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this is bbc news. i'm julian worricker. the headlines at 8pm: millions millions of americans go millions of americans go to the millions of americans go to the polls to choose their polls to choose their next president. the first results are expected by around one in the morning uk time. i know how much responsibility‘ goes with this. so many people are counting on the outcome of this election, ‘what it means for our country. i will do the very best i can, if i‘m fortunate ‘ enough to win today‘ ‘today is our independence day. ‘ cheering. today, the american working class is going to strike back. i the metropolitan police apologise after an independent review finds "grave errors" in their investigations into allegations of paedophilia against public figures. prince harry attacks the media over what he calls a "wave of abuse" of his new girlfriend, meghan markle, saying she's suffered
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racist and sexist comments. also in the next hour: labour accuses the government of breaking a promise to rail passengers as plans to electrify the great western line are shelved. instead, ministers say newer trains will help makejourneys faster between bristol and london, without the need for disruptive work. good evening and welcome to bbc news. voters across america from the east coast to the west, from alaska to hawaii are voting to decide the most unpredictable and divisive us presidential election of modern times. hillary clinton and donald trump both cast their votes in new york today, after a frenzied last-ditch tour of battleground states
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today, after a frenzied last-ditch tour of battleground states. ‘ welcome to a lovely‘ ‘welcome to a lovely day here in welcome to a lovely day here in washington which washington which has really helpedl people washington which has really helpedl people show out to vote, people show out to vote, long queues‘ across the people show out to vote, long queues‘ across the eastern seaboard and across the eastern seaboard and in ‘ washington across the eastern seaboard and in ‘ washington as well. lots of‘ washington as well. lots of key‘ states ‘ washington as well. lots of key‘ states seem ‘ washington as well. lots of keyl states seem long queues sometimes states seem long queues sometimes around the around the block at polling stations as‘ around the block at polling stations as tens of around the block at polling stationsl as tens of millions of people as tens of millions of people choose between hillary as tens of millions of people choose between hillary clinton and donald l between hillary clinton and donald l trump. between hillary clinton and donald l trump. ever record between hillary clinton and donald i trump. ever record 46 million people trump. ever record 46 million people have already take advantage have already take advantage of the ‘ system have already take advantage of the ‘ system of early voting in system of early voting in some states and we will system of early voting in some ‘ states and we will talk about system of early voting in some ‘ states and we will talk about the states and we will talk about the significance of that, soon. significance of that, soon. what we‘ are seeing significance of that, soon. what we‘ are seeing from the‘ are seeing from the last—minute polls that were are seeing from the last—minute polls that were done, they polls that were done, they are suggesting there is suggesting there is a modest lead for hillary suggesting there is a modest lead for hillary clinton. suggesting there is a modest lead for hillary clinton. although lots for hillary clinton. although lots of peoplel for hillary clinton. although lots of people in the of people in the us are saying, "look, of people in the us are saying, "look, this is‘ of people in the us are saying, "look, this is simply too close "look, this is simply too close to call, we're not going‘ call, we're not going to make a‘ confident‘ call, we're not going to make a‘ confident prediction‘ confident prediction at this stage". let's confident prediction at this stage". let's get the latest from nick let's get the latest from nick bryant. let's get the latest from nick bryant. it's not often let's get the latest from nick bryant. it's not often that
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bryant. it's not often that a‘ polling polling station is emblazoned with one polling station is emblazoned withl one of the names one of the names of the candidates ‘ but one of the names of the candidates ‘ but this is but this is manhattan and the 2016 ‘ election but this is manhattan and the 2016 ‘ election and it has election and it has been a break from ‘ election and it has been a break from the rules kind from the rules kind of race. striking this from the rules kind of race. striking this morning, the number striking this morning, the number of women who women who had brought their daughters. women who had brought their daughters. never daughters. never before have americans daughters. never before have americans queued up to daughters. never before have americans queued up to vote for a americans queued up to vote for a female candidate with a chance female candidate with a chance of becoming president. female candidate with a chance of becoming president. i becoming president. i am prepared to cry. becoming president. lam prepared to cry. i was going to dress becoming president. i am prepared to cry. i was going to dress all becoming president. i am prepared to cry. i was going to dress all white, cry. i was going to dress all white, suffragette cry. i was going to dress all white, suffragette white, but cry. i was going to dress all white, suffragette white, but i am a suffragette white, but i am a working mum. at the working mum. at the stroke of midnight in a working mum. at the stroke of midnight in a small hamlet working mum. at the stroke of midnight in a small hamlet in midnight in a small hamlet in new hampshire, midnight in a small hamlet in new hampshire, people have been going hampshire, people have been going to the polls the polls in record-breaking numbers, the polls in record-breaking numbers, writing the next the polls in record-breaking numbers, writing the next chapter of numbers, writing the next chapter of the american story, numbers, writing the next chapter of the american story, after a the american story, after a campaign filled with anger, mistrust filled with anger, mistrust and hate. filled with anger, mistrust and hate. this filled with anger, mistrust and hate. this is where hate. this is where the story started, hate. this is where the story started, philadelphia, the city started, philadelphia, the city of america's founding started, philadelphia, the city of america's founding fathers where a america's founding fathers where a crowd gathered late last crowd gathered late last night is determined to send determined to send an american mother to the determined to send an american mother to the white house. determined to send an american mother to the white house. singing mother to the white house. singing they mother to the white house. singing they were mother to the white house. singing they were serenaded mother to the white house. singing they were serenaded by the mother to the white house. singing they were serenaded by the boss, they were serenaded by the boss, bruce
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they were serenaded by the boss, bruce springsteen, the warm up bruce springsteen, the warm up acts for two for two presidents and two first ladies. for two presidents and two first ladies. i'm for two presidents and two first ladies. i'm betting that ladies. i'm betting that america will ladies. i'm betting that america will reject the will reject the politics of‘ resentment. ‘ will reject the politics of‘ resentment. and‘ will reject the politics of‘ resentment. and a resentment. and a politics of blame. and resentment. and a politics of blame. and choose the politics that says and choose the politics that says we are stronger together. the the more star power the more star power later on the more star power later on at a midnight rally with the more star power later on at a midnight rally with bon midnight rally with bon jovi and lady midnight rally with bon jovi and lady gaga midnight rally with bon jovi and lady gaga we hillary lady gaga we hillary clinton almost framed this lady gaga we hillary clinton almost framed this election as a framed this election as a battle between good framed this election as a battle between good and evil. between good and evil. it is a choice between good and evil. it is a choice between division or unity. choice between division or unity. betweeni choice between division or unity. between strong, between strong, steady leadership or‘ a loose between strong, steady leadership or‘ a loose cannon,” between strong, steady leadership or a loose cannon... cheering a loose cannon... cheering who could risk a loose cannon... cheering who could risk everything. when it when it comes when it comes to big-name backers, donald when it comes to big-name backers, donald trump is a bit donald trump is a bit of a johnny murtagh donald trump is a bit of a johnny murtagh mates but his murtagh mates but his legion of supporters murtagh mates but his legion of supporters adore him supporters adore him and their votes count just supporters adore him and their votes countjust as much. supporters adore him and their votes countjust as much. he is countjust as much. he is promising a countjust as much. he is promising a brexit style a brexit style upset. today is our independence a brexit style upset. today is our independence day. cheering
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independence day. cheering today, independence day. cheering today, the independence day. cheering today, the american working class is today, the american working class is going to strike today, the american working class is going to strike back, finally. i going to strike back, finally. after the going to strike back, finally. after the 11th hour rallies, the 11th hour rallies, the early-morning voting. cheering early-morning voting. cheering hillary early-morning voting. cheering hillary clinton early-morning voting. cheering hillary clinton onl early-morning voting. cheering hillary clinton on hardly any sleep hillary clinton on hardly any sleep casting her ballot near her casting her ballot near her home on the outskirts of casting her ballot near her home on the outskirts of new york. casting her ballot near her home on the outskirts of new york. 50 the outskirts of new york. 50 many people are counting the outskirts of new york. 50 many people are counting on the people are counting on the outcome of this election, people are counting on the outcome of this election, what it of this election, what it means for our of this election, what it means for our country. and i'll our country. and i'll do the very‘ best our country. and i'll do the very‘ best if i can, if i'm our country. and i'll do the very‘ best if i can, if i'm fortunate best if i can, if i'm fortunate enough to win best if i can, if i'm fortunate enough to win today. the hand enough to win today. the hand that has put his enough to win today. the hand that has put his name to so many deals. has put his name to so many deals. but as he has put his name to so many deals. but as he cast his vote but as he cast his vote this morning, donald but as he cast his vote this morning, donald trump seemed less morning, donald trump seemed less confident morning, donald trump seemed less confident than usual, the confident than usual, the opinion polls at least suggest polls at least suggest he'll end up a polls at least suggest he'll end up a loser. polls at least suggest he'll end up a loser. tough polls at least suggest he'll end up a loser. tough decision! this is this is the most this is the most consequential this is the most consequential presidential election in this is the most consequential presidential election in decades this is the most consequential presidential election in decades -- presidential election in decades -- controversial. presidential election in decades -- controversial. the difference controversial. the difference between the two kathy bates between the two kathy bates are so stark. in between the two kathy bates are so stark. in terms between the two kathy bates are so stark. in terms of between the two kathy bates are so stark. in terms of policy, in stark. in terms of policy, in terms of personality
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stark. in terms of policy, in terms of personality -- between the of personality -- between the two candidates. of personality -- between the two candidates. between the wildly candidates. between the wildly different visions they have of different visions they have of what sort of country america different visions they have of what sort of country america should be. sort of country america should be. the sort of country america should be. the road sort of country america should be. the road to the sort of country america should be. the road to the white house the road to the white house is now lined with voters. as ‘ as you ‘as you can see, president obama has as you can see, president obama has campaigned hard for hillary‘ as you can see, president obama has campaigned hard for hillary clinton. we ‘we understand he has we understand he has a tradition in‘ mind‘ we understand he has a tradition ini mind and he will be mind and he will be playingl basketball at the l basketball at the white house, today‘ basketball at the white house, today‘ he‘ basketball at the white house, today‘ he did take some today‘ he did take some time to speak‘ today‘ he did take some time to speak to reporters outside the speak to reporters outside the white house and this house and this is what he had to say. house and this is what he had to say. go house and this is what he had to say. go vote! ‘ house and this is what he had to say. 60 vote! it‘s house and this is what he had to say. go vote! it's up to you. ‘as long as the american ‘ ‘as long as the american people‘ ‘as long as the american people vote, as long as the american people vote, \ i think we'll do a ‘ as long as the american people vote, \ i think we'll do a goodjob“ as long as the american people vote, i think we'll do a goodjob. as i think we'll do a good job. as you've been i think we'll do a good job. as you've been hearing, you've been hearing, throughout the day, you've been hearing, throughout the day, here, voting has day, here, voting has been underway in new day, here, voting has been underway in new hampshire. day, here, voting has been underway in new hampshire. they‘ day, here, voting has been underway in new hampshire. they are the only in new hampshire. they are the only people so far‘ in new hampshire. they are the only people so far in the small place of people so far in the small place of new hampshire who have
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people so far in the small place of new hampshire who have had their‘ new hampshire who have had their‘ votes counted. dixville votes counted. dixville notch, one‘ of‘ votes counted. dixville notch, one‘ of three small townships that voted ‘ of three small townships that voted ‘ at midnight of three small townships that voted ‘ at midnight vocal of three small townships that voted ‘ at midnight vocal time. ‘ of three small townships that voted i at midnight vocal time. donald trump at midnight vocal time. donald trump winning at midnight vocal time. donald trump winning 32-25, at midnight vocal time. donald trump winning 32-25, for hillary clinton winning 32-25, for hillary clinton in those three winning 32-25, for hillary clinton in those three smalll in those three small townships, a swing‘ in those three small townships, a swing away from the‘ swing away from the democrats. in the swing away from the democrats. in‘ the previous election, barack swing away from the democrats. in‘ the previous election, barack obama the previous election, barack obama beating the previous election, barack obama beating mitt the previous election, barack obama beating mitt romney by 33-50 ‘ beating mitt romney by 33-50 and ‘ went beating mitt romney by 33-50 and ‘ went on to take the state went on to take the state but nobody is ‘ went on to take the state but nobody is reading too much into nobody is reading too much into that something for‘ nobody is reading too much into that something for the media to that something for the media to focus‘ that something for the media to focus on while we that something for the media to focus on while we wait for the polls‘ focus on while we wait for the polls‘ to close focus on while we wait for the polls‘ to close else where. ‘ focus on while we wait for the polls‘ to close else where. well, we to close else where. well, we have‘ correspondence right correspondence right across the us, keeping correspondence right across the us, keeping us up—to—date correspondence right across the us, keeping us up—to—date with the very keeping us up—to—date with the very latest, as people‘ keeping us up—to—date with the very latest, as people continue to latest, as people continue to havel two polling stations. let's get two polling stations. let's get a‘ sense of two polling stations. let's get a‘ sense of how it's going. ‘ sense of how it's going. we have colleagues three‘ sense of how it's going. we have colleagues three key‘ sense of how it's going. we have colleagues three key battle‘ colleagues three key battle ground ‘ state, florida, ohio and‘ state, florida, ohio and‘ pennsylvania. state, florida, ohio andi pennsylvania. first, state, florida, ohio andi pennsylvania. first, miami, florida. well, well, donald trump well, donald trump wants to win well, donald trump wants to win the white house, well, donald trump wants to win the white house, he really needs to win white house, he really needs to win here in florida.
