Republican Donald Trump stunned the world by defeating heavily favored Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s presidential election, ending eight years of Democratic rule and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path. A wealthy real-estate developer and former reality TV host, Trump rode a wave of anger toward Washington insiders to win the White House race against Clinton, the Democratic candidate whose gold-plated establishment resume includes stints as a first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state. Both candidates, albeit Trump more than Clinton, had historically low popularity ratings in an election that many voters characterized as a choice between two unpleasant alternatives.
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Trump, who at 70 will be the oldest first-term U.S. president, came out on top after a bitter and divisive campaign that focused largely on the character of the candidates and whether they could be trusted to serve as the country’s 45th president. As financial markets absorbed the prospect of Trump’s win during Tuesday evening and into the early hours of Wednesday, the Mexican peso plunged to its lowest-ever levels. The peso had become a touchstone for sentiment on the election as Trump threatened to rip up a free trade agreement with Mexico. Trump promises to push Congress to repeal Obama’s troubled healthcare plan and to reverse his Clean Power Plan. He plans to create jobs by relying on U.S. fossil fuels such as oil and gas.
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With Trump’s triumph over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, the populist tsunami that seemed outlandish a few months ago is becoming reality, and the consequences for Europe’s own political landscape are potentially huge. In 2017, voters in the Netherlands, France and Germany – and possibly in Italy and Britain too – will vote in elections following the triumphs of Trump and Brexit, and the toxic politics that drove those campaigns. The lessons will not be lost on continental Europe’s populist parties, who hailed Trump’s victory on Wednesday as a body blow for the political mainstream.
House Speaker Paul Ryan calls Trump victory ‘a repudiation of the status quo of failed liberal progressive policies’
Donald Trump: I promise you that I will not let you down
I have learnt so much from my parents, want to thank my sisters: President elect Donald Trump
I want to thank my brother Robert and my late brother Fred – great guy, I am very lucky to have a fantastic family, says Trump
While we put all America’s interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone, we will seek common ground, says Trump
Trump: I will be the president for all Americans. We must dream BIG. I will harness the potential of our people, we have a great economic plan and we will double growth
Trump: “I’ve just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us…and I congratulated her.”
Donald Trump “sorry to keep u waiting, complicated business!”
VP elect Mike Pence: “This is a historic night. The American people have spoken and the American people have elected their new champion.”
Hillary Clinton calls Donald Trump to concede election. Trump was elected as America’s 45th president
Ab ki bar Trump Sarkar: Donald Trump is elected PRESIDENT of the United States
PBS says that Donald Trump is the projected winner in Alaska, bringing him to 269 electoral votes
Donald Trump arrives at his election headquarters
Hillary Clinton has won the statewide vote in Maine. Clinton has won one of the state’s congressional districts, giving her three electoral votes. Trump has won one district in the state and wins one electoral vote. Trump also won the remaining congressional district in Nebraska, which gives him another electoral vote. Clinton now has 218 electoral votes. Her Republican opponent has 266, just four shy of the threshold needed to be elected president.
John Podesta, Campaign Chair speaking at Clinton HQ: Hillary Clinton will not speak tonight. Podesta tells crowd at Clinton rally to go home
A senior member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party said on German radio on Wednesday that the German government was uncertain what Republican Donald Trump would do if he wins the U.S. presidential election. “We’re realising now that we have no idea what this American president will do if the voice of anger enters office and the voice of anger becomes the most powerful man in the world,” Norbert Roettgen, a member of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and head of the German parliament’s foreign affairs committee, said on Deutschlandfunk radio. “Geopolitically we are in a very uncertain situation,” he added.
Donald Trump wins Pennsylvania, all but securing Presidency, say US media
Donald Trump’s stunning showing against Hillary Clinton in the presidential election was a final twist in a made-for TV thrill ride, and a stern lesson to journalists to avoid leaping to conclusions. Relying on polls and group think, television networks began the evening with a barely-concealed assumption that Clinton would win, only to see the actual results suggest something quite different. Tens of millions of Americans followed the drama on all manner of screens. As midnight passed, the final results were still not known. But many covering the event on television had switched to saying that it was extremely likely that Trump would win. The results offered a stern rebuke to pollsters, few of whom predicted a Trump victory, newspaper editorial boards and the Hollywood establishment, which lined up nearly unanimously behind Clinton. The post-election period will include soul-searching for those institutions as well as politicians.
