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it's 4:00 on the west coast, 7:00 on the east coast and it's election night in america. i'm shepard smith. after more than a year and a half of campaigning, it all comes down to this. tonight, we've heard from the candidates. now the voters get their say. and the polls have just closed in six states across america. and of the six that have just closed, virginia is the one we're watching most closely. it's a battleground state no
cannot tell us right now and we're not sure when they'll be able to. at this moment, virginia leans democratic. there's the possible that this could go hillary clinton's way, but the voters will decide when we have an update. of course hillary clinton's running mate is the virginia senator and former governor for that matter, tim kaine. now, to georgia. that's a traditionally red state where the race was closer this year. technically we have this as a battleground state, but it georgia leans right. but no numbers in at all from the state of georgia. indiana, though, a different story. in the state of indiana, if we roll forward, we have 6% of the vote already coming in. and the reason that we have this much is because of early voting, mail-in ballots and the rest. we already have a call here. the fox news decision desk projects donald trump will win the state of indiana. absolutely no surprise.
donald trump. that's the beginning. then there's south carolina, no call yet in south carolina a traditionally red state without any question. fox news does project that donald trump will win the bluegrass state of kentucky. we've just called this from the decision team. 8% of all the votes in. but it's clear based on the statistical analysis of the different counties and districts throughout the state of kentucky, donald trump will win this. points. that gives donald trump the electoral vote from the state of kentucky. that's eight electoral votes for him from this state. fox news projects hillary clinton be win the state of vermont. always reliably democratic. we've just called it. our decision team is confident vermont goes tonight to hillary clinton. vermont and its, i believe, three electoral votes. all three tonight.
clinton. so here's a look at the electoral vote count as it stands right now. so early in the night. hillary clinton with three, donald trump with 19. you need 270 to win. that's the magic number throughout the night. you will not hear us make a projection overall for the winner of the presidency until that candidate has 270 electoral votes. is it a guarantee that we'll get there tonight? a week ago, i would have said no because there's a possibility of state of utah. but it looks like that possibility has faded. the belief is that someone will get 270 votes tonight or early in the morning. control of the senate also at stake tonight. and this is proving to be closer than many had believed. the senate is very much in play tonight. we're watching one race in particular and that's the state of indiana. where a republican seat is up for grabs. that republican seat, the
early to call. the former democratic senator there evan bayh facing off against todd young. it has been a difficult ride for evan bayh to say the at least. they thought they might win just off his name recognition. it's been much closer than people have thought. now we'll look at the balance of power in the united states senate. this is going to be crucial for whoever w you need at least one house to try to get some things done. it all starts in the house. looks like the house is going to stay reliably red republican tonight. the senate is another matter entirely. democrats need to flip five seats. take away five seats now controlled by republicans to win the thing, and it's possible. here's another interesting part. the democrats only need four seats if clinton wins because
of the senate is the vice president. we're less than an hour -- a half hour away from the next polls closing, including two critical battleground states. at 7:30 eastern time, 4:30 pacific, ohio and north carolina close. from ohio and north carolina we'll begin to learn a lot. the thinking among democrats is that if she can win north carolina, that -- that would pretty much do it no matter w donald trump needs to sweep the table on these up for grabs plus flip a couple they hadn't expected, flip a couple blue states to really have a chance at a road to 270. is it possible? it's possible. our panel includes john busse, and josh letterman, white house reporter for the associated press. they'll be with us into the wee
the state of florida. as goes florida, if donald trump gets florida, we have a race into the night without much question. if hillary clinton gets florida, that's a different story. because without florida, donald trump himself and everyone on his team has said we can't win it without florida. so what is it in florida? well, it's hispanics. john bussi, it looks to me like extremely important. and maybe the polls might have missed some things. >> they're urban centers. the hispanic voter turnout has surprised us this election. i'm kind of wondering how it surprised us. surprised us in nevada friday night when people were lined up. they had to process people for two additional hours after the polls closed. >> harry reid get out the vote machine. >> it apparently worked, right?
vote sort of tilt the balance here, maybe a little unexpectedly, in favor of hillary clinton. a lot of those people voted early. we'll sue that really fairly soon, i think. >> what are democrats thinking now past the closing point. what are they thinking now for florida? >> well, they -- they've been very confident about the early vote and the latino vote there, but not as confident as they've been in nevada turned really beyond donald trump's control after this surge of early latino vote. it was just a number he couldn't overcome. that was a state he was polling better than clinton in until just a day or two ago. in florida, they have a african-american vote. more early voters are latino than all of latino vote in 2012 in florida, but they don't know if it will be able to overcome
african-americans not turning out. >> how do you see florida? >> she mentioned the african-american vote in florida, which is smaller than the hispanic vote. but still important in places like miami-dade county. we'll want to look at whether hillary underperforms obama significantly among those voters. that will tell us a lot about how she may do in other parts of the country where the african-american vote is even more important. obama votes. that's less than a percentage point. it's a state that's always neck and neck. >> we mentioned the states that closed at 7:00 eastern time. virginia of the most interest to us with ten election cycles in a row that republicans won virginia. along came barack obama in '08 and '12, virginia itself had changed. it was getting bluer and bluer. but can they do it again?
about the black vote has not turned out -- at least in the polling, has not turned out quite as strongly for hillary clinton as it did for barack obama. there's been a lot of action on the road, all of these rallies meant to motivate that part of the electorate. right up the eastern seaboard you see those rallies begin to try to tap into those people who might have needed a surge of excitement to go to the polls. >> virginia. >> virginia republicans don't really love donald trump. if you look at the vote, john kasich and marco rubio got, very close behind him, combined they overwhelmed his support. they're hoping that they're going to get non-white vote and run up a good share and hold it like obama could. but they're also really relying on the fact that republicans in virginia, at least in the northern part of the state are
>> one of trump's goals, almost stated, was to suppress, especially the women vote across the country. virginia would certainly be on that list. we don't know yet how effect active that has been. but the early urm ins suggest some of the biggest turnout we've seen. >> that's right. virginia is a big test case for this big question mark in just the past week or so about the new fbi look into clinton's e-mails. the race seemed to tighten. virginia was a state counting as in her category. i think most people looking at the race felt like it was leaning democratic if not safely democratic. we've seen it tighten significantly in the last eight days or so, leaning more towards a toss-up leaning democratic territory. that may tell us other states have tightened. >> polls are closed in six
vermont. the ones that will close, we don't have those yet. the next polls close in 25 minutes. jennifer griffin has been following hillary clinton's campaign for months now. she's been on the road with hillary clinton. she's live at the javits center on the lower west side of manhattan right along the river across from new jersey. there's a glass ceiling there tonight. the question is, will it in fact, there's a glass ceiling. it's clear they've chosen it as the backdrop. hillary clinton for her part is at the peninsula hotel. she was brought into manhattan about 4:00 today. she's working, i'm told, on two speeches for tonight. she is not taking anything for granted. her campaign is feeling very confident. they in fact talk about the latino vote, it is something we
time. the campaign strategy all along was to get out that latino vote, especially in florida. in fact, there was an addition of 700,000 puerto rico in florida in the last five years. they managed to register a number of those latinos and it seems now based on early returns that they are coming out in florida, north carolina, as well as in nevada. >> jennifer, thanks very much. ca now at the new york hilton, just a couple blocks really north of fox news world headquarters and not far from where hillary clinton will be tonight. what's the word there? >> reporter: just a couple blocks away. the trump campaign is trying to remain, in its words, cautiously, hopefully optimistic for what happens tonight. kellyanne conway essentially said that they are concerned
committee. that its infrastructure was not thoroughly applied suggesting that there's disappointment or frustration in the campaign as they look at the incoming results. and she specifically complained that the likes of mitt romney and others, republican never trumpers, establishment types, did not come to his aid, did not unite, and therefore committed a political sin of a little premature. what trump needs to do really is get enough of the working class white american electorate out tonight to match that hispanic and african-american voters in the clinton campaign. he made a number of speeches specifically aimed at african-americans and latinos and modified his position in a couple of ways, his politics in
getting those numbers. his campaign was focused on a handful of battleground states. more often than not, he went to rule parts of those states. not so much looking for the moderate independent swing vote or disaffected democrats. although that was very much part of his rhetoric, remains to be seen whether or not he was able to rouse them. >> carl cameron live in new york. an alert now. we're expecting there to be irregularities throughout the night and their happened. north carolina, where the polls are scheduled to close across the state at 8:00 eastern time. they will not. they will almost everywhere. but at eight precincts in durham county and one in columbus, the election board just made the decision that they'll keep the polls open for an extra hour. meaning if you're online or inline as they would say in north carolina, by 9:00 eastern time you can vote. why? there were irregularities early
voting. they couldn't get the electronic voting up in time. it stopped all of the voting in eight different precincts in durham county. north carolina will not completely close its polls until 9:00 eastern instead of 8:00 eastern. that means north carolina, this state that hillary clinton believes if she wins it, she moves to 1600 pennsylvania, it's going to take an we all of us have watched the race unfold. sean spicer has been right in the middle of it all. he's been immersed in this election in a way few others will ever experience. and we'll speak with him live right after this on fox broadcasting's all night
polls are closed in six states across america. donald trump got two of them. hillary clinton got one of them. we're just getting started. more polls 12 minutes. three different states. and we'll have those for you when it happens. first, let's bring in sean spicer, chief strategist and communications director at the republican national committee. sean, good evening, how are you? >> doing great. how are you? >> i wonder -- we're very focused on florida. i wonder what are you hearing,
done well in the past. and we're seeing our performance do better than we have. we've seen deterioration on some of the areas that the democrats have to do. >> what areas that you see in florida do you like specifically? >> i like -- well, right now, we're seeing an underperformance in places the democrats have to do well in miami-dade. >> among african-americans? >> the panhandle is coming in strongnd >> how does orlando look? that's an area obama won by i think about 7,000. the early numbers there look like right now the democrat is up by about 60,000, 70,000. again, it's very early. >> one of the things that's important to note, we had 84 staffers there in 2012. we now have 1,800. we've been able to get the early vote out.