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white house, he really needs to win here in florida. right white house, he really needs to win here in florida. right now, white house, he really needs to win here in florida. right now, polls here in florida. right now, polls put him and hillary put him and hillary clinton virtually neck and neck virtually neck and neck in this state. virtually neck and neck in this state. more state. more than 6 million people have state. more than 6 million people have already cast a state. more than 6 million people have already cast a ballot. in have already cast a ballot. in early voting initial indications have already cast a ballot. in early voting initial indications show voting initial indications show there has voting initial indications show there has been a record there has been a record turnout‘ amongst hispanic voters, amongst hispanic voters, a key demographic in amongst hispanic voters, a key demographic in this election. last demographic in this election. last sunday l was demographic in this election. last sunday l was at a demographic in this election. last sunday l was at a polling station in sunday l was at a polling station in tampa and saw long sunday l was at a polling station in tampa and saw long queues of black tampa and saw long queues of black voters tampa and saw long queues of black voters waiting to vote. minorities voters waiting to vote. minorities tend to voters waiting to vote. minorities tend to favour the democratic party. tend to favour the democratic party. that could play tend to favour the democratic party. that could play to hillary clinton‘s that could play to hillary clinton‘s advantage but florida that could play to hillary clinton‘s advantage but florida is advantage but florida is a state that donald advantage but florida is a state that donald trump calls his that donald trump calls his second home. he that donald trump calls his second home. he also has a home. he also has a huge base of support here, home. he also has a huge base of support here, which is support here, which is why, right now, the support here, which is why, right now, the state of florida is now, the state of florida is still too close to call. a higher is a higher is also want to watch a higher is also want to watch because it has a because it has a good record of picking because it has a good record of picking presidents, it has gone picking presidents, it has gone for the winner for picking presidents, it has gone for the winner for every the winner for every election since 1964. the winner for every election since 1964. donald trump could win 1964. donald trump could win because he is ahead in 1964. donald trump could win because he is ahead in the 1964. donald trump could win because he is ahead in the polls and he he is ahead in the polls and he has to win ohio along to win ohio along with florida to have to win ohio along with florida to have any path to the white have any path to the white house. voting have any path to the white house. voting has been steady
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have any path to the white house. voting has been steady so far, voting has been steady so far, lots of white, working-class voters. of white, working-class voters. they like his message of white, working-class voters. they like his message that of white, working-class voters. they like his message that he will like his message that he will bring back lost manufacturing back lost manufacturing jobs and that back lost manufacturing jobs and that appeals that appeals to blue-collar democrats. mr that appeals to blue-collar democrats. mr trump is democrats. mr trump is trying to win them over, democrats. mr trump is trying to win them over, especially them over, especially in the democratic them over, especially in the democratic stronghold of cleveland. democratic stronghold of cleveland. we‘ve democratic stronghold of cleveland. we‘ve been democratic stronghold of cleveland. we‘ve been hearing a lot about we‘ve been hearing a lot about that early vote. we‘ve been hearing a lot about that early vote. in we‘ve been hearing a lot about that early vote. in pennsylvania, early vote. in pennsylvania, there is none. early vote. in pennsylvania, there is none. this is it, is none. this is it, today is the only is none. this is it, today is the only gay people can get out to only gay people can get out to vote. that only gay people can get out to vote. that is only gay people can get out to vote. that is why we only gay people can get out to vote. that is why we have these youngsters that is why we have these youngsters haranguing drivers and haranguing drivers and passers-by, telling them haranguing drivers and passers-by, telling them to get out and telling them to get out and pass their ballot. telling them to get out and pass their ballot. there is telling them to get out and pass their ballot. there is a party their ballot. there is a party atmosphere atmosphere in philadelphia, especially atmosphere in philadelphia, especially after hillary especially after hillary clinton's rally last night. especially after hillary clinton's rally last night. this is rally last night. this is one of her strongholds. rally last night. this is one of her strongholds. she has less strongholds. she has less support in the strongholds. she has less support in the rural areas and the rural areas and this is a statement. the rural areas and this is a statement. donald the rural areas and this is a statement. donald trump has the rural areas and this is a statement. donald trump has to flip statement. donald trump has to flip from blue‘ statement. donald trump has to flip from blue to red from blue to red if you want any chance from blue to red if you want any chance of reaching the white house. chance of reaching the white house. another chance of reaching the white house. another key battle another key battle ground state. virginia. ouri another key battle ground state. virginia. our correspondence, another key battle ground state. virginia. our correspondence, howi virginia. our correspondence, howi has the turnout been?
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it's it's been brisk it's been brisk voting all morning, the it's been brisk voting all morning, the queues are the queues are disappearing now, the afternoon. the queues are disappearing now, the afternoon. we have been afternoon. we have been hearing a lot afternoon. we have been hearing a lot about the hispanic lot about the hispanic vote and hispanic turnout. lot about the hispanic vote and hispanic turnout. by lot about the hispanic vote and hispanic turnout. by a quirk, this hispanic turnout. by a quirk, this particular precinct of arlington, particular precinct of arlington, virginia particular precinct of arlington, virginia is 29% hispanic and | virginia is 29% hispanic and i spoke to virginia is 29% hispanic and i spoke to the local state i virginia is 29% hispanic and i spoke to the local state senator who is to the local state senator who is latino himself. he was saying to the local state senator who is latino himself. he was saying that latino himself. he was saying that a generation ago, 30 generation ago, 30 years ago, virginia as generation ago, 30 years ago, virginia as a whole had 1%, generation ago, 30 years ago, virginia as a whole had 1%, lessi virginia as a whole had 1%, lessi than virginia as a whole had 1%, lessi than1%, hispanic voters. now virginia as a whole had 1%, lessi than1%, hispanic voters. now it virginia as a whole had 1%, lessi than1%, hispanic voters. now it is than1%, hispanic voters. now it is 8%. in than1%, hispanic voters. now it is 8%. in this one than1%, hispanic voters. now it is 8%. in this one precinct, 8%. in this one precinct, as i said, 29%. 8%. in this one precinct, as i said, 29%. if you cast your 29%. if you cast your mind back to when 29%. if you cast your mind back to when donald trump started to 29%. if you cast your mind back to when donald trump started to make when donald trump started to make headway in the primaries, headway in the primaries, it was with headway in the primaries, it was with the issue of with the issue of immigration across mexican with the issue of immigration across mexican borders. that is the with the issue of immigration across mexican borders. that is the issue mexican borders. that is the issue that launched him. mexican borders. that is the issue that launched him. if the that launched him. if the polls are right that launched him. if the polls are right and mrs clinton that launched him. if the polls are right and mrs clinton does take the right and mrs clinton does take the selection, her margin of victory selection, her margin of victory may well come selection, her margin of victory may well come from a huge, much well come from a huge, much bigger than expected, much well come from a huge, much bigger than expected, much bigger than than expected, much bigger than last time around, hispanic turnout. we ‘ we have seen we have seen that turnout in unprecedented
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we have seen that turnout in unprecedented numbers‘ unprecedented numbers in early voting in‘ voting in crucial swing states like florida. voting in crucial swing states like florida. ls voting in crucial swing states like florida. is their early votingl florida. is their early voting also in virginia? howi florida. is their early voting also in virginia? how has that been? there there has been there has been early there has been early voting, but 2 million there has been early voting, but 2 million electors and about million electors and about 5000 votes had already been votes had already been cast before today. votes had already been cast before today. people votes had already been cast before today. people are votes had already been cast before today. people are notjust today. people are notjust voting for the today. people are notjust voting for the president in the presidential election although that is presidential election although that is the most important one. presidential election although that is the most important one. a lot of is the most important one. a lot of ballot elections is the most important one. a lot of ballot elections as well. l have ballot elections as well. l have been speaking to a been speaking to a lot of people about been speaking to a lot of people about the future of the republican about the future of the republican party after this election. \ about the future of the republican party after this election. a about the future of the republican party after this election. a lot of party after this election. a lot of people are predicting some kind people are predicting some kind of major realignment in american major realignment in american politics. major realignment in american politics. mr major realignment in american politics. mr trump has politics. mr trump has always spoken of being politics. mr trump has always spoken of being at the head of a movement. of being at the head of a movement. there is an of being at the head of a movement. there is an element of truth there is an element of truth to that. it will there is an element of truth to that. it will be interesting to see that. it will be interesting to see where all of the that. it will be interesting to see where all of the support where all of the support has gone to him, whether where all of the support has gone to him, whether that stays him, whether that stays with the republicans after the election republicans after the election or if there is republicans after the election or if there is some there is some kind of realignment. paul, there is some kind of realignment. paul, what are there is some kind of realignment. paul, what are voters there is some kind of realignment. paul, what are voters telling you paul, what are voters telling you about their expectations of hillary about their expectations of hillary clinton, if she gets about their expectations of hillary clinton, if she gets the presidency?
