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No surprises so far.  Kentucky and Indiana called for Trump.  Vermont for Clinton.

4:35 – polls closed in 9 states and the big part of Florida.  West Virginia called for Trump.  Rand Paul reelected in Kentucky.  Everything else too close to call.

In Azusa, California there’s a shooting outside of a polling precinct – one dead.  Gunner still active and heavily armed.  At least one of the victims was heading to the precinct to vote.

5:01 – no swing states called yet.

5:06 – bunch of states just closed and Oklahoma called for Trump.  Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Massachusetts called for Clinton.  DC to Clinton of course. Still no surprises.

Rubio declared winner in Florida.

Another Trump voter tried to vote twice.  This time in Texas.  That’s four arrested for Trump.  Zero for Clinton.

Debra Ross is matching Clinton’s votes in North Carolina, so if Clinton wins there it is probably a Senate gain for Democrats as well.

Texas is too close to call!

5:14 – South Carolina just called for Trump.

5:18 – okay, maybe a bit of a surprise in the making.  20 percent of the Ohio vote counted and Clinton has a sizable lead.  Caution though – a good percentage of those votes are from urban areas – Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati.  But a lot of rural counties have been counted as well.  Trump’s people have to be nervous, because it’s a must win state for him.

5:21 – Tennessee just called for Trump.

5:25 – neck in neck Florida with 61 percent counted. But only the EV have been counted in Broward County so a big dump of Clinton votes is expected.  On the other hand, they’re just getting started in the Republican-heavy panhandle.

5:30 – Duckworth wins in Illinois.  One Democratic Party gain in the Senate.

Alabama called for Trump.  Still no surprises.

5:32 – I’m looking at Florida and most of the Trump areas have been counted.  It can be misleading, and there are a couple of large Trump counties not accounted for.  But I think Broward is going to carry it for Clinton.  I think.

5:34 – Bayh loses in Indiana.  Not good for Democrats.

5:47 – Georgia still too close to call. Trump is ahead, but there’s nothing out of the Atlanta area.  Trump cannot afford to lose Georgia!

Really slow counting in New Hampshire.

6:02 – Illinois called for Clinton.

6:06 – Texas, Wyoming, Kansas, and the Dakotas for Trump.  NY for Clinton.

Update:  Sorry about that.  Had to drive to Redway and I’m going to be on the air shortly.  Will catch up later.

 

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Q: What will happen to Clinton if Trump doesn’t concede?

A: She will become president of the United States on January 20, 2017.

First addendum: The day begins with bizarre – Fox News reports that would-be Trump assassin Austin Crites is using his dead grandmother to commit voter fraud.  But she claims she’s alive.  According to the D-Kos post, there’s still no retraction so they’ve reported and you have to decide.

However, there is at least one confirmed attempt to vote on behalf of a dead person.

Second addendum:  I arrived to vote at the church on J Street in Eureka at about 8:15.  About 10 to 15 people voting, maybe a little more than 4 years ago at about the same time in the same precinct.  I met my neighbor – apparently my letter got into the paper this morning.  She complimented me on it.  So between her partner, Jana, and myself, that’s four votes for Allison in our neighborhood.  Probably at least two more down the street.

A precinct worker told me that there was a line when they opened – people actually had to wait to vote.

I wonder if California will ever become a “battleground state” again.

Coulter’s brilliant analysis:  “Trump wins if only those with four grandparents born in the US vote.”  That would eliminate me.  I only have two.  Both grandfathers immigrants.

Third addendum:  Voter intimidation in Florida, complete with confederate flags.

Trump was booed as he went to vote.  I’m uneasy about that – a lawful protest certainly, but could it be interpreted as voter intimidation even if it’s just one voter?  Not a crime unless it’s intended to deter his vote, which isn’t a likely outcome.  But my feeling?  Just let him cast his vote in peace.

Well, looking at the video, the demonstration is contained away from the polling station entry and everyone appears to be abiding, so, no intimidation.  I’m just not sure it’s appropriate.

Meanwhile, update to the image above.

Trump is suing to nix those Latino early votes in Clark County.

Fourth addendum:  No go on the Trump suit in Nevada.

Is Trump a control freak?

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