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campaigning, it all comes down to this. your vote. what the nation's first results show this morning. plus, from funding education to ending the death penalty, the key propositions before the california voters. >> here we go again. could see some more records set in the bay area but some major changes are coming our way. we'll talk about that coming up. >> if you are commuting through the dublin interchange, everything looks good so far. we still have overnight roadwork. we'll thank you you about that coming up. good morning, it's tuesday, november 6. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:00 which means it's 8:00 back east. and voting has started in some states today for the presidential election. >> and here in california, polls will open two hours from now. they will stay open until 8:00 tonight. president obama finished campaigning yesterday but mitt romney is heading to ohio and pennsylvania for one more day on the campaign trail and we have live team coverage on local and national voting.
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bigad shaban is in chicago, president obama's home city. bigad. >> reporter: the president's return here to chicago comes after two days of intense campaigning in the battleground states of ohio, florida, wisconsin, new hampshire and colorado. his tour ended with an emotional campaign speech in iowa. reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presidential bid in 2008. president obama made one final plea for votes in the critical battleground state. >> after all the months of campaigning, after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. it's out of my hands. >> reporter: president obama plans to continue his election day tradition of playing basketball with friends. i'm bigad shaban in chicago.
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i'm randall pinkston in boston. underscoring just how close this election is expected to be, the first town of the nation to vote ended in a tie. >> this has never happened before in dixville. we have a tie. >> reporter: margaret dixon, new dixville notch, new hampshire, gave five votes each to president and mitt romney. romney will vote and then hit the campaign trail rallying supporters in cleveland and pittsburg to get them out to the polls. romney said momentum is on his side. >> these last months of our campaign have seen the gathering of strength of a real movement across this country. >> yes, sir! >> it's evident by the size of these crowds like this tonight, my goodness. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: romney says he will deliver the change the president promised but failed to do. another location in new
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hampshire ee linked, president obama 23, mitt romney 9 and a libertarian got 1 vote. back to you. >> thank you. in just about 30 minutes ago, vice president joe biden and his wife jill biden cast their votes in delaware. there's also a big battle over control of the u.s. senate. democrats currently hold a 51- 47 edge over the republicans with the two independents caucusing with the democrats. now, the race to watch include the bay state of massachusetts where polls show republican incumbent scott brown is in a very tight race with democrat liz when warren and in missouri democratic incumbent claire mccaskill facing a tough challenge from republican richard mourdock despite his comments last week about rape. 33 senate seats up for grabs with races in several states that could go either way. several states have ballot propositions dealing with controversial social issues. four states have measures with immigration, marijuana-related measures to be decided in six
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states, and three states have propositions dealing with same- sex marriage. less than two hours before polls open in california but many people have already voted. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the alameda county registrar of voters. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yes, we were here yesterday and we saw that steady stream of voters coming in and out of the alameda county courthouse yesterday. like you said, polls will open in just about a couple of hours. but voters decided to get a head start. about 800,000 did. we're talking just about the population of san francisco and the majority of voters we spoke to yesterday were highly passionate about this election. and they told us it was a main motivation to bring them out earlier. >> i have been calling my friends, family and coworkers to do this. it will help us to move forward. >> whatever people's attitudes
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are. i'm not mad, i'm not going top happy, not going to stop me from getting up in the morning and doing what i need to do. >> reporter: as far as voter numbers go about half of california voters are expected to vote by mail this election. and that's an 8% jump from the 2008 election. although we didn't see the same last-minute registration surge that we saw in 2008, but california does have a record 18.2 million registered voters and that's up about 940,000 from four years ago. again, michelle, frank, polls will open at 7:00. bring a valid id if you are still holding on to one of those mail-in ballots. remember, you cannot mail them in today. if you want to submit those you have to bring them to a polling place or a registrar's office. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. we have no excuse to vote at least weather-wise because it's supposed to be beautiful today. >> going to be gorgeous. no rain to keep from us going to the polls. that's for certain. looks like it will be dry everywhere you go.
