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A bite-sized recap of key moments throughout the election.

Crafted by Bourn. Content by Lisa Crocco.

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Voting day was November 8th. Catch up on all the moments.

Mar 23, 2015

Senator Ted Cruz becomes the first Republican to announce his campaign for presidency.

Apr 2015  |  Announcements

Former Secretary of State and Senator Hillary Clinton announces her run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders announces his run for presidency.

Apr 2015  |  Announcements

Republican Senator Rand Paul steps into the race by formally announcing his run for presidency.

Senator Marco Rubio throws his hat in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

May 2015  |  Announcements

Former Governor Martin O’Malley announces his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.

May 2015  |  Announcements

Former Neurosurgeon Ben Carson announces his run for the GOP nomination.

Former CEO Carly Fiorina also announces her run for Republican nomination.

Former Republican Governor Mike Huckabee officially announces his run for presidency.

Former Senator Rick Santorum announces he will run for the GOP presidential nomination.

Former Governor George Pataki announces his campaign for Republican nomination.

Jun 2015  |  Announcements

Former Democratic Governor and Former Senator Lincoln Chafee announces his run for presidency.

Jun 2015  |  Announcements

Senator Lindsey Graham throws his name into the ring by announcing his GOP run for president.

Former Republican Governor Rick Perry announces his run for presidency.

Former Governor Jeb Bush announces his run for the GOP nomination.

Businessman/Celebrity Donald Trump tosses his name into the campaign for Republican nomination.

Republican Governor Bobby Jindal announces his run for presidency.

Governor Chris Christie steps into the race by announcing his run for the Republican presidential nomination.

Jul 2015  |  Announcements

Former Governor Jim Webb announces his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Jul 2015  |  Announcements

Governor Scott Walker announces his run for Republican presidential nomination.

Governor John Kasich announces his campaign for GOP presidential nomination.

Former Governor Jim Gilmore announces he will run for the Republican presidential nomination.

Sep 2015  |  Dropouts

Perry is the first Republican running to drop out of the race for presidency.

Gov. Walker suspends his campaign for presidency.

Oct 2015  |  Dropouts

Webb is the first Democrat running to drop out of the race for presidency.

Chafee suspends his run for presidency.

Nov 2015  |  Dropouts

Gov. Jindal suspends his campaign for presidency.

Dec 2015  |  Dropouts

Sen. Graham suspends his campaign for presidency.Gov. Jindal suspends his campaign for presidency.

Pataki drops out of the race for presidency.

Feb 4, 2016

MSNBC Democratic Debate between candidates Clinton and Sanders. Candidates took jabs at the political establishment, foreign policy experience, and campaign finance.

Feb 11, 2016

PBS Democratic Primary debate between candidates Clinton and Sanders. Clinton “cools the bern” and makes effort to win over Sander supporters.

Feb 25, 2016

CNN Republican Debate between candidates Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich, and Carson. Highlights included hiring American workers, building walls, tackling the deficit, and Obamacare.

Feb 2016  |  Wins

The Iowa Democratic caucus is won by Clinton and the Iowa Republican caucus is won by Cruz.

The New Hampshire Republican primary is won by Trump and the New Hampshire Democratic primary is won by Sanders.

Nevada Democratic caucuses are won by Clinton and South Carolina Republican primary is won by Donald Trump.

Nevada Republican caucuses are won by Trump.

Feb 2016  |  Dropouts

O’Malley also drops out of the race.

Feb 2016  |  Dropouts

Huckabee drops out of the race for presidency.

Sen. Paul and Santorum suspends their campaign for presidency.

Fiorina and Gov. Christie suspends her campaign for presidency.

Gilmore suspends his campaign for presidency.

Bush suspends his campaign for presidency.

Mar 1, 2016

Super Tuesday where dozens of states and one territory held their primary voting for candidates. Clinton won 7 states. Sanders won 4 states. Trump won 7 states. Cruz won 3 states. Rubio won 1 state.

Mar 21, 2016

The Fox News Republican Debate scheduled for this day was refused to participate.

