Overview[ edit ] After the successful performance by U. His re-election was considered very likely.
Senator from Virginia Tim Kainedespite losing the popular vote.
Incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama was ineligible to serve a third term due to the term limits established by the 22nd Amendment. Concurrent with the presidential election, SenateHouseand many gubernatorial and state and local elections were also held on November 8.
Clinton secured the Democratic nomination after fending off a strong primary challenge from Senator Bernie Sanders. Clinton ran on a platform of continuing and expanding President Obama's policiesemphasizing issues of racial, LGBT, and women's rights, and " inclusive capitalism ";  whereas Trump promised to " Make America Great Again " by implementing a populist and nationalist agenda, opposing political correctnessillegal immigrationand many free-trade agreements.
Trump made numerous controversial remarks about race and immigrationand was accused of inciting violence against protestors at his rallies,    and faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct which he deniedbut was also able to garner extensive free media coverage.
Clinton held the lead in nearly every pre-election nationwide poll and in most swing state polls. Voters selected members of the Electoral College in each state, in most cases by "winner-takes-all" plurality ; those state electors in turn voted for a new president and vice president on December 19, He won two perennial swing states which typically decide an election, in Florida and Ohio.
Trump also won three " blue wall " stronghold states that had not gone Republican since the s: MichiganPennsylvaniaand Wisconsin. He also won Maine's 2nd congressional districtwhich had also not been won by a Republican presidential candidate since Leading up to the election, a Trump victory was considered unlikely by almost all media forecasts.
U.S. Peace Council November 25, Executive Summary: Regarding the election victory of Donald Trump, the US Peace Council first of all salutes the massive demonstrations that call for improving workers’ lives, saving the environment, respecting women, opposing racism, supporting immigrants and rejecting Islamophobia. The latest news and analysis of the candidates and issues shaping the presidential race. Presidential Election In November , seats in 87 of 99 state legislative chambers, plus 36 gubernatorial seats, 30 lieutenant gubernatorial seats, 30 attorney general seats, and 27 secretary of state seats are up for election.
After his victory was assured, some commentators compared the election to President Harry S. Truman 's victorious campaign in as one of the greatest political upsets in modern American history.
A further three electors attempted to vote against Clinton but were replaced or forced to vote again. Trump is the fifth person in U. Clinton's popular vote win was also the largest ever margin by a candidate who lost the electoral college.U.S. Peace Council November 25, Executive Summary: Regarding the election victory of Donald Trump, the US Peace Council first of all salutes the massive demonstrations that call for improving workers’ lives, saving the environment, respecting women, opposing racism, supporting immigrants and rejecting Islamophobia.
Julian Zelizer and I talked with Valerie Jarrett the day after the election. Jarrett was President Barack Obama’s longest-serving policy adviser. In the final three months of the US presidential campaign, the top-performing fake election news stories on Facebook generated more engagement than the top stories from major news outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, NBC News, and others, a BuzzFeed News analysis has found..
During these critical months of the campaign, 20 top-performing false election stories. Nov 08, · The estimates on this page are based on pre-election polls. For an estimate including results, The Times is providing live forecasts on election night.
Other Things on the Ballot. Posted: November 8, Some of you may be saddened hear that the presidential election will not be decided on Tuesday, November 8 th but actually on December 19 th. This does not mean that you will have to put up with another month and a half of campaign ads and generally saddening news coverage.
The Midterm Elections are fast approaching. ABC News brings you in-depth coverage and breaking political news, as voters determine the Senate and House of Representatives.