2016 Election Day Live Coverage

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Election_Day_GraphicThe Gateway team will be bringing you live election updates-check back often on this page throughout the day. Newer posts will be closer to the top of the page. Be sure to follow us on twitter and check out our Storify of today’s events. 

12:00 a.m.
FINAL POLLS IN THE NATION HAVE CLOSED IN THE WESTERN ISLANDS OF ALASKA

DISTRICT 2 HOUSE: With 62%% reported, Don Bacon leads with 49%. Brad Ashford is in second place with 48%. Libertarian candidate Steven Laird trails behind with 3%.

11:30 p.m.
NEW CLINTON PROJECTED WINS: Clinton is projected to win Nevada for 6 electoral votes.

11:15 p.m.
NEW TRUMP PROJECTED WINS: Donald Trump is projected to win Iowa for 6 electoral votes.

11:00 p.m.
POLLS CLOSE IN MOST OF ALASKA

NEBRASKA DEATH PENALTY: Nebraska has voted to restore the death penalty.

NEW TRUMP PROJECTED WINS: Trump is projected to win Florida for 29 electoral votes and Georgia for 16 electoral votes.

NEW CLINTON PROJECTED WINS: Clinton is projected to win Washington for 12 electoral votes.

10:30 p.m.
NEW TRUMP PROJECTED WINS: Trump has been projected to win North Carolina for 15 electoral votes.

NEW CLINTON PROJECTED WINS: Clinton has been projected to win Oregon for 7 electoral votes.

DISTRICT 2 HOUSE: With 55.2%% reported, Brad Ashford leads with 49.1%. Don Bacon is in second place with 47.9%. Libertarian candidate Steven Laird trails behind with 3%.

10 p.m.
POLLS CLOSE IN SEVERAL STATES: Polls have closed in California, the northern tip of Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii.

NEBRASKA DEATH PENALTY: At 37.7% reporting, Retain has stretched out the lead at 54.8% against Repeal’s 45.4%

DISTRICT 2 HOUSE: With 51.4%% reported, Brad Ashford leads with 50%. Don Bacon is in second place with 47%. Libertarian candidate Steven Laird trails behind with 3%.

NEW CLINTON PROJECTED WINS: Clinton has been projected to win Colorado for 9 electoral votes, California for 55 electoral votes and Hawaii for 4 electoral votes.

FROM THE UNO COMMUNITY: 

UNO Student Louie Wilson watches on as the results roll in. Louie said he is a bit nervous about what the results are right now because Clinton is behind. “Republicans are usually ahead at this point. So I still have high hopes,” Wilson said.
UNO Student Louie Wilson watches on as the results roll in. Louie said he is a bit nervous about what the results are right now because Clinton is behind. “Republicans are usually ahead at this point. So I still have high hopes,” Wilson said. Photo by Jared Kennedy/The Gateway

9:45 p.m.
NEBRASKA DEATH PENALTY: At 25.4% reported, retain barely leads at 50.5%, repeal is close behind with 49.7%. (Reminder: If retain wins, the referendum blocking the death penalty will remain in Nebraska. If repeal wins, the referendum will be removed)

DISTRICT 2 HOUSE: With 44% reported, Brad Ashford leads with 50.5%. Don Bacon is in second place with 46.6%. Libertarian candidate Steven Laird trails behind with 2.9%.

NEW TRUMP PROJECTED WINS: Trump has been projected to win Ohio for 18 electoral votes.

NEW CLINTON PROJECTED WINS: Clinton has been projected to win Virginia for 13 electoral votes.

9:15 p.m.
NEBRASKA DEATH PENALTY: At 25.4% reported, retain barely leads at 50.5%, repeal is close behind with 49.7%. (Reminder: If retain wins, the referendum blocking the death penalty will remain in Nebraska. If repeal wins, the referendum will be removed)

DISTRICT 2 HOUSE: With 44% reported, Brad Ashford leads with 50.5%. Don Bacon is in second place with 46.6%. Libertarian candidate Steven Laird trails behind with 2.9%.

NEW TRUMP PROJECTED WINS: Trump has been projected to win Missouri for 10 electoral votes.

NEW CLINTON PROJECTED WINS: Clinton has been projected to win New Mexico for 5 electoral votes.

