After two years of watching the Trump versus Clinton campaigns, many New Yorkers were stunned at the outcome of the 2016 presidential elections on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.
Although New York is a predominantly democratic state, the country has decided to put its faith in the republican party's leader, Donald Trump. From Time Square, Clinton supporters watched as the votes were counted. Their fear for the future brought tears to their eyes and their mouths to drop as they watched the numbers rise, too close to call for over eight hours.
However unpopular their presence in New York, enthusiastic republican supporters gathered outside of the Hilton Hotel and Trump Tower, their cheers of "Make America great again!", "Drain the swamp!" and "Put her in jail!" heard across the country.
Trump went on to surpass the required 270 seats at 2:30 a.m., becoming the official 45th President of the United States. Democrats had hoped to see Clinton receive her chance for leadership after over 30 years of service to the American people.
The results have shocked some of the country's most trusted voices, and has quickly led to protests against the president-elect, which are now sweeping across the country. Despite popular vote for Clinton, America has taken a chance on Trump's call for change. Many across the globe now pray that we will not see the kind of change they have asked for.
NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2016
Photos copyright Vanessa Tignanelli 2016