In a shocking turn of events, GOP candidate Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential elections, becoming the 45th President of the United States.
The American citizens have spoken. Defying all odds, the 70-year-old real estate mogul won the votes to become the next president of the United States. The possibility of a Trump-led America is just starting to sink in, leading to catastrophic outcomes for those who supported Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. People are in disbelief and do not believe that Donald Trump did, in fact, win the election. Which states has Donald Trump won in? Here is everything you need to know about Donald Trump winning the election.
Did Donald Trump Win The Election?
Never in a million years could anyone have predicted that the loud-mouthed and outspoken billionaire, Donald Trump, would win the 2016 U.S. presidential election, from under Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton’s nose. The 69-year-old Democrat called up Trump at 2:00 a.m. EST to concede, after Trump had the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. As the gap between the two presidential candidates widened, web sites predicting the election forecast virtually handed over the presidency to Trump. The New York Times Poll predicted a 95% victory for Trump as did economist, Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight.
After his win, Trump addressed his supporters saying, “I say it is time for us to come together as one united people,” and that he congratulated the former Secretary of State on a “very, very hard-fought campaign.” He continued, “Now it is time for Americans to bind the wounds of division. It is time for us to become together as one united people…I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans.”
Hillary Clinton Initially Refused to Concede
In the face of imminent defeat, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton had declined to accept that the presidential election was over. The 69-year-old former Secretary of State’s campaign chair had said, “We’re not gonna have anything more to say tonight. So listen to me, everybody, you should head home. You should get some sleep. We’ll have more to say tomorrow. I want you to know I want every person in this hall to know, and I want every person across the country who supported Hillary to know that your voices and your enthusiasm means so much to her and to Tim and to all of us.” Since then Clinton has called Trump to concede the presidential election.
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Trump Won in the Crucial Swing States
Since the polling numbers began pouring in, Trump began leading the presidential race, beating Clinton in battleground states like Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Texas, and South Carolina among others. Meanwhile, Clinton remained stagnant after securing states like California, Nevada, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Washington. In a shocking win, Trump managed to triumph in states like Pennsylvania and Michigan, winning 266 electoral votes over Clinton’s 218 votes.