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this is cnn tonight. i'm don lemon. two presidents, one former, one current out on the campaign trail in the final days before tuesday's midterms. men and their messages could not be more different. >> how about that caravan? do you want to let that caravan just pour in? >> no! >> i don't think so. >> it shouldn't be democratic or republican. to say it's wrong and spend all your time vilifying folks and calling them enemies of the people and then when bad things happen, suddenly you're concerned with civility. >> president trump is using fear, xenophobic rhetoric and flagrant lies about democrats and immigrants. former president obama is saying it is about the character of our nation. early voter turnout has been extraordinary so far. as of now polls seem to show democrats are on track to gain a house majority or republicans
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will keep control of the senate. but don't let anybody tell you that this race is in the bag. we don't know. that's what they're saying. we shall see. cnn's boris sanchez is in chattanooga where president trump had a rally today. and ryan young is in chicago where the former president barack obama was campaigning. good evening to both of you, gentlemen. boris, i'm going to start with you. what was president trump focusing on tonight in tennessee and how much of it was true? >> reporter: hey there, don. tonight we saw an unusual speech from president trump. he only spoke for about 50 minutes. he usually goes well over an hour and he mostly stuck to the script. it didn't seem like he was ad-libbing as much as he usually does. also notable, the president talked about the economy almost as much as he talked about immigration. that is important. just last night at another rally i attended in pensacola, florida, the president was chafing at criticism from commentators that he spends too much time on immigration and not enough talking about positive jobs numbers and strong stock
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market, et cetera. no surprise, though. the president did get into immigration. of course he's here campaigning for representative marsha blackburn. she's trying to take senator bob corker's seat he as retires. she's running to the right of corker and she has a hard line stance on immigration so of course the president talked about the caravan tonight. and again chaffed at criticism over his mischaracterization over migrants in that caravan. >> they want to oppose socialimm on our country. >> boo! >> and they want to erase america's borders. >> boo! >> democrats want to invite caravan after caravan of illegal aliens to pour into our country. i don't think so. >> boo! >> no nation can allow its borders to be overrun, and that's an invasion. i don't care what they say. i don't care what the fake media
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says. that's an invasion of our country. >> now, don, our cameras have been there. our reporters have actually spoken with these people. you heard it, but it bears repeating, these are refugees fleeing political and economic turmoil in their home countries. they're coming to this country looking for the jobs that almost no one else wants. they're looking to pick fruit. they're looking to do hard labor. they're looking to clean our homes. this is not an invading force. one final note, don. the president tonight did not go off on a tangent railing against the fake news media as he often does. i actually heard from one of his supporters saying he was disappointed the president didn't go there because he believes it's all part of the fun. don? >> all right, boris. stand by. i want to bring in ryan. you were with president obama in chicago. what's the closing message for the midterm? >> reporter: wow, what a contrast in styles. obviously the former president came out punching, trying to get the message out there where he thought it was about the values of our country and the idea someone voting could help save
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someone's life. he said look, we need more women to run. we need more women to vote. we need more people to get out there and help each other. he said this is about the values of the country. you could feel the idea he was the closer. he was taking things on. in fact, he even mentioned the idea chinese could be listening in on donald trump's cell phone at one point getting the crowd to laugh. when he took off his jacket and seemed to roll up his sleeves and talk about the idea that democrats had to do the hard work and mop things up, you could really see the crowd get behind this. you have to remember, it was ten years ago today that he was elected. so many people there were talking about the ideas of them being there at grant park and having those ideals and the share values. they wanted to see something change. in fact, listen to the president talking about how the values matter and how what politicians say needs to count even more. >> what we have not seen before, at least not in my lifetime, are politicians who are blatantly
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repeatedly, boldly, shamelessly lying. it's like up is down and black is white and just making stuff up. literally advertising, spending millions of dollars advertising that you are doing something when you are doing the exact opposite. >> reporter: don, i can tell you the crowd was enjoying it giving it to the nation having this conversation. j.b. pritzker sitting behind him. he's running for governor. the race here is going to be one of the most expensive ever for governor's race. over $240 million has been spent here in the state as the governor has been trying to run, j.b. pritzker. it looks like he's ahead of the incumbent chris rauner. he didn't get on stage with the president. that might be lined up.