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temperatures heating up probably near record levels in some parts of the bay area. outside patchy fog showing up in the north bay valleys. otherwise clear. temperatures 48 degrees in fairfield 60 in pacifica and 61 in san francisco. high pressure holding on for one more day and what a day it's going to be all the way to the coastline. after that things begin to change. that sea breeze kicking in. temperatures will be something embassy. records set on this date into the 80s today. maybe eclipsing that point in a couple of spots. redwood city could see a record of 81, 81 can also be a record in san jose. the other temperatures will fall short, still a beautiful day outside, elizabeth. >> not too bad. here's a live look at the golden gate bridge where everything is flowing nicely if your commute takes you out of marin towards san francisco you can see a few cars right now making their way towards doyle drive. you will find some areas of overnight roadwork northbound 101 from the waldo turn towards sir francis drake. the other bridges here's a live look up the incline section of
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the bay bridge up the upper deck. no metering lights so you can see green on the sensors westbound and eastbound 80 and looks like they just reopened the ramp from northbound 280 to southbound 101. it was scheduled to wrap up around 5:00 so that's great news going into and out of san francisco. no longer any delays. we have a bit of a delay not much but all lanes blocked in eastbound 4 at loveridge. they are using those detours to get by. this is ongoing roadwork they do across that stretch. the good news in the commute direction westbound through antioch looks great no delay at all, all the way through pittsburg-bay point and concord. quick look at the south bay with the silicon valley ride westbound 237. it's off to a nice start all the way towards san jose. that is a check of your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you. 5:07. while the presidential campaigns focus their efforts on other states, it's believed more than half a billion dollars has been spent on campaigns right here in california. the "l.a. times" says this election will rank among the top in state
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history for campaign spending even without the governor's office or some other top state races in play. two wealthy california siblings they are digging deep into their pockets to make sure their ballot initiatives win today. charles munger pumped tens of millions of dollars into supporting prop 32 to stop unions from using payroll deducted funds for political purposes. and his sister molly spent $47 million supporting prop 38 which would raise taxes for education. one of the most contentious statewide issues in california is proposition 30, governor brown's plan for temporary tax hikes to reduce the state deficit. cbs 5's elissa harrington joins us from the newsroom with more on the last-minute campaigning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. prop 30 needs a majority to pass. and recently it dipped below 50% in the polls. that sent governor brown on a last-minute swing traveling up and down the state holding rallies, making calls from phone banks and using social media to get more backers of
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the initiative. here he is in san francisco. >> keep the california dream alive, yes on 30, thanks. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: proposition 30 called for a seven year hike on income taxes for those who earn more than a quarter million dollars per year. it would also raise the state sales tax by a quarter cent for four years. it would bring in an estimated $6 billion a year. if prop 30 loses it would trigger automatic deep spending cuts to k through 12 schools, community colleges and state universities. senator dianne feinstein joined brown at a rally in san francisco. >> 27 billion of red ink. that was the debt. and we have slashed -- we have -- i mean, it's amazing! >> reporter: the governor mentioned a doomsday scenario. do you see that happening if it doesn't pass? >> i'm not going to predict doom for this state because i just will never do that. but i think it could be a very
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rough go. >> reporter: some of those against prop 30 don't want another tax hike and say there is no guarantee where the money will go. one of the biggest supporters is the california teachers association. elissa harrington, cbs 5. there are several other major propositions on the ballots statewide. prop 32 calls for more restrictions on political contributions by labor unions. they would not be able to use money from members' payroll deductions. prop 34 would repeal california's death penalty maximum punishment in the state then would be life in prison without parole. supporters say the legal procedures for capital punishment are too costly. and it's been years since anyone in the state has been executed. prop 36 is another crime and punishment measure. it would revise california's "three strikes" law to impose a life sentence only when the third felony conviction is for a serious or violent crime. prop 37 has to do with the
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foods you eat. it would require companies to put special labels on raw or processed foods made from genetically altered plants or animals. stay with us on cbs 5 for up-to- the-minute results. special live coverage begins at 4:00 this afternoon. we'll be streaming results live on we have you covered. it is 5:11 now. the east coast getting ready for yet another storm. how this will impact the recovery efforts of superstorm sandy. >> plus, coming clean. what the muni vandals caught here on camera is saying about the incident. >> and it is proof that everybody vote counts. coming up, how astronauts are making their voices heard even from outer space.
