Election Bites: The Most Memorable Moments of the 2016 Race for the White House

From the "basket of deplorables" to the infamous hot mic tape, the election was never without controversial moments.

The 2016 election cycle is winding down and with it come a slew of moments that brought the American public to the polls.

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From Donald Trump announcing his run in June 2015 and becoming a candidate unlike history has ever seen to Hillary Clinton, the first female presidential pick of any major party.

It is safe to say, the campaign was long, winding and memorable. From Clinton calling half of Trump supporters "a basket of deplorables" to Trump's now-infamous 2005 hot mic tape where he told Billy Bush on Access Hollywood how he can "do anything" to women, including grabbing them "by the p****y."

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Watch the video above for a recap of the illustrious and action packed series of the election's most contentious moments.

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