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.