After a long night and several nail-biters, the race seemed to go Trump’s way, but at 2:41 a.m., Pennsylvania was called for Trump and declared winner.

Here’s how it went:

Early election night, Trump took the battleground states of Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, and Ohio. Then came Wisconsin, putting Trump way out front with 254 electoral votes to Clinton’s 218.

The long stretch of waiting went into the wee hours of the morning as the tallies for the Red/Leaning Red or toss-up states came in. These included Michigan, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Arizona, and Alaska. The win of one or two would have put Trump over the top. Shortly after 2 a.m., the New York Times predicted Pennsylvania would go to Trump, giving him 265 votes, just 5 short of victory.

About the same time, Clinton campaign manager John Podesta talked to the crowd at the Clinton campaign gathering in New York and told the people to go home because the race was too close to call. Clinton had been ahead in the polls most of the two-person race in the months following the conventions. Very few in the mainstream media gave Trump much of a chance. Earlier in the evening, Hillary Clinton suggested she was unsure of the final outcome with this tweet: “This team has so much to be proud of. Whatever the outcome, thank you for everything.”

At 2:41 a.m., Fox News called Pennsylvania for Trump, thus giving him its 16 electoral votes and putting him over the top at 274. Trump addressed his campaign headquarters soon after, saying Secretary Clinton had conceded. He complimented her for being a hard, hard worker and thanking her for her service to the country. Trump said it was a time for national healing and promised to do a good job for the American people.

Father, thank You for this victory! We look forward to supporting our new president with our prayers. Help us to remember that You place people in power for our good. May we use the time You have given us to accomplish Your purposes on the earth. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

Prov. 14:34 – Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.



  1. You were very accurate in your report as I stayed up to watch as well. The democrats were not nearly as gracious as Trump and it was obvious that our country chose the right leader for the task of putting this country back together again. I have never experienced a nail biter like this. Our God is still on the throne! All of Psalm 91 seems appropriate here!!!

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  2. Yes. I think we are all amazed this morning in God’s tender mercies towards our nation.


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