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on this saturday night the final push on this last weekend before the election. the candidates make their cases to crucial voters in key states. hillary clinton drawing on star power to make a plea to minority voters and the trump campaign faces new questions about his past behavior. white house lockdown. the tense moments a secret service confronts a masked man with a gun. serial killer. the search for more bodies on a remote farm in south carolina as a deeper and disturbing picture emerges of the suspect being held in the brutal kidnapping of a young woman. and grandmother's kitchen. in fast food age. we'll take you back to a place where they cook up a homemade family meal the way it used to be. nightly news begins
now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is n"nbc nightly news" with jose dìas balart. >> good evening. with three days to go until election day, donald trump and hillary clinton are making their final arguments to voters in key states. the clinton campaign is mobilizing a huge army of volunteers to get out the vote. as trump flies all around the country. just take a look at this. his day began in florida, then on to north carolina, across the country to nevada, before ending up in colorado tonight. all this as trump and his campaign facing new questions about the candidate and his wife. we begin tonight with kristin welker on clinton's campaign. >> reporter: battle ground pennsylvania where the democrat's ground game is in high gear for the final sprint. a top clinton official telling nbc news there are about a million volunteers nationwide working the phones, knocking on doors, up
261% from 2012 in pennsylvania. 108% in ohio. insisting every vote counts. >> we said we're here to make sure they get out and vote. >> reporter: with time running out hillary clinton and her top surrogates are flooding battle ground states aim for women. clinton made an unannounced stop at a campaign center rallying latinos. at a large event in afternoon cut short by a storm. >> you're a hearty bunch standing out here in the rain. >> reporter: not allowing her message to get drown out. >> let's vote for what we want for our country and our children and grandchildren! >> reporter: clinton has been steadily stepping up her attacks against trump after the latest fbi controversy tightened the polls. but today she's also shifting into a more positive closing argument. showcased in this new
ad. ♪ katy perry's "roar" the backdrop of the ad and the theme song of clinton's campaign. perry set to appear with clinton tonight after two other super stars, beyoncè, and jay-z used their voices to rally african-americans in cleveland on friday. >> and that's why i'm with her. >> reporter: underscoring the all hands on deck strategy for democrats. make sure that the obama coalition turns out. an urgent task as early voting continues in north carolina and reports the black vote is lower than in 2012 there. president obama sending this message during an interview with reverend al sharpton. >> it might be one of the two votes that changes the direction of american history. >> if african-americans, latinos, and younger voters turn out in substantial numbers, hill is goi-- hillary clinton is going to win. >> reporter: as we await the katy perry concert we're learning that secretary clinton added an event in
michigan on monday. if donald trump can win there, he would significantly complicate clinton's path to 270. jose? >> thank you very much. now to the trump campaign as he traveled across the country today amid new questions that emerged about the candidate and his wife. hallie jackson with more on that >> reporter: in a surprise appearance in north carolina, an unexpected kiss from melania trump. just hours after a new report in the "wall street journal" about allegations her husband had an affair with a playboy model ten years ago. a story trump's team calls totally untrue and with new questions about melania's immigration status when she first came to the u.s. the associated press reporting she didn't have the proper visa for her modelling work. despite trump's defense of her husband's stance on immigration. >> we want people to come into our country but they have to come in through a process. they have to come in legally. they have to do it through a process. they have to do it legally. >> they're going to come in and they're going to come in
legally. >> reporter: the trump campaign did not respond to nbc request for a comment. a lawyer hired by melania trump told the associated press its report does not reflect our records including corresponding passport stamps. will any of it matter to voters? saturations about trump's personal life the saturday before election day as trump tries last-minute moves to make red states redder and boost his chances in a blue one. trump is drilling down on michigan the most with pennsylvania a close second. all but giving up on wisconsin and today adding a new target. >> we're going into what they used to call democrat strongholds where we're now either tied or leading. we're going to minnesota. >> reporter: but minnesota hasn't gone republican since 1972. with the latest poll showing clinton now with an eight-point lead there. the head-scratching stop part of a schedule that is all over the map.
