Today is November 8th, 2016. Election Day. The culmination of a year-and-a-half of brutal campaigning. By the end of the day, America will have decided on the leader of the free world for the next four years. 

Whether you're looking for more background on the candidates before casting your vote or are simply curious about what each candidate has to say about major policies, The Motley Fool has you covered with our own election coverage. 

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These have been arranged in roughly chronological order and vaguely grouped by topic. 

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