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Presidential Electoral Votes: 304
Electoral Votes: 227
Elizabeth Warren /
Maria Cantwell / Susan Collins
Presidential Electoral Votes: 3
★ Powell and Collins were Republicans, while Warren and Cantwell were Democrats.
Presidential Electoral Votes: 1
★ Paul switched between Libertarian and Republican affiliations a few times during his career, but was a Libertarian in 2016. Pence was a Republican
Presidential Electoral Votes: 1
★ Sanders ran for President in the Democratic primaries, but for his entire political career (including 25+ years in Congress) had served as an independent. At the time of the electoral college vote he had returned to Congress using his independent label. Warren was a Democrat.
Electoral Votes: 1
Faith Spotted Eagle
Electoral Votes: 1
★ Spotted Eagle's party affiliation is unknown. LaDuke is a member of the Green Party.
Electoral Votes: 0
Electoral Votes: 0
Electoral College Vote
Total electoral votes (from 50 states & DC) - 538
Majority needed to win - 270
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Frank Burt Jr., Robert A. Cusanelli, Perry O. Hooper Jr., Mary Sue McClurkin, J. Elbert Peters, Will Sellers, Grady H. Thornton, Tim Wadsworth, James Eldon Wilson
Carolyn B. Leman, Sean R. Parnell, Jacqueline F. Tupou
Bruce Ash, Walter Begay Jr., Sharon Giese, Robert Graham, Alberto Gutier, Jerry Hayden, Carole Joyce, Jane Pierpoint Lynch, J. Foster Morgan, James O'Connor, Edward Robson
Jonathan Barnett, Jonelle Fulmer, Keith Gibson, Tommy Land, John Nabholz, Sharon R. Wright
Sandra M. Aduna, Saundra G. Andrews, Janine V. Bera, Jane C. Block, Tristan Brown, Edward Buck, Francine P. Busby, Laphonza R. Butler, Timothy J. Farley, Benjamin Cardenas, Jacki M. Cisneros, Hilary Crosby, Steven D. Diebert, James A. Donahue, Patrick F. Drinan, Susan Eggman, Timothy J. Farley, Natalie P. Fortman, Faith A. Garamendi, Javier Gonzalez, Mark W. Headley, Eric C. Heins, Ana A. Huerta, Donna M. Ireland, Christine T. Kehoe, Vinzenz J. Koller, Andrew R. Krakoff, Katherine A. Lyon, John P. MacMurray, Sheldon Malchicoff, Eileen Feinstein Mariano, Gwen Moore, Stephen J. Natoli, Mark A. Olbert, Analea J. Patterson, Christine Pelosi, Carmen O. Perez, Celine G. Purcell, Andres Ramos, Dustin R. Reed, Olivia A. Reyes-Becerra, Priscilla G. Richardson, John M. Ryan, Kathleen R. Scott, Steve J. Spinner, Shawn E. Terris, Gail R. Teton-Landis, Marie S. Torres, Robert S. Torres, Dorothy N. Vann, David S. Warmuth, Shirley N. Weber, Denise B. Wells, Gregory H. Willenborg, Laurence S. Zakson
Polly Baca, Mary Beth Corsentino, Amy Noell Drayer, Rollie Heath, Ann Knollman, Celeste Landry, Robert Nemanich, Terry Phillips, Jerad V. Sutton
Robert D. Godfrey, Barbara C. Gordon, Steven James Jones, Jeannette Morrison, Ellen S. Nurse, Edward F. Piazza, Christopher Rosario
Linda Cavanaugh, Margaret Lynn Fuller, Lydia York
|DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA||3||12,723|
Anita Bonds, Jack Evans, Franklin Garcia
Larry Ahern, Brian Ballard, Kristy Banks, Michael Barnett, Lizbeth Benacquisto, Robin Bernstein, Pam Bondi, John Browning, Sharon Day, Dena DeCamp, Nick DiCeglie, Jeremy Evans, John Falconetti, Peter Feaman, Kat Gates-Skipper, Joe Gruters, Debbie Hannifan, Blaise Ingoglia, Tony Ledbetter, Mike Moberley, Susan Moore, Joe Negron, Clint Pate, Adrien 'Bo' Rivard, Ray Rodrigues, Carlos Trujillo, Robert Watkins, Susie Wiles, Christian Ziegler
Bruce Azevedo, Brian Burdette, Lott Dill, John Elliott, James R. Evans, Bobbie D. Frantz, Linda D. Herren, Rachel B. Little, Deborah McCord, Michael McNeely, Kirk Shook, John Padgett, Mary Padgett, Neil Pruitt, Frank Strickland, John White
John Bickel, Janice Bond, Marie (Dolly) Strazar
Rod Beck, Caleb Lakey, Jennifer Locke, C.A. 'Skip' Smyser
Carol Ammons, Kevin Duffy Blackburn, William A. Brandt Jr. , Jerry Costello, Pam Cullerton, Barbara Flynn Currie, Vera G. Davis, Lauren Beth Gash, Jesus G. 'Chuy' Garcia, Mark Guethle, Don Johnston, William Marovitz, Shirley McCombs, Michelle Mussman, John Nelson, Toni Preckwinkle, Nancy Shepherdson, Silvana Tabares, Flint B. Taylor, Patrick Daley Thompson
Stephanie Beckley, Daniel W. Bortner, Laura D. Campbell, Jeffery L. Cardwell, Donald L. Hayes, Randall L. Kirkpatrick, Ethan E. Manning, Kelly M. Mitchell, Edwin J. Simcox, Kevin M. Steen, Charles L. Williams
Alan Braun, Kurt Brown, Don Kass, Dylan C. Keller, Polly Granzow, James Whitmer
Kelly Arnold, Clayton L. Barker, Ron Estes, Mark Kahrs, Ashley McMillan Hutchinson, Helen Van Etten
W. Michael Carter, Dave Disponett, Robert M. Duncan, Scott J. Lasley, Walter S. Reichert Sr., Troy M. Sheldon, Mary D. Singleton, Jim Skaggs
Louis R. Avallone, Charles A. Buckels Jr., Lloyd A. Harsch, Kay Kellogg Katz, Garrett C. Monti, Lennie H. Rhys, Christopher David Trahan, Steven Scott Wilfong
|MAINE FIRST DISTRICT||1||154,127|
|MAINE SECOND DISTRICT||1||180,818|
David L. Bright, Betty Johnson
Karen Britto, Lesley Israel, Robert Leonard, Claudia G. Martin, Hagner Mister, Susan Ness, Lillian Norris-Holmes, Salome T. Peters, Wayne Rogers, M. Courtney Watson
Nazda Alam, Mary Gail Cokkinias, Cheryl Cumings, Dori Dean, Curtis Lemay, Marc R. Pacheco, Jason Palitsch, Donna S. Smith, Marie A. Turley, Parwez Wahid, Paul G. Yorkis
Michael Banerian, Kenneth E. Crider, Ross Ensign, Brian S. Fairbrother, Hank Fuhs, Joseph M. Guzman, John Haggard, Henry Hatter, Jack Holmes, Kelly Mitchell, Judy Rapanos, William Rauwerdink, Jim Rhoades, Wyckham Seelig, Mary S. Vaughn, Robert Weitt
Jill Garcia, Roger Gehrke, Jules Goldstein, Raymond Hess, Marge Hoffa, Fred K. Knudson, Mary Murphy, Betsy O'Berry, Sherrie Pugh, Mike Wammer
Charles Evers, Patricia Ann Hebert, Joe F. Sanderson Jr., J. Kelley Williams, William G. Yates Jr., Wirt A. Yerger Jr.
