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The 2016 United States presidential election in California took place on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participate. California voters chose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote.
On June 7, 2016, in the presidential primaries, California voters expressed their preferences for the Democratic, Republican, Green, and Libertarian, Peace and Freedom, and American Independent parties' respective nominees for President.
Hillary Clinton defeated Bernie Sanders, winning 53% to Sanders's 46%. She won 254 pledged delegates and Sanders won 221 pledged delegates. Rocky De La Fuente, Henry Hewes, Keith Judd, Michael Steinberg, and Willie L. Wilson also appeared on the ballot.
Donald Trump was the only Republican candidate still campaigning, although Ben Carson, John Kasich, Ted Cruz, and Jim Gilmore still appeared on the ballot. Donald Trump won 75% of the vote and all 172 delegates.
Gary Johnson had won the Libertarian nomination prior to the Primary at the Party's 2016 National Convention, although Marc Feldman, John Hale, Cecil Ince, Steve Kerbel, John McAfee, Darryl Perry, Austin Petersen, Derrick M. Reid, Jack Robinson, Jr., Rhett Smith, and Joy Waymire were all still on the ballot. Johnson won 62% of the vote.
Jill Stein defeated Darryl Cherney and Sedinam Curry, winning 76% of the vote. Cherney got 10% of the vote and Curry got 6%. William Kreml and Kent Mesplay also appeared on the ballot. Stein got 40 delegates and everyone else got 10.
NOTE: WIP California voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, unusually, without a majority. This is because of Hillary Clinton's unpopularity and the strong performance of Green nominee Jill Stein.
|Party||Nominee||Home State||Running Mate||Popular Vote||Percentage||Electoral Vote|
|Democratic||Hillary Clinton||New York||Julian Castro||8,021,534||61.44%||55|
|Republican||Donald Trump||New York||Mike Pence||3,455,199||32.14%||0|
|Libertarian||Gary Johnson||New Mexico||Bill Weld||440,534||3.37%|
|Green||Jill Stein||Massachusetts||Ajamu Baraka||246,734||1.89%|
|Peace and Freedom||Gloria La Riva||New Mexico||Dennis J. Banks||58,538||0.45%|