2016 United States presidential election in Virginia

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2016 United States presidential election in Virginia

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Turnout72.05% (of registered voters)[1] Increase
  Hillary Clinton by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Donald Trump official portrait (cropped).jpg
Nominee Hillary Clinton Donald Trump
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York New York
Running mate Tim Kaine Mike Pence
Electoral vote 13 0
Popular vote 1,975,473 1,775,443
Percentage 49.58% 44.56%

Virginia Presidential Election Results 2016.svg
County and independent city results
Clinton:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Trump:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

President before election

Barack Obama
Democratic

Elected President

Donald Trump
Republican

Treemap of the popular vote by county
Logo used by Clinton's Virginia campaign

The 2016 United States presidential election in Virginia was held on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 general election in which all 50 states plus the District of Columbia participated. Virginia 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, Virginia voters expressed their preferences for the Democratic, Republican, and Green parties' respective nominees for president. Virginia voters do not register by party.

The Democratic Party candidate, Hillary Clinton of New York, carried Virginia with a 49.58% plurality in the popular vote against businessman Donald Trump of New York, who carried 44.56%, a victory margin of 5.02%. Clinton seemed to benefit from having former Virginia governor Tim Kaine on the ticket. Whereas the national popular vote swung 1.77% Republican from the previous election, Virginia swung 1.44% Democratic.[2][2] Though Clinton's percentage was lower than both of Obama's margins in 2008, and 2012 however. Kaine himself became optimistic on election night after it became clear that he and Clinton would win Virginia by a larger margin than Obama did in 2012. His optimism soon faded, however, as it was announced that Clinton had lost many other important swing states to Trump.[3]

Trump became the first Republican candidate since Calvin Coolidge in 1924 to win the White House without carrying Virginia.[4] The Old Dominion had been a traditionally Democratic-leaning state from the party's founding until 1952. Although Virginia was later considered a reliable Republican-leaning state from 1952 until 2008, it has not voted Republican in a presidential election since 2004. This is due largely to migration into counties in Northern Virginia close to Washington, D.C., which has tilted those densely populated areas towards the Democratic Party once more.

Virginia was the only state of the 11 former states that belonged to the Confederate States of America to vote Democratic in this election. This is a reversal from 1976, when it was the only state that had belonged to the CSA to vote Republican. This was the first time since 1996 that Virginia went for the losing candidate. Virginia was also the only state Hillary Clinton won which was never carried by her husband Bill Clinton in either of his runs for president in 1992 and 1996. Virginia was one of eleven states to vote more Democratic than in 2012. Other examples include Arizona, Texas, and Georgia.

Democratic primary[edit]

The 108 delegates (95 pledged delegates and 13 super delegates) from Virginia to the Democratic National Convention were allocated in this way. Among the pledged delegates, 62 of them were allocated based on the popular vote in each congressional district. The 33 at-large delegates were then allocated based on the statewide popular vote.[5]

County results of the Virginia Democratic presidential primary, 2016
  Hillary Clinton
  Bernie Sanders
Virginia Democratic primary, March 1, 2016
Candidate Popular vote Estimated delegates
Count Percentage Pledged Unpledged Total
Hillary Clinton 504,741 64.29%
62
13
75
Bernie Sanders 276,370 35.20%
33
0
33
Martin O'Malley (withdrawn) 3,930 0.50%
Uncommitted N/A
0
1
1
Total 785,041 100% 95 14 109
Source: The Green Papers, Virginia Department of Elections

Republican primary[edit]

The 49 delegates from Virginia to the Republican National Convention were allocated proportionally based on the popular vote.[6]

Virginia Republican primary, 2016

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Candidate Donald Trump Marco Rubio Ted Cruz
Home state New York Florida Texas
Delegate count 17 16 8
Popular vote 356,840 327,918 171,150
Percentage 34.80% 31.98% 16.69%

  Governor John Kasich.jpg Ben Carson by Skidmore with lighting correction.jpg
Candidate John Kasich Ben Carson
Home state Ohio Maryland
Delegate count 5 3
Popular vote 97,784 60,228
Percentage 9.54% 5.87%

