Donald J. Trump will be the next president of the United States.

That's been the case since Nov. 8, when Trump won 306 electoral votes, despite losing the national popular vote to Hillary Clinton by nearly 3 million.

And on Monday, the result was ratified by Electoral College voters, who gathered in state capitols across the United States to formally vote for president.

Ohio Electors Deliver 18 Votes For Donald Trump

Dec 19, 2016
Andy Chow

Ohio's 18 Electoral College members have voted to support Republican Donald Trump.

President Obama has ordered the intelligence community to conduct a "full review" of "malicious cyber activity" timed to U.S. elections, the White House said Friday.

The review will go all the way back to the 2008 campaign when China was found to have hacked both the Obama and McCain campaigns, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said at a Friday press briefing.

Nearly 5.5 million Ohioans cast ballots in the November presidential election, making the turnout in 2016 slightly higher than it was four years ago. And there are other highlights in the election results just made official by the Secretary of State.

President-elect Donald Trump won a convincing electoral vote victory on Nov. 8, but he is claiming falsely that widespread voter fraud cost him the popular vote.

The latest totals show Hillary Clinton leading Trump in the popular vote by more than 2 million. Trump tweeted on Sunday afternoon, "I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally." He did not provide evidence to back up that claim, and Trump's representatives did not immediately respond to a request for more information.

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The Wisconsin Elections Commission announced Friday that it would hold a statewide recount of the presidential vote. The move was in response to petitions from two candidates, the Green Party's Jill Stein and independent Rocky Roque De La Fuente.

Federal law requires that all recounts be finished 35 days after the election, which is Dec. 13. One or both of the candidates will be required to pay for the recount.

Esther Honig

Temperatures on Monday evening dropped to a frigid 30 degrees outside the Ohio Statehouse, but some 200 people gathered to protest President-elect Donald Trump in the latest post-election rally. 

Rachael Garrity posted a farewell message on Facebook. She told her "friends" — that's how she puts it in an email to NPR, in quotes — that she would delete her account. An email from her son followed: Are you OK?

"I am finding Facebook to have a negative impact on my continuing to keep a positive feeling regarding some of the people I have known longest and cherish most," writes Garrity, who has worked in not-for-profit marketing and publishing since the 1970s.

Every four years, the Electoral College creeps back into the lives of American voters. In some presidential elections, the strange, indirect system used to select the next U.S. president can feel like a formality that doesn't seem to matter much.

In other elections, it matters very much indeed. This is one of those years.

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Video appears to show a man tackling a speaker during an anti-Donald Trump rally in the Ohio State University student union on Monday.

Michigan middle school students chanting "build a wall" at Latino classmates. A woman speaking a foreign language on a San Francisco Bay Area train being called an "ugly, mean, evil, little pig." A Los Angeles student reportedly being teased that she was going to be deported.

Since the results of Tuesday's presidential election, protests have sprung up in cities across the country—and now in Columbus, as well.

On Thursday evening, nearly 1,000 people gathered at the state capital downtown to denounce Donald Trump as America's next president.

How Trump's Trade Policies Could Affect Ohio Farmers

Nov 10, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has announced he will do away with current trade agreements like NAFTA in his first 100 days in office. That could have serious implications in Ohio, where agriculture is the largest industry.

Ken Blackwell Named To Trump Transition Team

Nov 10, 2016
Ken Blackwell
Family Research Council

The Ohio Republican selected by president-elect Donald Trump to lead his domestic transition is an outspoken conservative with a history as a party maverick.

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Walking around after the election in Circleville, Ohio, it's apparent there's a strong cultural disconnect between the large cities and the rest of the state. 

Here, many people say they don’t recognize the country they read about in the news.