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U.S Election 2016 Live Updates (All times in GMT)

It’s been the most engrossing, weirdest and grubbiest election campaign in living memory – and it’s almost over.

Voters go to the polls today to elect Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump to replace Barack Obama as President of the United States.

In the final days there was bitter drama as Donald Trump was bundled off stage by Secret Service agents. And the FBI ended its probe into Hillary Clinton’s e-mails in a dramatic last-minute announcement.

But there’s still more to come. All 435 House of Representatives seats are up for re-election, plus 34 Senate seats and 12 Governorships.

We’ve got the latest polls , an hour-by-hour breakdown of what time we’ll know the results on election night, and a beginner’s guide to US politics.

If you really want to impress your friends, here’s our bluffer’s guide to the electoral college system .

We’ll have all the latest news, video and state-by-state breakdowns right the way through as the results are called. Stay with us.

Key Events

Topless women protest against Trump

Video thumbnail, Topless protesters stage anti-trump demonstration at polling station

Half-naked women have protested at the same polling station in Manhattan where Trump was casting his vote.

The topless ladies, aged in their mid-20s were filmed jumping and shouting: ‘Trump, grab your balls’ to highlight his previous comments about women which have caused such a stir during the campaign.

They ripped off their tops revealing messages scrawled on their bodies – one read: “Hate out of my polls” – and were swiftly escorted outside.

Trump gets booed as he casts vote

Donald Trump has been booed and jeered as he cast his vote.

He arrived at the polling station in Manhattan flanked by his wife Melania and daughter Ivanka.

The Republican candidate arrived in an armoured SUV and was flanked by heavy security including counter terrorism officers from NYPD.

This is expected to be his last public appearance before the public survives.

Clinton wins landslide in Guam – but it doesn’t count

Hillary Clinton has overwhelmingly won the US election – on the tiny island of Guam.

The territory in the Pacific has accurately predicted the overall winner since 1980, according to one news outlet.

Its 32,071 voters picked Clinton with 72% of the total. Trump won 24% and socialist Emidio Soltysik won 4.22%.

But it doesn’t even count.

Under the bizarre US electoral system, Guam doesn’t get one of the 538 ‘electoral college votes’. So their votes have gone down the plug.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton(C)greets supporters after casting her vote in Chappaqua, New York
(Photo: Getty)

Your incessant Facebook posts might actually have an impact

It turns out those politically charged Facebook posts might make a difference after all.

Whether you’re the type to write them yourself, or are in the habit of muting friends and family who seem to use social media as some sort of revolutionary soap box, they do (sometimes) make a difference, according to new research.

A Pew Research Centre study has released data that suggests one in five people are affected – and might even change their mind over an issue or stance.

Sandy Hook victim’s daughter pledges to vote

The daughter of the principal killed in the Sandy Hook school massacre has pledged to vote today.

Dawn Hochsprung was among six adults and 20 children killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in 2012.

Today, her daughter, Erica, posted a photo on Twitter of herself and Hillary Clinton.

She wrote: “Don’t worry, Mom, I’ll remember to vote today even though ur not here to remind me. Love you. This one is for you.”

Chelsea Clinton tweets support for mum

Chelsea Clinton has tweeted her support for her mum.

In a post, the 36-year-old wrote: “Couldn’t be more proud of my mom & the campaign she’s run. Let’s bring it home for her today.”

If she wins the presidential election, Hillary Clinton will become the nation’s first female commander in chief.

London has Trump Street leading on to Russia Row

London has its very own Trump Street – and it runs right on to Russia Row.

The tiny road is in the heart of the City – a stone’s throw away from the Bank of England but home to just a few offices and cafes.

Speaking to Mirror Online, those working on the street say its name is “embarrassing” and fear that the value of nearby properties could be hit if Trump wins the US presidency.

Fitness shop worker Jermaine Olasan, 25, has been in the area for four years but admits that he isn’t proud of working on Trump Street.

He said: “It’s a bit embarrassing to be honest. This is London and the majority of Londoners want to stay in the EU.

“I think some of the Brexiteers are similar in mind to a lot of the Trump supporters, so if this street was outside of London, it’s possible that its value would go up – but not here.”

Farage hopes for ‘Brexit day in the US’

Nigel Farage says he is hoping for ‘Brexit day’ in the US.

