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Liveblog: 2016 elections results

Voters across the United States will be selecting their future president along with an array of local and state politicians today.

Tune in to see The Paly Voice’s liveblog of all local, state and national elections.

11:33 p.m.

Trump will be the 45th president of the United States.

9:56 p.m.

Thanks for tuning in to The Paly Voice’s liveblog! Stay tuned on major networks to see the final election results. Check out the in-depth state election results here.

9:33 p.m.

Nevada, with six electoral votes, goes to Clinton. Clinton has 215 votes to Trump’s 244.

9:25 p.m.

The Dow Jones has dropped more than 800 points, and the NASDAQ is stumbling, according to NBC.

9:21 p.m.

Clinton leads in Nevada, though it is too close to project a winner.

9:13 p.m.

Trump is only 26 electoral votes from becoming the next president of the United States.

9:10 p.m.

In comparison to 2012, fewer people voted for third party candidates than in this year’s election.

9:09 p.m.

“He [Trump] won this by trashing the press. He won this by saying things we thought you couldn’t say,” says an NBC reporter.

9:07 p.m.

Fun Fact #9: It is important to note that the electoral college can vote for whomever they want, even if the voters in their state choose otherwise. Throughout American history, although there have been instances where electoral members have voted for someone other than who the public voted for, it has never changed the outcome of the election.

9:02 p.m.

Clinton’s popular vote is at 47% to Trump’s 48%.

As of now, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona and Pennsylvania are too close to call. However, Trump is still projected to win.

8:47 p.m.

Proposition 53, which requires statewide voter approval for bonds over 2 billion dollars, is split by 50%.

8:44 p.m.

Johnson and Stein take up a total of 2.7% of popular votes. Could this have swayed the election results?

8:37 p.m.

Crowds of Trump supporters can be seen jumping and cheering, while Clinton supporters seem to be quiet.

8:35 p.m.

Democrats lag in the presidential, Senate, and House of Representatives races.

8:33 p.m.

Fun Fact #8: Kamala Harris is the second black woman to be elected to the US Senate.

8:31 p.m.

Trump just won Utah, NBC says. He leads with 228 electoral votes over Clinton’s 209.

8:27 p.m.

If Trump takes Michigan and Arizona, ABC predicts Trump will win the presidency.

8:26 p.m.

The Dow Jones is down around 700 points, which is the largest dip since the Great Recession.

8:25 p.m.

Proposition 64 in California is projected to pass, which may legalize the use of recreational marijuana. Kamala Harris has just been elected to the US Senate.

8:19 p.m.

Trump leads in Utah, Montana, and Iowa.

8:17 p.m.

Fun Fact #7: Clinton was a part of Wellesley Young Republicans Club, and grew up in a conservative Illinois household.

8:12 p.m.

Trump takes North Carolina.

8:11 p.m.

Fun Fact #6: If Clinton wins the presidency, daughter Chelsea Clinton will be the first person to have both parents in the White House.

8:01 p.m.

California, Oregon and Washington voted for Clinton; Idaho voted for Trump.

7:57 p.m.

Election website 270 to Win appears to have crashed.

7:54 p.m.

Trump has won Florida. This makes Clinton’s path to victory much more difficult.

7:47 p.m.

In order for Clinton to win, she must win Wisconsin AND Michigan, along with either New Hampshire or Nevada.

7:42 p.m.

In Michigan, Trump has 49 percent to Clinton’s 46 percent. Trump’s lead has shrank by a little bit, but is it enough?

7:37 p.m.

AP hasn’t updated the results in a long time. It looks like Trump has the edge.

7:28 p.m.

NBC reports that Virginia has gone for Clinton. This was a state she needed to win.

7:24 p.m.

Ohio has gone for Trump. Polls in California close in about half an hour.

7:18 p.m.

There are many states too close to call.  Wisconsin is slowing inching towards Clinton. New Hampshire remains red.

7:08 p.m.

At this point, it looks like it will be very difficult for Democrats to capture the Senate. Republicans have 44 seats; Democrats 42.

7:06 p.m. 

NBC calls New Mexico for Clinton; Missouri for Trump.

6:54 p.m.

NBC reporting that Clinton has taken the lead in Virginia. Minnesota also trending blue. Wisconsin and Michigan still trending red.

6:48 p.m.

Clinton is slowly gaining votes in Virginia. Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin are all trending red. I think we may be seeing the Brexit effect in the United States.

6:43 p.m.

With 90 percent voting in Virginia, Trump is ahead by 16,000 votes.

6:41 p.m.

If Trump wins the election, I will be very disappointed in many the polls that showed Clinton ahead.

6:38 p.m.

Clinton can afford to lose North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire and Arizona if she holds her other firewall states. Unfortunately for Clinton, Virginia currently leans red. So does Minnesota and Michigan.

6:33 p.m.

Is anyone else really surprised by how close the results are so far? I thought Clinton had it in the bag.

6:28 p.m.

Clinton still trails Trump, this time 97 to 129 electoral votes, according to AP.

6:20 p.m.

“It’s incredibly how tight all these races are,” an NBC reporter says.

6:13 p.m.

Michigan is extremely close, with Trump in the lead by a few hundred votes.

6:05 p.m.

