United States presidential election, 2016

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United States presidential election, 2016
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Incumbent President

Barack Obama
Democratic

The United States presidential election of 2016 will be the 58th quadrennial U.S. presidential election and is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Voters in the election will select presidential electors, who in turn will elect the President and the Vice President of the United States. The incumbent president, Barack Obama, is ineligible to be elected to a third term due to term limits in the Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Background

Article Two of the United States Constitution stipulates that for a person to be elected and serve as President of the United States, the individual must be a natural-born citizen of the United States, at least 35 years old, and a resident of the United States for a period of no less than 14 years. Candidates for the presidency typically seek the nomination of one of the various political parties of the United States, in which case each party devises a method (such as a primary election) to choose the candidate the party deems best suited to run for the position. The party's delegates then officially nominate a candidate to run on the party's behalf.

Candidates

The following individuals have filed with the Federal Election Commission to run for President of the United States in 2016 and/or have stated publicly that they are running, though that does not necessarily equate with viability as a candidate.

Democratic Party

Republican Party

Independent

Potential candidates

The individuals listed below are, according to reliable media sources, potential candidates for president in 2016. As of December 2014, they have been the focus of media speculation in reliable secondary sources within in the past six months.

Democratic Party

Formed an exploratory committee or PAC

Publicly expressed interest

Other potential candidates

Republican Party

Formed an exploratory committee or PAC

Publicly expressed an intention to run
  • Rick Santorum, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania 1995–2007; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1991–1995; presidential candidate in 2012[48]

Publicly expressed interest

Other potential candidates

Third party and independent candidates

Independent

Publicly expressed interest

Green Party

Publicly expressed interest

Libertarian Party

Publicly expressed an intention to run
Other potential candidate

Transhumanist Party

Publicly expressed interest

Potential battleground states

Further information: Swing state

In every state except Maine and Nebraska, the winner of the popular vote in the state wins all of the electoral votes of the state (although state legislatures can, by law, change how votes are allocated).[117] Recent presidential campaigns have generally focused their resources on a relatively small number of competitive states.[118][119] Potential battleground states include Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida.[120] Democrats have discussed targeting Arizona, Georgia, and Texas as potentially competitive states.[120] Other states may also become competitive if the close races of 2016 differ from the close races of the 2012 election, or if 2016 becomes a landslide election.

Party conventions

Democratic Party

In November 2014, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) narrowed its list of prospective host cities for the Democratic National Convention to the three cities listed below, and is expected to make a final decision on the location and dates for the Convention sometime in 2014 or in early 2015.[121]

Republican party
  • June or July 2016: Republican National Convention to be held in Cleveland.[122]
Libertarian party

Polling

General election polling
Democratic primary polling
Republican primary polling

See also

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