Students watching the election coverage inside the Argyros Forum at Chapman University.
Students watching the election coverage inside the Argyros Forum at Chapman University.

By Joseph Herrera/Staff writer/@josephherrera91

ORANGE – During an election night party sponsored inside the Argyros Forum at Chapman University, Donald Trump was declared the 45th president-elect.

Trump had surpassed the magic 270 figure with 276 electoral votes while Clinton was stuck at 21.

The majority of people attending Tuesday, Nov. 8, were liberal. The campaign came to a close and the country was determining whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump would be the 45th president of the U.S. Historical circumstances were prevalent in the election between the first woman nominee from the major party and the first billionaire real-estate developer nominee.

The Argyros Forum featured multiple large screen televisions showing broadcasts from CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. About 200 students gathered to watch the progression of the state wins and losses. The majority of students cheered when they saw the results favoring Clinton. Roughly 95 percent of the crowd were Democratic supporters.

A Trump supporter walked in and cheered the Republican, causing dismay in the crowd. The Trump supporter refused to comment.

Around 9 p.m., Trump was coming close to a win with a projection of winning Alaska, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Awws and boos arose from the crowd, while some students sat silent.

Alisha Greene, 19, a political science major, was one student who supported Clinton: “It’s surprising. No one expected it to be this close. It’s going to be a very long night.”

Tyler Ferrari, 19, a political science major, said “I’m surprised by the results, but I hope the country can unite and move forward.”