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WATCH: Donald Trump gets booed and heckled at his own polling place, then seems to ensure wife Melania voted for him

Let’s see how the Republican nominee’s morning is going for him!<p>Donald Trump arrived at P.S. 59 in Manhattan on Tuesday morning to cast his ballot for himself — and was met by a chorus of boos.<p>Video from media people amid the Midtown spectacle showed the Republican presidential nominee and his …

Drag Queens Are The Toughest Boys Out There

I'm a boy, and I do drag. It's fun. It provokes. It's punk. It pushes traditions out the window and pushes people's comfort zones. As a queen you can …

Transgender Vet Says Trump Supporter Torched Her Truck

A transgender mother tells police she and her 3-year-old son were woken early Saturday after someone spray-painted "Trump" on her truck and set it on …

Crime

Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent and Baby Poppy's Election Day Selfie Comes with a Meaningful Message

Happy National “I Voted” Sticker Selfie Day!<p>It’s the one day a year that an Instagram feed full of shameless selfies is a good thing: celebrities …

Alec Baldwin Says Trump ‘Just Keeps Getting It Wrong, Every Time He Opens His Mouth'

The actor discussed what it was like playing The Donald on “SNL."<p>Alec Baldwin, who delighted audiences as Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” this fall, has recently shared his thoughts on the Republican presidential candidate.<p>During an interview on radio show “The Brian Lehrer Show,” the former …

Hastert loses bid to dismiss lawsuit from sex abuse accuser

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has lost a bid to toss out a $1.8 breach-of-contract lawsuit filed by a man who claims the ex-speaker failed to turn over all the money he agreed to pay to compensate him for sexual abuse committed three decades ago.<p>A county judge in Illinois issued an order …

Crime

Election Results for 2016's Openly LGBTQ Candidates

Here are the 18 openly LGBTQ congressional and gubernatorial candidates NBC OUT tracked on Election Day and the results of their races.<p><i>Governor, Oregon (D)</i><p>Result: Brown won Oregon's gubernatorial race<p>.<p><i>U.S. House of Representatives, Wisconsin (D)</i><p>Result: Pocan won Wisconsin's 2nd congressional …

The Latest: Kaine wraps campaign in hometown Richmond

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT):<p>11:50 p.m.<p>Tim Kaine is thanking supporters, friends and family members …

Gore: 'Take it from me, every vote counts'

Former presidential candidate Al Gore made his pitch to voters on Monday at a Hillary Clinton campaign event in Colorado.<p>“Take it from me, every vote counts. Trust me on this,” he said with a chuckle to thunderous applause in Boulder. “You can consider me an exhibit A of that proposition. Every …

Hillary Clinton

If Trump wins, say goodbye to your black friends: A modest proposal

If Trump wins, we’re outta here — Atlanta can be the capital of a new black nation. Maybe we’ll build a wall!<p>Allan Lichtman gave me my first real scare of this election season. Don’t get me wrong ­­— the idea that millions of people are dumb enough to support a sexual-assaulting, spoiled, …

What Hamilton teaches us about the importance of anonymous speech

<i>Bradley Smith, a member of the Federal Election Commission from 2000 to 2005, is chairman of the Center for Competitive Politics.</i><p>If you’ve seen the critically acclaimed Broadway musical “Hamilton,” then you’ve heard the song “Farmer Refuted.” It’s based on a letter a young Alexander Hamilton wrote …

Donald Trump wins the presidency in stunning upset over Clinton

Donald Trump was elected the nation’s 45th president in the stunning culmination of a campaign that defied expectations and conventions at every turn and galvanized legions of aggrieved Americans in a loud repudiation of the status quo.<p>Hillary Clinton’s quest to make history as the first female …

Government

There’s a huge LGBTQ issue at stake this election

The president normally can’t do much on domestic issues without Congress. There’s a big exception for LGBTQ people in 2016.<p>The president alone can’t have a huge impact on domestic policy issues. Traditionally, they just can’t get much done without Congress. That normally extends to LGBTQ …

Donald Trump eyeing Melania as she votes.

Here is Donald Trump watching over Melania Trump as she votes, it looks like. Although we can probably safely assume Donald Trump's wife is going to …

WATCH: People are lining up to place “I voted” stickers on Susan B. Anthony’s headstone

The woman’s suffrage pioneer is being honored on the day a woman could be elected president<p>People are lining up to place "I voted" stickers on Susan B. Anthony's grave in Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York, after going to the polls Tuesday.<p>Anthony devoted her life to fighting for women's …

This comic book about Donald Trump captures white male voters’ attraction to the GOP nominee perfectly

Follow a white male Kansan whose alienation from a diversifying world drive him to the Republican presidential pick<p>The 2016 election has birthed a new superhero, of sorts: He's a working stiff by day and asleep at night because he has to get up at 6 a.m. and work a dead-end job.<p>Michael L. Frizell — …