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just past 9:00 p.m. in washington, d.c. do you know where your candidates are? with six days to go, the polls tightening up. hillary clinton campaigning day and night. hillary is no longer in what a football fan like me would call prevent defense. i know nothing about football. i'm sorry. we begin the hour, trump in florida. he continues to stay on message. what is he talking about? >> it is really ball hillary clinton. he is really trying from the podium here. his last campaign events to define hillary clinton for voters, on trying to attack her credibility. he is at every turn, bringing up
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the fbi investigation, bringing up the hacked wikileaks e-mails and it seems quite clear that he remains dedicated to staying on that message. he is not going off script. he is reading off the teleprompter for most of his campaign rallies. clearly the calculation from the trump campaign in the final stretch is to deep candidate focused on the message. don't have him deviate, say anything controversial like he's been known to in the past that might step on that message. and trump opened up his rally tonight talking about this new found restraint. here's what he said. >> we've got to be nice and cool, nice and cool. stay on point, donald, stay on point. no sidetracks. nice and easy. nice. i've been watching hillary the last few days. she is totally unhinged. >> and you can almost sense donald trump was just remembering from up there on
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that stage tonight all the things that his campaign advisers were telling him behind the scenes. don't trok boat. stay on message. don't do anything to disrupt. >> he had events all over florida again today. the campaign seemed to understand, that is a must-win state for him. >> they do. he is having four events in 24 hours in the state of florida. he'll have one midday tomorrow. trump has admitted this is a must-win state for him. so critical to his path to 270. this is his second home town, he likes to say and at the rallies, it seems he is making an extra effort to make sure his supporters are turning into actual voters. he regularly polls people from the podium and says have you voted? are you going to bring someone to the polls with you? really trying call out his supporters to show up. he is also dispatching his campaign surrogates. many family members within the trump family are out on the campaign trail. looking at the schedule today alone. you had donald jr. in michigan,
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eric trump in ohio. ivanka state hit two states. michigan and north carolina. and tomorrow there will be a big speech by melania tramp, what she calls a warm speech. only a few soloist speeches. we haven't heard from her much since the convention. she'll be giving that speech. she'll be talking about her time growing up abroad and the campaign advisers say she will talk about what she would do as first lady. >> all right. thank you very much. from the must-win and ultimate toss-up state to the state that always seems just within reach of democrats until election day. that would be arizona which has been shifting demographically. and as a number of the down ticket races. hillary clinton is there in tempe. so is brianna keeler. how confident or not confident is the clinton campaign that they could turn arizona, which is traditionally red state, blue? >> well, i don't know if they're
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completely confident but they certainly see it as a possibility. they're seeing opportunities. it would be a very big deal. they have not gone for a democrat since they went for bill clinton in 1996. that's why hillary clinton has had some of her very big name surrogates including the first lady michelle obama here in arizona trying on convince voters all the big name surrogates have been blanketing these battle ground states, including the president who is in north carolina, arguing that his legacy is tied to hillary clinton. that he needs pass the baton to her. and for hillary clinton, she was in las vegas on her way now to the phoenix area. her argument has been one that is actually pretty negative. not that positive one that she was hoping for when her e-mail controversy exploded again. >> from now until election day, does this blitz continue? >> certainly. so she will be, obviously,
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heading here from las vegas. she's going to north carolina for a couple stops tomorrow. she'll be in michigan, in ohio on friday. and you're going to see her do this through election day with three major focuses. one, women of you've seen an ad come out from the clinton campaign highlighting the misogynistic comments of donald trump over the years. she's also supporting african-american voters. there will be a radio ad highlighting the comments, questioning the legitimacy of barack obama as the first black president by pushing the birther movement and also the characterization of basically all african-americans living in inner cities when most of them do not. she is going to be targeting, as you'll see in arizona, hispanic voters. she has a spanish language ad out. and she is really counting on tim kaine for that. he'll be here thursday, tomorrow, he'll be giving a speech entirely in spanish as she tries to sway more hispanic
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voters her way. >> all right. thank you very much. arizona is in flux. the state of the african-american vote. democratic and republican turnout. almost too many other things to count. we do have about 25 million other things to count. 25 million or so ballots already cast, which already speaks volumes. john king is going to break it down. so we know early voting is more and more popular. who has the edge? >> let's start in with the more popular part. about 30% of the electorate. people have been studying the numbers and political professors think we might hit 40%. it is a bigger part of american political culture and that puts a premium on organization. it also costs a lot of money to turn people out. let's look at the numbers. let me bring this up. 24 million, almost 25 million votes so far. 12.4 million in the battleground states. in the states we think who will decide who is the next president
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of the united states. where does it matter most is the this is where we had it. this is what concerns democrats at the moment. i want to emphasize that. they say there are reasons. african-american turnout down 5.3% in north carolina from 2012. down about the same amount in georgia from 2012 of a smaller amount from florida. this is a comparison to 2008. also, we know in the cleveland area in ohio where it is critical. democrats say there are reasons. either later dates for. >> voting. we should look at the numbers by the end of the week. if you're the clinton campaign, this is a huge parpt of your early vote turnout. remember, president obama lost both elections in ballots cast on election day. the reason he won big two electoral college land slides, early voting. especially among african-americans. >> so can democrats make up that deficit in you have to look to the end of the week. you've had a lot of events in churches over the weekend. as you heard the president in the last hour, in north carolina, there are more open