obama machine was able to run up 100,000 early vote advantage. we cut that by 81,000. so we feel really good about where we are in florida right now. >> how much concern do you have in the autopsy from the last election, the word was, you got to do more outreach to african-americans and latinos. the decision was apparently made by the campaign to go in a different direction. florida is now filled with a whole new population of ricans, venezuelans and others. has that hurt you and if so, how badly? >> i don't think so. i think we're doing really well. we've held our own in the i-4 corridor where the puerto ricans community is. we've been monitoring the hispanic vote for a while. donald trump's done a bunch of outreach to the cuban community
mighty good for you to be here. we'll speak to you a little later. >> you bet. kevin kate is with us, a man who knows florida and well. he's the co-founder of a public relations firm based in florida. he's worked with president obama's campaign in 2008, worked with chary chris. as you look at numbers tonight, without being specific because the polls haven't closed, democrats have said orlando in the middle of it is very important this time. what do you think? >> a lot of them are puerto ricans. i know you had some numbers -- i don't see clinton doing as well as she needs to be doing right now in miami-dade where we have tons and tons of votes in our state. >> are those african-american votes? >> it's hard to tell right now. the area that i mention the
>> jacksonville area. >> those numbers right now are looking good for secretary clinton. panellas county, that's trending good for secretary clinton. >> as we look at the state of florida, in general over the years, the panhandle, top left of the state, walton, bay counties, that whole area heavily military, very republican. how would the turnout the early model suggests the panhandle has close to record numbers potentially. >> you are going to see a torrent of donald trump votes when we get into the panhandle. they are largely responsible for how massive his win was in the primary against senator rubio. >> much of the panhandle is in the central time zone. florida polls close at 8:00 eastern and 7:00 central.
there until 8:00. also important down in florida, this miami-dade is more african-american. but ft. lauderdale is an area where the population really has changed with an influx of latinos. >> absolutely. from a democratic standpoint, you want to look right there. from a republican standpoint, i've heard some of them mention it, they're looking more towards naples. >> on the southwest coast. naples, ft. myers. all through lee county that whole area is heavily republican. >> absolutely. >> more wealthy area. you go inland a little bit, more immigrant communities. but the long and short of it is, florida is very much in play tonight. the trump camp said if we don't win florida we're out of this thing. the polls are minutes away from closing in some of the biggest battleground states.
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network election coverage continues now with shepard smith. right now. it's 7:30 on the east coast. and this is a fox news election alert. the polls have just closed in three more states including two battleground a watching all night. the first, ohio. the decision desk tells us it is too early to make a call in the state of ohio. the numbers are not in. ohio of course, the rule with ohio is, if you're a republican, you cannot win the white house without ohio. that's what history tells us. history has been thrown out the window largely this year, but that one may hold. the state has voted for the
were supposed to close at 7:30 eastern and they settle all across the state. except in eight precincts in durham county and one in columbus county where they'll get an extra hour. we don't believe that will be so close that we won't be able to make a call in the next hour. we shall see. the fox news decision desk tells us hillary clinton does have a lead, but it is too early to declare a winner in the bell weather state of north carolina. fox news will win the state of west virginia. this is just in. and in no way a surprise. it's a solid republican state and has been. mitt romney won it with 62.3% of the vote to obama's 35%. that was back in '12 -- 2012. it's solid republican. the five electoral votes from the state of west virginia officially according to the fox news decision team now go to donald trump. polls closed a half hour ago in
this is virginia. we now have 5% of all precincts reporting. donald trump with a lead, but it's still too close to call. this is georgia. in georgia, it is still too close to call, but you can see, we have less than 1% in. though you see a 50-point spread there, that is not at all how this night is going to be. less than 1%, the numbers mean almost nothing. georgia is a very different city in midtown atlanta that it is the rural areas of the peach state. depending on where they're coming in, we won't know georgia for just a little while. the state of south carolina, still too close to call. less than 1% in in the state of south carolina. big picture now. four states are called. let's look at the electoral count for the night. you have to have 270 votes in the electoral college to win this night or any night in presidential elections. right now, donald trump has 24.
another big thing we'll be watching all night is the battle for the united states senate. watching two races in states that have already closed. fox news projects the ohio republican rob portman will hang onto his seat against the democratic former governor ted strickland. this has been a closely contested contest in the state of ohio, a state that leans right in the presidential pick. a state where rob portman has been against throughout this. fox news has just called that rob portman will win the senate race in the state of ohio. no call to be made right now in north carolina where the republican senator richard burr is in a very tight race with deborah ross. balance of power in the senate, all republican. you need 51% for a majority if you're republican. the vice president would be the president pro tem of the senate. that would give them the tie breaker.
pick up five to maintain control. this is very much in play. the exit polling suggests to us what we've known for a long time, the six or seven toss-up states in the race for the senate are very much toss-up tonight. based on the races we've already called so far, balance of power in the senate, democrats with 37, republicans with 33. there are 100 in there. it will be a while. obviously a long way to go. seats throughout the night as they're called. we're less than a half hour away now from the next poll closings at 8:00 eastern, including the biggest battleground, the state of florida, just 25 minutes away. a slew of closings coming here on fox broadcast network just 25 minutes from now. to our panel now, we have the democratic strategist, tom
that we rely on. and morgan is a republican strategist. florida, florida, florida as tim russert used to say. as florida goes, the election will go. >> well, the interesting thing about florida is whether donald trump will have lost florida because the empire strikes back, the latinos which have traditionally not come out to vote are suddenly coming out this time around. if the latinos make the difference in this margin in florida, one can make the argument he lost that election the day he came down that gold-plated elevator 15 months ago and started talking about a wall and doubling down on rhetoric that a lot of latinos found offensive to them. early voting shows they may have come out. they are disproportionately latino this year. >> tom, is that how your polls have looked? >> it's close.
republicans feel pretty good. it's still very early going there. i expect it's going to be really close in florida. >> morgan, from the republican side, sean spicer talking about a heavy turnout in the panhandle. >> which is still voting, by the way. >> sure. but a huge turnout from the exit polling and just from the lines they're seeing has been very good for republicans. >> it is good for republicans. what i'm looking going on with marco rubio. there's a report that marco rubio is ten points up in absentee voting in miami-dade county. we're talking about the presidential race. i think it's still very early. what a lot of us are watching for is a balance of power in the senate. calling indiana. good for todd young. states like indiana, florida, nevada we're going to be watching tonight for the balance of power. good numbers for rubio so far. >> there was a time republicans
race, when it looked as if the down ballot effect might wash right over marco rubio. the democrats -- he had a very wealthy challenger who really could have, from all that i see, written checks for $30 million -- i mean, noticed it, but could have done it. looked like the democrats decided this is not a place where we feel like the dollars make sense. >> very expensive state. patrick murphy was they had better opportunities in other states. >> the check mate state for democrats, as they put it, is not florida, but this year north carolina. largely because of the changing -- partially because of the changing demographics in north carolina and local issues north carolina's been dealing with. >> north carolina's not necessary. if she wins florida -- >> correct. >> north carolina is interesting because of what you said. very competitive governors race
>> where can i go to the bathroom in north carolina? >> and a lot of people have moved into the research triangle. that demographic -- you saw the demographic where that went from really being a -- >> suburbs of the city. >> right. and now they're trending south and they're going south. a lot of people feel that georgia maybe and north carolina by 2020 or 2024. we're seeing the deep south start to suddenly go ever tell the tale this year. north carolina, not crucial to the hillary people if she in fact wins florida. >> which doesn't mean it's not the checkmate state. you know where it's happening, it's happening in and around charlotte. it's happening in and around the raleigh durham area where you have all of those universities and clean tech industry. and the people who would populate that from the
northwest, all moving in this traditionally very, very red area which is north carolina. the suburban areas, rural areas of north carolina are still very red. but the cities in north carolina are changing and has been changing. >> that's right. you have to look at mecklenburg county, charlotte's the seat there. obama took 100,000 votes out of mecklenburg county in 2012. with the concerns that hillary's campaign has had with early vote in interesting to keep an eye on those two counties to see whether hillary is falling short. >> republicans have said from the beginning, we don't believe african-americans are going to be there for hillary clinton in the way they were there for barack obama. for many reasons that are obvious. if the turnout is suppressed in north carolina, the stuff we're talking about in the big cities will be negated and north carolina is very much up for grabs. >> that's exactly what robby
raleigh durham is the millennials. according to some of the early exit polling, clinton was winning by 51%, trump around 34%. we're talking about -- which is worse than obama. we're talking about how the deep south is changing, but we're also forgetting that ohio is trending well for trump in early voting. michigan could be an upset tonight. it's not just the deep south that's changing. >> you know what it seems like, the way our divide is changing is what's so fascinating to me. it seems to be beginning just about with trickle down economics, those who have benefited from that, the 1% and others who have benefited are voting in one way, and those who have the feeling at least that they've been left behind are voting another. that seems to be the new divide.
>> it's such a unique election. we have two unique candidates that have 100% name id, they're both unfavorable. regardless of who wins, this is a realigning election. we now have donald trump representing the working class republican party. he's running as an anti-trade candidate. 180 degrees from republican orthodox over the last 40 years. and hillary clinton is trying to replicate missing that middle piece. we're going to look back on this tomorrow and the coming days and see it really was a realigning election. >> we talk about north carolina closing, virginia closing. normally at this point in an election night, this is my fifth of these, by now we'd be talking about evangelicals. what they're doing, where they're going. i mean evangelicals are not a way that we are categorizing things this time.
