California Today: Did Trump Really Have a Shot at California?

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It’s no secret that Donald J. Trump lost badly in California on Election Day.

But not everywhere.

By territory alone, the state’s blue and red sides ended up fairly even, as voters delivered wins for Mr. Trump across the rural Central Valley and northern counties.On Tuesday, Mr. Trump suggested on Twitter that had he campaigned more in California, the result would have been different. Given the solidly blue coast, where the vast majority of people live, that seems unlikely.

With the caveat that there are still roughly four million unprocessed ballots that will likely shift the margins, here’s a look at Mr. Trump’s California by the numbers.

• About 33 percent of California voters cast their ballots for Mr. Trump. That’s compared with a little more than 37 percent for Mitt Romney in 2012.

• More than 3.5 million Californians backed the Republican, according to the early tallies. For Mrs. Clinton: 6.6 million.

• Nearly half of California’s counties — 26 out of 58 — went for Mr. Trump.

• The largest by population was Kern, the county just north of Los Angeles that is home to Bakersfield. There, Mr. Trump got more than 119,000 votes to Mrs. Clinton’s roughly 86,000.

• The county where Mr. Trump did best: Lassen. Nearly 73 percent of voters in the sparsely populated northeast county chose the Republican.

• Where Mr. Trump did worst: San Francisco. Fewer than 10 percent voted for him.

• Mr. Trump had small outposts of support even along California’s solidly blue coast. Huntington Beach and San Clemente in Orange County, for example, both went mostly red, according to precinct data at The Los Angeles Times.

Mark DiCamillo, director of the Field Poll, said California had been moving left relative to the rest of the country going back several presidential elections. As the final ballots are counted, Mr. Trump’s defeat in California is poised to be the most resounding since Franklin D. Roosevelt trounced Alfred M. Landon in 1936.

“So no,” Mr. DiCamillo said, “I don’t think there is anything Trump could have done to change that trajectory.”