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good morning. >> we are here. >> it's our top story. happy election day and while the first polling stations on the east coast don't open for another hour the first in the nation votes are in. from that tiny new hampshire town with 8 voters. hillary clinton winning with four votes. the other two votes were split between gary johnson and write in candidate mitt romney. clinton also won the new hampshire town while trump picked up a victory in millsfield. both campaigning into the early hours this morning. donald trump and mike pence making a final stop in michigan. >> do you want america to be ruled by the corrupt political
class or do you want america to be ruled by you, the people? that's what it is. by the people. >> meantime hillary clinton attending a rally in philadelphia. joined by pill and chelsea and president and mrs. obamament. >> i want you to know and spread the word. i want to be president for all americans. not just some and the people that support me and vote for me i want to be president for everyone because we all have a role to play in building that better future for our country and for each of you. she had a star studded rally. much more coverage throughout the show but first let's check on the markets this morning after the giant rally said. >> huge rally. surprisingly big ralliful over 2% of gains for all three of the major u.s indices wiping out a
weeks worth of losses. john harwood telling us he didn't think the weekend's fbi releases would have a big ill pact on the outcome. markets disagree. 2% of gains yesterday. we're expecting slight gains this morning but very much muted compared to yesterday's gains. 13 points for the dow. s&p a point or so and the nasdaq three or four points. the bond markets also saw an unwind of last week's moves. yesterday we have seen the yield hit 1.8% this morning. and if last week and yesterday's recover is only to go by if we saw a donald trump win we could expect to see equity sale off but bond markets to be bought and fields to fall. >> also how overextended stocks were selling nine days in a row. beyond the fact that the headline removed an overhang of uncertainty. mike saw that the vix, the volatility index spiking to
those 20 levels. >> let's show you where we are after the rally yesterday in wall street. the german dax is trading flat. higher and italy and spain lower. china's exports and imports fell more than expected sparking fears that the country's economic recovery could be in trouble. exports dropping 7.3% from a year earlier. declined 1.4%. the shanghai composite closing up .5% and so did hong kong. the nikkei ended last on the session. the china data overall has been a lot better. potentially this could signal that it's a weak global economic environment. the fact that they're not getting buyers from around the world. >> exactly. the big drop was exports. imports did fall more than expected as well. but they still have a big trade surplus as well.
it's not like they're suddenly under pressure in terms of their balance and payments and all of that stuff. let's have a look at broader markets. not because of the risk on rally but stories and confirmations that they still intend to meet the production cuts. >> either way they cut their losing streak and giened around about 2% yesterday. 1.8% to be precise. up another .5% today. 45.1 for wti. the dollar rallied yesterday. all the u. s. assets rising yesterday. today it's more muted as are the equity markets. tra waiting for that election result. we have only around 10 basis points for the dollar in any one direction. gold prices that rallied on fierce of a trump victory eased back yesterday and today having fallen 2% yesterday.
but yesterday they were about 1279. >> that's our watch board election and into tonight. the boss helping hillary clinton make her closing argument to a roaring crowd in philadelphia last night. bill and chelsea clinton along with the obamas joined that rally as we mentioned. earlier in the night donald trump appeared to workers in scranton on the last day of the campaign. both candidates spent a lot of time in the final days leading up to the election. the battleground has 20 votes up for grabs. and we're in chester county pennsylvania. a suburb of philadelphia. good morning. those suburbs are what we're going to be watching, right? >> they have so key. good morning to you, sarah. that's right.
