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65 votes just an hour ago, so what happened? let me tell you what happened. it was hudson county, new jersey, home to jersey city. you can see phil murphy has 73% of the vote. 80% reporting here. we just got a new batch of counted votes there. it is 6,000 new votes there. let me tell you how the 6,000 votes broke down. 3,889 for phil murphy. and 2,157, that's a 5, not an 8, i apologize, mom, for that, so you can see where phil murphy is starting to pick up votes in some of these democratic counties as more votes are coming in. i'm going to move this right now and take you through the state to show you how there is 85% reporting now in total. i want to look at the counties where they're, say, 84, 85% less
votes counted so far to see where there are still votes left. hudson county, where we just were, 80% reporting, phil murphy way ahead there. essex county, where newark is, 72% reporting, phil murphy has 72% of the vote, more votes to count there from democratic areas. just two counties with a significant part of republican votes left. that's somerset county, not too small, 82% reporting. jack ciattarelli with a four-point lead there, he might be able to keep the margin narrowish there, and then down here in cumberland county, where you see there is 79% counted now. not as many votes there, so chit r rell ciattarelli wants to chip away there, it might be hard there. let's talk about virginia, the state where we know who the winner is. cnn is projecting that glenn youngkin will be the next governor of virginia. a lot of focus has been on the
suburban areas, the areas surrounding washington, d.c., fairfax and loudon county, and also the area surrounding richmond, virginia. and in these suburban areas, glenn youngkin the republican did well, trailing terry mcauliffe by 11% there. if you compare that to how joe biden did, in that county, just one year ago, you can see biden won by 25 points. so glenn youngkin had shrunk that margin there, pretty substantially. and that matters. but there is something i want to point out here, when you're talking about the margins, yes, glenn youngkin did better in the suburbs than republicans had in the past, but his big pickups were in different areas. i want to compare his victory to the last gubernatorial race won by the democrat ralph northam. these are the counties where terry mcauliffe did worse, more than five points worse than ralph northam. you can see, it is not the suburban counties. terry mcauliffe held his own in the suburbs compared to ralph
northam four years ago, where he got crushed was in republican rural counties where democrats aren't doing well to begin with. the so-called trump counties. i've been picking on smith county all morning long. you can see, terry mcauliffe got just 17% of the vote in this county. it is small, but 17%, compare that to ralph northam, ralph northam got 22%, which as i've been saying to ining to brianna lousy, but 17% is lousier. it is not just smith county. you go county to county here, you can see that, you know, glenn youngkin has more than 80%, terry mcauliffe less than 20% in all the rural areas. this has to be a worry for national democrats. these areas that are already doing badly, they're just bleeding even more votes, brianna. >> democrats can be lousy there. don't go for lousier, which is what we saw here in this. berman, thank you. i want to go back to this neck and neck race that we're seeing in new jersey, where cnn's jason
carroll is awake for us, standing by there in fort lee where the sun is finally out, jason. >> reporter: the sun is finally up and murphy supporters can finally wake up with a bit of good news now that it seems as if he has taken the lead. but, still, when you look at the lay of the land here, brianna, still some troubling signs for folks like murphy and democrats in general. when you look at bergen county, where we are, and compare murphy to how he's doing this time, compared to how he did last time, he still is underperforming here in bergen county, northern new jersey. last go around, if you look at how he did, he won bergen county by 15 points. this time around he's ahead by about four points with 86% reporting. i mean, there is a lot of feeling here in the state that jack ciattarelli really hit murphy hard and chipped away at his lead by really hammering home on a number of points, including property taxes, mask
mandates, critical race theory. when you look at murphy and his pandemic response though, a number of folks here in the state feel as though he basically did a pretty good job in terms of his pandemic response. murphy for his part running on his progressive accomplishments. things like raising the minimum wage, expanding paid family leave, you know. murphy and for his point and from his point of view and from his campaign, they're feeling that, look, what we're seeing now this morning, more will come and that things will move in his favor. >> we're all sorry that tonight could not yet be the celebration we wanted it to be. but as i said, when every vote is counted and every vote will be counted, we hope to have a celebration. >> now, despite these most recent numbers, the ciattarelli team feeling encouraged by their performance when it comes to how they had more folks coming out