Scott R. Clark, Casey Crawford, Janice Perdue DeWeese, Tim Dreste, Sherry Kuttenkuler, Hector Maldonado, Sarah B. (Sally) Miller, Cindy O'Laughlin, Al Rotskoff, Cherry Warren
Thelma Baker, Vondene Kopetski, Becky Stockton
|NEBRASKA FIRST DISTRICT||1||159,609|
|NEBRASKA SECOND DISTRICT||1||136,724|
|NEBRASKA THIRD DISTRICT||1||199,902|
Paul Burger, Chuck Conrad
Teresa Benitez-Thompson, Joetta Brown, Paul Catha II, Greg A. Gardella, Larry L. Jackson, Dayananda Prabhu Rachakonda
Dudley Webster Dudley, Beverly Hollingworth, Terie Norelli, Carol Shea-Porter
Alaa R. Abdelaziz, Tahsina Ahmed, Anthony Cureton, Lizette Delgado-Polanco, Edward Farmer, Christopher D. James, Leroy J. Jones Jr., Retha R. Onitiri, Marlene Prieto, Ronald G. Rios, Hetty M. Rosenstein, Kelly Stewart Maer, Mary Ann Wardlow, Heriberta Loretta Winters
Roxanne Allen, Noyola Archibeque, John Padilla, Lorraine P. Spradling, E. Paul Torres
Stuart H. Appelbaum, Byron W. Brown, Mario F. Cilento, William J. Clinton, Andrew M. Cuomo, Bill de Blasio, Ruben Diaz Jr., Thomas P. DiNapoli, Rachel D. Gold, Eve Guillergan, Carl E. Heastie, Kathy C. Hochul, Hazel L. Ingram, Letitia A. James, Gary S. LaBarbera, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Stephanie A. Miner, Christine C. Quinn, Theresia Schwartz, Katherine M. Sheehan, Meredith Shepherd, Melissa Sklarz, Basil A. Smikle Jr., Anastasia M. Somoza, Erin Stevens, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Scott M. Stringer, Lovely A. Warren, Rhonda Weingarten
Andrea Shannon Arterburn, Mark T. Delk, Jennifer Anne Dunbar, Lee Bossen Green, Linda Ruth Lamm Harper, Martha Williams Jenkins, Karen deJong Kozel, Robert Muller, Glenn Pinckney Sr., David Glenn Smudski, David Speight, Ann S. Sullivan, Charles C. Staley, Celeste Cox Stanley, Donald Matthew Webb
Beverly Clayburgh, Duane O. Mutch, John M. Olson
Marilyn Ashcraft, Cheryl D. Blakely, Curt Braden, Mary Anne Christie, Tom Coyne, Ed Crawford, Jim Dicke II, Leonard Hubert, LeeAnn M. Johnson, Richard K. Jones, Ralph King, Robert Paduchik, Brian Schottenstein, Corey Schottenstein, Robert Scott, Alex Triantafilou, James Wert, Judy Westbrock
Bobby Cleveland, Lauree Elizabeth Marshall, David Oldham, Charles W. Potts, Mark Thomas, Teresa Lyn Turner, George W. Wiland Jr.
Leon H. Coleman, Frank J. Dixon, Austin Folnagy, Laura Gillpatrick, Karen Packer, Timothy Norman Powers Rowan, Harry W. 'Sam' Sappington
Robert Asher, Mary Barket, Robert Bozzuto, Theodore Christian, Michael R. Downing, Margaret Ferraro, Christopher K. Gleason, Robert Gleason, Joyce Haas, Ash Khare, James McErlane, Elstina Pickett, Patricia K. Poprik, Andrew Reilly, Carol Sides, Glora 'Lee' Snover, Richard Stewart, Lawrence Tabas, Christine Toretti, Carolyn 'Bunny' Welsh
Herbert Claiborne, Grace Diaz, Frank J. Montanaro, L. Susan Weiner
Brenda M. Bedenbaugh, William E. Conley, Moye Graham, Terry Hardesty, Glenn A. McCall, Donald Matthew Moore, Jerry Hal Rovner, Shery Smith, James S. Ulmer Jr.
