USA Votes Election Night
08/11/16 Reverse order Timestamp format
Hello and welcome to our live blog for the 2016 US Elections! Tonight we will be covering everything from who is winning each state, drama from the potential leaders and all of the news and highlights from our newsrooms at USA Votes 2016 HQ. Join the conversation using the hashtag #USAVotes2016 on Twitter and check in for all the news on our website. Let the battle commence.
Our television team are up and running with De'Graft and Charlotte presenting the information as and when it comes. Remember to use #USAVotes2016 to give us your opinions throughout the night.
Our electoral expert, Dr Einar Thorsen is expecting a strong win for Hillary Clinton based on recent polls. “I think the popular votes will be fairly close, but in terms of the electoral college votes, she will win fairly handsomely. If you look at the opinion poles, they’re all suggesting a Clinton win, it’s just a case of margin of error.”
Florida has been highlighted as they key state but she may not even need it: “even if Trump does take Florida, she will take it with the electoral college overall.”
It seems as though the electoral college could leave Trump with a lot of catching up to do and we’re not convinced he will be able to bridge the gap.
POLLS ON HOLD. Azusa in California are on lock down after a shooting in the nearby area. Two people are reported to have been wounded and people are still inside the Memorial Park North Recreation Center where the polls are being held.
Our radio coverage has begun! From updates on the lock down in Azusa to the results as and when they are announced, our radio team in the news rooms are ready to break the news for you. Check out our behind the scenes footage and let us know what you think using #USAVotes2016
AZUSA UPDATE . It has been reported that two more people have been injured, bringing the total so far to four. "This is a very volatile and critical situation" said Officer Jerry Willison from the Azusa Police Department. They believe whoever is behind these attacks is still at large.
Photograph from KLTA
SHOOTING FATALITY. One person has been pronounced dead at the Azusa shooting. Jim Sciutto reported on Twitter. #USAVotes2016
We are surrounded by electoral pundits constantly throughout the night.
Dr Einar Thorsen is wary of those who have said that they are undecided ahead of the election: “Perhaps the people who are claiming to be undecided are actually Trump voters.”
However, the numbers of people turning out to vote could prevent that from impacting the end result: “You’ve got to offset that against what is the expected levels of outcome, so it looks like it will be a fairly high turn out, it looks like there’s been an awful lot of early voters, both of which favour Clinton.”
There has been a lot of emphasis put on making sure that as many people vote as possible and this shows why.
"Active shooter heavily armed" says LA Times communication from officials. Occurring after 2pm(10pm UK time), the shootings took place near Fourth Street and Orange Avenue with the police actively looking for the gun wielder. Elementry schools were reported to be on lock down. Follow the story on our website for more details as they emerge
We are constantly updating our website which will be filling up with updates and features throughout the night. Most recently our reporter Benjamin Chapman spoke about swing states and if Trump can rely on North Carolina for a successful election outcome?
RESULTS ARE COMING IN. Donald Trump has successfully taken the lead with 19 votes coming from Kentucky and Indiana. Hillary Clinton has won three votes after a success in Vermont. Our television and news teams continue to keep you up to date with all the action as it happens. Use the hashtag #USAVotes2016 to stay in touch with us.
Throughout the night we will be communicating with our American team. Luke Hastings, Jason Lewis and Adam Goacher are at Maryland College and will be regularly joining us on television to let us know what the atmosphere is like live from the USA. Tune in to find out more! #USAVotes2016
Social Media editor Rosie Crass and the social media team are working round the clock to produce high quality content for you to be a part of. Send us your opinions and photos using the hashtag #USAVotes2016 so we can feature you on our Twitter and Facebook pages.
More from our electoral expert Einar coming through this evening.
Despite the poles showing that Clinton could take a clear lead, Dr Einar Thorsen believes that recent trends in voting show that the poles don’t ensure Clinton’s success. “We know of course from the Brexit and from the UK election in 2015 that they are often not correct.”
