Today is a day that will have Americans and others from all over the world glued to their TVs, as today is decision day, the day the American people choose who becomes the 45th President of the United States. So if you want to watch how it unfolds online, here are your options.
Trump vs Clinton via social media
One of the most divisive Presidential campaigns in living memory will come to a close today. With more than 130 million U.S. citizens expected to cast their vote, viewers around the world can watch Trump or Clinton claim victory.
Twitter’s U.S. election coverage: The popular social media outlet has partnered with Buzzfeed for a Trump vs Clinton election day broadcast. You can view this via election.twitter.com .
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YouTube’s U.S. election coverage: The Google-owned media provider will host a lot of live streams. These streams will be made available at 7 p.m. Eastern, and your options include MTV News, Bloomberg, Telemundo, NBC News, Fox News, ABC News, PBS and more. Here are your U.S. election day YouTube choices.
Facebook’s U.S. election coverage: Facebook has been more active this time around than when Barrack Obama ran for a second term. The company has partnered with news outlets like CNN, PBS, The New York Times and ABC. Each of the live stream providers will start their live coverage of Trump vs Clinton at 4:30 p.m. Pacific.
Via news outlets
If watching via social media isn’t an option, there are other ways you can keep up with the Trump vs Clinton battle. Mainstream news outlets have their own websites and will be streaming their broadcasts.
CNN Digital: This network will have its “Election Night in America” coverage streamed to its CNN Election Center page. This stream is also available via Android and iOS devices, Apple TV, Amazon, and Fire TV.
CBSN: This service provided by CBS News will begin its coverage at 6 a.m. Eastern. This Trump vs Clinton show will be available via cbsnews.com/live/ and will also be accessible via mobile devices running on Android and iOS.
Yahoo News: Accessible via yahoo.com/2016choice, Yahoo’s coverage will start at 6:45 p.m. Eastern and be hosted by Katie Couric with a variety of guests and commentators.
Watching the U.S. election in the U.K.
If the Trump vs Clinton race to the White House has you pinned to the TV in the U.K., you also have options.
BBC News: The BBC will broadcast a special program called “Election Night in America” starting at 11:15 p.m. U.K. time. It will keep viewers up to date until the result is in.
Sky News: Sky is expected to carry a live broadcast and debate about the election starting around 11:20 p.m. Similarly to the BBC, its coverage will end once a victor is officially named.
When will the result be announced?
The last states to see their polls close are Hawaii and Alaska at 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. (U.K. time). It is highly likely that a victor will be named at around 4 a.m. U.K. time. (11 p.m. Eastern) Barack Obama’s last two election victories were announced at or around that time.