When Is Election Day 2016? Here's When Americans Will Pick a New President

When Is Election Day 2016? Here's When Americans Will Pick a New President
Source: AP
Source: AP

As we move into April, the presidential campaign trail has only become more controversial. With Republican presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's alleged sex scandal, his back and forth with GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, and an online Twitter war between Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Election Day can't come soon enough. 

Election Day, the day when voters indirectly decide the next president of the United States, is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Until then, there are primaries taking place across the nation until June 14, when the last primary takes place in Washington, D.C.

Read more: 2016 Primary Dates: Full List of Voting Days and What You Need to Know

Most recently, Sanders won the caucuses in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii and defeated Clinton in an impressive showing. However, Clinton still has a large lead in delegates, having swept the Southern states. On the other side of the aisle, Trump appears to be a lock for securing the Republican presidential nod, according to some experts

Another interesting tidbit: If Clinton and Trump secure the nomination for their respective parties, it will be the first time in the history of the United States that two presidential nominees over the age of 65 years old would face off, according to Newsweek

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