Virginia Republican Presidential Primary Election Results by County, 2016.svg
Virginia results by county
  Donald Trump
  Marco Rubio
Virginia Republican primary, March 1, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage Actual delegate count
Bound Unbound Total
Donald Trump 356,840 34.80% 17 0 17
Marco Rubio 327,918 31.98% 16 0 16
Ted Cruz 171,150 16.69% 8 0 8
John Kasich 97,784 9.54% 5 0 5
Ben Carson 60,228 5.87% 3 0 3
Jeb Bush (withdrawn) 3,645 0.36% 0 0 0
Rand Paul (withdrawn) 2,917 0.28% 0 0 0
Mike Huckabee (withdrawn) 1,458 0.14% 0 0 0
Chris Christie (withdrawn) 1,102 0.11% 0 0 0
Carly Fiorina (withdrawn) 914 0.09% 0 0 0
Jim Gilmore (withdrawn) 653 0.06% 0 0 0
Lindsey Graham (withdrawn) 444 0.04% 0 0 0
Rick Santorum (withdrawn) 399 0.04% 0 0 0
Unprojected delegates: 0 0 0
Total: 1,025,452 100.00% 49 0 49
Source: The Green Papers

Libertarian nomination[edit]

The 2016 Libertarian Party presidential ticket was former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson for president and former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld for vice president. They earned those nominations at the Libertarian Party 2016 National Convention on Memorial Day weekend.[7]

Green primary[edit]

The Virginia Green Party held its primary from March 20 through April 3. Party members were able to vote online through an email ballot or through the mail.[8] On April 13, it was announced that Jill Stein had won with 76% of the vote. The state's four delegates were apportioned at the May 28 state meeting.[9]

Virginia primary, April 3, 2016
Candidate Votes Percentage National delegates
America Symbol.svg Jill Stein 35 76% 3
Kent Mesplay 3 6% 1
William Kreml 2 4.1% -
Darryl Cherney 2 3.8% -
Sedinam Curry 1 1.7% -
Write-ins 3 8.4% -
Total 46 100.00% 4

Polling[edit]

State voting history[edit]

Virginia joined the Union in June 1788 and has participated in all elections from 1789 onwards, except 1864 and 1868 (due to its secession from the US due to the American Civil War). Since 1900, Virginia voted Democratic 54.17% of the time and Republican 45.83% of the time. From 1968 to 2004, Virginia voted for the Republican Party candidate. Then, in the 2008 and 2012 elections, the state voted for the Democratic Party. The same trend continued in the 2016 presidential elections.[10]

Clinton had several advantages in Virginia. The first was due in part to her landslide win in the Democratic primary against Senator Bernie Sanders. The second was Virginia has a significant number of African American voters, many of whom backed Clinton in the primary and both of President Barack Obama's wins in the state. The third was the state’s growing share of well-educated suburban voters, especially in the suburbs surrounding Washington, D.C., who were moving away from the Republican Party in response to Trump being nominated for president. The fourth was Clinton's pick of the state's own US Senator, Tim Kaine, as her Vice Presidential running mate.[11]

While polls throughout the campaign showed Clinton leading Republican Donald Trump by varying margins in Virginia, it was announced on October 13 that the Trump campaign was pulling its resources out of the state, likely ceding to Clinton what was perceived to be a critical battleground state. According to the Trump campaign, the reason for pulling out of Virginia was to compete in more critical battleground states like Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio, all of which were states he won.[12]

General election[edit]

Predictions[edit]

The following are final 2016 predictions from various organizations for Virginia as of election day.

