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Clinton Wins Eight States & D.C, Trump Wins 13 States; CO, FL, MI, NC, NH, OH, PA, VA Too Early to Call. Aired 9-10p ET
Aired November 8, 2016 - 21:00 ET
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[21:00:00] WOLF BLITZER, CNN ANCHOR: We're watching several other states right now. We're getting ready to make some projections.
All right, take a look at this. We projected Hillary Clinton will carry her home state of New York, that's 29 electoral votes. Hillary Clinton will win New York State. That's Donald Trump's home state as well. Hillary Clinton carries the Empire State.
Donald Trump, we project, will win Kansas, with its six electoral votes, Nebraska, with its five electoral votes, and Wyoming, with its three electoral votes. Donald Trump wins those three.
Donald Trump wins some more states. Three more, he will carry North Dakota, with its three electoral votes, and South Dakota, with its three electoral votes. Donald Trump carries those states as well. Donald Trump carrying some more states.
Let's take a look at the states where it's too early to call right now. These are the states were the polls have closed, but we're not able to make any projections, Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Texas, and Wisconsin. No projections yet.
Here's the electoral map as it stands right now. And Hillary Clinton has 97 electoral votes. Donald Trump has 84 electoral votes. Remember, 270, that's the magic number you need to be elected president of the United States. You see the map over there, the blue states are the states that Hillary Clinton has won. The red states are the states that Donald Trump has won. All those yellow states, all those yellow states are states where the polls have closed, but we're not yet able to make -- not yet able to make a projection.
By the way, Nebraska, we are projecting that Donald Trump will win three of the five electoral votes in Nebraska. Nebraska, one of two states where they distribute electoral votes, according to congressional districts.
Let's go over to Jake. This is a big win for Hillary Clinton in New York, because Donald Trump, that's his home state. Originally, he thought he would have a shot, not necessarily in Manhattan, but in upstate New York.
JAKE TAPPER, CHIEF WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT: Yeah, bragging rights at the very least. It's a Democratic state. Let's show some images there of the Empire State Building. If you're watching right now and you've sent a photograph of yourself voting with the hash tag my vote to Instagram, your images will be making up the mosaic on the Empire State Building, as New Yorkers, Democrats, celebrate the win of Hillary Clinton of that state, the Empire State. But still, this is just the beginning of a very, what looks like, is going to be a very long night.
BLITZER: Yeah. Let's get back to the electoral map right now. Take a look over here. You see the electoral map, the projected numbers that we have. 97 electoral votes for Hillary Clinton, 84 right now for Donald Trump, 270 needed to be elected president of United States. But Florida, that's the big story right now.
DANA BASH, CNN CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT: It is so razor thin. You know, I'm texting back and forth with both Democrats and Republicans, frankly, both are surprised at how tight it is a how the Latino vote, at least, it looks, at this point, certainly, it's higher than it was in 2012 and 2008, but not the surge in that particular state that many suspected would come.
TAPPER: And at least right now, there are counties where Donald Trump is outperforming every Republican that has run in Florida for president in 16 years. He's doing very, very well, driving up Republican turnout and the Republican vote in some of these right- leaning counties.
BASH: Yup. And it look this is the story that Donald Trump and his team said that we would be telling in many of these places that there are people who have been disaffected for many, many years, who see a candidate, their candidate, finally, in Donald Trump, and that they would come out and vote, where they hadn't done so before. And that explains the story of these red-leaning counties where the vote is very high.
BLITZER: We have another key race alert right now. All right, let's take a look. Let's start in Florida right now. Donald Trump is ahead impressively with 91 percent of the vote now. And look at this. He has a lead of 143,361. That's an impressive lead right now with so many of the votes already counted.
In Ohio, Donald Trump also has a lead of more than 52,000 with 39 percent of the vote in 18 electoral votes in Ohio. Donald Trump ahead there.
In Virginia right now, Donald Trump still has an impressive lead in Virginia, 66 percent of the vote is in. Donald Trump is ahead by more than 108,000 votes in Virginia, 13 electoral votes at stake.
In Georgia, 29 percent of the vote is in. Donald Trump has a very impressive lead of more than 340,000 over Hillary Clinton, 62.5 percent to 35 percent. There are 16 electoral votes in Georgia. An impressive lead for Donald Trump in Georgia right now.
Let's go on to North Carolina right now. 69 percent of the vote is in. Look at how close it is. Donald Trump has a lead, but of only 689 votes. He just took the lead over Hillary Clinton in North Carolina. Now his lead has grown a little bit as we're speaking. This leaves almost 3,000 votes over Hillary Clinton, 48.8 percent to 48.7 percent. 69 percent of the vote is now in, in North Carolina. Donald Trump has a slight lead.
[21:05:19] In New Hampshire, only 13 percent of the vote is in. Hillary Clinton has a small advantage right now of 4,500 over Donald Trump. Four electoral votes in New Hampshire. This has been a battleground state.
In Michigan, 11 percent of the vote is in. Hillary Clinton's lead is only 13,771, 48.7 percent to 46.2 percent. Michigan has a lot of electoral votes, 16 to be specific. Michigan, it's a close race in Michigan right now. It's a key state.
Pennsylvania, only 5 percent of the vote is in. Hillary Clinton has an impressive lead of more than 106,000 votes over Donald Trump, 65 percent to 30 percent. 20 electoral votes are at stake in Pennsylvania. Donald Trump really was hoping for Pennsylvania, but only 5 percent of the vote is in.
Let' take a look at Colorado right now. 7 percent of the vote is in. Hillary Clinton has a 42,000-plus vote lead over Donald Trump, but very early. Only 7 percent of the vote is in. 9 electoral votes are at stake in Colorado right now.
Let's take a look at the Electoral College map where it stands right now. As you can see, Hillary Clinton has 97 electoral votes, Donald Trump has 84 electoral votes. Once again, you need 270 to be elected president of the United States. The red states we've projected going to Donald Trump. The blue states we've projected going to Hillary Clinton. All those yellow states you see, too early to call, no projections there.
Let's go over to John King. I want to update our viewers on Florida right now, because that vote is coming in, in Florida. Donald Trump building up an impressive lead.
JOHN KING, CNN CHIEF NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: He is building up an impressive lead. The question is, is there enough still out there for Hillary Clinton? And when you go through some of these other counties, Donald Trump running it up in the rural areas, only 57 percent of the vote counted here, Marion County, it's not insignificant, just shy of 2 percent of the state population. So again, there's more votes here for Donald Trump. And you're looking around trying to find out where they are. 100 percent there and 100 percent there. And so, the question is, as Trump runs it up in the conservative rural parts of the state, is there enough when you get to 49-point to 47, you see the vote count there, she needs to make it up? Is it there? Potentially, potentially. Palm Beach here, 83 percent of the vote in. That lead there. And she gets some vote here.
This is the big question mark. Let me pull this back up for you here. The big question mark remains Broward County. Are there enough Democratic votes left? We have it at 16 percent. We're waiting for an update. That's been held solid there for sometimes. So sometimes you get a vote dump and the percentage total jumps up pretty quickly. Is there enough there? That's really the biggest outstanding question. How much of a boost will Hillary Clinton get out of Broward County and is it enough to overcome that Donald Trump lead because most of Miami-Dade is in.
