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2016 Presidential Election Results Aug. 9, 2017 , 9:00 AM ET In 2016, Donald J. Trump won the Electoral College with 304 votes compared to 227 votes for Hillary Clinton.
Voters and political scientists will debate how Donald Trump won the presidential election in 2016. The businessman and political novice stunned the world by winning a presidential election most analysts and voters believed had firmly been in the hands of Hillary Clinton , who had far more experience in government and had run a more orthodox ...
Nov 09, 2016 · Donald Trump Wins the 2016 Election. ... as he was on track to win huge majorities of non-college educated whites, ... who ran as the vice presidential candidate on the Libertarian ticket this ...
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- Education Level Major Reason For Popular Vote/Electoral College Split
- Why Did Non-University Educated Whites Desert The Democrats?
- What Happens Now
- Congressional Elections
The discrepancy between the popular vote and Electoral College was caused mainly by solid swings to Clinton in the two most populous states, California and Texas, but big swings to Trump in the midwest. Clinton’s gains in California and Texas resulted in zero additional EVs, while Trump’s big gains in the midwest hugely benefited him in the Electoral College, as he won five midwestern states that had previously been won by Obama, and thus gained all those states’ EVs. Education level was the biggest factor in explaining the swings, with higher educated voters likely to swing to Clinton, and lower educated voters to Trump. The states Trump gained had a greater proportion of non-University educated whites than nationally. US analyst Nate Silver showsthat education level, not income, explained the swings. Even in counties with more black or Hispanic voters than whites, the relationship between education level and swing to Trump applied. In the midwest, the proportion of non-University...
Donald Trump was an anti-establishment candidate, while Hillary Clinton had been involved in politics for at least the last 25 years. Although Clinton had some ethical problems, her issues were minor compared with Trump’s often blatant misogyny, racism and outright lies. Had the US political establishment not been so unpopular, Clinton would have probably won decisively. One reason the establishment was unpopular is the influence of money in politics. Many voters perceived that establishment politicians were not on their side, but rather on the side of lobbying groups. Trump exploited this anxiety with his Drain the Swamp rhetoric. Another reason for the establishment’s unpopularity is gridlock. In the 2010 midterm elections, Republicans gained control of the US House by a 242-193 margin, and have held it comfortably since. It has since been difficult for Obama and Congress to agree on even basic things, such as raising the debt limit. This fed into anti-establishment sentiment beca...
The Electoral College result is not quite final. Candidates in each state appoint slates of potential electors. The statewide winner then has their slate appointed as electors. On 19 December, the electors cast their votes. Past elections have sometimes had “faithless” electors who do not vote for the candidate to whom they are pledged. Many electors are appointed by the party organisation, not the candidates. As many established Republicans dislike Trump, it is possible he will lose a few electors, but there is no chance he will lose 37 or more of his 306 EVs - he needs only 270 electors for a majority of the Electoral College. On 6 January 2017, the Electoral Votes are tabulated in Congress. On 20 January at 12 noon US Eastern (4am Melbourne time 21 January), Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States.
Elections for both chambers of the US Congress (the national legislative body) are held every two years. When not held concurrently with a Presidential election, these elections are called “midterm” elections. There are 100 Senators, who have six year terms and represent whole states; one-third of the Senate is elected every two years. House districts are apportioned on a population basis, and the 435 House members serve only two year terms. Prior to this election, the Republicans held a 54-46 majority in the US Senate. Of the 34 Senators up at this election, Republicans held 24 and Democrats 10. This was a big opportunity for the Democrats to make many gains, but they only gained two seats. The Democrats gained New Hampshire and Illinois, and held Nevada, but they narrowly lost Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Missouri. The Republicans will hold a 52-48 majority in the new Senate. The Senate is the more powerful chamber, as its consent is required for Cabinet-level and judicial appointm...
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- Trump's white wave. Getty Images. Toss-ups were tossed aside. One after another, Ohio, Florida and North Carolina went to Mr Trump. That left Mrs Clinton's blue firewall, and the firewall was eventually breached.
- Teflon Donald. Getty Images. Mr Trump insulted decorated war veteran John McCain. He picked a fight with Fox News and its popular presenter, Megyn Kelly.
- The outsider. AP. He ran against the Democrats. He also ran against the powers within his own party. He beat them all. Mr Trump built a throne of skulls out of his Republican primary opponents.
- The Comey Factor. Reuters. The polls clearly did a woeful job predicting the shape and preferences of the electorate, particularly in Midwestern states. In the final days of the campaign, however, the reality is that the polls were close enough that Mr Trump had a pathway to victory.
2016 United States presidential election ← 2012 November 8, 2016 2020 → 538 members of the Electoral College 270 electoral votes needed to win Opinion polls Turnout 55.7% 0.8 pp Nominee Donald Trump Hillary Clinton Party Republican Democratic Home state New York New York Running mate Mike Pence Tim Kaine Electoral vote 304 [a] 227 [a] States carried 30 + ME-02 20 + DC Popular vote ...
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Nov 09, 2016 · Vermont has voted solidly Democratic in every presidential election since 1988 and Kentucky similarly Republican since 1996. 10.39pm/3.39am A big win for Trump as he takes Ohio, the first swing ...