With just hours remaining in the wild 2016 presidential election, American citizens across the country are heading to the polls Tuesday. Millions will cast their ballots for either Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump or Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, as well senators, congresspersons, legalized marijuana, and hundreds of other state and local elections.
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The mood is dark at Hillary Clinton’s election night party.
Stony-faced supporters were crying and anxiously staring at the big screens showing election results. Some began leaving as the race wore on into the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Clinton, her family and close aides have spent hours ensconced in a suite at the Peninsula New York, a luxury hotel in midtown Manhattan.
Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway is describing the mood inside Trump Tower as “buoyant.”
She tells The Associated Press that the team is hopeful as results continue to roll in.
A Trump victory would represent a stunning upset against his rival Hillary Clinton.
Thousands of his supporters are gathered in a midtown Manhattan hotel ballroom watching the results on Fox.
Republicans have clinched continued House control for the new Congress. They’ll likely lose seats from their current historic high, but they won enough seats to extend their six-year streak of commanding the chamber.
With voting results still being counted early Wednesday, Republicans have won at least 218 House seats. That exceeds the number needed to control the chamber.
Hillary Clinton has won Nevada and its six electoral votes.
Her victory there in the presidential election brings Clinton’s Electoral College total to 215. Republican Donald Trump has 244 votes.
It takes 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.
Clinton’s win in Nevada is the first time since the 1940s that the Democrats have carried the state in three consecutive elections.
But there is an air of grief at the Clinton headquarters as her path to victory is looking increasingly slim.
Donald Trump has won the battleground state of Iowa.
He was awarded the state’s six Electoral College votes early Wednesday.
Trump now has 244 electoral votes. His Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton has 209.
Iowa had voted for a Republican only once since 1984 but polls remained tight throughout the campaign. Trump proved popular with the state’s sizable evangelical population while Clinton and her allies campaigned frequently in its college towns.
Donald Trump has won Utah.
The Republican nominee was awarded its six electoral college votes.
He now has 238 electoral votes. His Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton has 209.
Utah is normally one of the safest states on the map for Republicans. But the presence of independent Evan McMullin changed the calculation this year as polls consistently reflected a tight three-way race.
Donald Trump has won Georgia.
The Republican nominee on Tuesday was awarded its 16 electoral votes.
Trump now has 232 electoral votes while his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton has 209.
Hillary Clinton has won Washington state and its 12 electoral votes.
The victory in Tuesday’s elections brings the former secretary of state’s electoral vote total to 209. Republican Donald Trump has 216.
It takes 270 votes to win the presidency.
Donald Trump has won battleground North Carolina and its 15 electoral votes.
The victory in Tuesday’s elections brings the billionaire’s electoral vote total to 216. Democrat Hillary Clinton has 197.
North Carolina was one of the hardest-fought contests of the election and is one of the map’s newest swing states. It consistently went for Republicans until Barack Obama captured it in 2008. Republican Mitt Romney narrowly won the state in 2012.
At least 270 electoral votes are needed to win the presidency.
Hillary Clinton has won Oregon.
The Democratic nominee on Tuesday was awarded its seven electoral votes.
Clinton now has 197 electoral votes. Her Republican opponent Donald Trump has 201.
Several key battleground states have yet to be won.
Republican Donald Trump has won Florida. Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign has announced they are expecting a “long night” and that “nothing comes easy.” Rumors say their campaign is in full panic.
Republican Donald Trump has won North Carolina and is leading in Michigan. Democrat Hillary Clinton’s path to 270 is quickly narrowing.
Reports say that the mood at Clinton campaign is morbid. Pieces seem to be falling perfectly into place for Trump.
Democrat Hillary Clinton has won Virginia and Colorado, but is falling behind Republican Donald Trump very quickly in early returns from Michigan and Wisconsin.
Trump has won the battleground state of Ohio, and appears likely to win Florida.
Republican Donald Trump has won Montana and Louisiana, The Horn News is reporting. Democrat Hillary Clinton has won New Mexico.
