Multiple news outlets called the presidential election for Republican Donald Trump early Wednesday morning, despite several states being too close to call.
Now Trump can claim another victory.
The Associated Press called Arizona for the billionaire businessman Thursday, bringing his total electoral college vote count to 290 from 279. Assuming he wins Michigan, which could very well be the case, his total count will be 306.
AP NEWSALERT: Donald Trump has won Arizona's 11 electoral votes, 2 days after Election Day.
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) November 11, 2016
From the AP:
Donald Trump has won Arizona’s presidential contest and its 11 electoral votes.
The Republican president-elect had a solid lead over Hillary Clinton on election night, but a winner wasn’t declared because there were so many uncounted votes. The latest batch of returns tabulated Thursday made him the clear winner.
It extends a 20-year winning streak for Republican presidential candidates in Arizona. Bill Clinton was the last Democrat to take the state, winning in 1996.
“Hillary Clinton was closer to gaining Arizona than Barack Obama, who lost by more than 9 percentage points during his two runs for president. She is losing by 4 points,” the AP report added. “Arizona was one of three races that had yet to be determined from the Tuesday election. Michigan and New Hampshire remain too close to call.”