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will lead our coverage. i will be here as well. and i will see you back in new york tomorrow. in the meantime ali velshi, i have a plate of fried pickles at moxie burger waiting for me and i would like to go eat them. >> i thought that was an offer. i thought you were going to say, i have a plate of fried pickles -- >> they will be soggy by the time i put them in my carry-on. >> you know where he well enough. you think that stops me? kate ty, eat well. it will be a long night. good afternoon, i'm ali velshi. today is it. election day 2018. there's time to get out and vote. the enthusiasm is palpable. more than 2,000 votes counted in early or absentee voting, more beyond that 21 million that came out in 2016. we have 435 house races, every single house seat is in contention and 36 governor races across the country. in the senate republicans
control 51 of the seats and democrats control 49. democrats have an uphill battle there defending 26 of the 35 seats up for election. they need a net gain of two seats to take control. that is a high bar. in the house, republicans hold the majority, with 235 seats. right now democrats hold 193. there are seven vacancies. democrats need to net 23 seats in order to take control of the house of representatives. and let's not forget the governor races across the country, policies that affect your daily life and how districts are distributed come down to state leadership. we will be on the road with our road warriors finding out what's happening on the ground on this historic election day. let's start the hour in georgia, where katy is. the tight race there for governor. democrat stacey abrams and republican candidate brian kemp, who happens to be the current secretary of state, have been neck in neck in public polls. the race that's already been bogged down by racially charged political ads and accusations of
voter suppression. there's a high possibility neither abrams nor kemp will secure the 50% of the vote required under georgia law because there's another candidate, libertarian candidate ted metz is in the race, which means we could be headed to a runoff election in december. political reports both campaigns are preparing for overtime. nbc news rehema ellis joins me live. this race has huge implications for the rest of the country. what are you hearing from voters? >> one of the things voters are saying is they're glad at this particular location they brought out some extra voting booths for people because the line was so long, it meant that people were spending a lot of time here just waiting. they brought out extra voting booths here as well as in some other places. in one place, they're going to keep the polling place open a little bit longer tonight in order to make certain that everybody gets to vote. but why are people coming out and what are they saying? i want you to listen to one man who came out with his daughters
because he knows the elections are not so much about the past or the present, they're about the future. take a listen. >> there needs to be major shift happening in politics, and i think the reason we're bringing these guys here is to show them that this is the most important thing you can do, so people complain on social media, this is really one true thing that matters. that's why we made it out there today. >>, ali, talked about the fact because this race is so tight, neither of the two top candidates might get that 50 plus 1% of the vote tonight, so there could be a runoff. that would be to the chagrin of a lot of voters who told me they're tired of all of the campaigning. they have what you might call campaign fatigue on voters' parts. but if they don't get that 50%, they have more campaigning to hear about for the month of november because that runoff election won't be until the
first of december. ali? >> it will be a long night and for some people, a few long weeks. rehema el ilis, thank you very much. let's head to florida. we're watching a number of races there. the gubernatorial race is very active. record saw record-high voter turnout trailing texas with more than 5 million early votes in that state. joining me from naples, florida, is nbc news ali batali. you have been talking to a lot of voters there. they voted overwhelming for donald trump in 2016. what are you looking at this time? >> we're here at a polling place here in collier county and we've seen a steady stream of voters coming in the door behind me, all of them of the kaing votes. the thing i have been so interested in florida is this is the place donald trump calls his second home. we know very well he spends a lot of time here at mar-a-lago in the winter. it is fascinating to me these voters internalize what factor donald trump, the part-time florida resident, plays in their
vote. take a listen. >> i don't want to get into the trump thing. >> okay. >> it's a whole separate issue for you? >> yes. i wasn't really that wild about ron desantis either but i was so not gillum that ron desantis was the best choice. >> was trump a factor in your vote? >> absolutely. >> in what way? >> because i never like him. you know, i think he's very racist. >> our governor doesn't seem to care for it. we had jeb bush for eight years. he did a very good job. >> not a fan of rick scott. what about ron desantis? >> yes, i'm fine with that. >> and that's a pretty fair range of what we've heard from voters here today, ranging from donald trump is the factor to donald trump isn't really a factor at all. but the thing that will be a factor for all of these races here, governor and senate, is what happens in places like collier county where there are a lot of nonparty affiliated voters.
i'm talking about the people who are independent that make florida the swing state it is. and all of the campaigns i have spoken to said those voters will be the ones to make a difference here tonight. i know there have been several polls, quinnipiac among them, showing bill nelson and andrew gillum pulling ahead of their republican opponents. they are buying that trend in the lead but they're not necessarily buying those margins. the fact it is florida, it will probably come down to a few votes in all of the counties and it will be close come election night, after all, that's why we love the sunshine state. it's swingy and it tells the country, the place that donald trump won by one point this 2016. we will not see huge margins tonight but we will be looking at places like collier where democrats are hoping to pull over nonpolitically affiliated voters to their cause and rick scott and ron desantis are hoping they can do the same thing for republicans. >> keep in mind that lead that andrew gillum has there is within the margin of error because the margin of error in that poll is 5%. heading north now to wisconsin,
that state is once again in play as it was two years ago. the governor's race is very tight there. republican scott walker is facing a challenge from the state school's superintendent. another top race who will decide who replaces house speaker paul ryan, one of the biggest issues in the state, as most state, is the economy. on election day, a new report from foxcon, stephanie and i have been saying this since this was announced, one of the biggest electronic manufacturers in the world. if you have an iphone, it was assembled by foxcon, if you have a play station or xbox. they're considering bringing chinese workers to staff the plant they're trumiping in wisconsin. i can't say certain words on tv but that foxconn hoax has been a hoax from the beginning. foxconn promised a plant in harrisburg, pennsylvania, 2013
and never broke ground on it. they like robots and cheap labor. when somebody finds chinese labor expensive, shaquille, fair not hiring wisconsin people. >> you know the thing, ali, voters have not been mentioning that deal to me yet but the foxconn issue has been polarizing all throughout wisconsin. you have democrats saying governor walker gave too much away with those $3 billion in tax incentives. governor walker touting the low unemployment rate here and jobs saying those jobs coming in will be helpful for -- will be helpful for wisconsin residents. so those are the top issues here. the economy, health care and taxes. i have been talking to voters here in madison, wisconsin. it's a democratic stronghold but talking to voters all day. i want to bring in one right now. joe, you say midterm elections are important to you, this one especially. so why is that? >> well, there's a litany of important topics that need to be voted on. obviously, these topics won't be resolved unless people get out and vote. for me health care is a big one.
you know -- >> health care was an issue that came up a lot in the governor's race. were you paying attention to that debate? >> oh, definitely. the republicans say that, you know, pre-existing conditions will be covered, but we've heard this before in the past. i don't necessarily believe them when they say that. i do believe the democrats want universal health care in the long run, and that's -- i believe that's what we should have as americans. >> you were telling me you see more people coming out this election, is that true? >> oh, yeah, definitely. i think there's -- you know, it's really important this year. there are a lot of hot-button issues that people want resolved, and i think there's -- you know, there's a fire for people to get out there and vote right now. >> all right. thank you very much, joe. ali, i want to say i've been talking with democratic voters, democratic officials and they're still -- while there may be some optimism, there's some passion
there, there's still some caution there. that's because just two years ago wisconsin was a state that went for president trump unexpectedly. and not only at the federal level but then if you look at ron johnson, they sent a republican ron johnson to the senate. johnson was trailing in nearly every poll before election day. so democrats are very optimistic but they're still very cautious about what is to come. they know it all matters -- what all matters is what happens here in the polling booth. it's all about turnout here in wisconsin. ali? >> now and in the next few hours. shaquem brewster, thank you very much. we spent a long time talking about the battle for control of congress but there are plenty of state and local races on the ballot. i also want to talk about the gubernatorial races. we have 35 senate races in the country but let's look at some of the races for governor and some of the ones you need to keep a close eye on. let's take a look at ohio first of all. this is a battleground. we're not sure what's going to happen here. this is a battle to replace governor john kasich, who's term
dewine, of course, been endorsed by president trump but richard core dadray, this was t guy named to head the financial bureau when elizabeth warren was not able to get approval because every single republican senator did not agree to vote for her. so richard cordray took over that job. he resigned from it in order to run for the governor of ohio. now, as you know, president trump has gutted the consumer m financial protection bureau. let's look at what's going on in iowa. the governor of iowa was made the ambassador to china, so that is an open seat. the nominated incumbent is kim reynolds. she's fighting off fred hubbell. he's a former insurance executive. we will be watching that one closely to see how that goes. let's go out now to nevada, where we have three people running. this is an interesting one. there's an independent candidate there as well. brian sandoval is the term-limited governor.
