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The United States presidential election of 2036 was the 63rd quadrennial American presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 4, 2036. Republican Party nominees Governor Elise Stefanik of New York and U.S. Senator George LeMieux from Florida defeated the Democratic Party nominees U.S. Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand from New York. Elise Stefanik became the first woman to ever be elected president.

The incumbent president, Julián Castro, of the Democratic Party, was ineligible to be elected to a third term due to term limits in the Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution. There were several contenders in the Democratic field, with a close race between Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand from New York. Eventually, Murphy gained enough delegates to become the Democratic nominee, and selected Gillibrand as his running mate. The Republican field was marked by a sharp race between several candidates, with Governor Elise Stefanik of New York eventually gaining enough delegates to become the Republican nominee. The campaigns focused largely on domestic issues, such as new economic regulations imposed by the Castro administration following the Crash of 2026, new policies making it more difficult to buy a firearm, a universal healthcare bill being proposed in Congress, and a plan to revitalize many Rust Belt cities. Foreign policy was also discussed, such as the Chinese Civil War, the rapid industrialization of India, and the rise of dictators in Mexico and Turkey.

Stefanik defeated Murphy by a narrow margin, becoming the first Republican president since Donald Trump. With 47.58% of the popular vote to Murphy's 44.23%, Stefanik won the popular vote by the narrowest margin since Hillary Clinton in 2016. Murphy did very well in urban and many suburban areas, but underperformed in most rural areas, with Stefanik becoming the first Republican to win Minnesota since Richard Nixon won the state in 1972. She also won the states of Texas and Georgia, which had not voted for a Republican candidate since 2024 and 2016, respectively. Stefanik became the first woman ever elected president in the history of the United States, and LeMieux became the first person from Florida to ever be elected vice president of the United States.

Background Edit

Nominations Edit

Democratic Party Edit

Candidates Edit

- Chris Murphy, U.S. Senator from Connecticut for President

- Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator from New York for Vice President

Withdrawn candidates Edit

- Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator from New York (lost nomination, became vice presidential nominee)

- Tulsi Gabbard, Governor of Hawaii (lost nomination, endorsed Chris Murphy)

- Andrew Cartier, U.S. Senator from Louisiana (withdrew May 12, 2036, endorsed Chris Murphy)

Republican Party Edit

Candidates Edit

- Elise Stefanik, Governor of New York for President

- George LeMieux, U.S. Senator from Florida for Vice President

Withdrawn candidates Edit

- Placeholder, Placeholder from Placeholder (lost nomination, endorsed Elise Stefanik

Green Party Edit

- Enrique Sanchez, U.S. Representative from Arizona for President

- Joseph Matthews, Mayor from Vermont for Vice President

Withdrawn candidates Edit

- Placeholder, Placeholder from Placeholder (lost nomination, endorsed Enrique Sanchez

Libertarian Party Edit

- Seamus O'Leary, U.S. Representative from Wisconsin for President

- Michael Pontius, political activist from Maine for Vice President

Withdrawn candidates Edit

- Placeholder, Placeholder from Placeholder (lost nomination, endorsed Seamus O'Leary

Socialist Party Edit

- Alessandra Massimo, political activist from New York for President

- Brian Jackson, political activist from Oregon for Vice President

Withdrawn candidiates Edit

- Placeholder, Placeholder from Placeholder (lost nomination, endorsed Alessandra Massimo)

Constitution Party Edit

- Jack Abrams, political activist from West Virginia for President

- Alexander O'Brien, political activist from Wyoming for President

Withdrawn candidates Edit

- Placeholder, Placeholder from Placeholder (lost nomination, endorsed Jack Abrams)