Again, 7 percent left in a big populated county like Miami-Dade, there's more there too. The question is, when you pull out the statewide, is it enough what's left down here, because most of the other Democratic centers are in. You see 100 percent of the vote counted there. You see 92 percent of the vote counted there.
Again, Donald Trump -- she's winning Hillsborough County, Tampa, Donald Trump outperforming Mitt Romney here, keeping it closer. Donald Trump winning Pinellas County where St. Pete is. President Obama won this county four years ago. So, you see some strength for Donald Trump in this part of the state that is giving him an advantage as we head into the final count.
Now, we've been at this before in past elections where getting from 92 to 99, sometimes takes a very along time. So we'll see if the votes are still out here.
One other thing, Wolf, the last time you were here Ohio ...
BLITZER: Before we get to -- before we go back to Florida for a second.
BLITZER: I know we have a feature where there's still outstanding votes remain. We see 92 percent of the vote is in. Can you isolate the areas where there are still votes outstanding?
KING: So you do this here and you see this is -- this tells you where you have a lot of votes still to come in. This is where I put it. You just watched the number right there where we are below -- so let's say we're below 75 percent of the vote counted, right? You leave that right there. So you see the area where you're still waiting, right? So obviously, this is the biggest vote center. But everywhere else where we're waiting ...
BLITZER: Because he's ahead right now by about 130,000 votes, 142,000 exactly right now. Are there enough votes outstanding that could -- for Hillary Clinton to overcome that Donald Trump advantage?
KING: So, let's look at it two ways just based on this. These are places where you're under 75 percent. So these are -- these are Republican places here, you bring it out here. 57 percent of the vote counted, again, that's 1.8% percent of the state population. That's to be gained for Donald Trump. It's not as big as where we're about to go, but again, that's a lot of votes there still for Donald Trump if he keeps those margins. No guarantee, but these places have vote history. These are Republican places.
This is tiny, pretty small, but again, you're only at 50 percent here, right? So imagine that if 9,000 -- just shy of 9,000 votes there. If the other 50 percent comes in the same way, add roughly ballpark 9,000 more votes. So there's your advantage for Donald Trump. The only place for the Democrats, a big Democratic area that's under 75. I'm going to move the ...
[21:10:00] BLITZER: It just went up to almost half.
KING: It's up to almost half here. And so, the question is because it's up to almost half, let me just pull this back and come all the way over and let's just come back out and see what that did. It didn't narrow -- we're almost up to almost half and it narrowed it somewhat. So the question is, as we go through this, are there enough votes there that we're almost that half? You see the lead now? It's pulling away. Is there enough there for Hillary Clinton in what's left in Broward and in Miami-Dade to pull it off? If you start to look at it right now you get more and more skeptical as you move from 93. The question is we move that up to 95 and beyond.
If you're in the Trump campaign, you're very happy with this right now. And, again, you're looking at your performance in some of these -- these rock rural places, the rock conservative places Donald Trump has performed well. And in some of these swing areas here, he's over performed, even where he's losing, he's over performed Mitt Romney, again, particularly in the Tampa area which matters, because it's a population center. Look at the vote count there.
If Hillary Clinton has a bigger lead here, she's got -- that's another 8, 10, 20,000 votes depending on what the size of that lead is. That's significant in keeping the margins down there. Florida we're going to try to get from 93 to 98 to 99. But if you're in the Trump campaign, it's 29 electoral votes you have to have. At the moment, if you're in the Trump war room, you're reasonably optimistic, but you're waiting to see, again, up to 48 percent here. We're only -- we're up to 83 percent here. So this is where the clock starts to tick against Hillary Clinton. Now that you're up to 83 percent ...
BLITZER: Palm Beach County.
KING: 83 percent in Palm Beach County. So there's not that many more votes to come in. What comes in is coming in, in her favor by a lopsided margin. But then you say, OK, we're up to 83 percent, boom.
She's getting closer. The question is, do you get close enough with what's still left? So we'll count to the last vote in Florida. I just -- the point I was trying to make before is that earlier on, remember, as you look at this map, live results feeding in. Hillary Clinton is unlikely to win Nebraska. It's just the votes coming in early on. The same with these other -- some of the -- Illinois, perhaps, but Missouri, we don't think so. But Ohio was Democratic last time Wolf was here. It has moved to Republican now, 51 to 44.
And the reason, last time I talked to Wolf, I said, there's a lot of votes to be counted in all of these rural areas here. They are now filling in for Donald Trump. So Ohio shifting Republican as well at the moment, Wolf.
BLITZER: All right, John, we have some projections right now. All right, we project that Donald Trump will carry a huge prize Texas with all of its 38 electoral votes. A big win for Donald Trump in the state of Texas. Democrats had hoped, but not -- it's not going to happen for them this time around.
Donald Trump also carries Bill Clinton's home state of Arkansas, with 6 electoral votes. Donald Trump gets two more states in his column.
Let's take a look at the Electoral College map right now where it stands with those two states that Donald Trump has just won. He has now taken the lead. Donald Trump has 128 electoral votes. Hillary Clinton has 97 electoral votes. Remember, 270 are needed to win the White House. So let's go back over to John King.
John, he's taken the lead in the Electoral College count, which is significant right now. There's still plenty of other states out there.
KING: I was just doing some experimenting while you were over there just trying to do some math. As you look at this map right now, as you look at the map fill in -- and I want again caution our viewers that I'm sorry for those who have been with us all night, I'm being receptive, but these are live results feeding in. These are not states that we have called in many cases. You see Nebraska, you seen New Mexico, you seen Missouri for example. We haven't called those states. So they're blue at the moment. It's very early results.
But as you look at the map right now, if you're Donald Trump, you're leading in Florida, you're leading in Virginia, we've got some votes to be counted there in the D.C. suburbs, but you just pulled ahead in Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin, again, very, very early. But if you're in the Trump war room, you're looking at this and you're saying, we told you so. We have a path. Now, does that path hold up as we go into the next hour and the next hour and I sort to suspect, the next hour and the next hour? We'll see. But the early results of these places, especially when you're looking -- a few moments ago, I was looking at Virginia. We're up to 71 percent now.
KING: Now, we've seen this before. I have been through many elections where the Republican leading in Virginia very late and they start to get happy in the Republican war room and then ...
BLITZER: Well zoom into those counties where there's still a lot of votes and then you can show, you know, show them to us.
KING: Right. Then these votes come in. So you've got Loudoun County only 85 percent of the vote in right there if you pull that out.
BLITZER: Where's the outstanding vote?
KING: It's all over the place is what I'm saying. Prince William County, we're only up to 16 percent. Fairfax City, 57 percent.
So in the Washington, D.C. suburbs, which as you can see, are filling in predominantly blue, I just want to check Arlington. They're up to 94 percent in Arlington. So fewer votes there. BLITZER: Can you do for Virginia what you did in Florida?
BLITZER: Show us where those votes, the outstanding votes really remains.
KING: We're going to slide this back a little bit, pick a number. Let's just go back to 75 percent again. So here's where you're looking at the places where you have 75 percent of the vote or less, and you see some small of pockets of red. The problem, if you're the Trump campaign, number one, you're lead right now, I'm not saying it's a huge problem, but these are smaller areas.
