Republican nominee Donald Trump has won the 2016 US Presidential election after the election results were declared on Wednesday (Indian Standard Time). Trump defeated his arch rival Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a pitched race to the White House.
Trump is slated to be elected as the 45th President of the United States of America. He shall assume the US Presidential office on January 20, 2017.
The 50 states and Washington DC voted across six different time zones throughout Tuesday, 8 November. The US's complicated system is a race to secure 270 out of the 538 votes in the electoral college.
The Republican candidate eased his way to the much revered 270 seat mark, which is the halfway mark to the total seats in the United States House of Representatives and the Senate.
Here are the live updates:
#Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Donald Trump on being elected as US President, saying he looks forward to working with him closely to take Indo-US ties to a new height.
#“Congratulations @realDonaldTrump on being elected as the 45th US President,” Modi said in a tweet.
#I have learnt so much from my parents, want to thank my sisters: President elect Donald Trump
#We've a great plan, we will double other economy and will strengthen our relations with every country who is willing to be our friend: Trump
#Working together we will fulfil our desired dreams, we have tremendous potential and we will achieve everything: US President Donald trump
#Ours was not a campaign but rather an incredible and great movement made up of hard working men and women: Donald Trump
#Got a call from Hillary, she congratulated me and I congratulated her on a very very hard fought campaign: Donald Trump
# We will develop highway projects and put millons of people to work while doing it: President-elect Trump
#No citizen will be left alone: President-elect Trump
# I pledge that I will be President of each and every citizen of United States: President-elect Trump
President Elect Donald Trump arrives at the HQ in New York, to deliver his speech soon pic.twitter.com/EZjgV9L92e— ANI (@ANI_news) November 9, 2016
US Election: Visuals from Trump HQ in New York, loud cheers being heard for Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/1Vi6ZVFr9E— ANI (@ANI_news) November 9, 2016
#US Election: Hillary Clinton calls Donald Trump and concedes the race, reports CNN
Donald Trump won the battle- ground states of Ohio and Florida besides clinching victories in North Carolina, Georgia, Missouri and Montana, Louisiana, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming, Mississippi, Nebraska, Alabama, Texas, Tennessee.
Hillary Clinton tasted victory in the following states - California, New York, Illinois, New Jersey, Virginia, Washington, Massachusetts , Maryland , Oregon , Connecticut, Nevada , New Mexico, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Vermont , Delaware, DC
The 2016 US Presidential elections is touted as one of the most closely fought presidential battle witnessed in the history of US political landscape.
The race to the White House was a pitched battle between two candidates with completely different political ideologies.
On June 16, 2015, Trump made his White House ambitions official when he announced his run for president on the Republican ticket for the 2016 elections.