AFTER a marathon campaign the grand finale of the US Presidential election is nearing ever closer.Voters will decide whether Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump will become the new leader of the free world when polls open across the country on November 8.And if you fancy watching the election as it happens – here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know.While 120 million people are expected to cast their vote on Tuesday November 8, 2016 – the winner won’t be revealed until the early hours of November 9 due to the sheer size of the country and its six time zones.In the UK, sleep-deprived viewers will first hear the result at around 4am on Wednesday, November 9.Earliest possible time the result will be announced is 4am (UK time) when all polls have closed aside from Alaska – and the result is usually called by TV networks around this time.The first projection via exit polls will happen at midnight UK time.The ‘battleground … [Read more...] about When will we know the result of the US Election 2016, when does each state declare, what’s the time difference and how can I watch?
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IMMIGRATION has been one of the defining issues of this US Presidential election.Donald Trump’s controversial policy proposals have brought the subject to the forefront of the political agenda.It was during the Republican nominee’s first speech, when he officially launched his White House bid, that he promised to build a wall on the American/Mexican border.This is another issue in which Trump’s stance is in complete contrast to that of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.Let’s take a look at the two Presidential frontrunners’ views on the issue.When the brash billionaire announced his bid for the Presidency he called some Mexican immigrants ‘criminals’ and ‘rapists’.He vowed to build a ‘great wall’ on the America’s southern border and to make Mexico pay for it.This is still featured prominently on his campaign website and is considered his signature policy.Trump later announced plans for a “total and … [Read more...] about Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton on immigration – what the US election 2016 candidates have to say
GUN control and the ‘right to bear arms’ is one of the most divisive issues in America.The United States has more guns per capita than any other nation in the world and is plagued with mass shootings.The ‘right to keep and bear Arms’ is the 2nd Amendment of the US constitution – a document which established the country’s national government in 1787.And the two main political parties are fiercely divided on the issue.While the Democrats want stricter gun laws, such as background checks and a ban on assault weapons, the Republicans strongly oppose any form of gun control.Let’s take a look at what Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have to say on this contentious issue.Since entering politics, billionaire Trump has been staunchly against any form of gun reform.Trump insists that mass shooting are the result of a mental health issue which can not be solved by gun control.In a Republican primary debate in January, the former … [Read more...] about Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton on gun control – what the US election 2016 candidates have to say
ABORTION is a highly controversial issue in America and one on which the two main parties rarely find common ground.While the Republicans, who have a large Christian voting base, strongly oppose abortion - the Democrats are in favour of a woman’s right to choose.It is no surprise then that Republican candidate Donald Trump has a ‘pro-life’ stance – however his views on the subject have even managed to cause controversy among conservative voters.Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is firmly against the government interfering in what a woman does with her own body - but her views vary for many other liberal politicians.Let’s take a look at what each candidate has to say on the issue.In a 1999 interview, the New York billionaire, who has previously identified as a Democrat before entering politics, said he was “pro-choice in every respect.”But since running as a Republican, Trump has changed his views saying he is strongly opposed to … [Read more...] about Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton on abortion – what the US election 2016 candidates have to say
BOTH Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have huge personal fortunes but what are their plans to put more dollars in the average US citizen's pocket and boost the jobs market.With a personal wealth of £3bn, business tycoon Trump has made it clear he believes he's the man to put America back on its' financial feet.He also points his finger at his Democratic rival as being one of the causes of America's economic woes claiming she wants to shut down factories and mines across the USA.In the other corner, Hillary - worth a reported £37m - says she will tax wisely to make America more competitive on the world market and target those looking to dodge charges. Trump's ecnomic plan would move all Americans into three tax brackets, down from the current seven.The top bracket for couples making more than $225,000 a year would pay 33%; the $75,000-to-$225,000 bracket would pay 25%; and the under-$75,000 bracket would pay just 12%.Right now, people who make under $75,00o pay … [Read more...] about Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton on the economy – what the US election 2016 candidates have to say
