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Donald Trump elected as America’s New President

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The United States presidential election of 2016, held on November 8, 2016, was the 58th U.S. presidential election. Donald Trump the Republican nominee defeated the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump, age 70, became the oldest person ever to be elected as president. He was born in 1946.

  • Trump will assume the office as the 45th President from January 20, 2017.
  • Mr. Trump defeated Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton who would have been the country’s first woman President in its 240-year history succeeding Barack Obama, the first African-American President of the U.S.
  • The 2016 presidential election is likely to be the fifth election in U.S. history in which the eventual winner failed to win the popular vote.

Key Highlights of the election :

On November 9, 2016,  Donald Trump secured over 279 electoral votes, the majority of the 538 electors in the Electoral College, leaving behind Hillary Clinton with 218 votes.

  • Trump got victory over Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, where he was the first Republican to win the presidential vote since 1988. He also won Swing states Ohio, Florida and North Carolina. Georgia, Utah and Iowa also went to Mr.Trump.
  • Trump is also the winner in Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Oklahoma, South USA PresidentCarolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming, Nebraska, Louisiana, Montana, Missouri and Idaho.

Clinton got 13 electoral votes in Virginia, where her mate Tim Kaine is a senator and former governor. She also won Colorado and Nevada, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Rhode Island, Illinois, New York, Connecticut, New Mexico, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and Maine.

  • People under the age group of 30 made up 19 percent of this year’s election. Clinton got 54 percent of the voters under 30 while Mr. Trump received 37 percent of voters under 30.
  • Clinton did better than Mr. Trump among nonwhite voters in Florida. One-quarter of Florida’s electorate was white and above 60.
  • Trump received most of his votes from the Gulf Coast and the central part of the state, while Mrs. Clinton from the Miami and Orlando areas.
  • US general elections was marked by and extra ordinary victory of 5 Indian-American to be elected to the US Congress.
  • Pramila Jayapal, 51, won the Congressional seat from Seattle to enter the House of Representatives, the first Indian-American woman to be elected too US. Congress.
  • Jayapal would be joined in the House of Representatives by Raja Krishnamoorthi Ro Khanna and Ami Bera were leading in the race for the House of Representatives from their districts in California.
  • California’s attorney general Kamala Harris, won US Senate

All five belongs to democrative Party, and three of them are from California — Harris, Bera and Khanna, whose constituency, District No 17, is home to Silicon Valley. Krishnamoorthi won in Illinois and Jayapal in Washington.

Nominees :

Donald Trump, famous businessman and reality television personality became the Republican Party‘s presidential nominee on July 19, 2016.

  • Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from New York  became the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee on July 26, 2016

Various third party and independent presidential candidates also ran in the election. 

  • Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from New York  became the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee on July 26, 2016
  • Various third party and independent presidential candidates also ran in the election.
  • Libertarian Party nominee and former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson had ballot access in all 50 states and Washington D.C. representing all 538 electoral votes.
  • Green Party nominee and former physician Jill Stein had ballot access in 44 states and Washington D.C., representing 480 electoral votes.
  • Johnson and Stein (who also ran as their parties’ presidential nominees in the 2012 election) appeared in major national polls.
  • At least 24 other third party candidates and independents appeared on the ballot in at least some states or ran as write-in candidates.
  • Independent candidate and former Chief Policy Director for the House Republican Conference Evan Mc Mullin led in at least one opinion poll in his home state of Utah. No third party or independent candidate carried a state in the 2016 presidential election, nor have any of them done so since 1968.

This is the first time a three presidents produced in a single year.. Trump will become the fifth president to be born in the state of New York, after Martin Van Buren, Millard Fillmore, Theodore Roosevelt, and Franklin D. Roosevelt; and the second president born in New York City after Theodore Roosevelt. Trump will also become the fourth president, after James K. Polk in 1844, Woodrow Wilson in 1916 and Richard Nixon in 1968, to win an election despite losing his home state.