Sahil Kapoor, Chief Market Strategist at Edelweiss Securities: I think the markets are witnessing a short-term reaction, which may last as long as one week. There are two negatives attacking the equities at the same time – news of probable Donald Trump win and the black money crackdown. In the long run, I expect sanity and sense to prevail. With regards to the global markets, the reaction depends on whether the Republicans come with enought power to implement key economic decisions. In the Indian markets, given the black money crackdown, one should avoid real estate sector stocks. One can go long on banking stocks that have higher exposure to payment banks, tech savy digital cashless transaction ways. With respect to the US Presidential polls, I forsee some nervousness in IT stocks, but with some correction they will become attractive too, since structural issues of IT companies have been taken care of. One would need to revise the Q3 guidance, especially with regards to consumption stocks, which would see some fallout in terms of cash transactions after the black money crackdown.
Nifty IT index falls to its lowest since June 12, 2014. If Trump wins, there could be further headwinds because he has been talking vocally about protectionism and U.S. jobs, says Dipen Shah, Senior Vice President, PCG Research at Kotak Securities. A Trump victory could impact revenue growth of IT sector going ahead, Shah says. All stocks in the Nifty IT index fall, with Tech Mahindra and Tata Elxsi among top pct losers. Tata Consultancy Services, Tech Mahindra, Infosys drag the index with TCS down 4 pct, and Tech Mahindra down 6.78 pct respectively. Infosys, India’s second-biggest software services exporter, down 2.80 pct after hitting its lowest in over two years
Sajal Gupta, Head Currencies at Edelweiss Securities told Fe Online: I don’t think the impact of a probable Donald Trump win will be very drastic on the Indian rupee. On the one end rupee is under pressure because of the sell-off in markets, and on the other end, inflows in bond due to black money crackdown is a positive. So both forces will balance to ensure that Rupee does not depreciate frantically. The Indian currency had been appreciating for quite some time, so a mild depreciation, such as the one seen today, was warranted. I don’t see the rupee falling beyond 67 versus the dollar.
Republicans have clinched continued House control for the new Congress. They’ll likely lose seats from their current historic high, but they won enough seats to extend their six-year streak of commanding the chamber. With voting results still being counted early Wednesday, Republicans have won at least 218 House seats. That exceeds the number needed to control the chamber. Democrats started the year hoping Donald Trump’s divisive presidential candidacy would cost Republicans bushels of House seats. His impact on down-ballot candidates proved spotty. Republicans now control 247 seats in the House. With a smaller GOP majority, dissident hard-right conservatives could have added leverage to press House Speaker Paul Ryan and other party leaders on the budget and other issues. Read more
Gold jumped nearly 5 percent on Wednesday to its strongest in six weeks as investors snapped up safe havens with Republican Donald Trump leading Democrat Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House. It marked gold’s biggest single-day gain since June 24 when it rose as much as 8 percent when Britain decided to leave the European Union. It closed up 4.8 percent that day. A Trump win, which many see could lead to economic and global uncertainty, may also push the U.S. Federal Reserve to hold off from raising interest rates next month, further burnishing gold’s draw, analysts say. Trump scored a series of surprising wins in battleground states including Florida and Ohio on Tuesday, opening a path to the White House for the political outsider and rattling world markets counting on a win by Clinton.
Donald Trump appeared to be on the verge of wresting back White House for the Republican Party from the Democrats after a gap of eight years, which could be turning point in American history. Past midnight, Trump, 70, was just 16 votes short of reaching the magical figure of 270 electoral college votes. As per Fox News projections, Trump had 254 electoral college votes as against 209 for Hillary Clinton. In the process, Trump bulldozed Clinton in a number of key battle ground States including Florida, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa and Wisconsin. The results came as a shock for the Clinton Campaign which not only spent more money than that of Trump, but also had a much better ground game in the key battleground States.