to support them like women, more folks in the suburbs coming out to support them as well. it is in their estimation in terms of what made the difference in closing the lead was property taxes. people here in new jersey pay the highest property taxes in the country, and it is their feeling murphy really didn't have an understanding of that. but, again, murphy's folks are saying what we're seeing this morning, more will come later on today. and what will eventually happen is he will be declared the winner. brianna. >> jason carroll, live for us from new jersey, thank you. >> joining us now, new jersey's own cnn chief political correspondent and co-anchor of "state of the union" dana bash and cnn political analyst david gregory, man of the world. >> and i traveled to new jersey. >> who has been to new jersey. >> thank you. >> so, listen, glenn youngkin projected to be the next governor of virginia. the race in new jersey still too early to project. but one thing i do want to point out, a 12-point swing in
virginia from joe biden's victory there to glenn youngkin's victory there. and in new jersey, even if phil murphy wins, it may be more than a 12-point swing away from the democrats. something's happening nationally, dana. what is it? >> there is a lot happening nationally. first and foremost, it is just that the post pandemic or i guess at the end of the pandemic fatigue. people are exhausted. they are angry. they are upset. they are worried. and especially for parents, we are all parents, in the school situation, they are able to -- there is genuine frustration about schools being closed and they're able to channel that frustration in education and what glenn youngkin did in particular, in virginia, i watched him do it on the stump and got wild applause in alex alexandra, virginia, which joe biden won by 80%, by the way, is channel that. and say i hear you, and, you
know, some could say exploit it. others could say, listen, he understood where the electorate was in the places that mattered, and spoke to them and spoke to that issue. whether or not that is republicans are going to be able to replicate that in other areas, particularly as we look ahead to the suburbs, there are a lot of factors he had, that other republicans might not have, which we can talk about, which is donald trump left him alone. which is unheard of for republicans. >> unheard of and weird to think of him doing that again. because the lesson coming out of this, if you hear berman going through the counties and he's saying that youngkin outperformed trump in trump counties, trump is going to hate that. >> yeah. first of all, i like to refer to him as john. i'm going to put that -- >> i don't. >> but i think it is notable, you've been saying it this morning, i think it is true that trump takes all this on board and his ego gets in the way. instead of recognizing that what he did was really helpful to
youngkin, which is help build that enthusiasm among his supporters, but stay out of the way because youngkin understood there is something of trumpism that survives, that is even a touch point for suburban voters. but that he himself has a level of toxicity that hurts a newcomer, conservative guy, businessman, who as dana says, i think tapped into frustration about the schools, around schools not getting back, teachers unions bucking the science and not getting back to teaching. and then appropriating what i think is this kind of gross, you know, use by politician of attacking the equity discussion in schools and in our society. and claiming it is things that it is not, like critical race theory, they don't even know the definition of. but it is a -- it is a touch point for people to say, oh, yeah, it reminds me that i got tired of trump, but, you know what, democrats are too liberal, and they don't have their act
together. >> i will say, you're right about the critical race theory. he said that in every stump speech. he said we'll ban critical race theory. the people who needed to get it got it because they listened to conservative media. the other thing that he did, which was so different i think from any republican i have heard is he -- there was a nod to the reality of 2021. and meaning that we realized that all of us, the history that we learned was very narrow and very focused on the founding fathers and on -- the per perspective of the white people who settled this country. he said i understand the virginia has a complex and complicated history. and we should learn all of that history. the good, the bad and the ugly. so that was a nod to those who say, like, you know, let's look at things differently. independents. >> i think this is all interesting. certainly very true about what happened in virginia. what interested me more though,
as much i should say, the overall swing was about the same as in new jersey. it is not just education. the education thing wasn't a big of a deal in new jersey. the commonality between the two states is joe biden. joe biden is president and he's underwater. >> i think, you know, you talked about it earlier, i think with jason, which is, you know, things like property taxes, you know, bread and butter issues about taxes, about government, one of the things, i mean, the pandemic fatigue we can break down in lots of ways, the government had a huge response and put a lot of money out into the economy which did a lot of good, but there is a lot of people who say enough already. and when joe biden and democrats come in and say, no, we want to reengineer society around build back better, which by the way they can't even get passed, they couldn't do it the first time, they can't even agree among themselves, people look at this and go you guys don't have your act together. and you're just too liberal. and so these kinds of -- i think, you know, your typical suburban voter is saying, look, just because we didn't like trump, we became a liberal overnight and all that that entails.
