2106 U.S. Election: Donald Trump win in Florida, now What?

Donald Trump is widely reported to be ahead of Hillary Clinton, and bookmakers – including The New York Times, say he’s destined to win. This is an unexpected turn considering that the GOP nominee was given only a 20% chance of gaining victory after the polls closed.

Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump cheer during the election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown

The Republican presidential candidate has won in key American states – Ohio, North Carolina and Florida.

For the unbelievable feat achieved, acting UKIP leader Nigel Farage claimed the Florida result was America’s “Sunderland moment”.

Farage made a reference to Sunderland in memory of the Europena Union’s referendum night when the signs started pointing towards Brexit.

Everything seem to be moving so fast for Trump, who many people see as unfit for the presidency. He has however unsettled Mrs Clinton’s expected easy ride to the White House.

The threat has always been there before Americans casted their votes, and his latest achievements shows Hillary is on the verge of losing her dreams of becoming America’s first woman president.

Outside polling sites in Broward County, Florida on election day

While the world waits impatiently to find out who will be the next President of the United States, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will need 270 electoral votes out of a possible 538 in the electoral college to win.

With 29 Electoral College votes it is the joint-third most important state in America, alongside New York and behind only Texas and California.

People watch voting results at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Donald Trump has so far overtaken Hillary Clinton as favourite to become the next US President, according to the New York Times projection.

The margin between both candidates in their Florida battle shows Trump stands as a firm contender to the crown.

Chance of Winning Presidency

Reports confirm that Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the election was rated as 80% or above, by the New York Times as polls started closing at midnight.

Surprisingly, the estimation was overturned as Trump upstaged the Democratic candidate at around 2.30am having won in Texas, North Carolina and Florida emerged.

Florida, which has 29 votes in the electoral college which decides who becomes the next president, would represent a major prize for either camp as they seek to reach the victory target of 270.

Meanwhile, Lord Ashcroft says there’s a possibility that the electoral college has already swung the results in Trump’s favor.

“There is a real possibility Clinton wins the popular vote and loses the electoral college.”

— Lord Ashcroft (@LordAshcroft) November 9, 2016

The US presidential election results and projections at 2.50am UK time

The Mexican peso has just plunged against the dollar. A sign investors may now be switching their bets to a Trump victory #USElection2016pic.twitter.com/H5mMJLUmeg

— Ed Conway (@EdConwaySky) November 9, 2016

Financial reports say global business has been affected with the recent posibilities of Trump making it to the White House. The U.S. dollar is fast losing its value as it depreciated more than two percent versus the yen at one point.

For the records, Hillary Clinton has taken a bold step to thank her numerous fans after last night’s torture from Donald Trump.

In the message which appeared to portray Mrs Clinton as a “strong woman” as well as “betray the nervousness in her camp”, the Democratic nominee appreciated her supporters with the post which reads, “whatever happens tonight”.

This team has so much to be proud of. Whatever happens tonight, thank you for everything. pic.twitter.com/x13iWOzILL

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 9, 2016

Reports confirm Hillary Clinton has already called Donald Trump to concede.

At 70, Donald Trump will also be the oldest US president. Current record holder Ronald Reagan was 69 years and 349 days old when he assumed office.