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2016 Election: Part I
Updated: 1/1/2020
2016 Election:  Part I
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  • I'M WITH HER
  • Hillary 2016
  • If that's playing the 'woman card,' then deal me in!
  • I'M WITH HER
  • Lyin' Ted, Little Marco -- none of 'em can beat me! I could shoot somebody in the middle of Fifth Avenue and not lose any voters!!
  • MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN
  • When Mexico sends us their people, they're not sending their best!
  • l like people who WEREN'T captured!
  • American political fixture Hillary Clinton defeated ultra-liberal Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to win the Democratic nomination, winning a hard-fought primary battle in which she won 34 contests to his 23. This made Clinton the first female nominee of a major political party. She intended to carry on the legacy of Barack Obama, whom Clinton served under as Secretary of State.
  • Meanwhile, on the Republican side, billionaire hotel mogul Donald Trump rocked the political world when he jumped into the 2016 race and burned it to the ground. He came out on top of the largest field of candidates in GOP presidential history, defeating big names such as Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Although he insulted his opponents with vicious name-calling, Trump won 30 more states than his closet competitor.
  • MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN
  • Trump's campaign garnered extensive media coverage due to his controversial remarks, which included slamming Mexicans and Muslims, criticizing Senator John McCain's war-hero status, and mocking a disabled reporter.
  • Clinton's use of a private email server and deletion of thousands of emails while Secretary of State dogged her throughout the campaign. This caused people to view her as someone who was dishonest, deceitful, and lacked transparency. Then, 11 days before Election Day, FBI Director James Comey reopened the investigation into Clinton's emails.
  • Mid-July, Trump selected Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate. Pence was courted due to his ability to strike a milder tone and win over more conservative evangelical voters, many of whom saw Trump as too far to the left.
  • Trump Pence
  • The following week, Clinton introduced Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate on the Democratic ticket. Virginia was a critical swing state that the Clinton-Kaine ticket would go on to win.
  • ClintonKaine
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