Donald Trump won the US presidential election early this morning in a stunning victory that sent shockwaves around the world.

The Republican took the key swing states of Florida, North Carolina and Ohio early this morning, as he marched towards the White House.

In an extraordinary development, Mrs Clinton did not initially concede the election – but then later called Mr Trump to congratulate him on his victory.

The Republican surpassed expectations and confounded pollsters in Florida, where Mrs Clinton had been expected to win following a surge in the Hispanic vote.

Mrs Clinton’s hopes of a swift victory faded as the Republican picked up a series of states early on and maintained his momentum.


This is a stunning Loss for Mrs. Clinton and the Democratic Party.

She was expected to win comfortable tonight, with nearly every major poll over the course of the election showing her in the lead. But a combination of lower turnout than anticipated and Mr. Trump’s appealing to a broader demographic than expected helped propel the Republican to the White House. President-elect Trump will speak shortly.