The map above gives a preliminary view how white voters voted in the 2016 US presidential election on a county by county basis. The counties in blue voted for Hillary Clinton and the ones in red voted for Donald Trump.
Reagente explains that:
For those wondering how I created this map, I started with 2012 version of this map (which utilized data from the NYT Upshot, David Leip’s US Election Atlas, Dave’s Redistricting App, and the American Community Survey via the Census Bureau) to calculate this for 2012 in detail.
From that starting point, I used the preliminary results (which I compared against 2012) and exit polls (when available, I made educated guesses in states where they weren’t) to determine how much demographic groups in 2016 shifted from ’12.
I decided to forego calculating margins until more information about this election is available, but this map should broadly speaking be accurate.
However, it should be noted that this map can be a little misleading for a few reasons. First, there’s no differentiation on the margin of victory. Second, it does not take into account population size. The counties in blue, generally speaking, have a lot more people living in them (including white voters).
These two factors mean that Trump’s victory among white voters, may appear slightly overstated by the map. Nevertheless, it’s still interesting to see the extreme geographical concentration of Clinton’s votes compared to Trump’s.
For other 2016 US election maps see:
- If “Did Not Vote” Had Been A Candidate In The 2016 US Presidential Election, It Would Have Won By a Landslide
- 2016 US Presidential Election Map By County & Vote Share
- Counties That Changed Party In The 2016 US Presidential Election VS 2012
- 2016 US Presidential Electoral Map If Only [X] Voted
To learn more about this phenomenon the following books may be of interest:
- White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
- Angry White Male: How the Donald Trump Phenomenon is Changing America—and What We Can All Do to Save the Middle Class
- Presidential Lottery: The Reckless Gamble in Our Electoral System
- The End of White Christian America
- Unprecedented: The Election That Changed Everything
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