After New York officers licensed the presidential election ends in the state, New York Metropolis noticed a 4.4-point improve in assist for President Donald Trump within the 2020 election, in contrast with the 2016 race, based on knowledge from the New York State Board of Elections.
Metropolis ballots solid for Trump elevated from 18.2 % in 2016 to 22.6 % in 2020 on the Republican and Conservative Get together traces.
Trump, who was born in Queens and lived in Manhattan earlier than altering his major residency to Florida’s Palm Seashore final 12 months, gained traction amongst voters in 4 of the 5 boroughs in the course of the 2020 election: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. He remained comparatively regular in Republican-led Staten Island, though the variety of ballots solid for him decreased by roughly 1 %.
In the meantime, there was a 3.4-point lower on the Democratic and Working Households Get together traces, with President-elect Joe Biden receiving 75.7 % of metropolis ballots, in contrast with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s 79.1 % of metropolis votes in 2016.
The Bronx noticed the steepest improve in assist for Trump, going from simply 9.Four % in 2016 to 15.7 % in 2020, adopted by Queens with 21.eight % in 2016 versus 26.eight % this 12 months.
Manhattan’s assist for Trump grew by 2.1 points this 12 months, in contrast with 2016, whereas Brooklyn went up by 4.5 points.
New York state barely favored Biden this 12 months over Clinton in 2016—60.9 % versus 59.zero %—whereas assist for Trump decreased by about 1 level, regardless of a lot of crimson counties all through upstate New York and Suffolk County on Lengthy Island.
Quite a lot of elements may have contributed to a barely bigger voter turnout for Trump in 2020, though the shortage of dependable and detailed exit polls makes it troublesome to find out the precise trigger. Trump‘s nationwide numbers proved robust amongst nonwhite voters all through the US, permitting for the evaluation that minority teams in New York Metropolis may have favored Trump greater than they did within the final presidential election.
Moreover, Hasidic neighborhoods in Brooklyn voted overwhelmingly for Trump in 2016, and that development appeared to proceed in 2020, based on a map of NYC’s voting precincts for this 12 months’s election.
Metropolis Councilman Joe Borelli, a Republican from Staten Island and co-chair of the Trump marketing campaign in New York, informed NY1 that the distinction may stem from sure voters flipping to Trump throughout his presidency.
“Donald Trump picked up extra voters in numerous constituencies than we might anticipate. It wasn’t simply the embassy that moved to Jerusalem. I believe plenty of Jews have been moved from the Democratic Get together to the Republican Get together underneath Donald Trump,” Borelli stated. “Moreover, you see plenty of labor, you see plenty of daylight now between the members of labor organizations and the place their management appears to go when it comes to electoral politics.”
Bronx Republican Get together Chairman Michael Rendino stated that the voter turnout and improve in voter registration was a big issue within the progress of assist for Trump all through the town.
“We have elevated our voter registration 18 % in 4 years, which is phenomenal,” Rendino informed NY1. He added that Trump appeared to realize assist from the Latino and Bengali communities within the Bronx.
On par with the rise in voter turnout nationwide, roughly 307,000 extra New Yorkers solid their ballots on this 12 months’s normal election than they did in 2016, pushing the entire variety of voters within the metropolis to nearly 3,067,000. Virtually 1.1 million New Yorkers selected to vote early, and 660,000 despatched absentee ballots.
Whereas Biden holds the document for essentially the most variety of ballots solid for a presidential candidate in historical past, he and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris gained roughly 5.2 million votes all through the state and a pair of.Three million votes in New York Metropolis alone. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence gained 3.2 million votes within the state and about 690,000 within the metropolis.