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United States Presidential Election in California, 2020

2020 United States presidential election in California

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Turnout80.67% (of registered voters) Increase 5.40 pp
70.88% (of eligible voters) Increase 12.14 pp[1]
  Joe Biden presidential portrait (cropped).jpg Donald Trump official portrait (cropped).jpg
Nominee Joe Biden Donald Trump
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Delaware Florida
Running mate Kamala Harris Mike Pence
Electoral vote 55 0
Popular vote 11,110,250 6,006,429
Percentage 63.48% 34.32%

California Presidential Election Results 2020.svg
County results

President before election

Donald Trump
Republican

Elected President

Joe Biden
Democratic

The 2020 United States presidential election in California was held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, as part of the 2020 United States presidential election in which all 50 states plus the District of Columbia participated.[2] California voters chose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote, pitting the Republican Party's nominee, incumbent President Donald Trump, and running mate Vice President Mike Pence against Democratic Party nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, and his running mate Kamala Harris, the junior senator from California. California has 55 electoral votes in the Electoral College, the most of any state.[3] Prior to the election, most news organizations considered California a strongly Democratic state, or a safe blue state. It has voted Democratic in every presidential election from 1992 onward. California was one of six states where Trump received more percentage of the two-party vote than he did in 2016, and this election marked the first time since 2004 that the Republican candidate won more than one million votes in Los Angeles County.[a]

Biden carried California with 63.5% of the vote and a margin of 29.2% over Trump. Biden earned the highest percentage of the vote in the state for any candidate since Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936, although Biden's margin of victory was slightly smaller than Hillary Clinton's 30.1% in 2016. Biden became the first candidate in any race for any office in U.S. history to win more than 10 million votes in a single state, while Trump also received the most votes a Republican has ever received in any state in any race since the country's founding, even narrowly besting his vote total in Texas, a state that he won.[4] Biden's vote margin was the largest vote margin for a presidential candidate in a singular state.

Per exit polls by Edison Research, Biden dominated key Democratic constituencies in the state including Latinos with 75%, African Americans with 82%, Asian Americans with 76%, and union households with 63%.[5] Post-election analysis by Cook Political Report showed Trump made inroads with some Asian American constituencies, particularly Vietnamese American voters in Orange County.[6]

Biden flipped Butte County and Inyo County into the Democratic column, which had not voted Democrat since 2008 and 1964, respectively. Biden's victory in Orange County was only the second time a Democrat carried the county since 1936. In contrast, while he improved his total vote share by nearly three percentage points, Trump did not flip any counties and his main regions of strength came from Republican strongholds in Gold Country, Northern California, and the Central Valley. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla certified the results on December 4, and took Harris' seat in the Senate upon her resignation to become Vice President, having been appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom.[7]

California was one of five states in the nation in which Biden's victory margin was larger than 1 million raw votes, the others being New York, Maryland, Massachusetts and Illinois.

Primary elections

In a departure from previous election cycles, California held its primaries on Super Tuesday, March 3, 2020.[8] Early voting began several weeks earlier.

Donald Trump secured the Republican nomination on March 17, 2020, defeating several longshot candidates, most notably former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld. Kamala Harris, the state's junior U.S. senator, was among the Democratic candidates declared until she dropped out on December 3, 2019. Representative Eric Swalwell from the 15th district was also a Democratic candidate but dropped out of the race on July 8, 2019. Other prominent state figures, including former Governor Jerry Brown, current Governor Gavin Newsom, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti declined to run.[9][10][11]

Republican primary

The Republican Party's primary campaign was dominated by a lawsuit over the President's taxes.[12] The suit alleges that the new requirement for several years of a candidate's taxes was unconstitutional and onerous. The law was blocked in September 2019 while State Supreme court heard testimony and made a ruling.[13]

As a contingency, the Republican state committee changed its delegate selection process, turning the primary into a mere "beauty contest" and setting up an emergency state convention to Trump's delegate choices.[14] If Trump were allowed on the ballot, the convention would be canceled and the so-called "winner-take-most" rules, which require a challenger to get 20% of the vote, would apply.

President Trump was allowed on the ballot, and the contingency convention was canceled.

2020 California Republican presidential primary[15]
Candidate Votes % Estimated
delegates
Donald Trump 2,279,120 92.2% 172
Bill Weld 66,904 2.7%
Joe Walsh (withdrawn) 64,749 2.6%
Rocky De La Fuente 24,351 1.0%
Matthew John Matern 15,469 0.6%
Robert Ardini 12,857 0.5%
Zoltan Istvan 8,141 0.3%
Total 2,471,591 100%

Democratic primary

Candidates began filing their paperwork on November 4, 2019, and the final list was announced on December 9.

