6 figures to know from Election Day

A lot happened on Election Day, so we've compiled some figures worth knowing.
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A lot happened on Election Day, so we've compiled some figures worth knowing.


That's how many days the 2016 campaign went on for, CBS News says.

74 percent

The percent of voter turnout in Minnesota, according to Secretary of State Steve Simon. That probably puts Minnesota at or near the No. 1 spot for voter turnout compared to all other states, he says. (National voter turnout results haven't been released yet.)


That's how many electoral votes many news organizations projected Democrat Hillary Clinton would win heading into Election Day, TIME said.

As of Wednesday afternoon – with 31 electoral votes still available because three states haven't been called – Clinton has 228 electoral votes to President-elect Donald Trump's 279, according to The Associated Press.


With 99 percent of precincts reporting nationwide, Hillary Clinton is leading in the popular vote with 59,794,934 votes (that's 48 percent), the AP says. President-elect Donald Trump trails slightly with 59,588,437 votes (47 percent).

If Clinton maintains the lead in the popular vote once all precincts are counted, this will be the fifth time in history where a candidate who has won the popular vote does not win the White House. This most recently happened in 2000, when George W. Bush won the majority of electoral votes, but Al Gore won the popular vote, the National Archives and Records Administration says.

The Associated Press takes a deeper look at how Clinton won the popular vote, but not the electoral vote.

53 percent

That's the percentage of white women who cast their ballot for Trump, according Edison Research's exit polling, via CNN. It's "one of the more shocking data points to emerge from Donald Trump’s stunning presidential victory," the Boston Globe says, noting they voted for the Republican despite sexual assault allegations and the vulgar remarks he's made about women.

Clinton, who would have been the country's first female president, got 43 percent of the white female vote. Women of other races tended to back Clinton – 94 percent of black women voted for her, while 68 percent of Hispanic and Latino women voters favored Clinton.

67 percent

The percentage of voters who are white and don't have a college degree who voted for Trump, data shows. Exit polling also found 49 percent of white college graduates voted Trump.

Reversely, 75 percent of non-white voters who don't have a college degree voted for Hillary Clinton. She also got 71 percent of the vote from non-white voters with a college degree.

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