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By Claire Williamson

Published 08/11/2016

US President Barack Obama shakes hands as he meets with Republican President-elect Donald Trump on transition planning in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016 in Washington,DC. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
US President Barack Obama shakes hands as he meets with Republican President-elect Donald Trump on transition planning in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016 in Washington,DC. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
US President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump shake hands during a transition planning meeting in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016 in Washington,DC. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
US President Barack Obama shakes hands as he meets with Republican President-elect Donald Trump on transition planning in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016 in Washington,DC. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
US President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump to update him on transition planning in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016 in Washington,DC. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
President-elect Donald Trump meets with US President Barack Obama during an update on transition planning in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016 in Washington,DC. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
US President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump to update him on transition planning in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016 in Washington,DC. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 10: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks while meeting with President-elect Donald Trump (L) following a meeting in the Oval Office November 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. Trump is scheduled to meet with members of the Republican leadership in Congress later today on Capitol Hill. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 10: President-elect Donald Trump (L) talks after a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama (R) in the Oval Office November 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. Trump is scheduled to meet with members of the Republican leadership in Congress later today on Capitol Hill. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
President-elect Donald Trump (L) talks after a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama (R) in the Oval Office November 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama meets with Republican President-elect Donald Trump to update him on transition planning in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016 in Washington,DC. AFP/Getty Images
US President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump to update him on transition planning in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016 in Washington,DC. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
US President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump to update him on transition planning in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016 in Washington,DC. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
US President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump to update him on transition planning in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016 in Washington,DC. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
US President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump to update him on transition planning in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016 in Washington,DC. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
A woman yells as she takes part in a protest against President-elect Donald Trump, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
American students protest outside the UN climate talks during the COP22 international climate conference in Marrakesh in reaction to Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election, on November 9, 2016. Stunned participants at UN climate talks in Marrakesh insisted that climate change denier Donald Trump cannot derail the global shift to clean energy, although some called his victory in US presidential elections a "disaster". / AFP PHOTO / FADEL SENNAFADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers walk past an overturned newspaper rack during protests in Oakland, Calif., late Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. President-elect Donald TrumpÄôs victory set off multiple protests. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group via AP)
A protester faces a police line in downtown Oakland, Calif., early Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. President-elect Donald TrumpÄôs victory set off multiple protests. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group via AP)
Lone protester Sarah, who refused to give her last name, stands outside Trump Towers holding a shredded U.S. flag, demonstrating her opposition to the election of Donald Trump as President, Wednesday Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. "Today I am here to remind Americans we do not have to give in to hatred and fear," said Sarah, adding that she tore the flag to represent the "schism in America." (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Musician Lagy Gaga stages a protest against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on a sanitation truck outside Trump Tower in New York City after midnight on election day November 9, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Madeline Lopes, left, and Cassidy Irwin, both of Oakland, march with other protesters in downtown Oakland, Calif., early Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. President-elect Donald TrumpÄôs victory set off multiple protests. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group via AP)
Musician Lagy Gaga stages a protest against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on a sanitation truck outside Trump Tower in New York City after midnight on election day November 9, 2016. Donald Trump stunned America and the world, riding a wave of populist resentment to defeat Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th president of the United States. The Republican mogul defeated his Democratic rival, plunging global markets into turmoil and casting the long-standing global political order, which hinges on Washington's leadership, into doubt. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTERDOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images
Protesters walk in the middle of traffic lanes after Donald Trump's election victory, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 in downtown, Portland, Ore. Portland police made no arrests during Tuesday night's post-election protest. (Stephanie Yao Long//The Oregonian via AP)
Protesters walk in the middle of traffic lanes after Donald Trump's election victory, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 in downtown, Portland, Ore. Portland police made no arrests during Tuesday night's post-election protest. (Stephanie Yao Long//The Oregonian via AP)
Police officers walk past an overturned newspaper rack during protests in Oakland, Calif., late Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. President-elect Donald TrumpÄôs victory set off multiple protests. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group via AP)
A protester faces a police line in downtown Oakland, Calif., early Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. President-elect Donald TrumpÄôs victory set off multiple protests. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group via AP)
Leah McCaskill, a senior psychology student, protests with others at the University of Texas at Austin following the Trump election on Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016. Hundreds of University of Texas students march through downtown Austin in protest of Donald Trump's presidential victory.(Deborah Cannon/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
People protest on the University of Connecticut campus against the election of Republican Donald Trump as President Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
A demonstrator holds a placard showing a picture of US President-elect Donald Trump modified to add a swastika and an Adolf Hitler-style moustache during a protest outside the US Embassy in London November 9, 2016 against Trump after he was declared the winner of the US presidential election. Political novice and former reality TV star Donald Trump has defeated Hillary Clinton to take the US presidency, stunning America and the world in an explosive upset fueled by a wave of grassroots anger. / AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators hold placards that read "No to racism, no to Trump" during a protest outside the US Embassy in London on November 9, 2016 against US President-elect Donald Trump after he was declared the winner of the US presidential election. Political novice and former reality TV star Donald Trump has defeated Hillary Clinton to take the US presidency, stunning America and the world in an explosive upset fueled by a wave of grassroots anger. / AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators hold placards that read "No to racism, no to Trump" during a protest outside the US Embassy in London on November 9, 2016 against US President-elect Donald Trump after he was declared the winner of the US presidential election. Political novice and former reality TV star Donald Trump has defeated Hillary Clinton to take the US presidency, stunning America and the world in an explosive upset fueled by a wave of grassroots anger. / AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
An Oakland police officer checks out damage after a window was broken by protesters at a car dealership in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. President-elect Donald TrumpÄôs victory set off multiple protests. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group via AP)
Madeline Lopes, left, and Cassidy Irwin, both of Oakland, march with other protesters in downtown Oakland, Calif., early Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. President-elect Donald TrumpÄôs victory set off multiple protests. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group via AP)
A trash fire burns during protests in Oakland, Calif., late Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. President-elect Donald TrumpÄôs victory set off multiple protests. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group via AP)
A man dressed in red-white-and-blue sits on the curb during a protest against President-elect Donald Trump, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
ady Gaga sits in her car after staging a protest against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump outside Trump Tower in New York City after midnight on election day November 9, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Republican president-elect Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 09: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Vice President Joseph Biden (L) share a moment during a statement on the election results at the Rose Garden of the White House November 9, 2016 in Washington, DC. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has won the election and will become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, walks back into the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, after speaking about the election in the Rose Garden. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Mama Sarah Obama, 94, step-grandmother of outgoing US President Barack Obama, speaks during an interview at her home in the village of Nyang'oma in Kogelo, Siaya county, approximately 400 kilometres northwest of Kenyan capital Nairobi on November 9, 2016, where she welcomed US' Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's victory in the presidential elections. AFP/Getty Images
Former Democratic US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets staff and supporters after making a concession speech at the New Yorker Hotel after her defeat last night to President-elect Donald Trump November 9, 2016 in New York. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan SmialowskiBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pauses as she makes a concession speech after being defeated by Republican President-elect Donald Trump, in New York on November 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
Huma Abedin, aide for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, looks on during a news conference at the New Yorker Hotel on November 9, 2016 in New York City. Hillary Clinton conceded the U.S. Presidency to Republican challenger Donald Trump. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, accompanied by her husband former President Bill Clinton, pauses as she concedes the presidential election at the New Yorker Hotel on November 9, 2016 in New York City. Republican candidate Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election in the early hours of the morning in a widely unforeseen upset. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Hillary Clinton, accompanied by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, daughter Chelsea Clinton, and Chelsea's husband Marc Mezvinsky, arrives to speak to staff and supporters at the New Yorker Hotel in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Clinton conceded the presidency to Donald Trump in a phone call early Wednesday morning, a stunning end to a campaign that appeared poised right up until Election Day to make her the first woman elected U.S. president. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Former President Bill Clinton listens as his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Clinton conceded the presidency to Donald Trump in a phone call early Wednesday morning, a stunning end to a campaign that appeared poised right up until Election Day to make her the first woman elected U.S. president. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton steps down a staircase after making a concession speech following her defeat to Republican President-elect Donald Trump, in New York on November 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
