In one of the wildest nights in American political history, Republican Donald Trump rode a wave of voter discontent with the status quo that swept him into the White House as the 45th President of the United States.

Trump won almost every key battleground state he needed to win in pulling off a stunning victory over Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton that didn't seem possible even just a few short weeks ago.

As of Wednesday morning, Trump was projected with 289 electoral college votes, far more than the 270 needed to win election.

Trump won the battleground states of Florida and North Carolina early in the evening and followed that up with wins in traditionally Democratic-leaning states of Wisconsin and Pennsylvania to put him over the 270 threshold.

In addition to winning the presidency, the Republican Party retained control of the House and the Senate, giving them control of all three branches of government for the first time since 1928.

As expected, Trump strolled to victory in both Lawrence County and Alabama as a whole.

Trump earned 63 percent of the vote state-wide to Clinton's 35 percent, while Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson had 2 percent.

In Lawrence County, Trump had an even higher margin of victory, earning 10,679 votes, or 72.98 percent while Clinton garnered 3,588 votes, or 24.52 percent. Johnson had 247 votes, or 1.69 percent while Green Party candidate Jill Stein had 31 votes, or 0.21 percent.

In addition, all 14 state amendments on the ballot passed, including an 80 percent to 20 percent victory for Amendment 2, which  ensures the legislature can not take money from state park revenue during budget negotiations.

Amendment 6 also passed with the yes vote getting 54 percent. This ensures that any vote to impeach would have to be a two-thirds majority in the legislature instead of a simple majority.

Voter turnout in Lawrence County and statewide was high.

In Lawrence County, 14,743 votes were cast, an increase of about 400 votes from the 2012 presidential election. The county has a little over 23,000 registered voters.

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