US voters head to the polls today and BuzzFeed News has you covered: We’ve got correspondents around the nation and the world reporting on the end of this election, we’re tracking today’s hoaxes and fake news, and we’re hosting a live show on Twitter tonight as the results come in.
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We made it! It’s Election Day in the US.
This surreal, bizarre, and emotional election season has been going on for more than a year and seven months — and here we are at the very end.
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It’s been quite the ride. The alt-right fueled Donald Trump’s rise. He outright said he sexually assaults women. Hillary Clinton’s email scandal was a big issue and then became connected to Anthony Weiner. Her campaign chairman’s emails were leaked. Hackers tried to sow mayhem and fake news proliferated on social media. The presidential debates were white-knuckle affairs. And that’s not even the start of it.
That red-and-blue map you see everywhere? We’re straight-up telling you the states Clinton and Trump are expected to win. The four major contested states to watch are Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. (Here’s how to vote in your state.)
We’re also tracking all the Election Day rumors, hoaxes, and debunkings. Check if something you’re seeing online is true, false, or somewhere in between. This post will be updated throughout the day.
An estimated 40,000 people — including Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, and President Obama — gathered to support Clinton the night before the election. More pictures here. Carlos Barria / Reuters
Weed. The death penalty. Statehood. These are just some of the questions US voters will face this election in addition to the presidential race.
US news: A jury awarded $3 million to a University of Virginia administrator who was defamed by Rolling Stone in a now-retracted article about campus rape. And there’s a fierce political battle going on over payday loans in South Dakota.
Entertainment: Angelina Jolie has reached a custody agreement with her estranged husband Brad Pitt over the custody of their six children, her representative said.
Tech: At Emojicon, vibrators, chia pets, and a lesson about democracy. Hundreds of emoji enthusiasts gathered in San Francisco this weekend to memorialize the peach, celebrate the eggplant, and so much more.
HAPPY ELECTION DAY
Feeling stressed among all this election stuff? You’re definitely not alone. As results start coming in on Tuesday, the San Francisco Zoo will be livestreaming a trio of red pandas, which is really what everyone needs after the craziest presidential race ever.