2016 Election

2016 Election

The 2016 Presidential Election

The 2016 Republican Primary is done and Donald Trump has been selected as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and Hillary Clinton . The United States 2016 election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8th. It will be the 58th quadrennial election. It will factor both popular vote as well as the Electoral College, the process through which voters select presidential electors who in turn elect a new president and vice president.

How does the Primary process work?

The presidential primaries and caucuses take place betweenFebruary 1st and June 14, staggered among the 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. These will culminate in the Republican National Convention, which takes place from July 18th to July 21st in Cleveland, Ohio and the Democratic National Convention, which will take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from July 25th to July 28th.

Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton the Presumptive Nominees for the 2016 Election

Real estate tycoon and reality television personality Donald Trump became the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party on May 3rd, when Ted Cruz and John Kasich suspended their campaigns following Trump’s win in the Indiana primary. He is expected to face the winner of the Democratic Party’s primary race, which is expected to be Hillary Clinton.

Will Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump be able to bring their parties together?

Multiple members of the Republican Party have stated that they intend to find an alternative candidate to support as their nominee at the Convention, and Senator Sanders has also stated his intent to become the Democratic nominee, despite the sizable differential in delegates between him and Secretary Clinton. If Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton do become their party nominees, they will face a host of Third Party candidates in the general election, including Jill Stein and Gary Johnson. Keep up with the latest on the 2016 election at Political Storm.

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