US Night Election 2016

New York CityThis evening, we will finally know, between Trump and Clinton, who is gonna be elected to serve as 45th President of the United States. A surname versus a first name. The dominant male facing the one who is probably gonna be the first Mother of the Nation. Well, that’s according the polls, where she leads with some few points, on the Republican side everything seems possible. As he proved before, Trump is full of surprises and prudence remains in place. In fact, that’s the general feeling coming out of this evening in the streets of New York. Some areas in the city are particularly animated (Trump Tower, Rockefeller Center, Times Square), time stands still in Manhattan: everything is calm, the usual fever, excitement disappeared, subway lines are surprisingly empty. Both sides of the campaign are holding their breath while waiting for the results to be announced on giant screens here and there. Time lasts this evening. Nevertheless, as the vote counting process is underway, on one side tensions can be seen on supporters’ faces, and on the other side, some yelling are beginning to appear. Finally, just before midnight, the unthinkable or unhoped just happened. Americans just decided who is gonna be their next President.

7:30 pm: Just outside Trump Tower (5th Avenue) Just before Central Park on Fifth Avenue, some Donald Trump supporters are gathered in front of Trump Tower. Waving flags and shouting campaign slogans for their candidate.
7:40 pm:  Just outside Trump Tower (5th Avenue) A Donald Trump supporter just bought a pin featuring the Republican nominee.
8:15 pm: Democracy Plaza (Around Rockefeller Center) The Democrats side installed a giant screen at Rockefeller Center. Lots of security measures on site.

8:20 pm: Democracy Plaza (Around Rockefeller Center) At the beginning of the evening, Donald Trump is one step ahead from Hillary Clinton. But at this time, results in key States are not yet known.

8.30 pm: Democracy Plaza (Rockefeller Center) Despite a good lead of Donald Trump in the results, there is a good atmosphere at Democracy Plaza and moral is still high.
8.40 pm: Democracy Plaza (Rockefeller Center) A mother and her daughter in the crowd. Like everybody else, they are eagerly waiting for each States results.
8.40 pm: Democracy Plaza (Rockefeller Center) Results coming from the first key States were just released. Astonishment and concerns can be read on  Hillary Clinton supporters’ faces.

8.45 pm: Democracy Plaza (Rockefeller Center) Results are getting serious and Democrats are now doubting.

9:00 pm: Democracy Plaza (Rockefeller Center) A shadow lies over Democracy Plaza…

9.30 pm: Times Square Giant screens have been installed on Times Square. A couple in the middle of the crowd which seems far from the electoral concerns.

23.30pm : BookStore (Crosby Street)  In a Soho literary café, among Democrat supporters, disbelief and stupor can be felt.

23.50pm : BookStore (Crosby Street)  It’s not yet midnight, everybody’s already gone. Few minutes later, the café closes.

...USA have their new President.

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