Election Night Open Thread

Spotted outside a polling place in Gwinnett County this morning.
Spotted outside a polling place in Gwinnett County this morning.
It’s 7 o’clock, and as of now, the polls are closed in Georgia, although some will remain open for a while, until the last voter in line has cast a ballot. Now, it’s just a matter of time until the results start coming in, both here in Georgia and nationwide. Most pundits were predicting a Trump win here in the Peach state, but were less optimistic about his chances nationwide, citing a narrow path to victory. And then there’s this:

Of course, there are races over and beyond the presidential race. Statewide, we have Sen. Isakson vs. The Cap. There’s little doubt Isakson will win another term; the question is whether he can do it without a runoff. Lots of attention will be paid to how Georgians voted on the four constitutional amendments, especially Amendment 1 for the Opportunity School District. And then there are the local races for State House, State Senate, and County Commission seats that we’ve told you about.

You can see how Georgians voted here. The AP has a handy map that shows results nationwide.

Our own Charlie Harper will be doing election analysis for 11 Alive in Atlanta, assisted by data whiz Cody Hall. They’ll break in every half hour.

Let us know what you are seeing in the comments. To get you started, the AP shows that the earliest votes show Trump ahead of Clinton, 73,223 votes to 29,552 for Hillary. Turn out the lights, the party’s over.


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