The swing states that will decide the USA election
Nov 09 2016
It's official - Hillary Clinton hit the polls in the early, early morning of November 8 to cast her vote in the 2016 presidential election. Trump was shown to have a 1% lead on Clinton. In the latest swing-state polls ahead of the presidential election, Trump's already narrow path to the White House was looking increasingly perilous. On Tuesday, the race to be the next president of the United States will come to an end.
Each of these voters would agree to vote for the other's chosen candidate: the Republican who might have "wasted" their vote on a third party (where it would not be enough to stop Mr Trump) votes for Hillary Clinton while the Clinton supporter would cast in favour of the third party candidate.
To win control of the Senate, Democrats would have to score a net gain of five seats. The GOP, meanwhile, is expected to hold onto the House of Representatives, but likely with a reduced majority.
Clinton, a fixture in American politics for decades, was hoping to become the first woman to serve as commander in chief.
With voters taking a dim view of both candidates, turnout will be key to this election.
The long-running U.S. election campaign has been one of the most negative in American history with each candidate accusing the other of lacking the character and judgment to be president.
"And I know that there are a lot of people in barbershops and beauty salons, you know, in the neighborhoods who are saying to themselves 'We love Barack, we love - we especially love Michelle - and so, you know, it was exciting and now we're not excited as much, '" he said. Trump has to perform well there and has sent surrogates like Ivanka and Melania Trump to campaign for him in hopes of winning over suburban women.
Her last two days on the campaign trail felt nearly like a Clinton family reunion, with some of her closest confidants jumping on the campaign plane for her final hours.
In the final days, Clinton was buoyed by FBI Director James Comey's weekend declaration that he wouldn't recommend criminal charges against her following a new email review. A McMullin upset could set up a low-probability scenario where neither Clinton or Trump reaches the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win.
Today is Election Day, and across the country voters are preparing to go to the polls to cast their ballots for president, as well as for senators, congressmembers, governors, attorneys general, local sheriffs and a slew of other elected officials, as well as over 160 ballot initiatives. In 2012, and in 2008, the result was announced at around this point. And you know she talks about me.
Thirty percent of voters said both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are dishonest, while 60 percent of Americans said they don't believe Clinton or Trump is honest.
On election night, Clinton and Trump will end their campaigns by returning to where they began - NY.
We already know what numerous results on Election Day will be.
But Trump advisers said the level of his support was not apparent in the polling and believed the NY businessman was in position for an upset victory along the lines of the "Brexit" vote in June to pull Britain from the European Union.
Mr Trump kept his campaign down and dirty, branding Mrs Clinton the "face of failure" and predicting he would blow her away when the votes are counted later tonight.
Financial markets brightened in reaction to the latest twists in what has been a volatile presidential campaign.
The businessman described Mrs Clinton as the "most corrupt person ever to seek the presidency", referring to an FBI investigation into Mrs Clinton's use of a private email server while she was serving as secretary of state between 2009 and 2013.
Data released by Google shows Trump dominating search in 38 states till yesterday, including in the battleground states of Florida and MI. PredictIt put her chances of capturing the White House at 81 percent. If blacks, Hispanics, young people and women turn out in large numbers, it becomes exceedingly hard to find enough of his voters to win the day.