Hillary Clinton arrives to speak to staff and supporters at the New Yorker Hotel in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, where she conceded her defeat to Republican Donald Trump after the hard-fought U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton makes a concession speech after being defeated by Republican President-elect Donald Trump, as former President Bill Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine(R) look on in New York on November 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
Commuters take copies of the Evening Standard Newspaper in central London on November 9, 2016, showing a picture of newly elected US President Donald Trump and reporting on the result of the US presidential election.
An Iranian woman walks past a mural on the wall of the former US embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran on November 9, 2016. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said there was "no possibility" of its nuclear deal with world powers being overturned by US president-elect Donald Trump despite his threat to rip it up. / AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENAREATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Jake Krupa colors in an electoral map as states are projected for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump or Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at an election watching party in Coconut Grove, Florida, on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / RHONA WISERHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump flanked by members of his family speaks to supporters during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. Trump won the US presidency. / AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - US President-elect Donald Trump arrives with his son Baron at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 8, 2016. Trump stunned America and the world Wednesday, riding a wave of populist resentment to defeat Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th president of the United States. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Republican president-elect Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
US President-elect Donald Trump arrives with his son Baron and wife Melania at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 8, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Donald Trump as he makes his acceptance speech in New York following his victory to become he 45th president of the United States. Pic: Paco Anselmi/PA Wire
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Republican president-elect Donald Trump walks on stage during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Republican president-elect Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Republican presidential elect Donald Trump (L) arrives to speak during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016.
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Republican president-elect Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
US President-elect Donald Trump arrives at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 8, 2016. Trump stunned America and the world Wednesday, riding a wave of populist resentment to defeat Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th president of the United States. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Republican presidential elect Donald Trump arrives to speak during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Vice president-elect Mike Pence (C) speaks to supporters at Republican president-elect Donald Trump's election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump flashes a sign during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: People celebrate during the call for Republican president-elect Donald Trump at his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 9, 2016 in New York City. at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Vice president-elect Mike Pence walks on stage with his wife Karen Pence at Republican president-elect Donald Trump election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Americans went to the polls yerterday to choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Vice president-elect Mike Pence speaks to supporters at Republican president-elect Donald Trump's election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Americans went to the polls yerterday to choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Vice president-elect Mike Pence (C) speaks to supporters at Republican president-elect Donald Trump's election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Americans went to the polls yerterday to choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
US Republican Vice President elect Mike Pence and his wife Carol arrive at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 8, 2016. Donald Trump stunned America and the world Wednesday, riding a wave of populist resentment to defeat Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th president of the United States. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
File photo dated 25/06/16 of Donald Trump, who is to be the next president of the United States after voters gambled on his promise to "Make America Great Again". PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday November 9, 2016. See PA story POLITICS President. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
US President-elect Donald Trump arrives with his son Baron and wife Melania at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 8, 2016. Trump stunned America and the world Wednesday, riding a wave of populist resentment to defeat Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th president of the United States. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Republican president-elect Donald Trump walks on stage during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Republican president-elect Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Republican presidential elect Donald Trump (L) arrives to speak during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Republican president-elect Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
US President-elect Donald Trump arrives at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 8, 2016. Trump stunned America and the world Wednesday, riding a wave of populist resentment to defeat Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th president of the United States. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Republican presidential elect Donald Trump arrives to speak during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Vice president-elect Mike Pence (C) speaks to supporters at Republican president-elect Donald Trump's election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump flashes a sign during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: People celebrate during the call for Republican president-elect Donald Trump at his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 9, 2016 in New York City. at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Vice president-elect Mike Pence walks on stage with his wife Karen Pence at Republican president-elect Donald Trump election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Americans went to the polls yerterday to choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Vice president-elect Mike Pence speaks to supporters at Republican president-elect Donald Trump's election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Americans went to the polls yerterday to choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Vice president-elect Mike Pence (C) speaks to supporters at Republican president-elect Donald Trump's election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Americans went to the polls yerterday to choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
US Republican Vice President elect Mike Pence and his wife Carol arrive at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 8, 2016. Donald Trump stunned America and the world Wednesday, riding a wave of populist resentment to defeat Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th president of the United States. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
File photo dated 25/06/16 of Donald Trump, who is to be the next president of the United States after voters gambled on his promise to "Make America Great Again". PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday November 9, 2016. See PA story POLITICS President. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
Donald Trump supporters react outside the White House in Washington during the US presidential election night on November 9, 2016. Millions of Americans turned out on November 8th to decide whether to send Hillary Clinton to the White House as their first woman president or to put their trust in maverick populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / andrew birajANDREW BIRAJ/AFP/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump cheer during the election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 8, 2016 in New York City. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: An attendee holds up a sign in support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that reads "Hispanics For Trump" during the election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 8, 2016 in New York City. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Supporter of Republican candidate Donald Trump, Robin Labani, 50, of Gilbert, Arizona cheers as election results come in during a viewing party at a hotel in downtown Phoenix, Arizona on November 8, 2016. Millions of Americans voted November 8th for their new leader in a historic election that will either elevate Democrat Hillary Clinton as their first woman president or hand power to maverick populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Laura SegallLAURA SEGALL/AFP/Getty Images
A supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reacts to early results during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: People cheer at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trumps election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 8, 2016 in New York City. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Campaign chairman John Podesta speaks on stage at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 9, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
People gather around Times Square to view televised results of the US presidential election on November 8, 2016 in New York. AFP/Getty Images
A supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds up a Trump doll during an election night party at a hotel in downtown Phoenix, Arizona on November 8, 2016. Millions of Americans voted November 8th for their new leader in a historic election that will either elevate Democrat Hillary Clinton as their first woman president or hand power to maverick populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Laura SegallLAURA SEGALL/AFP/Getty Images
A dog is seen during a gathering at a bar as US presidential election results arrive on November 8, 2016 in Mexico City. Millions of Americans voted November 8th for their new leader in a historic election that will either elevate Democrat Hillary Clinton as their first woman president or hand power to maverick populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / PEDRO PARDOPEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Campaign chairman John Podesta speaks on stage at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 9, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: 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 November 9, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Campaign chairman John Podesta leaves the stage after speaking at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 9, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: 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 November 9, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: People react to the voting results at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 9, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: People gather in Times Square as they await the results of the presidential election on November 8, 2016 in New York City. Trump was leading the delegate count and popular vote late election night. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 09: An "I voted" sticker lies on the floor at the U.S. elections party hosted by the Aspen Institute Germany at the Baden-Wuerttemberg State Representation on November 9, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Many Germans are watching the U.S. elections closely and a majority are hoping Hillary Clinton will defeat Donald Trump. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Kids rest in the late hours of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 8, 2016 in New York City. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Right-wing activists of India's Hindu Sena celebrate the potential victorious outcome for US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in the US presidential elections, in New Delhi on November 9, 2016. Euphoric Donald Trump supporters transformed into a sea of "Make America Great Again" hats, shouting "USA" and partying late into the night as the billionaire appeared within reach of victory. / AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH SINGHPRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gather during the election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 8, 2016 in New York City. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - NOVEMBER 08: Supporters of U.S. Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin cheer him on at an election night party on November 8, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Republican candidate Donald Trump was declared the winner in Utah late in the evening. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Musician Cher is interviewed at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 9, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
Journalists and media crew memebers wait for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton declaration during election night at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
