- Title: Americans anxiously wait for U.S presidential election results
- Date: 9th November 2016
- Summary: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 8, 2016) (REUTERS) ****WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** EXTERIOR OF WHITE HOUSE (NIGHT SHOT) VARIOUS OF PEOPLE ATTENDING 'MILLENNIALS WATCH PARTY' AT BUILDING MUSEUM PEOPLE AT WATCH PARTY INTERIOR OF BUILDING MUSEUM VARIOUS OF PEOPLE AT WATCH PARTY WIDE OF PEOPLE IN MUSEUM WOMAN SITTING ON FLOOR WATCHING TELEVISION WITH REPORTS ON ELECTION PEOPLE AT PENN SOCIAL BAR WATCHING REPORTS ON ELECTION WOMEN WATCHING PEOPLE AT TABLES TALKING VARIOUS LOOKING CONCERNED PEOPLE WATCHING REPORTS ON ELECTION WIDE OF PEOPLE AT BAR VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WATCHING
- Embargoed: 24th November 2016 03:09
- Keywords: U.S presidential election Republicans Democrats waiting
- Location: WASHINGTON, D.C, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES
- City: WASHINGTON, D.C, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA00157Q1A9Z
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Hundreds of Americans attended various watch parties across Washington, D.C. on Tuesday (November 8) anxiously awaiting for the results of one of the most contentious U.S. presidential elections in history.
Mixed audiences filled into bars and election watching events in the nation's capital as Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton battled deep into the night for the White House with Trump surprisingly holding narrow leads in a series of states that were too close to call, including the key battlegrounds of Ohio and Florida.
Enough wind may have come out of Clinton's sails to slow the Democrats' Senate and House of Representatives headway because of the FBI's startling announcement last month that reigned the controversy about her email practices, congressional aides and analysts said.
If that is the case, they said, Republicans will likely defend their House majority and may be able to retain some Senate seats long seen as vulnerable to Democratic capture.
Americans are voting to choose Clinton or Republican Donald Trump for president, and to fill 34 of the 100 Senate seats and all 435 House seats. Both the House and Senate are now controlled by the Republicans.
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