US Election 2016

US election 2016: America's front-porch revolt

Forgotten? They weren't forgotten. They were dismissed, disregarded, and despised by America's elites, all of whom got their comeuppance in Trump's staggering victory.

Nobody saw it coming. I didn't, and as a conservative who lives in deep red America, I don't even have the excuse of being a coastal urbanite cut off from the wilds of Trumpistan.

US election 2016: All you need to know

When the US picks its president, it is not only choosing a head of state but a head of government and a commander-in-chief of the largest military on the planet.

It's a big responsibility. So how does the process work?


Who can be president?

Technically, to run for president, you only need to be "a natural born" US citizen, at least 35 years old, and have been a resident for 14 years.

US election 2016: Trump team tries to ease global concern

Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told the BBC such antipathy "doesn't reflect why Donald Trump is running and who he would be on the global stage".

She also attacked Hillary Clinton's "unremarkable to chequered" record as secretary of state.

Both candidates are undertaking a blitz of campaigning in key states on Monday.

The latest opinion poll, on Fox News on Monday, gave Mrs Clinton a four-point lead, double that of Friday.

US election 2016: Trump rushed off stage by security

A man holding a sign saying Republicans Against Trump was tackled by security agents, after claims that he had a gun.

Mr Trump returned to the stage minutes later.

The Republican candidate says he is going to target states seen as Democratic strongholds ahead of Tuesday's election.

He is set to visit Pennsylvania, Michigan and also Minnesota, which has not voted Republican since 1972.

US election 2016: Trump to target Democratic states

He will visit Pennsylvania, Michigan and also Minnesota, which has not gone Republican since 1972.

He started off a four-state swing on Saturday in Florida, where rival Hillary Clinton also campaigned.

She unveiled an advert to run in nearly a dozen states, set to the Katy Perry song, Roar.

Perry will appear with Mrs Clinton later on Saturday at a rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Opinion polls suggest Mrs Clinton is still ahead in key states.

US election 2016: Clinton seeks to secure Democratic vote

A BBC correspondent says both teams are now concentrating more on getting their supporters to vote rather than swaying those undecided.

Thirty-seven million early ballots have already been cast.

US authorities say they are assessing the credibility of information on a possible al-Qaeda terror attack.

New York, Texas and Virginia are believed to be the potential targets mentioned in connection with a possible attack before election day on Tuesday, but a police spokesman said the information "lacks specificity".

US election 2016: Obama warns fate of world at stake

He said her Republican opponent Donald Trump was a threat to hard-earned civil rights.

President Obama was speaking at a rally in North Carolina.

Mr Trump said Mr Obama should stop campaigning for Mrs Clinton and focus on running the country.

"The bottom line is, no-one wants four more years of Obama," he told supporters in Pensacola, Florida.

He said Mrs Clinton had become "unhinged" in recent days.

US election 2016: Clinton accuses Trump of bullying women

Mrs Clinton said Mr Trump had a 30-year history of "demeaning, degrading, insulting and assaulting" women.

Meanwhile, Mr Trump has branded Mrs Clinton "corrupt" and said she would "destroy American healthcare forever".

He told early Clinton voters with "buyer's remorse" they could change their vote in four states.

The clashes came as the fractious contest entered its final week, with the opinion polls appearing to show the race getting tighter.

US election 2016: Clinton camp blasts FBI 'double standards'

The comments came after US media reports that Mr Comey had urged against publically accusing Russia of interfering in the US election, including alleged email hacking.

Mr Comey's concern about releasing the information was due to the proximity to the election, reports say.

The FBI declined to comment to the BBC.

The statement that Mr Comey reportedly declined to sign off on was released by the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on 7 October.

US election 2016: Trump hopes Clinton email 'motherlode' found

At a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he said he hoped the Democratic candidate's 33,000 deleted messages could now be recovered.

The FBI is investigating new emails that may be linked to its probe into Mrs Clinton's private email server.

Mrs Clinton later told a rally she had nothing to hide.

It emerged in March 2015 that Mrs Clinton had been breaking federal rules by operating a private email server while she was secretary of state from 2009-13.

Her lawyers combed through the server and provided the State Department with 30,000 work-related emails.