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they wanted to make sure in the closing hours people get out to vote. take your friends, take your family members. you see the different closing style hammered home for the nation. >> it's family night. thank you, ryan. thank you, boris. i appreciate both of you. now i want to bring in harry with our forecast for tuesday. harry, we're not talking about the weather. let's hope it's good so there is high voter turnout. just two days to go, what is the latest for caste for the senate and how is that texas race shaping up? >> sure. so, for the senate overall we expect the republicans may actually pick up a seat. they're at 51 now. we think they might end up with 52 seats. there is a margin of error with that that could potentially be the case that democrats actually pick up a seat. they need a net gain of two. in order to get that net gain of two they probably do need to win the texas senate race. right now senator ted cruz is favored in that race to win by 6 percentage points. look, errors do happen. it's plausible that beto o'rourke could win. right now if you're making a bet, you would bet on cruz.
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>> all right. so, let's talk about the house. are you still predicting the democrats will take control? >> i have appeared on your show how many times now in the last month? and every single time it's been basically the same number. i feel like we're going into reruns. yes, the democrats are favored to take back the house with 226 seats to the republicans 209. of course you need 218 to maintain control. democrats are favored. it's plausible republicans could hold on. it's also plausible if you look at the last second district polls i might be underestimating how well the democrats do. but for right now we are saying that democrats will win control of the house of representatives. >> all right. harry, hold your horses. we like having you on. don't get defensive. let's talk about the two big governor races. what's happening in georgia and florida? >> yeah, so, georgia to me is one of the most fascinating races. i wouldn't be shocked if a week from now we're still talking about that race because you need a majority of the vote, who is ever ahead on tuesday night needs a majority of the vote to win outright.
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right now what i'm seeing in the polls is no one will get that neither republican brian kemp who will finish first nor stacey abrams, the democrat. they'll both fall short of 50, which means a runoff in early december. you know what? i love elections. let's carry it on another month. >> everybody is sitting next to me including -- and me, speak for yourself, not for us. thank you, harry, we appreciate it. joining me now and the people i'm talking about this hour, hillary rosen, mashlg preston and mike shields. we would like it to be over. is that the consensus, right? >> only if stacy wins. >> ryan, what's your reaction you heard from harry, how do you see things playing out? >> look, we've had one of the most controversial presidents in modern times, right? most presidents after two years face a backlash against them. our system is meant to sort of readjust, right? and so the only question for tuesday is how big and deep is that backlash. and i think most of the evidence
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is it's going -- you know, i don't want to make a prediction, but i think for democrats, when they wake up on wednesday, they're going to have to ask questions, how far into trump's base, if at all, were they able to produce that backlash, right? we know there is a white collar backlash against trump. we know the groups that are already loyal to the democrats look like they're going to turnout in big numbers. but i think the key question is how big is it? is this an election that's a true wave or is it just an election that is a moderate backlash against trump, where the democrats pick up 25 seats so they win back the house? but that it sort of reinforces the bases of both parties. and those are two very different story lines coming out of this. >> so democrats are confident nor worried. how are you feeling? >> i remember how cocky i was in 2016 on your show. remember that night before the election? oh, donald trump lost this the
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day he talked about mexicans be rapists and, you know, that it was people of color and women going to come together and knock this guy down. so i am not confident at all because i'm too nervous to be confident. but i will say we have to understand this is not a campaign right now for democrats or republicans. this is a campaign for the independent vote. and in almost every district it is registered independents who will make up the margin for victory in all of these states, in all of these house seats. independents broke at the last minute for donald trump in 2016. democrats, we need independents to break for us on tuesday. really, i think we are doing ourselves a disservice to consistently now talk about a country where we only have democrats and republicans. >> yeah. we have a lot to talk about. you guys will get in. we have a whole show. so stick around with me, everyone.