it's important because suburban areas around philadelphia actually make up a fifth of the voting population of the entire state and the decisions that the voters make at the polls here today can make a critical difference in which way the state goes. it has gone democratic the last 7 out of 10 presidential contests. 4.2 million are democrats compared to 3.3 million republicans and while the latest polls show clinton in the lead pennsylvania is still considered a battleground very much so. part of the reason outside of the urban centers of pill fill and pittsburgh many voters are feeling economic pain. in some cases from the loss of manufacturing jobs and other cases coal miners. chester county is the real battlefield while it typically votes republicans. the county voted for obama in 2008 but then chose romney by 529 votes in 2012 both
candidates spent a lot of time courting voters here. they're not necessarily sold on one candidate. >> i'm voting for donald trump. not because he was what i would consider the ideal individual but i'm voting for an administration. i'm really voting for a policy -- for policies. >> i'm voting for hillary clinton. she has had a life of public service and i think that she is by no means perfect but i'm not voting for her based on her personality so must have as the fact that she had a really incredible political life and career. >> interestingly enough we talked two about two dozen voters and both of them have voted for democrats and republican in the past and consider themselves independent and most of them plan on voting straight ticket. >> we haven't seen early voting in this state. is that why the democrats are feeling nervous even though it's
in the blue map. >> exactly. >> hillary has been here four days in a row. at this point it's about the increase in the turn out and getting those voters to the polls. getting the huge democratic base here to the polls. >> we'll see turn out. thank you for joining us live from chester county pennsylvania. light blue which now has hillary clinton up to 72% in materials of the odds and donald trump at 28% moving on the last few polls in the last few hours. >> and pennsylvania last time it was republican was the reagan era and george bush senior after that and some similarities some people try to point to. >> it's that disparity between urban areas and the philadelphias and the pittsburghs and some of the more rural suburbs. >> there's an education gap and the gender graphics will be
fascinati fascinating. >> research shows the markets tend to be fairly predictable afterwards. what could be on the cards for stocks once votes are in. >> good morning. that's right. typically in the week before the election wall street rallies going back to 1928. the s&p 500 posted an average gain of 1.8% however the index was down as the polls tighten before yesterday's rally. so how do stocks perform after the election? . the s&p 500 dropped in three of the past five elections in the week after the election today according today at a when obama won in 2008 the s&p fell nearly 11% after rising 7% in the week before the election but do remember we were in the throws of the global financial crisis at that time but there are specific stock sectors that
could benefit a republican victory in the white house and congress could be positive for pharmaceuticals energy and financials because they're pro business and not as strict on regulations. however if democrats succeed they could get a boost as clinton has made increasing wages a priority. health care could also benefit as the odds of expanding obamacare would go up. one sector that doesn't care who wins is defense as military spending will likely increase no matter who is in the white house amid global threats such as isis, north carolina and russia. back to you. >> thank you very much for that. on a programming note don't miss the main event right here on cnbc. our decision zone. we'll bring you live coverage from affiliates across the country. >> there's few items on the
agenda other than the election. the monthly small business survey comes out this morning and the jolts and labor turnover survey today. it's a good indication of the labor market and fed speak. charlie evans speaking at the council on foreign relations this morning and at ubs this afterno afternoon. >> look for results from value yacht and d.r. horton before the opening bell. tensions will run high. we'll find out what it could mean for markets and the economy next. >> here's what the former treasury secretary had to say about this election. >> it comes down to character and temperament and ability to work across the aisle and i watched the secretary clinton when she was a senator do that and also i would take -- you learn a lot when you're
>> let's get you up to speed on election day. we're down fractionally. nine points for the dow. significant gains yesterday. over 2% for all three of the major indices. 10 out of 11 s&p sectors up more than 1%. 6 out of 11 were up more than 2% so it was broad and big balancing back after significant momentum to the down side last week but in one single day. treading water here in the u.s. and ahead of europe ahead of the results which we will get overnight tonight but we have news that they are still trying to con if i recall production cuts and of course we will be looking at the opec meeting after we get through election day today.
we're bouncing again today 45.05 for wti election. >> did you call me election. >> i did -- i have things in my ear at the same thing. election sarah, the expert. >> on that note, today marks the end of a dramatic campaign season with memorable memos that will certainly make history. here's a look back at some of stand outs. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states until our countries representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. we have no choice. we have no choice. >> you can put half of trump supporters into what i call the basket of deplorables.
