People at Clinton HQ ‘are in shock’ As Trump Arrives at his Election HQ

Donald Trump took a dramatic step toward the White House Tuesday with crucial battleground victories in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio.

The victories are stunning for a candidate long seen as unlikely to win the presidency. Hillary Clinton’s campaign was confident it was competitive in places like Florida and North Carolina and even sought to expand the map with recent visits to traditionally Republican states such as Arizona.

As results trickled in showing Donald Trump with a commanding lead, the mood at Hillary Clinton’s election headquarters have changed dramatically.

“The scene is so different than a few hours ago, when people were happy and relaxed” Brianna Keilar told CNN. “I have been looking around the room at people who are stoned faced. Some of them have been crying.”

The race is so close across the country that Maine and Nebraska, which split their electoral votes by congressional districts, could become important in deciding the outcome of the election.

Regardless of who prevails, history will be made as Americans elect either their first woman president or side with the ultimate political outsider.