Well, I had £25 on Trump to win at 13/8, an extremely generous price which perhaps suggests UK bookmakers have not really got on top of political betting in the way they have horse racing or football. But, to more important matters.....
There's plenty to say in the coming weeks about the almost inevitability of the US result. Especially when you take in how poorly political elites struggled to anticipate Brexit, and how badly they have taken it. I would certainly root the success of Trump (and indeed that Brexit vote) in the inability of the liberal left to come to terms with the negative sides of globalisation and a more general rejection of a liberal elite that dominates our media, politics and areas like academia. I could walk along the corridor at my old university, the UEA, point to the staff's doors and say Labour, Labour, Green, Left of Labour, Green, Labour, Left of Labour, and go along a whole corridor and not find a single Conservative or UKIP voter. And when the intelligentsia influences society, and is that out of touch with the people, they eventually push back.
Leaving aside domestic politics in the US, I want to flag up some areas of concern with regards to Trump as an international player. My views would be we can expect:
1. Improved relations with Russia, reducing the threat of a new Cold War
2. It is hard to call how he deals with China, although Beijing will be concerned about the prospects of a more robust US in terms of trade relations
3. Trump winning is a disaster for NATO. He will expect wealthy EU countries like Germany, France and Italy to take on greater responsibility for their own security. That may though be a rare example of good news for the EU and those within it who want to see the EU develop further as a security player.
4. The Muslim population in the US has increased by some 3.5 million since 9/11. I doubt Trump will go for a ban on Muslims entering the US, but I suspect the days of people readily getting visas from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Somalia and Afghanistan are gone.
5. On Iran, Trump characteristically said completely different things during the campaign. One minute declaring the Iran deal was one he would ensure Iranians stuck to, the next that it was the worst deal ever. The former approach seems sensible, but will he take it?
6. Much the same question applies to Syria, where Trump swings between isolationism and the gung-ho. Which is it to be?
7. The US now becomes an even greater target for attack, on its own soil, by jihadists. But that has been the case since at least 1993.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.