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|United States presidential election, 2016|
|November 8, 2016|
|Candidate||John Hansen||Martin O'Malley|
|Running mate||John Boyer||Xavier Becerra|
The national presidential primary is held after the Spring Caucuses in July. The national primary leads to the respective party conventions in August. Then lastly, to Election Day in November. This nominating process is also an indirect election, where voters cast ballots for a slate of delegates to a political party's nominating convention, who then in turn elect their party's presidential nominee.
The 2016 election took place amidst great political change. The 2016 election was one of, if not, the closest presidential election in American history with incumbent President Hansen acquiring 270 electoral votes while former Governor O'Malley only acquired 261.
President Hansen's second term expires on January 20, 2021.