Trump wins most ever votes in Alabama’s 2020 election, shattering own previous record
President Donald J. Trump received at least 1,424,223 votes in Alabama during the 2020 general election, shattering the previous record for most votes garnered by a candidate.
This number was updated as of Wednesday at 8:35 a.m. CT, and that number could rise before a final, official tally is reached.
The previous record was Trump’s 2016 haul of 1,318,255 votes; in comparison, other winners of the state’s general election contest have received significantly smaller vote hauls. Mitt Romney received 1,255,925 votes in 2012, John McCain got 1,266,546 votes in 2008, and George W. Bush received 1,176,394 votes in 2004 and 941,173 in 2000.
Trump’s vote share as a percentage was also historic in 2020, besting his 2016 mark.
He won 62.34% in Alabama this time around, compared to Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s 36.26%.
Meanwhile, Trump received 62.08% of the Yellowhammer State’s vote in 2016; Romney won 60.55% in 2012, McCain garnered 60.32% in 2008, and Bush got 62.46% in 2004 and 56.48% in 2000.
Another especially important note for Alabama politicos was the performance of one down-ballot candidate on Tuesday: PSC President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh (R-AL) came close to matching Trump’s vote share, winning an impressive 62.27% in her race.
Receiving at least 1,386,861 votes, Cavanaugh on Tuesday won the most votes ever for any non-presidential candidate running in a contested race in Alabama. The previous mark of 1,335,104 votes was set by U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) in 2016.
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn