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coverage continues with shepard smith right now. it's 5:00 on the west coast, 8:00 on the east coast. on a historic election night in america. i'm shepard smith at fox news world headquarters in new york city. hillary clinton, the first woman presidential nominee of a major political party, facing off tonight against donald trump, who defeated 16 republican rivals including senators and governors to clinch the gop nomination. the polls have just closed in more than a dozen states in the united states. including the biggest battleground of them all, the state of florida. right now, the fox news decision team cannot yet call the state
75% of all precincts in florida are now reporting. hillary clinton with the slight lead. she has 3,465,00 votes. that's the early number in florida where polls closed just two minutes ago. 75% reporting. the state of florida right now, too close to call. 29 electoral votes up for grabs there. donald trump has said if i do not win florida, i cannot win the pr we could know in just the next few minutes. the decision desk has also not been able to call the extremely important state of pennsylvania. the numbers aren't yet in but, you know, pennsylvania surrounds itself in philadelphia. it is the philadelphia democratic machine that brought thousands out to try to win those collar counties around the city of philadelphia. hundreds of thousands of votes lead expected for democrats
that state to donald trump? it has been leaning toward democrats during this season but certainly voters will decide and pennsylvania has been showing in our exit polls to be very close tonight. it has not voted for a republican presidential candidate since george bush the 41st back in 1988. many more to call yet. no call in the battleground state of new hampshire. we're expecting this will be close. only 5% of all precincts are reporting. 54% -- 55%-40%, a 15-point spread right now. don't pay atten because in new hampshire, it's very early. just four electoral votes there but a potentially crucial state, especially for donald trump's path to 270 electoral votes. he's been campaigning there. he needs it and badly. we're also waiting to call some of the other big swing states that closed before you joined us in the last hour. ohio is close. ohio, of course, a bellwether for republicans. it's called the last 14 elections. no republican has won the nation without first winning ohio.
early. only 16% of all precincts in the buckeye state reporting. too early to call. north carolina, i should say, this is still ohio. now north carolina. 41% of all precincts now reporting. hillary clinton with about a seven-point lead. it remains about eight points now in north carolina. this has been a heavily contested state. north carolina will be decided in the difference between the cities, raleigh-durham area, the charlotte area, mecklenburg county, and then areas, the rural will most likely go largely republican. the more city areas will go largely democratic. not totally, but largely. and that will be the decision in north carolina which is a battleground state, no doubt, and one in which both candidates have been campaigning and hard. then there's the state of virginia, also already closed. virginia with one quarter of all precincts reporting and donald trump with about a 13-point lead or so, again, only 25% of
virginia is decided. the difference in the rural and the city. it's the counties around washington, d.c., the area where so many government workers live, more liberal area versus the more rural areas of virginia. virginia is a tossup state, has been for many cycles. virginia too close to call. the state of georgia now, normally a red state, of course, but the population is changing in the state of georgia. right now donald trump with a huge lead. 3% of all stations are way too early for the state of georgia. the atlanta area will tell us a lot here. that will go a lot more democrat if history is our guide. the more rural areas of the peach state to go to the republican, but georgia, too close to call. now to some polls that have just closed now. 8:00 eastern time. the state of oklahoma is closed and fox news now projects donald trump wins the state of oklahoma. a reliably red state in no way surprising. then to alabama, alabama always known to go republican.
which mostly means we don't have anything in yet from the state of alabama. on to mississippi. at one point, a long time ago in this session, somebody mentioned mississippi might when a tossup. somebody was wrong. mississippi is solid red and now the state of mississippi, the fox news decision team now calls for the republican, donald trump. almost nothing in, but has been called, the state of mississippi will go republican tonight. then there's missouri. the state of missouri has just been called as we donald trump, fox news decision team projects, excuse me, wins the state of missouri. it's just been called. the numbers aren't on the board yet, but missouri goes to donald trump. the state of tennessee, the volunteer state with its cities, a lot of rural population area, but there was never much question about tennessee. tennessee is reliably red. has been and is. only 1% in, but an enormous lead for donald trump in the early going.
far apart, but tennessee goes the republicans and donald trump. off to the state of illinois, illinois has just been called as well. the fox news decision team projects illinois goes to hillary clinton. the state of illinois and its electoral votes to her. moving on to the state of new jersey, new jersey has just been called as well. a reliably blue state, though for a while a republican governor who few may know, it's 14 electoral votes in the state of new jersey. will now go to hillary clinton. hillary clinton the call for the stat massachusetts, as solid blue as they come, hillary clinton now projected to win by the fox news decision team in the state of massachusetts. then there's maryland, maryland which is solid democrat as well, and maryland already able to call, just moments after the polls have closed. the state of maryland and its ten electoral votes go to hillary clinton. the state of connecticut at this moment too close to call. connecticut also reliably democratic. seven electoral votes still up
connecticut, but in delaware which is also reliably democratic, only three electoral votes, delaware will go to hillary clinton. according to the fox news decision team. the polls closed seven minutes ago and that state, delaware, goes to hillary clinton. washington, d.c., where they complain of taxation without representation, where they have no voice in the congress, they do get a vote in the presidential race. they get three electoral votes and all three of those from the district go to and then there's the stat of rhode island, tonight it's just been called after closing eight minutes ago, rhode island goes to hillary clinton. finally, state of maine, maine and its four electoral votes still up for grabs. the fox news decision team has not yet made a call there. let's recap some of those that closed in the last hour. eastern time. fox news projects donald trump will win the state of indiana. he's up by just about 22, 23
fox has called that one for donald trump. in addition, the decision desk has called kentucky, the bluegrass state, reliably republican, and republican again tonight as donald trump, we project, will win the state of kentucky. and the state of vermont, fox news projects hillary clinton will win vermont and vermont three electoral votes will go to hillary clinton. fox news also projects donald trump will win the state of west virginia. west virginia and its five electoral votes to go to donald trump. the decision desk has also called south carolina. south carolina with its nine electoral votes. those all will go to donald trump. and here's a look at the states each candidate has won so far. this is all the polls that closed at 7:00 eastern, 7:30 eastern and 8:00 eastern. all the ones that have now been called. mississippi, south carolina, tennessee, oklahoma, missouri, kentucky, west virginia, and indiana, all of those to donald
and a conglomeration of states in the northeast. massachusetts and vermont, maryland and new jersey, all of those going to hillary clinton tonight. then we can move on to the latest in the electoral vote count. as you add all of those up, it is very early and it is very close. hillary clinton with 68 electoral votes in the states we've been able to call. donald trump with 67. we'll be updating these numbers the moment we're able to call new states throughout the hour and throughout the night. of the night is the battle for the united states senate. it is very much up for grabs tonight. there is a belief that republicans have a chance of holding onto the u.s. senate, but it is not a sure thing and far from it, it is up for grabs and the democrats could capture it. we're watching six races at this hour in florida. marco rubio decided he would run for re-election at the last minute after losing the gop nomination. even in his home state primaries. he's facing democratic
it's too close -- i should say too close to call even with 80% of all precincts reporting. in new hampshire the republican senator kelly ayotte facing the democratic governor, maggie hassan. this one had been close but in the late going, kelly ayotte has made a big serge. only 6% of the vote are in. we're not able to call that. in pennsylvania, the republican senator pat toomey trying to hang onto his seat against the democrat katie mcginty. in illinois the republican senator mark kirk facing off democratic congresswoman tammy duckworth. we have just called this. tammy duckworth is the winner in the state of illinois for the united states senate. now that is a pickup for democrats. that's one pickup on the night so far for democrats. tammy duckworth unseated mark kirk. not all together surprising. we sort of expected this but in a world where you need to pick up five if you're democrat, they've now picked up one. the first swing, the first flip for democrats has just happened.
from mark kirk now to tammy duckworth. missouri senator roy blunt in a very tough race against his democratic challenger, missouri secretary of state and the u.s. army veteran jason kander. many know jason kander ran a television news ad and advertisement with himself blindfolded putting together an ar-15 saying i want to see ray blunt do that. he has been a formidable challenger for roy blunt. the late days to roy blunt. we shall see. the missouri senate race too close to call and still no call in the state of north carolina where the republican senator richard burr is in a very tight race with the democrat deborah ross. 53% of all precincts are reporting. the republican incumbent is trailing at this moment at about 3 percentage points. we're not close to a call yet in north carolina. this one is going to come down to the late, most likely the
expect this north carolina senate race will be close. now, a look at the balance of power in the u.s. senate right now. as i mentioned just a moment ago, there's been a pickup for the democrats. democrats need to pick up five seats to take control. if trump wins the white house. but they only need four seatses to control if clinton wins because the vice president is the tiebreaker. and tim kaine would be the tiebreaker for democrats. so here's new balance of power. this is of senate seats that are now won according to the fox news decision team or that remain becau t contested in this election cycle. democrats right now have 40 senate seats. republicans have 34. based on all those we've called so far. we'll be filling in the seats in the -- i should say the presidential races throughout the hour. we're less than 20 minutes away from the next poll closing in state of arkansas. let's bring in our panel. joining us from the clinton election headquarters in new york city is a clinton spokeswoman -- spokesman, brian fallon. brian, great to see you.
center tonight, what are your feelings about what you learned thus far? >> thanks, shep, for having me on. we're feeling very confident right now. while there's still a lot of data to come in, we're outperforming president obama in 2012 in key battleground states, in wake county in north carolina, in fairfax county in virginia, which is a county that i think president obama won by 20-plus points, we s running ahead of that margin with a small percentage in so far. and then if you look at pennsylvania, we've seen reports today from city officials in philadelphia that they expect turnout to surpass the 2012 benchmark of 78% of registered voters turning out. so in the key bellwether areas of these battleground states, we're seeing turnout where it needs to be. we think we're on a path to 270 electoral votes tonight. >> donald trump has already said if hillary clinton wins the state of florida, he cannot be
in florida. there appears to not be as great of turnout in the miami-dade county area among african-americans as there had been during obama's last election. however, there's an enormous turnout of new voters, new voters mostly latino in and around orange county, over in the ft. lauderdale area. where do you think florida is right now and how important is it? >> well, florida i think is a must-have for donald trump. i think we should take him at his word because he's right. he needs to win it in order to get 270 electoral vos. critical counties around the state, we're seeing positive signs. so, yes, miami-dade is a county that has already exceeded 2012 turnout levels. we've seen a surge in the latino vote, help power that -- i think that that's something that's going to be a big story line throughout the night not just in florida but nevada, places like virginia in terms of -- also in a place, by the way, like north carolina which is not known for its percent of the electorate that is hispanic but in early
hispanic turnout during early voting in north carolina. i think that's going to be a key story line throughout the night. the other key counties in florida right now, palm beach county is one where we're rung ahead of obama's pace there. in broward county before the polls closed tonight, they set an all-time record for turnout with more than 720,000 voters there. and then in hillsborough county, a key bellwether, the tampa-st. pete region based on the early figures in there, we're running ahead of president obama. he ended up winning it with 5 % of the vote in 2012. duvall county, jacksonville area, donald trump is underperforming mitt romney. from the panhandle to northern florida, to the corridor down in southern florida, it looks like we have positive signs all across the map in florida. 29 electoral votes that donald trump desperately needs. i think that gives us even further reason for confidence. >> brian, are you tired yet? >> i got three hours of sleep last night. i think that was three hours more than hillary clinton did.
airport in winchester county around 3:30 a.m., greeted supporters then was voting at 6:00. i don't think she took a nap in between. she's tireless. we take our cues from her. >> brian fallon from the hillary clinton headquarters tonight at in new york city. thanks so much for being here. we love to check in with your people throughout the night. we wish you all the best. >> absolutely, shep. >> fox news decision team projects in the state of flori marco rubio will win his senate seat yet again. 86% of all precincts are reporting. marco rubio with 51.5% of the vote. patrick murphy, the challenger, 44.9% of the vote. marco rubio facing a man from a wealthy family, put about $5 million of his own money in there. decided they weren't going to put a lot more than that in. there was a time when it looked like murphy had a chance to
republicans yet marco rubio able to pull it out in the end. we don't know yet what the margin of victory is going to be. marco rubio will return as the senator from the state of florida. that means that is not a pickup for a democrat. that's hold for republicans. and that means democrats still need to pick up four more seats and not let any get away. kelly ayotte may have something to say about that. we'll be able to update the presidential race repeatedly and we believe we'll have some new calls in just a moment. the senate and the balance of grabs. and what does tomorrow bring? whoever wins this race, where does america head next? it's all part of our reporting on the fox broadcast night from fox news election headquarters in new york city.
race for the white house is on. it is as close as it can be. the electoral college count almost even. 68%-67% right now. need 270 to win. marco rubio has just been announced as the winner by the fox news decision team in the state of florida and the presidential race is absolutely 100% tied in the state of florida right now. would you look at these numbers? 28 votes now separate hillary clinton and donald trump with more than, or close to 8 million
absolutely astounding. 48.5%-48.5%. florida is as close or closer than it has ever been. donald trump has said i must win florida or i cannot win the presidency. the chance is still there. we could know soon. florida is donald trump's second home, state which researchers in our brain room say holds the most importance for his campaign in this election. steve harrigan live in south florida right now. steve, ma >> reporter: shepard, it's just mind-boggling how close it is. everyone predicted it was going to be close. florida's been close in the past and now it's incredibly close, perhaps closer than ever before. one thing both sides agree on is just how important florida is. tim kaine called it check mate state. if the democrats win, they say they can stop donald trump and trump, himself, who has a second home here says this is absolutely crucial to his path. 29 electoral votes he needs. what we have seen throughout
campaigning by both candidates as well as their surrogates. president obama was down here time and time again. really signaling the importance of this and seen tremendous passion on both sides from the trump supporters at huge rallies across florida, you saw thousands and thousands of people waiting all day in line. and now in the last weekend, the soles to the polls event, saw african-american churches, huge crowds as well, an incredible turnout. early voting was huge. what we really could see when this is all told is the importance of the hispanic vote in florida. four years ago they underperformed, under 50%. that is quite digit this time around. they are overperforming. more hispanics voted early in this election than voted in the entire election of 2012. so that's a key demographic. the two biggest groups, cuban-americans mainly here in south florida, traditionally more conservative, but puerto
cubans, their numbers are rising each month through that economic turmoil on the island of puerto rico. they are coming here, voting overwhelmingly democratic. so really a battle for that hispanic vote taking place right in the center of the state. if the south is liberal and the north the panhandle is conservative, it's right there along the i-4 corridor where a razor thin battle will be won. shepard, back to you. >> appear, steve, your announcements about the latino community, the new puerto ricans, oath who e that's giving an edge to the democrats. and yet the african-american vote in south florida, miami-dade county and surrounding areas, that african-american vote is way down from the last election cycle. and that could give the balance it allows donald trump to have a shot in florida. >> certainly for the democrats to win the state of florida they have to follow the path president obama did four years ago. he won the state by just 70,000 vote, a little over that. less than 1%.
margins here in the south. in miami-dade and broward counties. huge margins among african-american voters and young voters. initially in the early voting, those two groups have underperformed. we did see heavy voting in some of the big cities last two or three days of early voting. heavy reports, too, in broward county. a record number of ballots cast there. for the democrats to win, really have to perform well in these southern mainly democratic county, shepard, back to you.
>> here in colorado there is a push to keep the polls open later. >> issues today especially down in pueblo. there re political reporter joining us now. >> we're following a development in terms of computer glitches. not only in pueblo. and other parts of the state. also hearing with within the law minutes boulder reporting some issues as well. we're here with our political team. let's talk about these delays. there's a report that it could be five hour delay down in pueblo.
i'm no expert. but. that could mean we could be here a long night. >> we could be here a while. this is a state that's tkpoeupbg to be close. either way. every vote matters. and former vice president said yesterday. believe me he said every vote counts. we do the right thing and count it well. >> we should note there's a court procedure going on. trying to extend the hours in which coloradoens can vote. two more hours. >> why would that be a problem for donald trump. some are stopped. >> i don't know it should be a problem. if you think about it. a lot of folks are motivated to vote. for trump. it gives them time to get to the polls and get ballots in. i don't think it's a problem. for trump. at the end of the day the integrity of the process is important. ensuring no voters republicans have a the same interest. as well as democrats. >> secretary of state office o opposed to extending it two hours. until 9 p.m. obviously something that we'll be following.
colorado how we're looking now. >> interesting time right now. we're so close in terms of both of these opportunities here. to keep the polls open or not. we want to make sure every vote is counted and counted correctly. >> . for instance. as of this afternoon. there was 6 thousand more republicans voted that than democrats. this afternoon. that's a good sign for mike. as he looksow o'clock. when polls close here. >> we're watching numbers all night long. my colleague greg nieto is live at denver election head headquarters. what are you hearing. >> we have seen a steady stream of folks here at the denver election division. folks here dropping off ballots. this is what the line looks like here. it's a steady stream. the line extended out those doors. again this is kinds of the main location for a lot of folks who say other low indications were
combination here of folks filling out flat paper ballots or going the tablet route. obviously a long afternoon and long night. in fact so long folks are starting to chip in to help. we actually saw someone come over. regular citizen. and actually bring pizza for everybody here. >> no long lines. but steady lines as we speak. >> all right. if you want more coverage in find it on our sister station. right now we have a team of reporters coverage of all the big races local races. special election show. running through 9 p.m. >> . important issues being covered over there. so flip over right now. and we have you covered both on the national and local races. on fox 31. stay with us. we'll go back to jeff smith. and have the update on what's going on. we'll have colorado election >> vimportant.orado election
keep in mind the senate is very important there. we're watching that close senate race in ohio. it's very important because the five pickup for the democrat means they take control. fox broadcast network election coverage continues with shepard smith. this is a fox broadcast network election alert. fox news now projects donald trump will win the state of alabama. took a while to call it after the polls closed there. the reason for that is they're kind of slow getting their numbers in from the state of less than 1% of all precincts reporting. enough to say only about 1,100 voters in, donald trump will win the state of alabama tonight. quite easily. the decision desk called the indiana senate race, a bit of surprise to election watchers, not in recent days but a surprise. evan bayh, democrats admit he
bayh moved out of his district in indiana, asked his address, could not remember it, had not been back to the state very much and todd young called him on it loudly and often in commercials and todd young, fox news projects wils pick up the open senate seat in the state of indiana. not a pickup for republicans, it was an open seat held by a republican previously. polls have now closed in the state of arkansas. arkansas for the republicans, for the presidential race, closed at 8:30 eastern time, 7:30 central. arkansas too close to call. solid republican throughout. arkansas not called yet. kentucky senator rand paul republican presidential candidate himself before dropping out of the race in february. he's with us now live from
congratulations. how do you and yours begin to put things back together with the republican party? it appears the senate is very much in question. republicans could lose it. could you be a leader in put things back together? >> i think so. kentucky, a huge republican sweet, biggest victory in 100 years here. we defeated the democrat speaker of the house who's been in for 36 years. we are poised to take over the statehouse for the first time in almost 100 years. kentucky maybe because we're tired of the regulations. clinton regulations killed the coal industry. no matter what the president is, it's still going to be a fight over whether or not we're going to let the president, whoever it is, regulate our businesses. you know, and i think really that's a big constitutional question. and there still will be battles in congress over that. >> the republican party, itself, senator, you got on to donald trump for talking about people and the way they look.
the republican primaries. you've suggested that he was not a kind of leader that your party needed. what is it that republicans are going to need to do now, and what will the republican center be? what will define the republican party tomorrow and going forward. >> i just finished myacceptance speech for my victory. i said we need a better, bigger, bolder party, more diverse party. made my run at the presidency, we need to be more diverse, need more african-americans, more hispanics. i spent time specifically campaigning in the african-american presinks in the western part of louisville in hopes of trying to get conversions and to the republican party and get people to believe that republicans do care about people who live in poverty and who have bad schools. and don't have economic opportunity. so i worked very hard to try to prove that, yes, republicans do care, but also electorally, that's how we're going to, you know, we lost in illinois in a
you have to be able to compete in chicago. you have to go out there and compete for african-american votes. and republicans haven't done enough of it. and i think the party in the future to win nationally, to win the presidency again, will have to do that. >> rand paul who win again his seat in senate from the state of kentucky live with us from louisville tonight. senator, thank you so much. all the best. >> thanks, shep. >> ed rollins is with us, gop campaign consultant, fox news contributor. served as national campaign director for ronald successful bid in 1984. he's with us now. where do you see things? >> it's a very tough, very close race. obviously the democrats had great organization, turned out a lot of hispanic voters. lot of puerto ricans in florida. that's a very close race. obviously it hasn't been called yet. trump has to win that and move forward. he certainly matched that organization, that state, it's a dead-even race. the key thing here is both senator paul and marco rubio who have won re-election, both said they weren't going to run after they ran for president.