People gather around Times Square to view televised results of the US presidential election on November 9, 2016 in New York. Millions of Americans voted November 8th for their new leader in a historic election that will either elevate Democrat Hillary Clinton as their first woman president or hand power to maverick populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZEDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images
Howard Nizebeth waves a U.S. flag during an Election Day gathering at Rockefeller Center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cheer as they watch election returns during an election night rally, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Supporters react to election results during Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's election night rally in the Jacob Javits Center glass enclosed lobby in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: A group of women react as voting results come in at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 8, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
American flags are handed out during Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's election night rally in the Jacob Javits Center glass enclosed lobby in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump react as they watch the election results during Trump's election night rally, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/John Locher)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: People watch voting results in front of an American flag at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 8, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Trump supporter David Ramirez of Longwood, Fla. reacts as Fox News announces Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will win Ohio, at the Republican Party of Seminole County, Fla. election watch event in Altamonte Springs, near Orlando, Fla. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
Brent Peterson of Las Vegas, watches results during an election night watch party hosted by the Nevada GOP, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at South Point hotel-casino in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ronda Churchill)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: People cheer at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trumps election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 8, 2016 in New York City. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Tattoo artist Gene Coffey attends MTV News Election Night: "The People's Playhouse" at MTV Studios on November 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for MTV News)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: People cheer at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trumps election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 8, 2016 in New York City. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump cheer during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: An attendee holds up a sign in support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that reads "Make America Great Again" during the election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 8, 2016 in New York City. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump watch the results during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: People cheer as voting results for Florida come in at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trumps election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 8, 2016 in New York City. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
People cheer as voting results come in at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trumps election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 8, 2016 in New York City. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: People cheer as voting results for Florida come in at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trumps election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 8, 2016 in New York City. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: People cheer as voting results for Florida come in at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trumps election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 8, 2016 in New York City. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York governor Andrew Cuomo looks on after speaking in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during election night outside the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Kena BetancurKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
Two Vietnamese students take a selfie with a paper model of the US Republican presidential candidat during an election watch event at the US embassy in Hanoi on November 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH NAMHOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: People cheer as voting results for Florida come in at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trumps election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 8, 2016 in New York City. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
New York governor Andrew Cuomo speaks in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during election night outside the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Kena BetancurKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: 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 November 8, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
Sri Vasamsetti, 22, of Seattle and a supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, watches televised coverage of the US presidential election at the Comet Tavern in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Jason RedmondJASON REDMOND/AFP/Getty Images
Two embassy staffs follow the results of the US presidential elections during an election watch event at the US embassy in Hanoi on November 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH NAMHOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images
Khizr Khan gestures after speaking in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during election night outside the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Kena BetancurKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
Trump campaign co-chair for Seminole County, Fla., L.A. Key, listens to incumbent Rep. John Mica of Florida's 7th congressional district concede defeat to Democratic challenger Stephanie Murphy, at the election watch rally for the Republican Party of Seminole County in Altamonte Springs, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: An attendee holds up signs in support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 8, 2016 in New York City. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: 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 November 8, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
Khizr Khan speaks in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during election night outside the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Kena BetancurKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
Singer Katy Perry waves after speaking in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during election night outside the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Kena BetancurKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
Sri Vasamsetti, 22, of Seattle and a supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, watches televised coverage of the US presidential election at the Comet Tavern in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Jason RedmondJASON REDMOND/AFP/Getty Images
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 09: A man sleeps during at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney on November 9, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Americans go to the polls today to choose between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton for president. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 09: People attend an election event at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney on November 9, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Americans go to the polls today to choose between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton for president. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: An attendee holds up a sign in support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that reads "Bikers For Trump" during the election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 8, 2016 in New York City. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Emily Lindahl hugs and kisses her daughter Maureen Liccione as voting results for Virginia come in at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 8, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
JANESVILLE, WI - NOVEMBER 08: With his wife Janna by his side Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R-WI) greets supporters at an election-night rally on November 8, 2016 in Janesville, Wisconsin. Ryan said recently that he would like to remain in his current position as House speaker. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A guest picks up a cookie depicting Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton prior to watch a live broadcasting of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election results at U.S. Ambassador's residence in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Julio Jacot wears a hat in support of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at an election night watch party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Supporters of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton react during election night at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - NOVEMBER 09: A woman watchs an election board on November 9, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. South Koreans and Americans have been paying close attention to the U.S. presidential race between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump react to Fox News calling Ohio for Trump at the Trump Bar inside Trump Tower in New York City on election night, November 8, 2016. Millions of Americans voted November 8th for their new leader in a historic election that will either elevate Democrat Hillary Clinton as their first woman president or hand power to maverick populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTERDOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: People cheer as voting results for Virginia come in at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 8, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 09: A woman wears her anti-Trump cap at a 'Democrats Abroad' function at the Kingston on November 9, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. There has been huge interest in the U.S. Election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in Australia, with many people arranging viewing parties around the country to watch the results live. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 09: Democrat supporters cheer an early poll result at a 'Democrats Abroad' function at the Kingston Hotel on November 9, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. There has been huge interest in the U.S. Election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in Australia, with many people arranging viewing parties around the country to watch the results live. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: An attendee holds up a sign in support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that reads "Women For Trump" during the election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 8, 2016 in New York City. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Girls wear jackets with the image of Hillary Clinton during Democratic presidential nominee's election night rally in the Jacob Javits Center glass enclosed lobby in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: 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 November 8, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
A police officer stands outside Trump Tower in New York City on election day November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTERDOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images
A "Naked Cowboy" performer sings about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump outside Trump Tower in New York City on election day November 8, 2016. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were running neck and neck in early results November 8th as polling stations closed in the eastern United States, with the world waiting anxiously to see who will win the historic White House clash. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTERDOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: 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 November 8, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump watch early results during the election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 8, 2016 in New York City. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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 November 8, 2016 in New York City (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Two women hold their faces as they watch voting results at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 8, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: A man reacts as he watches voting results at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 8, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