The Ukip leader has spoken out in support of Donald Trump numerous times.

This afternoon, he tweeted: “Is this Brexit day in the US? I hope so.”

‘The people are incredible’ – Trump

Donald Trump described Americans as ‘incredible’ as he cast his vote in Manhattan, New York, today.

The Republican candidate told Fox News: “The people of this country are incredible.”

He added that the campaign has changed him because he has seen ‘so many hopes and dreams that didn’t happen, that could have been helped with proper leadership’.

His comments came as millions of people flocked to polls across the US to cast their votes in the election.

These pictures show men and women casting their ballots in New Hampshire and Missouri:

An early morning voter casts her vote at the Bishop Leo E. O'Neil Youth Center on November 8, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire
An early morning voter casts her vote in Manchester, New Hampshire (Photo: Getty)
Early morning voters prepare to cast their votes at the Bishop Leo E. O'Neil Youth Center on November 8, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire
Other voters prepare to cast their votes at the Bishop Leo E. O’Neil Youth Center (Photo: Getty)
People wait in line to vote at the Bishop Leo E. O'Neil Youth Center on November 8, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire
Millions of people are flocking to polls across the US today (Photo: Getty)
Sample ballots are collected as voters wait for polls to open on November 8, 2016 at the Midwest Genealogy Center Library in Independence, Missouri
Sample ballots are collected as voters wait for polls to open at the Midwest Genealogy Center Library in Independence, Missouri (Photo: Getty)

Trump leads cookie sales

A US bakery is selling Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton cookies.

The sweet snacks at Oakmont Bakery in Oakmot, Pennsylvania, feature the faces of the two presidential candidates.

Trump is leading the way so far, with 63 per cent of the cookie purchases.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton cookies are on sale at the Oakmont Bakery on November 8, 2016 in Oakmont, Pennsylvania
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton cookies are on sale at the Oakmont Bakery (Photo: Getty)
A Donald Trump cookie is decorated and then for sale at the Oakmont Bakery on November 8, 2016 in Oakmont, Pennsylvania
Trump is leading the way so far, with 63 per cent of the cookie purchases (Photo: Getty)

A total of 2,609 Trump cookies have been sold – compared to 1,512 Clinton cookies.

Pennsylvania, a state with a population of 11.6million, is currently Democrat.

However, there is a 24.5 per cent chance of it switching to Trump, according to our state-by-state guide.

A Hillary Clinton cookie is prepared before sale at the Oakmont Bakery on November 8, 2016 in Oakmont, Pennsylvania
A total of 2,609 Trump cookies have been sold – compared to 1,512 Clinton cookies (Photo: Getty)

Pictures of Clinton casting her vote

Here are some pictures of Clinton just moments after she voted in the US presidential election.

The Democratic candidate beamed as she greeted supporters in Chappaqua after casting her ballot.

It comes as millions of Americans continue to queue up to vote in the election.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (L) greets supporters after casting her vote in Chappaqua, New York
Hillary Clinton greets supporters after casting her vote (Photo: Getty)
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton(C)greets supporters after casting her vote in Chappaqua, New York
The Democratic presidential candidate is running against rival Trump (Photo: Getty)
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton(C)and her husband Bill greet supporters after casting her vote in Chappaqua, New York
She was joined by and her husband, Bill (Photo: Getty)
Brianna Taylor, 5, (L-R) and Cailin Taylor, 8, wait in line at a polling location with their parents, James and Lindsey Taylor on November 8, 2016 in Independence, Missouri
Brianna Taylor, 5, (L-R) and Cailin Taylor, 8, wait in line at a polling location (Photo: Getty)

Bill Clinton cracks a joke as Hillary casts her vote

Hillary Clinton has cast her vote near her home in Chappaqua, New York, surrounded by crowds with her husband, former US President Bill.

Scenes in the polling station were chaotic with cameras and mobile phones jostling for a shot of the woman who could be President.

It’s nothing like the UK, where strict laws ban photos from being taken that could show how someone voted.

Outside under the autumn leaves, Mrs Clinton told Sky News: “I’ll do the very best I can if I’m fortunate enough to win today.”

She then moved on – but Bill Clinton couldn’t help answering a question about how it feels to be a “political spouse”.