and they basically allow us to keep the senate. the indiana seat is also very important. >> if you keep it, they're a large part of it. >> very large part of it. obviously it's with a one or two-seat margin. it's very critical that they basically are willing to deal with the other side. >> kelly ayotte up in the state of new hampshire, that was a long, hard slog. how did that happen? a lot of money. >> over $100 million. $130 million for a state that's four electoral votes. it's a gigantic sum of money. and reagan spent in 1984 to run a presidential campaign. it's enormous amount of money. very hardly, you know, two very significant players. and we hope kellyanne -- it's still close. >> the plea from republicans has been if hillary clinton wins the senate, wins the presidency, we need a check. if you're a republican, you need a check on that white house and it would be the senate and the house that would do it. how critical is the senate for republicans? >> senate is critical. otherwise you're going to lose
you know, ryan is obviously going to get re-elected as speaker in this contest. if it's 50/50 in the senate or the democrats control the senate, any one senator is king. one senator can move off and take it and really have to have a loyal opposition on these big issues. so it's critical republicans win the sfat. >> do you have a sense of what the republican focus is tomorrow? >> better be about hispanics, go back and read the previous analysis of four years ago. the autopsy. because he said in that autopsy, we didn't do. and obviously they're paying the price for it tonight. >> i remember george bush talking about how civility doesn't end at the rio grande, donald trump talking about building walls there. a large part of the republican electorate has bought into this idea that we need a wall, that we need separation, that we need to be in large part an isolationist place. that's not what's going to win votes in united states. >> equally as important, you can't basically just talk about hispanic voters. there's mexican voters, there's
which is a lot more puerto ricans now in florida and you obviously have cubans, very strong supporters, the younger generation. puerto rican vote in florida now around tampa bay is really a very critical thing for democrats. >> florida is very much up for grabs in the presidential race. >> third largest state. the bottom line, california, texas is large, florida is a swing state. it's ten media markets. it's the ultimate media state. we have to hold it long term o >> you know the man. coming up fox news sunday anchor chris wallace joins us to talk about the big picture from the fox news deck on the fox broadcast network. that's next. your insurance company won't replace the full value of your totaled new car. the guy says you picked the wrong insurance plan. no, i picked the wrong insurance company. with liberty mutual new car replacement?, you won't have to worry about replacing your car because you'll get the full value back including depreciation. and if you have more than one liberty mutual policy,
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one minute before the hour on the fox broadcast network. the electoral numbers. clinton 68. trump with she needs 270 to win the white house. we're a long way to go. it's the bellwether tossup states that are going to decide this. right now, florida, ohio and north carolina, too close. way too close to call and those are the ones that are on donald trump's path to the white house. if it's possible, it goes through those states. joining us now is the fox news sunday host, chris wallace. as tight as they can be. >> yeah, and while they're swing states we should point out they're almost must-win states for donald trump. i told you at 3:00.
presidency without winning florida since 1924. only one democrat has won north carolina since 1976. that was barack obama in 2008, and then he was taken back by romney in 2012. and no republican has ever been elected president without ohio. so you got to win all three states and even if he does, and he wins all the other romney states, that only gets him to 253, he's still 17 votes short of the presidency. >> let's talk about those three states. north carolina is between the cities, charlotte, mecklenburg county, raleigh-durham area, universities around there versus the rural areas. there's a balance. >> that's true in all of these places. the states are split. like country is split. split between men and women. we're seeing a huge gender gap split between the races. split on education. and we're seeing that -- i have to stay, florida is a surprise to me because, you know, i'll give my opinion now that it's
florida because of this huge hispanic vote. we're talking about maybe 20% of the electorate being hispanic. >> many first-time voters. >> right. but look at these -- i mean, it's florida. we're still within, like, a point. we're still within, you know, thousands of votes. not hundreds of thousands of votes. >> and the reason appears to be though there's this enormous influx of new voters, first-time voters who are hispanic, along the i-4 corridor, also down in ft. lauderdale, they were expecting a bigger turnout in duvall county around jacksonville. they've not seen that. one of the places that looks to be most disappointing for the democrats is the african-american turnout in miami-dade county. it's crucial there and the numbers are down. >> yeah, again, as i say, that was a surprise to me. i expected that trump was going to lose florida and if you look at this map tonight, he has not lost a must-win state yet. >> nope. >> and, you know, it's all within the margin of error. the fact all these three
if he were to win all those states plus the romney states, he's at 253, 17 electoral votes away from the presidency. this is still wide open for him. >> then we talk about ohio, obviously no one, republicans must go through ohio to win. john scott, our anchor, has been reporting from ohio throughout the day and the word out of ohio is turnout is down. the weather is not perfect there. they had hoped in the state of -- in the city of cleveland, for instance, cuyahoga county for there to be a large the numbers are not there from the last turnaround. >> this brings us to a bigger issue, the clinton's challenge was try to recreate the obama coalition of barack obama was not on the ballot. one of the questions we're seeing is can she get the african-american vote, can she get the millennial vote? she certainly is getting the woman vote, but canut together all the disparate elements of the obama coalition and the answer is we don't know yet. >> if you are a president
something on the house and the senate side. republicans have made the case to republican voters, you must help us save this senate. it's very much up for grabs. >> very much. there's a net pickup, at least at this point, last -- i saw of one which is the one we expected, illinois, but toomey -- i'm sorry -- >> burr? >> no. >> in ohio. >> portman. portman. this is interesting because a lot of people were talking the fact that in some of these swing states that the republicans were going to be -- were going it be dragged down by trump, that he was going to be an anchor on them. we saw some republican, rubio in florida, portman in ohio who have run strong, aggressive independent campaigns have run ahead of trump and the night's already over. they've already been projected as the winners. so you can win and get ticket
interesting one. a lot of people thought that was going to be a flip to the democrats with evan bayh. no. so, you know, the republicans may live to fight another day in terms of control of this senate. >> it appears that they may, indeed. all those senate seats are still up for grabs. when you look at this in the main, chris, in the main, we're talking about this election in a split, a different way than we have in election cycles past. the people who post trickle-down economics who have been very successful from that now are one side of the vote. and those who feel they've been left behind are another. there's also the split along gender gap. there's the socioeconomic split. there's the education split. these are fairly new in our election. we're not talking about evangelicals. we're talking about these other splits. >> that's right. socioeconomic. it's who you are. not what you believe in and your sense of who's going to help you and what the solutions are to a lot of -- another interesting
electoral m seems to be changing. democrats -- i mean, georgia has not been called yet. you're seeing because of the growth of african-americans and the growth, particularly of hispanics, you're seeing some traditionally red states that may go democrat. not yet definite but certainly you're headed in that direction and conversely you're seeing rust belt states that may be swaying more to the republicans because of the trump argument against trade and immigration. >> how do you see the next hour playing out? these big -- these big, important swing states, florida, ohio, north carolina, we're going to have a better idea soon, but as close as they are now, if donald trump can get the three of them, he then has to figure out a place to flip somewhere out in the middle of the country, a state that's gone blue forever, he's got to have it. >> he could probably get -- a few states out west. >> pennsylvania, colorado, he could take new mexico. got to hold onto arizona. it's tough. as i say, if he takes all of
in terms of the result, we don't know. in other words, if there's a decisive victory, if you're getting down -- i heard karl rove say a while ago, what's the difference? it's about 100,000 votes now in florida, 91%. a little over 1% in trump's favor, but, you know, if it's such a flatfooted tie, you're counting votes one by one by one as we saw in 2000 and this thing might not be decided tonight. >> calling all lawyers. florida. not yet. we shall see. chris wallace from f sunday on this fox station this sunday. make sure to join him. chris, thanks. >> i hope we have a president. >> i hope we will, too. we'll be right back as we search for one. stay tuned. [vo] wells fargo is making changes to make things right. first, all customers who have been impacted will be fully refunded. second, a confirmation will be sent when new personal or small business checking, savings or credit card accounts are opened. third, we've eliminated product sales goals
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the race for the white house too close to call. ten minutes before 9:00 on the east coast. let's look at florida. there is an opening now with 91% of all precincts reporting. point-plus lead there. 113,203 votes separate hillary clinton and donald trump. the republican, donald trump, with the lead in florida. trump's campaign has said florida is a must-win. an absolute must-win if he wants the presidency. so far so good. big picture of everything we're watching, bill hemmer with the bill board and look at florida and beyond. >> good evening to you.
years ago. do you remember? wow, we going back? what do you think? >> possible. >> at the moment right now, shepard, this is a difference of 113,000 votes. trump's at 4.3 million. clinton's at 4.1 million inching toward 4.2. what is going on in florida tonight? go down just a little bit and show you, all right? this is hillsborough county. this is tampa. see what trump is doing at the moment? a bit of an edge right now as we zero in on some of these counties. what we always talk we discuss florida, is where the balance of the vote is located. for democrats oftentimes it's in the southeast. broward, palm beach county. for republicans in the panhandle. they almost offset each other. what's the counterbalance in between both? oftentime it's the i-4 corridor, tampa, runs up through orange county and orlando, goes up to volusia county and daytona beach. and the trump team thought for a
that they were going -- mitt romney flipped two states in florida four years -- sorry, two counties in florida two years ago. one was volusia county, daytona beach area, flagler. right now trump is doing better by about five points, percentage points now, than mitt romney did four years ago. that kind of action, shepard, that's keeping this race close here in the state of florida. show you ohio at the moment, this is when we're seeing. too close to call. a difference of, do the math, far. that's what we're seeing in the buckeye state. down here in north carolina, we haven't made a call on this, either. and for obvious reasons here. a lot of this vote is still missing here in the state. a lot of people thought, hey, if you win florida, you win the white house. you win ohio, you win the white house. not so much this year. this is an interesting circumstance, shepard. it is developing in realtime. and we have not even gotten to the upper midwest.
stay tuned. we're about to find out. >> yes, we are. those three states and 11 others close in just seven minute here's on the fox broadcast network. if you're donald trump, you got to have florida. if you're donald trump, you got to have north carolina. if you're donald trump, you got to have ohio. all of them are swing states. all of them are too close to call. all of them are possible. big states about to close. all of those that bill hemmer just mentioned. the suspense will end as we found out whose efforts have paid off and wse short. as our election night coverage
>> good evening. thank you for joining us on this election night. >> . have some breaking news on this election night. polls in colorado closing about 4 minutes from now. despite a last minute push to keep them open. joe st. george live now. with colorado secretary of state. who just tweeted that decision seconds ago. >> for the last hour. legal sides have been arguing whether or not to extend the voting hours two more hours. secretary of state you were opposed to this decision. why. >> two reasons. first colorado law already provides that anyone who is in line by 7 has the opportunity to vote. so they're already extended for as long as anybody in line may
additional extension. the second reason. is that the brief outage that occurred affected only the clerks ability to verify whether someone already voted. it didn't effect the ability for individual to vote. individuals who r-r in line during the time had the tubt to cast a provisional ballot. which is then verified counts just like a regular ballot. >> some people saying there could be delays. long the harm is established by law. when you depart from the rule of law. you under mine the confidence and the integrity of the election system. that's an important issue. particularly in an election year in which there have been issues raised. by the president homeland security department. by a presidential candidate. it's important to follow the rule of law. in colorado. particularly because no voter was denied the ability to cast a ballot. by the brief outage.
today. the computer glitches. happening throughout the state. will it take longer for colorado to be projected. >> what will happen is as a result of these is some ballots will take longer to be counted. they will be counted in the end. the election is night final until more than -l 8 days after the election. if an individuals signature doesn't match. they have the opportunity. >> everybody likes to call them the night of. >> and if there's a ten percent mar that reported. you probably can. >> if it's a close election. you have to wait for the mill tar ballots. military ballots and other issues. colorado allows an orderly process for that. it always has that canvas takes place just before thanksgiving.
all-important new hampshire. fox broadcast network election coverage continues with shepard smith. it begins right now. begins rig >> this is a fox news election alert. i'm shepard smith in new york. polls have closed in 14 states across the nation. at 6:00 west coast time, 9:00 east coast time including the battleground states we're watching tonight including colorado. colorado with no precincts yet reporting. the fox news decision desk says it is way too early to call colorado. the polls have just closed as well in the state of arizona, a traditionally red state where they've been much closer this year than previous contests, largely because of a larger hispanic population moving into the state of arizona. it's too close to call with nothing reported out of arizona. hillary clinton trying to become
arizona since bill clinton in 1996. then there's the state of michigan where they've had so many jobs issues. donald trump has been hammering those issues since the beginning. michigan has been blue since 1992. no republican has won since 1992. donald trump has been making a push there. so far it's paying off, hillary clinton with a slight lead, only 10% of precincts reporting. on to kansas, fox news projects even though hillary clinton is leading in the early 7% of all precincts reporting. in kansas fox news projects donald trump is the winner in kansas. down in louisiana, constantly and reliably a red state, so far too close to call as we have no reports out of thetate of louisiana. polls have just closed, reliably red. in north dakota, the fox team projects with 1% reporting, donald trump will win in the state of south carolina.
moving on, the rest of the boards we have tonight, now south dakota, the decision team has made a call in the last few seconds, south dakota will go for donald trump. republicans win south dakota yet again tonight. moving to nebraska, the corn husker state, donald trump in a reliably red state, donald trump holds nebraska and will win the electoral vote in the state of nebraska. in new mexico t too close to call. a three-way race there. we have all three on the board. this is too close to call in the early going. the empire state of new york, new york has been decided. less than 1% of all precincts reporting. more than 146 people were voting while i was in precinct 1 today at a.m. that's all that's insofar.
clinton. moving to texas, a state closer this year than in previous contests, only 55% of all precincts reporting. only a 5% spread right now. texas will not be the blowout it normally has been. texas, fox news decision desk projects will go to donald trump tonight as expected. moving to wyoming, dick cheney's home state, also reliably red, fox news decision desk donald trump will win the state of here are some of the races we're waiting to call, big bellwether states that will be so very important. this, i have just gotten a word from a number of democratic operatives, one who calls this in florida shocking. democrats believed and have believed throughout the day that florida was in their hands, that broward county, the i-4 corridor with all of the new latino immigrants who are voting for the first time, as much as 20%
would run away with it as a result of it. why aren't they? here is the reason. in the reliably red rural counties across the state from the panhandle down the west coast, down in ft. myers, naples and lee county, are all of those republican smaller areas, donald trump is crushing mitt romney's numbers from before. mitt romney may have won with 69%. donald trump is getting higher. rural is balancing vote in that state. african-american turnout in miami-dade county is low. some calls out of miami-dade county, about half of broward county is yet to report. it's believed broward county will go largely toward hillary clinton, but florida is very much in question now. if donald trump can get florida, this could be a very long night, and he is leading right now. 91% of precincts reporting in florida and not surprising it is as close as it can be.
that donald trump has said he has to have, no republican has gotten to the white house without first winning ohio. donald trump is leading right now with 40% of all precincts in. about a 2.5 point spread. ohio is too close to call. north carolina, hillary clinton has called it the state that will put her over. if she wins north carolina, he cannot win it. hillary clinton is trailing right now by the slimmest of margins. would you look at these nuer 69% of all precincts in the state of north carolina are reporting in. remember this is the charlotte, mecklenburg county area. those are heavily democratic. more rural areas more solidly republican, the balance is on. it is .1 of a point separating. if you're donald trump, you've got to have florida, north carolina and ohio. he could get all of them. then you have to go out west and
blue states with small electoral counts. ladies and gentlemen, this is not over. two hours ago, the exit polls that all the experts were saying, this is a night for hillary clinton. it's just a matter of when. that is no longer the case. if he wins those three states, florida, north carolina and ohio and is able to pick off a couple of blue states, this could be donald trump's presidency at this moment. it is way too close to call. here is what the electoral count looks like right now including all o decision team has been able to call. donald trump has 139 electoral votes. hillary clinton has 97 electoral votes. you have to have 270 to win the presidency, and we're a long way from that. for the battle to the u.s. senate, we're watching two races at this hour, fox news predicts arizona senator jain will hang on to his seat as expected, conceding to ann kirkpatrick, it was close for a while.
in wisconsin, democrat russ feingold trying to get his seat back from the guy who defeated him six years ago, republican senator ron johnson. this is one of those tea party sort of things, russ feingold trying to get that back. if he's able to get it, that would be a democratic pickup because ron johnson held that seat before. right now it's too close to call. big picture, the senate is in play tonight. democrats are hoping to pick it off. they've picked up one seat so far. here is a look at the balance of power, democrats needed to flip five seats to take control if donald trump is the new president or four seats if clinton wins because the vp is the tiebreaker there. the president pro tem of the senate gets the tie-breaker vote. here is the balance of power in the senate, based on the races we have called, republicans with 42 seats, democrats with 41 seats and a long way to go. we're next from an hour away from the next polls closing
nevada. let's bring in john bussey, associate editor of the "wall street journal," a.b. stoddard of real clear politics and josh letterman from the associated press. we came in tonight thinking it could end at florida, if we call florida early the rest doesn't matter, if she wins florida, there's no path. there's a path for him now. >> the toughest states are still tossed up. we still don't have word on where these states are going to much in the race. as you point out, if he wins florida, then picking off those other states that he's got to sweep a number of them. picking off those other states which at this hour, so close looks even possible. the question is what happens in the midwest. when those states that have traditionally gone democrat that hillary clinton feels confident about where trump has been lobbying and rallying his troops
minnesota isn't even possible he could have those inroads into the democratic camp. >> amy stoddard? >> minnesota right now. >> certainly is. >> he made a play for minnesota and the world laughs at him. the campaign said we're in minnesota for a reason, now we know. >> it's tight in virginia. north carolina, all the battlegrounds, it's very, very tight. but if he picks up a couple, he's going i think when we were talking about the latino thing, low propensity voters, the donald trump voters are there. they weren't likely voter screens, or there are people who came into the booth, the people who have been out of cycles, came into the booth and voted for trump. >> josh, where are we? >> tonight hasn't been an early blowout for hillary clinton.
night and trump concedes and clinton wins, she may not have the broad-based mandate she'd like to see from an overwhelming victory. what democrats are concerned about shep, if donald trump is close enough that he could argue that there were some type of shenanigans, this is something that could drag out and make it more difficult for the next president to bridge a very divided country. >> i want to get the florida talk about the other issues of the night. it's this battle of, is there enough of a hispanic vote that will come in hot for the democrats while the african-american vote is clearly lower than they had hoped. the balance of that isn't a one-to-one balance because hispanics go about 70% for the democrats where african-americans go about 80,
made so much of that was part of the early voting process, signaled to clinton she had a really good chance in florida. it's been counted, metabolized in these numbers. the question is what was the hispanic vote today on election day. >> or was it already factored in. >> was that sief ended off into the early voting, pulled ahead into the early voting. half of broward county is still out. >> 131,00 the florida board. sounds like a lot of voters until you calculate close to 9 million votes are in, separated by 131,000. that's too close to call with 93% of precincts reporting. maybe it's too early to say the following thing. the rule in the state of florida is if you have less than 5%, .5% difference, you have an automatic machine recount that would have to be triggered by the secretary of state.
broward county not reporting. only 7% of florida is uncounted. it's way too close to call. >> i think it's going to take a long time. i think it looks like a recount is very likely. >> one of the factors, also, is we're not really sure, with the democratic registrations came in in the early voting, you pointed out early in the broadcast, a lot of this is about disaffected economic feeling in the voter. that goes across republican and democratic lines. that's why you've seen these forays and progress for trump in the midwest. our findings were, if you looked at the census between 2000 and 2015 and saw those counties where there was the greatest immigration of latinos into the counties, those counties during the primary went trump. it wasn't just republicans, sometimes it was a crossover democratic vote. how many of those democratic registered voters, early voting and on election day are voting for trump? >> one moment.
democratic headquarters. debbie wasserman schultz, thank you so much for being here. one democrat said to me on text message tonight, this is shocking. >> it's not shocking. anyone who has followed florida politics, particularly at the presidential level for at least 20 years knows that florida comes down to the wire in every one of these. i'll tell you that cautiously optimistic given that 50% of my home county, broward county is still out. most democratic county in the state, about 200,000 votes left to be counted from today's voting in person. so i know we're going to have a good, strong infusion of votes for hillary clinton when broward is fully reported. it's going to a nail biter. >> it looks like about a 2%
2% doesn't appear possible for hillary clinton. have you been able to look at the map. is it miami-dade african-americans haven't come out, is it that the hispanic vote isn't factored in, is it that donald trump is surpassing any numbers that mitt romney had in the rural areas? how do you see it? >> well, we had record setting turnout in south florida in our three main counties. >> miami-dade, the palm behs >> right. those three counties usually have to put up huge pluralities for the democratic nominee to make sure we have a shot at carrying florida. we've achieved that. it's still close because it's going to be close regardless. it does appear that the margins, even though the vote total is small in the turnout, the margins in the panhandle, for us we always have to keep it close in the panhandle. we've got to win the i-4
score in south florida. we're going to wait and see how it all shakes out. regardless, we're all close and this is not a surprise to me. >> left out of your equation there was southwest florida, lee and collier countys, naples, ft. myers, immokalee, up into charlotte county, port charlotte and the rest. it usually leads republicans. i wonder if you think that's part of the balancing. >> it more than leans republican, that's a red part of the state except for the sarasota area, yes, most definitely that would factor in. the question is in every presidential election, you have the panhandle, southwest florida come together to cancel out the votes in the big your gan counties that run up the score for democrats. we always have to have enough of a turnout in those counties to be able to be in a stronger position. i feel like we've done that. but we're going to have to wait a little while to see.
