by JESSICA YU
The 2016 race to the White House that once involved twenty-two major candidates is officially over; Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by turning the table in battleground states across the country; states such as Florida and Ohio. Ultimately, it was Trump’s shocking victory in Wisconsin that put him over the 270 electoral college votes needed to win the presidency.
Clinton called him to concede shortly after, and minutes after she did, he and his family took to the stage at his victory rally in New York. Trump called for Americans to come together as one united people during his victory speech. Despite leading a campaign that discriminated against Muslims, Hispanics, and other minority groups, the president-elect pledged to be president for all Americans. Trump is scheduled to take office as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017.