Republican fared well with women voters
LOS ANGELES: Despite sex assault claims hounding him, fat-shaming a former beauty queen and his controversial abortion stand, a large number of women voted to put Donald Trump in the White House.
Though his rival, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, clinched 54% of the female vote, Trump was backed by 42% of women voters, which contributed to his stunning victory, according to CNN exit polls.
Some 53% of white women voters supported the Republican candidate, CNN said, the majority of them (62%) non-college educated.
The results upended predictions that Trump’s sexist comments would sway female voters in favour of a candidate that could have broken the glass ceiling. – AFP