US Presidential Election: Polls begin to choose next US president
The US presidential election 2016 has officially started as voting began in many states across the country after months-long divisive campaign.
Results are expected to be out late on Tuesday night, from 04:00 GMT.
It’s Election Day, Ohio! Polls are open 6:30AM – 7:30PM – Find your polling location here: https://t.co/ZJy7IKFEBj
— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) November 8, 2016
Democratic President hopeful Hillary Clinton and husband Bill Clinton reportedly voted at a local elementary school in Chappaqua, New York.
Talking to media after voting, Hillary said: “It’s a humbling feeling… because I know how how much responsibility goes with this,” the Guardian reported.
“So many people are counting on the outcome of this election, what it means for our country and I’ll do the very best I can if I’m fortunate enough to win today,” she added.
Reports said many are turning up to vote wearing white in a bid to pay tribute to suffragettes and the supporters of Hillary Clinton are using the hashtag #WearWhiteToVote to mark the act.
— Cari Feiler Bender (@reliefcomm) November 8, 2016
Meanwhile, the Republican nominee Donald Trump holds lead over his rival Hillary Clinton after the ceremonial voting took place in three small towns in New Hampshire early morning.
After polls completed in Towns including Dixville Notch, Hart’s Location and Millsfield after midnight Tuesday, Tump holds 32-25 margin over Democratic candidate Hillary in the race for White House, media reports said.
The national polls earlier Democratic candidate holds a one digit lead over Trump in a tight race. According to the latest polls, Clinton’s lead appears to have stabilised in the low single digits after the FBI announcement to review her emails.
Earlier, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump held rallies in the battleground states of North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Michigan in a final push for votes.
TODAY WE MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 8, 2016
Addressing supporters on Monday, Mrs Clinton asked voters to back a “hopeful, inclusive, big-hearted America” while rival Trump argued that they had a “magnificent chance to beat the corrupt system,” BBC News reported.