A head to head comparison of the Tennessee 2016 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.
Donald Trump received 1,522,925 (61%) votes beating Hillary Clinton who gained 870,695 (35%) by a massive 625,230 votes in Tennessee.
Donald Trump won 92 counties out of the counties that make up Tennessee. The record shows that Hillary Clinton won 3 counties.
2016 TN Primary Election vs Presidential General Elections Counties Won
Presidential General Election
In the Primary, Donald Trump 89 counties while Clinton and Rubio won 5 counties and 1 county respectively in a 3 way match up. However, in the General Election, Hillary Clinton won 3 counties and Donald Trump won 92 counties.
2016 TN Presidential Primary vs Presidential General Elections w.r.t % Votes and Total Votes Won
On a head to head count with the total votes between in Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump between the primary and general, % vote shift difference is 6% increase for Donald Trump and a 6% decrease for Hillary Clinton. These percentages are represented by a vote increment of 625,391 for Clinton and 1,190,223 for Trump at the Presidential General Elections.
Clinton's Popular Vote Victory Contributed by Tennessee at the 2016 General Elections
Presidential Primary Elections
Presidential General Elections
During the 2016 General elections, over 146,434,269 total number of votes were cast. Hillary Clinton got 65,849,971 (65.8 Million) over Donald Trump's 62,984,405 (62.9 Million). She won the popular vote by 2,865,566 (2.8 Million). Trump's win in the State of Tennessee was as a result of a 1,522,925 vote margin represents 2.4% of his popular vote. The remaining 49 states contributed to his remaining 61,461,480 popular votes.
Top 15 Counties in Primary Elections vs General Elections
All Candidates (Primary Elections)
All Candidates (General Elections)
Primary vs General
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 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 Counties Comparison in Primary Elections vs General Elections
Donald Trump won in Knox, Hamilton and Williamson with over 250k votes. Although Hillary Clinton won in some counties, her margin of victory was not high enough, making Donald Trump gain an upper hand in the State of Tennessee.