Live Blog: Ohio Votes 2016 – Election Day

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Michelle Rotuno-Johnson November 9, 20162:45 am EST

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The AP projection puts Trump over 270 electoral votes.

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BREAKING: AP: Trump projected to win Wisconsin and will be the next president of the United States.

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Trump getting ready to take the stage, per NBC reporters

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From Podesta: http://nbc4i.co/2eKNseG

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In other words, Clinton will not be making a concession speech tonight.

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Clinton campaign chair John Podesta speaking now.

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NBC News projects Hillary Clinton wins 3 of the 4 electoral votes in Maine

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Michelle Rotuno-Johnson November 9, 20161:32 am EST
Rough estimates as of 1:30 a.m., per NBC News:
MI: Trump up 71 votes, 82 percent in.
WI: Trump up 90k votes, 89 percent in.
PA: Trump up 59k votes, 97 percent in.

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For those still up with us: Trump has a slim lead in PA, and marginally bigger leads in MI and WI, per NBC News.

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Wisconsin (16 electoral votes), Michigan (10 electoral votes) too close to call at this point.

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In local race results, voters have approved COTA’s sales tax renewal.

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Polls closing at 11 p.m.: CA, HI, ID, OR, WA

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Michelle Rotuno-Johnson November 8, 201610:54 pm EST

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Zach Klein concedes the race for Franklin County prosecutor, per reporter Olivia Fecteau.

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With 70 percent reporting, Trump up on Clinton by 10 points in Ohio.

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Michelle Rotuno-Johnson November 8, 20169:55 pm EST

Kevin Boyce (D) and John O’Grady (D) lead in the races for county commissioner.

Ron O’Brien (R) and Zach Klein (D) are neck and neck in the race for county prosecutor.

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Michelle Rotuno-Johnson November 8, 20169:55 pm EST

A lot more votes in for Franklin County races. No change from earlier for Beatty, Tiberi, Stivers.

Stephanie Kunze (R) leads in the race for State Senate–16th District.
For State Rep: Adam Miller (D) leads the race for 17th District and Kristin Boggs (D) has a huge lead in the race for 18th District. Anne Gonzales (R) leads for 19th District. Heather Bishoff (D) leads in 20th District. Mike Duffy (R) leads for 21st District. David Leland (D) has huge lead in 22nd District. Laura Lanese (R) leads in 23rd District, Jim Hughes (R) leads in 24th district, Bernadine Kennedy (D) leads in 25th District by more than 55 percent and Hearcel F. Craig (D) leads in the 26th District by 60 percent.

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Michelle Rotuno-Johnson November 8, 20169:50 pm EST

Florida still too close to call with 94 percent reporting. Trump is up by just about 110,000 votes.

Trump is up by 10 points in Ohio with 61 percent of the vote in.
He also leads by three points in NC with 79 percent in.

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Still just 10 percent reporting in Franklin County.

Beatty, Tiberi, Stivers look headed to keep their seats.

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Trump leads in Ohio by 8 percentage points, with 50 percent of precincts reporting.

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Trump has pulled ahead in Ohio. Thirty-nine percent reporting. He leads Clinton 49-47 percent. Johnson has 3 percent, Stein has 1 percent.

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From the 9 p.m. closures. Clinton takes NY. Trump takes KS, LA, NE, ND, SD, WY, TX. MI and MN too close to call.

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Polls close in 14 more states at 9 p.m.

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Four percent of precincts reporting in Franklin County right now.

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Still too close to call in Florida, Ohio, North Carolina.

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So far…

TRUMP: Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, West Virginia.

CLINTON: Illinois, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island.

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Michelle Rotuno-Johnson November 8, 20168:32 pm EST

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Trump leads Florida by about 63,000 votes. Ninety-one percent in.

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ALERT: First returns are in and the Columbus City Schools levy is winning by about 17,000 votes.

Posted by Harrison Hove on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

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Michelle Rotuno-Johnson November 8, 20168:19 pm EST

Clinton, Trump tied in Florida right now at about 49 percent with 88 percent in.

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Clinton takes Franklin, Hamilton, and Cuyahoga counties in Ohio.

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NBC: Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 10 points in Ohio with 27 percent in.

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Hillary Clinton won Franklin Co by a 68-29 margin. Johnson got 2 percent of vote, Stein got 1, per NBC News.

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Clinton leads Ohio 55-42 with 8 percent of the vote in.

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https://twitter.com/frankthorp/status/796147806000021507

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Polls closing at 7:30 here in Ohio, but also in North Carolina and West Virginia.

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Polls closing now in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, Vermont & Virginia!

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Just in from elsewhere in Ohio.

Manager of Dayton polling place removed for violation http://nbc4i.co/2eBM1vv

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Just saw former Mayor Michael Coleman, who will be part of our election coverage this evening. He was surveying our election night dinner options!

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Around the nation, the first polls are closing right now! Remember that we have live election coverage on air and on our Facebook page starting at 7 p.m.

I and other members of the NBC4 web staff will keep you updated here and on Twitter and Facebook throughout the night.

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NBC News: Voters nationwide have an unfavorable opinion of both Trump and Clinton. http://www.nbcnews.com/card/nbc-news-exit-poll-two-unpopular-candidates-n680281

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No major threats or violence at the polls, officials say.

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Here’s a Tweet from one of our photographers. https://twitter.com/SteveWainfor/status/796090332081426432

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Dave Mazza’s son Oakley cast his vote today!

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