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and we could use that. make america laugh. >> donald trump would love that. >> make america laugh again. can't we all just get along. wednesday, let's hope that happens. >> kumbahyah. >> my lord. >> not yet. >> speak for yourself. that's it for us tonight. thank you so much for watching. i'll see you right back here tomorrow. "america's choice 2016" with miss poppy harlow starts right now. 1:00 a.m. eastern, 10:00 p.m. pacific. i hope you are awake, ladies and gentlemen, because this is it. this is the moment that the last year and a half has been building up to. i'm poppy harlow in new york. so glad you're with us. you have a front row seat to history. this is cnn's special election coverage. we begin tonight with yet another twist, and perhaps the wildest presidential race of your lifetime. less than 48 hours before the election, fbi director james comey throws a curveball and wraps up a review of hillary
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clinton's e-mails, the review he announced just ten days ago, that's it, case closed. fbi agents apparently working around the clock scouring thousands of newly discovered e-mails linked to longe-time clinton aide huma abedin. but much of what they found were duplicates or what was personal. nothing that would alter their july decision not to pursue a case against clinton. you'll remember when the fbi announced this new review, donald trump pounced calling it bigger than watergate, even saying, quote, the fbi agents say their investigation is likely to yield an indictment. well, that didn't happen. hours ago comey sent a second letter to congress saying the bureau found nothing that changed its decision, finding no criminal activity linked to clinton's private use of a e-mail server. taking to twitter, former house speaker newt gingrich and a trump ally described director comey as, quote, an indefensible pretzel of contradictions.
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this all comes as trump and clinton sprint across the country, gearing up for their very last day of campaigning. let's dig deep were cnn justice correspondent tonight evan perez. >> poppy, fbi director james comey says investigators worked around the clock the past ten days. and based on what they found the fbi's decision in july stands. no charges against hillary clinton. comey sent his conclusions in a three paragraph letter on sunday. what this means as far as the fbi and hillary clinton are concerned, this investigation is now over. comey in his letter to congress says in part during the process, we reviewed all of the communications that were to or from hillary clinton while she was secretary of state. based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in july with respect to secretary clinton. let's remember how we got here. about a month ago the fbi took possession of a laptop belonging to anthony weiner, husband of huma abedin, one of clinton's
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closest aides. the team spent a year looking at the clinton e-mail server was brought back to review tens of thousands of e-mails. investigators found some classified information in those e-mails. but how much of it and what level of classification we don't know. what we do know is that these e-mails were largely duplicates or some were certainly. investigators still want to talk to huma abedin, and she has said that she doesn't know how these e-mails got there. poppy? >> thank you very much for that reporting. donald trump stumping late into the night. he rallied supporters in the battleground state of pennsylvania sunday evening before heading to virginia. just moments ago, trump wrapped up an early morning speech to a big crowd in leesburg. that's where we find our cnn senior white house correspondent jim acosta. jim, it doesn't matter they have work tomorrow morning. they stayed up late for trump. >> absolutely. and some of the people here in this barn here in leesburg, virginia waited five or six
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hours. it's a pretty chilly temperatures for donald trump to show up. but they got what they were waiting for. donald trump came out here after midnight and really lit into hillary clinton once again referring to her as corrupt, as dishonest, as somebody who a public can't trust. it is really his closing argument in this campaign. it's interesting to note, poppy, ever since that jim comey letter came out earlier today, donald trump has been sort of treading, lightly treading carefully around this subject. he hasn't really gone after the fbi director and hit him right in the nose. he has really just been sort of complaining that there is no way the fbi could have conducted a real thorough investigation in its last week and a half since jim comey announced eight or nine days ago that they were sort of relaunching this look into her private e-mail sevener. listen to how he described it just a little while ago here in virginia. >> hillary clinton is the most corrupt person ever to seek the office of the presidency of the united states.
