Front pages from across the country tell the Trump victory tale

President Harry S. Truman gleefully displays a premature early edition of the Chicago Daily Tribune from his train in St. Louis, Missouri, after his defeat of Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 presidential election.
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President Harry S. Truman gleefully displays a premature early edition of the Chicago Daily Tribune from his train in St. Louis, Missouri, after his defeat of Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 presidential election.

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Up against deadlines, print newspapers had the challenge of getting breaking news across accurately.

One of the biggest mistakes ever made was when the Chicago Daily Tribune printed a headline that declared "Dewey Defeats Truman."

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Now with the advent of the internet and social media, results wait for no man or paper. But the newspapers of record still hold an important part in American history.

Take a look at some of the papers across the country and how they dealt with the late-night and early-morning results and the deadlines printers were up against.