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It's over. Donald Trump is the President-elect of the United States

Blassy Boben, Priyanka Mukherjee, Trinaa Prasad | Updated on: 9 November 2016, 14:15 IST
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Speaking for the first time as President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump said that it was time for America to "come together as one united people".

Trump thanked the crowd, which cheered him on with loud cheers of "USA, USA".

"I just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us... it is about us... and I congratulated her and her family on a very hard fought campaign. She fought very hard," Trump said.

"I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans. This is so important to me," he said. "Ours was not a campaign but a movement made up of million hardworking people who wanted a better life for themselves and their family... Working together, we will begin the urgent task of building our nation and renewing the American dream," he said.

He concluded his address with the words "The campaign is over. The work is just beginning... You are going to be so proud of your President".

Live updates

1:40pm: Trump takes the stage

1:30pm: "This is a historic night," Mike Pence says at the Trump HQ, before Trump took the stage. "The people of America have spoken and have picked their new champion," he said, as he thanked them for the honour of picking him as the new Vice-President.

1:17pm: Trump prepares to address the crowd at the party headquarters in New York.

1:10pm: Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta tells the crowd waiting at the Democratic candidate's headquarters to go home. "They're still counting votes and every vote counts... several states are too close to call so we're not going to have anything more to say tonight," he said. "Everybody should head home, get some sleep. We'll have more to say tomorrow," he said.

1:03pm: It's OVER. America drops the mic on the world.

With 276 votes, here's the President-elect of the United States of America: Donald J Trump.

12:57pm: No comments from the Clinton campaign. You know what that means? Clinton isn't conceding yet.

12.08pm: This is it. The end is here. Donald J Trump wins Pennsylvania (20 votes). There is no coming back from this for Hillary. Six more votes to go for Trump to reach 270.

In the end, it probably mattered that Hillary Clinton wasn't born a man.

11:00am: Clinton wins Nevada (6 votes)


Mark Ruffalo is keeping things positive. Can you really pull through, America?

*Apparently some people thought the US elections held for the 45th POTUS was a joke, and voted for Harambe. A Cincinnati zoo gorilla who had to be put down. This side note is just to say that Americans truly do deserve Trump.*

10:43am: The Democrats' Pramila Jayapal elected to U.S. House in Washington

10:35am: Trump wins Iowa (6 votes). Americans try to move to Canada, crash immigration website.

10:26am: Trump wins Utah (6 votes). World loses hope in America.10:05am: Clinton takes Washington (12 votes)

- Trump takes Georgia (16 votes)

9:44am: Trump takes North Carolina (15 votes)

9:40am: Clinton takes California (55 votes)

- Clinton takes Hawai (4 votes)

- Clinton takes Oregon (7 votes)

-Trump takes Idaho (4 votes)


9:16am: Clinton takes Colorado (9 votes)

9:11am: Clinton takes Virginia (13 votes)

9:06am: Trump takes Ohio (18 votes)

8:56am: Clinton takes New Mexico (5 votes), Trump takes Missouri (10 votes)

8:41am: Raja Krishnamoorthi elected to US House in Illinois.

8:33am: Trump wins Montana. The state has three electoral votes. This has taken Trump's total votes to 140 versus Hillary's 104.

8:16am: Google reports that people are apparently now searching if a candidate can become POTUS without winning Florida.

8:14am: Republican Paul Ryan re-elected to US House in Wisconsin. No surprises there.

8:08am: Waiting for Florida be like

8.02am:Trump wins Louisiana (8 votes)

8.00am: Clinton wins Connecticut, which has 7 electoral votes.

7:56am: Waiting for the inevitable implosion in case Florida hands it over to Trump.

7:49am: Florida is currently making everyone hyperventilate. What's happening down there, you guys?

7:41am: The numbers currently:

Trump takes: Texas (38), Kansas (6), Wyoming (3), South Dakota (3), North Dakota (3), Mississippi (6), Arkansas (6)

Clinton takes: New York (29), Illinois (20)

7:13am: Clinton has won Rhode Island.

7:00am: Alabama goes to Trump. Trump has bagged 68.8% votes, while Clinton bagged 29.9% in Alabama, as per Politico reports.

6:53am: Tennessee goes to Trump.

6:43am: Trump bags South Carolina

6:40am: Florida re-elects Marco Rubio as Senator.

6:35am: Clinton wins Maryland, Massachusetts, Delaware, New Jersey, District of Columbia.

6:30am: Trump takes Oklahoma.

6:05am: Virginia, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina ad North Carolina too close to be called.

5:35am: Hillary Clinton wins Vermont which had 3 electoral votes up for grabs.

Read More: US Elections 2016: Trump 'feels the bern' as Hillary Clinton takes home Vermont

5:03am: Like in Kentucky, Trump is leading with a margin of over 10,000 votes in Indiana. The Republican presidential candidate has managed to bag 70% votes in the state, which has 11 electoral votes. While Clinton was the choice of 24.4% voters, 3.7% picked Gary Johnson - who also bagged a few votes in Kentucky. (Polling data from Politico)

Read More: Trump takes West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana. Guess who Vigo County picked?

4:58am: Polling station in Azusa, California are reportedly on lock down after reports of an active-shooter have emerged in the area, Reuters reported. Two persons have reportedly sustained injuries. However, whether the shooting has got anything to do with elections or not has not yet been ascertained.

4:50am: Results for polls in Indiana, Kentucky expected to be declared soon.

4:45am:Trump appears to be leading by a massive margin in Kentucky. The Republican candidate has garnered a whopping 74.1% votes to Hillary Clinton's 23.3%, as per figures by Politico.

4:30am: First polls to close soon.

4:00am: Voters complain of long queues and problems in the voting machine.

Read more: US election 2016: Donald Trump allege irregularities in voting process

3:15: Women have been reportedly lining up to vote in large numbers with many donning pantsuits as a sign of supporting Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton. In fact, Sky News has claimed that more women have turned up to vote than men.