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Live Coverage of Election 2016; Donald Trump Leading Hillary Clinton in Electoral Votes. Aired 12-1a ET

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[23:59:51] WOLF BLITZER, CNN HOST: Jim Acosta over at the New York Hilton where Donald Trump's headquarters are tonight. Let's take a look at the Electoral College map to see where it stands right now -- the all-important Electoral College map. Donald Trump is ahead. He has 232 electoral votes compared to Hillary Clinton's 209 electoral votes. You need 270 to become the President of the United States. He is ahead of Hillary Clinton right now.

But there are still several of those yellow states that are outstanding right now. So we'll see what happens in those states.

You saw the mood at those two respective campaign headquarters, Jake. It's a very different mood at both.

JAKE TAPPER, CNN HOST: Yes. Her path is getting narrower and narrow. He has many more options on the board in complete contradiction to everything we've been saying up until today.

Let's take another look at what's going on with Dow futures. The market is now down, the Dow futures it's down 4.32 percent. We should point out that after Brexit, which is an event that Donald Trump likes to invoke, talking about the unexpected nature of that vote and what was going to happen with his election. After Brexit, the Dow went down 3.4 percent.

So if this holds, we don't know if it will, this will be the biggest loss since the day after, since the day that trading resumed after 9/11. So this is a day that the markets are not particularly enjoying, unsure about the future of the U.S., unsure about the trade deals and the economy of the U.S.

BLITZER: That's where the people of the U.K. voted to leave the European Union. It was a stunning surprise to so many pollsters and others -- Dana. This is -- it's still not over with yet. Let's not say it's over. You need 270. Neither of these candidates has it. And we're watching Wisconsin and Michigan and a bunch of other states very closely.

DANA BASH, CNN CHIEF CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Very, very closely. I am getting texts from Democrats who have been working for months, even over a year for Hillary Clinton, though more and more pessimistic as they see the results coming in from Wisconsin, for example.

The other thing that I'm hearing from Democrats, and I'm sure that there's going to be -- no matter how this works out in the end -- the fact that it is so tight right now, a lot of finger-pointing back at the FBI director for the October surprise saying that the investigation was sort of kind of reopened in the e-mail situation and then closing it back up.

However, it's hard to imagine that this kind of almost wave was because of the FBI director. I mean, there is something way more deep and clear going on in this country. And probably the whole idea that Hillary Clinton was potentially in trouble played into that. And it helped that. But I think it's a lot more than what Democrats are saying.

BLITZER: There is no doubt that there is a deep anger. Our early exit polls showed it, there is a deep anger in this country right now at the political establishment. So when Donald Trump keeps saying drain the swamp, he was really, Jake, reaching out to a whole bunch of people, including a lot of people probably who hadn't voted before.

TAPPER: A lot of anger at Washington, D.C., a lot of anger at institutions. And that was a big part of Donald Trump's campaign. I think it's also worth pointing out that white working class voters are the single biggest demographic in the United States.

And while many policymakers in Washington, D.C. have turned a blind eye to these individuals, especially when it comes to their economic issues as opposed to merely social issues that might appeal to them. You know, it makes sense that somebody who goes right after white working class voters in a way that I haven't seen a presidential nominee do in a long, long time would have some success.

It's one of the reasons why a lot of Democrats argued Bernie Sanders would have been a better nominee because he did appeal to many people in that demographic, and was the same kind of outsider that Donald Trump was on that issue of trade and on the issue of Washington being broken.

BLITZER: He stunned the world by getting the Republican presidential nomination. And now look what is going on right now.

John King -- let's take a closer look and see what's going on. We're following these two battleground states, all of a sudden Wisconsin and Michigan, the two battleground states that potentially could determine the next president.

JOHN KING, CNN UNITED STATES CORRESPONDENT: They keep going the way they're going, that Sanders-Warren primary may start tomorrow.

Let's look at these states as we go through them. Wisconsin, again, this is not the way this was mapped out.

BLITZER: Trump is ahead by 85,000 votes.

KING: 85,000 votes. You're up to 77 percent of the vote counted.

BLITZER: Now it's 89,000 votes.

KING: Can she make it up? And so here is what we're told. I want to start down here in Milwaukee County. Here's what we are told. We are told it is now 12:04 here in the East, almost 12:05. We're told at the bottom of the hour we will have results -- the rest of the results Milwaukee County. We're told there are 11 wards that we haven't seen yet, plus 60,000 absentees. So 60,000 -- you said the lead was close to 90,000.

So is there potentially a large swath of Democratic votes coming out of Milwaukee County? We're told to expect them around the bottom of the hour. Yes. So you hold out the math and you're going to be hyper cautious here for a good reason and so you say ok, maybe.

[00:05:04] And then this is what the Clinton campaign is telling us. We're going get a lot more out of here. And they have reason to say they're going to get a lot more out of here because they're winning lopsided.

BLITZER: The home of the University of Wisconsin.

KING: Yes, right -- 25 percent of the vote to go.

So if they're correct and they're about to get a very large substantial amount of votes out of Milwaukee, in 30 minutes or so, there is more votes here for them. That's why you wait and you see. However, that's fine. We'll see where that math comes in.

But you start going through some of these other places. That one is 100. Then you start clicking through -- that's 90. 94 over here, come down here it's 71. There are still a lot of counties that Donald Trump is running up the score pretty impressively that have votes out.

They're not population centers like that. There aren't as many votes. But even if she picks up 10,000 -- 20,000 more than that out of Milwaukee, there is still some counting to do for Donald Trump as well. So you have to say advantage Trump as we go through the wire here.

The Clinton campaign is telling us they believe in Milwaukee County, Dane County, a few other places, they can make up these votes. Other Democrats who have experience in these states who are helping the Clinton campaign but not on the payroll for the Clinton campaign are voicing a lot more skepticism. But we'll count them as we go.

And to the point Jake was just making I just want to show you this. This is Brown County -- this is where Green Bay is. Mitt Romney won it last time. But look at the margin. We're going to talk about this a lot. This is what is going to be studied after this election -- so 59.

BLITZER: Half the vote is in.

KING: Half the vote in 59-36, 50-49. I mean this is a swing battleground rock 'em sock 'em robots fight it out. Even the Republicans win it, the Democrats win the state because they keep it close.

BLITZER: You know, I want to quickly go to Pennsylvania because Donald Trump has just moved ahead of Hillary Clinton in the state of Pennsylvania right now.