which, you're seeing play out among democrats. i think you're right. i think new jersey is significant. and i think there is an enthusiasm issue here for scott jennings earlier talked about boiler plate, you know, conservative issues. that's what the republicans wanted. can we get back to fighting about the culture, fighting about ideology and getting away from the toxic personality contest, so, you know, we look at virginia, it is our business to overreact to certain results and trends. but, you know, trump versus biden in virginia is a very different proposition than a new upstart conservative guy, businessman, running for governor. >> it is so true. what you said specifically about the bread and butter issues, that is a big through line in virginia, and new jersey. taxes, education is part of that, what happens to your children. but all of those issues are, you know, are the way i call it normal republicans, the republicans that we used to cover, all of us used to cover
pretrump. and one of the -- i was trying to figure out why the former president left glenn youngkin alone. i asked somebody who knows him well, who still does work for him, who said that in his mind, he sees virginia, new jersey, of course also, as a place where even he doesn't think he won. so the expectation that he has for republicans to have fealty in these places are lower. that's why it is not clear that that is -- that is a playbook that republicans can replicate in ohio or, you know, god forbid arizona or georgia or the places he really thinks that he won. >> the legacy stuff, to your point, which is there would be nothing -- even if trump doesn't run again and i'm not convinced he will, the idea that something of trumpism survives politically is a big legacy too. i want to underline something you said earlier when you were talking to tony fauci which i think is really important, parents are living in a lot of fear now about the pandemic and the fear is their kids are going to lose years in school.
my kids have lost valuable time in high school. and, yeah, i'm frustrated with the schools they go to. my kids go to private school, not public school. but i'm frustrated with teachers unions and i think a lot of parents are. you voiced that. look, we can't make this mistake if something like this happens again. we're talking about kids in a mental health effects of that, which have not been properly really studied yet and realized on a societal level. voters were speaking to that anxiety. they're not waking up every morning obsessing about donald trump everywhere. >> parent/teacher conference season too. i will tell you, right. if your kid is behind in reading, this is around the time you're finding that out. >> it is that, but it is, david, when you talked about the mental health aspect of this, that is probably something that parents who might have voted for glenn youngkin or ciattarelli in new jersey didn't even do it consciously. but it is this overwhelming feeling of desperation that a lot of parents have that they
couldn't help their child, but the effects of it and the it being home schooling and being home and being away from their friends for so long. it is what it is. it was a pandemic. but there were a lot of moments that a lot of parents think that schools could have been more forward leaning and opened up. >> and socialization, once they come back to school. socialize with each other, do they know how to do that, how do they react to the isolation, disciplinary issues, all of this gets back into culture, get backs to response on the part of schools and how politicians use this moment, which i just think is so divisive, it is not really productive. but in this case, you know, youngkin, yes, had a more nuanced point depending on his audience. touched that button and i just don't know that mcauliffe was, you know, up to it, at another go around here harkening back to an earlier time in politics, which is over. >> the evidence is that it wasn't. >> thank you, captain obvious. >> the next governor of
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it is worth noting the political moderate beat out a crowded field in the democratic primary including several progressive candidates. he's the second african-american to become his honor in the nation's largest city. but there were firsts to go around last night nationwide. boston elected michelle wu, the first woman and person of color, she is the mayor there, she beat out a somewhat more centrist democrat, cincinnati elected democrat aftab pureval. he beat a fellow democrat long time party fixture. democrats also now control the city council there as well. in durham, north carolina, it elected its first african-american woman, a former judge, elaine o'neal. and ed gainey was elected the first mayor of pittsburgh. and the most surprising result of all last night is in buffalo, in new york, where democratic socialist candidate india walton may have lost to a write-in candidate, and that write-in is likely the incumbent democratic
