WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States.
NBC News reports Hillary Clinton has called Donald Trump to concede the election.
The Republican nominee won Wednesday after capturing Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes, putting him over the 270 threshold.
Voters eager to shake up the nation’s political establishment picked the celebrity businessman to become the nation’s 45th president.
Trump rode an astonishing wave of support from voters seeking change and willing to accept a candidate loose with facts and accused of sexual misconduct.
He upset Democrat Hillary Clinton, who would have become the first woman to serve in the Oval Office.
Trump struck a populist tone and placed a hardline immigration stance at his campaign’s heart.
Trump rose to political fame after questioning whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States. He will now follow Obama into the White House.
President-elect Trump says Hillary Clinton called him to congratulate him on his victory.
Trump, addressing supporters at his victory party in New York City, said Wednesday that he “congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign.”
He added that “we owe her a major debt of gratitude” for her service.
The gracious sentiment was a far cry from Trump’s usually heated rhetoric about Clinton. He has suggested that she should go to jail and chants of “Lock her up!” were a staple at his campaign rallies.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence declared Donald Trump’s victory “a historic night.”
Pence, Indiana’s governor, addressed Trump’s victory party in New York City early Wednesday.
Trump’s running mate said “the American people have spoken and the American people have elected their new champion.”