Let's take a look at the actual vote. You see it right there. Donald Trump has 2,582,000 to 2,574,000 -- about 7,000 votes. All of a sudden, Trump is ahead of Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania with 90 percent of the vote in.

KING: And we talked about that earlier, that in all this great swath of red, it comes in late sometimes. And these are small rural communities. We're at 100 here now. We're at 100 here now. Let's go around.

So most -- this may be that most of the Trump vote is in per se as you go through and that certainly looks to be the case. But as these smaller counties report, the Trump number has gone up. So yet again, we're asking the same question in another state that has been blue for most of our adult lifetimes, can she get it back?

Well, this is a plus sign for Hillary Clinton, if you will. If you're in the Democratic war room, you only have 25 percent of the vote counting in Allegheny County and you're winning by a pretty sizable margin and that one I think is roughly consistent. 57 for President Obama -- 56.5, so if you're the Clinton campaign, you're alarmed Donald Trump is leading you in Michigan and Wisconsin. He just passed you in Pennsylvania that is a recipe for a wipeout and a surprising wipeout. But there are still some Democratic votes out here -- Wolf. And we'll watch if Pennsylvania, like Florida, starts to seesaw a bit.

BLITZER: We have another major projection coming in right now. CNN projects Donald Trump will win the state of Iowa with its six electoral votes. Donald Trump will carry Iowa. He is ahead right now with 84 percent of the vote, in by 136,000 votes right now. Iowa, six electoral votes goes to Donald Trump.

Let's take a look at the Electoral College map with this win in Iowa. Donald Trump expands his lead over Hillary Clinton. He has now 238 electoral votes to her 209 electoral votes. You need 270 to win the White House -- Donald Trump inching closer and closer.

Let's go back to John King, as we watched that. Iowa all of a sudden is going to Donald Trump. But remember, that was not all that unexpected. It's Wisconsin and Michigan that are very unexpected.

KING: Not all that unexpected. But to the point we've been having all night, are we rewriting America's Electoral College map tonight? Is this a one-race rewriting of the map? We've all known that it has for some time, but significant that as President Obama prepares to move out of the White House, the state that launched his political career just voted for Donald Trump -- once a cheerleader for the birther movement, now the Republican nominee for president and on the verge of being the President-elect of the United States if trend line continues.

So you see that as we write the history books about this campaign, the fact that Iowa switched, there will be criticism of Hillary Clinton. It's a very competitive state. Why couldn't you have kept it in your camp there? This is one of the things we will go through. But let's go back to where we were just a minute ago because Pennsylvania now has joined Wisconsin and Michigan on the watch list for Democrats, on the emergency room list for Democrats. You see that lead right there.

BLITZER: 11,000 votes.

KING: And again, as you go through all this, it is stunning when you see what is happening. And largely, as Jake was just talking about in these white working class areas.

So you start right here. And you're in the vice president's hometown here. It's 50 percent for Hillary Clinton. This was blowout territory, right. You can say that's because Joe Biden was on the ballot.

Then you go next door here -- Luzerne County. It's a small county. It's not, you know, it's not a huge population center -- 58, 59 percent there for Donald Trump. The President won this with 52 percent.

[00:10:03] And you're finding these counties all across the country. Even in states Clinton is winning. We find him in Virginia, a state that she narrowly won. You're finding this more and more.

And so you're looking at the map right now. This is four years ago -- it's a lot more red, right? I'm going to move it over below so that you could see this.

Look here. Look right in here. He's got some blue here. You've got red tonight. And it's not just the red. When you look at this here, just coming to Redding -- 53, 42; 50, 49 and so you have Trump is over-performing Romney; Clinton underperforming President Obama in a lot of these places that you would associate with blue collar white working class voters.

We're not done here. When you come back to 2016, we're not done. So there is still a chance for Clinton to come back here. But the fact again Pennsylvania, one of the solid states in that blue wall, the state Democrats have won in every presidential election since 1992 -- 242 electoral votes. This is one of them. Donald Trump leads at the moment. This is one of them. Donald Trump leads at the moment. This is one of them. Donald Trump leads at the moment.

And so Democrats are having a conversation. The Democrats have been celebrating for years since -- all during the Obama presidency their ability to win in these Sunbelt states, to change states like Nevada, to change states like Colorado, to change states like Virginia. They've been celebrating that for eight years. Well, they're having headaches tonight.

BLITZER: And take a look at this -- John. The national vote, Donald Trump is ahead nationally by more than a million votes. He's got 48.3 percent to Hillary Clinton's 47.2 percent. So he is getting more votes nationally right now than Hillary Clinton. KING: And I just want to check to see what the count is out here

because this is the key for Clinton in trying to come back in the popular vote now. The big California, we're at 27 percent of the vote there we'll have to watch as that plays out.

But Donald Trump is running it up. You can look at the national vote. You can look at these key Democratic states. I'm going to go back to tiny New Hampshire just to see where we are, about 77 percent. Again, Hillary Clinton has narrowed the gap here. The question is can she get it back?

Last time we were here, Wolf, Nashua had not come in. Nashua is now in at 100 percent. Yes, she won it about 53 to 41. But again, again, you go to a Democratic area where -- this is, you know, by New Hampshire standards, major population center. She needs to run it up here. And she's under-performing.

BLITZER: Let's take a look at New Hampshire on the screen and right now see where the outstanding vote remains because right now Trump is ahead by about 5,000 votes.

KING: He's ahead by about 5,000 votes. So go back, let's just stop at 76 percent. So you're looking at what is left -- not much. Not much. You still have some of these counties up here. We don't have any votes at all in some of these counties.

Potentially there are a lot of smaller towns. You don't call them counties in New Hampshire -- my mistake. We're going through the counties, I should know that. I'm a neighbor from Boston. But you call all these towns as you go through. This one out here is Republican at 33 percent.

So it's a slower count. If we come back to the full map, you can see it. So we have a ways to go but again, remarkably competitive. You see a lot of the gray. We're still waiting for a lot of votes in these places. We have nothing at all in some of these places here, as we come through.

Bring it back up. And so just want to go back and take a look again. We are waiting for a lot of votes down here. If you're in the Clinton campaign war room, you think there are a lot of Democratic areas you have to come in. And yet every one we go to, it seems that she's under-performing the President. That is going to be the story of the night.

You can say she is underperforming for president, or you can say Donald Trump is over performing Governor Romney or Republicans in these states. And as we count, we'll just keep waiting to see if we get any updates here -- still 70 percent. We've been stuck at 70 percent in Michigan for quite some time. And this is a very close race. It's a very, very close race.

