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When will we know the result of the US presidential election?

Isabelle Aron

After months of talk about Trump's tiny hands, the never-ending email saga, and Trump's charming 'locker room chat', the day has finally come for the American people to vote for the new US president. If you want to stay up to commiserate/celebrate (delete as appropriate), be prepared for a pretty late night thanks to the whole time difference thing. Here's how it's all going to go down:

The polls opened at 11am in the UK (6am in the US) and they'll close sometime between midnight and 1am in the UK (7pm and 8pm in the US).

So, when will we find out the results? It should be clear by about 4am on November 9 in the UK (11pm on November 8 in the US), who's won the election, but the results could be earlier than that. In 2012, the Associated Press called the result for Barack Obama at 4.38am. Basically, it's going to be a long night. Stock up on snacks and booze, and hope for the best.

In other election news, you can chow down on a Donald Trump doughnut at Old Street Station's election day pop-up

And people are handing out 'Trump Pussy Protectors' at Heathrow Airport

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