Jubilation at Trump event, Hillary supporters stunned

Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump react during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 8, 2016. Results indicate the business magnate is well on his way to becoming the 45th President of the United States.  

The election should have been called and the fireworks should have begun by now, as it is nearing midnight on the east coast. Barack Obama was declared winner at 11 pm in 2012.

But the night is set to be long and tense in America as Republican candidate Donald Trump is outperforming predictions and punditry, having already won the crucial States of Florida and North Carolina. He has established a lead in another, Michigan. Mr. Trump could well be on his way to be elected the 45th President of the U.S.

The atmosphere at New York Hilton Midtown where Mr. Trump has invited guests is increasingly jubilant, as more results and trends emerge the excitement.

Unbelievable, says Hillary backer

An earshot away in Manhattan — at West Side’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center — supporters of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton are taken aback by the turn of events, which has stunned them. “Unbelievable,” an Indian American donor who is at the Center told The Hindu by phone.

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