Donald Trump Has Been Elected President of the United States

Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States.

Donald Trump at a rally.
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Donald Trump at a rally.

He did it. After a very close polling across the nation, Donald Trump is officially the 45th president of the United States, winning 276 electoral college votes over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's 218. 

Election night had many voters on edge all the way until the end. Very early in the night, Donald Trump nabbed big states, including Texas, Florida, and the Carolinas. While Hillary tried to hold on, taking New York, Virginia, and Illinois, it just wasn't enough to get the victory. 

Over the course of the whole campaign, Donald Trump had many setbacks, including the leak of a 2005 tape in which Trump suggested he inappropriately kissed a married woman. Other reports of women alleging the candidate sexually assaulted them also put a stain on the Republican's campaign, but in the end, it didn't seem to matter. 

Trump is reportedly celebrating the victory at the New York City Hilton with his family and friends. He is expected to make a victory speech soon.

Throughout Trump's campaigning, the Republican vowed to Make America Great Again. In the first 100 days of his presidency, Trump said he would begin to build a wall along the Mexian-U.S border, create more jobs, and demolish ObamaCare. It will be interesting to see how his plan plays out when he is sworn into office in January 2017. 

Just after 2:40 a.m., it was reported that Hillary Clinton conceded to Trump in a phone call.


— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) November 9, 2016


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