is running in here, the county commissioner in clark county, which is where las vegas is. adam lax at is the republican contesting that and we will be watching that one very closely. there are a number of other ones we will be keeping a very close eye on and we will bring you those through the course of the evening. as he voted this morning, democrat joe biden predicted the democrats will do well tonight. >> i will be dumfounded if we lose the house. i will be surprised if we don't win by a comfortable margin. based on the seats, the 65 faces. i think we will pick up to six governor seats in critical states in the upper midwest. and out west. i also think that -- i still there there's a shot of us winning the senate. >> so talk more about what races to watch. joining me now reverend samuel rodriguez, president of the national hispanic christian leadership conference. nbc news senior edit for
politics and nbc contributor, "the washington post" opinion writer. jonathan, let's start with you, what are you looking at? >> overall i'm looking at the florida governor's race, the georgia's governor's race, the race in georgia six where lucy mcbath is trying to unseat carren handel. >> the special election held that karen handel won by a squeaker in the end. >> right. i'm looking at north carolina and missou -- north dakota and missouri. we've seen this before, mch them to snatch defeat from the jaw. >> running a little behind there. >> and i'm keeping my eye out for north dakota because we have not seen a poll, seems like weeks, and it's looking like democrats crozing t democrat closing the margin in
terms of momentum in the final hours. maybe the sail thing is happening in north dakota. >> always worth mentioning when it comes to north dakota, polling is not great in north dakota. it was a particularly rural state. it was wrong the last time around. what are you looking at? >> i'm an old political voter from way back and i love california politics. even though people think it's a blue state and way out there -- >> it's not. very complicated. >> we don't have to pay attention to it but we actually do. there are seven seats which can flip, mostly in southern california. orange county and parts of los angeles county that still have one or two republicans representing them. i'm watching orange county and see if some of those things flip to democrats. even if they do, some of the republicans running are ethnic minorities, women. >> vietnamese-american. first one if elected. >> mexican-american. a lot of diversity in orange county. it never used to be the case. >> i think you're right. if things are tight tonight, that means we're going to be looking at california very, very
closely. >> yep. and i'm also looking at governor's races out in the midwest. states like pennsylvania, michigan, wisconsin. as shaquille mentioned all went for trump in 2016 but now democrats are pretty providesed in those places to pick up governorships. >> pennsylvania is one of those places where everybody thinks we know what will happen and on election night, sitting there with baded breath. samuel, what are you looking at? >> i'm looking at florida, florida, florida. that's why i'm focused and a little obsessed with florida. rick scott resonated with latino voters throughout florida. especially his response to hurricane maria, the influx of puerto ricans at the door. and it's a reality of our snap is not in 2020. i'm looking at the latino vote and it could speak accolades in what takes place in 2020. >> what are you looking at in texas with respect to the latino vote? >> beta o'rourke initially started to resonate with latino voters. the problem is latino voters are
this independent sort of very difficult constituency. it's not one monolithic group. so i think they will pivot towards ted cruz. there will be enough latinos to support ted cruz to take him over the top. >> the views of the three of you i think are indicative of the country. this will be an interesting night because everybody has something they're watching closely. samuel rodriguez, president of the spanish leadership conference and beth fewy and john ton capehart, opinion writer at "the washington post" and msnbc contributor. coming up -- a year after his corruption case ended in mistrial in new jersey, robert menendez is hoping to disprove the detractors who said he was digging his political grave. ho how is that sitting with voters today? a quick programming note, at 7:00 p.m. eastern watch special coverage of the midterms with my friend stephanie rule.
