2016 United States presidential election

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The 2016 United States presidential election was the 58th quadrennial American presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.wikipedia
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Donald Trump

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The Republican ticket of businessman Donald Trump and Indiana Governor Mike Pence defeated the Democratic ticket of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator from Virginia Tim Kaine, despite losing the popular vote.
Trump entered the 2016 presidential race as a Republican and defeated 16 other candidates in the primaries.

Hillary Clinton

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The Republican ticket of businessman Donald Trump and Indiana Governor Mike Pence defeated the Democratic ticket of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator from Virginia Tim Kaine, despite losing the popular vote.
Clinton became the first woman to be nominated for president of the United States by a major political party when she won the Democratic Party nomination in 2016.

Tim Kaine

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The Republican ticket of businessman Donald Trump and Indiana Governor Mike Pence defeated the Democratic ticket of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator from Virginia Tim Kaine, despite losing the popular vote.
Kaine was the Democratic nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 2016 election.

2016 Democratic Party presidential primaries

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Trump emerged as his party's front-runner amidst a wide field of Republican primary candidates, while Clinton defeated Senator Bernie Sanders and became the first female presidential nominee of a major American party.
The 2016 Democratic Party presidential primaries and caucuses were a series of electoral contests organized by the Democratic Party to select the 4,051 delegates to the Democratic National Convention held July 25–28 and determine the nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Mike Pence

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The Republican ticket of businessman Donald Trump and Indiana Governor Mike Pence defeated the Democratic ticket of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator from Virginia Tim Kaine, despite losing the popular vote.
He had withdrawn his gubernatorial reelection campaign in July to become the running mate of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who went on to win the presidential election on November 8, 2016.

Presidency of Barack Obama

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Clinton emphasized her extensive political experience, denounced Trump and many of his supporters as bigots, and advocated the expansion of President Obama's policies; racial, LGBT, and women's rights; and "inclusive capitalism".
Obama was succeeded by Republican Donald Trump, who won the 2016 presidential election.

Inauguration of Donald Trump

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Trump took office as the 45th president, and Pence as the 48th vice president, on January 20, 2017.
The inauguration marked the formal culmination of the presidential transition of Donald Trump that began when he won the U.S. presidential election on November 9, 2016, and became the President-elect.

2016 United States presidential election in Michigan

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Trump won six states that Democrat Barack Obama had won in 2012: Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
The 2016 United States presidential election in Michigan was held on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 United States presidential election in which all 50 states plus the District of Columbia participated.

2016 United States presidential election in Wisconsin

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Trump won six states that Democrat Barack Obama had won in 2012: Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
The 2016 United States presidential election in Wisconsin was held on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 United States presidential election in which all 50 states plus the District of Columbia participated.

United States presidential election

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The 2016 United States presidential election was the 58th quadrennial American presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
Then in 1876, 1888, 2000, and 2016, the winner of electoral vote lost the popular vote outright.

Hillary Clinton email controversy

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Trump faced controversy over his views on race and immigration, incidents of violence against protestors at his rallies, and numerous sexual misconduct allegations including a controversial tape, while Clinton's campaign was undermined by declining approval ratings due to concerns about her ethics and trustworthiness, and an FBI investigation of her improper use of a private email server, which received more media coverage than any other topic during the campaign.
The controversy was a major point of discussion and contention during the 2016 presidential election, in which Clinton was the Democratic nominee.

Bernie Sanders

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Trump emerged as his party's front-runner amidst a wide field of Republican primary candidates, while Clinton defeated Senator Bernie Sanders and became the first female presidential nominee of a major American party.
In July 2016, he formally endorsed Clinton in her general election bid against Republican Donald Trump, while urging his supporters to continue the "political revolution" his campaign had begun.

Donald Trump sexual misconduct allegations

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Trump faced controversy over his views on race and immigration, incidents of violence against protestors at his rallies, and numerous sexual misconduct allegations including a controversial tape, while Clinton's campaign was undermined by declining approval ratings due to concerns about her ethics and trustworthiness, and an FBI investigation of her improper use of a private email server, which received more media coverage than any other topic during the campaign.
Two of the allegations (by Ivana Trump and Jill Harth) became public before Trump's candidacy for president, but the rest arose after a 2005 audio recording was leaked during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Basket of deplorables

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Clinton emphasized her extensive political experience, denounced Trump and many of his supporters as bigots, and advocated the expansion of President Obama's policies; racial, LGBT, and women's rights; and "inclusive capitalism".
The Trump campaign repeatedly used the phrase against Clinton during and after the 2016 presidential election.

Nationwide opinion polling for the 2016 United States presidential election

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Clinton led in nearly every pre-election nationwide poll and in most swing state polls, leading some commentators to compare Trump's victory to that of Harry S. Truman in 1948 as one of the greatest political upsets in modern U.S. history.
This page lists nationwide public opinion polls that have been conducted relating to the 2016 United States presidential election.

Natural-born-citizen clause

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Article Two of the United States Constitution provides that the President and Vice President of the United States must be natural-born citizens of the United States, at least 35 years old, and residents of the United States for a period of at least 14 years.
Many eligibility lawsuits from the 2008, 2012, and 2016 election cycles were dismissed in lower courts due to the challengers' difficulty in showing that they had standing to raise legal objections.

Ted Cruz

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With seventeen major candidates entering the race, starting with Ted Cruz on March 23, 2015, this was the largest presidential primary field for any political party in American history.
He was the runner-up for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election.

Donald Trump 2016 presidential campaign

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Trump was the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election, having won the most state primaries, caucuses, and delegates at the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Democratic Party (United States)

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The Republican ticket of businessman Donald Trump and Indiana Governor Mike Pence defeated the Democratic ticket of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator from Virginia Tim Kaine, despite losing the popular vote.
After the 2016 election of Donald Trump, the Democratic Party transitioned into the role of an opposition party and currently hold neither the presidency nor the Senate but has won back a majority in the House from the 2018 Midterm Election.

Chris Christie

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On the same day, Politico released an article predicting that the 2016 general election would be between Clinton and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, while a New York Times article named New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Senator Cory Booker from New Jersey as potential candidates.
On June 30, 2015, he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election.

United States presidential elections in which the winner lost the popular vote

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Trump is the fifth person in U.S. history to become president while losing the nationwide popular vote.
The presidential elections of 1876, 1888, 2000, and 2016 produced an Electoral College winner who did not receive the most votes in the general election.

Ben Carson 2016 presidential campaign

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He formally announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election at a rally in his hometown of Detroit on May 4, 2015.

Super Tuesday

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On March 1, 2016, the first of four "Super Tuesday" primaries, Rubio won his first contest in Minnesota, Cruz won Alaska, Oklahoma, and his home of Texas, and Trump won the other seven states that voted.
During the 2016 election year, Super Tuesday was held on March 1.

2016 South Carolina Republican primary

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Bush followed suit after scoring fourth place to Trump, Rubio, and Cruz in South Carolina.
The 2016 South Carolina Republican primary took place on February 20 in the U.S. state of South Carolina, marking the Republican Party's third nominating contest in their series of presidential primaries ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

2016 Iowa Republican caucuses

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Prior to the Iowa caucuses on February 1, 2016, Perry, Walker, Jindal, Graham, and Pataki withdrew due to low polling numbers.
The 2016 Iowa Republican caucuses took place on February 1 in the U.S. state of Iowa, traditionally marking the Republican Party's first nominating contest in their series of presidential primaries ahead of the 2016 presidential election.