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in the more populated areas just outside of washington, d.c.. >> 14 states are about to close to the polling in 14 states, including two huge ones. texas and new york. we're watching several other states right now. we're getting ready to make some projections. all right. take a look at this. we projected that hillary clinton will carry her home state of new york, that's 29 electoral votes. hillary clinton will win new york state. that's donald trump's home state, as well. hillary clinton carries the empire state. donald trump, we project, will win kansas, with its six electoral votes, nebraska with its five electoral votes, and wyoming with its three electoral votes. donald trump wins those three. donald trump wins some more states. three more, he will carry north dakota, with its three electoral votes, and south dakota with its three electoral votes. donald trump carries those states as well. donald trump carrying some more
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states. let's take a look at the states where it's too early to call right now. these are the states where the polls have closed, but we're not able to make any projections. arizona, colorado, louisiana, michigan, minnesota, new mexico, texas, and wisconsin. no projections yet. here's the electoral map, as it stands right now. and hillary clinton has 97 electoral votes. donald trump has 84 electoral votes. remember, 270, that's the magic number you need to be elected president of the united states. you can see the map over there, the blue states are the states that hillary clinton has won. the red states are the states that donald trump has won. all those yellow states, all those yellow states are states where the polls have closed, but we're not yet able to make -- not yet able to make a projection. by the way, nebraska, we are projecting that donald trump will win three of the five electoral votes in nebraska. nebraska, one of two states where they distribute electoral votes, according to
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congressional districts. let's go over to jake. this is a big win for hillary clinton in new york, because donald trump, that's his home state. originally, he thought he would have a shot, not necessarily in manhattan, but in upstate new york. >> yeah, bragging rights, at the very least. it's a democratic state. let's show some images there of the empire state building, if you're watching right now, and you've sent a photograph of yourself voting with the hash tag my vote to instagram, your images will be making up the mosaic on the empire state building, as new yorkers, democrats, celebrate the win of hillary clinton of that state, the empire state. but still, this is just the beginning of a very, what looks like, a very long night. >> let's get back to the electoral map right now. take a look over here. you can see the electoral map, the projected numbers that we have. 97 electoral votes for hillary clinton. 84 right now for donald trump. 270 needed to be elected president of the united states. but florida, that's the big
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story right now. >> it is so razor thin. i'm texting back and forth with both democrats and republicans, frankly, both are surprised at how tight it is and how the latino vote, at least, it looks, at this point, certainly, it's higher than it was in 2012 and 2008, but not the surge in that particular state that many suspected would come. >> and at least right now, there are counties where donald trump is outperforming every republican that has run in florida for president in 16 years. he's doing very, very well, driving up republican turnout and the republican vote in some of these right-leaning counties. >> and look, this is the story that donald trump and his team said that we would be telling in many of these places. that there are people who have been disaffected for many, many years, who see a candidate, their candidate, finally, in donald trump, and that they would come out and vote, where they hadn't done so before. and that explains the story of these red he have leaning
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counties, where the vote is very high. >> we have another key race alert right now. all right, let's take a look. let's start in florida right now. donald trump is ahead impressively with 91% of the vote now in. look at this. he has a lead of 143,361. that's an impressive lead right now, with so many of the votes already counted. in ohio, donald trump also has a lead of more than 52,000 with 39% of the vote in, 18 electoral votes in ohio. donald trump ahead there. in virginia right now, donald trump still has an impressive lead in virginia, 66% of the vote is in. donald trump is ahead by more than 108,000 votes, in virginia. 13 electoral votes at stake in georgia. 29% of the vote is in. donald trump has a very impressive lead of more than 340,000 over hillary clinton, 62.5% to 35%. there are 16 electoral votes in georgia.
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an impressive lead for donald trump in georgia right now. let's go on to north carolina right now. 69% of the vote is in. look at how close it is. donald trump has a lead, but of only 689 votes. he just took the lead over hillary clinton in north carolina. now his lead has grown a little bit, as we're speaking. this leaves almost 3,000 votes over hillary clinton, 48.8% to 48.7%. 69% of the vote is now in north carolina. donald trump has a slight lead. in new hampshire, only 13% of the vote is in. hillary clinton has a small advantage right now of 4,500 over donald trump. four electoral votes in new hampshire. this has been a battleground state. in michigan, 11% of the vote is in. hillary clinton's lead is only 13,771. 48.7% to 46.2%. michigan has a lot of electoral votes, 16, to be specific. michigan, it's a close race in michigan right now. it's a key state. pennsylvania, only 5% of the
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vote is in. hillary clinton has an impressive lead of more than 106,000 votes over donald trump, 65% to 30%. 20 electoral votes are at stake in pennsylvania. donald trump really was hoping for pennsylvania, but only 5% of the vote is in. let's take a look at colorado right now. 7% of the vote is in. hillary clinton has a 42,000-plus vote lead over donald trump, but very early. only 7% of the vote is in. 9 electoral votes are at stake in colorado. let's take a look at the electoral college map, where it stands right now. as you can see, hillary clinton has 97 electoral votes, donald trump has 84 electoral votes. once again, you need 270 to be elected president of the united states. the red states, we've projected, going to donald trump. the blue states, we've projected going to hillary clinton. all those yellow states you see, too early to call, no projections there. let's go over to john king. i want to update our viewers on florida right now, because that vote is coming in in florida.
