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The United States presidential election of 2016 was the 58th and most recent quadrennial American presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Republican ticket of businessman Donald Trump and Indiana Governor Mike Pence defeated the Democrat ticket of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine. Trump is expected to take office as the 45th President on January 20, 2017; Pence is expected to take office as the 48th Vice President.
Voters selected members of the Electoral College in each state, in most cases by “winner-takes-all” plurality at the state level; those electors will in turn vote for a new president and vice president on December 19, 2016. Trump obtained the required majority to become President-elect of the United States, winning 30 states with 306 electors out of 538. His victory had been considered unlikely by most media forecasts; Clinton received about 2.9 million more votes nationwide, 2.1% of the total cast. This is the fifth time after the 1824, 1876, 1888, and 2000 elections that the president-elect lost the popular vote.[a]
Trump was the first person in U.S. history to be elected President without any prior experience in public service, whereas Clinton was the first woman to be the presidential nominee of a major American party. The estimated 138.3 million ballots were the largest number of votes ever cast for a presidential election, surpassing the 2008 tally. Donald Trump received more votes than any other Republican candidate in history and Hillary Clinton obtained the third-most votes for any candidate behind Barack Obama‘s 2008 and 2012 totals. Third-party candidates Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Jill Stein (Green) scored respectively 3.3% and 1.1% of the national vote.