2016 Distilled

The campaign coverage you need from the staff of ​The Atlantic
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Paul Ryan's Gamble

After months of keeping his distance without repudiating his nominee, the House speaker embraced Trump just in time to see his bet pay off.

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How Trump Won

The Republican nominee put together a coalition of non-college-educated, non-urban voters—and they turned out for him with tremendous enthusiasm.

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Trump's Last Stand

The Republican nominee barnstorms through the last day of the election with a speech every bit as unpredictable and puzzling as the rest of his presidential campaign.