mayor byron brown, who lost the primary to walton in a shocker. he's declared victory. but that majority write-in vote needs to be counted. in minneapolis, a proposition to replace police department with the department of public safety, that has failed by a wide margin. this was a voter proposition coming out of the murder of george floyd at the hands of police with calls to defund the police, a call that wasn't well received with voters who may want to see police reform. but the idea of radically changing public safety just isn't in the cards, particularly when crime is up in many cities. lots of firsts across the country. a lot of young, new people of color, but not necessarily progressives winning at the local level. back to you guys. >> a lot of pretty clear trends, pretty clear story out of this election moment. miguel marquez, thank you so much for that. so parents waited to get their kids vaccinated. the time is now!
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you know, this is really just a time for parents to celebrate. we now have vaccine that is eligible for 28 million children between the ages of five to 11. really now we have parents who can have the peace of mind that when they get their kids vaccinated they will be protected. >> that's cdc director rochelle walensky sharing good news this morning, right now, as of now, pediatricians are giving the nation's first shots to children of the coronavirus vaccine. if we can get a live look at the action right now. well, there are reporters. rosa flores is in houston, first. brynn gingras in new york city.
brynn? >> reporter: yeah, i mean, john, peace of mind is so clutch for parents, but i got to tell you, i've been talking to some kids who have come into this new york city office and they're just as excited to take their masks off at the playground, as simple as that. we're in here in the doctor's office. you're going to see this brave ivany get her vaccine, her first dose with her dad ryan steinberg. go ahead, you guys. thank you so much for letting us come here. you're so brave. you're doing to do such a great job. dad, i want to talk to you while that happens. tell me what was part of this decision-making coming in today? >> my wife and i were expecting our second, she's due on friday. so to help protect the baby, her, our family and loved ones and just to get back to normal lifestyle. >> congratulations on that. that's so exciting. >> thank you. >> for ivany, was there a conversation you had together to get to this point? >> she's excited to go to the movies again, to go to the playground, run around without her mask on and have -- >> you did it!
you're done! >> you're done! >> that's it. >> now we can go to the movies. >> we got a band-aid. everything is better. ivany, you did a great job. if parents are seeing this this morning, hesitant, what would you say to them? >> i would say think about it and do what's best for you to get your child vaccinated. we all want to get back to normal life and to live happily again. so -- >> thank you so much for letting us. ivany, thank you for being so brave. this is so big for so many kids. there is a whole waiting room here wait -- of kids waiting to get this vaccine. exciting to get life back to normal again. john? >> all right. brynn gingras, give our love, it goes away, it doesn't hurt for very long. >> i know. i know. i want to give her a hug. >> rosa, you're in houston. >> reporter: i am, john. and we actually just witnessed two children get their vaccines. they had therapy dogs for them. and their actually in observation now, what is going
on behind me now is the doctors are give a debrief. i talked to the chief pathologist here, so for all those parents watching or perhaps worried, some of the trials happened here at texas children's hospital, these are some of the doctors that observed those children and they tell us this vaccine is safe. a few things that parents should know, this dose for children between ages of 5 and 11 is a third of the dose that children still need two doses, they're still three weeks apart, just like the adults, will they need a booster? the chief pathologist told me probably so. about the symptoms, now, in children they have lesser symptoms, chief pathologist tells me, some children will have a sore arm, they will have mild fever. they might feel fatigue. but in 24 hours, they're going to be back on the playground, they're going to be okay. about protection, it is 70.7% protection, that mean children will be able to go back to school, able to stay in sports, not going to have to worry about long haul. and, john, finally, what about