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here's a look outside here in new york city but that's not stopping voters from getting to the polls. in new jersey and most states, turnout in some areas were more like a presidential year with lines to cast their ballots. ron allen is in morris town, new jersey, about 45 minutes outside of new york. but it's the biggest race in the state, the senate race between incumbent senator bob menendez and newcomer bob hugin. it's a lot timer than democrats hoped for, ron. >> indeed, ali. menendez is, of course, tainted by the corruption scandal and trial that he endured. there was a mistrial, but he was reprimanded by the senate, basically accused of accepting gifts from a big-thyme time donor. that is still hanging over him. and he's running as an independent republican to distance himself on issues generally from president trump. here we are in a democratic state for the most part, so the
expectations that menendez may be able to be pulled over the finish line. we're in a very republican-leaning part of the state, and we're here because this is one of four districts in the state that the democrats hope to be able to flip. here in morristown, we've been hearing from a lot of voters, a lot of democrats in this part of the state and district, they normally in a midterm year say they have as few as 40 voters come all day. they already had at least 300, 400 who have come and they're expecting a bigger surge in later hours after work when people have been listening all day how people are voting and feel like they should get over here as well. voters are simply angry for the most part in this part of the state. they want to see change. they don't like what they're hearing from washington. here's what we have been hearing from voters this morning. >> the republicans are not supporting -- they're not supporting morality. they're not supporting what the values are.
i started out as a young republican and now i will vote a straight democratic ticket at this point from now on. >> because? >> because they're leading the country in a way that we don't care about as people. >> i'm optimistic that this election will send the message that the partisan politics are not working for our country, for our families, and that we will move past some of the negative politics. >> i just feel like in general if i were to cast a big, overarching macroview point, i feel like the government is here. >> do you think the democrats will win for the first time? >> i do. i think they will take it. >> do you think it will make a difference? >> everybody little bit helps. i'm a little bit skeptical but we will see.
all you can do is vote your conscience and go from there. >> so, of course, the big turnout in this part of the state bodes well for the democrats, perhaps, but as you heard from that voter, nobody thinks this is going to change the world. it's going to be one step at a time, even if the democrats can win the house. watch rg f watching for a really big surge in turnout as we go towards 8:00 when polls close here new jersey and a lot of states across the country. things often the charts here in new jersey. >> we will be watching closely, ron allen. thank you. coming up, key preview of the races that could give us an idea how the results will play out tonight. plus, live in minnesota. one of the states republican and democratic operatives tell nbc news will be their bellwether there tonight. it was here.
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the first polls close in just a few hours. it may not take long to get a sense where things are headed for both parties. i want to look at some key house races where polls closed relatively early and those of us on the east, anywhere you are, can get some sense of what's going on of the these are democratic targets. these are all constituencies where republicans hold, democrats think they have a chance. i want to look at a few of them to give you a key look at early concerns. you're going to get kentucky probably between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. eastern. amy mcgrath is a marine who is contesting this race. this is probably going to go to an andy barr. but if he underperforms there or starts to go blue, you have some sense what it will look like for democrats. number seven, dave brat you will remember defeated house leader eric cantor back in a primary
before the last election. he won this thing. it was a canary in the coal mine for the tea party. he's a tea party republican. abigail spanberger is a former operative with the cia. again, this is one to watch because this is those sue bourbon women voters in a washington suburb. if this goes to the democrats, that will be some sense of how the evening will go for them. jonathan capehart just mentioned this one, georgia six. handel won in a special election against ossoff but it was particular choice. we will watch what happens in the georgia gubernatorial race. but see if that falls into democrats' hands. number 15, between orlando and tampa, there's a retired republican in this district, gop republican dennis ross. it's between ross spannio and kristin carlson. again, you're watching a lot of races in florida. we're watching the gubernatorial
race between desantis and gillum. but keep an eye on florida 15 to see how the house will go for the rest of the evening. this one pennsylvania one, this is mostly bucks county, outside of philadelphia. a little bit of montgomery county. this is one where we're going to look at closely, brian fitzpatrick is looking to hold on to this. pennsylvania is always a careful one to look at. if it starts going more strongly democrat in the philly suburbs, this is a lot like that virginia district, that will give you a sense of what the train looks like in suburban america. these are the ones if you want to go to sleep early or get a sense early of the democratic targets, these few are the ones that you should look at fairly closely. now, one of the states that both parties are going to be looking closely at is minnesota. republican and democratic operatives tell nbc news that will be their bellwether for how the night turns out. nbc's kevin tibbles has visited minnesota's eight congressional districts. he joins us now from red wing,
south of minneapolis. kevin, i have red wing boots. what's the connection? >> well, the connection is red wing is one of the oldest cities in the states, and it is the home of red wing shoes, which are known around the world and obviously made right here. as a matter of fact, ali, there is a nice new pair of them in the trunk of the rental car across the street. but we're here to talk elections and here in the second district today. we've gone from the eighth, which is up by duluth, down to the third, which is in the minneapolis area. we were in the first yesterday. now we're in the second. i've got to tell you, all of these races are up for grabs tonight. here in the second the incumbent is a republican. jason lewis, but he's up against the same democrat he ran against last time, and we just happen to have a voter who's just come out from voting here at the library. no coincidence there. and we're talking to irma upsaw.