>> you know how we should be cat -- categorizing, obama was -- hillary was leading them by about over 27% last week. that's a huge realignment. that's not a race based. that is an education. that's what you said earlier. who's left behind. more and more, this is an economy that's benefiting people who are college educated or higher and leaving behind those who don't have a college that's the realignment i think you see in this election. >> when i was a kid in high school, you get get out of high school, make a very good living. in the northeast, you could work in factories just as your parents had done. make a great up to middle class living for the rest of your life. those jobs are gone. one of the candidates has said we're going to bring back those jobs. those jobs are not coming back because the economy has shifted.
wage and make people who build things and make things make more money, that's not happening in the rest of the world. that is the next thing on which this nation must ffocus. stand by, getting a good idea of what issues push people to come out and vote. what brought people to the polls and what pushed them away and what americans are looking for in their next president. our first round of fox news exit polls are out and they're coming to you now on fox network, continuing coverage of
we've gotten a chance to speak with people as they leave l polls stations across america this afternoon and now into the evening. martha is following exit polls from across the country. she's here in new york with us. >> so interesting to hear what people are saying when they walk out of those polls. one of the big questions in this election has been does donald trump have the right temperament to be president. hillary clinton has gone after him very hard 64% say no, he does not have the right temperament to be president. that message appears to have resonated with voters. however, one in four characterize themselves as being very angry as they went into the polls tonight. they like donald trump. no big surprise there. he has definitely spoken to that element in the populous. 75% of those who say they're angry with federal government voted for donald trump. this one i find really
we know there's been a lot of talk from the trump campaign that they are bringing in voters for the first time. people saying i never vote the before or haven't voted in 25 years, i'm coming out for donald trump. the first-time voter, 55% go for hillary clinton and 37% went for donald trump. so even those first-time voters, white voter that a lot of people thought was going to come out that hadn't come out in a long time, they appear to be siding with hillary clinton tonigh we got so far. >> any surprises from your standpoint early going? >> look at these issues that have been compelling in the news lately. the e-mail issue for example. about 62% of voters say, i was very bothered by the e-mail scandal. then you look at the one that is clearly donald trump's biggest problem with women, also bothered a lot of voters. about 72% say that they were
the "america's news hq" -- "access hollywood" tape and all the rest. >> overall, they're the at least popular candidates we've ever had. >> what a lovely accolade. >> not what they were hoping for. >> exactly. >> martha will be in with us all night here on fox. let's look at the electoral board as it's come in for the two candidates tonight. only a handful of states have eastern time. closed three more at 7:30 eastern time and we've only been able to call a view. west virginia, kentucky, and indiana won by donald trump. and the state of vermont won so far by hillary clinton. we're still watching for florida. the things we've been able to learn so far about florida are this, ft. lauderdale, very high latino turnout in that area. which benefits the democrat.
turnout from walton, bay counties, everything along the northwest corridor of florida, big turnout there. that benefits the republican. naples and collier county, ft. myers, cape coral and up the coast to fort charlotte and the rest, that's the lower western side, the left side of the state of republican coming in with big numbers tonight. then you hear all the time about the i-4 corridor, that are into kissimmee and orlando, which is orange county, a huge influx of latino voters, go up and around to the bedroom communities of longwood. then over on the coast on the right-hand side of the state in daytona beach and all of the rest, big turnout there as well. first, a fox news election alert. in the state of south carolina,
and the fox news decision team tells us south carolina will indeed go to donald trump. this is traditionally of course a red state. not a huge -- huge surprise this one. but south carolina had been one that when it first closed, we were not able to call it. the state of south carolina, solid republican with its nine electoral votes. mitt romney won it back in 2012. won it by about 10 points over now president obama. we're not sure what the spread is going to carolina. but the fox news decision team now proclaimed south carolina goes to hillary clinton. so an update of the big board and states won so far tonight. states won, south carolina, west
approaching seven minutes before 8:00 here on the east coast of the united states. and 8:00 is a big hour. at 8:00, polls close in the state of florida and in the state of pennsylvania. we hope to have race calls coming up just minutes from now. for republican donald trump, kentucky and indiana. those all go into the trump category. for hillary clinton, so far just vermont. we're still waiting for the calls from the big states that have already closed on the east coast. those states including north carolina and virginia. both toss-up -- well, not
(kelly-2shot) this is a (kelly-2shot) this is a fox >> this is fox 13 election update. >> we are glad to have you with us. look at the presidential race what it looks like if florida. >> right now it is hillary clinton with 50% and donald trump with 47 percent of the vote as you can of the numbers in so still a very early night. let's go to fox 13 political editor craig patrick. okay craig. take us through the numbers. >> well the very moment hillary clinton is leading but gone back and forth by the minute as a matter of fact. donald trump was leading just a couple of moments ago so you have to take a look at what is happening county by county and right now donald trump is doing very, very well in northern florida as you would expect and in many of the rural counties but if you look at the i 4
is doing very, very well with 16 percent of the vote in hospital borrow county. look at this winning which more than 40,000 vote. 53, 43 at hillsboro and winning the battle in this county and voted much much closer in hillary clinton leads by a little over a little more than 10,000 votes. but you take a look at is what happening on the east side of the i 4 corridor. orange county is an example. look at ts votes separate clinton and trump. clinton leading by some 30 percentage points in orange county. if that holds up. if pattern continues that would be hard for donald trump to surmountain. keep in mind the polls close at 8:00 o'clock in the western pan handle and with this we expect donald trump to do very, very well asterisk scott did 4 years ago in the northern panhandle. with that expect these numbers to toggle back and forth thoughout the night. mark and kelly the night is
watching of course the u.s. senate race between rubio and murphy this has been close from the get go and look at it right now. we have go go got about 15 percent total reporting. rubio with very slight lead over murphy. just about 4 points between them right now but again rubio only 15 percent reporting so probably not a good handle for another hour. >> not at all because remember still the panhandle number not even started to be counted yet. another big race to watcof district 13. david jolly and charley crist. >> look at the coming in today. most poll show christ with slight lead over jolly and so far that is holding true. few more numbers coming in. 19 percent reporting here in florida and christ the former florida governor right now with about a 6 personal point lead over incumbent jolly right now. let's go to hailey with the jolly campaign in saint pete hotel. the numbers don't look good for
>> for now the mood is optimistic and people are hoping that he can pull it out at the last second but right now the small room is filling up as the last poll are closing down in florida and we heard representative jolly wasn't wasting any time out in the community meeting voters. holding campaign signs hoping to secure the last few votes that could help him keep his seat in the u.s. house of representatives for florida 13th district but as mention last check with the supervisor of election it is very close between the two with christ holding a lead and it's at last check looks with 3 quarters of the precinct coming into the county. so far we haven't spotted david jolly yet. alarm crowd more than 100 people awaiting the spwrachbilitys his friends. family. supporters. he's from here. reelection campaign is unfinished business. he has been n.e. lectricityed
yourself and going up against very well known former florida governor charlie christ. long career as an elect official in florida so we are watching and waiting as the votes coming in. finding out if this district will remain red as it has for many, many years or if tonight it will flip over to blue now back to you. >> thank you so much hailey. fox 13 with the christ campaign in saint pete beach he's at the done caesar. >> so far so good last check christ up 6 points over incumbent jolly. still a lot of votes to go but look like the district could flip from republican to democrat-tonight. of course christ came in with a 5 point lead so sort of seeing the poll mirror the numbers tonight. this is important election for christ come off the loss against rick scott for governor couple years ago.
so far he's doing well here at the caesar keeping a close eye on the poll numbers. were expecting to hear from christ a little later on this evening. we know the banner is up. podium is ready so only a matter of time until he takes the stage. also tell you his fan is in the house. we know he's a fan of the fan as he says and if it's here he certainly can not be too far away. a lot of optimism in the room. folks pretty happy. fums seem if they stay on the path the 13 congressional district will go to charley crist. live in saint pete beach. >> all right josh how about amendment now. this is amendment one. solar amendment we need 60 percent to pass. right now only 53 percent in favor of amendment one. this is of course highly controversial amend many. 12 percent reporting but rate now if these numbers hold true amendment one will not pass. much more here on fox 13
coverage for the very latest results in the state of florida and beyond just log on to our web site also. we'll see y 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 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
be a minute. 75% of all precincts in florida are now reporting. hillary clinton with the slight lead. she has 3,465,00 votes. that's the early number in florida where polls closed just two minutes ago. 75% reporting. the state of florida right now, too close to call. 29 electoral votes up for grabs there. donald trump has said if i do not win the presidency. we could know in just the next few minutes. the decision desk has also not been able to call the extremely important state of pennsylvania. the numbers aren't yet in but, you know, pennsylvania surrounds itself in philadelphia. it is the philadelphia democratic machine that brought thousands out to try to win those collar counties around the city of philadelphia. hundreds of thousands of votes lead expected for democrats
that state to donald trump? it has been leaning toward democrats during this season but certainly voters will decide and pennsylvania has been showing in our exit polls to be very close tonight. it has not voted for a republican presidential candidate since george bush the 41st back in 1988. many more to call yet. no call in the battleground state of new hampshire. we're expecting this will be close. only 5% of all precincts are reporting. 54% -- 55 spread right now. don't pay attention to that 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
a lead in ohio, but it's very 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 county, and then the rural areas, the rural will most likely go largely republican. the more city areas will go largely democratic. not totally, but largely. and that will be the decision in north carolina which is a battleground state, no doubt, and one in which both candidates have been campaigning and hard. then there's the state of virginia, also already closed. virginia with one quarter of all precincts reporting and donald trump with about a 13-point lead
precincts are reporting. virginia is decided. the difference in the rural and the city. it's the counties around washington, d.c., the area where so many government workers live, more liberal area versus the more rural areas of virginia. virginia is a tossup state, has been for many cycles. virginia too close to call. the state of georgia now, normally a red state, of course, but the population is changing in the state of georgia. right now donald trump with a 3% of all stations are reporting. way too early for the state of georgia. the atlanta area will tell us a lot here. that will go a lot more democrat if history is our guide. the more rural areas of the peach state to go to the republican, but georgia, too close to call. now to some polls that have just closed now. 8:00 eastern time. the state of oklahoma is closed and fox news now projects donald trump wins the state of oklahoma. a reliably red state in no way
so far, it's too close to call which mostly means we don't have anything in yet from the state of alabama. on to mississippi. at one point, a long time ago in this session, somebody mentioned mississippi might when a tossup. somebody was wrong. mississippi is solid red and now the state of mississippi, the fox news decision team now calls for the republican, donald trump. almost nothing in, but has been called, the state of mississippi will go republican tonight. then there's missouri. th been called as well. this is brand new on fox. 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
going. it's not going to end up this far apart, but tennessee goes the republicans and donald trump. off to the state of illinois, illinois has just been called as well. the fox news decision team projects illinois goes to hillary clinton. the state of illinois and its electoral votes to her. moving on to the state of new jersey, new jersey has just been called as well. a reliably blue state, though for a while a republican governor who few may know, it's 14 electoral votes in the state of new jersey. will now go to hillary clinton the call for the state of new jersey. 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.
