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.
Soon after securing his nomination, Bush started vigorous campaigning tours for ensuring his success in the 2000 US Presidential Election. Gore also stressed on the economic progress of the country and consciously downplayed the Clinton scandal. The Republicans however, used it as a pointer to prove the overall moral degradation of the American society, a trend that they pledged to stop. Bush not only emphasized on improving the social scenario of the country, but also promised an establishment of peace and integrity within the country.
The election of 2000 did not lack in drama, and the result was one of the most controversial ones in the history of US Presidential elections. After the two competitors ran neck to neck, almost equally sharing the spoils, problems resulted after the counting began in Florida. After a series of unexpected turns to the event, Bush was finally declared winner with a slender margin of around 500 votes. Gore immediately asked for recounting. The incident gave rise to a number of lawsuits, and it was only after prolonged legal debates that Bush was finally declared to have carried Florida.
At the end, Gore ended up with marginally more votes than Bush in the popular votes, securing 48.4% of the votes to Bush's 47.9%. However, when the electoral votes were cast, Bush won the day with five more votes than Gore. Bush received 271 electoral votes, whereas Gore received 266 electoral votes. Gore's defeat is often accounted to his loss in his home state Tennessee.
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