if donald trump is able to win florida in the end, win north carolina, win ohio, a tall task, we're not able to call any of those yet. we then shift to the midwest. i wonder what your assessment is for the midwest and how it looks for democrats and republicans today? >> keep in mind hillary clinton's pathway of 270 electoral votes is still a much wider variety than donald trump. donald trump has to win my home state tonight in order to get the 270, hillary clinton has a number of other pathways. again, i think in what i'm saying, i think we will ultimately -- we're going to end up with enough states in our column to make hillary clinton president of the united states. you can see the turnout patterns that are going on. >> real talk, real count. recount in florida or are you going to avoid it? >> there's varying types of recounts. i'm not ready to go there yet. a machine recount, shep, is much different than a manual recount. we have the ability to go to a
the three big states that donald trump must have. florida, ohio and north carolina, all up for grabs. and if we wins them, and he could, it's going to be a very long night. trump supporter matt sclapp is with us, chairman of the american conservative union, former political director for george w. bush and has been watching this thing closely. democrats thought they had florida. as it turns out, republicans vote on election day and they're making it up. >> that's exactly right. early vote and everything that happens with it. the fact is, until all the ingredients are in the bowl, you don't know how it will turn out. it's very positive for trump. i'm cautiously optimistic about trump. >> very positive for trump. the one downside would probably be broward county. though broward county has an older population that's lived there for a long time. there's also the population west
the affluent counties vote and vote republican and they normally vote day of. your hispanics and older population will be a balance today. >> that's right. the other thing about florida, you always have to look at the recount question. right now it looks tight enough where we could be in that position which makes tonight very interesting. >> if the difference is less than .5%, .5% of the total vote, the first thing they do is an automatic macne just sort of happens. anything after that, if they find -- first of all, you've got to talk about where we are. he's crushing mitt romney's numbers in rural florida. how did they do that? >> as republicans, think about it. we haven't won a battleground state in 12 years. the fact that donald trump is actually competitive in all these states you've been talking about tells you that this race is a whole different race for republicans. we're used to winning the ruby red states and losing these
if we can start picking these up tonight as we move west, this is incredibly good news. how did we do it in the rural communities? he connected with the ordinary guy and gal out there who feels like this country is just on the wrong track and they don't feel like they're getting ahead economically. >> she was relying, and her team, political science. lay the table, get your ground game in there, get them to the polls. all of that happened. he was relying on his rallies, relying he believed there was really a movement. a lot of the smarty pants on all the big networks, all the pundits said a movement doesn't win an election, a ground game does. they may turn out to be right, but not yet. >> she has the mechanics, he has people's heart. the enthusiasm gap, people say what does it matter? if you're enthusiastic for your candidate you're at those polls.
don't vote. it looks like they didn't hit their numbers on the hillary clinton side. >> north carolina it's a battle of the cities and the rural areas. charlotte-mecklenburg county, raleigh-durham area, there's a balance there. >> that's right. a still a lot of the rural areas to come in. my understanding is there's still durham county to come in. wade it's a little mixed, but i think on par there's more rural counties that could come in that would be good for donald trump and richard bird, important senate see. >> ohio, cuyahoga county, you've got to have it if you're republican trying to get to the presidency. a large push is made at the end. what are you doing in cleveland? now we know. african-american turnout is low. he's going to win ohio. >> this is a big news.
my opinion from my contacts is trump looks very stout in ohio. >> to what do they attribute that? same thing? >> in ohio the same kind of nrnl. they've seen their energy jobs at stake, their manufacturing jobs flee and they don't know where to turn. trump is giving them a lifeline. >> the lifeline it is. very much up for grabs tonight. thanks so much for coming by. >> thanks for having me. we're about
>> welcome back. thanks for joining us on election night. >> if you're just joining us. polling locations were not given an extension. despite a push from democrats to keep them open. closed within the last half hour. results are now coming in. let's take a look at the presidential race. it's showing clinton with the lead. as they continue to tally the votes. she has 48 percent. 423 thousand votes here in colorado. to trumps 406 thousand. >> . national race right now. trump with 50 percent. clinton trailing behind with 46 percent.
keeping a khraoes eye on here. again. a lot of excitement here. everybody is agreeing on one thing. this is going to be probably a longer evening than everybody thought. we'll be here all night. keeping you posted. >> certainly shaping up that way. one last look at the numbers here in colorado. as they stand now. still counting the votes here at the secretary of state office. in colorado. clinton with slight lead at this hour in our switch to our sister station. right now. we have a team of reporters there. covering all of the big local races. that special election show is running now. it goes through 9 p.m.
the evening. kdvr.com as well. facebook. we have youroadcast network ele coverage continues with shepard smith right now. it's 6:30 on the west coast, 9:30 on the east coast, and another win for donald trump. fox news now projects trump will win the state of arkansas, reliably red no doubt. the early numbers weren't enough. with 42% of all precincts an approximately 22-point lead, donald trump declared the winner in the state of arkansas. now to some of the races we've been waiting to call, here is the state of florida. now 94% of all precincts reporting, donald trump with 140,028-vote lead. still waiting for about half of broward county which has a large hispanic population. much of that hispanic vote had already come in in early voting.
but otherwise sprinkled around the state, florida, way too close to call, donald trump with the edge. if someone has a real edge in florida late in the game, that someone, if you had to pick one, would be donald trump. on to ohio. no republican has won it without winning ohio first. 53% of all precincts reporting, donald trump with an approximately seven-point lead in the state of ohio. again, just about half of the donald trump with the edge in ohio, and he has to have it. on to north carolina, north carolina still too close to call. 76% of all precincts reporting. donald trump with a point and a half lead. wake county in north carolina, one of the more urban counties with a larger hispanic and african-american vote, wake county still outstanding. this one could be a little deceptive because of those that
call, as of the precincts reporting now, donald trump has a slight edge. it might actual be a hillary clinton slight edge. we're just not sure. big picture if be ear donald trump, you have to have florida, you have to have ohio and north carolina. you have to win all three before you go out west and try to pick up some blue states. right now he has the possibility of getting all three of those states, just as an aside, the upshot from "the new york times" which had this as large 91-9% lead for hillary clinton at one point back before the fbi stuff. more recently today, i believe it opened at 85% for hillary clinton, 15% for donald trump. as i went to vote this morning at ten minutes before 7:00 a.m. on the east coast, that is where we were. right now the upshot for "the new york times" has it at 50/50. we're waiting and waiting for election returns to come in. the balance of power in the senate is still outstanding.
for grabs. it's going to be a long night here on the fox broadcast network. less than an hour away from the next poll closings, 10:00 eastern, 7:00 pacific. among them, the battleground of nevada. nevada where the unions that run las vegas, the restaurant unions have come out in enormous numbers for hillary clinton. but where donald trump has beenable to make inroads in some of the more rural counties, the same story we've bn all along, the hispanic vote is very much up in nevada. nevada is still too close to call, closing in just 27 minutes. watching the balance of power in congress. the entire house of representatives and a third of the senate up for grabs. james ar kin from real clear politics joins us live. one of the things we were expecting, waiting to see how many pickups would the democrats be able to get.
>> right now if you're a congressional republican, you feel very good about where things stand. obviously it's still very early. carlos core val la came out early against donald trump. this was a district of democrats early on that they were going to carry. carville la won it early in the night. that's sort of a sign of good things to come for republicans. they feel pretty good about just one pickup so far for democrats. >> the house of representatives, we haven't called it. it almost goes without saying that the republicans will be able to keep it. do you see on the democratic side, in the race for the senate, do you see a spot where you can put the pickups together where the democrats could take over here? >> i think the democrats still have a couple of different paths to the senate majority. they've already put one seat
mark kirk. republicans very happy about that, but when you look at pennsylvania still outstanding, new hampshire still outstanding, democrats have high hopes for their possibilities in missouri, a state ha is going to go to donald trump. they think jason candor can win there. there's still an opportunity for democrats, still a narrow path to the majority. >> it certainly is, given the way the presidential arkin, thanks a lot. our panel again, juliery ginn ski, tom bevin and morgan or take gas is a republican strategist. florida is my focus at the moment. i've just gotten a tweet. tony fabrizio who is rick scott and trump's pollster has tweeted he believes donald trump will win florida. fox has no call on florida right now. florida is too close to call
reporting. donald trump with an edge there as you see on your screen, somewhere around 130,000, 140,000 votes. tom bevin, how surprised are you? >> we knew it was going to be tight. it ended up -- it probably could have gone either way. it looks like it's leaning slightly to tum. he's having to win these states and it looks like he's getting there. even if he wins florida, north carolina and ohio, it's not over. keep an eye in leading by two points with 88% of the vote in. if he loses north carolina he might be able to replace that with virginia which would be something nobody saw coming. >> north carolina looking very, very close. based on the counties and precincts that have not yet reported, though there's an edge on the screen right now for donald trump, there is reason to believe that based on the counties that are no longer reporting, north carolina is a lot closer than this would
in north carolina, donald trump with about 1.2 point edge. your notes on north carolina, julie? >> depends on where the outstanding ballots are. virginia sbrestingly enough, i remember this four years ago, northern virginia came in really late. that makes a difference, the d.c. suburbs of virginia. what's interesting about tonight is, if donald trump manages to pull this off among an diverse electorate, among a surge in latino voters, a looting of polling, white college educated voters. everything we know about modern campaigns is out the window. i except saying for the last year math is math and math is with her. it turns out math may not be math. a lot of people in the business
what exactly happens in a largely diverse country how you have enough wife exigent voters. >> it's enough to make this a barn burner. >> the mood was very different two hours ago based on the exit polls. in the past two hours, trump is making this is a real contest. the one thing i want to say, we keep talking about the white voters voting for trump. while that's largely what we're seeing in the polls, i don't think wean that are voting for him. clearly they're breaking for hillary, especially hispanics in florida and nevada. it's not like that's the only vote he's getting. people who are political scientists, we have to respect the voter and respect the people of america when they're speaking. i would say that message any time in enthusiasm, trump's all of the get-out-the-vote efforts and the brain any things you want to do and if trump pulls
message and hillary never found one. >> virginia, 79% of precincts reporting donald trump leading by half a point. there you go, right at 1/2 a point lead. the pollsters missed something. >> it looks like trump is overperforming his polls, certainly in virginia. hillary clinton was ahead and it tightened at the end. she had that state by three or four points. it's interesting. this is thousands of votes. go back to north carolina, baem won wake county by 54,000 votes. that's about what the margin is between trump and clinton. we could be looking at recounts in multiple states. >> we may not know tonight, that's right. jill stein has 50,000 votes in florida. we say every vote counts. this is 2000 again.
