- Title: New York's Empire State Building displays an election themed light show
- Date: 9th November 2016
- Summary: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 8, 2016) (REUTERS) LIGHT SHOW PROJECTED ON EMPIRE STATE BUILDING DISPLAYING SIGN: 'NOVEMBER 8, 2016' LIGHT SHOW PROJECTED ON EMPIRE STATE BUILDING DISPLAYING SIGN: 'VOTE' PEOPLE WATCHING AT LIGHT SHOW PROJECTED ON EMPIRE STATE BUILDING LIGHT SHOW PROJECTED ON EMPIRE STATE BUILDING LIGHT SHOW PROJECTED ON EMPIRE STATE BUILDING DISPLAYING U.S. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES RESULTS
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- Keywords: Empire State Building U.S. Presidential election light show
- Location: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA00157Q1U13
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: New York's famous Empire State Building transformed itself into a 2016 Election Day light display on Tuesday (November 8).
Republican Donald Trump scored a series of surprising wins in battleground states including Florida and Ohio on Tuesday, opening a path to the White House for the political outsider and rattling world markets counting on a win by Democrat Hillary Clinton.
With investors worried a Trump victory could cause economic and global uncertainty, the U.S. dollar sank and stock markets slammed into reverse in wild Asian trading. Opinion polls before Election Day had given Clinton a slim lead.
Mexico's peso plunged to its lowest-ever levels as Trump's chances of winning the presidency increased. Concerns of a Trump victory have weighed heavily on the peso for months because of his threats to rip up a free trade agreement with Mexico and tax money sent home by migrants to pay to build a wall on the southern U.S. border.
Trump won in Florida, Ohio and North Carolina. With voting completed in 49 of the 50 U.S. states, he also narrowly led in Michigan, New Hampshire and Wisconsin, giving him a clear advantage in the state-by-state fight for 270 Electoral College votes needed to win.
Both candidates still had ways to reach 270, but Clinton would have to sweep most of the remaining battlegrounds including Pennsylvania, Michigan and either Nevada or New Hampshire.
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