BLITZER: 19,000 votes -- Trump is ahead over Hillary Clinton in Michigan.

KING: 19,000 votes -- and you can have with 82 percent of Detroit -- you can have 19,000 votes come in.

BLITZER: All right John -- stand by. It's a cliff hanger in Michigan, a cliff hanger in Wisconsin. We're watching all of this very closely.

We'll be right back.


BLITZER: Well, I'd like to update you with a key race alert right now. Let's start off in Michigan. Michigan -- 70 percent of the vote is in. Donald Trump maintains his lead. He's got a lead of 23,000 plus votes over Hillary Clinton. 16 electoral votes at stake in Michigan.

In Wisconsin, 78 percent of the vote is in. He's got a better lead there; 92,000 vote lead over Hillary Clinton. Ten electoral votes in the state of Wisconsin.

In Arizona, Trump has the lead, 63 percent of the vote is in. He is up by -- almost 59,000. There he has gone over 59,000 vote lead over Hillary Clinton in the state of Arizona. There are 11 electoral votes in Arizona.

In New Hampshire, 77 percent of the vote is now in. And Donald Trump maintains his lead of more than 5,000 votes over Hillary Clinton. It's close. But he's still got the lead. You see it to 47.9 percent to 47 percent. Four electoral votes in New Hampshire; they could be critically important.

Let's take a look at some of the other states right now. Utah, Trump is ahead. A third of the vote is now in. He is ahead by more than 100,000 votes over Hillary Clinton and the third party conservative Evan McMullin. Trump is looking pretty good with a third of the vote in, in the state of Utah.

In Pennsylvania, 92 percent of the vote is in. Look how close it is -- 48.2 percent to 48.2 percent. Hillary Clinton is down, though. Donald Trump is ahead by 2,800 votes. More than five million votes have been cast. He is ahead by 2,857 votes.

In Nevada right now, Hillary Clinton is ahead with 71 percent of the votes in. Hillary Clinton has 36,000 plus votes over Donald Trump. Six electoral votes at stake in Nevada.

In Minnesota right now, Hillary Clinton has a pretty impressive lead of more than 116,000 votes over Donald Trump. 72 percent of the vote is in. She is ahead, looking comfortably in Minnesota. Ten electoral votes there.

In Maine right now, 71 percent of the vote is in. And Hillary Clinton has a 15,000 vote lead over Donald Trump. Remains one of two states where they divide their electoral votes according to congressional districts.

Let's take a look at the electoral count where it stands right now. Donald Trump is ahead. He has 238 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton's 209 electoral votes. You need 270 to win the White House. All those yellow states out there -- too early to call those states. Those are the states we are not yet able to make projections. We're watching all of those states very, very closely.

So he's got a lead in the popular vote, and he's got a lead in the much more important Electoral College vote right now.

TAPPER: He did it exactly. He is doing it exactly the way that Donald Trump and his team said they were going to, which is by, well, actually I should add a caveat to that. He is winning all these states that traditionally Republicans would go for -- Mitt Romney, John McCain -- such as Florida and North Carolina and Iowa and Ohio, even though John McCain and Mitt Romney were not able to win all of those states.

But he is also seemingly, at least giving a run for her money in the Rust Belt states that originally was what Donald Trump said he was going to do in order to win the presidency.

So he is actually doing both. He is redrawing the map. He is taking the states that the Republicans traditionally pursue, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio and giving her a run for her money in Pennsylvania. And also on top of that, going after the Rust Belt states where there are all these voters who are convinced that trade has been horrible for their communities.

[00:19:54] And whether they liked the offensive things Donald Trump said or they didn't care about the things that Donald Trump said, they are with him when it comes to draining the swamp and getting Washington, D.C. to focus more on these communities and their jobs.

BLITZER: He is clearly doing now, Dana, what he did during the Republican primaries, surprising a lot of folks.

BASH: That's absolutely right. And look, you know, we started out this evening, you know, oh so many hours ago talking what to expect. And I talked about whether or not the Trump candidacy would awake a sleeping giant in the Latino community.

Well, as we're looking at these numbers, the sleeping giant that seems to be waking up are white working class Americans.

BLITZER: Dana -- let me interrupt. Jake -- take a look at your home state of Pennsylvania right now. Look at Donald Trump --

BASH: Wow.

BLITZER: -- has just gone ahead by 2,409 votes over Hillary Clinton with 92 percent of the vote in. They both have 48.2 percent, but he is now ahead by 2,400 plus votes over Hillary Clinton in your state -- or the Commonwealth, as we should call it --

TAPPER: The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

BLITZER: Pennsylvania. TAPPER: And let me just, I don't know how many people remember this. But when I went to some of my old haunts in south Philadelphia during the Democratic convention, which was in Philadelphia, that's how important they thought Pennsylvania was, how important they thought Philadelphia was -- I asked the guy that owns Termini Brothers which is a great Italian pastry shop, who are people voting for here.

Are they voting for Trump? Are they voting for Hillary? He said we have a lot of leaners. I said leaners? And he said yes, they lean into you. Yes, I think I might vote for Trump.

And enough of those people, if the margins in Philly end up being that Hillary Clinton only wins 80 percent. That sounds like a lot. But that's not how you need to win Philadelphia if you're going to win Pennsylvania. You need to have margins way higher than that. Those people actually - those leaners actually voted that way.

BASH: And you're -- you know, Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump's campaign manager has been talking, who is a pollster by trade, has been talking about the hidden Trump vote -- that it's out there. That people don't feel comfortable telling the pollsters, never mind their friends and family that they're going to vote for Donald Trump.

Well, just based on the data that we saw going into tonight, both the polling and some of the modeling, particularly the Democrats modeling, she was right.

TAPPER: Yes, that there was a hidden Trump vote. Whether people weren't telling pollsters, or whether pollsters were just not anticipating the turnout that we have seen.

BASH: Yes.

TAPPER: One of the other things that is interesting is there are obviously millions of Americans who voted for Barack Obama in 2012 and voted for Donald Trump today --

BASH: Yes.

TAPPER: -- which is a fascinating thing given that Donald Trump is running as the anti-Obama in almost every possible way.

BLITZER: He is ahead of the popular vote nationwide.

BASH: That's right. That's true. And you know, that would be a fascinating book to write on the Obama-Trump voter. But there is one common thread, and that is change. Obama was hope and change. Donald Trump's change message is a little bit different than that.

TAPPER: Drain the swamp.

