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


04:44

Harambe tho 🙁

harambe

04:39

Third drink spilled. Please, let us go home.

04:37

BBC presenters putting their money on a Trump winner

04:35

I propose a toast to the end of the world. Raise your glasses, loyal Tab readers, we’ll see you in the apocalypse.

04:32

Finance correspondent wants to be involved, but has no device to provide us with information. Obligatory shout out.

04:31

TRUMP WINS FLORIDA – LEADS WITH 222 ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES

04:30

Shockingly, white men turned out in force to vote for Donald Trump.

04:29

Bevs getting spilled all over the floor. Not even alcoholic.

04:28

Regardless of the result, tonight will go down in history

04:27

Fox News reporting that the Canadian Immigration website has crashed from too much traffic

04:26

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04:24

Just 11 states still to declare

04:22

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04:20

04:18

Guardian is reporting a 216-197 lead to Trump

04:16

WE GET IT. YOU’RE FROM TEXAS. THERE IS NO NEED TO WEAR A COWBOY HAT.

04:14

In news closer to home, the pound has apparently risen.

04:13

Been here since 22:30. Still sitting on the floor.

04:12

04:10

Finance Correspondent: Stock Markets recovering

04:07

04:03

Some News Agencies reporting Trump back in the lead – the Guardian.

04:01

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The Guardian’s projection

04:00

CLINTON TAKES THE LEAD WITH 190 TO 172

03:59

West coast states polls to close

03:57

TRUMP WINS FLORIDA, AP projects

03:54

03:53

Doorman came around and shouted at everyone for laying on the floor. We’re sorry, it’s just that this is extremely depressing.

03:52

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03:49

We’re still on the floor, if you were wondering

03:40

It’s not over yet.

03:38

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.

03:37

In case you were worried, we’re still on the floor. Nearly five hours now.

03:35

LATEST NUMBER:

Clinton – 122

Trump – 168

03:31

CLINTON WINS VIRGINIA

03:29

03:28

Making the political commentary everyone else is too afraid too

03:27

Slight Trump lead in Florida, but the count is still in progress

03:26

Trump wins Ohio, by a wide margin

03:23

Has America ever had a worse president than Trump? Even George Bush junior is looking appealing right now

03:22

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03:12

People getting a bit too affected by this election. Remain calm, Southampton-ers. Remain calm. It is 3am and we do not need shouting.

03:10

Trump now up to 150 electoral college votes.

03:06

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head over to Twitter to play Trump or Hitler @SotonTab

03:04

We are still sitting on the floor, in case you were curious.

03:03

Shoes have been abandoned around the Stag’s as we pretend this is not really happening.

03:02

Trump extends his lead to 140

03:00

Anxiety spreading throughout the Stag’s.

02:58

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02:55

The break from updating was caused by a particular editor desperately needing to order food

02:44

Trump leading with 49% of the vote, Clinton trailing with 47%

02:42

Reports of extremely high voter turnout amongst republicans and democrats. Many news outlets saying this is too close to call.

02:40

02:39

ORANGE JUICE CATASTROPHE

not as catastrophic as the current election results though

02:37

TRUMP: 137

CLINTON: 104

Don’t panic.

02:36

02:35

New York Times predicting a 53% chance of a Trump presidency. Remain calm.

02:35

Are we really going to make the man who couldn’t get his name as his twitter handle without adding ‘real’ POTUS?

02:34

02:33

New York Times now predicting Trump to win the Presidency. polls have closed in all but 10 states of America.

02:32

02:30

Many in the Stag’s now convinced Trump is going to win. Still many states to announce final counts.

02:29

02:21

Clinton wins New York and Connecticut

02:17

Polls have closed in Wisconsin, Colorado, Michigan, Louisiana and New Mexico.

02:11

TRUMP – 129

CLINTON – 104

02:09

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The results so far

02:05

Clinton projected to take New York’s 29 Electoral college votes

02:04

Over 3 hours down, 22 states declared. Trump worryingly ahead. Is it time for the Soton Tab editorial team to get drinking?

02:01

WE SPOKE TOO SOON, TRUMP NOW IN THE LEAD WITH 123 ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES TO 97

01:59

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.

01:54

Finance Correspondent Nick Orda: Since Trump closed the gap with Clinton, stock markets have been rapidly falling

01:52

Real Talk time – will Bill Clinton be called the First Gentleman if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency

01:50

No swing state yet projected for either candidate

01:48

Nigel Farage, go away. You are not relevant to this discussion.

01:45

Nigel Farage. Everyone booed.

01:41

Republicans distancing themselves from Trump as the election results come out.

01:38

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.

01:37

Clinton needs 202 seats to win. Trump needs 204.

01:36

When you tweet us, we cheer. Apparently.

01:35

At least one person was shot dead at a polling station in California. Gunman has barricaded himself in his house.

01:32

P.S We still don’t have a table

01:31

No one is really watching the screen anymore. There are conversations and games of Cards Against Humanity breaking out all around us.

