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Harlem goes to the polls

Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 01:07

Harlem residents go to the polls to elect the next president of the United States.Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: 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. Residents in New York's predominantly African-American neighborhood, Harlem, showed up at their polling station to cast their votes. 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. Voter Braheem Kone, expressed excitement in casting a vote for the first female presidential nominee of a major party. "I always vote and especially with the first female president, so I'm here to vote for Hillary." In a battle 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, made their final, fervent appeals to supporters. "I've got to vote for Hilary because she's - in my opinion they are both horrible candidates, but you've got to go for the lesser of two evils," said Ameer Dirar. However, voter Merilyn Niles was excited to cast her vote for Clinton. "He knows absolutely nothing. And the media got that man out there every moment as though he's somebody that will help the underdogs like me and he won't." 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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Harlem goes to the polls

Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 01:07