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United States to elect its 45th president on Tuesday

November 08, 2016, 2:29 UTC+3 NEW YORK

Politico reported that the number of registered voters has exceeded 200 million people for the first time in US history

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NEW YORK, November 8. /TASS/. The election in the United States will take place on Tuesday, November 8. Americans will choose a new president and vice president, representatives from all 435 congressional districts across each of the 50 US states, 34 members of the Senate, governors of 12 states and mayors of several cities.

The day of voting was preceded by an unprecedentedly "dirty" election campaigns of Democratic candidate, former US State Secretary Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate businessman Donald Trump. According to polls, the majority of Americans plan to vote for Clinton. If Hillary Clinton wins, she will be the first woman to serve as US president. However, the intrigue persists until the last minute since billionaire Donald Trump still has a chance to gain the upper hand.

Midnight voting in New Hampshire

In accordance with the tradition started in 1960, residents of the small town Dixville Notch in the north of New Hampshire, in 30 kilometers from the border with Canada, will be the first to vote in the election. Precisely at midnight (8am Moscow time), they will gather at the local hotel Balsams, and the voting will be over in a minute.

Massachusetts Election Commission told TASS that voting will open in small towns along the Atlantic at 5:45am (1:45pm Moscow time). A representative of the state secretary of the neighboring state of Maine said that voting will start at 6am local time (2pm Moscow time) in settlements with population of less than 500 people. The last polling station to close in the US — at 8pm local time (8am November 9 Moscow time) — will be the one in Adak, Alaska, while voting in Hawaii will close an hour earlier.

Two main candidates and outsiders

In all 50 states and district of Columbia, among candidates on the bulletin are Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, who served two terms as New Mexico Governor. Green Party candidate Jill Stein is put on the bulletin in 45 states.

According to latest polls, Clinton enjoys 45-47% of support, Trump — 41-43%, Johnson — around 6%, and Stein — around 2%. Bloomberg said that outsider candidates may take Clinton’s votes in such states as New Mexico and Washington, and Trump’s votes in Arizona, Montana, and Colorado, which may considerably affect the outcome of elections.

Politico reported that the number of registered voters has exceeded 200 million people for the first time in US history. According to US Elections Project, 41.1 million people already cast their votes in early voting.

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