Trump Wins


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Donald Trump officially wins the election.

After months and months of waiting, election day has finally come and gone. Our new 45th President of the United States is… Donald Trump! Trump, alongside his vice president, Mike Pence, won the election. The Senate and House of Representatives are also won by the Republicans. Although Hillary won the popular vote by 202,340 votes, Trump ultimately won because he got more electoral votes. He won 31 states, including most of the swing states such as Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Iowa.

Hillary delivers her concession speech with strong emotions, causing many to shed tears. “This is not the outcome that we wanted and we worked so hard for, and I am sorry that we did not win this election,” Clinton told her supporters and campaign workers in New York. “To all the women and especially the young women who put their faith in this campaign and in me, I want you to know that nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion.”Meanwhile, Trump was delivering his winning speech. He pledged that he “will be president for all Americans” and that it was very important to him (CNBC).

Immediately after the announcement, a lot of angry citizens flooded the street with protests. Riots fomented mainly in democratic states; police estimate that “as many as 5,000 people were at a protest in New York” outside the Trump Tower (CNN). In downtown Seattle, an estimated 2,000 protesters shouted angrily, expressing their frustration towards the election results (USA Today).

Additionally, many people are claiming that they want to move to Canada. Countless jokes on social media have been made about this topic, but this joke is becoming a reality. During the election, “the Canadian immigration site crashed repeatedly Tuesday as states closed their polls and results began to come in” (USA Today).

At the end of the day, these are the results that America has to live with. With Trump, a man with no political experience, becoming America’s president, no one knows what is in store for America. Changing from the Democratic to the Republican will take some time to get used to. Sarah Chen (9) is deeply concerned about America’s future. “These are the results we have to live with for the next four years,” she says. “I’m not sure if I am ready for this.”

Donald Trump will officially become the POTUS on Inauguration Day, Friday, January 20, 2017.