NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Donald Trump won Suffolk County by more than 51,000 votes. He is the first Republican presidential candidate to win the county since George H.W. Bush in 1992, according to Republican Chairman John Jay LaValle, a Trump surrogate
About 1.2 million Long Islanders voted. While Clinton won 50.8 percent of the Nassau County votes, Trump won both counties combined by 2 percentage points. Why? Experts say Suffolk County residents fit the profile of a Trump voter.
Executive Dean Larry Levy of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University explains that Suffolk County has more working class white people than does Nassau and is a little poorer. Levy said the outcome illustrates a shift in population as well as a shift in party.
The next president's push to build a wall along the Mexico-U.S. border is something Long Islanders are hoping for to keep families safe.