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Clinton concedes race to Trump: CNN

AP declares Donald Trump the next president of the United States.

Election 2016 has come to an end.

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2:51 a.m.: Trump speaks to the crowd at his campaign headquarters

“I just received a call from Secretary Clinton,” Trump began. “She congratulated us – it’s about us – on our victory and I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign.”

“Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country,” the president-elect continued. “Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division…

“It is time for us to come together as one united people. It’s time. I pledge to every citizen of our land, that I will be president for all Americans and this is so important to me.”

Trump then reached out to those who did not support him in the election and asked for guidance and help from those who voted against him.

“Ours was not a campaign, but rather an incredible and great movement made up of millions of hardworking men and women who want a better future … It’s a movement comprised of Americans from all races, religions and beliefs … Working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream.”

2:48 a.m.: Trump expected to speak as VP-elect Mike Pence speaks to the crowd.

"This is a historic night," Pence said. "The American people have spoken and the American people have elected their champion!"

CNN has called the election for Trump.

2:23 a.m.: The New York Times and Fox have also called Trump the next POTUS.

2:41 a.m.: CNN projects Trump will win Arizona.

2:40 a.m.: Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump and conceded the race, CNN reported.

2:33 a.m.: The Associated Press officially announced Donald J. Trump will be the 45th president of the United States.


2:29 a.m.: Donald Trump, who has just taken Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes, is expected to speak to his supporters in New York.

Trump needs 13 electoral votes to take the presidency.

2:02 a.m.: Campaign chair John Podesta spoke to the crowd at the Javits Center in New York City.

“They are still counting votes and all votes should count,” Podesta said. “We are not going to have anything else to say tonight.”

Podesta told the crowd to go home and get sleep as he whipped them into cheering by saying Clinton is proud of her supporters and they should be proud of her.

1:59 a.m.: The dollar is tanking

"I would not say the market is in a panic. The possibility of a Trump win, however seemingly remote at the time, was of course something that was considered beforehand and the market is reacting in line with such a scenario," said Bart Wakabayashi, Head of Hong Kong FX Sales at State Street Global Markets, Reuters reported.

1:56 a.m.: Donald Trump has 267 electoral votes of the 270 needed votes to win. Hillary Clinton is at 215.

1:42 a.m.: Trump takes a strong lead.

Multiple news reports are calling victory for Trump in Pennsylvania. He will gain 20 electoral college votes.

CNN projected Trump the winner of Alaska and its three electoral college votes.

1:26 a.m.:Outstanding states – (electoral votes at stake)

  • Maine – Clinton leads with 84 percent of the votes in. (4)
  • Michigan – Trump has the lead with 81 percent of precincts reporting. (16)
  • New Hampshire – Clinton expanded her lead with 87 percent of the votes in. (4)
  • Pennsylvania – Trump is leading with 97 percent of the precincts reporting. (20)
  • Arizona – Trump leads with 65 percent of the precincts reporting. (11)
  • Minnesota – Clinton has the lead with 85 percent of the precincts reporting. (10)
  • Wisconsin – Trump leads with 88 percent of the precincts reporting. (10)
  • Arizona - Trump leads with 28 percent of the votes in. (3)

If Clinton and Trump each win the states as designated above, Clinton will gain 18 electoral votes and Trump will gain 60, putting him ahead of the 270 required electoral votes needed to win the office.

1:19 a.m.: Republicans maintain their hold on the Senate as Toomey wins his seat in Pennsylvania.


1:10 a.m.: Donald Trump is the projected winner of Utah as previously called.

Forty-one percent of the votes from that state are in.

Electoral vote count: 244 Trump/215 Clinton

Six states that Obama carried in 2012 have flipped during this election, including Ohio and Florida.

Both Trump and Clinton prepared a victory speech and a concession speech. The tone of Trump’s speech will be “grateful” and “gracious,” CNN reported.


1:07 a.m.: The mood at the glass ceilinged Javits Center is somber.

Many sad faces in the photos of Hillary Clinton supporters inside the Jacob Javits Center.


12:59 a.m.: "So what exactly is the legal process for a state to secede from the Union? Asking for a friend...."

People who are devestated at the thought of four years of Trump are talking secession on Twitter. The word is even one of the top look ups on dictionary.com.


Others prefer that the states that voted for Trump quietly leave.