  1. Los Angeles Times: Leans Clinton[13]
  2. CNN: Leans Clinton[14]
  3. Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Clinton[15]
  4. NBC: Leans Clinton[16]
  5. Electoral-vote.com: Leans Clinton[17]
  6. RealClearPolitics: Tossup[18]
  7. Fox News: Leans Clinton[19]
  8. ABC: Leans Clinton[20]

Results[edit]

2016 United States presidential election in Virginia
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Hillary Clinton Tim Kaine 1,981,473 49.73% 13
Republican Donald Trump Mike Pence 1,769,443 44.41% 0
Libertarian Gary Johnson William Weld 118,274 2.97% 0
Independent Evan McMullin Mindy Finn 54,054 1.35% 0
Green Jill Stein Ajamu Baraka 27,638 0.69% 0
Independent (write-in)
-
-
33,749 0.85% 0
Totals 3,984,631 100.00% 13
Voter turnout (Voting age population) 71.30%
Source: Virginia Department of Elections

By city/county[edit]

County or independent city Hillary Rodham Clinton
Democratic
Donald John Trump
Republican
Gary Earl Johnson[21]
Libertarian
David Evan McMullin[21]
Independent
Jill Ellen Stein[21]
Green
Various candidates[21]
Write-ins
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Accomack 6,740 42.61% 8,583 54.26% 264 1.67% 112 0.71% 66 0.42% 53 0.34% −1,843 −11.65% 15,818
Albemarle 33,345 58.78% 19,259 33.95% 2,105 3.71% 1,059 1.87% 450 0.79% 508 0.90% 14,086 24.83% 56,726
Alleghany 2,166 29.57% 4,874 66.54% 164 2.24% 69 0.94% 35 0.48% 17 0.23% −2,708 −36.97% 7,325
Amelia 2,128 30.23% 4,708 66.88% 129 1.83% 41 0.58% 11 0.16% 23 0.33% −2,580 −36.65% 7,040
Amherst 5,057 32.85% 9,719 63.13% 317 2.06% 159 1.03% 65 0.42% 79 0.51% −4,662 −30.28% 15,396
Appomattox 2,023 25.25% 5,715 71.34% 136 1.70% 50 0.62% 31 0.39% 56 0.70% −3,692 −46.09% 8,011
Arlington 92,016 75.82% 20,186 16.63% 3,827 3.15% 2,594 2.14% 819 0.67% 1,914 1.58% 71,830 59.19% 121,356
Augusta 8,177 22.50% 26,163 71.99% 1,099 3.02% 502 1.38% 200 0.55% 202 0.56% −17,986 −49.49% 36,343
Bath 603 26.76% 1,548 68.71% 56 2.49% 22 0.98% 15 0.67% 9 0.40% −945 −41.94% 2,253
Bedford 9,768 22.97% 30,659 72.10% 1,074 2.53% 627 1.47% 176 0.41% 221 0.52% −20,891 −49.13% 42,525
Bland 453 14.43% 2,573 81.97% 61 1.94% 21 0.67% 17 0.54% 14 0.45% −2,120 −67.54% 3,139
Botetourt 4,494 23.98% 13,375 71.38% 497 2.65% 185 0.99% 101 0.54% 87 0.46% −8,881 −47.39% 18,739
Brunswick 4,481 58.43% 3,046 39.72% 72 0.94% 30 0.39% 25 0.33% 15 0.20% 1,435 18.71% 7,669
Buchanan 1,721 18.61% 7,296 78.90% 122 1.32% 59 0.64% 24 0.26% 25 0.27% −5,575 −60.29% 9,247
