Now that we have seen the % of Vote Totals when examining the results of the 24 states that voted Republican in the 2012 and 2016 Presidential Elections, let us now turn to the 20 States that voted Democrat, and see how the REPUBLICAN PARTY PERFORMED.
HERE ARE THE REPUBLICAN PARTIES % OF TOTAL VOTES FROM THESE STATE ELECTION RETURNS.
STATE 2012 2016
CALIFORNIA. 37.12 % 31.62%
COLORADO. 46.13% 43.25%
CONNECTICUT. 40.73% 40.93%
DELAWARE. 39.98% 41.92%
HAWAII. 27.84% 29.44%
ILLINOIS. 40.73% 38.73%
MAINE. 40.98% 44.87%
MARYLAND. 35.90% 33.91%
MASSACHUSETTS. 37.51% 32.81%
MINNESOTA. 44.96% 44.92%
NEVADA. 45.68% 45.50%
NEW HAMPSHIRE. 46.40% 46.61%
NEW JERSEY. 40.59% 41.00%
NEW MEXICO. 42.84% 40.04%
NEW YORK. 35.17% 36.15%
OREGON. 42.15% 39.09%
RHODE ISLAND. 35.24% 38.90%
VERMONT. 30.97% 29.76%
VIRGINIA. 47.28% 44.43%
WASHINGTON. 41.29% 38.07%
From this list we find the following:
That Republican Party % of the Statewide Vote was
12 States had a higher % of the Republican Vote in 2012. (MITT ROMNEY.)
8 States had a higher % of the Republican Vote in 2016. (DONALD TRUMP.)
These numbers provide more Insight in Evaluating the Degree to which
Donald Trumps Candidacy influenced the outcome of the 2016 election.
EXAMINING THE RESULTS OF THE 20 STATES THAT VOTED DEMOCRAT
FOR PRESIDENT IN 2012 AND 2016, WE ALSO FIND THAT;
THE BIGGEST GAIN FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY BETWEEN 2012-2016:
MAINE, 40.98%- 44.87%, OR AN INCREASE OF 3.89%
THE BIGGEST LOSS: CALIFORNIA- 37.12%- 31.62% OR A DECREASE OF 5.5%
In Fact, if we take all 44 States together: 24 States that Voted Republican, and the 20 that Voted
Democrat in both the 2012 and 2016 Elections:
In 23 States the Republicans had better results with Mitt Romney as the Candidate.*
In 20 States they had better results with Donald Trump as the Candidate.*
1 Statistical Tie.*
* % of VOTES FOR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN EACH STATE.
It is clear, from these numbers, that the claim of Donald Trump mobilizing vast numbers of
dissatisfied Voters to go the polls does not hold up, at least from the results of the 44 States that Voted either DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN IN BOTH ELECTIONS.
However, was the "OUTCOME" OF THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DETERMINED
BY THE RESULTS FOUND IN THE 6 STATES THAT VOTED REPUBLICAN IN 2016,
SHIFTING THEIR SUPPORT FROM THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE THEY SUPPORTED
How important are these 6 States? You need 270 Electoral Votes to win the Presidency. Here are
the Electoral Votes for these States; FLORIDA- 29, PENNSYLVANIA- 20, OHIO- 18,
MICHIGAN- 16, WISCONSIN- 10, IOWA- 6.
Now that we have seen the results from the other 44 States, what do the NUMBERS TELL US ABOUT
THE RESULTS IN THESE STATES? ARE THERE "IRREGULARITIES" THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED? SHOULD THE RESULTS FROM ANY, SOME, OR ALL OF THESE STATES BE CALLED INTO QUESTION?
TO BE CONTINUED...