the delta variant? i asked the chief pathologist, he says he does protect children against the delta variant. why do they know that? because the trials were going on right here at texas children during the delta surge. that's why they're confident that it protects children. >> rosa flores, keep us posted. great to have you there. thank you very much. so among the finishing touches on democrats' social safety net plan is reigning in sky high drug prices. senate majority leader chuck schumer announcing that senate democrats have reached a deal on this. cnn chief business correspondent christine romans has more. christine? >> good morning, brianna. this deal empowers medicare for the first time ever to negotiate prices for expensive medicines at your doctor's office, your pharmacy. what does it look like? for medicare part d recipients, a $2,000 annual cap on out of pocket drug costs. for insulin, out of pocket costs, capped at $35 a month. a game changer for many people
with diabetes who ration their insulin, they can't afford it. it is popular. do you know six in ten americans takes at least one prescription, a quarter of americans take four or more prescription drugs. the deal begins with ten of the most expensive drugs in 2023. for cancer, arthritis and anti-coagulants, extending to 20 different drugs by the year 2028. the drug companies maintain exclusivity for their new drugs for nine years for their biologics, 12 years. this is not as robust as earlier iterations and it fell short of what some democrats in the house want. still, the pharmaceutical lobby predictably unhappy here, quote, under the guise of negotiation, it gives the government the power to dictate how much medicine is worth and leaves many patients facing a future with less access to medicines and fewer new treatments. that is always the industry pushback against negotiating for drug prices for american consumers. the senate deal would also impose a penalty if drug companies raise prices faster than inflation. the kaiser family foundation
found half the drugs purchased at pharmacies exceed that limit. half the drugs. >> wow, that is something. that is a problem that needs to be tackled right there obviously. chri christine, thank you so much. up next, the las vegas raiders releasing wide receiver henry ruggs hours after he was charged with driving under the influence following a crash that left one person dead. and after 18 long days, 4-year-old cleo reunited with her family, where was she and who police have in custody.
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time now for 5 things to know for your "new day." just moments ago, democrat phil murphy inching ahead of republican jack ciattarelli in new jersey's race for governor. the lead now just over 1600 votes. cnn projects republican glenn youngkin defeated democratic one-time governor terry mcauliffe, who tried and seemingly failed to paint youngkin as close to donald trump. boston and cincinnati each electing their first asian-american mayors. pittsburgh has its first black mayor. and durham, north carolina, getting its first black female mayor.
the nfl las vegas raiders released henry ruggs after he was charged with felony dui in a fatal car crash. police say his car rear-ended another vehicle early tuesday, killing the driver. ruggs and a passenger in the other car suffered nonlife threatening injuries. a 4-year-old girl reunited with her parents after she went missing more than two weeks ago. cleo smith was allegedly abducted from her family's campsite in remote western australia and then she was found after police broke their way into a locked home. a 36-year-old man is in custody. and is being questioned by detectives. that's 5 things to know for your "new day." more on the stories all day on cnn and cnn.com. don't forget to download the 5 things podcast every morning. go to cnn.com/5 things. find it wherever you get your podcasts. and as we were watching, republicans having one big win in virginia. this was a close race. let's bring in cnn's senior
