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President Elect Donald Trump, GOP takes the House & Senate

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. 

Alexis DiZenzo is a motivated Connecticut native. She attends Fairfield University where she is majoring in digital journalism and minoring in marketing. She is currently co-campus corespondent of Fairfield's Her Campus chapter. Along with managing Her Campus Fairfield, Alexis has interned with The Secured Lender Magazine, and NBC Sports. She is a contributing writer for Elite Daily as well as Thought Catalog. In the early stages of her college career, Alexis has taken the initiative to reach far among the stars and achieve goals early on. She has a great sense of editing, writing, publishing, marketing and leadership as well as strong interpersonal skills. (And a fun-loving, outgoing personality!) Alexis' favorite book (and movie) is The Great Gatsby, she lives by the words of Carrie Bradshaw and you could definitely find her on a beach, soaking up the sun. Instagram @alexisdizenzo www.alexisfdizenzo.com
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