Republican Donald Trump, a political novice who ran a nationalist campaign calling for restricting immigration and international trade, scored a stunning come-from-behind win to become the 45th president of the United States, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton.
The Associated Press put Wisconsin in Mr. Trump’s column at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, putting the Republican over the 270 electoral votes required to take the White House. Mrs. Clinton called Mr. Trump to concede soon thereafter.
After running a bitterly divisive and partisan campaign, Mr. Trump struck a conciliatory tone in his speech to supporters in a New York ballroom. He praised Mrs. Clinton’s public service, saying that the country owes her a debt of gratitude.
“Now it is time for all Americans to bind the wounds of division,” he said. “It is time for us to come together as one united people.”
Mr. Trump also pledged to lift up those who have been left behind, saying, “the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.”
The polls and political pundits gave him little chance of winning going into the final day of voting, but Mr. Trump scored a series of close wins in a number of crucial states that Republican nominees haven’t won since 2004, including Florida and Ohio.
The win threatens to rattle U.S. equity markets and drove the Mexican peso down sharply in overnight trading, foreshadowing what could be a shaky few days on Wall Street and elsewhere as the international financial world digests the reality of a Trump presidency.
Mr. Trump will bring to Washington a highly unpredictable governing style and a raft of policy prescriptions—from threatening to deport illegal immigrants to unending existing trade deals—that are anathema even to many within his own party.
The businessman and reality-television persona will become the first person to enter the White House without any prior political experience or military service. He rode a wave of anger, largely from white Americans, and defeated Mrs. Clinton in a campaign that featured the nastiest and most personal attacks in modern American politics.
In Florida and elsewhere, Mr. Trump won by driving turnout in rural Republican-heavy counties. He beat the GOP high-water mark in the last four presidential elections in 41 of the state’s 67 counties, according to Steve Schale, a Florida Democratic operative who was a senior official in both of President Barack Obama’s campaigns. In Wisconsin, Mr. Trump held a 22-percentage point lead in Brown County, a 89% white county that includes Green Bay. Mr. Obama won Brown County in 2008 and in 2012 Mitt Romney carried it by less than 2 percentage points.
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