A police officer stands outside Trump Tower in New York City on election day November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTERDOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - NOVEMBER 09: People watch an election broadcasting on November 9, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. South Koreans and Americans have been paying close attention to the U.S. presidential race between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Three women watch voting results at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 8, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump react as they watch sate by state results unfold on a TV screen during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 09: A man shows off his anti-Donald Trump socks at a 'Democrats Abroad' function at the Kingston Hotel on November 9, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. There has been huge interest in the U.S. Election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in Australia, with many people arranging viewing parties around the country to watch the results live. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09: Texan musician Josh T. Pearson watches the results come in at a US election night party at the United States Embassy in the early morning hours on November 9, 2016 in London, England. Americans have gone to the polls on November 8 to elect the 45th President of the United States. Hillary Clinton represents the Democrats and, if successful, would be the first woman president in American history. Donald Trump represents the Republicans and his campaign has been dogged by bad publicity, despite this the polls show that either of the two contenders could win with the election too close to call. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
A woman with the mask of US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is seen at a bar in Mexico City where peaople, including US citizens, are gathered as US poll results come in, on November 8, 2016. Millions of people in the United Stated turned out Tuesday to decide whether to send Hillary Clinton to the White House as their first woman president or to put their trust in maverick populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Pedro PARDOPEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images
A Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's supporter watches result unfold on a screen during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
'Uncle Sam' poses with cardboard cut-outs of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at a US election party organised by the US Consulate General in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh where party-goers watched TV screens beaming results live from across the Atlantic. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 9, 2016. See PA story POLITICS President. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: People wait for voting results at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 8, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: People wait for results at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 8, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Workers prepare the stage at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016. US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will hold her election nigh party at the convemtion center / AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERTDON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
View of the stage at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016 where Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's election night event is held. Eager voters crowded into polling stations to choose a new US president Tuesday after a wild and bitter contest between the billionaire populist Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the Democrat seeking to become the first woman to win the White House. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 08: The U.S. Captiol is seen November 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. Voters go to the polls today for the U.S. presidential election. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 08: The White House is seen November 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. Voters go to the polls today for the U.S. presidential election. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Workers vacuum the stage at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016 where Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's election night event is held. Eager voters crowded into polling stations to choose a new US president Tuesday after a wild and bitter contest between the billionaire populist Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the Democrat seeking to become the first woman to win the White House. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
A man speaks into a microphone as he prepare the podium for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton before her election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Media stand on risers below an American flag ahead of Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's event on election night at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 8, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
The White House is seen during the US presidential election night on November 8, 2016 in Washington,DC. Millions of Americans turned out Tuesday to decide whether to send Hillary Clinton to the White House as their first woman president or to put their trust in maverick populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / YURI GRIPASYURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images
The White House is seen during the US presidential election night on November 8, 2016 in Washington,DC. Millions of Americans turned out Tuesday to decide whether to send Hillary Clinton to the White House as their first woman president or to put their trust in maverick populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / YURI GRIPASYURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images
The White House is seen during the US presidential election night on November 8, 2016 in Washington,DC. Millions of Americans turned out Tuesday to decide whether to send Hillary Clinton to the White House as their first woman president or to put their trust in maverick populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / YURI GRIPASYURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images
CAVE CREEK, AZ - NOVEMBER 08: Motorists pass campaign signs in front of a polling station on November 8, 2016 in Cave Creek, Arizona. Throughout the country, millions of Americans are casting their votes today for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump to become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
The White House in Washington,DC is seen during the US presidential election night on November 8, 2016. Millions of Americans turned out Tuesday to decide whether to send Hillary Clinton to the White House as their first woman president or to put their trust in maverick populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / YURI GRIPASYURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images
A woman, supporter of the Democrat candidate, shows her ballot before voting during a straw vote organized for the US Presidential elections on November 8, 2016 during the US election night event in Abidjan. America's future hung in the balance on November 8, 2016 as millions of eager voters cast ballots to elect Democrat Hillary Clinton as their first woman president, or hand power to the billionaire populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / SIA KAMBOUSIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images
A woman, supporter of the Democrat candidate, shows her ballot before voting during a straw vote organized for the US Presidential elections on November 8, 2016 during the US election night event in Abidjan. America's future hung in the balance on November 8, 2016 as millions of eager voters cast ballots to elect Democrat Hillary Clinton as their first woman president, or hand power to the billionaire populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / SIA KAMBOUSIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images
A man, supporter of the Democrat candidate, shows his ballot before voting during a straw vote organized for the US Presidential elections on November 8, 2016 during the US election night event in Abidjan. America's future hung in the balance on November 8, 2016 as millions of eager voters cast ballots to elect Democrat Hillary Clinton as their first woman president, or hand power to the billionaire populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / SIA KAMBOUSIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Latinos vote at a polling station in El Gallo Restaurant on November 8, 2016 in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles, California. In addition to choosing between Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton for President of the United States, Californians are deciding on 17 ballot propositions. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
A woman, supporter of the Democrat candidate, thumbs up after voting during a straw vote organized for the US Presidential elections on November 8, 2016 during the US election night event in Abidjan. America's future hung in the balance on November 8, 2016 as millions of eager voters cast ballots to elect Democrat Hillary Clinton as their first woman president, or hand power to the billionaire populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / SIA KAMBOUSIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images
Two woman watch news on TV to follow the results of the final day of the US presidential election, on November 8, 2016 in Abidjan. America's future hung in the balance on November 8, 2016 as millions of eager voters cast ballots to elect Democrat Hillary Clinton as their first woman president, or hand power to the billionaire populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / SIA KAMBOUSIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images
BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 08: A guest clutches a magazine showing a stylized Hillary Clinton and that reads: "Madam President" at the Democrats Abroad U.S. elections party on November 8, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Many Germans are watching the U.S. elections closely and a majority are hoping Hillary Clinton will defeat Donald Trump. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
People in patriotic top hats take photographs next to cardboard figures depicting Donald Trump the Republican, left, and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidates, during the Election Night Party at the US Embassy in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (Balazs Mohai/MTI via AP)
People prepare the stage for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton before her election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 08: A guest dressed as Donald Trump (R) clowns with a cardboard effigy of Hillary Clinton at the U.S. elections party at the Bertelsmann Representation on November 8, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Many Germans are watching the U.S. elections closely and a majority are hoping Hillary Clinton will defeat Donald Trump. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
A man vacuums US national flags on the stage that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will speak later during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
A Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's supporter watches result unfold on a screen during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: A supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump watches results during the election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 8, 2016 in New York City. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
People watch the US election results live at the Sydney University on November 9, 2016. Australian stocks climbed 0.80 percent at the open Wednesday in anticipation of a victory for Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election. / AFP PHOTO / SAEED KHANSAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: A Donald Trump supporter wearing a 'Vote Republican' t-shirt gestures during an US election night party at the United States Embassy on November 8, 2016 in London, England. Americans have gone to the polls today, November 8, to elect the 45th President of the United States. Hillary Clinton represents the Democrats and, if successful, would be the first woman president in American history. Donald Trump represents the Republicans and his campaign has been dogged by bad publicity, despite this the polls show that either of the two contenders could win with the election too close to call. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: A cake in the shape of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's head is displayed at his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 8, 2016 in New York City. The cake weighs 40 pounds, and the $7,000 was donated to the campaign. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: A guest is pictured wearing a 'Trump / Pence' sticker during a US election night party at the United States Embassy on November 8, 2016 in London, England. Americans have gone to the polls today, November 8, to elect the 45th President of the United States. Hillary Clinton represents the Democrats and, if successful, would be the first woman president in American history. Donald Trump represents the Republicans and his campaign has been dogged by bad publicity, despite this the polls show that either of the two contenders could win with the election too close to call. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: A Democrat holds up a home made anti-Trump sign at the Democrats Abroad US election night party at Marylebone Sports Bar and Grill on November 8, 2016 in London, England. Americans have gone to the polls today, November 8, to elect the 45th President of the United States. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, if elected, would be the first woman president in American history. Clinton is running against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: MTV News Senior Political Correspondent Ana Marie Cox hosts MTV News Election Night: "The People's Playhouse" at MTV Studios on November 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for MTV News)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: A Democrat dressed as Wonder Woman and her friends celebrate Hillary Clinton winning the state of Vermont at the Democrats Abroad US election night party at Marylebone Sports Bar and Grill on November 8, 2016 in London, England. Americans have gone to the polls today, November 8, to elect the 45th President of the United States. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, if elected, would be the first woman president in American history. Clinton is running against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