We’ve already mentioned how undecided voters could be turning the votes in Trump’s favour slightly, but there will also be those who will turn towards Clinton.
This makes it extra exciting when it comes to the swing states, such as, Florida and North Carolina. The election result is far from certain, expect things to change quickly tonight.
Remember to keep refreshing our homepage for the newest stories coming from our reporters who are working to keep you up to date with information as and when it is announced.
In our latest article, Katie Hill discusses the problems arising from long lines at polling stations.
Earlier on today, female voters came together and laid stickers on Susan B. Anthony's grave. The Suffragette leader, who died 14 years before women were given the vote, was respected by people who waited almost 90 minutes to pay their respects and show their appreciation for the Suffragette cause. #USAVotes2016
Our radio crew are working hard to get the news out to you jam packed with interviews, results and fantastic presenting from all areas. The per-production team are constantly on their toes, keeping everything alive and kicking. #USAVotes2016
Our radio lecturer Phil Brown jumping into action in our radio rooms as we continue to bring you the best of the best in interviews and news. Currently, Emily Sheppard and Charlotte Petty are in the presenting seat and giving us the information we need! #USAVotes2016
There have been many amusing memes and photographs cropping up across the Internet, however nothing quite beats having the ability to EAT the potential President's face. Ali Vitali posted this intricate photograph of a Trump cake. It looks almost too good to eat! #USAVotes2016
As part of his electoral YouTube stance, Casey Neistat and his team at Beme have created an election app letting voters give their opinions, creating a community of eager people from across the world. Emily Cox reports. #USAVotes2016
The swing states are becoming closer and closer. With one percent in it in Florida we could see a red or blue state anytime soon with 89% of the votes counted. South Carolina and Georgia are also too close to call as Jason Lewis reports.
It's all go on the votes! Trump steamrolled through South Carolina turning the state red. With none of the swing states announced so far we are waiting on tenterhooks to see who will be crowned President of the United States. Will we make history and have our first female president? Or will Donald Trump pimp her to the post? Come along and join in the discussion using #USAVotes2016 on Twitter.
BREAKING NEWS from our team in Maryland. Trump, for the first time, is seen as a front runner for becoming the President of the United States. Talk of the dollar losing its value follows as it tumbles in the global market. #USAVotes2016
The drop in the stock market came after Trump won Montana. Trump currently holds a 66% chance of becoming the US President. While Hillary Clinton wins new Mexico it is still Donald Trump who holds strong in poll position with a 42 vote lead. The Trump team are huddled together in their HQ as the announcements continue.
Mere hours stand between us and the final decision on who becomes the new American President. With Trump winning Ohio with 18 electoral votes this puts him as a fierce front runner for winning the election.
The atmosphere in USA Votes HQ has been getting more and more tense as we clamber ever closer to the end of the vote counting.
Earlier we said that the polls don’t always truly represent want will happen on the night and that is the case here. It is looking as though Trump could run away with it thanks to success in the swing states. One of our electoral specialists Dan Jackson has spoken about Clinton’s campaign: “It’s all about the swing states and she was generally polling well in the swing states. She’s not performed as well as the polling suggested.”
She had an advantage due to the amount of Democratic states that were already secured, but it just goes to show how important those swing states are.
Our presenters and TV crew have been working tirelessly to give you the news as and when we receive it. From our studio team to the roving reporters, the US team and further afield we have been able to collate information from both here and across the pond. Join in the conversation by using #USAVotes2016
In the last few moments it has been announced that Trump has won Florida with 49.2% of the votes. With this swing state landing in Donald Trump's hand the likelihood of a female president is becoming less likely with the New York Times stating a potential 93% success rate for Trump.
While Trump is still holding strong, the projections are pointing in Clinton's favour with 190 to 172 votes. It has just emerged that Clinton has officially won California. With 16 states left to officially call we are waiting with baited breath to see the outcome.
