2016 United States presidential election

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Date 8 November 2016

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] Jeff Schechtman has written that "the election and its aftermath has deepened a culture of fear in the United States."[4]



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.[5]

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.[6][7][8][9][10] On July 19, the second night of the Republican National Convention, Pence won the Republican vice presidential nomination by acclamation.[11]


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.[12][13] They were marginalised by the commercially-controlled media.


Related Documents

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File:ICA 2017 01.pdfReport6 January 2017DNIA 25 page report on joint US intelligence agencies assessment of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election.
File:JAR 16-20296.pdfReport29 December 2016FBI
United States Department of Homeland Security
Joint analysis report on alleged efforts by the Russian state to affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election by means of computer hacking.
Rothschild TNK-BP Intriguers Drafted The Trump-Russia Reportarticle14 January 2017Yoichi ShimatsuAn in-depth analysis of a 35 page UK-sourced intelligence document purporting to discredit Donald Trump and prove Russian involvement in the so-called 'hacking' of the 2016 presidential election.
Rothschilds Caught Rigging The US Presidential ElectionArticle30 September 2016'SatyaRaj'Whether it's Clinton or Trump, the Rothschilds are the real winners!
The World would not survive a Hillary Clinton Presidencyarticle18 April 2016Paul Craig RobertsHillary Clinton has escaped unharmed from so many crimes and scandals that she would likely be the most reckless president in American history. Considering the extraordinary destructive force of nuclear weapons, Hillary as president could mean the end of life on earth.
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.
Why Isn’t Everyone In Favour of Taxing Financial Speculation?report19 April 2016Robert ReichBernie Sanders wants to tax stock trades at a rate of 0.5 percent (a trade of $1,000 would cost $5), and bond trades at 0.1 percent. The tax would reduce incentives for high-speed trading, insider deal-making, and short-term financial betting. Sanders’ 0.5 percent tax could thereby finance public investments that enlarge the economic pie rather than merely rearrange its slices – like tuition-free public education.


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  2. "Leading contenders"
  3. "2016 Presidential Election Results"
  4. https://whowhatwhy.org/2017/09/15/fearful-vs-fearless/
  5. Collinson, Stephen; Kopan, Tal (July 19, 2016). "It's official: Trump is Republican nominee". CNN. Retrieved July 19, 2016. 
  6. Dana Bash; Jim Acosta; Lee, MJ (July 14, 2016). "Donald Trump selects Mike Pence as VP". CNN.com. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  7. Holland, Steve; Stephenson, Emily (July 14, 2016). "Trump expected to pick Indiana Governor Pence for running mate: sources". Reuters.com. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  8. Holly Bailey. "Donald Trump picks Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as VP". Yahoo.com. Retrieved July 16, 2016. 
  9. Ivan Levingston. "Donald Trump officially names Mike Pence as his VP". Cnbc.com. Retrieved July 16, 2016. 
  10. "Mike Pence Is Donald Trump's Vice President Pick". Fortune.com. Retrieved July 16, 2016. 
  11. Cook, Tony (19 July 2016). "Gov. Mike Pence formally nominated as the Republican Party's vice presidential candidate". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  12. "Dr. Jill Stein secures Green Presidential nomination, rises to 5% in national poll". Jill 2016. Retrieved June 15, 2016. 
  13. "Green Party candidate Jill Stein says Bernie Sanders should make a 3rd party run". June 1, 2016. Retrieved June 10, 2016.