Buckingham 3,128 42.88% 3,950 54.15% 102 1.40% 58 0.80% 27 0.37% 30 0.41% −822 −11.27% 7,295
Campbell 6,664 24.20% 19,551 71.00% 665 2.42% 419 1.52% 102 0.37% 134 0.49% −12,887 −46.80% 27,535
Caroline 6,432 43.28% 7,147 48.09% 368 2.48% 154 1.04% 99 0.67% 663 4.46% −715 −4.81% 14,863
Carroll 2,559 18.72% 10,663 78.01% 220 1.61% 88 0.64% 69 0.50% 69 0.50% −8,104 −59.29% 13,668
Charles City 2,496 60.77% 1,476 35.94% 67 1.63% 39 0.95% 15 0.37% 14 0.34% 1,020 24.84% 4,107
Charlotte 2,155 37.10% 3,479 59.90% 111 1.91% 38 0.65% 11 0.19% 14 0.24% −1,324 −22.80% 5,808
Chesterfield 81,074 45.94% 85,045 48.19% 6,247 3.54% 2,004 1.14% 990 0.56% 1,101 0.62% −3,971 −2.25% 176,461
Clarke 3,051 37.15% 4,661 56.75% 261 3.18% 111 1.35% 55 0.67% 74 0.90% −1,610 −19.60% 8,213
Craig 541 19.36% 2,140 76.59% 54 1.93% 30 1.07% 20 0.72% 9 0.32% −1,599 −57.23% 2,794
Culpeper 7,759 34.92% 13,349 60.08% 584 2.63% 242 1.09% 176 0.79% 108 0.49% −5,590 −25.16% 22,218
Cumberland 2,036 41.50% 2,697 54.97% 95 1.94% 32 0.65% 24 0.49% 22 0.45% −661 −13.47% 4,906
Dickenson 1,335 20.73% 4,932 76.58% 81 1.26% 43 0.67% 14 0.22% 35 0.54% −3,597 −55.85% 6,440
Dinwiddie 5,765 42.47% 7,447 54.86% 196 1.44% 79 0.58% 46 0.34% 42 0.31% −1,682 −12.39% 13,575
Essex 2,542 47.00% 2,657 49.13% 113 2.09% 25 0.46% 18 0.33% 53 0.98% −115 −2.13% 5,408
Fairfax 355,133 64.43% 157,710 28.61% 15,664 2.84% 10,369 1.88% 4,477 0.81% 7,830 1.42% 197,423 35.82% 551,183
Fauquier 12,971 34.62% 22,127 59.06% 1,191 3.18% 597 1.59% 267 0.71% 314 0.84% −9,156 −24.44% 37,467
Floyd 2,300 28.57% 5,293 65.74% 185 2.30% 91 1.13% 107 1.33% 75 0.93% −2,993 −37.18% 8,051
Fluvanna 5,760 42.36% 7,025 51.67% 425 3.13% 218 1.60% 80 0.59% 89 0.65% −1,265 −9.30% 13,597
Franklin 7,257 26.91% 18,569 68.85% 602 2.23% 274 1.02% 115 0.43% 154 0.57% −11,312 −41.94% 26,971
Frederick 11,932 29.51% 26,083 64.50% 1,280 3.17% 543 1.34% 325 0.80% 277 0.68% −14,151 −34.99% 40,440
Giles 1,950 23.75% 5,910 71.98% 201 2.45% 77 0.94% 39 0.47% 34 0.41% −3,960 −48.23% 8,211
Gloucester 5,404 27.54% 13,096 66.75% 693 3.53% 213 1.09% 134 0.68% 79 0.40% −7,692 −39.21% 19,619
Goochland 4,889 34.83% 8,384 59.73% 474 3.38% 145 1.03% 54 0.38% 91 0.65% −3,495 −24.90% 14,037
Grayson 1,407 19.31% 5,592 76.76% 110 1.51% 93 1.28% 55 0.75% 28 0.38% −4,185 −57.45% 7,285
Greene 2,924 30.43% 5,945 61.88% 406 4.23% 167 1.74% 66 0.69% 100 1.04% −3,021 −31.44% 9,608
Greensville 2,558 58.63% 1,737 39.81% 50 1.15% 12 0.28% 0 0.00% 6 0.14% 821 18.82% 4,363
