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9:45 p.m.: With the local, regional and state races all but wrapped up, we are calling it a night.  Thanks for following along with us this evening.  See the results of all of the day's contests in Wednesday's Union-Bulletin; at Union-Bulletin.com; or on the U-B's social media presences.

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9:38 p.m.: Current Washington state executive leaders:

Governor

Jay Inslee, Democratic 1,094,123 — 56.3%

Bill Bryant, Republican 848,681 — 43.7%

 

Lt. Governor

Cyrus Habib, Democratic 1,051,024 — 55.8%

Marty McClendon, Republican 832,186 — 44.2$

 

Secretary of State

Kim Wyman, Republican 1,003,067 — 53.1%

Tina Podlodowski, Democratic 884,471 — 46.9%

 

Treasurer

Duane Davidson, Republican 958,664 — 58.6%

Michael Waite, Republican 676,078 — 41.4%

 

Auditor

Mark Miloscia, Republican 849,758 — 46%

Pat (Patrice) McCarthy, Democratic 998,802 — 54%

 

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson, Democratic 1,248,789 — 69.2%

Joshua B. Trumbull, Libertarian 555,038 — 30.8%

 

Commissioner of Public Lands

Steve McLaughlin, Republican 836,703 — 45.1%

Hilary Franz, Democratic 1,018,495 — 54.9%

 

Superintendent of Public Instruction

(Non-partisan position)

Erin Jones 784,961 — 48.8%

Chris Reykdal 822,184 — 51.2%

 

Insurance Commissioner

Mike Kreidler, Democratic 1,102,232 — 60%

Richard Schrock, Republican 733,627 — 40%

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9:33 p.m.: As of 9:15 p.m.:

U.S. President (National/Washington state tallies)

Hillary Clinton, Democratic 50,085,433— 47.2% / 1,088,152 — 56.3%

Donald J. Trump, Republican 51,301,832 — 48.3% / 731,127 — 37.8%

Electoral votes (270 needed to win): Trump 238/ Clinton 209

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9:30 p.m.: Andy Porter: "LAPD going into riot mode."

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9:30 p.m.: Federal races as of 9:15 p.m.:

U.S. President (National/Washington state tallies)

Hillary Clinton, Democratic 50,085,433— 47.2% / 1,088,152 — 56.3%

Donald J. Trump, Republican 51,301,832 — 48.3% / 731,127 — 37.8%

Electoral votes (270 needed to win): Trump 238/ Clinton 209

U.S. Senator

Patty Murray, Democratic 1,183,089 — 60.8%

Chris Vance, Republican 762,461 — 39.2%

 

U.S. House

4th District (Districtwide totals)

Dan Newhouse, Republican 70,133 — 57.8%

Clint Didier, Republican 51,122 — 42.2%

 

5th District

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Republican 117,287 — 58.3%

Joe Pakootas, Democratic, Democratic 83,812 — 41.7%

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9:26 p.m.: Andy Porter: Mild gloom over Nevada going for Clinton. Dow continues to drop.

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9:25 p.m.: Sheila Hagar: Nancy Monacelli says, "I was just in Germany.  The people there were very clear about what they were hearing in this election. It's more than a little terrifying."

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9:21 p.m.: Andy Porter: People are trickling out of here as this circus continues. Down to about 15 die-hards.

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9:15 p.m.: Sheila Hagar: @WallaWallaDemocrats chair Steve Schmidt, at 9 p.m., says on a scale of 1 to 10 in optimism, he's at a 3. "I have little hope right now."

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9:15 p.m.: Sheila Hagar: Rick Evans, chairman of the 16th District of Washington Democrats, said results for local races are disappointing so far. The presidential race is still an unknown at 9 p.m., he said, but "We're incredibly happy Governor Inslee has won."

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9:08 p.m.: Andy Porter: "It's like a Seahawks game where they got it on the two yard line and can't get it in."

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9:07 p.m.: Washington state initiatives and advisory votes:

STATE INITIATIVES

Initiative 1433 — Minimim wages

Yes 1,025,299 — 59.5%

No 697,610 — 40.5%

 

Initiative 1464 — Campaign finance

Yes 784,089 — 47.6%

No 863,766 — 52.4%

 

Initiative 1491 — Extreme risk access to firearms

Yes 1,231,956 — 71.2%

No 499,086 — 28.8%

 

Initiative 1501 — Public records access

Yes 1,219,378 — 71.2%

No 493,014 — 28.8%

 

Initiative 732 — Carbon tax

Yes 693,336 — 41.5%

No 977,816 — 58.5%

 

Initiative 735 — Seeks federal Constitution amendment

Yes 1,055,859 — 63.9%

No 597,064 — 36.1

 

LEGISLATIVE ADVISORY VOTES

No. 14 — House Bill 2768

Repeal 1,084,250 —68%

Maintain 509,826 — 32%

 

No. 15 — House Bill 2778

Repeal 941,714 — 59.4%

Maintain 644,304 — 40.6%

 

Joint Resolution No. 8210 — State redistricting deadline

Approve 1,222,359 — 77.8%

Reject 350,498 — 22.2%

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9:04 p.m: Andy Porter: In a lull here. Everyone waiting to see if Trump is going to close those final 16 votes.