THE race for the White House has finally reached its conclusion and the people of America have chosen Donald Trump as their new President.More than 120m Americans went to the voting stations to choose their new Commander in Chief to produce a result which sent shockwaves around the world.In the end, Trump passed the magic 270-vote barrier with relative ease.The Republican crossed the line by winning Wisconsin, giving him an unassailable tally of 276.His win in Florida proved to be the key moment after a nip-and-tuck tussle in the Sunshine State.Clinton’s slowly realised throughout the night that the Presidency might be slipping from her grasp.Yet the real estate mogul’s chances still seemed slim after the emergence of a series of controversial comments and allegations of sexual misconduct led to his rival opening a nine-point lead in mid-October.However, Clinton’s prospects got a setback when the FBI announced that it was … [Read more...] about Who won the US Election 2016? Final poll results as Donald Trump becomes President of the United States
IN one of the stranger quirks coming into play on election night - it is currently possible for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to hit and 269-269 tie.In that case, the Constitution says the House of Representatives chooses the president, with each state having one vote, and the Senate choosing the vice president.The House of Representatives is likely to stay Republican after the election, guaranteeing Trump a big advantage.If Clinton and Trump tie, no one knows which party will control the Senate when it convenes in January, just in time to resolve the deadlock.If it still has a Republican majority, Pence would be chosen as Trump’s vice president.But if Democrats win Senate control, Tim Kaine would be their pick.That would mean a Trump-Kaine administration - which would be a pretty chaotic political mix.Despite the possibility of a draw, the crowd at Trump's election watch party is jubilant as returns continue to roll in putting him closer to 270 Electoral College … [Read more...] about Who will win the US Election 2016 if there’s a 269-269 and what happens in an electoral tie?
A BRITISH PR executive told Donald Trump’s son the Russian government was trying to help his father win the US election, it emerged yesterday.Rob Goldstone emailed Don Jr claiming a Moscow lawyer had “dirt” on his dad’s rival Hillary Clinton.The President’s son wrote back: “If it’s what you say I love it.”Manchester-born music publicist Mr Goldstone, who now lives in New York, helped set up a meeting between Don Jr and Kremlin-connected lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya on June 9 last year.Don Jr, 39, said the meeting produced nothing of consequence.But he could now find himself at the heart of the FBI probe into collusion between Trump officials and the Russians.Last night he tweeted four pages of emails between him and Goldstone showing he was explicitly told the Russian government was supporting his father’s campaign.In the emails Goldstone, who posed in a “Russia” T-shirt after Trump’s win, claims the lawyer who … [Read more...] about British PR exec emailed Donald Trump’s son Donald Jr claiming Russian government was trying to help his dad win election
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the idea that Russia has any damaging material on US President Donald Trump was "just another load of nonsense." In an interview broadcast on US television network NBC's "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly," Putin said he and Trump "didn't have any relationship at all," and never met during the real estate mogul's business trips to Russia. Interviewer Kelly is a former Fox News anchor and attorney. "We have a lot of Americans who visit us," Putin said. "Do you think we're gathering compromising information on all of them right now or something? Are you all - have you all lost your senses over there?" Reports of a Russian dossier of damaging personal information, as well as allegations of collusion between Trump's inner circle and Moscow, have dogged the first few months of Trump's presidency. The administration's potential links with Russia are being investigated by a US special counsel and congressional committees. Trump has … [Read more...] about Russian President Putin rubbishes US claims about Trump dossier, election meddling
In the two days following Republican Donald Trump's presidential win against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, rights organizations and social media users noted a startling rise in reports of racially-driven hate crimes across the US. At a coffee shop in Lubbock, Texas on Thursday, a man "verbally assaulted" a family described to be of Middle Eastern descent, a witness at the scene told DW. The man, who was wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat, told the family of three that Trump was going to build a wall and "kick them out," said Jackson Vaughn, who witnessed the event. The man was reportedly escorted out of the coffee shop by staff members who then spoke with the family. Others on social media have reported similar encounters in the short amount of time since Tuesday's vote. New York University's Muslim Students Association posted a picture on Wednesday, saying that engineering undergraduates found the word "Trump" scrawled across the door to their prayer room. Vandals also … [Read more...] about ‘Build the wall’ chants and swastikas in schools – hate crime reports surge in US after Trump win