As voters flood to the polls across the nation, the battle is on, and RealClearPolitics' electoral college map makes the battleground clear.
Based on polling data from numerous sources, Hillary Clinton has 203 electoral votes from states either leaning toward her or solidly in her camp. That's 67 shy of the 270 required for a win. Meanwhile, Donald Trump has 164 electoral votes from states either leaning toward him or solidly in his camp. He's 103 votes behind what he needs to win.
Now, in the middle, we have 171 toss-up states where Hillary and Trump are at a statistical tie. Those are the states the two candidates will be hoping to pull as many electoral votes as possible from as they race to get the required 270 and beat each other in the overall number. Plus, there is always the possibility for a candidate to snatch a state away that their opponent thought was secure. In other words, if Trump were to take Hillary-leaning Wisconsin or Hillary were to take Trump-leaning South Carolina.
According to the Washington Post, the first polls close at 6 p.m. Eastern tonight in parts of Indiana and Kentucky. Six more states close at 7 p.m.
We're in for quite a battle tonight.