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United States presidential election, 2016
November 8, 2016
538 members of the Electoral College
270 electoral votes needed to win
62.7% (voting eligible)
25 + DC
President before election
The United States presidential election of 2016 was the 58th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Republican nominee, Donald Trump, and his running mate, Oprah Winfrey, were elected to the office, defeating the Democratic nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton , and her running mate, Senator Bernie Sanders.