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The New York Times' live forecast has spent the last few hours comphrehensively dousing any chance of a Hillary Clinton victory.

While the popular vote has always been close, until then most predictions gave Clinton a lead in the electoral college.

Clinton's 'Chances of winning' sank to 50 per cent around 2.15am (GMT).

They were predicting an electoral college lead of fewer than 20 votes.

Then Trump pulled ahead.

(New York Times/The Upshot

By 3.30 am, following the prediction that Trump had stomped to victory in Ohio, the New York Times put a Trump victory at almost inevitable.

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