LIVE 2016 RESULTS: Trump Defeats Clinton, Closes Deal On Presidency
NEW YORK — Donald Trump won Wisconsin early Wednesday, meaning that he had more than the required 270 electoral votes to defeat Hillary Clinton and win the presidency.
He shocked the political and media establishment by winning crucial swing states like Ohio, Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, with a handful of states still yet to be called in the presidential race.
As of 2:42 a.m. Wednesday, Trump topped Clinton — 276 electoral votes to 218 electoral votes.
Trump was projected to win battleground state Ohio at 10:30 p.m., and Clinton was projected to win Virginia at 10:40 p.m.. Trump was projected to win Florida at 10:50 p.m. Trump was projected to win Pennsylvania at 1:36 a.m. Wednesday.
Only a handful of states — Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota and New Hampshire — have still not been called yet.
Clinton won the following states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, D.C., Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Washington have been called for Clinton.
Trump won the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. (RELATED: 5 Things To Look For While Watching Returns)
Clinton took three electoral votes in Maine, and Trump took one electoral vote there.
Both candidates are in New York City for election night. Trump is rallying supporters at the ballroom of the New York Hilton Midtown; Clinton is at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
“I feel very good about tonight,” Trump said Tuesday afternoon, calling into Fox News as the polls were still open. “We have very good numbers coming out, we’ll see.”
“Today, let’s show the world that love will always trump hate,” Clinton tweeted from her account Tuesday.
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