closing. right now new mexico, fox news now projects new mexico goes to hillary clinton with 39% of all of the pre sengts reporting, new mexico goes to hillary clinton. further, the state of louisiana, louisiana now 14% of the vote is in, reliably republican. donald trump wins the state of louisiana. they're all coming in. three big ones are still missing on the east coast and in the central time zone. florida, north carolina and ohio, all s call. donald trump must win all three of them to move his way west unless all of a sudden and frankly out of nowhere virginia. if donald trump is able to pick off virginia, certainly the counties -- the cities outside washington, d.c., the bedroom communities outside washington, d.c., some of those polls are not yet in. but if donald trump picks off virginia, it's a whole new ball game. the presidency is very much up in the air. this is fox broadcasting
frankly, down in the dumps. they are no more. this race is turning and barring some new turn, it's going in a direction no one anticipated. let's bring in fox news contributor ed roll lens, heads of a pro tum super pac, director for president reagan's re-election bid. >> i thought when i saw the exit polls, but the reality is this could be the biggest upset ever, ever. >> bigger than >> the irony is, this is unconventional. he tapped into something in this population that nobody else got. the rural numbers were dramatic. winning a state like florida, the ultimate swing state today. >> fox news has presidents said that -- >> they haven't said that, i don't mean to get ahead of the decision desk, but it's certainly trending that way. certainly north carolina and
doing well in virginia and elsewhere. my sense is, this could be a long night because it could be a lot of very close elections. you could end up with a recount. at the end of the day, he has shoktd everybody. certainly, he's worked hard for it, i couldn't be more pleased. the comeback is what's amazing. >> florida, 95% of all pre sengts reporting, donald trump with 100,011, difference. right at 9 million votes are in. that's the separation. it is just about -- in fact, it is 1.2%. different kinds of counties, dinkt pre sengts from across the land still to report. look at the state of ohio. ohio, which we thought would be very close, hillary clinton is trailing in ohio by 10 points, 61% of all of the pre sengts are now reporting.
of ohio. ohio is too close to call. the other one we've been watching, north carolina, charlotte, mecklenburg county, some of that is still out. wake county in north carolina, some of that is out as well. largely african-american and hispanic, that could tighten things up in north carolina, but north carolina still too close to call. the state of virginia, which a couple of weeks ago we really had off the board. it looks as if hillary clinton had it won. it's tightened 87% of precincts reporting out of the state of virginia and donald trump has a .3% lead in virginia. he's close in minnesota, close in the west. dana perino is joining us, one of the co-hosts of "the five," former press secretary for george bush 43rd, in the middle of all this for a while. we've been watching it closely. this is not what the smarties thought was going to happen.
the smarty smarts thought. i was cautioned it's early. you could be here for a long time tonight, shep. do you have a call to make? >> we don't. i was looking down to see where these counties are coming. it's too close. >> i think one thing you know for sure is rural america and specifically in virginia, minnesota and also possibly pennsylvania and then that part of north carolina, they have come out in a big way for trump. one about eight months ago, organization was overrated when he was criticized for not putting together his own organization and relying on the
states we're watching, still too close to call. i can't see the monitor because of camera four. if we can look at florida, florida is 1.2% difference, donald trump leading in the state of florida, 95% of the votes in, and it's too close to call. next, north carolina -- i should say ohio which we've been watching all night. this is a stunning number. 65% of all pre sengts are reporting it looks as if from
it depends where the outstanding counties are, but we'll know soon enough. ohio is still too close to call. north carolina, 79% of all precincts reporting, donald trump is holding on to his lead. wake county, north carolina, still outstanding. that will be, most likely, a large hillary clinton difference, but he's winning there, and in the state of virginia, by .3% with precincts reporting, donald trump with a lead in virginia. the close tounts outside washington, d.c. which normally skew blue are yet to be tallied. ed rollins is here, dana perino is with us. what's the biggest surprise for you. >> if the spread is ten points in ohio -- he was favored to win ohio. clinton's polls must have been wrong earlier on, because they
try to get that enthusiasm vote up for her. one thing about virginia, in 2014 when ed gillespie was running for the senate in virginia, it got to be about this close and ed gillespie almost won it. guess what killed it at the end? the towns right outside d.c. i don't won't know those until later tonight. >> the establishment walked away from gillespie, otherwise he would have been a senator. he was a greatha one believed he could win there. a lot of people didn't believe trump could win. i think no matter what happened, he has basically proved his medal tonight. people like me who think they know how to run campaigns, totally irrelevant. he tapped into something in this country that none of us saw early on. >> down in florida, it is obviously still too close to call.
down there. i guess it's african-americans aren't in, and the hispanic vote came in early, and the rural counties are crushing it for donald trump. >> i think that's the story everywhere. outside the big your gan areas, these people basically feel they've been neglected, pushed aside, they've been coming out in dramatically larger numbers than for romney four years ago. >> small town america, small rural america, the backbone this nation. rural america is speaking in big voices tonight. still too close to call.
>> good evening everyone. thanks for joining us. >> . polls have been closed in colorado for nearly an hour now. we are start tog see some results. slowly trickle in. >> that's right. >> joining us now. with a look at some of the results so far. >> . we want to start with the colorado state results in the presidential election. >> we'll take you to a full screen. exactly what's going on. trump 50 percent clinton with 46 percent. again this is a national look at how things are panning out. still this is a fluid situation. >> no major states have been called so popular vote as you
we elect electoral college. it's not the electoral college which ultimately is all that matters. >> there have been problems. that continue to persist in pueblo. >> a major issue tonight. computer glitches up and down i 25. pueblo tonight not reporting at least not yet. we expect it to be a big >> again the results just polling in. >> he led through through the pg most of the time. it kind of got tighter in the closing weeks. he had an attack add. which is uncommon.
>> it's still uphill battle. >> most well known for the urpbdz armor add. >> . let's talk about u.s. house district 6. you were saying if cough man wins he would have survived in a district that went blue. which is saying something. >> the most impor race we're watching all night long. this is mike coughman. >> . >> which was abandon trump. say he won't vote for trump. that was the strategy. so far. at least in the early results. the ticker at the bottom of the screen. strong for him. >> . amendment 69. this is the colorado healthcare system over haul.
healthcare in the state. and have a take over by a tax funded cooperative. t going down in flames. >> overwhelming defeat. >> minimum wag certainly a big impact for so many businesses. companies throughout colorado. >> still tight. this is tight. it may show a slight lead for yes. that's where polling was going into tonight. still too early to call. this race. this impacts a lot of coloradoens. whether you are a business owner. or a minimum wage employee. >> . quickly. 72 that's the colorado tobacco tax. raise taxes. it is not passing. >> still early. early too close to call. we'll monitor it. >> .
we have you covered all night long. one last look at the presidential race here in colorado. shshepard smith. smith. >> 7:00 on the west coast, i'm shepard smith in new york and this is fox broadcast network's continuing coverage of the race for the white house 2016. we have a big one to call right now. ll state of virginia. you know we have been watching this five minutes ago donald trump led by 1.2 points. . we knew that the areas around washington, d.c. where so many government workers are always has skewed liberal. still does. it's what took virginia from the solidly red state that it was prior to barack obama. ten cycles in a a row it's gone
barack obama came in and won virginia in 2008. he won in 2012. the thinking was the democrats would be able to hold virginia and sure enough now that the votes are in this point in the race, she might have had to have it. the polls just closed in four more states as well including the battleground of nevada. the fox news decision team tells us in nevada, still too close to ka. no precincts have come in. harry reid's machine has gone to work in recent days. the the lines were long for democrats. the restaurant unions have been out in big numbers. the larger hispanic population in nevada. this could go democrat, but it's too close to call at 10:00 eastern. nevada is up in the air. in the state of iowa, which has just cloeds, our decision team
lean republican. so we have iowa leaning republican, but now moments after the polls close in the state of iowa, it's too close to call for the 6 electoral votes in the state of iowa. in utah, which leans republican, has gary johnson in the mix, there was a time when the independent gary johnson, who is from the state of utah, is a mormon, was thought to be one who might be able to win the state of utah. might be. able to take its 6 electoral votes. in a race this close, if gary johnson were able to take those 6 votes t could mean under certain circumstances that neither hillary clinton nor donald trump would be table to get to 270 electoral votes. na happens, it goes to it the house of representatives. the house of representatives could then choose any of the candidates who got any electoral votes in any state. it's not believed the green
libertarian candidate would be able to get anything except utah was a possibility. gary johnson, a little mistake there. on the board, still too close to call. fox news predicts donald trump will win in the state of montana. montana is always reliably red. now races we're waiting to call. most probable florida, florida now with 95% of all precincts reporting, more than 9 million look at the difference here. 134,000 votes separate the two. donald trump with a lead in florida. his pollster has tweeted that they believe donald trump will win florida. still outstanding. a number of votes out of broward county, forlt lauderdale area, that vote may have come in in the early voting. 200,000 votes out of broward county. would that be enough?
