What time will North Carolina election results be called?

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On Tuesday, Americans headed to the polls to choose between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump. As of Tuesday evening, polls were still open in many states and results were only beginning to trickle in — which means it may still be some time before results are called in North Carolina, a crucial swing state that could have major implications this election.

Polls were scheduled to close at 7:30 p.m. Eastern in North Carolina, but on Tuesday afternoon the North Carolina State Board of Elections extended voting in eight precincts in Durham County by 20 to 60 minutes depending on the precinct, reported CNN

Voters read a ballot in North Carolina on Tuesday.
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The extensions came after a technical glitch forced election officials to switch from the electronic voter check-in system to paper records.

But assuming the latest that polls close in North Carolina is at 8:30 p.m., an hour extended from the scheduled closing time, the state may be called for a candidate shortly after that. According to the New York Times, the vote is "counted quickly" in North Carolina — now the only question is, who will Tar Heel State go for in 2016?

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