A head to head comparison of the Alaska 2016 General Election gives an idea of the breakdown of the voters.
Donald Trump received 163,387 votes (52.8%) beating Hillary Clinton who gained 116,454 votes (37.6%) by 46,933 votes in Alaska.
Donald Trump won the only county in Alaska at the general elections.
2016 Alaska (AK) Primary vs General Counties Won
Presidential General Election
In the Primary, Cruz won the only county in a 3 way match up. With Clinton and Trump winning nothing at the primary. However, in the General Elections, Trump won the only county in Alaska while Clinton won nothing.
2016 Alaska (AK) Primary vs General Election w.r.t Percentage Votes and Total Votes Won
On a head to head count with the percentage vote shift difference between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the primary and general elections, there is a 96% increase for Donald Trump in the Presidential Elections as opposed to a 41% increase for Hillary Clinton. These percentages represent positive margins in the number of total votes won in the general elections. Trump’s 41% decrease is a 123.067 votes whiles Clinton’s 41% increment is a 92,929 votes won.
Popular Vote Count Contributed by Alaska (AK) toward Trump at the 2016 General Elections
Popular Vote Contribution by Alaska
Presidential Primary Elections
Presidential General Elections
In the 2016 General Elections, 153,177,325 total number of votes was casted. Hillary Clinton got 65,849,971 (65.8 Million) over Donald Trump’s 62,984,405 (62.9 Million). Clinton won the popular vote by 4,077,691 (4 Million). Even though Clinton lost to Trump in the State of Alaska, her 116,454 votes gained in Alaska represents a 0.2% of her popular vote victory. The remaining 49 States contributed to the remaining 65,733,517 popular votes victory.
Top 15 Counties in Primary vs General
Primary vs General
All Candidates (Primary Elections)
All Candidates (General Elections)
These 15 counties play an important role in these primary elections. If a candidate, can get a sizable majority in the biggest county it becomes very difficult to win majorities in the smaller counties with out voter out reach and increased voter participation in them.
Top 15 Vote comparison in Primary vs General Election
At the General Presidential Elections, Clinton’s 116,454 was no match for Trump’s 163,387 votes gained. The difference of 46,933 was the margin between the two dominant presidential candidates.
Related References: 2016 Alaska Primary Election Story, 2020 Alaska Primary Election Story