Donald Trump has stunned the entire world with a crushing victory in the US Presidential election.
The billionaire Republican defied the opinion polls to defeat hot favourite Hillary Clinton and become the next President-elect of America.
The respected Associated Press news agency called the election at 7.30am after an agonising wait as projected victory in Wisconsin tipped Trump over the 270 electoral votes he needed.
Mr Trump's Idaho campaign director Layne Bangerter said: "The voice of the people has risen up."
Stock markets plunged around the world and Clinton supporters wept openly in New York City as the scale of Mr Trump's success became clear.
He will now be sworn in as the 45th American President on January 20, 2017.
The nation is now preparing itself for a new leader who has previously vowed to ban Muslims from entering the country, build a huge wall along the border with Mexico and immediately repeal President Obama's healthcare for the poor.
The Republicans will also have control of Congress and be able to appoint conservative judges to the Supreme Court - giving them total power over every arm of American government.
The website for Canadian citizenship applications crashed last night as thousands of Americans logged on.
The Republican billionaire shocked the world with a crushing defeat of Hillary Clinton which sent markets spiralling
Comparisons were immediately drawn with June's shock Brexit vote in Britain, as white working class voters turned out in their millions to deliver a brutal slap to the political elite.
Gloating former UKIP leader Nigel Farage said: "2016 is going to be the year of two political revolutions.
"I thought Brexit was big - but boy this is going to be even bigger."