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Donald Trump is our next president

Checking in on Minnesota – and the country – as polls close and results start coming in.
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We'll be offering updates and local reaction throughout the night as polls close in Minnesota and across the country. Refresh for the latest. 

1:47 a.m. – President-elect Trump thanks supporters

"It's time for us to come together as one united people," Trump said early Wednesday morning, telling his supporters that Hillary Clinton called and congratulated him for his win. Trump also congratulated Clinton, and said we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her years of service to the country.

Trump went on to say he pledges "to be a president for all Americans."

1:32 a.m. – Hillary Clinton concedes the race, reports say

The Associated Press has called the race for Republican Donald Trump after he was the projected winner in Wisconsin, getting 276 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton's 218 votes.

A few states still haven't been called, including Minnesota, Michigan, Arizona, Alaska and New Hampshire.

1:26 a.m. – Not a lot of people voted this year

1:02 a.m. – Clinton's campaign: There are still votes to count

Hillary Clinton's campaign chair John Podesta spoke at Clinton headquarters early Wednesday morning saying there are still more votes to count, but they won't have anything else to say tonight.

"Everyone should head home, get some sleep. We'll have more to say tomorrow," Podesta said.

1:01 a.m. – MN House DFL Leader Paul Thissen releases statement

“I am disappointed by the election results tonight in Minnesota and across the country, but proud of the hard work of each legislative candidate who stepped up to serve the public in a uniquely challenging election.

We have a lot of work ahead of us to heal our divisions and address the frustration felt by so many of our fellow citizens. Too many Minnesotans feel like they don’t have a voice in their government and the well-connected few are getting ahead at their expense. My colleagues and I in the House DFL Caucus understand that frustration. We are ready to fight for a more inclusive, fairer Minnesota where everyone has an opportunity to succeed.”

1 a.m. – Clinton wins Maine

Hillary Clinton is the projected winner in Maine, giving her 218 electoral votes. But she's still not expected to beat Donald Trump, who has 264 electoral votes with just six states that haven't been called.

12:55 a.m. – Dakota County results still not in

Just before 1 a.m. Wednesday, zero precincts in Dakota County, Minnesota, had reported results, according to the Secretary of State's website.

The county didn't give an explanation for what was taking so long, according to the Hastings Star Gazette. It wasn't the only county that was slow to report results, either.

12:51 a.m. – 'Lock her up' chant

Donald Trump has all but assured he'll be the next president of the United States with his projected win in Pennsylvania, the New York Times says. Not long after, a "lock her up" chant broke out at the GOP party in Minnesota.

12:36 a.m. – Trump wins Pennsylvania

Donald Trump is the projected winner in Pennsylvania, putting him just six electoral votes away from the 270 needed to win the White House.

12:20 a.m. – GOP will maintain control of U.S. Senate

It looks like Democrats failed to gain majority in both the U.S. House and Senate on Election Day.

12:14 a.m. – We might not know our new president tonight

The Associated Press said some states are so close they may not be called for Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton, noting that races are too close to call in seven states, including Arizona, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

But it's pretty clear who it's going to be.

Trump currently holds the lead in the electoral college with 244 votes to Clinton's 215. A candidate needs 270 electoral college votes to win the White House.

12:11 a.m. – Walker tweets congrats to Trump

The Associated Press hasn't called Wisconsin yet, but Gov. Scott Walker tweeted his congratulations to Republican Donald Trump for winning the state.

12:06 a.m. – It's really, really close in New Hampshire

Midnight – GOP will maintain control of MN House

Speaking at the Minnesota GOP's election night party, House Speaker Kurt Daudt said Republicans will maintain control of the Minnesota House, and will pick up more seats than they currently have.

Daudt added that they will get rid of MNsure and Obamacare in Minnesota.

For the latest election results in Minnesota, click here.

11:38 p.m. – Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak on election results

No matter who wins tonight/tomorrow, there are messages being sent about how open a country we want to be. So I for one...

Posted by R.T. Rybak on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

11:28 p.m. – Clinton wins Nevada

Hillary Clinton is the projected winner in Nevada, giving her 215 electoral votes to Donald Trump's 244. Trump needs 26 more electoral votes to win the White House.

The results are still too close to call in Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Nevada, New Hampshire and Wisconsin, according to The Associated Press.

The Minnesota Secretary of State's website shows that Clinton has a slight lead over Trump in Minnesota – with 66.24 percent of precincts reporting, Clinton has secured 48.65 of the vote to Trump's 42.71 percent.

11:16 p.m. – Dow futures down

11:05 p.m. – Trump wins Iowa

Donald Trump is projected to win Iowa, giving him 244 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton's 209.