for grabs. no call yet in the state of 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 tse district go to hillary clinton. and then there's the stat of rhode island, tonight it's just been called after closing eight minutes ago, rhode island goes to hillary clinton. finally, state of maine, maine and its four electoral votes still up for grabs. the fox news decision team has not yet made a call there. let's recap some of those that closed in the last hour. eastern time. fox news projects donald trump will win the state of indiana.
points at this moment. fox has called that one for donald trump. in addition, the decision desk has called kentucky, the bluegrass state, reliably republican, and republican again tonight as donald trump, we project, will win the state of kentucky. and the state of vermont, fox news projects hillary clinton will win vermont and vermont three electoral votes will go to hillary clinton. fox news also projects donald trump will win the state of west virginia. west virginia and its five electoral votes to go to d called south carolina. south carolina with its nine electoral votes. those all will go to donald trump. and here's a look at the states each candidate has won so far. this is all the polls that closed at 7:00 eastern, 7:30 eastern and 8:00 eastern. all the ones that have now been called. mississippi, south carolina, tennessee, oklahoma, missouri, kentucky, west virginia, and indiana, all of those to donald trump.
and a conglomeration of states in the northeast. massachusetts and vermont, maryland and new jersey, all of those going to hillary clinton tonight. then we can move on to the latest in the electoral vote count. as you add all of those up, it is very early and it is very close. hillary clinton with 68 electoral votes in the states we've been able to call. donald trump with 67. we'll be updating these numbers and throughout the night. now, one of the biggest stories of the night is the battle for the united states senate. it is very much up for grabs tonight. there is a belief that republicans have a chance of holding onto the u.s. senate, but it is not a sure thing and far from it, it is up for grabs and the democrats could capture it. we're watching six races at this hour in florida. marco rubio decided he would run for re-election at the last minute after losing the gop nomination. even in his home state
congressman patrick murphy. it's too close -- i should say too close to call even with 80% of all precincts reporting. in new hampshire the republican senator kelly ayotte facing the democratic governor, maggie hassan. this one had been close but in the late going, kelly ayotte has made a big serge. only 6% of the vote are in. we're not able to call that. in pennsylvania, the republican senator pat toomey trying to hang onto his seat against the democrat katie mcginty. in illinois senator mark kirk facing off democratic congresswoman tammy duckworth. we have just called this. tammy duckworth is the winner in the state of illinois for the united states senate. now that is a pickup for democrats. that's one pickup on the night so far for democrats. tammy duckworth unseated mark kirk. not all together surprising. we sort of expected this but in a world where you need to pick up five if you're democrat, they've now picked up one. the first swing, the first flip
the illinois senate seat moves from mark kirk now to tammy duckworth. missouri senator roy blunt in a very tough race against his democratic challenger, missouri secretary of state and the u.s. army veteran jason kander. many know jason kander ran a television news ad and advertisement with himself blindfolded putting together an ar-15 saying i want to see ray blunt do that. he has been a challenger for roy blunt. we believe it was swinging in the late days to roy blunt. we shall see. the missouri senate race too close to call and still no call in the state of north carolina where the republican senator richard burr is in a very tight race with the democrat deborah ross. 53% of all precincts are reporting. the republican incumbent is trailing at this moment at about 3 percentage points. we're not close to a call yet in
late counties reporting and we expect this north carolina senate race will be close. now, a look at the balance of power in the u.s. senate right now. as i mentioned just a moment ago, there's been a pickup for the democrats. democrats need to pick up five seats to take control. if trump wins the white house. but they only need four seatses to control if clinton wins because the vice president is the tiebreaker. and tim kaine would be the tiebreaker for democrats. so here's new balance of power. this is of senate seats that are now won according t remain because they were not contested in this election cycle. democrats right now have 40 senate seats. republicans have 34. based on all those we've called so far. we'll be filling in the seats in the -- i should say the presidential races throughout the hour. we're less than 20 minutes away from the next poll closing in state of arkansas. let's bring in our panel. joining us from the clinton election headquarters in new york city is a clinton
how are things at the javit 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 20-plus points, we seem to be running ahead of that margin with a small percentage in so far. and then if you look at pennsylvania, we've seen reports today from city officials in philadelphia that they expect turnout to surpass the 2012 benchmark of 78% of registered voters turning out. so in the key bellwether areas of these battleground states, we're seeing turnout where it needs to be. we think we're on a path to 270 electoral votes tonight. >> donald trump has already said if hillary clinton wins the
the president. brian, here's what we're seeing in florida. there appears to not be as great of turnout in the miami-dade county area among african-americans as there had been during obama's last election. however, there's an enormous turnout of new voters, new voters mostly latino in and around orange county, over in the ft. lauderdale area. where do you think florida is right now and how important is it? >> well, florida i think is a must-have for donald trump. i think we should take him at his word because he's right. he needs t w get 270 electoral votes. and if you look at some of the 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
voting you saw 83% increase in hispanic turnout during early voting in north carolina. i think that's going to be a key story line throughout the night. the other key counties in florida right now, palm beach county is one where we're rung ahead of obama's pace there. in broward county before the polls closed tonight, they set an all-time record for turnout with more than 720,000 voters there. and then in hillsborough county, a key bellwether, the tampa-st. pete region based on the early figures in there, we're running ahead of 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.
she went -- she landed at the airport in winchester county around 3:30 a.m., greeted supporters then was voting at 6:00. i don't think she took a nap in between. she's tireless. we take our cues from her. >> brian fallon from the hillary clinton headquarters tonight at in new york city. thanks so much for being here. we love to check in with your people throughout the night. we wish you all the best. >> absolutely, shep. >> fox news dec projects in the state of florida the all-important senate race, 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
like murphy had a chance to steal the seat away from republicans yet marco rubio able to pull it out in the end. we don't know yet what the margin of victory is going to be. marco rubio will return as the senator from the state of florida. that means that is not a pickup for a democrat. that's hold for republicans. and that means democrats still need to pick up four more seats and not let any get away. kelly ayotte may have something to say about that. we'll be able to update the presidential race repeatedly and we believe we'll have some new calls in just a moment. the senate and the balance of power there very much up for grabs. and what does tomorrow bring? whoever wins this race, where does america head next? it's all part of our reporting on the fox broadcast night from fox news election headquarters in new york city.
race for the white house is on. it is as close as it the electoral college count is almost even. 68%-67% right now. need 270 to win. marco rubio has just been announced as the winner by the fox news decision team in the state of florida and the presidential race is absolutely 100% tied in the state of florida right now. would you look at these numbers? 28 votes now separate hillary
vots counted. that, ladies and gentlemen, is 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 florida right now. steve, man, it's close. >> reporter: shepard, it's just mind-boggling how close it is. everyone predicted it was going to be close. florida's been close in the past and now it's incredibly close, perhaps closer than ever before. one thing both sides agree on is just how important florida is. tim kaine called it check mate state. if the democrats win, they say they can stop donald trump and trump, himself, who has a second home here says this is absolutely crucial to his path.
this campaign is tremendous campaigning by both candidates as well as their surrogates. president obama was down here time and time again. really signaling the importance of this and seen tremendous passion on both sides from the trump supporters at huge rallies across florida, you saw thousands and thousands of people waiting all day in line. and now in the last weekend, the soles to the polls event, saw african-american churches, huge crowds as well, an incredible 6.5 million people voting early. what we really could see when this is all told is the importance of the hispanic vote in florida. four years ago they underperformed, under 50%. that is quite digit this time around. they are overperforming. more hispanics voted early in this election than voted in the entire election of 2012. so that's a key demographic. the two biggest groups, cuban-americans mainly here in south florida, traditionally
ricans, a close second to the cubans, their numbers are rising each month through that economic turmoil on the island of puerto rico. they are coming here, voting overwhelmingly democratic. so really a battle for that hispanic vote taking place right in the center of the state. if the south is liberal and the north the panhandle is conservative, it's right there along the i-4 corridor where a razor thin battle will be won. shepard, back to you. >> appear, steve, your announcements about the latino community, the new into florida, are one thing. that's giving an edge to the democrats. and yet the african-american vote in south florida, miami-dade county and surrounding areas, that african-american vote is way down from the last election cycle. and that could give the balance it allows donald trump to have a shot in florida. >> certainly for the democrats to win the state of florida they have to follow the path president obama did four years ago. he won the state by just 70,000
less than 1%. he did it by running up huge margins here in the south. in miami-dade and broward counties. huge margins among african-american voters and young voters. initially in the early voting, those two groups have underperformed. we did see heavy voting in some of the big cities last two or three days of early voting. heavy reports, too, in broward county. a record number of ballots cast there. for the democrats to win, really have to perform well in these southern mainly democratic >> steve harrigan, back to you.
