WATCH: Hillary Clinton concedes to Donald Trump

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Posted at Nov 10 2016 12:49 AM | Updated as of Nov 10 2016 01:54 AM

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton early Thursday morning officially conceded the U.S. presidential race to Republican rival Donald Trump, in a speech to staff and supporters at a hotel in Manhattan, New York.

Clinton entered election day leading in national polls, with what political pundits said was a clearer path to the 270 electoral votes needed to win the race.

However, her path narrowed until it closed completely.

Trump won after capturing Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes, putting him over the 270 threshold.

The outspoken billionaire scored key wins in three major swing states - Ohio, Florida, and North Carolina.

Trump praised Clinton in his victory speech and called on Americans to unite following one of the closest presidential elections in U.S. history.

He also vowed to improve the lives of Americans and said his administration will deal fairly with other countries. - with ANC