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she's being protected by a totally rigged system. i've been talking about the rigged system, folks. i understand the rigged system. i understand. this is a rigged system. this is a rigged system. >> now, part of the problem for donald trump in all of this, poppy, as you know earlier this summer, after jim comey first said they were not going to bring charges against hillary clinton, donald trump was saying that the fbi was part of this rigged system. to give the election to hillary clinton. then eight or nine days ago when that letter came out saying well, they're taking a whole new look at this, it was just last monday when donald trump was saying james comey has resurrected his reputation. it took a lot of guts do what he
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did. at this last rally of the day, he said this was embarrassing, described as an embarrassing episode for the fbi. that's as far as he went today in really criticizing the bureau. >> jim acosta live for us tonight. really, no, this morning, 1:00 a.m. in leesburg, virginia. jim, thank you. let's discuss all of this. cnn superintendent sunlen serfaty and brian seltzer and host of reliable sources. i think he has been awake for 24 hours straight since his live show this morning. in washington, d.c., laura coats, cnn legal analyst and former legal prosecutor. and in california lanhee chen, a republican not supporting donald trump. thank you all for being here. and laura, let me begin with you as the legal voice in all of this. is it odd to you that comey opted not to have the fbi, not to get that warrant to review all these e-mails if they could do it relatively quickly, as they did, prior to sending the initial letter to congress nine
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days ago. or do you think that he was so fearful that this would get politicized, that the warrant news would leak, and then he would look like he was not forthcoming enough. >> poppy, everything about comey's action can be classified as odd here. what is particularly odd about comey's actions here is, yes, if it could have been reviewed in this very expedited way that it has been, then why not give the information that was already concluded by the fbi before giving the letter to congress. because remember, a letter to congress was sent as a means to update them based on his testimony in july. but he didn't actually inform them of anything. he said i may have something for you. i haven't bothered to look at it yet. now we have the conclusion. and we're able to see where we're just back where we started, which is that the fbi will not recommend charges against hillary clinton in this case. remember, poppy, the final discretion lies with the department of justice in the attorney general's office, not with the fbi director. and so i think you're absolutely
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right. his decision making was based more on his decision to be objective in trying to prove that he was objective than it had to do with what the fbi should have done. >> i think david axelrod put it really clearly tonight when he said essentially he was doing everything to uphold the integrity of the bureau, et cetera. and it ended up crumbling, frankly. >> it did. >> sunlen, let me go to you. when you think about what this has done to clinton's campaign, we're not going to know until tuesday night, wednesday morning. but their internal polling within the clinton camp shows it has hurt them among some independents and republican women who had strayed away from donald trump, come to her side and then left her side after this comey letter. this damage that is irreparable, at least in part? >> well, it absolutely could be. first and foremost, the clinton campaign, there is a sense of relief within the clinton campaign. but there is also a sense among people very close to the campaign that the damage is
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done. that is nothing that can be undone. that it's a wound that cannot be healed in the few hours before election day. that was ten days ago, such a critical time in this campaign when people were heading to the polls for early votes in states that have that, when people were making up their mind. when they thought maybe some republicans and independents who couldn't stomach donald trump could be persuaded to their side. and this might have talked him out of that. that was really baked into the political ether at that critical time. it also handed donald trump in these last few days and last week an essential burst of momentum. he had suddenly a good talking point that he could latch on to. that's not stuff that you can undo in 24 hours before election day. >> brian, here we are, it's 1:00 in the morning monday. and that is the news that breaks today, two days out. but i just wonder. you're a media expert, a wiz. how does this play? is this what gets the attention in the final stretch, or does this get more buried than the
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initial comey letter that was covered a nauseam for a week. >> there is probably a reality that fewer americans will hear about the follow-up than the letter. is there anyone less popular than james comey? the people that were thrilled a week ago are angry. and vice versa. >> maybe these two candidates. >> donald trump was saying you can change your vote. if you've already voted, you can change your vote in different states. now is he going to back away from that kind of rhetoric. but i don't think this matters much for turnout on tuesday as some of the other things we're seeing in the coming hours. the khan family reemerging with the clintons, coming out with a web video and things like that. the big rally held later today with bill clinton. those kind of visuals will ultimately matter more for turnout. >> and her team is making the conscious choice not to talk about this. not to have her talk about it on the stump. they don't want her closing hours to be about her e-mails again. >> and the unanswered questions that still exist there are a lot of questions about the letter. just because clinton might not