12:54 a.m.: From Pennsylvania

Toomey has 49 percent of the vote; McGinty is at 47 percent and LibertarianEdward Clifford III has 4 percent with 96 percent reporting,according to NBC affiliate WGAL.

12:37 a.m.: Nevada has been called for Clinton.

NIne states are still out: Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Alask and Montana.

12:28 a.m.: Massachusetts and California voted to make recreational use of marijuana legal,The New York Times reported.


12:08 a.m.: Trump is the projected winner of Iowa. He gets six electoral votes.

Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Michigan are still too close to call. Trump currently has the lead in the aforementioned states. Minnesota's results are still not all in, so the electoral votes there are up for grabs.

11:57 p.m.: The vibe at the Javits Center in New York is "low energy"

Some attendees at the Clinton event are crying, some left and many are sitting mouth agape, according to CNN.

Electoral vote: Trump 232/Clinton 209

Based on those numbers, there are 97 electoral votes still to be had.

11:48 p.m.: Trump is projected to take Georgia's 16 electoral votes with 84 percent of precincts reporting.

11:46 p.m.: The Canadian Immigration and Citizen portal crashes as nervous Americans watch the election results come in.


11:42 p.m.: Clinton takes Washington State, according to projections.

11:35 p.m.: Florida has been called for Trump. He now has 216 electoral votes to Clinton's 197.

11:30 p.m.: The Associated Press called Washington State for Clinton.

The race in Pennsylvania is a squeaker as Clinton has the lead by 73,000 votes with 81 percent of precincts reporting, CNN reported.

11:14 p.m.: Oregon is projected for Clinton and four of the five electoral votes in Nebraska belong to Trump.

11:08 p.m.: Donald Trump is projected to take North Carolina.

11:01 p.m.: California and Hawaii are projected blue states. Trump is projected to take Idaho.

10:59 p.m.: The Associated Press called Florida for Trump, but the race is still close.

10:41 p.m.: Virginia called for Clinton, according to CNN.

That's a big win for her since Obama carried that state during both elections.

The electoral vote count stands: Trump 167/Clinton 122

The race in Michigan is still neck-and-neck with Trump leading by a nose and inching toward the 16 electoral votes.

Wisconsin holds 10 electoral votes with Trump leading Clinton with 26,650 votes.

10:39 p.m.: Katy Perry is performing at the Javits Center in New York City, keeping spirits high and saying "buh-bye" to hate.


10:29 p.m.: Trump turns more of the map red

Trump took Ohio and its 18 electoral votes, bumping his electoral vote total to 167 against Clinton's 109.

New Mexico, Ohio and Missouri have also been called for Trump. No Republican has ever won the presidency without winning Ohio since Ronald Reagan.

10:27 p.m.: For those who aren't heading to Canada after the election, Colorado could be another option. Weed is legal in the state and now assisted suicide is as well.

10:15 p.m.: Metro reporter Kristin Toussaint said 34 percent of results show that 53 percent of voters are in favor of Question 4 and 47 percent are opposed to making weed legal.

10:14 p.m.: Clinton is projected to take New Mexico's five electoral votes, while Trump is expected to win Mississippi's 10, according to CNN.

10 p.m.: Tensions rise as the race stays tight and markets plunge

Trump is projected to take Montana and its three electoral votes.

Iowa, Nevada and Utah, where a third party candidate is also on the ballot, are all too close to call, each dangling six electoral votes for one of the candidates to snatch.

Trump has the popular vote leading Clinton (47 percent) with 48.9 percent. The business mogulalso has 139 electoral votes of the 270 needed to win. Former Sec. of State Clinton lags behind with 104 electoral votes.

As Trump takes the lead, Asian markets have plunged, AP reported. The DOW dropped 500 points, according to CNN. The Mexican peso fell 8 percent, its deepest drop since the devaluation crisis in 1994, Financial Times reported.

The dollar fell 2.9 percent against the yen, S&P 500 futures fell 3 percent and gold was up 2.8 percent.

"The peso has become the prime gauge of Mr Trump’s fortunes given his rhetoric on immigration, trade and the US southern border, where he has promised to build a wall," the Financial Times wrote.


9:49 p.m.: Boston is up to 20 percent returns on the weed proposition, but it looks like this is going to take all night, according to Metro reporter Kristin Toussaint.


9:41 p.m.: Louisiana is called for Trump.

9:30 p.m. More numbers come in for "too close to call states"

Clinton has 25,368 votes more than Trump in North Carolina with 12 percent of precincts reporting. There are 10 electoral votes at stake.

