For the most part, New Jersey towns voted similarly in the 2016 presidential race compared to the 2012 election.
However, 75 towns in the Garden State flipped allegiance from one party in 2012 to another in 2016.
While 22 towns voted for Clinton after voting for Romney in 2012, 53 towns voted for Trump after Obama carried them in 2012.
In addition, two counties, Salem and Gloucester counties flipped red this election after having voted for Obama last presidential election.
The newly red towns and counties, however, weren't enough to flip New Jersey from blue to red. Clinton won New Jersey's 14 electoral votes by a decisive margin of 13 percent.
The blue striped towns are ones that voted for Clinton in 2016 and Romney in 2012, while the red striped towns are ones that voted for Trump in 2016 and Obama in 2012. Towns in yellow were tied in 2016. You can hover over a town for more information.
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Many of the towns that voted for Trump this election, but had voted for Obama last election were rural communities in South Jersey. Franklin Township, a Gloucester town with about 16,000 residents, voted 58.3 percent for Trump while it had only voted 47.8 percent for Romney. Waterford, in Camden County, went from 50.4 percent of voters choosing Obama in 2012 to 36.8 percent choosing Clinton.
There were also towns in Monmouth and Middlesex that flipped from Democrat to Republican. More than 50 percent of voters in the Middlesex County town of Old Bridge voted for Trump, compared to 44.9 percent that voted for Romney last presidential election.
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