2:52PM AEDT 3/11/2020, 10:52PM EST 11/03/202: Anxiety, tension, and at times, moments of hope. Citizens of the United States and people around the world are captivated today as the votes are slowly counted in what has become a nailbiter election. At the time of publcation, Joe Biden is leading with 131 electoral votes with Donald Trump edging closer with 108 electoral votes.
Images around the US today have shown voters in lines so long they snake around buildings and people waiting hours on end to place their ballot. Shopping districts across the country are boarded up and form post-apocalyptic scenes as the streets empty. Outside the White House however, a confused commotion of celebrations and protests are taking place as night falls.
Children, far too young to vote, are on the streets protesting. According to political commentators, it’s not a question of if, but when civil unrest explodes and over 3000 troops from the National Guard are on standby in selected states. Indeed, as the future of the country comes down to that magic number of 270, tensions are running extremely high. Take a look.
BARRICADES SURROUND THE WHITE HOUSE
businesses prepare for violence
the US FLAG flies around the country
historic numbers of voters line up AT POLLING BOOTHS
SCENES OF CELEBRATION ARE ERUPTING ACROSS THE US AS REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS WIN STATES
the national guard and armed police are rolled out in selected states to stem violence
children join protests in a desperate bid against DONALD TRUMP
protests occur in front of the white house