Election 2016: Times & TV Channels To Watch The Results

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Looking for how to watch the results of the 2016 election? We’ve got you covered with all of the times and TV channels, so you won’t miss a minute of tonight’s race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Here’s how you can have a front row seat to the end of the world as we know it.


When Do Polls Close?

The polls begin closing at 6:00 p.m. EST, and the last polls will close at 1:00 a.m. EST. The first polls to close are in Indiana and Kentucky, while the last poll to close is in Alaska. In-between, some of the most notable poll close times are Florida at 7:00 p.m. EST, Texas at 8:00 p.m. EST, New York at 9:00 p.m. EST, and Iowa at 10:00 p.m. EST


What Channels Will Have Coverage?

Virtually every news channel on the planet will give you some form of coverage tonight, and CNN, CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC, and Telemundo will be following the election all day and all night. These heavyweights are your best bet for thorough coverage, but you can also check your cable listings to see when your local news coverage will run from.


When Will The Results Be Announced?

This all depends on how close the election is, but the winner is usually announced around 11:00 p.m. EST. In 2008, the results were announced at 11:00 p.m. EST, and in 2012, it was reported that Barack Obama would have a second term as President at 11:15 p.m. EST.

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