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US Presidential elections: Trump, Clinton make last ditch attempts to garner support


Washington: The fight to capture the highest seat in US political structure is gaining momentum as nearly 120 million Americans are expected to cast their votes on Nov 8 to decide the fates of Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump who are contesting the high -profile Presidential polls.

The fates of both the candidates will be sealed on Nov 8.

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Both the leaders are making their last ditch attempts to garner more support and make their ways further clear to emerge victorious in the polls.

Despite early double leads, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently had announced fresh investigations into emails allegedly linked to Clinton’s use of a private server that hit her position hard before the polls.

Hillary Clinton

However, the FBI later cleared Hillary saying its review of the newly discovered emails did not change its earlier stand on not recommending any action against the Democrat candidate.

On the other hand, Trump is facing the heat following allegations of sexual misconduct made against him.

Trump urged voters Sunday to “deliver justice at the ballot box” on Election Day.

An election for President of the United States occurs every four years on Election Day, held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

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The 2016 Presidential election will be held on Nov 8, 2016.

The election process begins with the primary elections and caucuses and moves to nominating conventions, during which political parties each select a nominee to unite behind.

The nominee also announces a Vice Presidential running mate at this time.

The candidates then campaigned across the country to explain their views and plans to voters and participate in debates with candidates from other parties.

During the general elections, Americans head to the polls to cast their vote for President. But the tally of those votes—the popular vote—does not determine the winner. Instead, Presidential elections use the Electoral College.

To win the election, a candidate must receive a majority of electoral votes.

In the event no candidate receives the majority, the House of Representatives chooses the President and the Senate chooses the Vice President.

A candidate needs the vote of at least 270 electors—more than half—to win the Presidential election.


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