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America, Here Are Your Presidential Nominees

From bankruptcies to awards to policy issues, here are the stats on presumptive nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton officially clinched the Democratic nomination Monday, ahead of this week’s contests in California, New Jersey, New Mexico, Montana, South Dakota and North Dakota.

Bernie Sanders has not conceded the race to Clinton — in an email to supporters Monday evening he reiterated a pledge to take the race to the convention — but by every metric Clinton maintains a large advantage.

That means both parties now have their presumptive nominees: On the right, Donald “Hostile Takeover” Trump, and on the left, Hillary “Ram-Rodham” Clinton.

Here’s how they measure up. (All numbers current as of June 6th, unless otherwise noted.)

Primary votes won
Clinton: 12,989,134

Trump: 11,536,494

Polling
Clinton: An average 55.5 percent unfavorable rating; 37.4 percent favorable rating.

Trump: An average 58.4 percent unfavorable rating (including a 70 percent unfavorability among women and and 87 percent unfavorability among Latinos); 34.1 percent favorable rating.

Age on inauguration day
Clinton: 69

Trump: 70

Sign
Clinton: Scorpio

Trump: Gemini

Hometown
Clinton: Chicago

Trump: Queens

Experience
Clinton: U.S. senator; secretary of State

Trump: Real-estate developer; reality TV host

Marriages
Clinton: One (Bill Clinton, 1975 to present)

Trump: Three (Ivana Zelnickova, 1977 to 1991; Marla Maples, 1993 to 1999; Melania Knauss, 2005 to present)

Children
Clinton: One (Chelsea, age 36)

Trump: Five (Donald Jr., age 38; Ivanka, 34; Eric, 32; Tiffany, 22; Barron, 10)

Net Worth
Clinton: $45 million

Trump: $4.5 billion (maybe)

Campaign war chest
Clinton: $288.9 million, raised between January and April 2016

Trump: $59.9 million, raised between January and April 2016

Bankruptcies
Clinton: Zero

Trump: Four

Lawsuits
Trump: At least 3,500 over the past three decades; 1,900 as plaintiff, 1,450 as defendant, 150 “bankruptcy, third party or other.”

Clinton: More than 900 as first lady, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State. “More than a third of the lawsuits were filed by federal prisoners, political activists or other citizens seeking redress from the government by suing a list of high-ranking officials,” according to USA Today.

Active FBI investigations
Clinton: One

Trump: Zero

Awards
Clinton: Grammy winner for Best Spoken Word Album, 1997

Trump: Razzie winner for Worst Supporting Actor, 1991

Book sales
Clinton: Living History, more than 1.4 million copies sold since 2004

Trump: Art of the Deal, an estimated 1 million copies sold since 1989

Past campaigns
Clinton: In 2008, she ran for the Democratic nomination for president; she won 23 contests and some 17 million votes, but ultimately lost the primary to Barack Obama.

Trump: In 1999, Trump campaigned for the Reform Party nomination for president; he withdrew before voting began, but won 15,311 votes in California — nearly double the 8,166 won by Pat Buchanan, the party’s ultimate nominee.

Bipartisan history
Clinton: Campaigned for conservative icon Barry Goldwater before she was old enough to vote.

Trump: Was a registered Democrat between 2001 and 2009; has donated at least $584,850 to Democratic candidates since 1989.

On overcoming obstacles in life
Clinton: “My dream was to be an astronaut when I was about 13 or 14 years old and the United States was starting its space program. So I wrote a letter to the NASA space agency and asked how I could become an astronaut. And I got a letter back saying that they weren’t accepting women.”

Trump: “It has not been easy for me. It has not been easy for me. I started off in Brooklyn. My father gave me a small loan of a million dollars. I came into Manhattan, and I had to pay him back, and I had to pay him back with interest. But I came into Manhattan and I started buying properties, and I did great.”

On women
Clinton: “Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights.”

Trump: “You have to treat ’em like shit.”

On immigration
Clinton: “We need comprehensive immigration reform with a path to full and equal citizenship. If Congress won’t act, I’ll defend President Obama’s executive actions — and I’ll go even further to keep families together. I’ll end family detention, close private immigrant detention centers, and help more eligible people become naturalized.”

Trump: “I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively, I will build a great, great wall on our southern border. And I will have Mexico pay for that wall.”

On abortion
Clinton: “[Attacks on reproductive rights cut] to the heart of who we are as women, our rights, our autonomy, our ability to make our own decisions, and we need to be talking about that and defending Planned Parenthood from these outrageous attacks.”

Trump: “The answer is that there has to be some form of punishment [for a woman seeking an abortion].”

On faith
Clinton: “I am a person of faith. I am a Christian. I am a Methodist. I have been raised Methodist… My study of the Bible, my many conversations with people of faith, has led me to believe the most important commandment is to love the Lord with all your might and to love your neighbor as yourself, and that is what I think we are commanded by Christ to do, and there is so much more in the Bible about taking care of the poor, visiting the prisoners, taking in the stranger, creating opportunities for others to be lifted up, to find faith themselves that I think there are many different ways of exercising your faith. But I do believe that in many areas judgment should be left to God, that being more open, tolerant and respectful is part of what makes me humble about my faith, and I am in awe of people who truly turn the other cheek all the time, who can go that extra mile that we are called to go, who keep finding ways to forgive and move on… So there is much to be learned and I have been very disappointed and sorry that Christianity, which has such great love at its core, is sometimes used to condemn so quickly and judge so harshly… I think you have to keep asking yourself, if you are a person of faith, what is expected of me and am I actually acting the way that I should? And that starts in small ways and goes out in very large ones, but it’s something that I take very seriously.”

Trump: “We’re going to protect Christianity, and I can say that. I don’t have to be politically correct or — we’re going to protect. I asked Jerry [Falwell] and I asked some of the folks because I hear this is a major theme right here. Two Corinthians, right? Two Corinthians, 3:17 — that’s the whole ballgame. ‘Where the spirit of the Lord,’ right? ‘Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.’ And here there is Liberty College but, Liberty University. But, it is so true, you know, when you think — and that’s really — is that the one? Is that the one you like? I think that’s the one you like, because I loved it. And it’s so representative of what’s taken place. But we are going to protect Christianity.”

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