Donald Trump (R)
Gary Johnson (Libertarian)
Hillary Clinton (D)
Jill Stein (Green Party)
HOW AMERICA VOTED, ELECTORALLY
Although Clinton won the popular vote, she fell short in the all-important Electoral College, losing most of the battleground states to Trump.
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Trump lost Iowa in the primaries but used the experience to reshape his campaign.
This reliably red state became a battleground leading up to the election. History remained on Trump’s side, however.
A third of North Carolina’s voters were nonwhite, and Clinton took 79% of them. But white voter turnout propelled Trump.
270 needed to win
Trump 279 Electoral Votes
Electoral votes won
In October, Trump’s campaign pulled out of Tim Kaine’s home state, freeing resources for other battlegrounds.
Trump’s lawyers unsuccessfully tried to file a lawsuit arguing that voting hours at four precincts were improperly extended during early voting.
Clinton 228 Electoral Votes
*MAINE SPLITS ITS FOUR ELECTORAL VOTES, ONE FOR EACH OF ITS TWO CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS AND TWO FOR THE STATEWIDE VOTE. TRUMP TOOK ONE VOTE AND CLINTON TOOK THREE. CLINTON’S MARGIN OF VICTORY IS FOR THE TWO STATEWIDE VOTES. SOURCES: AP; FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION; NEW YORK TIMES; BLOOMBERG; ABC NEWS
Margin of victory (in percentage points)
Number of electoral votes
ALL RESULTS AS OF 5 P.M. E.T. NOV. 9
HOW AMERICA VOTED, THEN VS. NOW
At least five states that voted for Obama in 2012 turned red in this election. Here’s a closer look at some of them.
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Obama (332) beats
Trump (279) beats Clinton (228)
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Trump took the Badger State with a 1-percentage-point margin of victory, marking the first time it has gone red in a presidential race since 1984.
In the final weeks before the election, Clinton’s campaign spent more than double what Trump’s did on television ads.
Historically favorable to Democrats, Pennsylvania became contested territory among blue-collar workers in rural areas.
After they clinched their nominations, Trump spent 19 days campaigning in the Sunshine State, compared with Clinton’s 15.
This appears in the November 21, 2016 issue of TIME.