Republicans have WON the house!
Fox new update: Donald Trump is leading with 254 votes versus Hillary Clinton’s 209.
CNN report: Hillary Clinton has emerged victorious in California (55 electoral college votes), Hawaii (4), Illinois (20), New York (29), New Jersey (14), Maryland (10), District of Columbia (3), Vermont (3), Massachusetts (11), Connecticut (7), Delaware (3), Colorado (9), New Mexico (5), Virginia (13), Oregon (7), Washington (12) and Rhode Island (4).
CNN report: Donald Trump has won Florida (29 electoral college votes), Georgia (16), Ohio (18), North Carolina (15), North Dakota (3), South Dakota (3), Nebraska (4), Kansas (6), Oklahoma (7), Texas (38), Wyoming (3), Indiana (11), Kentucky (8), Tennessee (11), Mississippi (6), Arkansas (6), Louisiana (8), West Virginia (5), Alabama (9), South Carolina (9), Montana (3), Idaho (5) and Missouri (10).
Wall Street supporters of Republican Donald Trump are chanting “USA, USA” and clinking glasses as he won the key battleground state of Ohio in a nail-biting presidential election.
Donald Trump projected to win Georgia’s 16 electoral votes
Republican Ron Johnson re-elected to Senate in Wisconsin
Donald Trump projected to win Iowa’s 6 electoral votes
Mexico’s peso plunges to life-time low! Concerns of a Trump victory weighed heavily on the peso for months on his threats to rip up a free trade agreement with Mexico and tax money sent home by migrants to pay for building a wall on the southern US border. The peso weakened by more than 13 per cent after-market trading for Mexico and in Wednesday trading in Asia, breaking past 20 pesos per dollar – its biggest intraday fall in at least 19 years.
Donald Trump has won the key battleground state of Florida, reports AP. Trump on Tuesday was awarded 29 electoral votes. He now has 197 electoral votes. His Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton has 131. Both candidates have spent an extraordinary amount of time in Florida, one of the most important prizes on the map. Trump calls Florida his “second home” and his campaign acknowledged that a win there is vital to his White House hopes. Barack Obama captured the Sunshine State in both 2008 and 2012.
Online trading platform PredictIt and bookermaker Paddy Power showed a massive reversal of fortune for the U.S. presidential candidates Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton Tuesday night, with the New York businessman’s chances of taking the White House skyrocketing on both. Trump stunned many political experts, showing a slight edge on Clinton in several swing states after voting had ended in more than two-thirds of the 50 U.S. states. Paddy Power put Trump’s chance of victory at 83.3 percent Tuesday and Clinton’s at 22.2 percent. The two had been in essentially opposite positions on Tuesday morning. The Irish bookmaker stands to take a $4 million hit if Trump wins, said Paddy Power spokesman Féilim Mac An Iomaire, who said the dramatic reversal in odds was reminiscent of what it saw in the “Brexit” vote for Britain to leave the European Union.
Sensex crashes 1,340 pts, Nifty plunges 476 points in pre-open session on black money crackdown and Trump’s strong show in US poll. Rupee nosedives 23 paise against US dollar to 66.85 in early trade on black money crackdown.
US crude oil futures fall over 4 percent to below $43.17 per barrel as Donald Trump pulls forward in US presidential elections. Dollar tumbles against yen, euro on strong Trump showing. Donald Trump has won the electoral prize of Ohio, a state known for picking presidents. The Republican wins the state’s 18 electoral votes in Tuesday’s election, bringing his total to 168. Hillary Clinton has 109. Clinton had appeared ready to concede Ohio’s 18 electoral votes to Trump as polls showed him pulling ahead even in some traditionally Democratic blue-collar areas. But Trump struggled after release of a video in which he talked about groping women and kissing them without their permission. Republicans held their nominating convention in Cleveland. Governor and one-time Republican presidential rival John Kasich refused to endorse Trump.
