New York - Republican Donald Trump has defeated hisDemocratic rival Hillary Clinton in the US election.
Results of nationwide polling in Tuesday’s election show that Trump has secured more than the 270 Electoral College votes to claim victory in a bruising election that some analysts regard as one of the most divisive in the history of the US.
The shock result came after opinion polls over the weekend showed Mrs Clinton went into polling day with the advantage over her Republican rival.
Trump has so far won 276 electoral votes surpassing the needed 270 votes as against Clinton’s 215.
Trump won the key swing states of Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Iowa.
- News 24