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historic and high profile race in georgia just took a remarkable turn earlier today the office of secretary of state, brian kemp who is also the republican candidate for governor, announced an investigation into the state democratic voter. cnn has obtained e-mails. a voter alerted the democratic party hot line about potential vulnerabilities on georgia's my voter information page, party operatives then asked a cyber
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security expert to evaluate the problem. that expert alerted the secretary of state's office. so, kevin, i'll bring you in here. it sounds like the voter found the potential issue and did exactly what they were supposed to do and turned it over to owe fishlt -- officials. why is it being -- >> i'll tell you this about voter registration laws particularly in georgia. they are very complex and i think this goes to harry enten's case right now. when you see flash points like this in the last 48 hours, 72 hours of a very closely fought campaign, it is, it is emblematic of just what -- how tough this race has been. but also, as harry enten mentioned, this could very well go into a recount. you're going to see hand to hand combat down there in georgia over issues like this. district by district, precinct by precinct for probably the next month. >> which is why the secretary of state, who over sees this, shouldn't be secretary of state
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while he's running for governor. 100%, i've said this many times before. i don't think that should be permitted. the right thing to do would have been to recuse himself, if not resign completely, because i don't see how anyone can look at this process and say that the integrity of it is not questioned, especially with how nasty that fight has been, especially with the racial history of voter suppression in the south. there's just so many things that don't make it look good for what republicans are doing whether it's valid or not. >> are you conservative? >> i'm hanging on there, i'm conservative. i'm hanging on with a thin thread with republicans. >> as a conservative, you're still -- >> yeah, i'm still registered republican. >> what if it was a democrat running for secretary of state and was governor -- >> i would say this is absolutely not okay. you have too much access to the process and can manipulate it in ways that i just don't think are good. whether you do or not, i've been in this game way too long. i'm sorry, i'm a cynic,
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especially when it comes to voter recounts and manipulation of the rules. to kevin's point, it's true. a lot of these state voter registration laws are so byzantine and archaic. it's crazy. something else with this office, too. kemp -- i guess they're just not up to date on technology because this is not the first time that they've kind of had a freak out over something with that. there was a homeland security, what they thought was a breach. it was not. it was a homeland security person doing a background check on something and they thought it was somebody else hacking into. >> let me ask you a question real quick. mark is going to say i haven't had a chance to talk. isn't that an indictment on kemp that he isn't able to protect the process -- >> one, yes. my test is what if this were hang in another country, how would you look at this? instead of the state of georgia, the country of georgia. we were covering that. and you had the guy running the voting system making up claims like this and having this conflict of interest. we would have no hesitation just calling that out as -- >> banana republic.
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that's right. >> but this is happening in our country. >> right. >> listen, mark, they're calling it a stunt, right, the democrats. do they have a right to call this a stunt, do you think, the party in charge? >> how about this, we have a right to know all the facts right now. and we haven't seen anything from the secretary of state other than this initial, we're look ing into it statement beyond that. we deserve the facts. at some point perhaps the governor himself needs to step in. i get it he's a republican, not necessarily going to be on the side of stacey abrams, and certainly doesn't want to embarrass his republican nominee. but when you have the secretary of state's office go out and say 48 hours before election day, it seems a little bit murky. >> i want to play stacey abrams, what she told cnn tonight. watch this. >> first of all, it's not a real investigation. what has happened is that brian kemp once again is trying to cover up for his failures in cyber security by blaming someone else. the first for times he blamed staff. he blamed vendors, now he's
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blaming democrats. the reality is there were imperfections in their system. there are weaknesses and vulnerabilities. they were told about this on friday. instead of owning up to the failure and making it right, he decided to blame democrats. we are not responsible. we have nothing to do with this. and i'm very sad that instead of owning up to his responsibility and honoring his commitment as secretary of state, that he is once again misleading georgia. >> what do you think, mike shields? >> yeah, it's interesting to me to hear a democrat sort of trying to say he's doing some funny business when in reality, i don't see how this helps him. i'm not sure why him announcing this is somehow going to benefit him three days before the election. he'd rather be talking about how well the office is run and why he should be governor. and so there isn't any sort of -- i think trying to cast aspersions, this is nefarious and he should step down because he shouldn't be overseeing this because there could be some funny business. in reality, he's being attacked for not running the office correctly. it's a vulnerability for him. he has to announce there is something going on. you want want him to have a investigation and say, i'm not going to tell anyone about that
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until after the election. he has an investigation, he has to tell people. >> that's like a super cynical analysis. the reality is he has consistently declassified voters across the board. and so this is a way to make this be the democrats' fault. i mean, that's what he's doing. if stacy abe ramey abrams doesn democrats aren't going to have a claim on this. >> that's what he said? i thought he said he had an investigation into a potential cyberattack. >> he did. >> or if he loses he can say democrats did something funny. >> having our own thoughts about what this will be woutd actually knowing it. >> he specifically said it was from democrats, and that that's what the attack was. look, barack obama said something important on the trail today, which i think republicans need to own up to on a big picture level. which is one party has consistently tried to pass laws, do things to get people not to vote, and another party is