He replied: “I’ve felt that way for several years now, I’m good. I’ve had 15 years of practice!”

Bill Clinton’s brutal verdict on Jeremy Corbyn

Bill Clinton branded Jeremy Corbyn “a guy off the street” in a leaked speech giving his brutal verdict on the Labour leader.

The former US President said Britain’s opposition party had picked the left-winger because people wanted “the maddest person in the room”.

The speech was given at a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton ‘s Presidential campaign hosted by allies Pennie and Gary Abramson on October 19 last year.

But the remarks at their home in Potomac, Maryland, were linked to Wikileaks as part of a cache of e-mails to and from campaign chair John Podesta.

Jeremy Corbyn
(Photo: John Alevroyiannis / Sunday Mirror)

Clinton’s running mate votes

Hillary Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine has voted in the US election.

The Junior Senator from Virginia is the Democratic nominee for Vice President.

He was pictured receiving an “I voted” sticker from a local after casting his ballot at the Hermitage Methodist Home polling station in Richmond today.

Kaine has previously served as Governor of Virginia, and was chair of the Democratic National Committee from 2009 to 2011.

He is one of the most experienced politicians in Washington – and is one of only 20 people to have served as a mayor, governor and U.S. senator.

Democratic U.S. vice presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) gets an "I voted" sticker
Kaine receives an “I voted” sticker from a local (Photo: REUTERS)
 People wait in line to vote at a polling site
People wait in line to vote at a polling site (Photo: Getty)

‘Trump is unfit for president’ – John Legend

John Legend has tweeted his support for Hillary Clinton, saying her rival is ‘unfit’ to be US president.

The singer posted a video shortly before noon, explaining why he is on Clinton’s side in the presidential race.

He captioned it: “Donald Trump is unfit for the office of president. Fortunately, there’s an exceptionally qualified candidate @HillaryClinton.”

In the footage, Legend added: “I think Donald Trump couldn’t possibly be a worse role model for any of our kids.”

Clinton retweeted the post on her official page.

First pictures of voters at polls

These are the first pictures of Americans voting in the presidential election.

Voters were pictured filling out ballots at the James Weldon Johnson school in the East Harlem neighbourhood of Manhattan, New York.

You can watch the voting live in the video at the top of this article, or here.

A man fills out a ballot for the U.S presidential election
A man fills out a ballot for the U.S presidential election (Photo: REUTERS)
First time voter Kaeli Askea poses for a selfie with her mother
First-time voter Kaeli Askea poses for a selfie with her mum (Photo: REUTERS)
Myla Gibson, 3, waits as her father Ken Gibson
Myla Gibson, 3, waits as her father Ken Gibson votes (Photo: REUTERS)
A woman fills out a ballot
A woman fills out a ballot in Manhattan, New York (Photo: REUTERS)

Clinton takes on mannequin challenge

Hillary Clinton has taken on the mannequin challenge.

The Democratic candidate’s campaign participated in the craze on their plane just hours before the polls opened today.

The popular challenge sees people imitate mannequins as they freeze for the camera.

In a new video, Clinton can be seen staying completely still as she stands onboard the plane.

Video thumbnail, Hillary and Bon Jovi do the mannequin challenge
Vote Hilary Video
Hillary Clinton participates in the craze (Photo: Twitter/@HilaryClinton)

She remains frozen until near the end of the footage, when she suddenly blinks.

Clinton enlisted her husband, former president Bill, Jon Bon Jovi and other supporters for the challenge.

A staffer shot the clip on the Democrat’s campaign jet, before posting it on Twitter with the caption: “Don’t stand still. Vote today”

Other famous faces to have participated in the craze include Adele, Beyonce and James Corden.

Vote Hilary Video
Her husband, former president Bill, also took part (Photo: Twitter/@HilaryClinton)
Vote Hilary Video
A staffer shot the clip on the Democrat’s campaign jet (Photo: Twitter/@HilaryClinton)

Stevie Wonder: ‘Voting for Trump is like to asking me to drive’

Stevie Wonder has said voting for Donald Trump is like asking him to drive.

The blind singer made the comparison during a Get Out and Vote concert where he was drumming up support for Hillary Clinton.

