Clinton and Trump win their party primaries
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump look set to battle it out as the key candidates in the U.S. presidential election on 8th November. Hillary Clinton appears to have won the Democratic Party nomination, taking 2488 delegates to the party’s national convention on 25th – 28th July when just 1237 were needed.
There will be other candidates including former Governor Gary Johnson of New Mexico for the Libertarian Party and a Green candidates who will be selected at their convention on 4th – 7th August, but realistically they have no chance in the current race.
Donald Trump has also crossed the line for the Republican Party nomination, taking 1477 delegates as the final primaries yesterday concluded the primary season. He needed 1237 delegates to take to the Republican national convention on 18th – 21st July.
There will be three presidential debates, on 26th September at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio; 9th October at Washington University in St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri and on 19th October at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Inauguration of the new President and Vice-President is expected to take place on 20th January 2017.