With bated breath everyone is waiting for the final results of US Elections 2016! If projections are to be believed it is a close fight between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Both candidates have waged a close battle in several crucial battleground states on Tuesday in their bitter race for the White House. With voting completed in more than half of the 50 US states, the race is too close to call in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Virginia, states that could be vital to deciding which contender wins the presidency. Both candidates scored early victories in states where they were expected to win. Trump captured conservative states in the South and Midwest, while Clinton swept several states on the East Coast and Illinois in the Midwest. A Clinton win in either Ohio or Florida would likely slam the door on Trump’s chances. With 88 percent of the vote counted in Florida, Trump led Clinton by about 8,000 votes out of 8 million cast.
States Hillary Clinton has won till now: Vermont, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Delaware, Illinois, Rhode Island, New Jersey
States won by Donald Trump: Ohio, Kentucky, South Carolina, West Virginia, Indiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas
According to US Networks, Republicans are set to retain control of the US House of Representatives. To win the presidential election, a candidate needs 270 of the 538 electoral college votes. Initial reports indicate that Trump has a more diificult path to victory than Clinton. In terms of overall vote percentage, Trump has so far received 51.4 per cent of the votes counted so far as against 44.4 per cent gained by Clinton. Former Republican president George W Bush did not vote for Trump, same was the case with the former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Senator John McCain, reports said.
A Donald Trump cake is ready at the Republican candidate’s headquarters in New York City, according to Fox News.