Trump Continues to Lead Election

By Archana Nair and Victoria Beeler
News Reporters

The sixth round of polls have closed, and so far, Republican Candidate Donald Trump has won 140 of the necessary 270 electoral votes.

In the first round, Trump won the race in Kentucky with 65 percent of the popular vote, Indiana with 64 percent of the popular vote and West Virginia with 60 percent. This should not come as a surprise, since these states historically vote Republican.

square-election-01In addition to the aforementioned states, Trump has won Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming.

With 38 electoral votes, Texas was a great win for Trump.

For her first win of the night, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton took Vermont with 51 percent of the popular vote.

Clinton has also won Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. Clinton has won 104 of the electoral votes.

While Clinton is still trailing behind Trump, having New York and Illinois under her belt is good news for her camp; those two states brought in 49 of her electoral votes.

Trump has taken the lead in the following swing states: Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin and New Hampshire.

Clinton has taken the lead in the following swing states: Pennsylvania and Colorado.

The next round of polls will be closing at 10:00 p.m.

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