The night people waited over a year for finally arrived: Election Day 2016.
As the polls closed from the East Coast to the West Coast on Tuesday, people waited with baited breath on the state-by-state results for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Trump quickly pulled ahead, but the race wasn’t decided until late in the evening, after he won swing states such as Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Trump wins the presidency by a 276-to-218 margin in electoral votes.
Trump was declared the winner in the following states, with electoral votes in parentheses:
North Carolina (15)
South Carolina (9)
West Virginia (5)
North Dakota (3)
South Dakota (3)
Clinton was declared the winner in the following states:
New York (29)
New Jersey (14)
New Mexico (5)
Rhode Island (4)
Washington D.C. (3)
The races in Alaska, Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota and New Hampshire were too close to call, but Trump already had the 270 electoral votes needed to claim the presidency.
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