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Donald Trump is the next President of the United States

Posted at 12:39 AM, Nov 09, 2016

In an outright sweep of key battleground states, Donald Trump pulled off what many saw as a stunning upset, defeating Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House.

The Associated Press at 12:30 a.m. Arizona time tweeted that Trump had been elected.

Trump won in Pennsylvania late Tuesday, making it mathematically impossible for Clinton to get the 270 electoral votes needed to win.  

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Thousands had gathered at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City for Clinton's election night party. The glass-ceilinged building was picked as a nod to what aides expected would have been the historic election of the first female U.S. president. 
 
Meanwhile, thousands of Trump supporters gathered in a midtown Manhattan hotel ballroom watching the results on Fox.
 
Trump will be the first presidential candidate without any political or military experience to make it to the White House.