Election Day Live Blog: The Donald Elected The President

Happy Election Day! America elects ourย 45th president today; we’ll have Hillary Clinton asย the first female commander in chief or we’ll get billionaire businessman Donald Trump as the history maker who completely upended traditional American politics. Either way, we’re following and updating this historic day with this live blog.

Most importantly, here’s where you go to vote today.

Jennifer Shrum November 8, 201610:18 am

Yes, there really are 17 people vying for the @POTUS handle. Here’s a full list of the candidates for President of the United States of America.

Jennifer Shrum November 8, 201610:47 am

So…. two topless women showed up to protest where Donald Trump is casting his vote today.

Jennifer Shrum November 8, 201611:25 am

This is important!! Did you get your free Krispy Kreme doughnut today? Here’s how!

Jennifer Shrum November 8, 201612:01 pm

How likely is it we can be hacked today? An IT expert says not only would it be a huge operation, there would have to be insiders involved.
But then…. a Princeton professor and his students found a way to change ballots in minutes.

Jennifer Shrum November 8, 201612:37 pm


Using a system he developed, Allan Lichtman of American University has accurately predicted the last eight presidential elections. EIGHT in a row.
It’s based on history and works on what Lichtman calls the “13 Keys to the White House.”
Will he make it nine correct predictions in a row?? ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

Jennifer Shrum November 8, 20161:40 pm

Watch: Oak Cliff business owner Carlos de la Fuente is the ONLY person (probably in the history of the world) who’s sorry to see the 2016 election come to an end. 

Ashley C. Byers November 8, 20162:03 pm

Pot may not be on the ballot in Texas, but it is in Arkansas. That’s a short drive from DFW. Voters there will decide if medical marijuana should be legal. HERE are the other states where cannabis issues are on the ballot. 

Kennedra McDonald November 8, 20162:13 pm

Tupac warned America about Donald Trump wayyyyyy back in the 90s. Check out this video from 1992. It’s like he could see into the future or something. Think he was on to something?

Kennedra McDonald November 8, 20162:14 pm

https://tribcw33.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/tupac2.jpg?quality=85&strip=all Tupac warned America about Donald Trump wayyyyyy back in the 90s. Check out this video from 1992. Itโ€™s like he could see into the future or something. Think he was on to something?

Kennedra McDonald November 8, 20162:15 pm

Tupac warned America about Donald Trump wayyyyyy back in the 90s. Check out this video from 1992. Itโ€™s like he could see into the future or something. Think he was on to something? 

Jennifer Shrum November 8, 20162:51 pm

Okay, the election will be over today. ๐Ÿ™Œ But the holidays ๐Ÿ— are just around the corner. How do you keep it civil ๐ŸŽญ when you’re with family and friends who may not agree with each other politically? ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ
Stick to these 5 Tips for Handling Politics Around Family and Friends.

Jennifer Shrum November 8, 20163:11 pm

Rules for the official Eye Opener Election Night Drinking Game!

Yes, it goes without saying, but we’re saying it anyway: This is just for fun. Monitor your alcohol intake, drink responsibly, and remember that you probably have to go to work tomorrow! 

Jennifer Shrum November 8, 20163:22 pm

Turns out, Hillary supporters aren’t just wearing pantsuits to show support for their candidate; some are going with other options.
And they’re standing in a long line so they can put their ‘I Voted’ stickers on this woman’s grave. Susan B. Anthony would be proud.

Jennifer Shrum November 8, 20163:57 pm


A Trump supporter pepper-sprayed a Clinton supporter at a Florida poll this afternoon! (Raise your hand if you’re surprised Florida is part of this story.)
A witness reported hearing her say some not-so-nice things as the man left the polls. He ends up getting pepper-sprayed while she gets tackled to the ground. Are they both wrong?

Kennedra McDonald November 8, 20164:27 pm

Paying respects to the O.G. — Susan B.

Kennedra McDonald November 8, 20164:29 pm

A North Texas election judge was found dead this morning.

Ashley C. Byers November 8, 20164:56 pm

Want a fun place to watch the election? The Granada Theater is holding an election party that’s meant to bring the community together without any problems!

Kennedra McDonald November 8, 20167:10 pm

Latest Map: Click here for live updates

Kennedra McDonald November 8, 20167:23 pm

A super sports fan who is known around Big D for his big balls — wreckin’ balls, that is — predicts it will be President Hillary Clinton.

Kennedra McDonald November 8, 20167:25 pm

A super sports fan known around Big D for his big balls — wreckin’ balls, that is — predicts it will be President Hillary Clinton.

Kennedra McDonald November 8, 20167:30 pm

A guy who accurately predicted the last eight elections is going for a nine election winning streak.ย 

He says The Donald will be the next President of the United States.ย 

Kennedra McDonald November 8, 20167:30 pm

A guy who accurately predicted the last eight elections is going for a nine election winning streak.ย 

He says The Donald will be the next President of the United States.ย 

Kennedra McDonald November 8, 20168:21 pm

BREAKING: Donald Trump wins Texas

Kennedra McDonald November 8, 20168:45 pm

Donald Trump wins Louisiana.

Kennedra McDonald November 8, 20168:45 pm

Kennedra McDonald November 8, 20168:49 pm

BREAKING: Donald Trump wins Texas

Kennedra McDonald November 8, 20168:54 pm

Republicans WILL retain majority in US House of Reps, CNN projects

Kennedra McDonald November 8, 20169:29 pm

The wins just keep rolling in. Donald Trump wins Ohio.

Kennedra McDonald November 8, 20169:41 pm

Don’t call it a comeback — Hillary Clinton wins Virginia.

Jennifer Shrum November 8, 20169:42 pm


A Donald Trump cake made an appearance at Trump Tower this evening, and the Photoshoppers didn’t waste any time with the memes.  ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Kennedra McDonald November 8, 20169:43 pm

Man, oh man — people are losing their damn minds over how close the race is, and they are tweeting mad

Kennedra McDonald November 8, 20169:44 pm

Oh, and did we mention Florida is getting slammed for being so close? These tweets are crazy

Calm down, everyone. BREATHE!

Kennedra McDonald November 8, 201610:02 pm

Kennedra McDonald November 8, 201610:10 pm

Trump is on a roll. He takes North Carolina.

Florida is still “too close to call,” according to CNN.
Kennedra McDonald November 8, 201610:34 pm

There are reports that Canada’s immigration website crashed over Trump’s strong lead. DANG!

Kennedra McDonald November 8, 201610:58 pm

Things just got real, huh? But Clinton supporters say — it’s not over yet!

Kennedra McDonald November 9, 20162:30 am

The Donald is elected The President.

Kennedra McDonald November 9, 20162:31 am

The Donald is elected The President.