Halifax 6,897 40.57% 9,704 57.08% 237 1.39% 77 0.45% 44 0.26% 42 0.25% −2,807 −16.51% 17,001
Hanover 19,382 30.89% 39,630 63.15% 2,310 3.68% 741 1.18% 314 0.50% 376 0.60% −20,248 −32.27% 62,753
Henrico 93,935 57.40% 59,857 36.58% 5,657 3.46% 1,997 1.22% 1,081 0.66% 1,127 0.69% 34,078 20.82% 163,654
Henry 8,198 34.01% 15,208 63.09% 378 1.57% 147 0.61% 98 0.41% 77 0.32% −7,010 −29.08% 24,106
Highland 371 26.67% 958 68.87% 33 2.37% 21 1.51% 0 0.00% 8 0.58% −587 −42.20% 1,391
Isle of Wight 7,881 37.40% 12,204 57.91% 589 2.79% 207 0.98% 81 0.38% 113 0.54% −4,323 −20.51% 21,075
James City 19,105 44.62% 21,306 49.77% 1,395 3.26% 686 1.60% 281 0.66% 40 0.09% −2,201 −5.14% 42,813
King and Queen 1,468 39.71% 2,099 56.78% 75 2.03% 13 0.35% 18 0.49% 24 0.65% −631 −17.07% 3,697
King George 4,007 33.23% 7,341 60.88% 367 3.04% 177 1.47% 83 0.69% 84 0.70% −3,334 −27.65% 12,059
King William 2,760 30.13% 5,975 65.22% 261 2.85% 71 0.78% 44 0.48% 50 0.55% −3,215 −35.09% 9,161
Lancaster 2,869 43.18% 3,523 53.02% 141 2.12% 41 0.62% 35 0.53% 36 0.54% −654 −9.84% 6,645
Lee 1,627 17.31% 7,543 80.25% 106 1.13% 45 0.48% 33 0.35% 45 0.48% −5,916 −62.94% 9,399
Loudoun 100,795 55.05% 69,949 38.20% 5,674 3.10% 3,413 1.86% 1,316 0.72% 1,950 1.07% 30,846 16.85% 183,097
Louisa 6,212 35.23% 10,528 59.71% 505 2.86% 163 0.92% 124 0.70% 99 0.56% −4,316 −24.48% 17,631
Lunenburg 2,227 39.87% 3,204 57.36% 88 1.58% 32 0.57% 25 0.45% 10 0.18% −977 −17.49% 5,586
Madison 2,203 31.57% 4,419 63.32% 184 2.64% 87 1.25% 43 0.62% 43 0.62% −2,216 −31.75% 6,979
Mathews 1,563 29.43% 3,517 66.22% 147 2.77% 36 0.68% 31 0.58% 17 0.32% −1,954 −36.79% 5,311
Mecklenburg 6,285 42.05% 8,288 55.46% 239 1.60% 54 0.36% 30 0.20% 49 0.33% −2,003 −13.40% 14,945
Middlesex 2,108 35.03% 3,670 60.99% 140 2.33% 50 0.83% 33 0.55% 16 0.27% −1,562 −25.96% 6,017
Montgomery 20,021 46.53% 19,459 45.22% 2,026 4.71% 798 1.85% 401 0.93% 326 0.76% 562 1.31% 43,031
Nelson 3,689 44.35% 4,154 49.94% 244 2.93% 95 1.14% 81 0.97% 55 0.66% −465 −5.59% 8,318
New Kent 3,546 28.97% 8,118 66.31% 348 2.84% 102 0.83% 52 0.42% 76 0.62% −4,572 −37.35% 12,242
Northampton 3,255 52.74% 2,686 43.52% 116 1.88% 37 0.60% 40 0.65% 38 0.62% 569 9.22% 6,172
Northumberland 2,852 38.55% 4,302 58.15% 136 1.84% 51 0.69% 21 0.28% 36 0.49% −1,450 −19.60% 7,398
Nottoway 2,829 41.95% 3,712 55.04% 116 1.72% 35 0.52% 25 0.37% 27 0.40% −883 −13.09% 6,744
Orange 5,957 34.39% 10,521 60.74% 399 2.30% 178 1.03% 166 0.96% 99 0.57% −4,564 −26.35% 17,320
