Trump within reach of shock White House win

A supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds up a Trump doll during an election night party at a hotel in downtown Phoenix, ArizonaBillionaire populist Donald Trump was poised for a possible shock victory over Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s historic US presidential election, as a string of swing state victories for the Republican jolted world markets and stunned her supporters. As polls closed and media called state races one-by-one, giving the key battleground states of Ohio, Florida and North Carolina to the Republican maverick, pollsters scrambled to update their forecasts and point to an improbable upset. Clinton — the 69-year-old Democratic former first lady, senator and secretary of state — began the day as the narrow favorite to win the White House and become America’s first female president.

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