IT’S OFFICIAL: Trump Secures The Presidency With 304 Electoral VotesScreen Shot 2016-12-20 at 9.27.00 AM
On Monday, Donald Trump secured his Presidential election win by getting well beyond the electoral votes needed. By the time the electoral college was done casting their ballots, Trump had 304 votes while Clinton had 227. Trump needed at least 270 to secure the win and continue his way to being the 45th President of the United States.
“We did it!” Donald Trump tweeted Monday night. “Thank you to all my great supporters, we just officially won the election (despite all of the distorted and inaccurate media).”
All but two of the Republican electors voted for Donald Trump, with both casting protest votes in the state of Texas. Clinton, however, lost four votes to protesting voters out of the state of Washington, with three voting for Colin Powell and one for a native American elder by the name of “Faith Spotted Eagle.” Clinton saw the largest number of electoral college voters not to vote for the Democratic nominee since 1872, when 63 Democratic electors did not vote for the candidate Horace Greeley because he had died between the election and the electoral college vote.
Mike Pence tweeted his congratulations to Donald Trump and acknowledged that the vote also secures his position as the 48th Vice President of the United States.
“I’m honored & humbled to be officially elected today as the next Vice President of the United States of America by the Electoral College,” Pence tweeted.
The Republican National Committee Co-Chair Sharon Day released a statement on Trump’s win and urged citizens of the country to not fight the results of the election and to come together as a nation.
“This historic election is now officially over and I look forward to President-elect Trump taking the oath of office in January,” Day said. “For the good of the country, Democrats must stop their cynical attempts to undermine the legitimacy of this election, which Donald Trump won decisively in the Electoral College with more votes than any Republican since 1988.”