US election: America votes for president after divisive campaign

Trump (left) and Clinton
Trump (left) and Clinton. Photo: CNN

Americans are heading to the polls to choose a new president after one of the most rancorous election campaigns the country has seen.

Voting gets under way in earnest on the East Coast from 06:00 EST (11:00 GMT), though some villages in New Hampshire have already polled.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump criss-crossed America in a hectic last-minute campaign push for votes.

Results should begin emerging late on Tuesday night, US time, from 04:00 GMT.

Both candidates have held rallies in the battleground states of North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

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14 Comments

  1. His Excellency the Ambassador
    November 9, 2016

    Republic Presidents have traditionally been more sympathetic to the Caribbean than their Democratic rivals… I expect President Elect Donald Trump will declare an AMNESTY soon FOR ALL ILLIEGAL IMMIGRANTS…. to get them regularized in order to enable them to legally live and work in the greatest place to live, work and enjoy life in the world… The USA :wink: :wink: :wink:

    Citizens of the Commonwealth of Dominica have no place to state that this election is a sad day for them… IT IS OF NO SIGNIFICANCE TO EITHER LABOURITES or WORKERS. You are not Americans… Mind your own business in DOMINICA… Try to fix your problems in Dominica while we try to fix our problems in America… Thank you

  2. J.John-Charles
    November 9, 2016

    Because We are Republicans she called people like my wife, our 3 children and my self “basket of deplorable and irredeemable.
    To God be the glory.Amen and Amen.

  3. WeNiceMan
    November 8, 2016

    Voted Trump no hesitation. Mostly likely my vote wont make a difference since Hilary will carry NY. But hopefully the middle of America and the south will put Trump over the 270 threshold.

    Time to sent the Clintons to political retirement.

  4. Mahaut man
    November 8, 2016

    2 old turkey

  5. Lucia
    November 8, 2016

    My family and I have voted for TRUMP……….Hillary is undercover……………………

  6. travel
    November 8, 2016

    I vote for clinton, she is female with so much knowledge, strong and smart. reminds me of mamo charles. Donald is crazy and out of his mind.

  7. Peter Kazdick
    November 8, 2016

    I voted for trump cause Hillary will bring nuclear WWIII with Russia.

    • Bumbble Lee
      November 8, 2016

      What are you scared about? Accept Jesus and you won’t have to worry whether you live or die; and you must die.

  8. amindom
    November 8, 2016

    For the world’s sake, I hope Hillary wins. Trump is a sociopath.

  9. Bumbble Lee
    November 8, 2016

    Two liars side by side. Some know the signs of the end time; Others don’t care to know. But Mr. Noah is steady at work building the Ark. Soon, it will begin to rain.

  10. Just Passing Through
    November 8, 2016

    This US Elections Dominicans learn our electoral process is above standards regardless of all the noise we hear especially from some Dominicans living in the U.S.

    This Elections reminds me about Hurricane Katrina and how the eyes of the world opened wide on parts of the US and the conditions of some citizens. This Election is another eye opener of the hatred, biases and racially charged environment that still exists.

    I am waiting, as is the rest of the world to see how this election ends and that your vote is important as it is in Dominica. Don’t allow anyone to prevent you from voting or say your vote is not important.

    Dominicans need to stop all the negatives they want to tell us exist at home and that our electoral process and everything is bad because they oppose the DLP Govt. This US elections have people the world over shaking their heads. I hope after the elections some healing can begin . Americans now know what they have in the Obamas. So do we.

  11. analy thomas
    November 8, 2016

    Let us hope that either one becomes the president. Another record or law may be broken.

    • Peace
      November 8, 2016

      Ummmm … “Let’s hope that one of them becomes the president” .. You have someone else in mind? :lol:

    • Bumbble Lee
      November 8, 2016

      Neither??? :lol:

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