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donald trump building up an impressive lead. >> he is building up an impressive lead. and the question is, is there enough still out there for hillary clinton? and when you go through some of these other counties, donald trump running it up in the rural areas, only 57% of the vote counted here, pairion county, it's not insignificant. so there's more votes here for donald trump. and you're looking around trying to find out where they are. 100% there and 100% there. the question is, as trump runs it up in the conservative rural parts of the state, is there enough, when you get to 49 to 47, you see the vote count, she needs to make it up? is it there? potentially. palm beach here, 83% of the vote in. that lead there. this is the big question, mark. let me ask you this. the big question remains broward county. we have it at 16%. that's been held solid there for sometimes. sometimes you get a vote dump and the percentage total jumps up pretty quickly. is there enough there? that's the biggest outstanding question. how much of a boost will hillary clinton get out of broward
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county and is it enough to overcome that lead. 7% left in a big populated county like miami-dade, there's more there, too. but when you pull it up to statewide, is it enough? what's left down here. most of the other democratic senators are. we'll see 100% of the vote count there had. you see 92% of the vote countied there. donald trump, she's winning hillsborough county, tampa, donald trump outperforming mitt romney here, keeping it closer, winning. president obama won this county four years ago. you see some strength for donald trump in this part of the state that is giving him an advantage, as we head into the final count. we've been at this before in past elections, where getting from 92 to 99 sometimes takes a very along time. so we'll see if the votes are still out here. the last time you were here -- >> before question get -- go back to florida for a second. i know we have a feature where there's still outstanding votes remain. we see 92% of the vote is in. can you isolate the areas where there are still votes outstanding? >> so you do this year and you see, this tells you where you
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have a lot of votes still to come in. this is where i put it. you just watched the number right there, where we are below -- so let's say we're below 75% of the vote counted, right? so you see the area where you're still waiting, right? so obviously, this is the biggest vote center. but everywhere else where we're waiting -- >> because he's ahead right now by about 130,000 votes. 142,000, exactly, right now. are there enough votes outstanding that could -- for hillary clinton to overcome that donald trump advantage? >> let's look at it two ways. just based on this. these are places where you're under 75%. so these are -- these are republican places here, you bring it out here. 57% of the vote counted, again, that's 1.8% of the state population. that's to be gained for donald trump. it's not as big as where we're about to go, but that's a lot of votes for donald trump, if he keeps those margins. no guarantees, but these places have a vote history. these are republican places. this is tiny, pretty small, but you're only at 50% here. imagine that if just shy of 9,000 votes there.
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if the other 50% comes in the same way, add roughly ball marc 9,000 more votes. there's your advantage for donald trump. the only place for the democrats, a big democratic area that's under 75 -- >> it just went up to almost half. >> it's up to almost half here. because it's up to almost half, let me pull this back and come all the way over and let's come back out and see what that did. it narrowed it, somewhat. the question is, as we come through this, are there enough votes there that we're almost at half. see the lead now? it's pulling away. is there enough there for hillary clinton in what's left in broward and in miami-dade to pull it off? if you start to look t a it right now, you get more and more skeptical as we move to 93, the question as we move that 95 and beyond. if you're in the trump campaign, you're very happy with this right now. and you're looking at your performance in some of the rural places, donald trump has performed well. and he's overperformed, even where he's losing, he's overperformed mitt romney, particularly in the tampa area, which matters, because it's a population center. look at the vote count there.
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if hillary clinton has a bigger lead here, she's got -- that's another 8, 10, 20,000 votes depending on what the size of that lead is. that's significant in keeping the margins down there. florida we'll try to get from 93 to 98 to 99. but in the trump campaign, it's 29 electoral votes you have to have. you're reasonably optimistic, but waiting to see, again, up to 48% here. we're up to 83% here. this is where the clock starts to tick against hillary clinton. now that you're up to 83% -- >> palm beach county. >> 83% in palm beach county. there's not that many more votes to come in. what comes in, is coming in in her favor in a lopside margin. you say, we're up to 83%, boom. she's getting closer. the question is, do you get close enough with what's still left? we'll count to the last vote in florida. the point i was trying to make before is, earlier on, remember, as you look at this map, live results feeding in. hillary clinton is unlikely to win nebraska. it's just the votes coming in early on. the same with these -- missouri, we don't think so.
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but ohio was democratic last time wolf was here. it has moved to republican now, 51-44. the reason, last time i talked to wolf, i said, there's a lot of votes to be counted in all of these rural areas here. they are now filling in for donald trump. so ohio shifting republican as well, at the moment, wolf. >> all right, john, we have some projections right now. all right, we project that donald trump will carry, a huge prize, texas with all of its 38 electoral votes. a big win for donald trump in the state of texas. democrats had hoped, but not -- it's not going to happen for them this time around. donald trump also carries bill clinton's home state of arkansas, with 6 electoral votes. donald trump gets 2 more states in his column. let's take a look at the electoral college map right now, where it stands with those two states that donald trump has just won. he has now taken the lead. donald trump has 128 electoral votes. hillary clinton has 97 electoral votes. remember, 270 are needed to win
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the white house. so let's go back over to john king. john, he's taken the lead in the electoral college count, which is significant right now. there's still plenty of other states out there. >> i was just doing some experimenting while you were over there, just trying to do some math. if you look at this map right now, as you look at the map fill in. and i'm sorry for those who have been with us all night, i'm being repetitive, but these are live results feeding in. these are not states we've called in many cases. you see nebraska, new mexico, and missouri. we haven't called those states. they're blue at the moment, very early results. if you look at the map right now, if you're donald trump, you're leading in florida, leading in virginia, we have some votes to be count there had in the d.c. suburbs, but you just pulled ahead in ohio, michigan, and wisconsin, again, very, very early. but if you're in the trump war room, you're looking at this and you're saying, we told you so. we have a path. now, does that path hold up as we go into the next hour and i sort of is suspect, the next hour and the next hour? we'll see.
