The day has finally come.
After a seemingly endless and exceptionally contentious election season, Americans are finally headed to the polls today – many of them wearing white – to decide whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States.
Democratic leaders are going into the race confident of a Clinton victory, according to a pre-election survey by The POLITICO Caucus. Looking at 11 key battleground states, 92 per cent of Democrats expect Clinton to win their state’s electoral votes, while only 59 per cent of Republicans expect Trump to carry their state. As votes come in, the big swing states to watch include Ohio, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Nevada.
With both candidates planning to be in New York City on election night, security in Manhattan is extremely tight and tension is high. Counter-terrorism forces are out and police patrols have been stepped up across the city.
As folks prepare to cast their ballots, let’s take a look at some of the most memorable moments leading up to today’s election.
Who can forget Donald touching his daughter’s butt at the Republican National Convention? Or Melania Trump cribbing part of her speech from Michelle Obama? Those are just two of Trump’s many epic facepalm moments. And the second presidential debate got pretty ugly, but who didn’t laugh at that viral video of Donald and Hillary singing to each other? (Let’s not even talk about Ken Bone’s brief moment in the sun.)
There have been numerous embarrassing moments for the Trump campaign, but if Trump loses this election, it may have been that leaked Access Hollywood video and his now-infamous ‘grab them by the pussy’ comment that put the final nail in his coffin. Of course, that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Donald Trump and women: here are 23 of the most offensive things he’s said about women over the years.
One thing is certain: whatever happens today, history will be made. Let’s hope it’s a day to celebrate for years to come.
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