US election results: Donald trumps Hillary Clinton, America still waits for first woman president

Taking everyone by surprise and proving all major poll predictions wrong, Trump won the crucial states of Florida which has 29 votes in the electoral college, Ohio and North Carolina.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 9, 2016 7:45 pm
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Republican candidate Donald Trump pulled off an incredible victory against his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton in the bitterly fought US Presidential elections on Tuesday. Taking everyone by surprise and proving all major poll predictions wrong, Trump won the crucial states of Florida which has 29 votes in the electoral college, Ohio and North Carolina. With this win, the Republican Party wrests back the White House from Democrats after a gap of eight years.

Minutes after the verdict was announced, Donald Trump congratulated Clinton for ‘fighting a tough battle.’ He said she called her to congratulate him on this win. “This is a great victory and I am the President of the all Americans,” he said to a thunderous applaud from the crowd.

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The results came as shock for the Clinton Campaign which was hoping to ride over a seemingly mass support in her favour. In the run up to the elections and the campaign trail, Hillary had maintained a lead over Trump, but the results showed that there was an undercurrent of support in favour of Trump which the media failed to read. The allegations of sexual assault on women had marred the Trump campaign with major figures in the party deciding not to endorse him for the White House. He had faced charges of racism and sexism and many were critical of his protectionism  approach for the US economy. Shrugging off all these allegations, Trump managed to win in this historical elections, and thereby putting to rest all the excitement over the possibility of US getting its first woman president.

Hillary Clinton had led a confidant campaign and she scored highly during the all three presidential debates. She had pinned him down on all the key issues. Clinton was hoping to become the first woman to serve as commander in chief. She faced stiff competition from Trump, the billionaire businessman who tapped into a searing strain of economic populism.

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Now that the results have been declared, the new US president will inherit an anxious nation, deeply divided on race, culture and economy.

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First Published on: November 9, 2016 1:07 pm
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    Amrit
    Nov 9, 2016 at 3:55 pm
    Trump won because his anti establishment message. Even a large number of traditional democrats voter voted for him because he promised a change that will better their lives and Americans ignored his character..like they did for Bill Clinton for second term
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      Seshadri
      Nov 9, 2016 at 12:24 pm
      Shri Modiji pla a very important role in Shri Trumpji's win! I am so proud of Shri Modiji. I am very proud of being I "TEAM MODI". His strategic advise to Trumpji was the final clincher. Not just that Brahmin American Foundation(Cowardly operating under Hindu American Foundation) pla a stellar role in Shri Trumpji's win.
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        Satendra kumar
        Nov 9, 2016 at 3:28 pm
        The Clinton's are gone I think politically retiring from American politics.Good for Clintons family generation.Good luck!
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          Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
          Nov 9, 2016 at 9:15 am
          Congrats to Trump,--together with sir MODIJI,,---MUZZIES will now feel like fire burning up their .
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            Nav
            Nov 9, 2016 at 1:47 pm
            A very big slap on the fake secularists, fake intolerance campaigners, and the paid media.
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              Pertama Chaudhry
              Nov 9, 2016 at 8:12 am
              This is what world is writing: "Here's what I know: We can be sad tonight, we can be scared, but when we wake up tomorrow we have one job and that's to preserve our values"[Shakina] "We will pick up the pieces and move forward. We can't let our voices be drowned by hate and greed." [Jamie Chung]lt;br/gt;"Donald Trump as President is terrifying": Shocked Americans react as Republican wins US election [Mirror UK]
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                Surya Rao
                Nov 9, 2016 at 8:25 am
                Some Media wont learn. Rather, they refuse to learn. It was not a woman who was defeated today. It was a 'dishonorable and corrupt' woman who was defeated today.lt;br/gt;I wud quote the statement of one of the most (perhaps the most) respected actresses and Academy Award Winner from Hollywood 'Susan Saon's' statement on 'feminist' support for Hillary Clinton: 'Women shud not vote with their 'V..g.nas'!! She gave this statement in support of Trump!!!
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                  Adrian Akau
                  Nov 10, 2016 at 12:28 am
                  "Achievements" such as Obamacare had a negative impact.
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                    Ibrahim
                    Nov 9, 2016 at 9:23 am
                    FREE BALUCHISTAN AND SECULAR BALUCH NATION IS WITH YOU
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                      anon
                      Nov 10, 2016 at 12:13 am
                      I A MAN OF COLOUR WOULD BE SCARED TO BE IN N.AMERICA/BRITAIN.
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                        Ashish Biswas
                        Nov 9, 2016 at 1:15 pm
                        Americans like many countries have shown to the world that they reject media which is often biased and corrupt to the core. The intellectual are also outdated . They are often lack ground realities. Despite what the media projected Madam Clinton despite her lady like appearance is not really talented enough to be President of USA in the present world order. Wishing Mr Trump a successful tenure.
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                          Raj
                          Nov 9, 2016 at 7:47 am
                          America has become a joke of the world. Didn't see this coming - at all. Goodbye America, as we know it.
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                            Ramamurthy
                            Nov 9, 2016 at 3:55 pm
                            Despite many controversial statements during compaining and negative projections by Media world over, Donalod Trump came out victorious; World is surprised, but I am not. Main reasons: i) America never accepted woman President however talented she may be ii) Despite strong denial and lofty promises by Hilary Clinton, the impression that, if elected, Hilary would be nominal President only and her husband Clinton would be the driving force and de-facto President, persisted, iii) Hindus world over pra and worked for Donald Trump's victory; ironically Muslims world over also pra the same because only then the terrorist Muslim groups (headed by ISIS) who thrive on chaos, would flourish. Our prayers should now be President elect Sri Donald Trump would leave behind stance adopted during compaining and would be alive to the responsibility of the Office as otherwise we will be headed for World War III II.
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                              bharosa
                              Nov 9, 2016 at 7:54 am
                              Come on be a little bit more gracious. It is not about a woman or man president. It is about who people elect to be the president. She did not lose because of her efforts, she lost because of this relentless biased attack on her compeors by media like yourselves. Wake up and smell the coffee. The people have lost trust in the media not in the voting system. This is the loss of the media not Hillary
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                                bharosa
                                Nov 9, 2016 at 7:54 am
                                lol..... Bye bye
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                                  FARA Mina
                                  Nov 9, 2016 at 11:09 pm
                                  Now Modigot one his own kind, Phycopath, communal, racist, only difference is Modi islt;br/gt;street tea boy gentleman, Trump is billioner, extravagent, womaniser.
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                                    gajanan
                                    Nov 9, 2016 at 2:21 pm
                                    Yes undercurrents which were not read by media have surely changed the entire pre- voting picture. D Trump has won over Clinton. Now President Donald Trump has to triumph over Mr. Donald Trump. His vocabulary has immediately undergone a welcome change after victory as observed from his post win speech. Hope now that poor and neglected ones in superpower nation get due justice in his regime. All the best to him.
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                                      Shiv
                                      Nov 9, 2016 at 8:20 am
                                      America is not yet prepared to have a woman president.Any way congratulations Mr. Trump dia wants you to be tough with terrorist nation -stan and fulfil urances you have made out Indian community in US.
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                                        haq
                                        Nov 9, 2016 at 6:36 pm
                                        hope will do something for world peace
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                                          Nov 9, 2016 at 1:13 pm
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                                            Harry
                                            Nov 10, 2016 at 6:28 am
                                            Every US president will be a friend of India as long as India can continue to have a healthy growth rate. USA cannot afford to lose an ally where public has so much support for USA.
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