The Green Papers: Rhode Island 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 13 September 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Tuesday 13 September 2016 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC). Most polls are open at 7am. However, polls may open as late as 9am by location.
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EST (1200-0100 UTC). Most polls are open at 7am. However, polls may open as late as 9am by location.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:1,055,247 (0.34% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
Capital:Providence
 

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Rhode Island State and Local Government

Rhode Island 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Federal and State Candidates from the Rhode Island Department of State.


13 September 2016 primary returns from the
Rhode Island Board of Elections.
Results from
AP.


8 November 2016 returns from the Rhode Island Board of Elections.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 4 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (5, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 252,525 54.41% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
(4 Electoral Votes)
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Republican 180,543 38.90% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Libertarian 14,746 3.18% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Scattering 9,439 2.03% WRITE-IN
The certified vote shows 9,439 votes for "WRITE-IN". We requested a breakdown from the Secretary of State and received the list below on 19 January 2017 which has a total of 7,437 votes. The SoS tallied candidates receiving 5 or more votes statewide (but there are candidates with fewer that 5 votes on this list). We preserved the spellings as provided so some candidates appear multiple times. Bernie Sanders 3074, John Kasich 737, Evan McMullen 643, Evan Walker 617, Michael Pence 314, Paul Ryan 272, Mitt Romney 272, Joe Biden 165, John McCain 100, Evan McMullan 89, Tom Brady 79, Mickey Mouse 79, Blank 71, Jeb Bush 69, Ted Cruz 61, None of the above 61, Jesus Christ 57, Ben Carson 57, Darrell Castle 47, Colin Powel 47, Marco Rubio 40, Michael Bloomberg 38, Michelle Obama 33, Michael Maturen 33, Condoleeza Rice 30, None 20, God 18, Vermin Supreme 14, Ron Paul 14, Donald Duck 14, Elizabeth Warren 13, Bill Belichek 13, No Confidence 12, Harambe 12, Carly Fiorina 12, Rand Paul 11, Alfred E. Neuman 11, Abe Lincoln 11, Barack Obama 10, No one 9, Mike Huckabee 9, Lincoln Chaffee 9, Colin Powell 9, Rep. Trey Gowdy 8, Chris Christie 8, Anyone Else 8, Theodore Roosevelt 7, Mark Cuban 7, Jesse Ventura 7, James Mattis 7, Tim Kaine 6, Thomas Hanks 6, Ronald Reagan 6, Pope Francis 6, Willy Nelson 5, Michael Tedesco 5, Me 5, Gina Romando 5, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson 5, Bob Healy 5, Bill Murray 5, Ben Sasse 5, Alice Cooper 5, Abstain 5, Michael Dahri 2, Luke Bahri 2, Mel Gibson 1, Jack Reed 0.

