Live election results and coverage

WASHINGTON (WATE/AP) — The Latest on Election Day 2016 (all times EST):

2:51 a.m.

Donald Trump has taken the stage at his campaign headquarters in New York City, calling on the nation to come together as one united people.


2:41 a.m.

CNN reports that Hillary Clinton has called Donald Trump to concede the election, according to their sources.


2:31 a.m.

Associated Press says Donald Trump is elected president with projected win of Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes.


2:07 a.m.

ABC has called a split electoral vote for Maine with three votes going to Hillary Clinton and one to Donald Trump.


2:03 a.m.

Clinton campaign manager John Podesta addressed the crowd at her gathering saying the race is too close to call and urging everyone to go home. He said the Clinton campaign wold not have anything else to say Tuesday night.


1:37 a.m.

The Associated Press projects Donald Trump has won Pennsylvania, meaning he only needs six electoral votes to win the White House.


1:36 a.m.

House Speaker Paul Ryan has called Trump and congratulated him on his ‘big night.”


12:35 a.m.

ABC News reports Trump is ahead in New Hampshire by a scant 15 votes, with 81 percent of precincts reporting.


12:22 a.m.

AP says Hillary Clinton will win Nevada.


12:00 a.m.

Arizona voters have booted Sheriff Joe Arpaio from office in his bid for a seventh term after his legal problems in a racial profiling case culminated in a criminal charge two weeks before Election Day.

The 84-year-old Republican became a national figure by cracking down on illegal immigration and forcing jail inmates to wear pink underwear. He lost to Democrat Paul Penzone on Tuesday.

The race became a referendum on Arpaio’s legal woes. Federal prosecutors brought a contempt-of-court charge stemming from his defiance of a judge’s order to stop carrying out patrols targeting Latinos.

Arpaio has faced criminal investigations in the past without being charged or losing his seat. That changed Tuesday despite a devoted base of supporters and strong fundraising, mainly from out-of-state donors.

He still faces the possibility of jail time.


11:36 p.m.

The Associated Press says Trump is projected to win Georgia. ABC projects Trump wins Iowa.


11:30 p.m.

AP projects Clinton will win Washington while ABC reports Trump will win Utah.


11:07 p.m.

Donald Trump has won North Carolina, according to an ABC News projection. Hillary Clinton has won Oregon, according to AP.


11:03 p.m.

Final numbers are in for Knox County, which show Eddie Smith with a 154 vote lead over Gloria Johnson. Smith has declared victory.


11 p.m.

ABC projects Hillary Clinton will win California and Hawaii. Donald Trump will win Idaho.


10:53 p.m.

The Associated Press reports Donald Trump has won the crucial battleground state of Florida, a major victory for the Republican candidate.


10:44 p.m.


10:40 p.m.

Clinton has won Colorado and its nine electoral votes, according to an ABC News projection. Trump leads Clinton 168 to 131.


10:33 p.m.

ABC now reports Hillary Clinton has won the key state of Virginia.


10:26 p.m.

ABC reports Donald Trump has won the critical battleground state of Ohio.


10:21 p.m.

Tazewell, Sweetwater, Madisonville, Vonore and LaFollette have all passed measures to allow wine in grocery stores. In Tazewell, residents have voted to allow wine in grocery stores by a vote of 426 to 210. The same goes for Sweetwater by a margin of 1,372 to 663. Madisonville voted to allow wine in grocery stores by a vote of 1,139 to 640. Vonore also passed a similar measure 452 to 148. LaFollette’s vote was 1,112 to 609.


10:07 p.m.

ABC projects Clinton wins New Mexico and Trump wins Missouri.


10 p.m.

Donald Trump has won Montana, according to ABC News projections. Trump leads 140 to 104.

In Knox County, with all but two precincts and absentee ballots reporting, Eddie Smith has a narrow lead over Gloria Johnson 10,835 votes to 10,646 votes. Voting indicates all four City Charter amendments are overwhelmingly passing.


9:34 p.m.

Democrat Rick Staples is celebrating a win over Independent Pete Drew in Tennessee State House District 15. Staples replaced former Rep. Joe Armstrong when he was forced to leave the race.


9:30 p.m.

AP says Hillary Clinton is projected to win Connecticut and Trump is projected to win Louisiana.


9:23 p.m.

With 65 of 89 precincts reporting, Eddie Smith is back in the lead in Tennessee House District 13 by 102 votes.



