US Presidential Election 2016: Live Blog

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Welcome to Wessex Scene’s Live Coverage of the 2016 US Presidential Election. We’ll bring you all the latest developments as the results in each state are declared and we begin to find out who will be in the White House tomorrow.

You can also follow our updates on Twitter @WSPolitics.

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avatar Cameron Ridgway November 8, 201610:19 pm

Welcome to our live coverage. Tonight looks set to be one of the closest races for the White House in modern history. Stay with us for all of the latest results, developments and controversies as it draws to a close at some point early tomorrow morning.

avatar Tom Brown November 8, 201610:25 pm

After three long debate nights we can finally bring you our final live blog of the 2016 Election. As a writer I have covered this election for Wessex Scene since I joined in October 2015 and along side Wessex Scene I have witnessed the highs and lows, the rise to power and the full of famous faces.

We are now less than day away from knowing who will be the next president of the United States but we are no closer to knowing who will edge it out of Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton so join us (online or in the Stag’s) as well as our partners in crime over at Surge Radio as we attempt to get through the night and give you all you need to know as it happens, when it happens until we know for sure who will be the 45th President of the United States
avatar Tom Brown November 8, 201610:54 pm

“Preliminary exit polling data is out and some of it reinforces the information we already had. Many voters have a negative view of the candidates – one in five Clinton voters said they chiefly oppose the other candidate, and 27% of Trump supporters said the same.

Crucially, turnout rates among Republicans, Democrats and Independents look like they’ll be comparable to 2012 based on this very early information. If current polling predictions hold true and turnout rates remain relatively consistent, that could work in Clinton’s favour.” – Mona Chalabi US Guardian

avatar Natalia Jopling Tanser November 8, 201610:55 pm

And it begins, in just 7 minutes the polls will close in Indiana and Kentucky, which in the past have typically been Republican states. But will they vote for Donald Trump?

avatar Natalia Jopling Tanser November 8, 201610:59 pm

According to NBC Politics, 64% say that Trump ‘does not have a temperament to serve’. Isn’t he supposed to have a winning temperament?

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 8, 201611:01 pm

Two of the US’s largest betting firms are predicting an 85% chance of a Clinton win. Will anyone’s bet pay off tonight?

avatar Natalia Jopling Tanser November 8, 201611:07 pm

So far, 1% reporting, with New Hampshire and Kentucky coming out, Republicans have 2 seats in the White House (216 more needed) and 30 seats in the Senate (21 more needed).

avatar Natalia Jopling Tanser November 8, 201611:08 pm

Republicans seem to have the lead in New Hampshire and Kentucky – but these have typically voted Republican in the past.

avatar Tom Brown November 8, 201611:11 pm

Of course the Presidential election is not the only election tonight – The US House of Representatives as well as a 1/3 of the US Senate is also being elected tonight and as it stands these are the numbers:

US Senate

34 of 100 seats up for election (51 to win majority)

Democrats
37

Republicans
30

US House

435 seats up for election (218 to win majority)

Democrats
9

Republicans
2

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 8, 201611:12 pm
avatar Cameron Ridgway November 8, 201611:13 pm

Arguably the biggest controversy today was the refusal by a Nevada court of Trump’s request to preserve and segregate votes in Clark County, Nevada after a record number of Latino voters. The court said that the state was already obligated to retain sufficient records.

avatar Freya Millard November 8, 201611:14 pm

Florida is always the battleground state for elections – Obama and Romney struggled greatly.

avatar Tom Brown November 8, 201611:15 pm

Keep your eyes on states such as Utah, North Carolina, Nevada and Florida. They will make the difference tonight

avatar Freya Millard November 8, 201611:15 pm

If Trump doesn’t win Florida it would make him winning extremely difficult, not impossible but a great hindrance to say the least

avatar Natalia Jopling Tanser November 8, 201611:18 pm

So far (1% reporting) the Republicans have a 74% lead in New Hampshire and Kentucky. 8 of the available electoral votes come from Kentucky and 4 from New Hampshire. So while these may help Trump, they are by no means indicative of who will be the next US president.

avatar Nuala McBride November 8, 201611:19 pm

So, why do people vote for who they vote for? Is it because they want change to their country or for a leader who has the experience? CNN took these questions to the public and found that 38% were looking for a candidate who brought change to the country; whereas only 22% wanted an experienced leader.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 8, 201611:19 pm

Today is not just an election day – worth noting a number of states are also holding their own legislative ballots, including on marijuana legalisation in California and Arizona and Colorado on assisted dying.

avatar Natalia Jopling Tanser November 8, 201611:20 pm

The key here will be to watch Ohio, the state has voted for the candidate that has become President every year since 1976. Kind of like the Octopus in the 2012 Euro cup.

avatar Freya Millard November 8, 201611:21 pm

in Kentucky (The first poll that will imminently close during this election) Donald Trump is 72.7% ahead.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 8, 201611:21 pm

Polls in Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina, Kentucky and Vermont and Virginia close in just over 40 minutes, expecting indicayions of the results here soon.

avatar Tom Brown November 8, 201611:21 pm

Fun Election Night fact: The Trump campaign and Clinton Campaign parties are less than two blocks away from each other. One in Trump tower, the other with a glass ceiling. Guess which one is which?

avatar Nuala McBride November 8, 201611:22 pm

A Polling station in California (the state that holds the most electoral votes) is in lock down after shooting occurred and two people were wounded.

avatar Freya Millard November 8, 201611:22 pm

Key race alert – Indiana – Trump 69.3% but very early on.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 8, 201611:23 pm

A polling station in California has been locked down after reports of a shooting.

avatar Tom Brown November 8, 201611:24 pm

Flashback to 2012: the biggest controversy in the debate stage of the campaign was Romney saying “We had binders of Women”

avatar Tom Brown November 8, 201611:24 pm

Polls in North Carolina close at 12:30am, the first key swing states

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 8, 201611:25 pm

4,000 votes have now been counted in Indiana and the margins are 69% Trump, 27.5% Clinton. Not surprising as Indiana has traditionally been rather conservative politically speaking.

avatar Tom Brown November 8, 201611:26 pm

Guv. of Ohio and former Republican nominee candidate John Kasich voted for McCain and not Trump

avatar Natalia Jopling Tanser November 8, 201611:27 pm

3 Polling stations in Indiana have closed and have voted, in the majority, for Trump.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 8, 201611:29 pm

Counting currently underway in Kentucky – currently Trump 68.3%, Clinton 28.3%. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson so far has 2% of the vote.

avatar Tom Brown November 8, 201611:31 pm

Confused how it all works? We don’t have Mr. Vine but we do have SUSUtv https://www.facebook.com/SUSUtv/?fref=ts&rf=110981765619828

avatar Freya Millard November 8, 201611:34 pm

Has Donald Trump awoken a sleeping giant with his previous comments about Latinos? A surge in Latino voters is on the cards.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 8, 201611:34 pm

FiveThirtyEight are making some interesting comparisons between exit polls in 2012 and today:

  1. College graduates are 50 percent of the electorate in 2016 versus 47 percent in 2012.
  2. Liberals are 27 percent of the electorate compared to 25 percent in 2012.
  3. Senior citizens (65+ year-olds) are 17 percent of the electorate in 2016 compared to 16 percent in 2012.
  4. Evangelical white voters are 27 percent of the electorate in 2016 versus 26 percent in 2012.
avatar Cameron Ridgway November 8, 201611:39 pm

New Hampshire democrats have filed a motion to keep polling stations open for longer in Dover due to incorrect times in an email sent to voters.

avatar Freya Millard November 8, 201611:42 pm

The Donald Trump Campaign intends to sue Nevada officials for keeping the polling stations open for an extra two hours to accommodate the huge interest of Hispanic voters lined up and ready to cast their vote.

avatar Tom Brown November 8, 201611:43 pm

“If he gets what Mr Romney got he’ll win the election.” – Trump Campaigner, not sure he knows how the Electoral College works…

avatar Natalia Jopling Tanser November 8, 201611:43 pm

In the exit poll, 29% have said they are ‘afraid’ of the possibility of Clinton being president.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 8, 201611:45 pm

