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Nevada Votes: Live Updates From The 2016 Election

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Brent Holmes

Voters arrive Hewetson Elementary School near Bonanza Road and Bruce Street Tuesday morning.

After more than a year of what people would agree is the most divisive political cycle in memory, Election Day is finally here. 

The polls opened in Nevada at 7 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m. Election results are expected around 8 p.m.  

Nevada could be crucial for the presidential race and in determining the balance of power in the Senate, as the state votes for a replacement for long-time Senator Harry Reid.

KNPR and NPR are teaming up to bring you live coverage of the election results here in the Silver State and around the country.

Keep up today with the NPR Live Coverage: Election 2016 or listen to the live stream of coverage starting at 4 p.m.

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The Latest on Election Day in Nevada

(all times local):

12 p.m. 

A Clark County judge denied Donald Trump's campaign request to block results from early voting sites the campaign  said had improperly allowed people to vote after the voting deadline.

Judge Gloria Sturman ruled the Trump campaign missed a step in filing the suit and should have gone through Nevada's Secretary of State first. 

She also expressed concerns about releasing the identities of poll workers and exposing information in secret ballots, if the lawsuit went forward.

The county told the judge it preserved all the information the Trump campaign had said it wanted retained in the first place. 

11:30 a.m. 

Donald Trump's campaign has filed a lawsuit in Nevada over Clark County allowing early voting polling places to stay open to accommodate the long lines. 

The campaign claims county election officials improperly allowed people who were not in line when the polls closed at 8 p.m. Friday night to vote anyway, according to CNBC

The county allowed people in line when the polls closed to vote, which is in line with Nevada law. A hearing is set for Tuesday morning.  

11 a.m.

Election officials say voting machine problems in southern Utah's Washington County are forcing workers to use paper ballots.

Utah Director of Elections Mark Thomas says the programming problem is affecting all county voting, but it hasn't been reported elsewhere in the state.

He says about 52,000 registered voters have yet to cast their ballots in Washington County.

Election workers are working fix the computer glitch and hope they can start using the voting machines later in the day.

Thomas says officials were prepared with backup paper ballots, but if the problem persists they'll need to print more.

There are about 80,000 total registered voters in Washington County. Some 28,000 have already cast their ballots through early voting.

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9 a.m. 

Voting at Hewetson Elementary was heavy at 7 a.m., then thinned out as people went to work.
 
It picked up around 9 a.m., though there were no lines.
 
Several people who producer Carrie Kaufman talked to either hadn't voted in a while or were new voters. Many she spoke with were Latino voters, who had just received their citizenship or hadn't bothered to vote in a while.
 
 

Jaqueline Lima and her 4-year-old sister Carla. Lima was serenaded from her house to Hewetson Elementary by a mariachi band/Photo courtesy: Brent Holmes 

 
A mariachi band serenaded a voter from her house to the polls. The 20-year-old walked with her 4-year-old sister, who was eager to vote for Hillary Clinton.

 

State Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz and her son walking to the polling site at Hewetson Elementary /Photo courtesy: Brent Holmes

7 a.m.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Polls have opened around Nevada with voters in the swing state expected to play an outsized role when they decide whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump should get their six coveted electoral votes.

Nevada polling places opened at 7 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m. Voters will also weigh in on a highly competitive race to replace Sen. Harry Reid that could determine which party holds the Senate majority.

Just over half of Nevada's 1.5 million active registered voters have already cast ballots through early or absentee voting. Democrats have a six-point lead over Republicans in early turnout, but Republicans think they can overcome that deficit on Election Day, when they traditionally outperform Democrats.

Democrats hope anti-Trump sentiment will motivate voters who will also help them clinch two competitive U.S. House seats in Nevada.

Poll worker stands at the door to Hewetson Elementary School Tuesday Morning/Photo courtesy: Brent Holmes.