November 8 was a good day for Donald Trump. As the day drew to a close, the realization dawned on America and the world that the Republican candidate was all set to takeover as the next President of the world’s most powerful nation. Hillary Clinton didn’t like it and neither did her supporters who came onto the streets with placards saying “Trump not my President”.
The vote count was heavily leaning in favor of Clinton, who had won some 63.6 million votes as compared to Donald Trump, who had just 61.9 million votes in his kitty. This does not just earn Hillary Clinton the distinction of receiving more votes than any other presidential candidate in the history of the nation, except Obama, but it also means that she was ahead of Trump by 1.7 million votes.
But at the county level the story was different. A closer look at the statistical data shows that Trump has swept a large percentage of counties, leaving Hillary Clinton with just a handful. Media reports state that Trump has some 2,600 counties in his pocket with Hillary just winning in 500. This means that Donald Trump has won at least 83 percent of the counties. In fact, Trump has achieved success in more than 25 percent of the county-level votes as compared to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Excluding the 100 most populous counties, Trump has defeated Clinton by a whopping 11.5 million votes.
Hillary Clinton emerged victorious in Oregon but gained victory in just eight counties. Though 36 counties went for Trump, Clinton’s victory was mainly due to the urban voters. Likewise, she won Nevada by pocketing just 2 of the 16 counties. Texas, on the other hand, voted for Trump where he bagged 227 of the 254 counties. Just 27 counties went to Clinton. However, as per the figures, Trump had won 4,681,590 votes (52.6 percent) in the state as compared to Hillary Clinton’s 3,867,816 or 43.4 percent. Similarly in Florida, which was won by Trump, the margin between the two candidates was very less. Trump had won 4,605,515 votes, which equaled to 49 percent as compared to Hillary Clinton, who won 4,485,745 or 47.8 percent. However, of the 67 counties in the state, Trump won 57 while just 9 went into Hillary’s account.