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2016 US Presidential Election Map By County & Vote Share

2016 US Presidential Election Map By County & Vote Share
Map created by Magog the Ogre via Wikimedia

The map above shows the county level and vote share results of the 2016 US Presidential Election. The darker the blue the more a county went for Hilary Clinton and the darker the red the more the county went for Donald Trump.

This map helps explain why Trump was able to win, despite winning over 2.2. million fewer votes (at the time of writing) than Clinton. Her votes were very concentrated in only a few states whereas Trump’s votes came from a wide enough geographic area to capture the Electoral College.

All blue states: Hawaii and Massachusetts.
All red sates: Alaska, West Virginia, and Oklahoma.

Overall Trump won approximately 2,600 counties to Clinton’s 500, or about 84% of the geographic United States. However, Clinton won 88 of of the 100 largest counties (including Washington D.C.). Without these 100 largest counties she would have lost by 11.5 million votes.

A few more county facts for you from reddit user AnSq:

The United States contains over 3100 counties and county equivalents.
Alaska has zero counties. They’re called boroughs, and not all of Alaska is even in one, but is instead part of the large Unorganized Borough.
Delaware has only three counties, the fewest of any state (with counties).
Texas has the most counties of any state with 254.
Loving County, Texas is the least populous county in the US with a population of 82.
Los Angeles County, California is the most populous county in the US with a population of approximately ten million.
Thirty-one states have a Washington County, making it the most common county name.
Louisiana doesn’t have counties either. It’s next-level administrative divisions are called parishes.
There are 41 “independent cities” in the US that are not part of any county or county-equivalent. Thirty-eight of these are in Virginia. The other three are Baltimore MD, St Louis MO, and Carson City NV.

Want to learn more about the electoral college? Then have a look at the following books:

Securing Democracy: Why We Have an Electoral College
We Elect a President: The Story of Our Electoral College
Presidential Lottery: The Reckless Gamble in Our Electoral System
Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College (2nd Edition)

For more 2016 election maps see:

If “Did Not Vote” Had Been A Candidate In The 2016 US Presidential Election, It Would Have Won By a Landslide
Counties That Changed Party In The 2016 US Presidential Election VS 2012
How Whites Voted In The 2016 US Presidential Election by State & County
2016 US Presidential Electoral Map If Only [X] Voted

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2016 US Presidential Election Map By County & Vote Share

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2016 US Presidential Election Map By County & Vote Share
Map created by Magog the Ogre via Wikimedia

The map above shows the county level and vote share results of the 2016 US Presidential Election. The darker the blue the more a county went for Hilary Clinton and the darker the red the more the county went for Donald Trump.

This map helps explain why Trump was able to win, despite winning over 2.2. million fewer votes (at the time of writing) than Clinton. Her votes were very concentrated in only a few states whereas Trump’s votes came from a wide enough geographic area to capture the Electoral College.

All blue states: Hawaii and Massachusetts.
All red sates: Alaska, West Virginia, and Oklahoma.

Overall Trump won approximately 2,600 counties to Clinton’s 500, or about 84% of the geographic United States. However, Clinton won 88 of of the 100 largest counties (including Washington D.C.). Without these 100 largest counties she would have lost by 11.5 million votes.

A few more county facts for you from reddit user AnSq:

The United States contains over 3100 counties and county equivalents.
Alaska has zero counties. They’re called boroughs, and not all of Alaska is even in one, but is instead part of the large Unorganized Borough.
Delaware has only three counties, the fewest of any state (with counties).
Texas has the most counties of any state with 254.
Loving County, Texas is the least populous county in the US with a population of 82.
Los Angeles County, California is the most populous county in the US with a population of approximately ten million.
Thirty-one states have a Washington County, making it the most common county name.
Louisiana doesn’t have counties either. It’s next-level administrative divisions are called parishes.
There are 41 “independent cities” in the US that are not part of any county or county-equivalent. Thirty-eight of these are in Virginia. The other three are Baltimore MD, St Louis MO, and Carson City NV.

Want to learn more about the electoral college? Then have a look at the following books:

Securing Democracy: Why We Have an Electoral College
We Elect a President: The Story of Our Electoral College
Presidential Lottery: The Reckless Gamble in Our Electoral System
Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College (2nd Edition)

For more 2016 election maps see:

If “Did Not Vote” Had Been A Candidate In The 2016 US Presidential Election, It Would Have Won By a Landslide
Counties That Changed Party In The 2016 US Presidential Election VS 2012
How Whites Voted In The 2016 US Presidential Election by State & County
2016 US Presidential Electoral Map If Only [X] Voted

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Filed Under: United States Tagged With: election

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