As of August 26, 2016,
according to the Federal Election Commission(FEC) database - fec.gov, 1900 candidates have filed a Statement of Candidacy(FEC FORM 2) to run for President in 2016. A total of 311 Republicans and 244 Democrats
will be competing for their party's 2016 presidential nomination.
There are LOTS of third party and Independent candidates in the mix. About 561 Independents and
784 candidates from other parties are running for President in 2016
Delegates Needed to Win the Nomination (50%+1): 1,237
Republican National Convention
The 2016 Republican National Convention, in which delegates of the United States Republican Party will choose the party's nominees for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States in the 2016 national election will be held July 18 - 21, 2016. The Convention is to be held at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio
The Quicken Loans Arena is located in downtown Cleveland, and referred to locally as "The Q". The multipurpose arena seats 20,500, and includes 2,000 club seats and 88 luxury suites. It is home to three professional sports teams and hosts numerous entertainment events. Other supporting venues within walking distance of 2016 RNC main venue include the Cleveland Convention Center and the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.
The Republican nominee will be chosen by primary voters and delegates, and each state determines the date and format of their own primary process.
The 2016 Democratic National Convention, in which delegates of the
United States Democratic Party will choose the party's nominees for President of
the United States and Vice President of the United States in the 2016 national
election will be held July 25 - 28, 2016.
The Convention is to be held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia,
with some events at the Pennsylvania Convention Cente.
The Wells Fargo Center is the home arena of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association, and the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League.
The Wells Fargo Center officially seats 20,318 for NBA and NCAA basketball and 19,541 for NHL hockey.
The Wells Fargo Center lies at the southwest corner of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, which includes Lincoln Financial Field, Citizens Bank Park, and Xfinity Live!
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