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investigating january 6th has subpoenaed former white house counsel pat cipollone. abc news's first report that. cnn has now confirmed that as well. abby philip, david chalian, mark philip, david axelrod are all back with me here. thanks so much for joining. this is big news. what's say you, david chalian? >> i think we've seen over the last couple of weeks this escalation in this grandeur process, that is separate any part from all of the doj investigations and prosecutions into those that actually storm the capital and broke into the capital. this is now, and has been, we've seen as pence aides have been called it and what have you, getting into the inner sanctum. we don't get more intersect and then the white house inner council, who we know through testimony given to the january six committee, was running down the hall to the oval office to try and stop meetings from progressing, who was trying to get the white house chief of
staff alive and weak and engaged in what was going on on the sixth. so i know that cipollone and his team are going to go through a whole host of conversations and negotiations with the doj about when he can and cannot say. but this doj investigation and this subpoena of cipollone, this is a serious heart attack. i don't think the doj is fooling around here. and i think there is going to be an investigation of -- this >> there is a negotiation with the house committee, because the houses racing a clock. they needed to get what they were going to do done because they were concerned about the congress turning over in january. the justice department will pursue him, and they are going to test this issue of privilege because there is no privilege if it relates to the commission of a crime. and they will pursue it in a way that the house kind of -- >> i think the question going forward is when they do pursue it, and it goes to the courts, how quickly does it get
resolved, even if these federal probes, as in the past, some of the judges and some courts have taking a long time to come down and rulings about whether or not privilege applies to certain circumstances, a court that moves much more quickly will have this moving along. and i think either way, though, it puts cipollone in a position he was not what the january six committee. he was basically able to go into room of the january six committee and was able to say here's what tomorrow to talk about, here is what i'm not. and they were amenable to that. but it is not going to be that kind of situation when you are talking about a federal grand jury and your talk of federal crimes. >> you guys are right, because as i said, what's abc news's reporting, cipollone is going to try negotiate this like they did with the house select committee investigating the attacked. which you mentioned, they're expected to engage in these negotiations around any appearance while weighing concerns regarding potential claims of executive village. so you are going to have that
chance. >> for somebody who has been in the west wing, and has been in that situation, there has to be some kind of privilege given to -- >> and he is the wife of a former white house counsel. >> but to david's point, if there is a crime being commissioned, and there is no executive privilege. what's interesting with cipollone is that he is not a maga guy, you know, he is somebody who, you know, took a job, went and did it. and he was very open with the january six committee, which i'm very surprised, he might negotiated it out. but have him come in and say some of the things that he did on videotape that were shown, you know, during the hearings was amazing, i thought. a really help make their case. >> all right, some legal analysis now, elie honig joins us now. elie, when you look at what's happening now, pat cipollone, grandeur any, federal grant journey subpoenaed the former white house counsel pat cipollone for this investigation into january 6th. what does this mean? >> well, don, pat cipollone is the ultimate insider. and i think we saw was involved
in, present for, witness for so many of the key conversations. and generally speaking, his roles as a voice of reason, telling them no, you can't take over the justice department. no, you can't get on board with us fake elector scheme. no, john eastman's theories are not legal, they're not constitutional. and i think one of the questions here, and i think abby philip was just alluding to this, is how hard is doj going to push back against these executive privilege claims? because we think to pat cipollone's videotape deposition testimony, which we saw some of the hearings, there are these moments where he was asked what was your conversation with donald trump, pat cipollone would sort of pause, turned his lawyer again in michael perot, who are used to work for ideology, and we just say privilege. and he would not answer. so, is the og willing to go to court to force him to give those answers? or are they willing, are they going to be able to negotiate some sort of point where they agree on what cipollone will and won't give them? if they do go to the courts though, a, that's gonna be a very high stakes battle, and the, that could take quite a while, that could take weeks and months.
