Clinton, Trump Vote for President in New York

Clinton said she felt humbled as she cast her ballot near her home in Chappaqua, New York; Trump received a mixture of cheers and jeers as he voted in Manhattan.

Hillary Clinton greets supporters next to her husband after casting her vote in Chappaqua, New York on November 08, 2016
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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump joined millions of Americans on Tuesday in casting theirs ballot for president, as a long and exceptionally negative election campaign drew to a close.   

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Clinton, aiming to become the first woman U.S. president, cast her ballot at an elementary school near her home in Chappaqua, New York early on Tuesday morning.

After voting, the Democratic presidential nominee and her husband, Bill, greeted supporters waiting outside the polling place.

"It is the most humbling feeling. I know how much responsibility goes with this. 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," Hillary Clinton said.

Bill Clinton said he's eager to be a political spouse, joking that he had "15 years of practice."

Trump, in his first bid for elected office, received a mixture of cheers and jeers as he arrived to vote in New York City.

Hundreds of onlookers watched as Trump, his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka, and son-in-law Jared at their polling place at a public school on Manhattan's East Side.

Trump said: "it's a great honor, a tremendous honor" to be casting his ballot.

He said he's feeling confident about the outcome, citing "tremendous enthusiasm."

As for his longstanding concerns about voter fraud, he says. "We're always concerned about that."

His final message to voters: "Make America great again. That's all it is. That's what it's all about."