Page 2,514 23.41% 7,831 72.91% 198 1.84% 89 0.83% 38 0.35% 70 0.65% −5,317 −49.51% 10,740
Patrick 1,768 20.74% 6,454 75.71% 147 1.72% 71 0.83% 49 0.57% 36 0.42% −4,686 −54.97% 8,525
Pittsylvania 9,199 29.11% 21,554 68.21% 442 1.40% 202 0.64% 106 0.34% 95 0.30% −12,355 −39.10% 31,598
Powhatan 4,060 24.03% 11,885 70.33% 639 3.78% 150 0.89% 73 0.43% 92 0.54% −7,825 −46.30% 16,899
Prince Edward 4,591 50.21% 4,101 44.85% 286 3.13% 85 0.93% 53 0.58% 27 0.30% 490 5.36% 9,143
Prince George 6,419 39.66% 9,157 56.58% 374 2.31% 120 0.74% 70 0.43% 44 0.27% −2,738 −16.92% 16,184
Prince William 113,144 57.57% 71,721 36.49% 5,374 2.73% 2,995 1.52% 1,497 0.76% 1,807 0.92% 41,423 21.08% 196,538
Pulaski 4,172 27.51% 10,322 68.06% 351 2.31% 171 1.13% 107 0.71% 44 0.29% −6,150 −40.55% 15,167
Rappahannock 1,747 38.97% 2,539 56.64% 93 2.07% 42 0.94% 36 0.80% 26 0.58% −792 −17.67% 4,483
Richmond 1,347 36.79% 2,213 60.45% 57 1.56% 21 0.57% 13 0.36% 10 0.27% −866 −23.65% 3,661
Roanoke 17,200 33.41% 31,408 61.00% 1,620 3.15% 678 1.32% 286 0.56% 297 0.58% −14,208 −27.59% 51,489
Rockbridge County 3,508 32.50% 6,680 61.88% 271 2.51% 171 1.58% 66 0.61% 99 0.92% −3,172 −29.38% 10,795
Rockingham 9,366 24.98% 25,990 69.33% 1,088 2.90% 610 1.63% 208 0.55% 225 0.60% −16,624 −44.35% 37,487
Russell 2,330 19.03% 9,521 77.75% 190 1.55% 104 0.85% 58 0.47% 43 0.35% −7,191 −58.72% 12,246
Scott 1,581 15.65% 8,247 81.65% 142 1.41% 53 0.52% 39 0.39% 38 0.38% −6,666 −66.00% 10,100
Shenandoah 5,273 25.71% 14,094 68.71% 556 2.71% 286 1.39% 149 0.73% 155 0.76% −8,821 −43.00% 20,513
Smyth 2,665 20.67% 9,750 75.64% 258 2.00% 113 0.88% 53 0.41% 51 0.40% −7,085 −54.97% 12,890
Southampton 3,595 40.49% 5,035 56.71% 156 1.76% 62 0.70% 24 0.27% 6 0.07% −1,440 −16.22% 8,878
Spotsylvania 24,207 38.69% 34,623 55.34% 1,910 3.05% 900 1.44% 450 0.72% 472 0.75% −10,416 −16.65% 62,562
Stafford 27,908 42.33% 33,868 51.37% 2,140 3.25% 1,006 1.53% 488 0.74% 524 0.79% −5,960 −9.04% 65,934
Surry 2,272 53.74% 1,819 43.02% 81 1.92% 29 0.69% 17 0.40% 10 0.24% 453 10.71% 4,228
Sussex 2,879 57.08% 2,055 40.74% 63 1.25% 22 0.44% 22 0.44% 3 0.06% 824 16.34% 5,044
Tazewell 2,895 15.59% 15,168 81.70% 260 1.40% 127 0.68% 53 0.29% 63 0.34% −12,273 −66.10% 18,566
Warren 5,169 28.78% 11,773 65.55% 495 2.76% 222 1.24% 149 0.83% 152 0.85% −6,604 −36.77% 17,960
Washington 5,553 21.48% 19,320 74.75% 537 2.08% 229 0.89% 93 0.36% 115 0.44% −13,767 −53.26% 25,847
Westmoreland 3,836 44.74% 4,448 51.88% 157 1.83% 50 0.58% 40 0.47% 43 0.50% −612 −7.14% 8,574
