On Tuesday, November 8, registered voters across the country chose the 45th President of the United States, and on December 19, members of the Electoral College will make the results official with their votes for president and vice president.
Below is a breakdown of how Cobb County residents and other Georgians voted last month to give the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump the Peach State’s 16 electoral votes in his ultimate victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
The Cobb County Board of Elections certified that 335,466 votes were cast during early voting and on Election Day. During the 2016 elections, Cobb experienced record early voting. According to Cobb Elections Director Janine Eveler, the votes cast were almost evenly split between early voting and Election Day polls. The Board of Elections also certified 801acceptable provisional ballots.
President-elect Donald Trump carried Georgia, but former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received more votes in the traditionally Republican stronghold of Cobb County. Clinton received 160,121 votes in Cobb on Tuesday, good for 48.8 percent of the vote, while Trump received 152,912 votes, or about 46.8 percent, according to Cobb Elections.
The last time a Democratic presidential candidate carried Cobb County was 1976, when Georgia native Jimmy Carter was elected. Carter took 56.7 percent of the Cobb vote in 1976, but unlike Clinton, he also carried the state.
Donald Trump (R)
- 306 Electoral Votes
- 61,917,320 Popular Votes
Hillary Clinton (D)
- 232 Electoral Votes
- 63,515,588 Popular Votes
Georgia 2016 Vote Count
- DONALD J. TRUMP 2,068,623 (51.3%)
- HILLARY CLINTON 1,837,300 (45.6%)
- GARY JOHNSON 123,641 (3.1%)
Cobb County 2016 Vote Count
- DONALD J. TRUMP 152,912 (46.69%)
- HILLARY CLINTON 160,121 (48.89%)
- GARY JOHNSON 14,466 (4.42%)
Registered Voters in Cobb County
- 2016: 424,176
- 2012: 415,314
Ballots Cast in Cobb County
- 2016: 335,466
- 2012: 310,356
Voter Turnout in Cobb County
- 2016: 79.09%
- 2012: 74.73%