Many Democrats are wondering how Trump actually won the Presidency of the United States. While most people who did not support Trump are still in shock, tactically speaking, Trump was able to win over the voters he needed to secure the win. Here’s a breakdown of how America voted across the region.
Dominated Battle States
Trump was originally expected to lose all but one of the key battle states. Florida was his only early prediction win, which was certainly a major notch in his belt. However, when North Carolina turned red, things got interesting. After Pennsylvania joined the Trump train, Hillary’s path to the White House became a full on run-the-table option. Her only saving grace would have been to retain the industrial belt and to save Arizona, both of which she failed to do.
Won the Industrial Belt
A few months ago, experts knew that the best shot for Trump to win the Oval Office would be to secure votes in the white, middle-class industrial belt. Focussing on areas like Detroit, Cleveland and Toledo proved to be a smart tactic, tapping into the fears of non-degree white males, who ultimately swayed the vote in Trump’s favor.
Skip ahead to last night’s election, and reports show that a major influx of voters in the industrial belt–mostly white males with no college education–showed up in droves, in hopes of seeing a better economy, specifically in the industrial sectors that have been ravished over the last several years. This turnout and vote for Trump was a major catalyst in tipping the victory.
Donald Trump has been able to defy the odds from day one, so while many are still shocked by the results, others knew that change was in the air. Now, it’s time for The Donald to deliver on his promises as the President of the United States.