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consistently tried to encourage people voting. this is going to hang around republicans' necks if we have massive problems again this year with people being, you know, denied at the polls, not being counted. this is just -- it's one election too many. you can't keep doing this. >> i want to get -- i don't want to get too far afield here, but this is what cnn has obtained. a series of e-mails the georgia secretary of state's office that led to them leveling this accusation of hacking. the e-mails included in exchange between georgia democratic party operatives, referred to findings by a voter who said he had discovered potential vulnerabilities in the state's voter information page, and its online registration page. the e-mail said it was computer programming code. secretary of state received a chain of e-mails from the representative of the cyber security expert, georgia
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democratic party asked to investigate the potential vulnerabilities. they saw it, they were asked to investigate it. it's not like democrats were secretly trying to hack into the system which is -- >> the vulnerability is not a plot to attack the system. what you're saying is correct. we see it all the time, right? you have hackers who -- might have hackers who try to find vulnerabilities to protect the system. that's what that sounds like. they were trying to show the secretary of state there was a problem that needs to be corrected. >> everyone stick with me. the race for steve king's house seat is getting close. could the party of his rebuke the reason the democratic challenger is gaining on him? my name is jeff sheldon, and i'm the founder of ugmonk. before shipstation it was crazy. it's great when you see a hundred orders come in, a hundred orders come in, but then you realize i've got a hundred orders
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republican congressman steve king has served in congress for almost 16 years, but there are signs tonight ha his path to reelection may be rock ier than he originally anticipated. could his history of racist
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remarks is catching up with him? let's discuss now. tara, i know you know him, right? >> yes. >> he put out a tv ad in his campaign. i want to play it and get your response to it. >> i grew up in iowa, started with a rusted out dozer. i lived in the same house 40 years. i know most of you agree our country is slipping away. well, i think it's worth fighting for, no matter whose toes have to be stepped on to make it right. if that's okay with you, i'd sure appreciate your vote. >> no matter whose toes have to be stepped on to make it right. >> wait a minute, we're evaluating this -- if we're evaluating this from washington, d.c., it's very effective in iowa. i've been to his district. i worked with steve king's office closely when i worked on capitol hill because i worked on immigration directly and he's an immigration hawk. i'm very disappointed in the language that steve king has been using over the years. it's not acceptable. it's not necessary to do that.
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you know, it's becoming more difficult to explain away, which is unfortunate. but steve king is going to win that district. but what's interesting, though, i sit on the board of stand up republic, and our organization has put money into his opponent's race. not directly. we're against steve king because we think what he represents is not good for the republicans moving forward. and his opponent has raised a lot of money. he put in $1.4 million and had several television ads going up which has made this race a bit more competitive in the past. >> j.d. shelton. >> yes. i think that's president first tv ad -- >> that's my question. his first tv ad. what does it say about him? maybe he had been taking it for granted. >> oh, of course. like i said, even outside groups like ours, stand up republic, has put monday sboi this race. we're in the path, steve king's district was not competitive. donald trump won that district by 20 something points last time around.
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so it goes to show you -- ands it' very rare that you see the head of the nrcc come out and say, this is not acceptable what steve king has done and the language he's used. republican on republican criticism on that level is unusual. >> is there a fear of what he's done here? the guy went out of his way to endorse and essentially a neo-nazi candidate. a toronto mayoral race. who cares about toronto? >> he met with nationalists in europe. >> he said these guys were in america, they'd be republicans. >> that's why that ad, i think in a way, is a rebuke not just to his democratic opponent, but a rebuke to the republican leadership because he's probably pissed at them for abandoning him. you know, i have to give them a little bit of credit here for distancing themselves from his work -- >> he endorsed a neo-nazi. >> the key test is if he gets reelected, whether he gets power
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and welcomed back and how that goes. that will be the test. >> you're absolutely right here. we sit here and we'll sit around the table and we try to extrapolate what's going on in america and we try to see it through the eyes of votes, right? well, guess what? this is democracy and this is the ugly bit of democracy and there are people in northwest iowa that want steve king to be in congress as awful as all of us here think it is, when he pushes forward these views. that is what this country was created -- people want him out of office, they abhor him so much, they have to vote him out in northwest iowa. i'm not saying it's a good thing, but it's a reality. >> what does northwest iowa know about -- >> the newspaper has for the first time has not endorsed him. >> yep. >> i was there in august and the thing that struck me about that district, steve king is known most for his anti-immigration