9:00 p.m.
POLLS CLOSE IN SEVERAL STATES: Polls have closed in Iowa, most of Idaho, Utah, Nevada, and Montana

NEW TRUMP PROJECTED WINS: Trump has been projected to win Louisiana for 8 electoral votes and Montana for 3 electoral votes.

NEW CLINTON PROJECTED WINS: Clinton has been projected to win Connecticut for 7 electoral votes

8:15 p.m.
NEW TRUMP PROJECTED WINS: Trump has been projected to win in Texas for 38 electoral votes and Arkansas for 6 electoral votes.

8:00 p.m.
POLLS CLOSE IN SEVERAL STATES: Polls have closed in New York, Minnesota, the western half of South Dakota, Nebraska, the southwestern corner of North Dakota, the northwestern corner of Michigan, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

NEW TRUMP PROJECTED WINS: Trump has been projected to win Wyoming for 3 electoral votes, North Dakota for 3 electoral votes, South Dakota for 3 electoral votes, Nebraska for 3 out of their 5 possible electoral votes, and Kansas for 6 electoral votes.

NEW CLINTON PROJECTED WINS: Clinton has been projected to win New York for 29 electoral votes.

7:30 p.m.
ARKANSAS: Polls have closed in Arkansas.

NEW TRUMP PROJECTIONS: Trump has been projected to win Alabama for 9 electoral votes and South Carolina for 9 electoral votes.

FLORIDA: The lead continues to bounce back and forth between Clinton and Trump.

7:00 p.m.

POLLS CLOSE IN SEVERAL STATES: Polls have closed in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, the western panhandle of Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, most of Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, most of North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, the eastern half of South Dakota, Tennessee and most of Texas.

NEW CLINTON PROJECTED WINS: Clinton has been projected to win Illinois for 20 electoral votes, District of Columbia for 3 electoral votes, Maryland for 10 electoral votes, Delaware for 3 electoral votes, New Jersey for 14 electoral votes, Massachusetts for 11 electoral votes and Rhode Island for 4 electoral votes.

NEW TRUMP PROJECTED WINS: Trump has been projected to win Tennessee for 11 electoral votes, Mississippi for 6 electoral votes and Oklahoma for 7 electoral votes.

6:30 p.m.
POLLS CLOSE IN SEVERAL STATES: Polls have closed in North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia.

FLORIDA: With 36% reporting, Clinton leads with 49.2%, Trump follows close behind with 48%.

WEST VIRGINIA: Trump is projected to win the state for 5 electoral votes.

6:15 p.m.
FIRST PROJECTED WINS: Trump is projected to take Indiana with 11 electoral votes and Kentucky with 8 electoral votes. Clinton is projected to take Vermont with 3 electoral votes.

6:00 p.m.
POLLS CLOSE IN SEVERAL STATES: Polling has closed in Georgia, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, the rest of Indiana, the western half of Kentucky and most of Florida.

INDIANA: With 6% reporting, Trump leads with 65%, Clinton has 31% and Johnson trails with 3.9%

KENTUCKY: With 7% reporting, Trump leads with 64%, Clinton has 30%, Johnson has 2.7% and Stein has .6%

5:00 p.m.
KENTUCKY AND INDIANA: The first polls in the country have officially closed.  Polling stations have closed in parts of Kentucky and Indiana. Both states also have polling stations that do not close until 6 p.m. CST.

12:00 p.m.
GUAM:  Hillary Clinton has been announced as the winner of Guam’s 2016 straw poll.  Clinton received 71% of the vote. This result has no official impact on the election, as Guam does not hold any members in the Electoral College. However, the island territory has correctly chosen the winning candidate every year since 1980 when the straw poll was created, barring 1996 when a typhoon disrupted the election day voting.

Voting Today? Here’s some helpful information:

  • Omaha Metro is giving free bus rides to polling stations from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. today. Check out the Omaha Metro website for more information.
  • Voting in Douglas county? Get the polling station information you need here. [NOTE: POLLS IN DOUGLAS COUNTY ARE CLOSED]
  • Voting in Council Bluffs? Get polling station information you need here. [NOTE: POLLS IN COUNCIL BLUFFS ARE CLOSED]
  • Voting in Sarpy county? Get polling station information you need here. [NOTE: POLLS IN SARPY COUNTY ARE CLOSED]
  • Have questions about what will be on your ballot? Get more information here.

 

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