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The 2016 United States presidential election in Florida took place on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 general election in which all 50 states plus the District of Columbia participate. Voters chose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote.
On March 15, 2016, in the presidential primaries, Florida voters expressed their preferences for the Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, America's Party, Constitution, and Socialism and Liberation parties' respective nominees for President (Green on July 31). Registered members of each party only voted in their party's primary, while voters who were unaffiliated weren't able to vote in any primaries. Florida is a 'winner take all' voting state for Republicans, but is a proportional voting state for Democrats. Initial vote counts showed Trump leading by roughly 1,000 votes, and as such, votes in particularly close counties recounted their votes. Roughly 17,000 votes initially credited to Trump had either been dismissed as invalid or given to third party candidates. Trump sued, and Florida's Supreme Court ruled that there is only one round of recount, leading to Clinton getting Florida's 29 electoral votes on December 5th.
Hillary Clinton defeated Bernie Sanders, winning 64% to Sanders's 33%. She got 141 pledged delegates while Sanders got 73 pledged delegates. Despite having withdrawn prior to the primary, Martin O'Malley also appeared on the ballot.
Donald Trump defeated Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich, winning 46% to Rubio's 27%, Cruz's 17%, and Kasich's 7%. Since Florida is a winner-take-all primary for the Republicans, Donald Trump won all 99 delegates. Despite having withdrawn prior to the primary, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Carly FIorina, Rick Santorum, Lindsey Graham and Jim Gilmore also appeared on the ballot. Donald Trump's victory subsequently caused Marco Rubio to withdraw from the primaries.
The Green Party held their primary on July 31, using Instant Runnoff Voting (IRV).
|Party||Nominee||Home State||Running Mate||Popular Vote||Percentage||Electoral Vote|
|Democratic||Hillary Clinton||New York||Tim Kaine||3,589,169||40.07%||29|
|Republican||Donald Trump||New York||Mike Pence||3,573,197||39.89%||0|
|Libertarian||Gary Johnson||New Mexico||Bill Weld||814,480||9.09%|
|Green||Jill Stein||Massachusetts||Ajamu Bakara||715,299||7.99%|
|Constitution||Darrell Castle||Tennessee||Scott Bradley||212,480||2.37%|
|American Delta/Reform||Rocky De La Fuente||California||Michael Steinberg||25,595||0.29%|
|Socialism and Liberation/Peace and Freedom/Liberty Union||Gloria La Riva||California||Eugene Puryear||22,703||0.25%|
|America's Party||Tom Hoefling||Iowa||Steve Schulin||2,469||0.03%|