Dennis Daugaard, Marty Jackley, Pamela S. Roberts
Patricia Allen, Beth Scott Clayton Amos, Mike Callahan, Drew Daniel, Lynne Davis, Shannon Haynes, Liz Holiway, Joey Jacobs, Tom W. Lawless, Susan Mills, Jason Mumpower
Virginia Abel, Robert Bruce, Loren Byers, Sandra A. Cararas, Nicholas Ciggelakis, Sherry Clark, Deborah Coffey, John Dillard, Rosemary Edwards, Mary Lou Erben, Landon M. Estay, Fred Farias, Susan Fischer, Marjorie Martha Forster, Tina M. Gibson, John E. Harper, William Hickman, Janis Holt, Jon Jewett, Alexander H. Kim, Thomas Knight, Marian Knowlton, Rex Lamb III, Sherrill Lenz, Benona Love, Scott Mann, Thomas M. Moon, Kendell Muenzler, Curtis H. Nelson, Candace Noble, Martha Rhymes, Carol Sewell, Marian K. Stanko, Matt Stringer, Rex Teter, David Thackston
Cherilyn Eagar, Peter Greathouse, Jeremy Jenkins, Kris Kimball, Richard Snelgrove, Chia-Chi Teng
Martha W. Allen, Timothy Jerman, Peter Shumlin,
Lashrecse D. Aird, James Harold Allen Boyd, Debra Stevens Fitzgearld, Terry C. Frye, Jasper L. Hendricks III, K. James O'Connor Jr., Vivian J. Paige, Virginia L. Peters, Bethany J. Rowland, Susan Johnson Rowland, Jeanette C. Sarver, Keith A. Scarborough, Kathy Stewart Shupe
Elizabeth Caldwell, Dan Carpita, Eric Herde, Ryleigh Ivey, Julie A. Johnson, Varisha Khan, Chris L. Porter, Phillip Tyler
William 'Bill' Cole, Ron Foster, Patrick Morrisey, Ann Urling, Andrew 'Mac' Warner
Kim Babler, Bill Berglund, Mary F. Buestrin, J. Brad Courtney, Dan Feyen, Kevin Hermening, Kathy Kiernan, Stephen (Steve) B. King Sr., Kim Travis, Brian J. Westrate
Karl T. Allred, Bonnie Marie Foster, Teresa L. Richards
|TOTAL POPULAR VOTE||538||62,976,217
As you can see, unlike the network coverage you'll watch tonight, here we don't start from a blank map. We go ahead and fill in the states that aren't toss-ups. This gives a more up-to-date view of where the race really stands as returns start to come in. You might even find out who wins well before the networks can announce it. Obviously if there is a surprise we'll fix it ASAP, but this is a fairly safe starting point.
3:20 pm - If you're following Votecastr, keep in mind what you're getting. They are not projecting votes. They are projecting turnout. They also use pre-election day polls as a big part of their formula. What's the point of that if this is supposed to be actual ballots cast? Lastly, note who is hosting them - Slate and Vice - two staunchly leftwing opinion sites. If Drudge and Breitbart were doing this would you trust it? I'm not sure why anyone finds any of it useful.
5:15 pm - Worst part is waiting for the polls to close! At least I'm not on TV having to fill time rambling until something happens!
5:55 pm - Like every year I get a lot of accusation of bias. But since they come from people on both sides of the aisle, I assume I'm doing something right! The Trump people aren't happy I have Clinton winning. The Clinton people are upset I don't have her winning huge and believe Trump has even a slight chance to win.
The truth is there is no bias. Call it my ego, but my overriding hope is to be right! I hate getting even a single state wrong. Other analysts are pushing their personal beliefs. I'm trying to be perfect!
6:10 pm - CNN has the first actual votes coming in. It's Kentucky, so obviously it's big for Trump. But it means election night has officially started!
6:21 pm - Indiana early votes going Trump's way. (Sorry, no other results to talk about yet!)