You see down here at Norfolk area, down here I want to pull it out, 3 percent of the state population. Hillary Clinton is winning with 62 percent of the vote and she's winning 68 to 26. So there's a potentially -- again, it's not guaranteed that the margin stays the same when the rest come in, but potentially a lot of votes for the Democrat there. Potentially a fair chunk of votes for the Democrat here in Portsmouth.
[21:15:14] And then, again, the biggest issue always in a close race in Virginia is what happens up here. Now, I just want to stretch it out -- let me stretch it out a little bit. So here's Washington, D.C. and you're across the river. And so most of the votes are counted in these counties which are lopsidedly Democratic ...
BLITZER: And no votes in Arlington County?
KING: No, they're counted. That means they're already counted. They're past the 70 percent.
So, here's where you're still waiting. You're only at 57 percent in Fairfax County. That's 13 percent of the state population, Wolf. That's a lot of votes to come in. And again, they're coming in at the moment, lopsidedly Democratic. They're coming in here closer.
Prince William County, Donald Trump has made a run at this. And again, if Donald Trump ekes out a victory in Virginia, you're going to look at this county compared to four years ago and say it's one of the places where, in the further out suburbs, beginning to get into the exurbs, Donald Trump performed very well.
I want to pull this back over just so we get the whole statewide perspective. And you look, the map is filling in as you would expect it to except for the fact that Donald Trump is running more competitive in some areas. But we're still waiting.
I just want to check down here. We're only at 53 percent, Richmond City. This is a Democratic area. She's going to run up some more votes here. You see 75 to 18. So there's more votes for here. But, but you're up to 72 percent. Again, we've been through many elections where the Republican is ahead early on and then this vote comes in and it changes everything. But if you're the Trump campaign, did you think -- or flip it, if you're the Democrats, did you think two weeks ago on election night, we would be looking at Virginia as the count got up above 70 percent and we were counting the votes.
BLITZER: A state that President Obama carried twice.
KING: Carried twice. Now, it used to be a red state, but it has been moving, especially because of the growth in these suburbs and the fast-growing Latino population. So the fact that Trump is so competitive, even if he narrowly loses this state, right now he's winning and he's in position to potentially win it. Even if he narrowly loses this state, it tells you he is performing in a way that is going to surprise some Democrats and that's why when you look ...
BLITZER: Let's go to North Carolina right now.
KING: North Carolina. You just move in just to the south ...
BLITZER: Do the same thing for us in North Carolina. Because 71 percent of the vote is now in and Donald Trump still has a lead. You see a lead of, what, about 20,000 votes.
KING: So we move it back again to 75 percent. Now what are you missing? We've got a long way to go here. We've got a long way to go here because you've got a lot of places where -- and these are largely Democratic areas. So this is -- but I'll show you the Republican -- the population centers here are Democratic. You see Durham County here where the Democrats are looking for some votes.
You come down here, Cumberland County, Fayetteville, only -- this is the absentee vote. This means we don't have a big jump (ph) of real today, Election Day votes as of yet. This is a smaller county, Roberson County, but still lots -- now, that's more competitive. A five-point race there in that county.
So, you're looking at what's left out there. There are some Republican areas. Let's go through them and look. They tend to be a little bit smaller but these ones not bad. There are some votes for Trump potentially here. We don't know what's coming over here.
I want to move on to Wilmington. I showed you this before. Clinton was narrowly ahead. Now Trump is very narrowly ahead, very competitive. So North Carolina, again, there's enough out here that you can't make any leaps. We have a very close race and we're going to have a very close race as we ...
BLITZER: What about Charlotte? That's heavily populated area. That's 10 percent of the population ...
KING: Mecklenburg County, we only have 14 percent. So if you're the Clinton campaign, both campaigns, there's a little nail biting, a little rat running to the math scribbling trying to figure things out. Frantic phone calls to county chairman and all these places to find out, you know, which precincts are still out, where they coming from. But if you're the Clinton campaign, you are assured that you've got a lot more votes to come out of Mecklenburg County and Charlotte when you pull out to the whole state.
BLITZER: Let's go to Ohio.
KING: Again, we're going to keep at this. You can leave that up if you want if we go to Ohio and see what still out. Again, a lot of the map filling in here.
BLITZER: Well, just to remind our viewers, almost half of the vote is now in Ohio and Donald Trump has a significant lead, almost 200,000 votes over Hillary Clinton.
KING: Almost 200,000 votes. And yet, and yet, a lot of votes still to be counted, because the votes coming in ...
BLITZER: Do the same thing for Ohio.
KING: It's still up.
BLITZER: I see.
KING: We move this back about 75 percent. So you see how many counties have yet to get there, it's a lot of them.
Look at these rural counties, 40 percent of the vote is counted, just shy of 75 percent there, 64 percent here. So you're going through this. What does that tell you? This is encouraging news if you're the Trump campaign in the sense that there's a lot of votes to be counted. Look at all of this red. And there's still a lot of votes to be counted here. So if you're the Trump campaign you're thinking, sure, it's only a couple hundred in this county, maybe 1,000 there, maybe 1,500 there, but that's a lot of counties, there's a lot of math to do.
So the question for the Democrats is, can you make it up here? You know, again, you're talking 10 percent of the state population. Frankly, in county where Columbus is ...
BLITZER: Only a third of the vote is in.
KING: Only a third of the vote is in. So, you know, what's going to happen is Trump will get 500 here, 1,500 here, 200 -- 2,000 there, can Clinton get 20,000, 50,000 out of a place like this as the margin comes up? The Democrats have to make it up. You can just tell by looking, there's a lot of areas where Republican votes have yet to be counted. This is the biggest one of all up here. Cleveland, only 33 percent of the vote, Cuyahoga County there.
Let's just move over to Lorraine County, 45 percent of the vote. It's a Democratic area, but Trump is running reasonably. Let's see, 51 to 44, 57 -- Trump is running stronger. It's a blue collar area. We've talked about this all along, Lorraine, Ohio, you're talking about your trade message, you're talking about your immigration message. Trump running stronger there as you pull it back out, let's come back in 2016. So make sure we stay there.
[21:20:19] This is fun. I mean, this is -- you know, but that's -- it's starting to inch out a little bit. I want to just pull this over. We make sure we have the full count of the vote and you look at it through, it's -- he's starting to pull away, I mean, in Ohio. Pulling away ...
BLITZER: Almost 200,000-vote lead right now.
KING: Yeah, 200,000-vote lead and that's significant. You get in the 200, 300,000-vote lead and then you're coming to here and you say, OK, you know, what have I got left? She might have 100,000 there, maybe a little bit more, but do you have 200,000? That's the math you're doing now in these war rooms when you're going to call all your people and say in this Democratic area, what's still missing? How much am I going to get? Athens is relatively small. So there some there for Clinton, there's ...
BLITZER: Literally, Trump is looking good in Ohio. I want to go to New Hampshire right now because look at how close it is in New Hampshire. It's only -- Hillary Clinton is only 72 votes ahead of Donald Trump in the state of New Hampshire. Look at this, 47.5 percent, 47.4 percent, 19 percent of the vote is in.
KING: Yeah, noticing a trend?
KING: Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, now New Hampshire. And these are the states that are going to decide who the next president of the United States is.
KING: Ohio. These are the states -- you go Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, now New Hampshire. It's only four. It's the smallest. We just went through, you know ...
BLITZER: Only four electoral votes.
