Donald Trump has officially won the 2016 Presidential Election a second time as he received 304 votes where he only needed 270. Trump praised the win as unprecedented, correctly pointing out that no one has ever won with that exact number of votes before. In fact, with those 304 votes, he beats both Jack Kennedy and Harry Truman who only received 303 votes.
As for the landslide aspect of the win, one would have to go back to 2012 to see one this huge. But even that number has an asterisk on it since the Democrat’s most assuredly won because they pushed to have illegal immigrants enrolled in colleges, so-called Dreamers, especially the electoral one. For a Republican landslide this huge, not since 1988 with
William Horton George Bush crushing his opponent, Michael Dukakis (sic*), has Republicans given any Republican candidate any electoral college vote above 300. As a reminder, Trump surpassed 300 easily by at least 4 points.
He would have received even more votes except for some electors who chose to go against the will of the majority of voters in their state. But even with faithless electors, Trump wins by having less of them. Hillary Clinton again comes up short by having more people not vote for her than the number of people who did not vote for Trump. and lets face it, the two electors who did not vote for Trump were from Texas so they were most likely Mexican or knew someone who was Mexican, because, you know, Texas. The rest of the Texas electors voted overwhelmingly for Trump, because, you know, Texas.
Trump, ever gracious about his victory, spoke highly of the being accepted into the electoral college but declined to declare a major for the time being, saying that he wants to check out the different departments and professors before he settles on any one course of study.