Trump wins Ohio, CNN projects

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Trump also leads in electoral votes

Results and projections are arriving in the contentious race for U.S. president. The race pits Democratic nominee, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton against Republican nominee, businessman Donald Trump. The Green Party nominee is Dr. Jill Stein and the Libertarian Party nominee is former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson. See Ohio results here.  

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Here’s the latest on the presidential race:

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Tight race continues between Clinton, Trump

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10:27 p.m.

Trump has won Ohio, CNN projects. Nationally Trump leads in electoral votes 167 to Clinton's 109.

10:09 p.m.

Ohio is a sea of red, with Trump winning in most of the state except for urban counties and Athens County, according to the Associated Press.

Fifty-nine percent of the vote is counted.

Trump leads Clinton 53 percent to 42.6 percent in Ohio.

In the Dayton region Clinton leads in Montgomery County by 16.45 percent.

Trump is ahead in all other area counties by the following margins:

Greene County – 27.22 percent; Clark – 18.7 percent; Champaign – 44.47 percent; Miami – 45.56 percent; Butler – 28.79; Warren – 37.56; Darke – 61.21 percent and Preble – 52.59 percent.

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9:54 p.m.

Trump is retaining his electoral lead with 136 to Clinton’s 104. He’s ahead in Ohio, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Michigan and Wisconsin and and New Hampshire. Clinton leads Colorado and Pennsylvania and just took narrow lead in Virginia.

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9:37 p.m.

Trump has taken leads in major states, including Florida, where 94 percent of the vote is counted, and Virginia, where 77 percent is counted. He also leads in Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, Michigan and New Hampshire, according to CNN Clinton is ahead in Wisconsin, Colorado and Pennsylvania.

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9:19 p.m.

Trump is now winning in Ohio 50.1 percent to 44.8 percent. Trump is ahead in electoral votes 128 to Clinton’s 97, CNN reports. Trump is ahead in Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. He’s projected to have won Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, North Carolina and South Carolina. Clinton has won New York and Illinois and is ahead in New Hampshire, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Colorado, CNN projects.

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9 p.m.

Clinton is leading Trump in Ohio 49 percent to 47.2 percent. He is leading in Florida.

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8:39 p.m.

Trump and Clinton are in a tight battle, with Clinton projected to have 68 electoral votes and Trump 66, according to CNN. The winner must have 270.

Clinton is projected winner in Illinois, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Washington D.C.

Clinton is ahead in Ohio, North Carolina, New Hampshire and Texas.

Trump is projected winner in Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, West Virginia and Indiana.

Trump is ahead in Virginia, Georgia and Florida.

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Time lapse of stage set-up at NYC's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, where Hillary Clinton will appear at an election night party.

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8:19 p.m.

Clinton is projected winner in Illinois, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Washington D.C. Trump is projected winner in Mississippi, Oklahoma, Kentucky, West Virginia and Indiana.

Florida is going back and forth in tight battle. Ohio remains too close to call but Clinton leads.

8:05 p.m.

Trump is leading in Ohio and Virginia while Clinton takes the lead in Florida and North Carolina.

Clinton is projected to have won 7 states and Trump 6.

Early results often do not include metro areas so as the night goes on those more populous areas will be reporting results.

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7:35

Early results typically don't include the metro areas.

Trump wins West Virginia, CNN projects. Trump takes lead in Florida.

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7:04

Trump wins Indiana and Kentucky, CNN projects Clinton will win Vermont

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6:57 p.m.

Very early results are in and Trump is up more than 60% in Indiana and Kentucky.

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6:49 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's ugly and unpredictable presidential election entered its final hours Tuesday, with voters flocking to polls to choose between Democrat Hillary Clinton, hoping to become the first woman to serve as commander in chief, and Republican Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman who tapped into a searing strain of economic populism.

Clinton appeared to have multiple paths to triumph, while Trump needed to prevail in most of the battleground states to secure an upset. Control of the Senate was also at stake, with Democrats needing to net four seats if Clinton wins the White House.

The 45th president will inherit an anxious nation, deeply divided by economic and educational opportunities, race and culture. The economy has rebounded from the depths of recession, though many Americans have yet to benefit. New terror threats from home and abroad have raised security fears.

Clinton asked voters to keep the White House in Democratic hands for a third straight term. She cast herself as heir to President Barack Obama's legacy and pledged to make good on his unfinished agenda, including passing immigration legislation, tightening restrictions on guns and tweaking his signature health care law.

Trump, the New York real estate developer who lives in a gold-plated Manhattan penthouse, forged a striking connection with white, working-class Americans who feel left behind in the changing economy and diversifying country. He cast immigration, both from Latin America and the Middle East, as the root of many problems plaguing the nation and called for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

3 p.m. 

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.

He praised Clinton and reiterated his view that Trump is unfit to be president.

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2:45 p.m.

Donald Trump is rekindling his unsubstantiated concerns about a rigged election system.

Asked Tuesday afternoon on Fox News if he would accept the election results, Trump continued to demur.

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.

But at least in the early going, most of the problems at polling places appeared to be routine — the kinds of snags that come every four years, including long lines, machines not working properly, and issues with ballots or voter rolls.

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2:20 p.m. 

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.

But Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign is dismissing the Nevada case in a Twitter message, calling it "a frivolous lawsuit."

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1:30 p.m. 

President Barack Obama says his faith in the American people hasn't wavered.

Asked whether he was feeling nervous about the presidential election outcome, Obama said "I think we'll do a good job" as long as the American people vote.

Lines were long in some areas as voters chose between Democrat Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump and some third-party candidates.

Obama said he hopes everyone has "voted early. If not, get out there."

Obama supports Clinton and voted early last month in his Chicago hometown. He spoke while walking from the White House residence to the Oval Office, following his Election Day tradition of playing basketball with friends.

President Barack Obama, wearing his Chicago White Sox baseball cap, is best known for his basketball skills. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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President Barack Obama, wearing his Chicago White Sox baseball cap, is best known for his basketball skills. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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1:25 p.m. 

Eric Trump may have broken New York state law by tweeting a photo of his completed ballot.

The second son of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tweeted a photo of a ballot with the oval over his father's name filled in on Tuesday.

The tweet said "It is an incredible honor to vote for my father! He will do such a great job for the U.S.A!" It was later deleted from Trump's Twitter account.

An 1890 New York law bans voters from showing marked election ballots to others. A federal judge ruled last week that the law applies to social media posts.

Representatives for Eric Trump and the New York City Board of Elections did not immediately respond to calls seeking comment.

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1:20 p.m. 

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.

Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, cast his is ballot, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, cast his is ballot, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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1:15 p.m. 

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.

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12 p.m. 

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.

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11:40 a.m. 

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.

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11:35 a.m. 

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.

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11:25 a.m. 

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."

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11:05 a.m. 

Hillary Clinton is getting some quirky questions in Election Day radio interviews.

Clinton phoned WKZL in North Carolina and was asked whether she prefers Pepsi or Coke? Coke, said Clinton.

Toilet paper — over the top or under the bottom of the roll? "Usually over, but I can live with under," quipped Clinton.

And, sleeping arrangements. Clinton told WXKS in Boston that she won't switch which side of the bed she sleeps on if elected president. The White House will have to put the storied presidential phone on her side, not on the side that her former president husband sleeps on.

She said: "I have my side, and it works very well for us." As for Bill, she said, "I think he'll be happy to let me answer it."