Leading California Democrats complained that Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren were snubbing the state by refusing to attend a forum at the State's "endorsement convention".[16] Early voting began on February 11 and ended the day before primary day.

Popular vote share by county
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Bernie Sanders rally at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Senator Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally in San Jose on March 1, 2020.
Joe Biden's presidential campaign in Bel Air, Los Angeles, on March 5, 2020.
2020 California Democratic presidential primary[17][18]
Candidate Votes % Delegates
Bernie Sanders 2,080,846 35.97 225
Joe Biden 1,613,854 27.90 172
Elizabeth Warren 762,555 13.18 11
Michael Bloomberg 701,803 12.13 7
Pete Buttigieg (withdrawn)[b] 249,256 4.31 0
Amy Klobuchar (withdrawn)[b] 126,961 2.19 0
Tom Steyer (withdrawn)[b] 113,092 1.96 0
Andrew Yang (withdrawn) 43,571 0.75 0
Tulsi Gabbard 33,769 0.58 0
Julian Castro (withdrawn) 13,892 0.24 0
Michael Bennet (withdrawn) 7,377 0.13 0
Marianne Williamson (withdrawn) 7,052 0.12 0
Rocky De La Fuente 6,151 0.11 0
Cory Booker (withdrawn) 6,000 0.10 0
John Delaney (withdrawn) 4,606 0.08 0
Michael Ellinger 3,424 0.06 0
Joe Sestak (withdrawn) 3,270 0.06 0
Mark Greenstein 3,190 0.06 0
Deval Patrick (withdrawn) 2,022 0.03 0
Mosie Boyd 1,639 0.03 0
Robert Jordan (write-in) 20 0.00 0
Daphne Bradford (write-in) 8 0.00 0
Nakia Anthony (write-in) 3 0.00 0
Willie Carter (write-in) 3 0.00 0
Michael Dename (write-in) 0 0.00 0
Jeffrey Drobman (write-in) 0 0.00 0
Heather Stagg (write-in) 0 0.00 0
Total votes 5,784,364 100% 415
Votes (percentage) and delegates by district[17][19][20]
District Bernie Sanders Joe Biden Michael Bloomberg Elizabeth Warren Total delegates District Region Largest City
1st 34% 2 23.7% 2 10.3% 0 12.9% 0 4 Shasta Cascade Chico, Redding
2nd 33.3% 3 25.3% 2 13.5% 0 15.9% 1 6 North Coast Eureka
3rd 34.3% 3 29.3% 2 12% 0 12% 0 5 Sacramento Valley Fairfield
4th 26.1% 2 29.6% 3 14.7% 0 11.4% 0 5 Sierras Roseville
5th 32.7% 3 27.2% 3 14.9% 0 12.6% 0 6 Wine Country Santa Rosa
6th 35.8% 3 28.1% 2 10.7% 0 14.3% 0 5 Sacramento Valley Sacramento
7th 30.9% 2 31.4% 3 13% 0 11.2% 0 5 Sacramento Valley Elk Grove
8th 35.7% 2 31.2% 2 11.8% 0 8.8% 0 4 Eastern Desert Victorville
9th 32.9% 2 32.5% 2 15.9% 1 7% 0 5 San Joaquin Valley Stockton
10th 35.5% 2 29.1% 1 15.3% 1 7.2% 0 4 San Joaquin Valley Modesto
11th 29% 2 30.7% 3 15.3% 1 14.7% 0 6 Bay Area Concord
12th 33.8% 3 23.9% 2 11% 0 23.4% 2 7 San Francisco Bay Area SF
13th 38.7% 3 22.4% 2 8.1% 0 24.7% 2 7 Bay Area Oakland
14th 31.9% 3 26.4% 2 15.6% 1 14.8% 0 6 Bay Area Daly City
15th 34.1% 3 29.5% 3 14.4% 0 11.5% 0 6 Bay Area Hayward