NBC projects Donald Trump as winner in Ohio. Trump now has 167 electoral votes, her opponent Hillary Clinton has 109. There are 538 Electoral College votes allotted to the 50 states and the District of Columbia. It takes 270 votes to win. Twenty-seven states have been called so far. Clinton has won 11 states to Trump’s 16, plus Trump won at least three Electoral Votes in Nebraska. In Nebraska and Maine, the candidate with the most popular votes is awarded two Electoral College votes, plus one vote for the winner of each Congressional District. Maine has two districts and Nebraska has three districts.
CNN projection at 8:30AM
Dow futures down nearly 500 points. The dollar tumbled more than two percent versus the yen at one point and turned tail against other major peers in volatile trade on Wednesday, as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump edged ahead of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in a tight U.S. election battle. Trump held slight leads in the vital battleground states of Florida, Virginia and Ohio, clinging to a narrow advantage over Clinton in key states that could decide their race for the White House. The dollar was down roughly 2.5 percent at 102.430 yen in a volatile day that also saw it rise to 105.480 earlier.
Gold jumped 3 percent to its highest in five weeks on Wednesday as early counting showed a close battle for the White House between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, pushing investors toward safe havens. With voting completed in more than two-thirds of the 50 U.S. states, the race was too close to call in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Virginia, states that could be vital to deciding which contender wins the presidency. Spot gold was up 2.9 percent at $1,311.80 an ounce by 0235 GMT. Bullion peaked at $1,312.80, its strongest since Oct. 4. The U.S. dollar skidded in wild Asian trade as every new exit poll in the U.S. presidential election showed the race to be a tight one. Much of the action was in currencies where the Mexican peso has become a touchstone for sentiment on the election as Trump’s trade policies are seen as damaging to its export-heavy economy.
Asian Americans, including Indian Americans came out in large numbers to vote against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, according to a report based on early voting trends. Early vote analysis by TargetSmart indicate that Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters are responding against 70-year-old Trump and the Republicans by voting in record numbers, AAPI Victory Fund said yesterday. In Nevada and North Carolina, the per cent of AAPI voters is outpacing Hispanic voters, who are turning out in high numbers, the report said. In Nevada, AAPI early vote is 42.7 per cent of the registered electorate and Hispanic vote is at 39.7 per cent.
Hillary Clinton has won Connecticut. The Democratic nominee on Tuesday was awarded Connecticut’s seven electoral votes. The result was not a surprise, as Connecticut was considered a safely Democratic state. Clinton now has 104 electoral votes. Her Republican opponent Donald Trump has 129. Republican Eric Holcomb has won the governor’s race in Indiana and Democrat Jim Justice has won the governor’s race in West Virginia. Holcomb defeated Democrat John Gregg in Tuesday’s election and will succeed Gov. Mike Pence. Pence is presidential candidate Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate. In West Virginia, Gregg defeated state Senate President Bill Cole.
North Carolina extended voting times in several precincts during Tuesday’s presidential election but Colorado rejected a bid to keep polls open longer after both states experienced problems with electronic voting systems. In North Carolina, advocates including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People had urged the state to extend voting time in eight Durham County precincts until 9 p.m. EST (0500 GMT), an hour and a half past normal closing time. Instead, the state board extended voting time by an hour in two precincts and less than that in the other six.
Hillary Clinton is watching election returns with a collection of close campaign aides and her family in a suite at the Peninsula New York, a luxury hotel in midtown Manhattan. Aides say the group is snacking on salmon, roasted carrots and fries, along with vegan pizza and crème brulee for former President Bill Clinton, who’s careful about his diet. Her granddaughter, Charlotte, is wearing a dress emblazoned with the campaign logo. Clinton and her husband have also been working on her election night remarks with her speechwriters. Later Tuesday evening, they’ll move to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City for her election night party. It’s a building with a glass ceiling, a nod to the historic moment.
Donald Trump has won Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Kansas and Nebraska while Hillary Clinton has won New York and Illinois. Trump also on Tuesday won two of Nebraska’s congressional districts. In the state that awards by congressional district, one remains too close to call. Trump was awarded Texas’ 38 electoral votes, the second-largest prize on the map. He also won six from Kansas, four from his victories in Nebraska and three apiece from Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota. Clinton was awarded 20 from Illinois and 29 from New York, the state both candidates call home. Trump had declared he would try to win New York but never mounted a serious effort there. The Republican nominee now has 123 electoral votes. Clinton has 97.
