Donald Trump has delivered a potentially fatal blow by winning the key state of Florida.
The Republican candidate’s victory puts him well ahead of Hillary Clinton and takes him a step closer to holding the keys to the White House.
Florida is often seen as the bellwether for the way the election will go and led to the New York Times putting Donald Trump ahead of Hillary Clinton as the likely president.
Clinton had hoped that a surge in the Hispanic vote would help push the state in her favour, but that has not materialised.
Markets reacted to the news by plummeting with the Peso, Mexico’s currency, falling and the Dow Jones dropping by 450 points.