After months upon months of campaigning and planning, it’s time for results for the US Presidential Election 2016 and Donald Trump has emerged winner, set to become the 45th President of United States.
Trump gave an official adddress at the New York headquarters after his landmark win, here are the highlights:
Got a call from Hillary, she congratulated me and I congratulated her on a very very hard fought campaign: Donald Trump
Ours was not a campaign but rather an incredible and great movement made up of hard working men and women: Donald Trump
Working together we will fulfil our desired dreams, we have tremendous potential and we will achieve everything: US President Donald Trump
I will be the president for all Americans: US President Elect Donald Trump
We’ve a great plan, we will double our economy and will strengthen our relations with every country who is willing to be our friend: Trump
I have learnt so much from my parents, want to thank my sisters: President elect Donald Trump
People call it a historic event, but we still have to prove it by doing a historic job: US President Donald Trump
Its been an amazing evening, I love this country: US President elect Donald Trump concludes
Hillary Clinton (Democrat): 218 Seats
Donald Trump (Republican): 276 Seats
- Indian American Kamala Harris is elected California’s new U.S. senator
- Indian American Raja Krishnamoorthi Wins Election To US House Of Representatives From Illinois
- Republicans retain control of the Senate with a victory in Pennsylvania
Either candidate needs to secure 270 Electoral College seats to be declared as a majority. Since a larger number of states are Democratic as compared to Republican, Clinton can win the election by winning even a few battleground states, while Trump would need to win multiple battleground states to pull in a majority.