Americans make their voices heard at the election polls

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On Tuesday, Nov. 8, voters in McKean Township lined up to vote for the 2016 presidential election
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By Moriah LaPlaca/BoroOnline

On Nov. 8, Americans all around the country found the nearest place to vote.  The polls opened at 7 a.m. in McKean Township and the line started to grow just short of 6:45 a.m.  Nearly 20 hours later, at 2:45 a.m. Eastern Time, Americans learned that the new president of the United States of America will be Donald Trump.

Although voting happened on Tuesday, this election was taking place over the last few months.  Countless advertisements, debates, and social media arguments later, it all came to an end.

Every election is important, and every American has his/her right to exercise his/her freedom to vote.  And although this election is considered one of the most controversial America has ever seen, in just a few short years, this nation will do it all over again.