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but the early results of these places, especially, a few moments ago, i was looking at virginia. we're up to 71% now. we've seen this before. i have been through many elections where the republican leading in virginia very late and start to get happy in the republican war room and then -- >> zoom into those counties where there's still a lot of votes. show them to us. >> then these votes come in. so you've got loudoun county, only 85% of the vote in right there. >> where's the outstanding vote? >> it's all over the place, is what i'm saying. prince william county, we're only up to 16%. fairfax city, 57%. so in the washington, d.c. suburbs, which as you can see, are filling in predominantly blue, i just want to check arlington. they're up to 94% in arlington. >> can you do for virginia what you did for florida? show us where those votes, the outstanding votes really remains. >> we'll slide this back a little bit, pick a number. let's go back to 75% again. so here's where you're looking at the places where you have 75% of the vote or less, and you see some small pockets of red. the problem, if you're the trump
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campaign, number one, you're lead right now, i'm not saying it's a huge problem, but these are smaller areas. you can see here in the norfolk area, 3% of the state population. hillary clinton is winning with 62% of the vote and she's winning 68-26. so there's a potentially -- again, it's not guaranteed that the margin stays the same and the rest comes in, but potential a lot of votes for the democrat there. potentially a fair chunk of votes for the democrat there in portsmouth. and again, the biggest issue always in a close race in virginia is what happens up here. i want to stretch it out a little bit. let me stretch it out a little bit. here's washington, d.c. and you're across the river. so most of the votes are counted in these counted -- >> no votes in arlington county? >> that means they're already counted. they're past the 70%. here's where you're still waiting. you're only at 57% in fairfax county. that's 13% of the state population. that's a lot of votes to come in. they're coming in at the moment, lopsided ly democratic. prince williams county, donald trump has made a run at this. and if donald trump ekes out a
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victory in virginia, you'll look at this county compared to four years ago and say it's up with of the places where, in the further out suburbs, beginning to get into the exurbs, donald trump performed very well. i want to pull this back over. the map is filling in as you would expect it to, except for the fact that donald trump is running more competitive in some areas. but we're still waiting. we're only at 53%, richmond city. this is a democratic area. she's going to run up some more votes here. you see 75-18. there's more votes for here. but you're up to 72%. we've been through many elections where the republican is ahead and this vote comes in and it changes everything. if you're the trump campaign, did you think -- or flip it, if you're the democrats, did you think two weeks ago on election night, we would be looking at virginia, as the count got up above 70% and we were counting the votes. >> a state that president obama carried twice. >> it used to be a red state, but it has been moving, especially because of the growth in these suburbs and the fast-growing latino population. so the fact that trump is so competitive, even if he narrowly
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loses this state, right now he's winning with, and he's in position to potentially win it. even if he narrowly loses this state, it tells you that he is performing in a way that is going to surprise some democrats. >> let's go to north carolina. do the same thing for us in north carolina. 71% of the vote is now in and donald trump still has a lead. you see a lead of, what, about 20,000 votes. >> so we move it back again to 75%. we've got a long way to go here. we've got a long way to go here. you've got a lot of places where -- and these are largely democratic areas. so this is -- but i'll show you the -- the population centers here are democratic. you see durham county here, where the democrats are looking for some votes. you come down here, cumberland county, fayetteville, this is the absentee vote. this means we don't have a real election day votes, as of yet. this is a smaller county, roberson county -- now, that's more competitive. a five-point race there in that county. you're looking at what's left out there. there are some republican areas. let's go through them and look. they tend to be a little bit smaller. there are some votes for trump
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potentially here. we don't know what's coming here. i want to go to wilmington. clinton was narrowly ahead. now trump is very narrowly ahead. a very competitive. so north carolina, again, there's enough out here that you can't make any leaps. we have a very close race and we're going to have a very close race. >> what about charlotte? that's heavily populated area. >> mecklenburg county, we only have 10% . if you're the clinton campaign, both campaigns, they're both trying to figure things out. frantic phone calls to figure out which precincts are still out. if you're the clinton campaign, you are assured that you've got a lot more votes to come out of mecklenburg county and charlotte when you pull out to the whole state. >> let's go to ohio. >> we're going to keep at this. you can leave that up as we go to ohio. a lot of the map filling in here. >> to remind our viewers, almost half of the vote is now in in ohio and donald trump has a significant lead, almost 200,000 votes over hillary clinton. >> almost 200,000 votes. and yet, and yet, a lot of votes still to be counted, because the
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votes -- >> do the same thing for ohio. >> it's still up. that's what i say, we move this back about 75%. how many counties have yet to get there. it's a lot of them. look at these rural counties, 40% of the vote is counted, just shy of 75% there. 64% here. so you're going through this. what does that tell you? this is encouraging news if you're the trump campaign, in the sense that there's a lot of votes to be counted. look at all of this red. and there's still a lot of votes to be counted here. the trump campaign you're thinking, only a couple hundred in this county, 1,500 there, but that's a lot of counties and a lot of math to do. the question for the democrats is, can you make it up here? you're talking 10% of the state population. >> only a third of the vote is in. >> what's going to happen, trump will get 500 here, 1,500 here, 2,000 there, can clinton get 20,000, 50,000 out of a place like this, as the margin comes up? the democrats have to make it up, you can just tell by looking, there's a lot of areas
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where republican votes have yet to be counted. the question, this is the biggest one of all, up here. cleveland, only 33% of the vote, cuyahoga county there, let's just move over to lorraine county, 45% of the vote. it's a democratic area, but trump is running reasonably -- 51-44, trump is running stronger. it's a blue collar area. we've talked about this all along, lorraine, ohio, you're talking about your trade message, your immigration message. trump running stronger there, as you pull it back out, let's talk about 2016. this is fun. this is -- but that's -- it's starting to inch out a little bit. i want to pull this over. make sure we have the full count of the vote. as you look at it through, it's -- he's starting to pull away in ohio. pulling away -- >> almost 200,000-vote lead right now. >> and that's significant. you get in the 200 to 300,000 vote lead and you're coming to here and saying, okay, what have i got left? she might have 100,000 there, maybe a little bit more, but do you have 200,000? that's the math you're doing now in these war rooming when you're going to call all these people
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and say in this democratic area, what's still missing? how much am i going to get? athens is relatively small. >> literally, trump is looking good in ohio. i want to go to new hampshire right now. look at how close it is in new hampshire. it's only -- hillary clinton is only 72 votes ahead of donald trump in the state of new hampshire. look at this, 47.5%. 47.4%. 19% of the vote is in. >> you noticing a trend? florida, north carolina, ohio, now new hampshire. and these are the states that are going to decide who the next president of the united states is. >> ohio. >> these are the states -- you go florida, virginia, north carolina, ohio, now new hampshire. it's only four. it's the smallest. we just went through -- >> only four electoral votes. >> we haven't gotten to pennsylvania yet, which is 20. it's only four, but it's key. it's key to the trump math. and it's a place hillary clinton very much wants to win. we don't know much about new hampshire yet, to be perfectly honest. if you look, it's 19% of the vote. come down to concord, that's a liberal area. that's 100% reporting already.
