With the Electoral College votes of all states except Hawaii, Donald Trump was officially elected president of the United States on Monday.
“We did it!” Trump said in a Tweet. “Thank you to all of my great supporters, we just officially won the election (despite all of the distorted and inaccurate media).
The Associated Press reported on Monday evening, that four Democratic electors in Washington state bolted from Clinton—with three voting for former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
According to the AP Democratic electors in other states attempted to turn away from Clinton but were thwarted. The AP reported:
“With Hawaii still to vote, Trump had 304 votes and Clinton had 224. It takes 270 Electoral College votes to win the presidency. Texas put Trump over the top, despite two Republican electors casting protest votes….
“With all Republican states reporting, Trump lost only the two electors in Texas. One voted for Kasich, the Ohio governor; the other voted for former Texas Rep. Ron Paul.
“Clinton lost four electors in Washington state — three voted for former Secretary of State Colin Powell and one voted for Native American tribal leader Faith Spotted Eagle.
“Several Democratic electors in other states tried to vote for protest candidates but they either changed their votes to Clinton or were replaced.”