By beating all odds, the Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, won the American election to the despair of a large population of Americans and the world at large. He beat his opponent, Hillary Clinton by securing the requirement of the Electoral Collegiate although Clinton secured more votes by count. The New York Times reports as at 11:44 AM (GMT), Fri 11th November, Trump gatherred 290 compared to Clinton’s 228. The Republicans gained a majority position in both the Senate and the House. These recent developments have caused protests in some states and started a trend on social media, #Heisnotmypresident, as majority still fail to accept the results. It is believed that Trump’s campaign message was able to appeal to most of the Indigenous Americans (Red Heads as often referred to) and some other sections of the population helping him secure the win. Thequestion however remains;
Who voted Donald Trump?
In Ghana, the Supreme Court recently ordered the Electoral Commission (EC) to reopen the nomination period for just a day to allow the aggrieved presidential candidates correct their errors. After the nomination period, three more persons were admitted to the race for presidency being, Papa Kwesi Nduom of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Nana Konadu Rawlings of the New Democratic Party (NDP) and Dr. Edward Mahama of the People’s National Convention (PNC) adding the total number to 7 presidential candidates.
In the EC’s attempt to gain back time lost in preparation for the polls on December 7th, conducted the balloting for presidential positions immediately after its announcement of the accepted nominations. The results were as follows
1. Conventions People’s Party (CPP)
2. National Democratic Party (NDP)
3. National Democratic Congress (NDC)
4. Progressive People’s Party (PPP)
5. National Patriotic Party (NPP)
6. People’s National Convention (PNC)
7. Independent Candidate (JOY)
The two main political parties, NDC and NPP secured the same positions as earlier balloted in the Parliamentary positions.
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New York Times