Republican candidate, Donald Trump is the new president of the United states. Hillary Clinton had just 218 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win when Trump’s victory surfaced.
Donald Trump sensationally won the White House race this morning as Hillary Clinton phoned him at 2.30am to concede defeat.She made the private call shortly after sending her campaign chairman to give her supporters exactly the opposite message, that it was not over – a humiliating and bizarre end to a political career which had put her on the verge of being the first female president.
At Trump headquarters, running mate Mike Pence was first to take the stage and said: ‘This is a historic night. The bizarre ending to Clinton’s political career came after Trump confounded pollsters at every turn, capturing one ‘swing’ state after another in a line of toppled dominoes that stretched across three time zones and now ends at the White House.
The last to fall was the Keystone State – after Florida, North Carolina, Georgia and Wisconsin all went to the Republican. That gave him 274 votes in the electoral college – the winner is the first to achieve 270.