It’s official! Donald Trump is now the President-Elect of the United States. Although Hillary Clinton had won the popular vote, Trump has gotten more Electoral Votes than Clinton. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote with 668,483 more votes than Donald Trump, although Donald Trump won by 62 more electoral votes, and that overrules the popular vote. As President-Elect, Mr. Trump will not bear the title of POTUS until he is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20th, 2017 at noon. For the remainder of the time untilthe
inauguration, Barack Obama will continue to serve as the 44th President of the United States.
How do you feel following the election?
— The Gauntlet (@LPGauntlet) November 9, 2016
On the day following after the election, the LP Gauntlet Twitter released a poll to determine how students from La Plata High School feel about the results of the election. The results as shown above represent that 52 people have taken the poll, with the majority as 40% scared of the outcome, 33% have shown that they are satisfied with the results, 10% are excited, and finally 17% of the voters are angry. As expected, not many took the results well with the election. One political group proposed in California a “Calexit” plan to leave the union (United States) such as how Brexit occurred and left the EU. In California and in many other states, many schools have staged walk outs and civilians have had aggressive protests from both people for and against Donald Trump. We asked a few students from La Plata how they felt about the new President-Elect Donald Trump. One student, sophomore Matthew Stockwell, commented that he looks forward to seeing Donald Trump in office because “He’s not a politician. Sure he can be assertive at times, though it seems as a business tactic, which is needed because he is straight forward.” One thing is certain: Donald Trump will be bringing change to America, and our nation must embrace it with a positive outlook.