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For First Time, Openly LGBT Governor Elected: Oregon's Kate Brown

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 12:25am

Brown, who has openly discussed her bisexuality, was the incumbent in her race, although she was not seeking reelection. She stepped in last year when the sitting governor resigned.

As 'Blue Wall' Shows Signs Of Strain, Here Are Battlegrounds To Watch For

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 10:40pm

To win, Hillary Clinton needs to keep states carried by President Obama. But early results show Trump is over-performing in the industrial north.

Financial Markets Plunge Amid Uncertainty About Election Outcome

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 10:37pm

Investors who had been showing fear in recent weeks at the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency drove down equities, currencies and Treasurys as early election returns came in.

It's Election Night, And America Is Drinking

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 10:11pm

Out of anxiety, despair or celebration — or some combination of the three — there's no shortage of alcohol flowing. Here are a few drinking games and cocktail recipes making the rounds.

Presidential Candidates Await First Results In Key States

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 6:56pm

Results are coming in from some of the first battleground states where polls have closed. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both holding election night parties in New York City.

Sen. Roger Wicker Weighs In On Key Senate Races, Battleground States

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 6:45pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Sen. Roger Wicker, a Republican representing Mississippi, about the presidential election.

Sen. Claire McCaskill Reflects On Future Of Democratic Party

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 6:44pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat representing Missouri, about the presidential election.

What's Ahead After The Racial Hangover Of 2016 Election?

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 6:43pm

Eight years ago, the future of race relations in America looked, well, hopeful. Today, it's a different picture. Where are we headed from here?

Polls Close In Ohio, North Carolina And West Virginia

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 6:38pm

The key states of Ohio and North Carolina are closing their polls in the 2016 presidential election. West Virginia has been called for Donald Trump.

Former GOP Candidate Ben Carson Reviews 2016 Election Season

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 6:18pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Dr. Ben Carson, who ran in the Republican presidential primary and is now a supporter of Donald Trump.

Democratic Sen. Cory Booker Weighs In On Presidential Election

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 6:14pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Sen. Cory Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey, about the presidential election.

Polls Begin Closing In 6 States Across the U.S.

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 6:11pm

Polls are closing in Virginia, Indiana, Georgia, Vermont, Kentucky and South Carolina. Georgia is a reliably Republican state that could be close this year.

Through Ups And Downs, Trump Was Fueled By Loyal Core Of Support

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 5:46pm

Donald Trump has come far closer to the presidency than anyone expected when he launched his campaign 17 months ago. Through many ups and downs, he's been fueled by a solid, loyal core of support.

Despite Concerns, Voting Goes Smoothly Across The Country

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 5:24pm

Despite fears of issues at the polls, voting around much of the country has gone fairly smoothly so far. There have been some scattered reports of problems, like voting machine malfunctions.

Hillary Clinton Ran Campaign Amid Unrelenting Email Controversy

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 5:14pm

Clinton weathered a difficult primary and controversy over her emails. But in the end, she ran a race focused on less-than-bold policy prescriptions in a year that could have been a change election.

Virginia Poll Worker Describes Feelings Of Relief Among Voters

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Robin deJarnette, a poll worker in Culpeper County, Va., who has over a decade of experience. She's at a precinct located at St. Luke's Lutheran Church. She talks about what's happening there and what the lines are like, how this compares to past years, and whether voters seem excited or agitated.

Voters Across The Nation Share How The 2016 Election Is Different

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 3:28pm

Yes this year is historic, but how is the 2016 election year different? Voters from around the country weigh in.

Candidates Appear In New York To Cast Their Votes On Election Day

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 3:28pm

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump appeared at their polling places in New York to cast their votes on Election Day.

After Bumpy Start, Trump Stirred Up Wave Of Enthusiasm In His Supporters

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 3:28pm

Donald Trump was largely laughed off when he entered the presidential race last year. But his candidacy unleashed a force in American politics that could have major consequences whether or not he wins Tuesday night.

Looking Back On Clinton's Path To Election Day As Voters Head To The Polls

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 3:28pm

Hillary Clinton's second run for the White House has gone a lot further than her first. On Tuesday night, she could become the first woman elected president.

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