WASHINGTON (AP) -- After nearly two years of bitterness and rancor, America will elect its 45th president Tuesday.

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump plan to cast their votes later this morning. Clinton will head to a polling place near her home in Chappaqua, New York, while Donald Trump will vote in Manhattan. At a finally rally last night in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Trump told the crowd, "If we don't win, this will be the single greatest waste of time, energy and money in my life."

Clinton enters Election Day with multiple paths to victory, while Trump must win most of the roughly dozen battleground states up in order to clinch 270 Electoral College votes. Control of the Senate is also at stake, with Democrats needing to net four seats if Clinton wins the White House.

The candidates blitzed through the battleground states on Monday, accompanied by their families, political allies and celebrities. Clinton was expected to greet one more crowd in the early hours of Tuesday morning when her campaign plane lands in suburban New York.

In the campaign's final hours, the Democrat was buoyed by FBI Director James Comey's weekend announcement that he would not recommend criminal charges against her following a new email review. The inquiry had sapped surging Clinton momentum at a crucial moment in the race and risked damaging Democrats running in down-ballot races.


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