Today is Election Day, and across the country voters are preparing to go to the polls to cast their ballots for president, as well as for senators, congressmembers, governors, attorneys general, local sheriffs and a slew of other elected officials, as well as over 160 ballot initiatives. On Monday, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump finished off their final day of campaigning. Trump held rallies in Sarasota, Florida; Raleigh, North Carolina; Scranton, Pennsylvania; Manchester, New Hampshire; and, finally, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he railed against the outsourcing of U.S. factories.
Donald Trump: “America has lost—listen to this—70,000 factories—70,000, not 700, not 7,000—70,000 factories, since China entered the World Trade Organization, another Bill and Hillary-backed disaster. We are living through the greatest jobs theft in the history of the world. There’s never been anything like this. Our jobs are being stolen like candy from a baby. Not gonna happen anymore, folks. There are going to be consequences.”
Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, held two rallies in Pennsylvania Monday, a huge rally in Philadelphia and another in Pittsburgh, as well as rallies in Allendale, Michigan, and in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she drew a contrast between herself and Donald Trump.
Hillary Clinton: “It is a choice between division or unity, between strong, steady leadership or a loose cannon, who could risk everything. It’s a choice between an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. And it—it is a choice that really goes to the heart of who we are as Americans. What I saw before I came in and what I see now is a sense of potential, of joy. There is no reason, my friends, why America’s best days are not ahead of us, if we reach for them together.”
That’s Hillary Clinton at her final campaign event Monday in Raleigh, North Carolina. As voters head to the polls, Clinton has already won a tiny hamlet in New Hampshire—Dixville Notch, where the voting station opened at midnight and closed a half-hour later, after all eight votes were cast: four for Hillary Clinton, two for Donald Trump, one for Gary Johnson and a write-in vote for Mitt Romney.