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Caitlin MacNeal

Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.

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Following Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election, protests rejecting the President-elect erupted across the country.

Despite calls from President Obama and Hillary Clinton for their supporters to accept the outcome of the election and work for a peaceful transition, cities including New York, Oakland, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. saw protesters on Wednesday night.

Below is a rundown of some of the protests seen across America:

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The New Hampshire secretary of state on Wednesday afternoon certified the results for the state's Senate seat, declaring Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) the winner with a 1,023-vote margin over incumbent Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH).

After a stunning election night during which Donald Trump upended predictions by pulling off a shocking win and Republicans maintained their majority in the Senate, Ayotte has yet to concede to Hassan in the incredibly tight race.

With the candidates separated by about 1,000 votes, both campaigns expect the race to head to a recount, the Boston Globe reported. In New Hampshire, candidates can request a recount if the margin in the race is under 20 percent, according to the Globe.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Wednesday seemed confident that he will be able to continue in his role as speaker of the House with Donald Trump as president.

Ryan began a press conference in Wisconsin by offering praise for Donald Trump his ability to pull off "the most incredible political feat I have seen in my lifetime."

Then when asked about his relationship with Trump now that he's been elected president, Ryan indicated that the two were off to a good start.

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Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), who was an outspoken critic of Donald Trump throughout the 2016 election cycle, on Wednesday morning congratulated Trump on his victory and signaled readiness to work with the President-elect.

"On Tuesday, America demanded disruption. My family and I congratulate President-Elect Trump on his decisive victory, and we pray that he will lead wisely and faithfully keep his oath to a Constitution of limited government," Sasse said in a statement. "Starting today, I will do everything in my power to hold the President to his promises: to fight for an ethics reform package that upends cronyism and enacts term limits; to lead on repealing and replacing ObamaCare; and to nominate judges who reject law-making by unelected courts. Melissa and I wish the new First Family the best in the coming transition."

Donald Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, embarked on a round of morning television interviews Wednesday morning following the stunning victory for the Republican nominee, where she touted the campaign's ability to create a political movement.

"We’re really excited. We saw it coming for a few weeks. I tried to say that on different programs, but I think people had conclusions in search of evidence and somehow believe if everybody said the same thing that somehow it becomes true," Conway said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" when asked of she was shocked at Trump's decisive win.

"What we tried to do here was listen to the people and not reflect our own opinions onto them. I think this is a real victory for the people, Joe, the forgotten man and forgotten woman," she told co-host Joe Scarborough.

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CNN contributor Van Jones early Wednesday morning offered an emotional reaction to Donald Trump's presidential victory, describing the election as a "white-lash" and telling his fellow panelists that "it's hard to be a parent tonight."

"I have enough class and I was raised well enough to say when you outdo expectations, good for you. But there’s another side to this," Jones said on CNN as he began to describe what Trump's win means to him.

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Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus early Wednesday morning released a statement congratulating Donald Trump on his win and declaring that American voters want Republicans to "take the country in a bold new direction."

"Congratulations to President-elect Donald Trump, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, and our Republican majorities in the House and Senate! Tonight voters made one thing clear: they want Republicans to take the country in a bold new direction. Donald Trump’s candidacy inspired millions of Americans to join his quest to give a voice to those who have long felt silenced," Priebus said in a statement. "For the past seventeen months Donald Trump has been distinguished by a steadfast commitment to bring change, and now he is going to take that enthusiasm to Washington D.C. to work for the American people as their president."

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