KING: You know, we haven't gotten to Pennsylvania yet, which is 20. It's only four, but it's key. It's key to the Trump math and it's a place Hillary Clinton very much wants to win. We don't know much about New Hampshire yet, to be perfectly honest because if you look, it's 19 percent of the vote. Come down to Concord, that's a liberal area. You know, that's 100 percent reporting already.
So in a sense, I say we know nothing in a sense that that is something, if that's 100 percent, there's not more votes to be gained for Hillary Clinton in one place where she would get them. It's not a giant population center. New Hampshire is more many small towns than it is one big population center.
But you come down to Nashua, this is a place Secretary Clinton's going to have to run it up. You come over here to the sea coast, Portsmouth. We have no votes from Portsmouth yet. This is where she's going to have to run it up, you know, as you look at this, but you got a whole lot of business still to be done. I just want to show you, go back in history, it sprinkles back and forth. There's a Democratic area up here, this is where it's key for the Republicans to run it up. Manchester City, if you come down in here, just come down and come around, just outside of Manchester, Manchester City. We'll see what happens here.
KING: Donald Trump was there just the other night. This is a gritty, blue collar -- you know, there's 51 to 43 in the early returns there. That means, again, remember this, 51 for Secretary Clinton, 55 -- Donald Trump is not over -- is it the same as Mitt Romney? This is a place, you could have a state where you start to look. We haven't talked much about the third party candidates yet. There could be a state or two where we start to think, are they changing the margin? That could be one right there in the state of New Hampshire, that 4 percent for Gary Johnson.
BLITZER: Let's go to Michigan right now because Donald Trump is ahead with only, what, about 15,15 percent of the vote is in. But in Michigan, this is a state that Donald Trump was predicting strongly he would do well in, and you see right there ...
KING: That's the national vote. I'm just going to say in the Trump war room right now, they would like to hit threes, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, red at the moment in the early results. If they could freeze the map right now, they would be quite happy. I don't say that to be, you know, a smart aleck, I just -- they're looking at themselves right now in the early returns ...
BLITZER: He's up by almost 20,000 votes.
KING: They're doing what they said they would do. They are competitive across the Rust Belt, very early returns. So let's just, you know, take a breath, but they are proving that they'll be competitive across the Rust Belt. We'll see when we get to 15 percent and higher, but that's a very close race right now. So what are you looking for here?
Number one, you're going to look here in Wayne County, in Detroit, we only have 5 percent of the vote. This is your biggest chunk of votes and it's your biggest chunk for Democrats right here.
BLITZER: Almost 20 percent.
KING: So, if Donald Trump keeps it that close in Wayne County, then Donald Trump has more than a good chance to win Michigan. Again, it's 5 percent of the vote. So we don't know where it's coming from. We'll see how that one plays out.
You move up here, Oakland County, this is out in the suburbs, this is Mitt Romney's birthplace, Oakland County, Hillary Clinton running here. I just want to match this one up, 51, 43, 54, 46. So, she's a little under Romney, I mean, little under Obama at the moment and he's around where Romney is 37 percent of the vote count there. One of the places we will look at here as always just for historical perspective, Macomb County is the legendary home of the so-called Reagan Democrats. How did Ronald Reagan win Michigan blue collar voters? Donald Trump wants to prove to us tonight that he can create new Trump Democrats. So, we'll see what happens. We have zip, zero from Macomb County right now. Just for you watching at home, because we have zero, we're not hiding Donald Trump. They're alphabetical until you get results, the names are listed in the map in an alphabetical way. So, once votes come in, Trump will jump up over the third party candidate.
BLITZER: Let's go to Pennsylvania.
KING: This is -- but this is just very quickly, early on, these are conservative areas. So Donald Trump is ahead right now because votes are coming in, in conservative areas, but that's not to criticize, that's to say he's doing what he needs to do in these conservative areas. We'll see how it plays out as we go.
[21:25: 02] You wanted to go to Pennsylvania, 12 percent of the vote ...
BLITZE: Donald Trump is ahead by 107 -- I mean, Hillary Clinton is ahead of Donald Trump by about 177,000 votes with 12 percent of the vote in. She's got 60.2 percent to 36.4 percent. That's a healthy lead early on.
KING: I suspect this is about the -- this won't last very long. But Gary Johnson is ahead in one county in Pennsylvania at the moment right now. I just wanted to point out to viewers at home what this color is. You're going to see -- you'll see different colors on the map. If there's a tie, you'll see a different color as well. So we'll see if that holds up.
So what are we going to look for here, a couple of things. Number one -- and I know Jeffrey Lord is in the room tonight. This, what, in Pennsylvania, they called the "T", up from the center and across the top is very conservative territory with the exception of Erie up here.
One of the questions will be, as we were talking about Macomb County in Michigan, how does Donald Trump do in a place like Erie? Well, let's see, a five-point lead right there. I suspect that's better than it was four years ago. And there you go, 57 to 41, 16 points in Erie. If that holds up at 65 percent that tells you something. This is, again, a blue collar area, not unlike Buffalo, New York, my friend's hometown, a place where Donald Trump has tried to sell his immigration and his trade message, and that's a good number.
So let's look down here in Allegheny County. This is more about where it should be. 60 to 35 if you're a Democrat. That's what you nee there. Let's look back here. 57, 52, 15 points, so you come back in there. This one, only 9 percent. We'll see how it plays out. Both candidates focusing on that area. But the key is over here. We have nothing from the suburbs yet. We have 37 percent from center city, Philadelphia. Watch this number right here. In Philadelphia County, in an hour or two, when we're counting Pennsylvania, maybe three, when we're still counting the votes here, is this margin around 400,000 or more? If it's not, Donald Trump's in play in Pennsylvania.
Hillary Clinton has to run it up in Pennsylvania by 400,000 votes even more than that if she can. And then after that, if she can do that, that makes her competitive. And you see all these suburbs right here? This race will be won or lost. She's currently leading by a little bit. This is significant.
Again, this is only 1 percent of the vote. Donald Trump's running about even in Bucks County. The last Republican to win Pennsylvania in a presidential election was George H.W. Bush. He's won Bucks County. No Republican has won it since. So, it can be close? Mitt Romney kept it close if you go back 50 to 49 in Bucks County four years ago. If Donald Trump can keep it there, it keeps him in play, if this is red at the end of the night, that's a good sign for Donald Trump.
And then you want to look at these other counties here. This is -- right here -- this where Melania Trump gave her speech when she went to Berwyn, Pennsylvania, Chester County, it's about 4 percent of the state population. This used to be rock-solid Republican suburbs. But, again, the Democrats have done more successful, especially with suburban women. Watch -- we'll watch Chester County as we get ...
BLITZER: Let's check in Virginia right now and then North Carolina.
KING: See the red? I mean, it's just -- at the moment, it's staying. So you keep thinking, every time you look, are these states going to change? We're up to 76 percent in Virginia. We're getting the 60,000 votes, right?
BLITZER: 61,000 votes ahead in Virginia for Donald Trump right now.
KING: And so the question is, you start going, where are the Republican votes? So you check these smaller rural counties and so you're going through these and you see all the 100 percent. So, if you're in the Trump campaign, you know that in this rock-solid conservative area, you've pretty much ...
BLITZER: So the state of Senator Tim Kaine, the vice presidential running mate, he once the governor of Virginia.
