US elections

Trump wins Indiana, Kentucky; Clinton takes Vermont

FILES-US-VOTE-TRUMP-CLINTON (File) Meanwhile officials in North Carolina said the polls would be open for additional hours because of computer glitches

Republican Donald Trump has won in Indiana and Kentucky while his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton has come out on top in Vermont, early projections indicated, as voting in the US elections came to a close in some East Coast states.

Indiana has 11 electoral college votes and Kentucky has eight, while Vermont has three.

Vermont is the home state of Senator Bernie Sanders, who lost to Hillary in the Democratic presidential primary.

Indiana is the home state of Mike Pence, the Republican vice presidential nominee, who is its governor.

To win the presidential election, a candidate needs 270 of the 538 electoral college votes.

As the polls closed, CNN projected 19 electoral college votes to Republican nominee Trump, and three to Clinton, based on results of early voting.

CNN projected a win for Trump in Indiana and Kentucky, while it projected a win for Clinton in Vermont.

Meanwhile, television networks said that the result in Virginia, having 13 electoral college votes, was too close to call.

Virginia, which has a significant Indian-American population, is the home to Democratic vice presidential nominee, Senator Tim Kaine.

Meanwhile officials in North Carolina said the polls would be open for additional hours because of computer glitches.

Polls were also too close to call in Ohio and North Carolina.

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