16th 40.9% 3 26.2% 1 12.6% 0 7.2% 0 4 San Joaquin Valley Fresno, Merced
17th 36.1% 3 25.9% 2 14.3% 0 12.5% 0 5 Bay Area Fremont, Santa Clara
18th 26.6% 2 29% 2 15.4% 1 17.1% 1 6 Bay Area Sunnyvale
19th 38.9% 4 25.9% 2 13.6% 0 10.7% 0 6 Bay Area San Jose
20th 39.8% 3 25.5% 2 10.9% 0 13% 0 5 Central Coast Salinas
21st 43.2% 3 25.3% 1 13.7% 0 5.1% 0 4 San Joaquin Valley Kings, Kern, SW Fresno
22nd 34.4% 2 29.1% 2 13% 0 8.8% 0 4 San Joaquin Valley Visalia
23rd 34.9% 2 30.2% 2 12.2% 0 9% 0 4 South Central California Bakersfield
24th 35.3% 3 26.8% 2 10.5% 0 14.7% 0 5 Central Coast Santa Maria
25th 35.6% 3 33.6% 2 10% 0 10% 0 5 LA County Santa Clarita
26th 34.4% 3 31.1% 2 12.1% 0 11.5% 0 5 Central Coast Oxnard
27th 35.9% 2 29.2% 2 10.2% 0 15.7% 1 5 LA County San Gabriel Valley
28th 40% 3 22.7% 2 7.5% 0 21.7% 1 6 LA County Glendale
29th 49.8% 3 21.5% 2 7.7% 0 11.2% 0 5 LA County San Fernando Valley
30th 32.6% 3 31.2% 2 11.2% 0 15.4% 1 6 LA County San Fernando Valley
31st 39.1% 3 32.3% 2 11% 0 8.3% 0 5 Southern California San Bernardino
32nd 44.7% 3 28.2% 2 10.5% 0 7.5% 0 5 LA County El Monte
33rd 26.2% 2 34.2% 3 14.3% 0 16.1% 1 6 LA County Santa Monica, Coastal LA
34th 53.7% 4 16.8% 1 8.1% 0 14.7% 0 5 LA County Downtown Los Angeles
35th 46.6% 2 28.2% 2 10.9% 0 6.2% 0 4 Southern California Fontana
36th 27.5% 1 29.8% 2 15.4% 1 8.1% 0 4 Eastern Desert Indio
37th 35.6% 3 31.3% 2 10.1% 0 16.2% 1 6 LA County West LA
38th 41.7% 3 30.8% 2 10.5% 0 7.6% 0 5 LA County Norwalk
39th 36.7% 3 30.5% 2 12.6% 0 9.6% 0 5 Southern California Fullerton
40th 56.4% 4 20.9% 1 8.9% 0 5.4% 0 5 LA County East Los Angeles
41st 45% 3 27.9% 2 10.7% 0 7.5% 0 5 Southern California Riverside
42nd 37% 3 31.6% 2 12.4% 0 7.9% 0 5 Southern California Corona
43rd 36.5% 3 34.3% 2 10% 0 10.3% 0 5 LA County Inglewood
44th 44% 3 29.6% 2 6.2% 0 9.6% 0 5 Los Angeles County Compton
45th 34% 3 29.1% 2 13.5% 0 12% 0 5 Southern California Irvine
46th 53.7% 2 20% 2 10.5% 0 7.7% 0 4 Southern California Anaheim
47th 38.5% 3 27.3% 2 10.6% 0 12.2% 0 5 Southern California Long Beach
48th 30.4% 2 30.3% 2 16.3% 1 11% 0 5 Southern California Huntington Beach
49th 30.6% 3 30.5% 2 14.6% 0 12.2% 0 5 Southern California Oceanside
50th 34.9% 2 27.6% 2 13% 0 11.3% 0 4 Southern California Escondido
51st 49.2% 3 23.7% 2 11.3% 0 6.8% 0 5 Southern California Downtown San Diego and Border Communities
52nd 30.6% 3 30% 3 13.4% 0 14.6% 0 6 Southern California North San Diego
53rd 37.8% 3 27.3% 3 10.1% 0 14.5% 0 6 Southern California Eastern San Diego and suburbs
Total 36.0% 144 27.9% 109 12.1% 7 13.2% 11 271
Pledged delegates[19]
Delegate type Bernie Sanders Joe Biden Michael Bloomberg Elizabeth Warren
At-large 51 39 0 0
PLEO 30 24 0 0
District-level 144 109 7 11
Total 225 172 7 11