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sites. more registration sites. the democrats think, will they match it exactly? she is not the first african-american president. even barack obama didn't match in 2012 when ted first election in 2008. do they think they can get close enough? yes. they think they can do better among latinos. in most states, the population is growing and b because they believe with trump as the motivating factor, and with her history in the community, they think they can get it moving up. that's pretty modest. in a state where the could be the difference, a very close race. watch florida. and brianna is in arizona. it is not just the presidential race. sheriff joe arpaio is up for election. and democrats see a lot more intensity because of that race. >> we talked about the new poll shows colorado tied. talk about the significance of that. >> let's take look. we go to the electoral map. colorado has been a trending
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blue state. it used to be a toss-up state. george w. bush won that state. if you look at the map here, let me come back. here is where we are right now in the race. if you take colorado, which is a tie. if you take it away. we have to take this off. i know what i'm doing. if you take that down, if skol a tie, that takes hillary clinton down 270. it gives donald trump more paths. we've been talking about the blue states that donald trump has to turn. if you turn in new hampshire, you're getting four. four in the right direction. but it is only four. you want the bigger prizes. so colorado gets you more. colorado is in play. number one, it tells you something is happening in the west. our new polls shows him leading in nevada and arizona. we'll see when the third party does in utah. it tells you something is happening and it gives donald trump more options. he's running out of time of let's be honest. the hill was this week for
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donald trump to get to 270. more like this. still a steep hill. he has more options and you can make plausible paths. add go colorado to that mix gives you more plausible paths. >> where do you want to see donald trump focusing resources, focusing his own presence in the coming days? >> i want to see him focus where he is now. the blue states that need to be turned red. he needs to be perfect. he has to win florida. he has to keep north carolina and i think he will. and i think in many polls, he is leading in those states. he has to film a leaning blue state red. that means michigan, wisconsin, new hampshire. just one of those he needs to flip. what he is doing now, pulling resources into michigan. that's very good. i think he is taking right path. >> i think if you look at the clinton campaign and where they're spending their resources. they're now concerned about that where they weren't a week ago. a week ago at this time we talked about the clinton campaign winning in texas and arizona. this will be a blowout of epic
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proportion. we're not seeing that now. we see donald trump and his campaign. donald trump is in new hampshire on friday. back on mochbl barack obama is in new hampshire on monday. it will be a battleground state. this could come down to one or two electoral votes. if you factor in the second congressional. it could be one state, michigan, wisconsin, new hampshire. we see the last time there was a close election like this. if al gore would have won his home state, tennessee, he would have been the president of the united states. >> let me ask you, so much, democrats made so much about the heavy hitters, the surrogates that hillary clinton had. given all the arguably heavy hitters, why is this race still so close? the democrats seem to be saying early on. you have president obama, joe biden, elizabeth warren, michelle obama, they're all wildly popular. is she that bad a candidate? even with all these surrogates? >> shl now
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stronger position this day, the election, than barack obama was in the last election. >> you believe that. >> i know it. >> it bears out in fact. >> i'm not going with my feelings. i'm going with data. shl in a strong position to win. trump who is the pull an inside straight to win. but they're acting on this. the president of the united states is wildly popular with the folks hillary needs. he is going to turn them out. she does have a greater arsenal. some of this is called leadership. bernie sanders is out there campaigning for hillary clinton. none of trump's opponents are campaigning for him. the exception of chris christie. none of themful are he hasn't been able to unify his party. >> yes, he has. >> can i -- can i mention something? >> ben carson -- >> can i mention something? one of these things we talked about, and john brought it up earlier. we were talking about how the african vote is solved. you show the increase in
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hispanic turnout. in florida they've 139% increase in hispanic turnout. 365,000 hispanic voters have voted more this year than they can in 2012. so when you add those dynamics in, when you're talking about the way that this coalition now looks, you have to begin to talk about these variables. when you talk about hillary clinton spending money in wisconsin. there is a senate race there. michigan or pennsylvania or colorado? what do you want her to do? take money home with her? she has more money than swhaengs to do with. >> it is not just a week ago we were talking about her just running up the score. that's not the case anymore. she is 10 points up. >> see, that's a -- >> do you know what the amazing
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part is? only a campaign where you take donors' money should you say we shouldn't take it home. how about this? how about you give it back? trump uses his own money so he is much more judicious with it. guess had a, we'll take all the money and spend it even if we don't need to. that's disgusting. >> trump tripled the rate in his own building. >> i'm sorry. a week ago the democrats thought that gloria could get 358, 360. even some republicans were saying that. because trump was having such a problem post "access hollywood." so we have the romney-obama race. do you agree she's doing better? >> on this day, yes. >> we love to talk about "access hollywood" tapes, fbi investigations. the truth is in most campaigns, states go back to their dna.
