Analysis of the election results to determine who voted for Trump is still underway, but he has discussed the "forgotten" electorate regularly during his rallies -- especially during three of Trump’s final five rallies on Monday Nov. 7, the day before the election.
"These are the forgotten men and women," he said. "They built our country, they built our country."
"You have one magnificent chance to beat the corrupt system and deliver justice," he continued. "We will deliver justice for every forgotten man, forgotten woman and child in this nation. Do not let this opportunity slip away.”
He repeated the call to deliver justice for the the "forgotten" middle class in Raleigh later in the day.
"We are fighting for every citizen who believes that government should serve the people, not the donors, not the special interest," Trump said. "And we are fighting."
"You have one day to make every dream you've ever dreamed for your country and your family come true," he said. "You have one magnificent chance to beat this corrupt system and to deliver justice for every forgotten man, every forgotten woman, and every forgotten child in this nation. It will never happen again."
Initial election analysis shows that Trump did well among men -- specifically in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and North Carolina, where more men turned out to vote for him than for Mitty Romney in 2012.
He also outperformed Romney among voters earning less than $50,000 per year in Florida, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
He surpassed Romney’s share of women voters in Wisconsin and Florida, but earned fewer women's votes than Romney in Pennsylvania and North Carolina.
Further analysis of voter data will provide more insight into the voters who helped Trump win one of the biggest upsets in recent U.S. political history.
But other elected officials are already noting that Trump's message spoke to a group that had been previously overlooked.