Libertarian primary

2020 California Libertarian presidential primary

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Candidate Jacob Hornberger Jo Jorgensen Vermin Supreme
Home state Virginia South Carolina Massachusetts
Popular vote 5,530 3,534 3,469
Percentage 19.4% 12.4% 12.2%

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Candidate Ken Armstrong Kim Ruff
(withdrawn)
Adam Kokesh
Home state Oregon Arizona Indiana
Popular vote 3,011 2,330 2,161
Percentage 10.6% 8.2% 7.6%

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Candidate Sam Robb Dan Behrman Max Abramson
Home state Pennsylvania Nevada New Hampshire
Popular vote 1,722 1,695 1,605
Percentage 6.0% 5.9% 5.6%

California Libertarian presidential primary election results by county, 2020.svg
Election results by county
  Jacob Hornberger
  Vermin Supreme
  Ken Armstrong
  Kim Ruff
  Sam Robb
  Tie

The Libertarian Party of California permitted non-affiliated voters to vote in their presidential primary.[21]

2020 California Libertarian primary[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Jacob Hornberger 5,530 19.4
Libertarian Jo Jorgensen 3,534 12.4
Libertarian Vermin Supreme 3,469 12.2
Libertarian Ken Armstrong 3,011 10.6
Libertarian Kim Ruff (withdrawn) 2,330 8.2
Libertarian Adam Kokesh 2,161 7.6
Libertarian Sam Robb 1,722 6.0
Libertarian Dan Behrman 1,695 5.9
Libertarian Max Abramson 1,605 5.6
Libertarian Souraya Faas 999 3.5
Libertarian Steve Richey 982 3.4
Libertarian Erik Gerhardt 748 2.6
Libertarian Keenan Wallace Dunham 720 2.5
Libertarian Sorinne Ardeleanu (write-in) 27 0.1
Libertarian Geby Eva Espínosa (write-in) 2 0.0
Libertarian Nicholas D'Artagnan Dumas (write-in) 0 0.0
Libertarian James Orlando Ogle (write-in) 0 0.0
Total votes 28,535 100%

Green primary

2020 California Green primary[23]
Candidate Votes Percentage National delegates
Howie Hawkins 4,202 36.2% 16 estimated
Dario Hunter 2,558 22.0% 9 estimated
Sedinam Moyowasifza-Curry 2,071 17.8% 8 estimated
Dennis Lambert 1,999 17.2% 7 estimated
David Rolde 774 6.7% 3 estimated
Total 9,656 100.00% 43

American Independent primary

The American Independent Party permitted non-affiliated voters to vote in their presidential primary.[21]

2020 California American Independent primary[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Phil Collins 11,532 32.8
Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente 7,263 21.0
Don Blankenship 6,913 19.7
J. R. Myers 5,099 14.5
Charles Kraut 4,216 12.0
Total votes 35,723 100%

Peace and Freedom primary

2020 California Peace and Freedom primary[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Peace and Freedom Gloria La Riva 2,570 66.0
Peace and Freedom Howie Hawkins 1,325 34.0
Total votes 3,895 100%

General election

Final predictions

Source Ranking
The Cook Political Report[26] Solid D
Inside Elections[27] Solid D
Sabato's Crystal Ball[28] Safe D
Politico[29] Solid D
RCP[30] Solid D
Niskanen[31] Safe D
CNN[32] Solid D
The Economist[33] Safe D
CBS News[34] Likely D
270towin[35] Safe D
ABC News[36] Solid D
NPR[37] Likely D
NBC News[38] Solid D
538[39] Solid D

Polling

Graphical summary

Aggregate polls

Source of poll
aggregation
Dates
administered
Dates
updated
Joe
Biden

Democratic
Donald
Trump

Republican
Other/
Undecided
[c]
Margin
270 to Win October 17-27, 2020 November 3, 2020 61.7% 32.3% 6.0% Biden +29.4
Real Clear Politics September 26 - October 21, 2020 October 27, 2020 60.7% 31.0% 8.3% Biden +29.7
FiveThirtyEight until November 2, 2020 November 3, 2020 61.6% 32.4% 6.0% Biden +29.2
Average 61.3% 31.9% 6.8% Biden +29.4

