Polls closed in 16 states and the District of Columbia at 8p ET, leaving 172 electoral votes up for grabs – the biggest batch of the evening. The most important prizes in that batch are the crucial swing states of Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire -- all of which Barack Obama carried comfortably in 2008, but all of which have been much closer in pre-election polls this time around.

It’s too soon to say who will prevail in those three battlegrounds. Stay tuned to Fox News Channel for the latest updates.