let's go to political editor craig patrick.. craig.. can take us through some of the numbers us through some of the numbers you're seeing. you're seeing. . >> what are you seeing so far. >> well just a few moments ago they were separated with more than 8 million votes cast by a mere 70 margin favors donald trump county delivering for each candidate and how much vote is in. right now hillary clinton is winning hillsboro county. not overwhelmingly but by around 45,000 votes with 62 percent of the vote in. so if that trend continue that is could help hillary clinton. but if you look in the western panhandle the poll screws closed at 8:00 o'clock. you have some counties in the western panhandle. you know we are delivering a very big way for donald trump. the question is does hillary
the south east portion of the state and certainly along the i 4 corridor to counter that and regain the lead as the night pro dresses if you look at what is happening on the eastern side of the i 4 corridor you have hillary clinton just wiping out donald trump if orange county. that's in the orlando area with all of the votes nearly all of them in so you have to keep an eye in particular on broward, palm beach, miami-dade county to see how much more of that vote will come in. >> if i remember correctly wasn't it broward county few years ago that had the returns country was waiting on broward county. >> yes, it was 4 years ago. 12 years ago 2000 we had a recounsel. recount. that's with less than half of one percent right there at this point we are at that because donald trump is at 2 2 point margin over hillary clinton. >> big race we are watching is the u.s. senate race between rubio and murphy. it's a close one. >> we now have a winner. rubio has won reelection. just called the a p screws
be yo campaign they are celebrating right now. kevin? >>reporter: yes they are. this is certainly a large measure of redemocrats for rubio. remember this is the state that delivered him a crushing defeat in the presidential preference primary. 8 months ago back in march. rubio dropped out after that loss here in florida. but now the state the entire state not just the republican but the general electorate here has sent rubio again this was the race that he was not even going to run at the last minute. he decided to get into it just before the deadline of the ballot to get in so rubio back into it. so now you know rubio out polled donald trump. this is key. rubio done better than trump by 70,000 votes. so i think that's interesting here. you see this is an area of
this is his base and it drivrd for him tonight. >> all right we'll come back now a few minutes. >> let's go now to erin in palm beach garden. okay the reaction there have they come out yet to say anything ill. >> not at this point but we are expecting concession speech in the next 5 to 10 minutes that's what a member of the campaign staff has told me for patrick murphy could happen any minute now. any second now. but as fast as this room off of the bat we heard a lot of people saying the campaign manager telling us a lot of optimism as the results start to come in. early results in broward county showing record turn out. that is was show boating well for patrick murphy but in the end not enough to overcome. but live in fight now for the amendment. big fuss tonight.
needed in florida that means the state of that will now legalize medical marijuana for people with a number of specific debilitating disease as drm by your doctor of co course. this fell short of the 60 percent required to pass two years ago and some of the poll had it very, very close this time but coming in with 71 percent the more than 50 51 percent of the precinct reporting certainly looks it has been called. >> let's look at amendment one. this is a solar amendment controversial. doesn't look like it will pass. still we only have 64 percent but 51 percent the yes vote and you need 60 percent for this to pass but right now it doesn't look like. >> all kinds of stuff going on. fums from south in. panhandle numbers as well. florida could literally be decided here within the next few minutes. stay with fox 13 for complete election coverage for the very latest results of course stay with fox 13 news tot come and we'll be right here back in
five pickup for the democrat means they take control. fox broadcast network election coverage continues with shepard smith. this is a fox broadcast network election alert. fox news now projects donald trump will win the state of alabama. took a while to call it after the polls closed there. the reason for that is they're kind of slow getting their numbers in from the state of alabama tonight. less than 1% of all precincts reporting. enough to say only about 1,100 voters in, donald trump will win the state of alabama tonight. quite easily. the decision desk called the indiana senate race, a bit of surprise to election watchers, not in recent days but a surprise.
bayh moved out of his district in indiana, asked his address, could not remember it, had not been back to the state very much and todd young called him on it loudly and often in commercials and todd young, fox news projects wils pick up the open senate seat in the state of indiana. not a pickup for republicans, it was an open seat held by a republican previously. polls have now closed in the state of arkansas. arkansas for the republicans, for the presidential race, closed at 8:30 eastern time, 7:30 central. arkansas too close to call. solid republican throughout. arkansas not called yet. kentucky senator rand paul republican presidential candidate himself before dropping out of the race in february. he's with us now live from
will win re-election tonight. 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 we've had a big sweep here in 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
especially during the main of the republican primaries. you've suggested that he was not a kind of leader that your party needed. what is it that republicans are going to need to do now, and what will the republican center be? what will define the republican party tomorrow and going forward. >> i just finished myacceptance speech for my victory. i said we need a better, bolder party, more diverse party. i said from the beginning when i made my run at the presidency, we need to be more diverse, need more african-americans, more hispanics. i spent time specifically campaigning in the african-american presinks in the western part of louisville in hopes of trying to get conversions and to the republican party and get people to believe that republicans do care about people who live in poverty and who have bad schools. and don't have economic opportunity. so i worked very hard to try to prove that, yes, republicans do care, but also electorally,
pretty big way. you have to be able to compete in chicago. you have to go out there and compete for african-american votes. and republicans haven't done enough of it. and i think the party in the future to win nationally, to win the presidency again, will have to do that. >> rand paul who win again his seat in senate from the state of kentucky live with us from louisville tonight. senator, thank you so much. all the best. >> thanks, shep. >> ed rollins is with us, gop campaign consultant, fox news director for ronald reagan's successful bid in 1984. he's with us now. where do you see things? >> it's a very tough, very close race. obviously the democrats had great organization, turned out a lot of hispanic voters. lot of puerto ricans in florida. that's a very close race. obviously it hasn't been called yet. trump has to win that and move forward. he certainly matched that organization, that state, it's a dead-even race. the key thing here is both senator paul and marco rubio who have won re-election, both said
those are two key senate races and they basically allow us to keep the senate. the indiana seat is also very important. >> if you keep it, they're a large part of it. >> very large part of it. obviously it's with a one or two-seat margin. it's very critical that they basically are willing to deal with the other side. >> kelly ayotte up in the state of new hampshire, that was a long, hard slog. how did that happen? a lot of money. >> over $100 million. $130 million for a state that's four electoral it's a gigantic sum of money. that's more money than mondale 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
some seats in the house. you know, ryan is obviously going to get re-elected as speaker in this contest. if it's 50/50 in the senate or the democrats control the senate, any one senator is king. one senator can move off and take it and really have to have a loyal opposition on these big issues. so it's critical republicans win the sfat. >> do you have a sense of what the republican focus is tomorrow? >> better be about hispanics, go back and read the previous analysis of four yea a because everything that we said he said in that autopsy, we didn't do. and obviously they're paying the price for it tonight. >> i remember george bush talking about how civility doesn't end at the rio grande, donald trump talking about building walls there. a large part of the republican electorate has bought into this idea that we need a wall, that we need separation, that we need to be in large part an isolationist place. that's not what's going to win votes in united states. >> equally as important, you can't basically just talk about hispanic voters.
obviously puerto rican voters which is a lot more puerto ricans now in florida and you obviously have cubans, very strong supporters, the younger generation. puerto rican vote in florida now around tampa bay is really a very critical thing for democrats. >> florida is very much up for grabs in the presidential race. >> third largest state. the bottom line, california, texas is large, florida is a swing state. it's ten media markets. it's the ultimate mia we're not going to be in it. >> 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.
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one minute before the hour on the fox broadcast network. the electoral numbers. trump with 76. she needs 270 to win the white house. we're a long way to go. it's the bellwether tossup states that are going to decide this. right now, florida, ohio and north carolina, too close. way too close to call and those are the ones that are on donald trump's path to the white house. if it's possible, it goes through those states. joining us now is the fox news sunday host, chris wallace. as tight as they can be. >> yeah, and while they're swing states we should point out they're almost must-win states for donald trump.
no republican has won the presidency without winning florida since 1924. only one democrat has won north carolina since 1976. that was barack obama in 2008, and then he was taken back by romney in 2012. and no republican has ever been elected president without ohio. so you got to win all three states and even if he does, and he wins all the other romney states, that only gets him to 253, he's still 17 votes short of the es states. north carolina is a battle between the cities, charlotte, mecklenburg county, raleigh-durham area, universities around there versus the rural areas. there's a balance. >> that's true in all of these places. the states are split. like country is split. split between men and women. we're seeing a huge gender gap split between the races. split on education. and we're seeing that -- i have to stay, florida is a surprise to me because, you know, i'll
florida because of this huge hispanic vote. we're talking about maybe 20% of the electorate being hispanic. >> many first-time voters. >> right. but look at these -- i mean, it's florida. we're still within, like, a point. we're still within, you know, thousands of votes. not hundreds of thousands of votes. >> and the reason appears to be though there's this enormous influx of new voters, first-time voters who are hispanic, along the i-4 corridor, also down in expecting a bigger turnout in duvall county around jacksonville. they've not seen that. one of the places that looks to be most disappointing for the democrats is the african-american turnout in miami-dade county. it's crucial there and the numbers are down. >> yeah, again, as i say, that was a surprise to me. i expected that trump was going to lose florida and if you look at this map tonight, he has not lost a must-win state yet. >> nope. >> and, you know, it's all
must-have states are too close to call. if he were to win all those states plus the romney states, he's at 253, 17 electoral votes away from the presidency. this is still wide open for him. >> then we talk about ohio, obviously no one, republicans must go through ohio to win. john scott, our anchor, has been reporting from ohio throughout the day and the word out of ohio is turnout is down. the weather is not perfect there. they had hoped in the state of -- in the city of cleveland, for instance, for there to be a large african-american turnout. the numbers are not there from the last turnaround. >> this brings us to a bigger issue, the clinton's challenge was try to recreate the obama coalition of barack obama was not on the ballot. one of the questions we're seeing is can she get the african-american vote, can she get the millennial vote? she certainly is getting the woman vote, but can she put together all the disparate elements of the obama coalition and the answer is we don't know
clinton in the end, if there is a president clinton, you need 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. lot of people were talking about the fact that in some of these swing states that the republicans were going to be -- were going it be dragged down by trump, that he was going to be an anchor on them. we saw some republican, rubio in florida, portman in ohio who have run strong, aggressive independent campaigns have run ahead of trump and the night's already over. they've already been projected as the winners.
