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Trump takes Indiana, Kentucky, but red states Georgia and South Carolina too early to call

Donald Trump gives two thumbs up to the crowd during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Republican nominee Donald Trump has notched his first states of the 2016 presidential election — but several historically GOP-heavy states are still too close to call.

When the polls closed at 7 p.m. eastern, Trump had won Indiana and Kentucky, worth 19 electoral college votes combined. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton won Vermont, worth three electoral votes.

At 7:30 p.m., Trump also picked up five electoral votes with a win in West Virginia.

However, red states Georgia and South Carolina were not immediately called for Trump, which means that he doesn't lead by enough yet to guarantee that he will win those states.

Virginia, a true swing state, is still up for grabs also.

Georgia and South Carolina are must-wins for Trump, whose path to victory will require traditional Republican states as well as swing states like Florida.

The first votes have already been recorded in Florida as well — the state's two time zones mean that its full votes won't start rolling in until 8 p.m. eastern.

One last thing…
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