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views. he wants all undocumented citizens out of this country, all undocumented immigrants. that district is a rural, obvio obviously farming district. all of the farms, dairy, corn, whatever you're doing out there relies on undocumented immigrants to thrive. if steve king's immigration views were actually implemented, his entire district economically would be, poof, would be gone. and yet they support him cycle after cycle. so you have to sort of figure out that puzzle of why voters who have that disconnect still like this guy. >> it's a cultural clash. >> businesses and farmers say that, you visit them and, like, a lot of their workers, if not most of them, are undocumented people out there doing the crops and so on. >> 100%. >> it's a cognitive disnance. kevin made a good point about another district in iowa where trump's popularity was -- has taken a hit because of the
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tariffs over there which i thought was an interesting point. >> i haven't been to sioux city in a "the orange line" time. florida good -- there are good people there. the folks out in iowa is a northwest district where steve king was. they don't care about what a whole bunch of people in washington think. >> they're a lot nicer than us. >> they have an ambassador for their ideas and their principles and their conservative cultural views. the other side of iowa, iowa 1, that's a race, farm rich district where the tariffs have had a very bad effect on the economy. and at a time where we see booming economic numbers, the folks there feel like they're worse off than they were in 2016. and as a result, you have a congressman there in that district who won by -- a district trump won by four points. he was reelected in 2016 by ten points, in a race that's going down to the wire. >> i'm glad you said that. you can continue to talk. i just want to put this up and tell you, that's why his
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opponent -- j.d. shelton -- crisscrossing the district in an arvi rv. there you go. >> it's point politics is local. this is a perfect example of that. >> i grew up in the same, lived in the same house 40 years. i would love that. i was like, i can't eat here, i have to make a living, i have to move. i'd like to do that. >> it's so true. i think it argues, though, in this case, he'll probably get primary because the cultural conservative is not -- you know, is not automatically a racist and a knneo-nazi. to the extent the republican party embraces this kind of extremism, it brings everybody down and it allows us to have more and more arguments against them. so that's one of those -- even
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and we're back. hillary, kevin, ryan, tara, mark and mike. it will be a test for everybody at home to remember. tara, i want to ask you about this. at trump rallies, women see a hero protecting a way of life. why do you think president trump
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resonates with so many, we have to qualify this, with so many white women? >> i read that article, too. and i thought the same thing. it came across to me as there seems to be a significant amount of daddy issues going on here. i mean -- no, they talk about it. >> i'd like to see your social media feed after this. >> i'm being hahn effort. these women said from their own mouths, there was a certain paternal aspect to donald trump. another woman said she's obsessed with him because he's going to protect her. these are things coming out and it is something about that dynamic that has drawn these kinds of women to donald trump. that's concerning to me because i don't think that's a healthy perspective, but you could say the same thing about some folks who felt the mazessiah complex with barack obama. people seem to be attracted to people they think is going to save them or protect them. which is why donald trump is using the immigration issue and demagoguing that as i'm going to protect you.
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and women want security. now, kevin and mike can attest to this, the security moms used to be a demographic that republicans catered to during the bush years, after 9/11, but it wasn't a demagoguing of the issue the way donald trump is doing it and it wasn't a daddy issue either the way it is with trump. very strange. >> is it to keep people safe? >> yes, but you see how people, when they're looking for something, when there is a void to fill, they will fill it with something or someone. that's a personality -- >> the guy who mailed the pipe bomb said similar things about the president. okay, mike. >> so did kanye, by the way. >> at trump rally, in part, many women believe the president when he reminds them during each of his hour-long pep rallies that the world they knew, largely christian conservative and white, is at stake tuesday. is that what's motivating trump
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supporters, especially white women? >> we talked about it in the last hour watching obama go out on the campaign trail. we were talking about it in iowa. one of the things i find remarkable about politics now, we saw this in the kavanaugh fight, is how sort of disempowered conservative women get. i'm married to a strong conservative woman. she can tell you this every time in terms of our media. glamor magazine, hollywood, television shows, decide what women's issues are and they tend to be from the left. and there are millions of conservative women who are smart enough to see past maybe some of the things they might disagree with the president on, but actually want a president who is strong, agree with him on the policies of his military expansion, tax cuts and business. they're smart enough to make those decisions. and to try to narrow cast them into some sort of women care about these things from the left, except for these crazy trump women who somehow are for this guy that we can't understand only further pushes those women over to his side. what i find quite often is there
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are women trump supporters i talk to who started off saying, you know, i may not agree with some of the things he says. then they watch panels on msn, msnbc, fox and they see them pushing them into a place, criticizing hichlt i'm more for them than i ever was. eight sometimes the truth hurts. >> i know, i just gave some. >> people cannot sit in their spaces, people call it an echo chamber, right? sometimes you do learn things from people who are not necessarily in your environment. sometimes you are too close to it. and i notice that on the left and on the right. >> that's true undoubtedly. undoubtedly. >> let me add something real quick to what mike said. this is the amazing thing about politics and elections overall. if you want to go into a store you can buy a pepsi and a coke. but when you walk into a voting booth, you can only choose one. and one of the things that was most powerful in having some of these women support donald trump was that they had disqualified the alternative.
