Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump receives mixed reception with a chorus of boos at his local voting site in New York City.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 8, 2016) (REUTERS) – Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump received a mixed welcome at his local polling station in New York City on Tuesday (November 8).
Accompanied by his wife Melania and daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Trump arrived just before 11 am (1600 GMT) in a motorcade at Public School 59 in midtown east to vote.
After doing his civic duty, the controversial billionaire heard a chorus of boos that drowned out the chants of supporters as he departed.
Outside the school after casting her vote, Krystal End described the atmosphere
“Definitely, not very pro-Trump, everybody was a little bit frustrated, especially since they shut down the lines for Trump to vote. We’re all working. We all have jobs. We’re all trying to vote as well, so there was a bit of frustration in line there, but once in, very well organized. A lot of people just eager to get in and cast their vote,” she said.
Some voters told Reuters they had waited in line three hours at that polling place.
In a battle centered largely on the character of the candidates, HIllary 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.
Clinton voted earlier in the day near her home with former President Bill Clinton in Chappaqua, New York, about 40 miles (64km) north of the city.
Each candidate has organized victory rallies in the evening about a mile apart in Manhattan.
The final week of campaigning was a grinding series of get-out-the-vote rallies across battleground states where the election is likely to be decided.
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.