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there there has been there has been a lot of predicting there has been a lot of predicting over the past year, there has been a lot of predicting over the past year, a lot of over the past year, a lot of crystal ball gazing at people ball gazing at people i spoke to this morning ball gazing at people i spoke to this morning werejust very much this morning werejust very much fixed this morning werejust very much fixed on exercising their democratic fixed on exercising their democratic rights fixed on exercising their democratic rights and their duty rights and their duty there is. a lot of rights and their duty there is. a lot of belief in the rights and their duty there is. a lot of belief in the strength of the lot of belief in the strength of the process and the lot of belief in the strength of the process and the constitution process and the constitution -- and their duty. mr process and the constitution -- and their duty. mr trump was asked‘ their duty. mr trump was asked again if he would accept their duty. mr trump was asked again if he would accept the results. if he would accept the results. would if he would accept the results. would he if he would accept the results. would he accept the networks if he would accept the results. would he accept the networks called would he accept the networks called for mrs clinton? this for mrs clinton? this is the electoral college electoral college and those votes are not electoral college and those votes are not formally are not formally counted until january six. are not formally counted until january six. once are not formally counted until january six. once again, he wasl january six. once again, he was‘ ambiguous. everybody january six. once again, he was‘ ambiguous. everybody i spoke to hear ambiguous. everybody i spoke to hear this is a very this is a very democrat leaning precinct, first this is a very democrat leaning precinct, first and this is a very democrat leaning precinct, first and foremost, precinct, first and foremost, they wanted the process wanted the process itself to be respected. ‘thanks ‘thanks forjoining us ‘ ‘thanks forjoining us from outside a thanks forjoining us from outside a polling station in virginia, thanks forjoining us from outside a polling station in virginia, one of polling station in virginia, one of the key battle ground the key battle ground states. hillary clinton has been‘ hillary clinton has been polling‘ ahead of donald‘ ahead of donald trump in virginia and ahead of donald trump in virginia and l wasi ahead of donald trump in virginia and l was there on the ahead of donald trump in virginia and l was there on the weekend, and l was there on the weekend, talking to voters. the sense you talking to voters. the sense you got from them is ‘ talking to voters. the sense you got from them is that despite from them is that despite the bowling, they thought from them is that despite the bowling, they thought that state was
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bowling, they thought that state was too close to call. ‘ too close to call. you are hearing that too close to call. you are hearing that from a lot of too close to call. you are hearing that from a lot of people -—‘ that from a lot of people -— despite the that from a lot of people -— despite the polling voting still the polling voting still underway right across the polling voting still underway right across america and it has‘ right across america and it has not‘ stopped donald right across america and it has not‘ stopped donald trump and his stopped donald trump and his campaign team from taking legal campaign team from taking legal action over campaign team from taking legal action over an campaign team from taking legal action over an early‘ action over an early ballot held in nevada. his nevada. his team are suing the‘ registrar‘ nevada. his team are suing thei registrar of voters in clark county, registrar of voters in clark county, alleging the door was broken alleging the door was broken when ‘ the polling station alleging the door was broken when ‘ the polling station stayed open late‘ the polling station stayed open late‘ last friday. it‘ last friday. it stayed open to accommodate last friday. it stayed open to accommodate people who were still accommodate people who were still queueing up to accommodate people who were still queueing up to vote. they queueing up to vote. they say the registrar‘ registrar was colluding with‘ democratic registrar was colluding with‘ democratic party‘ registrar was colluding with‘ democratic party activistsr democratic party activists we will‘ keep across that‘ democratic party activistst we will‘ keep across that one for you. democratic party activistst we will‘ keep across that one for you. who‘ keep across that one for you. who becomes the‘ keep across that one for you. who becomes the 45th becomes the 45th president of the us isn‘t becomes the 45th president of the us isn‘t simply a matter of winning ‘ isn‘t simply a matter of winning the ‘ popular vote, they isn‘t simply a matter of winning the i popular vote, they have to win popular vote, they have to win at least‘ popular vote, they have to win at least 270 votes from the electoral least 270 votes from the electoral college. least 270 votes from the electoral college. we least 270 votes from the electoral college. we explain exactly what college. we explain exactly what that means. the the united states the united states is a big place, the united states is a big place, but you wouldn't the united states is a big place, but you wouldn't know it by but you wouldn't know it by looking at where the candidates at where the candidates bothered to campaign.
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at where the candidates bothered to campaign. go at where the candidates bothered to campaign. go to campaign. go to destinations for would-be presidents. over over one over one weekend, the candidate's over one weekend, the candidate's planes we even parked over one weekend, the candidate's planes we even parked next to each planes we even parked next to each other on the tarmac in other on the tarmac in cleveland, they almost bumped other on the tarmac in cleveland, they almost bumped into each other they almost bumped into each other just they almost bumped into each other just to win they almost bumped into each other just to win those ohio votes. just to win those ohio votes. these swing just to win those ohio votes. these swing states, also just to win those ohio votes. these swing states, also known just to win those ohio votes. these swing states, also known as swing states, also known as battle ground states, our so-called ground states, our so-called because they ground states, our so-called because they can go to either party. they can go to either party. let's face they can go to either party. let's face it, the face it, the republicans have alabama face it, the republicans have alabama locked up. alabama locked up. and california, well, alabama locked up. and california, well, you alabama locked up. and california, well, you can't get much more well, you can't get much more democratic. well, you can't get much more democratic. but take ohio, well, you can't get much more democratic. but take ohio, going democratic. but take ohio, going back to 1976, back to 1976, that‘s ten whole election back to 1976, that‘s ten whole election campaigns, back to 1976, that‘s ten whole election campaigns, the state election campaigns, the state has been perfectly election campaigns, the state has been perfectly split. been perfectly split. five times for the been perfectly split. five times for the republicans and five for the i the republicans and five for the ‘ democrats. the republicans and five for the ‘ democrats. therein the republicans and five for the ‘ democrats. therein lies the democrats. therein lies the amazing fact. even if fact. even if the candidate wins a state fact. even if the candidate wins a state byjust one fact. even if the candidate wins a state byjust one vote, state byjust one vote, they chalk up the state byjust one vote, they chalk up the whole state byjust one vote, they chalk up the whole state and up the whole state and what are known up the whole state and what are known as the up the whole state and what are known as the state's electoral known as the state's electoral college votes. each college votes. each state has a different college votes. each state has a different number of different number of electoral college
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different number of electoral college votes, different number of electoral college votes, ohio college votes, ohio has 18. a candidate college votes, ohio has 18. a candidate needs college votes, ohio has 18. a candidate needs 270 in candidate needs 270 in total, to win the white \ candidate needs 270 in total, to win the white house. candidate needs 270 in total, to win the white house. and candidate needs 270 in total, to win the white house. and in the the white house. and in the game of numbers that is the white house. and in the game of numbers that is american the white house. and in the game of numbers that is american politics numbers that is american politics that is the numbers that is american politics that is the only number that is the only number that matters. that is the only number that matters. sometimes a candidate can matters. sometimes a candidate can lose the popular matters. sometimes a candidate can lose the popular vote lose the popular vote but win the electoral lose the popular vote but win the electoral college vote. and lose the popular vote but win the electoral college vote. and still electoral college vote. and still get the presidency. electoral college vote. and still get the presidency. we learned electoral college vote. and still get the presidency. we learned that get the presidency. we learned that back in 2000. get the presidency. we learned that back in 2000. al gore got a back in 2000. al gore got a bigger percentage back in 2000. al gore got a bigger percentage of the back in 2000. al gore got a bigger percentage of the population‘s percentage of the population‘s votes, but george percentage of the population‘s votes, but george bush got those votes, but george bush got those electoral college votes. votes, but george bush got those electoral college votes. it's electoral college votes. it's all because electoral college votes. it's all because of the old because of the old complicated maths of us elections. because of the old complicated maths of us elections. there of us elections. there are 538 electoral of us elections. there are 538 electoral college of us elections. there are 538 electoral college votes in total. electoral college votes in total. more populous states more populous states like california and new more populous states like california and new york getting more populous states like california and new york getting a larger share. and new york getting a larger share. so, the states and new york getting a larger share. so, the states that and new york getting a larger share. so, the states that matter are so, the states that matter are that precious combination precious combination of population size and party precious combination of population size and party flexibility, precious combination of population size and party flexibility, which size and party flexibility, which is why some size and party flexibility, which is why some states see the why some states see the candidates far too much,
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far too much, and others never see them far too much, and others never see them at all. guiding guiding us guiding us through events in guiding us through events in washington. just as guiding us through events in washington. just as lucy was washington. just as lucy was making reference to events in washington. just as lucy was making reference to events in nevada, reference to events in nevada, this little line little line has emerged from reuters. little line has emerged from reuters. the little line has emerged from reuters. thejudge in nevada little line has emerged from reuters. the judge in nevada with reuters. the judge in nevada with specific reference to reuters. the judge in nevada with specific reference to that reuters. the judge in nevada with specific reference to that complaint specific reference to that complaint by donald trump, later specific reference to that complaint by donald trump, later voting in by donald trump, later voting in las vegas, he has rejected vegas, he has rejected that complaint from vegas, he has rejected that complaint from donald trump. complaint from donald trump. as lucy was complaint from donald trump. as lucy was explaining, people was explaining, people who were voting got was explaining, people who were voting got the chance to vote was explaining, people who were voting got the chance to vote after voting got the chance to vote after the official deadline, because the official deadline, because they were still the official deadline, because they were still in the queue. were still in the queue. donald trump unhappy, were still in the queue. donald trump unhappy, wanted some sort of trump unhappy, wanted some sort of judgment on it but that trump unhappy, wanted some sort of judgment on it but that complaint judgment on it but that complaint has been rejected by judgment on it but that complaint has been rejected by a nevada has been rejected by a nevada judge. reuters reporting that. as ever, there's plenty of news and analysis online. all the latest developments are there, with news from the key swing states, which could determine the outcome of this election. and andrew neil and katty kay will have full coverage as the results come in overnight in a bbc one special programme:
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election night in america, tonight from 11:15pm. and and the bbc news and the bbc news channel, of course. and clive myrie will bring you all the reaction live from washington throughout the day tomorrow here on the bbc news channel. i hope you made i hope you made a note of all of the headlines on bbc news: millions of americans vote to choose their next president. the first results are due by 1am uk time. prince harry attacks the media over what he claims is racist and sexist harassment of his new girlfriend, meghan markle. the metropolitan police apologise after an independent review finds grave errors in their investigations into allegations of paedophilia by high-profile men. sport now and for a full round up, let's go to the bbc sport centre. england and scotland have been drawn to face each other in the women's
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european championship next summer. the draw has been completed in the last half an hour in rotterdam. it's scotland's debut in a major international tournament. england are one of the favourites to win. completing the group are spain and portugal, the lowest ranked side in the tournament. ‘ i think everyone ‘ ‘ i think everyone is quite ‘ i think everyone is quite excited about that, actually. ‘ about that, actually. maybe even england. l ‘lthink, for ‘lthink, for media ‘ i think, for media and getting a‘ i think, for media and getting a bit‘ of attention of attention about this tournament, i of attention about this tournament, i think i think it's a great start, actually. ‘ i think it's a great start, actually. and the first i think it's a great start, actually. and the first game as‘ actually. and the first game asl well. forl well. for that reason, we couldn't have well. for that reason, we couldn't have asked for a thing better, have asked for a thing better, i think. ‘ have asked for a thing better, i think. we are‘ have asked for a thing better, i think. we are delighted think. we are delighted we have got the think. we are delighted we have got the scotland game, delighted for us. the scotland game, delighted for us. but the scotland game, delighted for us. but the work and has done‘ but the work and has done with‘ scotland, it would scotland, it would be fantastic for scottish scotland, it would be fantastic for scottish football as well. we scottish football as well. we have to embrace the to embrace the game and know there will be to embrace the game and know there will be a lot of people to embrace the game and know there will be a lot of people talking will be a lot of people talking about‘
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will be a lot of people talking about england and about england and scotland, it is great, about england and scotland, it is great, they are talking about great, they are talking about women's football and it‘ women's football and it shows \ everybody is excited ‘ everybody is excited about it and enthused by a everybody is excited about it and enthused by a game‘ everybody is excited about it and enthused by a game that is‘ enthused by a game that is such a‘ high—profile‘ enthused by a game that is such a‘ high—profile game high—profile game within a european championship high—profile game within a european championship finals. and championship finals. and it is england- scotland england- scotland and it is the‘ women's england- scotland and it is the‘ women's games. ‘ men's football. northern ireland have decided not to wear poppies for their world cup qualifying match against azerbaijan on friday. they will wear a plain black armband during the match on armistice day. well, interim england manager, gareth southgate, along with captain, wayne rooney, joe hart and daniel sturridge visited stapenhill cemetery in burton-upon-trent to remember the lost soldiers of world war i and laid wreaths at the local war memorial. you ‘ you don't necessarily ‘ you don't necessarily know... ‘you don't necessarily know... until‘ you don't necessarily know... until‘ you see the poppy you don't necessarily know... until‘ you see the poppy and you you don't necessarily know... until‘ you see the poppy and you get‘ you see the poppy and you get the ‘ concept you see the poppy and you get the ‘ concept it is memorial concept it is memorial day. it isl really important. l concept it is memorial day. it isl really important. it really important. it is interesting to hear really important. it is interesting to hear about what happened. to hear about what happened. and why‘ you to hear about what happened. and why‘ you should to hear about what happened. and why‘ you should rememberthese‘
