Washington Results


12 electoral votes
u 100% IN
Image: Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
Image: Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Gary Johnson 5% Jill Stein 1.8%
Projected Winner
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Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump
Not decided

Initiative 1433: Increase Minimum Wage / 91.6% IN


Initiative 1491: Restrict Gun Access / 91.5% IN



u 95% IN
Image: Patty Murray
Patty Murray
Image: Chris Vance
Chris Vance
Projected Winner


u 95% IN
Image: Jay Inslee
Jay Inslee
Image: Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant
Projected Winner

House Results

District 1 / 90.2% IN

Robert Sutherland

District 2 / 92.4% IN

Marc Hennemann

District 3 / 93.1% IN

Jaime Herrera Beutler INCUMBENT
Jim Moeller

District 4 / 84.5% IN

Dan Newhouse INCUMBENT
Clint Didier

District 5 / 88.8% IN

Cathy McMorris Rodgers INCUMBENT
Joe Pakootas

District 6 / 91.5% IN

Derek Kilmer INCUMBENT
Todd Bloom

District 7 / 87.1% IN

Pramila Jayapal
Brady Walkinshaw

District 8 / 87.6% IN

Dave Reichert INCUMBENT
Tony Ventrella

District 9 / 82.6% IN

Doug Basler

District 10 / 91.6% IN

Jim Postma

Exit polls:


A profile of key demographics in the 2016 vote.

Exit polls:


Gender Male 46 % of voters Trump +2 454752
Female 54% Clinton +32 623031
Age 18-29 18 % of voters Not enough data ----
30-44 24% Clinton +13 493682
45-64 37% Clinton +8 514341
65 or over 20% Clinton +15 564121
Age 18-44 43 % of voters Clinton +25 563162
45+ 57% Clinton +10 524231
Race White 81 % of voters Clinton +11 514041
Black 2% Not enough data ----
Hispanic/Latino 7% Not enough data ----
Asian 7% Not enough data ----
Other 4% Not enough data ----
Gender by race White men 38 % of voters Clinton +2 474542
White women 43% Clinton +19 553641
Black men 1% Not enough data ----
Black women 1% Not enough data ----
Latino men 3% Not enough data ----
Latino women 3% Not enough data ----
All other races 11% Not enough data ----
Which best describes your education? High school or less 17 % of voters Clinton +28 613350
Some college/assoc. degree 29% Trump +3 454832
College graduate 34% Clinton +14 513751
Postgraduate study 19% Clinton +39 672822
College education College graduate 53 % of voters Clinton +23 573441
No college degree 47% Clinton +9 514241
Education by race White college graduates 44 % of voters Clinton +27 583151
White no college degree 37% Trump +8 435131
Non White college graduates 10% Not enough data ----
Non White no college degree 9% Not enough data ----
2015 total family income: Under $30,000 19 % of voters Clinton +36 622632
$30,000 - $49,999 15% Trump +7 414882
$50,000 - $99,999 33% Clinton +6 504431
$100,000 - $199,999 25% Clinton +22 573551
$200,000 - $249,999 3% Not enough data ----
$250,000 or more 5% Not enough data ----
No matter how you voted today, do you usually think of yourself as a: Democrat 34 % of voters Clinton +86 91511
Republican 20% Trump +77 88530
Independent or something else 45% Clinton +8 484072
Party by gender Democratic men 13 % of voters Clinton +82 89721
Democratic women 22% Clinton +87 92511
Republican men 10% Not enough data ----
Republican women 10% Trump +77 78440
Independent men 23% Trump +14 375183
Independent women 22% Clinton +31 592851
On most political matters, do you consider yourself: Liberal 32 % of voters Clinton +79 86713
Moderate 37% Clinton +32 612971
Conservative 31% Trump +68 148221
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election? In the last few days -1 % of voters Not enough data ----
In the last week 3% Not enough data ----
In October 19% Clinton +7 474072
In September 13% Trump +3 475021
Before that 62% Clinton +23 593631
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election? In the last week 3 % of voters Not enough data ----
Before that 94% Clinton +16 553941
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election? In the last month 22 % of voters Clinton +5 464173
Before that 75% Clinton +19 573831
Which best describes your vote for president today? I strongly favor my candidate 35 % of voters Clinton +21 573621
I like my candidate but with reservations 25% Clinton +23 603711
I dislike the other candidates 38% Clinton +9 494072
Which ONE of these four issues is the most important facing the country? Foreign policy 18 % of voters Clinton +37 642731
Immigration 13% Not enough data ----
The economy 48% Clinton +21 563552
Terrorism 16% Trump +11 425331
Which ONE of these four candidate qualities mattered most in deciding how you voted for president? Cares about people like me 12 % of voters Trump +2 414325
Can bring needed change 29% Trump +74 118521
Has the right experience 28% Clinton +90 955-0
Has good judgment 25% Clinton +48 6618102
Should most illegal immigrants working in the United States be: Offered a chance to apply for legal status 75 % of voters Clinton +39 662741
Deported to the country they came from 19% Trump +57 207711
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president? Strongly approve 38 % of voters Clinton +86 92621
Somewhat approve 23% Clinton +61 751463
Somewhat disapprove 10% Not enough data ----
Strongly disapprove 28% Trump +88 39121
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president? Approve 61 % of voters Clinton +76 85932
Disapprove 38% Trump +82 48751
Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton: Favorable 42 % of voters Clinton +96 97111
Unfavorable 52% Trump +57 157272
Is your opinion of Donald Trump: Favorable 29 % of voters Trump +95 29710
Unfavorable 69% Clinton +64 771352
Do you have a favorable opinion of ... Both 1 % of voters Not enough data ----
Only Clinton 41% Clinton +97 98011
Only Trump 28% Trump +97 19810
Neither 23% Trump +5 3439145
Do you think Hillary Clinton is honest and trustworthy? Yes 40 % of voters Clinton +95 97200
No 56% Trump +43 226562
Do you think Donald Trump is honest and trustworthy? Yes 29 % of voters Trump +88 59311
No 67% Clinton +64 771342
Do you think the presidential candidates are honest and trustworthy? Both 2 % of voters Not enough data ----
Only Clinton 38% Clinton +99 99000
Only Trump 26% Trump +95 19721
Neither 27% Clinton +15 4631104
Do you think Hillary Clinton has the temperament to serve effectively as president? Yes 62 % of voters Clinton +74 851111
No 37% Trump +76 38371
Do you think Donald Trump has the temperament to serve effectively as president? Yes 30 % of voters Trump +93 39610
No 67% Clinton +68 791142
Do you think the presidential candidates have the temperament to serve effectively as president? Both 6 % of voters Not enough data ----
Only Clinton 56% Clinton +92 94211
Only Trump 24% Trump +94 29610
Neither 11% Not enough data ----
Do you think the condition of the nation's economy is: Excellent 1 % of voters Not enough data ----
Good 45% Clinton +76 861021
Not so good 33% Trump +11 384952
Poor 20% Trump +78 88632
Do you expect life for the next generation of Americans to be: Better than life today 30 % of voters Clinton +46 712521
Worse than life today 27% Trump +33 286153
About the same 37% Clinton +35 642941
In today's election for U.S. Senate, did you just vote for: Patty Murray 59 % of voters Clinton +77 86922
Chris Vance 40% Trump +73 98260
In today's election for governor, did you just vote for: Jay Inslee 55 % of voters Clinton +73 841122
Bill Bryant 41% Trump +67 127961
Population City over 50,000 35 % of voters Clinton +33 622951
Suburbs 48% Clinton +8 504241
Small city and Rural 17% Clinton +5 494422
Geo Stratum Code Uppr Puget Sound 17 % of voters Clinton +13 523942
King County 33% Clinton +52 722041
Lowr Puget Sound 15% Clinton +6 494341
Olympic Penin/SW 17% Trump +2 454741
East Washington 19% Trump +19 375641

