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foxroadcast network election 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. on the fox broadcast network. 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 of florida and frankly, it may
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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 presidency. we could 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 there. will the more rurals areas give
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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 attention 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. right now, hillary clinton with
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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 the rural 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 precincts are reporting.
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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 reporting. way too early 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.
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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 well. this is brand 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. it's not going to end up this
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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 state of n 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 for grabs.
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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 hillary clinton. an 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 points at this moment.
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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 calledou 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 trump. for hillary clinton, illinois
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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. now, one of the biggest 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 congressman patrick murphy.
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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 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.
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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. we believe it was swinging in the late 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 late counties reporting and we
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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 because they were not 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.
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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 seem to be running ahead 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 the president.
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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 votes. and if you look at some 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
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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.
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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 florida the al 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 steal the seat away from
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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 power there very much up f 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. i'm shepard smith.
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race for the white house is on. it is as close as it can be. the electoral college count is 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 vots counted.
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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, man, it's close. >> reporte 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
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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. 6.5 million people voting 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
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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 are have come into florida, are one thing. th's 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.
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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. >> steve
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we thank you for joining usnk tonight, i'm tony perkins and yu i'm shawn yancy. at this hour votes are being downed across the country.coun a number of states have already been called in the presidentiale election. let's check in now with sarahah simmons is who live with the very latest. >>reporter: that's right. gown here at the wallace take a look right here. here is who has been called at l thised point.oint it's kind of difficult to he zoo. this is for hillary clinton. the 8 and 8 is what i believe we have right and we need 270 electoral votes. we want to take a look at key battle ground state of virginia. it's close to home so we want to take a look at it if we could. right now what we're understanding 51 percent precincts are reporting and from what we understand trump is at
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trailing with 44 percent. per so things pretty close there. of course 13 electoral voteselec that we talked about before and just how things have traditionally gone in virginia either way.way. we're keeping an eye on it tony and shawn, back to you but first we want to check in with jim lokay. >> before we go to jim, let's gl over a number of the states again, vermont, illinois, massachusetts, new jersey andere delaware and have all been called for hillary for donald trump so far we've got indiana, kentucky,tuck mississippi now, missouri, equal oklahoma, south carolina and tennessee. right now according to fox news, the equal tomorrow vote count, hillary clinton with 68 and donald trump 67, very close. as you heard shepherd smith saying in just a short time ago, in florida the vote is
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extraordinarily high.h. we do know that senator marco rubio won the gop election.n thats whatth the senator from dm there in are we going to check in with jim lokay. jim, you were checking social media. >> yes. the best part about social medii on election night you have some people who save some funny things and some salient things. of all people kevin mccarthy says this what america looks like right now. here are some of the ones that really bring points. i'm terrified to see the votes. this election may be one of the most important elects in history. history in the making tonight. deirdre most depressing election of life.ife. and you can see no line in virginia. son's first time and he's also miserable. i know d.c. polling places it was more hit or miss depending where you go.
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hashing to. i didn't actually vote but mommt said i could have her sticker. saw convenienc a says if i can s make it out on crutches to votet you you can make it out. trish said i voted upset about these early numbers, though. we are going to show these tweets, pictures, you name give us a sense of where youwher stand tonight. whether or not you want toette mr. you know how you are feeling or show us some pictures of the election night party, if you'ree having them. just use the fox5 back to you. we want to thank you guys fors joining us for this quick update. i guess we have a couple more seconds here. just interesting 16 percent of the vote in donald trump leadsda hillary clinton withld the popur vote 5.4 to 46 percent. it is early. this is going to be a longong we'll be back with you with some of the local results coming up in about 20 minutes or so.
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to fox national news in just a moment. 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 alabama tonight. less than 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
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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. 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 louisville. senator, fox news projects you
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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. so 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.
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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. i said from the beginning when i 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 pretty big way.
