USA! Update on election states by states

Hillary Clinton was trailing Donald Trump in the early stages of the results of the US election, with the once distant prospect of a Trump victory looking like a prospect.

The AP news agency has said Trump has won Arkansas, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming, Nebraska, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

Clinton has won New York, Illinois, Rhode Island, Vermont, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and the District of Columbia.

But none of the ‘battleground’ states that will decide the election have reported – though Trump had the upper hand.

Trump looked set to bag the prized state of Florida in a vital win for the Republican nominee – opening up his prospects of a surprise win.

With Trump also leading at times in swing states in Michigan, North Carolina, Florida, Wisconsin and New Hampshire, his prospects were fast increasing.

Many will now turn their sights to Clinton’s ‘firewall’ that many expected her to keep, and land her in the White House, with holding Virginia, Michigan and Wisconsin seen as essential.

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