More from Decision 2016

Election Day Live

Leigh Ann Caldwell

Trump's Inaugural Committee Yet to on Decide Lobbyist Ban

While President-elect Donald Trump's transition has placed restrictions on some lobbyists from serving in the transition, the inaugural committee has not yet made such determinations

Three members of the inaugural committee, which is stacked with Trump's and Vice Preisdent-elect Mike Pence's top donors and fundraisers, told NBC News that a decision hasn't yet been made on whether restrictions will be placed on the amount a person could give to or if a ban on lobbyists or corporations would be instituted.

An announcement could come out as early as tomorrow but more likely next week the sources said.

The inaugural committee is tasked with raising money for the inauguration beyond what the government allows. It also pays for balls, parties and events surrounding the event.

In 2008, President-elect Barack Obama placed a $50,000 limit on individual donors and banned contributions from lobbyists, corporations and super PACs. The committee also entertained no sponsorship agreements.

In 2012, President Obama loosened those restrictions and allowed for contributions from corporations but not from lobbyists or super PACs

The law allows unlimited contributions from corporations and U.S. permanent residents.

Romney and Trump to Meet This Weekend

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will meet with President-elect Donald Trump this weekend, NBC News confirms.

Romney delivered a blistering takedown of Trump in a speech in March, calling the then-candidate "a phony" and "a fraud." Trump has called Romney a loser and said he "choked like a dog" during his 2012 bid against President Obama.

A source close to Trump with direct knowledge of the president-elect's thinking confirms the meeting is to discuss the position of Secretary of State.