In an interview with US publication philly.com, he said Clinton’s experience and ‘respect and love for all people’ were the contributing factors in his decision to back her.

He said: “My youngest child is one year old. She is a junior millennial. So I’m looking at the future.

“I’ll give you a point of reference. As much as you have great love for me and you think I’m funny and la la la la la and I make you laugh and all that, if you had an emergency situation and needed to go to the hospital, and you had to get there right away, would you want me driving your car?”

Stevie Wonder smiles as he performs during a concert in the East Room of the White House
Stevie Wonder has compared voting for Trump to asking him to drive (Photo: Reuters)

The Superstition singer added: “So my belief is that Hillary is an experienced person of the government, and she has spent 30 years with a commitment.

“Not to mention that her parents taught her in a kinder way, to have respect and love for all people. That’s the person I want to govern, to be the leader of this nation.”

Real Clear Politics predicts Clinton will get 297 college votes

Clinton leads in key state polls, according to Real Clear Politics.

If each state voted in accordance with its RCP average, she would win the election.

In this case, she would receive 297 votes – while Trump would gain 241.

Either candidate needs 270 electoral votes to become the US president-elect.

U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. November 7, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
If each state voted in accordance with its RCP average, Clinton would win the election

Voters head to polls

Voters are heading to the polls to elect the new US president.

In total, the polls are open between 10am GMT Tuesday and 6am GMT Wednesday.

There are already long queues as Americans wait to cast their votes.

You can watch the voting live here.

Theresa May to press for call with US president-elect

Theresa May says she will be pressing for an early phone call with the US president-elect – whoever wins.

Speaking in Bangalore at the end of a three-day trade trip to India, the Prime Minister told Sky News: “We have people voting today for the elections in the USA.

“Who wins will be a matter for the American people.

“I will be taking the earliest opportunity to speak to whoever the winner of that contest is and talking to them about the special relationship that the UK has with the US.

Theresa May is greeted at Bangalore's Kebpegowda International Airport
Theresa May is greeted at Bangalore’s Kebpegowda International Airport (Photo: Getty)

“That relationship spans a whole range of issues, not just trade but also dealing with terrorism, security matters and defence matters as well.”

Her comments come after Downing Street was attacked for saying she wished woman-ogling Trump good luck.

“I think the Prime Minister would wish them both good luck,” a No10 spokesman said at a Westminster briefing.

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron replied: “Donald Trump is not just mad and bad but he’s also dangerous. Why would you wish him luck?

Asked later if she extended her wishes to all four candidates, the No10 spokesman said: “I have nothing further to add to what I said this morning”.

Theresa May visiting the Stone Hill Government Higher Primary School in Bangalore
May visits the Stone Hill Government Higher Primary School in Bangalore (Photo: Getty)

Lady Gaga in show of support for Clinton

Lady Gaga showed her support for Clinton yesterday at her rally in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The superstar, who joined Jon Bon Jovi at the event, told supporters that the presidential candidate is ‘unstoppable’.

Cautious rise for European shares

European shares edged higher in cautious trading at the start of today.

The pan-European STOXX 600 index was trading 0.2% higher by 0933 GMT, after surging 1.5% in the previous session on improved chances of Hillary Clinton becoming the next president

“As there are no new shocks in the press, it is clear that investors are cheering the Clinton lead, even if it is too close for absolute comfort,” Lorne Baring, managing director of B Capital Wealth Management, said.

This terrifying Trump painting will haunt your nightmares

This haunting painting shows Donald Trump as the Incubus – a mythical demon that takes male form and preys on women.

It’s a pastiche of Andrew Fuseli’s 1781 painting ‘The Nightmare’ and was commissioned by Canadian gift site Noblified.

They’ve renamed it ‘every woman’s nightmare’.

Profits will go to sexual violence charity Rainn and the original painting will be sent to the new President – whether Trump wins or not.

Donald Trump as the Incubus
Donald Trump as the Incubus (Photo: Noblified)

Princeton: Clinton to win by more than 100

The respected Princeton Electoral Consortium predicts an easy win tonight for Hillary Clinton.

The Democrat will be relieved to see the projection which hands her 323 electoral college votes, 53 over the 270 she needs to win.

That would leave Donald Trump with just 215, according to the study by academics at Princeton University. Their blog has been going for 12 years.

