Update: CNN just declared Trump the victor.
By Miriam Raftery
November 8, 2016 (San Diego)--In a stunning defeat for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, business mogul/reality TV star Donald Trump is winning key battleground states and appears likely to capture the presidency. While there is celebration in key Republican circles, the stock market is reeling, with the Dow Jones dropping 827 points at the news.
Major networks have declared Trump the winner in Ohio, Iowa, Florida and Pennsylvania. As of 10:30 p.m., CNN projects Trump has 265 electoral votes and Clinton 215; 270 are needed to win. Of six states not yet called, Clinton leads only in Minnesota, New Hampshire and Maine—not enough to win unless Trump’s lead erodes in all of the remaining undecided states: Arizona, Michigan, and Wisconsin, or unless the network's call proves wrong after all votes are counted, an unlikely scenario.