2016 presidential election

Sue Lincoln

Votes being cast for President of the United States today will actually count, as the Electoral College convenes.

U-L Monroe political science professor Joshua Stockley explains the ballot you cast on November 8th was – in essence – advisory.

Sue Lincoln

With the final election of 2016 tomorrow, what can be learned from how Louisiana voted last month and last year?

Election Night Live Blog

Nov 8, 2016

Today, as results come in across the country, NPR reporters will be updating this breaking news blog in real time. The NPR Politics team, along with Member station reporters, will be providing live updates in the form of photo, video, commentary and analysis for both national and local contested races.

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With 24 candidates in Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race, you might expect it to be a barnburner, but U-L Lafayette political science professor Pearson Cross says, “This is the most under-the-radar Senate race that I can remember.”

Cross says he has to blame it on the presidential election.

David Goldman/AP

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the third and final presidential debate Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.