2016 Projected Election Results

Donald Trump speaks at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 10, 2011. (CC BY-SA 2.0 | Gage Skidmore)

Editor’s note: This story was written before the Collegian’s 2 a.m. deadline. Most results are projections based off unofficial results. Go to kstatecollegian.com or read Thursday’s Collegian for official election results.

Those who stayed up until 1:47 a.m. witnessed the announcement of the next president of the United States: Republican Donald Trump. Vice president-elect Republican Mike Pence introduced Trump for his speech at his election headquarters in New York.

The result came as a surprise to many, mainly because the polls in several swing states did not reflect the unofficial results from election night.

The New York Times’ polling averages before the election showed 10 of 15 swing states leaning toward Democrat Hillary Clinton. Five of the 10 switched over to Trump: North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and Florida. All five swing states leaning toward Trump voted for him.

The swing states and their electoral votes were:

  1. Minnesota — Clinton (10)
  2. Virginia — Clinton (13)
  3. Colorado — Clinton (9)
  4. Pennsylvania — Trump (20)
  5. Wisconsin — Trump (10)
  6. New Hampshire — Clinton (4)
  7. Michigan — Trump (16)
  8. North Carolina — Trump (15)
  9. Florida — Trump (29)
  10. Nevada — Clinton (6)
  11. Ohio — Trump (18)
  12. Arizona — Trump (11)
  13. Georgia — Trump (16)
  14. Iowa — Trump (6)
  15. Missouri — Trump (10)

At the time, Trump led the popular vote at 48 percent to Clinton’s 47.2 percent, according to The New York Times.

State and Local Elections

The Riley County population is 75,247. There are 33,917 registered voters in the county, and 21,309 voted for a voter turnout of 63 percent.

Riley County voters reflected the rest of Kansas’ pick of Donald Trump for president. Trump received 46.5 percent in Riley County, while Hillary Clinton received 42 percent, Gary Johnson 6.5 percent, Jill Stein 2 percent and write-ins 3 percent.

Unofficial numbers as of 1:45 a.m.:

U.S. President

Donald Trump (R) — Winner

Hillary Clinton (D)

Gary Johnson (L)

Jill Stein (I)

U.S. Senate

Jerry Moran (R) — Winner

Patrick Wiesner (D)

Robert Garrard (L)

U.S. House of Representatives—District 1

Roger Marshall (R) — Winner

Alan LaPolice (I)

Kerry Burt (L)

U.S. House of Representatives—District 2

Lynn Jenkins (R) — Winner

Britani Potter (D)

James Bales (L)

U.S. House of Representatives—District 3

Kevin Yoder (R) — Projected Winner

Jay Sidie (D)

Steven Hohe (L)

U.S. House of Representatives—District 4

Mike Pompeo (R) — Winner

Daniel Giroux (D)

Miranda Allen (I)

Gordon Bakken (L)

Kansas Board of Education—District 6

Deena Horst (R) — Winner

Aaron Estabrook (I)

Kansas Supreme Court Retention

Carol Beier — Projected Yes

Dan Biles — Projected Yes

Lawton Nuss — Projected Yes

Caleb Stegall — Yes

Marla Luckert — Projected Yes

Constitutional Amendment 1—Right to Hunt and Fish

Yes — Winner


State Senate—District 22

Tom Hawk (D) — Winner

State House—District 51

Ron Highland (R) — Winner

Adrienne Olejnik (D)

State House—District 64

Susie Swanson (R) — Winner

State House—District 66

Sydney Carlin (D) — Winner

Stanley Hoerman (R)

State House—District 67

Tom Phillips (R) — Winner

County Commission—District 2

Marvin Rodriguez (R) — Winner

County Commission—District 3

Ron Wells (R) — Winner

Levi Smith (D)

Manhattan Sales Tax Ballot Question

Yes — Winner


Jason Tidd graduated from Kansas State University's Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communication in May 2017. He was the spring 2017 editor-in-chief, fall 2016 news editor and spring 2016 assistant news editor. While at K-State, Jason played baritone in the Pride of Wildcat Land marching band.