Democratic incumbent Hillary Clinton was ineligible to run for a third term due to limits set forth by the U.S. Constitution. Vice president Martin O' Malley decisively defeated Conservative nominee John Huntsman, winning 376 electoral votes and a majority of 55%. Democrats widely held control of Congress.
Martin O' Malley
The Democratic primary was relatively straightforward. After initial challenges, O' Malley quickly received the minimum delegates required to easily clinch the nomination. The Conservative were fractured from being relatively new, and underfunded. They still had a lot of development to undergo before functioning nationally, and they inadvertently brought baggage from the Republican Party. The country was unsure on a national level of whether to impulsively change party control.