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2016 Election Night Live Blog

The end is near. Welcome to Salon’s Live Election Blog, where we will provide you up-to-the-minute results on the fate of America.

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7:03 pm Democrat Hillary Clinton has won the state of Vermont.

(AP) Vermont gives Clinton three electoral votes. Vermont has voted for a Democrat every election since 1988, while Kentucky has gone Republican every cycle since 2000.

7:02 pm Republican Donald Trump has won the states of Indiana and Kentucky.

(AP) Trump was awarded Kentucky’s eight electoral votes and Indiana’s 11. .Indiana is normally a Republican stronghold but went for President Barack Obama in 2008. The Republicans captured it again in 2012 and Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, is the state’s governor.

6:54 pm (AP) Americans who have voted already in the presidential election appear to be evenly divided on the benefits of international trade.

About four out of 10 voters believe trade among nations creates jobs, according to an exit poll conducted by Edison Research for national media outlets. Another four out of 10 say it takes jobs from Americans.

Republican nominee Donald Trump has railed against decades of U.S. trade policy and has energized working-class voters with his promises to create more jobs at home. Democrat Hillary Clinton has historically supported U.S. trade deals, including when she served as secretary of state.

But Clinton has backed off her support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

6:47 pm (AP) A majority of Americans who have cast ballots already are at odds with Republican Donald Trump on two of his signature immigration proposals.

Just four out of 10 voters say they support building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border according to the preliminary results of exit polling conducted by Edison Research for The Associated Press and television networks. A majority oppose the idea.

About seven out of 10 people who have voted already say they’d rather allow workers in the U.S. illegally have a way to apply for legal status than have them deported. About a quarter of voters support deportation.

6:15 p.m. (AP) than half of Americans who went to the polls earlier Tuesday say Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has the temperament to serve as president. About a third of voters say the same about Republican nominee Donald Trump.

But neither candidate can claim a mandate as the honest candidate according to the preliminary results of exit polling conducted by Edison Research for The Associated Press and television networks.

About six out of 10 voters say they don’t view Clinton as honest. About the same proportion say Trump isn’t honest. About three out of 10 voters say they believe neither candidate is honest.

As for what percentage of voters think both nominees are honest, that number is in single digits.

Salon Staff.

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