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2016 Presidential Election


Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton (November 8th, 2016)


The Presidential Election of 2016 shocked many with its outcome with underdog businessman Donald Trump going on to claim the top spot.
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Donald Trump (NY)
Republican

Occupation: Business
Running Mate: Mike Pence
Carried Home State (New York): No
Incumbent Status: No
304
Electoral Votes (270 needed to win)
30 of 50 states carried (60%)


62,984,828
Popular Vote (48.9%)
227
Electoral Votes (270 needed to win)
20 of 50 states carried (40%)


65,853,514
Popular Vote (51.1%)
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Photograph of Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton (NY)
Democrat

Occupation: Politics
Running Mate: Tim Kaine
Carried Home State (New York): Yes
Incumbent Status: No




NOTES:
Hillary Clinton was not the first female to attempt a presidential run. In 1872, Victoria Woodhull became the first female presidential candidate. Clinton did, however, become the first presidential female candidate to be nominated by a major political party.

Electoral Votes provided by Faithless Electors were assigned to Colin Powell (3), John Kasich (1), Ron Paul (1), Bernie Sanders (1), and Faith Spotted Eagle (1).


ELECTORAL MAP:


Electoral map of the presidential election of


TOTAL ELECTORAL VOTES AVAILABLE by REGION:
NORTHEAST - 96 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont)
MIDWEST - 118 (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
WEST - 123 (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)
SOUTH - 191 (Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia)
SPECIAL - 3 (District of Columbia)