6:25 pm - If you haven't seen it yet, check out my article from earlier today about why the popular vote is meaningless and should really just be ignored.
6:42 pm - This year my "command central" features five screens: CNN, Fox News, ABC, NBC, and my computer screen. Sorry CBS and MSNBC, you didn't make the cut!
6:50 pm - Several outlets predicting a record turnout of 140 million people.
6:54 pm - 60 electoral votes up for grabs in 6 minutes.
6:58 pm - "Democracy Plaza"? Really NBC?
7:00 pm - Networks project Clinton in Vermont and Trump in Kentucky and Indiana.
7:01 pm - Networks have it 19-3 for Trump, but we already have those state colored.
7:17 pm - Interesting note from Nate Silver from fivethirtyeight.com: "How important is Florida? (Polls in the eastern part of the state close in a few minutes.) If Clinton wins it, her probability of winning the Electoral College would shoot up to 93 percent from 71 percent, according to our election night model. And if Trump were to win it, his chances would increase to 59 percent from 29 percent."
Polls closed. Here we go. Watch the coverage on CNN because their graphics package makes it feel like the Super Bowl.— Iliza (@iliza)
7:24 pm - NC, OH, and WV closing in 6 minutes
7:28 pm - Certain precincts in NC staying open late due to issues. Not a fan of this kind of thing. One, with early voting you've had plenty of time to get your ballot in. Two, it always appears to be biased toward which party needs the help in that state (GOP behind and GOP precincts say open late, Dems behind and Dem precincts say open late). And three, just let the people there stay late to vote - why let new people come in after closing that weren't even there when the "problems" occurred?
7:30 pm - Networks call WV for Trump: 24-3 according to them. We know better!
7:40 pm - Reader question: Yes, there is a plausible tie scenario. Starting with the map above, if Clinton wins ME, PA, VA, WI, MI, MN, CO, NM and Trump wins FL, GA, NH, NC, OH, IA, MO, AZ, UT, NV we'd have a 269-269 tie.
It's starting to look like Trump really won't release his tax returns.— Dave Pell (@davepell)
7:51 pm - NBC calls SC for Trump: 33-3 according to them.
8:00 pm - Networks call IL, NJ, MA, MD, CT, RI, DC, DE for Clinton, and AL, OK, TN, MS for Trump. All already colored on our map.
8:06 pm - Fox calls MO for Trump.
8:11 pm - Reader question: Trump would be the oldest president ever elected. Clinton would be the second oldest.
8:15 pm - Trump and Clinton tied in Florida with 85% of the vote in according to CNN.
8:23 pm - Election night - nothing more American that microwavable apple pie!
8:30 pm - Networks call Alabama and Arkansas to Trump.
8:34 pm - KEY ALERT: The microwavable apple pie was surprisingly good!
8:45 pm - News outlets officially calling the House of Representatives will stay on the GOP side.
8:49 pm - Somewhat surprising that Virginia is red and North Carolina is blue. Opposite of what some expected. Of course, still lots of votes to count.
8:53 pm - Reader question: I haven't heard or read anything about a possible split vote in Maine yet. Looks like not many votes counted there (or announced) yet.
8:56 pm - NBC says Trump leads the popular vote 56% to 44% with 11% in.
8:58 pm - Polls about to close in 14 states.
9:00 pm - Networks call NY to Clinton and TX, KS, NE, WY, LA ND, SD to Trump.
9:01 pm - NBC has it 137-104. CNN says 97-84. ABC has the count 123-97.
9:03 pm - No new states have been colored on our map since we started tonight.
9:25 pm - Sorry about the delay. Accidentally unplugged the computer and had to wait for a restart!
9:26 pm - CNN has Johnson winning a county in PA at the moment!
9:38 pm - Trump up for 140,000 in Florida with 94% in. Clinton would need to win at least 65% of remaining votes to catch up.
9:44 pm - Lots of votes to count but Trump people have to be feeling pretty good right now.
