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As the long running contest enters its last leg here is your guide to what will happen on election night, how to watch, and who is in line to enter the White House.







An already bitter and controversial presidential race shows no sign of calming down, with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continuing to knock lumps out of each other in the race’s final week.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are battling it out for the keys to the White House

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are battling it out for the keys to the White House

Now, as the contest enters its last leg The Sun is on hand with a guide to who is involved, what happens on the night, and what the latest polls say ahead of crunch time.
When is election day?

The United States will decide whether it wants to be “with her” or “great again” on Tuesday 8 November, when polls open across the country. Presidential Elections are always held the Tuesday after the first Monday of November.

Unlike in the UK, the polls will not all open and close at once because the USA has six different time zones.

Given that the polls are showing Trump and Clinton running a tight race it is unlikely that we will know the result until the following day.
What happens on the night?

The first results will actually come through early in the morning of November 8 at 5.01am (00.01 ET) – six hours before most of the polls open.

Dixville Notch in New Hampshire, a village whose small number of residents vote in the middle of the night, will kick things off.
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Will Trump or Clinton triumph on Tuesday?

The majority of polls open at 11am UK time (06.00 ET), and begin to close at midnight (19.00 ET). The first projections will then be made, based on the election exit polls.

Those wanting to confirm the result will be in for a long night, though – the vote won’t be ‘called’ by US networks until 4am on November 9 at the earliest (23.00 ET).
How can UK viewers watch the US Election live?

Sky News will provide comprehensive live coverage of the US Presidential election through out the evening.

BBC News will also be providing coverage live from Times Square.

For tech-savvy political animals, YouTube will host a livestream on its site which was a popular feature of the 2012 election.

Social media giant Twitter is also hosting a livestream, in partnership with BuzzFeed News.
Who are the candidates?
Republican candidate Donald J Trump has stunned America with his success in the campaign so far

Republican candidate Donald J Trump has stunned America with his success in the campaign so far
Donald Trump: Republican Party
Running mate: Mike Pence
Campaign slogan: Make America Great Again
Party colour: Red

In the red corner we have the bombastic blond billionaire from New York City Donald J. Trump.

Representing the Republican Party The Donald has run on an anti-immigration and pro-gun ticket, promising to “Make America Great Again”.

Initially written off as a joke candidate during the primaries the former Apprentice star and property mogul walloped his rivals to grab himself a spot on the ticket.

His campaign has been coloured by controversy, particularly around allegations of sexual misconduct against women. He has also offended many groups of voters with his confrontational, unflinching rhetoric.

Also known as The Grand Old Party (GOP), Republicans are the more right wing party in the States generally favouring smaller government and personal freedom.

Their last president was George W Bush.
Hillary Rodham Clinton has been at the centre of US politics for years as First Lady, a Senator and the Secretary of State

Hillary Rodham Clinton has been at the centre of US politics for years as First Lady, a Senator and the Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton: Democratic Party
Running mate: Tim Kaine
Campaign slogan: I’m With Her
Party colour: Blue

In the blue corner we have former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

President Bill Clinton’s wife has been at the heart of US politics for almost 30 years and has held several positions of power.

She is the first woman to become either of the main parties’ presidential nominee.

Hillary has run on platform of women’s rights, increased gun control and universal healthcare.

Concerns over her physical health dogged her campaign for months and her collapse after the 9/11 memorial service in New York seemed to knock her poll rating.

Recently she has also been badly affected by the email scandal that prompted the FBI to relaunch its investigation into the Democrat.

Clinton tried to win the Democratic nomination eight years ago but lost out to Barack Obama.







credit: thesun.co.uk

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