BASH: Yes. But it's still, they just are so sick of this place where we are, Washington, D.C. It doesn't work. They're not wrong. It doesn't work for them. They're especially not wrong.

And you know what? Donald Trump with all of his, you know, flaws, every candidate has flaws, he is not one of them. And he can do things differently.

Now, as we talk about this, we're talking about just the states where he has won and has surprised people, never mind the states where he is giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money that she didn't expect, especially a place like Wisconsin, which has seen job loss and a place that has not come back as rapidly as other states.

BLITZER: And Michigan too.

BASH: And Michigan too.

TAPPER: It's just remarkable because I mean -- I don't think we can overstate this. Not only Democrats in the Clinton campaign, not only pollsters in the mainstream media but Republicans did not anticipate that this night was going to be this way -- very, very few people. I'm sure Donald Trump and his immediate circle of family and friends thought this. But very, very few people who were actually running these races anticipated that this night was going to be so strong for Donald Trump.

BLITZER: You know, we've been hearing from the Republican National Committee, Dana, that they really went out and did a lot of stuff --

BASH: Exactly --

BLITZER: -- to get the vote out for Donald Trump that wasn't highly publicized, but clearly they must have done something right.

BASH: That's right. I think the key is -- and we talked about this a little bit before was to get the vote out for Donald Trump, but it was to get the ground game up and running in a way that would benefit any nominee, no matter who it was.

And going into tonight, we thought maybe it wouldn't potentially be enough. But it was and then some. So if you combine, frankly, the Trump, the RNC ground game with the Trump energy, which we know is huge, and that made for the difference clearly in a lot of these states.

BLITZER: What also made the difference at least in making it so close, and it is a real cliff-hanger right now, in the last few weeks Donald Trump was disciplined.

BASH: Yes.

BLITZER: He read his speeches from a teleprompter. He was barely tweeting except go visit my rally, wherever it's going to be. He did what his advisers want him to do. And clearly, Jake, that paid off.

[00:25:10] TAPPER: What is remarkable is that I think his fundamental core message -- enough people just agreed with it -- which is change is needed, Washington is broken. Things are not working the way they need to be.

And while a lot of people in the media and a lot of Democrats and a lot of voters didn't like a lot of other things he said, clearly many millions of voters did. And they agreed with the fundamental message. They want their borders protected. They want to be protected from terrorists. They want their trade deals to help them and not help Wall Street and corporate America and they want Washington fixed.

BLITZER: It's an amazing story right now. Whatever happens, it is, Dana, a truly amazing story.

BASH: I mean just when we think we've covered the latest unbelievable thing that happens in the 2016 race, this is the latest.


BLITZER: Hold on one moment -- take a look at this.

In New Hampshire, in New Hampshire right now, look at this. Hillary Clinton has taken the lead in New Hampshire with 79 percent of the vote in by 18 votes in New Hampshire -- 18 votes.

Let's go over to John King --

BASH: Wow.

BLITZER: -- and talk a little bit about this. Still 21 percent of the votes, the precincts outstanding right now. But she is ahead by 18 votes.

KING: Another seesaw state. And, you know, again, this is going to depend mostly on Pennsylvania and Michigan and Wisconsin. But if those states change some, then these four could come into play in the whole 265, 268, 269 -- who can get to 270. At the moment Donald Trump doesn't have that worry because of what's happening in the Midwest. But as we watch this play out because we're not done yet, we're all dancing on this cliff together.

She is ahead very narrowly. And so you keep looking and you say what is missing. The reason she pulled ahead -- as I've been telling you all night, we're waiting for these votes out on the sea coast to come in. Portsmouth came in. They're all in -- that's important to note. They're all in but when they came in.

BLITZER: She is now ahead by 200 votes.

KING: The race started to swing when those votes came in. And we're still waiting. You know, 80 percent of the vote is in but we have a lot of small towns still to report to us. And again, if you go back in time and look, watch how the map changes when I do this -- what is missing is a lot of blue, if the state performs as it did in 2012. And we're not seeing that tonight in a lot of places.

So this is a state the Clinton campaign knows very well. She has a history here. We'll see if in this state she can keep this very tiny lead that she has right now, and again, these four could become absolutely critical.

The conversation a couple of weeks ago was could she win New Hampshire and add that to what people thought would be a convincing victory? Now, it is she, not Donald Trump who is a looking to draw out --

BLITZER: Let's go to Nevada right now and see where it stands in Nevada -- another important battleground state.

KING: Nevada, 74 percent in. The map is filling in as you would expect in the sense that you have --

BLITZER: She is ahead, however.

KING: She is ahead out here. Right now you go back and look 47, underperforming the President, which has become a consistent thing all night. Another thing, we have a president of the United States, Wolf, who has a 55, 56, 57 percent approval rating depending on what poll you look at, who campaigned furiously everywhere, including all of these key battleground states tonight, who is again whose popularity does not seem to be transferrable in the sense Hillary Clinton is the candidate on the ballot -- I'm not trying to pin this on President Obama but he worked so hard and Michelle Obama worked so hard in North Carolina, in Florida, in these other swing states.

And at the moment, it doesn't look like that was effective either and that would be part of the Obama legacy, A, if this holds up. The former cheerleader of the birther movement could be about to win the presidency, could be at the White House on Thursday as the President- elect of the United States.

BLITZER: In New Hampshire right now she is down 99 votes ahead -- 99 votes ahead of Donald Trump.

KING: She'll take it if that holds in this sense. But 80 percent of the vote to go, so we still got some ways to go.

BLITZER: 80 percent is counted; 20 percent --

KING: 80 percent is counted. I want to look. All the Democratic votes are in, in Concord. If you come down here in Nashua, look earlier we had all the Democratic votes in. So now we're going through these small towns throughout New Hampshire. We'll see how this vote comes in.

Again, most of this bottom left corner is traditionally Democratic but Donald Trump is more than holding his own across the state of New Hampshire. This was going to be a seesaw. It could take us a long time to count them.

I want to come back up --

BLITZER: He spent a lot of time in New Hampshire.

KING: He sure did. And remember, that was his first big primary win. He lost in Iowa, had the big in New Hampshire. Corey Lewandowski, his early first campaign manager is from New Hampshire. Donald Trump was there on the last night of the campaign. He was there twice I believe in the last weekend.

So Donald Trump has a history in New Hampshire. And that will be one of the stories of this campaign. In the states where he campaigned hard and had a personal relationship, he is doing well.