so rural counties in florida have been barn burn. ers for donald trump tonight from the florida panhandle down to the coast. all of that going heavily republican and florida too close to call. in ohio, in a state a that leans republican, officially it's doing a lot more than leaning right now with 70% of the vote in. donald trump is leading in the state of ohi we believe this will tighten because of where these e votes are. ohio is still too close to call. in the battleground of north carolina, which is a battle between the cities and the rural areas, between the charlotte area and the raleigh/durham area, which is heavily democratic and the more rural areas, it's the rural areas winning today at the moment. 82% of all precincts reporting
there of just about 2.7%. big picture, donald trump has to win florida, north carolina and ohio to have a chance to pick up blue states out in the west. so far, all of those are still on the table. all of those are still too close to call. here's a look at the state the candidates have won so far. this is according to fox news projections. you see the big board there. all of those red states through the center of the country, through the central time zone over into that it a clean sweep for the republicans, as expected. virginia and other state up the northeastern, new mexico has gone for the democrats. illinois has gone to the democrats. that's the big board as it stands. still too close to call. here's the electoral count. donald trump has 150 electoral votes. hillary clinton, 122. you must have 270 electoral
we're a long way from that right now. we're also watching the senate race in the state of nevada to replce harry reid, who is retiring. the republican congressman joe heck facing a democrat katherine cortez, that race has just closed. still too close to call. here's the balance of power in the senate. this is where it currently stands. that's the republican lead in the senate. democrats must flip five seats to win control if donald trump or if hillary clinton is the new president, must flip four seats to get control of the senate because the vp is the tie breaker there. here's the new balance of power based on seats we have now called in the decision team. republicans have 45 seats, democrats have 41 seats. obviously, there's a lot yet to go. 16 yet to call tonight. we're less than an hour away from the next poll closings including the biggest prize in
california. california goes blue, california can't be called until california closes its polls and they don't close for another 54 minutes in the golden state tonight. let's bring in our panel. john busy, the associate editor of the "wall street journal." and john letterman, the white house reporter for the associated press. josh letter man, we had expected that we'd have some we don't. we thought we might know something about north carolina and ohio by now. we don't. what does it mean? >> this is definitely one for the history books. regardless of whether or not clinton somehow ekes out a win, there's going to be a fundamental change in the way we look at elections in this country. clearly, our way that we assess the mood of the electorate is broken. the way we poll, look at e
way the winds are blowing, those are all broken. it's something e we first learned in the primary when trump was written off time after time after time given a a tiny chance of winning over 17 candidates. he won and now he's on track to if not win the general election, come very close. it's going to be something that's going to have ramifications for many cycles to come. >> i think obviously there were more trump voters always seem to be fir but more enthusiastic. he probably has more and she definitely couldn't turn out the coalition. right now, he is too close to call in florida. and pennsylvania, he's looking good in. if he has florida, ohio, polls in north carolina picks up iowa, he's still at 259. with new hampshire, that only gets him to 263. he'd have to get a wisconsin, michigan or pennsylvania and
>> virginia -- which is interesting. this was a state where it was so hillary clinton all the way through the run up to the election. they saw it tightening later on. fox called it because the northern counties right outside of washington when i was going up in far fax county, the rest didn't consider it part of virginia because those states were more of the washington but when i was growing up, you could throw a stone and be in the old confederacy. this is part of the south of a republican state. but what has happened in the last 20 years is a big influx of minorities, central americans through the 1980s, and then many others since then. all that said, this is supposed to be a much wider victory for clinton. and it wasn't. that's playing out in state
>> we watched the markets for signs. always have and probably always will. going sbo the day the last two days on the markets have seen enormous gains. on monday the dow and s&p 500 and nasdaq all gained around 2%. they were surging. overnight trading in asian markets have now plunged. we just got word that dow futures for tomorrow have plunged more than 500 points based on donald trump's surge tonight. th >> markets don't like it. it's a huge uncertainty. they don't know what this means for trade. >> just like donald trump said. >> 3% down also on the s&p futures. the peso is money is flowing into u.s. treasury funds. gold is up. this is all people feeling volatility, concern and risk as
republican win tonight. >> virginia is called. let's look at the boards. in the state of florida, 95% of all precincts with the knowledge that parts of broward county are still out. moving on to the other ones we have been watching. the three that donald trump has to have to stay relevant, ohio, he has still more than a 10-point lead in the state of ohio with % reporting. donald trump with a 10-.8% lead. in the state of north carolina we're still waiting for wake county, which will give hillary clinton some votes. we don't know how many. donald trump leading in the state of north carolina by more than 3 points. the thing is along this road of ohio, north carolina and florida, in theory prior to tonight, if it he misses any of those, technically this is over.
ohio and florida and i'm giving him ohio and florida right now, he is going to it e get iowa. that's another 6. and then he gets the 259. from there he has to pick up new hampshire or michigan or wisconsin. but that's doable at this point. >> what is so astounding about this is not the fact that the race isti we didn't believe we were going to be able to call this race until california closed. but that's not where we are this this equation now. this is much bigger than just waiting for california. we have to wait for everything. >> we're going to have to wait for everything. really count the numbers. i think most people will be pretty surprised if at least a few of these states are recounts or attempts to e recount. the other thing not to lose track of is the senate races.
democratic pickup opportunities have been botched from florida to indiana to ohio. a pickup for them in illinois. but democrats felt pretty confident going into tonight they were going to take back the senate. frankly, it's not that long ago they thought they had a chance at the hot. that's not happening. the senate could not go their way. it's a reflection of just how surprising all these results are. >> i'm not saying we're there yet because we're all we need is one big hillary clinton win and one of these big states and the entire equation changes. but as of 10:13 p.m. eastern standard time, we're looking at the possibility that he's favored by the upshot. this is the first time he's ever been favored in this poll in the upshot since way before the first debate. before the first debate he might have been up a little bit, but he's not been up at all. she's been largely leading.
house, republican senate and donald trump in a the white house. it's a possibility right this minute. >> that's obviously the best case scenario for him. interesting going back because we have been saying that the comey letter didn't have so much an effect on clinton's numbers but it took all the wind out of the sails. now we see it probably had an effect on her as well. >> there's donald trump has filed a suit out in clark county in nevada where harry reid's machine was able to bring hispanic voters to the polls. the polls closed at 7:30. if you're in line, you get to keep going. they went three hours past the time. donald trump entered an order of sorts like keep up with these votes so we can look at this later. the judge ruled we already keep
nevada is going to be just that close. jonathan hubt is live in las vegas where the polls are closed. what's the mood there? >> certainly the energy in this room where replican party headquarters are. it has picked up in terms of energy since the polls closed a few minutes ago. it is still too close to call both on the presidential and in terms of the important senate race. on the democratic against congressman dr. joe heck. it's been a very tight race throughout and we are still awaiting the results to come through here. certainly democrats very much want to hang on to the senate because it's going to be a crucial one. republicans would love nothing more than to take such a high profile seat with minority leader harry reid retiring. so very, very tight. the energy certainly picking up
republican people here have been seen coming through. but when it comes to nevada itself, we do not know yet. both the presidential and the senate race too close to call here at this point. >> jonathan hunt live with us in nevada, thank you. i want to look at the states up for grabs a the this moment. new numbers coming in. let's look at florida. that's florida now. the same numbers, 95% in. donald trump still point lead. north carolina now 83% of all precincts reporting. wake county is still out. that will give hillary clinton a boost. will it be enough? we cannot know. too close to call. the state of ohio. donald trump maintaining just about a 10-point lead. now getting more like an 11-point lead now with 74% of all precincts reporting in ohio. the state of virginia has been called but there's one more in
watching. virginia there you see, fox news has called for hillary clinton. it's certainly very close. 84% of all precincts reporting, but based on the statistic analysis done by our decision desk, it's a belief the fox news decision team that donald trump has lost in the state of virginia. that will go to the democrat hillary clinton. we're going to go down to the county level in the states too close to call. next county by county. what still how do they vote? what's the makeup of the population in the counties within the states?
it is too close to call because florida, north carolina and ohio what are still mising. what is the electorate? let's take a look at the map. >> good evening, i'll start down here in florida. red is republican. blue is democrat. these colors have been with us thr decades. right now here in florida, you can see the difference in the margin. 99% of the vote in right now. we're bumping up at that moment. trump is holding on to this lead. just watching all the red fill
when obama won this state by a point, it's about 75,000 votes in total over mitt romney. he was winning tallahassee. hillsborough county, broward and miami-dade. it doesn't look like there's a big shift because there's not. in terms of real votes, it's enough right now to give trump the advantage in florida. i this red/blue thing in mind. you see how much r is here. that same part of the state four years ago, look at the difference you have now. try to pull this up here. . keep your eye on what's happening in northern ohio. this is trump making end roads in a part of the country he made central campaign. talk about manufacturing jobs,
message. it seems to be working. this is trumable county here in the northeast. democrats are taking that county with 60% of the vote in every cycle i can remember. and right now, donald trump has the lead. maybe it's a point there, but i think it shows us something about his message and how it connected. so far tonight, we're e seeing that reflected. i want to show you michigan. we're a little bit on these numbers. 1.3 million et votes in so far in the state of michigan. before the night's over, you'll have 4.5, maybe 5 million total. you see all the blue four years ago and now all the red. that was him taking his message to michigan. so far people apparently are listening to that. we're seeing that reflection in the polling. you mentioned virginia. it was called. tough to overcome the vote margin for trump and hillary
north carolina, we can't make a call just yet. but you see the advantage that trump has right now. at least based on the tabulation that we can crank out for you. i was looking earlier in mecklenburg county, there was a significant amount of the vote in. but as it comes in, more and more trump seems to maintain the advantage we have seen here. . up here in pennsylvania, just give you a snapshot of what's happening there. hillary clinton has an lead roigt now. but it's early in the night and woor going to watch this move around the state here. over here in the western part of pennsylvania, allegheny county, that's pittsburgh. i was watching these beaver county and that is white. it is steel. it is coal. it is blue collar. and mitt romney four years ago in the state of pennsylvania got 56% of the white vote. you would think, shepard, that for trump to flip this state,
philadelphia. he would need to bump that number to around 61 or 62%. haven't seen that clearly just yet, but we'll see as the night rolls on here in pennsylvania. also in michigan. we're starting to go up in the northern part of the upper midwest and see whether or not trump can make a case there or not. >> thank you so much. florida, too close to call. north carolina, too cloz to call. ohio, too close to if it he runs the table and picks up another, donald trump could be the president.
there. >> they were wildly being fanned. people took them off their race board. a big audience joining us right now. fox news now projects that the house of representatives will be controlled by the republicans. is this unexpected, no. there was a time not that long ago in this election cyc they were thinking democrats miemocrats might have a shot at the house of representatives. any thoughts of that are long gone. the house remains in control of republicans. in addition, a fox news election alert. fox news now projects donald trump has won the state of ohio. it was widely believed that the numbers was there. the thinking it would be much closer than this. no republican has won the white house without first winning ohio. now it looks as if ohio if these
for donald trump. he's leading by close to 10.8% in the state of ohio. leading by some 500,000 votes with 78% of all presints in. the state of colorado, fox news projects hillary clinton will win the state of colorado as predicted. 65% of all for the state of ohio. hillary clinton is the winner tonight in the state. florida has been sitting at 95% of all precincts in for the better part of the last hour. the lead for donald trump has been just about 135,000 for the last 40 minutes. we're waiting for parts of broward county to come in. my belief is somewhere around
county. there are other votes scattered around the state. if we knew who these were, we might be able to make a call. florida is too close to call. north carolina, which is a battle in the big city, versus the more rural republican areas of the state. hillary clinton is trailing in the state of north carolina. the numbers are up just a little from our last check. 85% of all presints less than a half hour away from the next poll closing. that would be the state of california. it's no secret that california is very heavily democratic. it would be a stunner of all stunners. we'll wait until polls dploez california and see what happens there. there's reason to believe that will go democratic.
