Columbia, SC (WLTX) - America has voted, the people have made their voice heard.


Voter turnout in South Carolina was described as above average in South Carolina. While there were some reported problems at polling stations early on, and some other irregularities occurring throughout the day, there were no large-scale problems anywhere in the state.

WLTX will continue to post updates here throughout the night with the latest election headlines. For the latest information, be sure to look here on, download our apps, and watch News19 on-air throughout the evening.

2:09 a.m.

Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta told the crowd at a rally in New York that her campaign will have nothing to say tonight about state of race. More will come later in the day.

1:45 a.m.

Donald Trump wins Pennsylvania--20 more electoral votes. He's knocking on the door of victory.

1:17 a.m.

Republicans retain control of the Senate with Pat Toomey victory in Pennsylvania, AP reports.

12:20 p.m.

Clinton wins Nevada, but it may not matter much at this point. She's trailing in several other battleground states. Signs all pointing to a Trump vicitory.

11:05 p.m.

AP calls North Carolina for Trump. Another big battleground goes into his column.

10:57 p.m.

Hillary Clinton wins Colorado, briefly giving her campaign some good news this evening.

10:55 p.m.

Major win for the Trump campaign. Florida goes red, goes for Trump. The billionaire collects 29 electoral votes.

10:34 p.m.

Two big battleground states just got called: Ohio for Trump, Virginia for Clinton.

10:10 p.m.

James Clyburn just won another term to Congress.

The AP called the his district, where he had a commanding lead over his closest opponent.

Clyburn has been in Congress since 1993.

10:01 p.m.

Add First District Congressman Mark Sanford to the list of winners. Voters in the Lowcountry sent Sanford, the former governor, back to Congress for another term.

9:55 p.m.

Republicans will keep control of the House, CBS News projects. That's not too much of a surprise, since they hold such a large majority.

9:24 p.m.

Several U.S. House incumbents have had their races called in their favor. Rep. Joe Wilson, Rep. Jeff Duncan, Rep. Mick Mulvaney.

7:56 p.m.

Donald Trump has won South Carolina, securing all of the state's 9 electoral votes.

CBS called the race for the billionaire in the state just before 8 p.m., based on exit polls and early returns.

Read more: Donald Trump Wins South Carolina

7:42 p.m.

Early exit polls show a deep divide on presidential preference in the state.

More than 6 in 10 white voters cast ballots for Trump, while 9 in 10 blacks chose Clinton. Trump and Clinton were nearly evenly split among voters with college degrees while Trump carried slightly more than half of those voters who said they had no college degrees.

Full story: Exit Polls Show Divide in Trump/Clinton Race

7:29 p.m.

First actual results come across for two races in South Carolina.

With less than 1 percent of precincts reporting, Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton 391 to 365. Tim Scott was up 57 to 41% over his Democratic opponent, Thomas Dixon Jr.

7:04 p.m.

The first three states have been called nationally. Kentucky and Indiana went for Donald Trump, while Vermont went for Hillary Clinton. Trump gets an early 19-3 lead in the Electoral College battle.

7:01 p.m.

That was fast. The Associated Press called the race for incumbent Sen. Tim Scott just as polls closed. That's likely because exit polls showed him winning by such a large margin, there was little room for doubt how the final vote would turn out.

More coverage: Tim Scott Wins First Full Term in U.S. Senate

7 p.m.

Polls closed across South Carolina, although there were a few people still standing in line at some precincts in the state. As long as they were there before 7 p.m., they'll be allowed to vote.