Trump Seals White House Victory, Wins Electoral College Vote

تم نشره في Tue 20 December / Dec 2016. 01:00 AM
  • President Donald Trump

WASHINGTON — Republican Donald Trump prevailed in U.S. Electoral College voting on Monday to officially win election as the next president, easily dashing a long-shot push by a small movement of detractors to try to block him from gaining the White House, according to Associated Press (AP).

Trump garnered more than the 270 electoral votes required to win, while his Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, gathered only 166 votes. With nearly all votes counted, Trump had clinched 304 electoral votes to Clinton's 227, according to an Associated Press tally of the voting by 538 electors across the country, the AP reported.

"I will work hard to unite our country and be the President of all Americans," Trump said in a statement responding to the results.

The Electoral College assigns each state electors equal to its number of representatives and senators in Congress. The District of Columbia also has three electoral votes. The votes will be officially counted during a joint session of Congress on Jan 6.

When voters go to the polls to cast a ballot for president, they are actually choosing a presidential candidate's preferred slate of electors for their state.

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