The 2016 election for US president


2012 The lay of the land: the electoral map from last time, 2012.

In 2016 the US chooses a new president. He or she will take office in little over a year from now, on January 20th 2017.

The candidates:

A powerful third-party candidate could arise, particularly with Donald Trump in the mix, but as it stands now, a Democrat or Republican will likely win.

Here are the Democrats and Republicans who are still running, along with their opinion poll averages (from Real Clear Politics as of January 13th 2016). I used their Twitter avatars as pictures. They link to their Twitter accounts.




48.3% Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state (2009-2013), senator of New York (2001-2009), First Lady (1993-2001) and Republican campaign worker (1964). She is the wife of Bill Clinton. Currently favoured by Trayvon Martin’s mother and most Black voters.


39.7% Bernie Sanders, senator of Vermont…

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