Breakdown: The 2016 election results


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Jessica Bonacci, News Editor

President-elect Donald Trump has defeated Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.

The New York Times and Fox News report that Trump leads Clinton in electoral votes 290 to 232, leaving out the results of Michigan.

Trump led Clinton in seven of 11 battleground states, including Pennsylvania, where he earned 48.8 percent of the vote to Clinton’s 47.6 percent.

Clinton, however, currently leads Trump in the popular vote nationally with 61,360,958 votes to Trump’s 60,599,570, as reported by The New York Times and excluding the results of Michigan.
In Pennsylvania

According to The New York Times , although Trump won the state of Pennsylvania, Lackawanna County favored Clinton 50.2 percent to Trump’s 46.8 percent.

Libertarian Gary Johnson received 1.9 percent of the votes in Lackawanna County and 2.4 percent in the state of Pennsylvania.

Green party candidate Jill Stein and Constitution Party candidate Darrell Castle earned .8 percent and .4 percent of Pennsylvania’s votes, respectively.
Who voted?

Current New York Times exit poll results indicate that 53 percent of Trump voters were male, while 42 percent were female.

A greater number of Clinton voters were female, with 54 percent voting on the Democratic ticket compared to 41 percent of males.

The results also show that voting Clinton was more popular for voters aged 18 to 44. Voters 45 and over leaned toward the now President-elect Trump.

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