Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States early yesterday morning after hours of deliberation over contested states and their vote counts. His election comes as a shock to many, as Trump had been consistently losing in most exit polls. Although Hillary Clinton won in terms of the popular vote, due to the electoral college system, Trump won the presidency.
Trump beat the minimum requirement of electoral votes to be nominated for President of 270 with 279 votes. Michigan and Arizona’s electoral votes have not been counted into this total, as their results are not yet official. He also performed well in states that Obama won in both 2008 and 2012, along with several traditionally democratic states.
When he comes into office in January, Trump plans to tackle many of the policies stated in his campaign, including repealing Obamacare, creating stricter rules that hinder illegal immigration, and imposing term limits on congress.