People watch elections returns during election night at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: A Democrat holds up a home made anti-Trump sign at the Democrats Abroad US election night party at Marylebone Sports Bar and Grill on November 8, 2016 in London, England. Americans have gone to the polls today, November 8, to elect the 45th President of the United States. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, if elected, would be the first woman president in American history. Clinton is running against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
A supporter of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton raises her arms with boxing gloves on during election night at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
REDFIELD, IA - NOVEMBER 08: Voters head to the polling place on November 8, 2016 in Redfield, Iowa. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Democrats dress up including Wonder Woman at the Democrats Abroad US election night party at Marylebone Sports Bar and Grill on November 8, 2016 in London, England. Americans have gone to the polls today, November 8, to elect the 45th President of the United States. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, if elected, would be the first woman president in American history. Clinton is running against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: A Democrat at the Democrats Abroad US election night party at Marylebone Sports Bar and Grill on November 8, 2016 in London, England. Americans have gone to the polls today, November 8, to elect the 45th President of the United States. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, if elected, would be the first woman president in American history. Clinton is running against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
WOODWARD, IA - NOVEMBER 08: Iowa voters head to polling locations in expected record numbers on November 8, 2016 in Woodward, Iowa. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)
People watch elections returns during election night at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016. US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will hold her election night event at the convention center. / AFP PHOTO / Don EMMERTDON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: A Democrat checks election results on his phone next to a cardboard cut out of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the Democrats Abroad US election night party at Marylebone Sports Bar and Grill on November 8, 2016 in London, England. Americans have gone to the polls today, November 8, to elect the 45th President of the United States. Clinton is running against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
A guest with pro-Hillary Clinton badges attending the US Embassy's election night party in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 8, 2016. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
A person photographs the 30 Rockefeller building illuminated in patriotic lights during an Election Night gathering at Rockefeller Center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: A supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attends the election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 8, 2016 in New York City. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A cake moulded into the shape of Donald Trump's head, and made by Melissa Alt, 24, from New Jersey, delivered to his election night event, billed as the Republican's "victory party" at the Hilton Midtown hotel in Manhattan, where Trump supporters have gathered to await the presidential election result. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 8, 2016. See PA story POLITICS President. Photo credit should read: David Mercer/PA Wire
People watch elections returns during election night at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016. US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will hold her election night event at the convention center. / AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERTDON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale poses with a cardboard cut-out of Hillary Clinton at a US election party organised by the US Consulate General in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh where party-goers watched TV screens beaming results live from across the Atlantic. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 9, 2016. See PA story POLITICS President. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
Guests take a selfie at a US election party organised by the US Consulate General in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh where party-goers watched TV screens beaming results live from across the Atlantic. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 9, 2016. See PA story POLITICS President. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Two women watch voting results at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 8, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Workers prepare the stage at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016. US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will hold her election nigh party at the convemtion center / AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERTDON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
Jake Krupa colors in an electoral map as states projected for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump or Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at an election watching party in Coconut Grove, Florida on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / RHONA WISERHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images
Jake Krupa colors in an electoral map as states are projected for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump or Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at an election watching party in Coconut Grove, Florida, on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / RHONA WISERHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Signs in support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump read "Hispanics for Trump" at the New York Hilton Midtown on November 8, 2016 in New York City. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A screen displaying the election results is seen over the stage that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will speak later during election night at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: People wait for results at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 8, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: People wait for voting results at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 8, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 08: The White House is seen November 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. Voters go to the polls today for the U.S. presidential election. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 08: The U.S. Captiol is seen November 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. Voters go to the polls today for the U.S. presidential election. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
View of the stage at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016 where Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's election night event is held. Eager voters crowded into polling stations to choose a new US president Tuesday after a wild and bitter contest between the billionaire populist Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the Democrat seeking to become the first woman to win the White House. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
Workers vacuum the stage at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016 where Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's election night event is held. AFP/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Media stand on risers below an American flag ahead of Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's event on election night at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 8, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
A man speaks into a microphone as he prepare the podium for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton before her election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
The White House is seen during the US presidential election night on November 8, 2016 in Washington,DC. Millions of Americans turned out Tuesday to decide whether to send Hillary Clinton to the White House as their first woman president or to put their trust in maverick populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / YURI GRIPASYURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images
The White House is seen during the US presidential election night on November 8, 2016 in Washington,DC. Millions of Americans turned out Tuesday to decide whether to send Hillary Clinton to the White House as their first woman president or to put their trust in maverick populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / YURI GRIPASYURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images
CAVE CREEK, AZ - NOVEMBER 08: Motorists pass campaign signs in front of a polling station on November 8, 2016 in Cave Creek, Arizona. Throughout the country, millions of Americans are casting their votes today for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump to become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
The White House is seen during the US presidential election night on November 8, 2016 in Washington,DC. Millions of Americans turned out Tuesday to decide whether to send Hillary Clinton to the White House as their first woman president or to put their trust in maverick populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / YURI GRIPASYURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images
A woman, supporter of the Democrat candidate, shows her ballot before voting during a straw vote organized for the US Presidential elections on November 8, 2016 during the US election night event in Abidjan. America's future hung in the balance on November 8, 2016 as millions of eager voters cast ballots to elect Democrat Hillary Clinton as their first woman president, or hand power to the billionaire populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / SIA KAMBOUSIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images
The White House in Washington,DC is seen during the US presidential election night on November 8, 2016. Millions of Americans turned out Tuesday to decide whether to send Hillary Clinton to the White House as their first woman president or to put their trust in maverick populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / YURI GRIPASYURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images
A woman, supporter of the Democrat candidate, shows her ballot before voting during a straw vote organized for the US Presidential elections on November 8, 2016 during the US election night event in Abidjan. America's future hung in the balance on November 8, 2016 as millions of eager voters cast ballots to elect Democrat Hillary Clinton as their first woman president, or hand power to the billionaire populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / SIA KAMBOUSIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Latinos vote at a polling station in El Gallo Restaurant on November 8, 2016 in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles, California. In addition to choosing between Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton for President of the United States, Californians are deciding on 17 ballot propositions. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
A man, supporter of the Democrat candidate, shows his ballot before voting during a straw vote organized for the US Presidential elections on November 8, 2016 during the US election night event in Abidjan. America's future hung in the balance on November 8, 2016 as millions of eager voters cast ballots to elect Democrat Hillary Clinton as their first woman president, or hand power to the billionaire populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / SIA KAMBOUSIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images
A woman, supporter of the Democrat candidate, thumbs up after voting during a straw vote organized for the US Presidential elections on November 8, 2016 during the US election night event in Abidjan. America's future hung in the balance on November 8, 2016 as millions of eager voters cast ballots to elect Democrat Hillary Clinton as their first woman president, or hand power to the billionaire populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / SIA KAMBOUSIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images
BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 08: A guest clutches a magazine showing a stylized Hillary Clinton and that reads: "Madam President" at the Democrats Abroad U.S. elections party on November 8, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Many Germans are watching the U.S. elections closely and a majority are hoping Hillary Clinton will defeat Donald Trump. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Two woman watch news on TV to follow the results of the final day of the US presidential election, on November 8, 2016 in Abidjan. America's future hung in the balance on November 8, 2016 as millions of eager voters cast ballots to elect Democrat Hillary Clinton as their first woman president, or hand power to the billionaire populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / SIA KAMBOUSIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images
People in patriotic top hats take photographs next to cardboard figures depicting Donald Trump the Republican, left, and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidates, during the Election Night Party at the US Embassy in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (Balazs Mohai/MTI via AP)
BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 08: A guest dressed as Donald Trump (R) clowns with a cardboard effigy of Hillary Clinton at the U.S. elections party at the Bertelsmann Representation on November 8, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Many Germans are watching the U.S. elections closely and a majority are hoping Hillary Clinton will defeat Donald Trump. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