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counts- including absentee ballots from out of space. mission control in houston emailed a digital version oe p to astronauts with the election too close to call every vote counts including absentee ballots from outer space. mission control in houston emailed a digital version of the ballot to astronauts in the international space station. when complete it comes back down to earth on the same path. the system was made possible by a 1997 bill passed in texas. most astronauts by the way live in or near houston. so they did not miss their chance to vote. >> you had to figure there was a bill passed for that. >> had to be, right? >> great idea. got to do your civic duty.
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and we are going to traffic, i guess, right? >> let's check on the roads with elizabeth. >> if the astronauts vote, we have no excuse. here's a live look outside. here's a look at the san mateo bridge where people are off to an early start. you can see a lot of cars already on the road and that westbound 92 ride that's the right side of your screen. so we just checked the drive time. my producer and i. 14 minutes between hayward and foster city. so looks good over the high- rise. to our maps we are following a couple of different accidents. nothing causing any huge delays but just a heads up. northbound 101 approaching oakland road. there is an accident a car hit the guardrail so there is some guardrail damage in the area. apparently some of the traffic lights may be out in the neighborhood so anyway, northbound 101 the left lane appears to be blocked but again it's so early it's not causing any major problems. through oakland this is a live look near the oakland coliseum. a little farther south northbound 880 approaching a street we have an accident already off to the right-hand shoulder. so obviously that's not doing much to the morning drive. if you have an early-morning flight to catch, you'red
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hadding along the peninsula, head -- you're heading along the peninsula to sfo, free and clear heading into and out of san francisco. 280 looks pretty good. we are seeing a little bit of slowing on our sensors. they were wrapping up overnight roadwork on the northbound 280 to southbound 101 connector. that may be the reasons why we're seeing a little slowing on our sensors. otherwise, drive times in the east bay still free and clear including up the nimitz. no delay at all if you are coming through the caldecott tunnel westbound 24, 13 minutes heading out towards oakland from walnut creek. and mass transit nothing really to speak of. so if you want to use bart, good morning to do it no delay systemwide. ace train number one. bart, ace, muni, caltrain and your ferries all on time. that's a check of your "timesaver traffic." it looks like we have another gorgeous day in store, here's lawrence with the morning forecast. >> elizabeth, had a chance to sneak out to the beach yesterday, it was gorgeous. it will be gorgeous there again today.
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a lot of sunshine coming our way. a few more records possibly to be set today. 50s right now in the bay area. we are seeing patchy fog in the north bay otherwise clear. toward the afternoon sunny skies and cooler temperatures than yesterday but close enough well above average. mid-80s the warmest spots inland. lots of 70s inside the bay and 70s at the coast. that ridge of high pressure bringing you more sunshine for today. but you already begin to see this low developing off the coastline. eventually that moves closer than that sea breeze changes and we cool things down big time tomorrow. but one more day today of lots of sunshine and maybe some record-breaking temperatures. looks like by late in the day though the clouds begin to gather along the coastline. and as we head toward the evening hours more clouds begin to sweep onshore. that's the site of the sea breeze kicking in so cooler weather tomorrow. sfo looking good. you have to fly out of there? should be fine. traveling across the country,
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sunny skies in houston and 75. 72 and sunny denver. clouds in chicago. 75 in pacifica will probably come early then that sea breeze will cool the temperatures down. 70s and 80s into the east bay. 81 degrees in sonoma. next couple of days we'll cool down big time and thursday and friday chance of showers in the bay area a little dusting of snow over the local mountaintops. back to you guys. >> we have a little more weather. the weather is about to turn bad again in areas hit by sandy last week. a nor'easter is expected to hit new york and new jersey tomorrow. there could be heavy rain and winds up to 60 miles per hour. that would be a problem for cruise trying to restore power to a million homes and businesses still without power and more flooding is likely along the coast. election officials in new jersey and new york are now
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taking steps to make sure everyone can vote to. despite many challenges created by the storm sandy, both states are allowing people to cast ballots at any polling place they would like. there are shuttling to get people to the polls and ballots are being sent to emergency shelters, as well. the death of a baby boy has prompted the arrest of three people at a daycare center in san rafael. police arrested the owner of the magic place children's center and two of her employees yesterday afternoon. they were booked on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter. two weeks ago a four-month-old boy died. the coroner says he suffocated accidentally in bedding. the former principal of an elementary school has been found guilty on the rare charge of failing to report suspected sexual abuse. a jury convicted lyn vijkayendran yesterday at the san jose hall of justice. she was principal at o.b. whaley elementary school last year when an 8-year-old girl gave her vivid details about an incident involving a teacher. the judge citing vijkayendran's
