'Trump' blows in US elections 2016, says 'Time to come together as united'
Hillary Clinton’s dream of becoming the first woman President faced a watershed moment when she failed to close the winning streak with a smile.
Donald Trump took a step closer to the White House after capturing the key battleground states of Ohio and North Carolina and becoming the apparent winner in Florida.
While addressing a rally at Trump HeadQuarters, he said, "We will renew a new American dream. Time to come together as united people. I pledge that I will work for my country's potential."
In the latest results, Trump prevailed in crucial swing states bringing his tally to 248 electoral votes while Clinton scooped up large electoral vote counts in Democratic strongholds on both coasts and earned 215 electoral votes.
All eyes are now fixed on Michigan, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, where Trump and Clinton are running neck-and-neck.
According to Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, “Hillary will not address supporters on Tuesday night because some states are too close to call.”
Meanwhile, markets across Asia tumbled and Dow Jones futures plunged more than 800 points amid the uncertainty, potentially reflecting unease about what a Trump administration would mean for the economy.
Canadian immigration website also crashed following enquires by apparent people who are looking forward to leave America, calling for a panic troll on Twitter.
Here's the current tally, according to NBC News projections:
- Clinton wins: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine (three of four electoral votes), Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington state and Washington, D.C.
- Trump wins: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida (apparent winner), Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska (four of five electoral votes), North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.
- Too close to call: Arizona, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.