After a year of insane campaigning and a very close race, we, as a nation, have finally elected our 45th president of the United States of America.
According to the New York Times, Republican party nominee Donald J. Trump has been elected president with a total of 279 electoral votes. Democratic party nominee Hillary Clinton had a total of 218 electoral votes. Coverage of the polls throughout the entire night showed that the candidates were neck and neck the entire time. The swing states played a major role in the outcome of the election and the winning of Florida has an impact on the results.
In the senate the G.O.P. will keep control. However, the republican party lost one seat in the senate with 51 votes and the democratic party gained one seat with 47 votes. In the House, the G.O.P. will also be in the majority, where the Republican party had 237 votes and the Democratic party had 191. 218 votes.
As for Connecticut, it stood blue. Hillary Clinton won Connecticut’s seven electoral votes. Democratic candidate Richard Bluenthal has won the senate. The state house was also won by the democratic party.