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otherwise spotless record sentenced her to two years' probation and community service. >> she stuck her head in the sand when she should have been pulling the alarms. >> the teacher craig chandler is it now charged with committing lewd acts on five children. he is in jail ait was trial. a man admits he smashed the window of a muni bus after the giants world series vic trip. that would be 22-year-old gregory graniss asking for forgiveness yesterday from the public who identified him after a social media manhunt last week. he pleaded not guilty to two felony counts yesterday. graniss says he is ashamed and hopes to make amends after the windshield was smashed. other vandals set fire to the bus. it's 5:20 right now. out of the shadows, what we're learning about the anonymous donors against prop 30. >> plus, one successful half court shot in the nba? well, that's rare enough. two that's worth the play of the day. it's coming your way next. what's cool about your
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outside we are looking good so far. couple of patches of ground fog showing up in the north bay valleys.
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otherwise mostly clear. already 61 degrees. going to be a nice warm day. we'll have more on that coming up. >> we're watching a couple of accidents across the bay area. but no major hot spots. nothing is really going to slow you down. here's a live look at some of our traffic cameras. the golden gate bridge, the bay bridge and to milpitas 880/237, things are flowing nicely there. "timesaver traffic" coming up in a few minutes. thank you. well, a sliver of hope for hockey fans at san jose and throughout north america. negotiators for the players union and nhl team owners are resuming talks today in new york. this comes after day-long negotiations saturday. they are trying to reach an agreement that won't the player lockout which has already canceled about one quarter of the season. and new year's day winter classic . >> they are playing basketball though. the warriors on the road in sacramento game 4 for golden state. the kings up by 16 in the third. the warriors come back. stephen curry takes aim and
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drains it. golden state within 5. thompson and curry both missed shots in the final 10 seconds of the game and the warriors lost. they lost to the kings in sacramento 94-92, 2-2 now. two half court buzzer beaters tying for the plays of the day. here's the miami heat's norris cole banking one in. long distance end of the first quarter buzzer goes off, and it's good. two can play at this game. end of the 3rd quarter same horn, same game, the suns shannon brown his own version not quite as long very effective though. but phoenix was clobbered by miami losing by 25. but two pretty nice shots. >> skill or luck? >> luck and a little bit of skill. a lot of luck. 5:25. two years and $2 billion all come down to today. we'll have a live report on the presidential candidates' final pleas to the voters. >> and polls will open here in california in an hour and a half but 800,000 bay area voters have already cast their votes. we'll tell you why they traded
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i'm still fired up but i got work to do. >> one more day, one more day to lead to greatness. >> this is it. the presidential candidates making their final pitch as the first election results roll in. >> it call comes down to you. >> november 7 we get to work. >> yeah! >> this has never happened before in dixville. we have a tie. >> keep the california dream alive, yes on 30! thanks! >> the governor makes a last- minute push on his tax for education. >> the governor says if prop 30 fails, schools will get
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clobbered even more including a reduction of the school year by three weeks. >> authorities in new york and new jersey are getting ready for a nor'easter which is making its way toward the east coast. >> a former bay area principal found guilty of failing to report abuse. >> she stuck her head in the sand when she should have been pulling at alarms. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." good morning, it's tuesday, november 6. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. election day. it's 5:30. the first votes are already coming in this morning. after a long blitz across battleground states, of the presidential candidates are waiting for the results. >> these last months of our campaign have seen the gathering of strength of a real movement across this country. >> it's evident in the size of these crowds like this tonight, my goodness. >> republican candidate mitt romney plans more campaigning
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today in ohio and pennsylvania. >> but first he feel vote in just about five minutes from now in belmont, massachusetts, right outside of boston. cbs reporter randall pinkston is covering romney's campaign. >> reporter: good morning. >> the governor is planning some campaigning today on election day. was that always the plan or was that a last-minute decision? >> reporter: with this campaign, this entire election being as tight as it has been, it was always the plan for him to run it right up to the wire. now, what was not in the plan was for him to go to pennsylvania for most of this campaign. it has been thought that pennsylvania was safely in democrat hands but the republicans have seen an opening there and so romney is going to be visiting pennsylvania today, hoping to take that out of the democrat column. if he does that, that's a big problem for president obama.
