United States presidential election, 2016
2012 ←
November 8, 2016 → 2020
538 members of the Electoral College

270 electoral votes needed to win

Turnout 62.7% (voting eligible)[1]
845px-Donald Trump by Gage Skidmore
Hillary Clinton
Nominee Donald Trump Hillary Clinton
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York Illinois
Running mate Oprah Winfrey Bernie Sanders
Electoral vote 332 206
States carried 25 + DC 25
Popular vote 65,915,796 65,914,997
Percentage 50.2% 49.8%
President before election

Barack Obama Democratic

Elected President

Donald Trump Republican

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.