‹ 2012 Flag of California 2020
U.S. Presidential Election in California, 2016
Hillary Rodham Clinton2 Donald Trump
Nominee 'Hillary Clinton' Donald Trump
Party Democratic Libertarian
Home state New York New York
Running mate Tim Kaine Mike Pence
Electoral vote 55 0
Popular vote 8,021,534 3,455,199
Percentage 61.44% 32.14%
Party Republican Green
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.


Democratic Primaries

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.

Republican Primaries

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.

Libertarian Primaries

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.

Green Primaries

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%
Write-ins 92,209 0.71%