US election - Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump: As it happened

President-elect Donald Trump addresses his loyal supporters (Reuters)
President-elect Donald Trump addresses his loyal supporters (Reuters)

8:58pm

Trump: "This political stuff is nasty and it's tough"

8:54pm

Trump: "We'll put millions of Americans to work as we rebuild our great nation."

8:51pm

Trump speaking now. "USA, USA" chants from his supporters. Trump calls for a "United People".

8:49pm

Here comes Trump and his family onto the stage.

8:48pm

Trump's running mate and now Vice President Mike Pence is now addressing the crowd.

US election - Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump: As it happened

8:10pm

Clinton campaign Chair John Podesta has told supporters at Clinton HQ to go home, saying they won't have anything more to say tonight. "I can say we can wait a little longer," he said. "They're still counting votes and every vote should count." "Everyone should head home," he said, before assuring supporters that she is with them.

8:03pm

Fox News reporting that Hillary Clinton will not be speaking at her campaign HQ tonight. Remarkable!

7:58pm

CNN has reported that only 65 percent of Latino voters supported Clinton, while 37 percent cast their ballots for Trump. Barack Obama won 71 percent of the Hispanic vote in 2012. While Clinton out-polled Trump among voters aged 18-29 by a margin of 54 percent to 37 percent, her result was well down on President Obama’s 2012 tally of 60 percent for the same demographic. The picture was similar with African-American voters - 88% voted for Clinton, but 93 percent voted for President Obama in 2012.

US election - Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump: As it happened

7:38pm

Fox News reporting that US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has phoned Trump to congratulate him.

7:28pm

Trump also romping home in Wisconsin. With 88% of the vote counted Trump has 49% compared to Clinton's 45.8%. Ten electoral votes up for grabs here.

7:25pm

Trump heading to victory in Michigan with over 80% of the vote counted. 48.3% to Clinton's 46.5%. 16 electoral votes up for grabs.

7:14pm

The BBC is reporting that the Republicans have done enough to retain control of the US Senate.

7.09pm

With 97% of the vote counted in Pennsylvania, Trump is in the lead with 48.7% of the votes with Clinton trailing with 47.8%

7.00pm

The US stock market has closed after falling as far as its allowed to, 800 points.

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters is jumping on the anti-establishment bandwagon.

6.59pm

Reality is setting in for Hillary supporters across America