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be in the clear, doesn't meant other staffers are. a lot of questions about that. >> if they find other devices, that could raise this all again. >> yeah. >> lonie, let me ask you. regardless of who wins on tuesday, can fbi director comey survive? >> i think it's going to be very difficult, regardless of who wins. if it's hillary clinton, you know, i think first of all, there is some baggage there. but second of all, there will be a strong desire for her to put in place leaders of her administration that in many cases are going to be different from those in president obama's administration. and certainly for donald trump, look, i think he is going to have his own vision of government. he is probably going to put in place his own leadership as well. so unfortunately for director combey, thing could be the end. the reality here, though, poppy is i don't know that he had a whole lot of option. i think he had to disclose information once he had it. and in this situation it all looked very hurried. but i do think the fbi did the best it could to get the information out as expeditiously
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and quickly as possible. >> and harry reid wrote this letter responding to the newest comey letter to congress saying comey created a political firestorm 11 days before a presidential election. merely to confirm what we already knew, by confirming that new e-mails are meaningless, today's letter underscores the irresponsibility of director comey's original letter. i want earn to take a moment and listen to how donald trump chose to handle this news, stumping today in michigan. >> right now she is being protected by a rigged system. it's a totally rigged system. i've been saying it for a long time. you can't review 650,000 new e-mails in eight days. you can't do it, folks. hillary clinton is guilty. she nose it. the fbi knows it. the people know it. and now it's up to the american
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people to deliver justice at the ballot box. >> this is a message that he kept up in virginia, just moments ago in a speech that ended just before 1:00 a.m. brian stelter to you. it was rigged before, then it wasn't rigged nine days ago. now it's rigged again. when you talk about a rigged election, you have been very vocal about this on your show. this is about the essence of american democracy, free and fair elections. and he is back on rigged. >> every time i've been listening to his speeches i've been looking for signs that he has going return to the rigged election day, the idea of the election being stolen from him. on the one hand from the media and the elites. but if he talks to talk more explicitly about voter fraud, he could be laying the groundwork to delegitimize the election on tuesday night. so it's worth listening to the stierns hints in his rhetoric. >> i think it's an important
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point. because we heard the chair of nevada's republican party coming out last night and saying he said last night in clark county, they kept the polls open until 10:00 p.m. the polls are supposed to close at 7:00. this was kept open until 10:00. and he was saying that it was to let, quote, certain groups vote. sunlen, interestingly, kellyanne conway, the leader of trump's campaign was asked about this. and she said, you know, well, it's okay to speculate about things like this. i mean, it gets to the essence. anyone who is standing in line when the polls close in any state has the legal right to vote that. >> the rule. >> there is no gray area. >> there is no gray area. and there has been some hints dropped by the trump campaign in small amounts. and to piggyback on what brian was saying, i've been to a lot of trump rallies recently. and i can tell you nothing creates this sort of crowd cheer like the election is rigged. that is a line that works so well with his supporters.
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this is something that he repeats again and again. and in a time where donald trump needs his base to get out and vote for him. that's a line that is very effective. that's something that we have seen him repeatedly double down, tripping down in the days leading up to the campaign. whether that's a legitimate concern from the campaign or a tool that they're using to have people actually come out and vote, don't know. but certainly that is leaning on in this late hour. >> he needs people who are already motivated by that. he needs ideas and a focused voters to bridge the gap. guys, thank you very much. you'll be with me a little later. laura coates, lanhee chen. sunlen serfaty. stay with cnn until the very last vote is capped. we have a lot ahead for you in this hour in our special live edition of newsroom.
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coming up, we'll take you to the sunshine states and its critical 29 electoral votes. that's where we find nick valencia. >> i'm nick valencia in tallahassee, florida, where early on sunday early voting wrapped up here in the state. it was a historic turnout in leon county. we'll give you the numbers after the break. friends, delegates, and fellow americans, i humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the united states. >> and so my friends, it is with humility, determination, and boundless confidence in america's promise that i accept your nomination. for president of the united states. heavily into basketball. wait. data just changed...
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and they are reopening the case into her criminal and illegal conduct that threatens the security of the united states of america. it is pretty strange. it's pretty strange to put something like that out with such little information right before an election.
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>> hillary clinton rushing to build up support in key battleground states. she added a last-minute trip to pittsburgh on sunday. and trump was there sunday. hours ago clinton rallied in new hampshire, and produced by the man who has perhaps done some of the most damage to trump this election, gold star farr kez zihr khan. >> i have a few questions for donald trump. donald trump, would my son have a place in your america? would muslims have a place in your america. would latinos have a place in your america. >> no! >> would african american have a place in your america, donald trump? >> no. >> would anyone who isn't like you have a place in your america, donald trump? >> no! >> well, thankfully, mr. trump, this isn't your america.
