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2016 Presidential Election Live Blog

Tom Hagerty

The WFSU News team will be following Election Day results. Tune in at 7 p.m. ET as we begin Live results coverage with NPR. This blog will be updated throughout the day.

UPDATE 8:26 p.m. 

WFSU's Lynn Hatter reports NPA school superintendent candidate Rocky Hanna has defeated incumbent Democrat Jackie Pons.

UPDATE 8:20 p.m. 

The solar initiative Amendment 1 is looking unlikely to pass with just 51% of the vote and over 8 million votes tallied.  Meanwhile Amendment 2 a medical marijuana proposal appears headed for victory with nearly 71 % support and 8.1 million votes counted. 

UPDATE 8:10 p.m. 

Republican congressional district two candidate Neal Dunn has won the election according to the Associated Press. 

Neal Dunn
U.S. House of Representatives
Neal Dunn

UPDATE 8:08 p.m.

Rubio wins reelection.

UPDATE 7:53 p.m. polls are about to close statewide in Florida.  The state's live election page is here.  In the meantime, Donald Trump has clinched West Virginia.


UPDATE 7:43 p.m. from NPA Superintendent Rocky Hanna's watch party



UPDATE 7:14 p.m.:

Leon County election results are now rolling in.  At the outset, Walt McNeil leads in the Sheriffs' race, Rocky Hanna is leading in the Superintendent's race, and former County Commisisoner Democrat Akin Akinyemi is locked in a tight race with NPA candidate Greg Lane.

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UPDATE 7:07 p.m.:

UPDATE 7:06 p.m.:

Polls are just closing but the Associated Press is already calling two states.  Democrat Hillary Clinton wins Vermont and Republican Donald Trump wins Indiana.

UPDATE 1:32 p.m.: From Lynn Hatter:


UPDATE 1:00 p.m.:  from WLRN reporter Nadege Green


UPDATE 12:30 a.m.:

Family Worship and Praise Center where many Levy Park voters cast ballots.
Credit Nick Evans
Family Worship and Praise Center where many Levy Park voters cast ballots.

Branch Street in Tallahassee’s Levy Park neighborhood divides two congressional districts.  Nick Quinton lives next door to the polling location, and he’s outside waving signs.

“Yeah from seven to about eight thirty a lot of folks pulled in to vote, before work and dropping their kids off for work,” Quinton says, “And it’s slowed down a bit since then.  We heard reports of a few lines, but nothing extreme and no one seemed upset about it.”

Quinton’s side of the street is Republican-heavy District Two.  But homes across the street are in left-leaning District Five.  The neighborhood will likely be represented by Republican Neal Dunn and Democrat Al Lawson.  The two men won their respective primaries and face nominal opposition.

11:47 a.m.: From @Regan_McCarthy:

9:25 a.m.: From @nck_evns:

10:24 a.m. From @Regan_McCarthy:


Meanwhile, sign wavers out early in Leon County:

{C}And for laughs, check out the latest from the Pensacola News Journal's @AndyMarlette:

Credit Andy Marlette / Pensacola News Journal
Pensacola News Journal

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