Presidential Election Results



President-elect Donald Trump speaks during an election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

The presidential election took place on November 8, 2016, however the electoral votes were not in until the early morning of November 9, 2016 when President-Elect Donald Trump was announced. The presidency is determined by an electoral college in each state. The number of electoral votes is based on how many congressmen in the House and Senate that represent the state. Out of a total of 538 electoral votes divided amongst the states, a candidate must win 270 of these votes. Even though Michigan still has no results in, Donald Trump came out on top with 290 votes, surpassing the 270 requirement.  Hilary Clinton ended up 232 electoral votes from 21 states including: California, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and Washington. President-elect Trump won the states as follows: Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. The Inauguration is set for January, 20, 2017, and Mr. Trump will begin his term as President.