Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign is reeling in the the wake of significant electoral gains made by Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Mr Trump has surprised pundits by winning the critical battleground state of Ohio with a commanding majority.
Experts see Ohio as a “bellwether” state, given that the state’s results have reflected the overall winner of every single presidential election since 1960.
Mr Trump has also taken the key battleground states of Florida and North Carolina, albeit by a slimmer margin.
As of late Tuesday evening (EST), Mr Trump is leading the race for Electoral College votes, with a projected 216 votes to Clinton’s 200.
According to The New York Times, Mr Trump is also leading in the popular vote margin, 48.5% to 46.9%.
The liberal news outlet puts Mr Trump’s chances of victory at over 95%.