Mar 2016  |  Wins

Democratic Primaries/Caucuses: Clinton won 8 states and 1 territory. Sanders won 6 states.

Republican Primaries/Caucuses: Trump won 11 states. Cruz won 5 states and 1 territory. Rubio won 1 state and 1 territory. Kasich won 1 state.

Mar 2016  |  Dropouts

Carson officially suspends his campaign for presidency after disappointing Super Tuesday.

Sen. Rubio suspends his campaign after losing the Florida primary.

Apr 1, 2016

First ever nationally televised Libertarian Presidential Debate is aired on Fox Business Network.

Apr 14, 2016

CNN Democratic Debate between Clinton and Sanders. Candidates discussed the minimum wage, women's rights, and big banks.

Apr 2016  |  Wins

Delegate count at the North Dakota Republican State Convention is won by Cruz.

Delegate count of the Colorado Republican convention is won by Cruz.

Wyoming Democratic caucus won by Sanders.

Democratic Primaries/Caucuses: Clinton won 5 states. Sanders won 2 states.

Republican Primaries/Caucuses: Trump won 6 states. Cruz won 1 state.

May 26, 2016

Trump surpasses 1237 pledged delegates, the minimum amount of delegates required to secure the Republican presidential nomination.

May 29, 2016

Former Governor Gary Johnson is nominated by the Libertarian Party during its national convention to run as their Third-Party presidential candidate. William Weld is chosen as the party's vice presidential nominee.

May 2016  |  Wins

Guam Democratic caucus won by Clinton.

Washington Republican primary won by Donald Trump.

Democratic Primaries/Caucuses: Clinton won 1 state and 1 territory. Sanders won 3 states.

Republican Primaries/Caucuses: Trump won 4 states.

May 2016  |  Dropouts

Sen. Cruz suspends his presidential run after losing Indiana’s primary.

Sen. Kasich suspends his campaign for presidency.

Jun 6, 2016

Clinton surpasses 2383 pledged delegates, the minimum amount of delegates required to secure the Democratic presidential nomination.

Jun 2016  |  Wins

Democratic Caucus in Virgin Islands won by Clinton.

Democratic Caucus in Puerto Rico won by Clinton.

Washington D.C. Democratic Primary won by Clinton.

Democratic Primaries/Caucuses: Clinton won 4 states. Sanders won 2 states.

Republican Primaries/Caucuses: Trump won 5 states.

Jul 5, 2016

FBI ends Clinton email probes and does not recommend prosecution for private server email use during her time as Secretary of State. FBI states that she was careless, but nothing criminal.

Jul 12, 2016

Sen. Sanders without formally suspending his campaign, endorses Clinton for president.

Jul 18, 2016

The Republican National Convention took place in Cleveland, Ohio. During the RNC, they officially nominated Trump as their GOP presidential nominee.

Jul 21, 2016

Trump officially accepts the Republican nomination.

Jul 23, 2016

Wikileaks leaks 20,000 emails from the Democratic National Committee which revealed bias against Sanders and led to the resignation of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Jul 25, 2016

The Democratic National Convention took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the DNC, they officially nominated Clinton as their presidential nominee.

Jul 28, 2016

Clinton makes U.S. history by accepting the nomination from the Democratic Party and becomes the first female presidential nominee of a major party.

Aug 6, 2016

Jill Stein is nominated by the Green Party to run as their Third-Party candidate for president during its national convention. And Ajamu Baraka is chosen as the party's vice presidential nominee.

Aug 10, 2016

Emails are released that show ties between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation.

Aug 17, 2016

Trump announces changes to his campaign including making Kellyanne Conway his new campaign manager.

Sep 7, 2016

Arrest warrants are issued for Stein for trespassing and vandalism during North Dakota oil pipeline protest.

Sep 11, 2016

Clinton leaves 9/11 memorial after feeling ‘overheated’ and later released she is battling pneumonia

Sep 26, 2016

The first debate between Trump and Clinton took place. The nominees clashed on issues of race, ISIS, Obama’s birth certificate, tax returns, and the war in Iraq.

