Florida 2016 Election Results

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Florida is the largest swing state of the 2016 election cycle with 29 electoral votes up for grabs.

updated: November 8, 2016

Florida 2016 Election Results

A recent New York Times article “White Voters Keep Trump’s Hopes Alive in Must-Win Florida” showed Clinton up 1% against Donald Trump due to her strong performance amongst blacks and hispanics.

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The Tamba Bay Times notes the different strategies being employed with Trump focusing on large rallies, while Clinton is focused on more traditional organizing, including 14 offices statewide.

In 2012, Obama’s winning margin came from Broward and Miama-Dade counties florida-tampa-bay-times

Senator Marco Rubio (Republican) is up for re-election and the slight favorite over Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy and Libertarian Paul Stanton.

Competitive House of Representative Elections:

  • FL-18 is currently held by Representative Patrick Murphy (Democratic) who is running for Senate and not seeking re-election. The race is considered a toss up between Republican Brian Mast and Democrat Randy Perkins.
  • FL-26 is currently held by Representative Carlos Curbelo (Republican) who is running for re-election against Democratic challenger Joe Garcia. The race is currently a toss up.

Florida Political Facts

Governor: Rick Scott (Republican) – Current Term: 2015 – 2019

U.S. Representatives: # of Representatives: 27
Electoral Votes: 29

Poll Hours – November 8th, 2016:

Past Florida Presidential Election Results

Democratic Winner | Republican Winner

Year Democratic Candidate | % of Vote Republican Candidate | % of Vote
2012 Obama 50% Romney 49%
2008 Obama 51% McCain 48%
2004 Kerry 47% Bush 52%
2000 Gore 48% Bush 49%
1996 Clinton 48% Dole 42%
1992 Clinton 39% Bush 41%
1988 Dukakis 39% Bush 61%
1984 Mondale 35% Reagan 65%
1980 Carter 39% Reagan 56%
1976 Carter 52% Ford 47%
1972 McGovern 28% Nixon 72%
1968 Humphrey 31% Nixon 41%
1964 Johnson 51% Goldwater 49%
1960 Kennedy 49% Nixon 51%

Florida State Facts

Population (2010 census): 18,801,310
Population Rank By State: 3
Population Growth Estimate (2010-2014): 5.8%
Capital: Tallahassee
Largest City: Jacksonville
State Nickname: Sunshine State (1970)