The US embassy in Malawi on Tuesday run a mock poll where Malawians voted and Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton won against Donald Trump but in the White House election the two are locked in a knife-edge battle in swing states .
Announcing the results of the mock presidential election, the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section said 321 Malawians cast their unofficial vote: 268 people voted for Hillary Clinton while 53 voted for Donald Trump.
“ Let’s see how these results compare to the official results in the U.S. We thank all 321 Malawians who celebrated democracy with us today,” said the US embassy in Lilongwe.
In the White House race, a candidate must secure 270 of the 538 electoral college votes to declare victory.
Americans also have a chance to determine which party will control Congress.
All 435 seats in the House of Representatives were up for grabs.
Trump, a populist political newcomer, provoked controversy on the campaign trail for comments about women, Muslims and a plan to build a wall along the US-Mexican border.
Clinton saw her campaign dogged by FBI investigations into whether she abused state secrets by operating a private email server during her time as US secretary of state.
Last Sunday, the law enforcement bureau cleared her once again of any criminality.
Trump and Clinton are seeking to succeed Democratic President Barack Obama.
After two four-year terms in the White House, he is barred by the US constitution from running for re-election.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :