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The 2016 Republican National Convention, in which delegates of the United States Republican Party chose the party's nominees for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States in the United States presidential election, 2016, was held July 18–21, 2016, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The event marked the third time Cleveland has hosted this event, the first since 1936. In addition to determining the party's national ticket, the convention ratified the party platform.

2016 Republican National Convention
2016 presidential election
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Nominees
Trump and Pence
Convention
Date(s) July 18–21, 2016
City Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Venue Quicken Loans Arena
Chair Paul Ryan
Notable speakers See below
Candidates
Presidential nominee Donald Trump of New York
Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence of Indiana
Voting
Total delegates 2,472
Votes needed for nomination 1,237 (majority)
Results (President) Trump (NY): 1,725 (69.78%)
Cruz (TX): 484 (19.58%)
Kasich (OH): 125 (5.06%)
Rubio (FL): 123 (4.98%)
Carson (MD): 7 (0.28%)
Bush (FL): 3 (0.12%)
Paul (KY): 2 (0.08%)
Abstention 3 (0.12%)
Results (Vice President) Pence (IN): 100% (Acclamation)
Ballots 1
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Quicken Loans Arena, the site of the 2016 Republican National Convention
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Orlando
Orlando
Cleveland
Cleveland
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Houston
Houston
Sites of the 2016 national presidential nominating conventions. Blue, red, green, and yellow indicate the conventions for the Democratic, Republican, Green, and Libertarian parties, respectively.

The 2016 Republican National Convention, in which delegates of the United States Republican Party chose the party's nominees for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States in the United States presidential election, 2016, was held July 18–21, 2016, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The event marked the third time Cleveland has hosted this event, the first since 1936. In addition to determining the party's national ticket, the convention ratified the party platform.

There were 2,472 delegates to the Republican National Convention, with a simple majority of 1,237 required to win the presidential nomination. Most of those delegates were bound for the first ballot of the convention based on the results of the 2016 Republican presidential primaries. The convention formally nominated Donald Trump for President and Indiana Governor Mike Pence for Vice President. Trump and Pence would go on to defeat Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Senator Tim Kaine, in the general election.

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