Thursday, 22 April 2021

Trump wins battleground states in major blow to Clinton’s hopes

A nervous world turned its gaze to America’s 200 million-strong electorate Wednesday as it chooses whether to send the first female president or a populist property tycoon to the White House.

9:30am: Trump leads again 

Trump leading 216-188 in the race to 270 electoral votes.

Trump needs 48 electoral votes to win.

9:18am: Clinton now leading

Clinton leading 188-187 in the race to 270 electoral votes.

9:14am: Donald Trump wins North Carolina, one of the night’s biggest electoral prizes

9:10am: Trump now in the lead by 187

Trump leading 187-175 in the race to 270 electoral votes.

9:05am: Clinton edges closer

Clinton edges closer. Trump leading 172-168 in the race to 270 electoral votes.

Clinton took Hawaii, California and Oregon.

8:55am: Donald Trump wins battleground state of Florida

Trump wins Florida in major blow to Clinton hopes.

8:50am: Trump beating Clinton in several battleground states

Trump is now leading Hillary Clinton 168-109 in the race to 270 electoral votes.

8:40am: Markets in free fall as Trump moves into lead

Markets went into free fall Wednesday and the Mexican peso tanked as Donald Trump appeared to be moving into the lead in the race for the White House.

Safe haven assets rallied as investors went running for cover, with the yen and gold rushing higher.

8:30am: Trump wins Ohio

Republican candidate won Ohio putting him in the lead 150-109 in the race to 270 electoral votes.

Billionaire populist Donald Trump was poised for a possible shock victory over Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s historic US presidential election, as a string of early gains for the Republican jolted world markets and stunned her supporters.

Clinton — the Democratic former first lady, senator and secretary of state — began the day as the narrow favorite to win the White House and become America’s first female president.

But as polls closed in all but the westernmost states, and media called state races one-by-one, giving the key battleground state Ohio to her Republican rival, pollsters were scrambling to update their forecasts and pointing to either a dead heat or an upset.

8:00am: Trump:Clinton-140:104

Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton 140-104 in the race to 270 electoral votes.

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