People prepare the stage for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton before her election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
Supporters of Democrat candidate, including one wearing a hat bearing colours of the US national flag, attend the US Election Night Celebrations in Switzerland in Geneva, on November 8, 2016. America's future hung in the balance on November 8, 2016 as millions of eager voters cast ballots to elect Democrat Hillary Clinton as their first woman president, or hand power to the billionaire populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINIFABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump(2nd R) and his wife Melania fill out their ballots at a polling station in a school during the 2016 presidential elections on November 8, 2016 in New York. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
A bartender works at Harry's New York Bar in Paris late on November 8, 2016 during a straw vote for US citizens living in France, organized for the US Presidential elections. Expatriate Americans monitor the US election returns at Harry's New York Bar in Paris, which prides itself on having correctly predicted the outcome of US elections all but twice since launching its traditional "straw poll" in 1924. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZPHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images
Supporters of Democrat candidate attend the US Election Night Celebrations in Switzerland in Geneva, on November 8, 2016. America's future hung in the balance on November 8, 2016 as millions of eager voters cast ballots to elect Democrat Hillary Clinton as their first woman president, or hand power to the billionaire populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINIFABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images
BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 08: U.S. presidential election campaign buttons lie in a jar at the U.S. elections party at the Bertelsmann Representation on November 8, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Many Germans are watching the U.S. elections closely and a majority are hoping Hillary Clinton will defeat Donald Trump. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 08: Guests Philipp Koerner and Mareike Bake attend the U.S. elections party hosted by the Aspen Institute Germany at the Baden-Wuerttemberg State Representation on November 8, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Many Germans are watching the U.S. elections closely and a majority are hoping Hillary Clinton will defeat Donald Trump. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
People attend a gathering at the Maison de la Radio, the French public service radio broadcaster Radio France's headquarters, to follow the results of the final day of the US presidential election, on November 8, 2016 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / Thomas SAMSONTHOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images
PENACOOK, NH - NOVEMBER 8: Hayley Bruneau receives a sticker after casting her vote with son Tayvin Faris, 1, at the Immaculate Conception Church on November 8, 2016, in Penacook, New Hampshire. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
NASHUA, NH - NOVEMBER 8: New Hampshire citizens cast their vote at Amherst Street Elementary School on November 8, 2016, in Nashua, New Hampshire. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
NASHUA, NH - NOVEMBER 8: New Hampshire citizens stand in line to cast their vote at Amherst Street Elementary School on November 8, 2016, in Nashua, New Hampshire. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
NASHUA, NH - NOVEMBER 8: New Hampshire citizens rally for their candidates at the polls on November 8, 2016, in Nashua, New Hampshire. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
A man wearing a shirt adorned with skulls gives thumbs up during the US Election Night Celebrations in Switzerland in Geneva, on November 8, 2016. America's future hung in the balance on November 8, 2016 as millions of eager voters cast ballots to elect Democrat Hillary Clinton as their first woman president, or hand power to the billionaire populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINIFABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images
PENACOOK, NH - NOVEMBER 8: Bev Heath, 82, receives a sticker after casting her vote at the Immaculate Conception Church on November 8, 2016, in Penacook, New Hampshire. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
NASHUA, NH - NOVEMBER 8: New Hampshire citizens stand in line to cast their vote at Amherst Street Elementary School on November 8, 2016, in Nashua, New Hampshire. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
PENACOOK, NH - NOVEMBER 8: Bessy Jones, 101 years old, fills out her ballot at the Immaculate Conception Church on November 8, 2016, in Penacook, New Hampshire. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
A supporter of Democrat candidate, wearing a hat with colours of the US national flag, poses for a picture during the US Election Night Celebrations in Switzerland in Geneva, on November 8, 2016. America's future hung in the balance on November 8, 2016 as millions of eager voters cast ballots to elect Democrat Hillary Clinton as their first woman president, or hand power to the billionaire populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINIFABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images
A supporter of Democrat candidate, wearing a hat with colours of the US national flag, is kissed during the US Election Night Celebrations in Switzerland in Geneva, on November 8, 2016. America's future hung in the balance on November 8, 2016 as millions of eager voters cast ballots to elect Democrat Hillary Clinton as their first woman president, or hand power to the billionaire populist Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINIFABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images
Poll worker Paris King passes out "I Voted" stickers on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at the Crystal Spring public library voting precinct in Crystal Springs, Miss. (Justin Sellers/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)
Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gather outside Trump Tower in New York City on election day November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTERDOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images
A young visitor takes a photo of a giant cutout of Republican candidate for president Donald Trump in front of the Trump House owned by Lisa Rossi in Youngstown, Pa, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
New York Police Officers patrol the area outside Trump Tower on election day November 8, 2016 in New York. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTERDOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images
Volunteer Gay Browne peeks through her signs supporting Donald Trump outside a polling place for Precinct 109 at University Blvd and Floral Avenue in Jacksonville, Fla, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (Bob Mack/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
Volunteer Linda Morton makes calls to registered Democrats in the Hillary Clinton headquarters on University Blvd. in Jacksonville, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. Bob Mack/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
A group of volunteers for Hillary Clinton, from left, Kelley Layton, Steve Haerter, and Joyce DeVane wave to passing traffic on 3rd Street in Neptune Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, near the polling place at the Beaches Branch of the Jacksonville Public Library. (Bob Mack/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Information leaflets on display at a US election night party at the United States Embassy on November 8, 2016 in London, England. Americans have gone to the polls today, November 8, to elect the 45th President of the United States. Hillary Clinton represents the Democrats and, if successful, would be the first woman president in American history. Donald Trump represents the Republicans and his campaign has been dogged by bad publicity, despite this the polls show that either of the two contenders could win with the election too close to call. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: The American flag is projected on to the United States Embassy during an election night party on November 8, 2016 in London, England. Americans have gone to the polls today, November 8, to elect the 45th President of the United States. Hillary Clinton represents the Democrats and, if successful, would be the first woman president in American history. Donald Trump represents the Republicans and his campaign has been dogged by bad publicity, despite this the polls show that either of the two contenders could win with the election too close to call. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
David Trahan votes while wearing American flag decorated tights at City Hall in San Francisco, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
People cross the street outside the Hilton New York Midtown hotel where US Presidential nominee Donald Trump is holding an election night event in New York, November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Guest passes and information guides on a table at the US presidential election night party at the US Embassy in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 8, 2016. See PA story POLITICS President. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
*** BESTPIX *** PROVO, UT - NOVEMBER 08: A couple shows off their "I Voted" sticker as they leave Wasatch Elementary school after casting their ballot in the presidential election on November 8, 2016 in Provo, Utah. Americans across the nation make their choice for the next president of the United States today. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
Voters line up to cast their ballots in the US presidential election at a polling station at Delano Recreation Center in Los Angeles, California, on November 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / RINGO CHIURINGO CHIU/AFP/Getty Images
NASHUA, NH - NOVEMBER 8: New Hampshire citizens cast their vote at Amherst Street Elementary School on November 8, 2016, in Nashua, New Hampshire. Americans today will choose between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as they go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump (L) places a sticker on the jacket of her daughter Arabella Rose Kushner watched by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (2nd R) and his wife Melania after voting at a polling station in a school during the 2016 presidential elections on November 8, 2016 in New York. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 07: former President Bill Clinton speaks before his wife Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during an election eve rally on November 7, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As the historic race for the presidency of the United States comes to a conclusion, both Clinton and her rival Donald Trump are making their last appearances before voting begins tomorrow. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, kisses his wife Melania during a campaign rally, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, speaks as his wife, Melania, walks off the stage during a campaign rally in Wilmington, N.C., on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pumps his fist as he and his wife Melania depart a campaign rally Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
A worker sreams a US flag at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016 where Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's election night event is held. Eager voters crowded into polling stations to choose a new US president Tuesday after a wild and bitter contest between the billionaire populist Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the Democrat seeking to become the first woman to win the White House. / AFP PHOTO / Angela WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
A pumpkin with a painted Hillary Clinton logo is seen on the sidewalk on November 8, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. / AFP PHOTO / Ryan McBrideRYAN MCBRIDE/AFP/Getty Images
A member of the US Secret Service Uniformed Division locks a construction gate in the middle of Lafayette Square Park,near the White House as construction has started on the Presidential reviewing stand, November 8, 2016, in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL J. RICHARDSPAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images
A group of Penn State students march through campus imploring voters to cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton in the presidential election on November 8, 2016 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
Ed Cottril, 19, of Canonsburg, PA, a freshman, stands outside the polling location on Penn State University's campus hoping to convince fellow students to vote for Donald Trump in the presidential election on November 8, 2016 in State College, Pennsylvania. Students were experiencing waits of up to 45 minutes to an hour during peak times.(Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
Dump trucks filled with sand sit outside of Trump Tower as security is increased in the area on Election Day on November 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Counterterrorism police patrol near Trump Tower on Election Day on November 8, 2016 in New York City. Throughout the country, millions of Americans are casting their votes today for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump to become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 08: Voters cast their ballots at voting machines at Cheyenne High School on Election Day on November 8, 2016 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Americans across the nation are picking their choice for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 08: Poll worker Jim Callahan (R) uses an American flag to direct voters to available voting machines at a polling station at John W. Bonner Elementary School on Election Day on November 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Americans across the nation are picking their choice for the next president of the United States. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