you've gone republican this time. tell us why. >> the economy is one of the biggest reasons i voted republican. but i voted republican over the last few elections. and that was basically economy. and in our area in red wing, unemployment is down 2%, and so that's good for our area. >> you're happy with the way the country is going? >> yes. >> because you're happy with the way red wing is going? >> yes, i am. >> interesting enough, this is an area that went 16%, 18% for president trump last time around. sounds to me like you voted for him as well? >> yes, i did. >> you have complete confidence in mr. lewis in this district? >> i do, yes. so -- >> we met irma last night across the street at the hotel here in red wing. sort of giving a bit of a shout out to that as well. the voting has been brisk here since 7:00 this morning, ali and the folks inside say that they're actually seeing more
voters this time around than they have in elections past. from red wing, home of the red wing boot, back to you. >> kevin, thanks very much. kevin tibbles in red wing, minnesota. let's head out to tennessee, where we're seeing some very long lines to vote. chris jansing's in nashville. at least you're inside. but the lime i'm told is over two hours in some cases? >> yeah, and it's been two hours here in antioch, which is about 20 minutes outside of nashville. all the way since 7:00 this morning. take a look down there. it goes all the way, and then they break off at the door. it comes back around here. let's take a walk. it just keeps going. it has very few people leave, and they're just all willing to wait. it's kind of a perfect storm, i'm told. extremely high turnout combined with this ballot where there are about i think 26 different things people can vote on. really quickly before they have to go to the polls, my friends, they went to vote already. why are you waiting two hours in
line? >> because we have to to have our voice heard because of what's going on around here. >> what bothers you or what motivates to you get out here? >> the tax bill just passed and i don't get anything out of it. >> you're okay waiting two hours. >> i'm okay to wait six hours. >> you will wait six hours. >> or ten hours. as long as i exercise my civic right to vote, would i definitely do so. >> i think that's one of the surprising things i have heard is that, frankly, there have been so few people who have decided they're going to leave. in fact, a person who is running this for elections has told me they've simply said to people who want to leave, can you come back before 7:00? and a lot of people have said that they woo. one of those people is heather. you usually early vote. >> i do. >> you're under the weather. now you've been waiting all of this time. i don't think they would necessarily say this but i was told someone saw her give up her spot for an elderly person so she wouldn't have to wait so
long which means you had to wait maybe an extra half hour. why have you waited all of this time? >> i just feel like it's very important. i take a lot of pride in civic duty. i have never missed a vote so i'm determined to get this vote cast, even if i have to wait in a long line. >> is there an issue or something that happened that motivated you? this is one of the hottest senate races in the country. >> it is my chance to let the candidates know what kind of job i think they're doing and i take that very seriously. >> thank you on behalf of everybody for giving up your spot. this is an area that has been growing fast. there's a lot of development here. you see a lot of people coming in. this has become one of the fastest-growing suburbs of nashville. you also have a lot of immigrants who live here. about 5,000 people. but one thing to note here, ali, and i think it's important to say is that this is a place where they aren't used to having close elections. if you're phil bredesen, this is a fairly democratic area, you like what you see here.