Polls

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[d]
Margin
Donald
Trump

Republican
Joe
Biden

Democratic
Jo
Jorgensen

Libertarian
Howie
Hawkins

Green
Other Undecided
SurveyMonkey/Axios Oct 20 - Nov 2, 2021 12,370 (LV) ± 1.5% 36%[e] 62% - - - -
David Binder Research Oct 28 - Nov 1, 2020 800 (LV) - 31% 62% - - 3% 4%
USC Schwarzenegger Institute Oct 27-31, 2020 1,155 (RV) ± 3% 28% 65% - - 4%[f] 2%
SurveyMonkey/Tableau Sep 30 - Oct 28, 2020 22,450 (LV) - 37%[e] 61% - - - -
Swayable Oct 23-26, 2020 635 (LV) ± 5.2% 35% 62% 2% 1% - -
UC Berkeley/LA Times[1] Oct 16-21, 2020 5,352 (LV) ± 2% 29% 65% 1% 0% 0%[g][h] 3%
Public Policy Institute of California Oct 9-18, 2020 1,185 (LV) ± 4.3% 32% 58% 3% 2% 1%[i] 4%
SurveyMonkey/Tableau Sep 1-30, 2020 20,346 (LV) - 35% 63% - - - 2%
SurveyUSA Sep 26-28, 2020 588 (LV) ± 5.4% 34% 59% - - 3%[j] 6%
Redfield & Wilton Strategies Sep 19-21, 2020 1,775 (LV) - 28% 62% 1% 1% 1%[k] 8%
UC Berkeley/LA Times[2] Sep 9-15, 2020 5,942 (LV) ± 2% 28% 67% 1% 0% 0%[g][h] 3%
Public Policy Institute of California Sep 4-13, 2020 1,168 (LV) ± 4.3% 31% 60% 3% 2% 1%[i] 2%
Spry Strategies/Women's Liberation Front Archived September 27, 2020, at the Wayback Machine Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2020 600 (LV) ± 4% 39% 56% - - - 5%
SurveyMonkey/Tableau Aug 1-31, 2020 17,537 (LV) - 35% 63% - - - 2%
David Binder Research Aug 22-24, 2020 800 (LV) - 31% 61% - - 3%[l] 5%
Redfield and Wilton Strategies Aug 9, 2020 1,904 (LV) ± 2.3% 25% 61% 1% 1% 2%[m] 9%
SurveyMonkey/Tableau Jul 1-31, 2020 19,027 (LV) - 35% 63% - - - 2%
University of California Berkeley[3] Jul 21-27, 2020 6,756 (LV) ± 2.0% 28% 67% - - - 5%
SurveyMonkey/Tableau Jun 8-30, 2020 8,412 (LV) - 36% 62% - - - 2%
Public Policy Institute of California May 19-26, 2020 1,048 (LV) ± 4.6% 33% 57% - - 6%[n] 3%
SurveyUSA May 18-19, 2020 537 (LV) ± 5.4% 30% 58% - - 5% 7%
Emerson College May 8-10, 2020 800 (RV) ± 3.4% 35%[o] 65% - - - -
Public Policy Polling Mar 28-29, 2020 962 (RV) - 29% 67% - - - 3%
AtlasIntel Feb 24 - Mar 2, 2020 1,100 (RV) ± 3.0% 26% 62% - - 12% -
YouGov Feb 26-28, 2020 1,507 (RV) - 31% 59% - - 4% 4%
CNN/SSRS Feb 22-26, 2020 951 (RV) ± 3.3% 35% 60% - - 3%[p] 3%
University of California Berkeley Feb 20-25, 2020 5,526 (RV) - 31% 58% - - - 11%
SurveyUSA Feb 13-16, 2020 1,196 (RV) ± 3.1% 37% 57% - - - 6%
YouGov/USC Price-Schwarzenegger Institute Feb 1-15, 2020 1,200 (RV) ± 3.1% 30% 60% - - - 4%
SurveyUSA Jan 14-16, 2020 1,967 (RV) ± 2.8% 35% 59% - - - 6%
CNN/SSRS Dec 4-8, 2019 1,011 (RV) ± 3.4% 36% 56% - - 3%[p] 5%
SurveyUSA Nov 20-22, 2019 2,039 (RV) ± 2.4% 32% 59% - - - 9%
SurveyUSA Oct 15-16, 2019 1,242 (RV) ± 3.8% 32% 59% - - - 9%
Emerson College Sep 13-16, 2019 830 (RV) ± 3.3% 36% 64% - - - -
SurveyUSA Sep 13-15, 2019 1,785 (RV) ± 3.2% 31% 57% - - - 11%
SurveyUSA Aug 1-5, 2019 2,184 (RV) ± 2.7% 27% 61% - - - 12%
SurveyUSA Mar 22-25, 2018 882 (RV) ± 3.8% 33% 56% - - - 11%


Results

Biden won California with a smaller margin of victory than in 2016. Nevertheless, he performed well in most urban areas of the state. Biden is also the first candidate for any statewide race in California to receive over ten million votes.

2020 United States presidential election in California[40][41]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Biden
Kamala Harris
11,110,250 63.48% +1.75%
Republican Donald Trump
Mike Pence
6,006,429 34.32% +2.70%
Libertarian Jo Jorgensen
Spike Cohen
187,895 1.07% -2.30%
Green Howie Hawkins
Angela Walker
81,029 0.46% -1.51%
Rocky De La Fuente
Kanye West
60,160 0.34% N/A
Peace and Freedom Gloria La Riva
Sunil Freeman
51,037 0.29% -0.18%
Write-in 4,081 (2605 for Brian T. Carroll)[42] 0.01% -0.28%
Total votes 17,500,881 100%

