AP: US Election Was Top News Story of 2016

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The Associated Press has named our presidential election shitshow as the top news story of 2016.

The election beat out other notable stories like Brexit and Syria to take home the top spot in the AP’s Top News poll. The poll—which debuted in 1936—asks AP editors and news directors to vote on the 10 biggest stories of the year.

“This year’s top story traces back to June 2015, when Donald Trump descended an escalator in Trump Tower, his bastion in New York City, to announce he would run for president,” read the AP’s announcement. “Widely viewed as a long shot, with an unconventional campaign featuring raucous rallies and pugnacious tweets, he outlasted 16 Republican rivals. Among the Democrats, Hillary Clinton beat back an unexpectedly strong challenge from Bernie Sanders, and won the popular vote over Trump. But he won key Rust Belt states to get the most electoral votes, and will enter the White House with Republicans maintaining control of both houses of Congress.”

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