Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Election Night: The first results are in

The first polls in the United States have closed and we are getting close to some actual results. The polling is over and it's time to get down to the substance of what America has decided.

Divides across the country have been really punctuated already this evening, with two polling stations placed on lockdown in Azusa, California after a shooting, which early reports say has resulted in five people being injured. There are also unconfirmed reports that a Trump supporter pulled a gun on someone at a Florida polling station, though this is yet to be confirmed.

These violent incidents just seem to show those ugly divides in America and how divisive this election has been and thought these incidents aren't Donald Trump's fault his damaging rhetoric hasn't exactly helped matters, he has pit Americans against Americans for the past 18 months, violent incidents like this are sadly expected.

Early results from Georgia exit poll put Trump on 48% and Clinton on 46%.

Other data from the exit poll projected that Clinton had achieved 90% of the black vote whilst getting 62% of the young vote, with Trump getting just 29% of the young vote.

Other states

Donald Trump projected to win Indiana and Kentucky (perhaps unsurprisingly).

Hillary Clinton has Vermont, Bernie Sanders, her former Democratic opponents home state.

Soon we should be hearing results from Florida and Virginia, then other crucial states such as Ohio and North Carolina.

The night is young so watch this space!

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