10:57 p.m. – Trump wins Utah

Donald Trump is projected to win Utah, giving him 238 electoral votes to Clinton's 209. A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win. Here's a look at the electoral vote map:

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Credit: Google

10:35 p.m. – Trump wins Georgia

Donald Trump is projected to win Georgia, giving him 232 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton's 209.

10:30 p.m. – Clinton wins Washington

Hillary Clinton is the projected winner in Washington, giving her 209 electoral votes to Donald Trump's 216. A candidate needs 270 to win, and many of the states that haven't been called are considered too close to call.

10:11 p.m. – Trump wins North Carolina

Donald Trump is projected to win North Carolina, giving him 216 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton's 197.

10:07 p.m. – Clinton takes Oregon

Hillary Clinton is projected to win Oregon, giving her 197 electoral votes. Donald Trump has 201. A candidate needs 270 to win the White House.

10 p.m. – Trump wins Idaho, Clinton takes California

Polls closed at 10 p.m. in California (55 electoral votes), Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Here are the projected winners for the states that have been called:

Donald Trump takes Idaho, giving him a total of 201 electoral votes, while Hillary Clinton is projected to win California and Hawaii, giving her 190 electoral votes.

9:57 p.m. – It's not looking good for DFLers in the Senate

Republicans currently hold the majority in the U.S. House and Senate, and it's starting to look like it'll stay that way.

9:51 p.m. – Donald Trump wins Florida

Donald Trump is projected to win Florida, giving him 197 of the needed 270 electoral votes. Hillary Clinton has 131.

9:50 p.m. – How's the election affecting the market?

9:45 p.m. – Clinton wins Virginia, Colorado

Hillary Clinton is projected to win Virginia and Colorado, giving her 131 electoral votes. Donald Trump has 168 electoral votes. Clinton's win in Virginia preserves a "slim path to victory," the New York Times says, noting she'll need to do well in the Midwest in beat Trump.

9:40 p.m. – Trump wins Ohio

Donald Trump is the projected winner in Ohio, giving him 168 electoral votes.

No Republican candidate has won the presidency without winning Ohio, CNN says. And the New York Times calls this a "major victory" for the Republican, noting Ohio voted for President Barack Obama – a Democrat – twice.

Hillary Clinton has 109 electoral votes.

9:27 p.m. – Trump wins Missouri

Donald Trump is projected to win Missouri, bringing his electoral vote total to 150. Hillary Clinton's total is 109. A candidate needs 270 to win.

9:22 p.m. – Clinton wins New Mexico

Hillary Clinton is projected to win New Mexico, bringing her electoral vote total to 109. Donald Trump still leads with 140 electoral votes.

9:07 p.m. – How are Clinton supporters feeling?

GoMN reporter Josette Elieff is at the Hilton Minneapolis ballroom for the DFL's election night party talking to Clinton supporters.

The electoral vote is currently: Donald Trump with 140, Hillary Clinton with 104. A candidate needs 270 to win.

9:02 p.m. – Trump wins Montana

Donald Trump is projected to win Montana, which gives him 140 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton's 104.

9 p.m. – Polls close in more states

Polls close at 9 p.m. (central time) in four states – Iowa, Montana, Nevada and Utah.

Most battleground states haven't been decided yet, and many of them – Florida, North Caroline and Pennsylvania – "will determine which candidate claims the White House," The Associated Press says.

8:48 p.m. – How's Minnesota looking?

Very few precincts are reporting in Minnesota since polls closed 48 minutes ago. (Search results here.) Currently, Donald Trump has the lead in Minnesota with 45.06 percent of the vote – but that's with just 3.79 percent of precincts reporting.

How's the state Legislature looking? MinnPost breaks it down with this graphic:

See the latest results from Minnesota here. This link also breaks down results in Minnesota well.

8:45 p.m. – GOP millennials react

GoMN reporter Adam Uren is at the GOP headquarters election party in Bloomington where he's talking with millennial voters.

8:37 p.m. – Paul Ryan re-elected in Wisconsin

8:30 p.m. – Clinton wins Connecticut, Trump picks up Louisiana

Hillary Clinton is projected to win Connecticut, giving her 104 electoral votes. Donald Trump is still leading with 137 electoral votes after picking up Louisiana.

A candidate needs 270 to win, and many media outlets have said several states – including key battleground states – are too close to call at this time.

On another vote, Florida is seeing a record-high voter turnout.

8:25 p.m. – Why is it so close in Florida?

8:15 p.m. – Ilhan Omar wins MN District 60B

Minnesota has elected the nation's first Somali-American lawmaker in Ilhan Omar, according to The Associated Press.

8:10 p.m. – Trump wins Arkansas

Donald Trump is the projected winner in Arkansas, giving him 129 electoral votes. Hillary Clinton has 97.

