Here are five factors that at least partially explain what happened.
By Peter Orsi, Associated Press
While the billionaire businessman's election was welcomed in some countries, others saw it as a big shock.
President-elect Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to unify a deeply divided nation, having scored a stunning victory backed by extraordinary support from working-class America.
By Associated Press
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."…
By Jill Colvin, Associated Press
Donald Trump awakened a movement of angry working-class voters fed up with political insiders and desperate for change. On Tuesday, that movement propelled him to the White House.
By Julie Pace and Robert Furlow, Associated Press
Donald Trump is elected president of the United States, as voters eager to shake up the nation's political establishment pick the businessman to lead the country.
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
Republicans retained their lock on the House for two more years early Wednesday as GOP candidates triumphed in a checkerboard of districts in Florida, Virginia and Colorado that Democrats had hoped Donald Trump's divisive comments about women and Hispanics would…
By Nancy Benac and Emily Swanson, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Americans emphatically declared their anger at government and their desire for change Tuesday as they decided between two presidential candidates who failed to generate much excitement. Exit polls recorded the simmering discontent of the American electorate. Four in…
By Associated Press
Republicans will retain their Senate majority as GOP incumbents hang onto key seats in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Indiana and Florida.
By David Crary, Associated Press
Filling a void created by congressional inaction, voters in a scattering of states tightened gun control laws and approved increases in the minimum wage. The campaign to legalize marijuana achieved a major breakthrough, with victories in at least six states.
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