On 2 February 2017, we received another list from the Secretary of State with different numbers and a total of 7,266. We preserved the spellings as provided so some candidates appear multiple times. Bernie Sanders 2205, Ben Silva 1122, John Kasich 457, Evan McMullen 427, Elizabeth Warren 255, Paul Ryan 227, Michael Pence 198, John Cena 198, Mitt Romney 196, Mike Huckabee 104, Joe Biden 102, Evan McMullan 89, Mel Gibson 87, John McCain 84, Pamela Martin 70, Marco Rubio 66, Blank 63, Tom Brady 62, Mickey Mouse 57, Jesus Christ 53, Jim Webb 51, Jeb Bush 49, Ben Carson 47, Michael Maturen 46, John DeSimone 43, Thomas Edward 40, Ted Cruz 38, None of the above 37, Leslie Graham 31, Darrell Castle 30, Nikki Haley 29, Bill Murray 27, Michelle Obama 24, James Mattis 24, Barack Obama 24, Solidarity Party 23, Colin Powel 23, Michael Bloomberg 22, Dan Issa 20, Condoleeza Rice 20, George W. Bush 16, Cynthia Maronel 16, Vermin Supreme 15, Jay Kalick 15, None 14, Donald Duck 14, Bill Belichek 13, Ron Paul 12, Rand Paul 11, Christopher Walker 10, Christopher Walken 10, Winnie the Pooh 9, No Confidence 9, Nicole Leinhauser 9, Derek Jeter 9, Colin Powell 9, Abe Lincoln 9, Timothy J. Fetzner 8, My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ 8, Harambe 8, Green Party 8, God 8, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson 8, Alfred E. Neuman 8, Peter Clarence 7, Michael Holland 7, Lincoln Chaffee 7, Jimmy Buffett 7, Willy Nelson 6, William Myers 6, Terrible Choices 6, Tea Leone 6, Senator Jack Reed 6, Rob Gronkowski 6, Other 6, Me 6, Jesse Ventura 6, George Washington 6, Chris Christie 6, Charles Manson 6, Carly Fiorina 6, Benjamin A. Masiti, Esq. 6, Sarah Marie Restrepo 5, Michael Tedesco 5, Michael Milino 5, Matthew J. Clarkin 5, Mark Flynn 5, God Help Us 5, Can't Do It 5, Buddy Cianci 5, Bill Clinton 5, Aristotle 5, 3rd Party 5, Michael Huckabee 3, Lindsay Graham 3, Henry J. Laudone Jr. 3, Samuel Jackson 2, Robert M. Gates 2, Ralph Nader 2, No one 2, Michael Matturen 2, Howard Stearn 2, Gina Raimondo 2, General James Mattis 2, Daffy Duck 2, Bill Belichick 2, William M Cameron 1, Troy Polamalu 1, Trey Gowdy 1, Tom Hanks 1, Tim Kaine 1, Stephen Colbert 1, Spiderman 1, Snoopy 1, Sean Patrick Smith 1, Rudy Giuliani 1, Ronald Reagan 1, Robert Bolton 1, Raymond Hudack 1, Pope Francis 1, Patrick J. Toomey 1, Newt Gingrich 1, Neither 1, Morgan Freeman 1, Mitch McConnell 1, Mitch Daniels 1, Mark Cuban 1, Mario Cuomo 1, John Kerry 1, John F. Kennedy 1, John Doe 1, John Casey 1, Joe Blow 1, Jimmy Buffet 1, Goofy 1, General Raymond Thomas 1, Gary McMullen 1, Donald Carcieri 1, David "Big Papi" Ortiz 1, Charlie Rose 1, Charles Krauthammer 1, Bruce Wayne 1, Bob Healy 1, Bill Weld 1, Ben Sasse 1, Barak Obama 1, Anyone Else 1, Almost Anyone Else 1, Alice Cooper 1, Alec Baldwin 1.

  Candidate Green 6,220 1.34% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
  Candidate American Delta 671 0.14% Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente Guerra
for Vice President: Michael Alan Steinberg
FEC P60016342; 31 Dec 16; Tot $8,075,960; Dsb $8,074,914
Total 464,144 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Sheldon Whitehouse, II
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Sheldon Whitehouse, II
FEC S6RI00221

Class 2 Democratic Senator  John F. "Jack" Reed
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  John F. "Jack" Reed
FEC S6RI00163