How are things looking in Minnesota? Well, we've got time.

8 p.m. – Trump: 123, Clinton: 97

Polls are closing in 14 states at 8 p.m. (central time), and that means news outlets are projecting winners in some states. Here's the breakdown:

Hillary Clinton is projected to win in Illinois and New York, giving her 97 electoral votes.

Donald Trump is projected to win in Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming, giving him 123 electoral votes.

Polls closed in Minnesota, too. But no one has called a winner here yet. For the latest results from Minnesota, click here.

7:55 p.m. – Trump wins Mississippi

Donald Trump is the projected winner in Mississippi, giving him 66 electoral votes – Hillary Clinton has 48. Meanwhile, Florida is still too close to call, which is good news from the Trump campaign.

7:47 p.m. – Polls close in MN in 13 minutes

Polls close in Minnesota in 13 minutes, but remember: if you're in line before 8 p.m., you still get to vote.

One of our reporters – Josette Elieff – is checking out an event to support Democrat Ilhan Omar, who is running to be a state representative.

7:43 p.m. – Clinton wins Rhode Island

Hillary Clinton is projected to win Rhode Island, giving her 48 electoral votes to Donald Trump's 60.

7:40 p.m. – Republicans will keep the U.S. House

It's not really a surprise, but ABC News is projecting that Republicans will maintain control of the U.S. House. Democrats had to gain 30 seats to win the majority.

There are some key U.S. House races in Minnesota. Read more about them here.

7:30 p.m. – Trump wins Alabama

Donald Trump is projected to win Alabama, giving him 60 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton's 44.

And it's still really close in Florida. Like really close.

7:28 p.m. – It's really close in Florida.

7:20 p.m. –Trump: 51, Clinton: 44

Donald Trump has been named the projected winner in two more states – Tennessee and South Carolina – bringing his total electoral vote count to 51.

Here's FiveThirtyEight's prediction on who could win the presidency, based on the current projected winners for states that have been called.

7:15 p.m. – Libertarians in MN

GoMN producer Adam Uren is at Merlin's Rest, where a group of Libertarians are gathering for an election night party.

If the Libertarian Party gets 5 percent of the vote in Minnesota, law says it'll be considered a major party in the state.

 7 p.m. – Clinton: 44, Trump: 31

Polls closed in 16 states at 7 p.m. (central time), including three battleground states of Florida, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, The Associated Press says.

The AP projected winners in several of them, putting Hillary Clinton in the lead with 44 electoral votes. She was named the projected winner of: the District of Columbia, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland and Massachusetts.

Trump has 31 electoral votes. He is the projected winner of Oklahoma.

Florida, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania haven't been called yet.

6:45 p.m. – What we're looking at

The New York Times has put together a pretty impressive forecast to give voters an idea of how the presidential race is going, check it out here.

If you're looking for just a plain old scoreboard of who has the most electoral votes, what party is leading in the majority in Congress, or other races, Google has you covered here.

Some argue that the regular old map of the U.S. doesn't give voters a good visual of electoral votes. FiveThirtyEight changed that with this map. The publication is pulling its results from ABC News.

6:30 p.m. – Trump projected to win West Virginia

Donald Trump is projected to win West Virginia, bringing his total of electoral votes to 24, while Hillary Clinton has three.

6 p.m. – Here come some results

News organizations say Donald Trump is projected to win Indiana and Kentucky, giving him 19 electoral votes, while Hillary Clinton is the projected winner of Vermont, giving her three electoral votes.

These are the first states to have projected winners, and these wins were expected for each candidate, MPR News says.

6 p.m. – Did you get your 'I voted' sticker?

If you didn't get an "I voted" sticker, did you really even vote?

Vox took a look at what these stickers look like across the country. Click here to see them. What about Minnesota's red "I voted" sticker? The Pioneer Press takes a look at the history of the sticker in this story.

5:30 p.m. – Election night parties planned

One of our reporters, Adam Uren, is at Lush bar in Northeast Minneapolis, where their election party started at 4 p.m.

5:15 p.m. – When will we know the next president?

Voting is starting to wrap up in some states (here's a list of when they close in some of the battleground states), but it could still be a few more hours until we learn whether Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump is projected to reach 270 electoral votes.

The New York Times says is Democrat Hillary Clinton wins Florida or North Carolina, we could see results pretty quickly, with the paper saying: "We'll have a good sense by 9 p.m. (that's 8 p.m. in Minnesota) of whether Mrs. Clinton is poised for a clear win."

Slate has teamed up with VoteCastr to track election results in a way that's never really been done before. Click here for the latest on who the presidential candidates are doing in some battleground states.

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