- Title: US expats gather in Mexico as election results come in
- Date: 9th November 2016
- Summary: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (NOVEMBER 08, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PEOPLE REGISTERING AT EVENT PEOPLE HOLDING UP HILLARY 2016 T SHIRT WOMAN GIVING THE THUMBS UP HILLARY CAMPAIGN T SHIRT VARIOUS OF PEOPLE AT EVENT GENERAL VIEW OF EVENT (SOUNDBITE) (English) US EXPAT, DANITA DELCE, SAYING: "I'm still nervous, I still think it will be a close call but if Hillary wins I am very excited to have the first female president of the United States." VARIOUS OF PEOPLE AT EVENT (SOUNDBITE) (English) US EXPAT, LAURA, SAYING: "I'm pretty confident about the results. I follow 538 and I follow a lot of the polls so I'm pretty confident. That said there is always room for a surprise and if there is a surprise we will survive." VARIOUS OF PEOPLE AT EVENT MAN HOLDING UP HILLARY T SHIRT BANNER AT EVENT
- Embargoed: 24th November 2016 01:05
- Keywords: US expats Mexico City elections Hillary Clinton Donald Trump
- Location: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- City: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA00157Q13Z9
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: American expats living in Mexico City gathered for a gala event on US election night (November 8) to eagerly await the results of who will be the next American president.
The event was organised by the American Society of Mexico and brings together both US citizens and Mexicans for the event.
Mexican interest in the US election has been strong after Republican candidate Donald Trump vowed to build a wall along the border and deport undocumented migrants.
Many at the Mexico City event are Clinton supporters and are quietly hopeful their candidate will make it past the 270 electoral college votes needed to take power.
"I'm still nervous, I still think it will be a close call but if Hillary wills I am very excited to have the first female president of the United States," said US expat, Danita Delce.
Pollsters have been pointing to a Clinton win in the vote.
"I'm pretty confident about the results. I follow 538 and I follow a lot of the polls so I'm pretty confident. That said there is always room for a surprise and if there is a surprise we will survive," added American, Laura.
Both candidates scored early victories in states where they were expected to win. Trump captured conservative states in the South and Midwest, while Clinton swept several states on the East Coast and Illinois in the Midwest.
With voting completed in more than half of the 50 U.S. states, the race was too close to call in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, New Hampshire and Virginia, states that could be vital to deciding which contender wins the presidency.
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