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>> i'm surprised governor romney still has a voice. the two candidates have gone unbelievably hard the last couple of weeks. what has he been saying to the voters on this final, the final days of the campaign? >> reporter: certainly the key message from mitt romney has been change. a real change. he says he has been able to produce change in his past jobs and he can do it again. he is also saying that america cannot afford four more years of what the republicans describe as a failed administration by president obama. mitt romney has been using a teleprompter keeping his remarks on script for most of his appearances over the past few days and so perhaps that has helped preserve his voice. >> randall, we know president obama will be in chicago awaiting the results tonight. do we know any details about what the romneys will do? >> reporter: they are expected to return to watch their
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campaign results come in here in massachusetts and at some point if everything goes well, we'll know what happens late tonight early tomorrow morning, we'll see him on the stage behind us here. other than that, you know, his surrogates will be out there knocking on doors. key phrase today is get out the vote. gotv. that's what the republicans and democrats will be doing all over the country. that's what it comes down to, getting out the vote. >> the race is so tight. it will be exciting tonight to watch and see what happens and who ends up in the white house come tomorrow morning. randall pinkston live in boston. thank you so much. and the president is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in iowa yesterday. he made a final plea for votes in the critical battleground state. >> after all the months of campaigning, after all the
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rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. it's out of my hands now. >> meanwhile, the nation's first votes are in. dixville notch in new hampshire gave five votes each for the president and mitt romney. we'll have a live report on the obama campaign from chicago coming up at 6:00. vice president joe biden and his wife jill cast their ballot early this morning just after polls opened in delaware. biden is expected to head to chicago later to await the election results with the president. back here in california the polls open in just about 90 minutes and many people have voted early to avoid the rush to the polls. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran over at the alameda county registrar's office of voters and joins us this morning with more. good morning. >> reporter: it's expected to be a busy morning on this election day. we are joined now with dave mcdonald from the registrar of voters. i know you're gearing you want for a long day hide, is that
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correct? >> it is. we come in this morning at 5:00. we'll be here all day. if we're lucky we'll get home later and come back early tomorrow. >> reporter: we were here yesterday and we saw a steady stream of early voters. tell us about the crowds you have seen so far. >> it's great. we have had a steady stream of people coming in to vote. we were open on saturday and sunday and had up to 3,000 people come in and vote. nothing like four years ago. four years ago we had thousands upon thousands. and we just haven't seen that same level of excitement. >> reporter: i completely agree. that's the same sentiment i heard from voters. another thing that i want to bring up is voting by mail. a big statistic we have heard is more than half of california voters are expected to vote by mail and yesterday you brought up an important thing that now they actually if they still have those ballots they can't do that, is that correct? >> yeah. it's too late. please whoever has a vote by mail ballot do not put it in the mail. it has to be in our possession
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by 8:00 tonight. so you have some options. you can bring it to the courthouse. we have drop boxes. you can go to any polling place in alameda county and drop it off and it will count. but do not put it in the mail. >> reporter: thank you, that's dave mcdonald from the registrar of voters. if you are coming to vote today bring a valid id. polls will open in less than an hour and a half. so we hop to see you here. live in oakland -- we hope to see you here. live in oakland, cate caugiran, cbs 5. this is a live look at the santa clara county registrar of voters office. our photographer captured several people bright and early dropping off their ballots. more than 800,000 are registered to vote in the county and about a quarter of those have already voted by mail. the registrar created a new voter app online. >> no excuse to not get out there. >> it's a beautiful day. weather-wise get out and vote. >> before going to the beach. >> or maybe afterwards. if you go early on, yeah. >> surfing, catch of a wave. >> that's the way californians