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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 reagan's successful bid 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. those are two key senate races
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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. that's more 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 some seats in the house.
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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 everything that we said 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 obviously puerto rican voters
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: y 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 or we're not going to >> 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 76. she needs 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. no republican has won the
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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 a battle 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 close, i expected clinton to win
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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 ex 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 must-have states are too close
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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 african-american turnout. the numbers 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 can she put together all the disparate elements of the obama coalition and the answer is we don't know yet. >> if you are a president clinton in the end, if there is
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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 about the fact tha 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 splitters and also todd young winning in indiana, that's an
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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 period to 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
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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 --he 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
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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 fox news sunday on 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 for our retail bankers
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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. donald trump 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.
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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 about, when 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 long time prior to this election
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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, 20,000 votes on the screen 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. michigan, minnesota, wisconsin.
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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 whose have short. as our election night coverage
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good evening thank you again fot joining us i'm tony perkins and i'm shawn yancy. from thetheesha i'm a tway latest polls about to we want to be able to find out who our next president elect will be. tom fitzgerald kicks off ours team coverage. he is live in new york at fox news election headquarters. >> tom. we wanted to show you something. look at what's been going on ata here on the avenue of the the americas in new york city.y. crowds have been turning out down here coming to the fox news election headquarters, watchingc these returns as this night has been going on.on they have been cheering. they've been booing at times but almost organically we have seene more and more people. you hear them again just there
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though returns come inough throughout the night. weth havroeug had marching bands coming through here. there even has been a mariachi band. up the street at the hiltonhe h hotel donald trump later tonight prepared to give his address to his followers. we will find out what donaldout trump has to say for now. we're live in new york city at fox news election headquarters. > thank you, fitz. let's switch gears now and take you over to the jacob javits convention clintonter supporters have gathd for what they hope will be a victory party.arty a live look inside. they are also much whatting the election results coming in right now. just a short timing a fox newses reported that donald trump is tu leading in the popular vote 50 to about 45 percent to hillaryct clinton. but again as we keep saying it is early in the night. we are still waiting for theor results to come n. while we wait for those results we already know the outcome of several
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our own area. sarah simmons joins us now. >>reporter: i want to take youo through the states that have been called projected winnersjet right now. we've got donald trump for alabama, indiana, kentucky, mississippi, missouri, oklahoma, south caroline and tennessee and west virginia. hillary clinton delaware, district of columbia, maryland,n massachusetts, new jersey, rhod, island and vermont. let's take a look at the numberh now that we're getting battle ground virginia if wewe here's what we're seeing 53 percent for donald trump,mp, 47 percent for client clinton. everything seems to be so close look at the difference in thein vote totals right there. of course 73 percent reporting so we're still waiting on that. and also i wanted to talk a to little bit about the virginia tenth district raise betweenrais comstock and bennett.nett you had seen the ads going back and forth.
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comstock 55 percent, bennettnnet 45 percent. just 11 1 # percent reporting. so we still have a ways to go on that back to you guys. all right.all thank you very much, sarah. all right, again, as sarah mentioned all the states that are reporting right now and again we're keeping a close eye as things come in. let's go to the white house where certainly a lot of peoplee typically gather.gath let's find out what it's like with marina maracco. an atypical night, shawn, because there aren't a the looke of folks out here at the whitet house and i think it' florida and north carolina still have not been called and people are just glued to their television. the majority of folks who are out here, international al media are waiting for the results because they too want to knowknw how this is all going to pan out. we'll be out here all night as florida and north carolina geta called and bring you the results right here from the white hours. that does it for us, but fox5 is always on. we'll have the latest results on all our social media platforms.a
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to fox's national election inin all the local raises.cast we'll have much more coming upi. in about 20 minutes. 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 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
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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 goi, 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 the state 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. i should say north dakota.
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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 the race is still 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 6:58 a.m. that's all that's insofar. the fox news decision team is,
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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 wyoming. here are som o 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% of the electorate maybe latino
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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 the hispanic 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.
