Author Stephen King depressed by Trump's win


November 10, 2016
Stephen King (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

BANGOR, Maine (AP):

The bitter defeat in the presidential race has many supporters of Democrat Hillary Clinton shell-shocked in Maine.

Among them is Stephen King. The best-selling author tweeted early yesterday that he's going offline, saying there will be "No more book recommendations, politics, or amusing dog pictures for the immediate future. I'm shutting down".

Before the election, King criticised Republican Donald Trump, and on Election Day he described the presidential race as "the ugliest election in living memory". Clinton conceded defeat early Wednesday and congratulated Trump.

Citizens of Maine split their electoral votes. Clinton won the statewide vote, collecting three electoral votes, but Trump won in the second Congressional District, collecting one electoral vote.