After 37,000 votes have been counted in Kentucky the result is now 68% Trump, 27% Clinton.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 8, 201611:46 pm

Most exit polls show that the majority of voters have a negative opinion of both candidates.

avatar Freya Millard November 8, 201611:47 pm

Lines of women voters in the cemetery of Susan B. Anthony putting ‘I voted’ stickers on the suffrage activist’s grave.

avatar Natalia Jopling Tanser November 8, 201611:47 pm

1% reporting on New Hampshire, Indiana and Kentucky: 69% for Trump and 29% for Clinton. Some votes have gone to Stein and Johnson.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 8, 201611:47 pm

If you’re unsure about how the Electoral College system works be sure to check our guide.

avatar Natalia Jopling Tanser November 8, 201611:48 pm

The Telegraph have stated that Clinton’s votes have been boosted by a high Latino turnout. Has this been due to Trump’s riling of Mexicans?

avatar Natalia Jopling Tanser November 8, 201611:52 pm

So far, in the 13 polling stations in Indiana that have closed Trump is ahead in ALL BUT ONE (Allen County) in which there appears to be a slight favour of Clinton(49.8% to 48%).

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 8, 201611:53 pm

The senate race in Indiana and Kentucky is looking good for Republicans:
50,000 votes counted in Indiana: 60% for Republican Todd Young and 34.4% for Democrat Todd Bayh.

40,000 votes counted in Kentucky: Republican Rand Paul has a 63.3% share compared to 36% for Democrat Jim Gray

avatar Freya Millard November 8, 201611:54 pm

Clinton campaign confident they will win Virginia

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 8, 201611:55 pm

More information on the shooting near a poll station in Azusa, California. One person is dead and multiple others have been shot. The shooter is “heavily armed” and “active”.

avatar Freya Millard November 8, 201611:57 pm

The demographic changes in Georgia could mean that democratic win is in reach or will at least be in the future.

avatar Tom Brown November 9, 201612:01 am

Our first projections are coming in and it leaves the tally at Trump 19 – Clinton 3

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 201612:03 am

Trump wins Kentucky, Indiana, Clinton wins Vermont.

avatar Charlie Masters November 9, 201612:04 am

Polls now closed in Florida, Virginia, South Carolina.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 201612:08 am

With the polls now closing the first three major calls in the presidential race have been released by news agencies. Looks promising for Trump.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 201612:11 am

The first set of calls give Donald Trump a projected lead of 19 electoral college votes compared to Hillary Clinton’s three.

avatar Charlie Masters November 9, 201612:13 am

No surprises as of yet. Clinton is projected to win Virginia. First results from Florida are looking up for Trump; too early to call.

avatar Tom Brown November 9, 201612:14 am
  • Speaking on Fox & Friends by phone this morning – as is his custom – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump lashed out at pollsters who show him narrowly but consistently behind Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, alleging that most polls “just put out phony numbers”:

    I do think this, after the debates, I think my numbers really started to go up well. And then I did a series over the last two weeks, only of you know, really important speeches I think. 20,000, 25,000 people, 31,000 people were showing up to these speeches.”

avatar Charlie Masters November 9, 201612:17 am

Exit polls are showing significant Latino turnout. Bad news for Trump?

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 201612:17 am
avatar Tom Brown November 9, 201612:18 am

with less than 1% of polls reporting florida is still 50/50, it is gonna be a long night….

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 201612:20 am

Florida: 2% of votes counted- 58.5% Trump, 30.2% Clinton.

Virginia: 1% counted , 49.5% Clinton, 45.5% Trump

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 201612:25 am

Vermont: 1% precincts reported- 40.7% Trump, 53.9% Clinton

New Hampshire: 1% precincts reported – 52.5% Trump, 41.0% Clinton.

avatar Charlie Masters November 9, 201612:28 am

Tentative Georgia results are a boon for Trump. Easy now …

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 201612:31 am

Polls are about to close in Ohio, North Carolina and West Virginia.