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that is something, if that's 100%, there's not more votes to be gained for hillary clinton in one place that she would get them. it's not a giant population center. new hampshire is many more small towns than it is one big population center. but come down to nashua, this is a place secretary clinton will have to run it up. over here to the seacoast, portsmouth, this is a place where she'll have to look it up. i want to show you, go back in history, it sprinkles back and forth, a democratic area up here, this is where it's key for the republicans to run it up. manchester city, if you come down in here, come down and come around, just outside of manchester. manchester city. we'll see what happens here. donald trump was there just the other night. this is the gritty, blue collar -- you know, there's 51-43 in the early returns there. that means, again, remember this, 51 for secretary clinton, 55 -- donald trump is not over -- is it the same as mitt romney? this is a place, you could have a state where you start to look. we haven't talked much about the third party candidates yet.
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there could be a state or two where we start to think, are they changing the margin? that could be one right there in the state of new hampshire, that 4% for gary johnson. >> let's go to michigan, with because donald trump is ahead with only about 15% of the vote in. but in michigan, this is a state that donald trump was predicting strongly he would do well in, and you can see right there -- >> that's the national vote. i was going to say, in the trump war room right there, they would like to hit 3 freeze. if they could freeze the map right now, they would be quite happy. they're looking at themselves right now in the early returns -- >> he's up by almost 20,000. >> they're doing what they said they would do. they are competitive across the rust belt, very early returns. let's just take a breath, but they are proving that they'll be competitive across the rust belt. we'll see when we get to 15% and higher. what are you looking for here? number one, you're going to look here in wayne county, in detroit, we only have 5% of the vote. this is your biggest chunk of votes and it's juniyour biggest
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chunk for the democrats. if donald trump keeps it that close in wayne county, then donald trump has more than a good chance to win michigan. again, it's 5% of the vote. so we don't know where it's coming from. we'll see how that one plays out. move up here, oakland county, this is out in the suburbs, this is mitt romney's birthplace, oakland county, hillary clinton running here. i want to match this one up, 51-43. 54-46. so she's a little under romney, a little under obama at the moment. 37% of the vote count there had. one of the places we will look at here, as always, just for historical perspective, macomb county is the legendary home of the so-called reagan democrats. how did reagan win michigan, blue collar voters. donald trump wants to prove that he can create new trump democrats. we have zip, zero from macomb county right now. just for you watching at home, because we have zero, we're not hiding donald trump. they're alphabetical, until you get results, the names are listed in the map in an alphabetical way. once trump comes in, trump will jump up over the third party candidate.
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very quickly, early on, these are conservative areas. so donald trump is ahead right now because votes are coming in in conservative areas, but that's not to criticize, that's to say, he's doing what he needs to do in these conservative areas. out to go to pennsylvania, 12% of the vote -- >> donald trump is ahead by -- i mean, hillary clinton is ahead of donald trump by about 177,000 votes with 12% of the vote in. she's got 60.2% to 36.4%. that's a healthy lead early on. >> i suspect this is about the -- this won't last very long. but gary johnson is ahead in one county in pennsylvania at the moment right now. i wanted to point out to viewers at home what the color is. you'll see different colors on the map. if there's a tie, you'll see a different color, as well. we'll see if that holds up. what are we going to look for here, a couple of things. number one, jeffrey lord is here. this is what they call the "t." very conservative territory with the exception of erie. one of the questions will be, as we were talking about macomb county in michigan, how does donald trump do in a place like
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erie? let's see, a five-point lead right there. i suspect that's better than it was four years ago. there you go. 15 points in erie. if that holds up at 65%, that tells you something. this is a blue collar area, not unlike buffalo, new york, my friend's hometown, a place where donald trump has tried to sell his immigration and his trade message, and that's a good number. let's look down here in allegheny county. this is more about where it should be. 60-35 if you're a democrat. that's what you need there. let's look back here. 57-42. 15 points, until you come back in there. this one, only 9%. we'll see how it plays out. both candidates focusing on that area. the key is over here. nothing from the suburbs yet. we have 37% from center city, philadelphia. watch this number right here. in philadelphia county, in an hour or two, when we're counting pennsylvania, maybe three, when we're still counting the votes, is this margin around 400,000 or more? if it's not, donald trump's in play in pennsylvania.
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hillary clinton has to run it up in pennsylvania by 400,000 votes, even more than that, if she can. and then after that, if she can do that, that makes her competitive. and you see all these suburbs right here? this race will be won or lost. she's currently leading by a little bit. this is significant, again, this is only 1% of the vote. donald trump's running about even in bucks county. the last republican to win pennsylvania in a presidential election was george h.w. bush. he won bucks county. no republican has won it since. mitt romney kept it close, if you go back four years. if donald trump can keep it there, it keeps him in play, if this is red at the end of the night, that's a good sign for donald trump. look at these other counties here. this is where melania trump gave her speech when she went to berwyn, pennsylvania, chester county is about 4% of the state population. this used to be rock-solid republican suburbs. but democrats have been more successful, especially with suburban women. we'll watch chester county. >> let's check in virginia now and then north carolina. >> see the red?
