AP Calls The Election For Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks about healthcare, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in King of Prussia, Pa. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States.

The Republican nominee won Wednesday after capturing Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes, putting him over the 270 threshold.

Voters eager to shake up the nation’s political establishment picked the celebrity businessman to become the nation’s 45th president.

Trump rode an astonishing wave of support from voters seeking change and willing to accept a candidate loose with facts and accused of sexual misconduct.

He upset Democrat Hillary Clinton, who would have become the first woman to serve in the Oval Office.

Trump struck a populist tone and placed a hardline immigration stance at his campaign’s heart.

Trump rose to political fame after questioning whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States. He will now follow Obama into the White House.

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  1. Honestly, this is hugely shocking…the polling failed to capture the electorate, as did any data, and Trump ran a disaster of a campaign and still won. I’m sure people will pick tonight apart over the next few days, and try to determine how much the Comey letter affected the race (probably a lot of undecideds were pushed at the last minute over it). In the end, the number of people who want to send a message that America is a white, Christian nation was larger than expected in the rural areas, and that lead us to where we are now.

    And that is likely a bad place…we’re under Republican rule, and their policies are going to do all kinds of harm. I guess the question is if people will be able to understand why things are falling apart, or care. At the very least, this needs to be a wakeup call to liberals that they can’t just sit around and expect people to fall into line or expect facts to rule the day, or ignore and denigrate the “deplorables” anymore. Clinton tried to run as a leader for all Americans, but I don’t think she could share that message well, too much baggage…we need that leader to come forward in four years and save us from the coming disaster.

    We’re all disappointed, but we can’t fall into the circular firing squad. Time to get up, brush ourselves off and determine how to sell our better version of America to all Americans as best we can.

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