Election Day: Here’s what to know in Utah

Posted at 7:15 AM, Nov 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-08 09:34:14-05

Our long national nightmare is almost over – or just beginning, depending on whether your candidate wins or loses. Happy Election Day.

After nearly two years of slogging through campaign hell, Election Day 2016 is here.

So who’s going to win this thing?: CNN’s Road to 270 has Hillary Clinton with 268 votes, just two shy of what she needs to secure the presidency. That means Donald Trump, who has 204 votes, has to sweep all of the battleground states and snatch away a blue state — Pennsylvania? Michigan? — to pull off an epic upset.

When you’re in line to vote, here are a couple of things to keep in mind:

a) Before you pull out that cell phone and turn the voting booth into a photo booth, remember not every state allows voting selfies. However, Utah does.

b) If you want to pack heat, make sure your polling location will let you bring your gun.

After you’ve cast your ballot: Do us a solid and post a pic of your “I voted.” sticker on Fox 13’s Facebook page.

What’s the weather forecast? It’ll be sunny and pleasant, so there’s no excuse not to get to the polls.

What should you watch for tonight: Right off the bat Trump’s got to win North Carolina and Florida, or this thing will be over quickly. Let’s see if the Hispanic surge we saw in early voting continues today. That’ll be a good sign for Clinton. But if black voters continue to show less-than enthusiastic support for her, that could doom her in North Carolina. And if there really is a “silent majority” vote out there for Trump, that may be just enough to get him over the hump to 270.

Where can you follow along with all the excitement: You don’t have to be in front of TV to keep up with what happens today. We’ll be live streaming on all your devices. We’re on all social media platforms.

May your preferred candidate win.