Trump has won Arkansas. Both Clinton and Trump are among the oldest general election candidates in US history. If Trump wins the election, it will make him the oldest president in US history — Ronald Reagan was just about 70 years old when he was elected to office in 1981. If Clinton wins, it will make her, at 69, the second oldest behind Reagan.
CNN reported that Donald Trump was leading hillary Clinton 128-97 in the race to 270 electoral votes. Clinton has won Illinois and Rhode Island, whereas Trump won Mississippi and Texas. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton Campaign today said rival Donald Trump’s camp might be regretting that they did not “compete harder” particularly with regards to the grounds game. Read more
CNN reported that Hillary Clinton was leading Donald Trump 97-84 in the race to 270 electoral votes. Clinton has won Illinois and Rhode Island, whereas Trump won Mississippi.
To win the presidential election, a candidate needs 270 of the 538 electoral college votes. Initial reports indicate that Trump has a more diificult path to victory than Clinton. In terms of overall vote percentage, Trump has so far received 51.4 per cent of the votes counted so far as against 44.4 per cent gained by Clinton.
With the key battleground state of Florida still in play, the Democratic nominee is leading Trump by 68 electoral college votes to 66, CNN reported. Clinton was projected to win in Vermont with three electoral college votes, Illinois which has 20, Massachusetts with 11, Rhode Island (4), New Jersey (14), Maryland (10), Delaware (3) and Washington DC (3). Trump, on the other hand, was projected to win in Indiana which has 11 electoral college votes, Kentucky (eight), Tennessee (11), Mississippi (6), Oklahoma (7) South Carolina (nine) and Alabama (nine).
Clinton had more options to reach 270, with Trump needing a virtual sweep of about six toss-up states to win. A Clinton win in either Ohio or Florida would likely slam the door on Trump’s chances. The 45th president will inherit an anxious nation, deeply divided by economic and educational opportunities, race and culture. The economy has rebounded from the depths of recession, though many Americans have yet to benefit.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton waged a tight battle in several crucial battleground states in their bitter race for the White House, although opinion polls showed Clinton had an edge in the closing hours of the campaign. In Florida, Donald Trump led Clinton by approximately 8000 votes with 88% results in. Polls closed in half of US and Republicans retained control of US house of Representatives.
Former Republican president George W Bush did not vote for Trump, same was the case with the former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Senator John McCain, reports said. With barely few hours left for the announcement of the results of the much awaited US presidential elections, the international media has come in support of Hillary Clinton, saying the Democratic presidential hopeful is more supportive and people feel more connected to her as compared to her Republican opponent Donald Trump
As voting in the US elections came to a close in some states, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign today rued that it did not had the full support of the party’s infrastructure. “The things that would worry me, I guess just that we didn’t have the full support of the Republican infrastructure,” Trump Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told MSNBC in an interview. “When I say worry, it’s just that it would really be too bad if we win narrowly and it’s not because of the Democrats or this, that, or the other, it’s because didn’t have, we have former presidents not voting for us, we have former nominees not voting for us,” she said.
NBC News exit poll: 49 percent of Ohio voters think Trump would better handle the economy if elected. Republican candidate Marco Rubio has won the Senate race in Florida. CBS reported that Donald Trump has won Mississippi. John Dickerson on CBS said: “If there is a single policy idea that Donald Trump brought into this campaign, it was immigration”
CNN projects Hillary Clinton as winner in New Jersey, Rhode Island, District of Columbia, Oklahoma, Maryland, Massachusetts and Delaware. Meanwhile, Donald Trump reacting on George W. Bush’s decision not to vote for him said: “I think it’s sad”. In Florida, Clinton is leading at 48.9% whereas Trump was at 48.2%.
Hillary Clinton has taken the lead in Florida and North Carolina. Meanwhile, Republicans were putting up an unexpectedly tough fight to protect their majority in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, with several races seen as too close to call as polls began to close on Election Day in the Eastern United States. All eyes are on Maine, where Clinton and Trump could become the first presidential candidates to split the state’s votes.