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you should rememberthese people. the sacrifices ‘ you should rememberthese people. the sacrifices that people have‘ the sacrifices that people have‘ made. the great‘ the sacrifices that people have made. the great work that has made. the great work that has been done, since, you‘ made. the great work that has been done, since, you know, made. the great work that has been done, since, you know, to”. made. the great work that has been done, since, you know, to”. to done, since, you know, to”. to try‘ and... done, since, you know, to”. to try‘ and... you know, pay as much done, since, you know, to”. to try‘ and... you know, pay as much resped‘ and... you know, pay as much resped‘ you can for people you can for people who laid down their lives. republic of ireland assistant manager, roy keane, says it‘s not important to have a good relationship with everton. from the premier from the premier league. his comments come with manager, ronald koeman, reported to be unhappy that the republic played james mccarthy so soon after having had groin surgery. there's appears to be little love‘ lost between the two groups. ‘they ‘ they are always ‘they are always carrying‘ ‘they are always carryng knocks. ‘they are always carryng knocks. l they are always carryng knocks. i always feel they are always carrying knocks. i always feel the everton players are l always feel the everton players are l going to turn l always feel the everton players are l going to turn up on crutches orl going to turn up on crutches or‘ falling going to turn up on crutches or‘ falling into the hotel doora it falling into the hotel dooro it looks like‘ looks like we will probably havel that looks like we will probably havel that issue with ronald koeman. l that issue with ronald koeman. hopefully, that maybe that issue with ronald koeman. ‘ hopefully, that maybe everton‘ that issue with ronald koeman. hopefully, that maybe everton is hopefully, that maybe everton is a football club... hopefully, that maybe everton is al football club... a carnivore l football club... a carnivore won they last won a they last won a trophy, a few years‘ ago. they last won a trophy, a few years‘ ago. maybe ago. maybe they overload players andl players ago. maybe they overload players andl players play ago. maybe they overload players andl players play lots of games players play lots of games -— i‘ can't remember‘
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can't remember the last time they‘ won ‘ can't remember the last time they‘ won playing‘ can't remember the last time they‘ won playing midweek games. wona playing midweek games. everton, they don't play wona playing midweek games. everton, they don't play in european‘ they don't play in european‘ football. ‘ they don't play in european‘ football. i think they‘ they don't play in european‘ football. i think they are out of‘ football. i think they are out of‘ the league cup. norwich beat the league cup. norwich beat them at‘ goodison. the league cup. norwich beat them at‘ goodison. maybe the league cup. norwich beat them at‘ goodison. maybe everton, as the league cup. norwich beat them at‘ goodison. maybe everton, as a‘ goodison. maybe everton, as a club, need to... it‘ goodison. maybe everton, as a club, need to... it is a brilliant need to... it is a brilliant football club. maybe their players football club. maybe their players need to toughen up a need to toughen up a little bit. indeed. haseeb hameed is going to become england's youngest opening batsmen, when he makes his debut in the first test against india that starts tomorrow in rajkot. lancashire‘s hameed isjust 19 and is alastair cook's 10th opening partner in four years. ben duckett, on the left there with hameed, who opened in bangladesh, will drop down the order. gary ballance has been dropped altogether. hameed will also be the youngest england test player in 19 years. world snooker number two, stuart bingham, is playing against ding junhui in tonight's group final of the champion of champions event in coventry. bingham leads 3-1, with the first to six making it
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into friday's semi-finals. two-time winner ronnie o'sullivan is already through. finally, northampton's tom wood will make his first england appearance in over a year after being named in england's 25-man squad to prepare to face south africa at twickenham on saturday. that's all sport for now. i'll have more in the next hour. thank thank you very thank you very much. scotland yard has been heavily criticised over its handling of operation midland, that's the investigation into allegations of a vip paedophile ring. an independent review found the force had made dozens of errors. it's emerged that the man who made the allegations against high-profile figures is himself now being investigated for perverting the course ofjustice. our home affairs correspondent, torn symonds, reports. they were the darkest imaginable allegations, but this report does not hold back - it says they were false. the formerjudge, sir richard henriques,
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found field marshal lord bramall and the former home secretary, lord britten, both had their reputations shattered by the word of a single uncorroborated accuser and a failed police investigation. he says this man, former conservative mp harvey proctor, stood first in line, wrongly accused of child rape and murder. earlier this year, mr proctor described the effect on him. these are the worst things that can‘ be said of a human being. ‘ i think they regarded meu.‘ ‘..to be... ‘ ‘..disposable.‘ the accuser, known as nick, he cannot be identified for legal reasons, is now himself being investigated, for attempting to pervert the course ofjustice. the metropolitan police commissioner, sir bernard hogan-howe, has apologised to all three of the accused. we believed the complainant for too long. ‘
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we believed he was credible for too long and we did not test that ‘ credibility soon enough. ‘ i sir richard concludes, and i agree, iwe had to start this investigation. i we had, at that stage, a credible complaint, we had to investigate some very serious allegations, they happened to be against important people, but that makes no difference, we had to investigate this. the investigation, based at this police station in sutton, south london, failed in 43 different ways, the report says, including search warrants obtained with flawed information, and interviews carried out by officers unaware of important facts. our concern at the nspcc is that this litany of errors, really, in operation midland, is going to result in inhibiting victims and survivors coming forward and talking about thingsi ‘that have happened to them. the claim in operation midland was of an elite paedophile group, active in prestigious london locations, a highly newsworthy story,
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and with that in mind, sir richard today called for the law to give those accused anonymity until they are charged. thejimmy savile case showed that victims were not believed. this report concludes that the pendulum has swung too far the other way, with the police too willing to believe those who accuse. somehow, and it may require a change in the law, a middle position must now be found. torn symonds, bbc news, south london. well, we can speak now to mark williams thomas, who is a former detective and child protection expert. his exposure ofjimmy savile's crimes led to the metropolitan police setting up operation yewtree. he joins us from guildford via webcam. evening. evening. what do you evening. what do you make of the conclusions evening. what do you make of the conclusions that evening. what do you make of the conclusions that have been so conclusions that have been so widely aired today? conclusions that have been so widely aired today? some of the aired today? some of the conclusions are very aired today? some of the conclusions are very clear aired today? some of the conclusions are very clear and it is are very clear and it is certainly‘ needed. are very clear and it is certainly‘ needed. what has been‘ needed. what has been most shocking‘ about‘ needed. what has been most shocking‘ about this was the poor‘ needed. what has been most shocking‘ about this was the poor quality‘ about this was the poor quality of the investigation.
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about this was the poor quality of the investigation. we have an the investigation. we have an individual who came i the investigation. we have an individual who came forward and made i individual who came forward and made i an allegation. absolutely an allegation. absolutely right thel police l an allegation. absolutely right thel police should believe them. l police should believe them. havingl believed police should believe them. havingl believed them, police should believe them. havingl believed them, it is their believed them, it is their duty to set out to‘ believed them, it is their duty to set out to establish if they are set out to establish if they are telling the truth, like set out to establish if they are telling the truth, like if there is‘ telling the truth, like if there isi evidence tourists substantiate telling the truth, like if there isi evidence tourists substantiate thati evidence tourists substantiate thati or question whati evidence tourists substantiate thati or question what they are saying or question what they are saying --i evidence to substantiate. that evidence to substantiate. that wasn't done. ‘ evidence to substantiate. that wasn't done. indeed, wasn't done. indeed, they didn't even wasn't done. indeed, they didn't even know that the wasn't done. indeed, they didn't even know that the nick‘ even know that the nick individual‘ had been spoken to ‘ even know that the nick individual had been spoken to previously by had been spoken to previously by the police. had been spoken to previously by the police. and also‘ had been spoken to previously by the police. and also had written‘ police. and also had written a lot of information police. and also had written a lot of information online and police. and also had written a lot of information online and also given of information online and also given a separate of information online and also given a separate interview some monthsi a separate interview some months‘ previously. they should have known previously. they should have known that‘ previously. they should have known that that would‘ previously. they should have known that that would call into questionl that that would call into question‘ some of what‘ that that would call into question‘ some of what he was saying. some of what he was saying. having done‘ some of what he was saying. having done that, they were some of what he was saying. having done that, they were in a position done that, they were in a position as to whether or‘ done that, they were in a position as to whether or not they as to whether or not they go and execute search as to whether or not they go and execute search warrants and execute search warrants and arrest‘ or interview the execute search warrants and arrest‘ or interview the alleged abuses. or interview the alleged abuses. here or interview the alleged abuses. here is or interview the alleged abuses. here is where the reporti here is where the report also was very here is where the report also was very critical of very critical of the police, saying that very critical of the police, saying that actually there that actually there was evidence given‘
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that actually there was evidence given to the judge to obtain ‘ given to the judge to obtain a search warrant. given to the judge to obtain a search warrant. which given to the judge to obtain a search warrant. which was exaggerated, very serious allegation. exaggerated, very serious allegation. as exaggerated, very serious allegation. as to why allegation. as to why this went wrong, there allegation. as to why this went wrong, there is of course allegation. as to why this went wrong, there is of course this wrong, there is of course this theory that wrong, there is of course this theory that because there was such theory that because there was such a failure overjimmy savile, theory that because there was such a failure overjimmy savile, the failure overjimmy savile, the police failure overjimmy savile, the police almost failure overjimmy savile, the police almost trying to redress the police almost trying to redress the balance, do you think police almost trying to redress the balance, do you think there is balance, do you think there is something in balance, do you think there is something in that? absolutely. something in that? absolutely. following my exposure something in that? absolutely. following my exposure with jimmy following my exposure with jimmy‘ sabala, following my exposure with jimmy‘ sabala, there‘ sabala, there was an insatiable‘ appetite not sabala, there was an insatiablei appetite not just with the police, appetite not just with the police, but with the appetite not just with the police, but with the media to try appetite not just with the police, but with the media to try to be the‘ but with the media to try to be the‘ next but with the media to try to be the‘ next people to expose the next people to expose the wrongdoinga —— withjimmy savile. ‘ ‘the ‘the police ‘the police took that position to the police took that position to say‘ we need to we need to make amends forthe failings, we need to make amends forthe failings, notjust‘ we need to make amends forthe failings, notjust withjimmy‘ failings, notjust with jimmy savile‘ but failings, notjust with jimmy savile‘ but in rotherham failings, notjust with jimmy savile‘ but in rotherham where‘ but in rotherham where people were not being‘ but in rotherham where people were not being believed. the‘ but in rotherham where people were not being believed. the position but in rotherham where people were not being believed. the position is‘ not being believed. the position is‘ that, actually, the report author not being believed. the position is‘ that, actually, the report author is‘ that, actually, the report author is‘ wrong to‘ that, actually, the report author is‘ wrong to be saying we shouldn't be‘ wrong to be saying we shouldn't be‘ believing them. wrong to be saying we shouldn't be‘ believing them. we‘ wrong to be saying we shouldn't be‘ believing them. we should be that we‘
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believing them. we should be that we‘ should do‘ should do a thorough investigation. i lti should do a thorough investigation. i it hasn't changed. theyi it hasn't changed. they failed to do ‘ that in it hasn't changed. they failed to do ‘ that in this case. ‘ it hasn't changed. they failed to do ‘ that in this case. it it hasn't changed. they failed to do ‘ that in this case. it would be very that in this case. it would be very worrying for many victims to worrying for many victims to come forward. worrying for many victims to come forward. that‘ worrying for many victims to come forward. that pendulum ‘ forward. that pendulum has now swung so much forward. that pendulum has now swung so much the other way that people‘ so much the other way that people‘ are now thinking, willl are now thinking, willl be believed‘ if i are now thinking, willl be believed‘ if i come forward? are now thinking, willl be believed‘ if i come forward? the if i come forward? the criticism hei applied if i come forward? the criticism hei applied to the police is righti applied to the police is right and we need to look‘ we need to look very carefully at somel we need to look very carefully at some areas of the some areas of the media, who, i think, some areas of the media, who, i think, took some areas of the media, who, i think, took nick's some areas of the media, who, i think, took nick's position think, took nick's position and ran with it. think, took nick's position and ran with it. to such a degree with it. to such a degree that some ‘ of what with it. to such a degree that some ‘ of what he was saying was of what he was saying was clearly not true. ‘ of what he was saying was clearly not true. actually, they themselves, not true. actually, they themselves, they not true. actually, they themselves, they had made a few‘ not true. actually, they themselves, they had made a few enquiries‘ they had made a few enquiries would have established‘ they had made a few enquiries would have established that. have established that. there was criticism have established that. there was criticism of criticism of the media interference. i again, criticism of the media interference. i again, that was criticism of the media interference. i again, that was picked up by again, that was picked up by the report author, saying there i report author, saying there needs to be a report author, saying there needs to be a careful line when be a careful line when the media become involved‘ be a careful line when the media become involved with be a careful line when the media become involved with the become involved with the ongoing police investigation. i become involved with the ongoing police investigation. just a final police investigation. just a final thought, sorry toi police investigation. just a final thought, sorry to interrupt but time thought, sorry to interrupt but time is tight, what is tight, what a thought from you about is tight, what a thought from you about whether there needs to be is tight, what a thought from you about whether there needs to be any about whether there needs to be any legal change
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about whether there needs to be any legal change here in legal change here in order to restore the legal change here in order to restore the kind of balance you are restore the kind of balance you are alluding to? restore the kind of balance you are alluding to? no, restore the kind of balance you are alluding to? no, i did think alluding to? no, i did think there is. we alluding to? no, i did think there is. we are in a clear alluding to? no, i did think there is. we are in a clear position as to is. we are in a clear position as to who has is. we are in a clear position as to who has what rights. i is. we are in a clear position as to who has what rights. there is always who has what rights. there is always a question of‘ who has what rights. there is always a question of what a question of what point in individual becomes individual becomes named. thei current individual becomes named. thei current position of the police is i current position of the police is i that they i current position of the police is ‘ that they will‘ current position of the police is i that they will name after charging. i that they will name after charging. ‘ but but the individual themselves becomesi but the individual themselves becomes knowni but the individual themselves becomes known because ofi becomes known because of enquiries or indeed‘ becomes known because of enquiries or indeed they themselves or indeed they themselves put themselves out or indeed they themselves put themselves out into the ‘ themselves out into the public domain and says‘ themselves out into the public domain and says it was me. we‘ domain and says it was me. we need to say to the ‘ domain and says it was me. we need to say to the police, domain and says it was me. we need to say to the police, you've ‘ domain and says it was me. we need to say to the police, you've got‘ to say to the police, you've got to do a thorough do a thorough investigation beforei you do a thorough investigation beforei you go to arrest these people you go to arrest these people and we need to you go to arrest these people and we need to say to these ‘ you go to arrest these people and we need to say to these people, keep‘ need to say to these people, keep‘ coming forward, ‘ need to say to these people, keep‘ coming forward, making the report. coming forward, making the report. we mustn't move into a‘ we mustn't move into a position where we ‘ we mustn't move into a position where we go back where we go back to a situation where people‘ where people are so fearful that they where people are so fearful that they would not they would not be believed. thank you. let's let's check on the weather.