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>> this last minute push comes as fbi director james comey announcing tonight the agency has once again cleared clinton into the investigation into her private e-mail server. with us simone sanders and andre bauer. andre is the former lieutenant governor of south carolina. he supports donald trump. thank you for being here. it's not late. it only 1:00 in the morning. >> just a little early. >> andre, let me begin with you. case closed with the fbi. we know that. that's indisputable. in new hampshire on friday, the fbi said the agency, their investigation is likely to yield an indictment. he also previously said this is bigger than watergate. that's just not the case. there were no facts to prove it then. and there certainly aren't now. as a trump supporter, are you comfortable with him doing that? >> well, there are actually fact. >> not to support an indictment. and not to support its bigger than watergate. and those are his words. >> well, and a lot of folks,
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including myself feel that there are. when you examine the case, and wire not going to reexamine it. >> that's not how the justice worms. >> you have a department of justice system that has over 228 people donate to hillary clinton. two of them have donated to donald trump. so you got a system -- >> so you're saying the doj is rigged? >> i'm not saying it's rigged. but it definitely favors hillary clinton. she has had 40 years of being in public office to build a lot of friends. bill clinton, i guarantee you, nobody else could have gotten a meeting on the runway with the attorney general a few days before the fbi releases. that doesn't happen. >> and you know comey was a registered republican up until this election. >> i don't think that has any bearing on it. >> so you're comfortable with him saying things like this, baseless claims. >> i don't want to say i'm comfortable with everything donald trump has ever said. >> saying this is bigger than watergate and saying they're going to indict. and they're not true. >> well, they looked at indicting. and he thought they would indict. and a lot of people thought they would indict, including members
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of congress. >> the fbi says. >> well, maybe some of them did say that. >> and if they were speaking to donald trump, they certainly should have been. >> i don't have all the information. but given a lot of the facts that were presented here, destroying evidence, there is a lot of things in here that no other american would have gotten away. with turkey, that point, simone, how concerned are you as a clinton supporter thatteer -- a lot of other americans perhaps are thinking the way that andre is? >> i'm not concerned per se. i really do think that it's dangerous when we start politicizing the fbi on both sides, on the republican and the democratic side. so we saw, you know, nine days ago when director comey came out with this letter that he sent to congressional republicans. >> he sent to both. >> he sent it to both. but you saw democrats really coming after director comey. and i definitely think it's dangerous when we start to politicize the fbi and the justice department. it's really dangerous when folks like donald trump and governor pence are questioning the
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legitimacy of what the fbi is saying, what they're handing down. our justice department is something we have to uphold our truth in it. when we start questioning if the career prosecutors, and if the justice department is doing what's in the best interests of the american people, well, that's when we start eroding. >> even president obama weighed in this weekend in an interview more than frankly josh earnest, you know, was willing to go and comment. >> but i do think so. here is the difference. i think it's okay to say that i don't agree with the method and way in which director yom comey went about this. it went against precedent, which we know. there is departmented evidence. there is documented citations to support that. but it's not okay to say i just don't know about director comey. the system is rigged. the fbi is rigged. 228 have donated to hillary clinton. that is extremely dangerous. >> hillary clinton lied. >> on that point of raked, i want you to listen to this. this is some sound from the person who leads the republican party in the state of nevada,
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talking about the early voting there yesterday. let's play that. >> last night in clark county, they kept a poll open until 10:00 at night. so a certain group could vote. >> so a certain group could vote. by law, anyone in line can vote. if they're in line by the time the poll closes, they're aloud to vote. no one on trump's campaign, including the candidate came out and disavowed this. in fact, here is what donald trump said about it today. >> it's being reported that certain key democratic polling locations in clark county were kept open for hours and hours beyond lowsing time to bus and bring democratic voters in. folks, it's a rigged system.