We've had so much news coming into the newsroom! We've been putting it all up on our website so go and take a look at http://usa-votes-2016.com/category/news/ for everything from the stock market to the winner of Florida.
As we get down to the wire Trump leads with 222 to 209. 'Women for Trump' posters wave in Florida while Twitter users can't hide their disappointment in the potential up and coming outcome.
Trump takes Georgia and his trailblazing continues. While many expected a Hillary win it is becoming apparent that Trump had many more voters than predicted as he ebbs closer and closer to the 270 votes he needs to win. Join in the conversation using #USAVotes2016
It's been a long night with a lot of news coming in, but it seems like we're nearly reaching the conclusion of the US Election. It is looking like Donald Trump is going to become the American President and you can look at where the election is being won and lost, with our interactive map showing how all of the states voted. #USAVotes 2016 http://usa-votes-2016.com/2016-presidential-election-interactive-map/
If you fancy some insights into what our night has consisted of, why not join us on Snapchat where all the teams have been posting content throughout the night. Just scan the image or add USAvotes as a friend and join the snap journey!
Although Trump appears to be winning the majority vote during the election, the Canadian immigration website genuinely crashed earlier on this evening as people began to look into the possibility to moving out of the USA. Do you think this is a genuine possibility for many American citizens? Have your say on our Twitter using #USAVotes2016
Trump has taken a landslide of victories in the last few moments, taking Iowa, Wyoming and South Dakota. The atmosphere is sombre on a lot of social media this evening, with celebrities and online personalities alike voicing their opinions.
YouTube personality hannah Hart who has been vocal throughout the election that she has been pro-Hillary tweeted this as the impending Trump Presidency becomes more and more apparent.
While the night has been rocky and full of twists and turns, California also voted for the legalisation of marijuana on their ballot papers. Our reporter Tommy Churchyard tells us more. http://usa-votes-2016.com/2016/11/09/california-voters-legalise-marijuana/
our television and radio teams are still working away as we continue to follow the outcome of the final few states. Currently we are in the foyer with Charlie and Natalie as we discuss how Trump compares to previous US presidents.
Donald Trump is known to have solid backing from his family, including his son Eric. Our reporter Hasin Connell spoke of how Eric Trump has supported his father and how this may have helped him to achieve the positive outcome he has had so far. http://usa-votes-2016.com/2016/11/09/like-father-like-son/
Our studio one reporter Dan Dove covered the fall of the dollar throughout Asia and how Pierce Morgan tweeted the ominous last words Trump spoke to him before the elections began.
News that the Republicans have taken the Senate has confirmed how successful Trump has been throughout these shocking outcomes. The percentages have been close throughout the election however it is obvious that Trump has been pipping Clinton to the post every time.
Many people have been dubious of the supporters Trump appears to have. I'm sure there are not many he would shy away from however the Ex-KKK leader may be a step too far.
After expecting to wait hours for Pennsylvania, we have been informed that Trump has won with 20 votes. This means he only needs six more to successfully fill the 270 he required to win as President of the United States.
Our final radio broadcast is currently live and we are saying a fond farewell to obama as he leaves us after eight years in office. From driving a car around with James Cordon to assisting in the development of Obama Care he has helped to elevate the USA to new heights and he will be missed.
John Podesta, the chairman of Clinton's campaign has said: "we are not going to have anything more to say tonight, but it's not over. She has done an amazing job and she is not done yet." Saying this, they have begun to send people home.
This may leave a sour taste in the mouths of many Clinton supporters as it is clear Trump has won over the crowds.
And we say goodnight to our live stream of radio and television. A huge well done to everyone involved and congratulations on the tremendous amount of work everyone has put in throughout the night. You can still find our online team waiting for the very obvious outcome of this election.
And that's a wrap! Thank you so much for tuning in to our outlets be it Twitter, Facebook, the live blog or our television/radio feeds. We have had an incredible time and could not have done it without your input and help along the way. Even with an unpredictable outcome the night has been historic. See you in five years!