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United States presidential election, 2016
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Nominee Mitt Romney Hillary Clinton
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Massachusetts New York
Running mate Paul Ryan Sherrod Brown
Electoral vote 282 259
States carried 20 20 + D.C.
Percentage 49.7% 48.5%

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Blue denotes states won by Clinton/Brown;
Red denotes states won by Romney/Ryan

President before election

Mitt Romney
Republican

Elected President

Mitt Romney
Republican


The United States presidential election of 2016 was the 58th quadrennial American presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

Incumbent President Romney was considered vulnerable after disappointing midterms for the Republican party in 2014. However, his approval numbers remained high and he was credited with a recovering economy. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton suffered several gaffes on the campaign trail and was considered unlikeable by a number of voters.

Nominees

Republican candidates

Democratic candidates