Donald Trump to be America’s Next President


Jonathan Espinoza, Co-Editor

The electorate has spoken.  Despite numerous polls suggesting a third Clinton presidency, Donald Trump  swept key states across the electoral map on his way to becoming this country’s 45th Commander-in-Chief.

What some are considering a resounding upset, Trump’s path to the presidency on election night came down to the wire in the key battle ground states of Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

The New York Times’ final tally placed 279 electoral votes for Trump, while Clinton trailed behind with 216.  Donald Trump not only exceeded the 270 electoral votes needed to claim the Oval Office, but many pundits agree that he exceeded the exceptions as shown by early polls suggesting a Clinton sweep.

With a Republican residing in the White House for the first time in 8 years, President Trump will have the added padding of a Republican led Congress ensuring at least two years of single-party rule.

In the state of Texas, Trump amassed 52.5% of the popular vote and gained 38 electoral votes in the process.  Texas, a historically Red state, maintained that trend despite some suggesting it may turn Blue weeks prior to election day.

Donald Trump will be sworn as president on January 20, 2017, and he has already been contacted by President Obama to begin the transition process.