The Electoral College officially elected Donald Trump president. Despite all of the efforts to persuade electors to overturn the election results, only six members of the college were “unfaithful electors,” not voting for the person they were supposed to, though this tied a record. Two Republicans refused to vote for Trump, but four Democrats refused to vote for Hillary Clinton. (Three other Democrats were also going to refuse to vote for Clinton, but they were replaced by their states.)
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 2.8 votes, but this is completely attributable to her huge plurality in only one state: California. If it weren’t for California, Trump would have won the popular vote by 1.4 million votes. So if California secedes from the union, as some citizens of the Golden State are wanting to do, that will greatly affect America’s politics. (See also this.)
Trump is planning to keep his private security force to supplement his Secret Service protection. This violates tradition. Some critics say his long-time security detail has a reputation for roughing up protesters. Former Secret Service agents say having a second security team is a formula for confusion. But I suspect a president who is so hated by so many people could use an extra layer of security.
Photo by Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Donald Trump) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons