Donald Trump wins 2016 presidential election

Quanecia Fraser and Shelby Clayton

Staff Writers

Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States after a tumultuous election cycle, beating out Hillary Clinton the Democratic candidate. Trump was leading with 279 electoral votes and Clinton with 228 electoral votes, according to Google.

In the state of Texas, Trump received 53 percent of the votes with a total of 4,670,391 Texans voting for him. Clinton trailed with 43 percent of Texas’s vote, according to Google.

In Erath County, officials said Trump captured 84.70 percent of the vote with 7,780 votes. Clinton won 1,256 votes, or 13.67 percent.

When Texan News Service conducted a poll for the election on Oct. 27, Trump won with 60.67 percent of the votes from Tarleton State University students, with 57 votes. Clinton trailed behind with just 19.10 percent of votes from Tarleton students, with 17 votes.

In the days leading up to the election, Clinton was leading the polls but the F.B.I announcing that they were reopening the case against her regarding her emails made the race tighter.

Trump’s campaign wasn’t without scandal either; the most notable being the video that was released of him making inappropriate comments towards women in 2005. His comments about women, Muslims, Mexicans and other minorities repeatedly landed him in hot water.

Though many of the polls taken on Monday had Clinton as the winner, Trump has emerged victorious.

Trump is a business man and real estate developer from New York. He hosted the reality show “The Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice.” In 2015 he announced his run for the presidency. He officially became the Republican candidate on July 19, 2016 defeating Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, John Kasich of Ohio, Marco Rubio of Florida and others.


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