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do it. if you want to get out and enjoy today, what a day it's going to be again. we are starting out with a couple of patches of ground fog in the north bay valleys. otherwise we are nice and clear. temperatures a little chilly in spots inland. 48 in santa rosa. 48 in fairfield. but already 61 degrees in san francisco. by the afternoon, high pressure bringing one more nice warm well above normal day here and the possibility of a few more records set outside before this low drops in and that's going to change everything over the next few days. so yeah, there's still a chance we could see a few records outside but only in a couple of spots today. a little cooler than yesterday. but we could see records about 81 degrees in redwood city, about 81 in san jose. if that happens, those will both be records. otherwise it is just going to be a gorgeous day all the way to the coastline. >> love it. love fall and this gorgeous weather. all right, thanks, lawrence. let's take outside show you what's going on with some of our live traffic sensors. south bay they just cleared this accident northbound 101 at oakland road. there was some damage to the guardrail so not sure what that means for future closures but
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for right now all lanes are open northbound and southbound 101. for silicon valley commuters here's a live look at 880/237. free and clear leaving milpitas towards san jose. farther up the nimitz north- and southbound 880 right by oakland airport, the coliseum, everything is actually flowing nicely. easier to see those headlights making their way southbound towards a street and hayward. quiet both directions. 15 minutes now is our drive time between 238 and the maze. a check with caltrans, all lanes just reopened eastbound 4 lanes approaching loveridge. we had an overnight full freeway closure. now just seeing brake lights on westbound 4. that is traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. perhaps the biggest statewide issue in california is proposition 30, governor brown's plan for temporary tax hikes to reduce the state deficit. elissa harrington joins us in newsroom with more. >> reporter: proposition 30 is
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a big one: governor brown has been fighting for votes. support for prop 30 is about 46% according to a "l.a. times" poll but it needs majority to pass. governor brown hit the campaign trail holding rallies all over the state including here in san francisco. >> keep the california dream alive, yes on 30! thanks! [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: proposition 30 calls for a 7-year hike on income taxes for those who earn more than a quarter million dollars per year. it would also raise the state sales tax by a quarter cent for four years. it would bring in an estimated $6 billion a year. if prop 30 loses, it would trigger automatic deep spending cuts to k through 12 schools, community colleges and state universities. >> i have worked hard and told the truth. i have leveled with the people. when i ran for governor, i said i would ask the people if they wanted to raise taxes, if they thought it was important. we're asking the people. and whatever they say, i'll carry it out. records i
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>> reporter: the "l.a. times" poll also shows 42% against the prop. so if 12% of undecided voters, they will determine 30s fate. critics say it would go to the general fund and there is no guarantee how much would really benefit schools. it's still polling better than proposition 38 which is also designed to get funding for education. prop 38 would increase income taxes on a sliding scale. in the newsroom, elissa harrington, cbs 5. voters in the bay area will decide on several high-profile measures. san jose measure d would raise the minimum wage from 8 to $10 an hour. measure e would increase the maximum number of gaming tables at the city's two kennedy- shrivers. it's backed by bay 101. a tax on soda in richmond, a lot of publicity. businesses would pay a men
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penny per ounce. berkeley voters would decide whether to ban sitting on sidewalks. in alameda county a tax would supply funds to the oakland zoo and animal care and various upgrades for the zoo. we have been asking, what issue is driving you to the polls on this election day? us at mornings at cbs 5 dot co. we're watching the po tt and ann romney comment on facebook or twitter, or email us at we'll share some more with you later in the show. and we're watching the polling place where mitt and ann romney have just arrived. this is in belmont, massachusetts. a little suburb just outside of boston where the romneys -- we have a cameraman that's trying to find them apparently -- but what time is it there? it's about 8:41. i imagine he had a late-night last night and about to vote in
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the bay state. stay right here with cbs 5 for the up-to-the-minute campaign 2012 results. special live coverage all starts at 4:00 and we will also be streaming results live at 5:42 right now. the east coast braces for another hit. >> the flooding concerns as a new storm prepares to follow sandy. >> and some call itself expression. others say keep it to yourself. a bay area city moves a step closer to banning nudity. okay, now here's our holiday gift list. aww, not the mall. well, i'll do the shopping... if you do the shipping. shipping's a hassle. i'll go to the mall. hey. hi. you know, holiday shipping's easy with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. if it fits, it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. yea, i know. oh, you're good.