right? the racists sexist, homophobic, islamaphobic you name it. and unfortunately there are people like that. he tweets and retweets. their offensive, hateful, mean spirited rhetoric. now some of those folks they are irredeemable but thankfully they are not america. >> tonight we reached a milestone in our nation's march toward a more perfect union. the first time that a major party has nominated a woman for president. >> now weather could also play an important role in today's voter turn out. jane joins us with our national
election day weather forecast. >> on this election day we have a front that divides the country literally from the great lakes down to the south. this will bring rain today although it will be moving from west to east throughout the day. so morning rain in places like illinois, states, indiana. rain midday. showers into ohio by the end of the day here. go out and vote early before the rain gets in there. east coast a lot of high pressure and mild temperatures actually and in the west that's the story. the warmth. record warmth in the northwest including washington state. california looks warm today. in fact hot in southern california. let's talk north carolina. we have nice and mild conditions. temperatures hit 70 in charlotte. 69 in raleigh. no rain in the forecast here. we will have a dry day although starring on a cool note in the morning so temperatures changing a lot from morning to afternoon. if you're going to vote, if you're voting early you'll need a jacket there. umbrellas by the end of the day here in ohio including columbus and cleveland and the rain moving in and then your forecast in arizona where conditions are
nice and sunny and warm and temperatures hitting 90s and phoenix going to 89 degrees with sunshine today. that's your lunch day forecast. back to you. >> wilfred i just checked fort lauderdale and miami 74 and sunny. they have no excuse not to come out. >> no one has any excuse either way. >> that's so true but always warmer weather could help with turn out. remember how crazy stormy it was on the brexit day. >> we can't talk about brexit day. jim is going to get upset. >> did you not have a flash back. >> that rain was extraordinary for a couple of hours but it didn't effect turn out. >> maybe it effected the younger turn out. they didn't show up so must have. >> lots of factors at play. >> yes and we'll still talk about brexit. we'll check in on the global markets. >> but as we head to break here's what lee cooperman makes of this election. >> i think the people in favor
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flatness in the early market here. s&p futures are not moving at all and neither are the nasdaq. as for the currency market this is the one krour going to watch because as we start to get results the fx market is open 24 hours a day. you'll see the first reaction here. we saw the pound plunge. and the pound is strong and the dollar is stronger against the japanese yen. a lot of people watching that one because if there's any surprise in any negative way more democrats sweeping or trump getting more momentum than expected. according to strategists the yen could strengthen and the dollar sell off. >> the most liquidity overnight. that's traditionally a very liquid pair anyway. >> coming off of a steep slide last week slowly making ground back. wti crossing back above $45 barrel. brent 46-45. up .5%.
gas chart as well higher today. now for my chart on election day we're going deep into the analysis here. the democratics are going to be key. a lot of people are watching the education. i'm watching the battle of the gender gap for great charts on this this morning. we do have the first female nominee running for president and we could see the biggest gender voting gap in the entire modern era. the question is will the female vote go overwhelmingly in favor of hillary clinton. this is a chart of the gender gap. democrats to republicans the way female versus male. and it's been trending toward democrats. that's the top end of the range. that sort of spike up in the end. that's the projected vote we'll get in this election. also you had the "access hollywood" tapes and donald trump's treatment and the way he
speaks about women. i watch all of these rallies on tv and there's plenty of wil at his rallies. we'll see what we get in terms of the gender vote but that's going to be one of the many factors. >> gender a big factor. demographics. age groups a massive factor. hugely expected. >> if they come out. >> and similarly of the trends we have seen in early voting high latino turn out expected to go strongly. very low african american turn out which was a demographic that widely supported president obama and might be an area that hillary clinton has to make up for. we're not seeing high turn out in the early voting. >> we'll approximate watching those numbers. when we come back, this morning's top story and elections in the global market. we'll talk to the chief global political analyst at city. >> don't miss the main event here. we'll begin at 7:00 p.m. eastern tile. stay tuned.
>> welcome back to worldwide exchange on this election day. >> i'm wilfred frost. a very good morning to you from me as well. let's check in on the global markets this morning. a very strong rally indeed. all three indices up over 2%. 6 out of the 11 s&p sectors are you over 2% themselves and 10 out of 11 were up more than 1%. it was a big rally and broad rally and part of the losses that we had seen last week and of course bucked that trend we had seen nine days in a row of s&p declines. we are expected to go back into the red today when the markets opened. but piano 7.5 and the nasdaq by three points. a similar performance over the last two days in europe. a strong rally yesterday around 1.5% but we're treading water so all eyes on the result and
waiting for that. the ftse 100 the only one across continental europe. asia was more soft. export data out of china but it was relatively data than the export data and hasn't weighed on markets too significantly. hong kong and shy hangu-- shang up .5%. >> oil is on the rise. that could also be supporting stocks. wti up .3 this morning but as you can see above that critical $45 barrel level. brent 3647 up approximate.5%. as for the 10 year treasury note yield buying of stocks, selling of bonds has been the mantra this week. the tenure above 18el 1. it's flattish in today's
