Donald Trump supporters gather at the Whatcom County Republicans’ Election Night party at American Legion Post 7 on Tuesday Nov. 8, 2016, in Bellingham, Wash.
Donald Trump supporters gather at the Whatcom County Republicans’ Election Night party at American Legion Post 7 on Tuesday Nov. 8, 2016, in Bellingham, Wash. Paul Conrad For The Bellingham Herald
Donald Trump supporters gather at the Whatcom County Republicans’ Election Night party at American Legion Post 7 on Tuesday Nov. 8, 2016, in Bellingham, Wash. Paul Conrad For The Bellingham Herald

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