TRUMP & REPUBLICAN PARTY IN 2016
General Election Recap 2016
A sterling performance by Montgomery County Republicans, Conservatives, and Independents boosted the Republican ticket to a historic upset victory not only in Montgomery County but across Texas and the Nation as well. Trump won Montgomery County with 73.02% of the vote, about 6% less than Romney in 2012. A record 208,310 of the Montgomery County’s voter registration total of 311,880 (66.4%) voted in the General Election, the second highest turnout percentage of any of the top 15 counties in the State. Collin County had the highest turnout with 67.1%. However, Montgomery County had the highest margin of victory total with 104,479 votes for Trump. In 2012 the margin of victory for Romney was 105,049. 46,309 more Montgomery County citizens registered to vote in 2016 compared to the 2012 registration total. Eighty percent of voting age people (VAP) registered to vote in Texas in 2016.
Democrat Hillary Clinton was limited to only 22.3% of the votes cast in Montgomery County, compared to just below 20% by Obama in 2012. 2,403 (1.2%) voters failed to cast a vote in the Montgomery County presidential race. Every Republican candidate at the statewide level won Montgomery County by about 15 percentage points. In 2017 the Republican Party will have a majority in the Texas Congressional Delegation, 25 to 11, a majority in the Texas State Senate 20 to 11 and in the Texas House of Representatives 95 to 54. The only contested race at the County level, Constable Precinct #1, was won by Republican Phillip Cash with 82% of the vote.
Donald Trump won 227 of the 254 Counties in Texas while losing only the major urban areas to Clinton. He polled 4,685,087 votes (52.2%) statewide compared to Clinton’s 3,877,868 votes (43.24%). The Statewide voter turnout was 59.4%, 7% lower than the Montgomery County percentage of 66.4%. A map of the state is totally red except for the valley area and the urban areas of El Paso, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Austin. According to Wikipedia, there are 3,144 counties in the USA. Results indicate Trump won over 3,000 of these counties, while Clinton won less than 60. Clinton won the popular vote by over 2 million votes, primarily because of heavy margins in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. In the five Counties that encompass New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond and Queens), Clinton received well over 2 million votes and won the electoral votes of New York state, while Trump won all the other New York State Counties. This five County area covers only slightly more than 300 square miles while the USA is comprised of over 3.5 million square miles. During the eight years under Obama, the Democrats lost 14 governorships, 10 U. S. Senate seats, 63 U. S. House of Representative seats, and nearly 900 State Legislature seats. In 2017 Republicans will have 33 governorships and will control 68 of the 98 State Legislatures.