US ELECTIONS: Live from the Stag’s
We’re live in the Stag’s all night – keep refreshing to stay up to date with the latest from the US Election
Harambe tho 🙁
Third drink spilled. Please, let us go home.
BBC presenters putting their money on a Trump winner
I propose a toast to the end of the world. Raise your glasses, loyal Tab readers, we’ll see you in the apocalypse.
Finance correspondent wants to be involved, but has no device to provide us with information. Obligatory shout out.
TRUMP WINS FLORIDA – LEADS WITH 222 ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES
Shockingly, white men turned out in force to vote for Donald Trump.
Bevs getting spilled all over the floor. Not even alcoholic.
Regardless of the result, tonight will go down in history
Fox News reporting that the Canadian Immigration website has crashed from too much traffic
Just 11 states still to declare
Guardian is reporting a 216-197 lead to Trump
WE GET IT. YOU’RE FROM TEXAS. THERE IS NO NEED TO WEAR A COWBOY HAT.
In news closer to home, the pound has apparently risen.
Been here since 22:30. Still sitting on the floor.
Finance Correspondent: Stock Markets recovering
Some News Agencies reporting Trump back in the lead – the Guardian.
The Guardian’s projection
CLINTON TAKES THE LEAD WITH 190 TO 172
West coast states polls to close
TRUMP WINS FLORIDA, AP projects
Doorman came around and shouted at everyone for laying on the floor. We’re sorry, it’s just that this is extremely depressing.
We’re still on the floor, if you were wondering
It’s not over yet.
BBC mixing it up with a bit of coverage of Prince Harry’s girlfriend. Is it news? Probably not. Is it better than watching Trump’s total rise? Definitely.
In case you were worried, we’re still on the floor. Nearly five hours now.
Clinton – 122
Trump – 168
CLINTON WINS VIRGINIA
Making the political commentary everyone else is too afraid too
Slight Trump lead in Florida, but the count is still in progress
Trump wins Ohio, by a wide margin
Has America ever had a worse president than Trump? Even George Bush junior is looking appealing right now
People getting a bit too affected by this election. Remain calm, Southampton-ers. Remain calm. It is 3am and we do not need shouting.
Trump now up to 150 electoral college votes.
head over to Twitter to play Trump or Hitler @SotonTab
We are still sitting on the floor, in case you were curious.
Shoes have been abandoned around the Stag’s as we pretend this is not really happening.
Trump extends his lead to 140
Anxiety spreading throughout the Stag’s.
The break from updating was caused by a particular editor desperately needing to order food
Trump leading with 49% of the vote, Clinton trailing with 47%
Reports of extremely high voter turnout amongst republicans and democrats. Many news outlets saying this is too close to call.
ORANGE JUICE CATASTROPHE
not as catastrophic as the current election results though
New York Times predicting a 53% chance of a Trump presidency. Remain calm.
Are we really going to make the man who couldn’t get his name as his twitter handle without adding ‘real’ POTUS?
New York Times now predicting Trump to win the Presidency. polls have closed in all but 10 states of America.
Many in the Stag’s now convinced Trump is going to win. Still many states to announce final counts.
Clinton wins New York and Connecticut
Polls have closed in Wisconsin, Colorado, Michigan, Louisiana and New Mexico.
TRUMP – 129
CLINTON – 104
The results so far
Clinton projected to take New York’s 29 Electoral college votes
Over 3 hours down, 22 states declared. Trump worryingly ahead. Is it time for the Soton Tab editorial team to get drinking?
WE SPOKE TOO SOON, TRUMP NOW IN THE LEAD WITH 123 ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES TO 97
Boreedom has well and truly set in, as has the dreaded battery death of our laptops. It also seems Wessex Scene have run out of batteries as everyone is hunting for plug sockets.
Finance Correspondent Nick Orda: Since Trump closed the gap with Clinton, stock markets have been rapidly falling
Real Talk time – will Bill Clinton be called the First Gentleman if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency
No swing state yet projected for either candidate
Nigel Farage, go away. You are not relevant to this discussion.
Nigel Farage. Everyone booed.
Republicans distancing themselves from Trump as the election results come out.
Our financial correspondent Nick Orda is stuck in traffic trying to enter the Stag’s. This is the Tab’s plea for him to be let in, regardless of the queue.
Clinton needs 202 seats to win. Trump needs 204.
When you tweet us, we cheer. Apparently.
At least one person was shot dead at a polling station in California. Gunman has barricaded himself in his house.
P.S We still don’t have a table
No one is really watching the screen anymore. There are conversations and games of Cards Against Humanity breaking out all around us.
Soton Tab has been reliably informed there is no longer a queue outside the Stag’s
Important figures chiming in here guys
15 states have now been called
Slightly intoxicated Deputy Editor Natalie repping the merch
Trump closing the gap – 66 seats now won by the ‘business man’
Boredom setting in among the Tab team, trying to start chants and cheering. Join in (and tweet us to play Trump or Hitler)
Democrats leading the senate election – with 40 seats.