In Virgnia, Clinton has clawed out a small lead. But Trump’s advantage in North Carolina, Florida, and Ohio seems insurmountable. The New York Times currently is projecting Trump has a 69% chance to win, and the Clinton campaign is nervous.
The Horn News is officially calling Texas for Republican Donald Trump, extending his lead in the Electoral College.
Republican Donald Trump will win Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota, The Horn News projects. Democrat Hillary Clinton wins New York.
In Florida and Virginia, the polls have drawn incredibly close.
The polls in Arkansas have just closed, and The Horn News is calling the state for Republican Donald Trump.
In Florida, the polling remains neck-and-neck with over 90% of the votes in with just a 60,000 votes separating the two. The state is critical for Trump to win if he hopes to win the White House.
Polls in sixteen states, as well as D.C., have just closed. The Horn News is officially calling the states of Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Missouri for Republican Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton claims Illinois, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia.
Additionally, The Horn News is calling South Carolina for Trump.
Trump continues to lead Clinton in the Electoral College, 76-75.
Polls have closed in the states of Ohio, North Carolina, and West Virginia. The Horn News is officially calling West Virginia for Republican Donald Trump. Ohio and North Carolina join South Carolina, Virginia, Florida and Georgia as states still too close to call.
The polls have closed in major states. The Horn News is officially calling the following states for Republican Donald Trump: Kentucky and Indiana. Democrat Hillary Clinton won Vermont.
The current Electoral College count is 19 Trump, 3 Clinton.
270 is the total needed to win the presidency.
Guests are beginning to gather at Donald Trump’s election night party in midtown Manhattan.
The GOP nominee is holding his event in the grand ballroom of a midtown Hilton hotel, where a stage has been decorated with dozens of American and state flags.
Trump’s campaign has also set up museum-style glass displays around the venue holding campaign merchandise, including his iconic “Make America Great Again” hats and pins.
The Colorado Secretary of State’s voter registration system went down for nearly 30 minutes during midday voting Tuesday.
The failure forced in-person voters to cast provisional ballots, and some county clerks were unable to process mail ballots that needed to have the signature verified.
Tauna Lockhart, spokeswoman for the state information technology office, says the system came back up about 3:20 p.m. She says the incident is under investigation by state officials, but there is no evidence the network was hit by hackers.
She says the IT office has been monitoring its network for activity and said “there were no blips or anything.”
Police say they arrested two women after they took off their tops in protest at the Manhattan polling place used by Donald Trump.
The disruption occurred Tuesday morning at a grade school gym about two hours before Trump arrived.
The women began shouting and took off their tops to reveal anti-Trump slogans painted across their bare chests before police escorted then away.
They were released after being given summonses for electioneering, a violation of rules outlawing political activity at polls.
At least 2,000 people are already waiting inside the New York City convention center where Hillary Clinton is scheduled to hold her election night party.
Most people are sitting on the floor in an area the size of an airplane hangar. A handful of women are wearing pantsuits to honor Clinton.
Barnard College senior Madeline Walsh is wearing a black pantsuit. She says the garment means its wearer is more than just a woman.
A spokesman says former President George W. Bush did not vote for Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Freddy Ford says the most recent Republican president voted “none of the above for president and Republican down-ballot.” That means Bush voted for Republicans in congressional and local races.
It’s not a complete surprise. The Bush family includes the two most recent Republican presidents but neither endorsed nor campaigned for the billionaire businessman who captured the party’s nomination. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was a one-time favorite to win the GOP presidential nomination until Trump got into the race and branded him with a name that stuck: “Low energy.”
Majority of voters are still upset with the way the federal government is working.
That’s according to preliminary results of the exit poll conducted for The Associated Press and television networks by Edison Research.
Just under half of those surveyed say they’re dissatisfied with the government’s performance. About a quarter say they’re angry.
About four out of 10 voters said the top quality they’re looking for in a candidate is change. That outranks good judgment, the right experience and caring about people like you as the preferred qualities in a president.