ali? >> and he said several times, he's not running against donald trump. he's running against marsha blackburn. he's trying to not alienate those trump supporters in tennessee and pull off a victory. chris jansing, thank you very much. just outside of nashville. warms my heart to hear people say they will stand in line for six hours if they have to, to exercise their hard-fought right to vote. know your rights as a voter. up next, what you should do if you encounter problems at the polling station. number one, do not leave. we will tell you what to do even if someone challenges your right to vote. 2018, no doubt the year of the women. 23 women on the ballot for u.s. senate. 235 women in house races. tonight there's history in the making, with the control of congress at stake. we've got you covered here on msnbc. hi.i just wanted to tell you that chevy won a j.d.power
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nbc's steve patterson is in henderson, nevada, just outside of las vegas. steve, i spoke to you two weeks ago when you were in the same polling place in henderson. it was a mall, busy then with early voting and it looks as busy, if not busier, now. >> yes, ali, i'm wondering if you're getting deja vu. i'm in the same place we spoke to you last time. the lines were long then and it's long now. the great thing about nevada, they have open voting centers. it could be a grocery store or parking lot or shopping mall. that's where we're in henderson. ne nbc contributor, he was on earlier, just blasted out in a tweet 95,000 people voted in clark county so far. the biggest county in nevada, 70% of the electorate. that number is slightly higher than 2014, slightly lower than 2016, the presidential election.
ky tell from you talking to people online, there's excitement on both sides. i have proof of that right now. this is our voter who just came back, jordan lewis. >> i did, yes. >> jordan, why are you voting? >> i'm voting because i think it's time to make a change. i think like many people they're sick of trump and that's why i'm here. >> i imagine you're sick of trump. >> i am. >> what exactly are you sick of? >> very much so. just his believes and things he says and way he thinks he can speak to people. i mean we're all different parties but we're all also human so i don't really think he has those views. >> i will vlet viewers in on a secret, we spoke earlier, and you just moved to nevada. do you find most people think the way you think or there are more conservative voters? >> i feel that there are less conservatives here is what i noticed, which is nice because i'm from nebraska. so it's more conservative over there and it's definitely a change. >> that bears out with the numbers. early voting numbers came a
slight edge to democrats in clark county, which is traditionally a democratic county. we spoke a little bit to the heller campaign. i'm texting back and forth with thish campaign. they said they're not worried mr. it, that republicans turn out in droves on election day. that's not accounting for those rural districts as well. ali, back to you. >> steve, good to talk to you again as always. always, thank you steve patterson in nevada for us. we've been covering story after story about revictimive voting laws in states across the country. as you go to the polls, it's important for voters to know what their rights are and what you can do if you're turned away, challenged or feel intimidated. for starters, sends tips and leads about any voting issues to email@example.com. if you face intimidation at the polls, call the justice department civil rights division, 1-800-253-3931. i will tweet both of these things out so you have them. with me now is the guy on top of it for us, nbc chief legal correspondent, the host of "the beat" on msnbc.
would i say half the feedback i'm getting on social media are questions about suppression and things like that. what's your take? >> this issue has been main lined and it's big in several states. i'm glad you're covering it because it's part of what people need to know today. the first thing you need to know, what you can do if you walk into that polling location, if you're told you cannot vote for any reason, the first thing do you is ask number one, i want to have my name rechecked. just like a doctor's second opinion, check for my name. and then you can still ask to sign a statement verifying your eligibility and then demand, say if you're told you can't vote, i want to cast a provisional ballot. that's my right. that's the first thing you do, ali, those series of events signed the polling booth. then if you step out and you end up in a situation that's your interaction, and we will keep this up on the screen for people, you have every right to call the authorities, that's the federal justice department's 800 number. 800-255-3931. you can also reach out to local groups in our state, in our
great nation depend on 50 different state laws but that's something you can do each and every time this happens. and you can help other people with that information. >> what are you seeing in different states? >> georgia is where we've seen this throughout the race. i want to put up numbers to help people understand. georgia, you had over a million people purge over these several cycles. that's under brian kemp before he was a candidate for governor. that's when he was secretary of state. in 2017, you see over 600,000 people. put that in context that's 10% or one out of ten registered voters. ali, this is an issue people have a political debate over and can you have a reasonable policy debate over how to do it but in georgia, many people arguing on stacey abrams' side, brian kemp being accused of trying to build a margin with voter suppression. >> these things can be tight. brian kemp is in kwharj of elections. stacey abrams has been suing over years to get people on these things. so it's a big issue. some people are purged just buzz they don't vote across the country. i heard from a guy 69 who said i