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i can't tell you -- anecdotally, empirically, how many republican voters, women voters said, i just couldn't vote for hillary. and so much of what the appeal now to maybe get those voters back has been lacking. and that's where donald trump has found support from these women, which is that they just did not want -- they were ready to vote for donald trump because they didn't want -- >> i have to hear from another woman on the panel. >> first of all, let's not kid ourselves. president trump has 60% disapproval from women overall, including white women. there is not a huge constituency there. however, you know, white women republicans will be white women republicans ultimately in key votes. and i think that that is not going to change by virtue of donald trump. but the idea that somehow, you know, white men should be going out and telling conservative
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women, you know what, you shouldn't worry about a guy who, you know, grabs women by their -- and sexually harasses. >> hillary -- >> the tax cut and your military defense is more important. really, the way to deal with this would be for everybody to actually care about women's lives mostly, not focus on the division. >> we have another block after this. we're going to talk about young voters as well surging in early polling. we'll be right back.
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as you can hear, the conversation continues. kevin and hillary are still debating -- >> so the audience knows, i won.
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>> americans have already cast their ballots in early voting. a lot of them are young first-time voters. so, mark, it's always a democratic pipe dream about young voter turnout. is that going to be the reality this year? >> look, in a couple races it could be consequential, specifically in florida, specifically in georgia. specifically if they can be younger african-american voters who don't normally vote, then they could have a big impact on the election. we don't know what's going to happen with the younger voters. we need to look at the data after the fact. what is heartening to see, though, is that early voting numbers have increased from what we've seen over the past years and as all americans we want to see people engaged. >> music mogul and entrap near diddy endorsing stacy abrams and andrew gillum. he released this video yesterday. >> i am so proud to endorse andrew gillum who will become the first black governor of florida. it's not just because he's black.
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it's because he's the best man for the job. he's running a campaign for the people. i've spoken to him at length. i believe in him. his ideas, his focus, what he stands for. >> there are a lot of people who are turning out, hillary. stacey abrams, for stacey abrams, john legend as well and a lot of people have been stumping. >> oprah. >> but do these big endorsements, do they translate into votes? >> no, they translate into crowds. they translate into some increased registration early in the cycle. but, look, if celebrity endorsements mattered hillary clinton would be president today because there was such an overwhelming thing. there are some promising signs, in particular with young people. there is a 25% increase in voter registration among 18 to 25-year-olds in florida. and i credit the parkland kids for having done that. whether they go to vote, mark is exactly right. i don't know. i don't think they're going to go because diddy is asking them to. i think they're going to go if
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andrew gillum is inspiring them and they care about issues like gun control. >> it would be great if they actually would just turnout and vote regardless of who they're going to vote for because you need to be involved in the political process. just quickly, though, races this close, kevin, do you think this demographic can make a difference? >> only if they are broader and sustained efforts to engage them. i think if you're in this last 48 hours trying to cover your tracks and get out younger voters, i think that you probably -- you don't have enough of them right now, you're probably -- it's probably not enough in the last minute. but if it's been something you've been doing the entire campaign, it will make a difference. >> thanks for everybody who dressed up and came in. >> like obama, no tie and blue shirt. i model my wardrobe after him. >> took off his jacket and rolled his sleeves up. >> before we go, i want to talk about an american hero. people of north ogden, utah,
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honoring their mayor. he was a major in the utah army national guard and served four tours in iraq and afghanistan. he kept in touch with his family and friends in utah through social immediate yashlgs telling everybody how inspired he was by elections in afghanistan. and from halfway around the world, brent taylor was encouraging americans to vote on tuesday. in his final facebook posting, he wrote this. he says, as the usa gets ready to vote in our own election next week, i hope everyone back home exercises their precious right to vote. and that whether the republicans or the democrats win, that we all remember that we have far more as americans that unites us than divides us. united we stand, divided we fall. god bless america. major brent taylor leaves behind his wife jeannie and seven children. jbut hey, it's a fun challenge.s a challenge. and our tempur-pedic helps us make it all work.
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