Arizona’s most populous county may not know its vote totals today, which could leave in doubt the presidential race in the traditionally Republican-voting state.
Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix, expects to have more than 350,000 uncounted early ballots by the time the polls close. Roughly 1.1 million voters in the metropolitan county had returned early votes as of Tuesday, up 140,000 from 2012.
Election workers had counted roughly 800,000, leaving more than 200,000 to count. Roughly 150,000 are expected to have been dropped off at polling sites around the county.
Elizabeth Bartholomew, communication manager for Maricopa County Recorder’s office, says, “If there’s a large enough gap in votes, you might not be able to call some races.”
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton were running neck-and-neck in Arizona, carried by Republicans in all but one election since 1952.
Neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton is able to claim favorable standing with a majority of the U.S. electorate.
Six of 10 voters say they are somewhat bothered or bothered a lot by Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state, according to preliminary results from exit polling conducted by Edison Research for The Associated Press and television networks.
More than seven out of 10 presidential voters say they are irked by Trump’s treatment of women.
Fewer than half of voters who cast presidential ballots say they made their choice out of a strong preference for their candidate.
That’s according to preliminary results of the exit poll conducted for The Associated Press and television networks by Edison Research.
The early exit polls found both Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are viewed unfavorably by a majority of the presidential electorate. A majority of the electorate also distrusts each of them.
A third of voters said they have reservations about the candidate they backed. A quarter of voters say their vote was mostly about opposing another candidate.
In 2012, the presidential electorate was more optimistic about their choices. That year, about two out of three voters said they strongly backed their candidate.
Most voters going to the polls Tuesday have a pessimistic view of the U.S. economy.
According to preliminary results of an exit poll conducted by the Associated Press and television networks by Edison Research, about 6 in 10 describe the state of the economy as not so good or poor.
Among voters today, 3 in 10 say their personal financial situation has gotten better in the last four years, while nearly as many say it’s gotten worse.
More than half of voters say the economy is the most important issue facing the country, over terrorism, foreign policy and immigration.
Authorities have beefed up Election Day security for Donald Trump by parking dump trucks filled with sand outside his Trump Tower building on Fifth Avenue.
Police said Tuesday that similar precautionary measures were being taken at other sites around midtown Manhattan where Trump and Hillary Clinton plan to spend election night.
Authorities say the heavy trucks could block an attempted car bombing.
The NYPD had previously said it will deploy more than 5,000 police officers to keep order on election night. The deployment also includes police helicopters, mobile radiation detectors and bomb-sniffing dogs.
A state judge in Nevada has denied a request from the Donald Trump campaign to preserve ballots and voting materials related to what the campaign alleges were irregularities during early voting.
Clark County District Court Judge Gloria Sturman said Tuesday that making the names of poll workers part of the court record could expose them to “public attention, ridicule and harassment.”
She says the county registrar is already required to keep the records, and the Nevada Secretary of State is responsible for investigating the complaint.
Trump campaign attorney Brian Hardy told the judge he wants to preserve records from the final day of early voting at four locations in the Las Vegas area.
The campaign says allowing people to vote past closing time was illegal, but the county says they were accommodating people already in line.
The Trump campaign lodged a separate complaint with the secretary of state.
A software glitch that indicated scores of voters showing up at the polls had already cast ballots has led to voting delays in one North Carolina countiy.
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.
President Barack Obama is hitting the radio airwaves to encourage Americans to go to the polls to vote for Hillary Clinton.
The White House said Obama gave Election Day interviews to six radio stations that target listeners in Orlando, Detroit and Philadelphia. The cities are in states where the race is believed to be close between Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.
Obama told syndicated host Jana Sutter that continuing the work of the past eight years depends on having a “steady, smart, serious” president follow him into office.
Donald Trump is bringing up his concerns about a rigged election system.
Asked Tuesday afternoon on Fox News if he would accept the election results, Trump continued with his concerns of a rigged election.
