At midnight his advisors were saying it would take a miracle to win but Donald Trump pulled off perhaps the greatest shock in US election history to snatch the White House from under the nose of arch-rival Hillary Clinton.
Democrat Clinton – seeking to become the first woman President – won a slightly greater share of the national vote but Republican Trump held a dominate advantage in the arcane Electoral College that governs US elections.
And shortly before 7am UK time she called to offer her congratulations and concede what will have been a painful defeat.
See our live blog for a blow by blow account of what happened and read our eight-page special edition below.
- 87A smiling but subdued Hillary Clinton appeared at the grand ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan to deliver her concession speech just after 11.40am EST. It was her first public appearance since losing the US presidential election to Donald Trump. She was introduced by her running mate Tim…
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