Hillary Clinton and husband Bill voted at 8am at a local elementary school near their home in Chappaqua, New York. The Democratic nominee told reporters the event was “humbling”.
There were cheers as the former secretary of state entered the polling station. Clinton shook hands and hugged voters, but speaking to media afterwards she was more subdued than at her celebrity-filled rallies last night.
“It’s a humbling feeling … because I know how how much responsibility goes with this,” said Clinton.
“So many people are counting on the outcome of this election, what it means for our country and I’ll do the very best I can if I’m fortunate enough to win today.”
Meanwhile, Bill Clinton was quizzed about how it felt to be a political spouse.
“It’s been that way for several years now, and good,” replied the former president. “I’ve had 15 years of practice,” he quipped, laughing as he walked away.
Hillary Clinton was feeling the love.
“I love you!” a gaggle of young girls yelled in unison as she spoke at an outdoor rally in Pittsburgh, the first stop of the last swing of her 2016 campaign.
It is not that voters had not occasionally professed their love for Clinton during her 575 days on the campaign trail. They had. But on Monday — the final day of the long slog — she looked as if she finally believed them.
Then, she did something she rarely does. She paused. She cocked her head to the right to look at the girls. And, abandoning the safety of her Teleprompter, she said: “I love you all, too.”