The Republican presidential nominee said: “We’re going to see how things play out.”
He said. “I want to see everything honest.”
Concerns about voter intimidation and fraud led to a flurry of lawsuits in the run-up to Election Day. New voter regulations in more than a dozen states also held the potential to sow confusion at polling places.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
Lines were long in some places, and some 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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
President Barack Obama is keeping up an Election Day tradition: a game of pick-up basketball with friends.
Obama arrived at the gymnasium at the Army’s Fort McNair in the District of Columbia around 8 a.m. He wore dark, casual clothes and a baseball cap, and carried a pair of high-top athletic shoes. The White House didn’t say who the president would be playing with.
On the day of his re-election in 2012, Obama’s basketball teammates included former Chicago Bulls player Scottie Pippen.
Obama started the Election Day tradition during the 2008 presidential campaign.
The president has been campaigning aggressively to help elect fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton, including headlining get-out-the-vote rallies for her in three states on Monday.
Tim Kaine is not letting the biggest election of his life get in the way of his Tuesday routine.
After voting at 6 a.m. and doing a round of national morning TV shows, Kaine met a group of friends for breakfast at the City Diner in Richmond.
Kaine and his friends try to meet every Tuesday at the diner, a few miles from his home.
The U.S. senator and former Virginia governor was greeted with cheers as he walked into the restaurant
Donald Trump says the presidential campaign has been an “amazing process” that put him in touch with the unfulfilled aspirations of the American people.
Interviewed by phone Tuesday on “Fox and Friends,” the Republican presidential nominee said he’s seen “so many hopes and dreams that didn’t happen, that could have been helped with proper leadership.”
Trump says he “took a little heat” for bringing up “illegal immigration” from the day he launched his campaign, but “in the end it was the right thing to do.”
Trump said his campaign is a “movement” and the American people are “incredible.”
Asked if he had any regrets, Trump said “sure, there’s things I would have done different.” He didn’t name any.
Eric Trump says that his father will concede the election if he loses and the results are “legit and fair.”
In an Election Day interview with MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Donald Trump’s son said that “all we want is a fair fight, not just for this election but for all elections.”
The Republican presidential nominee has repeatedly warned of a “rigged election,” though there is no evidence of widespread fraud in the electoral system.
Eric Trump said, “we’ve seen states where a few thousand votes can make a difference.”
Pressed by MSNBC anchors, he said of his father, “if he loses and it’s legit and fair, and there’s not obvious stuff out there then without question, yes,” he would concede.
Republican Donald Trump is expressing confidence on Election Day.
In a phone interview Tuesday morning on “Fox and Friends,” the Republican presidential nominee said: “We’re going to win a lot of states.” But in a rare moment of uncertainty, he added: “Who knows what happens ultimately?”
If rival Hillary Clinton wins, Trump says he won’t be looking back positively on a failed bid for the White House. He said: “If I don’t win, I will consider it a tremendous waste of time, energy and money.”
Trump said he’s spent over $100 million of his own money on his campaign. Federal Election Commission reports, however, show he’s more than $30 million short of that claim. According to fundraising records, Trump’s investment so far is about $66 million
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine says he and Hillary Clinton can clinch the White House if they win any one of the “checkmate” states.
In an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America Tuesday, Kaine said the battleground states of North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida and Ohio each hold the key to a win for the Democratic running mates.
He said that Tuesday’s election is a “history-making race” but he also warned against complacency, saying that “democracy always works better when people participate.”
Tim Kaine has cast his ballot for president in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia.
The Democratic vice presidential nominee and his wife, Anne Holton, voted shortly after polls opened at 6 a.m. at a retirement community near their home.
Kaine was cheered by supporters waiting in line.
After voting, he spoke to reporters where he encouraged Americans to vote and said that if elected, he and running mate Hillary Clinton would try and bring the country together.
“The sign of a vigorous democracy is one where a lot of people participate,” Kaine said.
The Associated Press contributed to this article