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>> so andre, as a trump supporter, he says it's a rigged system. he says this was done to bus in democrats, which he has no idea who is in line. >> he does. harry reid bragged about it. >> he wasn't there. what happened is legal. >> well, i would question this. >> why do you question that people standing in line, american citizens. >> if you don't question stuff. here is why i'm questioning it. you're exactly right they're allowed to vote. when did they cut it off? do they let people to continue to get in line after 5:00? guess what happened to andre bauer on friday. i was on the phone with cnn, getting ready to walk in the polling place. at 5:03 i walked through the door and got turned away on friday and i don't get to vote now. >> because they closed at 5:00? >> i wasn't through the door. >> that's following the law. >> exactly. my point is. where did the people that were in line at 5:00. but after 5:00, did people continue to get in line and they get to vote too. >> so what andre is saying is
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very different than what donald trump and the chairman actually. that was the chairman. >> i'm asking more than really saying. because i don't know. >> what you're questioning is definitely different than what the chairman of the republican party said and donald trump. what donald trump and the chairman of the nevada republican party were saying is look, they deliberately kept these polling places out so a certain demographic, which they're referring to latinos and democratics could vote. what we're seeing is the different between the democrat sound game and the republicans lack of infrastructure to investigate in a ground game. republicans could have been at 6:59 in nevada to stay in line until 10:00 p.m. we don't know who was in line, to be honest. >> i'm not questioning if there is a line. i'm saying if this is the end of the line and then after 7:00 -- >> and that is dangerous. to our democracy. and furthermore, it's not doing the republican party any favors when they need to be broadening, expanding their base. and when you use coded dog whistle language that says a
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certain group of people, who are the certain group of people you're talking about? i was in clark county last week. >> do you agree with that point that saying things in the tone he said it in, the tone he said it, does that make you uncomfortable? >> i think people are quick to call dog whistle on any side they don't agree. with i may say stuff that somebody says dog whistle. i tell you there is no malice in my heart towards anybody. we've gotten so politically correct that if you're not on the right side, it's a dog whistle. i don't know where his heart is. i don't know. >> i'm sorry you didn't get to vote by the way. >> should have been there earlier. >> all right. simone sanders, andre, thank you very much. we're about to take a swing through some battleground states. florida, pennsylvania and ohio. that's where we find our susan malveaux. >> well, hillary clinton, lebron james, jay-z as well as beyonce, all of them here in the cleveland area the last 48 hours to try to get out the early voters. this in a state of ohio which is
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a must-win for donald trump. >> if hillary clinton were a man, i don't think she would get 5% of the vote. the only thing she's got going with the woman's card. and the beautiful thing is women don't like her. okay? >> if fighting for women's health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in!
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to learn more and to join us please visit you saying you're not prepared now? >> what i'm saying is i'll tell you at the time. i'll keep you in suspense. >> look, i made speeches to lots of groups. i told them what i thought. i answered questions. >> but did you have to be paid $675,000? >> well, i don't know. that's what they offered. >> you have called women you don't like fat pig, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals. your twitter account -- >> only rosie o'donnell. >> remember those moments? wow, it has been a long election. >> awake? can't sleep? excited for this election? so are we. it's just after 1:30 in the
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morning. we're live now hours from election day. hillary clinton still has the edge in the latest cnn electoral map. but the path for donald trump has gotten a little wider. our political director has the numbers. >> we made some pretty significant changes to our electoral map, all in donald trump's favor. this is our old map. it had six battleground states. this is our new map. five remaining battleground states. here is what we changed. new hampshire went from leaning democrat to a battleground state. ohio went from battleground to leaning republican. really significant there. utah, battleground to leaning republican. and the second congressional district in maine, they award their electoral votes by congressional district, went from battleground to lean republican. so that gives us donald trump a 204. hillary clinton at 268, falling below that 270 mark. how does she do it now? what is hillary clinton's path? she still needs to defend this
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blue wall of wisconsin, michigan, pennsylvania, where donald trump is going to be campaigning through the weekend. she did get some late news out of michigan, a brand-new poll there. 42% to 38% in this detroit free press poll. four-point edge. a state that democrats would really like to be farther ahead than that. it gives them a little bit of concern. that's a significant enough edge to say that hillary clinton is holding her blue line. so where does she go to find the two electoral votes that she needs? any of the battleground states. the smallest new hampshire gets her over the line to 272. how about donald trump's path? again, this is our new battleground map. how does he get there? donald trump has to sweep the map. let's start adding to his 204. nevada, arizona, florida, north carolina, new hampshire. i've given him all the battleground states that only gets him to 269. where does he go to find that extra one? well, remember, nebraska also awards its congressional votes