Results by county

County Joe Biden
Democratic
Donald Trump
Republican
Jo Jorgensen
Libertarian
Howie Hawkins
Green
Rocky De La Fuente
American Independent
Gloria La Riva
Peace and Freedom
Write-in votes Total
votes
% # % # % # % # % # % # % #
Alameda 79.83% 617,659 17.62% 136,309 0.81% 6,295 0.60% 4,664 0.31% 2,399 0.33% 2,538 0.51% 3,889 773,753
Alpine 64.24% 476 32.93% 244 2.02% 15 0.54% 4 0.00% 0 0.27% 2 0.00% 0 741
Amador 36.40% 8,153 60.66% 13,585 1.56% 349 0.49% 110 0.29% 64 0.18% 41 0.42% 95 22,397
Butte 49.54% 50,815 47.60% 48,819 1.74% 1,789 0.50% 510 0.32% 326 0.27% 282 0.02% 24 102,565
Calaveras 36.84% 10,046 60.57% 16,518 1.32% 359 0.46% 125 0.26% 72 0.16% 44 0.40% 108 27,272
Colusa 40.69% 3,239 57.27% 4,559 1.02% 81 0.31% 25 0.38% 30 0.34% 27 0.00% 0 7,961
Contra Costa 71.63% 416,386 26.30% 152,877 1.05% 6,116 0.45% 2,618 0.34% 1,949 0.22% 1,284 0.01% 86 581,316
Del Norte 40.84% 4,677 56.41% 6,461 1.31% 150 0.68% 78 0.46% 53 0.29% 33 0.01% 1 11,453
El Dorado 44.44% 51,621 53.24% 61,838 1.61% 1,871 0.40% 460 0.21% 240 0.09% 108 0.01% 21 116,159
Fresno 52.90% 193,025 45.07% 164,464 1.10% 4,031 0.40% 1,474 0.31% 1,147 0.18% 668 0.03% 108 364,917
Glenn 35.36% 3,995 62.52% 7,063 1.13% 128 0.30% 34 0.35% 39 0.29% 33 0.04% 5 11,297
Humboldt 64.48% 44,768 31.36% 21,770 1.63% 1,132 0.90% 625 0.36% 251 0.41% 282 0.86% 596 69,424
Imperial 61.11% 34,678 36.74% 20,847 0.69% 390 0.41% 234 0.51% 291 0.49% 278 0.04% 25 56,743
Inyo 48.86% 4,634 48.71% 4,620 1.35% 128 0.47% 45 0.34% 32 0.23% 22 0.03% 3 9,484
Kern 43.68% 133,366 53.88% 164,484 1.29% 3,942 0.35% 1,074 0.41% 1,264 0.36% 1,096 0.02% 66 305,292
Kings 42.63% 18,699 54.88% 24,072 1.38% 604 0.28% 125 0.41% 180 0.41% 178 0.01% 3 43,861
Lake 51.55% 14,941 45.27% 13,123 1.29% 374 0.71% 207 0.31% 89 0.23% 66 0.65% 186 28,986
Lassen 23.24% 2,799 74.47% 8,970 1.17% 141 0.26% 31 0.22% 26 0.15% 18 0.50% 60 12,045
Los Angeles 71.03% 3,028,885 26.86% 1,145,530 0.83% 35,452 0.51% 21,660 0.38% 15,999 0.37% 15,917 0.02% 922 4,264,365
Madera 43.12% 23,168 54.68% 29,378 1.16% 621 0.40% 217 0.32% 173 0.31% 165 0.02% 10 53,732
Marin 82.33% 128,288 15.79% 24,612 0.99% 1,536 0.46% 724 0.24% 380 0.17% 261 0.02% 29 155,830
Mariposa 39.77% 4,088 57.88% 5,950 1.51% 155 0.38% 39 0.25% 26 0.21% 22 0.00% 0 10,280
Mendocino 66.41% 28,782 30.61% 13,267 1.36% 591 0.91% 394 0.28% 123 0.41% 179 0.01% 4 43,340
Merced 53.84% 48,991 43.30% 39,397 1.03% 941 0.43% 388 0.43% 391 0.48% 433 0.49% 452 90,993
Modoc 26.33% 1,150 71.19% 3,109 0.89% 39 0.34% 15 0.30% 13 0.27% 12 0.66% 29 4,367
Mono 59.56% 4,013 37.30% 2,513 1.87% 126 0.62% 42 0.37% 25 0.27% 18 0.01% 1 6,738
Monterey 69.52% 113,953 28.24% 46,299 1.11% 1,820 0.46% 749 0.35% 566 0.30% 496 0.02% 40 163,923
Napa 69.05% 49,817 28.66% 20,676 1.27% 914 0.43% 310 0.33% 241 0.23% 164 0.04% 28 72,150
Nevada 55.76% 36,359 41.07% 26,779 1.41% 919 0.53% 345 0.29% 189 0.23% 147 0.70% 464 65,202
