Donald Trump won the key swing states of Florida, North Carolina and Ohio early in the morning of November 9, 2016, as he marched towards the White House.
The Republican surpassed expectations and confounded pollsters in Florida, where Hillary 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.
Mr Trump’s unexpected success in Florida was backed up by wins in the key states of Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
Mrs Clinton managed to win the battlegrounds of Virginia and Colorado, but she needed to take Michigan, Nevada, Iowa and Pennsylvania to have any chance.
Clinton Not Ready To Concede
John Podesta, Mrs Clinton’s campaign manager has said: “She is not done yet.”
He has told the Clinton election night party that the campaign is not ready to concede yet because too many states are “too close to call”.
He told the crowd to go home – the campaign will not be saying anything more tonight.
“I know you’ve been here a long time,” he said.
“We’re still counting votes, and every vote should count.
“Several states are still close to call, so we’re not going to have anything more to say tonight.
“Everyone should head home. You should get some sleep. We’ll have more to say tomorrow.
“We are so proud of you, and we are so proud of her. She has done amazing things and she’s not done yet.”
Boos and chants of “lock her up” rang around Mr Trump’s election night event after it was announced Mrs Clinton would not be conceding defeat.
An extraordinary development.