the thinking was african-american vote might put hillary clinton over the top in ohio. tell us what's happening there now, peter. >> right now behind us, even though we just called ohio and some of the other networks have called ohio, ballots are still coming in by the sheriff. they come in through this big garage door over here. they get sorted. you can see it's a a chaotic process. it's been going on like this since just after the polls closed basically everything the ballots and forms are in a big bag and people just go tearing through them and putting them in the bin. there is a very orderly process even though there's not shouting, but people have a sense of urgency to get things done. even though ohio has been called. this is a heavy ri african-american part of ohio. this is a place that was very
strategy to win the buckeye state. she came here twice this weekend. once for the concert with jay-z and beyonce and then on sunday for a rally with the most famous guy in this city and the state lebron james. and we were wondering what that was going to do for turnout. about 67% turnout here. we don't know what the final number is, but my producer and i were driving around to five or six different polling places at different points of the day and we could not find a long line anywhere. throughout the weekend and yesterday, officials were warning that people needed to be e prepared to have an hour to find a parking spot, wait in a line, check in, get a ballot and go and vote. we saw nobody take more than a a couple minutes at any of the
issues with that. there was bad weather throughout the day here in much of ohio. but none of the problems that democrats have been warning about with trump supporters possibly showing up and trying to scare people away from the polls that they didn't think were going to go for their guy. there are no credible reports of any issues with that of anybody being arrested for that. a lot of surprises today. the turnout surprising in that it was so low. not sure exactly why that would be if weather had anything to do with it. now we know that donald trump came out on top.
ohio has just gone for donald trump -- don't second guess yourself. it's been many hours. let's bring our panel back in. let's look at this big picture. the democrats are doing this and shaking. noh north carolina and florida still up for grabs. if he wins them both, if he wins them both a couple other things just came off the table that make the task very duflt. >> he's got to pull an inside strike. if he managed to on to those state, he has four fifths of it. if colorado is gone, which it is, that leaves new hampshire,
and then nevada. we have to find out what happens in nevada. if he loses nevada, he has to breakthrough in one of the either michigan, wisconsin or pennsylvania. >> when you train for these things, you try to work out all the possibilities on paper with all the things that you first figure out. it did not come that we might e get down to harry reid's machine in the state of nevada to be the stopper began an unthinkable run across the east and west coast. if nevada holds with harry reid, it becomes so much more difficult for donald trump. no matter what happens over here. >> correct. he's got to breakthrough in one of these states. the way the night has gone thus far, that's much more of a possibility that we might have thought two and a half hours ago. he has a small lead in michigan right now.
were watching some major realignment of both parties. if it she loses, you have the rise of bernie sanders. the party will go through what the republican party went through. >> donald trump leading in michigan. 35% of all precincts reporting. >> my second thought, republicans regardless of what happens, where does paul ryan go? if donald trum what he did today. his movement has taken over the party. excluded mitt romney. regardless of whether e he loses, what does that say for speaker ryan and the majority leader? where it looks like independent voters are aligned. >> it was locking like donald trump might be dragging down the senate republicans. it looks like the senate
you were just talking about the harry reid machine in nevada. the race with joe heck is quite close. i would say joe would win. i don't know we should be brag ing about harry reid's machine. e we may actually have these senate candidates who are very well organized, very well funded because they wanted to keep these seats. they mig b that may happen in nevada tonight. >> pennsylvania still too close to call. florida too close to call. what do you see? michigan may have to come into play? >> yeah, we're looking far road map here. if he holds these states that he looks like he's going to hold, north carolina. florida, then it comes down to he's got to win -- he wins new hampshire and nevada, it's a tie. it's a 269-269 tie.
second congressional district. but if he loses nevada, then he's got to pick off wisconsin, michigan, or pennsylvania. . right now, looks like his best bet is in michigan where he has a small lead. so still a a long way to go. that looks like the presidency at this point. >> we'll be watching for any kind of movement. democratic strategies are messaging me now saying i don't understand why florida is not being called. i tell you why i called. because it's florida. does anybody remember 2000 and the recount and the recount and supreme court. people call that race before that race was over. that ain't happening tonight. we got to wait for broward county to come in. you see the numbers there in the state of georgia up on the screen right now. now you see arizona up on the screen. it's florida and north carolina. florida has to get its votes in. it takes awhile in broward
call anything. we have had a rough ride enough. . we have to get this right tonight. so far everything has been spot on. and north carolina and florida are too close to call. >> i certainly would rather be in trump's position than in clinton's. it's going to be a long night, as we said. >> no one has said that since the first debate. no one has said i would rather be in trump's position. >> what democrati what happened. we said for ages that math is supreme. >> it's not enough white rural voters to make the difference. >> i think they are. >> the question is were the polls wrong about white college-educated women? or underestimated the turnout.
the math that we have seen over the last six weeks. >> she's been hoping for a mandate for a large win. some projecting 312 electoral votes. that's not happening. >> barack obama has a 54% approval nationally. and hillary clinton barely wins this election or loses, the reason why this is happening this isn't surprising, anybody who is a trump supporter is not surprised by this at all. they have been saying for the past year first to the republican party whenever beat 16 incredibly qualified candidates and now the rest of the country, listen to us. >> donald trump says this is a movement. you must pay attention to it. the world is paying attention now. fox broadcast network's coverage of the election in the race to of the election in the race to the white house, your insurance company won't replace the full value of your totaled new car. the guy says you picked the wrong insurance plan. no, i picked the wrong insurance company. with liberty mutual new car replacement?, you won't have to worry about replacing your car because you'll get the full value back
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this is a a fox news election alert. donald trump has won the state of north carolina. north carolina leaning democrat, north carolina with a sort of battle between the rural and the city charlotte and mecklenburg county, the raleigh and durham area, the huge education center that is raleigh/durham. also the research triangle. piedmont and mecklenburg county. so many large tech industries.
region facing off, if you will, in an instate battle against the more traditional red leaning north carolina. the rural has won the night and north carolina and its 15 electoral votes go to donald trump. now what do we wait for? now we wait most importantly for the state of florida. he's won ohio. he's won north carolina. he has to win florida. no doubt a you have to win florida before you go to try to pick off a blue state in the west. remember, it's not as if he's trying to hold something he's supposed to get out west. he's got to slip something he's not supposed to have or none of this matters. but you have to get to florida to get there. let's bring in the founder of kevin case public relations firm. he lives in tallahassee with his family. worked with president obama's
worked on charlie crist's team in florida. it was the belief of hillary clinton's pollster she had a 2-point lead going into this. the rural areas surprised them. what happened? >> it's tough to say other than donald trump is speaking to floridians in rural counties and in areas right outside of cities. and i'm shocked. i'm shocked pl up a the smart people were wrong. it's going to take for the networks to call florida? >> i honestly don't no i why -- and you have smart people working on this, i don't know why it hasn't been called already for donald trump. >> you believe as a democratic strategist that florida is going to donald trump. >> looking at what precincts. there's a a little bit of broward.
you saw rick scott, pollster said take it to the bank. i trust him when he says that donald trump is going to go to florida. >> donald trump has won ohio. if he wins florida, he has to pick off something in the west. he has to pick off nevada or michigan or something like that. how do you see this landscape? >> i think michigan is everything right now. you have to look at the see if african-americans turn out and vote for hillary clinton. that g detroit area and if donald trump can take michigan, and i'm saying this as a democrat, then -- >> michigan and florida, he's president. the numbers have a way of doing that. these are the michigan numbers as they are in right now. only 45% of all precincts reporting. i have to look over the camera to see it. donald trump is e leading by
we don't know what the detroit area what's come in in detroit. we'll be finding out for you. all of detroit is not in. she made an enormous push around detroit. she's had lots of surrogates in there. but donald trump has been there as well. >> they made plays in all the right areas. when we thought he was crazy for going to michigan. >> we'll be right back. [vo] wells fargo is making changes to make things right. first, all customers who have been impacted will be fully refunded. second, a confirmation will be sent when new personal or small business checking, savings or credit card accounts are opened. third, we've eliminated product sales goals for our retail bankers to ensure your interests are put first. we're taking action. we're renewing our commitment to you.
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still too close to call. we are following action on social media. she's on the news deck with us now. >> we have a tweet from ivanka trunk. watching the votes come in. you can see in the photo she sent us. her dad the candid pence, we were there today inside this war room. we got an exclusive look in there. you can only imagine the tension there now. let's go to florida where the country is watching. too close to call for the presidency. what we know about florida voters, they are psyched that the medical marijuana amendment passed. posted on facebook, it's the top post about issues now formalizing medical marijuana there in florida.
better than a man in uniform. a a man in uniform who exercises his right to vote. e we thank him. this one, rocky watching fox tv. america's election for trump. working hard to get trump the state of florida. >> you can be part of the coverage. >> thank you very much. polls will be closing in some huge states in just a few moments. california among them. still waiting with fl too close to call. fox broadcast network will tell
more special election coverage from fox news headquarters in new york. polls out in some western states will close just minutes from now at 11:00 eastern time. we'll bring you those results they roll in including california with 55 lek tat. we're keeping an eye on the swing state of wisconsin, where polls close at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. wisconsin, hillary clinton is behind donald trump there. it's early going there. some of the counties have yet to be counted. just 56% of the vote in wisconsin. we are also watching down ballot races and in the battle for control of the senate, fox news now projects that republican
reelection fight against democrat russ feingold. he was trying to win back his old seat after losing it to senator johnson. that's a big hold for republicans in the senate. there was concern that democrats may take control of the senate. right now it's not looking like that. and in ohio, republican senator rob portman won his reelection bid against ted strickland. what party controls the senate is on the line tonight because democrats seats to take control if trump wins, but only four seats if clinton wins because the vp is the tie breaking vote. fox news projects donald trump will win ohio. let's get live to john scott live there in in columbus, ohio. a big win for donald trump. >> it was. ohio republicans are celebrating a double win tonight. not only donald trump's victory
portman race you mentioned earlier. we're at the campaign party head quarterers and things cleared out early because he was announced the victor almost immediately after the polls closed. republicans are going to be beating a door to campaign headquarters to find out what he did to make this such a great race. it is widely considered perhaps the best senate race run in the country this year. e he started out 10 to his challenger. and yet turned this race around and managed to come up with a whomping victory. strikland conceded almost immediately. in the meantime, ohio has the best record of any state in voting for the ultimate winner in the presidential category. it also has results in ohio most
ohio being a microcosm of the rest of the country. so donald trump's win in ohio, although there are many states yet to be determined, donald trump's win in ohio harbors good news for the republican candidate. ohio is a a state that has most often put the winner over the top in electoral college voting. it also has its own significant share of presidents. four presidents have hailed from this state. so it appears that ohio could be the state that plays a critical role this year. that's it from columbus. back to you. >> he's right. ohio is always pivotal. you look at the rest of the map. florida still has not been called. north carolina goes in trump's column. ohio goes in trump's column. you start looking up the ladder to other tops of state and trump