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US election still too close to call, Clinton campaign claims

By AFP
09 November 2016   |   7:23 am
America's historic presidential election showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is still too close to call, with several states still up in the air, the Democrat's campaign chair John Podesta said early Wednesday.
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Campaign chairman John Podesta speaks on stage at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 9, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States.   Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 09: Campaign chairman John Podesta speaks on stage at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 9, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

America’s historic presidential election showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is still too close to call, with several states still up in the air, the Democrat’s campaign chair John Podesta said early Wednesday.

Trump appeared to be on the cusp of clinching the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House, but Clinton still held onto a slim path to victory that hinged on her winning contests balanced on a knife’s edge in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

“They’re still counting votes — every vote should count. Several states are too close to call. So we’re not going to have anything more to say tonight,” Podesta said, indicating that Clinton would not be appearing in the coming hours.

Podesta said Clinton had “done an amazing job, and she is not done yet.”