This one -- very, very close. It was closer a few minutes ago. Trump has stretched that lead a little bit. But (inaudible) essentially just did it again. So it's a full one-point lead now at 74 percent. And again, we've been at 83 percent roughly for a long time in Wayne County.

This is the last best hope of the Clinton campaign is that when the rest of Detroit comes in, it's a big giant dump of Democratic votes. But when you get to 74 percent and you see a lead like that, it's doable. It's doable but she now has to pull that off, come back from that and then come back here as well.

[00:30:07] As you see this lead is starting to stretch a little bit. As we get we're up to 81 percent now.

And again, we are told, and we were told this would come right around now. We were told this would come at the bottom of the hour at 12:30 in the east, 11:30 local time. 60,000 absentee ballots in Milwaukee County. 11 wards that we've been at 87 percent for well over an hour now, in the Milwaukee County.

So when these votes come, when we get -- when we go up from 87 percent here, we will see if the Clinton campaign's math they've been telling us, what is missing is a not only Democratic votes, but a huge swath of Democratic votes, we'll see when those votes come in.

And the main thing you can do right now is just sit back and watch those three: Pennsylvania, Michigan --

BLITZER: Well, let's go to Pennsylvania right now.

KING: If they stay red, forget about it.

BLITZER: Trump is back on top in Pennsylvania, at least right now. 92 percent of the vote is in. And look at how slight that lead is. 2,000 votes or so in Pennsylvania, out of more than 5 million that have been cast.

KING: 48.2 to 48.2. It also tells you something that, you know, these very close states, somebody is going to wake up tomorrow with a giant governing challenge or maybe the day after if we're counting some of these states past tomorrow. But again, this is just a fundamental rewriting of the map, Wolf.

In our lifetime, Pennsylvania has been a Democratic state. George H.W. Bush 1988 the last time, the last Democrat -- the last Republican to win that state. That also happens to be the last time a party that had a two-term presidency held office. That was part of Hillary Clinton --

BLITZER: We just saw on your map New Hampshire went red again. At least Donald Trump has now taken the lead. He is up by what?

KING: 15 votes.

BLITZER: 15 votes.

KING: Yes, 15 votes.

BLITZER: In New Hampshire right now.

KING: And again, we're laughing about this. The presidency could hinge on this. But you're going through a lot of these small towns, where it's a very, you know, a very small, tiny amount of votes when they come in. We still have nothing in Nashua, New Hampshire, for example.

But, you know, let's pop up to the next one. You got these small towns, it's 150 to 99. So you'll see these swings when a town reports of, you know, 20, 30, 40, 50 votes. As we come up. We're at 81 percent. And we're going to count the rest of this one. And this is just stunning. It is stunning. And this is the most stunning.

Again, you know, a lot of people laughed at the Trump campaign when they said our path to the presidency was the rust belt, thinking that 1988, 1988 even longer than that. They made a run in Minnesota. Minnesota is going to hold for the Democrats, but a lot of people laughed at them.

A lot of people even think with the dysfunction, as Dana noted earlier, the governor of Ohio not on your side, 52 percent of the vote.

BLITZER: What he needed to win Ohio. He win Ohio.

KING: 52 percent of the vote and he won Ohio.

Now we're going to wait on these ones. We're going to wait on this one. And we are exactly the opposite position that we thought a couple weeks ago we're going to be in. We thought at Trump campaign headquarters. They would be sitting there trying to draw to an inside straight, trying to literally lightning striking. We're talking Powerball odds.

Donald Trump -- Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin. Well, look at that. Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, we're not done yet. But the fact that, let's just check it. 92 percent -- 48.2 to 48.2. We're talking about tiny amount of votes.

Let's just look around a little bit here and see what we're missing. 62 percent of the vote here. So Hillary Clinton with a big lead. So potentially some Democratic votes here.

Let's come back in. Center City, Philadelphia is mostly in. So 98 percent of the vote is in here. So there is not much to get there. This is the biggest area. And, mathematically, that's about the number they said they need, they thought they needed.

BLITZER: 450,000 plus.

KING: But what they are seeing is, and she's actually -- the story of Pennsylvania is almost always turnout in Philadelphia, and then the Collar counties.

Hillary Clinton is not percentage-wise not doing that horribly. She is actually performing about right, if you will, for a Democratic model. But she is getting swamped out here, swamped out here in these rural counties where you have not only Donald Trump winning these counties, but winning them. And some of them won by Obama, some of them he is overperforming Romney and substantially so, Wolf.

BLITZER: We have another major projection right now.

CNN now projects that Hillary Clinton will carry the state of Nevada, with its six electoral votes. Hillary Clinton wins in Nevada. 74 percent of the vote is in. She's got 32,000 plus vote lead. She carries the battle.

Take a look at the count for the Electoral College map right now. Trump has 238 votes. Hillary Clinton has 215. You need 270. We're still waiting on the rust belt to come in. We'll take a quick break. We'll be right back.


[00:37:10] BLITZER: Still waiting to make projections in nine states. But let's take a look at this key race alert right now, where it stands.

Michigan. Michigan with its 16 electoral votes. Donald Trump continuing to maintain his lead of almost 34,000 votes over Hillary Clinton with 75 percent of the vote in. Trump still ahead in Michigan.

In Wisconsin, 83 percent of the vote is in. He's got a better lead there. 86,000 votes over Hillary Clinton. Ten electoral votes at stake in Wisconsin.

In Arizona, Trump is ahead by nearly 60,000 votes with 64 percent of the vote in. 11 electoral votes at stake.

In Arizona, Trump doing well in that state. In New Hampshire right now, it's a cliff-hanger. Look at this. Trump is ahead by 864 votes. Let me repeat that, 864 votes. He's got 47.5 percent. She has 47.4 percent. 81 percent of the vote is in. Those four electoral votes could be critical in New Hampshire.

Let's take a look at some more states right now. In Utah, 29 percent of the vote is in. Trump maintains a pretty healthy lead of 81,000 votes over both Hillary Clinton and Evan McMullin, the third party conservative.

In Pennsylvania, 93 percent of the vote is in. And Trump has a lead of more than 25,000 votes over Hillary Clinton. 20 electoral votes at stake in Pennsylvania.

In Minnesota, 77 percent of the vote is in. Hillary Clinton has an impressive lead of almost 90,000 votes over Donald Trump. 48.1 percent to 44 percent. Ten electoral votes in Minnesota right now. In Maine, 75 percent of the vote is in. Hillary Clinton has the lead of more than 17,000 votes over Donald Trump.