KING: This would be beyond embarrassing to the Democrats. And if Donald Trump wins Virginia, Donald Trump is probably going to win North Carolina, because this is a more Democratic state than North Carolina. So it's one of the things to watch. So, we're not there yet. We're not there yet. We're only at 76 percent of the vote.
Again, one of the things you always watch in the state of Virginia is number one, I just want to come down here and look at the Virginia Beach area. This is a very competitive area down here. Donald Trump running at 50 percent. Let's compare it. Let's go back here. 51, 48, so that's about -- she is lower. She's underperforming.
And, again, if this holds up, we're going to look down here and see maybe the third party candidates coming out of here, down here. You have to check the exit polls and some other research to do that. But we'll watch those numbers down there.
And then you come up -- I just want to check in these Democratic areas, 96 percent, 66 percent, so some more votes to be had here and some more votes to be had in Norfolk City. This is African-American turnout. So, it's not just a percentage. In the end, it's the math. How many digit, not just what percentage are you getting, but how many of your voters have you turned out in a place like Norfolk.
But then, again, Wolf, this is going to sound repetitive and broken record, but this is where most of your votes are. Just across the Potomac River ...
BLITZER: But in Loudoun County, 85 percent of the vote is now in.
KIND: 85 percent. 54 to 40 if you do that math, 52 to 47. So Secretary Clinton is running stronger than President Obama there. Fairfax County, up almost up to 70 percent, but look at the numbers here. This is a population center here. You have more of a population center here. So you go through this one here. Arlington County is just about in. Alexandria City is all in. Those are big Democratic votes there. And so you're looking around here, you're trying to hunt, you come down here. Prince William County, we're only at 26 percent. Is that right? Yeah, Prince William County only at 26 percent, Hillary Clinton there. I just want to compare that to four years ago.
[21:30:01] Again, she's underperforming at the moment. She is underperforming, Wolf, here. So Virginia is very close. There's still a lot of votes to be counted in Northern Virginia. That's the difference. Hillary Clinton has closed the gap somewhat, but they'll little ways to go still, Wolf.
BLITZER: Let's do a key race alert right now. All right, let's start out with Florida right now. 94 percent of the vote is in. You see Donald Trump maintains an impressive lead of 141,000 votes over Hillary Clinton, 29 electoral votes at stake.
Trump is ahead impressively in Ohio. Trump is also ahead, more than half of the vote is in. Donald Trump has a 235,000-vote lead over Hillary Clinton, very impressive lead in Ohio right now, 18 electoral votes.
In Virginia, Trump is ahead there. He's got a lead of 42,000 plus in Virginia. 77 percent of the vote is in. Donald Trump is ahead in Virginia.
He is also ahead significantly in Georgia, 384,000 votes ahead of Hillary Clinton. 41 percent of the vote is in. 16 electoral votes in Georgia right now. Another state where Donald Trump leads. There are more states, more numbers, coming in.
76 percent of the vote is in, in North Carolina and Trump has a 56,000-vote lead over Hillary Clinton, 49.5 percent to 47.9 percent. He is ahead in North Carolina right now, 15 electoral votes there.
In Michigan, 17 percent of the vote is in. Look at this, Donald Trump is ahead in Michigan right now as well, 28,000-plus votes over Hillary Clinton, 49 percent to 45, almost 46 percent for Hillary Clinton. 16 important electoral votes in Michigan right now.
In New Hampshire, 22 percent of the vote is now in. Trump is ahead in New Hampshire as well. 1,700-vote lead, now it's just gone down to 900-vote lead. Look at how close it is, 47.7 percent to 47.2 percent. A quarter of the vote almost is in, in New Hampshire.
In Wisconsin, 12 percent of the vote is in. Hillary Clinton has a 25,000-vote lead over Donald Trump. 10 electoral votes in Wisconsin. But this is very early, only 12 percent of the vote in Wisconsin is in right now.
We've got more. Colorado, 42 percent of the vote is in. Hillary Clinton has a 55,000-plus vote lead over Donald Trump. 42 percent once again of the vote is in. Nin electoral votes in the state of Colorado.
And in Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton right now as an impressive 154,000-vote lead over Donald Trump. 17 percent of the vote is now in. Look at this, 56 percent for Hillary Clinton, almost 41 percent for Donald Trump. Pennsylvania has 20 electoral votes but only17 percent of the vote is now in.
Let's take a look at the electoral map. See where things stand right now. According to our projections, Donald Trump is ahead. He has 128 electoral votes, Hillary Clinton has 97 electoral votes. Remember, 270, that's the number you need to be elected president of the United States.
Donald Trump has the red states, Hillary Clinton has the blue states. All those yellow states, we cannot make a projection, too early to call.
Let's go -- let's check in with some of the campaign headquarters right now. Jim Acosta is joining us.
Jim, you're over at Trump headquarters. Brianna Keilar is at Clinton headquarters. Jim, what is the mood over there?
JIM ACOSTA, CNN SENIOR WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: There are some happy campers over here at Trump campaign headquarters, Wolf. It is very clear, every time the returns are flashed on the screens here from the state of Florida, this place erupts into cheers. And it's been happening in just the last several minutes when they've been flashing returns from Ohio and Virginia, these other battlegrounds that Donald Trump must win.
And Kellyanne Conway, the Trump campaign manager sent out an e-mail that sort of captures the mood in their war room. She says, "There's a buzz in the war room that can be felt across the nation. A win is imminent and America will once again be great again." A lot of campaign spin in that, but obviously reflects where they are right now.
We're hearing a lot of, you know, pessimism and some people sounding very glum inside this campaign, inside this operation earlier today. That mood has done a 180, Wolf. They are feeling much more optimistic tonight. They were even cheering when they were showing the returns from Marco Rubio, a past Trump campaign foe from the primary days.
And so, I would say, Wolf, that this place does not sound like a losing campaign at this point. They are -- I won't say jubilant, but every time they flash Florida on the screen, it goes wild here. Wolf?
BLITZER: Yeah. New York City -- over at the New York Hilton, Jim. Let's go to Brianna Keilar. She's only a mile and a half away or so over at the Javits Center. That's the Clinton headquarters.
What's the mood over there, Brianna?
BRIANNA KEILAR, CNN SENIOR POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, I will tell you, Wolf, that there are a number of anxious faces, the faces I'm look at here in the crowd. When we were listening to some of the projections come in at 9:00 p.m., Hillary Clinton winning some of the states that she was expected to, a lot of cheering. But as we're watching now some of these very close states, there are a lot of people who are glued to the projections. They've been switching in and out of the big screen between an outside program going on where we just saw Senator Chuck Schumer speaking. He could be the Senate Majority leader if Democrats are to take over the Senate. But going back now to watching projections, this is what the crowd is anxious to be looking for as they see Florida, they see the vote count very tight.
[21:35:18] Now meanwhile, Secretary Clinton is about a mile and a half from here. She's at the Peninsula Hotel. She is, obviously, watching these returns, as well. She's with her family. She's with her husband and her daughter and her son-in-law as well as her grandkids and a number of close aides and longtime confidants. She has been working on her speech, both speeches, I should say, and she has aides who are sort of working in some of the fixes she's been doing. But, again, a lot of curiosity here about how the night is going to unfold and which of those speeches she's going to be giving, Wolf.