9:57 pm - Fox News projects Clinton wins Virginia. We'll hold off until other networks jump in too.
10:00 pm - Networks call MT for Trump.
10:02 pm - CNN: Trump 139-104; Fox News: Trump 150-122; ABC: Trump 140-104; NBC: Trump 140-104
10:04 pm - CNN popular vote: Trump 29,008,268 (48.9%) to Clinton 27,854,821 (47%)
10:10 pm - It seems like third parties are doing well tonight.
10:20 pm - New York Times has Trump up by 1.5% with 99% of the vote in.
10:25 pm - Fox News & CNN call OH for Trump.
10:28 pm - OHIO (18) TO TRUMP
10:30 pm - Fox News calls CO for Clinton.
10:32 pm - ABC calls VA for Clinton.
10:34 pm - VIRGINIA (13) TO CLINTON
10:34 pm - COLORADO (9) TO CLINTON
10:45 pm - MISSOURI (10) TO TRUMP
10:45 pm - NEW MEXICO (5) TO CLINTON
10:45 pm - NORTH CAROLINA (15) TO TRUMP
10:56 pm - New York Times has Trump leading WI, MI, and NH with 50% of vote in.
10:57 pm - Sorry if I get quiet when states are called. I have to color in the map!
10:58 pm - 5 western state poll about to close.
10:59 pm - Fox News calls FL for Trump.
11:00 pm - Networks call CA, HI for Clinton; ID for Trump
11:07 pm - New York Times gives Trump a 95% chance to win election tonight.
11:10 pm - Fox News calls UT for Trump.
11:11 pm - I take solace in that I said it was going to be very close and was anyone's to win. But I HATE making wrong predictions!
11:15 pm - Fox News: Trump 222-202; CNN: Clinton 190-186; NYT: Trump 187-175
11:26 pm - Florida looks done for Trump. Not sure why no one but Fox has called it.
11:32 pm - Two tie scenarios on the board.
11:34 pm - Fox News calls WI for Trump.
11:34 pm - CNN calls FL for Trump.
11:40 pm - UTAH (6) TO TRUMP
11:40 pm - FLORIDA (29) TO TRUMP
11:45 pm - This race is still way too close for any one on either side to lose hope. But it will be closer than a lot of people expected.
11:49 pm - GEORGIA (16) TO TRUMP
11:52 pm - Only 87 electoral votes left on the map.
11:55 pm - IOWA (6) TO TRUMP
12:09 am - Also, we could see a president elect who loses the popular vote - whichever candidate ends up winning.
12:18 am - Tied up in Pennsylvania. If it stays close and neither candidate hits 270, we may have to wait for a recount.
CBS says we should have a final decision in the next 30 minutes, given the rate data is coming in.— Jeff Jensen (@EWDocJensen)
12:25 pm - NEVADA (6) TO CLINTON
12:27 am - Now NH all tied up!
12:33 am - Trump will win Arizona and it looks like he will win Wisconsin. That's 269.
Predictions are stupid.— Harry McCracken (@harrymccracken)
12:37 am - NYT says Trump at 85% to win PA, 95% to win AZ, 95% to win WI, 65% to win in MI.
12:39 am - NYT says Clinton has 60% chance to win NH and MN.
12:47 am - CNN says black turnout down, Hispanic vote higher for Trump than Romney.
I've been assuming trump would win but i also assume whenever my pets are sick that they're going to die & I'm usually wrong about that— Jenny Nicholson (@jennyenicholson)
12:55 am - If Trump takes Arizona and Wisconsin, Clinton would have to run the table to tie.
12:59 am - Looking like Pennsylvania may go to Trump with enough of a margin to not trigger a recount.
1:05 am - If Trump wins it looks like he'll also have a Republican House and Senate.
1:07 am - Fox News calls Maine for Clinton.
1:09 am - Clinton in third place in Utah.
1:10 am - It's after 1am and the networks have finally caught up to our map!
