The latest formal declaration has given Pennsylvania to Donald Trump who has moved to 276 declared electoral college votes and won the presidency of the United States.
At 18.45 AEST Donald Trump claimed victory. He will become the 45th president of the United States of America.
The vaunted power of the Hispanic vote for Clinton simply did not match the groundswell of popular rebellion by blue-collar Americans who responded to Trump’s anti-establishment call. Key states the Clinton camp had expected would fall into its pocket, such as Florida and Pennsylvania, simply did not deliver for her.
Hilary Clinton has not yet conceded but Democrat hopes have all but evaporated.
4.30: Trump has won Iowa, and Clinton has won Nevada, putting Trump ahead 244 to 215 with six states to still be decided.
4.10: The state of Georgia has been secured by Trump, putting Clinton behind by 19 votes and it’s looking like the new President will be Donald Trump.
4.00: Trump seems to be headed for an upset victory much of the Western world did not want and was not expecting. Already the Mexican peso has tumbled – that wall is an unhappy prospect, unrealistic as it is – as has the US dollar and stocks. Markets around the world are likely to feel the after-effects of this election in coming weeks and months. As Reuters notes, a Trump win “could upend the global political order”.
3.55: Clinton has won Colorado and Trump has won Utah, putting her only 12 votes behind Trump
3.40: Trump has now won Florida and Clinton has won Washington. This has changed the race with Trump at 216 compared to Clinton’s 200 votes.
3.30: Clinton secures Virginia. She currently leads the election 188 to 187, with many states including Florida still being decided. Yet the New York Times is reporting that Trump has a 95 percent chance of winning.
3.15: Trump has won North Carolina
2.50: Trump takes Ohio
2.45: Trump still leads Clinton 168 to 109
2.25: Trump looks set to win the state of Ohio and is now an 83 percent chance of winning.
1.50: Trump is leading with 137 votes compared to Clinton’s 104.
1.10: The New York Times is running a fascinating glimpse of live trends as they reflect computer predictions. At the moment the prediction is for Clinton to win in the region of 280 electoral college votes and the presidency. Trump now leads with 124 votes.
1.00: With 74% reporting Trump leads in Florida by just 1 per cent. Trump continues to lead the electoral college count with 66 to 48 votes.
12.40: Trump remains in the lead with 60 electoral votes. Clinton is ahead of Trump in Ohio while Florida continues to fluctuate.
12.20: Trump leads 51 to 44 – winning Tennesee and South Carolina. He has a lead in Texas.
12.10: Clinton has taken the lead 44 to 31 in electoral collage votes as the eastern states declare. Florida is still neck and neck and Clinton has drawn ahead in North Carolina.
11.50: Clinton has taken a narrow lead in Florida with just 15 per cent of the vote counted. Trump is well ahead of Clinton in Virginia, 54 to 41 per cent. In North Carolina, where the tally is at just 1 per cent the candidates are level pegging.
11.30am (AEST): Trump is in the lead with 24 electoral college votes compared to Clinton’s three. Trump has won Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia. Clinton has won Vermont.
– Samantha Besgrove, Alicia Camilleri, Nikolina Matijevic