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 201612:33 am

3 million votes have been counted in Florida, and Clinton has the tiniest margin. Florida is a very important swing state.

West Virginia has voted for Trump.
avatar Charlie Masters November 9, 201612:40 am

Trump has taken the lead in Florida. Shaping up to be a seriously close race.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 201612:42 am

Despite polls closing the situation in Ohio and West Virginia is unclear.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 201612:46 am

A Republican controlled Senate is looking increasingly likely.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 201612:49 am
avatar Leila Scola November 9, 201612:49 am

Clinton is in the lead in South Carolina with 50.3%, Trump has 47.2%, but it’s not clear yet.

avatar Tom Brown November 9, 201612:51 am

Polling in Florida is unbelievable tight, Virginia is expected to go Clinton and she has taken an early lead in South Carolina

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 201612:53 am

States closing at 8pm ET: AL, CT, DE, DC, FL, IL, ME, MA, MD, MS, MO, NH, NJ, OK, PA, RI, TN

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 201612:54 am

If Trump loses Ohio (where he is in the lead) and Florida (where Clinton is in the lead), it will be very tough for him to win.

avatar Charlie Masters November 9, 201612:57 am

Clinton is taking a strong lead in Ohio, Florida. Trump CANNOT win without those states.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 201612:58 am

South Carolina (a traditionally Republican state) has been called for Donald Trump by both CNN and Sky News, the result for North Carolina is still unclear and could be close.

avatar Tom Brown November 9, 20161:01 am

Clinton just got a surge in the Democrat North East

avatar Charlie Masters November 9, 20161:05 am

Trump is making surprising waves in Virginia – against all recent predictions. Watch this space.

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20161:05 am

Not clear the numbers but Cliton wins inMassachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, Rhode Island and District of Colombia, Trump wins Oklahoma and Mississippi.

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20161:07 am

North Carolina extends voting in 8 precincts in Durham County.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20161:09 am

Washington D.C and Delaware have also now been called for Clinton according to the Associated Press.

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20161:13 am

Trump is projected to win South Carolina, which isn’t a surprise.

avatar Matthew Cowley November 9, 20161:14 am

Florida still very close – North Carolina and Ohio leaning Clinton

avatar Charlie Masters November 9, 20161:14 am

Florida is too close to call.

Clinton – 48.8%
Trump – 48.2%
avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20161:16 am

Updated calls. Florida is still to close to determine.

avatar Charlie Masters November 9, 20161:18 am

Last three counties could push Trump over the edge in Florida …

avatar Matthew Cowley November 9, 20161:18 am

Mississippi called for Donald Trump

avatar Matthew Cowley November 9, 20161:20 am

Guardian US put Trump and Clinton on 48.5% each in Florida

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20161:21 am

Trump projected to win in South Carolina and Tennessee.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20161:23 am

FiveThirtyEIght now forecast Trump’s chance of winning the election at 24%

avatar Matthew Cowley November 9, 20161:24 am

Trump leading in Florida with 88% declared

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20161:26 am

Arkansas polls due to close next.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20161:26 am

CNN reports states that are still too close to call include Florida, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pensylvania and Virginia.

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20161:27 am

Trump is in the lead by 3% in Texas, a very large state which normally votes Republican, but has a large Hispanic population.

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20161:28 am

Trump won in Alabama with 63%

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20161:29 am

Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kelly-Anne Conway accysing the Republican Party of not offering his candidacy enough support – an attempt to lay the blame on the GOP?

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20161:31 am

AP is calling Alabama for Donald Trump.

avatar Charlie Masters November 9, 20161:34 am

It’s looking like Trump’s going to take Florida.

avatar Matthew Cowley November 9, 20161:35 am

Trump moving towards securing Florida – he still needs to win a few more swing states to win the election

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20161:35 am

Polling stations have closed in Virginia, but it’s still too early to call.

avatar Charlie Masters November 9, 20161:37 am

Georgia has proven surprisingly Trump-friendly this year, despite suggestions that Clinton was now a serious contender there.