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by congressional district. that's the second congressional district. and it is a true battleground. so if indeed donald trump can win that congressional district in nebraska, let's give it to him. boom. he gets to 270 electoral votes. he's got a steep hill to climb. it's a little less steep than it was yesterday. hillary clinton still has the control of the electoral map. >> david, thank you so much. let's go to florida. because of all the swing states, you could say that florida is the swingiest. that is a word we like to use at 1:30 in the morning, the swingiest. the cnn poll of al polls shows a dead heat there. in tallahassee where he joins us this morning once again, my friend, florida could go either way. why is it so often that seems as florida goes, so goes the nation? >> well, there is a crucial battleground state. and political analysts, political scientists will tell you that this appears to be a
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microcosm of the rest of the united states. and provides a snapshot, poppy. of what the future united states might look like. you have a lot of newly arrived immigrants, and right in the middle of the state you have this i-4 corridor of the 12.8 million registered voters in the state, 40% of them live, more than 40% of them live right in the middle of the state there is no greater indicator how important the state is to a presidential candidate than how many times they visit. and both hillary clinton and donald trump have dotted the map from south to north. tomorrow -- i should say later today here monday, we expect donald trump to have a rally in sarasota, florida. hillary clinton expected to have vice president joe biden, a surrogate of her stump. an indicator of how thin of a margin it is and how crucial it is that the last three presidential election mess the state of florida decided by less than three percentage points in 2012, obama won this by 0.59%.
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>> nick, are the local officials on the ground who oversee all of this polling sites et cetera concerned about any potential issue there's for voters? >> so we heard a lot about so-called rigged elections. >> right. >> specifically from the republican candidate donald trump. i talked earlier to leon county where are here in tallahassee to the election supervisor. he called that just nonsense. earlier today early voting wrapped up in historic margins there was historic voter turnout. in 2012 there was 45,000 or so people here specifically in leon county that cast their ballot early. at the end of polls closing, there was already more than 67,000 people that had turned out. and good news so far in this democratic stronghold for hillary clinton. of those that cast their vote, 57% were democrat. 28% were republican. we'll see if that translates throughout the rest of the state come tuesday. poppy? >> nick valencia, live for us in
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tallahassee, thank you very much. next, it is no florida as election day prizes go, but ohio is a high value battleground with 18 electoral votes. the latest polling gives donald trump an edge in ohio, leading hillary clinton by five points there. during this campaign season. you have probably seen a lot of ohio. as you might have expected, to see in a lifetime. but i bet you've never seen it at 1:40 in the morning, right, suzanne malveaux, who joins us live from columbus. >> i just couldn't sleep, poppy. i think that was it. >> i know. i know. >> two and a half hours until early voting starts. it's going to be the light of day. >> we're getting towards the end of early voting, right, there? >> absolutely. we are getting towards the end of it. it's going to start at 8:00 in the morning. it will go until two income the afternoon. so far we've seen 1.5 million people who have actually voted
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out of the seven million in ohio. so this is really good news for both sides. but potentially really tightening this race even tighter, potentially working for hillary clinton. she is really counting on those votes in cleveland, the millennials, the african americans, as well as women. she has been working very hard in the cleveland area. we've been seeing record turnout in terms of early voting there. in terms of donald trump, he really needs southern ohio, cincinnati. there have been big numbers out of cincinnati for early voters there. people who have lost their jobs, who had steel or coal industry jobs, and who are now looking and really resonate with trump's message about the anti-free trade movement that he has been pushing forward. some statistics here from cnn and our partner here at catalyst showing now that democrats out of those early voters, democrats represent 27%, republicans 33%. others 39% or unknown. and poppy, that is really the big question, of course. how many of those folks are independents. and how many of those folks are actually crossing over and
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voting across-party lines that is something that we are not necessarily sure of. but it could be up to two million additional voters leading up until tuesday before the official election day. so this is very, very big. very serious. and poppy, you might recall it was 2012. mitt romney, he won on election day. oio. but it was barack obama who won the state ultimately because of those early ballots. >> yep. it is critical. it is a critical state. suzanne, thank you very much. now to pennsylvania. historically tilting democrat. but this year it is a light blue battleground. look how tight it is. hillary clinton has an edge. but just by four. just by well, right now that one says 2 percentage points. our sara sidner is in philadelphia. sara, very big guns coming out for hillary clinton. president obama, the first lady, bruce springsteen, bon jovi. it's like an all-out rock concert tomorrow night.
