The first wave of exit poll data is beginning to trickle out. Here's what we know so far:
Neither presidential nominee is popular, unsurprisingly. According to NBC News, just under half of voters nationwide viewed Hillary Clinton favorably, compared with a little over half who viewed her unfavorably.
Donald Trump fares worse: More than one-third viewed him favorably, compared with more than 60% who viewed him unfavorably.
Early exit poll data indicates that Hillary Clinton is trouncing Donald Trump among Hispanic voters, just slightly behind the advantage President Obama enjoyed over Mitt Romney in 2012.
Those voters broke 65% for Clinton, compared with 27% for Trump, according to exit polling. In 2012, Obama won 71% of the Hispanic vote, to 27% for Romney.
Throughout the race, Clinton's campaign has faced questions about how well she would perform among the so-called "Obama coalition" — primarily young voters, minorities and women. Of late, the campaign has responded by touting what they call the "Clinton coalition" — one that may not see the same strength among African American voters but potentially offsets it with a stronger Hispanic vote, and the support of Republican-leaning women.
It’s been 576 days since Hillary Clinton announced she was running for president. Two hundred eighty-one since the Iowa caucuses. Now, finally, the polls have closed in portions of Indiana and Kentucky, giving us our first look at real, raw vote totals.
We won’t see a winner projected in either because both states lie partly in Central time.
Indiana, home to Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, could be close but seems safe for Trump.
If your stress level is off the charts today, you are not alone.
The election is the source of a significant amount of stress for more than half of all Americans, no matter which candidate they prefer, the American Psychological Assn. reports.
Symptoms of this once-every-four-years disorder include heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweaty palms, loss of appetite, trouble sleeping and a sinking or doomed feeling, said Dr. Asim Shah, vice chair for community psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been stomped on, demolished by both a sledgehammer and a pickaxe and painted over with a swastika. Monday night, it was the site of a California “Trump pre-victory party.”
In a last-minute effort to attract more Golden State voters, a group of Donald Trump supporters and volunteers convened at the star on Hollywood Boulevard with signs, costumes, flags, music and a microphone. Their goal was to bring Trump’s message to the undecided.
Randi Berger, 54, one of the event organizers, chose Hollywood because of its reputation as a liberal community.
“VOTE for the one you dislike least,’’ is how the New York Post summed up today’s election, with a cover photograph of a woman holding her nose.
The tabloid, founded by Alexander Hamilton and now owned by Rupert Murdoch, leans to the right, but for the first time that anybody could remember it declined to endorse a presidential candidate. It was a slap in the face to Trump, who had received the Post’s endorsement in the primary. Its rival tabloid, the New York Daily News, has been solidly anti-Trump from the outset and ran on today’s front page a picture of Trump with the headline: “Stop the Don Con.”
Trump, who was born in Queens, is singularly unpopular is his hometown. A poll released last month by Siena College showed the Republican pulling only 17% of the vote in New York City, compared with 73% for Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Over the weekend, the New York Times reported that Donald Trump's staff had wrested his Twitter account away from him in the closing stretch of the campaign to prevent him from tweeting anything too controversial or combative.
Trump's staff denied the report. But tweets sent from @realDonaldTrump on an Android device, thought to be written by the candidate himself, had slowed to a trickle over the last week. Instead, Trump's account had been dominated by milder tweets sent from an iPhone, thought to be sent by Trump's staff.
Until now. With voting in its final hours, the Android tweets have resumed — most notably with an incorrect claim that CNN said Utah officials were reporting voting machine problems across the "entire country."
Just out according to @CNN: "Utah officials report voting machine problems across entire country"
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump had packed schedules Monday, with each presidential candidate making multiple stops in various battleground states to make their final pleas to voters on the eve of election day. Both reached out to their celebrity supporters for last-minute help.
Clinton’s four stops for the day included events in Oakland, Pa.; Allendale, Mich.; Philadelphia; and a final late-night rally in Raleigh, N.C.