Trump takes key states as Clinton campaign slips into darkness and gloom

NEW YORK, U.S. - As the long drawn and controversial U.S. Presidential Election 2016 comes to a close, the results have mirrored the shock element that has been the dominating mood throughout the ...


• Trump currently has 244 electoral votes, while Clinton stands with 215 electoral votes

• So far the biggest win for Trump has been Florida, with 29 electoral votes

• Anxious Clinton campaign keeping a close eye on Michigan and Wisconsin

NEW YORK, U.S. - As the long drawn and controversial U.S. Presidential Election 2016 comes to a close, the results have mirrored the shock element that has been the dominating mood throughout the last two years of campaigning.

Americans who headed to the polls on November 8 seem to have made a decision in complete unanimity - Donald Trump for President. 

Often marred with eye-popping controversies, Trump went into polls on Tuesday as the underdog, with little hope in key states - however, hours after polling closed, he was seen to be on a path where all roads lead to the White House.

So far, Donald Trump has secured a total of 25 states and some key battleground states that often are enough to lead a candidate to an eventual victory. Trump has won swing states like Florida, Ohio and North Carolina and has won Texas. 

The victories could mean that Republicans would dominate both houses of the Congress, along with the supremacy of the White House. 

Meanwhile, Clinton has secured New York, District of Columbia, Nevada, Virginia, California and Colorado.

Trump currently has 244 electoral votes, while Clinton stands with 215 electoral votes.

The race that went well into midnight - had millions of Americans tuned into several websites and online networks that showcase the results live. 

All eyes are now trained on two states that haven’t voted for a Republican presidential candidate since the 1980’s - Michigan and Wisconsin

Analysts are also keeping a close watch on the other states that would help either of the candidate's race toward the crucial mark of 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House.

As the results trickled in, Clinton tweeted, “Whatever happens tonight, thank you for everything.”

Trump meanwhile is said to have left the campaign event to watch the rest of the race unfold with his wife, Melania Trump at his home. 

Before casting his own ballot in New York’s Manhattan, Trump told Fox News, “I see so many hopes and so many dreams out there that didn’t happen, that could have happened, with leadership, with proper leadership. And people are hurt so badly.”

The country is also watching the race in Maine and Nebraska - that could indeed be important in deciding the outcome of the election.

 

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