Clinton takes early lead in Presidential election

Clinton takes early lead in Presidential election

Washington:

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is leading Republican rival Donald Trump in the US Presidential election, CNN projections showed.
Clinton had a vote lead of 68 points to Trump’s 48. They need a total of 270 points to win the White House.

Clinton was projected to win in Vermont, Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, Delaware and the District of Columbia, CNN said.

Trump was set to win in Oklahoma, Tennessee and Mississippi.

The battleground or swing states — where the two major political parties have similar levels of support among voters — that will be the deciding factor are North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

South Carolina, Florida, New Hampshire and Georgia remained too close to call, CNN added.

–IANS

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Rajesh Ahuja

I am a veteran journalist based in Chandigarh India.I joined the profession in June 1982 and worked as a Staff Reporter with the National Herald at Delhi till June 1986. I joined The Hindu at Delhi in 1986 as a Staff Reporter and was promoted as Special Correspondent in 1993 and transferred to Chandigarh. I left The Hindu in September 2012 and launched my own newspaper ventures including this news portal and a weekly newspaper NORTH INDIA KALEIDOSCOPE (currently temporarily suspended).