The 5 Facts You Need to Know
1. Donald Trump supporters are celebrating a historic victory Wednesday morning. The billionaire businessman jumped over the necessary 270 electoral votes just after midnight to be elected the nation’s 45th president. Donald Trump made big promises when visiting New Mexico, from fixing the economy by adding jobs, to building that border wall. During his victory speech, Trump vowed to unify a deeply divided nation and promised to improve the economy. He also said the nation owes Hillary Clinton a “debt of gratitude.” She is expected to address staff and supporters at 10:30 a.m. (EST).
2. When lawmakers return to the Roundhouse next session, Democrats will control the House and Senate. Bitter election battles in key, swing districts took out several House Republican incumbents. Dems also picked up a couple seats in the Senate. Experts say Legislators will now have to reach across the aisle to create meaningful policy.
3. Voters are sending a decisive message to Albuquerque city leaders, saying they want a vote on the controversial Albuquerque Rapid Transit project. An advisory question to county votes passed with 76 percent. When KRQE News 13 asked what they would do if the votes played out this way, the city said “nothing.” They say construction on the project has already started.
4. Wednesday, mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50’s to mid 60’s. Wednesday night, mostly clear. Lows in the 30’s.
5. The University of New Mexico Spirit Group is getting on the bandwagon with a nationwide trend called the “mannequin challenge.” It has people standing still for an extended period of time, mannequin style. Even Lobo Louie and Lucy gave it a try!
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