Who would have thought that the race for the U.S. presidency would be close in the final days of the campaign, given all that has transpired? After the numerous sordid accusations levelled at Donald Trump, you’d think he would be lucky to get 25 percent of the vote. Right? But he is only trailing Hillary Clinton by a few percentage points, according to polls on Saturday, just four days before Decision Day. Some experts are saying it is too close to call — and that Donald Trump could emerge the winner.

I’m no expert on American politics, but I wonder if there has ever been a U.S. presidential campaign that has been as stressful and divisive for the American people as this one has?

I think most people in America know how important the vote is on Nov. 8, as does much of the world. Though, it is questionable just how much power the president of the United States actually has.

I open this post for debate and comments, especially for American readers. Why has this race been so close? Do you think the terror sown by ISIS has been a factor in the race? And if Trump does win, just how much damage could he — alone — do during his term as president?

And, finally, who do you think will win?

— Jillian

Photo: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during United States presidential election campaign 2016. (From Wikimedia Commons: Krassotkin (derivative), Gage Skidmore (Donald Trump), Gage Skidmore (Hillary Clinton)