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Gina Marie Raimondo
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Daniel J. "Dan" McKee
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (2 Renominated)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  David N. Cicilline
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 13 September 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 130,534 64.50% Congressman  David N. Cicilline
FEC H0RI01073; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,504,833; Dsb $865,999
  Candidate Republican 71,023 35.10% Harold Russell "Russ" Taub
FEC H4RI01133; 31 Dec 16; Tot $103,111; Dsb $87,316
  Candidate Scattering 814 0.40% WRITE-IN
On 2 February 2017, we this list from the Secretary of State. We preserved the spellings as provided to us so some may candidates appear multiple times. The total is a 247. Blank 94, Mickey Mouse 17, John DeSimone 15, Jan Malik 12, Rufus Bailey 11, Bernie Sanders 10, Me 6, None of the Above 5, Lincoln Chaffee 5, Rufas Bailey 4, Phillip Rizzuto 4, Unknown 3, Tom Brady 3, No 3, None 2, Noah Donahue 2, John Kemp 2, Hillary Clinton 2, Greg Amore 2, Donald Trump 2, Donald Duck 2, Anyone Else 2, Wiz Khalifa 1, Vermin Supreme 1, Steven Archer 1, Senator Jack Reed 1, Scott Avedesian 1, Santa Claus 1, Ralph Russo 1, Peter Parker 1, Other One 1, No one 1, No Confidence 1, Michael Pence 1, Matt Fecteau 1, Jim Courneyer 1, Jesus Christ 1, James Hogan 1, J.D Salinger 1, Howdy Doody 1, Harambe 1, Gina Raimondo 1, George Washington 1, Gary Johnson 1, Derek Jeter 1, David "Big Papi" Ortiz 1, Dan Issa 1, Curt Schilling 1, Claiborne Pell Jr. 1, Christian Montoya 1, Buddy Cianci 1, Bruce Wayne 1, Brandon Doherty 1, Bradford Read 1, Bozo the Clown 1, Bob Healy 1, Barack Obama 1, Andrew Kelly 1, Alfred E. Neuman 1, Adam West 1, Abstain 1.
Total 202,371 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  James R. "Jim" Langevin
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 13 September 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 133,108 58.09% Congressman  James R. "Jim" Langevin
FEC H0RI02139; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,164,579; Dsb $959,865
  Candidate Republican 70,301 30.68% Rhue R. Reis
FEC H4RI02107; 19 Oct 16; Tot $7,670; Dsb $2,834
  Candidate Independent 16,253 7.09% Jeffery C. "Jeff" Johnson
FEC H4RI02073
  Candidate Independent 8,942 3.90% Salvatore G. "Sal" Caiozzo
FEC H6RI02284
  Candidate Scattering 544 0.24% WRITE-IN
On 2 February 2017, we this list from the Secretary of State. We preserved the spellings as provided to us so some candidates may appear multiple times. The total is 153. Blank 58, Mickey Mouse 9, Bernie Sanders 8, None of the above 4, Jeb Bush 4, Santa Claus 3, John Hamilton 3, Harambe 3, God 3, Bozo the Clown 3, Bill Belichik 3, Undecided 2, Tom Brady 2, Steve Aruter 2, Saint Mother Theresa 2, None 2, No Confidence 2, Michelle Godin 2, Lorenzo Ucci 2, Lincoln Chaffee 2, Joe Biden 2, Jesus Christ 2, Geralyn M. Cook 2, Daffy Duck 2, Bugs Bunny 2, Buddy Cianci 2, Better Candidate 2, Ted Cruz 1, Snoopy 1, Rick Perry 1, Peter Pan 1, Oprah 1, No One 1, No 1, Nikki Haley 1, John Kasick 1, John Chaffee 1, Jimmy Buffet 1, Hugh Heffner 1, Elvis 1, Dr. Ben Carson 1, Donald Trump 1, Donald Duck 1, Deez Nutz 1, David Pellegrino 1, Anyone but Langevin 1, Allan Fung 1.
Total 229,148 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Democratic Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Secretary of State is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Democratic Attorney General  Peter F. Kilmartin
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Attorney General is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Seat

General Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic General Treasurer  Seth Magaziner
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 9 incumbents, 5 candidates
  Republican: 3 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  American Delta: 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 3 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.sec.state.ri.us/rihist/riconst.htm
Election Authority
  Office of the Secretary of State
  Rhode Island Board of Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  The State of Rhode Island General Assembly
Democratic
  Democratic Party of Rhode Island
Republican
  Rhode Island Republicans
Third Party
  Constitution Party of Rhode Island
  Green Party of Rhode Island
  Green Party of Rhode Island
  Justice Party of Rhode Island
  Libertarian Party of Rhode Island
  Rhode Island Right to Life
Media & others
  Anchor Rising
  College Hill Independent - Brown / RISD - Providence
  East Bay Newspapers
  Inside Politics - Darrell West, Brown University, Providence
  Politicker.com - Rhode Island
  Politics1.com - Rhode Island
  Providence Business News
  Providence Daily Dose
  Rhode Island Public Radio - NPR - Providence
  Rhode Island's Future
  RICentral - Wakefield
  South County Independent - Wakefield
  The Newport Daily News
  The Pawtucket Times
  The Providence Journal
  The Valley Breeze - Cumberland
  The Westerly Sun
  Warren Times Gazette
  Warwick Beacon
  WHJJ-920 AM (talk radio)-Providence
  WJAR TV - NBC - Providence
  WLNE TV - ABC - Providence
  Woonsocket Call
  WPRI TV - FOX - East Providence
  WPRO AM - Citadel - East Providence

 


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