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Donald Trump, photo by Gage Skidmore (CC 3.0).

The people and the Electoral College have spoken, Donald Trump is president-elect, defeating Hillary Clinton in spite of narrowly losing the popular vote.

While Trump gathers his transition team around him and begins to select his cabinet, Americans are left to make sense of an election that was long, at times nastier than we are used to even by political standards, and in which many thought the outcome would be different than it turned out.

So how about you? Were you surprised that Donald Trump will be our 45th president? Vote in our QPoll below and tell us how you’re feeling after the election in the comments.

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Jeff Taylor is a journalist and artist. In addition to QNotes, his work has appeared in publications such The Charlotte Observer, Creative Loafing Charlotte, Inside Lacrosse, and McSweeney’s Internet...