session. it's been moving on risk asset. less on fed ex peckations at this point. perhaps after the election back to that and the economic data and the earnings that have better better than expected. as for the dollar this is the number one place to go as we get the results this evening and it's open all night long. the euro is a bit pirmer at 11045. the dollar stronger against the yen. it made traction p104.50. yesterday on the back of the stock rally and relief that markets expressed over the latest fbi headline around hillary lynn on the. check the uncertainty factor in gold that's high and that's boosted gold prices over the last few weeks. they're a bit firmer this morning at 1284.60. moving in the opposite direction of the dollar. >> top story today is the
election. polling stations don't open for another 20 minutes the first in the nation votes are in from the tiny new hampshire town with just 8 voters. hillary clinton got four votes and donald trump got two and the other two votes were split. trump picked up a victory in millsfield. john harang gewood joins us. a couple of early interesting numbers from new hampshire but overall with all of the latest moves yesterday what is the key headlines we're looking at? >> well, hillary clinton with a narrow but clear lead by normal standards a 4 point lead going into election day would be safe for a candidate. but this is an unpredictable campaign. donald trump has attracted a demographic, especially those non-college whites with extraordinary intensity so his
hope is that he can draw an extraordinary turn out of those voters in places like pennsylvania, ohio, michigan, to try to break through what appears to be a hillary clinton lead. but she has an advantage across the electoral college nationally and don't know if she is going to be able to do that. but these campaigns get a whisful tone at the end of them when donald trump's extraordinary journey that began down that escalator ended in manchester new hampshire where he won the first primary victory and here is what he had to say. i'll sorry. we don't have that sound from donald trump. but donald trump essentially told voters that this is your chance to make those dreams that i talked about. make america great come true. and he has aroused a passionate following and now the day he doesn't have the same
infrastructure and the same turn out operation that hillary clinton has got but hers is going to be tested today and we'll see what they both manage to achieve with respect to what they walked into election at a with. >> everybody has opinion asking me this question. you are much for suited to answer it. when are we going to know? how late is this going to go tonight? >> i wouldn't expect it given the lopsided advantage she has held in the electoral college for it to be a nail biter. i would expect based on the trends we saw going into election day she had a clear advantage to more than the 270 she needs. but it depends on who turns out. a lot of the votes have been cast. in the early states and places like florida, nevada, iowa, north carolina and others where you do have early voting. but i would expect the late night cliff hanger more to be
what happens in the united states senate and whether the democrats can control from republicans. >> this time yesterday you told us you didn't think the latest weekend fbi development would have a pig impact but we did see a massive market rally 2%. so what do you put that market rally down to? >> i think the market maybe rallying on that news. they're also seeing the same polls that we're seeing and to the extent that the market prefers hillary clinton all the signs at the end are good but the news that came out sunday night is the kind of thing that's not going to move massive voters but may be influential to people looking after election day and whether or not there's going to be some sort of legal proceeding against hillary clinton. now we know there isn't going to be. >> every election has its star states. usually ohio is that star. feels like this time its north carolina. polls close there at 7:30 and
florida polls close there at 8:00 p.m.. if she wins one or both of those we could have an earlier night, correct? >> yeah. it's very difficult for him, taking north carolina for example. that's a state mitt romney carried. he had only 206 electoral votes. donald trump has to start adding to that total to get up to 270. he would got backwards if she wins north carolina. that makes the hill steeper and florida, is there is no possible way for donald trump to get to 270 without florida. 29 electoral votes. it's going to be difficult to do. not impossible but difficult. >> we'll bring you all the details you need throughout the day here on cnbc. joining us now is the chief global political analyst at citi. good morning to you. thank you for joining us. i was reading your latest note that came out over the weekend. you put donald trump's chances
at 25 to 40%. where within that range are you this morning? >> well, i have been more cautious than consensus i think about the polls. partly i suppose it's a little bit of brexit post-traumatic stress disorder but i have questions about whether the polls are capturing the views of marginalized voters. so the base case is the hillary clinton presidency but the possibility of a trump outcome is nonnegligible and there's paths for him to get to victory and that turns on how turn out plays out. >> and if that is the case with markets after yesterday's giant rally what would be the res reaction? what is priced in at this point? >> markets are expecting a hillary clinton victory. it's also important such as composition in congress and what it looks like afterwards. i think a hillary clintonth sy
doesn't mean an end to investigations at all. they're still investigating the clinton global foundation and real possibility of gridlock so typically in the 48 hours after an election markets do tend to do more heavy trading and i think that we could have quite a choppy session. the other thing i'd say when you ask about the market reaction is i'm not discounting the possibility that there's irregularity that delays an announcement before the market open in asia and here and possibly even in new york. >> and what would you expect if we saw something, for example, like hillary clinton winning the electoral college vote but donald trump winning the popular vote. could that lead to significant political unrest in the u.s. even though the result is known. >> i don't think so. i mean that situation where there's a split between the national vote and the electoral college has happened four times in history and although it can strike people as unfair and of
