The much anticipated results of the US Presidential elections were finally declared late on November 8, 2016. The Republican Party has scored a landslide victory. Republicans Donald Trump and Mike Pence are going to be the next President and Vice President of the USA.
Following its decisive victory in Pennsylvania, the GOP looks set to hold sway in the US Senate as well.
Having secured 264 electoral votes already and leading in the states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Arizona, Donald Trump looks set to become the next president of the USA. He's just four more votes away from winning the elections.
The Republicans' dominance in the US House of Representatives is set to continue. While the party may find it difficult to retain majority in the Senate, continued Republican dominance in the House could hamper any legislative agenda taken up by Clinton, in case she is elected. On the other hand, Trump's victory could lead to a prompt demise of outgoing President and Democrat member Barack Obama's health reforms.
In what may come as another setback for Hillary Clinton, as per latest reports, Republican Pat Toomey has been re-elected to the Senate from Pennsylvania.
The Republican Party chose incumbent President George H.W Bush as its presidential nominee. The nomination was a fiercely contested one. The normally moderate Republican George Bush was forced to portray himself as a more conservative contender. Bush competed with candidates like Louisiana State Representative David Duke, the former Minnesota Governor Harold E. Stassen, and the Virginia resident Patrick J. Buchanan. The Republican Party re-appointed the incumbent Vice President as its choice of running mate.
The Texan billionaire Henry Ross Perot also filed his independent presidential nomination. He chose James Bond Stockdale as his running mate.
The 1992 US election campaign trail was marked by all the major candidates making reference to the US economy. The Democratic Party candidate Bill Clinton specially emphasized on the dismal state of the economic climate prevalent in the United States at that time. He publicly favored a more stringent tax regime for the economically empowered. Clinton also supported increased government expenditure on essential societal functions like transportation, communications and education. George Bush portrayed a lesser taxed US society with minimal government involvement in industries. The incumbent President also made attacks on the lack of personal integrity of Bill Clinton.
The 1992 US presidential election was won by Bill Clinton. Clinton won 43% of the popular votes cast. He also won an overwhelming 370 Electoral votes compared to his nearest rival George H.W Bush's 168. George Bush won 37.4% of the popular votes. A significant chunk of the popular vote base was also captured by Ross Perot-18.9%. However, Perot failed to win any Electoral vote.
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