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at the moment, it's staying. you keep thinking, every time you look, are these states going to change? we're up to 76% in virginia. 60,000 votes. >> 61,000 votes ahead in virginia for donald trump right now. >> so the question is, you start going, where are the republican votes? you check these smaller rural counties and so you're going through these and you see all the 100%. if so if you're in the trump campaign, you know in this rock-solid conservative area, you've pretty much -- >> this is the state of senator tim kaine, the vice presidential running mate. she was one the governor of virginia. >> this would be beyond embarrassing to the democrats. if donald trump wins virginia, donald trump is probably going to win north carolina, because this is a more democratic state than north carolina. it's one of the things to watch. we're not there yet. we're only at 76% of the vote. one of the things you always watch in the state of virginia, number one, i want to come down here and look at the virginia beach area. this is a very competitive area down here. donald trump running at 50%. let's compare it, to 51-48, so that's about -- she's lower. she's underperforming. again, if this holds up, we're
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going to look down here and see maybe the third party candidates coming out of here. you have to check the exit polls and go other research. we'll watch those numbers down there. and then i want to check in these democratic areas, 96%, 66%, so some more votes to be had here. and some more votes to be had in norfolk city. this is african-american turnout. it's not just a percentage. in the end, it's the math. not just what percentage are you getting, but how many of your voters have you turned out in a place like norfolk. again, wolf, this is going to sound repetitive and broken record, but this is where most of your votes are. just across the potomac river -- >> but in loudoun county, 85% of the vote is now. 85%. 54-40 if you do that math, 52-47. so secretary clinton is running stronger than praup there. fairfax county, up almost up to 70%, but look at the numbers here. this is a population center here. you have more of a population center here. go through this one. arlington county is just about in. alexandria city is all in. that's a big democratic vote
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there. so you're looking around here and trying to hunt and come down here, prince william county, we're only at 26%. is that right? yeah, prince william county only at 26%. i want to compare that to four years ago. she's underperforming at the moment. she is underperforming, wolf, here. virginia is very close. there's still a lot of votes to be counted in northern virginia. that's the difference. hillary clinton has closed the gap somewhere. >> let's do a key race alert right now. let's start out with florida right now. 94% of the vote is. donald trump maintains an impressive lead of 140,000 votes over hillary clinton, 29 electoral votes at stake. trump is ahead impressively in ohio. trump is also ahead, more than half of the vote is in. donald trump has a 235,000-vote lead over hillary clinton, very impressive lead in ohio right now, 18 electoral votes. in virginia, trump is ahead there. he's got a lead of 42,000 plus in virginia. 77% of the vote is in.
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donald trump is ahead in virginia. he is also ahead, significantly, in georgia, 384,000 votes ahead of hillary clinton. 41% of the vote is in. 16 electoral votes in georgia right now. another state where donald trump leads. there are more states, more numbers, coming in. 76% of the vote is in in north carolina and trump has a 56,000-vote lead over hillary clinton, 49.5% to 47.9%. he is ahead in north carolina right now, 15 electoral votes there. in michigan, 17% of the vote is in. look at this, donald trump is ahead in michigan right now, as well, 28,000 plus votes over hillary clinton, 49% to 45. almost 46% for hillary clinton. 16 important electoral votes in michigan right now. in new hampshire, 22% of the vote is now in. trump is ahead in new hampshire as well. 1,700-vote lead, now it's just gone down to 900-vote lead. look at how close it is, 47.7%
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to 47.2%. a quarter of the vote almost is in in new hampshire. in wisconsin, 12% of the vote is in. hillary clinton has a 25,000-vote lead over donald trump. ten electoral votes in wisconsin. but this is very early, only 12% of the vote in wisconsin is in right now. we've got more. colorado, 42% of the vote is in. hillary clinton has a 55,000-plus vote lead over donald trump. 42%, once again, of the vote is in. 9 electoral votes in the state of colorado. and in pennsylvania, hillary clinton right now as an impressive 154,000 vote lead over donald trump. 17% of the vote is now in. look at this, 56% for hillary clinton, almost 41% for donald trump. pennsylvania has 20 electoral votes. but only 17% of the vote is now in. let's take a look at the electoral map. see where things stand right now. according to our projections, donald trump is ahead. he has 128 electoral votes, hillary clinton has 97 electoral
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votes. remember, 270, that's the number you need to be elected president of the united states. donald trump has the red states, hillary clinton has the blue states. all those yellow states, we cannot make a projection. too early to call. let's check in with some of the campaign headquarters right now. jim acosta is joining us. jim, you're over at trump headquarters. brianna keilar is at colllinton headquarters. jim, what is the mood over there? >> reporter: there are some happy campers over here at trump campaign headquarters, wolf. it is very clear, every time the returns are flashed on the screens here from the state of florida, this place erupts into cheers. and it's been happening in just the last several minutes, when they've been flashing returns from ohio and virginia, these other battlegrounds that donald trump must win. and kellyanne conway, the trump campaign manager sent out an e-mail that sort of captures the mood in their war room. she says, there's a buzz in the war room that can be felt across the nation. a win is imminent and america
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will once again be great again. a lot of campaign spin in that, but obviously reflects where they are right now. we're hearing a lot of pessimism and some people sounding very glum inside this campaign, inside this operation earlier today. that mood has done a 180, wolf. they are feeling much more optimistic tonight. they're even cheering when they were showing the returns from marco rubio, a past trump campaign foe for the primary days. so i would say, wolf, that this place does not sound like a losing campaign at this point. they are -- i won't say jubilant, but every time they flash florida on the screen, it goes wild here. >> well, new york city, over at the new york hilton, jim. let's go to brianna keilar. she's only a mile and a half away or so over at the javits center. that's the clinton headquarters. what's the mood over there, brianna? >> reporter: well, i will tell you, wolf, that there are a number of anxious faces, the faces i'm look at here in the crowd. when we were listening to some of the projections come in at 9:00 p.m., hillary clinton winning some of the states that
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she was expected to, a lot of cheering. but as we're watching now some of these very close states, there are a lot of people who are glued to the projections. they've been switching in and out of the big screen between an outside program going on, where we just saw senator chuck schumer speaking. he could be the senate majority leader if democrats are to take over the senate. but going back now to watching proks, this is what the crowd is anxious to be looking for, as they see florida, they see the vote count very tight. now, meanwhile, secretary clinton is about a mile and a half from here. she's at the peninsula hotel. she is, obviously, watching these returns, as well. she's with her family. she's with her husband and her daughter and her son-in-law as well as her grandkids and a number of close aides and longtime confidants. she has been working on her speech, both speeches, i should say, and she has aides who are sort of working in some of the fixes she's been doing. but a lot of curiosity here about how the night is going to unfold and which of those speeches she's going to be
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giving, wolf. >> a lot of uncertainty right now. all right, guys. we'll get back to you, soon. let's go over to jake and dana. look at the map right now. you see clinton with 97 electoral votes, trump with 128. you need 270 to win the white house. and you see what's going on. trump is doing remarkably well. >> we have said from the beginning that for donald trump to win, he would need to run the table. and right now, we are seeing that there is a path, a very clear path, for donald trump. he is very competitive in a ul the key states, including virginia, which could possibly be -- there could be the crack in the blue wall, the firewall, that hillary clinton had. we're seeing very tight races in the midwest, the numbers are still coming in, a very -- nail biters not just in north carolina, but in florida. it seems entirely possible that donald trump could end up having a very strong night, even the night that he's been dreaming of. we have a picture, i think, of donald trump with his running mate, mike pence, watching the returns come in.
