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Clinton Wins County, But Pennsylvania and Presidency Go to Trump

by on November 09, 2016 2:45 AM

Republican Donald Trump was victorious in Pennsylvania, one of his key surprising wins en route to defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton and winning election as the 45th President of the United States.

The Associated Press called the Keystone State in Trump's column at 1:36 a.m. Wednesday. An hour later, the news organization called the presidency for Trump. Multiple news outlet reported at about 2:40 a.m. that Clinton had called Trump and conceded.

With more than 99 percent of precincts reporting statewide, Trump had 2,851,050 votes to Clinton's 2,788,242 for a winning margin of 48.76 percent to 47.68 percent.

In Centre County, Clinton outgained Trump 36,555 votes to 35,099.

Just before 3 a.m., Trump and running mate Mike Pence spoke to supporters at the victory celebration in New York. Trump confirmed Clinton had called to concede and he congratulated her on a hard-fought campaign, saying she is owed "a debt of gratitude."

"Now is the time to bind the wounds of division," Trump said. "It is time for us to come together as one united people. I pledge I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important to me. For those who have chosen not to support me in the past, and there were a few, I'm reaching out for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country."

Geoff Rushton is managing editor for Contact him at [email protected] or find him on Twitter at @geoffrushton.
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