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Hillary Clinton delivers a speech at the Old State House in Springfield, Ill.,// Photo courtesy of Wikimedia.

By: Leshay Jones, Staff Writer.

This year, Hillary Clinton won the Democratic nomination and Donald Trump took the victory as the Republican Party nominee. Now many Americans are wondering which nominee will take the lead and become the President of the United States.

The 2016 Presidential race has been an enthralling one, keeping Americans on their toes, wondering what will happen next. From email scandals to Twitter beef, this election will surely go down in history as one of the most entertaining. Not to mention Hillary Clinton becoming the first woman in American history to accept the nomination of a major political party.

According to The Upshot newsletter, Hillary Clinton has an 88.8 percent chance of winning the presidential election, leaving Trump at an 11.1 percent chance, which continues to decrease day by day. Clinton also holds 49.1 percent of the popular vote and Trump is down at 41 percent.
With all of the media focus on Clinton and Trump, Americans seem to forget that there are other third parties. Gary Johnson is the Libertarian Party nominee for the 2016 election. However, that same source claims that Johnson has less than a 0.1 percent chance of winning the election and only 8.2 percent of the popular vote.

The green party nominee, Jill Stein is another candidate that is left in the shadows. However, her chances of winning are just as low, if not lower than Johnson’s. Not many people are shocked, being a third party has never won the presidential election.
Along with a chunk of the American people, President Barack Obama also supports Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

On July 5, Obama gave a speech at a Clinton rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, clearly stating that he wants the American people to vote for Hillary Clinton.
Obama stated, “I am here today because I believe in Hillary Clinton. And I want you to elect her to be the next President of the United States of America.”

Despite all of the predictions and polls that show that the odds are in Clinton’s favor, there are still those who believe that Trump will take the victory. His supporters are holding on to the hope that he could somehow turn the polls around and win the election.

Despite all of the predictions and polls that show that the odds are in Clinton’s favor, there are still those who believe that Trump will take the victory. His supporters are holding on to the hope that he could somehow turn the polls around and win the election.