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US presidential elections – 2016 resources

Monday, March 21st, 2016

on the excellent website LaCléDesLangues

Trump holds Arizona rally after protesters block road

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Many protesters carried signs saying “Stand against racism.” They also chanted “Get this clown out of our town.” The demonstrators dissipated before any arrests were made, said Arizona Department of Public Safety Sgt. Ann FitzGerald.

Thousands of miles away in New York City, hundreds of protesters gathered near Trump Tower in Columbus Circle on Saturday to march toward the Fifth Avenue skyscraper the billionaire businessman owns and lives in, local media reported. MSNBC reported three demonstrators were arrested as the crowd tried to push into the streets of the bustling city.

The public crescendo against Trump has been on the rise at recent events. On Friday night, demonstrators clashed with police and supporters outside a Trump rally in Salt Lake City. Last week, the Republican front-runner canceled a rally over security concerns after protesters and supporters clashed at the University of Illinois at Chicago ahead of the planned event.

Trump was at the Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix on Saturday morning to tape an interview with Fox News personality Sean Hannity of Tuesday’s presidential primary in the state. Trump’s planned travel route from Phoenix to Fountain Hills was not known, but law enforcement was still blocking Shea Boulevard even though the protesters had left.

Speaking to MSNBC by phone, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was with Trump in downtown Phoenix, said he anticipated no problems reaching the site of the rally.

Many of those waiting to hear Trump said his blunt, sometimes offensive, talk is a big part of his appeal.

“I like that he’s blunt, that there’s no political correctness with him, that he says what he means,” said Tracy Walter, 45, a receptionist from Fountain Hills. She said she likes Trump’s political-outsider status and she wanted to be a part of this “once-in-a-lifetime event.”

“If he hurts somebody’s feelings, well, you can’t be like that every day. And I like his views on immigration,” she said.

Trump has maintained a comfortable lead in the Arizona polls over Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, the second-running Republican in the race, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Robert Kaiser, 67, a snowbird who lives in Mesa when he’s not in North Dakota, was among those waiting to hear Trump on Saturday. He sported a “Donald Trump President 2016 shirt” that reads: “Fire the Idiots, Help the Vets.” A pin on his shirt read: “Bomb the hell out of ISIS.”

“I like his shoot-from-the-hip attitude and I think he’s going to be a lot stronger for our military,” Kaiser said. “He’s not going to be as easy on terrorists as our current administration. I just feel like at this point in time, we need somebody like him in the White House.”

Dede Nay, a retired teacher, traveled to Fountain Hills from Pinetop to hear Trump.

“There’s a lot of bad things that are going on in the government – corruption. And I pray he makes it to the end, but if he doesn’t I think the one good thing that he has done is expose the corruption that’s not only rampant in the Democratic Party, but it’s also in the Republican Party,” she said. “We keep electing … Republicans in, and nothing’s been done. They have betrayed us.”

Michael Bloomberg Says He Won’t Run for President in 2016

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former three-term mayor of New York, said he’s decided against entering the 2016 presidential race, removing one of the remaining uncertainties in what already has been an unusual and unpredictable election year.

Bloomberg, 74, who had said the 2016 presidential campaign has been marred by appeals to extremism and was an insult to voters, was expected to spend a sizable amount of his own fortune if he entered the race. Bloomberg is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg News parent Bloomberg LP.

Bloomberg also said his candidacy risked dividing the vote and throwing the election into Congress. “As the race stands now, with Republicans in charge of both Houses, there is a good chance that my candidacy could lead to the election of Donald Trump or Senator Ted Cruz. That is not a risk I can take in good conscience,” Bloomberg wrote.

There have been several prominent independent or third-party presidential candidates during the past century, most recently Ralph Nader in 2000, Ross Perot in 1992 and 1996, and John Anderson in 1980. Perot won 19 percent of the popular vote nationwide in 1992, but carried no states and won no electoral votes. The last such candidate to secure any electoral votes was segregationist George Wallace in 1968.

At a town hall event in Detroit televised by Fox News, Sanders offered muted reaction to Bloomberg’s announcement.

“That’s his decision,” Sanders said. The Democrat said it’s a “bad idea for American democracy that the only people who feel they can run for president” are wealthy.

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.

Jeb Bush never really had a chance.

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Despite all his money, despite his family name, despite his endorsements, Bush’s presidential bid ran afoul of the anti-establishment “outsider” politics that have dominated the 2016 campaign and produced the phenomenon of Donald Trump.

He announced late Saturday he would suspend his campaign.

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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)