By Cameron Terry
CCC Journalism Program
The United States of America on Nov. 8, 2016 elected Donald J. Trump as its next president.
With his main goal of restoring the nation to what it once was, Republican Trump won the electoral vote, contrary to many poll projections. As of the morning of Nov. 9, Trump had defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton 278 electoral votes to 218.
When voters were at the ballot boxes on Nov. 8, they were choosing which candidate would receive the electors from their state. The candidate who reaches 270 of the 538 electoral votes wins the election. The number 538 is the sum of the nation’s 435 members of the House of Representatives, 100 senators and three electors given to the District of Colombia. As Trump exceeded 270 electoral college votes, he secured his spot as the 45th president of the United States of America.
The nation’s voters are composed of 50 percent with a college degree and 50 percent without a college degree, according to MSNBC. Trump won 52 percent of voters without college degrees.
His slogan, Make America Great Again, has proven to be a genuine concern for a majority of voters throughout the nation.
“We will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American Dream,” Trump said in his victory speech the morning after Election Day.
Trump has also expressed high expectations for the future of the nation’s economy by saying, “We will double our (economic) growth and have the strongest economy anywhere in the world.”