Trump has so far won:
Trump’s seats jump again:
If Trump takes the lead, the Tab team has decided to get dangerously drunk
Trump projected to win Oklahoma
Go join in the fun on Twitter – we’re playing #TrumporHitler
Clinton projected to win Maryland and Illinois
Remember Marco Rubio? He just won the senate race in Florida
“Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilised” – Trump or Hitler? TWEET US NOW
Clinton leading in Florida, with 25% of the votes counting. BBC saying the state is too close to call.
CLINTON IN THE LEAD
CLINTON – 68
TRUMP – 37
It’s time to play TRUMP OR HITLER again! Tweet or Facebook message us @SotonTab who you think said the quote
Clinton now leading the count in Florida
29% of voters ‘scared’ of a Clinton presidency
Two hours into the count, Trump has 24 seats, Clinton has 3.
270 are needed to win the Presidency.
57% of females voted Clinton in Virginia, reports the BBC
Trump behind in the Virginia exit polls. Will that be reflected in the final count?
Trump leading the count in Florida
BBC found something “as rare as a pink unicorn” – a Trump supporter. Shockingly, he’s a middle aged white guy. Everybody in the Stag’s cheered him.
Donald Trump so far uncharacteristically quiet on Twitter
We will miss you Obama
TRUMP WINS WEST VIRGINIA
Takes his total seats to 24 out of the 270 he needs to win
Check out these legends repping Trump merch
(we’ve been assured these hats are cheap knock offs, and that these legends are not Trump supporters)
Stock market jumping all over the shop
Bevs are flowing and glasses are stacking up – there is a queue all the way to the safety bus stop just to get IN the Stag’s
Stock Market “going crazy” according to the Soton Tab’s official finance correspondent
Will tonight be Brexit 2.0?
BBC breakdown of the voter turnout by race
Trump so far has 62% of the vote, Clinton has 32% and third party Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has 5% of the vote
Trump also projected to win Indiana’s 11 electoral seats
Trump so far leading in New Hampshire and Florida, no final count has come through yet.
Democrats ahead in the Senate election – 38 seats to 32. Either party needs 51 seats to win a majority
Clinton win would be good for Wall Street
BBC doesn’t know what party the colour purple stands for on their own chart.
According to BBC news correspondent it would be a shock if Clinton did not win Virginia. Surely not the biggest shock of this whole campaign?
FIRST RESULTS ANNOUNCED
Clinton with 3
Trump with 19
Candidates need 27o to win
Trump has won Kentucky and Indiana, Clinton wins Vermont
Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina all expected to announce in a moment
Two minutes away from polls closing in 6 states.
82% of voters believe a Trump presidency would bring change to America. Good or bad? Keep tweeting us with your views @SotonTab
First results expected in the next 5 minutes
Trump behind Clinton in BBC exit polls
A bit of light relief if the anxiety is getting too much for you
Trump and Clinton are the two most unfavourable presidential candidates since polling began in the 1940s
4 people were taken to hospital following a shooting at a polling station in California
A very high Hispanic turn out in Florida based on early voting. According to BBC guests, this may be in part because of the way Trump referred to Mexican immigrants as ‘rapists’ at the start of the campaign.
59% of voters think Clinton is not trustworthy, compared to 65% thinking Trump untrustworthy. He is definitely lying about that hair. What else is he hiding?
13% of voters were excited by the prospect of a Trump presidency according to exit polls.
59 per cent of voters said they saw Clinton unfavourably – BBC poll
“Some people believe a woman should not be president” – current guest on BBC news
George Bush earlier announced that he did not vote for Donald Trump
First alcoholic beverages of the night being consumed. Will we make it through to 6am? Place your bets now
Keep in touch guys – and don’t forget to tweet us #TabTrump or #TabClinton to let us know who YOU think is going to win
First results are expected shortly, with Virginia and Kentucky expected to announce momentarily
Finance correspondent for the Soton Tab, Nick Orda, tells us it looks like the stock market is betting on a Clinton win.
Deputy Editor Natalie is eagerly awaiting your tweets
Random cheering/booing going on at the sight of Donald Trump’s face in the Stag’s.
Stag’s has switched to BBC #controversial
Losing feeling in our legs because we’re sitting on the floor (please let Tab have a table at some point in the next 7 hours)
A high Latino turnout in Florida means the state may swing in Hillary Clinton’s favour
Trump has been called by some “The Greatest Ever Threat to the American Constitution”
42% of people strongly favoured the person they voted for according to a itv poll
Tweet us @SotonTab to let us know who you think is going to win – #TabTrump or #TabClinton
Polls have officially closed
Everything kicks off in two minutes. There are no chairs, and we are 100% sitting on the floor.