>> ali, this could escalate, this could take it to a whole new level, i mean, you have the former white house counsel being subpoenaed, this really ratchet things up. >> yeah, there's no question about that and when we add this about what we know about who the committee is speaking with, this is the next level of from marc short, greg jacob. this is the white house counsel. he is in all the rooms for all the big meetings. so, this is, yes, just another sign of how serious and how focused doj's are not just the white house but the inner sanctum of the trump white house. >> all right. allie, thank you very much. i appreciate that. again, the news that we were warning, abc reporting that a federal grand jury has subpoenaed former trump white house counsel pat cipollone in its investigation into january 6th. we will continue to follow that this. but this is election night in america. because the results are coming in five quiche states, including arizona, where election than ours are all over the ballot.
huge news out of kansas, voters are rejecting an amendment that would weaken the right to abortion under that states constitution. i want to get to cnn's john king, he is at the magic wall for us. john, good evening to you. what's stands out to you at this hour? >> we are beginning to get some votes out of the west coast, as you move to the west, including the arizona governors race. so let me just give you that to give you the update on that with the new votes. karen taylor robeson, she is the more establishment candidate, mike pence endorser. kari lake is the trump endorsed candidate who says if she loses there must be treating going on. about half the vote is counted right now, so we have a long way to go. but right now, rosen, the establishment candidate is winning, 50% of the rounded up. she is leading up because this lead in maricopa county, the large carry the state. 60%, more than 60% estate population lives in phoenix, and the suburbs around it, maricopa county. so karen taylor robeson taking a lead there, very significant because there is a possibility
that kari, there's a possibility the rallies will nominate a statewide slate of republicans. robinson, one of them, but she than soft on the question in the past. that's one of things we're watching. you mentioned the kansas vote which we have called, this of national significance. this is a state constitutional ballot initiative in kansas, but national significantly because the first-time voters, post of, meaning post roe v. wade america, with a supreme court saying the supreme court can outside to ban abortions. the voters of kansas are saying, no, they do not want to water down their state constitution, which protects abortion rights. so, a significant development in kansas, but also don, one with national implications as state-by-state goes through the abortion debate. and as democrats hope this supreme court decision, a setback for pro abortion rights democrats and being a motivation for voters come november. >> all right, mr. king, standby, i want to get to cnn's -- she is in arizona where the latest is happening with the key races there.
the votes are starting to come in. when you have for us, kiana? >> well, you can start to see some of the people in this room. and i'm within karrin taylor robeson, this is her watch party. some applause is starting to pop in this room as these numbers are trickling in. what's the campaign was specifically looking for is that margin that john was just talking about. it is about a 9% margin. the campaign was hoping for that kind of number. the expectation is that kari lake, who had been encouraging her voters to vote on election day, that if robeson had any chance of winning she needed to have a significant margin in that first election result, the first one that we are seeing tonight. so, this room at least a sounding -- as their starting here about these results. but as john pointed out, and you know, it is very early, there are still a lot of votes to be counted, especially those
votes that came in today, that were voting in person, gone. >> the noise level has certainly increase since -- the noise almost certainly increase since last we met you [laughs] at the headquarters there for robeson. what are you hearing, are you able to talk to any the voters? >> we have not talked to many of the voters here yet because these votes are just coming in right now. what i can tell you though, is that the feel, the mood in this room, there was this feeling that we are holding our breath. so much is at stake if you talk to the people in this room. if this is the republican establishment, this is the heart of what's as long been known as the arizona republican party. the framework of it being the party of barry goldwater, john mccain and juicy as of lace. to see, my pants, they came out for karrin taylor robeson, the establishment candidate.
this group is not sure if she would be able to pull it off. and that is still out. there is still a lot of nerves here. they do not know what is going to happen as these results are to come out. again, very early in the night. the first election results. some positive signs there. but again, very very early. >> i hope you got the job already, because you're going to need it, kyung lah, think you very much, kyung lah joining us from arizona there. thank you very much, i appreciate it. listen, we've got, i've got my dream team here on the set. and we are going to continue to talk about what's happening. we are going to take a quick break, so. when we come back, january six news tonight. a source confirming a cnn, to cnn that a federal grand jury investigating january six has subpoenaed former white house counsel pat cipollone.e.
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election night in america. results are coming in. cnn's john king at the wall, the magic wall, looking at all the key races for us tonight. john, talk to me. can we go to michigan and talk about what's happening there with peter meijer? >> we can go to michigan, you asked about peter meijer. those at home might not recognize, named one of the ten house republicans who voted to impeach donald trump. john gibbs is the trump endorsed, opponent as trump seeks vengeance. we've seen this in races where trump opposes one of the people. -- 50.2 to 49.7. this is a district, grand rapids, and then to the west, to the border in michigan. yeah, we are gonna be counting these four -- that's about 63% of the vote coming in. so you've got four in ten votes still about account, a little bit shorter than that. and a 240 vote margin right now. this, one of three test tonight.