Polls close in 16 states
Fox News exit poll, Virginia: 61 percent of voters say Clinton’s use of private email did bother them.
CBS News: Ohio is a toss-up between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
CBS: Hillary Clinton has an edge over Donald Trump in North Carolina
Donald Trump wins West Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio – too early to call
As of 6AM, Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton 24-3 in the race to 270 electoral votes
In VA, Clinton is winning among white, college-educated women & losing among white, non-college-educated women, CBS exit polls show
News from Florida: Clinton leads at 47.7%, Trump at 49.5%, reports CNN
Fox News Exit Poll: 64% say Donald Trump does not have the temperament to serve as president
Early news from Florida: Trump leads at 58.5%, Clinton at 30.2%, reports CNN
CBS News: Hillary Clinton has an edge over Donald Trump in Virginia
CBS News: South Carolina leans towards Donald Trump, CBS News estimates.
CBS News: Donald Trump has an edge over Hillary Clinton in Georgia
Hillary Clinton wins Vermont
Donald Trump wins Indiana and Kentucky
Fox News Exit Poll: 52% say fight against ISIS is going badly
Fox News Exit Poll: 64% say debates were important to their vote
Fox News Exit Poll: 46% think government should do more
Fox News Exit Poll: 52% say economy is top issue facing country
Fox News Exit Poll: 49% have an unfavorable opinion of the Democratic Party
Fox News Exit Poll: 56% have an unfavorable opinion of the Republican Party
Former Republican President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, did not cast a vote for US president but did vote for Republicans in down-ballot races, a spokesman for Bush said. “They voted ‘None of the Above’ for president,” Freddy Ford said in an email about the couple, who now live in Dallas. Read more
ABC News: 52% of voters name the economy as most important issue, per preliminary exit polls; voters split on trust to handle it, 48/46 Trump/Clinton
75% of voters say they decided on their vote more than a month ago, per preliminary exit poll results, reports ABC News
Fox News Exit Poll: Among Hispanic voters, Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump 65% to 27%
NBC News exit poll: “Economy voters” tilt to Clinton; immigration a strong issue for Trump
Early results from Indiana: Trump leads at 69.3%, Clinton at 27.5%, reports CNN
NBC News exit poll: Trump leads among non-college white voters, Clinton has edge among college-educated white women
More than half of Americans who went to the polls earlier Tuesday say Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has the temperament to serve as president. About a third of voters say the same about Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Guests are beginning to gather at Donald Trump’s election night party in midtown Manhattan.
Early results from Kentucky: Trump leads at 79.1%, Hillary at 18%, reports CNN
At least 2,000 people are already waiting inside the New York City convention center where Hillary Clinton is scheduled to hold her election night party. Most people are sitting on the floor in an area the size of an airplane hangar. A handful of women are wearing pantsuits to honor Clinton.
Police say they arrested two women after they took off their tops in protest at the Manhattan polling place used by Donald Trump
Polls in the Eastern time zones of Indiana and Kentucky were the first to close, and a flood of vital battleground states such as Virginia, North Carolina and Ohio – where polls were due to close in the next 90 minutes – would provide initial clues of the possible winner.
Seven in 10 Americans going to the polls Tuesday say they think immigrants now in the country illegally should be allowed to stay. Just a quarter say they should be deported.
The Nasdaq composite added 27.32 points, or 0.5 percent, to 5,193.49.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained 8.04 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,139.56.
The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 73.14 points, or 0.4 percent, to 18,332.74.
US stocks closed broadly higher, building on big gains a day earlier as the market looked ahead to the outcome of the presidential election
Politico: Early exit poll shows voters are anxious about Donald Trump
Authorities have beefed up Election Day security for Donald Trump by parking dump trucks filled with sand outside his Trump Tower building on Fifth Avenue. Authorities say the heavy trucks could block an attempted car bombing. They say there are no confirmed terror threats.
Eric Trump, son of Donald Trump drew criticism from the Democratic Party, which filed a complaint against him for tweeting out a picture of his filled out ballot.
