20.12.2016 – USA Deutsche Welle

Trump officially confirmed as next US president by Electoral College
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Donald Trump has won the US Electoral College vote, ensuring he will become America’s 45th president. An effort by anti-Trump protesters to persuade Republican electors to abandon the president-elect failed. President-elect Donald Trump has been formally voted the next president of the United States by the Electoral College. In order to win the presidential election a candidate must receive at least 270 electoral votes. With several states still voting, Trump already received 304 votes while Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton received 169. More to follow… kbd/cmk (AP, dpa, Reuters)