there are two primaries out in washington state as well, the pulse trying to close out there. three of the ten house republicans who have voted to impeach donald trump are being challenged, and trump has endorsed their opponents, essentially the trump vengeance hurt throughout the republican party. this, one might not be settled tonight. -- peter meijer holding on. democrats holding on, they put money behind john, gives they wanted him to be the nominee. they thought they'd have a chance to take the seat in november if john gibbs takes the nominee. we'll be counting votes here. as well as those out in washington state as well. >> listen, john king, thank you so much. grading to the floor, to the room, let's talk about peter meijer, talk about what's happening with these house republicans, ten house republicans who voted to impeach trump, facing a far right republican challenged. it's interesting though, we were talking during the break about what is happening with peter meijer, and this could be a real test, or not such a great night when it comes to peter meijer and donald trump. >> right, obviously, donald
trump has a little scoreboard of all these folks he is trying to exact vengeance against who voted to impeach him in the aftermath of january 6th. peter meijer one of them. john king was saying people at home might not know meijer, you know where they know the name meijer, in michigan. >> cars all the food. >> exactly. but he is a republican in a different mold then the modern-day trump dominated republican party. and he has been sort of fighting that fight. and if he's able to successfully withstand this challenge from a trump backed challenger, john gibbs, who served in trump's housing and urban development department, this will be sort of the first pushback on that vengeance tour that we see in this primary season of the republican party. and by the way, what is happening, what the democrats did in this race, look how close it is, it could really potentially be a factor here. david, i know you are no fan of
what democrats have done, i think they're playing with fire. it's >> not just play with fire, i think when a person puts their career on the line to vote for impeachment, knowing that trump is going to come after them, and it may and -- he's a very young man, and and his career. that democrats should not be meddling to lift and election denier in a primary against him. i don't think that -- if you want to be the pro democracy party, that don't go after a guy in his own primary for standing up for democracy. if you want to compete with him, compete with him in a general election. >> should they be supporting him? >> no, i think there are real differences philosophically between peter meijer and democrats. but it is not over the issue of democracy, and by lifting up a election denier against him and punishing him, essentially punishing him for taking a pro-democracy position, i think democrats, you know, call into question their own commitment. >> it's a cynical move, i mean,
on the democrats part. and to your point, don, i mean, there was a time when, you know, this was a political tactic that was sort of just about oh, you prefer to run against this guy who feels this way about taxes and not that guy. but, but, democrats are the ones making an argument to voters that this isn't exemptions threat to our democratic system. and it's hard to make that case to voters on the one hand. and on the other hand, spent tons of money boosting people who are election deniers. and it is a repudiation of that in this particular race, but i think also, one of the problems with that strategy be on this race is that some of these people can land, okay. some of these people might actually win. and you cannot guarantee that voters are just going to reject them because you think they are too radical to be elected. >> so one thing that i will say
is that what democrats are doing is running ads in republican primaries saying this candidate is too conservative about the opponents of the person to try to beat, he's pro trump, you know, he's an election denier and so on. and there is a market for that in the republican primaries, if there were no market for it, it would not work. so, i mean, they are playing with fire, there are primary forces there that they are playing with. so, you know, that has to be voted. but absolutely, one of these squads could get through. one of these anti-democracy scotts could get through. and if my were to lose this race, then he absolutely still could, democrats can claim that they defeated him. is that a victory that they want to claim? >> it's interesting because they are still talking about impeachment, i guess it still does play in kansas or whatever, in peoria, wherever, that still effective for the trump voter. >> you know, it does. there is definitely no honor in
politics necessarily. but i do think over the past 20 years, we have seen whatever honored that was in politics has kind of drifted away. to david's point about the democratic party getting involved in this primary, you know, it's would not be a historic first for major democratic leaders to stay out of certain races. we start seeing in congressional delegations that harry reid, god rest his soul, harry reid would not specifically get involved in primaries in his own state, even though he was a senate democratic leader, he would not get involved in that because he did not feel that it was appropriate for him to do so. to david's point, how does a democratic party look at itself when it is propping up election deniers with the goal of trying to beat them in the end but could still loose. >> one quick point on your impeachment point, one person who is trailing tonight is rusty bowers, who we all know played such a significant role in these hearings, a former
speaker of the arizona house who's running for the state senate today, losing, trailing. and that is completely about impeachment. he has represented that area forever. the republican party there is censured him in the last weeks of the campaign, just to make the point, just to make the point that he was an apostate because he stood up for democracy even though it might her donald trump. >> stick around everyone, we've got much more to come, maybe the biggest result of the night. in kansas, voters maintaining the right to abortion in kansas state constitution. in two seconds, a vacationer will say... yeah, i'm going to live here. only to realize... what if i can't selly place? ♪ don't worry. sell it direly to opendoor and we'll lp you buy your next one. aah.
