- Title: Virginia voters wait in long lines to cast ballots
- Date: 8th November 2016
- Summary: ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 8, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WAITING IN LONG LINES TO CAST THEIR VOTES PEOPLE CHECKING AT REGISTRATION TABLE PEOPLE MARKING THEIR BALLOT LONG LINES SNAKING AROUND GYMNASIUM WOMAN MARKING HER BALLOT AT BOOTH VOTERS SUBMITTING THEIR BALLOTS INTO COMPUTER LONG LINES OF PEOPLE WAITING IN LINE OUTSIDE SCHOOL (SOUNDBITE) (English) KATE FLAHERTY, VIRGINIA VOTER SAYING: "I've always been like a very big fan of Hillary Clinton, and like I followed her policies. You know the first time she ran she didn't get it, I was a little bummed but I really liked Obama, but this time, I don't know it was so exciting to watch her like, climb and her rise and now she's the first female...I'm just really excited for women everywhere." (SOUNDBITE) (English) FRANK KNIZER, VIRGINIA VOTER SAYING: "I voted for Hillary Clinton. (Reporter asks why) Because I think Donald Trump is not fit to be president and I agree with Hillary's policies and I think she's a strong candidate, the strongest candidate and I'm really excited to see her elected president." (SOUNDBITE) (English) KIM MATTHEWS, VIRGINIA VOTER SAYING: 'I voted for Clinton. (REPORTER ASKING WHY SHE VOTED FOR CLINTON) Ooh, as if that needs to be explained. I mean just Trump's whole spiel over the past couple of months has re ally changed my mind. I wasn't going to vote, but I decided to come out after I heard Trump." (SOUNDBITE) (English) JAMIE VEST, VIRGINIA VOTER SAYING: "I think it was a very dirty campaign. I think the media was very involved and clearly the candidates were not well liked so I'll be glad when this is over." (SOUNDBITE) (English) JESSICA FONTAINE, VIRGINIA VOTER SAYING: "I voted for Hillary, honestly, I'm a registered republican and I'm very, very disappointed in the development of our party and just looking at the two candidates there really was only one option. She's qualified she can do it, she's going to crush it and I'm really excited about the next four years, hopefully eight, so we'll see." (SOUNDBITE) (English) BILL LANE, VIRGINIA VOTER SAYING: "I think difference is a good thing, It's good we had new ideas this election cycle and I think a lot of people who were not heard before were probably heard this time around." REPORTER ASKING VOTER WHO SHE VOTED FOR (SOUNDBITE) (English) KATELYN MAZENKO, VIRGINIA VOTER SAYING: "Yeah, Hillary Clinton, I think that you know personally as a female, I've always looked up to her as a leader. I think she has a history of working for families and working for children and I really value that." WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 8, 2016) (REUTERS) WHITE HOUSE EXTERIORS CAPITOL EXTERIORS
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- Location: ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA UNITED STATES / WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES
- City: ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA UNITED STATES / WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
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- Story Text:Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face the judgment of the voters on Tuesday (November 8) after a bruising campaign as millions of Americans turn out to pick the next president with final polls favoring Clinton.
Hundreds of people waited in long lines as the polls opened in Arlington, Virginia, with voters eager to cast their ballot in the presidential election.
Americans will be voting to choose Clinton or 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.
Polls have shown that Virginia, considered a key state rich in electoral votes, is leaning toward democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Tim Kaine, Clinton's vice-presidential running-mate is currently the Senator of Virginia.
Virginia resident Frank Knizer cast his vote for Hillary Clinton. "I think Donald Trump is not fit to be president and I agree with Hillary's policies and I think she's a strong candidate, the strongest candidate and I'm really excited to see her elected president," he told Reuters.
Several women expressed excitement in casting their vote for the first female presidential nominee of a major party.
"I think that you know personally as a female, I've always looked up to her as a leader. I think she has a history of working for families and working for children and I really value that," said Katelyn Mazenko.
At the end of a bruising election campaign, the Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation poll gave Clinton a 90 percent chance of defeating Republican Donald Trump and said she was on track to win 303 Electoral College votes out of the 270 needed, to Trump's 235.
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