- Title: Trump votes in New York
- Date: 8th November 2016
- Summary: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 8, 2016) (REUTERS) U.S. REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE DONALD TRUMP'S CONVOY/MOTORCADE ARRIVES AT POLLING STATION POLICE OFFICERS DONALD TRUMP AND HIS WIFE MELANIA TRUMP ENTER POLLING STATION
- Embargoed: 23rd November 2016 16:34
- Keywords: Donald Trump Republican election White House Melania Trump Ivanka Trump
- Location: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA00157L4KZR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: NOTE -- AUDIO OF TRUMP COMMENTS ARE OFF CAMERA MIC, QUALITY AS INCOMING
After alternately exciting and repelling millions with his distinctly outsider approach to politics, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump cast his ballot in New York City on Tuesday (November 8).
Asked as he picked up his ballot if he was nervous, Trump said, "No I'm not nervous. I'm very excited. It's a great opportunity. There's tremendous enthusiasm you see it all over the country, all over the world. It's a great feeling."
Trump along with his wife Melania Trump, daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner arrived at the polling station inside a local elementary school just before 1100 EST (1600 CMT), to a chorus of cheers and jeers outside.
The business mogul and former reality television star, is trailing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton by an average of 5 percentage points in most national polls.
Trump's blunt assessments, searing put-downs and occasionally hyperbolic claims were responsible for some of the most memorable moments of the election.
Millions of Americans are expected to cast their ballots in a race which centered largely on the character of the candidates, Clinton, 69, a former secretary of state and first lady, and Trump, 70, a New York businessman.
Clinton, who is trying to become the first woman elected to the White House, voted earlier on Tuesday in Chappaqua, New York.
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.
Surveys show a tight race in Michigan, which Democrats have long counted on winning. Pennsylvania, another vote-rich state, was also seen as fertile ground by both camps in the closing hours of their campaigns. Races in the hotly contested states of Florida and North Carolina were shifting, however, from favoring Clinton to being too close to call.
Clinton voted in Chappaqua, New York. Both Clinton and Trump will hold victory rallies about a mile apart in the evening in New York.
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