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The History Of Trump’s Wins In The US Presidential Election Before 2020s

The US presidential elections will be talked about for many months to come, mainly because it was so divisive and controversial and its result has upset so many people. Here we take a look at some surprising statistics from the election, from Trump’s biggest victory to the overwhelming support for third parties.

Trump won 100 more electoral college votes than previous Republican nominee Mitt Romney did in the 2012 election

via Cbsnews.com
via Cbsnews.com

Trump managed to win a total of six ‘battleground’ states that had voted Democrat in the 2012 election; these states were Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin

via Nypost.com
via Nypost.com

A statistic that has angered many Clinton supporters: Clinton won the popular vote, winning 47.75% of the votes, whereas Trump won 46.69%

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via Nydailynews.com

The biggest victory for Trump came from West Virginia, where he received a staggering 68.65% of the state’s votes

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via Hollywoodreporter.com

A total of 88% of black votes voted for Clinton, with 8% choosing Trump and the remaining opting for third-party candidates

via Bbc.co.uk
via Bbc.co.uk

Over 6.4 million votes were cast for third-party candidates, triple the number cast in the 2012 election, a reflection of the unpopularity of both Trump and Clinton

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via Philly.com

Given the unpopularity of both the main candidates, it’s no surprise really that both didn’t fare well in unfavourability ratings: 54.5% of people thought Clinton was unfavourable, while 58.5% of people thought the same of Trump

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via Commondreams.org

Clinton spent $534 million on her campaign, whereas Trump spent a lot less, with $367 million going towards his campaign

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via Cityam.com

Many though Clinton lost because she is part of the Washington ‘establishment’; in line with this, she received 90.54% of Washington, D.C.’s votes

via Nydailynews.com
via Nydailynews.com

 



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