Republican Donald Trump has 95 percent of chances to become the next US president, The New York Times wrote on the basis of preliminary voting results.
Donald Trump has surprisingly managed to win the support of 168 electors, while his rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton, has succeeded to the votes of only 109 electors. Trump is projected to win the election in a number of "wavering" states, such as Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan, and North Carolina.
To win the election, a candidate needs to enlist the support of 270 electors. The procedure for their formal vote will be held on December 19, while on January 6, 2017 Congress will approve its results.
The inauguration is scheduled for January 20, when the US president-elect takes office.