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The Prindle Post

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In the early hours of the morning on November 9th, 2016, it became clear that Donald Trump would be the next President of the United States. Though vote counts within many contentious states were close, he won the Electoral College handily—with Michigan still outstanding, Trump received 290 Electoral College votes and Clinton received 228. Despite his Electoral College victory, Trump appears to have lost the popular vote. This is the second time that this has happened in the 21st century. In 2000, Al Gore won the popular vote while George W. Bush won the Electoral College.