Election 2016: Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States

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WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States, the Associated Press reported early Wednesday — as voters eager to shake up the nation’s political establishment pick the businessman to lead the country.

The Republican nominee won Wednesday after capturing Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes, putting him over the 270 threshold.

Voters eager to shake up the nation’s political establishment picked the celebrity businessman to become the nation’s 45th president.

Trump rode an astonishing wave of support from voters seeking change and willing to accept a candidate loose with facts and accused of sexual misconduct.

He upset Democrat Hillary Clinton, who would have become the first woman to serve in the Oval Office.

Trump struck a populist tone and placed a hardline immigration stance at his campaign’s heart.

Trump rose to political fame after questioning whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States. He will now follow Obama into the White House.

Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta spoke in New York early Wednesday, and said Clinton’s campaign would have nothing to say about the state of the race, saying “several states” were too close to call.

Clinton, trailing Trump in key states in the Electoral College count, would not speak on election night, Podesta said.

Donald Trump the winner in Alaska, CNN projects

Donald Trump the winner in Alaska, CNN projects

Donald Trump the winner in Pennsylvania, AP projects

Donald Trump the winner in Pennsylvania, AP projects

Fox News projects Hillary Clinton will win Maine

Fox News projects Hillary Clinton will win Maine

Fox News projects Hillary Clinton the winner in Nevada

Fox News projects Hillary Clinton the winner in Nevada

Fox News projects Donald Trump will win Georgia

Fox News projects Donald Trump will win Georgia

Fox News projects Donald Trump wins Iowa

Fox News projects Donald Trump wins Iowa

Fox News projects Donald Trump wins Wisconsin

Fox News projects Donald Trump wins Wisconsin

CNN projects Hillary Clinton the winner in Oregon

CNN projects Hillary Clinton the winner in Oregon

Fox News projects Donald Trump the winner in Utah

Fox News projects Donald Trump the winner in Utah

Fox News projects Hillary Clinton wins California, Washington, Hawaii

Fox News projects Hillary Clinton wins California, Washington, Hawaii

Fox News projects Donald Trump wins Idaho

Fox News projects Donald Trump wins Idaho

Fox News projects Donald Trump the winner in North Carolina

Fox News projects Donald Trump the winner in North Carolina

Donald Trump the winner in Ohio, CNN projects

Donald Trump the winner in Ohio, CNN projects

Hillary Clinton the winner in Colorado, CNN projects

Hillary Clinton the winner in Colorado, CNN projects

Hillary Clinton the winner in New Mexico, CNN projects

Hillary Clinton the winner in New Mexico, CNN projects

Donald Trump wins Montana, Fox News projects

Donald Trump wins Montana, Fox News projects

Hillary Clinton wins Virginia, Fox News projects

Hillary Clinton wins Virginia, Fox News projects

Hillary Clinton wins Connecticut, Fox News projects

Hillary Clinton wins Connecticut, Fox News projects

Donald Trump wins Louisiana, CNN projects

Donald Trump wins Louisiana, CNN projects

AP projects Donald Trump the winner in Nebraska

AP projects Donald Trump the winner in Nebraska

Fox News projects Donald Trump the winner in Arkansas

Fox News projects Donald Trump the winner in Arkansas

Fox News projects Donald Trump the winner in Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming

Fox News projects Donald Trump the winner in Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming

Fox News projects Hillary Clinton the winner in New York

Fox News projects Hillary Clinton the winner in New York

Donald Trump projected to win Alabama

Donald Trump projected to win Alabama

Hillary Clinton the projected winner in Rhode Island

Hillary Clinton the projected winner in Rhode Island

Hillary Clinton the projected winner in Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Delaware, DC

Hillary Clinton the projected winner in Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Delaware, DC

Donald Trump the projected winner in Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee

Donald Trump the projected winner in Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee

Hillary Clinton the projected winner in Vermont

Hillary Clinton the projected winner in Vermont

Donald Trump the projected winner in Kentucky, Indiana

Donald Trump the projected winner in Kentucky, Indiana

 

4 comments

  • ONENATION

    When our former president George W. Bush didn’t even vote for Trump you know something is wrong with our republican candidate. I’m a republican, well educated and even I can see Trump doesn’t have the demeanor to be president. Too bad John Kasich or Jeb didnt win. Damn shame.

    • The TRUTH

      NO SHAME AT ALL THAT RINOS COULDN’T GO THE DISTANCE AGAINST TRUMP!!!!

      ABORT ALL DUMB OLD C_NTS AND RINOS!!!!!

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