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to maintain the right to turn abortion in their states constitution. that according to the possession of the cnn decision desk, it's up on your screen now. take a look at it. i -- back with me now, abby, david, david, mark. and david. i'm getting used to it. >> not enough david. >> it's not a -- not enough, davidson about david's. tonight >> but also joining us is our legal analyst to walk us through this. so, -- , thank you for joining us here. what do you make of this? it's uprising to me, considering that this is kansas, right? red. middle of the country. so, is this a harbinger of things to come for you think republicans come november? too early to tell? >> i think it is, don. i think, what it tell us is that abortion is on the ballot. kansas saw a record turnout in this election, they talk about this being comparable to 2008 when obama was on the ballot. even if voters are not pro
abortion, i think voters are saying that we are anti-extremism by republican, republican lawmakers that are seeking to deny women the rights to make decisions about their reproductive health. i mean this is going to be a difficult issue for republicans go moving forward. voters are galvanized around this issue to support and to protect women's right to choose. and they rejected this constitutional amendment which would've given republican lawmakers in the state of kansas -- it would've given them the power and authority to make decisions about whether abortions would be bent in that state, and everyone expected that if they were given that authority, they would've absolutely banned or severely restrict abortions in the state of kansas. so, this is a big win for women, a big win for pro-choice advocates. >> but, there is some history to this, areva martin, because this vote comes -- out there's a 2019 supreme court ruling that the state constitution does protect the right to an abortion. that was a 61 decision.
>> absolutely. that's why this amendment is not surprising to me that the voters in kansas rejected the amendment to try to remove this constitutional protection under the kansas constitution. because the supreme court in kansas had already spoken, had already said that this constitutional protection was valid. and the voters in kansas today confirmed that women should have the right to choose in that state. >> so, listen, back to the floor here, you know, there's gonna be this consolation about this was the language was a big issue. we're talking about -- on tuesday. and i heard, as i said, listening to the conservative pundits, either on radio or on television saying that, you know, while voters are confused. they seem to -- , that candace can vote in the way that they were voting that it was looking like it was going. it doesn't seem that it was ambiguous. i mean, is that just an excuse?
>> look, i think given that it's a couple things here. one, the result at the moment is pretty lopsided. okay, for what it is. 88% in. but, the other thing is with turnout being extremely high in an off year scenario, if you are leaving your house to go vote on a ballot initiative in the state of kansas, you probably know what you're voting about. and, i think that in this case, they were asking voters, do you want to change the status quo or leave the status quo? if you're living your, house you're probably going to leave your house to keep the status quo that you have been living under. so i think that that, we can only surmise that that is what is going on here. just given how lopsided the numbers are and given the turnout levels. and, one other point i'll make, the state of kansas, their governor, laura kelly is a democrat. she is a democrat who has pushed back on abortion restrictions in the past.
and, is not backing down. now she is up for reelection. that is, i think, innovate itself, something extraordinary. but it tells you a lot about how she thinks this issue can play even in her state where trump won by a very large margin. she is describing it as an extremist effort. as an effort being pushed by a small minority of even the republican party differ the restrict abortion. and, that's a warning shot that she is sending to republicans. >> it will be interesting to see if there's a delta between the number of people who voted on this initiative and voted on other races. whether they're people who just came out to vote on these races. but, don this is the turnout is everything here. the reason that party is in power almost lose ground in midterm election is because the party that is out of power comes out in greater numbers than the party in power. if democrats are motivated by
this decision to come out in unusually large numbers and we saw it's a huge turnout in 2018, but trump was president. if this becomes a motivator, it will have an impact on some of these race. it may not change the fundamental point that it's going to be a tough democratic here. but it could be a lot -- >> you don't have, i don't think you just have democrats voting on. this >> absolutely! absolutely! >> -- republican women feel like there's an initiative. >> but, if they feel like that is at stake for the senate races, for example, if you've got a governor's race in particular ardently anti abortion rights candidate on one side and a pro abortion right candidate on the other side, those moderate republicans may go that way. independent voters may go that way. >> -- we have, for much of this year seen what the presidents polling numbers are.
