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The 2016 United States presidential election in Texas took place on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participate. Texas voters chose 38 electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote pitting the Republican Party's nominee businessman Donald Trump and his running mate Indiana governor Mike Pence against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party and her running mate HUD Secretary Julian Castro.
Donald Trump won Texas with 40.1% of the vote over Hillary Clinton's 31.2%, a margin of 8.9%. On March 1, 2016, in the presidential primaries, Texas voters expressed their preferences for the Democratic, Republican, and Green parties' respective nominees for President.
Hillary Clinton defeated Bernie Sanders, winning 65% to Sanders's 33%. She won 147 pledged delegates and Sanders won 75. Rocky De La Fuente, Willie Wilson, Star Locke*, Keith Russell Judd and Calvis Hawes* were also on the ballot. Martin O' Malley also showed up on the ballot, but he had dropped out prior to the primary.
Ted Cruz defeated Donald Trump and Marco Rubio, winning 44% to Trump's 27% and Rubio's 18%. He won 105 delegates, Trump won 48 and Rubio won 3. John Kasich and Ben Carson also appeared on the ballot. Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Elizabeth Gray*, Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum, and Lindsey Graham also appeared on the ballot, however they have dropped out prior to the primary.
Jill Stein defeated Sedinam Moyowasifza-Curry, winning 15 delegates to Moyowasifza-Curry's 3. Darryl Cherney, Kent Mesplay, and William Kreml also appeared on the ballot, winning 2, 2, and 1 delegates respectively.
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Unusually, Texas voters chose Donald Trump with a plurality of votes. This is because of offensive statements Donald Trump has made about Latinos and people of colour. It could also be attributed to the strong performance of Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson.
|Party||Nominee||Home State||Running Mate||Popular Vote||Percentage||Electoral Vote|
|Republican||Donald Trump||New York||Mike Pence||3,813,941||31.20%||55|
|Democratic||Hillary Clinton||New York||Julian Castro||2,967,944||31.20%||0|
|Libertarian||Gary Johnson||New Mexico||Bill Weld||1,716,739||18.05%|
|Green||Jill Stein||Massachusetts||Michelle Alexander||1,013,163||10.65%|