US Elections

US election 2016 results: Trump snatches lead in swing states

He has won Florida, Ohio and North Carolina, while Democratic nominee Mrs Clinton took Virginia, ABC projects. Pennsylvania is too close to call.

The race is deadlocked in Michigan, which has not voted for a Republican White House candidate since 1988.

Markets lurched as Mrs Clinton's path to victory seemed less assured.

The US dollar and Mexican peso plummeted while the Dow futures dropped more than 650 points.

Mr Trump's Ohio win was a big boost to him, as no Republican has ever taken the White House without winning the Midwestern bellwether.

Viral video shows voter fraud? Take a closer look

A 12-second video making the rounds on social media Tuesday appears to show a voter repeatedly touching a voting machine screen to select Donald Trump, while a red light stays on in the column for Hillary Clinton.

But even as some people claim it's clear evidence of vote rigging in Pennsylvania, the man who originally posted the video says that's not what he's saying.

The video has been shared tens of thousands of times on social media.

Financial markets turn sour on close US election

RNZ reports investors have started to sell risky assets, such as shares and commodities, and are chasing the security of currencies such as the Japanese yen and Swiss franc and gold.

The markets had started the day banking on Mrs Clinton winning, but the strong showing for Mr Trump in swing states such as Florida and Ohio has seen markets overturn early modest gains and head lower.

The New Zealand sharemarket, which was up about 0.3 percent in early trading has fallen nearly 2 percent in less than an hour.

Trump wins key prize of Ohio, Clinton takes Virginia and Colorado

Donald Trump will win the key state of Ohio, CNN projects, a key victory as he and Hillary Clinton wage an epic battle for swing states that will decide the race for the presidency.

The Ohio victory is especially important for Trump as no Republican has won the White House without taking the Buckeye State. That result and his strong position in Florida make it increasingly possible Trump has a path to the 270 electoral votes needed to win.

Just how unprecedented is this election ?

  • For the first time, you have a woman a step away from being president. That alone makes this campaign unique. And yet you don't hear much buzz about it, probably because Clinton herself rarely mentions it.

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Can you bring your gun to vote?

On Friday, a Trump supporter showed up to a Loudoun County polling station in Virginia, sporting a handgun in his waistband as he offered sample Republican ballots to voters outside.

"And as a voter, I felt intimidated," Erika Cotti told CNN. "As my son and I walked away, I heard the man with the gun say... you're voting for Crooked Hillary."

But elections officials say the man broke no laws, as Virginia is an open carry state -- meaning that individuals are generally allowed to carry an unconcealed weapon in public.

Lonely life of black Trump activist

Inside the wood-panelled sanctuary of a small, North Philadelphia church, a group of men - and one woman - are busily folding handouts and talking strategy.

"I'm gonna be the one they attack," says Bruce Carter, gesturing to his T-shirt which says TRUMP in large red lettering. "They're comin' for me."

Calvin Tucker, a tall, nattily dressed Trump surrogate in a coat, tie and Make America Great Again cap, acts the moment.

"'Wow - you're supporting Trump?' … 'Man, what are you doing?'" he says, then answers himself: "Hey - we gotta try something different."

Ohio taps National Guard to defend election system from hackers

"Lets face it: Cyberwarfare is a new front for the military, for business and now for elections," said Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

To combat that threat, Husted has done something unprecedented in the state's history. He's called on the Ohio National Guard's elite cyberprotection unit to help secure the election.

The National Guard takes orders from the state's governor. The Ohio National Guard cyber unit's election mission consists of specialized teams running penetration tests on the state's computer networks.

Donald Trump mocks hip hop as 'talking'

"The language is so bad and as they were singing -- singing right? Was it talking or singing? Right? But the language was so bad," Trump said Monday during his first of five rallies the day before Election Day.

Trump's apparent criticism of rap and hip-hop comes in spite of the GOP nominee's repeated attempts to appeal to African-American voters during the final months of his campaign. It also comes as Clinton has ramped up get out the vote efforts in recent days by targeting young and African-American voters in particular.