9:17 p.m.

With 43 of 89 precincts reporting, Gloria Johnson is now in the lead in Tennessee House District 13 by 405 votes. Congressman Jimmy Duncan is winning his U.S. House district overwhelmingly.


9:10 p.m;.

ABC News has called Arkansas for Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton has won Connecticut. Trump leads 129 to 104 electoral votes.


9 p.m.

Polls have closed in 14 states. Trump is projected to win Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming. Clinton is projected to win New York. Trump leads in the electoral vote 123 to 97, according to ABC.


8:56 p.m.

AP projects Rep. Chuck Fleischmann has won re-election in U.S. House District 3 in Tennessee.

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann


8:55 p.m.

ABC shows a tight race in the electoral vote between Trump and Clinton. Clinton currently leads 68 to 66, but polls close in 14 more states at 9 p.m.


8:40 p.m

Early voting numbers are in for Knox County after the Knox County Election Commission says the last person has voted. The numbers show Eddie Smith with a slight lead over Gloria Johnson in the Tennessee House District 13 race with 50.19 percent to 49.81 percent, only a 54 vote difference.

Gloria Johnson (l) and Rep. Eddie Smith (r)
Gloria Johnson (l) and Rep. Eddie Smith (r)

Incumbent Rep. Jimmy Duncan leads U.S. House of Representatives District 2 by a margin of 71 percent to 28 percent.

Tennessee House District 14 has Jason Zachary in the lead over Scott Hacker 73 percent to 26 percent. In District 15, Rick Staples is winning over Pete Drew by 65 percent to 34 percent.

State House District 18 has Martin Daniel with an edge over Brandi Price 58 percent to 41 percent and in District 89, Roger Kane has the lead over Heather Hensley 70 percent to 29 percent.

Early voting shows strong approval for all four City Charter amendments thus far.


8:38 p.m.

ABC projects Republicans will retain control of the House of Representatives.


8:28 p.m.

AP and ABC have called Alabama for Donald Trump.


8:15 p.m.

AP says Donald Trump has won Tennessee.


8:10 p.m.

The Associated Press has called South Carolina for Donald Trump.


8 p.m.

Polls have closed in 17 states, including Tennessee. ABC projects Clinton to win Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Illinois, Delaware, Washington DC, and New Jersey.  Trump is projected to win Oklahoma and Mississippi. Tennessee has not yet been called.


7:30 p.m.

Polls have now closed in most of North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia. Trump is projected to win West Virginia. Ohio and North Carolina are still too close to call.


7:21 p.m.

The North Carolina Board of Elections has voted to extend voting by 60 minutes in two Durham County precincts because of a computer problem that led to long lines and delays.


7:19 p.m.

The Loudon County Election Commission says voting has surpassed 2008 and 2012 numbers.


7:04 p.m.

Rand Paul will win the Kentucky Senate race based on exit poll analysis, according to ABC News.


7 p.m.

Polls have closed in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, Virginia and Vermont. ABC projects Donald Trump will win Indiana and Kentucky, while Hillary Clinton is projected to win Vermont.



4:37 p.m.

The Knox County Election Commission says final county election numbers won’t be available until around midnight, due to military and absentee ballots. Election Administrator Cliff Rodgers says they will first work on early votes, then precincts, and then military and absentee ballots.


4:32 p.m.

A software glitch that indicated scores of voters showing up at the polls had already cast ballots has led to voting delays in one of North Carolina’s most heavily Democratic counties.

North Carolina Board of Elections lawyer Josh Lawson says officials in Durham County quickly concluded that there was a problem with their electronic poll books and began relying on paper rolls to confirm voter registrations. Attempts to vote twice are rare.

Lawson says there’s no indication “nefarious activity” caused the computer problems. Rather, he said it could have been a failure to clear out caches of votes cast during the primaries.

About two dozen other counties using the same software have not reported problems.

Lawson said those in line when the polls close will still be allowed to vote.


4:23 p.m.

The Loudon County Election Commission says as of 2 p.m., roughly 70.7 percent of active voters in the county have cast their ballots.


2:20 p.m.

It could be the first lawsuit of Election Day. Donald Trump’s campaign is alleging polling place “anomalies” during early voting in the Las Vegas area last week.

A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Nevada court asks that records from four early voting spots that allegedly stayed open too late last Friday be impounded and preserved.

