Donald Trump won the presidency taking at least five states that Barack Obama won in 2012. Trump flipped Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Iowa.
It is likely he will take more when the final results come in from New Hampshire, Michigan, Arizona and Minnesota.
As of 8 a.m. Nov. 9, Trump had 276 Electoral College votes while Hillary Clinton had 218 with Michigan, New Hampshire and Arizona all leaning to Trump and only Minnesota leaning to Clinton. With 97 percent of the popular vote reporting, Clinton held the slightest of leads with 59,168,466 compared to Trump’s 59,032,954, but that lead will likely disappear when the late states are called.
The Republican Party held both houses of Congress, losing only one seat in the Senate to hold on to a 51-seat majority. The GOP keeps the House with 236 seats compared to the 199 Democrat seats.
Locally, Salado turned out heavy for the Republican, with more than 75 percent voting for Trump.
There will be some new faces at the State House, with two of them representing Salado.
Salado will have a new Republican State Representative in Scott Cosper, who easily won election to Dist. 54.
Salado will have a new Republican State Senator with the election of Dawn Buckingham for Dist. 24. Buckingham will represent Bell, Coryell, Lampasas, Hamilton, Comanche, Callahan, Taylor, Mills, Sana Saba, Llano, Kerr, Bandera, Blanco, Gillespie and Burnet counties.
U.S. Rep John Carter was easily returned to the U.S. House.
To see how Salado voted, read this.