Wise 2,701 17.81% 12,086 79.71% 182 1.20% 65 0.43% 77 0.51% 52 0.34% −9,385 −61.89% 15,163
Wythe 2,770 20.76% 10,046 75.29% 285 2.14% 107 0.80% 49 0.37% 86 0.64% −7,276 −54.53% 13,343
York 12,999 38.10% 18,837 55.21% 1,186 3.48% 549 1.61% 252 0.74% 295 0.86% −5,838 −17.11% 34,118
Alexandria 57,242 76.82% 13,286 17.83% 2,020 2.71% 139 0.19% 592 0.79% 1,233 1.65% 43,956 58.99% 74,512
Bristol 1,835 26.09% 4,892 69.57% 136 1.93% 64 0.91% 50 0.71% 55 0.78% −3,057 −43.47% 7,032
Buena Vista 693 28.79% 1,430 59.41% 83 3.45% 174 7.23% 13 0.54% 14 0.58% −737 −30.62% 2,407
Charlottesville 17,901 79.66% 2,960 13.17% 785 3.49% 383 1.70% 230 1.02% 213 0.95% 14,941 66.49% 22,472
Chesapeake 52,607 46.69% 54,047 47.96% 3,458 3.07% 1,146 1.02% 698 0.62% 729 0.65% −1,440 −1.28% 112,685
Colonial Heights 2,367 27.99% 5,681 67.18% 247 2.92% 88 1.04% 44 0.52% 30 0.35% −3,314 −39.19% 8,457
Covington 914 38.37% 1,349 56.63% 73 3.06% 25 1.05% 8 0.34% 13 0.55% −435 −18.26% 2,382
Danville 11,059 58.35% 7,303 38.53% 315 1.66% 117 0.62% 73 0.39% 85 0.45% 3,756 19.82% 18,952
Emporia 1,530 64.64% 789 33.33% 26 1.10% 8 0.34% 10 0.42% 4 0.17% 741 31.31% 2,367
Fairfax 7,367 61.24% 3,702 30.77% 427 3.55% 263 2.19% 107 0.89% 164 1.36% 3,665 30.47% 12,030
Falls Church 5,819 75.02% 1,324 17.07% 237 3.06% 228 2.94% 70 0.90% 79 1.02% 4,495 57.95% 7,757
Franklin 2,519 61.89% 1,421 34.91% 72 1.77% 15 0.37% 16 0.39% 27 0.66% 1,098 26.98% 4,070
Fredericksburg 6,707 59.54% 3,744 33.24% 389 3.45% 189 1.68% 137 1.22% 98 0.87% 2,963 26.31% 11,264
Galax 681 28.66% 1,603 67.47% 45 1.89% 28 1.18% 7 0.29% 12 0.51% −922 −38.80% 2,376
Hampton 41,312 66.25% 17,902 28.71% 1,658 2.66% 551 0.88% 474 0.76% 459 0.74% 23,410 37.54% 62,356
Harrisonburg 10,212 56.85% 6,232 34.69% 810 4.51% 310 1.73% 255 1.42% 144 0.80% 3,980 22.16% 17,963
Hopewell 4,724 52.44% 3,885 43.13% 212 2.35% 91 1.01% 58 0.64% 38 0.42% 839 9.31% 9,008
Lexington 1,514 61.42% 766 31.08% 92 3.73% 56 2.27% 20 0.81% 17 0.69% 748 30.34% 2,465
Lynchburg 14,792 41.47% 17,982 50.41% 1,379 3.87% 998 2.80% 208 0.58% 312 0.87% −3,190 −8.94% 35,671
Manassas 8,423 54.66% 5,953 38.63% 488 3.17% 246 1.60% 147 0.95% 154 1.00% 2,470 16.03% 15,411
Manassas Park 3,204 61.24% 1,733 33.12% 162 3.10% 57 1.09% 45 0.86% 31 0.59% 1,471 28.12% 5,232
Martinsville 3,533 59.81% 2,149 36.38% 114 1.93% 51 0.86% 29 0.49% 31 0.52% 1,384 23.43% 5,907
Newport News 45,618 60.25% 25,468 33.64% 2,531 3.34% 931 1.23% 591 0.78% 576 0.76% 20,150 26.61% 75,715
