2016 Election

President Obama Wishes Trump Well: We Are All Rooting For Your Success In Uniting America [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: President Obama today said he is ready to welcome president-elect Donald Trump to the White House Thursday to ensure a “successful transition between our presidencies.” “We are now all rooting for success in uniting and leading the country,” Obama said in a statement in the Rose Garden Wednesday. The president extended an invitation to the president-elect to ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Gubernatorial Race May Not Be Called For Ten Days Despite Cooper’s Victory Claim

ABC News reports: The race for North Carolina Governor still remains too close to call after Election Day, as Democratic challenger Roy Cooper’s campaign claims victory. The battle between incumbent Pat McCrory, a Republican, and Democratic challenger Attorney General Roy Cooper remains as close as ever, with over 99-percent of precincts reporting their ballots. Cooper led the incumbent McCrory by ...

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Top Russian Official: Maybe We Helped With Wikileaks

The Guardian reports: After an election campaign in which Russia has been openly accused of interfering in favour of Donald Trump, his surprise victory led to applause in the Russian parliament, a swift call from the president, Vladimir Putin, for a new era of “fully fledged relations” between his country and the US, and the suggestion that US-imposed sanctions could ...

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Gov. Maggie Hassan Declares Victory Over GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Media Withholds Call

The Manchester Union Leader reports: Gov. Maggie Hassan declared she’s won New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate race, unseating Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte. During a hastily-called press conference outside the State House, Hassan said she’s ahead now by enough votes to survive returns from the few outstanding towns that are left. “I am proud to stand here as the next United States ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Hillary To Give Concession Speech

TIME reports: Hillary Clinton is expected to deliver her concession speech at approximately 10.30am EST Wednesday, from the New Yorker Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. It will be the first time that the former presidential candidate will publicly address her staff and supporters following her unexpected defeat to Donald Trump. Clinton had been expected to give the speech at the Jacob Javits ...

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Both Homocon US House Candidates Lose Bids

Homocon candidates Clay Cope and Sheriff Paul Babeu both lost their bids for the US House yesterday. From the Hartford Courant: After nearly three hours of startlingly close results, Republican Clay Cope late Tuesday night conceded the 5th Congressional District race to Democratic incumbent Elizabeth Esty. The 5th District was by far the tightest Congressional race in the state, with ...

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Canadian Immigration Site Crashes

As gloom began to set in last night, the Canadian government issued the above pleasant tweet, which could considered trolling by Canadian standards. The tweet quickly went viral and shortly afterwards the official Canadian immigration site crashed. Via USA Today: It may not come as a surprise that Google recorded a spike in the search topic immigration to Canada Tuesday ...

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Today’s New York Daily News

From the New York Daily News: Donald J. Trump rode a national fury against the political status quo all the way to the White House, winning the election Tuesday to become the 45th president of the United States. In an implausible triumph after breaking seemingly every rule of presidential campaigning, the often-crude, often-demagogic ex-reality show star defeated nemesis Hillary Clinton ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Roy Cooper Claims Victory But Razor-Thin Margin May Hinge On Provisional Ballots

The Charlotte Observer reports: The race for North Carolina governor appeared headed into overtime with Democrat Roy Cooper clinging to a paper-thin lead over Republican Gov. Pat McCrory early Wednesday morning. Cooper was leading by around 3,000 votes out of 4.7 million cast. The race could hinge on so-called provisional ballots expected to be counted by the time of a ...

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OPEN THREAD: Early Results And Projections Arrive

Polls are now closed or will close within the hour in about two dozen states. CNN has already called Kentucky and Indiana for Trump. Hillary is projected to win Vermont. No surprises so far. Weigh in below as exit polls and projections come in. I’ll break out the result in battleground states with new posts as they arrive. Live streams ...

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HORROR: Trump Cake Seen Taken Into Trump Tower

If you haven’t been on Twitter in the last hour, you’re missing out on what will surely be a full night of #TrumpCake memes. The Hill reports: A cake of Donald Trump was spotted being wheeled into Trump Tower on Tuesday afternoon, according to an ABC News reporter. The cake is sculpted to look like the Republican presidential nominee. Some ...

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OPEN THREAD: Tells Us About Your Time At The Polls

If you’ve voted since our open thread from very early this morning, let us know how things went for you. Also use this open thread to discuss reports of ballot issues, voter intimidation, and other other subjects related to the act of casting votes. The first exit polls will likely be arriving around 6PM, but don’t let that stop you ...

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NEVADA: Court Denies Trump’s Demand To “Separate And Preserve” Early Votes In State’s Largest County

CNN reports: A Nevada court judge denied a request Tuesday from Donald Trump campaign lawyers to issue an order directing a county registrar of voters to preserve and separate ballots from voting machines in four early voting sites in Clark County, Nevada. In legal briefs filed Monday night, Trump lawyers had asked for an order to have the pertinent early ...

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Trump Voters Show Their White Nationalist Pride

The above two images are being widely shared on Twitter today as reports come in about voter intimidation attempts by presumed supporters of Donald Trump. From the Washington Post: Voters in Florida, a key battleground, have reported multiple accounts of voters saying they have encountered aggressive, intimidating behavior, according to a nonpartisan group monitoring election issues nationwide. “In Florida we ...

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Breitbart: Lady Gaga Wore “Nazi” Outfit At Hillary Rally

From Breitbart: Pop star Lady Gaga was burned on social media late Monday, with fans furious that the singer “dressed literally like a Nazi” while speaking at Hillary Clinton’s final campaign rally. Gaga took the stage at a midnight rally in Raleigh, North Carolina for one final push to support Clinton heading into Election Day. But rallygoers and those watching ...

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DIAL 1 FROM RUSSIA: Popular Russian News Site Gives Readers Number To Trump’s Voter Fraud Hotline

The Moscow Times reports: Readers of the popular news website can follow an election-day live blog. As a service to its audience in the United States, Gazeta.ru shared the phone number for Donald Trump’s hotline, set up to collect reports of voting violations. Strangely, the website thought the information might also be useful to people living in Russia, far removed ...

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NEVADA: Trump Sues Largest County, Claims Early Voting Hours Were Illegally Extended, Registar Denies

CNN reports: In a sign that the legal team for the Trump campaign is aggressively laying the groundwork for potential legal challenges — big and small — lawyers have gone to state court in Nevada in an early vote dispute. In legal briefs filed last night, Trump lawyers are asking for relief in case “the election of presidential electors from ...

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Trump Booed At Own Polling Station [VIDEO]

Via Jezebel: Donald Trump showed up this morning to vote in New York City, where he was greeted by a warm show of support from his friends and neighbors—just kidding, they booed him the whole time. Video from outside PS 59 shows a group of people booing loudly as Trump, accompanied by his wife, Melania, scurried inside the building to ...

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Jordanian Air: Fly To America Now, Just In Case

NBC News reports: As the world waited Tuesday for Americans to choose their new president, a Middle East airline launched an advertising campaign that took a swipe at Donald Trump’s original plan to ban Muslims from the USA. Royal Jordanian Airlines posted a promotion on social media urging customers: “Just in case he wins… travel to the U.S. while you’re ...

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FIRST RESULT: Hillary Win Overwhelmingly In Guam

USA Today reports: Hillary Clinton has overwhelmingly won the vote on the tiny U.S. island of Guam. The territory, located west of the international date line, is 15 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time and bills itself as “Where America’s Day Begins.” With 32,071 voters casting ballots, Democrat Clinton received 71.63% of the vote. Republican Donald Trump received 24.16%, and ...

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