Tamil Diplomat

US election 2016 results: Trump snatches lead in swing states

Republican candidate Donald Trump has gained the edge over Hillary Clinton in the race for the key swing states that will decide the White House election.

He has won Florida, Ohio and North Carolina, while Democratic nominee Mrs Clinton took Virginia, ABC projects. Pennsylvania is too close to call.

The race is deadlocked in Michigan, which has not voted for a Republican White House candidate since 1988.

Markets lurched as Mrs Clinton’s path to victory seemed less assured.(BBC,2016)