AP: Donald Trump elected President of the United States

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Sacred Heart University, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, in Fairfield, Connecticut. (Evan Vucci/AP)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Sacred Heart University, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, in Fairfield, Connecticut. (Evan Vucci/AP)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Associated Press projected Donald Trump as the winner of the presidential race.

While Election Night continued, Trump won a handful of states and a number of important battlegrounds including Wisconsin, North Carolina, Florida and Ohio.  Clinton carried such states as New York, Illinois, Colorado and New Mexico.  However, a number of other states remained too close to call late Tuesday morning into early Wednesday evening.

At around 2 a.m, Clinton campaign manager, John Podesta, addressed the crowd at the Clinton campaign party and told the crowd to head home, that Hillary Clinton would not be speaking until Wednesday.

Following the remarks from the Clinton campaign manager, CNN then reported that Clinton had called Trump in order to concede.

While Clinton did not have any plans to speak on Election Night, Donald Trump was expected to make remarks on around 3 a.m.

The polls officially closed on the 2016 Election at 6 p.m. CNN predicted Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was the projected winner Indiana.

On Tuesday, millions of Americans marked the end of a bitterly divisive presidential campaign by standing in long voting lines. They expressed both strong support and deep dislike for Republican Donald Trump, as well as for Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. But if they agreed on one thing it was that, after a presidential campaign laced with vitriol, they would at least have the final word.

Trump was favored to win Indiana’s 11 electoral votes. Races for governor and U.S. Senate are expected to be close.

Indiana has been in the spot light this election year because of Republican Gov. Mike Pence being on the national ticket as Trump’s running mate.