Clinton and Trump supporters in Boca Raton waved signs on Election Day to gather supporters and encourage them to vote.
It’s that time: Florida, Florida, Florida, as the late Tim Russert would say.
Well, the Panhandle counties are still voting for another hour, so let’s call it Florida, Florida.
But there was such a high volume of early voting in the state, with nearly 6.5 million votes cast before election day, that at 5 p.m. Pacific time, we could quickly get a feel for whether Clinton will win the state, and probably with it, the presidency.
TV news versions of the electoral map have become a living tool for on-air analysts since debuting in 1976, when red represented Democrat and blue meant Republican.
The map has also become a symbol of political division in the country.
But while red and blue states are now part of our political lexicon, the concept was born out of a competition for ratings.
Now we’ve become accustomed to seeing visuals crawling across the lower third of the screen and everything else that was going on. This was a first step. You could draw your own conclusion on how things were evolving without the anchors having to utter a word.
Douglas Manning, whose father Gordon is credited with devising the map
When it dawned on Arohi Sharma, 26, last week that she wouldn’t be able to cast her vote in the 2016 presidential election, she was devastated.
Sharma, a second-year graduate student at the Harvard Kennedy School, had mailed her vote-by-mail application to the Los Angeles County registrar’s office Oct. 24, but because it was lost in the mail or not recorded, she was told she wouldn’t be able to request an absentee ballot in time to vote.
For Sharma, a native Californian, participating in this election was more than a civic duty. It was writing history. She had only one option left: fly from Cambridge, Mass., back to Los Angeles so that she could cast her ballot during early voting.
Add former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, to the list of Republicans officially not supporting Donald Trump.
A spokesman for the Bushes told the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday that they cast ballots in Texas two weeks ago and did not vote for Trump or Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee. The spokesman declined to say whether they voted for a third-party or write-in candidate.
For months, since his brother Jeb Bush exited the Republican primary, George W. Bush has mostly remained silent about the presidential race as Trump has used harsh rhetoric about, among others, Mexican immigrants and women. He and his father, former President George H.W. Bush, did not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this summer.
Personalities may have overshadowed policy during this presidential campaign, but one issue has dominated virtually every news cycle:
He said, she said, he interrupted.
Whether she wins the White House or not, Hillary Clinton has already changed American discourse. If it has done nothing else, her historic campaign has illuminated the belittlement, condescension and hostility that women have endured for decades in workplaces across the country.
This election put what once seemed anecdotal or academic starkly on display on television and in easily shareable YouTube clips.
After all the votes have been counted, Orange County could turn blue for the first time in decades, thanks in large part to demographic shifts that have diversified the suburbs.
But divisions also exist within the county's ethnic enclaves such as Little Saigon. There, younger Vietnamese appeared to be voting Democratic on Tuesday while their elders — inspired in part by the GOP’s vocal anti-Communist stance — seemed to be swinging Republican.
Yorba Linda resident Yvon Nguyen cast her ballot for Hillary Clinton, drawn to her character and her decades of political experience. The 33-year-old CEO of a marketing and business intelligence firm said she had heard from family members in Toronto who were worried about America.