3 States and less than 100,000 Votes Determined 2016 Presidential Election

Donald Trump carried Pennsylvania by about 72,000 votes; Wisconsin by 26,000 votes; and Michigan by 12,000 votes. If these three states had gone the other way, Clinton would have won. Clinton did not campaign once in Wisconsin during the general election.

Only 112,000 votes gave us President Trump. In the final count, the election was decided by fewer than 100,000 votes.

(These are initial results. Official certified returns will probably show a different spread.)

Update: Trump won Michigan even though he received 30,000 fewer votes than George W. Bush did in 2004, when he lost the state. This means that voter turnout was less in Michigan in 2016 than in 2004.



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