He ridiculed opponents in both parties—often in personal terms that were widely viewed as politically incorrect—and made inflated promises and statements whose likelihood or veracity was questioned by major media. At the time of writing Clinton was on track to lose by 74 electoral college votes final results for New Jersey and Michigan are not yet in , despite being ahead in the popular vote.
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The would-be president needs to secure 270 of these to win. Arguably the strangest happening of all, however, was in 1824, when John Quincy Adams won the presidency even though Andrew Jackson had received more popular votes and more electoral votes. Consolidation of power, Syria, and campaign against the West. Even as aides and advisers urged caution, Trump was unpredictable and rarely scripted.
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Polls showed Clinton winning three largely uneventful debates in which she demonstrated a superior grasp of issues and details. Uh Oh.
But as polls closed on November 8, closely fought Florida and North Carolina joined the Trump column, followed unexpectedly by Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Trump reshuffled his team again and began relying heavily on his vice presidential pick, Indiana Gov.
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