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US Elections 2016 LIVE: First polls close as Americans pick between Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump after brutal campaign

By Biplob Ghosal | By Prashant V Singh | Last Updated: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 05:48
Zee Media Bureau

Millions of Americans on Tuesday lined up at polling stations to elect either the country's first woman president in its 240-year history or a political outsider in the White House as the race between Hillary Clinton and her rival Donald Trump remains too close to call. Here are all the LIVE updates:-

Latest Updates

05:48 AM

1 dead, 3 injured after reported shooting near polling site in Azusa, California

 

05:28 AM

The 2016 US presidential polls has entered the final hours of voting.

05:28 AM

Polls in the Eastern time zones of Indiana and Kentucky have closed.

05:28 AM

A polling location in Azusa,California, is currently on lockdown after a shooting happened nearby: US media

04:58 AM

First polls close

Polls began to close in the long and bitter race for the White House between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump on Tuesday, with last-minute opinion polls giving Clinton the edge in the final hours of the race.

Polls in the Eastern time zones of Indiana and Kentucky were the first to close, and a flood of vital battleground states such as Virginia, North Carolina and Ohio - where polls were due to close in the next 90 minutes - would provide initial clues of the possible winner.

04:32 AM

May not go quietly into the night if I lose: Trump

US presidency hopeful Donald Trump has in another fierce statement declared that he will not go quietly into the night if the poll results are against him.

In an interview on Tuesday, Trump said, "I`ll have to see under what circumstances. I want everything to be really, really smooth and really, really good. I understand the importance of that. I was very good in history. It`s largely a rigged system and you see it at the polling booths too.

"He added that "hopefully" he won`t be put in a position where he`ll feel the need to contest the election, reports the Guardian.

04:29 AM

Donald Trump suggests voter fraud happening across the US

Donald Trump on Tuesday said that there were reports of voter fraud happening across the country, claiming that some people were trying to vote for Republicans only for their selection to change to Democrats.

04:19 AM

'This election is far from over'

Donald Trump writes on Twitter, "Don't let up, keep getting out to vote - this election is FAR FROM OVER! We are doing well but there is much time left. GO FLORIDA!"

Don't let up, keep getting out to vote - this election is FAR FROM OVER! We are doing well but there is much time left. GO FLORIDA!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 8, 2016

04:01 AM

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would have to "see how things play out" before accepting the results of Election Day, pointing to possible irregularities as he once again warned of a rigged system.

03:38 AM

Eric Trump illegally posts a picture of his marked ballot

Son of US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Eric Trump, posted a photo of his marked ballot on Twitter -- which is illegal to do in New York.

First Published: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 05:48
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