After a long night of polling, Donald Trump was officially elected as the 45th President of the United States beating Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton.
At about 2:00 a.m. CST, Trump had projected approximately 278 electoral votes against Clinton’s 218 electoral votes with several states’ votes still outstanding. Later in the morning, Clinton also called Trump to officially concede the election. At 1:50 a.m. CST, Trump took to the stage to give a brief congratulatory speech to his supporters.
In addition to winning the presidency, Trump will work both a Republican House and Senate in Congress as the party managed to retain its majority rule after the election. In Louisiana in particular, Trump defeated Clinton 58 to 38 percent, though Orleans parish gave 81 percent of its vote to Clinton.
In the state Senate election, the final total declared 25 percent for Republican John Kennedy, 17 percent for Democrat Foster Campbell, and 15 percent for Charles Boustany. Based on these polls, Kennedy and Campbell will take part in a runoff on December 15th to decide who will take the Senate Seat.
Meanwhile, U.S. Reps. Steve Scalise and Cedric Richmond maintained their positions in the House for District 1 and District 2 respectively after receiving little opposition.
While the votes are being completely tallied, Hillary Clinton is scheduled to speak later today on the results. According to reports, she left her election night party early without speaking to press or supporters.