IT is US Election day for the next US President and so we thought we'd have a go at an election night results guide.

First of all, the way the system works is the President (and thus Vice President) is elected by an Electoral College of 538 delegates and this is why you constantly see the magic No. of 270 in all the media reports - as this is the winning post. This electoral college is made up of 535 delegates based on the population of each US state (50 states), and 3 from the District of Columbia (the federal capital of Washington). Of the 50 States, 48 have their delegates elected 'winner takes all', with the remaining two states, Maine and Nebraska, appointing two delegates based on the State-wide result and the remainder individually based on the winner in each Congressional District (two delegates in Maine and three in Nebraska). Of the 48 'winner takes all' states this means that whichever candidate wins e.g. in New York, then all 29 available delegates for that state go to that candidate regardless of how close the actual New York state result ends up.

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So here we go with how the results may come through on the night - Thanks to the Los Angeles Times, and Real Clear Politics for most of the analysis. It should be noted that the way the US election results work is via TV media results projections based on Exit polls which are sometimes mixed in terms of their performance (watch Florida) but they're usually pretty good. NB Figures beside each state signify the No. of electoral college votes allocated to that state.

As with elections in the UK early results can give a false impression - Trump should be well ahead with the first results and projections between 1am and 3am (Wednesday morning).

Around 1am to 1.30am Vermont (3) should be called for Clinton, along with Kentucky (8) and West Virginia (5) being called for Trump. District of Columbia (3) i.e. the Washington capital area, will also be called for Clinton around this time. Then around 2am to 2.30am we get a whole rake (to use an Ulster expression) of states declaring, via the exit poll and TV network projections. Those declaring around this time will mostly be for Trump including probably Indiana (11), Tennessee (11), Alabama (9), South Carolina (9) and Oklahoma (7). Crucially Texas (38) should also be projected for Trump at this stage. There was a time when it was thought the Democrats would have a chance in Texas, but that's now faded - The Democrats haven't won this state since 1976. However Clinton should have some scores on the doors by this time with the states of Massachusetts (11) - the Kennedy family's home state, Maryland (10), and Rhode Island (4).

Around 2.15am we should start to see projections and states being called for Clinton including Illinois (20), Connecticut (7) and Delaware (3). New Jersey (14) should also be called for Clinton around this time - other commentators have said this may be initially too close to call, but frankly if Clinton ends up losing here she should leave the country. Georgia (14) should also be projected at this time and probably for Trump as most polls and commentators say it is now tending comfortably that way - However some TV networks may play around with this one for several hours saying it's too close to call, but it should be projected for Trump either now or later. Maine (4) may be projected around now, one of the two states who split their electoral college votes and funnily enough they may split their 4 votes - three for Clinton (including the two state-wide votes) and one for Trump.

2.30pm: North Carolina (15) is a key state and is one of our three key states to watch in our 'Golden Rule' below. North Carolina will be projected around now, probably as too close to call - it may be called for Clinton and if so that's great news for her and bad for Trump. New Hampshire (4) will also be projected around now, with the latest polls projecting this state for Trump.

Trump should be on at least 100 and Clinton around 64 at this stage if all is as expected.