01:30

Soton Tab has been reliably informed there is no longer a queue outside the Stag’s

01:28

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Important figures chiming in here guys

01:27

15 states have now been called

01:25

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Slightly intoxicated Deputy Editor Natalie repping the merch

01:24

Trump closing the gap – 66 seats now won by the ‘business man’

01:23

Boredom setting in among the Tab team, trying to start chants and cheering. Join in (and tweet us to play Trump or Hitler)

01:22

Democrats leading the senate election – with 40 seats.

01:19

Trump has so far won:

Oklahoma

Tennessee

Indiana

South Carolina

West Virginia

01:18

Trump’s seats jump again:

Clinton: 68

Trump: 57

01:16

If Trump takes the lead, the Tab team has decided to get dangerously drunk

01:14

Trump projected to win Oklahoma

01:12

Go join in the fun on Twitter – we’re playing #TrumporHitler

01:10

Clinton projected to win Maryland and Illinois

01:08

Remember Marco Rubio? He just won the senate race in Florida

01:05

“Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilised” – Trump or Hitler? TWEET US NOW

01:01

Clinton leading in Florida, with 25% of the votes counting. BBC saying the state is too close to call.

01:00

CLINTON IN THE LEAD

CLINTON – 68

TRUMP – 37

00:59

It’s time to play TRUMP OR HITLER again! Tweet or Facebook message us @SotonTab who you think said the quote

00:54

Clinton now leading the count in Florida

00:50

29% of voters ‘scared’ of a Clinton presidency

00:48

Two hours into the count, Trump has 24 seats, Clinton has 3.

270 are needed to win the Presidency.

00:47

57% of females voted Clinton in Virginia, reports the BBC

00:45

Trump behind in the Virginia exit polls. Will that be reflected in the final count?

00:39

Trump leading the count in Florida

00:37

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.

00:36

Donald Trump so far uncharacteristically quiet on Twitter

00:33

 We will miss you Obama

00:32

TRUMP WINS WEST VIRGINIA

Takes his total seats to 24 out of the 270 he needs to win

00:30

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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)

00:27

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Stock market jumping all over the shop

00:22

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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

 

00:21

Stock Market “going crazy” according to the Soton Tab’s official finance correspondent

00:19

Will tonight be Brexit 2.0?

00:18

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BBC breakdown of the voter turnout by race

00:16

Trump so far has 62% of the vote, Clinton has 32% and third party Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has 5% of the vote

00:15

Trump also projected to win Indiana’s 11 electoral seats

00:13

Trump so far leading in New Hampshire and Florida, no final count has come through yet.

00:12

Democrats ahead in the Senate election – 38 seats to 32. Either party needs 51 seats to win a majority

00:09

Clinton win would be good for Wall Street

00:08

BBC doesn’t know what party the colour purple stands for on their own chart.

00:04

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?

00:00

FIRST RESULTS ANNOUNCED

Clinton with 3

Trump with 19

Candidates need 27o to win

Trump has won Kentucky and Indiana, Clinton wins Vermont

23:59

Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina all expected to announce in a moment

23:58

Two minutes away from polls closing in 6 states.

23:57

82% of voters believe a Trump presidency would bring change to America. Good or bad? Keep tweeting us with your views @SotonTab

23:56

First results expected in the next 5 minutes

23:55

Trump behind Clinton in BBC exit polls

23:54

A bit of light relief if the anxiety is getting too much for you

23:51

Trump and Clinton are the two most unfavourable presidential candidates since polling began in the 1940s

23:50

4 people were taken to hospital following a shooting at a polling station in California

23:45

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.

23:43

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?

23:39

13% of voters were excited by the prospect of a Trump presidency according to exit polls.

23:38

59 per cent of voters said they saw Clinton unfavourably – BBC poll

23:37

“Some people believe a woman should not be president” – current guest on BBC news

23:36

23:34

George Bush earlier announced that he did not vote for Donald Trump

23:32

First alcoholic beverages of the night being consumed. Will we make it through to 6am? Place your bets now

23:29

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

23:27

First results are expected shortly, with Virginia and Kentucky expected to announce momentarily

23:24

Finance correspondent for the Soton Tab, Nick Orda, tells us it looks like the stock market is betting on a Clinton win.

23:21

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Deputy Editor Natalie is eagerly awaiting your tweets

23:19

Random cheering/booing going on at the sight of Donald Trump’s face in the Stag’s.

23:18

Stag’s has switched to BBC #controversial

23:14

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)

23:12

A high Latino turnout in Florida means the state may swing in Hillary Clinton’s favour

23:10

Trump has been called by some “The Greatest Ever Threat to the American Constitution”

23:06

42% of people strongly favoured the person they voted for according to a itv poll

23:03

Tweet us @SotonTab to let us know who you think is going to win – #TabTrump or #TabClinton

23:00

Polls have officially closed

22:58

Everything kicks off in two minutes. There are no chairs, and we are 100% sitting on the floor.