Trump calls for unity after winning presidency

President-elect Donald Trump waves as he arrives at his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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President-elect Donald Trump waves as he arrives at his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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Republican Donald Trump has won the election as U.S. president. He defeated Democratic nominee, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. 

See Ohio results here. Click here for an interactive map showing live state-by-state results. Here's the latest on the presidential race:

6:58 a.m.
Although she lost the election, Hillary Clinton has pulled ahead in the national popular vote, leading by more than 35,000 votes.

3:02 a.m.

President-elect Trump called for unity and healing in his speech to supporters this morning after he won the presidency.

“I just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us – this is about us – on our victory and I congratulated her on a very, very hard fought campaign."

“Now it's time for America to bind the wounds of division," said Trump. "It is time for us to come together as one united people.”

He called on those who did not support him to work with him to unify the country.

“Ours was not a campaign but rather an incredible and great movement made up of millions of hard working men and women….who want a better brighter future for themselves and their country," Trump said.

He pledged "to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans. And this is so important for me.”

He said he promised to make government serve "the people and serve the people it will”

>>>INTERACTIVE MAP: Who’s winning electoral votes?

2:50 a.m.

Speaking to supporters at Trump headquarters Vice President-elect Mike Pence says President-elect Trump's  "leadership and vision will make America great again."

"The American people have elected their new champion," Pence said.

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2:44 a.m.

Clinton conceded the election to Trump in a phone call to him, CNN is reporting. Trump has been elected president.

He is about to speak to his supporters.

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2:32 p.m.

Trump has won the election, according the the Associated Press.

CNN projects Trump wins Wisconsin, putting him at 257 electoral votes inthe CNN tally, which does not include Pennsylvania at this point.

Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges issued a statement about Trump winning Ohio. "Donald Trump built a winning coalition of Republicans, Independents and disaffected Democrats in Ohio. I'd like to congratulate his team, they worked hard during this campaign and they deserve the victory tonight."

2:19 a.m.

Trump is arriving at his headquarters.

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2:19 a.m.

Trump is arriving at his headquarters.

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2:03 a.m.

Clinton is not conceding and will not speak this morning, according to her campaign manager John Podesta.

Podesta told supporters that "several states are too close to call so we're not going to have anything more to say tonight."

"Thank you for being with her. She has always been with you," Podesta said. "Let's get those votes counted and let's bring this home."

Maine was just called for her by AP.  Assuming Trump did win Pennsylvania that puts the tally at 266 for Trump and 218 for Clinton.

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1:58 a.m.

CBS news is saying Pennsylvania could still be a toss-up due to absentee ballots. CNN has also not called it for Trump.

AP and New York Times have both said Trump will win the state.

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1:43 p.m.

CNN is calling Alaska for Trump. That's 3 more electoral votes. Unlike AP they have not yet called Pennsylvania, where is leads with 99.2 percent of the vote counted.

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1:38 p.m.

Trump projected winner in Pennsylvania, according to Associated Press. This puts him within 6 electoral votes of becoming president.

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1:25 a.m.

Clinton is again leading in New Hampshire. Alaska votes are coming in and Trump is in the lead there. He is winning in five of the eight remaining states that have not been called. She is winning in three.

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12:53 a.m.

It is down to eight states.

Trump leads in five - Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. Those five account for 61 electoral votes. If he wins all five that would be far more electoral votes than he needs to reach the needed 270 from his current 244 electoral votes, according to the Associated Press.

Clinton leads in Maine and Minnesota, which have 14 electoral votes. Winning those states would only get her to 229, not enough to prevail.

Alaska has 3 electoral votes and no results are in.

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12:30

Clinton wins Nevada, according to AP projection. She has taken a very narrow lead in New Hampshire.

Electoral tally is 244 for Trump and 215 for Clinton, according to AP.

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12:14 a.m.

Trump is also leading in Montgomery County, with 72 percent of the vote counted. If it holds and he wins the county it will be the first time a Republican has won the county in 28 years. The last time a Republican won was when George H.W. Bush took the county.

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12:07

Trump just took the lead in Pennsylvania, with 90 percent of the vote counted, according to CNN.

He's at 238 to her 209 electoral votes, according to CNN. The winner needs 270 electoral votes.

Trump is winning popular vote 48.3 percent to 47.2 percent.

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12:02

Utah is called for Trump, according to the Associated Press. CBS calls Washington for Clinton.

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11:45 p.m.

The race continues to see-saw, with Trump once again taking the electoral college lead. He has 232 of the needed 270 and Clinton has 209, according to the Associated Press.

Michigan results are still not complete and it appears it could be key to deciding who wins.

Trump won Iowa, Florida, North Carolina, Idaho and is projected to win multiple other states, including Georgia.

Clinton took Washington, Oregon, California and New Mexico, and is ahead in Minnesota and Maine

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11:23

Clinton is leading in electoral votes after lagging most of the night. She has 197 to Trump's 187.

Trump's lead in Michigan is narrowing and Clinton is projected to have won Oregon, California and Hawaii.

Trump won North Carolina and is projected winner in Ohio, Florida, Idaho and Nebraska.  He is leading in Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Iowa.

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11:03 p.m.

Polls are closed in five western states as Clinton pulls ahead in electoral votes with CBS projecting a win in California. She is also projected to win Hawaii, according to CNN.

CBS projects Trump wins Idaho.

That gives Clinton 190 electoral votes to 171 for Trump but key races are not yet decided.

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The Associated Press has called Florida for Trump.

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10:48 p.m.

Trump is maintaining his electoral lead with 167 to Clinton's 122. He is projected to have won Missouri and Montana. He is ahead in Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, Georgia and New Hampshire. Clinton is projected to have won New Mexico and Virginia and she is winning Colorado, Iowa and Pennsylvania.

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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.

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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.

>>>The Latest: The latest developments in the US elections

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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.

>>>Trump v Clinton: Election Day live blog

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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.

>>>A night of decision after venomous campaign

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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.

>>>Long lines, machine snags, but major voting problems scant

8:19

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

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

6:57 p.m.

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

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.

>>>INTERACTIVE MAP: Who’s winning electoral votes?

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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The magic number to win the White House is 270 electoral votes. Fifteen states, with 184 electoral votes, are too close to call. While early projections and exit polls will be available during the day, the more important data comes once the polls close. Here’s an hour-by-hour guide on how to watch the states that matter most.

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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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Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton

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>>> How has Ohio voted over the years?

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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.

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President Barack Obama

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.

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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) Darron Cummings

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."