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US Election 2016: All you need to know

When is election day in the US?

Americans will finally go to the polls on the long-awaited election day, Tuesday, November 8, 2016. 

When will the next US President be announced? 

After complicated process involving the Electoral College, the winner will eventually be announced on January 6 2017.  The new president will be inaugurated and enter the White House on January 20. America's next leader will take the Oath of Office at noon local time on inauguration day. 

When Americans pick their next president, they will do so by voting for 'electors' from the 538-member Electoral College - which in turn votes for the president for the next four years.   

The US electoral college explained

Results: Election projection

Either Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton or maverick Republican Donald Trump will be declared the winner of the US Presidential election, after a bitter fight that has captivated the eyes of the world.

Projection results are shown initially (and updated periodically during the run up to the election). Then on the day the graphic updates automatically as the results are announced.

What are swing states?

Videographic explaining why swing states could prove pivotal in the US presidential election. 

Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump

White House rivals Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump staged dueling rallies in crucial battleground Florida, with the Republican billionaire zeroing in on the Obamacare health overhaul as a job-killing, wallet-busting "monster."

 Who won the debates?

Regularly updated US election poll showing how respondents would vote if the election were held now.

Final Trump-Clinton debate: October 20, 2016  

A CNN/ORC poll of US voters who watched the final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump conclude that Clinton won. A YouGov poll of almost 40,000 respondents also puts Clinton ahead.

During the debate Trump refused to say that he would accept the results of the presidential election, claiming that voter fraud and a media conspiracy could affect the result.

Clinton accused Trump of "talking down our democracy" out of frustration with his flagging campaign.

Town hall presidential debate polls: October 10, 2016

A CNN/ORC poll found that 57% of voters who watched the second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump thought Clinton won, compared to 34% for Trump. A YouGov poll found a smaller margin for Clinton, 47% to 42%. Both are trying to win support from some 10-14 million voters that are still undecided.


Data from the RAND Corp.'s Presidential Election Panel Study estimates about 11 percent of registered voters are undecided, while weekly surveys conducted by YouGov for The Economist suggests around 8 percent of registered voters are undecided. Both data sets show undecideds are split evenly between Democrats and Republicans

In the 2012 election, the difference in the popular vote was just 4.9 million, so these 10-14 million voters are king-makers.

Post debate polls: September 27, 2016

Two polls of more than 1,500 people who watched the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump conclude that Clinton won.

Both are trying to win support from one-in-three voters that are still undecided.

First Twitter election

Since declaring his candidacy for president, Donald Trump has used Twitter to insult whole countries, news organizations, and Hillary Clinton -- most of all Trump calls his opponent "crooked" and "dishonest."

The Associated Press has described theTrump-Clinton campaign as the country's first nationwide Twitter election.

Four years ago, candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were just testing the waters with social media. This year, it's a primary source of information - political and otherwise - for a huge number of Americans. Trump's Twitter followers outnumber Clinton's, 12.7 million to 10 million.  

 Trump-Clinton policies: Stand on key issues

Differences ranging from the economy, tax rates, healthcare and immigration to globalisation, the minimum wage and gun control - are particularly sharp this year between presidential nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Here's a look at where the two candidates stand on the top issues.

Hillary Clinton email timeline

The FBI has obtained a warrant to begin reviewing newly discovered messages that may be relevant to the Hillary Clinton email server investigation. 

Donald Trump timeline

Controversial billionaire businessman Donald Trump is expected to be nominated as the party's presidential candidate at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Videographic tour of Washington's White House, home to the US president.

Source: khaleejtimes

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