1:12 am - Votecastr had a terrible track record today. Hopefully that will end this "experiment".
1:26 pm - Reader comment: Thanks for the heads up. Looks like I counted a state twice for Trump in the count. Should be fixed now.
1:29 pm - Man, I hope whoever wins tonight also wins the popular vote. I know it shouldn't matter, but I don't want to go through that again!
1:38 pm - Obama fought against 8 years of Bush, it was called "Hope & Change". Trump fighting against last eight years? Same thing on GOP side maybe?
1:40 pm - AP calls PA for Trump.
1:40 pm - Looks like Clinton's best chance is a tie now. Not sure she can win outright. Trump could get over 300 at best.
1:46 pm - Northern states may give this election to Trump. That probably means it would make this about the economy and trade, not illegal immigration.
1:56 pm - PENNSYLVANIA (20) TO TRUMP
2:03 pm - Wow. Clinton campaign basically announces they aren't accepting results tonight.
2:09 pm - ABC calls 3 Maine votes to Clinton and 1 to Trump.
2:16 pm - Keep this in mind in case there is a electoral / popular vote split. The popular vote is meaningless under the electoral college system. If we lived under direct elections the popular vote numbers would have been different than what they are tonight because the candidates would have campaigned differently. Possibly timely article about that here: http://presidentelect.us/art/uselesspopvote.html
2:19 pm - MAINE (1) TO TRUMP
2:19 pm - MAINE (3) TO CLINTON
2:22 pm - With the Maine electoral split, Trump is one vote away from the presidency.
2:29 pm - CNN calls WI for Trump.
2:33 pm - WISCONSIN (10) TO TRUMP
2:33 pm - DONALD TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT ELECT!
2:38 pm - Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States.
2:40 pm - CNN reports that Clinton has called Trump to concede.
2:41 pm - Fox News calls election for Trump.
2:42 pm - ARIZONA (11) TO TRUMP
2:47 pm - CNN calls election for Trump.
2:49 pm - Trump comes out to accept win to the Air Force One film soundtrack.
2:52 pm - ABC calls election for Trump.
2:53 pm - This margin of victory will be large enough to prevent any elector shenanigans.
3:05 pm - Trump gives a gracious speech, if a bit low energy!
3:09 pm - Dems don't fret. People thought the GOP was through after 2008. But they're back now. You will be too. Also remember your outrage when people said they hoped Obama would fail after he was elected. Don't be what you hated then.
3:12 pm - Just 1,455 days until President Elect 2020!
3:17 pm - The most amazing thing about this is how the American people completely ignored everybody that told them this was impossible. All the polls said he would lose. Only two of the top 100 newspapers endorsed him. Cable news didn't give him a chance. Analysts gave FiveThirtyEight hell for saying Trump had a 30% chance to win. The voters ignored all that and said, "we decide, not you". No matter what side you're on, it makes you feel good about our democracy that it's still possible to buck the entire system.
3:39 pm - Popular vote closing to with half a percentage point with 10% of vote still out according to CNN.
3:43 pm - Trump is heading towards a win in MI. Clinton appears to have won MN. NH still up for grabs.
3:46 pm - If popular vote splits from electoral vote it looks like it will be because Clinton ran up vote counts in heavily Democratic states while Trump won over the battleground states by smaller margins. And that'd be the right outcome. The electoral college forces candidates to win broad support from across the country, not just in certain geographic areas. Trump is going to flip six states Obama won, including three Republicans never win anymore. Clinton is piling up votes in California and New York.
3:51 pm - Keep in mind I'm saying this because we don't live under the rules of a direct election. If we did, those vote totals would be different. In a popular vote election, Trump probably would have won more support from red states and Clinton would have won more from blue states.
4:00 pm - That's it for me for now. I have to take the kids to school in four hours so I should get a little sweep! Thanks for hanging out with me tonight for this very surprising outcome. I wish my prognostication powers had been better, but I take solace in not being alone in getting it so very wrong!
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