Only 9 percent of the US population eligible to vote supported Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as presidential candidates, The New York Times reported Monday, having analyzed statistical data.
MOSCOW(Sputnik) — The November 8 US presidential elections will see the rivalry of the Republican Party's Trump and the Democratic Party's Clinton. The candidates were nominated in July during their parties' respective conventions.
According to The New York Times, a total of 60 million people voted in the primaries, with about 30 million each for Republicans and Democrats. But the paper pointed out that half of the primary voters had chosen other candidates, and only 14 percent of eligible adults, representing 9 percent of the US population, voted for either Trump or Clinton.
According to the official February-June primaries' data, Clinton won the delegates in 28 states, as well as the US territories and the District of Columbia, while Trump took over in 36 states and the Northern Mariana Islands.
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