Colorado has reported 42 percent of the votes and Clinton is leading Trump by 55,413 votes. There are 9 electoral votes at stake.

Clinton has the lead in Pennsylvania with 17 percent in. Twenty electoral votes are at stake as Clinton leads her opponent with 154,709 more votes.

Trump is ahead in New Hampshire with 404 more votes than his opponent. There are four electoral votes at stake. Only 25 percent of precincts have reported.

9:29 p.m.: Connecticut has been called for Clinton.

9:13 p.m.: Donald Trump is projected to win Arkansas.

He now holds the lead with 128 electoral votes to Clinton's 97.

9:09 p.m.: Trump is projected to take Nebraska.

9:06 p.m.: Donald Trump is projected to take North and South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming.

9:02 p.m.: Illinois and New York go to Clinton, according to projections.

Sen. Chuck Schumer has been reelected.

8:56 p.m.: Mississippi has been called for Trump.

8:51 p.m.: Katy Perry to perform soon

Performer Katy Perry is expected to take the stage shortly at Clinton's Election Night Event at the Javits Center in New York City, according to Metro reporter Amanda Mikelberg.

The anthem was sung, a prayer/invocation was delivered and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio took the stage.

8:49 p.m.: Boston and other news

The Mexican peso's value has dropped, Reuters reported, related to the U.S. election results.


8:46 p.m.: The House will remain Republican, according to network projections, Reuters reported.

8:44 p.m.: New Hampshire goes to Clinton, according to multiple media reports.

8:31 p.m.: Trump is expected to take Alabama.

8:20 p.m.: Hillary Clinton has 68 projected electoral votes; Donald Trump has 48 projected votes.

Twenty-nine electoral votes from Florida hang in the balance as does 15 in North Carolina and 18 in Ohio.

8:17 p.m.: Trump is projected to take Tennessee.

8:09 p.m.: Multiple news organizations have called the following states:

  • Oklahoma - Trump
  • Delaware - Clinton
  • Maryland - Clinton
  • Massachusetts - Clinton
  • New Jersey - Clinton
  • Washington D.C. - Clinton

Clinton has 44 projected electoral votes and Trump has 31 out of the 270 needed to win.

7:58 p.m.: Several networks are calling South Carolina for Trump, Reuters reported.

Clinton is leading in New Hampshire, Ohio, Florida and North Carolina, according to The New York Times.

CNN projected that Clinton will take Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, Delaware and the District of Columbia. The network expects Trump to take Oklahoma, Tennessee and Mississippi.

The race in Floridia is extremely tight, but Clinton maintains the lead.

7:55 p.m.: Multiple media outlets have called North Carolina for Clinton.

Clinton leads in the state and now has a larger lead in Florida, according to CNN.

7:51 p.m.: A large crowd gathers at the Javits Center as the largest group of polling closings is just eight minutes away.


7:46 p.m.: Law enforcement said at least one of the victims in the Azusa, California shooting was headed to the polls to vote.


7:36 p.m.: If you didn't get an "I Voted" sticker, print your own out.

Options include the usual "I Voted," "Yo Voté," and others like "I copied my vote from Michelle Obama" and "I voted with my vagina, but I put the sticker here."

7:31 p.m.: Multiple media organizations have called West Virginia for Trump as he gains his lead in Florida.

7:28 p.m.U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey revealed he is a Trumpeter

Toomey, who is in the midst of a tight race with Democrat Katie McGinty, voted for Donald Trump, Billy Penn reported.

“In the end I decided we’ve just gotta change the course we’re on, so I voted for Donald Trump,” he said.

7:25 p.m. Clinton, who was trailing Trump in Florida, has pulled ahead.

Just minutes ago, Trump led the vote in Florida with 38,726 votes over Clinton's numbers. With 30 percent of the vote in, Clinton has pulled ahead and now leads with 50,340 votes more than Trump, according to media reports.

7:20 p.m.: Voters inAzusa, California are urged to vote at alternate locations.

"If necessary, cast a ballot at an alternate polling location," Los Angeles County Registrar Dean Logan said.

7:18 p.m.: Some polling places will remain open in New Hampshire, according to reports.


7:09 p.m.: Due to computer issues earlier, some precincts will have extended voting hours.

Some precincts in North Carolina will remain open to voters for 60 to 90 minutes, CNN reported.

7:05 p.m.: CNN, The New York Times and Associated Press call two states for Trump and one for Clinton.