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20161:38 am

3 injured at least one shot dead at a polling station in Los Angeles, according to The Independent.

avatar Matthew Cowley November 9, 20161:39 am

Trump leading the popular vote but might fall short of the electoral college – could be a repeat of 2000?

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20161:42 am

AP calling Rhode Island for HIllary Clinton.

avatar Matthew Cowley November 9, 20161:42 am

Republicans keep the House of Representatives

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20161:45 am

Clinton in the lead in Ohio and Trump leading in Virgina, but that could still change.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20161:47 am

The race to 270 electoral college votes remains tight.

avatar Matthew Cowley November 9, 20161:50 am

Third Parties: Gary Johnson currently polling 3% with his core states still to come in; Jill Stein at 0.6%

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20161:52 am

Florida’s board of election puts Trump at a 1% lead in the state.

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20161:54 am

The AP has announced that Trump won Mississippi.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20161:58 am

On Farage’s comments, one student watching in the Stags told us:

“Farage always has something interesting to say, and Farage is right in that what both candidates said about the US relationship with the UK Trump has been much more supportive of our oreign policy aims than Clinton has”

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20161:59 am
avatar Matthew Cowley November 9, 20161:59 am

North Carolina and Ohio shifting towards Trump according to New York Times

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20162:01 am

Trump leading in Florida and Ohio according to the BBC.

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20162:02 am

AP announces that Clinton wins Illinois.

avatar Matthew Cowley November 9, 20162:03 am

No shocks in the Midwest or Illinois – Trump and Clinton respectively

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20162:04 am

Trump wins Texas according to AP.

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20162:04 am

Clinton wins New York according to AP.

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20162:05 am

Trump has 123 electoral college votes, Clinton has 97 according to the BBC.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20162:09 am

Read our interview with a Southampton student and Trump supporter.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20162:11 am

The latest batch of states have been called by AP – is it still looking positive for Trump?

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20162:12 am

The Associated Press announces that Trump won Arkansas

avatar Matthew Cowley November 9, 20162:13 am

If Trump wins North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, and Ohio it becomes difficult for Clinton to win the election.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20162:14 am

Current national vote share is 130 Trump – 97 Clinton according to the New York Times – remember 270 votes is the threshold a candidate needs to reach to win the presidency.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20162:16 am

Politico reporting Trump has won the popular vote in Nebraska. Many traditionally Democratic states are still yet to be called.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20162:21 am

According to exit polls conducted in Florida Clinton isn’t doing as well with female voters as she had in other states – could this be part of the reason why the contest in the state is so close? She was only supported by 51% of women voters polled there in comparison with 3 percent in Michigan and New Hampshire; 54 percent in Ohio, Wisconsin,
Georgia and Colorado; 55 percent in North Carolina; and 58 percent in
Pennsylvania (figures from ABC News).

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20162:21 am

Trump leading in Florida, Virginia and Ohio according to the BBC, which are 3 key states.

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20162:24 am

ABC projects that Clinton has won Connecticut.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20162:27 am

Republicans may be inching towards a victory in the House of Representatives.

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20162:27 am

Stock markets have fallen as the race gets tighter

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20162:32 am

According to AP Trump has won in Louisiana.

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20162:33 am

Trump now has 137 electoral college votes, Clinton has 104. Remember they need 270 to win.

avatar Matthew Cowley November 9, 20162:34 am

Strong performance by Trump in swing states so far – likelihood increasing that he could be swapping Trump Tower for the White House

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20162:34 am

The value of the Mexican Peso is proving an interesting barometer for global opinion of how the election is going – more info on the fluctuating exchange rate.

avatar Matthew Cowley November 9, 20162:37 am

Ohio looks like it will be backing Trump

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20162:37 am

The night is going better for Trump than the polls predicted, but none of the swing states have announced their final numbers.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20162:38 am
avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20162:39 am

Florida and North Carolina still too close to call.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20162:41 am

Rumours being reported on Sky News that Republican National Committee will challenge the Florida result if it doesn’t go their way – this could go down to the wire.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20162:42 am
avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20162:45 am

Trump still leading in vote share.

