Now that Republican Donald Trump has won the Presidency, he will soon step foot in the oval office as Commander in Chief of the United St...
Now that Republican Donald Trump has won the Presidency, he will soon step foot in the oval office as Commander in Chief of the United States. It's something that millions of Americans have been dying to hear, and as of November 9th, it's finally official. Despite winning the popular vote by a margin of 250,000. Hillary Clinton fell short of the needed 270 electoral college votes, and called Trump on the telephone to concede the race, and congratulate him. Then, she even offered to work for him, an interesting proposition given that Trump said he plans to prosecute and imprison Clinton on his first day in office.
As Trump reached 270, supporters roared, but then began chanting "Lock her up! Lock her up!" in almost perfect unison. It's something Trump's supporters have been saying ever since Clinton was investigation under her email handling, which she reportedly deleted over 33,000 emails and received illicit donations from third party organizations and countries, such as Saudi Arabia, through her charity the Clinton Foundation. In late October, it seemed as if Clinton was in the clear for these allegations, but then in early November FBI Direct James Comey re-opened the case investigation and lit a fire under Trump supporters. Now, the question everyone is asking themselves; will Donald Trump follow through and prosecute, and imprison, Hillary Clinton?
"Time to lock her up and throw away the key" said one Trump supporter shortly after the election results came in, declaring Trump the 45th President of the United States.
The Comey Controversy
Three days ago Comey told Congress the new email investigation was completed, and their original decision to not prosecute Clinton will stand. However, that hasn't stopped millions of Trump supporters still believing Clinton is guilty of multiple crimes, including treason and espionage. Trump earlier claimed the FBI and other government agencies looking into Clinton's email investigtion were "rigged" after they decided to close the case and not prosecute. However, after Comey relaunched the investigation, Trump said a rally that "perhaps it's not as corrupt as I thought." Many Trump supporters shared the same idea, and found solitude in the idea that Trumps victory showed the common man still has a voice.
[READ: Trump's victory speech]
However, many Democrats don't feel the same way. In fact, many feel the corruptness is now in the hands of the Republicans, as one angry supporter claimed Comey re-opened the case specifically to boost Trump's ratings. During the election turmoil, when it became evident Clinton was going to lose the Presidential race despite blowing out Trump in major polls prior, Politico reports that Democratic strategists said the reason for the nights drastic turn of events if because of one man, "Comey".
"If Trump wins," tweet Nicholas Kristof the night of the election, "I suspect he owes a big 'thank you' to Jim Comey."
[SHOCKER: Podesta tells Clinton supporters to go home, but "stay optimistic" minutes before Clinton concedes]
Trump wins in a landslide, will he go after Clinton next?
Trump won in a shocking landslide, totaling 290 electoral college votes compared to Clinton's 228. Even in the popular vote, Clinton barely scrapped by Trump, a shock considering both California (38 million pop.) and Illinois (12.8 million pop.) were her biggest supporting states of the night. The real blow came to Clinton when Trump successfully won Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida, a pan out nobody thought was possible. Trump also gained a major surge winning Wisconsin, a primarly Democratic state, and New Hampshire. It seems as if almost all of the country was on his side, just take a look at the voting map from last night:
So with the country on his side, will Trump truly go after Clinton his first day of office? Many Republicans and Trump supporters believe he should.