Sep 27, 2016

During the first debate, Clinton mentioned Trump’s horrible treatment of former Miss America Alicia Machado. Trump called her “miss piggy” because she “gained weight,” “miss housekeeping” since she is Latina, and then sent out a 3 a.m. tweet claiming she has a sex-tape

Oct 2, 2016

Reports are released of Trump’s 1995 tax records which show no federal taxes for years.

Oct 4, 2016

The Vice Presidential nominees, Pence and Kaine, faced off in the Vice Presidential debate. They discussed issues including foreign policy, immigration, and Syria military action.

Oct 7, 2016

Videos of Trump from 2005 are released showing him talking about groping women in which he says this about women: “grab them by the pxssy.” His campaign attributes this type of language as just “locker room talk” which sparks even more fury from voters, especially women.

Oct 9, 2016

The second debate between Trump and Clinton took place. The nominees clashed on issues of tax breaks, Bill Clinton indiscretions, Trump’s “locker room talk,” tax breaks, and Islamophobia.

Oct 12, 2016

Women come forward claiming to have been groped by Trump in the past.

Oct 13, 2016

Trump threatens to sue The New York Times after they ran an article of Trump’s indiscretions. NYT responded back with, “bring it on.”

Oct 16, 2016

A North Carolina GOP office is firebombed and vandalized to show their hatred towards Trump.

Oct 16, 2016

Trump claims that the election is rigged.

Oct 17, 2016

FBI documents of Clinton’s private email server review shows the State Department official “pressure” the FBI to declassify Clinton’s emails.

Oct 19, 2016

Trump and Clinton face off in the third and final debate. The nominees clashed on issues of abortion, SCOTUS, immigration, ISIS, and Putin. Trump ended the debate by calling Clinton a “nasty woman” which sparked a movement by women on social media to reclaim the phrase.

Oct 24, 2016

NYT takes out 2 pages of the paper to list people that Trump has insulted.

Oct 27, 2016

Reports are released that once again the FBI is reviewing more of Clinton’s emails. The FBI found new evidence of former Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner regarding a claim he sent sexual text messages to an underage girl.

Nov 3, 2016

Melania Trump delivers rare campaign speech days before the general election.

Nov 6, 2016

FBI Director James Comey announces there will be no change in charges for Clinton involving the latest round of email investigations.

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Bernie Sanders
Senator

Announced: Apr 30, 2015

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Martin O'Malley
Former Governor

Announced: May 30, 2015

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Hillary Clinton
Former Secretary of State and Senator

Announced: Apr 12, 2015

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Lincoln Chafee
Former Governor and Former Senator

Announced: Jun 3, 2015

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Jim Webb
Former Virginia senator

Announced: Jul 2, 2015

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Rand Paul
Senator

Announced: Apr 7, 2015

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Rick Perry
Former Governor

Announced: Jun 4, 2015

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Ben Carson
Former Neurosurgeon

Announced: May 4, 2015

Suspended: Mar 4, 2016

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Mike Huckabee
Former Governor

Announced: May 5, 2015

Suspended: Feb 1, 2016

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Rick Santorum
Former Senator

Announced: May 27, 2015

Suspended: Feb 3, 2016

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Ted Cruz
Senator

Announced: Mar 23, 2015

Suspended: May 3, 2016

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George Pataki
Former Governor

Announced: May 28, 2015

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Chris Christie
Governor

Announced: Jun 30, 2015

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Donald Trump
Businessman/Celebrity

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Lindsey Graham
Senator

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Jim Gilmore
Former Governor

Announced: Jul 30, 2015

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Marco Rubio
Senator

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Jeb Bush
Former Governor

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Bobby Jindal
Governor

Announced: Jun 24, 2015

Suspended: Nov 17, 2015

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Carly Fiorina
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO

Announced: May 4, 2015

Suspended: Feb 10, 2016

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Scott Walker
Governor

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Governor

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