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20162:49 am

At the moment, Republicans have a majority of 1 in the Senate, they have 42 and Democrats have 41, they need 51 for a majority.

avatar Tom Brown November 9, 20162:51 am

We are in the middle of potentially the most dramatic, tightest and ground breaking US Presidential Election

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20162:51 am

CNN now projecting that Republicans will retain control of the US house.

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20162:53 am

Fox News declared Clinton the winner in New Mexico.

The BBC says that she’s in the lead in Pennsylvania and Colorado.
avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20162:56 am

Clinton is back in the lead in Virginia, but Trump is still in the lead overall.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20162:57 am

Clinton officially in the lead in Virginia.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20162:58 am

Current vote share in Florida according to Sky News:

Trump: 49.2%
Clinton: 47.7%

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20162:58 am

A very important demographic for both candidates is white blue collar workers. Historically they vote for Democrats, but this hasn’t been true recently, and they’re an important group in some state, such as Michigan.

avatar Tom Brown November 9, 20162:59 am

Eastern Markets such as in Japan turning negative, Brexit 2.0

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20163:00 am

The race is getting closer:

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20163:01 am

Asian shares have dropped as Trump continues in the lead.

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20163:02 am

Fox News has called Virginia for Clinton, but other news networks haven’t yet.

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20163:03 am

The Guardian, AP and BBC have projected Montana for Trump.

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20163:04 am

Michigan proving a more important swing state than expected, Donald Trump taking an early lead

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20163:05 am

Trump leading by 1.1% in Florida with 95% of the vote counted. He also leads significantly in North Carolina and Ohio.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20163:07 am

Reports from CNN: The DOW is down 500 points and the value of the Mexican peso has fallen by 7%. Gold values have increased by 3%.

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20163:08 am

Politico reports that Oklahoma votes to protect the state’s power to impose capital punishment and set methods of execution, such as the death penalty.

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20163:09 am

Clinton is ahead in Colorado and Minnesota she really needs the votes. Politico has announced that Trump has won Missouri.

avatar Tom Brown November 9, 20163:09 am

New Mexico set to be projected to Clinton while Missouri going to Trump

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20163:12 am

Minnesota elects first Somali-American lawmaker in the country. Ilhan Omar defeated a 44-year incumbent in the August primary.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20163:13 am

NBC reports Donald Trump wins Missouri.

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20163:13 am

Florida has counted 99% of the votes and Trump is still ahead.

avatar Leila Scola November 9, 20163:15 am

Clinton projected to win in New Mexico.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20163:19 am

Sky News reporting the Mexican Peso is now at its weakest value in history against the dollar.

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20163:20 am

BBC reporting Florida so close it may not be declared until tomorrow.

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20163:22 am

New York Times gives Trump 80% chance of winning presidential race.

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20163:25 am

ABC News reporting based on the exit poll that Trump has won Ohio

avatar Tom Brown November 9, 20163:26 am

Trump projected to win in Ohio, the state that has predicted the president every time apart from once since 1944

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20163:26 am

Latest calls as some media organisations start to shift their forecasts in favour of Trump.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20163:31 am

One-time Presidential candidate John McCain has been re-elected as Arizona senator, Politico reports.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20163:32 am

Politico also reports Clinton has now won Virginia.

avatar Tom Brown November 9, 20163:34 am

Major mix up on the BBC, initially calling Trump then changing their mistake to Clinton. A brief glimpse of hope for her campaign

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20163:34 am

Professor of Political Science from City University New York speaking on Sky News equates a Trump presidency with “heading off a cliff”.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20163:35 am

Trump is currently leading in Michigan and Wisconsin, will be difficult for Clinton win if these positions are maintained.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20163:37 am

Clinton wins Virginia, FiveThirtyEight now forecasting she has a 52% chance of becoming president.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20163:40 am

Associated Press now calling Ohio for Trump.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20163:43 am

Still close as we edge towards more calls and declarations – will the Trump majority hold?