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>> and just imagine this. she was hanging out with katy perry this weekend. if star power won elections, she would be doing pretty well, considering the number of people who have backed her like jay-z and beyonce. so lots of star power. she has been here in pennsylvania. it gives you some idea, though, just how important this state is when the candidates are spending quite a bit of time in the last few days before the election here. donald trump was here in the pittsburgh area. today, the day before i should say. and so we're seeing these candidates come through here in these last crucial 48 hours, trying to get people galvanize more people to get out the vote. this is certainly been an exciting time for this city in particular, because they're seeing so much of both candidates as well as pennsylvania as a whole. a lot of excitement just so you know, early voting doesn't really exist here. so november 8 is the big day here. and they're expecting very long lines at the polls, poppy.
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>> no quebec it. sara sidner, live for us in pennsylvania. thank you so much. coming up, some mexican cartoonists in mexico have a message for donald trump. let's bring this our ed lavandera. he is live for us in mexico city. hey, ed. >> hey, good morning, poppy. we are here in mexico city. obviously the country of mexico playing a very significant factor in this presidential election. we're here taking the pulse of the mexican people who are watching this election very closely. we'll have more on that coming up. donald supported the invasion of iraq. >> wrong. >> that is absolutely -- >> wrong. >> proved over and over again. >> wrong. >> it's just awfully good that someone with the temperament of donald trump is not in charge of the law in our country. >> because you'd be in jail. >> what we want to do is to replenish -- >> such a nasty woman. >> trust fund by making sure that we have sufficient
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with every interview these ex-mexican presidents do. getting taller, taller. it's getting up there. i tell you what. >> it may be hard to see tonight, but we are all standing under a glass ceiling right now. ♪ >> in less than 48 hours, you go to the polls. you vote, you decide. if he win, donald trump will be closer to fulfilling his campaign centerpiece, building a wall along the u.s.-mexico border. right now some mexican artists are responding to his strong rhetoric. ed, you spoke with some of these political cartoonists in mexico city, really expressing their views on the u.s. election. what are they saying and what are they creating?
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>> you know, it's not going to come >> they are worried about how the u.s. presidential election is going to play out on tuesday. a great deal of support here for cloit clint hillary clinton. i'm not sure if that's support for hillary clinton or people worried that donald trump might become president of the united states. that is by and large the opinion of the vast majority of people we spoke with. in the historic center of mexico city with more than 20 million people, there's a museum, and political cartoonists here in the city of mexico city gather here and put together an exhibition of lampooning donald trump. it's been a popular place for people to duck in. all of these raking donald trump
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over the coals, capturing the mood of this country. here's a little bit of our conversation with down one of t artists. >> reporter: they don't like it? >> no. >> reporter: accident phobic racist speech? donald trump insulted? definitely. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: what percentage of the population here do you think supports donald trump compared to hillary clinton? will. >> he says 99%. >> reporter: that 99% is not a scientific calculation but you get the sense there's a great
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deal of people against donald trump at this point. it's not just people you talk with. the people on the street repeatedly told us over the last few days the talk of what they view as racest aist and xenophoc speech from donald trump, but there's also people worried about what it could do to the economy here. donald trump talking about forcing mexico to pay for the wall that donald trump wants to build along the southern u.s. border, talk of tearing up the nafta trade deal as well as raising tariffs on mexican products. that forces government officials to talk about contingency plans and today just the news of the fbi not going after hillary clinton on the e-mail issue, ticked up the value of the mexican peso here almost 2 %. you can sense the volatility here in this country as they pay very close attention to this election coming up in a couple of days.
