Trump comes out on top in presidential election
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November 8, 2016. Millions of people woke up early to elect the next president of the United States of America. By the end of the night, Donald J Trump was named winner of the election. Trump beat Clinton 279-228 electoral college votes though Clinton did win the popular vote, similar to the situation in 2000 election. Trump somewhat surprisingly came out on top in swing states such as Florida, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina to name a few. Pennsylvania was surprising because it hasn’t been a red state since 1988. The race was extremely close with Trump winning by 47.5% of the votes, according to the New York Times statistics. North Carolina was especially important in this election because this state had one of the highest rates of African American voters, which indicates that Clinton would have been the favorite, but when Trump clinched NC his path to white house was much of a reality. Trump was able to seal the deal when by winning all of the rust belt states. Now the election is over and America is seemingly still deeply divided.