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very very wet. ‘ very wet. for some of us very wet. for some of us it will turn white. very wet. for some of us it will turn white. first turn white. first snowfall of the ‘ winter. turn white. first snowfall of the winter. but not turn white. first snowfall of the winter. but not most. most will winter. but not most. most will see plain old rain winter. but not most. most will see plain old rain pushing in plain old rain pushing in from the west. plain old rain pushing in from the west. it has been turning west. it has been turning to snow in the high west. it has been turning to snow in the high ground of scotland. west. it has been turning to snow in the high ground of scotland. some the high ground of scotland. some of it will fall the high ground of scotland. some of it will fall to low levels. the it will fall to low levels. the pennine chain it will fall to low levels. the pennine chain particularly pennine chain particularly prone. part pennine chain particularly prone. part of the north pennine chain particularly prone. part of the north midlands, north part of the north midlands, north east wales part of the north midlands, north east wales later on. most east wales later on. most of us, wet, some of east wales later on. most of us, wet, some of us white. check check out your bbc local check out your bbc local radio. you can see check out your bbc local radio. you can see the mixture of rain can see the mixture of rain and snow first thing in first thing in the morning. a raw night first thing in the morning. a raw night out. there night out. there milder across the south-west, night out. there milder across the south-west, but gusty winds here as south-west, but gusty winds here as well. south-west, but gusty winds here as well. going through well. going through the day tomorrow, the well. going through the day tomorrow, the rain and a bit tomorrow, the rain and a bit of snow will gradually ease tomorrow, the rain and a bit of snow will gradually ease away. it will gradually ease away. it stays grey will gradually ease away. it stays grey and murky and grey and murky and raw across eastern areas. the eastern areas. the best of the brightness eastern areas. the best of the brightness further west. eastern areas. the best of the brightness further west. even here, brightness further west. even here, sharp showers. brightness further west. even here, sharp showers. 105 brightness further west. even here, sharp showers. 105 and sharp showers. 105 and 11s across the the south-east, but again temperatures the south-east, but again temperatures disappointing.
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this is bbc news. the headlines: millions of americans are voting to choose their next president. results from some of the first states are expected by around 1am uk time. both donald trump and hilary clinton have cast their ballots in new york.
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mrs clinton urged voters to back a "hopeful, inclusive, big-hearted america," while mr trump told his supporters they had a "magnificent chance to beat the corrupt system". and we'll have full coverage as the results come in overnight in a bbc one special programme: prince harry has attacked the media for what he calls "abuse and harrassment" of his new girlfriend, the actress meghan markle - saying she's been subject to sexism and racism. and the head of the metropolitan police has apologised after a damning report into an investigation into historical allegations of paedophilia by high-profile men. back now to the american presidential elections. as we‘ve been hearing, hillary clinton appears to have a slender lead in the opinion polls. republican pollster
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republican pollster and analyst frank luntz republican pollster and analyst frank luntz told the bbc frank luntz told the bbc earlier, that one of that one of the key surprises in this that one of the key surprises in this election will be the rise this election will be the rise in the number this election will be the rise in the number of this election will be the rise in the number of people this election will be the rise in the number of people of the number of people of hispanic background voting, background voting, a phenomenon he says background voting, a phenomenon he says boosts the democrats. says boosts the democrats. when all the says boosts the democrats. when all the ballots are the ballots are counted tonight, i think‘ the ballots are counted tonight, i think the republicans will the ballots are counted tonight, i think the republicans will do think the republicans will do even worse l think the republicans will do even worse amongst latinos thisl worse amongst latinos this time, than with‘ worse amongst latinos this time, than with mitt romney in 2012. \ than with mitt romney in 2012. it is such than with mitt romney in 2012. it is such an than with mitt romney in 2012. it is such an essential than with mitt romney in 2012. it is such an essential vote in such an essential vote in florida, which is a key such an essential vote in florida, which is a key swing state such an essential vote in florida, which is a key swing statea it which is a key swing statea it matters tremendously in matters tremendously in arizona, which has become a‘ which has become a swing state and it never which has become a swing state and it never was before. ‘ which has become a swing state and it never was before. it even puts it never was before. it even puts a ‘ state like texas into‘ state like texas into play in the‘ near state like texas into play in the‘ near future. state like texas into play in the‘ near future. in state like texas into play in the‘ near future. in terms of today, that‘ near future. in terms of today, that‘ swing vote, it near future. in terms of today, that‘ swing vote, it used to be women. near future. in terms of today, that‘ swing vote, it used to be women. and‘ swing vote, it used to be women. and‘ particularly young particularly young women decided late in particularly young women decided late in the campaign. late in the campaign. according to‘ our late in the campaign. according to‘ our work, the our work, the undecided voters‘ actually is our work, the undecided voters‘ actually is more male than female, actually is more male than female, as they try to make as they try to make a decision whether or as they try to make a decision whether or not they vote for‘ whether or not they vote for one of‘ these‘ these two candidates that frankly, this these two candidates that frankly, this edon't like. these two candidates that frankly, this edon't like. the thing that this edon't like. the thing that british viewers this edon't like. the thing that british viewers that l i british viewers that i want to emphasise, apologise emphasise, apologise forthis, is that emphasise, apologise forthis, is that we have the i
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that we have the highest percentage of americans‘ that we have the highest percentage of americans who that we have the highest percentage of americans who don't like either of americans who don't like either candidate than in‘ candidate than in any modern presidential election. candidate than in any modern presidential election. 50‘ presidential election. 50 one out of‘ five presidential election. 50 one out ofl five american voters are actually five american voters are actually casting a ‘ five american voters are actually casting a vote for a five american voters are actually casting a vote for a candidate who they feel unfavourable towards. ‘ that's they feel unfavourable towards. ‘ that's one of the ‘ that's one of the reasons for the anger and that's one of the reasons for the anger and that's one of anger and that's one of the reasons why you anger and that's one of the reasons why you see anger and that's one of the reasons why you see so many why you see so many americans so grateful that ‘ gratefulthat this election isl finally overl joining me now is david byler, elections analyst at real clear politics. good good evening. good evening. thanks good evening. thanks for having me. good evening. thanks for having me. is this good evening. thanks for having me. is this proving is this proving to be a uniquely difficult is this proving to be a uniquely difficult election when difficult election when it comes to polling, do difficult election when it comes to polling, do you think? difficult election when it comes to polling, do you think? yeah difficult election when it comes to polling, do you think? yeah it's a polling, do you think? yeah it's a difficult election for a number difficult election for a number of reasons. i difficult election for a number of reasons. there are sorti reasons. there are sort of the perennial‘ reasons. there are sort of the perennial issues that happen in ‘ perennial issues that happen in ‘ modern polling. a modern polling. a lot of people‘ don't modern polling. a lot of people‘ don't pick up their phones‘ don't pick up their phones | number of people‘ don't pick up their phones | number of people don‘t have land lines. ‘ of people don‘t have land lines. ‘ there’s of people don‘t have land lines. ‘ there’s the there’s the nonresponse and there's also there’s the nonresponse and there's also this issue of‘ there’s the nonresponse and there's also this issue of trying ‘ there’s the nonresponse and there's also this issue of trying to guess also this issue of trying to guess exactly what the electorate l exactly what the electorate is going‘ to look like exactly what the electorate is going‘ to look like you can‘ to look likea you can look at past elections to to look likea you can look at past elections to try to see what‘
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elections to try to see what the ‘ turnout for these ‘ turnout for these different groups are at the turnout for these different groups are at the end of the day, turnout for these different groups me at the end of the day, there's me at the end of the day, there's some‘ aret at the end of the day, there's some amount of uncertainty and some amount of uncertainty and what sort of a sort of a composition of the people‘ who sort of a composition of the people‘ who are sort of a composition of the peoplei who are going sort of a composition of the peoplei who are going to vote is in who are going to vote is in terms of‘ race, who are going to vote is in terms of‘ race, in who are going to vote is in terms of‘ race, in terms of ideology race, in terms of ideology and overall turnout. race, in terms of ideology and overall turnout. there's race, in terms of ideology and overall turnout. there's a number of overall turnout. there's a number of difficulties in polling, overall turnout. there's a number of difficulties in polling, but right difficulties in polling, but right now, the polls show clintoni difficulties in polling, but right now, the polls show clinton ahead. i now, the polls show clinton ahead. also, people now, the polls show clinton ahead. also, people are not always going to also, people are not always going to tell the truth r, they? also, people are not always going to tell the truth r, they? well, tell the truth r, they? well, that‘s an interesting question. tell the truth r, they? well, that‘s an interesting question. sometimes an interesting question. sometimes there is what's an interesting question. sometimes there is what's called an interesting question. sometimes there is what's called a social there is what's called a social desirability bias, which desirability bias, which is ifi someone believes desirability bias, which is ifi someone believes one thing and someone believes one thing and would ‘ vote someone believes one thing and would ‘ vote one way, but thinks vote one way, but thinks that whoever is on vote one way, but thinks that whoever is on the other end of‘ whoever is on the other end of the ‘ phone line, phone line, when there's polling happening phone line, when there's polling happening would look down l phone line, when there's polling happening would look down on ‘ happening would look down on them, they might lie to‘ happening would look down on them, they might lie to a pollster. l they might lie to a pollster. so‘ far, we they might lie to a pollster. so‘ far, we haven’t seen an enormous far, we haven’t seen an enormous amount of evidence ‘ far, we haven’t seen an enormous amount of evidence for that during ‘ amount of evidence for that during ‘ this election. ‘ amount of evidence for that during ‘ this election. typically when people this election. typically when people talk about this election. typically when people talk about that, they talk talk about that, they talk about ‘ donald trump talk about that, they talk about ‘ donald trump and people who donald trump and people who would support him donald trump and people who would support him but maybe not say‘ support him but maybe not say so to a pollster. support him but maybe not say so to a pollster. we didn't see evidence a pollster. we didn't see evidence of that in‘ a pollster. we didn't see evidence of that in primaries, in the
