By the Numbers: 2016 General Election

We crunched the numbers for the November 2016 General Election to see how the county’s six biggest cities voted. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton carried all six cities in her bid for U.S. President. While Seattle and Bellevue voted overwhelmingly for Clinton, Republican candidate and now President-elect Donald J. Trump fared better in south King County. Trump lost to Clinton by fewer than 10,000 votes in Federal Way.

As for the Sound Transit 3 Proposition, it’s no surprise that a vast majority of voters approved the measure in urban Seattle. Bellevue narrowly approved ST3 by just 162 votes. Kent, Kirkland, Renton and Federal Way all rejected the transportation measure. ST3 passed in King County with 58% approval.

Seattle led the way for the highest voter turnout. In all, King County had a turnout of 82%. This was the first time Elections received and processed more than 1 million ballots, which is largely due to a growth in new voter registrations. Over the last year, King County added 88,769 new voters.

general-election-results-comparisonSee larger image