Trump is projected to win Indiana and Kentucky and Hillary Clinton is projected to take Vermont, giving Trump 19 electoral votes to Clinton’s three.

6:54 p.m.: Active shooter near polling station in California

Four people have been shot, one fatally, near a polling station in Azusa, California, The Los Angeles Times reported.

Officials are urging people to stay away from the area and nearby schools and a daycare were put on lockdown.

6:48 p.m.: A woman in New Jersey made the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton cakes.

Each cake took 24-year-old Melissa Alt 50 hours to make, Hackensack’s Daily Voice reported. The heads are made out of modeling chocolate and the bodies are cake covered in fondant.

6:30 p.m.:


6:26 p.m.: Word on the street is Katy Perry will perform tonight in New York.

ABC7 reported that there are an estimated 20,000 people already at the Javits Center.


6:21 p.m.: One percent of the vote is in for Indiana.

Donald Trump leads with 69.3 percent of the vote, CNN reported, while Hillary Clinton has 27.5 percent so far.

Due to earlier machine issues, Durham County polls will be open an extra 90 minutes, according to CNN.

6:17 p.m.: Most Americans say immigrants in the country illegally should be allowed to stay, according to the Associated Press.


6:10 p.m.: The first election poll results are in, CNN reported.

With 1 percent of the vote in for Kentucky, Donald Trump has 80 percent of the vote while Hillary Clinton has 18 percent.

Refresh your browser as we continue to update you with results as polls close.

POLL CLOSE TIMES (all times are ET):

  • 6 p.m. - most of Indiana and Kentucky
  • 7 p.m. - Georgia, South Carolina, Vermont and Virginia, most of Florida, and western parts of Indiana and Kentucky
  • 7:30 p.m. - North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia
  • 8 p.m. - Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington D.C., Illinois, most of Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, most of Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, most of Texas, eastern Tennessee and the Florida panhandle
  • 8:30 p.m. – Arkansas
  • 9 p.m. - Arizona, Colorado, western Kansas, Louisiana, the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Minnesota, eastern Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, western South Dakota, the western panhandle of Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming
  • 10 p.m. - southern Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nevada, eastern North Dakota, far eastern Oregon and Utah
  • 11 p.m. - California, Hawaii, northern Idaho, western North Dakota, most of Oregon and Washington
  • Midnight - most of Alaska
  • 1 a.m. - half the Aleutian Islands of Alaska

6:08 p.m.: Anderson Cooper reminded viewers that about 100 years ago, women did not even have the right to vote and in 2016, we might have the first female president elect.

5:58 p.m.: If you could hack Trump's website, what would you leave? Someone left💩, according to Slate.

5:56 p.m.: Polls in most of Indiana and Kentucky will close in four minutes.

5:53 p.m.: Security personnel told a Metro reporter that there will be a surprise performance in Times Square tonight, but an NYPD officer said the stage is forgeneral coverage "countdown."


5:44 p.m.: Getting close to Javit's Center for Hillary Clinton event is tough, according to Metro reporter Amanda Mikelberg

"Tons and tons of people heading to Javits hoping to be part of history," Mikelberg reported. Anyone who wants to get close is not being directed to 40th Street and 10th Avenue.

5:42 p.m.: Slate reports that voters for Clinton have surpassed the voter turnout for Obama in 2012, according to exit polls.


5:28 p.m.: Exit polls show voters have an unfavorable view of both candidates, but most voters are anxious about a Trump win.

5:22 p.m.: Politico reported voting machine problems in the swing state of Pennsylvania

5:20 p.m.: Here's your Boston update


5:10 p.m.: A sweet Mr. Trump has arrived at Trump Tower


5:07 p.m.: Here are the details for the Hillary for America Election Night Event

Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine will either celebrate or sorrow at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Gates open at 6 p.m.

And leave the selfie stick at home.

For more information, go to the event page on HillaryClinton.com.

5:03 p.m.: Rush Limbaugh was “wrong,” a Bush spokesman said.

George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, did not vote for Hillary Clinton today, Bush communications director Freddy Ford said, The Hill reported.

"Rush Limbaugh is wrong and needs to apologize to his listeners," Ford said.

"President and Mrs. Bush voted two weeks ago (not today) and did not vote for Hillary Clinton," Ford added, according to The Hill.

4:57 p.m.: Just in case you missed this...