Norfolk 57,023 68.38% 21,552 25.85% 2,717 3.26% 761 0.91% 797 0.96% 538 0.65% 35,471 42.54% 83,388
Norton 383 26.23% 1,021 69.93% 24 1.64% 22 1.51% 6 0.41% 4 0.27% −638 −43.70% 1,460
Petersburg 12,021 87.20% 1,451 10.53% 139 1.01% 58 0.42% 67 0.49% 50 0.36% 10,570 76.67% 13,786
Poquoson 1,601 22.31% 5,092 70.95% 307 4.28% 76 1.06% 43 0.60% 58 0.81% −3,491 −48.64% 7,177
Portsmouth 28,497 65.87% 12,795 29.57% 1,096 2.53% 331 0.77% 323 0.75% 223 0.52% 15,702 36.29% 43,265
Radford 2,925 48.07% 2,638 43.35% 301 4.95% 113 1.86% 58 0.95% 50 0.82% 287 4.72% 6,085
Richmond 81,259 78.52% 15,581 15.06% 3,617 3.50% 1,124 1.09% 1,134 1.10% 769 0.74% 65,678 63.47% 103,484
Roanoke 22,286 56.47% 14,789 37.47% 1,316 3.33% 413 1.05% 411 1.04% 251 0.64% 7,497 19.00% 39,466
Salem 4,202 34.37% 7,226 59.11% 442 3.62% 158 1.29% 92 0.75% 105 0.86% −3,024 −24.74% 12,225
Staunton 5,333 47.38% 5,133 45.61% 419 3.72% 159 1.41% 109 0.97% 102 0.91% 200 1.78% 11,255
Suffolk 23,280 53.84% 18,006 41.64% 1,098 2.54% 436 1.01% 223 0.52% 197 0.46% 5,274 12.20% 43,240
Virginia Beach 91,032 44.79% 98,224 48.32% 8,255 4.06% 2,237 1.10% 1,737 0.85% 1,777 0.87% −7,192 −3.54% 203,262
Waynesboro 3,764 40.90% 4,801 52.16% 336 3.65% 145 1.58% 74 0.80% 84 0.91% −1,037 −11.27% 9,204
Williamsburg 5,206 68.27% 1,925 25.24% 231 3.03% 100 1.31% 84 1.10% 80 1.05% 3,281 43.02% 7,626
Winchester 5,164 48.41% 4,790 44.90% 400 3.75% 128 1.20% 99 0.93% 86 0.81% 374 3.51% 10,667
Totals 1,981,473 49.73% 1,769,443 44.41% 118,274 2.97% 54,054 1.36% 27,638 0.69% 33,749 0.85% 212,030 5.32% 3,984,631

By congressional district[edit]

Trump won 6 of 11 congressional districts.

The 10th district was a "split district" as whilst it voted for Clinton in the presidential race, it also voted to re-elect a Republican member of congress.

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District Clinton Trump Representative
1st 41% 53% Rob Wittman
2nd 45% 48% Scott Rigell
Scott Taylor
3rd 63% 32% Robert C. Scott
4th 58% 37% Randy Forbes
Donald McEachin
5th 42% 53% Robert Hurt
Tom Garrett Jr.
6th 35% 59% Bob Goodlatte
7th 44% 50% Dave Brat
8th 72% 21% Don Beyer
9th 27% 68% Morgan Griffith
10th 52% 42% Barbara Comstock
11th 66% 27% Gerry Connolly

Counties and independent cities that swung from Democratic to Republican[edit]

Counties and independent cities that swung from Republican to Democratic[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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