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Trump Already Won, But He Has Further Secured His Seat
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Donald Trump has surpassed the necessary 270 votes in the Electoral College, the next step in the official process to become President.

http://fox2now.com/2016/12/19/electors-f...al-winner/
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#2
He was put over the top by electors in Texas. Thirty-six of the state’s 38 went for Trump, while two ignored the state’s Election Day results. One voted for Ohio Gov. John Kasich and one backed former Texas Rep. Ron Paul.
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The Electoral College results will be officially certified January 6 during a joint session of Congress.
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The first response from Trump’s camp came from Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who tweeted: “Congratulations to @RealDonaldTrump; officially elected President of the United States today by the Electoral College!”
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Pence also wrote, “I’m honored & humbled to be officially elected today as the next Vice President of the United States of America by the Electoral College.”
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The Texas results put the official tally at 301 electoral votes for Trump, 163 for Hillary Clinton and six for others.
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In Washington state, four electors opted for other candidates, instead of backing Hillary Clinton. Three cast ballots for former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and one backed Faith Spotted Eagle, a Native American activist who’s been involved in the North Dakota pipeline fight.
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Those Washington electors also picked a mixed bag for the vice presidency. One voted for home-state Sen. Maria Cantwell. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine each got votes, as well. And one went to activist Winona LaDuke, Ralph Nader’s running mate as the 2000 Green Party nominee for vice president.
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This is the first US presidential election since 1872 with more than one “faithless elector.”
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When all the votes were counted in November, the President-elect won 306 electoral votes to Clinton’s 232. Some have since called on electors to vote against their state results, after Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 3 million ballots nationwide.
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