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Donald Trump surpasses 270 votes in Electoral College to formally win presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump surpasses 270 votes in Electoral College to formally win presidency.

Texas clinched the Electoral College for Trump.
    
The ballots of three dozen Texas presidential electors Monday put the billionaire over the 270 electoral votes needed to formally win the White House.

All but two of the state's 38 electors stuck with Trump.
    
Among the pair of electors to revolt was Dallas paramedic Chris Suprun. He had compared Trump to "a king" earlier this month in announcing that he would cast his ballot for someone else. Suprun said he would vote for Ohio Gov. John Kasich instead.
    
Another elector used his ballot to vote for former Texas congressman Ron Paul.
    
More than 100 demonstrators outside the Texas Capitol had hoped more electors would also reject Trump.

After the vote, Republicans who counted the ballots asked state troopers to clear disruptive demonstrators from the gallery of the Texas House of Representatives.
  


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