political commentator and the host of the ax files podcast david axelrod. okay, you know, here we are, watching these races. what is the takeaway for you? >> i don't think you have to be a political genius to figure out the takeaway. this was a rough night for democrats. when the country is stressed and ornery and you're the party in power, you're going to bear the brunt of that. and democrats did yesterday. there are factors in each race in new jersey and in virginia that were -- that were particularly those races that have nothing to do with the national picture. bit, clearly when you look across the country, there was a message and that message is that people are concerned about the virus, about the economy, about the supply chain problems, about the basic stresses in their lives. and they want -- they want responsiveness and democrats in
washington are very focused on passing this transformative legislation, but nobody knows what's in it. and they want responsiveness. they want competence, they want cooperation, they want to see basic blocking and tackling. and they didn't feel -- they don't feel they're seeing it right now. >> you say you don't have to be a political genius. luckily you are one. and you're with us here. you're a veteran, right, of the shellackings that happened to the obama administration in 2009 in virginia and 2010 in the midterms. so i guess i have two questions for you. one, is this a message that maybe democrats have gone too progressive, too liberal. and, two, how do you right the ship if you're the biden white house? >> yeah, well, first of all, i think different democrats will interpret it in different ways. you can sort of see it erupting last night on social media. i think there are a lot of moderates within the party who will interpret this as a sign
that voters were trying to put the brakes on here. progressives will argue that the ambitions were watered down, there was a failure to communicate what actually was in the bill. i was watching earlier on your air when you were talking about this drug discount and the negotiation with drug companies to bring down medicare drug costs. that's a huge thing. one of the problems with this omnibus reconciliation bill is it is so large that no one knows exactly what's in it. they just know that it is large. that's been a problem. but, yeah, i do think there is going to be a feeling on the part of moderates. one of the challenges i said last night before the white house last night is to keep moderates on board for that reconciliation package as they try and pass it through congress after the results on tuesday. what was your second question, john, i got off on a flight of fancy there. >> my second question was if
you're the biden white house, how do you make it better? >> i think you have to pass the bills. you have to show you're making progress that things are happening and then have to go out and sell what's in them, i also think they need to be very responsive to the day to day concerns of people, to the cost of living, you know, to the supply chain issue that people are concerned about going into the holidays. it is like a mayor, you know. i say to mayors, you know, you can be visionary in your policy, but also make sure the garbage gets picked up, make sure that potholes are getting filled. there is an element of that in national politics too. and right now there are day to day concerns that people are feeling, and they want to know every day that those concerns are being met in a -- in a clear and competent way so i would focus on that. one thing i would say, you mentioned 2009, you know, we were facing an economic crisis that the economist told us in the beginning would not be resolved in a year or two years and maybe in many years because of the nature of how that
recession came about. this is a different situation. if the administration and the country can get control of this virus, and release the energy and the economy, you know, it could be a different picture next fall. so i don't think that what happened on tuesday is necessarily predictive of what is going to happen next year. but certainly you can't have a president going into the midterms with a 43% approval rating, and expect a positive result. >> david axelrod, great to see you. thank you so much for being with us. >> good to see you guys, thank you. the murder trial for kenosha shooter kyle rittenhouse is under way. dramatic opening statements ahead. plus, they seed dead people. hundreds of qanon followers turning up in dallas in search of the impossible.
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save on your prescriptions, and to get our free decision guide. humana, a more human way to healthcare. just a short time from now, the kyle rittenhouse trial will resume in kenosha, wisconsin. during opening statements prosecutors portrayed witten house as the only person to take a life amid the city's unrest. while the defense argued he was legally defending himself when he shot three men. shimon prokupecz is live for us in kenosha with more. this was a dramatic day, a dramatic start, shimon.