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of that in primaries, in the results versus the polls‘ of that in primaries, in the results versus the polls there, or when l versus the polls there, or when you‘ compare online versus the polls there, or when you‘ compare online to live calling. versus the polls there, or when you‘ compare online to live calling. we compare online to live calling. we haven't compare online to live calling. we haven't seen a shy haven't seen a shy trump voter‘ effect yet. haven't seen a shy trump voter‘ effect yet. ls‘ haven't seen a shy trump voter effect yet. is there haven't seen a shy trump voter effect yet. is there the possibility effect yet. is there the possibility that effect yet. is there the possibility that some hispanic effect yet. is there the possibility that some hispanic voters are not that some hispanic voters are not polled in that some hispanic voters are not polled in sufficient numbers polled in sufficient numbers to represent that particular point represent that particular point of view? is that view? is that another factor here, do you view? is that another factor here, do you think? view? is that another factor here, do you think? that is another do you think? that is another factor. do you think? that is another factor. hispanic voters factor. hispanic voters are often times young. ‘ factor. hispanic voters are often times young. it might times young. it might be their first‘ time votinga‘ times young. it might be their first‘ time votinga they often‘ times young. it might be their firsti time votingt they often times have a time votinga they often times have a cell phone, so time votinga they often times have a cell phone, so you can't access‘ cell phone, so you can't access them through land‘ cell phone, so you can't access them through land lines, as easily as‘ through land lines, as easily as you‘ might‘ through land lines, as easily as you‘ might an older voter. through land lines, as easily as you‘ might an older voter. so‘ through land lines, as easily as you‘ might an older voter. so there might an older voter. so there is some difficulty in might an older voter. so there is some difficulty in getting the righti some difficulty in getting the right sample and deciding ‘ sample and deciding whether you're going to sample and deciding whether you're going to poll in english and i going to poll in english and spanishl or english only. going to poll in english and spanishl or english only. all or english only. all these things have or english only. all these things have an effect or english only. all these things have an effect on your or english only. all these things have an effect on your number, with have an effect on your number, with hispanic voters, and that have an effect on your number, with hispanic voters, and that adds hispanic voters, and that adds to the the uncertainty surrounding polls in‘ general the uncertainty surrounding polls ini general in this election. i the uncertainty surrounding polls ini general in this election. as general in this election. as a final thought, general in this election. as a final thought, here we thought, here we are, people are voting. thought, here we are, people are voting. most thought, here we are, people are voting. most of the most voting. most of the most recent opinion polls
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voting. most of the most recent opinion polls hadi opinion polls had hillary clinton roughly opinion polls had hillary clinton roughly three, opinion polls had hillary clinton roughly three, four points ahead. roughly three, four points ahead. you think that‘s you think that‘s pretty reliable at this point, you think that‘s pretty reliable at this point, do you? you think that‘s pretty reliable at this point, do you? | you think that‘s pretty reliable at this point, do you? i think this point, do you? i think that's the best estimate this point, do you? i think that's the best estimate that we the best estimate that we have of where public‘ the best estimate that we have of where public opinion is at where public opinion is at thei important thing to where public opinion is at thei important thing to remember here is important thing to remember here is that it‘s possible for‘ important thing to remember here is that it‘s possible for polls to have that it‘s possible for polls to have a systematic errorl that it‘s possible for polls to have a systematic errorl for a systematic errore for every pollster, despite these pollster, despite these people being very smart pollster, despite these people being very smart and doing a good pollster, despite these people being very smart and doing a good job all very smart and doing a good job at‘ their work, every pollster their work, every pollster might make the same their work, every pollster might make the same mistake or their work, every pollster might make the same mistake or make a few‘ make the same mistake or make a few‘ mistakes and ‘ mistakes and misestimate it slightly. mistakes and misestimate it slightly. it’s possible that slightly. it’s possible that the election result election result differs from where the polls‘ election result differs from where the polls are. the election result differs from where the polls are. the problem is it's the polls are. the problem is it's impossible to forecast impossible to forecast ahead of time if‘ impossible to forecast ahead of time if there's going to impossible to forecast ahead of time if there's going to be a poll‘ if there's going to be a poll error, which party if there's going to be a poll error, which party that error favours. which party that error favours. maybe maybe hillary clinton outperforms her maybe hillary clinton outperforms her polls. ‘ maybe hillary clinton outperforms her polls. maybe trump‘ her polls. maybe trump outperforms hisses. her polls. maybe trump outperforms hisses. you could make —- his. l hisses. you could make —- his. you‘ could make could make a believable story in eitherl could make a believable story in either direction. if either direction. if you're a presidential candidate, presidential candidate, you want to be the presidential candidate, you want to be the one that's three be the one that's three points ahead, but three points‘ be the one that's three points ahead, but three points ahead is not ahead, but three points ahead is not a guaranteed victory. ahead, but three points ahead is not a guaranteed victory. david, a guaranteed victory. david, thank you very a guaranteed victory. david, thank you very much for those thoughts.
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more more reflections on more reflections on the polling more reflections on the polling process from a more reflections on the polling process from a man we process from a man we frequently speak to speak to on this programme about polls speak to on this programme about polls here. john curtis is john curtis is there. good evening. john curtis is there. good evening. do you have do you have sympathy with the pollsters do you have sympathy with the pollsters across the pond? pollsters across the pond? oh, i certainly do. pollsters across the pond? oh, i certainly do. this is the certainly do. this is the moment when ‘ certainly do. this is the moment when all pollsters when all pollsters suddenly realise ‘ whether or when all pollsters suddenly realise ‘ whether or not they've got it right whether or not they've got it right or wrong. the whether or not they've got it right or wrong. the truth is this or wrong. the truth is this election, or wrong. the truth is this election, in truth‘ election, in truth like many us presidential election, in truth like many usi presidential election ises presidential election ises pretty‘ close, presidential election ises prettyi close, though actually, hillary close, though actually, hillary clinton's lead ‘ close, though actually, hillary clinton's lead inl close, though actually, hillary clinton's lead in the opinion polls clinton's lead in the opinion polls of around three clinton's lead in the opinion polls of around three to four of around three to four points is larger‘ of around three to four points is larger than the lead ‘ of around three to four points is larger than the lead the polls of around three to four points is larger than the lead the polls were l larger than the lead the polls were l pointing to in l larger than the lead the polls were l pointing to in the last pointing to in the last three of four elections. pointing to in the last three of four elections. anything this close four elections. anything this close is a nightmare for a is a nightmare for a pollster. if‘ you is a nightmare for a pollster. lfl you look at the record is a nightmare for a pollster. lfl you look at the record of ukl you look at the record of uk polls, you you look at the record of uk polls, you actually you actually discover that typically, you actually discover that typically, they're often round about‘ typically, they're often round about‘ two points typically, they're often round about‘ two points out, in estimating the
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two points out, in estimating the lead. hillary‘ two points out, in estimating the lead. hillary clinton three or four lead. hillary clinton three or four points ahead, that points ahead, that does mean therefore that although ‘ points ahead, that does mean therefore that although she‘ points ahead, that does mean therefore that although she is the therefore that although she is the favourite, given the‘ favourite, given the potentialfor error and given favourite, given the potentialfor error and given some of the ‘ error and given some of the ‘ uncertainties‘ error and given some of the ‘ uncertainties you've just heard ‘ about, she certainly doesn't necessarily about, she certainly doesn't necessarily have it in the bag. necessarily have it in the bag. certainly, necessarily have it in the bag. certainly, unless things ‘ necessarily have it in the bag. certainly, unless things go necessarily have it in the bag. certainly, unless things go really certainly, unless things go really wrong for her and the certainly, unless things go really wrong for her and the polls are l wrong for her and the polls are ‘ wrong, she wrong, she probably has 250 electoral‘ wrong, she probably has 250 electoral votes in the bag electoral votes in the bag she‘ needs 270 to‘ electoral votes in the bag she‘ needs 270 to win. electoral votes in the bag she‘ needs 270 to win. probably‘ electoral votes in the bag shel needs 270 to win. probably cruciall needs 270 to win. probably crucial here is picking needs 270 to win. probably crucial‘ here is picking up here is picking up new hampshire, picking up here is picking up new hampshire, picking up pennsylvania. if picking up pennsylvania. if you hear early on that‘ picking up pennsylvania. if you hear early on that she's got those early on that she's got those two, she's early on that she's got those two, she's probably made it. ‘ she's probably made it. if by the way, she's probably made it. if by the way, she's picked way, she's picked up florida and north‘ way, she's picked up florida and north carolina as‘ north carolina as well, actually she ‘ may north carolina as well, actually she‘ may well be north carolina as well, actually she‘ may well be doing slightly better may well be doing slightly better than the polls and she than the polls and she should be home and than the polls and she should be home and dry. probably‘ than the polls and she should be home and dry. probably four states l home and dry. probably four states that will probably tell home and dry. probably four states l that will probably tell the story. l that will probably tell the story. l if she's in l if she's in trouble in those four, it‘ if she's in trouble in those four, it could be a tighter night. if she's in trouble in those four, it could be a tighter night. if it could be a tighter night. if she gets those it could be a tighter night. if she gets those four, probably the polls l gets those four, probably the polls ‘ are right. ‘ gets those four, probably the polls ‘ are right. indeed, if‘ gets those four, probably the polls ‘ are right. indeed, if anything they are right. indeed, if anything they may
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may have underestimated her strength. ‘ may have underestimated her strength. we‘ may have underestimated her strength. we should get early strength. we should get early clues because strength. we should get early clues because of strength. we should get early clues because of where because of where they are geographically. because of where they are geographically. the truth is geographically. the truth is virtually all virtually all the crucial swing states, virtually all the crucial swing states, allthe swingl states, all the swing states that have states, all the swing states that have relatively large numbers have relatively large numbers of electoral college votes electoral college votes are all on the electoral college votes are all on the eastern sea board. if the eastern sea board. if indeed hillary clinton is l the eastern sea board. if indeed hillary clinton is doing at least as hillary clinton is doing at least as well in hillary clinton is doing at least as well in the polls and‘ hillary clinton is doing at least as well in the polls and maybe ‘ hillary clinton is doing at least as well in the polls and maybe a bit well in the polls and maybe a bit better, things might bel better, things might be clear by 2am. ‘ better, things might be clear by 2am. if the polls are‘ 2am. if the polls are a couple of points‘ 2am. if the polls are a couple of points out, then it 2am. if the polls are a couple of points out, then it could be a points out, then it could be a long way points out, then it could be a long way for points out, then it could be a long way for places like nevada, way for places like nevada, arizona, further west, where‘ further west, where there is some uncertainty further west, where there is some‘ uncertainty about the outcome. ‘ further west, where there is some uncertainty about the outcome. what uncertainty about the outcome. what of donald uncertainty about the outcome. what of donald trump's frequent of donald trump's frequent reframe of a brexit effect of donald trump's frequent reframe of a brexit effect here? one of a brexit effect here? one of the reasons why of a brexit effect here? one of the reasons why us pollsters are kind of a brexit effect here? one of the reasons why us pollsters are kind of reasons why us pollsters are kind of crossing reasons why us pollsters are kind of crossing their fingers crossing their fingers and toes tonight isi crossing their fingers and toes tonight is because of the experience tonight is because of the experience not only the tonight is because of the experience not only the uk not only the uk of the european union ‘ not only the uk of the european union referendum but also the‘ union referendum but also the‘ general election 18 months ago. general election 18 months ago. certainly‘ general election 18 months ago. certainly one crucial atery
