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Trump Wins: Top Tweets from Election Night 2016

"We Had One Job," @questlove tweeted



    Trump to Nation: ‘I Will Not Let You Down'

    Donald Trump, speaking from New York City, addressed his supporters after he was elected president of the United States. “It’s been what they call a historic event,” Trump said. “But to be really historic we have to do a great job and I promise you that I will not let you down.” (Published Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016)

    Donald J. Trump emerged as the president-elect early Wednesday morning after reaching 278 electoral votes. Americans took to social media to share their Election Day photos and thoughts on the historic campaign and outcome.

    Voters shared their poll experiences on Twitter. Parents brought their children into voting booths and tweeted images with #FamilyVote. 

    Some voters stood in line for hours as others tweeted #WearWhiteToVote. The hashtag surfaced to bring attention to the past struggle of suffragists who championed a woman's right to vote, as well as Hillary Clinton's run for the presidency. 

    Lines Wrap Around Polling Places in Historic U.S. Election Lines Wrap Around Polling Places in Historic U.S. Election

    Lines formed early across the country Tuesday as voters turned out in force. Hillary Clinton greeted supporters outside her polling place in Chappaqua, New York. "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 am fortunate enough to win today," Clinton said. In a reminder a Clinton win would make history, people flocked to the grave of Susan B. Anthony in Rochester, New York, slapping "I Voted" stickers on the headstone of the leader of the fight for the right of women to vote, granted in 1920.
    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016)

    As the first female nominee of a major party, Clinton's campaign slogan #ImWithHer clashed with Donald Trump's #MAGA (Make America Great Again) throughout the campaign. Here's some of the top tweets from Election Day: