Trump Defeats Clinton in Unexpectedly Close Election
Republicans also defend their majorities in Congress.
Americans have chosen Republican 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.
States where the margin of victory was under 10 percent are highlighted. 270 electoral votes needed to win.
David Downing: This election redraws the political map of the United States.
Boris Ryvkin: The emerging nationalist challenge to the post-national consensus has achieved its most important victory to date.