Trump must now find a way to mitigate national anxieties in the wake of millions of dollars of TV and radio ads that played on voters' fear and anger.
Here are three key areas the Democratic Party must reform if they're to fix fundamental problems revealed by the shock election result.
Trump's demagoguery took political discourse in America to a place where it lost contact with reality.
With two of the past five presidential election winners losing the popular vote, it's hard to justify the continuation of the Electoral College.
Overt discrimination based on race is discouraged in American society. But the bar is lower when it comes to gender bias. The 2016 election is a good case study.
If there been an alternative feminist candidate, with a different, more disruptive agenda, we would have a feminist president.
Want to know why Hillary isn't president? Just turn to the Bible.
The polls convinced many that Clinton was headed to the White House. But the polls were misleading – and one behavioral scientist thinks emotion led respondents to mislead pollsters on purpose.
What can future politicians learn from the president-elect's social media presence while on the campaign trail?
At first it seemed comical that such an unpolished campaign could win over American voters. No one's laughing now.
The prospect of a Trump presidency does not bode well for women in general and feminism in particular.
Swinburne political scientist Bryan Cranton looks at why so many experts got the US Election so wrong
America appears as divided over key aspects of foreign policy as it is at home. So how does President-elect Trump hope to handle that divide, and what will be the major issues facing him?
A good concession speech will use what rhetorical scholars call 'transcendent rhetoric,' which emphasizes conciliatory, unifying language.
In the heat of the moment, there can be a temptation to overstate the importance of events. But Trump’s election marks the end of an era. Asia’s international politics have entered uncharted waters.
By tracking emotive tweets in the three weeks prior to polling day, these researchers called the election better than most pollsters.
Despite acknowledging her pain, the losing candidate kept her composure as she admitted defeat.
Trump won because his supporters no longer believe incremental change can deliver for them.
From coast to coast, the 2016 election has torn up the usual order.
Many pollsters are now eating humble pie.