Us presidential election: Hillary Clinton elected… in Paris – BFMTV.COM
The results of the us presidential election finally gave Donald Trump winner. But on Tuesday evening at Harry’s bar in Paris, the supporters of Hillary Clinton rejoiced. The candidate of democratic party has just been voted by 513 votes to 188 for Donald Trump. Although fictional, the victory is overwhelming.
Since 1924, this cocktail bar has made the presidential election a true rendez-vous for the American expatriates in Paris. At each election, a “straw vote”, a vote dummy is held in the bar, in the months preceding the presidential election. To vote, you must present his or her passport and his u.s. driver’s license.
Several hundred Americans have slipped their ballot into a ballot box dummy. A concept that pleases. “It is friendly, traditional, I am curious to know the final result of this vote. This is the best way for me to migrate this night, even better than if I was in the United States,” said a voter in american. Another place in this result a lot of hopes: “I’ve heard that this bar elected the right president…”
If this Wednesday, Donald Trump has finally been elected, Tuesday evening, Franz-Arthur MacElhone, the boss of the famous Harry’s bar was at least satisfied with the excitement around the vote in Paris.
“This year, there has 701 ballots, which is the first time in memory that it’s happening at Harry’s bar. I am happy with this record participation, of this beautiful festival which is going beautifully,” he said.
of 22 editions, this vote has given 20 times the good president. Sensitive to the reliability of the establishment, the republican party would have even called the boss of Harry’s to know the trend.