Next US President Faces Divided Country No Matter Who Wins

时间 : 2016-11-13 06:17来源 : VOA官网 收听下载次数 :

In the final hours before Election Day,Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are making a furious last-minute push for votes,ensuring their core supporters get out to the polls.Trump continues to make a strong push in the key swing state of Florida.

“We are on the cusp of an incredible, historic change that transfers power from a failed political establishment and returns that power to our families, communities and citizens, to you.”

Clinton tried to rally supporters in Arizona, which usually votes Republican.

“And when your kids and grandkids ask what you did in 2016, when everything was on the line,I want you to be able to say, I voted for a better, stronger, fairer America.”

Both candidates are focused on rallying their base supporters.With Clinton hoping to re-energize the coalition that elected Barack Obama twice,Says Republican strategist John Feehery.

“It is a liberal, progressive party of coalitions, ethnic coalitions.And the Republican Party is a coalition of basically white voters who are various stripes of conservatism.”

The partisan lean of most voters makes it difficult to win over members of the other party,says election expert Jennifer Lawless.

“We have gotten past the point now where people who are partisans,and who identify as strong or leaning partisans, will cross party lines,either because of the sex of the candidate or because of some unappealing feature.”

And no matter the outcome on Tuesday, that par