Election Day is finally here. After a long and hard-fought battle, the US presidential election is finally coming to a close today, November 8, 2016. People across the country are going to the polls and casting their ballots for the next President of the United States. Voters will choose between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for president, important races for Congress and Senate, and State and local Propositions on their ballots.
Hillary Clinton has already cast her ballot in the presidential election in Chappaqua, New York, where she and her husband, Bill Clinton reside, as the rest of America goes to the polls.
We’ll be live updating here throughout the day, until the last votes are counted and the next president has been announced. Stay tuned.
(All times posted are PST.)
12:15 am, November 9th, 2016 – In a stunning upset, CNN projects that Donald Trump will win the Presidency with a majority of electoral votes.
7:49 pm – CNN projects that Hillary Clinton will win Colorado.
7:39 pm – CNN projects that Hillary Clinton will win the Commonwealth of Virginia.
7:26 pm – CNN projects that Donald Trump will win Ohio.
7:01 pm – CNN projects that Donald Trump will win Montana and Texas.
6:01 pm – CNN projects that Hillary Clinton will win the state of New York, and Donald Trump will win Kansas, Nebraska (3 of the 5 electoral votes), and Wyoming, as well as North Dakota and South Dakota.
5:32 pm – CNN projects that Donald Trump will win South Carolina and Alabama.
— CNN (@CNN) November 9, 2016
5:01 pm – CNN projects that Donald Trump will win Oklahoma, Tennessee and Mississippi, and that Hillary Clinton will win Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Washington D.C., and Illinois.
4:31 pm – CNN projects Donald Trump will win West Virginia, with 5 electoral votes.
4:01 pm – FIRST projections of the day – CNN projects that Donald Trump has won the states of Indiana and Kentucky, and projects that Hillary Clinton has won the state of Vermont.
3:35 pm – Joseph Gordon-Levitt posted a public service announcement/tweet from the ACLU: “PSA from the @ACLU — If you are in line by the time the polls close, stay in line.”
3:24 pm – A Maricopa County Elections Department sign directs voters to a polling station on November 8, 2016 in Cave Creek, Arizona.
3:21 pm – American flags are projected on to the United States Embassy during an election night party on November 8, 2016 in London, England.
2:38 pm – Las Vegas Strip-themed ‘I Voted’ stickers are stacked next to a voting instruction card on the back of a voting machine at a polling station at John W. Bonner Elementary School on Election Day on November 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
1:45 pm – Poll worker Elizabeth Filia uses a small American flag to point the way for voters at a polling station in a fire station in Big Bear, California, November 8, 2016.
12:12 pm – With a large American flag on the wall, people cast their ballot in the presidential election at Freedom Academy elementary school on November 8, 2016 in Provo, Utah.
11:10 am – A city worker pretends to scoop up Joel Sesare, who is dressed as a plastic bag monster, to urge people people to vote yes on Proposition 67 to ban plastic bags statewide, near the Los Angeles Lifeguard station at Venice Beach on November 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, United States. In addition to choosing between Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton for President of the United States, Californians are deciding on 17 ballot propositions.
9:02 am – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his wife Melania leave a polling station after voting in the 2016 presidential election November 8, 2016 in New York.
7:40 am – A voter leaves the East Midwood Jewish Center polling station after casting his ballot in the presidential election in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on November 8, 2016. Polling stations opened on Tuesday as the first ballots were cast in the long-awaited election.
7:26 am – Latino voters are heading to the polls and tweeting with both the #ElectionDay hashtag as well as #TacoTuesday
7:21 am – Alana Vagianos, Huffington Post’s Women editor, reminds us that women did not always have the right to vote.
7:06 am – A voter reacts as she moves closer to entering her polling station to vote for the next US president in the general election at a polling station in a school gymnasium in New York, November 8, 2016.
6:43 am – Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton cookies are on sale at the Oakmont Bakery on November 8, 2016 in Oakmont, Pennsylvania.
6:23 am – Entrance to the polling station at Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Connecticut November 8, 2016. Each state has specific laws regarding voting requirements and polling places. The sign here reads “75 FEET On the day of any primary or election no person shall solicit in behalf of another or himself or peddle or offer any ballot, advertising matter or circular to another person or loiter within a radius of seventy-five feet of any outside entrance in use as an entry to any polling place or in any corridor, passageway or other approach leading from any such outside entrance to such polling place or in any room opening upon any such corridor, passageway or approach.”
6:19am – People stand in line outside a polling station located at Trump Place, November 8, 2016 in New York.
6:13am – Voters wait for polls to open on November 8, 2016 at the Midwest Genealogy Center Library in Independence, Missouri, United States.
6:04 am – Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets supporters after casting her ballot in Chappaqua, New York on November 8, 2016.
4:32 am – The sun rises near the White House on November 8, 2016 in Washington, DC.