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8:58 p.m.: Andy Porter: Doing toasts to "Mr. Trump" and everyone else; also, final results are still to be seen.

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8:55 p.m.:

STATE JUDICIAL

(Non-partisan positions)

Supreme Court Justice Position 1

Mary Yu 493,242 — 51.3%

David DeWolf 467,727 —48.7%

 

Supreme Court Justice Position 5

Barbara Madsen 556,996 — 58.6%

Greg Zempel 394,275 — 41.4%

 

Supreme Court Justice Position 6

Charles (Charlie) Wiggins 518,987 — 55.5%

Dave Larson 415,646 — 44.5%

 

Court of Appeals

Division 3, District 2 Judge Position 1

(Districtwide results)

George Fearing 50,154 — 53.8%

Patrick McBurney 43,022 — 46.2%

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8:50 p.m.:

16th STATE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

Senator (Districtwide results)

Maureen Walsh, Republican, uncontested 21,235

 

Representative Pos. 1 (Districtwide results)

Rebecca Francik, Democratic 9,252 — 36.6%

William ‘Bill’ Jenkin, Republican 16,034 — 63.4%

 

Representative Pos. 2 (Districtwide results)

Terry R. Nealey, Republican 17,589 — 69.1%

Gary Downing, Democratic 7,034 — 30.9%

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8:49 p.m.:

AP names Hillary Clinton the winner in Washington state

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8:48 p.m: Andy Porter: Dan Nims, county GOP chairman, is pouring Champagne.

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8:45 p.m.:

FEDERAL

U.S. President (National/Washington state tallies)

Hillary Clinton, Democratic 47,018,297— 47% / 500,110 — 46.81%

Donald J. Trump, Republican 48,516,.719 — 48.5% / 499,897 — 46.79%

U.S. Senator

Patty Murray, Democratic 576,803 — 53.5%

Chris Vance, Republican 501,976 — 46.5

U.S. House

4th District (Districtwide totals)

Dan Newhouse, Republican 68,361 — 57.7%

Clint Didier, Republican 50,131 — 42.3%

5th District

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Republican 117,287 — 58.3%

Joe Pakootas, Democratic, Democratic 83,812 — 41.7%

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8:45 p.m.: Andy Porter: "Some Democrats are going to be sick to their stomach tomorrow"

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8:42 p.m.: Sheila Hagar: WW Democrats erupt in cheers at announcement that Hillary Clinton took Washington state.

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8:37 p.m.: Sheila Hagar: WW Democrats are in loud form, many sad and some shouting at the televised election coverage.

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8:37 p.m.: WASHINGTON STATE (Executive races)

Governor

Jay Inslee, Democratic 475,703 — 48.9%

Bill Bryant, Republican 496,720 — 51.1%

 

Lt. Governor

Cyrus Habib, Democratic 444,973 — 47.1%

Marty McClendon, Republican 500,504 — 52.9%

 

Secretary of State

Kim Wyman, Republican 576,087 — 60.9%

Tina Podlodowski, Democratic 370,554 — 39.1%

 

Treasurer

Duane Davidson, Republican 475,964 — 57.4%

Michael Waite, Republican 353,087 — 42.6%

 

Auditor

Mark Miloscia, Republican 485,285 — 52.1%

Pat (Patrice) McCarthy, Democratic 446,009 — 47.9%

 

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson, Democratic 566,189 — 63%

Joshua B. Trumbull, Libertarian 332,066 — 37%

 

Commissioner of Public Lands

Steve McLaughlin, Republican 502,316 — 53.9%

Hilary Franz, Democratic 430,033 — 46.1%

 

Superintendent of Public Instruction

(Non-partisan position)

Erin Jones 395,136 — 49.1%

Chris Reykdal 409,244 — 50.9%

 

Insurance Commissioner

Mike Kreidler, Democratic 480,841 — 52.1%

Richard Schrock, Republican 441,974 — 47.9%

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8:35 p.m.: Walla Walla County numbers:

Superior Court Judge Position 1

John W. Lohrmann, uncontested 9,780

 

Superior Court Judge Position 2

M. Scott Wolfram, uncontested 9,783

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8:30 p.m.: Andy Porter: "It's a good night and it's getting better," said Jim Johnson as he walked in the door.

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8:27 p.m.: More current Walla Walla County numbers:

Superior Court Judge Position 1

John W. Lohrmann, uncontested 9,780

 

Superior Court Judge Position 2

M. Scott Wolfram, uncontested 9,783

 

LOCAL MEASURES

Waitsburg School District facility improvement bond

(Supermajority required)

Approve 250 — 63.8%

Reject 142 — 36.2%

 

Prescott Joint Park and Recreation District M&O levy

Yes 107 — 64.1%

No 60 — 35.9

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8:24 p.m.: Some initial Walla Walla County results for commissioner races: Todd Kimball 62.7%, Randal Son, 37.9%; Jim Johnson 66%, Jared Frerichs 33%

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8:20 p.m.: Numbers via CNN:

U.S. president (National/Washington state tallies)

Hillary Clinton, Democratic 41,321,827— 46.6% / 91,679 — 42.6%

Donald J. Trump, Republican 43,632,238 — 49% / 109,323— 50.79%

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8:13 p.m.: Current state returns out.