>> to some extent, there's no real logic to except what a hail mary pass is. send everybody out there, throw the ball in the air, and hope it gets caught in the end zone. >> reporter: in nevada a battle ground where trump is campaigning today, some stood in late-night lines at a latino supermarket to vote early. maybe evidence of an energized hispanic base. you heard reference to latinos that can make a difference in important states. for more i'm joined by chuck todd. pleasure to see you. >> how are you doing? >> good. let's talk about the latino vote. it could make a difference between who wins and who loses. >> so far what we've seen there's a lot of talks for months. we've had the conversation for months. did trump awaken the sleeping giant in our demography in this country, the hispanic vote? all the data in nevada, arizona, even in texas, florida, all the early vote points to surprising upticks in the hispanic vote.
all though, you could argue not that surprising. this was something that essentially we thought what trump had done with the hispanic community would do that. >> it could not be a vote for someone but against someone. >> it is. if you're hillary clinton the fact that african-american turn off is down you can handle that, particularly in states like florida and north carolina if the hispanic vote surge we're seeing in early vote is duplicated on election night. >> chuck, quickly, where could trump have an impact? >> you know, trump is throwing spaghetti at the wall looking for another state. what is real, michigan. look at the way the clinton campaign is responding. michigan is tightening. is it enough? can he pull it off? i don't know. michigan looks more like iowa at sometimes than pennsylvania. >> we'll see you tomorrow on "meet the press." >> see you tomorrow. >> honor to be with you. i'll see chuck tomorrow on "meet the press." decision time on me"meet the press". tense moments outside the white house today as the secret service confronted a man wearing a mask and carrying a gun.
happening on the day when the group anonymous were protesting nearby. nbc is following the story for us tonight. >> reporter: protesters were gathered on pennsylvania avenue at about 1:15 secret service officers ordered press to clear the north lawn. we were locked inside the briefing room. outside the fence, secret service agent had noticed a male suspect in a mask with a weapon in a holster. there's a confrontation, then a struggle, then an arrest. he was charged with carrying a firearm without a license, carrying unregistered ammunition, resisting arrest, and committing a crime while wearing a mask. now, after that second lock down, i went outside to check it out. about 300 protesters, many of them wearing masks waiving anonymous banners chanting "whose street our street" president obama was playing golf at andrews air force base during both lock downs. >> thank you very much.
in south carolina today authorities resume the search for more bodies on a remote farm as new and disturbing details emerged about a suspect who so far is charged with a brutal kidnapping. we get the latest tonight from sara daloff. >> reporter: brought out of his holding cell tonight and on to the careen where he allegedly held the south carolina woman against her will. also, tonight chilling new details about what appears to be a long history of violence. court documents reveal when todd cole hep was 15 he kidnapped and raped a girl in arizona. he told investigators he did it because he was angry at his father. his mother described him to a probation officer as destructive and hostile. he threatened to kill her if he didn't get his way. a neighbor said he locked her son inside a dog kennel and rolled it over and over. a terrifying view into
the past that sheriffs deputies say chained a girl into a container. >> she witnessed the defendant. >> reporter: authorities announced yesterday they discovered a body in a shallow grave but have not identified the remains. they say brown told them she believes at least four bodies are buried on his land. shake community members served searchers lunch. >> if had been our daughters, our husbands, our wives -- >> reporter: tonight the missing pieces network, which worked to find kayla brown said she's doing well physically. emotionally she's having good moments and bad. meanwhile, a makeshift memorial to the victims on a fence outside the search grid. as authorities hunt for new evidence and answers. nbc news. as we look ahead to tuesday, beyond the candidates on the ballots from president on down, 34 of the 50 states will ask voters
