Hillary Clinton was once a political favorite for the Presidency this year. In fact, she was so favored, even hardcore Republican voter...
Hillary Clinton was once a political favorite for the Presidency this year. In fact, she was so favored, even hardcore Republican voters were beginning to concede the election ...
Or were they?
Now, Trump is closer to 270 electoral votes and winning the election than ever before. Right now, he leads crucial, typically blue states Pennsylvania, Michigan and New Hampshire. While it was expected Trump would have strong numbers in New Hampshire, being the business tycoon is from New York, many experts doubted he could even swing the typically Democratic state to his favor. Now, Americans watch in shock as the Trump, the man who was once believed to have no chance, now is just minutes away from potentially winning the 2016 Presidential election.
According to ElectionBettingOdds, Clinton has just a 2% of winning tonight. She needs to win almost every state left to battle Trump in the remaining minutes.
Hillary Clinton has not posted anything on her twitter page in four hours, while Trump has been fairly active keeping his followers up to date with both the polls and what's going on inside his camp headquarters.
If Trump were to win tonight, he would rank among the very most "unqualified" politicians that have taken the oval office. However, going into tonight, major exit polls showed over 80% of voters preferred a "strong leader", leading many to speculate that the American population would lean towards Trump in tonight's polls.
[READ: Clinton supporters in tears at headquarters]
Most major media outlets expected tonight's results to be in by 11pm Eastern Time. Now, it's past 1AM and there's many more states to turn in their votes; including Maine and Arizona -- two swing states that could potentially boost Clinton's numbers, yet Trump leads in both.
Trumps Pennsylvania Surge
Donald Trump leads Clinton 48.6% to 47.8% in Pennsylvania, a state many believed Clinton would run away with tonight. Starting numbers showed Trump received a surge of 32,000 votes from Pennsylvania, but then 30 minutes later he surged again with 52,000 more votes. However, Clinton is still within reach of the state, and a win in Pennsylvania could quickly turn the tides. Currently, Trump is sitting at 2,805,821 votes, and Clinton at 2,757,264. Pennsylvania was considered a "must-win" state for both candidates, right behind Florida -- which Trump has already won.
UPDATE: Donald Trump has officially been elected President of the United States, receiving over 290 electoral votes.