A software glitch that indicated scores of voters showing up at the polls had already cast ballots has led to voting delays in one of North Carolina’s most heavily Democratic counties.
Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would have to “see how things play out” before accepting the election results, pointing to possible irregularities as he again warned of a rigged political system.
US stocks rose for a second straight session on Tuesday as investors bet Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton would win the US presidential election
The line of voters waiting to cast an early ballot at the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters’ office winds into the building’s atrium in San Jose, California. California elections officials are bracing for robust turnout, confused first-time voters and the prospect of long lines in a presidential election that has registered a record 19.4 million voters in the state. (Ramman Kenoun/Santa Clara Country Registrar of Voters via AP)
President Barack Obama is hitting the radio airwaves to encourage Americans to go to the polls to vote for Hillary Clinton. The White House said Obama gave Election Day interviews to six radio stations that target listeners in Orlando, Detroit and Philadelphia. The cities are in states where the race is believed to be close between Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.
A Nevada judge rejected a request by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for an immediate order to be issued in its lawsuit over concerns about voting at a polling place in Las Vegas that remained open late last week.
Not just Trump or Hillary, five states also voting whether to legalize marijuana
Oil prices ended little changed as the market waited to find out who voters elected to be the next president of the United States.
Lara Trump, Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law: She is under criminal investigation, I wouldn’t choose someone with a criminal background as President of the US
US media house The Hill reports that George W. Bush and Laura Bush voted for Clinton
In a major faux pas, Donald Trump’s son, Eric, tweeted in support of his father, attaching a photo of his ballot. But, like several other states in the US, photographing your ballot isn’t allowed in New York. The tweet has since been deleted.
The voter turnout in 5 ‘crucial’ states
More than 2.2 million people have voted in Colorado. As of now, 771,745 Republicans and 753,052 Democrats have cast ballots, according to CNN..
Elections officials in Virginia said that voter turn-out Tuesday is “way” up and “robust.” In Loudoun County, at least 57,382 of 238,498 registered voters have cast their ballots as of Tuesday morning, according to CNN.
Georgia has a final tally on its pre-election day voter turnout, and this year is officially the state’s highest ever: A total of 2,381,416 ballots were cast by early vote or vote-by-mail. The secretary of state’s office expects in-person turnout Tuesday will also be “significant”, according to CNN.
“Based on what we have heard anecdotally, turnout this morning has been robust, but no reason to believe it record breaking,” secretary of state spokesperson Matt McClellan said. He said he could not immediately say which counties had particularly heavy turnout, according to CNN.
Voter turnout in two of Wisconsin’s most populous counties appeared strong Tuesday morning following news that the state broke records for early voting.
In Milwaukee County, turnout numbers in the morning looked “pretty strong,” county Elections Director Julietta Henry said. About 30% of registered voters in the county already had voted before Tuesday. By the time Election Day ends, officials anticipate more than 70% of eligible voters will have cast ballots in the county, the state’s largest, Henry said, according to CNN.
First Lady Michelle Obama says ‘Early voting is looking good for Hillary’ Clinton.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova alleged that FBI agents put “direct pressure” on Russian diplomats to stay away from US polling stations on Election Day, near a polling place in Houston, a report said.
An unidentified technical glitch in Washington County, Utah, has affected voters in all 37 polling locations. The problem could affect as many as 50-thousand registered voters in the county who have not yet voted. About 30-thousand people voted early, a report said.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has cast his vote.
Video of Donald Trump voting in New York City this morning:
Police arrest two topless women protesters at Donald Trump’s Midtown voting precinct this morning.
Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump says that his father Donald Trump, will concede the election if he loses and the results are “legit and fair.”
Clinton’s first statement after vote: Most humbling feeling, so many people are counting on me
It’s the most humbling feeling, so many people are counting on me: Hillary Clinton after casting vote
Hillary Clinton has defeated Donald Trump in Dixville Notch, a small town in New Hampshire. Clinton got 4 votes, while Trump managed two.
Real Clear Politics average of polls gives the lead to Hillary Clinton ( 45.5) over Donald Trump (42.2).
The first in-person voting has begun in Dixville Notch in New Hampshire.