Presidential Elections 2016: America Votes

Time: 10: 11 a.m. CEST

The voters in the United States will vote on November 8 at the polls after the year-and-a-half long-campaign ended for candidates of Democratic and Republican Party. The results of the voting could bring either the first female president of the United States, or the infamous billionaire to the White House’s 240-years history.

After the first midnight results from a small community in New Hampshire, most of the polling stations won’t open until 6:00 a.m. But, the opening and closing of the polling stations vary a lot, and the winner, if everything would pass all right, will be known by midnight EST.

First Ballot

After the midnight, the first ballot on the Election Day was casted in Dixville Nothch, New Hampshire. With everyone expecting the Election Day without serious voting irregularities, the residents of Dixville gave four votes for Hillary Clinton, two for Trump, one for libertarian Gary Johnson and one note for the 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney, the US edition of writes.

In the analysis of the early voting behavior, the Republican candidate stirred large number of Hispanic voters in Florida, in terms of 87% more Hispanics would go to vote. For Democrats, the Election Day began with leads in the national opinion polls, although the polls of some of the states suggested Donald Trump could win among working-class voters.

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, former president Bill Clinton had rallies in Michigan on final day of the election campaign and shared their views with the supporters on stage in Philadelphia, together with Bruce Springsteen. Even pop-singer, planetary known Madonna showed herself to campaign for Clinton and appealed to the voters, “Save this country, vote for Hillary Clinton!”

Campaigns End

President Obama urged the voters to elect the first woman in the White House. “I am asking you to vote for this woman, this mother, this grandmother, to be the next president of the United States.” First lady appealed to the voters to end the path for those who divide the nation. “Tomorrow, with your vote, you can stand up to those who seek to divide us make us afraid,” the first lady said.

Clinton, who is one step further to the White House, optimistically said, “None of us, none of us,” Clinton said, “want to wake up on Wednesday morning and wish we had done more.”

But, at the end of the 18-months election cycle, Republican candidate Donald Trump voiced confidence for a possible victory. “Today is our Independence Day,” Trump said to the supporters in Grand Rapids.

Republican candidate, a billionaire, said that the “working class is going to strike back.” In the final day of the campaign, Trump rallied in Florida and North Carolina.

Clinton campaign responded with a last-minute push in the industrial Midwest, where she stated to supporters in Michigan, “the election was a choice, between division and unity.” In Pennsylvania, Trump closed the campaign with the message “This election will decide whether we are ruled by a corrupt political class or by yourselves, the people.”

Police and Voting Monitors

As voting started in some of the states, both, Clinton and Trump will wait for the outcome in New York, where on Election Day, police deploys the largest number of officers with automatic weapons and explosives, across the Manhattan.

About 5,000 uniformed police officers would guard the city. The Department of Justice deploys more than 500 voting monitors in 28 states. The concerns are that in some states, for example in North Carolina, the changes in the voting rules could affect the turnout among African-American population.

The stock markets reacted after Sunday, when the Federal Bureau of Investigation cleared the way for Clinton, as saying that nothing criminal was found in the email investigation. However, who controls the Congress will be of much importance even if Clinton wins the White House, due to the existing gridlock between the Democrats controlled White House and Republican controlled Congress.


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