When will the presidential race be called? Here's when to expect the announcement.


The race for the White House is in its final hours. As polls close on the East Coast and voters wrap up their votes across the rest of the country, here's when to expect a winner to be announced.

This election is close and several mores states have yet to finalize their ballot counts. 

The must-win states to watch are Florida and North Carolina. Most polls closed at 7 p.m. Eastern in Florida and at 7:30 p.m. Eastern in North Carolina.

FiveThirtyEight is predicting that Clinton has a 71.8% chance of winning the election.

In 2012, the presidential election was called just after 11 p.m. Eastern.