Americans anxiously wait to find out who will be the next U.S. president.
WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 8, 2016) (REUTERS) – Hundreds of Americans attended various watch parties across Washington, D.C. on Tuesday (November 8) anxiously awaiting for the results of one of the most contentious U.S. presidential elections in history.
Mixed audiences filled into bars and election watching events in the nation’s capital as Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton battled deep into the night for the White House with Trump surprisingly holding narrow leads in a series of states that were too close to call, including the key battlegrounds of Ohio and Florida.
Enough wind may have come out of Clinton’s sails to slow the Democrats’ Senate and House of Representatives headway because of the FBI’s startling announcement last month that reigned the controversy about her email practices, congressional aides and analysts said.
If that is the case, they said, Republicans will likely defend their House majority and may be able to retain some Senate seats long seen as vulnerable to Democratic capture.
Americans are voting to choose Clinton or Republican Donald Trump for president, and to fill 34 of the 100 Senate seats and all 435 House seats. Both the House and Senate are now controlled by the Republicans.