It’s Election Day and the race between Trump and Clinton is neck and neck. Since July, the election campaign has been volatile and unreal, so much so that it led President Obama to call it, “a reality show or even a parody”. However, as the race unfolds, the voting margins between the two candidates are razor thin.
In fact, FivethirtyEight’s Editor-in-Chief, Nate Silver tweeted, “This doesn’t seem like an election in which one candidate had a 99% chance of winning tbh.” Trump, after having won North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama, has surprisingly won two major key battleground states – Ohio and Florida. CNN’s Wolf Blizter remarked, “Donald Trump is doing remarkably well!”
As the map of American looks alarmingly red, the drama escalates. The world waits with bated breath, awaiting America’s decision. Will it hail its first woman President or build a wall instead?
Here’s social media buzz from the States:
The Democrats’ safe state Michigan becomes a battleground. All eyes are on Michigan:
OK, change of plans: We’re designating Michigan as “too close to call”, resetting odds to 50/50 there. Clinton EC odds way down as a result.
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) November 9, 2016
It’s like an entire election is the Michigan Democratic primary
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) November 9, 2016
All eyes increasingly on Michigan. No early vote there & Clinton camp scrambled in the end to get her & Obama into the state.
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) November 9, 2016
As Trump takes the lead, this is what some have to say:
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) November 9, 2016
Feingold says the coming days could be among “the most challenging times in the history of our country.” #wisconsin
— Julie Bosman (@juliebosman) November 9, 2016
It’s not a done deal. But I’ve begun to write my “Trump wins” piece. http://t.co/759qYyZBDb
— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) November 9, 2016
As friend just noted, the last 16 years have seen enormous increase in the power of executive. Trump would be a very powerful president.
— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) November 9, 2016
And the country seems to be in shock:
Lesson? Never ever underestimate angry white people in America. Especially quasi racist ones. #ElectionNight
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) November 9, 2016
— The Beaverton (@TheBeaverton) November 9, 2016
— Tim – Holiday Theme (@TimDotTV) November 9, 2016
At least Prince and Bowie aren’t alive to see this. #ElectionNight
— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) November 9, 2016
— Melissa Royle (@melissaroyle) November 9, 2016
Red is all of a sudden a very ugly colour #electionnight
— Riyadh Khalaf (@RiyadhK) November 9, 2016
Maybe Americans shouldn’t be allowed to vote in American elections anymore. #ElectionNight
— Peter Helliar (@pjhelliar) November 9, 2016
— CEO Kaz Hirai (@KazHiraiCEO) November 9, 2016
While the campaign has been nerve-racking and unpredictable, the polls predict that Trump might just be the next President of the United States.
President Obama sent out a special message to the citizens today (which appeared to be more of a condolence), saying, “And remember, no matter what happens, the sun will rise in the morning and America will still be the greatest nation on Earth.”
If Trump wins — God bless America for it will need it. And, God bless Mexico.