By 10 p.m., Trump had a 63 percent chance to win, according to the Upshot.
Some journalists have been riveted by the real-time updates — and stunned by what they are seeing.
NYT upshot down to 60% Clinton chances of winning. Started night at north of 80%— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) November 9, 2016
what sadist built the upshot live tracker?— Daniel Bentley (@DJBentley) November 9, 2016
"We here at NYT have designed a torture device for liberals. It's called 'Upshot'"— Richard Whittall (@RWhittall) November 9, 2016
At the same time that the Upshot was calling Trump the favorite, Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight still considered Clinton the likely winner.
And VoteCastr's battleground projections, published by Slate, forecast Clinton victories in Ohio, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — very different from what the early returns indicated.
When all the votes are counted, someone is going to have serious bragging rights.