About Our People Legal Stuff Careers
Pedestrians walk past a sidewalk message depicting Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton a few blocks from her planned election night rally in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Election Day: Markets are frantic as the presidential race tightens


UPDATE 9:40 p.m. EST: With the race tighter than expected, stock futures tumbled.

UPDATE 7:51 p.m. EST: As the results begin to come in, it's clear this is the year of the Latino vote and Hillary Clinton is totally owning it.

A large part of Clinton's success with Hispanic voters could be a result of her staunch efforts to register families relocating from Puerto Rico to Florida.

UPDATE 7:24 p.m. EST: One person was killed and three others injured after a shooting at a Southern California polling station

No arrests have been made at this time.

UPDATE 6:34 p.m. EST: A California polling place was on lockdown after shots were fired.

UPDATE 4:50 p.m. EST:  Pantsuit-clad voters hit the polls in support for Clinton.

Sequence 1.00_00_18_03.Still002.jpg

UPDATE 4:41 p.m. EST:  Voters are paying homage to women's suffrage icon Susan B. Anthony by placing "I voted" stickers on her tombstone.

UPDATE 4:33 p.m. EST:  South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has revealed for whom he voted.

UPDATE 4:02 p.m. EST:  U.S. stock markets closed higher as the election finish line nears.

On Tuesday, stocks rallied once again and according to analysts who spoke with MarketWatch, the trend upward suggests investors are feeling confident in a Hillary Clinton win. Any ground U.S. markets lost last week over the latest turn in the Clinton email saga has been made up.

That said, MarketWatch also explains that stocks historically tend to tick higher between the election and the inauguration.

UPDATE 3:51 p.m. EST:

It's game time.

The results are starting to trickle in. Guam has already made it's choice, siding with Hillary Clinton.

And beyond the presidency, the Senate is up for grabs. No matter who becomes the next president, they won't be able to do too much too fast if Congress is controlled by the opposing party.

UPDATE 1:16 p.m. EST: 

Hillary Clinton's deputy communications director, Kristina Schake, confirmed to CNN she had two speeches ready to go for tonight:

"She's working on two speeches today as any candidate would to prepare for tonight. But we're hoping her supporters get out there. We feel really confident about the early vote. We've done really well, we've built an organization to get our supporters out there, but we need our people to get to the polls today"

Cook Political Report 2016 Electoral College Breakdown.png
Source: Cook Political Report.

The Cook Political Report broke down the 2016 electoral college by state. Check out how many votes your states gets.

UPDATE 1:10 p.m. EST: Trump filed a lawsuit over Nevada early voting.

Election Day: Markets are frantic as the presidential race tightens

UPDATE 12:06 p.m. EST: In case you missed it, before Hillary Clinton cast her ballot this morning, she took on the #MannequinChallenge.

UPDATE 11:52 a.m. EST: They say a picture is worth a thousand words...

UPDATE 11:07 a.m. EST: ... and Mike Pence showed up to his polling place on a bike.

UPDATE 11:05 a.m. EST: Donald Trump was greeted with several boos at his polling place.

UPDATE 10:58 a.m. EST: Donald Trump arrived to his polling place in NYC to cast his vote.

Election Day: Markets are frantic as the presidential race tightens

UPDATE 9:57 a.m. EST: Donald Trump Jr. told CNN his father would "respect the outcome" of a "fair election."  He also said he suspected his father would "remain involved somewhat" in politics if he loses the election. 

UPDATE 9:18 a.m. EST: Americans really want to know who Taylor Swift is voting for...

UPDATE 9:06 a.m. EST: Two topless women were arrested at a polling place after protesting Trump.

UPDATE 8:38 a.m. EST: President Obama is playing basketball. It's an Election Day tradition.

UPDATE 8:33 a.m. EST: Eric Trump said his father will concede the election if he loses and the results are "legit and fair."

UPDATE 8:20 a.m. EST: Hillary and Bill Clinton showed up to vote in Chappaqua, N.Y. to raucous cheers.

Raw: Hillary Clinton Casts Election Day Ballot

UPDATE  7:52 a.m. EST: Reporters found this at Trump's election night party venue.

That's a label for a camera spot, normally reserved for news networks. 

Many suspect Trump may launch his own news network, especially after this pre-debate panel.

Election Day: Markets are frantic as the presidential race tightens

UPDATE 7:40 a.m. EST

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine has already voted, and he shared his Election Day plans. They include heading to New York, where he'll "just be nervous for a while."

Well, it's finally here. Election Day. Go vote if you haven't already. But once you're done with that, we've got everything you need to know right here. We'll be updating this all day, so check back often for the latest updates:

Election Day: Markets are frantic as the presidential race tightens

WATCH  | In the meantime, Donald Trump has sprinted ahead to a lead in New Hampshire -- more specifically, in three tiny towns with a combined population of less than 100 which have already closed their polls.  Here's how those towns looked at the polls. 

They're done already?!

The tiny towns of Dixville Notch, Hart's Location and Millsfield are traditionally the first in the nation to report their votes, USA Today reports. Hillary Clinton won Dixville Notch 4-2 and Hart's Location 17-14. But Trump won Millsfield in a whopping 16-4 landslide, giving him the overall lead.

What does this mean for the election as a whole? Not much, probably. 

Who's going to win?

Read Comments
Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Linked In List Menu Enlarge Gallery Info Menu Close Angle Down Angle Up Angle Left Angle Right Grid Grid Play Align Left Search Youtube Mail Mail Angle Down Bookmark