Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

US election: Trump wins Ohio, Florida and takes the lead with 168 to Hillary’s 122

Narada Desk | November 9, 2016 9:48 am Print
Donald Trump has won Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Kansas and Nebraska while Hillary Clinton has won New York and Illinois.

Donald Trump has won the electoral prize of Ohio. The Republican wins the state’s 18 electoral votes in Tuesday’s election, bringing his total to 168. Hillary Clinton has only 122.

Donald Trump has won Montana.

Donald Trump wins Louisiana and Hillary takes Connecticut.

Republican Donald Trump has won Arkansas and its six electoral votes.

Donald Trump has won Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Kansas and Nebraska while Hillary Clinton has won New York and Illinois.

Trump also on Tuesday won two of Nebraska’s congressional districts. In the state that awards by congressional district, one remains too close to call.

Trump was awarded Texas’ 38 electoral votes, the second—largest prize on the map.

Republican Donald Trump has won West Virginia and its five electoral votes.

Trump wins Indiana with 11 electoral college votes and Kentucky with 8 electoral college votes. Hillary wins Vermont with 3.

Former Republican President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, did not cast a vote for U.S. president on Tuesday but did vote for Republicans in down-ballot races, a spokesman for Bush said.

Authorities have beefed up Election Day security for Donald Trump by parking dump trucks filled with sand outside his Trump Tower building on Fifth Avenue.

Police said Tuesday that similar precautionary measures were being taken at other sites around midtown Manhattan where Trump and Hillary Clinton plan to spend election night.

Authorities say the heavy trucks could block an attempted car bombing. They say there are no confirmed terror threats.

The NYPD had previously said it will deploy more than 5,000 police officers to keep order on election night. The deployment also includes police helicopters, mobile radiation detectors and bomb-sniffing dogs.

Earlier, US President Barack Obama was hitting the radio airwaves to encourage Americans to go to the polls to vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

The White House said Obama gave Election Day interviews to six radio stations that target listeners in Orlando, Detroit and Philadelphia. The cities are in states where the race is believed to be close between Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.

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