Donald Trump became president elect with 304 electoral votes. He will be our 45th (really, 44th) president.
I had voted in 8 presidential elections. Won 4, lost 4. Voted Republican 4 times, Democrat 4 times. I was fed up with the whole thing and never meant to vote again. I threw my voter card away. Then, Trump got into it. Trump tells the truth. He says what people think but are afraid to say. He pulled me into it.
Each state has as many electoral votes as it has members of Congress. There are 538 electors representing the nation's 435 Representatives, 100 Senators and 3 representatives from Washington D.C. The electors meet in their state capitals to cast their votes for president.