Princeton Election Consortium projection
The Princeton Election Consortium projection (Photo: Princeton Election Consortium)

Confused about why each state is voting 100% for each candidate? It’s because of the electoral college system.

Each state gets a certain number of “electors” – essentially votes – which is roughly proportional to the size and population of the state.

Most states award their electoral votes on a “winner take all” basis. So if a majority votes Democrat in Florida, even if it’s on a knife-edge, the Democrats get all 29 electoral votes.

Maine and Nebraska dish their votes out proportionally.

In total there are 538 electoral votes spread across the states, and a candidate needs a majority of 270 of them to win.

Analysis: The disunited states of America

From Mirror Head of Politics Jason Beattie’s morning briefing:

This time tomorrow we will know who is the next President of the United States .

All US presidential elections matter but few have carried such global importance as this year’s contest.

At stake is the continuity of a fragile but functioning system of international commerce, security and diplomatic relations or the unpredictable terrain which would come with a President Trump.

This is unchartered territory which could completely recast America’s global reach, fundamentally change relations with Russia, undermine Nato and play havoc with international trade.

 

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump
(Photo: Getty)

Shares rise again in Asia as Clinton looks safer

Hong Kong shares have risen for the second day running as investors see signs Hillary Clinton could win the Presidential election.

The Hang Seng index rose 0.5% to 22,909.47, while the China Enterprises Index gained 0.5% to 9,659.85.

Global equity markets soared after the FBI said on Sunday it will not charge Democratic candidate Clinton over the use of a private email server.

The optimism has offset concerns over China’s economic health, with newly-released data showing the nation’s exports and imports fell more than expected in October, Reuters reports.

 A Chinese day trader reacts as he watches a stock ticker
(Photo: Getty)

What time do the polls open and close?

In total, polls are open between 10am GMT Tuesday and 6am GMT Wednesday.

In most states the polls open at 6am/7pm local time and close at 7pm/8pm local time.

But early-rising, Democrat-safe Vermont is a lot more energetic – opening polling booths in some areas at 5am (10am GMT).

Voters are red-eyed in New York too, where the polls will close at 9pm local time (2am GMT).

The latest close generally will be on the west coast, where most states vote until 8pm local time (4am GMT).

But because Alaska is so much further to the west it’ll have the final poll closing time at 8pm local time (6am GMT).

We should have a result at about 4am. Here’s our hour-by-hour guide and how to watch in the UK.

All this is a trick question of course because voters already went the polls at midnight in the village of Dixville Notch, which had just eight people.

Early voting is also common in the US and many have already cast their ballot.

Nigel at Mendenhall lake and glacier in Juneau, Alaska
The Mirror’s travel editor Nigel Thompson in Alaska, the last place where polls close

Ohio Democrat chief insists voters are coming back to Hillary

The BBC has just interviewed David Pepper, Democratic Party chairman in Ohio – and he insisted Hillary was in pole position.

Democrat-held Ohio is the classic ‘bellwether’ state – predicting the winner – and polls have put Donald Trump ahead.

Mr Pepper insisted: “We’re seeing results from the early vote that suggests Donald Trump is losing more Republicans than he is gaining Democrats.

“He was doing better with those working-class Democrats six months ago,” Mr Pepper said, when he was talking about trade – but that’s dropped off.

“A lot of those Democrats have circled back and are now supporting Hillary Clinton,” he claimed.

Mr Pepper also hit out at the timing of the FBI’s decision to re-open and re-close the probe into Hillary Clinton’s e-mails, saying it “might have cost other candidates their seats.”

U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton at an Ohio rally on Sunday (Photo: REUTERS)

Mitt Romney’s niece praises ‘kind man’ Trump

Mitt Romney’s niece is not part of the Republican exodus of support for Donald Trump.

The former candidate himself said Trump was unfit for office.

But Ronna Romney McDaniel, chair of the Republicans in up-for-grabs Michigan, swung behind the party’s candidate.

She told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme in the UK: “Personally he is a very kind man, he likes to get opinions from others, and I think he’s going to do a great job building a strong team.”

Michigan voted 54% Democrat in 2012.

On Thursday, Mitt Romney joined other politicians in declaring Trump unfit for office.
Mitt Romney joined other politicians in declaring Trump unfit for office (Photo: Getty)

State-by-state guide to the US election

The battle between Clinton and Trump will reach its climax live on TV, with results rolling in from just before midnight.

