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. 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.

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