It’s official: Trump to become 45th president of the United States

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Trump has won 276 electoral votes, becoming the 45th president of the United States. His rival Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party candidate, did not concede the election from her headquarters in New York.

  • 09 November 2016

07:48 GMT

Vice President-elect Mike Pence briefly addressed a crowd of supporters, thanking his family before saying, “it is my high honor and distinct privilege to introduce to you the president-elect of the United States of America, Donald Trump.”

Trump then came on stage to speak.

  • 07:43 GMT

CNN is reporting that Clinton has called Trump to concede. He is expected to address his supporters soon.

  • 05:08 GMT

Republicans also kept their House of Representatives and Senate majorities in Tuesday’s elections, giving Trump the ability to overturn many of Barack Obama’s policies once he is inaugurated.

  • 04:55 GMT

As midnight approached, the atmosphere at Trump campaign HQ turned jubilant, while the Clinton campaign HQ was compared to a funeral.

Crowd here at Trump headquarters are singing “nah nah nah nah, hey hey hey, goodbye.” pic.twitter.com/XlNfQ8c8rN

— Samantha-Jo Roth (@SamanthaJoRoth) November 9, 2016

Clinton HQ looks like a funeral right now

— David Trisdale (@TrisdaleDavid) November 9, 2016

  • 04:41 GMT

Clinton suffered a major setback when the traditionally Democratic blue-collar states of Michigan and Wisconsin swung behind Trump, giving the Republican candidate a convincing lead in Electoral College votes.

Clinton needs to win Michigan, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania……she only leads in 2 of those states.

— Bonssa (@Bonssa_T) November 9, 2016

This can’t be happening. Our entire future can be shattered at the hands of Wisconsin and Michigan.

— Trevor McGarry (@_TrevMcG_) November 9, 2016

  • 04:36 GMT

Trump started the night with only a 16 percent chance of victory, while Clinton was given 84 percent. Following the victories in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio, the predictions became reversed.

Trump’s chance of winning is now at 88% — here’s how our presidential forecast has changed tonight: https://t.co/0HZ6lQJkErpic.twitter.com/nL4IVswlLT

— NYT Graphics (@nytgraphics) November 9, 2016

 

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