The United States presidential election of 2016 is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2016. This election will mark the fifty-eighth quadrennial US presidential election. The 2016 election will determine the forty-fifth president and forty-eighth vice president of the United States. Between February and June 2016, a series of presidential primary elections and caucuses took place among 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the US territories.
After defeating various candidates in the Republican primary elections, Donald Trump, business figure and reality television personality, became the Republican Party’s presidential nominee on July 19. In opposition, former Secretary of State and New York Senator Hilary Clinton became the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee on July 26. Third-party and independent presidential candidates Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party nominee) and Jill Stein (Green Party nominee) are also running in the election.
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Does not matter how big state is, they have the same impact
The most powerful nation on earth is electing a new leader, with the impact felt across the globe. So how does the election work and how did we end up with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as the main candidates?
When the US picks its president, it is not only choosing a head of state but a head of government and a commander-in-chief of the largest military on the planet.
It’s a big responsibility. So how does the process work?