Hillary Clinton got more votes than Donald Trump throughout the country, so she won the popular vote. She could not win the presidency because Electoral College System was used. Under the Electoral College system, each state gets one vote for each member of Congress representing the state. California has the most, with 55. Seven states have only three. The District of Columbia has three, even though the nation’s capital has no vote in Congress. Under the Electoral College system, many states count votes after Election Day and after the winner has been announced.
It takes 270 Electoral College votes to win the presidency. Trump’s total stands at 279, with races in Michigan, New Hampshire and Arizona too close to call. Clinton had 214. The Electoral College is there so that the population in one state can’t control the outcome of elections. It allows smaller states to have a say in who is president just as much as bigger states with huge populations.
Hillary Clinton got more votes than Donald Trump throughout the country, so she won the popular vote. Although Donald Trump has no experience in Government, after defeating over a dozen competitors in the Republican primaries, he went ahead to win the election with a clear majority vote and got elected as U.S President after defeating Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Presidential nominee who was often seen leading on the polls.
Initially, very few people thought Trump would actually run for President, then he did. They thought he wouldn’t climb in the polls, then he did. Many thought he wouldn’t win any primaries, then he did. They said he wouldn’t win the Republican nomination, then he did. Finally, they said there was no way he could compete for, let alone win, a general presidential election. Then he did and now, he is the President-elect. Well, maybe he is really going to make America great again.
Some people will argue that Bill Clinton’s past (his relationship with Monica Lewinski) affected the election because many did not want to see the Clintons in the white house again. Others saw Hillary’s use of private email server as one of the major reasons why she lost to Trump. Fact is Donald Trump won the election because he had better policies, considering what Americans presently need. These policies can be broken down into 3 major categories which are:
1. SECURITY REASON: This has been deemed the most important reason why Donald Trump got elected as U.S President. Americans presently need a President who is not ready to take it lightly with anybody, group or country who threatens the peace of American citizen. Although he planned to build a wall between America and Mexico in order to prevent the inflow of Mexicans into the U.S, and many thought it was a wrong idea, but his unexpected victory has now proved that many Americans supported his idea. He also intends putting a stop to Muslims coming into America until the Government is able to figure out the reason for the terrorist activities and how to deal with it.
2. IMMIGRATION: He promised to flush out the illegal immigrants out of the U.S as soon as he becomes president. It is now crystal clear that most Americans actually want an end to the millions of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. These did not go well with the immigrants concerned. However, they could hardly do anything about it because they could not vote in the election. In a recent poll by CNN, 70% of Americans want the undocumented immigrants who are working to be given residence permit to stay in the country while 22% want them deported to their home countries.
3.JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Donald Trump has promised to bring back some American companies that are now based in other countries and Americans believe that by so doing, he is certainly going to boost the economy by providing lots of job opportunities.
Again, Trump may have won because he was willing to take a stand against fellow Republicans such as Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie and Ben Carson, Jeb Bush and Ohio Governor John Kasich.
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