BLITZER: Lot of uncertainty right now. All right, guys. We'll get back to you soon.
Let's go over to Jake and Dana. Look at the map right now. Take a look over here, you see Clinton with 97 electoral votes, Trump with 128. You need 270 to win the White House. And you see what's going on. Trump is doing remarkably well.
TAPPER: We have said from the beginning that for Donald Trump to win, he would need to run the table. And right now, we are seeing that there is a path, a very clear path, for Donald Trump. He is very competitive in all the key states, including Virginia, which could possibly be -- there could be the crack in the blue wall, the firewall, that Hillary Clinton had.
We're seeing very tight races in the Midwest, the numbers are still coming in, a very -- nail biters not just in North Carolina, but in Florida. It seems entirely possible that Donald Trump could end up having a very strong night, even the night that he's been dreaming of.
We have a picture, I think, of Donald Trump with his running mate, Mike Pence, watching the returns coming in. This is a much stronger night than a lot of Republican officials thought was going to happen. We still don't know what's going to happen.
And obviously, the key states that we really need, that Hillary Clinton really needs to maintain, let's just put this on the board. We need to make -- Hillary Clinton needs to keep Pennsylvania and she needs to keep New Hampshire. She needs to keep Michigan and she needs to keep Virginia. Those four are the ones where all the Hillary Clinton supporters out there are wondering, oh, my God, we're going to lose Ohio. Oh, my God, we're going to lose Florida. Those four are the path. That's the firewall, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Hampshire, and Michigan.
But if there is a crack in any of those four states, this is going to be a night where the Jacob Javits Center is the wrong place for Hillary Clinton to be.
BLITZER: Those four states are states that President Obama carried twice.
BASH: That's right. And look, of all those four states, Virginia is the biggest surprise for really mostly for Democrats. I will say that Republicans outside of the Trump campaign told the Trump campaign long ago, forget it. Virginia's gone, even before Tim Kaine became ...
BLITZER: Take a look at this, Dana. You see these four states right there, and you see the states that Jake just circled, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire. Let's start with Virginia. Donald Trump is ahead there by 20,000-plus votes in Virginia. In Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton is ahead 221,506 votes. In Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton just changed it to 227,000 votes.
Look how close it is in New Hampshire. Only 404 votes -- that's a Donald Trump lead over Hillary Clinton with a quarter of the vote in, in New Hampshire.
And take a look at Michigan right now. You see Donald Trump has a lead of 44,000-plus votes in Michigan right now. 19 percent of the vote is in.
You heard, all of us heard from Donald Trump's advisers over these past several weeks, they had a path and at least right now, it looks like they do have a credible path.
TAPPER: They do absolutely have a credible path. And look, if this night ends up being the way that Donald Trump and his advisers think and hope that it will be, boy, I mean, it's going to put the polling industry out of business, it's going to be the voter projection industry out of business, because there is -- there -- I don't know of one poll that suggested that Donald Trump was going to have this kind of night that he seems to be on track to having.
And in fact, you know, we're all -- we all look at these websites, I don't need to name them, but that prognosticate the odds that Hillary Clinton has this percentage odds, that she's going to win. And most of them had Hillary Clinton, the odds of her becoming the president at over 65 percent.
Well, I just logged on to one of them and it has Donald Trump at 54 percent. Now, these are not -- this is not science. This is prognostication based ...
TAPPER: ... on data coming in and polls and the like. But, really, we're seeing -- first of all, this is not the repudiation of Donald Trump and Trumpism that I think a lot of Republicans in Washington, D.C. and Democrats hope. But beyond that, we're seeing -- as you say, Wolf, a credible path for Donald Trump to the White House. I'm not saying it's going to happen, but it certainly could.
BASH: And, you know, Jim was talking about the feeling inside the Trump victory party, which, of course, they always call it before we get the results. It's not just there. It's the photo of Donald Trump and Mike Pence watching the returns, with the people who have been working on their campaign in the war room is one thing. And then the people who are closets to Donald Trump ...
[21:40:10] BLITZER: All right.
BASH: ... are watching in a room right now and said that the mood has changed completely.
BLITZER: Dana, we have two more projections right now.
All right, CNN now projects that Hillary Clinton will carry the state of Connecticut with its seven electoral votes. Hillary Clinton wins in Connecticut.
CNN also projects Donald Trump will win Louisiana with its eight electoral votes. Another win for Donald Trump in Louisiana.
Let's take a look at the Electoral College map, see where it stands with these latest two projections. You can see right now, Donald Trump still ahead. He has 136 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton's 104 electoral votes. Remember 270, that's what needed -- that's what's needed to be elected president of the United States.
The red states we projected going to Donald Trump. The blue states we projected going to Hillary Clinton. Let's go over to John King to watch what's going on.
John, you're studying this at the magic wall so closely right now.
KING: I'm just going through when you're trying to look, let's just start down here in Florida. I was just e-mailing back and forth with a key Democrat and Republicans who know this state very well.
The Republican is not a fan of Donald Trump, trust me, who thinks that Donald Trump has enough to hold on here. That doesn't mean he will, but we're up to 95 percent here now. And so, every time we do this, we go back to the bank of what's left out there. And there still some votes left in these Democratic areas, but 94 percent -- first, let's just go back and do the statewide map. You see right there, 29 -- go ahead.
BLITZER: I was going to say, I want to get back to Florida in a moment. But let me take a quick break. We're counting down to another round of poll closings right now at the top of the hour. We're going to get results from three more battleground states that will help decide this presidential election. We're talking about Nevada, Utah, and Iowa.
In Miami Beach, people are watching CNN. They're following the close race unfolding in Florida, very close. That crucial battleground state still too early to call. More votes coming in right after this quick break.
BLITZER: Right now, we have a major projection in the battle for the United States Congress. CNN can now project that Republicans will keep control of the House of Representatives. The House Speaker Paul Ryan's fight to maintain the majority paying off, dashing the Democrats' slim hopes of retaking the chamber.
This is an important win for Republicans as we await the outcome of the fight for the U.S. Senate and the presidential race.
Jake and Dana. Dana, we fully expected the Republicans would win. We're still going to get the number but they will be the majority and that is significant.
[21:45:04] TAPPER: Yeah, none a surprise at all. We knew that the Republicans were going to likely keep control of the House even when Democrats were having a great period at the beginning of October. It seemed unlikely that the House was going to be able to go to from Republican to Democratic ...
BLITZER: Dana, you've been watching this so closely.
BASH: That's right. And we should tell our viewers that what this means for us is not that we've called every House race. Obviously, that would be impossible at this point at time of the night. It means that, we, looking at the numbers see that there's no path for the Democrats to get the 30 seats needed to retake control of ...
BLITZER: Let's get back to the race for the White House right now. We have another key race alert. All right, take a look at this.
We'll start with Florida, 95 percent of the vote is in. And Donald Trump has an impressive 100, almost 112,000-vote lead over Hillary Clinton, 49 percent to 47.8 percent, 29 electoral votes in Florida.
In Ohio, 61 percent of the vote is in, and Donald Trump there has a very impressive 353, almost 354,000-vote lead over Hillary Clinton, 18 electoral votes in Ohio. In Virginia, Donald Trump is leading there, but very narrowly, only 10,123 votes. 80 percent of the vote in Virginia is in, 13 electoral votes there.
