US/2016 Presidential election

From Wikispooks
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Event.png US/2016 Presidential election (US Presidential Election) Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
2016 United States presidential election.jpg
Date8 November 2016
SubpageUS/2016 Presidential election/Iowa DNC Caucus

The United States presidential election, 2016 took place on Tuesday, 8 November 2016[1][2] when Republican Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton by 290 electoral college votes to 228, becoming the 45th President of the United States.[3]



Businessman and reality television personality Donald Trump became the Republican Party's presidential nominee on 19 July 2016, after defeating Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and several other candidates in the Republican primary elections.[4]

On 14 July 2016, several major media outlets reported that Trump had selected Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate. Trump confirmed these reports and made the announcement two days later in New York.[5][6][7][8][9] On July 19, the second night of the Republican National Convention, Pence won the Republican vice presidential nomination by acclamation.[10]


Former Secretary of State and New York Senator Hillary Clinton became the Democratic Party's presidential nominee on 26 July 2016 after defeating Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. On July 22, three days before the start of the Democratic National Convention, the Clinton campaign announced that Virginia Senator Tim Kaine had been selected as her running mate.


Two other candidates contested the election: the Libertarian Party nominee, former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson; and the Green Party nominee Jill Stein.[11][12] They were marginalised by the commercially-controlled media.

Big Data

Project Censored reported in October 2017 that "right-wing computer scientist and hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer was the top donor to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, contributing $13.5 million and helping lay the groundwork for what is now called the Trump Revolution. Mercer also funded Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics company that specializes in “election management strategies” and using microtargeting."[13]

Infiltrated by British secret services

Full article: Simon Bracey-Lane

The British intelligence services infitrated the Bernie Sanders campaign.

Bugging and Infiltration of Trump campaign

Crossfire Hurricane was the FBI’s code name for its investigation into whether the Trump campaign was colluding with "the Russians" to influence the 2016 election; “Crossfire Razor” was the FBI’s code name for the investigation into Michael Flynn.[14], These efforts were decided at the highest level, by associates of the 7th floor group.

[15]. The campaign also was infiltrated and bugged by foreign intelligence services. The British was used as a cut-out to justify this surveillance. According to CNN, "British and other European intelligence agencies intercepted communications between associates of Donald Trump and Russian officials and other Russian individuals during the campaign and passed on those communications to their US counterparts"[16], as part of the Five Eyes program. Internal spying is sometimes illegal in Five-Eyes countries, so the secret services creates a fig-leaf for this, by allowing allied services to do that part of the job. In this case they came up with the Steel dossier, and used Alexander Downer and Stefan Halper in an attempt to entrap and recruit Trump campaign workers[17].

Declassified FISA documents from 2020 revealed how this system to create legal fig-leafs works. The FBI relied completely on media reports that were inaccurate[18][19] ( a Josh Rogin op-ed in Washington Post[20] and a Michael Crowley article in Politico)[21], to “assesses that, following Page’s meetings in Russia, Page helped influence the Republican Party and Trump’s campaign to alter their platforms to be more sympathetic to Russia.”


Jeff Schechtman has written that "the election and its aftermath has deepened a culture of fear in the United States."[22]

Large parts of the media were never in doubt of the outcome. The Trump victory came as a big psychological shock for the liberal establishment.

The additional FISA application declassifications reveal another disconcerting fact: The FBI relied completely on media reports that ended up being inaccurate to “assesses that, following Page’s meetings in Russia, Page helped influence [the Republican Party] and Trump’s campaign to alter their platforms to be more sympathetic to Russia.”


Twitter confirmed that Bernie Sanders' tweet – questioning if Donald Trump is "running for president or dictator" – received the most retweets during Trump's acceptance speech.[23]

In May 2016, at the G7 summit in Japan, President Barack Obama reportedly said that international leaders "have good reason to be rattled" by pronouncements made by Donald Trump who had shown a cavalier and ignorant attitude towards world affairs. Trump said it was a "good thing" foreign leaders were rattled.[24]

Responding to the UK government's invitation to stay at Buckingham Palace on a State Visit in 2017, President-elect Trump reportedly said:

"First get Buck House suitably refurbished and have its electrics fixed, then I'd be honored to accept the kind invite."[25]

On Twitter Mr Trump added:

"Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States. He would do a great job!"[26]


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Rothschilds Caught Rigging The US Presidential ElectionArticle30 September 2016'SatyaRaj'Whether it's Clinton or Trump, the Rothschilds are the real winners!
File:Trump-Intelligence-Allegations.pdfdossierJanuary 2017Christopher SteeleA dossier of evidence purporting to demonstrate that Donald Trump and his transition team members have a history of improper contact with the Russian government and that Russian Intelligence collected substantial compromising information on Trump during his Russian business trips.
80 pounds thermometer.png
As of 5 May 2021, our Patrons are giving £80/month, which is 4/5 of our webhosting bill. If you appreciate our efforts, please help keep this site running by donating or spreading the word about our Patreon page.


  1. "United States presidential election, 2016"
  2. "Leading contenders"
  3. "2016 Presidential Election Results"
  4.'s official: Trump is Republican nominee|publisher=CNN|author1=Collinson, Stephen|author2=Kopan, Tal|date=July 19, 2016|accessdate=July 19, 2016
  6. cite web | url= | title=Trump expected to pick Indiana Governor Pence for running mate: sources | | date=July 14, 2016 | accessdate=July 14, 2016 | author=Holland, Steve; Stephenson, Emily
  7. cite web|author=Holly Bailey |url= |title=Donald Trump picks Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as VP | |accessdate=July 16, 2016
  8. cite web|author=Ivan Levingston |url= |title=Donald Trump officially names Mike Pence as his VP | |date= |accessdate=July 16, 2016
  9. cite web|author= |url= |title=Mike Pence Is Donald Trump's Vice President Pick | |date= |accessdate=July 16, 2016
  10. cite news|last1=Cook|first1=Tony|title=Gov. Mike Pence formally nominated as the Republican Party's vice presidential candidate|url= 20, 2016|work=The Indianapolis Star|date=19 July 2016
  11. 2016
  23. "Is this guy running for president or dictator?"
  24. "Obama: World leaders 'rattled' by Trump"
  25. "Get Buck House suitably refurbished and the electrics sorted, and I'd be honored to accept the kind invite"
  26. "Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States. He would do a great job!"