Americans make their choice at the polls

People queueing yesterday outside a polling station at Trump Place in New York, where the voting for the next president of the United States started as early as 6am local time. After an exhausting, bitter and sometimes sordid campaign, Americans fina
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People queueing yesterday outside a polling station at Trump Place in New York, where the voting for the next president of the United States started as early as 6am local time.

After an exhausting, bitter and sometimes sordid campaign, Americans finally began to make their choice: billionaire populist Donald Trump; Mrs Hillary Clinton, who is seeking to become the first woman to win the White House; or one of several other third-party candidates.

Latest opinion polls suggest that the former secretary of state has a slight edge. But no one was ruling out a Trump win.

 
 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 09, 2016, with the headline 'Americans make their choice at the polls'. Print Edition | Subscribe