Welcome to Lost Remote’s liveblog of the 2016 presidential election. All times ET.
3:02 am: That’s a wrap. Thanks for joining us.
2:49am: President-elect Donald Trump addresses his supporters:
“I’ve just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us on our victory. And I congratulated her on a very hard fought campaign. Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country. I mean that very sincerely.
“Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division. Have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.
“It’s time. I pledge, to every citizen of our land, that I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important to me. To those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people, I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country.
“As I’ve said from the beginning, ours was not a campaign, but rather an incredible and great movement made up of millions of hard-working men and women who love their country and want a better, brighter future for themselves and for their family.”
2:45 am: Vice President-elect Mike Pence takes the stage: “The American people have spoken, and the American people have elected their new champion.”
BREAKING: Donald Trump is elected president of the United States. pic.twitter.com/yJpgfsAbc6
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 9, 2016
2:40 am: Fox News calls the presidency for Donald Trump. Clinton has reportedly called Trump to concede.
2:25 am: Donald Trump has arrived at his campaign HQ in New York City. Reporters are saying he will speak to his supporters shortly.
2:11 am: Maine’s four electoral votes will be divided, ABC News projects.
— ABC News (@ABC) November 9, 2016
2:08 am: Cover of the New York Times, second edition:
2:02 am: John Podesta, chair of the Clinton campaign: “We’re still counting votes, and every vote should count. So we’re not going to have anything more to say tonight.” Tells crowd at Clinton HQ in New York City to go home and “We’ll have more to say tomorrow.”
2:00 am: Crowd at Trump HQ in New York City is chanting “Lock her up!” in reference to Hillary Clinton.
1:53 am: Seeing lots of “Thanks a lot, uneducated white males” tweets. Think again. Trump did well across large cross-sections of white women. Via NBC News: 1:48 am: Updated Electoral College numbers:
— NPR (@NPR) November 9, 2016
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 9, 2016
1:21 am: A little history lesson.
1:14 am: Speaker Ryan and Donald Trump have spoken.
Source: Speaker Ryan has spoken via phone with Trump and Pence tonight; had “very good conversations;” congratulated Trump – @KellyO
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) November 9, 2016
1:11 am: Updated electoral count from Fox News.
1:00 am: Decision Desk HQ calls Arizona – and the race:
Ok all. Its the big one.
We project Trump wins Arizona… and the state of Pennsylvania. He’s President-elect. — Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) November 9, 2016
12:50 am: The latest map.
12:30 am: Editor’s Observation – There is a lot of blame going around now, especially on Twitter, focused on the media. Much of it is from the media itself. The theme is “the media didn’t do a good enough job reporting on Trump, or this wouldn’t happen.” I don’t buy it. If anything he had excessive coverage. Does anyone really think people voted for Trump but didn’t know where he stands on the positions? No. People who voted for Trump know exactly who he is and what he stands for – and they like him because of it. The conceit that “we know better” is one of the problems. People know Trump very well. They want what he is promising. And it’s not just “uneducated white males” voting for him.
12:25 am: The AP calls Nevada.
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 9, 2016
12:21 am: The market tries to stop the bleeding.
BREAKING: Japanese stock market index Nikkei down more than 1,000 points (6.0%)#ElectionNight
— The Int’l Spectator (@intlspectator) November 9, 2016
12:08 am: Our first update for Wednesday.
11:52 pm: Dow and S&P 500 futures off between 4-5% now. Nikkei down 4.5%.
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) November 9, 2016
11:42 pm: AP calls Washington (12) for Clinton, Georgia (16) for Trump.
11:35 pm: ABC News calls Florida for Trump, updates its map.
11:30 pm: Hey, Germany! Lay off.
Germany: not enthusiastic about Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/YkwRLVEe4d
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) November 8, 2016
11:20 pm: Two from CBS News –
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 9, 2016
11:00 pm: CNN projects Clinton will win California (55) and Hawaii (4), with Trump taking Idaho (4). That’s Clinton 190 – Trump 171, but does not include Florida’s 29 electoral votes, which the AP has awarded to Trump.
10:52 pm: Big news. AP calls Florida for Trump.
10:49 pm: CNN calls Colorado’s 9 electoral votes for Hillary Clinton.
10:48 pm: Fox News calls North Carolina (15 electoral votes):
10:45 pm: Dow Jones futures are down 632. That’s about 3.5%.
10:40 pm: NBC News’s updated Electoral College map GIF:
10:38 pm: AP calls Missouri (11) for Trump, New Mexico (5) for Clinton. Trump 167 – Clinton 122.
10:26 pm: Interesting wording in this tweet from Hillary Clinton…
10:23 pm: This update:
10:21 pm: NBC News with major battleground state announcement:
BREAKING: Donald Trump wins the key battleground state of Ohio, @NBCNews projects https://t.co/QNhE5djKi7 #Decision2016 pic.twitter.com/55VhP0TLtM — NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) November 9, 2016
10:08 pm: A big clarification from Nate Silver:
Guys, the odds you see on 538 right now are based only on CALLED STATES. Clinton’s odds will crash when/if Florida is called against her. — Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) November 9, 2016
10:05 pm: Fox News projecting Hillary Clinton will win Virginia.
