United States presidential election, 2016
2012 ← November 8, 2016 → 2020

538 electoral votes of the Electoral College

270 electoral votes needed to win

Nominee Howard Dean  Chris Christie 
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York  New Jersey 
Running mate Jack Markell  Ted Cruz 
Electoral vote 319 219
States carried 24 + DC 26
Popular vote 65,606,403 62,878,104
Percentage 51.0% 48.4%

President before election

Barack Obama Democratic

Elected President

Howard Dean Democratic

Primary Election 


There were 4,606 delegates for the democrats. 2,304 were needed to win. 

Joe Biden 459 

Howard Dean 2,957

Martin O'Malley 76

Jerry Brown 4

Hilary Clinton 990

Andrew Cuomo 38

Mark Warner 71

Elizabeth Warren 15


There were 3,350 delegates for the republicans. 1,676 were needed to win.

Scott Brown 462

Jed Bush 224

Chris Christie 1,732

Ted Cruz 384

Jon Huntsman 525

Rand Paul 12

Rick Perry 5

Donald Trump 6

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