2016 presidential race

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On Sounds Good, MSU Department of Psychology faculty member Dr. Michael Bordieri and Tracy Ross talk about moving past this contentious election season.

Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States, the capstone of a tumultuous and divisive campaign that won over white voters with the promise to "Make America Great Again."

Trump crossed the 270 electoral vote threshold at 2:31 a.m. ET with a victory in Wisconsin, according to Associated Press projections.

Canada's Immigration and Citizenship website was down for hours Tuesday and Wednesday — apparently due to a spike in searches by Americans reacting to Tuesday's presidential election. Access was cut off on Election Day; the site was brought back online shortly after 10 a.m. ET.

Updated 10:28 a.m. ET

On Tuesday night, as the presidential election's outcome headed toward an unexpected Trump victory, stock futures plunged. Investors had bet heavily Monday on Democrat Hillary Clinton. As Republican Donald Trump picked up many more votes than polls had predicted, markets reacted violently to the change in expectations.

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Soon after polls closed in the Central time zone, NPR, the Associated Press and several other media outlets report Donald Trump and Rand Paul winning Kentucky. Both candidates were projected to win in the 'safe/likely' Republican state.

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The biggest news of the day in Kentucky might be that Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo has lost his race for reelection to longtime Republican challenger Larry Brown. 
Elsewhere on the ballot: Donald Trump has won Kentucky’s eight electoral votes and U.S. Senator Rand Paul has won re-election to his seat. 4th District Congressman Thomas Massie and 6th District Congressman Andy Barr have also won re-election to their seats. 

[Watch] KET Live Election Night Coverage

Nov 8, 2016
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KET's Bill Goodman and Renee Shaw co-host Election 2016 with live coverage of Kentucky returns tonight.

Here's the live stream:

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The Laurel County sheriff’s office said it has no confirmation of social media and state Democratic Party reports that the Ku Klux Klan allegedly distributed threatening brochures in the Lily community, about seven miles south of London.

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said some precincts around the state have been improperly banning voters from using their cell phones in the ballot booth. Grimes said voters in Scott County were instructed to not take selfies in the ballot booth, despite a recent attorney general’s opinion permitting people to do so.

WKMS News: 2016 General Election Returns

Nov 8, 2016
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Update: 10:57 pm

Here are the races WKMS News is watching on election night. See Tennessee and Illinois races near the end of this list. We will update the larger statewide and district races throughout the night and update the local races with winners marked at the end.

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If there is a race you would like to see on this list, email msu.wkmsnews@murraystate.edu for consideration.