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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 numbers, 69% of all 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
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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 of those that the 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. john mccain will be a runaway
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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 por, 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
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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 go which keeps donald 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
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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 to 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. even if it ends up being a close
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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 board back up there 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, 85% for the democrats.
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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. >> 131,000 separating 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. it's a little early with half of
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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 some of thes 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.
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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 i am feeling 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% advantage in the state of
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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 beachs and broward. >> right. 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 corridor and really run up the
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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 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. >> still a narrow path, of
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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 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 manual recount.
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of a deal than the manual recounts. we'll never have another experience like we had in 2000. >> debby wasserman schultz,
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if you were expecting a
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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. there's all this talk about the 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
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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 machine recount which 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 other ones close.
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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, on 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 on a movement. 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.
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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 county is in. it's 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.
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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 to close
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thank you once again for joinine us tonight, i'm tony perkins ana i'm shawm nto yancy.ancy our election coverage continuesn the course the votes are being counted across the country and all eyes on the presidentialpres election tonight. fox5's tom fitzgerald is goingis to kickoff our team coverage right now he is live in new york at fox news election headquarters.he > tom. >>reporter: good evening, tonen initial good evening we are standing watch here on the avenue of americas waiting for the moment where donald trump will eventually make his way up the street here to the new york mid town hilton. if anybody was expecting thatxpc this was going to be a quick night, well, the results thatuls are coming insofar are dramatically changing that. you look to florida.flor you look to north carolina. you look to ohio. these are areas where democratse thought they were going to dodo
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story so far as we continue tonn find out exactly how the american people are voting tonight. donald trump we are told by his campaign manager kelly ann conway will eventually speak tok his followers tonight at the hilton giving you what she sayss his take and his viewpoints on what these results may or may not be.e. it also remains to be seen whether or not he accepts theeps results of this election, which is a question that he left att the end of the last > for now we're live in new li york city tonight. tom fitzgerald.itzg we'll send it back in to tony and shawn.wn. > here's look at the jacobafteo its center in new york citynew where clinton supporters havepot gathered for what they hope tohe be a victory party. it looks like they have a long night in front of them rightght now. while we wait for the newest batch of results we already knoy the outcome of several states. let's go downstairs here in our fox5 news room and check in with sarah simmons.mmon
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electoral map and seeing whichwc states are turning blue and which states are turning red. >>reporter: that's right. this is the fox news electoral map. these are live results ass they're coming in.ming and you can see all the stateste in red here that are being projected the winner for donald trump. alabama, arkansas, indiana, kansas, kentucky, mississippi, missouri, nebraska, north dakota, oklahoma, south carolina, south west virginia and wyoming. i know i'm running out of timeme here, but you can see the onesns in blue for hillary clinton.clin let's take a look at battle ground virginia. 51 percent for donald trump, 49 percent for hillary clinton. that's 86 percent of the precincts reporting. let's look at the tenth congressional district inress virginia nowio if we could. comstock 55 percent, bennett 45 percent.
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let's look at latest with mattha ackland. let's check in with him. hi, sarah i want to wife annt update really quick on some ofse the things that are happeningar here ien d.c.d.c. former mayor vincent gray has declared victory for his ward 7 council seat.coun also some names that you might know well, jack evans was running un -- posed. he takes the seat again.gain robert white out front. david grasso out front. those are the council members and one other issue that's getting a the look of talkof statehood. it has a large majority of people approving that referendur so that d.c. could become a state. vincent gray who was beaten by the current mayor bowser is nowy back in elective office. he will take his seat inn january.ja and he is declaring victory tonight. back to you all in the studio. thank you very much, we appreciate it, matt. thank you for joining us rightgt
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we'll be back with anotherh an update before the end of an e hour. we now return to the national fox news of election 2016. 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 reporting 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. there's votes out of miami-dade
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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 precincts reporting. 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 aren't in yet.