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topic for this election. don't forget to vote! >> there you go. that is saint gregory's at k through 8 school down in san mateo. this week's "cool school." and they are just letting you know, go out and do your civic duty today. you will hear from those kids on thursday. >> i know. should be a great story. right? >> it is. they held their own little town meeting and they are holding their own little voting today on who should be president. it's cute. the economy has been the hot topic for the election, of course. >> yes. jill schlesinger, editor at large for, is here to discuss what to expect with the win from either candidate. so jill, let's start with the stock market. does to do better under one party or another? >> reporter: it sure does going back to 1900.
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the stock market has returned 7.1% annually under democratic presidents. and just 3% under republicans. over the past four years, we have actually seen one of the strongest stock market rallies since 1928! the s&p is up 75%. that's about 18% annualized. now, look, everyone out there, remember, past performance is not an indicator of future results. please don't go out and start buying and selling in your retirement account based on these statistics. >> s of just walking out the door. [ laughter ] >> are there certain sectors that do better depending on the republican versus the democrats? >> reporter: i think this is where there are some interesting opportunities. a romney win would be positive for banks and financial companies because he has said he would like to ease up a lot of the regulatory reforms. he also said he wanted to increase defense spending so defense sector would do well. energy sector might benefit. two areas that are really interesting, managed healthcare
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and medical device makers are two sectors subject to an excise tax under obamacare. mr. romney said he would repeal the affordable care act so those two sectors would see a huge pop if he were to be president tomorrow morning. now, conversely if president obama wins re-election, i would look at alternative energy stocks. i think they will be back in the spotlight and with the affordable care act safe and sound, i think hospital and health insurance companies could see a great benefit. now, all this is fun and games, right? but you want to know how does this affect your life? on we have crunched the numbers and answer your burning questions. is your portfolio better off than it was four years ago? >> all right. well, can't wait to see. jill schlesinger, editor at large for, thank you. it is a challenging day for election officials in new york and new jersey. they are trying to make sure victims of sandy are able to vote. people in both states are being allowed to cast ballots at any
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polling place. ballots are being distributed to some emergency shelters, as well. shuttle buses taking people to polling places. the weather turning bad again hit by sandy last week. another big storm, a nor'easter is brewing, expected to hit new jersey and new york tomorrow. heavy winds and rain. that would be a problem to power crews restore electricity to over a million customers. hopefully it will stay offshore. >> there is hope. the latest computer models show the core of the low staying further off of the coastline. if that happens they won't be pelted with heavy winds and looks like the rain. in the bay area basking in record-breaking heat lots of sunshine outside coming our way. and well today it will happen
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again. mostly clear start. we have a couple of patches of ground fog showing up in the north bay vally . temperatures in the 50s this afternoon. here we go with the 80s. 70s inside the bay. and beautiful 70s at the coast. so we have one more day of high pressure holding on here. you see this low developing in the gulf of alaska. looks like they could squeeze in a more record-breaking classes. look at this. the sea breeze kicks in and overnight tonight low clouds and fog begin to surge back onshore. that means some much cooler temperatures as we look toward tomorrow. around the state should be a great travel day. 81 in redding. 68 lake tahoe. 78 degrees and sunny, around our bay 80 santa clara, 82 palo alto. 75 half moon bay and 77 in hayward. plenty of 80s showing up in the east bay valleys. this will be it.
