Donald Trump is now President-elect Donald Trump!

BY WARREN HORTON

STAFF CONTRIBUTOR

Trump giving acceptance speech after election. Photo Courtesy Reuters.
Trump giving victory speech after election. Photo Courtesy Reuters.

With election day finally over, the race to the White House was having news outlets put on hold.  There are 538 electoral votes, which requires 270 votes to win.  Trump led with 254 votes to Clinton’s 215 votes for several hours.  With two states remaining with 16 and 20, it was a close race until Trump was named the winner with 20 votes from Pennsylvania, putting Trump at 274 votes, according to the Associated Press at 1:36 a.m. ET.  All other news networks declined to call the election in Trump’s favor until additional votes were counted.  Just after 2 a.m. ET Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, went to the Jacob Javitz Center in New York, by himself, to tell the crowd to go home and return later when more news was available.  Just before 3 a.m. ET, Fox News announced that Trump was named as President-elect.  Trump took to the stage at Trump Tower and talked to his supporters saying that he had received a call from Clinton congratulating him.  Trump, in return, congratulated her on her public service.  Trump was also live on Facebook with sometimes more than 95 thousand people locked into his feed.  More information will be in the next issue of The Chaparral on Nov. 21.

The electoral map showing the votes that put President-elect Trump over the top. Graphic courtesy Fox News.
The electoral map showing the votes that put President-elect Trump over the top. Graphic courtesy Fox News.

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