Tearing through all projected results and purported leads, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has won a huge number of states, taking a major lead over opponent and Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. While he won all the traditional Republic states like Georgia, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas among others, he also clinched the very key swing states of Florida, Ohio and North Carolina. Leading Clinton with his 244 electoral votes, Trump is now extremely close to the White House.
The Republicans have retained the control of the House of Representatives and the Senate. To win the presidential seat, a candidate needs 270 of the 538 electoral college votes. The states that are still close to call are Pennsylvania and Michigan – two states with 36 electoral votes together. If Donald Trump takes them, he becomes the next president of United States of America.
Here’s a list of all the states he has won until now.
Kentucky, West Virginia and Indiana were the first two states that Trump clinched. These are also the traditionally conservative states who always vote Republican so this wasn’t a big surprise.
Oklahoma and Mississippi came next. Again, no suprises – they have always been supporters of the red with Mississippi voting blue only one in 1976.
The next wins for Trump came in South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Texas all of where he had solid wins secured because these states are also red.
What came as a suprise was Arkansas, where Trump secured 60.5% of the votes. Arkansas is the home state of Bill Clinton, Hillary’s husband and two time President of United States. This state was predicted to go to Clinton.
Ohio, North Carolina and Florida were the key swing states and landed in Trump’s lap, with him securing more than half the votes in these places. Florida especially was close race, with most news outlets not calling it until the very last minute.
Texas, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Missouri, Louisiana, West Virginia are again traditional Republican states and Trump secured them easily, increasing his lead further.
Iowa this time swung to Trump after he took 51.8% of the votes, Clinton lagging behind at 42.2%.
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