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Breaking: Donald Trump wins Georgia

11:37 pm Nov. 8, 2016

Donald Trump has won  Georgia and its crucial 16 electoral votes. 

The Associated Press and broadcast networks have declared Trump the winner over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

The victory means Georgia remains a red state for at least four more years. No Democratic presidential nominee has won Georgia since Bill Clinton in 1992.

Trump dominated across Georgia’s rural areas, racking up margins that out-paced Republican Mitt Romney’s 2012 totals. But Clinton, according to unofficial results,

Battleground Blog: North Carolina to Trump, Colorado to Clinton

10:28 pm Nov. 8, 2016

Update 10:52 p.m.: And another domino falls for Donald Trump as AP has called Florida for the Republican. To recap: Of the key battleground states, Trump has now won Florida, North Carolina and Ohio. Clinton has captured Colorado and Virginia.

Update 10:46 p.m.: Things are starting to move more quickly. Fox News has called North Carolina for Trump and AP has declared Clinton the winner in Colorado. Trump denies Clinton a pick-up opportunity by

Georgia ‘too close to call’ in presidential race

8:17 pm Nov. 8, 2016

The clock keeps ticking on election day and still Georgia has yet to be called for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.

The major cable networks have featured Georgia on their election-night programming and the Washington Post declared Georgia one of 15 states that will decide the election.

Is this unusual for Georgia, which hasn’t gone for a Democrat for president since 1992?

Not particularly, at least not yet. In 2012, Republican Mitt Romney

How Hillary Clinton chose her election night venue: All about that glass

4:18 pm Nov. 8, 2016

Hillary Clinton and her Democratic cohort will be celebrating or commiserating tonight at the Javits Center in New York City.

Republican Donald Trump will be about a mile away at the New York Hilton Midtown.

Trump’s location was chosen in part for its vast ballrooms.

Clinton’s choice was more symbolic: the Javits Center is believed to have the largest glass ceiling in New York.

Should Clinton prevail tonight, the Democrat would become the country’s first female

Hillary Clinton: It’s ‘imperative’ FBI release more information on new email probe

7:49 pm Oct. 28, 2016

Speaking in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said it is “imperative” that the FBI move quickly to explain its decision to further investigate newly discovered emails deemed possibly related to its earlier inquiry into her use of a private email server.

We are 11 days out from perhaps the most important national election of our lifetimes,” Clinton said, according to a video of her remarks published by ABC

One reason why you shouldn’t expect to see Hillary Clinton in Georgia before Nov. 8: Jim Barksdale

1:20 pm Oct. 26, 2016

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has so far bypassed Georgia as part of her push into traditional Republican strongholds.

Atlanta Mayor and top Clinton surrogate Kasim Reed on Wednesday hinted that Georgia could see some more attention in the coming days. But with less than two weeks until Election Day, color us a little skeptical after reading the political tea leaves.

We start with Jim Barksdale.

Despite his deep pockets — he’s