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Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States.
Hold on there for a moment, you wonder. Wasn’t that decided already? Well, it kind of was. But the breaking news now is that it’s official.
Elections in America are decided by a combination of the popular vote and the Electoral College votes. The official results of the popular vote still needed to be further formalized by the Electoral College. Six weeks after the public cast their votes to elect Donald Trump, the Electoral College now did the same.
Donald Trump won with a total of 304 Electoral College votes.
Clinton, on the other hand, received only 227.
Clinton Loses Again
Sour from the crushing defeat they suffered at the hands of the Republican candidate, Hillary Clinton and her Democratic camp embarked on desperate last-ditch efforts to ensure a Trump defeat by convincing the members of the Electoral College to vote otherwise. It was a long shot. But they tried.
The campaign against Trump was rigorous. The Electors were inundated with phone calls and emails in an attempt to dissuade them from voting Trump. It was not to be.
Clinton lost again. Only two Electors from Texas voted against Trump. On the other hand, Hillary Clinton lost more electoral votes. A total of five Electors ended up voting against Clinton with one preferring a Native-American tribal leader over the former Secretary of State.
Trump Acknowledges The Victory
Speaking to the media after the Electoral College elections on Monday, the president elect Trump expressed his elation and gratitude at winning the election.
“I thank the American people for their overwhelming vote to elect me as their next president of the United States,” said Trump. “With this historic step we can look forward to the bright future ahead.”