Here’s How To Live Stream The 2016 Election Results Online

Tomorrow, November 8th, brings forth stressful results from a stressful election campaign. This year’s election season has been marked with controversy, from Hillary Clinton’s emails to Donald Trump’s sexual assault allegations, and everything in-between. One of these candidates will be our next U.S. President. We’re not freaking out at all! Psych.

Regardless, it’s a very important day in this nation’s history as we move from the end of Obama to the beginning of someone else. Once the polls close, it’s only a matter of time before the votes are counted and the results are announced. For those of us who don’t have a television or cable, it can be especially nerve-wracking to have to scroll through Facebook to know what’s going on. Luckily, there are several websites and news outlets that will be streaming the 2016 election results live tomorrow night, so you can stay updated as things happen. Here are some of the best ways to watch the status of the U.S. change overnight:


YouTube will be live-streaming election coverage from five different channels, starting at 7pm ET. Those channels include YouTube’s own The Young Turks, Telemundo, MTV News, Bloomberg, and PBS NewsHour. However, NBC News will also stream coverage on YouTube starting earlier at 6:30 p.m. ET.


Don’t settle for your friends’ statuses. Several news outlets will be live-streaming election coverage on the social media platform. Here’s the breakdown of who’s streaming what on Facebook:

  • ABC News: Like the party conventions and general debates, ABC News will work with Facebook and produce live streams at many polling locations and candidate election parties around the country. ABC News will also include commentary from anchors and correspondents at their election headquarters in New York. They will incorporate comments, questions and conversations from the viewers in the Facebook Live coverage. Anchored coverage will begin at 7 p.m. ET.
  • AJ+: The Al-Jazeera digital news site will be hosting a live show on election night.
  • CNN: From 9 a.m.-6 p.m. ET, CNN will provide hourly Facebook Live broadcasts on their CNN and CNN Politics pages on election day. From 6 p.m. until the Presidential winner is announced, CNN will provide a “second-screen experience” with Facebook Live video from watch parties and battleground states around the nation.
  • Daily Caller: They will provide Facebook Live broadcasts throughout the day, including stand-ups in front of the White House, inside the new Trump hotel in Washington, D.C., and the victory parties.
  • The New York Times: The newspaper will stream live election coverage on its Facebook page starting at 4:30 p.m. ET, with live video reports at polling stations across the country, on college campuses, election viewing parties and more. Certain international correspondents will report on the worldwide reactions to the results of the U.S. election. The NY Times is also offering free unlimited access to for 72 hours.
  • Reuters: This news outlet will present Facebook Live coverage from the swing states, in addition to regular live updates on Reuters TV from the candidates’ campaign headquarters, polling stations and overseas bureaus including Hong Kong, London, Russia and Jerusalem.
  • PBS NewsHour: PBS NewsHour will be running a Facebook Live broadcast from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. ET, with the program’s 6 p.m. ET broadcast also available on Facebook Live. News Hour also plans to have live video from both the Clinton and Trump campaign headquarters prior to 6 p.m. and from the newsroom after its special wraps.
  • Univision: This Hispanic broadcaster will present various Facebook Live events during the election night, including 360-degree videos from the Clinton and Trump campaigns. Through a partnership with Facebook, Univision will also have unique access to how Facebook users are talking about the candidates and issues. This will be reported on regularly during the “Live Election Night” broadcast the night of.
  • Washington Post: The Washington Post will launch live programming starting at 7 p.m. ET from its Washington, D.C. newsroom. The live show – available on Facebook, and the WP news app – will feature updates and commentary from a dozen reporters and columnists, analysis of real-time election results, and some on-camera reports from journalists at the candidates’ campaign headquarters.


BuzzFeed News will live stream its election coverage exclusively on Twitter, starting at 6 p.m. ET.  The “Election Night Live” video stream will be available at, as well as on the Twitter app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox One. BuzzFeed will also host the Twitter video player on its own websites and social media accounts.


CNN will be streaming “Election Night in America” in its entirety from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. ET via and its apps for iOS and Android – no cable authentication required. CNN Digital will also be providing real-time results and exit polls for Presidential and other political races, as well as ballot measures on the state, district and county levels on its CNN Election Center page.


Politico will have a complete visual breakdown of results by state. The site also keeps an easy-to-use bar that tracks the electoral votes, which are significant in the Presidential elections.


If you’d rather see just the election returns without any extra commentary, this is the one for you. Slate teamed up with VoteCastr to publish the election projections in real time, promising“minute-by-minute projected outcomes,” based on the voter turnouts. This means that voters will now have the same knowledge that the campaigns do about who is winning or losing. This info will be cross-checked against many database models; it will start when polls open in Florida and end with the final polls closing in Nevada.

Where will you be tuning in tomorrow night?

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