Around 3am we should have more firm projections from the mid-west states which should all be solidly Trump i.e. Arkansas (6), Kansas (6), Mississippi (6) and Wyoming (3). Nebraska (5) is the other state (as well as Maine) who split their electoral college votes across the state and their districts - but it's projected that all 5 will go Trump in the end. So you can see why we said Trump should be well ahead by 2.30am to 3am - if he isn't ahead, then he's in real trouble and we're looking at a Clinton landslide.

Then we should get the first big East or West coast state being projected and this should be New York (29) going for Clinton. Also Wisconsin (10) and Michigan (16) should declare at this time, both for Clinton - though the

Trump campaign has hopes of Michigan, which is a heavy manufacturing state particularly cars. Some networks and exit polls may say one or both of these states are too close to call but Clinton needs both of them and in reality she should get both. There may be a delay in declaring them, but they should both go for Clinton in the end - if either/both don't, then she's in trouble.

Trump should be leading at this stage on at least 120, but with Clinton closing in on at least 90.

Around 3.45am-4am a few more of the mid west and northern and southern states should be projected i.e. Louisiana (8), North Dakota (3), and South Dakota (3) all for Trump. Pennsylvania (20) should be projected at this time, maybe as a too close to call - as we say below, this state is the second of our three states in our golden rule to follow i.e. this state, North Carolina, and/or Florida could be decisive! If Pennsylvania is declared for Clinton at this stage then that's really good news for her. For those of you who want an earlier prediction for Pennsylvania watch for results from the Philadelphia suburbs (maybe around 1am) — places like Bucks and Chester Counties. If Clinton is able to win big there, it is very hard to see Trump winning this state.

Around 4.15am Minnesota (10) and New Mexico (5) should be declared for Clinton - if either are declared too close to call then it's bad news for Clinton, but frankly it would be a big surprise if either weren't declared for Clinton. Ohio (18) should be declared at this time and although Ohio is deemed a classic swing state, most polls and commentators are now projecting this one for Trump. If Trump can't win Ohio then he's in real trouble and it's hard to see how he can win overall without Ohio.

As we said at the start Trump will, and indeed should still be leading at this stage, at around 150 to 166 electoral college votes - However Clintons 'big hitters' have still to come, - so as long as she's scoring around 110 electoral college votes by this time she's well in the race, and could be said to be the favourite.

Around 4.30am to 5am California (55) will be declared for Clinton (one of her big hitters) - no surprise there, along with Virginia (13) for Clinton. Missouri (10) and Idaho (4) will/should also be called and projected for Trump. Florida (29) will probably be declared at this stage as too close to call - If it's declared for Clinton by most/all networks then Trump may as well prepare his concession speech. Iowa (6) will also be projected around now probably for Trump, along with Washington (12) and Oregon (7) both being declared for Clinton, that's after some of the networks go through the usual stuff of saying these latter two are too close to call. Then around 5.15am Arizona (11) should be called for Trump and Hawaii (4) for Clinton. The scores on the doors at this stage should be getting close with both candidates on somewhere between 170 -190 electoral college votes each.

At 6am all the polls in the US will now have closed, and this will result in Montana (3) and Alaska (3) being called for Trump. Around this time Colorado (9) and Nevada (6) should be projected - either or both may be declared to be too close to call, however if the latest polls are taken into account they should eventually be declared both for Clinton.

So we're heading for 7am, and by now we should have a clear idea the way it's going with it probably coming down to Pennsylvania (20), North Carolina (15), and Florida (29), and perhaps even Colorado (9) and/or Nevada (6) - these last two if it's really close. If it's still close, and too close to call in some or all of these states, then there'll be talk of recounts, lawyers, legal actions, and it may be a long time before we know who's won! In 2000, because of the recounts in Florida the final result wasn't declared for another 36 days.

Mind you, you can get too carried away with the analyses, and as pollsters we have a tendency to do this. Basically if you go through the above and stick all the figures through an excel spreadsheet, there seems to be a golden rule for this election, - follow it and we think you'll not go far wrong. Track three states: Florida, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. Both Trump and Clinton really need to win two out of these three states to win overall, and those two realistically need to include Florida. There are routes to win for both candidates without Florida but they're long shots for both Trump and Clinton (Trump has more or less a zero chance without Florida). Plus those long shots mean that if either candidate loses Florida then they must win both Pennsylvania AND North Carolina to have any chance. Mind you, as always there are other ways to cut the pie (as they say in Idaho) and we've analysed this hundreds of ways but interestingly whatever way the pie is cut Florida always appears somewhere. In any case, we think it'll boil down to the above rule - We'll soon know.

 

Here is a guide to how the result of the US presidential election will be decided:

Q. What will happen on election day, November 8?

A. Polls open at different times across the United States and will remain open for most of the day. In many states people have been able to vote in advance and it is estimated at least one-third of all votes will have been cast before November 8.

Q. What happens when the polls close?

A. The main US TV networks will "call" each state for either Hillary Clinton (Democrat) or Donald Trump (Republican). Most states vote the same way each election and these will be called as soon as their polls close. Examples are New York and California for the Democrats, and Louisiana and Tennessee for the Republicans.

Q. Which states will be called first?

A. Indiana and Kentucky (polls close 11pm UK time). Both of these are safe Republican states, so these ought to be called for Mr Trump straight away. Polls in the rest of the states will close over the next few hours, ending at 4am.

Q. Which states are worth watching for?

A. The so-called "swing states", which tend to vote different ways in each election. Neither Mrs Clinton nor Mr Trump can win without taking at least some of these states. Here is when these polls are due to close (UK time): Florida and New Hampshire 12am; North Carolina and Ohio 12.30am; Arizona and Colorado 2am; Iowa and Nevada: 3am.

Q. Who currently has the advantage in these states?

A. Polls suggest Mrs Clinton is ahead in most of them, but not by much. She also has a slightly easier route to victory than Mr Trump. If she holds all of the "safe" Democratic states, a win in Florida could be enough to see her over the finishing line. Mr Trump needs to take almost all of the swing states to get him past the winning post.

Q. What is the winning post?

A. 270 electoral votes.

Q. And what are electoral votes?

A. Each state is worth a different number of electoral votes, based on population size - so California, a very populous state, is worth 55 votes while the sparsely inhabited Montana is worth just three. A candidate collects all the electoral votes for a state by coming top of the popular vote. For example, in Florida the polls suggest Mrs Clinton currently leads Mr Trump by around 47% to 45%. If this were repeated on election day, Mrs Clinton would collect all of Florida's 29 electoral college votes.

Q. When will we know who is the next president?

A. If Mrs Clinton or Mr Trump has won comfortably, it should be obvious by around 4am on Wednesday morning. If the result is close, the final picture might not be clear until late morning. But should some of the swing states be extremely close, recounts and legal challenges could hold things up for days or - as was the case with Florida in 2000 - weeks.

Q. How is the winner declared?

A. Usually by the loser conceding defeat. The actual process of counting votes takes many hours, sometimes days. If the overall result is close, do not expect anybody to concede any time soon.

Q. Is there a cut-off point when the result has to become official?

A. Yes: January 6 2017. This is when the US Congress meets to count and authorise the electoral votes.

Q. And Barack Obama stays in office throughout this period?

A. Yes, until 12pm on January 20 2017 when the president-elect will take the oath of office and become the 45th President of the United States.

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