don't vote as much as i should have, i should have voted more, i get there and my name is purged. >> you don't lose the right to speak because you're quiet for a little while. sometimes it's good to listen. you should not hear you lost the right to vote because you missed a cycle. that's the law in florida. we will make sure people under any laws or court rulings have the right to vote. >> when people send tips to nbcuni.com. we will investigate these. sometimes they're real and sometimes they're not or sometimes just interesting piece of information like a polling place in georgia that did not provide power cords for its voting machines. we didn't know if it was nefarious or not but it was true. ari is keeping an eye on voting irregularities all day today. up next, the late freft our team monitoring the spreads of misinformation across the state today as millions of people head to the polls in these critical elections. first, listen up, 15 states and
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all right. one of the biggest worries hanging over this lx is disinformation and fake news on social media. similar to the russian interference campaign during the 2016 election. some social media companies have taken steps to avoid a repeat of what happened in 2016, there are still reports of disinformation appearing on social media websites. nbc's joling kent is keeping an eye on this for us. jo, what are you seeing. >> ali, we're seeing the facebook war-room is going at full speed. very late last night they disclosed about 100-some accounts both on facebook and instagram have been shut down for inauthentic behavior. facebook coming forward, disclosing these accounts were actually operating in english, french, and russian. they do not know, but they are not ruling out yet the fact that
could be run by russians. ira. or that internet research agency that was incredibly powerful in attempting to sway the vote in 2016. that's the latest from facebook. they say they've taken down those account. meanwhile, the department of homeland security also telling us that right now overall the voter irregular larities and is they're seeing are run of the mill. they see some misinformation, disinformation out there, see some of it as accidental, some of it as intentional. they say they are -- it's nothing that's out of the ordinary here. what we do see are some posts out there that are attempting to push misinformation in that accidental way. for example, in the atlanta area, the ponsteleon library, there are concern that that polling place had been moved last minute to a nearby church two miles away. we investigated the claim. it turns out that polling place had actually been moved months before. people had been notified back in the winter and spring of this
year. we're chasing down these leads for voter suppression and irregularities and misinformation. so far, right now, homeland security is saying that it is run of the mill and they are not necessarily tied to foreign actors. ali? >> thanks very much. jo ling kent is going to keep an eye on this with our unit that does this all through the evening. an judupdate on the story i brought you moments ago, polls in gwyneth county will be left open because of a judicial situation there this morning, a voter posted a video showing long lines at a polling station because there were no power cords for the voting machines. please let us know, firstname.lastname@example.org if you hear about thicn things like that. the judge ordered those polls will stay open an extra 25 units. it is utah, not nevada, in which you can register today and vote today. we'll be right back.
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voters at my polling station this morning, i have to say, none resonated with me as much as this very motivated texas voter, our own garrett caught up with in el paso today. >> reporter: 7 7 years old, i noticed you have two key accessories, wheeled your oxygen tank out to vote and wearing your beto t-shirt. >> yeah, you want to see it? >> reporter: i do. i do. >> okay. >> reporter: you were here when beto came to cast his vote and you told me this was very emotional for you. why? >> well, because i wasn't expecting it and because we think he's pretty important. and we're honored that he was here. >> reporter: what will it feel like if you see him win this race tonight? >> everything. just everything. we want him to win. >> all right. if you haven't yet voted because you don't know where your polling station is, that's okay. that's normal. and it's not too late. head to vote.org.
there you can find your polling place, can even preview your ballot. you can check your registration. and that wraps up this busy election day hour for me. i'm going to see you back here tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. when steve kornacki decides he's going for a nap, i'll be following up on him with the big board. at 1:00 p.m. eastern with stephanie and then again at 3:00 p.m. eastern. and tonight, stay with msnbc until the last vote is counted. our election night team coverage and analysis begins 6:00 p.m. eastern right here on msnbc. thank you very watching. "deadline: white house" with my friend, nicolle wallace, starts right now. hi, everyone. happy election day in america. it's 4:00 in new york. voters have a stark choice today. what has become a nationalized midterm cycle. to hear donald trump tell it, no one paid attention to the midterms until he came along. if there's a grain of truth in that statement, it may be that he's helped motivate record high turnout. but his most notable impact is on each part