to decide about changing their laws on a wide range of issues including guns, death taxes, and more. our justice correspondent pete williams takes a look at the big questions up for a vote. [ gunshots ] >> reporter: voters in california, which already has tough gun laws will decide whether to require background checks to buy ammunition. that would be a first for the nation. supporters stay will cut down on violent crime. >> it helps make sure that law-abiding citizens are the people able to put their hands on ammunition and not others. >> reporter: opponents say it's an intrusion on gun rights and criminals will go elsewhere. >> nothing will stop them from driving across the border to nevada or arizona and filling up their trunk. >> reporter: invest and maine vote on requiring background checks for buying firearms at gun shows and the measure in washington state would allow police to temporarily seize guns from people deemed a threat. californians will decide whether to abolish the death penalty. the state has 741 inmates on death row
but has carried out just 13 executions in the past 40 years. advocates say death sentences with all the legal appeals costs more than life in prison. in nebraska, the opposite choice whether to bring the death penalty back after the legislature repealed it last year. colorado decides if terminally ill patients can get prescription drugs to end their own lives. matt larson, who has brain cancer, said he wants the option. >> i have a wonderful life and i want to continue it, but i don't want to suffer needlessly if my fight proves unsuccessful. >> reporter: and missouri the nation's lowest tax on cigarettes will vote on raising the tax to 60 cents and use the money to pay for early childhood education. >> how many times have we been told a new tax would mean for money for legislation? >> reporter: surprisingly health care advocates oppose it saying it's too small to cut down on smoking. >> adults every child in missouri deserves pre-k. >> reporter: big tobacco supports it
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>> reporter: winning would make her the first native american woman in the house of representatives. >> how important is your native american heritage to this race? >> i think it's really significant. it makes it a history-making effort. >> who already voted? >> reporter: montana school superintendent is battling first term incumbent ryan zinke. a former navy s.e.a.l. in this red state juneau chipped away at the lead. paul ryan came to campaign for zinke last week. they say she has a shot. >> there's no question a part of her appeal especially for the progressive base lies in her aspect of identity that are unique by montana standards. >> reporter: openly gay juneau grew up on the reservation. of the state's million residents, 6% are native american.
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finally tonight, if you long for simpler times that included family dinners, perhaps with grandma in the kitchen, then this story for is for you. kristen dahlgren found a place in new york where grandmas from around the world are serving up a little taste for home thanks for one man's love of cooking from the heart. >> reporter: they say you can't go home again, but on new york staten island comes pretty close. >> it puts me back to my childhood days. >> reporter: a restaurant where grandma is in the kitchen. maybe not your grandma but somebody's.
after losing his grandma, the owner longed for the good old days. >> back in times to those days where my grandmother was in the kitchen and she was cooking. >> reporter: he placed an ad in an italian newspaper and italian grandmas are soon ruling the kitchen. he calls it controlled chaos. not everyone speaks english. and the grandmas, each number one in their own families can be competitive. >> it gets a little dicey. >> reporter: but the end result has people coming from all over. the italian grandmas were such a hit he opened it up to grandmas from around the world. pakistan, syria, algeria, and turkey among more than a dozen nationalities. >> they say thank you. delicious. i'm so happy. >> reporter: nina is from belarus. she hits the russian shops for authentic ingredients. >> i grew up with this meal. potato pancakes. >> reporter: and one of the grandmas now
giving cooking lessons in the restaurant. she said the secret of the grandma is kicking from -- cooking from the heart. >> reporter: did you think you would be a chef? >> no. it was my dream. >> reporter: a dream come true on both sides. >> it was delicious. it was wonderful. >> reporter: just like grandma used to make. maybe. >> this food is way better. i'm sorry grandma. >> reporter: kristen dahlgren, nbc news new york. that's nbc nightly news for this saturday. reminder daylight saving time ends at 2:00 a.m. don't forget to set your clocks back an hour. i'm jose diaz balart reporting from new york. thank you for the privilege of your time. good night.
we'll go back and visit michael kendrick and his college roots as he pursues greatness in academics. but first, we take a look back at last sunday's heart breaking loss with the dallas cow ways. >> good evening, everyone. at at&t stadium at arlington, texas. >> running into the end zone. he went wild. >> does he give it to elliott? no, he throws it away.