Going into the 2020 general election, Plymouth Township had 12,864 registered voters. The election in the township saw 10,802 ballots cast resulting in a turnout of 83.97%.
Plymouth Township voters came out big for Democratic Party candidates on the November 3rd election. Democratic Party candidates won the majority of votes in every race on the ballot in the township.
|President||Biden (D)||Trump (R)||Jorgensen (L)|
However, there are some interesting things to point out. Joe Biden improved on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 result by 1,063 votes. Donald Trump improved on his vote total from 2016 by 356.
Biden also generally outperformed other Democrats on the ballot while Trump underperformed against other Republicans.
|US House of Rep||Dean (D)||Barnette (R)|
For example, incumbent Madeleine Dean (D) was up for re-election in the US House of Representatives. She faced first-time candidate Kathy Barnette (R). Dean garnered 284 fewer votes than Biden. Barnette outperformed Trump by 229 votes.
|Office||D Candidate||Biden||R Candidate||Trump|
|State House of Reps |
|State House of Reps|
On the Democratic Party side, Biden outperformed all the other Democrats running for office. Note that Plymouth Township is divided between two districts for state representative (if you combine those two totals, the state representatives got more votes than Biden).
On the Republican side, Trump versus the other Republicans running is somewhat muddled. Trump got fewer votes than Republicans running in three races (one just by one vote). Trump did better than the Republican candidate for attorney general by 170 votes. Trump also did better by 142 votes than the combined total of the two races for state representative.
Note that any comparison to 2016 involves 2016 official results and 2020 unofficial results. All results from 2020 are unofficial and were taken from the Montgomery County election dashboard.
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