Clinton gets NM’s electoral votes but Trump wins presidency

Donald Trump

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. (photo cc info)

Donald Trump pledged to work for unity after winning the presidential race on Tuesday.

“It is time for us to come together as one united people,” the president-elect said after news organizations declared him the winner. “I pledge I’ll be a president for all Americans.”

Trump, a Republican, said Democrat Hillary Clinton had called him to concede the race.

Earlier in the night Clinton was declared the winner in New Mexico. At 1 a.m. Wednesday she was ahead in the state by more than 8 percentage points.

But also at 1 a.m. The New York Times had Trump leading nationwide with 279 electoral votes — over the threshold of 270 for victory — to Clinton’s 218.

The newspaper predicted that Clinton would win the popular vote nationwide.

This BBSNews article was syndicated from NMPolitics.net, and written by Heath Haussamen, NMPolitics.net. Read the original article here.