Yesterday Americans elected Donald Trump as president. With 97% of votes counted Clinton won 19 states including the District of Columbia – 59,166,405 votes (48%) and 218 electoral votes. Donald Trump won 27 states – 59,029,912 votes (48%) and 276 electoral votes.
270 electoral votes are needed to win.
Clinton leads in 1 state with 10 electoral votes at stake and Trump leads in 4 states with a total of 34 electoral votes to be assigned.
President Barack Obama has called President-elect Donald Trump to congratulate him. The White House says Obama also invited Trump to meet with him at the White House tomorrow to discuss the presidential transition. Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway says Obama and Trump had “a very nice talk.”
World leaders are reacting to the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is offering Trump “close cooperation” on the basis of shared trans-Atlantic values. All the European Union leaders have invited Trump to come visit the 28-nation bloc to assess trans-Atlantic ties. And the president of Indonesia — the world’s most populous Muslim nation — says his country will work with Trump’s new administration.
In Oregon Democratic Gov. Kate Brown defeated Republican opponent Bud Pierce on Tuesday. Republican Dennis Richardson beat Democrat Brad Avakian to become the next secretary of state.
You can check the Oregon Secretary of State website for more statewide election results http://results.oregonvotes.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=SWPAR&map=CTY
Oregonians shot down a state ballot measure that would have taxed companies’ sales of more than $25 million, with many voters worrying that it would hit their own wallets. Ben Unger, a main backer of Measure 97, conceded defeat Tuesday evening in a message to the media and supporters. Tens of millions of dollars were thrown into the battle over Measure 97 by both sides, with the “no” campaign largely funded by mostly out-of-state corporations.
Ballot Measure 94 that would have set a mandatory retirement age for judges was defeated but Oregonians approved all other measures. For results see http://results.oregonvotes.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=MEASURE&map=CTY
Oregon Congressional incumbents all retained their seats in the US Senate and House of Representatives. Learn more at: http://results.oregonvotes.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=FED&map=CTY
Voter turnout in Oregon for yesterday’s election looks to be around 70%