NEW YORK -- Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States, as the Republican billionaire pulled off a stunning upset in one of the most bitter elections in memory, edging past Democratic contender Hillary Clinton in key battleground states.
Clinton lost in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania -- three states that President Barack Obama had won in 2012. She took Virginia, Colorado and California but the close call in Virginia -- won by less than two percentage points -- indicated early on how Trump appealed to a deeply divided electorate. Clinton reportedly called Trump on Wednesday morning to concede.
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