2016 United States presidential election (Stronger Together)

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2016 United States presidential election

← 2012 November 8, 2016 2020 →

538 members of the Electoral College
270 electoral votes needed to win
Turnout 55.7% Increase 0.8 pp

 
Nominee Hillary Clinton Donald Trump
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York New York
Running mate Tim Kaine Mike Pence
Electoral vote 334 204
States carried 26 + DC + NE-02 24 + ME-02
Popular vote 69,783,312 63,182,188
Percentage 50.2% 44.1%

Presidential election results map. Red denotes states won by Rubio/Haley, blue denotes those won by Clinton/Kaine.

President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Hillary Clinton
Democratic

The 2016 United States presidential election took place on November 8, 2016. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, successfully defeated Republican nominee Donald Trump, and was the first woman to be elected president.

Four states changed votes from 2012, two for each candidate. Arizona and North Carolina, having voted for Romney in the preceding election, switched their votes to Democratic, while Iowa and Ohio changed from Democrat to Republican. This marked the first time since 1856 that a Democrat succeeded another Democrat by election, as well as the first time since a Secretary of State was elected president, joining James Buchanan in both. This was also the first election since 1960 where the traditional bellwether state of Ohio voted for the losing candidate, ending its half-century victory streak.