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US presidential elections – 2016 resources

Monday, March 21st, 2016

on the excellent website LaCléDesLangues

Obama to get more active in 2016 campaign

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Look for President Obama to get more and more involved in the campaign to pick his successor.

While seeking to stay neutral in the Democratic race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, Obama has begun speaking out against Republican front-runner Donald Trump and will amplify his remarks in the weeks and months ahead, officials said.

“The President has been clear that as we get closer to the general election, it will become even more important that the American people understand what is at stake,” said White House spokeswoman Jennifer Friedman. “Do we continue to build on the policies that reward hard-working American families, advance our economic and national security, and address challenges for future generations, or do we stop in our tracks, reverse our progress and move in the wrong direction?”

She added: “This is a choice that the President does not take lightly, and is something he will lay out for the American people with increased frequency in the weeks and months ahead.”

At some point, that will include an Obama endorsement of the Democratic candidate, though aides said that’s not happening just yet.

Officials disputed reports that Obama all but endorsed Clinton during a recent fundraiser in Austin, Texas, noting that Sanders is still running.

Obama did cast a vote in this week’s Illinois primary, but aides would not say who he voted for.

“What the President has said, both publicly and privately, is that he will have an important responsibility in the summer and fall, once the nomination process has concluded, in bringing the party together,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.

Reports The Washington Post:

“Obama and his top aides have been strategizing for weeks about how they can reprise his successful 2008 and 2012 approaches to help elect a Democrat to replace him. And out of concern that a Republican president in 2017 — either Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.) — would weaken or reverse some of his landmark policies, Obama and his surrogates have started making the case that it is essential for the GOP to be defeated in November.

“As a result, Obama is poised to be the most active sitting president on the campaign trail in decades.”

March 5th Election Results

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Trump and Cruz were Saturday’s big winners, claiming two victories each in four Republican state contests. Trump won the Kentucky caucus and Louisiana primary while Cruz claimed caucus wins in Kansas and Maine.

Despite the support of many elected officials, Rubio’s lackluster performance Saturday raises serious questions about his viability in the race. He finished in third place in every state that voted Saturday except Maine, where The Associated Press projected him to finish behind Kasich.

Rubio said the upcoming schedule of primaries would be “better for us,” and renewed his vow to win his home state of Florida, claiming all 99 delegates there on March 15.

Saturday’s races saw high voter turnout in several states. Turnout in Republican presidential caucuses in Kansas exceeded the party’s most optimistic predictions.

Party leaders — including 2012 nominee Mitt Romney and 2008 nominee Sen. John McCain — are fearful a Trump victory would lead to a disastrous November election, with losses up and down the GOP ticket.

“Everyone’s trying to figure out how to stop Trump,” Trump marveled about himself at an afternoon rally in Orlando, Florida. At the rally, the billionaire businessman had supporters raise their hands and swear to vote for him.

On the Democratic side, there was another divided verdict from voters. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders notched wins in the Nebraska and Kansas caucuses, while front-runner Hillary Clinton snagged a win in the Louisiana primary.

“No matter who wins this Democratic nomination, I have not the slightest doubt that on our worst day we will be infinitely better than the Republicans on their best day,” Clinton said.

She also said she was thrilled to add to her delegate count and expected to do well in Michigan’s primary on Tuesday. But before that, she and Sanders will go head-to-head Sunday in Maine’s Democratic caucus where 30 delegates are up for grabs. Republicans will battle it out in Puerto Rico’s GOP caucus for 23 delegates.

Despite Clinton’s commanding lead in the delegate count, Sanders vowed to keep fighting until the Democratic convention in Philadelphia this summer.

Clinton and Trump near the promised land

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump entered Super Tuesday and its dozen contests as their parties’ front-runners. Now that the dust has settled, has that changed?

Not at all.

The path to stop Trump? It’s a narrow one

Donald Trump waves as he steps on stage to speak at

The Republican establishment is not ready to embrace him. His top challengers, by all appearances, remain determined to stop him and are getting increasingly personal and aggressive in their tactics.

There’s the fact that instead of having just one determined rival, he still has at least two in Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, to say nothing of John Kasich and Ben Carson, who continue to pick up votes, making it possible for the New York billionaire to win contests decisively with his existing base of support. And those Trump supporters, if we’ve learned anything in this campaign, aren’t going anywhere, no matter what.

Hillary Clinton addresses supporters at her Super Tuesday

Clinton entered the 2016 presidential race as a prohibitive front-runner to become the Democratic nominee. Then, unexpectedly, Bernie Sanders emerged as not only as viable alternative but a threat to win many of the early states — a belief he validated by losing Iowa by the narrowest of margins, then taking New Hampshire in a landslide. But even before the first votes were cast, it was long believed, no matter what, that the March 1 slate of contests, mostly in the South with large African-American electorates, would shore up Clinton’s candidacy and stem whatever momentum Sanders may have acquired.

The math for Sanders has always been unkind. Super Tuesday made it worse.

Is there anything Sanders can do?

Bernie Sanders arrives at a primary night rally in

he’d need to start winning big to either overcome that lead or somehow convince superdelegates to switch their allegiances — and both scenarios seem pretty unlikely.

Marco Rubio finally gets a win in Texas !

Marco Rubio waves to supporters at a campaign rally

The conventions

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Les conventions sont les grandes réunions des deux partis qui vont permettre de désigner définitivement les candidats à l’élection présidentielle américaine.

The Republican National convention will take place July 18 to 21 in Cleveland
Read more at http://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2016-party-conventions/2016-republican-party-convention/#T33jdSrrLozTs7f4.99

Philadelphia has been selected to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention,
Read more at http://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2016-party-conventions/2016-democratic-party-convention/#1yPcoCf6Z7P4x8zc.99

Portraits of the Democratic candidates

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders

The road to the White House

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Americans will elect the 45th President of the United States on November 8, 2016. President Barack Obama is ineligible for re-election due to term limits established in the Constitution. The winner of the 2016 presidential election will be sworn into office on January 20, 2017.

Candidates

The following candidates are running for the Democratic, Republican, Libertarian or Green Party presidential nomination. They have been recognized by their party by (1) receiving an invitation to participate in a primary debate, (2) being included in national polls, or (3) making their party’s primary ballot in at least 75 percent of states that have held their filing deadlines. With the February 1 Iowa caucus right around the corner, 3 Democrats and 11 Republicans are still in the presidential race.

 

Click on a candidate’s name for a detailed overview of his or her policy positions and 2016 presidential campaign.
Democrats

Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders  
Republicans

Jeb Bush
Ben Carson
Chris Christie
Ted Cruz

Carly Fiorina
Jim Gilmore
John Kasich
Rand Paul
Marco Rubio
Rick Santorum
Donald Trump
Third party candidates

Gary Johnson (Libertarian)
Jill Stein (Green)
Potential: Michael Bloomberg (Independent)

Mid-term elections

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

une bonne page pour tout comprendre, sur le site du Monde.

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