Nearly half of Americans didn’t vote not even for Harambe

A Democratic Party advocate, using a U.S. stripes and stars head headscarf, responds as she views election outcomes can be found in at the Democrats Abroad election night celebration at Marylebone Sports Bar and Grill, London, U.K., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016.
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Donald Trump is the president-elect for the United States, and we’re still recently beginning to comprehend how he won.

The stories are currently flying, however it’s crucial to take a look at the numbers. Based upon exit survey information and some early analysis of early turnout, something ends up being clear: Hillary Clinton underperformed amongst many essential populations compared with Barack Obama’s win over Mitt Romney.

Oh, and a lot of individuals may have elected Harambe.


Nearly half of qualified citizens (231,556,622 individuals) did not enact the 2016 governmental election, inning accordance with information of early turnout rates assembled by the United States Election Project and crunched by Josh Nelson . The complete outcomes might not be offered up until 2 weeks.

The early information discovered that of the United States population:

  • 46.6% didn’t vote

  • 25.6% elected Hillary Clinton

  • 25.5% chose Donald Trump

  • 1.7% chose Gary Johnson

It wasn’t the most affordable turnout in history. About 49 percent of qualified citizens did not take part in the 1996 election, where Democratic prospect Bill Clinton beat Republican prospect Bob Dole.

For the swing states, tallied by Jason Andrews :

  • 36.5% didn’t vote

  • 29.9% chose Clinton

  • 30.9% chose Trump

  • 1.9% voted Johnson

As for how that compares traditionally, Republicans were down somewhat. Democrats, nevertheless, cannot appear.

As to the absence of involvement in ballot, it might not have actually run out laziness or contempt. Tuesday was the very first election given that the 2013 Supreme Court judgment versus the Voting Rights Act. The modifications included brand-new citizen recognition requirements.

For example, in some states, citizens need to provide an image ID. Numerous ballot websites and places were closed or altered.

The popular vote

The most current survey numbers likewise show that Clinton might have simply hardly ejected a win in the popular vote. An approximated 25.6 percent of qualified citizens called Clinton while 25.5 percent elected Trump.

When you narrow the numbers to those who did vote, Clinton had 48 percent (59,580,545 votes) compared with 47 percent (59,341,558 votes) for Trump, inning accordance with the Associated Press.

Third-party prospects

Libertarian Party prospect Gary Johnson and Green Party prospect Jill Stein didnt make a lot of votes total (and neither made any electoral votes), however in crucial battlefield states, such as Florida, their integrated third-party votes began to build up.

Throughout the nation, in the popular vote together they took 4 percent of citizens more than 4 million choose Johnson and simply more than 1.2 million for Stein.

In Florida , Johnson caught 2 percent of the vote, or 206,007 votes. Integrated with Stein that was approximately 270,00 third-party votes in a state where Trump won by just about 120,000 votes.

New Hampshire, which after a tight back-and-forth wound up going to Clinton with a distinction of about 1,400 votes, likewise saw strong assistance for the Libertarian Party with 30,000 votes.

New Mexico, where Johnson was a long time guv, was the state that provided one of the most assistance for the Libertarian prospect. Johnson made 9 percent of the vote in the state that went to Clinton.

Utah bucked all patterns and came out strong for independent prospect Evan McMullin. The three-way race made the regularly Republican state less of a safe bet. McMullin generated 20 percent of the vote , which was really near Clintons 28 percent, though in the end Trump won Utah.


Race and Gender

For all the speak about minorities pressing Clinton to triumph, it was white individuals that put Trump over the top.

The chart listed below programs the plain split in between who supported Trump and who supported Clinton. It is significant that Clinton did not win the latino vote by as much as some had actually anticipated. Clinton likewise underperformed in the majority of these groups compared with Obama.

The information listed below from CNN based upon exit surveys:

Comparing Trump’s efficiency with minority citizens versus the GOP prospect in 2012, Mitt Romney, we see that Trump exceeded him, in spite of Trump’s speeches and commentary thought about offending towards both the Latino and black neighborhoods.


Clinton won the youth vote , however once again, not by as much as Barack Obama did versus Mitt Romney.

Trump didn’t fare especially much better, with numbers up until now equivalent to Romney or John McCain.

Still, Clinton’s weak point in a group that leaned greatly towards her highlights exactly what seems a broader turnout issue that might have cost her the election.


Sarah Huckabee, a senior advisor to Trump, stated that he had frustrating evangelical assistance.

There had actually been some issue that Trump’s individual life, in specific accusations of sexual attack and marital extramarital relations, might injure him with this group.

Sasha Lekach contributed reporting.

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