The 2016 US presidential election is the 58th quadrennial United States presidential election scheduled for November 8, 2016. Barack Obama, the incumbent president, is ineligible to be elected to a third term due to term limits in the Twenty-second Amendment to the Unites States Constitution. This election opposes Jeb Bush (son of the former president George H. W. Bush and brother of the former president George W. Bush), the Republican candidate, to Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic candidate. Jeb Bush won the election by gaining 43 states, 482 Great Electors and 53% of the popular vote against only 8 states, 63 Great Electors and 39% of the popular vote.
- Jeb Bush, former Florida governor (47 states, 65% of the vote)
-Chris Cristie, governor of New Jersey (4 states, 25% of the vote)
-Paul Ryan, U.S representative from Wisconsin, 2012 vice-presidential nominee (6% of the vote)
-Rand Paul, U.S senator from Kentucky (4% of the vote)
In 2013, after Obama's reelection, many Republicans express their interest for the presidential candidacy. After Super Tuesday, Paul Ryan dropped his campaign. Chris Cristie does the same after losing the states of California and New York to Jeb Bush. Because of his popularity within the GOP and the Hispanics, Bush won the GOP presidential primary with 47 states gained. Cristie won 4 states (New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut and Rhode Island). The Bush's victory allowed him to win the GOP nomination in 2016.