It’s Election Day 2016, the day everyone has waited for and some thought would never arrive. For those who’ve wondered who the new president will be, the wait will soon be over. Will Hillary Clinton mark history by becoming the first woman president and will she and president Bill Clinton be the first married couple to ever hold office? Or will a billionaire reality television star and real estate mogul defy the odds and prove that you don’t have to be a politician in order to become president? Everyone is covering the elections tonight and providing real-time updates. There are several ways, however, in which you can keep your finger on the political pulse tonight and make sure you’re in the know. After all, who doesn’t want to be the first to know who the new president is?
First, there is a video playlist above that features live streaming coverage from major news organizations. This provides a simple, easy, and convenient way to follow multiple streams of election coverage online. The news videos are from ABC News, NBC News, PBS Newshour, Vice News, Bloomberg Politics, The Young Turks, Fusion, MTV, CP24, Al Jazeera English, and Noticias Telemundo provides live, Spanish election coverage. More videos will be added throughout the night. Just scroll through the playlist to change the video and get live election results streaming online.
The next recommended way to get updated on current and real time election results is through the two major search engines: Google and Bing. If you search “elections” on Google, you’ll get targeted information for your local area, as well as information on the delegate and popular votes for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. You can access Google’s election news through a search, or visit elections on trends for more in-depth information. Likewise, you can go to Bing’s search engine, type in “elections” and get access to real-time updates, results, and news.
Polls begin to close at 6 p.m. and as each video in the playlist comes from a different news site, their live, streaming coverage may vary. PBS NewsHour begins at 7 p.m. ET and at 8 p.m. ET will begin the PBS NewsHour Election Night Coverage 2016. The program is expected to run throughout the night.
NBC has canceled regularly scheduled programming and beginning at 7 p.m. ET, will have the NBC News Special: 2016 Election Night hosted by Lester Holt. Lester Holt made headlines when he moderated one of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s debates
CBS will air CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley at 6:30 p.m. ET. Beginning at 7 p.m. ET, CBS will air Campaign 2016: CBS News Coverage of the Election with Live Updates. The CBS live coverage will include anchor Scott Pelley and guest such as Norah O’Donnell, John Dickerson, Gayle King, Charlie Rose, Elaine Quijano and Bob Schieffer.
ABC will air World News with David Muir at 6:30 pm. followed by ABC News Your Voice Your Vote: Election. That live coverage will continue until the 11 p.m news. ABC’s election coverage will continue throughout the night.
Local Fox affiliates begin special election night coverage at 7 p.m. ET. The special is called You Decide 2016: Election.
CSpan’s election coverage begins at 7:59 p.m. ET and is called Election Night 2016. CSpan will provide in-depth coverage on the presidential election as well as key House, Senate, and other races.
Starting at 6 p.m. ET, CNN begins their special coverage Election Night in America hosted by Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Jake Tapper, and Dana Bash. The coverage runs straight through until 3 a.m. ET, when it picks up with New Day hosted by Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota.
Fox News begins their election coverage at 6 p.m. ET with the show America’s Election HQ. The show runs until 4 a.m. ET, when Fox and Friends First airs.
Lifetime is airing The View Live Election Special which is a viewing party with booze, food, the co-hosts, and guests. The party starts at 9 p.m. ET.
MSNBC began their Election Day coverage at 9 a.m. ET. Their late night analysis is Election Night 2016. MSNBC’s coverage runs until 6 a.m. ET when Morning Joe airs.
CNBC begins coverage at 7 p.m. ET with a special titled Your Money, Your Vote 2016. The coverage runs until 2 a.m. ET.
If at any moment you feel you simply can’t bear any more election coverage, you’re in luck. The Weather Channel has you covered. The Weather Channel launched a marathon titled Escape the Election. Escape the Election began at 3 p.m. ET and is designed to help people overwhelmed from election drama take a step back and relax. The show features beautiful scenes of nature to soothing and relaxing music tracks. Check your local cable or satellite listings for channels. Escape the Election runs until midnight.
There’s no question that the race to the presidency has been contentious. As we wait for polls to close nationwide, here are some wonderful, political cartoons that highlight some of the most memorable moment from the journey.
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