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certainly one crucial atery bute and i a distinctive certainly one crucial atery bute and i a distinctive feature i a distinctive feature of donald trump's supporti a distinctive feature of donald trump's support as compared withi most republican presidential candidates most republican presidential candidates is ‘ most republican presidential candidates is that he’s doing most republican presidential candidates is that he’s doing rather‘ candidates is that he’s doing rather‘ better‘ candidates is that he’s doing rather‘ better amongst candidates is that he’s doing rather‘ better amongst those with better amongst those with relatively little educationali little educational attainment. [fl you little educational attainment. [fl you look at the little educational attainment. [fl you look at the position back you look at the position back in‘ 2012, you look at the position back inl 2012, college graduates l 2012, college graduates and‘ non-graduates 2012, college graduates and ‘ non-graduates voted for‘ non-graduates voted for obama and mitt romney‘ non-graduates voted for obama and mitt romney in more non-graduates voted for obama and mitt romney in more or less mitt romney in more or less the same‘ pattern. mitt romney in more or less the same‘ pattern. donald trump, much mitt romney in more or less the same‘ pattern. donald trump, much like the‘ pattern. donald trump, much like the‘ brim iteers pattern. donald trump, much like the‘ brim iteers in the brim iteers in the uk —- brexiteers in the ‘ brim iteers in the uk —- brexiteers in the uk, brim iteers in the uk —- brexiteers in the uk, have brim iteers in the uk —- brexiteers in the uk, have been in the uk, have been relatively‘ successful in the uk, have been relatively‘ successful with in the uk, have been relatively‘ successful with those who have ‘ successful with those who have less educational attainment. to‘ educational attainment. to that‘ extent, there‘ educational attainment. to that‘ extent, there is a similarity‘ extent, there is a similarity in the kind extent, there is a similarity in the kind of appeal he's extent, there is a similarity in the kind of appeal he's making, extent, there is a similarity in the kind of appeal he's making, some kind of appeal he's making, some of the the kind of appeal he's making, some of the the people the the people to whom he's appealing, appealing, and there’s a question mark‘ appealing, and there’s a question mark is whether he appealing, and there’s a question mark is whether he will do somewhat mark is whether he will do somewhat better in the opinion ‘ mark is whether he will do somewhat better in the opinion polls better in the opinion polls than‘ we‘re ‘ better in the opinion polls than‘ we‘re expecting much as leave did‘ we‘re expecting much as leave did on the night. we‘re expecting much as leave did on the night. there is no guarantee the night. there is no guarantee on the night. the night. there is no guarantee on the night. there are other the night. there are other aspects‘ here, the night. there are other aspects‘ here, the fact that here, the fact that college graduates are less
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graduates are less likely to turn‘ out graduates are less likely to turn‘ out and vote, it may‘ graduates are less likely to turn‘ out and vote, it may not be to out and vote, it may not be to mr trump's advantage. a final out and vote, it may not be to mr trump's advantage. a final thought. trump's advantage. a final thought. ls polling done differently ls polling done differently in the states? ls states? is the approach different or not? states? is the approach different or not? yes, it is. states? is the approach different or not? yes, it is. you'll be aware not? yes, it is. you'll be aware that now the majority that now the majority of opinion polling in‘ that now the majority of opinion polling in the uk is that now the majority of opinion polling in the uk is done‘ polling in the uk is done over the internet, polling in the uk is done over the internet, through people who internet, through people who say they're willing to dol they're willing to do the polls. some‘ they're willing to do the polls. some of the polling in the some of the polling in the us is‘ done that‘ some of the polling in the us is‘ done that way. but done that way. but most opinion polls‘ done that way. but most opinion polls are ‘ done that way. but most opinion polls are still done by polls are still done by telephone and in particularl polls are still done by telephone and in particular by ringing and in particular by ringing up people and in particular by ringing up people with real interviewers. and in particular by ringing up people with real interviewers. to people with real interviewers. to that extent, the us people with real interviewers. to that extent, the us is still using that extent, the us is still using a different approach to that extent, the us is still using a different approach to the one now different approach to the one now become dominant inside the uk. different approach to the one now become dominant inside the uk. now, become dominant inside the uk. now, what's that become dominant inside the uk. now, what's that worth? lfi what's that worth? if anything it was the what's that worth? if anything it was the telephone polls that what's that worth? if anything it was the telephone polls that were was the telephone polls that were slightly morel was the telephone polls that were slightly more astray in slightly more astray in the uk referendum slightly more astray in the uk referendum injune referendum injune than the internet polls. ‘ referendum injune than the internet polls. though some‘ referendum injune than the internet polls. though some people would polls. though some people would argue that the polls. though some people would argue that the telephone polls did argue that the telephone polls did better in the uk general‘ better in the uk general election. we are better in the uk general election. we are looking at polls done we are looking at polls done ratherl differently. we are looking at polls done ratherl differently. to that extent again wel differently. to that extent again we‘ should be‘ differently. to that extent again wel should be careful about trying should be careful about trying to suggest that‘ should be careful about trying to suggest that what happened here suggest that what happened here will necessarily happen there.
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necessarily happen there. thank‘ necessarily happen there. thank you very much, john. the government announced today that it has deferred plans to electrify parts of the great western railway region. four sections are being put back. they are oxford and didcot parkway, bristol parkway to bristol temple meads, bath spa to bristol temple meads, and thames valley branches. ministers say they've changed their priorities for improving the rail network. paul barltrop reports from bristol. they had originally hoped to have electric trains gliding in and out of st temple meads by the end of this year. now, they question whether it will ever happen. this huge project has been beset by problems, including overspends and delays. today, they took of the drastic step of halting electrification out of here to bath and bristol parkway. not coming soon to the west's biggest station. converting the great western railway was always going to be a big and expensive job. the news that temple meads will not, for now, get overhead cables came
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in a written statement. minister paul maynard said it was because we can bring in the benefits expected by passengers, newer trains with more capacity, without requiring costly as disruptive electrification works. it is because of what is happening to the trains. new rolling stock is being bought from japan. over here, they will be converted to hybrids with additional diesel engines. that means bristol and bath should still get enhanced services, even without overhead electric wires. the decision being taken todayi is to defer that work so we can use i the money elsewhere on the network to improve and provide benefits‘ ‘for passengers, elsewhere. ‘ but actually, the train service from bristol will be a same timetable train service into london and passengers‘ ‘ won't feel the difference. for passengers, it means yet more delays. extra services won't start before 2019. that's provoked much criticism. i i'm appalled at behalf of passengers.
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travel watch south west have called for a more resilient service. i a more reliable service. ‘ one with greater capacity. electrification was meant to deliver that. this is not ha enin . pp 9 i'm very dismayed by it. ‘ in going to more diesel trains, that's completely counter to the direction we need to go in for tackling air pollution. i ‘this is really disgraceful. it shows a lack of care forthe bristol area, ‘ shows a lack of care for the people‘ ‘ in bristol and companies in bristol. ‘ i think the government has been completely irresponsible. engineers will press on with electrifying the line from london through swindon, and on cardiff. extending it to all of brunel’s famous great western line could be a long way down the track. ‘ costs have tripled over the years. the project has been‘ delayed and delayed,
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so it's running years and‘ years late. the government looks to have finally had enough. ‘ we saw claims in that piece that in actual fact, it won't change the experience for the passenger because of the other changes. do you take that view as well? i can see where they are coming from with that, because‘ ‘ passengers will stay on the same‘ train, it willjust switch from ‘ electric power to diesel power at some point in its journey. these hybrid trains. the government has had to change its plans to order‘ more hybrids and fewer electric‘ versions of these trains. ‘ ‘ it's notjust a simple switch over. it is hugely embarrassing for network rail‘ that they have got themselves into this state ‘ one of the other points raised was about air pollution, is that a viable concern? when these trains are running on diesel, they‘ will emit pollution, far less than today's trains. it is a step in the right direction ‘ but the full step‘
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‘should be electrification. the wider merits, you would argue of electrification are still there. a pretty conclusive case that people can put forward? \ it is a very good case that's hugely damaged by costs ‘that go up and up and up. ultimately, passengers‘ and taxpayers have to pay this. ‘ if the bills keep going up and up and up it doesn't become worthless. the bills don't have to keep going up, do they? that is presumably about planning? it is absolutely about planning, network rail's planning, they drew up their cost estimates far too early and they did not understand‘ what they were getting into. the bills rose as a result of poor planning from network rail. how does that compare, if you look across the english channel to countries like france, germany, spain? is it a very different over there, with reference to electrification? it is very difficulti to compare britain to the
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rest of europe, because the rest of europe is investing and creating‘ ‘high-speed lines. it is starting from scratch with a clean site. i that is not trying to fit new electrification ‘to very old railways. ‘ it is hugely difficult to compare the two. millions of americans vote to choose their next president - the first results are due by one in the morning uk time. prince harry attacks the media over what he claims is racist and sexist harassment of his new girlfriend meghan markle. the metropolitan police apologise after an independent review finds "grave errors" in their investigations into allegations of paedophilia by high-profile men. an update on the market numbers for you.
