meta/shortname]] Alyson Kennedy 2,877 0.12%
Independent Write-in 1,798 0.07%
Total votes 2,508,027 100.00%

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