Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2016. 5:03 a.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: Republican businessman and former reality television star Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton.
The Associated Press called the election for Trump at 2:31 a.m. Wednesday morning after Trump’s victory in Wisconsin put him over the 270 out of 538 electoral college votes needed to win the White House.
Trump also won the key battleground states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania which helped him secure the presidency.
According to CNN, Trump’s historic victory represents a stunning repudiation of Washington’s political establishment.
Clinton, reportedly conceded to Trump by phone in the early morning hours.
Trump is scheduled to take office as the 45th President on January 20, 2017.
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