The much anticipated results of the US Presidential elections were finally declared late on November 8, 2016. The Republican Party has scored a landslide victory. Republicans Donald Trump and Mike Pence are going to be the next President and Vice President of the USA.
Following its decisive victory in Pennsylvania, the GOP looks set to hold sway in the US Senate as well.
Having secured 264 electoral votes already and leading in the states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Arizona, Donald Trump looks set to become the next president of the USA. He's just four more votes away from winning the elections.
The Republicans' dominance in the US House of Representatives is set to continue. While the party may find it difficult to retain majority in the Senate, continued Republican dominance in the House could hamper any legislative agenda taken up by Clinton, in case she is elected. On the other hand, Trump's victory could lead to a prompt demise of outgoing President and Democrat member Barack Obama's health reforms.
In what may come as another setback for Hillary Clinton, as per latest reports, Republican Pat Toomey has been re-elected to the Senate from Pennsylvania.
The Republican Party nomination was an interesting affair. The list of probable candidates included the likes of Virginia resident and former presidential adviser Pat Buchanan, the Texas Senator Phil Graham, the Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter, the billionaire publisher Steve Forbes, and Kansas origin Senator Bob Dole among others. Bob Dole won the Presidential nomination for the Republican Party. The party chose Jack Kemp as Dole's running mate for the 1996 United States election.
The Reform Party nominated its founder and billionaire Ross Perot as its Presidential nominee. Patrick Jeffrey Choate was nominated as Perot's running mate.
The 1996 US election campaign trail saw Bill Clinton taking a decisive lead in the popular vote ratings from the very start. Clinton stressed on the booming US economy. He also made potshots at the age of his nearest rival - the Republican Party nominee Bob Dole. The Republicans reiterated by allegations of illegal political fund raising by Bill Clinton and fellow Democratic Party candidates. Bill Clinton cemented his possible victory by winning all public debates against his rival candidates.
The incumbent President Bill Clinton won the 1996 US elections easily. He garnered 49.2% of the popular votes compared to 40.7% collected by his nearest political rival Bob Dole. Ross Perot won 8.4% of the popular vote. Clinton also captured a substantial chunk of the Electoral votes - 379 compared to 159 of Dole. Perot did not win any Electoral votes.
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