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    Electoral College Confirms Donald Trump’s Presidential Win

    There was no revolt. Despite angry protests and impassioned pleas citing suspected Russian interference in November’s election, the mogul crossed the 270-vote threshold yesterday afternoon when Texas put him across the electoral finish line. No avalanche of “faithless electors” appeared, though a handful broke ranks to lodge symbolic votes for people other than Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton, whose 2.9 million popular vote lead now becomes a mere historical footnote. A Jan. 6 joint session of Congress will certify Trump’s win, with his inauguration set for Jan. 20.

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