A head to head comparison of the Washington 2016 General Election gives an idea of the breakdown of the voters.
Hillary Clinton received 1,742,718 (53%) votes beating Donald Trump who gained 1,221,747 (37%) by a massive 520,971 votes in Washington.
Donald Trump won 27 counties whereas Hillary Clinton won 12 counties in the total of the 39 counties in the State of Washington.
2016 Washington (WA) Primary vs. General Elections Counties Won
Presidential General Election
In the Primary, Trump won 39 counties. Clinton winning nothing in Washington Primary.
2016 Washington (WA) 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 57% increment for Hillary Clinton in the Presidential Elections as opposed to a 57% decrease for Donald Trump. These margins are represented as 818,744 vote increment for Donald Trump and 1,735,578 vote increment for Hillary Clinton at the General Elections.
Clinton's Popular Vote Victory Contributed by Washington (WA) 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). Her win in Washington represents 2,6% of her popular vote victory. The remaining 49 states contributed to her the remaining 97,4% 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 in the larger counties (King, Pierce, Snohomish), 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
King, Pierce, Snohomish, three of the larger counties voted in favor of Clinton, giving her over 1 million vote advantage. Spokane, another larger countye voted in favor of Trump giving him a 19k voter advantage in that county. Clinton's steady win in the more dense counties contributed to the 520K marginal vote advantage that helped her gain an upper hand in the State of Washington.
Related References: 2016 Washington Primary Election Story, 2020 Washington Primary Election Story