Donald Trump Sweeps to Victory

Shortly after 2:30 a.m. ET, the Associated Press called the 2016 presidential election for Republican nominee Donald Trump. The call capped off a night of twists and turns, including surprise victories for Trump in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, and Ohio—all states that Hillary Clinton was favored to win, even if by slight margins. Early into Wednesday, the Democratic nominee had not spoken publicly; a Clinton aide said she called Trump to concede the election and congratulate him on his victory.