But with results trickling in a state at a time, the election can get confusing even for seasoned political veterans.

Helpfully, Mirror Online has produced this state-by-state guide to help. Just remember, Democrats are blue and Republicans are red.

Click here to see our helpful guide in full.

(Photo: Daily Mirror)

Clinton wins midnight vote in tiny town

Despite it being the early hours of the morning in the US, with a full day of voting yet to come, results are already in one from tiny community.

Just eight people took to the ballot box in the early hours in the town of Dixville Notch in New Hampshire.

And they gave Hillary Clinton a resounding win.

Of the eight votes cast, the Democratic candidate took four, Trump had two votes with Gary Johnson one. Mitt Romney also took one vote, CNN reported.

Video thumbnail, First votes in the US election are cast in Dixville Notch

Security expected to be tight after polling day terror threats

As Americans go to the polls, security across the country is expected to be extremely tight.

US authorities have received intelligence of a possible pre-election al Qaida attack, and more than 5,000 police officers will be assigned to secure central Manhattan.

A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq
Islamic State has threatened to “slaughter” Americans on voting day (Photo: Reuters)

Terror group ISIS has also threatened to “slaughter’ Americans on polling day.

Barack Obama will remain in the White House until January 20 when the election winner will take the oath of office and become the 45th president of the United States.

Early signs favour Clinton win

Record numbers of Americans have voted early with 46m already having cast their vote.

All signs at the moment signal a Clinton win.

Not only are some pollsters giving the Democratic candidate a lead.

But there are also signs of a large turnout among Hispanic communities, which Mrs Clinton hopes will favour her.

Clinton and Trump now facing nervous wait

Both Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump have held their final rallies of a long and bruising campaign.

Clinton held her final rally in North Carolina while Trump took to the stage in Pennsylvania.

Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump (C) speaks at a rally with Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence (L) at the SNHU Arena
Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump (C) speaks at a rally with Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence (Photo: Barcroft Media)

Clinton had earlier told a huge crowd of 33,0000 people in Philadelphia that “ Tomorrow we face the test of our time.

“We choose to believe in a hopeful, inclusive, big-hearted America.”

U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. November 7, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton

Both candidates will now face a nervous wait to see who voters will choose as the next President.

Clinton given 90 per cent change of defeating Trump in poll

The Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project gave Hillary Clinton a 90 percent chance of defeating Trump in a poll released on Monday.

The Democratic nominee was on track to win 303 Electoral College votes out of the 270 needed, to Trump’s 235.

Undeterred, Republican Trump maintained that the election result would be as big an upset as the EU referendum in the UK.

He told supporters in Raleigh, North Carolina: “I think it’s going to be Brexit plus plus plus.”

As the billionaire businessman left the stage You Can’t Always Get What You Want by the Rolling Stones began to play.

You can read more here.

‘It’s gonna be Brexit plus plus plus’ says Trump

During his final appeal to Americans before the historic vote, Trump evoked the spirit of Brexit.

Speaking at his midnight rally in Virginia, he shouted: “It’s gonna be Brexit plus plus plus!. They don’t know about us.”

Polls show Clinton appears to be in the lead to become President.

Madonna sings for Hillary in New York

Video thumbnail, Madonna sings Imagine in Washington Square Park ahead of the US election

This was Madonna giving New Yorkers an impromptu outdoor concert for free in support of Hillary earlier.

She sang John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ in Washington Square Park dressed in a patriotic woolly hat.

The singer somewhat confused the crowd by referring to herself as a ‘minority’ – but she then explained that she felt “marginalised” as a woman.

Nude ‘Donald Trump’ at the White House

Be warned, click on this link of a NUDE ‘Donald Trump’ after he wins the White House and you might not be able to unsee it.

The images, courtesy of renowned spoof artist Alison Jackson, show the Republican getting a spray tan in the Oval Office and then partying with beauty queens.

Take a look here – if you a dare.

Right-wing commentator in bizarre ‘born in America’ tweet

As voting is set to being on Tuesday, the political chatter is non-stop in America.

And this tweet from notorious right-wing commentator Ann Coulter has been getting people very upset.

