US Elections Results: Change of plans for America

As the map of American looks alarmingly red, the drama escalates. The world waits with bated breath, awaiting America's decision.

Written by Radhika Iyengar | New Delhi | Updated: November 9, 2016 2:57 pm
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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.

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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!”

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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?

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Here’s social media buzz from the States:

The Democrats’ safe state Michigan becomes a battleground. All eyes are on Michigan:

 

As Trump takes the lead, this is what some have to say:

 

 

 

And the country seems to be in shock:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.