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20163:47 am

A county in Wisconsin that Romney in 2012 won by 2, Trump has +26 at current count.

avatar Tom Brown November 9, 20163:51 am

Canada’s visa website has crashed due to overwhelming traffic

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20163:52 am

CNN projecting Colorado for Clinton, worth 9 votes in the electoral college system.

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20163:55 am

News outlets currently reporting that Trump has won Florida

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20163:55 am

AP calling the battleground state of Florida for Trump, a heavy blow to Clinton.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20163:57 am

A roundup of the latest calls – has Clinton struggled to appeal to certain areas?

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20164:00 am

Polls in California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho close shortly. These are all unlikely to be swing states however. Polls for California, which is arguably the biggest prize with the largest number of Electoral College votes, close at 11pm Eastern Time and could prove to be the deciding factor tonight.

avatar Tom Brown November 9, 20164:02 am

NY Time project a Trump Presidency at 95%

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20164:03 am

FiveThirtyEight predicts Clinton will win California and and Hawaii and Trump will win Idaho – their forecast now gives both candidates a 49% chance of becoming president.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20164:05 am
avatar Tom Brown November 9, 20164:06 am

Trump has won North Carolina

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Oregon and Washington predicted for Clinton

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Trump’s lead in Michigan is narrowing

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AP calling Oregon for Clinton.

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Polls have now closed in all states apart from Alaska, Clinton predicted to have taken Hawaii.

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CNN reporting due to a county still reporting in Michigan, Clinton still has a chance to win

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Trump lead reported to be flagging in Wisconsin

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Trump projected to win Utah

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AP reports that the 2016 US Election could produce one of the largest gender gaps in more than 40 years.

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New York Times projecting Trump to win 300 votes in the electoral college system, while Clinton ahead by 1% in the popular vote

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North Carolina’s measure to legalise marijuana for medical use has passed with 64% of the vote supporting. AP now calling a Trump win in North Carolina.

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CNN reporting global stock markets ‘tanking’ as the results come in

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Many Trumps comparing this to Brexit in the UK. Less about Trump being better and more about what he represents as anti-establishment

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What would President Trump do once in office if elected? The New Yorker attempted to find out.

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20164:21 am

LA Times reporting that marijuana legalized for recreational use in California

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Trump’s lead in Michigan is down to only 25,000 votes

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Conflicting reports on Pennsylvania, some saying Clinton has the lead, others reporting Trump has just taken it by only 8000 votes

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This election has seen an increased turnout of rural voters – could they have helped to boost Trump’s standing?

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Arizona is leading toward Trump according to NPR

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Clinton aide tells Sky News that “nothing has come easy” and they “expect a long night”.

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20164:29 am

Clinton winning in Nevada, Iowa leaning toward Trump

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20164:30 am

Detroit Free Press has called Michigan for Clinton, no other news network has reported on this.

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The FT reports that the Mexican Foreign Minister has now been called to an “urgent meeting” in the country’s Presidential Palace. The Mexican Peso has continued to fall.

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Guardian reporting that Clinton has won Washington

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20164:32 am

Associated Press calls Washington as a Clinton win.

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20164:32 am

Politico reporting that Trump has won Utah

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20164:33 am

Fox News projecting Wisconsin for Trump

avatar Tom Brown November 9, 20164:34 am

Georgia has projected for Trump

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20164:35 am

Guardian is describing the impact on currencies and the financial markets as ‘bigger than Brexit’

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20164:35 am

Trump is now leading in overall declared vote share.

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20164:36 am

Fox News also projecting Trump to win Iowa

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20164:38 am
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Trump now has more electoral votes than the 206 gained by Mitt Romney in 2012.

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20164:40 am

Other outlets also reporting Iowa for Trump

avatar Tom Brown November 9, 20164:40 am

Widespread Trump success but also widespread Marijuana legalisation…

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20164:41 am

Many are pointing out the similarities between the polling failure in both Brexit and Trump

avatar Tom Brown November 9, 20164:42 am

Michigan and Wisconsin are the key states, both projected for Trump as it stands and if that is true then Trump will be the next president of the united states

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20164:43 am

The ballot legalising marijuana for medical uses in Massuchesetts passed with 53% in favour.