winning in indiana, that's an interesting one. a lot of people thought that was going to be a flip to the democrats with evan bayh. no. so, you know, the republicans may live to fight another day in terms of control of this senate. >> it appears that they may, indeed. all those senate seats are still up for grabs. when you look at this in the main, chris, in the main, we're talking about this election in a split, a different way than we have in election cycles past. the people who post trickle-down successful from that period to now are one side of the vote. and those who feel they've been left behind are another. there's also the split along gender gap. there's the socioeconomic split. there's the education split. these are fairly new in our election. we're not talking about evangelicals. we're talking about these other splits. >> that's right. socioeconomic. it's who you are. not what you believe in and your sense of who's going to help you and what the solutions are to a
electoral map seems to be changing. democrats -- i mean, georgia has not been called yet. you're seeing because of the growth of african-americans and the growth, particularly of hispanics, you're seeing some traditionally red states that may go democrat. not yet definite but certainly you're headed in that direction and conversely you're seeing rust belt states that may be swaying more to the republicans because of the trump argument against trade and immigration. >> how do you see the next hour playing these big -- these big, important swing states, florida, ohio, north carolina, we're going to have a better idea soon, but as close as they are now, if donald trump can get the three of them, he then has to figure out a place to flip somewhere out in the middle of the country, a state that's gone blue forever, he's got to have it. >> he could probably get -- a few states out west. >> pennsylvania, colorado, he could take new mexico. got to hold onto arizona.
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. chris wallace from fox news sunday on this fox station this sunday. make sure to join him. chris, thanks. >> i hope we have a president. >> i hope we will, too. we'll be right back as we search for one. stay tuned. [vo] wells fargo is making changes to make things right. first, all customers who have been impacted will be fully refunded. second, a confirmation will be sent when new personal or small business checking, savings or credit card accounts are opened.
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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 donald trump now has about a point-plus lead there. 113,203 votes separate hillary clinton and donald trump. the republican, donald trump, with the lead in florida. trump's campaign has said florida is a must-win. an absolute must-win if he wants the presidency. so far so good. big picture of everything we're watching, bill hemmer with the bill board and look at florida and beyond. >> good evening to you.
years ago. do you remember? wow, we going back? what do you think? >> possible. >> at the moment right now, shepard, this is a difference of 113,000 votes. trump's at 4.3 million. clinton's at 4.1 million inching toward 4.2. what is going on in florida tonight? go down just a little bit and show you, all right? this is hillsborough county. this is tampa. see what trump is doing at the moment? a bit of an edge right now as we zero in on counties. what we always talk about, when we discuss florida, is where the balance of the vote is located. for democrats oftentimes it's in the southeast. broward, palm beach county. for republicans in the panhandle. they almost offset each other. what's the counterbalance in between both? oftentime it's the i-4 corridor, tampa, runs up through orange county and orlando, goes up to volusia county and daytona beach. and the trump team thought for a
that they were going -- mitt romney flipped two states in florida four years -- sorry, two counties in florida two years ago. one was volusia county, daytona beach area, flagler. right now trump is doing better by about five points, percentage points now, than mitt romney did four years ago. that kind of action, shepard, that's keeping this race close here in the state of florida. show you ohio at the moment, this is when we're seeing. too close to call. d 20,000 votes on the screen so 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
are there surprises up there? stay tuned. we're about to find out. >> yes, we are. those three states and 11 others close in just seven minute here's on the fox broadcast network. if you're donald trump, you got to have florida. if you're donald trump, you got to have north carolina. if you're donald trump, you got to have ohio. all of them are swing states. all of them are too close to call. all of them are possible. big states about to close. all of those that bill hemmer just mentioned. the suspense will end as w paid off and whose have fallen short. as our election night coverage
>> hello everybody. welcome back this is fox 13 election update. i'm kelly. >> i'm mark wilson thanks for joining us. president race watching is ever so close if florida. with all the polls in the panhandle now closed we have 74 percent. officially at the precinct trump right now with a little more than 100,000 vote lead. 49 to 48 percent. few more of the precinct we expect to come in from south florida. few more still come in from the panhandle. let's go to political editor craig patrick take us through the numbers here. still very much in the balance. >>reporter: very much in the balance. 8 million votes cast. about 30 minutes ago. they were separated by 70 vo votes. now there's a little more separation in favor of donald trump but you can't call this yet.
it's all about south east florida. delivering very heavily for hillary clinton. how much of the vote is still out. we look at miami dade county. 90 percent precinct reporting. not much more coming from there sow look next at broward county. yes. look. you have got a long way to go in the fort lauderdale area that was delivering very big for hillary clinton and you have palm beach county. this is showing a little less than half of the vote as yet to be reported. and here hillary clinton has already leading by more than 1 that is where hillary clinton can counter the wipe out she's taking in the northern panhandle. meanwhile what we see in hillsboro, pasco county delivering in a very big way for donald trump. hillsboro county delivering for hillary clinton but by smaller margin. pinellas county. right now separated by a mere 6000 votes. but pinellas county is already in. so at this point we are
mark and kelly in the panhandle. >> the numbers are just continuing. should get a decision i guess pretty soon craig thank you from florida any way. we have a winner in the district 13 house race from jolly and christ and there is the number there for you. christ the winner 52 percent to 48 percent and this is with 100 percent of the precinct reporting tonight. fox 13 josh cassio with the chris campaign. saint pete beach at the what's the mood there have to be celebrating. >> i can ready to sell brit. they are ready to party. a p called the race for christ just after 8:30. 52-48. the folk in here ready to celebrate tonight. we saw christ hold on to the lead he came in w.we saw it as high as 6 points. as low as 3 points but never trailed when the numbers came in. now short time ago we actually caught up with former the jimmy jiles a christ support here's
he has been a great governor for the state of florida. he does what he says he's going to do. and he's just a good people person and he is here looking out for the people in florida. >> we are dpoping hear from christ any minute now. i'm told less than 5 minutes until he takes the stage. see a large crowd gathered. they are eager to hear what he has to say. big win for him tonight. changing the 13 congressional big night for charley crist. live in saint pete beach. fox 13 news. >> all right josh. flip side of the coin hailey heinz with the jolly campaign. downtown saint pete and hailey. >> the poll certainly predicted it was going to be a close race and that was apparent here throughout the night. it was an optimistic crowd. humble. turned out to be true tonight as we learn that christ did lead the race and eventually
crownville. walking around hugging sup supporters. shaking hands. giving high 5 and actually just a few moments before this he was in a circle with the crowd. standing silently in prayer but it was an emotional speech that he just gave to the crowd few moments ago. he thanked everybody for standing by him through the campaign and through his 2 and a half years as he was in office. but at times even had to fight back tears talking about the journey. >> three years. as i have tried to challenge the system i haven't done it alone because in the last three years over 400,000 ballot in pinellas county have believed in what we are doing to challenge the system. [applause]. >> those are your votes. it's been your journey. not just ours.
on the wrong side of the election left it all out there on the field. so jolly only in office for 2 and a half yourself but he said he tried to challenge the system and feels that is exactly what he has done. so not the end of his 2016 campaign but the word on the screen unfinished business certainly true. he said well tonight may have been the end of his campaign. just the beginning of what will be historic journey so we have to wait and see wha send it back to you. >> reporting out there hailey. >> hear from him for sure. other big race the u.s. senate race between rubio and murphy. and fox news a p have already called rubio with 52 percent so senator rubio retains his see. amendment one rejected solar amendment needing 60 percent only getting 51 percent then amendment 2 the other big one that does pass medical
tune to fox 13. >> we have a lot of local races we tell you about. standby. we tell you about. standby. back in 30 minutes. shire. fox broadcast network election coverage continues with shepard smith. it begins right now. begins rig >> this is a fox news election alert. i'm shepard smith in new york. polls have closed in 14 states across the nation. at 6:00 west coast time, 9:00 east coast time including the watching tonight including colorado. colorado with no precincts yet reporting. the fox news decision desk says it is way too early to call colorado. the polls have just closed as well in the state of arizona, a traditionally red state where they've been much closer this year than previous contests, largely because of a larger hispanic population moving into the state of arizona. it's too close to call with nothing reported out of arizona.
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 leading in the early going, only 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,
i should say north dakota. moving on, the rest of the boards we have tonight, now south dakota, the decision team has made a call in the last few seconds, south dakota will go for donald trump. republicans win south dakota yet again tonight. moving to nebraska, the corn husker state, donald trump in a reliably red state, donald trump holds nebraska and will win the electoral vote in the state of nebraska. in new mexico 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.
