Map made by Chris Besik
By: Tyler Bloomfield, Hunter Crowther
Donald Trump has surpassed 270 electoral votes and Hillary Clinton called him to concede the election, meaning Trump has become the president-elect of the United States.
Despite nearly every major poll indicating Clinton would become the first female president of the United States, Trump shocked analysts by taking three major swing states – Florida, North Carolina and Ohio.
“It is time for us to come together as one united people,” Trump said in his acceptance speech, only arriving on stage close to 3 a.m. “For those who chose not to support me in the past, of which there are a few of you, I am reaching out to you for guidance.”
Trump secured Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming, giving him 277 electoral votes.
Clinton won California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, Washington and the District of Columbia, totaling 215 electoral votes.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2016
Trump was expected to win Indiana, because his running mate Mike Pence has been the governor of the state since 2013.
Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Washington and Wyoming have historically been red states, and Trump had led in polls through the campaign.
Clinton was endorsed by former Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders during the summer. Also, Clinton was born in Chicago, Ill.
California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island typically vote blue.
Virginia voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, but has been traditionally red.
Humber News reporter Ken Keller was at Brookfield Place with Democrats Abroad in downtown Toronto.
— Ken Kellar (@KKellar19) November 9, 2016
By 1 a.m. the last polls will close in Alaska and after the final votes are counted the 18 month presidential race will be over.
News of Trump’s victory has caused a massive crash in the DOW Futures, down nearly 1000 points.
— Jeannie Lee@CBC (@JeannieLee88) November 9, 2016
Humber News reporters Caitlin Patrick and Erian Armor De Los Reyes tracked down Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne at the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto. She gave her thoughts on the U.S. election.
With files from Erian Armor De Los Reyes, Claire Jenkins, Ken Keller, Caitlin Patrick.
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