It's been a long, strange ride.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
Posted on November 7, 2016, at 4:50 p.m. ET
The candidates stand behind their podiums during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif.
Donald Trump rides an escalator to a press event to announce his candidacy at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015, in New York City.
Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton and Hillary Clinton as Val during SNL's "Bar Talk" sketch on Oct. 3, 2015.
Donald Trump shows off the size of his hands at the start of the Republican presidential candidates debate in Detroit, Michigan.
Sen. Ted Cruz kisses his wife before walking onstage to speak at Liberty University to announce his presidential candidacy March 23, 2015, in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Former Republican vice presidential candidate and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump during a rally at the Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.
A bird lands on Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders podium as he speaks on March 25 in Portland, Oregon.
Demonstrators clash with supporters after it was announced that a rally with Donald Trump at the University of Illinois at Chicago would be postponed over safety reasons.
Police detain a man after a fight between supporters and opponents of Donald Trump ahead of his speech outside the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, Missouri.
Sen. Bernie Sanders stands on a stool as he speaks at a Verizon workers picket line in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
US Republican presidential candidate Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks with a supporter following a campaign rally in Annapolis, Maryland.
Bernie Sanders addresses a crowd of supporters at a campaign rally in Salt Lake City, Utah, March 18.
Donald Trump supporter Luisa Aranda speaks with reporters during the California Republican Party Convention in Burlingame, California.
President Obama ends his monologue at the White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner in Washington by dropping his mic and saying, “Obama out!”
New York City Parks workers move a naked statue of Donald Trump that was left in Union Square Park in New York City, Aug. 18.
A girl walks past protesters outside the Republican National Committee where Trump was meeting Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on Capitol Hill.
Protesters picket outside the event site before Donald Trump begins a rally with his supporters in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
A woman wearing a Trump shirt is pelted with eggs by protesters near where the Republican presidential candidate held a rally in San Jose, California.
Hillary Clinton arrives to speak during her California primary night rally in Brooklyn, New York.
Meryl Streep, in a suit and orange makeup, performs onstage as Donald Trump at the 2016 Public Theater Gala at Delacorte Theater in New York City.
Former President Bill Clinton kicks balloons during celebrations onstage after his wife accepted the nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Donald Trump gives his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a kiss as they shake hands after his acceptance speech on the third day of the Republican National Convention.
A law enforcement officer tries to extinguish a burning American flag during the third day of the RNC.
Tevor Leis, exercising his Ohio open-carry rights, stands armed during the second day of the RNC.
This pair of photos shows a group of Republican Capitol Hill interns (top) posing for a picture with House Speaker Paul Ryan, which was posted on his Instagram account on July 16, and a group of Democrat Capitol Hill interns (bottom) posing on the east steps of the US Capitol on July 19.
Khizr Khan offers his personal copy of the US Constitution to Donald Trump while addressing delegates on the fourth and final day of the Democratic National Convention. Khan’s son, Humayun S. M. Khan, was one of 14 American Muslims who died serving in in the US military after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Donald Trump holds babies at a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto and Donald Trump attend a meeting at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City on Aug. 31.
Hillary Clinton arrives for a memorial service at the National 9/11 Memorial on Sept. 11 in New York. She was diagnosed with pneumonia later that day.
New York City police officers struggle to pull a man through a window as he scaled the east side of Trump Tower using suction cups.
A supporter of Donald Trump wears tape with the word "deplorable" written on it in the audience at a campaign rally in Laconia, New Hampshire, Sept. 15.
Nine-year-old Belle Shefrin holds a doll of Hillary Clinton while listening to the nominee speak at a campaign rally in Akron, Ohio.
Hillary Clinton poses for selfies at an event in Orlando, Fla.
Former President Bill Clinton greets Melania Trump, wife of Donald Trump, before the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri on Oct. 9.
Donald Trump listens as Hillary Clinton answer a question from the audience during their presidential town hall debate at in Missouri.
President Obama votes early at the Cook County Office Building in Chicago, Illinois, on Oct. 7.
Political signs are seen in the damage caused in a firebomb attack on local offices of the North Carolina Republican Party in Hillsborough, NC, Oct. 17.
Hillary Clinton shakes hands with Donald Trump while attending the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
Eve Rydberg and Megan Lee pose for a portrait with their sign as they take part in a protest against Donald Trump outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago.
Summer Zervos, a former contestant on the TV show The Apprentice, is embraced by attorney Gloria Allred while speaking about allegations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump.
Supporters wait for Donald Trump to arrive for a campaign rally at Atlantic Aviation near Albuquerque International Airport Oct. 30 in New Mexico.
A line of early voters waits outside the Franklin County Board of Elections, Nov. 7 in Columbus, Ohio. Heavy turnout has caused long lines as voters take advantage of their last opportunity to vote before election day.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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