Almost 100-million Americans have voted already, in what will be one of the most consequential presidential elections in the history of the United States. 

The Elections will climax today, the final day of voting to decide whether President Donald Trump will get a second term, or his Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, will be elected the 46th president of the global superpower. 

Stevian Simmonds reports.


Already over 97-million people have voted in person or have cast their ballots by mail.

That’s two-third of the amount which did so in 2016.

Polls opened at six this morning.

Last night, President Trump sprinted through four more battleground states.

In North Carolina, he told supporters that “next year will be the greatest economic year in the history of the US”.

In Grand Rapids Michigan he told supporters that he’s confident in the US will access a COVID-19 vaccine very quickly. 

Mr. Biden also went to Pennsylvania and he was joined by singer Lady Gaga at a rally in Pittsburgh.

President Trump has been quoted by international media as being critical of the counting, so far. 

Mr Biden, a fomer Vice President, is considered the favourite to win. 

However, Future Leaders Representative for the USA on the Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board, David Mullings, says polls don’t always get it right.

David Mullings, Future Leaders Representative for the USA on the Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board.

Meanwhile, Former General Counsel for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Colonel. Will Gunn, says a large turnout is usually not in the favour of the incumbent. 

He says given the record breaking voter turnout, he feels persons are coming out to ensure a Biden win.

Both were speaking last evening on Nationwide@5.