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20164:43 am

FiveThirtyEight are now predicting 78% chance of Trump presidency

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20164:44 am

Business Insider projecting Iowa, Utah, and Wisconsin for Trump

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20164:48 am

FiveThirtyEight are predicting at 97% that Republicans will retain control of the Senate

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20164:51 am

CNN reporting electoral college count at 232-209 to Trump

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20164:53 am

With Trump’s fortunes looking positive, why not read our articles considering how Trump won the nomination and what he will do in the first 100 days if elected into office.

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20164:55 am

FiveThirtyEight now saying Trump is 84% likely to win

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20164:55 am

FiveThirtyEight reports an education gap among female voters: “college-educated white women voted for Clinton 51 percent to 45 percent,
but non-college-educated white women voted for Trump 62 percent to 34
percent.”

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Clinton is now reported to be in the lead in Pennsylvania

avatar Tom Brown November 9, 20164:59 am

3rd Party Candidates Jill Stein and Gary Johnson have more than doubled their vote share from 2012

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20165:00 am

The drop experienced tonight by the Mexican Peso is the worst for two decades.

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20165:04 am

NBC reporting Clinton’s lead in Pennsylvania only 7000 votes

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20165:06 am

AP now calling an Iowa victory for Trump.

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20165:06 am

Clinton’s PA lead is particularly vulnerable because the more Republican-leaning areas are still counting, whereas larger cities have already declared.

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20165:08 am

6 News has reported that Trump has just taken the lead in Pennsylvania by only 0.1%

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20165:09 am

If Clinton loses Pennsylvania she cannot win the US presidency.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20165:11 am

Is 2016 a similar contest to the surprise Republican victory in the 1980 presidential election?

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20165:13 am

We’re currently waiting for 9 states, several of them key for Clinton

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20165:13 am

States that are yet to be called include:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • Pennsylvania
  • Wisconsin
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AP reports that there was no large scale fraud, intimidation or hacking at the polls.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20165:17 am
avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20165:19 am

Only 2800 votes separating the candidates in Pennsylvania

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20165:24 am

Associated Press calls a Clinton win in Nevada.

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20165:27 am

A county that Romney won easily in 2012 has yet to declare in Pennsylvania, making Clinton very vulnerable there.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20165:27 am

Confirmed that the Republicans have secured a majority in the House of Representatives, a move likely to restrict Democrat influence further.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20165:29 am

FiveThirtyEight currently forecasting a 13% chance of Clinton winning Alaska.

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Politico reporting that Paul Ryan, who was reticent to support Trump as nominee, will not continue to be Speaker in the House of Representatives post election.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20165:35 am

Trump is now also winning the popular vote nationwide.

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20165:38 am

FiveThirtyEight have increased Clinton’s odds of winning to 21% after her Nevada win

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20165:40 am
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Looking probable that Clinton will win the popular vote by around one percentage point according to the New York Times.

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20165:46 am

Trump now winning in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20165:48 am

The following states have still not been called:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • New Hampshire
  • Pennsylvania
  • Wisconsin
avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20165:51 am

A few islands in Alaska still have people voting! Last polls close at 6am GMT.

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20165:53 am

Nebraska votes to reinstate the death penalty

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20165:57 am

Fox News has Wisconsin for Trump

avatar Emma Perry November 9, 20166:01 am

To conclude our liveblog: Trump is probably going to win short of a miracle. Atmosphere of gloom in Stags.

avatar Cameron Ridgway November 9, 20166:05 am

And that brings our coverage of this historic election to an end – needless to say no one could have predicted the result and its not what the pollsters expected. We’ll continue covering the fallout, reaction and final result in future articles here at Wessex Scene. Thanks for following our liveblog!

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International Editor 2015-17. Third year French & Spanish student currently spending a year studying abroad in Concepción, Chile. Interested in media and world news.

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