Year of entry into union: 1819
Total electors: Nine.
In 2016, Alabama's nine electors pledged to vote for Republican nominees Donald Trump and Mike Pence for president and vice-president respectively.
How Alabama votes: Red. Alabama has voted for the Republican nominee in every General Election since 1980.
Demographic breakdown: 72.56 percent White and 26.33 percent African-American.
Fun fact: Democrats had controlled the Alabama state legislature since 1874. Only in 2010, did Republicans claim the majority in both Houses of the state legislature for the first time in 136 years.