100% goes to democrat hillary 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 trump will win the state of wyoming. here are some of the races we're waiting to call, big bellwether states that will be so very important. this, i have just gotten a word from a number of democratic operatives, one who calls this in florida shocking. democrats believed and have believed throughout the day that florida was in their hands, that broward county, the i-4 corridor with all of the new latino immigrants who are voting for
this time, they thought they would run away with it as a result of it. why aren't they? here is the reason. in the reliably red rural counties across the state from the panhandle down the west coast, down in ft. myers, naples and lee county, are all of those republican smaller areas, donald trump is crushing mitt romney's numbers from before. mitt romney may have won with 69%. donald trump is get rural is balancing the hispanic vote in that state. african-american turnout in miami-dade county is low. some calls out of miami-dade county, about half of broward county is yet to report. it's believed broward county will go largely toward hillary clinton, but florida is very much in question now. if donald trump can get florida, this could be a very long night, and he is leading right now.
as close as it can be. >> moving on to ohio, another 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 69% of all precincts in the state of north carolina are reporting in. remember this is the charlotte, mecklenburg county area. those are heavily democratic. more rural areas more solidly republican, the balance is on. it is .1 of a point separating. if you're donald trump, you've got to have florida, north carolina and ohio. he could get all of them.
flip a couple of traditionally 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 all of those that the fox news 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
winner there in arizona. in wisconsin, democrat russ feingold trying to get his seat back from the guy who defeated him six years ago, republican senator ron johnson. this is one of those tea party sort of things, russ feingold trying to get that back. if he's able to get it, that would be a democratic pickup because ron johnson held that seat before. right now it's too close to call. big picture, the senate is in play tonight. democrats are hoping to pick it off. theye far. here is a look at the balance of power, democrats needed to flip five seats to take control if donald trump is the new president or four seats if clinton wins because the vp is the tiebreaker there. the president pro tem of the senate gets the tie-breaker vote. here is the balance of power in the senate, based on the races we have called, republicans with 42 seats, democrats with 41 seats and a long way to go. we're next from an hour away
including battleground state of 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. where these states are going to go which keeps donald trump very 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
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 he's going to shut her down. 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?
even if it ends up being a close race that goes into the late 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 >> i want to get the florida board back up there while we 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
>> the hispanic vote that we 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 out. >> 131,000 separating there on the florida board. sounds like a lot of voters until you calculate close to 9 million votes are in, separated by 131,000. that's too close to call with 93% of precincts reporting. maybe it's too early to say the following thing. the rule in the state of florida is if you have less than 5%, .5% difference, you have an automatic machine recount that would have to be triggered by the secretary of state.
broward county not reporting. only 7% of florida is uncounted. it's way too close to call. >> i think it's going to take a long time. i think it looks like a recount is very likely. >> one of the factors, also, is we're not really sure, with the democratic registrations came in in the early voting, you pointed out early in the broadcast, a lot of this is about disaffected economic feeling in the voter. that goes across republican and democratic these forays and progress for trump in the midwest. our findings were, if you looked at the census between 2000 and 2015 and saw those counties where there was the greatest immigration of latinos into the counties, those counties during the primary went trump. it wasn't just republicans, sometimes it was a crossover democratic vote. how many of those democratic registered voters, early voting and on election day are voting
let's 2k3we9 back to clinton 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. 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.
advantage in the state of florida. in florida that's a landslide. 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 and broward. >> right. those three counties usually have to put up huge pluralities for the democratic nominee to make sure we have a shot at carrying florida. we've achieved that. it's still close because it's going to be close regardless. it does appear that the margins, even though the vote total is small in the turnout, the margins in the panhandle, for us we always have to keep it close in the panhandle.
score in south florida. we're going to wait and see how it all shakes out. regardless, we're all close and this is not a surprise to me. >> left out of your equation there was southwest florida, lee and collier countys, naples, ft. myers, immokalee, up into charlotte county, port charlotte and the rest. it usually leads republicans. i wonder if you think that's part of the balancing. >> it more than leans republican, that's a red part sarasota area, yes, most definitely that would factor in. the question is in every presidential election, you have the panhandle, southwest florida come together to cancel out the votes in the big your gan counties that run up the score for democrats. we always have to have enough of a turnout in those counties to be able to be in a stronger position. i feel like we've done that. but we're going to have to wait
course. if donald trump is able to win florida in the end, win north carolina, win ohio, a tall task, we're not able to call any of those yet. we then shift to the midwest. i wonder what your assessment is for the midwest and how it looks for democrats and republicans today? >> keep in mind hillary clinton's pathway of 270 electoral votes is still a much wider variety than donald trump. donald trump has to win my home state tonight in order to get the 270, hillary cli again, i think in what i'm saying, i think we will ultimately -- we're going to end up with enough states in our column to make hillary clinton president of the united states. you can see the turnout patterns that are going on. >> real talk, real count. recount in florida or are you going to avoid it? >> there's varying types of recounts. i'm not ready to go there yet.
if you were expecting a runaway tonight, you were wrong. 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 a making it up. >> that's exactly right. there's all this talk about the early vote and everything that happens with it. the fact is, until all the ingredients are in the bowl, you don't know how it will turn out. it's very positive for trump. i'm cautiously optimistic about trump. >> very positive for trump. the one downside would probably be broward county. though broward county has an older population that's lived
of interstate 95. 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 automatic machine recount which just sort of happens. anything after that, if they find -- first of all, you've got to talk about where we are. he's crushing mitt romney's numbers in rural florida. how did they do that? >> as republicans, think about it. we haven't won a battleground state in 12 years. the fact that donald trump is actually competitive in all these states you've been talking about tells you that this race is a whole different race for
other ones close. if we can start picking these up tonight as we move west, this is incredibly good news. how did we do it in the rural communities? he connected with the ordinary guy and gal out there who feels like this country is just on the wrong track and they don't feel like they're getting ahead economically. >> she was relying, and her team, 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 a movement. he believed there was really a movement. a lot of the smarty pants on all the big networks, all the pundits said a movement doesn't win an election, a ground game does. they may turn out to be right, but not yet. >> she has the mechanics, he has people's heart. the enthusiasm gap, people say what does it matter? if you're enthusiastic for your
if something comes up, maybe you 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 countyo wade county is in. it's a little mixed, but i think on par there's more rural counties that could come in that would be good for donald trump and richard bird, important senate see. >> ohio, cuyahoga county, you've got to have it if you're republican trying to get to the presidency. a large push is made at the end. what are you doing in cleveland? now we know. african-american turnout is low. he's going to win ohio.
this is my opinion. 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
(kelly-2shot) this is a (kelly-2shot) this is a fox 1 . welcome back everybody. fox 13 election up take it. i'm kelly. >> i'm mark. are you enjoying the front seat to history. what a night so far. presidential race absolutely neck and neck in florida. with 89 percent of the precinct reporting if florida. donald trump still holding out votes. >> crazy let's go to fox 13 political editor craig patrick. it couldn't get any closer than this craig. >> a little closer tonight when they were separated by a couple of dozen votes but no it is coming down to the wire as florida always does. this is not closer. can't call it yet for donald trump because it is so close but it look as if the door is closing rapidly on hillary
on the path to winning florida. we say that because right now he's leading by 1.6 percent. and just aren't many votes still out to count. you look at one county in particular that still has about half of the vote yet to count. that's broward county and here hillary clinton is already winning by more than 200,000 votes. let's say she gains another 200,000 votes that would seem to do the trick. the particular in the pan ham still weighing in for donald trump as we speak here. so at this point we can not call it. but it's not looking good at this point in florida for hillary clinton. >> will that mean a recount. you are talking about a recount when do they situation recount. >> it is half of one percent and at this point there is no recount scenario because donald trump is leading by one and a half percent but if that narrow again with more of broward county reporting for hillary
would still remain. that's why we still can't say for sure that donald trump the is winning in florida. >> i know you are watching the numbers. >> thanks. >> rubio celebrating tonight as we talked about he's won against murphy, rubio. 52 to 44 percent. they call for rubio pretty early in the. >> pretty significant win. let's go to the rubio campaign and he spoke short time ago. what did he say. >> it was convincing rubio. first of all he of course he thanked voters for sending him back to the senate and thanked murphy from palm beach county who ran a spirited race. he said murphy ran a great race and that murphy would have a bright future ahead of him and he looked forward to see what murphy would do the for the country but he did say whoever wins tonight. the presidential race he asked everybody to say a prayer for america. he said very clearly that this
remember that we are all americans and he gave a passionate speech saying that we absolutely need to heal. hate is not going to carry the day. he said that ultimately the country is not going to be saved by politicians but by the people themselves. he pledgeed to go to washington, d.c. to work for the people of florida. he says that he's going to go now with renewed push over the next 6 years to get things done for this country that has seen so much >> rubio campaign let's turn to palm beach garden with the murphy campaign where they are clearly disappointed. erin. >> the you can probably see behind me the room is almost completely cleared out at this point but there was optimism going in this evening and we talked with patrick murphy this afternoon and he was very optimistic about the chance and big turn out in broward county but almost as quickly as the poll started come bak.
while ago. listen to what he had to say. >> together we proved it's still possible to put partisan differences aside at times. and fit for the goals that are bigger than any party and certainly bigger than any single politician. thank you each and every one of you for believing in me. l. >> he also congratulated rubio he wished him rubbing and this is one of the most important elections of our life time. he says there's a lot to live in palm beach garden, fox 13 news. >> thank you so much erin. >> state will now be legalizing medical marijuana for people with specific debilitating disease with the precinct and passes 71 percent. amendment one the solar amendment. >> yes it is not not going to pass. 51 to 49 percent. you need 60 percent so that won't pass amendment one very
that is will get to tonight at 10:00 o'clock. we'll be on with the news and in the mean time go back to fox news forth latest coverage broa coverage continues with shepard smith right now. it's 6:30 on the west coast, 9:30 on the east coast, and another win for donald trump. fox news now projects trump will win the state of arkansas, reliably red no doubt. the early numbers weren't reporting and donald trump with 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
there's votes out of miami-dade county outstanding as well. 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 sta again, just about half of the precincts reporting. donald trump with the edge in ohio, and he has to have it. on to north carolina, north carolina still too close to call. 76% of all precincts reporting. donald trump with a point and a half lead. wake county in north carolina, one of the more urban counties with a larger hispanic and african-american vote, wake county still outstanding.
aren't in yet. north carolina is too close to call, as of the precincts reporting now, donald trump has a slight edge. it might actual be a hillary clinton slight edge. we're just not sure. big picture if be ear donald trump, you have to have florida, you have to have ohio and north carolina. you have to win all three before you go out west and try to pick up some blue states. right now he has the possibility of getting all three of those states, just as an aside, the upshot fro which had this as large as a 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.