course al gore was the most recent example of this having won the national vote and lost the electoral college is not a constitutional crisis because we had a procedure and the loser accepts the results. so i would expect lots of noise and complaining but there isn't really a way back from that. >> so what were you referring to when you said that there is a scenario under which the markets could still face uncertainty with no election result by the morning. >> no winner declared because there has to be a recount for example and remember back in 2000 we had a couple of weeks of uncertainty and al gore did not concede defeat and it went to the supreme court. what i'm suggesting if these have to be resolved at the state level. the if that happens there could be a delay in a result. the other post playsibility is, know, trump has said many times if he loses it will be because
the system is rigged and he won't concede defeat. >> at the top of the interview you did mention post-traumatic stress memories of brexit. you're based in london. do you think there's an issue with u.s. commentators that they just don't quite capture that possibility of a wildcard of higher turn out that we did see for the brexit vote? >> the difficulty is if you are a forecaster is that you're relying on past data. the same with economists and what goes into models. so the fact that for example we have got significantly higher hispanic turn out is not accounted for. the pollsters that do them tried to do that but they're still tinkering based on past data and when you have a new event there's no way to make that right. >> which state are you most at odds with with the current consensus polls as you say?
>> state polls don't interest me that much because i talked to investors and i talk to global markets so i'm very focused on, you know, the macro out comes and the wildcards or black swans. i'm concerned about a tie in the electoral college. you talk about things that might not feel fair and result in upheaval or noise at least that will be one. if hillary clinton comes in with 262 votes and no one is the winner the republican dominated house of representatives decides. these kind of tail risk outcomes are the things that i'm focussing on. i let the pollsters do the polls. >> thank you for joining us. on a programming note don't miss the main event here tonight. decision zone will bring you live coverage from nbc affiliates across the country with real time news and analysis as results come in.
the election special begins at 7:00 p.m. eastern time. >> when we come back today's must reads but first as we head to break here's jamie dimon sharing what he hopes comes out of this election. >> everyone except donald trump and this is a true story, came forward within the party and was experienced in politics. every single one except donald trump and the other one was ike eisenhower in 1952. so i guess it's very hard. i just hope that the next president does the right things and drops this rhetoric about democrat republican. who cares? you get used to sweaty odors in your car, you think it smells
>> now to the stories getting our attention. my pick in the new york times writing what 2016 has caught us. there's going to be a lot of these post mortems of the crazy election. one thing is that americans of all backgrounds whites blacks latinos, men, women, people in rural communities have had in common. they're worried about their economic future. the country experienced the longest depression since the great recession and income inequality has been worse than at any time since the 1920s.
i think back to our wheel house in this election which has been trade which has been such a heated political punching bag on both sides of the aisle as a way to blame someone for some of america's economic woes and manufacturing and low wagers and millions of the populations that are -- still temporary. temporarily working for economic reasons or looking for a job so that is certainly one of the takeaways. >> certainly. i'd say not just in the u.s. but particularly in the u.s. what is clear whoever wins is where the median political point of view is, particularly on issues like trade and i think sit much further to the right on certain issues than a lot of people had expected. >> further to the lef it shall well it's all blurred right now. >> not a traditional right view left debate. >> it isn't. >> but it's away from where people thought it was. >> donald trump has zeroed in on this anger and economic
frustration. he started his campaign by blaming china and mexico for stealing our jobs. it's a theme he stuck with throughout the whole campaign. >> the financial times it's titled u.s. election country risk first. here's a quote. it is odd how treasury yields eased as mr. trump gained in the polls. he questioned the independence of the fed chair and expoused trade barriers. the run of stocks an high yield bonds through the obama years cou should cool. that's a massive point. it's usually a safe haven. bonds within the u.s. are traditionally the safe haven asset class and lots of questions depending on the result whether the u.s. can maintain that. particularly if it starts to pull away from global trade. will the u.s. dollar still be the safe haven currency of
choice or not? we'll have to wait and see but that move in bonds is a very interesting point. >> and also what fiscal policy is realistic. mike of j.p. morgan publishing last night there's no precedent for a fed chair to step down after the election. donald trump if he does win has made janet yellen so mitt cal but he could reappoint someone with cause. that's a wildcard to some extent as well. also if there's a market turmoil event then this whole 80% odds that the feds raises rates in tess could also be. >> saying this morning that it's very dangerous to politicize central banks at a time when policy is at such an extreme hefl. >> we're so dependent. >> but if you change that all of a sudden investors can get spooked very quickly. >> another flash back to brexit.