Let's take a look at the all important Electoral College map, where it stands right now. Donald Trump is ahead. He has 238 electoral votes to 215 for Hillary Clinton. You need 270 to win the White House. Those yellow states are states that we have not yet made projections. Still too early to call.

Anderson, over to you.

ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: Wolf, thanks very much.

Let's go to Jeffrey Lord, Kayleigh McEnany. Both Trump supporters.

I mean, all along, Jeffrey, from the beginning, we have talked about how Donald Trump from the beginning has rewritten the rules of politics. And there was a lot of question about whether Hillary Clinton, with all her big data, with all of her alleged ground game would simply just swamp Donald Trump with his huge rallies, but apparently a lack of a ground game.

JEFFREY LORD, TRUMP SUPPORTER: She was the Jeb Bush of the Democratic Party and she was the face of the establishment. As I said last night, when we saw those folks on that stage in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, and everybody is remarking about, you know, his history and her history and all this sort of thing, I said, look, if you're sitting there in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, which is where I live, you're looking at these people and saying there's a bunch of insiders there.

And they're all scratching one another's back and they are making millions of dollars in the case of the Clintons, so alleged. And they're just sick of the whole -- they are sick of the whole thing.

[00:40:00] One other thing, I have in front of me here, a "New York Times" article from December 16th of 1976, in which Ronald Reagan --

COOPER: I knew you were going to go back in history tonight.

LORD: Exactly.

COOPER: I want details. No -- it's, yes.

LORD: I keep trying to say that it's important that Ronald Reagan said after the defeat of Gerald Ford that he was going to rebuild the Republican Party by courting conservatives who now can call themselves Democrats and independents. That is exactly what Donald Trump was about in this. And that's why that rust belt strategy, which is exactly what worked for Ronald Reagan.

COOPER: And Kayleigh, I mean, all along in the face of all these polls, which the pollsters were seem to be just wrong certainly in the Electoral College path, you were saying that there were hidden Trump voters out there. That there was sort of this hidden enthusiasm for Trump beyond what we were seeing, the visible enthusiasm we were seeing.

Democrats were saying there is going to be this huge, you know, outpouring of Latino vote. It's going to make up all the difference, but a lot of people voted for Donald Trump.

KAYLEIGH MCENANY, CNN REPUBLICAN STRATEGIST: Yes. It's looking increasingly like we have a Brexit on our hands. And there were these voters out there that were afraid to talk to pollsters.

And Anderson, I think the American people right now are sending a loud, clear, unmistakable message. They want their government back. This is supposed to be a government of, by and for the people. It's increasingly become one of, by and for the elite.

This is the people rising up saying it's time to listen to us. It's time to listen to us in Michigan and Wisconsin and work for the people. It's not about personal enrichment. It's about public service. And that is what we are seeing. Donald Trump running against Republicans, he ran against Democrats, he ran against the elite, he ran against the government, he ran against the media, but he was an unmistakable voice for the people.

LORD: An awful lot of signs in their yards.

COOPER: You should start a sign company, because that was your poll, which, you know, win Pennsylvania, certainly your state.

But there has been so much focus on probably among a lot of Democrats about what went wrong on the Democratic side. But you shouldn't take away from what Donald Trump has accomplished from the moment he entered this race. I mean, again, just redefining the way somebody runs.

LORD: I mean, one of the things that I thought was the sort of overweening arrogance of a lot of elites were the terribly off-base descriptions of Donald Trump. That he is a racist and a xenophobe and he is this and he is that.

Here is a guy that I felt right from the get-go was a highly successful, highly accomplished businessman who knew how to relate to average people, to working-class Americans. And the problem is they believed their own message. And they were totally wrong.

COOPER: Well, there are still a lot of people out there in the country tonight who still have that belief about Donald Trump.

LORD: Yes, yes.


VAN JONES, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: Well, look, first of all, you know, congratulations. Both of you, guys, were --

LORD: We're not there yet.

JONES: Well, you're further than anybody said you would be. And I have enough class and I was raised well-enough when you...

LORD: Yes, sir, thank you.

JONES: ...outdo expectations, you know, good for you. But there is another side to this.

People have talked about a miracle. I'm hearing about a nightmare. It's hard to be a parent tonight for a lot of us. You tell your kids don't be a bully. You tell your kids don't be a bigot. You tell your kids do your homework and be prepared. And then you have this outcome and you have people putting children to bed tonight, and they're afraid of breakfast. They're afraid of how do I explain this to my children?

I have Muslim friends who are texting me tonight saying should I leave the country? I have families of immigrants that are terrified tonight. This was many things. This was a rebellion against the elites. True. It was a complete reinvention of politics and polls. It's true. But it was also something else.

We've talked about race. I mean, we've talked about everything, but race tonight. We've talked about income. We've talked about class. We've talked about region. We haven't talked about race. This was a whitelash. This was a whitelash against a changing country. It was whitelash against a black president, in part. And that's the part where the pain comes. And Donald Trump has a responsibility tonight to come out and reassure people that he is going to be the president of all the people who he insulted and offended and brushed aside.

Yes, when you say you want to take your country back, you got a lot of people who feel that we're not represented well either. But we don't want to feel that someone has been elected by throwing away some of us to appeal more deeply to others. So this is a deeply painful moment tonight.

I know it's not just about race. There is more going on than that. But race is here, too, and we got to talk about.

COOPER: Whoever wins tonight, I mean, there is such polarization in this country. Whoever wins is going to have a very hard time in convincing the other half of the country that they can be their president as well.

[00:45:10] PAUL BEGALA, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: Well, that's what I thought I knew yesterday, that I had no idea how deep the divisions are. How real the pain is. And let me say echoing Van, Kayleigh and Jeffrey were right about that. You saw it in a way that I didn't see it in the data. And you deserve to have credit for that.

Maybe Hillary hangs on and wins. Maybe Mr. Trump wins. We still don't know. It's really in the ballot. But irrespective, the pain. And Van just gave beautiful poetic voice to the pain on our side.

But Donald Trump has given voice to some really spectacular pain on his side. And that's I think what' causing this. When Jeb Bush, who you mentioned, got trounced by Trump, he said I don't do anger very well. Well, this is a time of anger. Who said anger comes from pain? And Trump saw that. And he gave voice to it.

MCENANY: He also reached across lines, though, that Republican candidates haven't reached across before. He made a direct appeal to the African-American community. He made a direct appeal to a whole group of voters, those in the inner cities who have been left behind, who haven't heard from candidates in decades on either sides of the aisle and he took his message to them and said I feel your pain and I'm going to be there.

