Clinton concedes to Trump, GOP keeps Senate, soda, marijuana measures pass
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has conceded to Republican candidate Donald Trump, who in a victory speech said it was time for the country to “bind the wounds” and “come together as one united people.” He also promised to be president “for all Americans.”
Vote tallies were still coming in from some states in the pre-dawn hours.
The Republicans also appear poised to keep the Senate and will definitely keep the House.
Soda taxes appeared to win in San Francisco, Oakland and Albany, Calif., and in Boulder, Colo., Politico reported.
Voters in California, Massachusetts and Nevada approved recreational marijuana initiatives Tuesday night, and voters in Florida, North Dakota and Arkansas have approved medical marijuana initiatives, The Washington Post reported.
Other measures in Maine, Arizona and Montana were not yet determined.
Democrats so far have picked up only one Senate seat, in Illinois, where current Rep. Tammy Duckworth unseated incumbent Republican Sen. Mark Kirk, but they also kept the seat of retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, with the election of former state attorney general Catherine Cortez Masto, The Washington Post reported.
The New Hampshire race between Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan had not yet been called.
–The Hagstrom Report