• District 16 - State Senator: Maureen Walsh 7,560 (running unopposed)

• Legislative District 16 - State Representative Pos. 1: Rebecca Francik 2,520 (28.17%); Bill Jenkin 6,425 (71.83%)

• Legislative District 16 - State Representative Pos. 2: Terry Nealey 6,569 (73.6%); Gary Downing 2,356 (26.4%)

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8:11 p.m.: Andy Porter: Trump wins Nevada. Cheers for another six electoral votes. People also heading over to courthouse to catch first release of local returns.

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8:03 p.m.: Andy Porter: Reaction to the (not unexpected) prediction of Patty Murray beating Chris Vance for U.S Senate: "BOO!"

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8 p.m.: Andy Porter: Huge cheer as Trump is expected to win Florida.

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7:59: Andy Porter: Terry Nealey just arrived. "It's nowhere near as close..."

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7:58 p.m: via CNN:

Polls to close in typically blue state West Coast in a few minutes. Washington, Oregon and California have total of 74 electoral votes.
Nationally as of 7:55 p.m.:

Clinton: 37,449,234 — 46.4 percent
Electoral 131

Trump 39,647,614 — 49.4%

Electoral 167

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7:44 p.m: Sheila Hagar: At @WallaWallaDemocrats, local candidate Gary Downing, candidate for Position 2 House seat in the state's 16th District, said the number of votes for Trump show the hate and segregation in the country.

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7:44 p.m.: Andy Porter: Spirited response to New York Times projection that Trump has 91 percent chance of winning.

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7:30 p.m.: Sheila Hagar: Rick Evans, chairman of 16th District Washington Democrats, said he's surprised at how close early returns are at 730 pm. "It's early yet and they haven't called the majority of battleground states. Am I concerned?  You bet."

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7:42 p.m.: Andy Porter: "Gold is up to $1,520" — response to comment on economy.

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7:40 p.m.: Numbers via CNN:

Clinton: 35,273,261 — 46.7%
Electoral 122

Trump: 37,070,930 — 49%

Electoral 167

270 electoral votes need to win
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7:36 p.m.: Andy Porter: The crowd is growing here. Up to about 30-35 people now.

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7:31 p.m.: Andy Porter: Big reaction on announcement that Trump wins Ohio. "Only a 102 left to go," said Dan Nims, county GOP chairman.

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7:15 p.m.: Numbers via CNN:

Clinton: 30,913,147 — 47% 
Electoral 104

Trump: 32,184,900 — 48.9 %

Electoral 139

270 electoral votes needed to win

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7:10 p.m.: CNN reports Wall Street gets jitters as Trump holds lead. Dow futures drop 500.

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7 p.m.: Numbers via CNN:

Clinton: 27,223,440 — 47% 
Electoral 104

Trump: 28,307,456 — 48.9 %

Electoral 139

270 electoral votes needed to win

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6:55 p.m.: Andy Porter: "It's five till seven and we're still in it," Robert Riley.

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6:53 p.m.: Numbers via CNN:

Clinton: 25,312,749 — 47% 
Electoral 104

Trump: 26,359,663 — 49 %

Electoral 136
270 electoral votes needed to win

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6:53 p.m.: Andy Porter: Walla Walla County Commissioner Jim Duncan, county Prosecuting Attorney Jim Nagle and county Treasurer Gordon Heimbigner are among those watching results. Little emotion.

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6:43 p.m.: Andy Porter: Pretty low key here. Total of about 18 folks watching Fox news with little comment.

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6:35 p.m.: Sheila Hagar: @WallaWallaDems getting a little nervous for national race. One says, "Well, we made it through Reagan."

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6:30 p.m.: Popular vote tallies from CNN:

Clinton: 21,048,284 46.6%

Trump: 22,424,497 49.5%

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6:20 p.m.: CNN has Trump with 128 electoral votes, Clinton with 97.

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6:06 p.m.: Sheila Hagar: WW Democrat chair Steve Schmidt discusses early returns.

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5:49 p.m.: Sheila Hagar at WW Democrat HQ: WW dems are packing into Sapolil Cellars to stare at a huge screen. Laughter and anxiety equal parts.

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5:37 p.m.: Hillary Clinton (44 electoral votes) has won Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, the District of Columbia and Vermont. Republican Donald Trump (60) has captured Oklahoma, West Virginia, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana.

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Welcome to the Union-Bulletin's live election coverage for the 2016 General Election.

U-B reporter Sheila Hagar is at Democratic headquarters, while reporter Andy Porter is with the Republicans. We'll be posting updates throughout the evening.