JONES: Listen, we're going to have to hold hands now. This is going to be tough. I'm going to -- we'll have to look and see if those people heard it the way you heard it, and if they voted for him.

The problem that we have is that there is real pain in the country. Look, Hillary Clinton had to put down a rebellion in her own party. There was a rebellion in her own party along these lines. The Bernie Sanders rebellion. And she put that rebellion down. And she was able to co-opt and pull some of it, but there was still heartburn and rug burn there.

There is healing that has to happen in the Democratic Party. There has to be a real conversation about what happened in that primary. And there is pain that, economic pain in your party. But you do yourself a disservice, and I don't want you to be naive. There are people in your party for whom this was also a vote against political correctness, which for some of them means a vote against these others. And we're going to need your help to heal that.

If I can't acknowledge the elitism in my party and you can't acknowledge some of the bigotry in your party, we're never going to get there.

MCENANY: Donald Trump is going to be a voice for all the people. He said that from day one. He's going to do that.


BEGALA: I pray to God.

JONES: I pray to God.

LORD: He will make it his first objective to bring people together. I have not had a slightest doubt about it. He said it. But I certainly believe him. I mean, I've seen that in him all along.

JONES: We're going to have to work together.

COOPER: Let's bring in the other side as well.

GLORIA BORGER, CNN CHIEF POLITICAL ANALYST: I just want to talk about some of the things that we watched tonight. We saw lower African- American turnout, Van. You know, you were saying that we also saw that 65 percent of Latinos voted for Hillary Clinton, but 29 percent voted for Donald Trump. That is more than Mitt Romney got. So you have to think about that. You have to think about that.

COOPER: And more than many Democratic Latinos certainly thought the Donald Trump ticket.

BORGER: Young voters, also we've known Hillary Clinton has had a problem with young voters. She got a majority of young voters. But 37 percent of them according to the exit polls we're looking at now voted for Donald Trump.

Now when I have been talking to some Democratic strategists who are pro-Clinton this evening, they blamed what's going on this evening. And, again, we don't know the result, but they blame the closeness of the race, let me put it that way on two things.

On the Comey interference a couple of weeks ago and on the third party candidates. And I've been communicating with them saying that's not enough. That can't do this.


COOPER: Isn't it easy to blame Comey --


BEGALA: As a Clinton person, we say that's far too tactical.

BORGER: Exactly. That's what I think.

BEGALA: There is something really big going on.

BORGER: Right.


BEGALA: There has been an earthquake going on. And they're saying well, well, it's the washing machine. No it's plate tectonic.


BORGER: So you combine it with the race issues. You combine it with rural Americans who came out and voted, the sort of Brexit, you know, hidden voters. You combine it with class issues, which were so important here.

DAVID AXELROD, CNN SENIOR POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: The reason this is going on all over the world.

COOPER: Right.

AXELROD: The fact is that there are, there are convulsive, sort of revolutionary changes going on in our economy that are driven largely by technology and globalization, that have benefited, that have grown economies and have benefited some people and have displaced others. And for not just a few years, but for several decades, politicians have been acknowledging this and saying we're going to do something about it. And people don't feel as if that's happening.

And, meanwhile, all these forces churn at a faster pace. So you see the same kinds of forces in Britain, in Germany, in France. COOPER: But it's interesting. David was on the program the other night talking about how, well, the polling here is better than in England where they didn't know where the Brexit result was going to be.

Clearly, if this path continues, that Donald Trump is on and he becomes the next president, and this is to Kayleigh's point, a Brexit- like effect. The polling missed it.

AXELROD: I've had my comment.


[00:50:15] MICHAEL SMERCONISH, CNN CORRESPONDENT: I've immersed myself in all of that data and have talked extensively about it here and on radio for weeks.

The only poll that I'm aware of that nailed it perhaps, I want to stay in my lane because it's not over yet is that "USC/LA Times Dornsite" survey, which different than all the others had the same sample group.

They had 3,000 people. And instead of going to a new sample group each and every week, they went back to the same 3,000. Let me say one other point if I might to what Van has said. Whether it's tonight or whether it's tomorrow, whenever this raps up, we're about to listen to the most consequential acceptance and speech of someone who lost an election, whoever may wear those crowns. And wow, is there a real need for leadership from those folks now to extend olive branches whomever wins and try to put --

COOPER: Donald Trump early on during the primaries would say a lot in interviews that he can be presidential. He can change his tone. He in Palm Beach is a different person than he was elsewhere. And I think we're going to see as a country what, if in fact he takes the Oval Office, what that actually means.

NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON, CNN SENIOR POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT: What that looks like. And we've seen some of that, right, in these last couple of weeks or so. He was teleprompter Trump. He was different. I mean, he was able to stay on schedule and stay on message, sometimes coaxing himself out loud to do that.

COOPER: The question is Obamacare --


COOPER: The Supreme Court.


HENDERSON: It's an obliteration --


AXELROD: This is a very consequential event. All of those things now I think are in question. I mean, I believe, you know, we -- I don't want to start a debate on this now. 20 million people have health care and there are guarantees in our health law such as prohibition against banning people with pre-existing conditions that are important to Americans. It's going to be more complicated to unwind that than some believe. But there is no doubt, the Supreme Court


AXELROD: This is a very consequential election. But I just want to say one thing about this, just having served in the White House. And I know, Paul, you have done that, as well, Van, and you've spent some time there.

The things that get you elected are not the things -- there is a different requirement now. There is a huge responsibility every single day, every single hour. You're dealing with consequential questions that impact on people's lives. And you have to make those decisions in the best interests of the entire country.

It's not about reading from a teleprompter. It's not about, you know, handling, you know, this question or that question in a way that gets you the best political advantage. These are life and death grave questions for people in this country and around the world. This is a big responsibility.

BORGER: And if there is a Republican Senate, and a Republican House, and a Republican president, the question is how will they work together? Because some of these senators will have ridden in on Donald Trump's coattails, which they never expected to do.

COOPER: We've got a quick update on Wisconsin. I want to go to Wolf and John for that.

BLITZER: All right, thanks very much, John. We're taking a very close look at Wisconsin right now. 85 percent of the vote is in. And Donald Trump continues to maintain his lead of about 90,000 votes over Hillary Clinton. 15 percent of the vote outstanding.

KING: 90,000 votes, we've been saying. And the Clinton campaign is telling us they expect a big basket of those votes to come from here in Milwaukee. Now this is what we have right now, 87 percent. We've been stuck there for some time. We're waiting for the feed to come in here. But on the secretary of state's Web site, they have updated the numbers in Wisconsin. Forgive me for coming across, I'm left-handed -- one of the perils of being left-handed on this.