>> reporter: it certainly was with the opening statements. but, brianna, prosecutors really wasting no time calling a key witness to the stand as their first witness, a friend of kyle rittenhouse, and the man who purchased that weapon for him. and a man who spoke to kyle rittenhouse moments after the shooting. opening statements in the homicide trial of kyle rittenhouse, laying out rival theories tuesday. >> we're not asking you to solve a mystery in this case. >> but ultimately what this case will come down to, it isn't a who d who done it, when did it happen or anything like that. >> reporter: the days of unrest ignited after a police officer shot jacob blake seven times leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. >> life is more important than
property. up until tuesday night, despite all the things that the community experienced, no one had been killed. >> reporter: but on august 25th, 2020, rittenhouse killing two men and wounding another while he says he was protecting a car dealership. the prosecution arguing that despite the chaos of the protests, one fact is clear. >> out of these hundreds of people, only one person killed anyone that night. >> reporter: according to the defense. >> he acted in self-defense, ladies and gentlemen. the evidence will show that his actions on august 25th of 2020 were reasonable, under the circumstances as they existed that night. >> reporter: prosecutors calling their first witness, a friend who says he purchased the ar-15 style rifle rittenhouse used during the shooting. >> i didn't believe the gunshots were actually his until i got a phone call and i answered it and
he just said i shot somebody, i shot somebody. >> reporter: dominic black testifying he traveled to kenosha with rittenhouse, taking a similar weapon. the 20-year-old describing the moments after the shooting. >> he was freaking out. he was really scared. he was pale, sweating a lot. he wasn't really talking. he said he had to do it. it was self-defense. he was -- people were trying to hurt him. >> did he ever say to you that someone was trying to attack him with a gun? >> no. >> reporter: black is facing criminal charges for buying the weapon for rittenhouse, who was too young. he told the court he hoped testifying would bring leniency in his case. prosecutors bringing in two more witnesses tuesday, including an fbi agent and cory washington, who live streamed protests in the area. rittenhouse has pleaded not guilty to all charges. the judge says the trial could last about two weeks. and, brianna, yesterday the
defense attorney alluded to the fact that they may actually call kyle rittenhouse to the stand. certainly that would be a big moment in this trial. brianna? >> certainly would be. we'll see if that happens. shimon, thanks. everything i'm about to tell you actually happened. hundreds of qanon followers from across the country gathered in dallas to witness john f. kennedy and john f. kennedy jr. reappear and announce that donald trump would be reinstated as president. they were disappointed when the assassinated president and his deceased son never showed. cnn's donie o'sullivan joins us now. i know there is a tendency to laugh at this. but it is terrifying. >> yeah, john, look, if we didn't laugh at this thing, i guess we would cry. but it is important to remember the sort of wider context, this is all playing out and there is a space online where there is no truth. people are not tethered to reality anymore. and while we have seen -- this
was a small segment of the qanon population, i guess you could call them at this point, but, you know, other folks in qanon said those people yesterday were crazy, who showed up in jfk and try to see jfk jr. they have been said the election has been stolen, all the democrats are going to be rounded up and sent to guantanamo bay. it is tough to see where one conspiracy begins and another one ends. jfk and his son jfk jr. did not show up yesterday. so these people didn't get to meet their hero. i do want to show you one quote from the daily beast picked up on, on live stream, a lot of people live streaming this event yesterday, a person, one of the attendees said some of them are home, speaking about this event, feeling lonely. they had nobody there. we heard these stories for months about people, people feeling alone, having nobody they can talk to and now you have a thousand people in dallas. i think that's just a really important point to hit on here,
john. amid all the political stuff. so many folks that we speak to who go down these rabbit holes of conspiracy theories, especially online, are looking for community. they are looking for people to interact with and that is what a lot of these conspiracies give folks that sort of outlet. that all being said, it is a shame you're in washington, john. i am going for a late breakfast this morning with elvis and tupac. you could have came along, but hopefully see you next time. >> look, one person there would have been too many, donie. the fact it was hundreds, hundreds, really is scary. donie o'sullivan, thank you very much. here's what else to watch today.
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>> swanson! the world champions! >> they shutout the astros to take the world series in six games. this is the braves first series title since 1995. very exciting. cnn's coverage continues right now. very good wednesday morning to you. i'm jim sciutto. >> i'm erica hill. overnight, a major shift in the political landscape. in key elections across the nation, liberal agenda items soundly rejected. it was a huge night for republicans, to quote our colleague van jones, a five alarm fire for democrats. this morning, cnn can project that republican glenn youngkin is the governor-elect of virginia, defeating terry mcauliffe in a state that president joe biden won by ten points, and proving to gop voters who may still oppose