Orange 53.48% 814,009 44.44% 676,498 1.14% 17,325 0.38% 5,819 0.30% 4,642 0.23% 3,432 0.02% 388 1,522,113
Placer 45.46% 106,869 52.10% 122,488 1.68% 3,948 0.33% 779 0.25% 593 0.14% 340 0.03% 67 235,084
Plumas 40.51% 4,561 57.24% 6,445 1.36% 153 0.35% 39 0.28% 31 0.24% 27 0.04% 4 11,260
Riverside 52.98% 528,340 45.04% 449,144 1.00% 9,970 0.34% 3,372 0.34% 3,392 0.28% 2,789 0.01% 149 997,156
Sacramento 61.36% 440,808 36.11% 259,405 1.36% 9,770 0.45% 3,254 0.37% 2,630 0.34% 2,423 0.02% 150 718,440
San Benito 61.14% 17,628 36.73% 10,590 1.20% 345 0.32% 91 0.29% 84 0.29% 83 0.03% 9 28,830
San Bernardino 54.20% 455,859 43.54% 366,257 1.05% 8,791 0.43% 3,619 0.40% 3,355 0.36% 3,050 0.02% 199 841,130
San Diego 60.21% 964,650 37.46% 600,094 1.33% 21,386 0.46% 7,421 0.33% 5,302 0.18% 2,869 0.02% 421 1,602,143
San Francisco 85.26% 378,156 12.72% 56,417 0.74% 3,299 0.63% 2,781 0.28% 1,262 0.35% 1,543 0.02% 95 443,553
San Joaquin 55.61% 161,137 41.79% 121,098 1.01% 2,929 0.37% 1,064 0.43% 1,251 0.33% 964 0.46% 1,338 289,781
San Luis Obispo 55.29% 88,310 42.22% 67,436 1.51% 2,408 0.50% 794 0.28% 455 0.17% 278 0.01% 33 159,714
San Mateo 77.89% 291,496 20.20% 75,584 0.95% 3,554 0.43% 1,595 0.31% 1,145 0.21% 797 0.02% 80 374,251
Santa Barbara 64.52% 129,963 32.63% 65,736 1.20% 2,416 0.47% 939 0.35% 714 0.26% 520 0.57% 1,144 201,432
Santa Clara 72.64% 617,967 25.23% 214,612 1.07% 9,131 0.47% 4,040 0.31% 2,623 0.25% 2,149 0.03% 219 850,741
Santa Cruz 78.44% 114,246 18.49% 26,937 1.17% 1,704 0.73% 1,062 0.30% 434 0.28% 413 0.59% 853 145,649
Shasta 32.28% 30,000 65.41% 60,789 1.37% 1,277 0.40% 368 0.30% 281 0.20% 185 0.04% 30 92,930
Sierra 37.49% 730 58.65% 1,142 1.39% 27 0.67% 13 0.62% 12 0.31% 6 0.87% 17 1,947
Siskiyou 40.87% 9,593 56.62% 13,290 1.35% 318 0.49% 116 0.34% 79 0.23% 54 0.09% 22 23,472
Solano 63.65% 131,639 33.51% 69,306 1.20% 2,475 0.46% 958 0.40% 825 0.30% 628 0.48% 1,000 206,831
Sonoma 74.52% 199,938 23.04% 61,825 1.27% 3,418 0.56% 1,499 0.31% 832 0.28% 740 0.02% 65 268,317
Stanislaus 49.00% 105,841 48.22% 104,145 1.15% 2,494 0.34% 742 0.43% 926 0.34% 728 0.52% 1,111 215,987
Sutter 40.73% 17,367 57.16% 24,375 1.22% 521 0.32% 136 0.30% 126 0.27% 115 0.01% 4 42,644
Tehama 31.02% 8,911 66.62% 19,141 1.40% 403 0.31% 90 0.39% 111 0.23% 65 0.03% 10 28,731
Trinity 45.04% 2,851 50.36% 3,188 1.85% 117 0.79% 50 0.43% 27 0.39% 25 1.14% 72 6,330
Tulare 45.00% 66,105 52.82% 77,579 1.02% 1,498 0.33% 483 0.43% 632 0.36% 535 0.04% 53 146,885
Tuolumne 39.39% 11,978 58.17% 17,689 1.44% 439 0.48% 145 0.30% 91 0.19% 59 0.02% 7 30,408
Ventura 59.45% 251,388 38.36% 162,207 1.20% 5,069 0.42% 1,766 0.30% 1,278 0.23% 990 0.02% 127 422,825
Yolo 69.48% 67,598 28.05% 27,292 1.24% 1,206 0.56% 547 0.31% 298 0.33% 323 0.03% 30 97,294
Yuba 37.69% 11,230 59.32% 17,676 1.71% 510 0.42% 124 0.51% 153 0.32% 94 0.03% 9 29,796

