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  Official portrait of Vice President Joe Biden Hillary Clinton by Gage Skidmore 2
Candidate Joe Biden Hillary Clinton
Home state Delaware New York
Delegate count 2,424 2,314
States carried 35 15
Popular vote TBD TBD
Percentage TBD TBD

Democratic Party presidential primaries results, 2016 (Beau Lives)

The 2016 Democratic Party presidential primaries and caucuses were a series of electoral contests organized by the Democratic Party to select the 4,051 delegates to the Democratic National Convention held July 25–28 and determine the nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The elections took place within all fifty U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories and occurred between February 1 and June 14, 2016. An extra 716 unpledged delegates (712 votes) or "superdelegates", including party leaders and elected officials, were appointed by the party leadership independently of the primaries' electoral process. The convention also approved the party's platform and vice-presidential nominee. The Democratic nominee challenged other presidential candidates in national elections to succeed President Barack Obama at noon on January 20, 2017, following his two terms in office.

A total of six major candidates entered the race starting April 12, 2015, when former Secretary of State and New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton formally announced her second bid for the presidency. She was followed by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former Governor of Maryland Martin O'Malley, former Governor of Rhode Island Lincoln Chafee, Vice President Joe Biden, former Virginia Senator Jim Webb and Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig. A draft movement was started to encourage Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren to seek the presidency, but Warren declined to run. Prior to the Iowa caucuses on February 1, 2016, Webb and Chafee both withdrew after consistently polling below 2%. Lessig withdrew after the rules of a debate were changed so that he would no longer qualify to participate.

Biden won Iowa by a comfortable margin Secretary Clinton won New Hampshire by the closest margin in the state's history, defeating the Vice President by .2%. Following his second consecutive third place finish, Sanders suspended his campaign, and Clinton and Biden became the only two remaining major candidates.

On July 26, 2016, the Democratic National Convention officially nominated Biden for President and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warreb for Vice President. On November 8, 2016, Biden defeated Republican Donald Trump, Libertarian Gary Johnson, and Green (party) Jill Stein.

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