Clinton now trails in the electoral college with 97 votes to Trump’s 123, after Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Texas voted red while New York voted blue.

6:00 p.m.

According to AP,

Clinton has won: DE, DC, MD, MA, NJ, RI, IL and VT (68 electoral votes)

Trump has won: AL, IN, KY, MS, OK, SC, TN and WV (66 electoral votes)

Other news organizations are reporting different demographics.

5:56 p.m.

According to ABC News, Republicans will retain control of the House of Representatives.

5:52 p.m.

Clinton has not lead in Virginia all night. This will concern her supporters, as the state was considered by many pundits to be a safe state for her.

5:44 p.m.

Fun Fact #5: Hillary was part of the presidential impeachment inquiry of President Richard Nixon.

5:42 p.m.

Clinton leads in Michigan and Pennsylvania, both of which are too early to call. Trump and Clinton are both beginning to solidify leads in a plethora of other states.

5:35 p.m.

“We are feeling really good … It’s still early, but we’re feeling really good about the ground we have mustered,” a Clinton spokeswoman says.

5:32 p.m.

NBC reporters are highlighting the importance of Florida, where Trump currently has a slight edge. “It becomes increasingly difficult for Trump to win without Florida.”

5:29 p.m.

Trump has won Tennessee and Alabama, securing 60 electoral votes to Clinton’s 44.

5:18 p.m.

AP shows that Trump now has a slight lead in the electoral college, with 51 votes to Clinton’s 44.

5:17 p.m.

In the Senate race, Democrats lead in New Hampshire, North Carolina and have won Connecticut and Maryland. Republicans have won Ohio, Kentucky, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Florida and are leading in Indiana, Alabama and Georgia.

5:14 p.m.

Note: The Paly Voice will not be able to begin reporting on local polls until at least 8 p.m., as that is when polls here closed.

5:09 p.m.

Trump is ahead in Texas, Tennessee and Alabama. Clinton wins Delaware. Clinton is ahead overall, 44 electoral votes to 31, according to Associated Press.

5:07 p.m.

Election Fun Fact #3: If elected, Trump would be the second president to be divorced.

5:02 p.m.

Associated Press reports that Trump won Oklahoma; Clinton won Maryland, New Jersey & Massachusetts.

4:55 p.m.

“All eyes are on New York, where the polls are closing,” an NBC reporter says.

4:51 p.m.

NBC has called South Carolina for Trump.

4:41 p.m.

Clinton now leads in New Hampshire; Trump leads in Ohio.

4:37 p.m.

Trump is leading in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia & New Hampshire.

4:34 p.m.

Election Fun Fact #2: A candidate has lost the election after winning the popular vote four times. The last was Al Gore versus George W. Bush in 2000. The others are: Grover Cleveland in 1888; Samuel Tilden in 1876; and Andrew Jackson in 1824.

4:32 p.m.

Trump has won West Virginia (with five electoral votes). According to NBC, Trump supporters should be worried by Clinton’s current lead in Florida.

4:31 p.m.

Polls have closed in Ohio, North Carolina and West Virginia. South Carolina is leaning towards Trump.

4:30 p.m.

Florida is now leaning blue again. Is it just me, or does Florida always make elections 10 times more wild?

4:28 p.m.

If you are in the Bay Area and still need to vote, polls will be open for 3.5 more hours.

4:22 p.m.

As the votes come in, many swing states are flipping back and forth in terms of who is in the lead. Trump takes the lead in Virginia and Georgia. Florida is extremely competitive; Trump is ahead by three percent.

4:21 p.m.

According to NBC, the candidates are the least popular Presidential candidates in history.

4:16 p.m.

Results from Virginia are beginning to be revealed. Clinton leads, 50 percent to 45 percent, with about 7,000 votes counted.

4:12 p.m.

Trump is leading Clinton, 57 percent to 28 percent, in Florida. However, Florida’s major liberal cities have not tallied their votes yet.

4:10 p.m.

Senator Marco Rubio (aka “Little Marco”) is currently ahead in the Florida senate race.

4:07 p.m.

To pass the time, we will be peppering this liveblog with election fun facts!

Fun fact #1: At 70, Donald Trump would be the oldest candidate to be elected as a first-term president. Ronald Reagan was 69 when he won his first term, and 73 when he won for the second time.

4:03 p.m.

Clinton has won Vermont; Trump wins Indiana. Trump leads with 19 electoral votes to Clinton’s three.

4:01 p.m.

Trump has officially won Kentucky (no surprise)!

3:36 p.m. 

Trump’s lead in Kentucky and Indiana is rapidly growing. In New Hampshire, only 57 votes have been counted.

3:23 p.m.

Trump is now leading in Indiana—Not a surprise, given that Trump’s running mate Mike Pence is the governor of the state.

3:14 p.m.

Presidential results are slowing coming in in Kentucky and New Hampshire. Donald Trump is leading in both, but few votes have been counted.

3:09 p.m.

The very first results are coming through, but they don’t relate to California. Republican Senate candidates Kelly Ayotte and Rand Paul lead in New Hampshire and Kentucky, respectively.

3:05 p.m.

Thank you for tuning into The Paly Voice’s liveblog! Polls on the East Coast began closing at 3 p.m. so some states’ results will be published soon.

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