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S, who formally cast votes for the election of the president and vice president. The most important states in tonight’s presidential race are the battleground states.It’s a process that was established by our founding fathers that determines every presidential election. They include Ohio, North Carolina, New Hampshire, and more.Red states include Texas, South Carolina, and much of the Midwest.Even still, there is no clear path to victory as any winning candidate needs electoral college votes from the swing states in order to get to 270.She has led in nine of the last 10 public polls, and her lead appears to be growing.On average, she's now ahead by about four points in polling averages of the state. As we've previously noted, Mormon antipathy to Trump has contributed to making Arizona a battleground state. Clinton isn't likely to win Utah -- no Democrat has in a presidential race since 1964.
Live updating as soon as results are announced by any network. Result summary for each state indicating winner and which major news networks have called the state.
We had kept Florida as a toss-up in our previous update of the map because of its history as the scene of some of the country's closest electoral battles.
As Democratic strategist Steve Schale likes to note about his state, in the past four elections, about 30.5 million presidential votes have been cast in Florida, and the difference between Republicans and Democrats comes to 71,000 votes -- just 0.24% of the total. But this year, Clinton seems to be on track to break that pattern.
As you watch the popular votes come in and the numbers rise for one candidate over another, keep in mind that winning big electoral college states (like Florida) matters more.
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