New York Times interactive map of General Election 2016 results

Just found an interesting, informative link to a New York Times map of how Donald Trump won this General Election 2016.  Here’s the link below.  You can click on the states or the listing of the states below to see the exact popular vote count for all the counties, plus percentage breakdowns and colorized maps (red to blue).

http://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/president

I checked my home state of Hawaii and it’s totally blue, “much more Democratic”.

Arizona on the other hand, is considered “somewhat more Republican” and they had this analysis:

“Race Preview: Democrats believe they have a chance of winning Arizona’s 11 electoral votes for the first time since Bill Clinton carried the state in 1996, but polls show the race leaning in Mr. Trump’s favor. Mitt Romney won Arizona in 2012 by 9 percentage points.”

Trump won Arizona by 4.1 % according to the New York Times.  Arizona Secretary of State website is reporting more votes: http://results.arizona.vote/2016/General/n1591/Results-State.html, with Trump only winning by 3.95%, but provisional ballots are still being counted (as far as I know).

And the maps also show how Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party’s Jill Stein did overall, as well.

Note that the most Democratic place (not a state) is the District of Columbia, where the nation’s capital is, voting almost 93% for Hillary Clinton. They have a very Democratic past as well:

“Race Preview: The nation’s capital has awarded its three electoral votes to the Democratic candidate in every presidential election since it gained the right to vote for president in 1961. Barack Obama won District of Columbia in 2012 by 83.6 percentage points.”

 

 

6 responses to “New York Times interactive map of General Election 2016 results

  1. Carolyn Classen

    Also please note from this map that most of the cities are blue (Democrat) and the rural areas are red (Republican). What does this say about our country?

    • We need more Drmocrats to move to rural places. Rural America is old, white and racist.

      • Carolyn Classen

        Might be true, except for the blue states where even the rural folks are Democrats (i.e. Hawaii).

        • For Sure Not Tom

          There’s only one reason for Trump’s win, and it’s not racism and whites and misogyny and hate. Those are symptoms of a different problem.

          The DNC and media wanted President Hillary Clinton more than they wanted the actual White House.

          • And they ran an establishment elitist campaign for an establishment elitist candidate.

          • I think that’s partially true. I think the other part is that the Democratic Party (i.e. HRC supporters) failed to address the concerns of small-town and rural America, particularly in the Rust Belt. It wasn’t the boorish rhetoric and appeals to racial divides that won Trump Pennsylvania and Michigan (the latter of which is one of the more racially diverse states in the country), but it was his promise (some might say pandering) to upend a globalist, finance-driven economy that many in that part of the country (with some merit) believed to be responsible for the outsourcing of factories throughout that part of the country, along with good-paying (Union!) jobs.

            Never mind the correct assertion that Trump himself engaged in a not insubstantial amount of outsourcing himself, but those voters saw Hillary (rightly) as the quintessential insider and the scion of Washington and Wall St., and decided to take a chance on someone who might shake up a system which they don’t see as supporting them.