remember when mark carney weighed in. >> lots more to discuss. more market insight. he joins us next. here's black stone's steve schwarzman weighing in with his views of the election. >> people are a bit curious and uncertain how the u. s. whole election process got to be so odd. whether it's a socialist winning 22 or 23 states as a democrat or you know someone who has no political experience on the other side on the republicans becoming so visible. and everybody juawants to know because the u.s. is the dominant economic power in the world and the dominant military power.
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...for 30 days febreze small spaces and air effects, two more ways... [inhale + exhale mnemonic] to breathe happy. >> the dow futures are positive just barely. s&p is red after a giant move yesterday higher. best move since march for the major indies. joining us is the executive director of u.s. equities and strategies. >> good morning. >> good morning. where are we after the big rally broad based. >> so basically what yesterday did was reinforce this idea of all the number of possibility outcomes, you know, how the congress ends up, the presidency contested uncontested, the base case which is essentially the status quo rose in the minds of
investors so from that perspective there is a feeling of incrementally less uncertainty today than there was say friday. >> now of course what are the way to protect against further volatility. >> certainly you can own down side puts. selling out money calls to protect against it but interestingly enough what we saw at the end of the week were people taking advantage of the exceptionally high volatility and the uncertainty by putting on strategies that volatility would decline which is a lot of what we saw yesterday and timpic wi typically what we might see to the extend that people unwind hedges after the result. it's assuming that we have that resolution. >> markets moved a day or two early. >> correct. >> what does that mean if she
does win this election? >> again if it's an uncontested outcome, america coming together, we would expect the markets to stay firm and to your end your typical 4th quarter rally. >> and expanding on that, if we do see a trump victory do we go back to having a much bigger than expected down side risk price then? >> not necessarily. there's an element to again how the markets moved in terms of expectations and that's in the expectation that isn't being, you know, counted on so there will be some volatility but again the important thing is that markets move in the long-term based on the economy and earnings and regardless of how the election comes out in the next 24 hours both of those look good into 2017. >> what are your plans tonight? we read this morning in reuters that some of the asia focus banks are boosting their staff levels. having a little brexit flash back. clearly we'll be watching the dollar for first reaction.
>> high caffeine green tea. lots of report writing. hopefully we'll have an outcome that we can understand and get our arms around by say midnight or whatever and take it one day at a time at this point. >> the dollar yen for example would that be the first place that people will look at? >> certainly. certainly. but as we saw with the u.k. referendum there will be some hedging and trading in the stock index futures as well. no question. >> thank you for joining us this morning. >> thank you. >> before we go, we want to take a look right now at richmond virginia where senator tim kaine vice presidential candidate with hillary clinton is voting a little before 6:00 a.m. >> nice and early. >> getting started and voting. we take shots of all the candidates and their vp picks voting to expect a lot of this throughout the day. he was in a rally last night in northern virginia in richmond.
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good morning the wait is finally over. hillary clinton and donald trump storming the nation in one final campaign push. politics and the markets. the futures pointing to a flat start on wall street this morning after the dow s&p and nasdaq posted their best performance since march. it's november 8th, 2016 and this special election edition of squawk box begins right now.
>> live from new york where business never sleeps, this is squawk box. >> good morning. welcome squawk box here on cnbc. we do have the music this morning here on election day. i'll andrew ross sorkin with joe kernan and melissa lee. joe is doing a little orchestration there. polls are opening in many states including connecticut, maine, new jersey, new york, virginia and parts of indiana and kentucky. you're looking now at a live shot from richmond vishlg virginia where vice presidential candidate tim kaine is casting his ballot. we have a busy morning of election coverage planned. pollsters business leaders and market watchers and reporters are spanning the country in battleground states including florida, ohio, arizona, colorado, pennsylvania and indiana and of course they'll bring us live reports throughout the day and then tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern don't miss it.