4:55 p.m.: Donald J. Trump Jr. loves Chachi? He retweeted the "Charles in Charge" actor's photo.


4:52 p.m.: Trump Tower is basically barricaded today in NYC.


4:45 p.m.: CNN refutes Trump tweet saying it's inaccurate


4:35 p.m.: This election is crazy, right? But always remember— dogs.

In this race betweenTrump and Clinton, dogs don't see red or blue.

4:10 p.m.: Polls in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania were seeing heavy turnout all day, according to Metro reporter Sam Newhouse

Former Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell was touring polls to encourage voters to stick out the long lines, cautioning them that Republican turnout is also high.

“Around the state they are having just as heavy turnout as we are, so we can’t leave,” Rendell told some of the more than 200 Temple students waiting in a roughly three-hour line to vote near 12th and Susquehanna streets. “I fear this is going to be a one point, two point night, so everybody has to hang in there. … I hope Hillary [wins].”

Meanwhile, conservative activist and undercover filmmaker James O’Keefe’s video of himself talking a Philly church bus bringing voters to the polls caused a stir on Twitter. O’Keefe labeled it “voter fraud” and got retweeted more than 5,000 times.


But DA Seth Williams, at an afternoon press conference discussing his office’s responses to voter complaints around the city, said the video depicted no illegal activity, and that there is nothing illegal about taking people to vote.


3:44 p.m.: Sights and sounds from polls and other places


3:43 p.m.: The presidential race is close in Pennsylvania.


3:32 p.m.: Not many voters said Obama's legacy factored into their vote, according to an exit poll.

An exit poll shows that 17 percent of voters were contacted by the Clinton campaign versus 8 percent of voters that said they were contacted by the Trump campaign, Politico reported.

Twenty-one percent of voters said they cast their ballot in support of President Obama, 19 percent said they voted against Obama, but the majority of voters said Obama’s legacy did not factor into their vote.

3:20 p.m.: Because Ken Bone.

Undecided voter and gone-viral red sweater wearer Ken Bone voted, but he won’t say which candidate he decided on, the New York Post reported.

3:16 p.m.: Hinting that he won’t accept election results if he loses, Trump speaks on radio WFL-AM on Tuesday.

3:09 p.m.: The Bushes are with her?

"I'm told that George W. Bush and Laura Bush voted for Hillary Clinton today," radio host Rush Limbaugh said, the Washington Examiner reported.

The Texas Tribune reported in May that both former presidents Bush planned to stay out of politics. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was mocked by Trump for being "low energy" before dropping out of the primary race,

"I submit to you that if you're in the club, and by the club I mean the establishment, if you are among the few elites in Washington and New York that actually, for lack of a better term, run the country, you're going to hang together with other club members," Limbaugh said, explaining why the Bushes voted Democrat, according to The Hill.


3:07 p.m.: The Koch brothers won’t say for whom they voted."That's a private decision," said James Davis, a Koch spokesman, CNN reported.

2:53 p.m.: Remember when voter turnout was low? The U.S. typically trails other developed countries in voter turnout, according to a Pew Research study. But look at these lines across the nation today!


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2:36 p.m.: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Democratic presidential candidate, rocked his vote.


2:35 p.m.: Kurt Schilling called the map for Trump earlier.


2:00 p.m.: WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange denies liking either candidate.

Per The Hill, Assange, who's currently living in the Embassy of Ecuador in London, posted a front-page statement to his site lashing out at claims that damaging leaks against the Clinton campaign were an indication of Assange's support for either candidate.

1:54 p.m.: Clinton wins Guam

The Western Pacific island and U.S. territory isn't actually part of the Electoral College, but it has correctly predicted the presidential winnerthe winner since 1980.

1:34 p.m.: Trump sues in Nevada

Donald Trump sued the registrar of voters in Clark County,Nevadaover a polling place in Las Vegas that had been allowed to remain open late last week to accommodate people who were lined up to vote.

1:15 p.m.: Hundreds visit Susan B. Anthony's grave on Election Day

Susan B. Anthony, a symbol of women's suffrage, never got to vote herself. So on a day that might see the first female U.S. president, people are leaving "I Voted," stickers on her grave, CNN reports.


1:03 p.m.: Donald Trump urges voters to get to polls in Election Day afternoon video posted to Twitter.


12:40 p.m.: Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, voters report voting machine errors are changing votes for Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton.