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>> it has been fascinating to watch the currency fluctuations based on what candidates have said. we are just shy of 2:00 a.m. here on the east coast, but worry not, my friends. we are live with you every single hour through election day. we watched trump creep up in the polls over the last two weeks. cnn's average of the most recent polling shows him trailing clinton by three points nationally. he's gaining momentum state by state. idaho, utah, and maine moved from battle ground to leaning republican. and new hampshire, a state where clinton has held a healthy lead until recently could now go either way. is this recent sentiment caused by wikileaks, and the new controversy over her e-mails or are reluctant gop leaders coming
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home to donald trump. with me a political commentator, a republican who does not trump and alice stuart, formerly the communications directors for ted cruz, one of the republicans coming home to support donald trump. thank you for being here. alice, you wrote about exact this. you talk about personally being uncomfortable when you were leading communications for ted cruz and donald trump said his father had something to do with jfk's as sassination and you hae thood ask ted cruz and his mother about it. but in your words, you say you are backing trump because hillary clinton is just that bad. is that enough to drive enough people to trump to be an
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anti-hillary vote? >> based on the closing of the big gap that hillary had, it appears to be the case. i kind of divided the republican party up into three groups. there's the team trump, team reluctant trump, which is me and the team never trump. which is lanhi. a lot of people are reluctant. i had to deal with all the attacks against ted and his father and his wife. not to mention calling him lying ted and questioning his citizenship, and i personally as a woman and as a rational human being, i'm dust disgusted by his demeaning comments toward women. there's no defending that. but at the same time i'm a republican, and i do feel like he would certainly make up in terms of our national security. he's stronger on there.
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he's stronger on immigration, and i think the supreme court is important. he's committed to appointing conservatives. i think hillary would take the country in the wrong direction when it comes to the supreme court. obama care, she hasn't avowed to make any drastic changes which donald trump has done, and these are key issues that i think he will get our country back on a stronger footing. >> so it's interesting. you're also a republican but someone who has not come around the donald trump, and you heard alice's argument that she's disgusted by some of the things he's said and done, but she said it comes down to the supreme court and the issues. for you, why was that not enough? >> it's a fair argument and i respect where alice is. i think for me the challenge is can you really trust what donald trump has said this entire cycle and trust he's going to make the appointments he says he is. if you look at donald trump's record over the years, what you
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see is somebody who hasn't been a conservative. and so for me that gives me a lot of quiet. it doesn't allow me to get to the point where i can support donald trump, and then add the offensive things he said and all the ways he's behaved in matters not befitting the presidency. for me it's not enough, but for some it is, and i respect that point of view, but for me, it just wasn't enough to get there. >> since trump became the official nominee, we've been talking if he can bring the party together. drain the swamp appeals to the massive crowds. is that messaging making it more difficult for more republicans to come home if he's saying they're basically part of the swamp he wants to drain? >> it is, and this is going to be a stark reality for donald trump if he becomes president trump, he has republicans that he's going to have to work with in congress that he's in essence
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spent the last year and a half trashing. this has been the struggle between donald trump and the republican base. he does not operate like other republican nominees typically would, looking out for bound ballot candidates as well. in part, that has been because this has always been part of his appeal as a candidate, and it's been interesting in the last few days since he started using this drain the swamp slogan, he talks from the podium and kind of analyzes that slogan. he says at first i didn't like it. he saw how people responded and said he really liked it. it gets back to the core part of what makes donald trump appealing to so many people. one that he's far outside the washington system, and in essence, vote all the bums out. this is something that works very well regardless of what it means for down ballot candidates and after the election. >> not to mention his running mate is part of that. all right. alice, listen to this. this is new part of a trump ad.
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let's listen. >> our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt political establishment with a new government-controlled by you the american people. the establishment has trillions of dollars at stake in this election. >> you know, it's interesting, alice. it's a really populous message, and lonnie argued that they need to abandon the business elements in favor of recognition for some of the more populous views on the issues like trade, et cetera. do you think that that is true that he has changed the messaging of the party even if he doesn't win on points like trade? >> i think certainly he's tapped into a facet of the republican party and conservatives that
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doesn't feel like they've been heard. i think his message is a phenomenal ad. it's a two minute spot that's really driving home his message of draining the swamp and anti-washington establish. . he's been consistent on that throughout his campaign. i believe win lose or draw, i think the republican party is going to take a closer look at changing the way washington works. i think the republican party is going to be committed to reigning in government spending. across the board republicans and democrats on issues such as obama care. they have no choice but to work together and trade is a big issue. we're seeing the trade issue alone is moving numbers in states like michigan and other states that are key battle ground states. i think they're going to be taking a closer look at some of the key issues. >> i've heard it a lot in the battle ground states personally in the voters. thank you to all of you.


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