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LIVE BLOG: Election results coming in across the Tri-State

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Posted at 6:00 AM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 00:59:00-05

CINCINNATI — Months of campaigns, debates and rallies on the local and national level has all led to today: Election Day.

RELATED: Election 2020 FAQs: What to know before heading to the polls

While many Americans have already voted early or absentee, today marks the last chance people will have the opportunity to cast their ballot in the 2020 general election.

RESULTS: Real-time election tallies across the Tri-State

12:20 a.m.: Democrat Charmaine McGuffey is elected Hamilton County Sheriff, defeating Republican Bruce Hoffbauer.

12:19 a.m.: Donald Trump wins Ohio, according to ABC and Associated Press projections.

12:07 a.m.: Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters wins reelection over Democratic challenger Fanon Rucker.

11:45 p.m.: Republican Steve Chabot wins reelection to U.S. House in Ohio's 1st Congressional District.

10:12 p.m.: The race for Hamilton County Sheriff is tightening.

10:06 p.m.: Amy McGrath, challenger to Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, tweeted this statement after the incumbent was projected to win re-election Tuesday.

10:06 p.m.: Out of Middletown.

9:59 p.m.: Brad Wenstrup retains his 2nd Congressional District of Ohio seat in the U.S. House.

9:27 p.m.: Ballots arrive at the Hamilton County Board of Elections.

9:06 p.m.: WCPO's Jake Ryle is in Warren County.

8:52 p.m.: Donald Trump wins VP Mike Pence's home state of Indiana, acc. to the Associated Press.

8:44 p.m.: Mitch McConnell addresses supporters after the Associated Press declared him the winner against challenger, Amy McGrath:

8:43 p.m.: McConnell touts being the only congressional leader representing a "Middle America" state.

8:41 p.m.: Successor to former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson of Ohio's 8th Congressional District wins re-election.

8:37 p.m.: More numbers from other races across Hamilton County.

8:28 p.m.: First numbers coming out for Hamilton County Sheriff's race.

8:26 p.m.: WCPO reporter Jake Ryle reports from Lebanon, Ohio.

8:02 p.m.: AP calls the Kentucky U.S. Senate race for now seven-time incumbent, Mitch McConnell.

8:01 p.m.: We'll have an update on Hamilton County results coming up in 30 minutes, per WCPO reporter Kristen Swilley.

8 p.m.: As election results begin to trickle in, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear redirects focus back to the coronavirus pandemic.

7:46 p.m.: Thomas Massie keeps his seat in the House representing Northern Kentucky's 4th District.

7:37 p.m.: McConnell just overtook McGrath in Kenton County, the challenger's home county.

7:30 p.m.: Now that polls are closed across the Tri-State, here's our approach to calling races, from News Director Mike Canan:

7:30 p.m.: And polls are closed in Ohio.

7:20 p.m.: Eric Holcombe has retained his seat as Indiana's governor.

7:17 p.m.: AP calls the race for president in Kentucky for incumbent, Donald J. Trump:

6:59 p.m.: McConnell vs. McGrath could be a volatile race.

6:46 p.m.: Out of Boone County, Kentucky, from WCPO photographer Philip Lee:

6:27 p.m.:

6:11 p.m.:

6:03 p.m.: Polls have closed in Indiana and Kentucky.

5:45 p.m.: Less than two hours until the polls close in Ohio with nearly 70% turnout in Hamilton County.

5:20 p.m.: WCPO reporter Kristen Swilley and photographer Matt Wood were at the Hamilton County Board of Elections just after 5 this afternoon. They'll be
here all evening bringing you the latest results.

5:00 p.m.: Keep up with WCPO's Evan Millward on the McConnell vs. McGrath for U.S. Senate in Kentucky race tonight.

4:25 p.m.: WCPO's Courtney Francisco is following the Chabot vs. Schroder race for U.S. Congress in southwest Ohio.

1:35 p.m.: WCPO's Jennifer Ketchmark reports short lines at Ryle High School in Union, Kentucky.

12:26 p.m.: Not too busy at St. Bernard Church.

11:29 a.m.: Not much of a line at the main library in downtown Cincinnati if you still need to vote.

10:57 a.m.: Workers said over 200 people have voted already at the Mariemont library precinct. Usually, they see around 400 voters on Election Day.

10:47 a.m.: Ohio's former governor John Kasich said he thinks voter turnout will be high because emotions are running high this election.

9:54 a.m.: Not much of a hassle to vote for WCPO anchor Tanya O'Rourke.

8:25 a.m.: No line at Christ Church Cathedral on E 4th Street, WCPO's Tasha Stewart reported.

6:30 a.m.: The polls are now open in Ohio. Find your Ohio polling location here. All polling locations across the Tri-State are open.

6:25 a.m.: Lines for voting in Kentucky are already wrapping around buildings.

6 a.m.: The polls in Indiana and Kentucky are open now. Find your Indiana polling location here and your Kentucky polling location here.