US Election: Trump ahead of Clinton after midnight vote
With only hours left to go before the US presidential election, the Republican nominee Donald Trump is reportedly leading over his rival Hillary Clinton after the ceremonial voting.
As the voters of three small towns in New Hampshire took their chance to select the next US president, Trump holds 32-25 margin over Hillary in the race for White House.
Towns including Dixville Notch, Hart’s Location and Millsfield were opened just after midnight Tuesday for voting in line with New Hampshire law and closed as soon as everyone had voted. The three tiny towns have a population of less than 100.
However, the national polls revealed 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.
Though Clinton won major votes in in Dixville Notch and Hart’s Location, Trumps’ 16-4 win in Millsfield changed the entire picture.
In Dixville Notch, Hillary beat Donald Trump 4-2, while Libertarian Gary Johnson received one vote, and Mitt Romney received a write-in ballot. Hart’s Location saw Clinton leading for three votes to Trump’s 17 and Johnson secured three votes.
“Don’t read too much into the results from these towns. They lean conservative and tend to vote Republican, and obviously represent an extremely small sample,” a USA Today news report stated.
Dixville voted for the Republican in every election since 1960 until 2008, supporting Obama, and split votes between Romney and Obama in 2012, the report said.
In addition to the residents in New Hampshire towns, several other Americans also chosen their candidate as voting by mail and early in-person voting are already completed in the country.
Meanwhile, both the leading candidates held rallies in the battleground states of North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Michigan in a final push for votes.