Trump endorsed Romney during his campaign four years ago. The former Massachusetts governor began to repair the relationship last week by calling to congratulate Trump on his surprise win.

Andrew Rafferty

Obama 'Cautiously Optimistic' About Trump Presidency

President Obama on Thursday said he is "cautiously optimistic" about Donald Trump's presidency once the reality of his immense responsibilities sets in.

"There's something about the solemn responsibilities of that office, the extraordinary demands that are placed on the United States, not just by its own people, but by people around the world that forces you to focus," Obama said during a press conference in Germany on Thursday.

"If you're not serious about the job, then you probably won't be there very long because it will expose problems," Obama added.

The president added that he "wouldn't advise" those opposed to Trump to be silent or stop protesting, but said the election should be an important reminder about the importance of voting.

Joe Biden Welcomes Mike Pence to VP Residence

Andrew Rafferty

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Visits Trump Tower

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio visited Trump Tower on Wednesday for what he described as a "candid and substantive dialogue" with President-elect Donald Trump.

"I let him know that so many New Yorkers were fearful, and that more has to be done to show that this country can heal and that people be respected," de Blasio told reporters following the meeting.

The Democratic mayor, who supported Hillary Clinton, said he and Trump discussed topics like immigration, Wall Street reform, taxes and the Republican's rhetoric. De Blasio also said he expressed concerns over Trump's decision to appoint former Breitbart News head Steve Bannon to a top White House post.

"The balls in his court, people in this city and all over the country are looking to see what he's going to do," de Blasio said.

Leigh Ann Caldwell

Sens. Schumer and McConnell Elected Senate Leaders

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer was easily elected by his caucus to lead Senate Democrats for the next two years and Republicans unanimously re-elected Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to serve as Majority Leader.

Schumer, who is set to replace retiring Sen. Harry Reid, will spearhead the party's messaging and policy priorities in the first two years of a Donald Trump administration.

Read more here.

Alex Seitz-Wald

Martin O'Malley Withdraws From DNC Race

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley pulled himself out of contention to be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee Wednesday, days after he said he was considering a bid.

"While I'm grateful to the supportive friends who have urged me to consider running for DNC Chair, I will not be seeking our Party's Chairmanship. The DNC needs a Chair who can do the job fully and with total impartiality. The national interest must come first," O'Malley said in an email to supporters.

Read more here.

Andrew Rafferty

McCain Warns Against Russian Reset

Republican Sen. John McCain on Tuesday warned against any attempt to reboot U.S.-Russia relations under Donald Trump's presidency.

"With the U.S. presidential transition underway, Vladimir Putin has said in recent days that he wants to improve relations with the United States. We should place as much faith in such statements as any other made by a former KGB agent who has plunged his country into tyranny, murdered his political opponents, invaded his neighbors, threatened America's allies, and attempted to undermine America's elections," the Arizona senator said in a statement.

Russia on Tuesday launched a major military offensive in Syria where Putin is backing Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Throughout the campaign, Trump spoke highly of Russian President Vladimir Putin and said he would improve relations between the two countries. Putin and Trump spoke after his victory last week.

"The Obama Administration's last attempt at resetting relations with Russia culminated in Putin's invasion of Ukraine and military intervention in the Middle East," McCain said. "At the very least, the price of another 'reset' would be complicity in Putin and Assad's butchery of the Syrian people."

Kelly O'Donnell

Trump, Pence Expected To Receive Daily Briefing Tuesday

President-elect Donald Trump and Mike Pence are expected to receive their first President's Daily Briefing on Tuesday at Trump Tower in New York, sources tell NBC News.

President Barack Obama has authorized that the same briefing given to him each day be prepared for Trump and Pence. It contains more sensitive information than the briefings provided to the candidates during the presidential campaign.

Trump has designated retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and son-in-law Jared Kushner as his staff level companions for such briefings, however, Kushner does not have any clearance.

Andrew Rafferty

Conway Defends Bannon's White House Appointment

Kellyanne Conway, who successfully navigated the final months of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, dismissed criticism of former Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon's appointment as "chief strategist and senior counselor" to the new administration.

"I work very closely with Steve Bannon, he's been the general of this campaign, and frankly, people should look at the full resume," Conway told reporters Monday. "He's got a Harvard business degree, he's a naval officer, he has success in entertainment, I don't know if you're aware of that, and he certainly was a Goldman Sachs managing partner. Brilliant tactician."

Bannon's former news site has been closely associated with the "alt-right" movement, which has been criticized for promoting white nationalism.

"I know that people weren't prepared for us to win, and so they're reaching around to find extreme examples," she added.

Some Republicans leaders have struggled to defend Bannon's past work.

"I do not know Steve. I do not know what he has said," House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters Monday.