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let's get more now on the highly critical report that identified a catalogue of failings in scotland yard's investigation into allegations of historical child sexual abuse by high profile figures. the retired high courtjudge, sir richard henriques, found that officers from operation midland had been too ready to believe a single complainant - known as nick - and should have shelved the inquiry much earlier. i spoke earlier to alison levitt, who is a former adviser to the director of public prosecutions and is now a partner at the law firm, mishcon de reya. alison represented the late former home secretary, lord brittan, when he was under investigation by scotland yard. i began by asking her about the failings that had been identified in today's report. ‘ we've‘ we've only been given we've only been given half the‘ report‘ we've only been given half the‘ report to read, which may report to read, which may in itself be an‘ report to read, which may in itself be an issue. what i think be an issue. what i think may have‘ happened‘ be an issue. what i think may have‘ happened is be an issue. what i think may have‘ happened is that the ‘ happened is that the reaction to the saville happened is that the reaction to the saville report in which happened is that the reaction to the saville report in which it was clear‘ saville report in which it was clear‘ that police saville report in which it was clear‘ that police officers saville report in which it was clear‘ that police officers placed perhaps‘
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that police officers placed perhaps‘ undue deference to undue deference to savile himself may undue deference to savile himself may have caused them may have caused them to oversteer and go may have caused them to oversteer and go in the opposite and go in the opposite direction‘ when it came ‘ when it came to operation midland. there‘ when it came to operation midland. there are two really‘ there are two really disturbing ‘ things‘ there are two really disturbing i things about it: there are two really disturbing i things about it: thei there are two really disturbing i things about it: the first is things about it: the first is the suggestion that sir richard i suggestion that sir richard makes that suggestion that sir richard makes that the officers were that the officers were adamant that‘ they that the officers were adamant that‘ they needed‘ that the officers were adamant that‘ they needed to believe the victim ‘ they needed to believe the victim i personally they needed to believe the victim i personally find they needed to believe the victim i personally find that a personally find that a bizarre and unsustainable proposition. personally find that a bizarre and unsustainable proposition. he unsustainable proposition. he highlights unsustainable proposition. he highlights as a culture, highlights as a culture, "victims must be believed". highlights as a culture, "victims must be believed". first highlights as a culture, "victims must be believed". first of all they must be believed". first of all they shouldn't be called victims. must be believed". first of all they shouldn't be called victims. they shouldn't be called victims. they should be called complainants. l should be called complainants. it's anl should be called complainants. it's an unproved allegation. it's not thel an unproved allegation. it's not the‘ business of the police business of the police to believe anybody. ‘ business of the police to believe anybody. they should keep an anybody. they should keep an open mind and investigate it. ‘ anybody. they should keep an open mind and investigate it. what they‘ mind and investigate it. what theyi should do is mind and investigate it. what theyi should do is concentrate less on the should do is concentrate less on the complainant and less complainant and less on the suspect and complainant and less on the suspect and concentrate on the and concentrate on the complaint itself and whether itself and whether that complaint appears to be itself and whether that complaint appears to be credible. one of itself and whether that complaint appears to be credible. one of the appears to be credible. one of the other points raised appears to be credible. one of the other points raised and sir other points raised and sir bernard hogan other points raised and sir bernard hogan how other points raised and sir bernard hogan how spoke other points raised and sir bernard hogan how spoke about other points raised and sir bernard hogan how spoke about this, he hogan how spoke about this, he said' poll lssed for serious
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hogan how spoke about this, he said' poll lssed for serious failings. poll lssed for serious failings. the time has poll lssed for serious failings. the time has come for whether there time has come for whether there should be prohibition should be prohibition on naming suspects up to should be prohibition on naming suspects up to the point of charge. i suspects up to the point of charge. ‘ it's suspects up to the point of charge. ‘ it's regrettable suspects up to the point of charge. ‘ it's regrettable in many ways but it's regrettable in many ways but a‘ balance needs to‘ it's regrettable in many ways but a‘ balance needs to be struck between balance needs to be struck between the principle of balance needs to be struck between the principle of open justice‘ the principle of open justice and transparency into the transparency into the investigations of the police and i transparency into the investigations of the police and the rights of of the police and the rights of those accused of the police and the rights of those accused of things, the immense those accused of things, the immense distress caused to those accused of things, the immense distress caused to the suspects in distress caused to the suspects in this case is something distress caused to the suspects in this case is something that really this case is something that really can't be left can't be left unaddressed any longer. can't be left unaddressed any longer. to can't be left unaddressed any longer. to use your word "balance" longer. to use your word "balance" as a final as a final thought, the other problem as a final thought, the other problem here, of course, is as a final thought, the other problem here, of course, is that if problem here, of course, is that if a complainant problem here, of course, is that if a complainant comes forward, and problem here, of course, is that if a complainant comes forward, and has a complainant comes forward, and has a genuine complaint, whereby a genuine complaint, whereby at the end of a genuine complaint, whereby at the end of that complaint being end of that complaint being investigated there ought to investigated there ought to be a prosecution because a investigated there ought to be a prosecution because a crime has been prosecution because a crime has been committed, you don't committed, you don't want that to be overlooked overlooked by the police either. absolutely overlooked by the police either. absolutely not. overlooked by the police either. absolutely not. that overlooked by the police either. absolutely not. that what i mean absolutely not. that what i mean about oversteering. it's not‘ about oversteering. it's not one thing or the thing or the other. it’s not a situation ‘ thing or the other. it’s not a situation where on thing or the other. it’s not a‘ situation where on the one hand, situation where on the one hand, you absolutely situation where on the one hand, you absolutely accept what absolutely accept what the complainant says and complainant says and on the other‘ you don't complainant says and on the other‘ you don't believe it at all. complainant says and on the other‘ you don't believe it at all. you you don't believe it at all. you concentrate on the you don't believe it at all. you concentrate on the credibility ofi concentrate on the credibility ofi the complaint made and investigate the complaint made and investigate that \
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prince harry has issued a strongly worded statement criticising the media for their treatment of the american actress meghan markle. confirming they are a couple, he said the media had subjected her to a "wave of abuse and harrassment", some of which had racial undertones. our royal correspondent, nicholas witchell, has more. he‘s a 32-year-old bachelor, grandson of britain's queen, and the source of considerable international interest, particularly when it comes to his romantic life. we are going look at privacy‘ and harassment law... she is meghan markle, an american actress who stars in a us television drama about lawyers. lam proud to be‘ a woman and a feminist. she is also a un women's advocate, so someone with a not inconsiderable public profile of her own. they met in toronto, earlier this year. rumours of their relationship surfaced a few weeks ago. some of the stories since have angered harry. the piece on the left in last friday's sun is understood
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to be one of them. the one on the right, from this morning's sun and its website, is another. so, in what kensington palace acknowledge is an unusual step, a statement was issued, on harry's behalf. but the past week, it says, has seen a line crossed. a smear on the front page of a national newspaper, the racial undertones of comment pieces \ and the outright sexism and racism \ of social media trolls and web article comments. the reference to racial the reference to racial under tones arises because the reference to racial under tones arises because miss markle's mother arises because miss markle's mother is an african-american. arises because miss markle's mother is an african-american. harry is an african-american. harry evidently now feels is an african-american. harry evidently now feels duty bound to evidently now feels duty bound to try and shield try and shield her, the statement says: harry's harry's am harry's am by lance towards
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harry's am by lance towards the media harry's am by lance towards the media is rooted in harry's am by lance towards the media is rooted in his childhood. media is rooted in his childhood. his late mother media is rooted in his childhood. his late mother made use of the his late mother made use of the media on occasions but she his late mother made use of the media on occasions but she was media on occasions but she was scarred media on occasions but she was scarred on repeated intrusion. scarred on repeated intrusion. harry's scarred on repeated intrusion. harry's hostility scarred on repeated intrusion. harry's hostility towards some harry's hostility towards some photographers harry's hostility towards some photographers has been photographers has been all too obvious. photographers has been all too obvious. during obvious. during previous relationships the obvious. during previous relationships the media obvious. during previous relationships the media has been an relationships the media has been an unwanted interference. unwanted interference. that line between unwanted interference. that line between public unwanted interference. that line between public and private unwanted interference. that line between public and private life is between public and private life is almost non-existent any more. ‘ almost non-existent any more. many who almost non-existent any more. many who are sympathetic to almost non-existent any more. many who are sympathetic to the royals who are sympathetic to the royals believe harry isjustified. who are sympathetic to the royals believe harry isjustified. it's believe harry isjustified. it's a clear believe harry isjustified. it's a clear message to the british clear message to the british press - back off. ‘ clear message to the british press - back off. others back off. others who‘ve known harry say back off. others who‘ve known harry say he back off. others who‘ve known harry say he needs to be more say he needs to be more philosophical. the story say he needs to be more philosophical. the story isn’t philosophical. the story isn't going to go away. philosophical. the story isn't going to go away. issuing philosophical. the story isn't going to go away. issuing such to go away issuing such a statement just encouraging‘ just encouraging those that knew nothing about just encouraging those that knew nothing about it to find out about nothing about it to find out about it. this is nothing about it to find out about it. this is not a game, harry it. this is not a game, harry says in his statement today. it is his life and ms markle's. but stories about a royal romance sell newspapers. it is the familiar tension between individual privacy
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and public curiosity. nicholas witchell, bbc news. we end the hour we end the hour with further reflections reflections on events across the‘ pond. reflections on events across the‘ pond. even the most pond. even the most seasoned of political observers pond. even the most seasoned of political observers are saying political observers are saying that this presidential election this presidential election campaign has been unlike this presidential election campaign has been unlike any other. this presidential election campaign has been unlike any other. here's has been unlike any other. here's a reminder has been unlike any other. here's a reminder of some of the \ reminder of some of the key moments of reminder of some of the key moments of the last 19 months. reminder of some of the key moments of the last 19 months. ‘ release ‘ release the hounds... ‘they're ‘they're rapists. you've called women you don't like fat pigs.
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‘ only rosie o'donnell. ‘ blood coming out of her... ‘ wherever. that's what washington, dc does, the drive-by ‘shot at the beginning. ..referred to my hands, if they are small, something ‘else must be small. ‘ i'm sick and tired about hearing ‘ about your dad e-mails. ‘ i'm sick and tired about hearing ‘ about your damn e-mails. ‘you know..,‘ ‘ excuse me, i'm talking. ‘ a total and complete shutdown of muslims.
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and what is aleppo? ‘l have a winning temperament. whoa! 0k! you can do anything... because you'd be in jail. ‘ ‘ok. donald“ ‘ you're the puppet ‘ ,.dirty trust fund. ‘ such a nasty woman‘
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there there you are, there you are, proof that there you are, proof that it's there you are, proof that it's been awe very uneventful there you are, proof that it's been awe very uneventful 19 months! let‘s awe very uneventful 19 months! let‘s check on the weather awe very uneventful 19 months! let‘s check on the weather prospects now. for for some of us for some of us it‘s turning white tonight as for some of us it‘s turning white tonight as i speak. mixture tonight as i speak. mixture of rain and snow and tonight as i speak. mixture of rain and snow and you tonight as i speak. mixture of rain and snow and you can see where the and snow and you can see where the rain and snow are. and snow and you can see where the rain and snow are. it's and snow and you can see where the rain and snow are. it's wintry rain and snow are. it's wintry across parts of scotland, across parts of scotland, pushing into the across parts of scotland, pushing into the pennines too. most into the pennines too. most of the snow into the pennines too. most of the snow over higher ground. snow over higher ground. some‘ falling to lower falling to lower levels. by the end of falling to lower levels. by the end of the night, we falling to lower levels. by the end of the night, we could of the night, we could see some significant of the night, we could see some significant snowfall down significant snowfall down into parts of of the north midlands, north-east wales of the north midlands, north-east wales as well. of the north midlands, north-east wales as well. given of the north midlands, north-east wales as well. given it's wales as well. given it's the first snowfall wales as well. given it's the first snowfall of the season for snowfall of the season for many of us, snowfall of the season for many of us, the disruption us, the disruption would be more than you
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us, the disruption would be more than you might expect. us, the disruption would be more than you might expect. check than you might expect. check out bbc local than you might expect. check out bbc local radio in the morning. local radio in the morning. a raw start local radio in the morning. a raw start in wednesday. local radio in the morning. a raw start in wednesday. now start in wednesday. now the damp, raw weather raw weather across eastern counties will raw weather across eastern counties will be loathe to clear away. raw weather across eastern counties will be loathe to clear away. the will be loathe to clear away. the heaviest rain and snow heaviest rain and snow will ease away. heaviest rain and snow will ease away. it stays damp heaviest rain and snow will ease away. it stays damp and miserable. away. it stays damp and miserable. brightest of skies further brightest of skies further west. some brightest of skies further west. some sunshine, even here, some sunshine, even here, showers and for most some sunshine, even here, showers and for most of us a chilly feeling and for most of us a chilly feeling day.
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hello hello and‘ hello and welcome to hello and welcome to washington, hello and welcome to washington, this is a hello and welcome to washington, this is a us election special this is a us election special broadcasting in the uk and broadcasting in the uk and around the world. broadcasting in the uk and around the world. long the world. long queues of voters across the the world. long queues of voters across the united the world. long queues of voters across the united states \ the world. long queues of voters across the united states suggest a across the united states suggest a high turnout in the presidential high turnout in the presidential election. high turnout in the presidential election. polls high turnout in the presidential election. polls suggests hillary election. polls suggests hillary clinton maintains her narrow lead clinton maintains her narrow lead over her clinton maintains her narrow lead over her republican rival. clinton maintains her narrow lead over her republican rival. helped by over her republican rival. helped by signs of a big signs of a big swell of hispanic voters. i know how much responsibility‘ goes with this. so many people are counting on the outcome of this election, ‘what it means for our country. i will do the very best i can, if i‘m fortunate ‘ enough to win today‘ donald trump donald trump casting his ballot in donald trump casting his ballot in new york believes he can donald trump casting his ballot in new york believes he can pull off new york believes he can pull off a victory. he new york believes he can pull off a victory. he says voting so far

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