senate is still outstanding. the presidency is very much up for grabs. it's going to be a long night here on the fox broadcast network. less than an hour away from the next poll closings, 10:00 eastern, 7:00 pacific. among them, the battleground of nevada. nevada where the unions that run las vegas, the restaurant unions have come out in enormous numbers for hillary clinton. but where donald trump has beenable to make inroads in some of the moreur same story we've been telling all along, the hispanic vote is very much up in nevada. nevada is still too close to call, closing in just 27 minutes. watching the balance of power in congress. the entire house of representatives and a third of the senate up for grabs. james ar kin from real clear politics joins us live. one of the things we were expecting, waiting to see how many pickups would the democrats
one, that's not enough. >> 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 where things are. just one pickup so far for democrats. >> the house of representatives, we haven't called it. it almost goes without saying that the republicans will be able to keep it. do you see on the democratic side, in the race for the senate, do you see a spot where you can put the pickups together where the democrats could take over here? >> i think the democrats still have a couple of different paths to the senate majority. they've already put one seat
mark kirk. republicans very happy about that, but when you look at pennsylvania still outstanding, new hampshire still outstanding, democrats have high hopes for their possibilities in missouri, a state ha is going to go to donald trump. they think jason candor can win there. there's still an opportunity for democrats, still a narrow path to the majority. >> it certainly is, given the way the arkin, thanks a lot. our panel again, juliery ginn ski, tom bevin and morgan or take gas is a republican strategist. florida is my focus at the moment. i've just gotten a tweet. tony fabrizio who is rick scott and trump's pollster has tweeted he believes donald trump will win florida. fox has no call on florida right
with 94% of all precincts reporting. donald trump with an edge there as you see on your screen, somewhere around 130,000, 140,000 votes. tom bevin, how surprised are you? >> we knew it was going to be tight. it ended up -- it probably could have gone either way. it looks like it's leaning slightly to tum. he's having to win these states and it looks like he's getting there. even if he wins florida, north carolina and ohio, it's over. keep an eye in virginia, he's leading by two points with 88% of the vote in. if he loses north carolina he might be able to replace that with virginia which would be something nobody saw coming. >> north carolina looking very, very close. based on the counties and precincts that have not yet reported, though there's an edge on the screen right now for donald trump, there is reason to believe that based on the counties that are no longer
appear. 74% of all precincts reporting 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 is, if donald trump manages to pull this off among an diverse electorate, among a surge in latino voters, a looting of polling, white college educated voters. everything we know about modern campaigns is out the window. i except saying for the last year math is math and math is with her. it turns out math may not be
and who are political scientists will have to take a look and see 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. seeing in the polls, i don't think we can insult minorities that are voting for him. clearly they're breaking for hillary, especially hispanics in florida and nevada. it's not like that's the only vote he's getting. people who are political scientists, we have to respect the voter and respect the people of america when they're speaking. i would say that message any time in enthusiasm, trump's all of the get-out-the-vote efforts and the brain any things you
this off, it's because he had a message and hillary never found one. >> virginia, 79% of precincts reporting donald trump leading by half a point. there you go, right at 1/2 a point lead. the pollsters missed something. >> it looks like trump is overperforming his polls, certainly in virginia. hillary clinton was ahead and it tightened at the end. she had that state b four points. it's interesting. this is coming down to tens of 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.
we're near the time when more polls are going to start 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 centra florida, north carolina and ohio, all still too close to call. donald trump must win all three of them to move his way west unless all of a sudden and frankly out of nowhere virginia. if donald trump is able to pick off virginia, certainly the counties -- the cities outside washington, d.c., the bedroom communities outside washington, d.c., some of those polls are not yet in. but if donald trump picks off virginia, it's a whole new ball
attention and they were, quite frankly, down in the dumps. they are no more. this race is turning and barring some new turn, it's going in a direction no one anticipated. let's bring in fox news contributor ed roll lens, heads of a pro tum super pac, director for president reagan's re-election bid. >> i thought when i saw the exit polls, but the reality is this could be the biggest upset ever, >> bigger than truman and dewey. >> 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.
to get going. doing well in virginia and elsewhere. my sense is, this could be a long night because it could be a lot of very close elections. you could end up with a recount. at the end of the day, he has shoktd everybody. certainly, he's worked hard for it, i couldn't be more pleased. the comeback is what's amazing. >> florida, 95% of all pre sengts reporting, donald trump with difference. right at 9 million votes are in. that's the separation. it is just about -- in fact, it is 1.2%. different kinds of counties, dinkt pre sengts from across the land still to report. look at the state of ohio. ohio, which we thought would be very close, hillary clinton is trailing in ohio by 10 points, 61% of all of the pre sengts are
ten-point-plus lead in the state 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 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
the smarty smarts thought. i was cautioned it's early. you could be here for a long time tonight, shep. do you have a call to make? >> we don't. i was looking down to see where these counties are coming. it's too close. >> i think one thing you know for sure is rural america and specifically in virginia, minnesota and also possibly pennsylvania and then that part of north carolina, they have come out in a one of the things trump said about eight months ago, organization was overrated when he was criticized for not putting together his own organization and relying on the
states we're too close to call. florida as close as it can be. 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
this board that donald trump has a 10.5 point lead. 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 precincts reporting, donald trump with a lead in virginia. the close tounts outside washington, d.c. which normally skew blue are yet to be tallied. ed rollins is here, dana perino is with us. what's the biggest surprise for you. >> if the spread is ten points in ohio -- he was favored to win ohio. clinton's polls must have been wrong earlier on, because they
try to get that enthusiasm vote up for her. one thing about virginia, in 2014 when ed gillespie was running for the senate in virginia, it got to be about this close and ed gillespie almost won it. guess what killed it at the end? the towns right outside d.c. i don't won't know those until later tonight. >> the establishment walked away from gillespie, otherwise he he was a great chairman and no one believed he could win there. a lot of people didn't believe trump could win. i think no matter what happened, he has basically proved his medal tonight. people like me who think they know how to run campaigns, totally irrelevant. he tapped into something in this country that none of us saw early on. >> down in florida, it is obviously still too close to
is showing surprising strength 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 this nation. rural america is speaking in big voices tonight. still too close to call.
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presidential numbers. this is the u.s. popular vote, and it is extremely close with 31% of the precincts reporting nationwide. donald trump 26 million with 49% to hillary clinton's 25 million votes. how does it shape out in florida? here they are. it's even closer and so much closer. 94% still not yet called, but 94% of our precincts in florida. we still have, i believe, broward county hanng but donald trump now with about 120,000 votes between them. political editor craig patrick live in our election center. >> he is breaking down the numbers for us, and what a night, craig. amazing to see the results coming in. > >> reporter: amazing and very interesting as well. looking at this point very, very good for donald trump. he needed a lot to go right for him, and so far, a lot is going right for him in a number of swing states from north carolina to virginia to ohio, new
too early to say, but they are leaning in his direction just as he needed to pull off a significant upset based on the polls. we could have a brexit situation in the united states in the making as we speak. you have other states, wisconsin and michigan, that were believe to have been firmly in the clinton camp also leaning in donald trump's favor, but the big one, of course, is and always has been the state of florida. look what's going on here. it is looking very, the reason we cannot call it yet, though he leads by 1.2%, there's but one county that's giving us some trouble here. we're still waiting on about 25 or 26% of the vote to come in from broward county. this is a county that is leanig very heavily in hillary clinton's favor based on the returns we're seeing so far. we're extrapolating the numbers and say hillary clinton, may
yet to come. based on that, that would get her close, but it wouldn't get her all the way there. so it looks as if the door is closing on hillary clinton as we speak. her chances at this point are very, very slim, but you can't say none just yet because we don't know exactly what's in those remaining returns from broward county. i would not be surprised, though, once some more returns trickle in that we would be in a florida for donald trump based on what we're seeing. now, what we're seeing is a split decision in tampa. hillsborough county goes for hillary clinton, not by much, by a few percentage points, roughly 30,000 votes at this juncture. you have pinellas county delivering for donald trump. pinellas county, a bellwhether county that sp split its vote between charlie crist and donald trump but not by very much. meanwhile, we have some news
news for hillary clinton. she needed something to change here, and at this point, we're in a position to call the state of virginia for hillary clinton. she gained some ground. returns from southwest virginia overwhelmingly favored donald trump, but as more of those numbers came in from the dc suburbs, with that hillary clinton was able to reel off something in virginia. that keeps her in the game, but she was going to need some help if, in fact, she loses florida and it's looking that much so at this point. she'll need some help in michigan which she thought she had, wisconsin which at one point they thought they had in the bag. they need to turn those numbers back. it's not looking good for her in the state of ohio and she certainly has to make some noise in the west. it's look as if arizona may become a must-win, same can be said for nevada as well based on the numbers that we're seeing here. we're also waiting on returns coming in from north carolina. this one is very, very close.
it is leaning donald trump's way, but again, we have to wait for the biggest swing state of all, the ultra battle ground state, that is the state of florida. right now, donald trump still leading by 1.2%. the population centers certainly in the eastern side of the i-4 corridor, the orlando area, the tampa bay area, delivering in general for hillary clinton. same can be said for gainesville, for leon county, tallahassee, the population center, but donald trump runs counties of florida, and with that, he appears, though, we can't confirm it yet, to be on the path to victory, mark and kelly, here in the state of florida. >> craig, are we just waiting on broward county numbers, and really that's all that's outstanding at this point before they call it. >> mostly. there are a couple of panhandle counties where the returns are not all the way in, though they're coming in as we speak. santa rosa county is an example where you also have 25% of the vote out. why are we focusing on broward
all, and with this, it's going donald trump's way, so hillary clinton's not going to make up any ground in santa rosa county. there's a couple other counties where we don't have 100% of the vote, but those counties, other counties where we don't have 100% of the vote have been reliably delivering for donald trump, so hillary clinton is not going to regain lost ground in those counties. it all comes down, therefore, to broward county. i keep go going there to see if something changes, but we've been stalled. we've been stuck in place here at 74, 75 i believe we heard that before just four years ago, and also we had a similar situation. in fact, this map looks very, very similar to the map we saw in 2014 between rick scott and charlie crist, and while it was very close, rick scott won. while this is very close as well, it certainly looks as if at this juncture that donald trump is on the path to victory here. >> and craig, i may have a little bit of light that i can shed on the broward county