Doors are shut as polls in Ohio close

Polls close in the battleground state of Ohio as the nation waits for find out who will be the next U.S. president.

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 8, 2016) (REUTERS) – A A polling station in Youngstown, Ohio, closed its doors just after 7:30pm EST (0030 GMT) on Tuesday (November 8) in the key battleground state.

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton scored early victories in their bitter presidential race, with Trump winning as expected in conservative Kentucky and Indiana while Clinton captured Vermont.

The early victories for both candidates in the three states were long predicted but not especially significant in a national race where opinion polls show Clinton has an edge.

Polls also closed in the battleground states of Georgia and Virginia although there were no immediate results.