Donald Trump wins Presidency in stunning upset
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America woke up to a very shocking reality. Republican Presidential nominee Donald J. Trump will be the 45th president of The United States of America. The New York billionaire and reality TV star defeated Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in one of the most historic Presidential elections in American history.
Trump won battle ground states Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania which ultimately sealed his fate. He also won in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Alaska, Idaho, Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Michigan, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Wyoming, He totaled 290 electoral votes while Clinton had 228 electoral votes. Clinton won in California, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Colorado, District of Columbia, Minnesota, Hawaii, Maine, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and Virginia.
According to CNN, exit polls show 53% of males voted for Trump and 42% of women voted for him as well. Clinton had a huge female following with a strong 54% of women voting for her, while only 41% of males voted for her. Clinton appealed to voters in the age group of 18-44. Fifty five percent of her voters were between the ages of 18-29 and fifty percent were between the ages of 30-44. Trump appealed to voters between the ages of 45 and older. Fifty three percent of his voters were between the ages of 45-64 and 65 and older.
According to the Associated Press, Trump won more counties where the population is 10,000 or less, counties where less than 5% of the population is foreign born, more rural counties and counties where less than 20% of adults have bachelor degrees. Clinton won more counties where at least 50% of adults have bachelor degrees, counties where less than 50% of the population is white, counties where at least 45% of the population is African American, and counties where at least 30% of the population is foreign born.
Trump gave his victory speech early vowing to heal the division in America and tried to appeal to people that did not vote for him.
“Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division, have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people” he said. He also thanked his campaign employees, his supporters and his family. He was accompanied by his wife Melania Trump and his children.
Clinton, who entered Election Day with a modest lead in the polls, was emotional Wednesday as she addressed the American people. “This is painful, and it will be for a long time, but I want you to remember this: our campaign was never about one person, or even one election. It was about the country we love,” she said. She also thanked her supporters, campaign employees, family and her grandkids for traveling with her throughout her campaign.
Will President Trump fulfill the promises that he made to this country?