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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 as 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.
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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 been telling 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. by our count tonight so far it's
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>> 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 where things are. 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
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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 race, james 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 with 94% of all precincts
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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 virginia, he's 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 appear.
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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 donal 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 and who are political scientists
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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 we can insult min 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
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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 coming down t 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. we're near the time when
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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 still too close to 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
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17 minutes before the hour. at 5:00 eastern time this afternoon we got exit polls in. we don't talk about them a lot on tv. it gives you an idea where the night is going. they tell us don't pay too much attention. it's a good thing we didn't. the trump campaign was paying attention and they were, quite
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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 truman >> 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 ohio which are the three he had to get going.
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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, 758-vote 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. donald trump with a
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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 yet again. 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. >> certainly a lot closer than
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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 of the things about eight months ago, organization was overrated when he was criticized for not putting together his own organization and relying on the
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states we're watching, still too close to call. florida as close as 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 this board that donald trump has
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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 83% 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
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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 great chairman and no one believede 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. we're not really -- donald trump
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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 of this nation. ru voices tonight. still too close to call.
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thank you once again for joinina us iga'm tony perkins and i'ms a shawn yancy. we have team coverage in the raise for the white house. the melanie alnwick and tom fitzgerald are covering both cam papers in new york city. melanie, who begins on the >>reporter: good evening, the moments of exuberance are also punctated by moments of anxiety. the crowd gathering here all al spent hours in line going through security sweeps for this front row seat possibly to history or at least that's what they hope, but still as these returns come in occasionally the crowd will cheer and then when the returns come in showing thag donald trump has taken anothernn state there's definitely a hush or a lull that falls among the crowd. we've started the program of
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we heard from senator chuck smaller. we heard from mothers of the movement. we're expecting katie per thinkt teeth stage at someie point, governor cuomo as well. i believe that we willis what they are cheering. they're holding out that hope that their candidate hillaryary clinton is going to be able to take the night. >> i'm melanie alnwick live from the clinton headquarters. let's go is following the trump campaign. >>reporter: the trump campaigna tonight keeping a close eye one the commonwealth of virginia. why? they know that are ahead tonight in florida. they know that they won ohio. they know that wanted north carolina. just moments ago the news cames in after a razor close raise, hillary clinton tonight winning the election in the commonwealth of virginia tonight.
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shawn that any of the preelection polls that showed hillaryth clinton having a three to four point lead in that raise. this is a stun how close donald trump was able to get this raise this evening in the commonwealth of virginia. >> absolutely. > and that is the big news right now. that information just coming in that it looks like hillary clinton will take the state of virginia. these numbers are extraordinarily close. perhaps they've not updated oned my computer yet. i'm going does happen but that is the call that is being made now. first it appeared that donaldre trump was ind the lead. once we started to count theunt votes that were coming in it typically starts to swing democrat and it looks like that's what it has done. hillary clinton the projected winner in the state of virginiai let's get the latest on some numbers in other states.ther sarah i am s s once is s downstairs with that. we want to take a look at the electoral map right here.
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and 149 for hillary clinton h. as you just mentioned fox news projecting hillary clinton to h win virginia. these are the big states thatila arate starting to comese in, the swing states that we really do want to look at. right now, the numbers can be deceiving when you take a look at all the red there. again, we have big states that will be coming in again. hillary clinton we just updated 11 1 # electoral votes, 147 forv donald take a look as you mentioned on the screen here how close thesee numbers are. it is v reporting and real quick let'sck look at the tenth congressional district in virginia as well if we could.. also very tight as well. 84 percent reporting. tony and shawn back to you. > thank you very how much time do we have here in. >> in the meantime as we mentioned again, virginia i believe 13 electoral votes. that is a big win for hillary h clinton, but certainly we have e long night ahead h of us. some of the key battle groundoud states are still too close to
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