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Senator says results of electors’ voting confirm American society’s demand for new elites

December 20, 2016, 12:08 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Russian senator believes that Trump won because he had won to his side those who had wished to see a different team take over the White House

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MOSCOW, December 20. /TASS/. The outcome of electors’ voting, which has reaffirmed Donald Trump’s win in the 2016 presidential election, reflects the average Americans’ strong wish to see a change of political elites, the deputy chairman of the Federation Council’s international affairs committee, Andrey Klimov, told TASS.

The ballots cast for Trump, he believes, "is evidence the average citizens representing the ‘single-storey America’ have risen in revolt against the domineering of one political clan, which has for very many years ruled the country at its sole discretion in defiance of the Americans’ real needs."

Klimov believes that Trump won because he had won to his side those who had wished to see a different team take over the White House.

"Trump will propel into commanding positions very many people who have so far remained outside the traditional political establishment. He is really determined to oust the previous caste from real power. I don’t know how successful he will be, but the way I see it, this is precisely what the Americans voted for," Klimov said.

As far as the electors’ attitude is concerned, he went on to say, the outcome of their voting will give much food for thought as to how good the election system is and if it really reflects the opinion in society and matches the realities of today’s world.

The US Electoral College on Monday reaffirmed Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election. The New York Times says the electors voted somewhat differently than the rank-and-file voters on November 8, when Trump garnered support from 306 members of the College, while his main rival, Hillary Clinton, 232. The Electoral College made a slight adjustment - Trump got 304 votes, and Clinton, 227.

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