I'm looking for the rawest form of voter data available from the U.S. Nov 8, 2016 general election.
The source would both let me explore demographic data around voters based on region, correlate that to other items voted on per-ballot, and explain how Google,etc was able to maintain their live analytics of the election during Election Night.
I found a few other questions that referenced formats elections results could be in, but the actual vote data is still evading me. I expect different states to behave differently / have different interfaces. And Open Elections looks like the best historical record I can find, but where are they pulling their data from?
The related question asking specifically for demographic data has some sources, but are far too aggregated and historic for my question.