we see how much harm inflation is causing families. and the real concern, we see an electorate that is not pleased with the direction of the country. all of these things that tell us this should be like a wave year for republicans. and, what we're starting to see are some data points that suggest, again not that the environment is overturned, they should be a good republican here. but there are some data points here, that perhaps that weight is not going to press quite as high as a lot of folks had initially thought. and this kansas vote is one of those data points. the rallying around what you are seeing in sort of organizing around the states, around the supreme courts overturning roe. we see it here played out in kansas. but you're seeing the organizational efforts elsewhere. and, it is going to become -- you could tell from what democratic candidates are doing tonight in response to this, they are going to centralize
this as a part of their campaign in some very key contests. and, as don was saying, if you could bring back enough of the independent that was so repelled by trump -- >> yes. >> you can actually fortify and mitigate some of the losses the democratic party can potentially can if they could get something -- that >> hold on one something, i'm having déjà vu. i remember, there was supposed to be this red wave list a couple of years ago. was that? it and it didn't happen, and they got a blue title wave, i forget what happened. but there was a similar thing where people were predicting that there would be this big red wave and it did not happen. >> well, i also think, you know, the party out of power their simple argument is, why not? give us a shot! and, the problem with this cycle i think for republicans is that it's easy for democrats to make the case of, why not. right? when you have a trump factor, when you have things like abortion, when you have these issues that get to peoples --
the front of people's minds, it makes it easier for democrats to say, here is why not. and i think that makes the argument much more. >> yes, that is the test for democrats to make not just the referendum on the direction of the country or the economy or the president will but a choice. and there are three things working here. one is the dobbs dish isn't. another is the hearings. i would argue that in the midst of all of this came the attack in uvalde and the tack in highland park. and these all came together to create an argument that republicans are too extreme. and, for most of the last year, the republicans are making the argument that democrats are too extreme. and it was working with independent voters. i think this has the potential to pull some of them back. >> which is not to say that republicans are not still favored to win that. and i want to be clear about that. they are!
>> yes. >> we it's just, the political environment may be shifting. it's a dynamic thing. and it may be shifting a bit right before our eyes. >> what we hope that the democrats are getting things done in washington, it helps a lot. >> areva martin, there's been talk about the language about what's been happening and what has happened in kansas. and, look, everyone is saying well it's ambiguous. you have people there watching the local news, they are being instructed by certain political groups, telling them which way to vote. i don't think that that's an excuse that should be an excuse. the language is ambiguous. yes, would you like to leave the constitution the way it is? or, no, no vote would leave the 22 week lawn place. so, i think it was pretty solid, the language. and to whether you wanted to do it or not. >> yeah, i don't think the language has anything to do with this victory or pro choice, don. i think people understand what is at stake. and they're not willing to allow republican lawmakers, as
it has been described to control women [inaudible] 's right to choose. and i think we're going to see this ballot initiative, or similar ballot initiative that's going to be on the ballot in kentucky in november. and then we see states like california and vermont where there's efforts to in shrine in the constitutional rights that women have to abortion. so, that created this patchwork across the state, every state, basically, doing something different. making it very difficult for voters to know what is going on. but i think this kansas vote tonight is a clear victory. we can argue about language where people know what they know. people are not stupid. and, very rarely do people get motivated to go out on vote on valid initiative. so the -- that we have this high ballot turnout, we have to call it what it is, it's a victory for women's rights. >> we areva martin thank you to everybody one, else and baseball world mourning the loss of ben sculley, who died
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so, former trump white house counsel, pat cipollone, has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury investigating -- to overturn the 2020 election. sources tell cnn that cipollone and his attorneys are discussing ways of how they're going to handle the supreme court under grand jury, including how to deal with executive privilege issues. as to the sources, abc news to report the subpoena. i want to bring in now, senior legal analyst, elie honig, and senior -- susan glasser. good evening to both of you. elie, how big of a deal is the subpoena? talk to us about the impact of cipollone's cooperation and how it could have in the justice investigation. >> well, passive baloney was right at the heart of virtually every stage and the entire effort by donald trump and others around him to try to block congress and steal the
