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Election Day in America

Updated 1:47 PM ET, Wed November 9, 2016
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President-elect Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech at his election night event in New York City on Wednesday, November 9. "Every single American will have the opportunity to realize his or her fullest potential," the Republican said. "The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer." David Hume Kennerly for CNN
Trump, on stage with his family, acknowledges the crowd at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel. He was gracious toward his opponent, Hillary Clinton, and called for unity. "We owe (Clinton) a very major debt of gratitude to her for her service to our country," Trump said. "I say it is time for us to come together as one united people." Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Trump supporters cheer election returns in New York. Evan Vucci/AP
A person sits at the Javits Center, the site of Clinton's election night event in New York. Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Trump's victory is projected onto the Empire State Building in New York. Danny Ghitis for CNN
Clinton supporters react to results at the Javits Center. Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, takes the stage to speak at the Javits Center. He told the crowd that Clinton would not be speaking. At the time, Clinton was behind in the Electoral College with several states still too close to call. She later conceded in a phone call to Trump. Elsa/Getty Images
A woman attends a watch party at the rooftop bar 230 Fifth in New York. Danny Ghitis for CNN
Trump supporters cheer during his election night event in New York. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
A man reacts as he watches voting results at the Javits Center. Gabriella Demczuk for CNN
Republicans in Newport Beach, California, erupt in celebration as Trump's victory in Florida is announced. Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images
Clinton supporters react to election results at the Javits Center. KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
Marta Lunez prays at the Javits Center. Win McNamee/Getty Images
A Trump supporter in New York reacts as Ohio is called for Trump. Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe/Getty Images
Clinton supporters watch the voting results at the Javits Center. Win McNamee/Getty Images
Trump supporters cheer during his election night event in New York. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
People watch election results from Manuel's Tavern in Atlanta. Dustin Chambers for CNN
An emotional Gerardo Ruiz watches the election results from Clinton's headquarters in east Los Angeles. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
Trump supporters cheer during his election night event in New York. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
Clinton supporters watch results from the Javits Center. Gabriella Demczuk for CNN
Claire Shea, dressed as Clinton, cheers during an election night party at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Wellesley College is Clinton's alma mater. Shiho Fukada/Shiho Fukada for CNN
People watch voting results at the Javits Center in New York. Win McNamee/Getty Images
Buttons decorate a Clinton supporter at the Javits Center. Gabriella Demczuk for CNN
Diane LaRaia watches election results at a party for Trump supporters in Braintree, Massachusetts. John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe/Getty Images
An American flag hangs above the media at the Javits Center. Gabriella Demczuk for CNN
Boxes containing mail-in ballots sit waiting to be sorted at the San Francisco City Hall polling location. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty Images
Kathleen Lundy eyes her ballot in Salt Lake City. Rick Bowmer/AP
A man in Philadelphia hangs a sign reminding people to vote. TRACIE VAN AUKEN/EPA
A man snaps a selfie with his child as he waits to vote in Brooklyn, New York. Alexander F. Yuan/AP
Harvey Erwin, a 94-year-old World War II veteran, votes with his 3-year old great-granddaughter in Joplin, Missouri. Fellow voters applauded Erwin as he walked to the front of the voting line. "People turned and started clapping all the way to the front of line and saying 'Thank you for your service,' " his daughter, Janine Erwin Johnson, told CNN. "It made tears stream down my face because of the recognition to my sweet dad." Courtesy Laurie Sisk/The Joplin Globe
A man votes in the bakery department of an Austin, Texas, grocery store. Jay Janner/AP
"I voted" stickers are placed at the gravesite of Susan B. Anthony in Rochester, New York. Anthony, a social reformer who died in 1906, played a major role in the women's suffrage movement. Max Schulte/Democrat and Chronicle/USA TODAY/Sipa
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, greet supporters after voting in Chappaqua, New York. EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump looks at his wife, Melania, as they cast their votes in New York. Evan Vucci/AP
Voters cast their ballots at a Chicago laundromat on November 8. TASOS KATOPODIS/AFP/Getty Images
Penn State students stand in line inside the Student Union, called The Hub, waiting to cast their ballots in State College, Pennsylvania. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images
John and Colleen Kramer vote at the Caplinger Mills Trading Post in Caplinger Mills, Missouri. Charlie Riedel/AP
Voters fill out ballots at the Mount Vernon Center in Alexandria, Virginia. Molly Riley/UPI/Newscom
A hand-painted message appears on a billboard in Columbiana County, Ohio. Ty Wright/Getty Images
People cast their votes at the Echo Park Pool in Los Angeles. Jae C. Hong/AP
A legal observer with the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada stands at the entrance of a polling location in North Las Vegas. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images
A tourist takes her "misfortune" slip from The All-Seeing Trump, a machine set up across the street from the New York Hilton Midtown Manhattan Hotel. Melissa Golden/Redux for CNN
Trump's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, votes in Indianapolis. Darron Cummings/AP
Clinton's running mate, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, votes with his wife, Anne Holton, in Richmond, Virginia. Steve Helber/AP
Denise Richardson votes at the Chua Phat To Gotama Temple in Long Beach, California. Jae C. Hong/AP
U.S. Sen. John McCain and his wife, Cindy, arrive at a polling place to cast their votes in Phoenix. Ralph Freso/Getty Images
People line up to cast their ballots at an elementary school in Chesterfield, Virginia. Shelby Lum/Richmond Times-Dispatch/AP
Democratic polling judge John Ramirez is reflected in a mirror as he helps a voter at a beauty salon in Chicago. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP
With sitar players performing next to him, Efrem Harkham meditates after voting at the Luxe Hotel polling station in Los Angeles. MIKE NELSON/EPA
Voters cast their ballots in a polling location inside Mike's TV and Appliance November 8, 2016 in State College, Pennsylvania. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images
A woman reads over a ballot while waiting to vote in Brooklyn. JUSTIN LANE/EPA
A voter drops his ballot into a voting box in Sutherlin, Oregon. Robin Loznak/Zuma/Newscom
People vote at the Los Angeles Lifeguard station in Venice Beach, California. David McNew/Getty Images
Trump's son Eric signs in to vote at the 53rd Street Library in New York. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images
A voter casts a ballot inside the Halloran Skating Rink in Cleveland. Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg/Getty Images
A line stretches down the street in New York as voters wait for a polling site to open. David Goldman/AP
Voters look at a sample ballot at a polling location in Independence, Missouri. Whitney Curtis/Getty Images
Voters in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, cast their ballots shortly after midnight. The small town south of the Canadian border continued its tradition of voting early, with Clinton winning four votes to Trump's two. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson picked up one vote, while Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee, received a surprise write-in vote. Jim Cole/AP