It’s a night (day in India!) of unprecedented outcomes, so it doesn’t come as a surprise really that Democrat Hillary Clinton has refused to address her supporters and campaign foot soldiers. Even as final vote counting is underway, indications are the Republican Donald Trump is set to be the next US President. Hillary Clinton’s decision to not concede defeat can be seen as a mark of a sore loser. Yet one wonders, why would she choose to be seen as making an ungraceful exit? As Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta said, “We are so proud of her. She has done an amazing job and she is not done yet.”
It is a common practise for US Presidential race losers to concede defeat in public and address supporters, once the results become clear. Does that mean that Hillary Clinton is still hopeful of pulling a trump card? Is she still hopeful of a miracle victory? For now, all we do know is that Clinton has “nothing more” to say tonight!
Donald Trump is edging closer to winning the White House with a series of shocking wins in key states such as Florida and Ohio, rattling world markets that had expected Hillary Clinton to defeat the political outsider in Tuesday’s US election. Trump surged to wins in Florida, Ohio, Iowa and North Carolina, and Fox News projected a win for him in Wisconsin. With voting completed across the country, he also narrowly led in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Arizona, pushing him closer to the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the state-by-state fight for the White House.
Republicans also were projected to maintain control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and appeared to be heading toward keeping their majority in the U.S. Senate. If Trump wins the White House, he would have a greater chance of enacting his agenda with a Republican-led Congress.