Luzerne County reporter Matt Petrillo confirmed with Metro that a machine in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, had to be recalibrated three times after voters tried pressing Trump and the machine jumped to Clinton.


12:18 p.m.: VoteCastr updates its early voter turnout estimates in key states.

Pennsylvania: Clinton has received an estimate85,367 so far, and Trump has received99,286 estimated votes so far.

Wisconsin: Clinton, 295,302; Trump, 225,281

Ohio: Clinton, 632,433; Trump, 579,916

Nevada: Clinton, 276,469; Trump, 269,269

Iowa: Clinton, 273,520; Trump, 245,209

Florida: Clinton, 2,649,652; Trump, 2,462,292

*Estimates are based on pre-election polling and latest turnouts in observed polling places.

12:05 p.m.: "Nasty Women," "Bad Hombres" bathroom signs at Clinton's Fishtown, Philadelphia, office.


11:51 a.m.: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and wife Melania cast their votes in New York.


11:05 a.m.: Spectators boo Donald Trump as he heads into polling location.


11:26 a.m.: Philadelphia's Mayor Jim Kenney snaps selfie after casting vote.


11:14 a.m.: Massachusetts voters see long lines at Somerville polling place.


11:08 a.m.: Republican Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence rides to the polls late Tuesday morning.


11:07 a.m.: Mass. Sen. Elizabeth Warren casts her vote for Hillary Clinton.


11:03 a.m.: Philly voters get creative with long lines at polling places.


How are you keeping busy in line? #electionday #Decision2016 #VOTE

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10:58 a.m.: Donald Trump arrives at polling place to cast his vote.


10:47 a.m.: No "I voted" sticker? No problem.

Voters across the country are reporting they haven't received "I voted" stickers at polling locations. Slate remedied the problem, offering free printable stickers that break with tradition.


10:45 a.m.: Chris Christie votes for Donald Trump early in New Jersey, according to NJ.com.

For the first time in seven years, the New Jersey governor didn't notify the press before he went to the polls. At 6:06 a.m., just moments after they opened in his state, Christie arrived at Mendham Township's Brookside Engine Company to cast his vote for Trump.

10:08 a.m.: Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker reportedly says he won't cast a vote for a presidential candidate, staying true to a promise he previously made.


9:45 a.m.: FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver releases his final predictions, anticipating Clinton to win 71 percent of the vote and Pennsylvania.


9:42 a.m.: U.S. markets opened slightly lower on Election Day

The Dow Jones industrial average dropped fewer than 100 points upon opening, the Boston Globe reported.

Investors are bracing for Election Day results. A Clinton victory could result in a rally for stocks; by contrast, a Trump victory could result in a Brexit-like decline from 9 to 12 percent, per USA Today.

9:30 a.m.: Mass. Gov. and third-party candidate Gary Johnson's running mate Bill Weld casts his vote.


9:15 a.m.: Philadelphia Republican Party alleges voter fraud across the city.

Claiming minority inspectors and poll watchers are being denied entry and access, and reporting instances of electioneering, the local GOP took to Twitter early Tuesday to keep tabs on the predominantly Democratic city.


8:33 a.m.: In Brighton, Mass., two voters tell us why they cast their ballot for Clinton.


8:26 a.m.: Hillary Clinton arrives in Chappaqua, New York, to cast her ballot.


8:24 a.m.: Two women are arrested for topless protest inside NYC polling location where Trump will later vote.


8:00 a.m.: Lines inside a polling station in Brighton, Mass.


7:37 a.m.: Vice President Joe Biden casts his vote in Wilmington, Delaware.

Biden and his wife Jill arrived early at Alexis I. du Pont High School in Wilmington, CNN reported. Joking with reporters on his impending departure from the White House, Biden said, "The bad news is I'm not going away," adding that he will continue to fight against income inequality.


7:05 a.m.: A line of nearly 40 people already wraps around a North Philadelphia voting location.


7:00 a.m.: Polls open in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

6:56 a.m.: Eric Trump votes for his father early Tuesday.


6:47 a.m.: Clinton's camp joins the Mannequin Challenge fun, but with an important message.


6:43 a.m.: Donald Trump fires off first tweet of the day.


6:27 a.m.: Donald Trump takes a 32-25 lead after several small New Hampshire towns opened their polls at midnight. Mitt Romney received one write-in vote.


6:00 a.m.: Polls open in NYC

5:57 a.m.: Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine arrives at his polling place in Richmond, Virginia, to cast his ballot early.


 

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