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US Election Timeline 2016


Tracking the developments leading to the 2016 US Presidential elections is as interesting as the outcome of the elections.
The presidential race, which begins with the debates and primaries, continues till the Democratic and Republican Conventions and the final Election Day on November 8. The detailed 2016 US Election Timeline chronicles all the important events leading to the US elections. Starting from the schedules for Democratic and Republican primaries and caucuses to election results and selection of Presidential nominees, this US Election timeline covers every development that's building up the excitement around the 2016 Presidential elections. This US presidential election timeline covers all the important dates since the fall of 2015 till the inauguration of the President on January 20, 2017.

 

US Election Timeline 2016

 
DateEvents
May 10, 2016Donald Trump the only Republican candidate left, won comprehensively in both Nebraska and West Virginia primaries.
Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in West Virginia Republican primary.
May 7, 2016Hillary Clinton won the Guam Democratic caucus.
May 4, 2016John Kasich opted out of the 2016 US presidential race.
May 3, 2016Donald Trump won the Indiana Republican primary.
Bernie Sanders bagged the Indiana Democratic primary.
Ted Cruz withdrew from the 2016 US presidential race.
April 26, 2016Democratic and Republican primaries and caucuses were held in five states.
Hillary Clinton won the primaries in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania, while Bernie Sanders won in Rhode Island
Donald Trump won the primaries in all the five states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.
April 19, 2016Hillary Clinton won the New York Democratic primary.
Donald Trump bagged the New York Republican primary.
April 14, 2016The ninth Democratic debate was organized in Brooklyn, New York.
April 9, 2016Bernie Sanders emerged victorious in the Wyoming Democratic caucus.
Ted Cruz won the delegate count of the Colorado Republican convention.
April 5, 2016Bernie Sanders won the Wisconsin Democratic primary
Ted Cruz won the Wisconsin Republican primary.
April 2, 2016Ted Cruz emerged victorious at the North Dakota Republican State Convention delegate count.
January 28, 2016The seventh Republican debate was held in Iowa’s Des Moines
January 25, 2016A Democratic forum, a Town Hall event, was held in Des Moines in Iowa.
January 17, 2016The fourth Democratic debate was held in South Carolina’s Charleston.
January 14, 2016The sixth Republican debate was held in South Carolina’s North Charleston.
January 11, 2016The third Democratic forum was held in Iowa’s Des Moines.
January 9, 2016The Republican's Kemp Forum was organized in the city of Columbia in South Carolina.
January 6, 2016Gary Johnson, the former Governor of New Mexico, announced his candidacy for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination.
January 5, 2016Robert David Steele withdrew his candidacy for the Libertarian presidential nomination.
December 29, 2016Former Governor of New York, George Pataki formally withdrew his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.
December 24, 2016Anti-virus software developer John McAfee formally renounced his candidacy for the Libertarian presidential nomination
December 21, 2016Republican Lindsey Graham formally withdrew from the 2016 US presidential race.
December 19, 2016The third Democratic debate was held in New Hampshire’s Manchester.
December 15, 2016The Fifth Republican debate was held in the city of Las Vegas in Nevada.
December 9, 2016Vietnam War veteran Jimmy McMillan formally withdrew his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.
December 3, 2016The Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Candidates Forum was organized in Washington, D.C.
November 24, 2016MoveOn.org Democratic forum. It features Martin O'Malley and Bernie Sanders.
November 20, 2016In Des Moines, Iowa, the Presidential Family Forum was held.
November 17, 2016Former Governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal withdrew his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.
November 14, 2016The second Democratic debate was held in Iowa’s Des Moines.
November 13–14, 2016The Republican Party of Florida's Sunshine Summit event was held in the city of Orlando in Florida.
November 10, 2016The fourth Republican debate was held in Wisconsin’s Milwaukee.
November 9, 2016The Deadline for filing for the Arkansas primary
November 6, 2016The deadline for filing for the Alabama primary
November 5, 2016Mark Everson withdrew his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination
November 4 to 20, 2016Candidate registration for the New Hampshire primary takes place.
November 2, 2016Lawrence Lessig withdrew from the 2016 US presidential race.
October 28, 2016The third Republican debate was held in Boulder, Colorado.
October 23, 2016Former Governor of Rhode Island, Lincoln Chafee formally withdrew his candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.
October 21, 2016Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States, announced that he will not be running for president in 2016.
October 20, 2016Former Senator for Virginia, Jim Webb withdrew his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.
October 13, 2016The first Democratic debate was in Las Vegas, Nevada.
September 30, 2016South Carolina finalized ballot for the primary. 15 candidates belonging to the Republican party qualified.
September 21, 2016Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker formally withdrew his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.
September 16, 2016The second Republican debate was held in California’s Simi Valley.
September 11, 2016Former Governor of Texas, Rick Perry withdrew his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.
September 8, 2016Antivirus software developer John McAfee formally announced that he would be running in the 2016 US presidential elections. He announced his candidacy under the banner of the newly formed Cyber Party.
September 6, 2016Harvard University law professor formally announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.
April 30, 2015Bernie Sanders, US Senator from Vermont, formally announced his candidacy for the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party.
April 13, 2015US Senator Marco Rubio, of Florida, declared that he would be running for President in the 2016 US presidential elections as a Republican Party candidate.
April 12, 2015Hillary Clinton formally announced her candidacy for the presidential nomination as a Democratic candidate.
April 9, 2015For a possible run for president, Lincoln Chaffee, former Governor of Rhode Island, announced the formation of an exploratory committee.
For a possible run for president, Rick Santorum, former US Senator from Pennsylvania, formed a "testing the waters" account.
April 7, 2015Rand Paul, US Senator from Kentucky, announced that he would be running for president in the 2016 US presidential election.
March 23, 2015Ted Cruz, US Senator from Texas, announced that he would be running for President as a Republican candidate.
March 18, 2015In preparation for a possible run for president, Donald Trump, CEO of The Trump Organization, formed an exploratory committee.
March 5, 2015Former Commissioner of Internal Revenue Mark Everson formally announced his candidacy for the 2016 presidential nomination of the Republican Party.
March 2, 2015In preparation for a possible run for President, retired neurosurgeon, Ben Carson, formed an exploratory committee.
February 9, 2015In preparation for a possible run for president, former governor of New York, George Pataki, formed a PAC.
January 30, 20152012 Republican presidential nominee and former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney ruled out running in the 2016 election.
January 29, 2015In preparation for a possible run for president, United States Senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, formed an exploratory committee.
January 27, 2015For a possible run for President, former Governor of Maryland, Martin O'Malley, formed a PAC.
January 26, 2015Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie formed a PAC for a possible run for president
December 16, 2014For a possible run for President Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida, announced the formation of a political action committee (PAC).
November 20, 2014For a possible run for president, former US Senator from Virginia, Jim Webb, formed an exploratory committee.


Last updated on: June 16, 2016



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