Look: Live Updates on the 2016 Election

HEMPSTEAD, NY - SEPTEMBER 26:  (L-R) Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton shake hands prior to the start of the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York.  The first of four debates for the 2016 Election, three Presidential and one Vice Presidential, is moderated by NBC's Lester Holt.  (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Look: Live Updates on the 2016 Election

Here's what the polls say right now.

Published November 8, 2016

Update 2:08am.:

Hillary Clinton campaign chief John Podesta announces Hillary Clinton will make no speeches tonight and their campaign is prepared to wait until every vote is counted. 

Update 1:17 a.m.: 

Short of a miracle, it seems evident that Donald Trump will be named President Elect within the next hour. Pennsylvania is predicted to move in favor of the Republican nominee as Clinton's gap windens in the state. Michigan and Wisconsin are the only other key states that are too close to call. Clinton would need to win all three to claim the White House, but that seems nearly impossible now.

Update 12:35 a.m.:

Hillary Clinton has taken Nevada for 6 electoral votes. This takes her to 215 with Trump at 238.

Update 12:08 a.m.:

Donald Trump is expected to win Iowa, bringing him to 238. Clinton still has 209. 

Update 11:47 p.m.:

Donald Trump is expected to win 16 new electoral votes from Georgia. The current count is Trump 232 and Clinton 209. 

Update 11:41 p.m.:

Hillary Clinton is project to win Washington state, taking her to 209, while Trump maintains 216. 

Update 11:36 p.m.:

Florida has now been projected to go to Donald Trump, bringing his total to 216, while Clinton trails at 197. 

Update 11:21pm.:

Donald Trump is projected to gain North Carolina and Idaho, taking his total to 187. Florida is still too close to call. Hillary Clinton takes Nebraska, bringing her to 197. 

Update 11:07pm.: 

The race is tighter than ever now that Hillary Clinton took California and Hawaii, taking her to 190. 

Update 10:57pm.:

In a surprising turn of events, Donald Trump is projected to win Florida, taking him to 197. Hillary remains at 131. 

Update 10:45 p.m.:

Hillary Clinton is expected to win Virginia, giving her 13 electoral votes. She has picked up some momentum with 122.

Hillary Clinton is also project to win 10 more votes with Colorado. Her new total is projected to be 131.

Trump stays at 168.

Update 10:25 p.m.:

The battleground state of Ohio is projected to go to Donald Trump, bringing him to 168 electoral votes. Clinton remains at 109.

In order to gain any legitimate ground, Clinton must win California, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. 

Update 10:15 p.m.:

Donald Trump is projected to take Missouri with 10 additional electoral votes. Hillary Clinton is projected to win New Mexico, for 5. Trump leads with 150—with Hillary following with 109. 

Update 10:05 p.m.:

CNN projected that Donald Trump will take Montana bringing his total to 140, with Clinton still at 104. Key states of Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia are still too close to call. 

Update 9:55 p.m.:

Donald Trump collects three additional electoral votes with a projected win in South Dakota. Currently, Trump still leads with 137 electoral votes and Clinton trails with 104. 

Update 9:45 p.m.:

Donald Trump pulls ahead with a win in Louisiana, which brings his total to 134. Hillary Clinton remains at 104, after a win in Connecticut. 

Update 9:30 p.m.:

Hillary Clinton chisels away at Trump’s lead with a projected win in Connecticut which brings her current electoral tally to 104—while Trump has 129.   

Update 9:08.:

Hillary Clinton trails behind with 97 electoral votes, while Trump takes the lead with 123. She gained District of Columbia, Deleware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusettes, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. 

Trump gained Mississippi, North Dakota, and the largest recent state, Texas—that carries 38 electoral votes. 

Update 8:30 p.m.:

Donald Trump has taken Bill Clinton's former home state of Arkansas for 9 electoral votes. Tennessee and South Carolina have also gone to the Republican candidate, for 11 and 9 electoral votes, respectively.

Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Georgia are still too close to call.

Update 7 p.m.:

Although Trump has taken 19 electoral votes with Indiana and Kentucky, Hillary Clinton takes Vermont for 3 electoral votes. Clinton is still projected to win by the LA Times. The Latino surge in votes is expected help her come out on top.

Additionally, voters in Pennsylvania were falsely asked for photo ID by poll station worker, reported NBC News. By law in Pennsylvania, ID may be requested if it is a voter's first time casting a ballot, but photo identification is not required. 

One voter, Nicole Sorgini, 27, told NBC witnessed poll staffers not asking voter ID cards. 

"I recently moved into my voting area, so I brought everything with me, and I figured I would hand them my voter registration card," said Sorgini, "When I handed it to them, they said, 'No, I need your driver's license,' and someone else in line said, 'Oh, I only have my voter ID card.'"

However, Sorgini knew that voter ID’s should be accepted.

"I had my driver's license so I just used that, but I told them technically under the law, you can use the voter ID card."

Sorgini said she called Election Protection to report it, said NBC news.

"I'm thinking she was maybe just misinformed," Sorgini said. "But it was worrisome because there were a lot of new voters there, and you don't know if everyone had photo ID."


Across the nation, polls have been open since 6 a.m. Around 9 a.m. this morning, Hillary Clinton cast her ballot in Chappaqua, New York. 

CBS News reported that Donald Trump took the lead in three tiny New Hampshire precincts by a 32-25 margin over Hillary Clinton.

Polls in the New Hampshire towns of Dixville, Hart’s Location and Millsfield opened just after midnight Tuesday and closed as soon as everyone had voted. 

Under New Hampshire state law, communities with fewer than 100 voters have permission to open their polls at midnight and close them as soon as all registered voters have cast their ballots, said the Associated Press.

BET will be updating election results throughout, so make sure to check back here for live coverage. 

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)


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