She claimed that if “only people with at least 4 grandparents born in America were voting, Trump would win in a 50-state landslide”.

It’s a tough one to get your head around, not least because surely it would be impossible to have more than four grandparents.

People have also pointed out that all four of Donald Trump’s grandparents were born in Europe therefore he wouldn’t be able to vote.

His mother is also Scottish.

A bizarre comment all round.

Wild crowd for Hillary in North Carolina

Video thumbnail, Crowd goes wild for Hillary in North Carolina

‘We’re going to close the history books on the Clintons’ – Trump

Donald Trump is continuing his Michigan speech.

He moves on to attacking the Clintons.

He said: “We’re finally going to close the history books on the Clintons.

“We will open a bright new future focused on you – the American people.

“We’re going to take our country back from the special interests.

“I want the Washington establishment to hear our words.

“We’re going to Washington DC and we’re going to ‘Drain the swamp’.”

The crowd then chants ‘drain the swamp’.

Donald Trump at his final rally in Michigan has been telling his supporters: “We don’t need Jay Z or Beyonce. We don’t need Jon Bon Jovi. We don’t need Lady Gaga.”

He’s promising them he will bring jobs back.

“We will coming back here a lot,” he said.

Lady Gaga backs Hillary Clinton rally

Video thumbnail, Lady Gaga says - Get out there and vote for Hillary

Lady Gaga has been speaking in support of Hillary Clinton in Raleigh, North Carolina.

“She kept going and she kept fighting for women’s rights. She kept fighting for the care of our children,” Gaga said.
“She kept fighting for those that are in need. And the truth is that Hillary Clinton has done this for her entire career, and now when I say career is that she didn’t just wake up one morning and decide she wanted to be president.”

Dixville, New Hampshire votes for Hillary in first result

Video thumbnail, First votes in the US election are cast in Dixville Notch

The tiny village of Dixville, New Hampshire, where it is past midnight has already voted and the results are in.

Hillary Clinton won with four votes, Trump got 2.

There are only eight voters at the station which has been voting at midnight since 1960 in a mid to stir up publicity.

Hillary Clinton final rally in North Carolina

Hillary Clinton is also holding her final rally of the campaign at midnight in North Carolina.

Earlier, the Democrat set a new record for the biggest turnout for either candidate after at least 33,000 cheered her in Philadelphia.

She told them: “Tomorrow we face the test of our time.

“We choose to believe in a hopeful, inclusive, big-hearted America.”

Donald Trump’s final rally

Donald Trump’s final rally is underway in Pennsylvania.

It’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

“Tomorrow we face the test of our time”

U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. November 7, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Clinton held the biggest rally of her campaign in Philadelphia on Monday night, drawing a crowd that the city’s Fire Department put at 33,000 to hear her and President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and rockers Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi.

“Tomorrow we face the test of our time,” Clinton told supporters, saying they could decide what sort of country they wanted to live in.

“We choose to believe in a hopeful, inclusive, big-hearted America.”

New poll – Hillary Clinton ‘has 90 per cent chance of winning’

A prediction of which way the US states will vote in 2016 (Photo: Daily Mirror)

A new poll shows Hillary Clinton on course to win the US election with hours to go.

The Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project gave Clinton a 90 percent chance of defeating Trump, seeing her on track to win 303 Electoral College votes out of the 270 needed, to Trump’s 235.

With surveys indicating a tight race in Michigan, which Democrats have long counted on winning, both candidates made campaign appearances there. Pennsylvania, another vote-rich state, was also seen as fertile ground by both camps in the closing hours of their campaigns.

Video thumbnail, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump make final pleas for votes ahead of election day

‘Not your fault!’ Supporter at Clinton rally

That vile incident stands in stark contrast to what happened at Hillary’s rally a short time ago.

As the Democrat spoke of her regret at the “angry tone” of the campaign, a woman in the crowd shouted: “Not your fault!”

The remark was followed by wide applause.

‘Assassinate that b****’ shouted at Trump rally

A really nasty incident to report, but unfortunately not surprising.

According to NBC reporter Katy Tur, someone shouted “assassinate that b****” when Donald Trump’s running mate Mike Pence mentioned his opponent in New Hampshire tonight.

As has been heard previously, they also chanted “lock her up” and “build that wall”.