In Georgia, almost half of the vote is in. There Donald Trump once again has a very impressive lead of more than 365,000 votes. 16 electoral votes at stake in Georgia right now.
Let's take a look at more results coming in starting with North Carolina. 78 percent of the vote is in. Trump maintains a lead, a significant lead, 85,000 votes over Hillary Clinton, with 15 electoral votes at stake in North Carolina.
In Michigan, 20 percent of the vote is in. Trump is ahead there as well by more than 41,000 votes. Trump is ahead over Hillary Clinton. 16 electoral votes in Michigan.
In New Hampshire, very close there, almost a third of the vote is in. Donald Trump maintains a lead of more than 1,800 votes over Hillary Clinton. It's very close, 47.8 percent to 47 percent. Almost a third of the vote is in. Four electoral votes in New Hampshire.
In Wisconsin, 21 percent of the vote is in. And there in Wisconsin, Trump is leading there as well, 43,000 plus votes over Hillary Clinton. 10 electoral votes at stake in Wisconsin. Trump is ahead right now with 21 percent of the vote is in, in Wisconsin.
In Colorado, more than half of the vote is in. Hillary Clinton is ahead in Colorado. She had more than 88,000-vote lead over Donald Trump. Nine electoral votes in Colorado.
And in Pennsylvania, a quarter of the vote is in. Hillary Clinton has a significant lead there of 276,000 plus votes over Donald Trump 269,000 right now. 20 electoral votes in Pennsylvania.
Let's take a look at the Electoral College map to see the all- important Electoral College map. Trump is ahead, he has a 136 electoral votes compared to Hillary Clinton's 104. 270 are needed to win the White House.
Let's go over to John King over at the magic wall. He's taking a look. Donald Trump is going remarkably well, John, in so many of these states that President Obama carried twice.
KING: And so we'll get to the results in a minute. But first, the question people are asking at home. Does he have a path now, with what we are seeing, does he have path? And remember, this is where we started the night. We had Secretary Clinton at 268 to start the night. All she needed to do was win one more state, if, and it's a big if at this our, she held all the blue.
So let's just go through this where we are right now, OK? Donald Trump, he had a 204. Well, Donald Trump is leading right now in Florida. Let's see if he can hold on in Florida, that's 29. Donald Trump is leading right now in North Carolina. Let's see if he can hold that. Look where that's gets Donald Trump. Let's assume this -- we're not at west yet, this may come down. We could come down to Arizona and Nevada in this race. But let's just say Donald Trump wins Arizona where he was leading in the late polls. That gets him to 259, Wolf. He's leading in Virginia right now, that would do it.
Let's assume Clinton comes back in Virginia and holds that just for the sake of argument. Michigan would do it. Or, if somehow Michigan stayed blue, Wisconsin would get him to 269, New Hampshire could do it under that scenario.
So there are now several different paths as we watch this play out. What does it come down to? It comes down to counting to the final vote there. We've got a ways to go here still. And it could come down, let's switch maps and see, it could come down to a state that most Democrats and even many Republicans thought months ago was a sure bet. And if you look at this right now, we're up to 80 percent of the vote. She has closed the gap. In just the last few minutes, she has closed the gap to about 10,000 votes if you see it right there.
So you're looking, number one, if you think about what I say, Michigan, Virginia, and then we'll look at Minnesota, Wisconsin, which are less likely, but they're still in play. So the question is, can Hillary Clinton come back? The answer is yes, but the clock is ticking, 95 percent in Loudoun County, 80 percent in Fairfax County. This is a big vote center.
[21:50:00] So here's where ...
BLITZER: ... and a half ...
KING: Yes. This is ...
BLITZER: ... population of the state.
KING: You remember the Senate race a few years ago, everybody was stunned that Ed Gillespie the Republican was so close to Senator Mark Warner. And Ed Gillespie was leading at times in the night and then these votes came in and snap the changed. That's not saying that is what's going to happen tonight, but we have to wait to see what happens in the Northern Virginia suburbs. Hillary Clinton now -- that's back up now to what do we have there? 10?
BLITZER: 15, 000.
KING: Yeah, a little over 10, 12,000 in there. So the clock is starting to run at 80 percent. So, Virginia is one place we'll watch, Trump wins that, again, he's got to hold these one and let's just check on these as we go up to 79 percent.
BLITZER: He's got 100,000-vote lead.
KING: You're up to 80 percent, now you're talking about a pretty good lead. But watch out, so let's, look, 94 percent there. We're still waiting for this and amount of votes here, but it's only 3 percent of the state population. I want to go over to Charlotte. This could come down to how many votes are still left out here, only at 43 percent here. So North Carolina is not over, but if you're Donald Trump and you're now just shy of 80 percent and you're looking at, you know, two and a half, three-point lead there, you're getting increasingly confident about that.
And as I said, when you check in with people down here, increasingly, even Democrats believe because of his strength in these rural areas up in the panhandle and elsewhere and because of his running very competitive in areas like this and especially here, Barack Obama won, President Obama, senator and President Obama won this one when he was running in his election campaigns, is there enough down here? 95 percent now in Palm Beach County, so there's more votes to be getting for Secretary Clinton, is the math enough?
Let's move to down here to Broward County, 75percent. Again, she's likely to pick up some votes, but is it enough? Miami-Dade is almost done at 94 percent.
So there are still some votes in these southeastern counties. Hate to say this to say the words Florida and lawyers in the same sentence. But we're going to wait for these votes to come in and we're going to see. There's a chance that some of these states are going to carry over into the morning if you get into -- are there still other absentee ballots issues out there?
But -- if you're Trump and you're at this one, this one is key right now. Can you hold this lead? We're going to watch that as soon as we get up there. And then we'll move out here, the count is a little slower as you move toward the west. We're only up to 21 percent in Michigan. But, again, you're starting to build a healthy lead. Some people look at that say, wow, the other way to look at it is what we have so far.
BLITZER: What about the Democratic areas like Detroit?
KING: Right. What we -- but what most of what we have so far is from the rural areas. So it's not surprising in the sense once you look at where are the votes are from, that doesn't surprise you. The question is what's happening in places like this, and again, this is going to come down to margins. If Donald Trump is running more competitive in these areas, so 51 to 44, 54 to 46.
So do you have a Donald Trump running closer in these outside -- essentially the counties just outside of Detroit? Let's go down to Wayne County. One of the biggest concerns for the Democrats in this election cycle has been African-American turnout. Wayne County, Detroit, we're only at 11 percent. So, if Wayne County ends the night 48-45, Donald Trump is going to win Michigan. We're only at 11 percent, so we'll see how this one plays out as we go ...
BLITZER: John, I want to go to Virginia right now. There's been a dramatic development in Virginia.
KING: It's turned blue. BLITZER: Yeah, there it is. You can see Hillary Clinton has now taken a slight lead, less than 2,000 votes, 47.5 percent to 47.4 percent. You see her lead has just grown.
KING: Because it is ...
BLITZER: This is Prince William County.
KING: It's growing because the vote count we've gone from 16 to 26 percent here, and we've gone up to 89 percent when we we're just talking moments ago in Fairfax County. We say we're waiting for a lot of votes that's why it happened.
