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Donald Trump Formally Elected as U.S.A’s 45th President by the Electoral College

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MOBILE, AL – DECEMBER 17: President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a thank you rally in Ladd-Peebles Stadium on December 17, 2016 in Mobile, Alabama. President-elect Trump has been visiting several states that he won, to thank people for their support during the U.S. election.

The 538-member Electoral College sealed Republican Donald Trump’s victory on Monday, formalising his November 8 election and making him officially the 45th elected U.S. President.

Trump took to his twitter handle to break the news of his victory to his supporters.

“We did it! Thank you to all of my great supporters, we just officially won the election (despite all of the distorted and inaccurate media),” Trump said.

“Today marks a historic electoral landslide victory in our nation’s democracy. I thank the American people for their overwhelming vote to elect me as their next President of the United States. This election represents a movement that millions of hard working men and women all across the country stood behind and made possible. With this historic step we can look forward to the bright future ahead. I will work hard to unite our country and be the President of all Americans,” Trump also said in a statement.

Vice President-elect Mike Pence also hailed Trump on Twitter as the results came in.

“Congratulations to Donald Trump; officially elected President of the U.S. today by the Electoral College!”

Unofficial reports said Trump received 304 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton’s 224, with six electors said to have voted for other candidates, costing Trump two votes and Clinton four.

However, Hawaii’s electors are reportedly still set to meet later on Monday, with the state’s four votes expected to go to Hillary Clinton, who won the popular votes by almost three million.

The result will be officially announced on January 6, 2017 in a special joint session of Congress.

Vice President Joe Biden, will open the electoral votes before a joint session of the new Congress, where they will be counted and certified.

In the U.S., the Vice President is the President of the Senate.

The Electoral College met in all the 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. on Monday. Afterwards, the president-elect will be communicated to officially arrive at the Capitol Hill on January 20 for his inauguration.

Under U.S. law, electors must formally vote for the president and vice-president before they can lead the country.

Trump’s victory in various states in the  November 8 election put him in line to get 306 of the 538 electoral college votes as against Clinton’s 232, according to projections.

Clinton won the popular vote by almost three million votes.

Photo Credit: Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images

9 Comments

  1. Bowl

    December 20, 2016 at 7:04 am

    Where are the whiny naysayers?Indeed God rules in the affairs of men!He was the one who hacked the machines. He did last minute campaign for Trump. He convinced the Americans to vote for Trump. Who wants to fight with Him!

    • bruno

      December 20, 2016 at 7:15 am

      @bowl

      u have come here with ur God talk. pls stop it.
      nigerians, they must always drag God into everything.

      ur comment is so daft. God hacked machines? really?
      GOD Convinced americans to vote for trump? when, in their sleep?

      afterall no be una pastor predict say hillary go win.

      assuming hillary won, u will say it is God. u Christians are unserious people

    • Diamond

      December 20, 2016 at 10:14 am

      Stop lying against God, Bowl. He didn’t do what you are accusing him.

      Some people have gotten so confused about God that they don’t know when what they are saying is blasphemous and outright sinful. If Clinton had won, Bowl would have said just the same thing.

      That’s how on seeing the political climate in 2015, I told a pastor GEJ will not win even as his supporters in the north were afraid and ran to their states. The pastor said it didn’t matter how many people that voted for Jonathan, that he will win because God had destined it. It was about the most daft thing I have ever heard.

  2. bruno

    December 20, 2016 at 7:09 am

    repeat after me, donald trump is the 45th president of the United States of America.

    there’s a saying that goes like this,
    “its not over until the fat lady sings.”
    trust me the fat lady is singing loudly. lol

    democratic electors refused to vote for hillary Clinton. she lost 4 electoral votes while trump lost only two. LOL. I told u people, the electoral college hate her, they will never give it to her. se electoral voters were even forced to give hillary their vote cause they were revolting against her.

    stop clinging to that 3 million popular vote nonsense. trump won more states than her. donald trump won more counties than her. remove all the dead voters and non citizen voters and she didn’t win the popular vote.

    hillary the 4 time lose

    she lost to obama in 2008
    she lost to trump in 2016
    she lost the recounts
    now she lost the electoral votes.

    let not forget she lost time magazine’s person of the year also to trump. lol
    its over for her

    I can’t wait for jan 20 when trumps hand is on that bible swearing in. #MAGA

  3. Bowl

    December 20, 2016 at 7:32 am

    @Bruno, of course ,I don’t expect your dense mind to understand. Enjoy your sins and unbelief by all means but never ever discountenance the fact that there is God and that he reigns supreme in the affairs of men.How He he does it is beyond the most sublime of your thoughts.And my dear, just so you know, I wil not spare with you on this issue

  4. Bowl

    December 20, 2016 at 7:33 am

    I meant spar

  5. artklub

    December 20, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Hahaha, America enjoy your Buhari!

    • Tosin

      December 20, 2016 at 8:04 pm

      abeg don’t insult Baba Bubu. please.
      Meanwhile, Bubu, enjoy yourself, two years to go. Come and be going. In fact, it will be a day of joy.

  6. tommyray

    December 20, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    EVERYTHING NA G=O-D!!!

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