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2016 United States Presidential Election
November 7, 2016
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Nominee Donald Trump Hillary Clinton
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York New York
Running mate Mike Pence Tim Kaine
Electoral vote 304 227
States carried 30 +ME 2 30 +DC
Popular vote 62,984,825 65,853,516
Percentage 46.1% 48.2%
President before election
Barack Obama
Democratic
Elected President
Donald Trump
Republican
The 2016 presidential election was the 58th quadrennial election, held on November 8, 2016. Republican nominee Businessman. Donald Trump surprisingly won against Democratic nominee former Secretary of State. Hillary Clinton. Despite Clinton, winning the popular vote.

Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States along with Mike Pence being elected as the 48th Vice President.

Nominations

Democratic Party

  • Hillary Clinton, Former Secretary of State
  • Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator from Vermont
  • Martin O'Malley, former Governor of Maryland (dropped out 2/1/16)
  • Jim Webb, Former Virginia Senator
  • Lincoln Chafee, former Governor of Rhode Island
  • Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Professor

Republican Party

  • Donald Trump, Buisnessman from New York
  • Ted Cruz - United States Senator for Texas (drooped out at convention)
  • John Kasich, Governor of Ohio
  • Marco Rubio, United States Senator from Florida (drooped out at convention)
  • Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey (dropped out 4/13/16)
  • Rick Perry, former Governor of Texas (dropped out 1/23/16)
  • Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas (dropped out 1/8/16)
  • Ben Carson, retired surgeon from Maryland (dropped out 6/2/16) 
  • Carly Fiorina, former CEO from California (dropped out 11/19/16) 
  • Lindsey Graham, Senator from South Carolina (dropped out 2/9/16)  
  • Rick Santorum, former Senator from Pennsylvania (dropped out after convention)
  • Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin
  • Jim Gilmore, former Governor of Virginia
  • George Pataki, former Governor of New York

General Election

The General Election essentially went to Trump. 

Campaign

Issues

Deficit

Pakistan

Healthcare

Obama's Popularity

Results

2016 results

Final election results, Red States represent wins by Trump/Pence. Blue States represent wins by Clinton/Kaine.