>> The most divisive, rancorous, mudslinging battle for the White House in recent memory is over. And now it's time for Americans to decide whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump gets to be the next president of the United States. Clinton, beating her rival to the polls, voting early Tuesday morning in Chappaqua, New York.
Donald Trump emerging hours later to vote in New York City. Both had very late nights wrapping up their final campaigns in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. Clinton, apologizing for the negative tone of the bruising campaign and calling for unity.>> I know if we bring everyone together, we can set goals and we can move toward them and we can feel that sense of accomplishment that comes with being part of something bigger than ourselves.
>> But the bombastic Trump continued his attacks against Clinton to the end.>> Hillary Clinton is the most corrupt person ever to seek the office of the presidency of the United States. Now it's up to the American people to deliver justice at the ballot box.>> Voting kicked off in New Hampshire at midnight.
The first voter to cast his vote with a little trouble giving less than a ringing endorsement to the frontrunner.>> I voted for Hillary Clinton. Honestly, it's the lesser of two evils, which is terrible to say.>> The final Reuters/Ipsos poll, giving Clinton an edge, favored by 45% of likely voters to Trump's 42.
But it will all come down to those battleground states: Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, and Michigan. Both Clinton and Trump campaigns gathering in New York, just miles apart as the ballots are counted. Reuters TV will have live coverage leading up to when the winner is announced.