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Donald Trump Gets Booed At His Own Polling Station During US Election In New York

Ouch.

08/11/2016 16:32 | Updated 09 November 2016

This is the moment Donald Trump got brutally booed at his own polling station.

The Republican presidential hopeful didn’t exactly get a warm welcome as he arrived at Manhattan’s PS 59 school in New York to cast his vote for himself.

Trump could be seen hurrying inside the building alongside his wife Melania and a large security detail.

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Donald and Melania Trump cast their votes

Some seemed rather pleased at the reaction...

Earlier in the day, police arrested two topless protestors from the feminist group Femen at the polling station.

The women could be heard to shout “grab your balls, off my boobs” as Secret Service and local police escorted them away. 

Meanwhile Hillary Clinton cast her vote in Chappaqua, New York, a few hours earlier.

She was cheered on by other voters in line inside the Douglas Grafflin Elementary School. Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, was also present to cast his vote. 

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Hillary Clinton and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, vote at their polling station in Chappaqua, New York

Long queues began forming at polls before peak voting time had begun. In North Carolina, people were queueing for an hour and a half as of 3pm local time.

A new Reuters/Ipsos States of the nation project gave Clinton a 90 percent chance of defeating Trump, seeing her on track to win 303 Electoral College votes out of the 270 needed, to Trump’s 235.

HuffPost pollsters forecast she will perform better, with the most likely outcome being she will win 323 votes. Their projections give her a 98% chance of winning.

Trump enters Election Day knowing he must win most of the roughly dozen battleground states up in order to clinch 270 Electoral College votes needed to become president, Clinton meanwhile has multiple paths to victory.

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