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Niagara County votes for Trump, Erie County backs Clinton

Wed, Nov 9th 2016 09:45 am

While Democrat Hillary Clinton handily won the state of New York's 29 electoral votes on Tuesday, residents in NFP's coverage areas were split almost in half in their vote for president.

Former Secretary of State Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine won Erie County, defeating Republican Donald Trump and his second-in-command, Michael Pence, by more than 18,000 votes (192,065 to 173,817). In Niagara County, the Trump ticket was victorious by more than 16,000 votes (49,223 to 32,888). Overall, Clinton netted 224,953 votes, topping Trump's 223,040 votes.

Nationally, Trump won the election. Depending on which media poll one views, he presently has between 274 and 289 electoral votes. To win, a presidential candidate needs 270 electoral votes.

Clinton, meanwhile, leads the popular vote, by a measure of 151,313 votes, or .1 percent.

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