By congressional district

Biden won 46 of the 53 congressional districts in California, including four that were flipped or held by Republicans in Congress.[43]

District Trump Biden Representative
1st 56.4% 41.1% Doug LaMalfa
2nd 23.9% 73.7% Jared Huffman
3rd 42.7% 54.9% John Garamendi
4th 53.7% 44% Tom McClintock
5th 25.3% 72.5% Mike Thompson
6th 27.2% 70.3% Doris Matsui
7th 41.9% 55.7% Ami Bera
8th 54.1% 43.6% Paul Cook
Jay Obernolte
9th 39.9% 57.9% Jerry McNerney
10th 47.4% 50.3% Josh Harder
11th 23.6% 74.3% Mark DeSaulnier
12th 11.9% 86.1% Nancy Pelosi
13th 9% 88.9% Barbara Lee
14th 20.5% 77.7% Jackie Speier
15th 26.4% 71.5% Eric Swalwell
16th 38.9% 58.8% Jim Costa
17th 25.6% 72.5% Ro Khanna
18th 21.3% 76.4% Anna Eshoo
19th 27.9% 70% Zoe Lofgren
20th 25% 72.7% Jimmy Panetta
21st 43.5% 54.4% TJ Cox
David Valadao
22nd 51.7% 46.2% Devin Nunes
23rd 57.1% 40.5% Kevin McCarthy
24th 36.9% 60.7% Salud Carbajal
25th 43.9% 54% Mike Garcia
26th 36.5% 61.4% Julia Brownley
27th 30.8% 67.2% Judy Chu
28th 27.2% 70.9% Adam Schiff
29th 23.7% 74.1% Tony Cárdenas
30th 29.4% 68.7% Brad Sherman
31st 38.9% 58.8% Pete Aguilar
32nd 32.8% 65.2% Grace Napolitano
33rd 29% 69% Ted Lieu
34th 16.9% 80.8% Jimmy Gomez
35th 32.6% 65.1% Norma Torres
36th 42.3% 55.9% Raul Ruiz
37th 13.8% 84.3% Karen Bass
38th 32.3% 65.6% Linda Sánchez
39th 44% 54.1% Gil Cisneros
Young Kim
40th 20.6% 77.1% Lucille Roybal-Allard
41st 36.1% 61.7% Mark Takano
42nd 52.7% 45.4% Ken Calvert
43rd 20.9% 76.9% Maxine Waters
44th 19.2% 78.4% Nanette Barragán
45th 43.3% 54.6% Katie Porter
46th 33.5% 64.3% Lou Correa
47th 35.3% 62.5% Alan Lowenthal
48th 48.3% 49.7% Harley Rouda
Michelle Steel
49th 42.5% 55.2% Mike Levin
50th 52.7% 45% Darrell Issa
51st 30.9% 66.9% Juan Vargas
52nd 34.2% 63.4% Scott Peters
53rd 30.9% 67% Susan Davis
Sara Jacobs

Counties that flipped from Republican to Democratic

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The other five states were Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, and New York, as well as Washington DC.
  2. ^ a b c Candidate withdrew after early voting started, but before the date of the election.
  3. ^ Calculated by taking the difference of 100% and all other candidates combined.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj Key:
    A - all adults
    RV - registered voters
    LV - likely voters
    V - unclear
  5. ^ a b Overlapping sample with the previous SurveyMonkey/Axios poll, but more information available regarding sample size
  6. ^ "Someone else" with 4%
  7. ^ a b De La Fuente (A) and De La Riva (PSOL) with 0%
  8. ^ a b De La Fuente listed as Guerra
  9. ^ a b Would not vote with 1%; "Someone else" with no voters
  10. ^ "Another candidate" with 3%
  11. ^ "Another Third Party/Write-in" with 1%
  12. ^ "Someone else" with 3%
  13. ^ "Another Third Party/Write-in" with 2%
  14. ^ "Someone else" with 4%; would not vote with 2%
  15. ^ Including voters who lean towards a given candidate
  16. ^ a b c d Other with 0%; neither with 3%
  17. ^ "Other" with 3%; would not vote with 3%
  18. ^ a b c Other with 1%; neither with 3%
  19. ^ "Other" with 3%; would not vote with 2%
  20. ^ "Other" with 6%; would not vote with 4%
  21. ^ a b c Other with 0%; neither with 4%
  22. ^ "Other" with 5%; would not vote with 2%
  23. ^ "Other" with 5%; would not vote with 3%

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