Obama warns US fate in voters' hands as race narrows

The fate of American democracy is in voters’ hands, President Barack Obama warned, as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s battle for the White House went down to the wire. With six days until the election, the world looked on agog as an uptick in support for Clinton’s 70-year-old Republican rival delighted America’s foes, made its allies queasy and spooked financial markets. “The fate of the republic rests on your shoulders,” the US president warned voters in North Carolina, one of a handful of swing states where the now tighter race will be decided.

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