Elections

It's easier to spend a few months and some money electing the right people than to spend years and a lot of money trying to get the wrong people to do the right things.
— Senator Debbie Stabenow, MSW

Post-Election Facts, November 2016

In spite of polling trends showing Hillary Clinton in a clear and consistent lead throughout the Presidential race, Donald J. Trump secured 290 electoral votes on November 8 to be the 45th President of the United States. Clinton received 232 electoral votes. While an additional state with 16 votes remains uncalled, the final count will not change the fact that Trump is President-elect. Preliminary counts of the popular vote have Clinton ahead by a margin of more than 1 million votes.

Republicans maintained control of the Senate with a 51 to 48 majority (with one Republican-favored runoff in Louisiana in December). Republicans lost two seats to Democrats, in Illinois and New Hampshire.

Republicans maintained control of the House with a 238 to 194 majority (with three races not yet called). Republicans lost six seats to Democrats.

In health care, President-elect Trump is expected to focus on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), improving price transparency, and implementing free market principles to restore economic predictability to healthcare costs, among other issues.


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