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2016 Presidential Election
November 8, 2016
Turnout 57.1%
Clinton Donald Trump2 style="text-align: center; border-bottom: 6px solid
  1. fcca00"| 220px-Ted Cruz, official portrait, 113th Congress
Nominee Hilary Clinton Donald Trump Ted Cruz
Party Democratic Republican American Conservative
Home state Illinois New York Canada
Running mate Martin O'Malley Dr. Ben Carson Marco Rubio
Electoral vote 296 132 0
Percentage 57.3% 35.3% 12.4%
The 2016 U.S presidential Election was one of the most controversial elections in American history. The election was criticized for massive voter fraud and election rigging. 

Background

The centerpiece of the Election was the growing threat of ISIS also was an important topic. Many felt that the President had been openly supporting terrorism in the Middle East.

With a New Cold War becoming a reality, many candidates saw themselves promising a Strong Nuclear Deterrence. Russia had begun building up its nuclear arsenal and its military. Major Gains were also made in Ukraine, half of the country had been annexed by Russia near the end of 2015. 

Canidiates 

The first canidates to declare their desire to run on each side were Hilary Clinton and Ted Cruz. Jeb Bush would announce his decision to run in June of 2015, and immeditaly became the favorite to score the GOP nomination. 

Other Canididates to express their desire to run included Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, John Kerry, Rand Paul, Scott Walker, Andrew Cuomo, George Pataki, Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Rudy Guilani. 

Primaries 

Bernie Sanders, a Independent Senator from Vermont who caucused with the Democrats, became a popular figure amongst Millennials and Hardcore Democrats. Because of his age, and popularity with extremists, Sanders became a popular figure, but was criticized for his role in supporting the "selfish Millennials"

Sanders was also accused of Socialism, an image that did not sit well with his colleagues. Sanders was forced out of the race and refused to encourage any candidates 

Debates 

Election Day

On November 5, 2016, mlions would vote in a critical election determining America's fate. Hilary Clinton had been leading the exit polls, with Trump in a close second. When the polls closed she was leading by about 10% and had already carried two states.

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