Long lines and technical difficulties have caused delays at the polls today.
Voting is underway across the United States, with millions of citizens making their way to polling stations to vote for their next President of the United States.
Durham Country in North Carolina have officially asked for a further hour and a half of voting time due to computer glitches they experienced problems earlier on voting day. The North Carolina Board of Elections are holding a conference call with Durham officials to discuss their request to keep polls open till 9pmEST.
At the time of publishing the polls will remain open till 7.30pm EST, all voters in the line at 7.30 will be able to vote regardless of how long it takes.
Some of the other states experiencing difficulties include; Texas, Ohio, New York,
“There is tremendous disruption at the polls today,” Wade Henderson, president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, told 13newsnow. “This election may be the most chaotic election … in the last 50 years.”
As well as technical difficulties, many voters are experiencing long queues. Voting turn out in Philadelphia was described as unprecedented in local papers with many voters having to wait several hours in a line before even entering the polling buildings.
70% of voters are white according to exit polls, whereas 12% are black, CNN report that minority voters are six times as likely as whites to wait longer than an hour to vote.
Republican nominee Donald Trump has said on multiple occasions that the vote is rigged, “Folks, it’s a rigged system. It’s a rigged system. And we’re going to beat it.” He has also said that he will not accept defeat easily if Hillary was to win.
Polls are now closed in six states.