Note: We’re providing live, updated results as we get them below in this post.
Today, American voters will decide who — Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump — will become the 45th President of the United States. To do so, a candidate must win 270 of the 538 available electoral votes — a majority of the Electoral College. “Swing states” will be vital, as always. For 2016, these include Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Ohio. Many of these states also carry enough electoral votes to potentially tip the election. States like Colorado, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin are also potential game-changers. (Texas also seemed to waver in polls too, but likely won’t be going blue.)
The first poll closings will happen at 6 p.m. ET. We will have full coverage running right here throughout the evening and late into the night as the final projected tallies for every state comes it, and for the election as a whole. We’ll being using CNN’s projections as our source when it comes to the individual states. (Note: All states will follow the “winner takes all” rule for electoral votes, except for Nebraska and Maine. Each state’s electoral count will be included next to the state’s name.)
Let’s get to the election results, shall we?