By Sarah Stubbs
The University of Findlay’s Mock Election last week was a better predictor of the general election than some of the country’s most trusted scientific polls.
As of Wednesday, Nov. 9 at noon, Donald J. Trump will take Barack Obama’s position in the White House this coming January. His victory is unofficially secured by 279 electoral votes vs. Hillary Clinton’s 228 electoral votes.
In FMN’s Mock Election, 567 Oilers voted and 47.3 percent of those votes went Trump, making him the most favorable candidate among UF students.
Trump did especially well in Ohio. According to the New York Times, voters ages 18-29 were 11 points less likely to support Clinton this year than they were Obama in the 2012 election and seven percent of this young vote went to third party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein.
In the Mock Election, Johnson secured 12 percent of the vote while Stein earned 3.5 percent.
The Election was called early Wednesday morning and Trump gave his acceptance speech around 3 a.m., giving what many politicians and political experts are calling a shockingly gracious speech.
Trump promised Americans he would focus on unity.
“I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans,” Trump said.
The Clinton campaign reported that she would give her concession speech to her supporters in New York around noon on Wednesday, Nov. 9, past the Pulse’s print deadline.