These votes have come in, in Northern Virginia. And again, that's why this state has done this to us in the last couple cycles. You see the Republican build an early lead and then you see the Democrat bounce back when these votes come in. Doesn't mean we're done. She has a tiny ...
BLITZER: 2,000 votes.
KING: Tiny lead. So the key here is we know what still left, right? Loudoun County, she's winning by a healthy margin. We still have 14 percent of the vote to count. Fairfax County we're up to 89 percent now, but she's winning by a lopsided margin here.
Let's just check Fairfax City, up to 86 percent. Some more votes to be counted. But you're looking at the blue, watch out, so then you say are there Republican votes out there? So you just start to pick them and you see 100 percent here, and 100 percent here, and a 100 percent here. So if you're the Clinton campaign, you just let out a huge sigh of relief in one state, one state. There still have ...
BLITZER: It's not over within Virginia.
KING: It's not over yet, but if you study the state, you think this one -- you think this one just started to move your way and here's one of the places we're going to keep looking. This here, you know, 5 percent of the state population, this again used to be ...
BLITZER: But she's 5,000 votes ahead now. It just changed, John.
BLITZER: So she's got a bigger lead right now, 1,559,000 to 1,553,000.
KING: Yeah, and that's here. And this is what -- again, we've seen many reasons lately. It's a very close still a swing state that leans blue, that's what I was waiting for all night long. Again, we're not done.
We're not done but they feel trust me just for the fact that that is suddenly blue on this map in this sea of red, makes it feel a little bit better as we count the rest of the votes. And so you're looking ... BLITZER: Let's go to New Hampshire right now.
KING: Let's go to New Hampshire right now, you got it. 34 percent of the vote right now it's -- if this is what happens to New Hampshire fills in kind of -- looks almost like checker board when it fills in as it goes.
[21:54:59] So let's look at the areas, Manchester City, Hillary Clinton ahead, six points there. I just want to go back and check this. It was 11 points, 11 points four years ago. This is your biggest chunk of population in the state, one of the biggest chunks right here, 8 percent plus.
Remember, Donald Trump had a very big rally here the other night, it was supposed to be the close of his campaign then he decided to go on Grand Rapids, Michigan and had an event.
These late campaign stops by Trump, you know, the big criticism has been does he have the organization? Does he have the nuts and balls? Does he have the data operation? Does he have the infrastructure? Donald Trump is his own large turnout machine to a large degree.
The Republican National Community is mad at me for just saying that. I'm not saying they don't have one, but he is the biggest engine of it. Let's see if he can keep -- again, if he doesn't win Manchester, keep it close, and you're running up with the others, but I just -- I want to say but about New Hampshire because we're nowhere near done here.
Hudson along the -- this is -- the Massachusetts border has become much more populated in recent years. People living right along the Massachusetts border Hudson. Nashua, we have nothing. I just want to go back in time and check. These are areas where, you know, President Obama won quite handedly.
We move over here. This is a Republican area, but more of a swing area. Remember Mitt Romney has a lot of connections in New Hampshire, so he ran stronger in some of these places than one would expect Donald Trump to accept Trump has a good organization there from the primaries.
I want to come over -- come back to 2016, look over (ph) the sea coast. This is largely a Democrat area over here by the sea coast and we have nothing yet. We have nothing yet.
So I would just say take a breath on New Hampshire except for the fact that at the moment Donald Trump has a lead, 36 percent of the vote, still plenty of time here as we go through this one in New Hampshire. But let's pull back out and look at the map.
BLITZER: I want to look at Wisconsin if we can.
BLITZER: Because, you know, they both made place for it and it was not supposed to be -- it was not really supposed to be in play. KING: It was not supposed to be in play except the Trump campaign told us they could make a run at ...
BLITZER: They do.
KING: ... and a lot of people didn't believe them. They have to just ...
BLITZER: Let me just tell our viewers.
BLITZER: A quarter of the vote is in, 26 percent ...
BLITZER: ... and Trump is ahead, 50 percent to 44 percent. He's about more than 40,000-vote lead right now.
KING: And again, so you're looking at a lot of these small rural areas. You're going to see this in so many states tonight, they're filling in red. The question is, where are we percentage wise in Madison, Dane County? This is the University of Wisconsin. This is a big Democratic area. You're only at 23 percent. This is key as we go forward.
You see the lopsided map here at 23 percent as we get 50, 75, 100, Hillary Clinton if she's going to make up Donald Trump's lead at the moment in Wisconsin she needs to do it here. Let me pull out and look again as we come around here.
Let's come over to Milwaukee and see what we have here. 45 percent, she's running up a lead pretty big. I just want to see 66 to 28. Let's go back in time it look 68 to 32.
So it's comparable. It's comparable. We're at 45 percent there. The question is we'll check the math. I'll go and check the math next time I get a chance versus 2012 turnout to see how that's going there. The percentages are about right. The question is, are you getting the turnout you need?
We got a big block up here. We have absolutely nothing. We go back and look. This was a Romney area, up here 53-46, 2.5 percent of the state population. So we have a ways to go here as you start to watch.
Let's just go back in time and look for your big areas of blue. You see all down in here, right? And so you come back up here, we've got nothing. So, if there's room here, if it comes in as it did in 2012, there's room here for Hillary Clinton to make it up. But again, if you're the Trump campaign and you're looking at a five-plus point lead in the state of Wisconsin, and you're a 27 percent of the vote, you start to think that late strategy pulled off and let's just -- since we're in the neighborhood, come over here and see where we are in Michigan, 23 percent.
The idea for comparison is to look where the red is, go back in time. All this is -- in here is traditionally blue. See you've got some red down here that's traditionally blue, 47 percent in place like that. Not huge population centers but it matters if you're in a very close race. If you turn some of these small areas that's how you make the difference.
I just want to come back over here again and look, Oakland County ...
BLITZER: By the way, we're getting close to the top of the hour. We might be able to make some more projections. Go ahead.
KING: Great. Well I just -- Macomb County, again, this is one of my bellwether counties to look at, it's part of the auto industry, (inaudible) dynamics, this is where Michael Dukakis took the ride in the tank. It's where Ronald Reagan created the so called legendary Reagan Democrats.
If Donald Trump wins Macomb County, that's puts him in good standing to be competitive throughout the state of Virginia. And I'm told go out and check in on Colorado, 53 percent of the, Colorado, vote by mail. They count the vote and it's competitive out here as well.
Again, she's ahead a little short to five points -- or just above five points here, excuse me, but Colorado, 53 percent of the vote and Clinton leading there. This race in Colorado will be decided here, Arapahoe County here in the Denver suburbs then you come this way, Jefferson County in the Denver suburbs.
I just want to go back and check the historical comparison, 51-50. So running about right there 53 over here, running a little behind, but this will be decided in the Denver suburbs.
Again, we've talked about this potentially is the year of the Latino. They are key in these counties here. I just want to go to Denver proper. You see she's running it up in Denver.
So, of all the -- there's a lot of angst at the Clinton campaign headquarters. Colorado one of the states at the moment, Wolf, that looks like it's filling in the way the Democrats expected it too, but across the Rust Belt, a lot of anxiety in Brooklyn at the moment.
BLITZER: We're only seconds away from the top of the hour. Four states are closing right now. We're going to be able to make a projection.
[22:00:06] And CNN projects Donald Trump will carry the state of Montana and its three electoral votes. Another important win for Donald Trump.