Donald J. Trump is the Next President

Mitch Potter, Online Editor

Donald J. Trump was elected to be the 45th president of the United States of America. It was approximately 12:30 in the morning when the Republican GOP nominee had won 276 electoral college votes.

Once all of the states had cast in their votes, the final count was 279 votes for Mr. Trump and 228 votes for Hillary R. Clinton, the democratic nominee, according to the New York Times.

This was an unexpected turnout based on polls from multiple sources. CBS, CNN, and even FiveThirtyEight all predicted that Ms. Clinton would win. A recent poll here at Bingham showed that 55% of students who participated in the poll believed Clinton would win as well.

The election came down to multiple swing states. One of the biggest ones being Florida, which holds 29 of the 538 electoral votes, was taken by Mr. Trump and helped to start his lead of Clinton.

The House of Representatives was won by the republican party around 10:00 Tuesday night. The Senate on the other hand, took longer to get the results in but eventually the Republican party took control as well.

Early in the morning on November 9th, Hillary Clinton posted on Twitter “Last night I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country.” While the election has been a devastating blow to her, she has chosen to concede peacefully. This is a surprise to many Americans.