A head to head comparison of the New York 2016 General Election gives an idea of the breakdown of the voters.
Hillary Clinton received 4,556,124 (59%) votes beating Donald Trump who gained 2,819,534 (37%) by a stunning 1,736,590 votes in New York.
Donald Trump won 45 counties whereas Hillary Clinton won 17 counties in the total of the 62 counties in the state of New York.
2016 New York (NY) Primary vs. General Elections Counties Won
Presidential General Election
In the primary, Sanders won 14 counties in the 3-way match up. Clinton trailed behind Trump. She won 10 counties with Trump winning 38 counties in the State of New York.
2016 New York Primary vs. General Elections with regards to Percentage (%) votes and Total Votes Won
On a head to head count with the total votes between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the Primary and General Elections, percentage (%) vote shift difference is a 5% increment for Donald Trump in the Presidential Elections as opposed to a 5% decrease for Hillary Clinton. These margins are represented as 2,294,602 vote increment for Donald Trump and 3,502,041 vote increment for Hillary Clinton at the General Elections.
2016 General Election Hillary Clinton Popular Vote Count Contributed by New York
Presidential Primary Elections
Presidential General Elections
In the 2016 General Elections, 153,177,325 total number of votes were casted. Hillary Clinton got 78,627,508 (78.6 Million) over Donald Trump’s 74,549,817 (74.6 Million). She won the popular vote by 4,077,691 (4 Million). Her 59% win (4,556,124) at New York represents a 6.5% of her overall popular votes count. The remaining 49 states contributed to the remaining 93.5 popular votes victory.
Top 15 Counties in Primary vs. General Elections
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 (like Hillary Clinton) in the biggest counties (Brooklyn, Queens, Suffolk, Manhattan, Nassau), it becomes very difficult to win majorities in the smaller counties without voter outreach and increased voter participation in them.
Top 15 Vote Comparisons in Primary vs. General Elections
Brooklyn, Manhattan Queens and Bronx, which are the biggest counties voted in favor of Hillary Clinton giving her an unassailing over 1.8M vote advantage out of those counties. Trump’s win over Richmond, Orange and Duchess gave him some vote advantage but was nothing close to Clinton’s gained voter advantages. This made Hillary Clinton gain an upper hand on New York.
Related References: 2016 New York Primary Election Story, 2020 New York Primary Election Story