Donald Trump Elected 2016 U.S President

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(D) Hillary Clinton, (R)Donald Trump, (I)Jill stein, and (L)Gary Johnson ran down to the final stretch of the 2016 Presidential Election on election day, on November 7th, 2016.

Democrat Hillary Clinton announced her presidential candidacy in a YouTube video, on April 12, 2015. Her Republican opponent, Donald Trump, announced his candidacy on June 16, 2015, with a campaign rally and speech at Trump Tower in New York City.

The Presidential Election race was very fierce, and competitive. Unlike any other election we have seen in the past according to nbc.com

On election day, Donald Trump took the lead very early once the first state polls ended. Trump took the lead 24-3 in the electoral votes for the first four small states that are five electoral votes. 

The first polling places to close are parts of Indiana and Kentucky that fall at 6:00PM eastern time.

Once Some big swing states close, like Georgia and South Carolina, polls closed at around 7:30 ET, Donald Trump again took the electoral vote lead against Hillary Clinton, according to businessinsider.com

Hillary Clinton’s campaign followers had dreaded facial expressions that showed as her followers watched the election numbers at Hillary Clinton’s Headquarters. They were shell shocked at how bad Clinton’s campaign was losing.

Most of the South and Eastern states polls were counted at around 11:30PM eastern time. After nearly 2 hours of votes still being counted in Florida , Donald Trump later than won Florida that has 29 electoral votes. 

As it got later in the night most of the west coast states had polls closing everywhere, with Clinton winning California, it gave her more hope to get back into the electoral vote race. Hillary then took the lead.

Her lead would not last long, some left over states in the south helped Trump regain the lead for the night. It was now a close call between Clinton and Trump, it was Clinton (209) vs Trump (244).

With big states such as Arizona and Pennsylvania still counting votes. Midnight struck in the east coast on Tuesday night, Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, told supporters she would not give any more speeches and that they should get some sleep and the election would resume in the morning.

Well not for long did this last, about 2 hours after John Podesta’s quick announcement, Hillary Clinton called presidential candidate Donald Trump in a private conversation, where she conceded the race and congratulated him on 279  electoral votes on this tough campaign battle lasting about seven months. 

Later those hours in the morning, Hillary Clinton,  with a final of 228 electoral votes, made her concession speech; saying this. “Last night, I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans,” Clinton said, according to cnn.com

Donald Trump gave his final campaign speech later that morning, With his and his vice president’s family on stage. Donald Trump is now The United States elect-president of 2016.