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they will see much cooler temperatures toward tomorrow. enjoy that sunshine today. next couple of days the sea breeze kicks in. temperatures take a dive. chance of showers maybe a dusting of snow across the tops of some of our mountains. then it looks like a return to dryer weather and warmer weather as we head in toward the latter part of the next weekend. let's check on the roads now with elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. everything is nice and dry as we mentioned. so far, so good if you are crossing the bay bridge toll plaza. maybe some slight delays not too bad though. you can see it in a couple of those outer cash lanes. the fastrak the middle lanes are still getting by okay. so no big delays, the metering lights haven't been turned on yet. to our maps and other live traffic cam rams. this is a live look at the golden gate bridge. so far, so good all the way through marin county. southbound 101 looks great through san rafael down towards the waldo tunnel. this is obviously a live look across the span. traffic heading towards the toll plaza. 13 minutes is that drive time between 580 and the pay gates. otherwise, we have a traffic camera now in danville.
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southbound 680 looks nice all the way through the san ramon valley. looks great heading out of walnut creek. you can see all green on the traffic sensors. so most areas still moving at the limit. the one slower spot is through the altamont pass and livermore. drive time is in the yellow, 20 minutes now because of some brake lights through livermore but mass transit is still on time. that is traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. new this morning, a man arrested for arson in san jose. police say a man set fire to a home just before 3:00 this morning. the suspect was arrested at the scene. police say mental illness may have played a role in the arson. there were no injuries and the fire was put out in about 15 minutes. other bay area headlines, a man is now admitting he killed two people at the richmond/san rafael bridge toll plaza. nathan burris is representing himself at his trial in martinez and yesterday, during cross-examination, he said, quote, i did it. so what?
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in august of 2009, burris allegedly gunned down his ex- girlfriend and her male friend. if convicted, he could get the death penalty. a san francisco supervisor's committee unanimously approved the nudity ban yesterday. the ordinance now moves to the full board for a vote. if approved, fines will start at $100. nudity, however, will be allowed during events like the folsom street fair. >> there you go. coming up, a pile is busted for carjack -- a pilot is busted for carjacking just hours before he is supposed to fly a plane. >> a possible alzheimer's breakthrough. the test that could predict the disease before symptoms appear. and you could save hundreds."
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welcome back. a pilot was arrested in seattle
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for a bizarre carjacking. >> the arrest happened just hours before he was scheduled to fly it japan. joe hailey says a man jumped into the back seat of his rental at a hotel near the airport. the man appeared intoxicated and refused to get out. investigators say that man was 43-year-old a pilot for omni air. hailey said he was forced to pull out his gun. he struck the pilot several times. >> he has no idea how fortunate he is to be alive. if my wife and my sons in the car would have killed him instantly. wouldn't even blink. >> hailey got out of the car to help. carey was eventually arrested for a dui. it turns out the victim is a retired delta pilot. >> wow. >> what a coincidence. 5:55. a new development in the early detection of alzheimer's disease. researchers have tested people in their 20s who could inherit the illness and have found changes in their brains and in spinal fluid. now there are hopes for developing a test that can
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predict onset of the illness in the general population. early treatment is considered crucial for alzheimer's patients. it's 5:56 right now. in the next half hour, the first votes cast in the 2012 election. >> the whirlwind blitz across the battleground states all comes down to this. we have team coverage on the presidential candidates' last push for the vote. >> polls will open in a little over an hour. we'll tell you how many bay area voters have already submitted their ballots and why they have traded in the ballot box for the mailbox. coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald t votes show thi well, it is decision day. the presidential candidates making their last stand in a very tight race. what the nation's first votes are showing already this morning. >> and just an hour until polls open across the bay


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