But here are the latest numbers. You see Clinton at 214 right there. The new numbers are 235,247. And Donald Trump is at 117,450. And this is 99.58 percent of the vote. She made up a very tiny. This is what, if you look at the map here, this is now 117,000 vote difference in Milwaukee. If you look at it there, she didn't make up that many votes. We were looking for a huge basket of votes out of here for her to make it up.

If you come back out and add that into the state total, it is nowhere near what she needed. And that's at 99.5 percent. Now it's not even close. It will make up some of the gap, but nowhere near. So the question then, are there other Democratic votes out there somewhere? But it (INAUDIBLE) to bring this out.

The last place we're looking is Dane County. It's the last big one. We're at 82 percent. But it doesn't strike me as a big enough population center. We're still going to wait to count this as you look, but we'll wait until we get the official update to feed into the wall. We're still at 87 percent, but this is 99.58 percent in Milwaukee. And you simply do not.

You know, the question was could she have this giant leap in the math out of Milwaukee County, in the spread out of Milwaukee County to make a big difference and these numbers simply aren't enough to do that.

BLITZER: You know, basically the same ratio as before. Not much difference.

KING: Not much difference at all. Her ratio actually goes down a little bit to 62.5 percent. The main point is the math here and it's just not enough. She makes up -- in the vote count, she gains a little bit. But when you bring it out and you try to add it into that, it's --

BLITZER: We'll see what happens in Madison. That's a liberal Democratic stronghold in Wisconsin.

Let's take a look at Michigan.

KING: Move over to Michigan. Still at 77 percent here. It's a close race. We're in the same calculation we've been in before. Again, when you talk to the Clinton war room, they tell us, you know, just relax. We're going to see some votes come out of here. We're still at 85 percent. So there is still more votes to come out of Detroit, Wayne County in Detroit. And she does have a huge lead there obviously. So if it's a big chunk of votes, it will affect the math. We've been waiting a long time. Not unusual that it comes in late. And this is close -- this one is closer than the race in Wisconsin.

BLITZER: About 57,000 vote.

KING: Right. Closer than -- so you look over here, is it doable? OK. You know, but let's see them. You start to see Hingham County up to 94 percent. Again she'll get some more votes out of that. But you're looking at these leads for Donald Trump. They're relatively small, but they have been persistent. And they have held.

And the Wisconsin news, that Milwaukee news to me is -- we'll watch and see if the rest of this comes in. I'm just going to look, 84 percent, but it's nowhere near the population center of Milwaukee. So you see these Democratic areas where you still have some votes. But can they swing it enough to change that? That's almost a four point race or a three point race. I don't see it at the moment. We'll see when the rest of these votes come in, but you don't see the math there in the state of Wisconsin as you go through.

BLITZER: So we've done Michigan. We've done Wisconsin. What about Pennsylvania?

KING: Sorry. I was going to touch New Hampshire which has been rocketing back and forth, 47.5 to 47.4.

One thing I was just in touch with some Republicans up here. I just want to show you. Derry, New Hampshire, it's out. We have no votes there. This was a very big area for Mitt Romney four years ago. The Trump people are telling me they expect to get a big run-up of the vote here.

You move down here to Salem, New Hampshire. These are the two big population centers left. Again, relatively small towns in New Hampshire with 2.5 percent of the state population there. It was a big Romney area. Two percent of the state population here, also a big Romney area.

The Trump people are very confident they're going to do very well in those two counties in New Hampshire. And so their expectation is that they can hold on. She is in the slight lead now. The Trump expectation is they can come back. We'll see if that turns out to be true. But again another seesaw --

BLITZER: They kind of lead 25 votes.


KING: This is what we're going through in New Hampshire right now. And here we are again back here. And you start looking at this right now. And another incredibly close state. The challenge becomes --

BLITZER: She is losing by about 50,000 votes.

KING: 50,000 votes.

BLITZER: With 96 percent of the vote in.

KING: 96 percent. You look at a giant state like Pennsylvania. You think, you know, that's a pretty small lead. But you start looking, what is left? And we're at 100 percent here in a place she is winning. We're at 100 percent here in a place she is winning, but by nowhere near the margin she needed to win, which has been a consistent story throughout the night.

Let's come out here. We're at one hundred percent here in a place she is winning. But again, by a very narrow margin. And so you keep asking, are there Democratic votes out there. Allegheny County was not this high the last time we checked. Yes, she is winning by a healthy margin there, but there is nothing left. There not much left to count.

And so, you keep looking -- you're looking at this map and you're saying are there any here in the population centers? 93 percent. Lehigh County, she is winning, but not by a lot. There is some math there. Enough to make up that lead? Well, watch Bucks County here in the suburbs. This is more populous. There are some votes here, but look at how close it is. So, you know, as the rest of the results comes in. If the margins stay the same, 99 percent is in Montgomery County, 95 in Chester County. Let's move closer in toward the city. Delaware County is up to 98 percent. The city of Philadelphia is up to 98 percent.

Wolf, if you're looking at this map and you're thinking where can I squeeze some more Democratic votes to make up that, my answer is I don't know. I don't see it.

BLITZER: Anderson, it's a really remarkable, remarkable development, historic development, what's unfolding right now. It's not over yet. We're watching every state, every electoral vote.

COOPER: Without a doubt, probably one of the most momentous nights in American political history, from modern American political history.

I mean, first of all, Corey Lewandowski is joining us. Congratulations on what has been just an extraordinary night, whatever the end result is.

To you, has anything surprised you tonight? Because all along, you were saying there is a hidden vote that the polls aren't showing, that the whole notion of big data, Hillary Clinton's huge, you know, highly expensive operation ala Jeb Bush, getting out the vote, that's the old model. Donald Trump is the new model. And it certainly seemed to work tonight.

COREY LEWANDOWSKI, FORMER TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER: Well, what we're not talking about is how many offices Donald Trump has in the state of Florida. I guess it's not relevant anymore. What we are talking about is why did the electorate do what they did tonight.

And I think what we have said from day one is that Donald Trump represents a fundamental change to Washington, D.C. And for 30 years, elected officials both Republicans and Democrats have made promises they haven't kept. They have brought us into a greater deficit. We've got $21 trillion, almost $21 trillion in debt. We're leaving our country in worse shape than our parents left it for us for the first time in the history of our country. And what people have said was, we don't want that anymore.