Hillary Clinton thanks supporters as Trump wins White House

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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump delivers a speech in Virginia Beach, Virginia U.S. July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

U.S, NOVEMBER 9, 2016 – With 266 electoral votes already in the kitty, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is set to become the 45th President of the United States of America.

Following her upset by Donald Trump in the historic U.S. presidential poll, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has prepared her supporters for the unexpected electoral crushing her campaign suffered.

This is just as Trump supporters are up in jubilation following his projected early lead over the Democratic nominee.

Clinton, in her Twitter handle, thanked her team, saying she was proud of them.

“This team has so much to be proud of. Whatever happens tonight, thank you for everything,” Clinton tweeted as uncertainty cast over her eventual victory among her supporters.

Trump has won in several crucial battleground states, including Florida and North Carolina, Ohio, Pennysylvania giving the Republican nominee a path to victory. He is also in the lead in democratic strongholds of Michigan.

Supporters of Clinton watched nervously as healthy leads that had been predicted in polling for much of the past several months appeared to evaporate while the votes were tallied.

A CNN reporter at the Clinton Election headquarters in New York said supporters were crying as they streamed out in despair after they watched the incredible results coming in.

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