Police and large trucks guard Trump Tower on Election Day

Heavy police security outside Trump Tower in New York City.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 8, 2016) (REUTERS) – Extremely tight security was on guard for Election day at Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday (November 8). Trump Tower is the headquarters for The Trump Organization.

Sanitation trucks filled with sand acted as barricades along Fifth Avenue outside Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s home and headquarters in Manhattan, and some streets around the skyscraper were also cordoned off by police.

Trump Tower has been the scene of occasional small protests and supporter rallies during the campaign.

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Trump face voters on Tuesday as millions of Americans turn out to pick the next U.S. president and end a bruising campaign that polls said favored Clinton.

In a battle centered largely on the character of the candidates, Clinton, 69, a former secretary of state and first lady, and Trump, 70, a New York businessman, made their final, fervent appeals to supporters late on Monday (November 7) to turn out the vote.

A Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation poll gave Clinton a 90 percent chance of defeating Trump and said she was on track to win 303 electoral college votes out of 270 needed, to Trump’s 235.

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