18 Twitter accounts to follow on US Election Day

 
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Excitement is building about polling day in the US tomorrow. The nervous-excitement that comes from watching an election from the other side of the world, which could be closer than the polls predict.

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After Brexit and an unforeseen result in the General Election last year, anything could happen. Here are the Twitter accounts should follow to keep you up to date with the latest happenings across the pond.

1. Donald Trump

@realDonaldTrump

​This could be the future president of the United States, everyone. Although don't expect too many outbursts from the man himself in the next few hours - his team have apparently wrestled the account from him to stop him going off the rails on the last day of the campaign.

We're just getting boring "thank you" messages through right now - but this account is still worth keeping an eye on.

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2. Hillary Clinton

@HillaryClinton

... Or this could be the first woman to be elected as President. The polls are putting her just out in front, but there's still time for the balance to swing in favour of her rival.

Of particular importance are any tweets addressed to herself, such as:

3. Barack Obama

@BarackObama

The man of the moment is stepping down after eight years in power. You'll want to keep an eye on what he's saying as the results come in, and when will he hand over the @POTUS account? Also, some of his tweets are brilliant.

4. Nate Silver

@NateSilver538

The polling guru and founder of FiveThirtyEight.com has come under fire in recent weeks for giving Trump a higher chance of winning than than many other pollsters are predicting. But he did get the outcomes of previous elections correctly, so many people trust him to predict this year's results right.

He's been feeling feisty in the last few days...

4. Ben Smith

@BuzzFeedBen

BuzzFeed's editor in chief in the US is worth a follow. His politics team are chasing the latest developments, and he's also one to point out stories from other outlets too.

5. Jon Sopel

@BBCJonSopel

The Beeb's North America editor has been across the pond reporting the election for us over here. Keep up with the latest updates by following him

6. Briane Fallon

@brianefallon

Hillary's press secretary. A funny, gif-filled timeline.

7. Mike Pence

@mike_pence

The Indiana governor, and running mate of Donald Trump. Less controversial than his boss.

8. Tim Kaine

@timkaine

Clinton's running mate, and US senator from Virginia.

9. Ari Fleischer

@AriFleischer

Former press secretary to George W. Bush. Now tweeting all sorts of comments on the current race for the White House.

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10. Jim Roberts

@nycjim

Formerly the chief content editor at Mashable, and assistant managing editor of the New York Times. He is now consulting editor for politics site The Hill.

11. Taegen Goddard

@politicalwire

Publisher of Political Wire.

12. Jake Tapper

@jaketapper

Chief Washington correspondent and anchor for CNN.

13. Paul Ryan

@SpeakerRyan

The Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, Ryan initially endorsed Trump but then withdrew his support.

14. Ruby Cramer

@rubycramer

Political reporter for BuzzFeed, covering Clinton.

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15. Jenna Johnson

@wpjenna

Washington Post reporter covering Donald Trump.

16. John Santucci

@JTSantucci

​Campaign reporter at ABC News, covering Donald Trump. He's been hitting a lot of rallies...

17. Piers Morgan

@piersmorgan

Everyone's favourite TV host is back in the UK now with Good Morning Britain, but previously went out to the US to work. Back in quieter times, Morgan won Trump's Celebrity Apprentice show, and now refers to him as a friend.

18. Stephen Colbert

@StephenAtHome

Late Show host and satirist. For the fun of the campaign.

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