What is the meaning of Donald Trump? He's not a just clown, reality TV blowhard, a figurehead of the alt-right -- he speaks to an America that has been forgotten and trampled on. That is powerful -- and it is not going away.
With 24 hours until the US election is concluded, Hillary Clinton retains a lead in most polls, suggesting a solid victory of around 320 electoral college votes to 220 for Donald Trump. HRC has a two- to four-point lead in Democrat-held states of Colorado, New Mexico, Virginia, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Florida, Nevada and Maine’s second district are on a knife-edge, as are the Republican states of Arizona and North Carolina. Ohio and Iowa, both 2012 Democratic states, are trending to Trump, and the Democrats have written off the latter state. There’s some chance that Trump may lose Utah — Utah! — to third party candidate Evan McMullin, or even to HRC if the vote is sufficiently split.