‘Let’s make history tomorrow!’ – Joe Biden

Vice-President Joe Biden has made an epic speech on Twitter urging Americans to “make history tomorrow”.

He wrote: “There has never been a more important tomorrow in the modern electoral history of the United States of America.”

“We’re on the precipice of an American century like we’ve never ever thought of before

“We have a responsibility not only to vote… but to bring this country together when tomorrow is over.”

“Every time there’s a problem in Congress, I get sent to the Hill. Tim, get ready!”

“Tim Kaine and I believe, we really believe, that there’s no reason why we can’t do so much better politically

“We are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights. EVERYONE is endowed with those rights.”

“If we come together, there’s nothing, nothing that can stop us.

“We’re America! We don’t scare easily… We never bow. We never bend. We never break.

“Let’s make history tomorrow. Let’s send a signal to the rest of the world that America is still the brightest beacon of hope.”

Video thumbnail, Joe Biden campaigns against Donald Trump in his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania

Tom Brady has already voted for Trump

Donald Trump has been talking about how his “friend” Tom Brady – the greatest quarterback of all time – has endorsed him.

The New England Patriots star, 39, has already voted Republican, he claims.

Trump claims Brady told him: “Donald I support you. You’re my friend and I voted for you.”

Tom Brady and “friend” Donald Trump

‘Are you fired up? Are you ready?’ – Obamas

The Obamas have been on stage asking the crowd: “Are you fired up? Are you ready to go?”

First Lady Michelle has also been saying how she’s proud of her husband’s presidency.

“I am proud not just of what he has done, but how he has done it” she added.

: Christopher BucktinWill Latinos deal killer blow to Donald Trump hopes?

Video thumbnail, Latinos could swing the vote in Florida

Donald Trump’s sustained and vicious attack on Latinos could deliver the killer blow to his White House bid as polls close.

The Republican candidate has campaigned to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants, and branded Mexicans killers, rapists and drug dealers – vowing to build a wall on the border.

But as the moment of truth approaches, early votes in battleground states with large Latino populations show record turnouts among them.

It’s payback from America’s largest minority group against the billionaire, who went way beyond his disgraceful Mexican “rapists” claim, broadening his insults to all Latinos.

Trump touches down in New Hampshire

Donald’s son Eric Trump has just tweeted this image as they touch down in New Hampshire.

Over in Philadelphia, his dad his getting a pasting from rock star Bruce Springsteen who is on stage.

“This is a man whose vision is limited to little beyond himself”, the singer said.

Donald Trump rally in New Hampshire

Video thumbnail, Watch live: Donald Trump campaigns in New Hampshire ahead of election day

We also have a live stream of Donald Trump’s rally in New Hampshire if you want to watch that instead.

In Iowa earlier today, Trump said he was the “last chance” to fix immigration and trade, while outside Minneapolis, he said the Somali refugee population there was a “disaster.”

Supporters near Pittsburgh booed a song by musician Bruce Springsteen, who is set to campaign with Clinton on Monday night.

Chants of “lock her up” came in waves even as news broke that the FBI again said Clinton should not face prosecution for her email practices while secretary of state.


Video thumbnail, Watch live: Clinton and the Obamas campaign in Philadelphia ahead of election day

We have a live stream available of the Hillary Clinton rally in Philadelphia which is about to get underway.

Jon bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and Lady Gaga are due to appear as well as speeches from Hillary, Bill and their daughter Chelsea.

Michelle Obama will also speak, we expect.

It will be among the final opportunities for Clinton to connect with voters before polling booths open on Tuesday.

Trump in Florida

Meanwhile, Donald Trump is speaking at his third rally of the day in Florida.

The latest polls in the key battleground indicate he has a chance of winning it.

A Quinnipiac University poll released today has Clinton on 46 per cent and Trump on 45.

Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll said it could result in a similar situation to 2000 when 537 votes in Florida ultimately gave the presidency to Republican George W. Bush over Democrat Al Gore.
It is widely believed that Trump needs to win Florida and North Carolina to have a shot at capturing the White House.
“There is no realistic scenario under which Trump can win the White House without those two states, while Clinton might get there without them, but it’s not a road she wants to travel,” Brown added.

This video footage shows voters in the small town casting their votes.


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