Long lines kept polls open past the 7 p.m. posted closing time at locations that included a Mexican market and several shopping centers. Officials say at one site, the last voter cast a ballot after 10 p.m.

Criticism is also coming from state Republican Party chief Michael McDonald.

But Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign is dismissing the Nevada case in a Twitter message, calling it “a frivolous lawsuit.”

Read more: Trump files lawsuit over voting ‘anomalies’ in Nevada


1:30 p.m.

President Barack Obama says his faith in the American people hasn’t wavered.

Asked whether he was feeling nervous about the presidential election outcome, Obama said “I think we’ll do a good job” as long as the American people vote.

Lines were long in some areas as voters chose between Democrat Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump and some third-party candidates.

Obama said he hopes everyone has “voted early. If not, get out there.”

Obama supports Clinton and voted early last month in his Chicago hometown. He spoke while walking from the White House residence to the Oval Office, following his Election Day tradition of playing basketball with friends.


1:25 p.m.

Eric Trump may have broken New York state law by tweeting a photo of his completed ballot.

The second son of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tweeted a photo of a ballot with the oval over his father’s name filled in on Tuesday.

The tweet said “It is an incredible honor to vote for my father! He will do such a great job for the U.S.A!” It was later deleted from Trump’s Twitter account.

An 1890 New York law bans voters from showing marked election ballots to others. A federal judge ruled last week that the law applies to social media posts.

Representatives for Eric Trump and the New York City Board of Elections did not immediately respond to calls seeking comment.


1:20 p.m.

It was a quick trip to the voting booth for Donald Trump’s running mate on Tuesday.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence was joined by his wife, Karen, as they voted in Indianapolis. The couple encountered no lines and spent about five minutes filling out their ballots.

Pence told a small crowd afterward that he was grateful for the “support and prayers of people all across the United States” and he pledged a more prosperous America with the Trump-Pence ticket.

Pence and his wife voted in a precinct that has leaned liberal in past elections.


1:15 p.m.

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg says a victory for Hillary Clinton on Election Day would be “inspirational” to young women. But she joked that this wouldn’t lead to a “global girlfriends’ network.”

At a Berlin press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday, Solberg said a female U.S. president would show women that politics isn’t “something that belongs to men.”

Merkel echoed Solberg’s comments about creating more of a global balance between men and women in power. She declined to comment on whom she’d like to win the election, pointing out that the “trans-Atlantic partnership is certainly a prerequisite for us, especially cooperation in NATO.”

Republican Donald Trump has said that he may revisit the longstanding NATO alliance if elected.


12 p.m.

Billionaire Warren Buffett is devoting part of Election Day to get-out-the-vote efforts — as he helps drive voters to the polls on a trolley he hired.

The longtime Democrat had promised to help boost turnout at a Hillary Clinton rally in Omaha in August. Buffett says some people have it tougher than others — maybe an illness or trouble with their car. He says he wants to do his part so everyone gets a chance to vote.

More than 1,000 people have volunteered to help Buffett drive voters to the polls.

Buffett is a supporter of Clinton’s, but on Tuesday he declined to talk about that. Instead, he said he just wanted to encourage everyone to vote regardless of party affiliation.


11:40 a.m.

President Barack Obama says on Twitter that “progress is on the ballot” Tuesday.

He’s urging his more than 11 million Twitter followers to “go vote.” He also says they should make sure that their friends, family and everyone they know votes, too.

Obama has campaigned aggressively to help elect Democrat Hillary Clinton.

He used the “progress is on the ballot” line at many of the get-out-the-vote rallies he headlined for his former secretary of state.


11:35 a.m.

Election officials say voting machine problems in southern Utah are forcing poll workers to use paper ballots, potentially affecting tens of thousands of people.

Utah Director of Elections Mark Thomas says a programming problem has affected all voting in Washington County, but so far appears it appears limited to that county.

He says about 52,000 registered voters there have yet to cast their ballots.

Election workers are trying to fix the computer problem and hope they can start using the voting machines later in the day.

Thomas says officials were prepared with backup paper ballots. But he said they will need to print more if the problem persists.

There are about 80,000 total registered voters in Washington County. Some 28,000 have already cast their ballots through early voting.


11:25 a.m.

Donald Trump has voted in New York City.

Hundreds of onlookers watched as Trump, his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka, and son-in-law Jared arrived Tuesday morning at their polling place at a public school on Manhattan’s East Side.

