Donald Trump in last-minute appeal to voters: 'Don't let up'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to reporters after voting at Public School 59 on the eastside in New York on Nov 8, 2016.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to reporters after voting at Public School 59 on the eastside in New York on Nov 8, 2016. PHOTO: EPA

NEW YORK (AFP) - Republican White House nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday (Nov 8) made a last-minute appeal to voters to turn out, saying the election was "far from over," just a few hours before the first East Coast polling stations close.

Trump was looking to garner 11th hour votes in some key battleground states including Florida - without the Sunshine State, his path to the US presidency is slim at best.

"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!" Trump tweeted.