10:00 pm: Several news orgs project Trump wins Montana and its three electoral votes. Trump 139 – Clinton 104.
9:55 pm: Your mileage may vary.
So far, Donald Trump has 137 electoral votes and Hillary Clinton has 104, according to the AP. 270 are needed to win. #ElectionNight pic.twitter.com/Qqi2ZcRtL6 — USC Annenberg Media (@AnnenbergMedia) November 9, 2016
9:50 pm: Watching at Trump HQ
9:43 pm: The market is worried.
9:40 pm: For the first time, the New York Times has Donald Trump above 50% chance at winning the presidency. The numbers remain volatile.
9:34 pm: AP calls Louisiana for Trump. Eight electoral votes.
9:30 pm: Detroit Free Press calls Michigan and its 16 electoral votes for Hillary Clinton.
9:28 pm: AP calls Connecticut and its 7 electoral votes for Clinton.
9:21 pm: The New York Times has Clinton winning with 280 electoral votes.
9:16 pm: Presented without comment. But watch.
9:12 pm: CNN – Trump projected to win Texas and Arkansas. Trump 128 – Clinton 97
9:06 pm: Lag time is really important on a night like this.
Some election coverage streams from news sites have close to a 60 second delay to them. Way too long. Bloomberg shortest delay. — Dan Rayburn (@DanRayburn) November 9, 2016
9:00 pm: More Projections from CNN: Clinton: New York. Trump: Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, North Dakota & South Dakota Electoral College Votes: Clinton 97 – Trump 84
8:59 pm: STAND BY FOR FOR MORE ANIMATION THAN YOU SAW EVERY SATURDAY IN YOUR CHILDHOOD
8:56 pm: BURN
8:48 pm: Those of you who like electoral maps but prefer them painted on human beings should head over to the New Yorker’s website, where exactly that is being done live. 8:42 pm: This hour’s Rather-ism:
The news out of Virginia have the Democrats shaking like a wet dog. — Dan Rather (@DanRather) November 9, 2016
8:38 pm: Don’t. Even.
8:35 pm: Here’s NBC News’s electoral map
8:30 pm: Alabama, Arkansas called for Trump.
8:23 pm: CNN is projecting its countdown clock onto the Empire State Building. If you saw this in a sci-fi movie, you would not think it was counting down to something good: 8:13 pm: We can finally confirm there will be Trump Cake at the Trump election party.
8:05 pm: I can tell you from personal experience one of the joys of working in a local newsroom on Election Night. Here’s what it looks like in the Washington DC ABC affiliate newsroom:
Tonight’s spread at @ABC7News for #ElectionDay. Our @ScottTaylorTV @ABC7Molly @jocefromthenews will be well fed. #TVAgent photo via @FTVLive pic.twitter.com/3gevdBReEJ — Micah Johnson (@TV_Agent) November 9, 2016
8:01 pm: Nets call Clinton winner of Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, Delaware and District of Columbia. Declared for Trump: Oklahoma, Tennessee, Mississippi. Electoral College Count: Clinton 68 – Trump 48
7:59 pm: DO NOT APPROVE:
7:53pm: Who ever thought it was a good idea to get rid of Dan Rather?
If Clinton wins Florida, this race will go faster than a Hamilton ticket at face value. — Dan Rather (@DanRather) November 9, 2016
7:45 pm: This is a much better way to kill time between the half hours:
Cable tends to fill downtime b/w new results by playing with candidates’ potential routes to victory. BuzzFeed is cutting to beer pong. — CJR (@CJR) November 9, 2016
7:40 pm: Time to remember each candidate’s top five Tweets of the election, from our pals at Adweek.
7:30 pm: Trump now up by three touchdowns, 24-3
7:30 pm: ALERT! Ohio is too close to call. So – is it an alert if you can’t call a state?
7:28 pm: Well, OK Jim. But this is what they said about Wesley until they met Miracle Max and stormed the castle:
A senior adviser from Trump’s inner circle tells me: “it will take a miracle for us to win.” — Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 9, 2016
7:23 pm: Now is a good time to mention The Weather Channel’s brilliant counter programming strategy. It’s called “Escape the Election.” It’s showing calming nature scenes with quiet music. Your local temperature and forecast are still displayed. We really hope it does well. Here’s a taste:
Get your chill on w/ stunning views of brilliant #fall color across New England. #EscapetheElection #ElectionDay Courtesy: Nature Vision. pic.twitter.com/MKWdPeBesJ — The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) November 8, 2016
7:20 pm: Streaming Media’s EVP Dan Rayburn tweets that Sling TV isn’t working:
7:15 pm: OZY & Wired have teamed up for coverage of the election. They’ve had hiccups. We’ve seen them sitting on the set with nothing to do, heard countdowns and choppy audio. The set needs to be lit better. I also got a “Video Unavailable” message on OZY, but not Wired for the same feed. Maybe things will improve as the night goes on. Watch at OZY.com or Wired.com. 7:07 pm: Major networks call Indiana and Kentucky for Trump, Vermont for Clinton. That’s 19 electoral votes for Trump, 3 for Clinton. No surprises there. Top prize is Indiana with its 11 electoral votes.