Timeline: An unprecedented Election Day

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Donald Trump rally at the Collier County Fairgrounds on Sunday. (Stan Chambers Jr./WINK News)

Below is a running timeline of Election Day happenings across Southwest Florida & beyond.

2:40 a.m.

Donald J. Trump completes unprecedented run to become the 45th president of the United States, the Associated Press projects.

2:07 a.m.

Clinton campaign chair John Podesta tells supporters in New York City to go home and that “she has done an amazing job, and she is not done yet.”

Clinton, who did not concede the race, is not expected to speak tonight.

2 a.m.

Clinton wins Maine, CBS News projects.

1:42 a.m.

Trump takes Alaska, CNN projects.

1:39 a.m.

Trump takes Pennsylvania, the Associated Press projects.

1:14 a.m.

A recount is ahead in the Clewiston City Commission race, where the top three from a field of five candidates will get seats on the board. The margin between “Mali” Soto Gardner and Kevin McCarthy, the third- and fourth-place finishers in the initial vote, is less than half a percent, which triggers an automatic recount.

12:55 a.m.

“America’s going to be OK,” Sen. Marco Rubio said after winning re-election against Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy.


6:09 p.m.

Voters in Southwest Florida say this election is about many issues, not just one.

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