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this is a much stronger night than a lot of republican officials thought was going to happen. we still don't know what's going to happen, and obviously, the key states that we really need, that hillary clinton really needs to maintain, let's just put this on the board. we need to make -- hillary clinton needs keep pennsylvania and she needs to keep new hampshire. she needs to keep michigan. and she needs to keep virginia. those four are the ones where all the hillary clinton supporters out there are bo wondering, oh, my god, we're going to lose ohio. oh, my god, we're going to lose florida. that's the path. pennsylvania, virginia, new hampshire, and michigan. but if there is a crack in any of those four states, this is going to be a night where the jacob javits center is the wrong place for hillary clinton to be. >> those four states are states that president obama carried twice. >> that's right. and look, of all those four states, virginia is the biggest surprise for, really, mostly for democrats. i will say that republicans
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outside of the trump campaign told the trump campaign long ago, forget it. virginia's gone. even before tim kaine became -- >> take a look at this, dana. you see these four states right there, and you see the states that jake just circled, virginia, pennsylvania, new hampshire. let's start with virginia. donald trump is ahead there by 20,000 plus votes in virginia. in pennsylvania, hillary clinton is ahead 221,506 votes. in pennsylvania, just changed it to 227,000 votes. look how close it is in new hampshire. only 404 votes -- that's a donald trump lead over hillary clinton, with a quarter of the vote in, in new hampshire. and take a look in michigan right now. you see donald trump has a lead of 44,000 plus votes in michigan right now. 19% of the vote is in. you heard, all of us heard from donald trump's advisers over these past several weeks, they had a path and at least right now, it looks like they do have a credible path. >> they do absolutely have a credible path. and look, if this night ends up being the way that donald trump
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and his advisers think and hope that it will be. boy, it's going to put the polling industry out of business, it's going to be the voter projection industry out of business, because there is -- i don't know of one poll that suggested that donald trump was going to have this kind of night, that he seems to be on track to having. and in fact, we all look at these websites, i don't need to name them, but that prognosticate the odds that hillary clinton has this percentage odds, that she's going to win. and most of them had hillary clinton, the odds of her becoming the president at over 65%. well, i just logged on to one of them and it has donald trump at 54%. these are not -- this is not science. this is prognostication, based on data coming in and polls and the like. but really, we're seeing, first of all, this is not the repudiation of donald trump and trumpism that i think a lot of republicans in washington, d.c., and democrats hope. but beyond that, we're seeing -- as you say, wolf, a credible path for donald trump to the white house. i'm not saying it's going to happen, but it certainly could. >> and you know, jim was talking
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about the feeling inside the trump victory party, which, of course, they always call it, before we get the results. it's not just there. it's the photo of donald trump and mike pence watching the returns, with the people who have been working on their campaign in the war room is one thing. and then the people who are closest to donald trump are watching in a room right now and said the mood has changed completely. >> all right. dana, we have two more projections right now. all right. cnn now projects that hillary clinton will carry the state of connecticut, with its 7 electoral votes. hillary clinton wins in connecticut. cnn also projects donald trump will win louisiana, with its 8 electoral votes. another win for donald trump in louisiana. let's take a look at the electoral college map, see where it stands with these latest two projections. you can see right now, donald trump still ahead. he has 136 electoral votes to hillary clinton's 104 electoral votes. remember, 270, that's what's
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needed to be elected president of the united states. the red states, we projected, going to donald trump. the blue states, we projected, going to hillary clinton. let's go over to john king to watch what's going on. john, you're studying this at the magic wall so closely right now. >> i'm just going through and you rye to look, let's start down here in florida. i was just e-mailing back and forth with a key democrat and republicans who know this state very well. the republican is not a fan of donald trump, trust me, who thinks that donald trump has enough to hold on here. that doesn't mean he will, but we're up to 95% here now. is over time we do this, we go back to the bank of what's left out there. and there's still some votes left in these democratic areas, but 94% -- first, with let's just go back and do the statewide map. you see right there -- >> i was going to say, i want to get back to florida in a moment. let me take a quick break. we're counting down to another round of poll closings right now at the top of the hour. we'll get results from three more battleground states that will help decide this presidential election. we're talking about nevada, utah, and iowa. in miami beach, people are watching cnn.
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they're following the close race unfolding in florida, very close. that crucial battleground state still too early to call. more votes coming in right after this quick break.