election. virtually, every one of the key moments, the meeting in the oval office, the meeting with doj. the meeting with the other advisers who were in donald trump's, or pets at the lonely was there. and often, pat cipollone's role was to tell donald trump, no, we cannot do this to push back against the worse exes in the worst abuses. so, don, this tells me that doj is looking at the inner inner circle of the trump white house. >> susan, everyone will try to read something into this. i'm not sure what there is to be read into this. but i should ask, in this latest development should be seen as a win to protecting our democracy in america? >> well, look, don, it's more than a year and a half after january six itself. and, we only are just getting indications of this justice department convened federal grand jury with testimony by some former senior pence aides in recent weeks. and now, the subpoena to pet cipollone. so, we don't know what it means. there's been no charges of anyone who was involved in, you
know, convening all of those people and bringing them to the capital that they stormed on january six. so, you know, a note of caution there. but, that cipollone, as said, was a crucial figure in all of this. not only pushing back. but he's the one you had to about the weight and explain why the crazy schemes or not just crazy but illegal. and, to me, that's always been very important. you know, donald trump was told repeatedly that it wasn't just ill-advised. but it was unconstitutional for him to demand that vice president pence single-handedly, you, know invalidate the results of the election. he proceeded anyway. so i do think that simple one, who's never publicly spoken with the president, that is private dealings in this matter are crucial to understanding was essentially a coup against american democracy. >> susan, ali, thank you. we'll be right back. is the planning effect.
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for now, more on our sad news, tonight. the baseball world mourning the loss of biscuit lee, legendary void of the -- who died at the age of 94. andy scholes has the life and times of the icon. >> hi everybody, and a very pleasant thursday evening to you wherever you may be. >> vin scully, the revered face of the dodgers. worthy of a yearbook cover. slip inside and see the schoolboy who always wanted to become a sportscaster. >> we had a big, old radio on four legs. and i would crawl underneath the radio so that the speaker was directly over my face. and i would be listening to a game that meant absolutely
nothing to me. alabama, mississippi. but, what intrigued me and thrilled me was the roar of the crowd. >> the captivated youngster went on to play center field at forum university, graduated with a degree in radio. skelly broken as an announcer with the brooklyn dodgers in 1950 as the yearbook shows. mentored by legends connie desmond and especially brad barber. >> he was indeed another father. and eventually through many many years later he wrote in a column, many allies to the sunday never had. maybe the -- had something to do with. it >> scully would make any father proud. honored by the baseball hall of fame. on by critics. including, the other voices on the game. >> i think anybody who really has studied baseball broadcasting or indeed heard ben sculley would inquiry that scully is the right for baseball -- he has converted more casual
fans and harden fenced and more non baseball fans into baseball fanatics. then virtually any broadcaster that i could think of. >> what words can describe scalise words? lyrical, poetic, master storyteller. >> that 75 club that found finally to the big red machine. >> skelly thinks he made his mark with silence by not over announcing the moment. >> she is gone! >> when kurt gibson hit the dramatic home run to beat the oakland hates in 1988 world series, scully didn't say a word for more than a minute. then -- >> in a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened. >> scully called the new york mets come back against the red sox in the 1986 world series. >> [inaudible] >> he also dwelled into football, calling the catch montana to clark in the 49ers
famous playoff win over the -- >> throwing in the end zone! >> scalise popularity often does see the players. later, his career served as grand marshal of the rose parade and ball game. in 2016, he signed off for the last time as a regular broadcaster after 67 seasons calling daughter schemes. leaks before handing up his, mike scully gulley riveted the crowd at the library. >> if i had a trademark, it would be to call the play as quickly and as accurately as i possibly can. and then, shut up and listen to the roar of the cloud -- crowd. and even to this day, when that crowd roars, on that -- and that little eight year old kid curled up on the radio back in new york city listening to alabama, tennessee. >> may he rest in peace. thanks for watching everyone. our coverage continues.
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good evening, primary elections tonight in five states. , missouri michigan, kansas and washington. polls are closing just now in all or parts of three of them. abortion is on the ballot and khalil kansas supporters of the former presidents election lie are running in arizona and elsewhere. three republicans who voted to impeach the former president are all facing tough primary challenges from candidates that he's supporting. in arizona, state house speaker, rusty bowers, the conservative republican state house speaker who refused to help overturn the election and testified before the house select committee. he's also facing opposition