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When the forces of the mighty British Empire surrendered to upstart American revolutionaries at Yorktown in 1781, the band played the song “The World Turned Upside Down.”

Democrats may want to learn that song now that political upstart Donald Trump has defeated Hillary Clinton in the race for the U.S. Presidency. He won Pennsylvania by more than 64,000 votes, which at the time put him at 264 electoral votes, having already taken Florida and Ohio.

When Wisconsin came in for him a short time later, it’s 10 electoral votes put him over the 270 threshold.

In similar fashion, incumbent Republican Senator Pat Toomey defeated Katie McGinty by more than 90,000 votes to hold his seat.

In the only other race for national office, U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle easily defeated newcomer Lenny McAllister.

At the state level, Democrats swept the row office races with Josh Shapiro collecting 51 percent of the votes for attorney general, Eugene Depasquale garnering 50 percent of the votes for auditor general, and Joe Torsella winning 51 percent of the vote for state treasurer.

And though indicted state Rep. Marc Gergely won his reelection bid for the state house 35th district seat, challenger V Fawn Walker-Montgomery, who was forced to run as a Republican to oppose him, still managed to garner 38 percent of the vote in defeat.

 

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