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right now we have a major projection for the battle in the united states congress. cnn now projects that congress will keep control of the house of representatives. house speaker paul ryan's fight to maintain the majority paying off, dashing the democrats' slim hopes of retaking the chamber.
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this is an important win for republicans as we await the outcome of the fight for the u.s. senate and the presidential race. jake and dana, we fully expected the republicans would win. we're still going to get the number, but they will be the majority and that is significant. >> yeah, it was not a surprise, at all. we knew that the republicans were going to likely keep control of the house, even when democrats were having a great period at the beginning of october, it seemed unlikely that the house was going to be able to go to from republican to democrat. >> dana, you've been watching this so closely. >> that's right. and we should tell our viewers that what this means for us is not that we've called every house race. obviously, that would be impossible at this point, at this time of the tinight. it means, we, looking at the numbers, there's no path for the democrats to get the 30 seats needed to retake control -- >> let's get back to the race for the white house. we have another key race alert. take a look at this. we'll start with florida, 95% of the vote is in. and donald trump has an impressive 100, almost a
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112,000-vote lead over hillary clinton, 49% to 47.8%, 29 electoral votes in florida. in ohio, 61% of the vote is in, and donald trump there has a very impressive 353, almost 354,000-vote lead over hillary clinton. 18 electoral votes in ohio. in virginia, donald trump is leading there, but very narrowly, only 10,123 votes. 80% of the vote in virginia is in. 13 electoral votes there. in georgia, almost half of the vote is in. there donald trump once again has a very impressive lead of more than 365,000 votes. 16 electoral votes at stake in georgia right now. let's take a look at more results coming in and starting with north carolina. 78% of the vote is in. trump maintains a lead. a significant lead, 85,000 votes over hillary clinton, with 15 electoral votes at stake in north carolina. in michigan, 20% of the vote is
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in. trump is ahead there, as well. by more than 41,000 votes, trump is ahead over hillary clinton 16 electoral votes in michigan. in new hampshire, very close there, almost a third of the vote is in. donald trump maintains a lead of more than 1,800 votes over hillary clinton. it's very close, 47.8% to 47%. almost a third of the vote is in. four electoral votes in new hampshire and wisconsin. 21% of the vote is in, and there in wisconsin, trump is leading there as well. 43,000 plus votes over hillary clinton. 10 electoral votes at stake in wisconsin. trump is ahead right now with 21% of the vote.
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>> he has 136 electoral votes compared to hillary clinton's 104. 270 are needed to win the white house. let's go over to john king over at the magic wall. he's taking a look. donald trump is going remarkably well, john, in so many of these states that president obama carried twice. >> so we'll get to the results in a minute. first, the question people are asking at home. does he have a path now, with what we are seeing, does he have a path? we had secretary clinton at 268 to start the night. all she had to do was win one more state, if she held all the blue. let's go through this where we are right now. okay? donald trump, we had at 204. well, donald trump is leading right now in florida. let's see if he can hold on in florida. donald trump is leading right now in north carolina. let's see if he can hold that.
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look that's where gets donald trump. this may come down. we could come down to arizona and nevada in this race. but let's just say donald trump wins arizona where he's leading in the late polls. he's leading in virginia. let's assume clinton comes back in virginia and holds that. just for the sake of argument. michigan would do it. or, if somehow michigan stayed blue, wisconsin would get him to 269, new hampshire could go it under that scenario. so there are now several different paths, as we watch this play out. what does it come down to? it comes down to counting to the final vote there. we've got a ways to go here, still. and it could come down, let's switch maps and see, it could come down to a state that most democrats and even many republicans thought months ago, was a sure bet. and if you look at this right now, we're up to 80% of the vote. she has closed the gap in just the last few minutes, she has closed the gap to about 10,000 votes. if you see it right there. if you're looking, number one, if you think about it, michigan, virginia, and then we'll look at minnesota, wisconsin, which are
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less likely, but the question is, can hillary clinton come back. the answer is yes, but the clock is ticking. 95% in loudoun county. 80% in fairfax county. this is a >> you'll remember the senate race a few years ago, everybody was stunned that ed gillespie was so close to mark warner and was leading at times in the night and these votes came in and snap it changed. that's not saying that is what's going to happen but we have to wait to see what happens in the northern virginia suburbs. hillary clinton now -- that's back up now to what do we have? >> ten, 12:00,000. the is starting to run at 80%. virginia is one place, trump wins that. do you have to the hold these ones and let's check on these ones up to 79%. >> he's got 100,000 vote lead. >> you're up to 80%. talking about a pretty good lead. 94% there, we're still waiting for doesn't amount of votes but it's only 3% of the state population. i want to go to charlotte.