Trump said: “it’s a great honor, a tremendous honor” to be casting his ballot.

He said he’s feeling confident about the outcome, citing “tremendous enthusiasm.”

As for his longstanding concerns about voter fraud, he says. “We’re always concerned about that.”

His final message to voters: “Make America great again. That’s all it is. That’s what it’s all about.”


11:05 a.m.

Hillary Clinton is getting some quirky questions in Election Day radio interviews.

Clinton phoned WKZL in North Carolina and was asked whether she prefers Pepsi or Coke? Coke, said Clinton.

Toilet paper — over the top or under the bottom of the roll? “Usually over, but I can live with under,” quipped Clinton.

And, sleeping arrangements. Clinton told WXKS in Boston that she won’t switch which side of the bed she sleeps on if elected president. The White House will have to put the storied presidential phone on her side, not on the side that her former president husband sleeps on.

She said: “I have my side, and it works very well for us.” As for Bill, she said, “I think he’ll be happy to let me answer it.”


10:55 a.m.

WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange says he wasn’t trying to influence the U.S. presidential election when his organization published hacked emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

In a statement Tuesday, Assange denied he was trying to support Green Party candidate Jill Stein or take revenge for the jailing of former U.S. intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning.

Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking secret U.S. government documents to WikiLeaks.

Assange suggests WikiLeaks would publish material on Clinton’s Republican rival Donald Trump, if it received appropriate material and judged it newsworthy.

Assange said Wikileaks has not yet received information on the campaigns of Trump, Stein or other candidates “that fulfills our stated editorial criteria.”


9:55 a.m.

As voters cast their ballots for president, some are convinced, while others are holding their breath.

In Indianapolis, 50-year old homemaker Ranita Wires said she voted for Hillary Clinton because she trusts her, but said “this has been the worst,” and she’s “so glad it’s over.”

Craig Bernheimer voted for Donald Trump at his local polling station in Tulsa, Oklahoma early Tuesday, saying it has more to do with “what the other didn’t bring.”

New Mexico truck driver Richard Grasmick said he admired Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and intended to vote for him, but grew disillusioned by Johnson’s televised flubs on foreign affairs issues.

He said, “I wanted to go with Gary but he failed me.” Grasmick voted for Donald Trump instead.


9:20 a.m.

Lines were long in some places, but few voters heading to the polls early Tuesday appeared to be encountering problems.

Presidential elections usually include sporadic voting problems, such as machines not working properly. Calls to Election Protection, a national voter helpline, included people reporting long lines as a result of machine problems in three precincts in Virginia. And election officials at a handful of precincts in Durham County, North Carolina, were using paper roll books after technical issues with computer check-in.

Ahead of the election, there was anxiety over whether voters would face problems. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said the election was rigged and Democrats warned that Republicans were planning to intimidate voters. There were also concerns about hackers disrupting election systems.


8:45 a.m.

Donald Trump’s eldest son says that his family will “respect the outcome” of a “fair election.”

Donald Trump, Jr. told CNN’s New Day Tuesday that he thinks his father “will remain involved somewhat” if he loses the election. He said he hopes that the energy surrounding his father’s campaign “goes back to the people we are trying to fight for, the people who haven’t had a voice in a long time.”

He said, in retrospect, that “hopefully we shed some light on the process,” and enabled people to speak their minds freely, “without being put in some basket, without being boxed in a corner.”


8:40 a.m.

Women across the United States are wearing pantsuits Tuesday in a show of support for Hillary Clinton.

Many were inspired by a Facebook group called Pantsuit Nation that has more than 2 million members. Some are also wearing white in honor of the suffragists who wore white when they fought for women’s voting rights in the early 1900s.

In Alexandria, Virginia, Heather O’Beirne Kelly says she’s wearing a white pantsuit, inspired by the Facebook group and organized efforts to get women to wear white to vote.

New Yorker Denise Shull tried to buy a white pantsuit on Amazon, but they were sold out. She’s wearing a black-and-white suit to support Clinton, but also to symbolize “women making progress.”


8:35 a.m.

Hillary and Bill Clinton are voting in their hometown of Chappaqua New York.

The Clintons greeted supporters waiting outside the polling place after casting their ballots Tuesday morning.

Hillary Clinton said it was “the most humbling feeling” to vote “because so many people are counting on the outcome of this election.”

Bill Clinton said he’s eager to be a political spouse, joking that he had “15 years of practice.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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