Trump Defeats Clinton in Unexpectedly Close Election

Live analysis and commentary from the Atlantic Sentinel on the day America elects its next president.

American presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
American presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton (Gage Skidmore/Hillary for America/Barbara Kinney)
  • Americans have chosen businessman Donald Trump to succeed Barack Obama as president. Democrat Hillary Clinton lost the election by falling short in key states, including Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.
  • Republicans also defended their majorities in Congress. They are projected to win 236 seats in the House of Representatives, where 218 are needed for a majority, and 51 seats in the Senate.
  • Boris Ryvkin argues that the emerging nationalist challenge to the post-national consensus has achieved its most important victory to date.
  • András Tóth-Czifra writes that there is palpable anxiety about Trump’s victory in Europe.

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