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this could come down to how many votes are out here. only 43%. north carolina's not over, but if you're donald trump and you're now just shy of 80% and you're looking at a 2 1/2, three point lead there, you're getting in kreeblincredibly confident. when you check in with people down here, increasingly, democrats believe because of his strength in the panhandle and elsewhere and because of his running very competitive in areas like this and especially here, barack obama won, president obama, senator and president obama won in his election campaigns that is there enough here? 95% now in palm beach county so there's no votes for secretary clinton, is the math enough? let's move to broward county, 75%. again she's likely to pick up some votes, but is it enough, miami-dade is almost done at 94%. there are still some votes in these southeastern counties. hate to say the words florida and lawyers in the same sentence but we're going to wait for these votes and we're going to see there's chance some of these states will carry over into the morning if you get into -- are there still other absentee
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issues out there. this one is key right now, you can hold this lead, we're going to watch that as soon as we get up there and we'll move out here, the count's a little bit slower as you move to the west. we're only up to 21% in michigan. you're starting to build a healthy lead. some people look at that and say wow the other way to look at it is what we have. >> what about the democratic areas like detroit? >> most of what we have is from the rural areas. it's not surprising in the sense once you look at where the votes are from, that doesn't surprise you. the question is what's happening in places like this and again this is going to come down to margins f. donald trump is running more competitive in these areas, so 51 to 44, 54 to 46. so you have a donald trump running closer in these outside te -- essentially the counties just outside of detroit. let's go down to wayne county. one of the biggest concerns for the democrats in this election cycle has been african-american turnout. wayne county, detroit, we're only at 11%. so if wayne county ends the night 48-45, donald trump will
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win michigan. we're only at 11% so we'll see how this one plays out. >> john i want to go to virginia. there's been a dramatic development. >> it's turned blue. >> hillary clinton has now taken a slight lead. less than 2,000 votes. 47.5% to 47.4%. you see her lead has just green. this is prince womilliam county >> we've gone from 16 to 28% up to 89% in fairfax county. that's why it happened. these votes have come in, in northern virginia and that's why this state has done this in the last couple cycles. you see the republican build an early lead and the democrat bounce back. doesn't mean we're done. she has a tiny -- >> 2,000 votes. >> the key is we are still know what's left. louden county, winning by a healthy margin. we are still have 14%. she's winning by a lopsided margin. let's just check fairfax. some more votes to be counted
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but you're looking at the blue and you're saying are the republican votes out there and you start to pick them and you see 100% here, and 100% here. so if you're the clinton campaign, you just let out a huge sigh of relief in one state. one state. >> it's not over within virginia. >> it's not over yet, but if you study this state, you think this one -- you think this one just started to move your way and here's one of the places we're going to keep looking. this here -- # a% of the state population, this again used to be -- >> she's 5,000 votes ahead. 1,559,000. >> and we've seen many reasons lately still a swing state that leans blue, that's what i was waiting for all night long. we're not done. we're not done but they feel trust me just for the fact that that is suddenly blue on this map in this sea of red, makes it feel a little bit better as we count the rest of the votes. >> let's go to new hampshire.
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>> let's go to new hampshire, you got it. 34% of the vote right now, if this is what happens t hims in like a checker board almost. manchester city, hillary clinton ahead, six points there. just want to go back and check this. 11 points. 11 points four years ago. this is your biggest chunk of population in the state -- one of the biggest chunks. 8% plus. donald trump had a very big rally, supposed to be the close of the campaign and decided to go to grand rapids, michigan. these late campaign stops by trump, the big criticism has been does he have the organization, does he have the nuts and bolts, does he have the infrastructure? donald trump is his own large turnout. the republican commity tee is m at me for saying that. even if he doesn't win manchester, keep it close, and i want to say but about new hampshire because we're nowhere near done here. hudson -- the massachusetts border has become much more
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populated. people living along the massachusetts border. hudson, we have nothing. i want to go back in time and check. these are areas president obama won quite handedly. this is a republican area, but more of a swing area. remember mitt romney has a lot of concessionectioconnections, s a good organization from the primaries. i want to come back to 20 skp16 come back to the sea coast. this is largely democrat and i can we have nothing yet. so i would just say take a breath on new hampshire except for the fact at the moment donald trump has a lead, 36% of the vote, still plenty of time here as we go through this one in new hampshire. let's pull back out and look at the map. >> i want to look at wisconsin if we can, because they both made place for it and it was not really supposed to be in play. >> it was not supposed to be in play except the trump campaign said they could make a run and a lot of people didn't believe me. >> a quarter of the vote is in,
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26% of the vote and trump is ahead, 56% to 44%, with more than a 40,000 lead. >> you'll see this a lot of areas they're filling in red. the question is where are we percent angwise percentage wide in a big democratic area. this is key as we go forward. you see the lopsided map at 23% as we get 50, 75, 100, hillary clinton if he's going to make up donald trump's lead at the moment in wisconsin she needs to do it here -- let me pull out and look again, over to milwaukee and see what we have here. 45%, she's running up a lead pretty big. 66% to 28%. let's go back in time 68% to 32. it's comparable, we're at 45% there. the question is we'll check the math. i'll go and check the math next time i get a chance versus 2012 turnout. the percentages are about right. the question is are you getting the turnout. we got a big block up here. we have absolutely nothing to go back and look. this was a romney area, 53-46.
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we have a ways to go as you start to watch. let's just go back in time and look for the big areas of blue. you see all down in here so you come back in here, we've got nothi nothing. if there's room here, there's room for hillary clinton to make it up, but if you're the trump campaign and looking at five-point plus lead in the state of wisconsin, and you're 27% of the vote, you start to think that late strategy pulled off and since we're in the neighborhood, michigan, 23%, the idea for comparison is to look where the red is, go back in time, all this is -- in here is traditionally blue. so you've got some red down here that's read it igzly blue. not huge population centers but it matters if you're in a very close race. if you turn some of these small areas that's how you make the difference. oakland county -- >> we're getting close to the pop of the hour. we might be able to make some more projections.
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>> mccolm county, this is one of my bell weather counties, part of the auto industry, this is where michael did yukakis took ride in the tank. if he wins mccolmb county, it puts him competitive. i'm told go colorado, vote by mail they count the vote and it's competitive, as well. she's ahead a little above five points, but colorado, 53% of the vote in clinton leading there. this race in colorado will be decided here, arapahoe county in the denver suburbs and you come this way, jefferson county in the denver suburbs. 51-50, 53 over here, running a little behind, but this will be decided in the denver suburbs. again we've talked about this potentially is the year of the latino. they are key. i want to get into denver proper. she's running it up in denver. there's a lot of angst.
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colorado one of the states at the moment that looks like it's filling in the way the democrats expected it too, but across the rust belt, a lot of anxiety in brookline. >> we're seconds away from the top of the four. four states are closing right now. we're going to be able to make a projection. and cnn projectios donald trump will carry the state of montana and its three electoral votes. every electoral vote will count tonight. let's get a key race alert right now. too close to call in several states where the polls have now closed n. in iowa, too early to call. no projection there. in nevada, six electoral votes, too early to call. no projection there. similarly in utah. two early to call there. six electoral votes. evan mcmullin, a third-party candidate, conservative,


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