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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump cast their ballots after record early voting

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Their ballots follow those of the more than 46 million people who voted early this year, but it remains too early to say whether the scales are tipped toward the former secretary of state or her Republican rival.

Clinton was greeted by flashing cameras at a school in Chappaqua, New York, where she voted with her husband, former president Bill Clinton. After filling out the ballot, Clinton, who hopes to make history as the country’s first female president, was overwhelmed by hugs and handshakes outside the polling station.

 Guardian US political reporter Sabrina Siddiqui captures Clinton casting her ballot in Chappaqua, New York earlier on Tuesday.

“It is the most humbling feeling, because I know how much responsibility goes with this,” Clinton told reporters outside Douglas G Grafflin elementary school, after casting her vote.

Hours later, Trump arrived at his designated polling site, PS 59 elementary school in Manhattan, where more than 80 voters were lined up in the dark before voting even opened at 6am.

Asked whether he would concede if the networks call the election for Clinton, Trump said: “We’ll see what happens.” In recent weeks,Trump has repeatedly said that he may not concede if he loses the vote, warning in unprecedented remarks that the election could somehow be “rigged”.

People cheered and booed as Trump entered the voting station just before 11am, with his wife, Melania, and daughter, Ivanka. “New York hates you!” yelled one person, while another cheered the candidate on with: “Go Trump.”
Asked by reporters who he was voting for, Trump replied simply: “Tough decision.”
Before Trump arrived, two topless women protested inside the voting site, shouting: “Out of our polls, Trump, out of our polls, Trump!”
The women, who were wearing jeans but no shirts, were escorted out of the station quickly.
But Trump eschewed early morning voting in favor of a phone interview with Fox News’s Fox and Friends, where he raised questions about the “phony” polls which put Clinton in the lead just before election day. “I do think a lot of the polls are purposefully wrong,” Trump said.
The women, who were wearing jeans but no shirts, were escorted out of the station quickly.
But Trump eschewed early morning voting in favor of a phone interview with Fox News’s Fox and Friends, where he raised questions about the “phony” polls which put Clinton in the lead just before election day. “I do think a lot of the polls are purposefully wrong,” Trump said.
Some residents of Manhattan’s Upper West Side cast their vote in Trump Place, a residential development built by the Republican nominee in the 1990s. Despite this, the polling station’s name seemed to have no bearing on their voting intentions. “He’s a misogynist, and he’s phobic of everyone who isn’t like him,” said Juliet Herman, a 52-year-old strategist.
Slava Hazin, 50, was one of the few outside Trump Place who said they were voting for Trump. “ABC,” he said. “Anyone but Clinton.”
Hazin said he “can’t stand Trump”, but as a Republican, he was voting for him anyway. “It was the worst lineup we’ve ever had,” he said of the original Republican candidates. “I mean, I’ve voted for some Republican duds but this really takes the cake.”

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