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With things shaping up as they are in the 2016 presidential election, age may be a greater factor more than ever.

As in old age.

A November match-up of Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton would represent the oldest ticket in U.S. history with an average age of 69.5 years, according to The Hill.

GOP front-runner Trump will be 70 years old on Tuesday, November 8, and Democratic front-runner Clinton will be 69. Both candidates have released medical records showing a clean bill of health.

The Hill said the oldest average age previously was just over 64 years of age, occurring three times in 1848, 1980 and 1984 — two of the three years included Ronald Reagan, the oldest U.S. president to date.

The last three presidents were much younger: Barack Obama was 47 when elected; George W. Bush was 54; and Bill Clinton was 46.

Trump has already taken a swipe at his Democratic rival saying during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” back in November that Clinton may not be physically fit to run the country.

“Hillary is a person who doesn’t have the strength or the stamina, in my opinion, to be president,” he said then. “She doesn’t have strength or stamina. She’s not a strong enough person to be president.”

And while Bernie Sanders has virtually no chance of winning the Democratic nominee, the candidate electrifying young voters across the country is a ripe old 74 years — a septuagenarian — and would be the oldest elected president ever if he were able to pull off a miracle.

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Tom Tillison

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