The electoral college is voting today in every state, plus D.C., and voters around the country are wanting to know if Hillary Clinton will flip any votes, or if electors will stay faithful and Donald Trump will win. Not every state will be broadcasting the results live, and the formal announcement of the results won’t happen until they’re read in Congress in January. But that doesn’t mean you can’t watch some of the results on TV live and get an idea of what’s going to happen. Here’s a look at the broadcast information.
If you want to look at what time every state is voting, regardless of whether their vote will be broadcast live on TV, please see our story here.
DATE: Monday, December 19, 2016
ELECTORAL COLLEGE BROADCAST START TIME: Although the electoral colleges will be meeting in different times from state-to-state (see our story about each state’s election time here), the broadcast on CSPAN will start at 10:50 a.m. Eastern and last all day until about 11 p.m. Eastern.
TV CHANNEL: Although every major news station will likely be sharing information about the electoral votes as they happen, your best bet for watching live results is CSPAN. The coverage starts at 10:50 a.m. More specifically, Pennsylvania’s vote will be broadcast on CSPAN at 12 p.m. Eastern and Michigan’s vote will be broadcast at 2 p.m. Eastern. The coverage will continue, looking at other states’ results too, until 11 p.m. Eastern. The channel is also slated to cover Illinois and Virginia, according to its synopsis.
To find out what channel CSPAN is on for you, click here to go to TV Guide’s listings. Then change the “Provider” (right under TV Listings) to your local provider. You’ll be able to scroll down to see what channel the station you’re interested in is on for you.
States’ local news stations will also be broadcasting the electoral college vote in some cases. Alaska, for example, will be doing this on 360 North.
ELECTORAL COLLEGE RESULTS LIVE STREAM: To find out how to watch a live stream of individual states’ electoral votes, see our story here.
To learn more about the electoral college vote, please see our stories below:
Here is a state-by-state list of the times that each state's electoral college will be voting today.Click here to read more
Have any electors actually committed to flipping their vote and turning faithless? See the list here.Click here to read more
Millions signed a petition urging electors to change their vote to Clinton. But has this ever happened before? See the history of faithless electors here.Click here to read more
What are the penalties if an elector chooses to flip and not vote according to their state? It varies depending on the state. See details here.Click here to read more