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Trump officially confirmed as next US president

Posted: 20 December, 2016 at 03:27 am
Trump officially confirmed as next US president
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US President Elect, Donald Trump has won the Electoral College vote, which mean he will become America's 45th president.

An effort by anti-Trump protesters to persuade Republican electors to abandon the president-elect failed.

President-elect Donald Trump has been formally voted the next president of the United States by the Electoral College. In order to win the presidential election a candidate must receive at least 270 electoral votes.

Electors from Texas put Trump over the 270 threshold, according to reports, bringing his tally to 304. Clinton received 228 votes.

Trump called it a "historic electoral landslide victory" even though his Electoral College margin ranks 46th among 58 US presidential elections.

"The official votes cast by the Electoral College exceeded the 270 required to secure the presidency by a very large margin, far greater than ever anticipated by the media," he said in a statement. The vote did not come without protests, as demonstrators took to the streets in state capitals across the country. Hundreds of demonstrators in Pennsylvania's capital, Harrisburg, chanted "No treason, no Trump!" and "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!" But Trump also had plenty of support, including from the former Republican candidate and current Ohio governor John Kasich, who said it was time to get behind the president-elect. "We want unity, we want love," Kasich told electors during proceedings in the state capital, Columbus. Kasich did not endorse Trump after dropping out during the primaries and did not vote for Trump during the election. After hearing of the result, Trump vowed to "work hard to unite our country and be the president of all Americans."

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