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Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton 128-97 in the race to 270 electoral votes. Follow results on CNN

2016 a ‘particularly ugly election’: Bernie Sanders

Americans are looking for a “strong leader who can take the country back from the rich and powerful”.

According to an early reading from the Reuters/Ipsos national Election Day poll:

• 75 percent agree that “America needs a strong leader to take the country back from the rich and powerful.”

• 72 percent agree “the American economy is rigged to advantage the rich and powerful.”

• 68 percent agree that “traditional parties and politicians don’t care about people like me.”

• 76 percent believe “the mainstream media is more interested in making money than telling the truth.”

• 57 percent feel that “more and more, I don’t identify with what America has become.”

• 54 percent feel “it is increasingly hard for someone like me to get ahead in America.”

Voters face machine problems, long lines in some states

Despite Donald Trump’s continued skepticism that the election was on the up and up, few voters who went to the polls on Tuesday encountered problems, and even then, most issues involved the usual machine breakdowns and long lines. (AP photo)

US election: America votes to elect new president

US astronaut casts his ballot from space

Astronaut Shane Kimbrough, the only US citizen in space on Election Day, cast his vote from the International Space Station, Nasa said.

Nevada judge rejects Trump request for order over early voting

A Nevada judge rejected a request by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for an immediate order to be issued in its lawsuit over concerns about voting at a polling place in Las Vegas that remained open late last week.

Judge Gloria Sturman at the Clark County Court said that the order would potentially make public the identities of poll workers, which could put them at risk of harassment. Most voters are casting their ballots across the United States on Tuesday in the general election but Nevada and several other states allow early voting.

Donald Trump’s campaign alleges polling place “anomalies” during early voting in Las Vegas

A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Nevada court asks that records from four early voting spots that allegedly stayed open too late last Friday be impounded and preserved.

Long lines kept polls open past the 7 PM posted closing time at locations that included a Mexican market and several shopping centers. Officials say at one site, the last voter cast a ballot after 10 PM.

Criticism is also coming from state Republican Party chief Michael McDonald.

But Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign is dismissing the Nevada case in a Twitter message, calling it “a frivolous lawsuit.”

Indian-American women politicians are making a mark in this year’s general elections in the US with Democrat Kamala Harris all set to be elected as the first Senator from the community. Two top positions in the Clinton Campaign are also held by Indian-American women

Election Day: Americans choose between Clinton and Trump

After nearly two years of bitterness and rancor, America will elect its 45th president Tuesday, making Hillary Clinton the nation’s first female commander in chief or choosing billionaire businessman Donald Trump, whose volatile campaign has upended US politics.

The winner will inherit an anxious nation, angry and distrustful of leaders in Washington. They’ll preside over an economy that is improving but still leaving many behind, and a military less extended abroad than eight years ago, but grappling with new terror threats. (Courtesy: AP)

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