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What they are saying US election day

AAP logoAAP 8/11/2016

* "I've just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us - it's about us - on our victory and I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign" - Donald Trump at the start of his victory speech.

* "The American people have elected their new champion" - Donald Trump's running mate Mike Pence, introducing the president-elect to the Republican's celebration party.

* "It's been a long night, and it's been a long campaign, but we can wait a little longer, can't we? We'll have more to say tomorrow." - Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta tells supporters at an election party to go home.

* "We've just done what y'all have done, sweeping our own porches before we sweep other people's" - Sarah Palin compares the Trump vote to the Brexit vote.

* "Is he (Trump) going to offer me a job? I'm hoping he might do. He will be in need of a proper Eurosceptic ambassador in Brussels for the European Union" - Interim Ukip leader Nigel Farage jokes about a possible career opportunity.

*"I don't really know how everything is going to go from tomorrow. I don't really want to think about it" - Hillary Clinton supporter Thalia Cedeno, watching the US election results in New York.

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