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she has a 6-point lead. not a 12-point lead. she has a 6-point lead. president obama won it by 10 points. there are a couple surprises. nevada is a surprise. arizona was a surprise when she was ahead. now it seems to be going back. skol a surprise if that one poll is right. so there are a few surprises out there. mostly she is up 6 in virginia. that's where she is supposed to be. she is up 6 or 7 in pennsylvania? that's where she is supposed to be. we're going to be 2 by 4s. >> john, you're way too rational and complicated. >> iowa is now -- >> that's a place where barack obama -- >> and ohio. >> you look at a state where barack obama won twice. i think the polls say donald trump is going to win ohio. he is going to window over if he takes 206 electoral votes and you add iowa in and ohio win.
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>> and north carolina is counted in the 207. >> and you have to take those back. if you look at that, winning ohio has always been critical for the republican nominee. it has never been done without that. what it looks like now, donald trump will win ohio. >> but we already, ohio and iowa, everybody has conceded that. even talking about hillary campaigning in these places shergs does need to make sure that her people turn out. that's normal. so i don't think we have to say because she's in a state, that therefore means she's losing it. she covering all her bases. i think if you look at the averages, as you're saying, look at the averages. she's up. and she just needs to be up when we go into game day. she has an operation and he doesn't. >> that will give you one or two points. if we look at barack obama was up 1 point the day before the
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election. so she is still up. so i said -- >> he was down 1. >> give donald trump his due. what i mean is, he's been able to close the gap and i agree paul. i don't think people who knew what they were talking about thought this would be a blowout. everybody is coming home right now. >> we have to take quick break. we're looking into whether early voters can change their ballots if they have a change of heart. is it possible? and we'll keep an eye on events going on.
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donald trump has been encouraging democrats who voted early to change their votes. >> this is a message for any democratic voter who have already cast their ballots for hillary clinton. and who are having a bad case of buyers remorse. in other words, you want to change your vote. wisconsin is one of several states where you can change your early ballot if you think you've made a mistake. >> well, that is true. in a handful of states, early vote rerss allowed to change their minds. whether it happens or happens often, we don't know. >> let's bring in the map. by our count there are at least seven states where you can get a
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doover. you can vote again if you want. only one vote with you you can change it. wisconsin, michigan, mississippi down here, mississippi although their deadline passed. generally pretty simple process. you have to show up in person to do this. you have to nullify your previous vote. you have to tell an election official that you officially do not want this counted when election day comes. and then you have to cast a new ballot. in many cases, you have to do it on election day. however, every state has its own little quirks and rules. and i have to tell you, it is not really easy to find these rules. especially for a lot of normal voters out there. >> which brings up the obvious question. is it something that actually happens much? >> it sure doesn't seem to be that way. for example, in wisconsin, we spoke to one of the clerks there in osh kosh who said that in,
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even though their state allows to you change your vote three different times. three times you can decide how you want to vote and finally come to a conclusion, that has never happened in that clerk's experience in that state, ever, that they know of. in their particular area. if you go over to connecticut, same thing. the secretary of state is curious about this. they started calling the out of town clerk and said what about your experience? have you ever seen this? she said in eight years of covering elections there, she's seen one voter change the vote. so it is legal, it can be done. but if donald trump is counting on some kind of a land slide of votes and peel changing to his side, history says, not likely. >> all right. tom, thank you very much. back with the panel. it is interesting. first of all, i didn't know that was an option in a number of states but why would trump spend time talking about it if it rarely ever happens? >> because he can.
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>> he thinks he might change people's votes. but the fact is most people who show up to vote early, they know who they're going to vote for. the other problem is people don't, it is hard to get to the polls one time let alone twice. and i think that's something he faces a problem. with all his secret trump voters have to be turned out. and people typically who don't vote don't typically show up. >> and talking about democrats want to change their vote. the worry is that a number of republicans turned out early. the women coming out making the accusations against donald trump who switched over. the clinton campaign got them to turn out early. are you going to get a democrat to change their vote? i think not. did he lose some republican roets in early voting who might say, obamacare premiums? >> although, gosh. there were so many republicans who after the "access hollywood" tape said i can't do it anymore. and now they changed their mind
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again. i think hue hewitt also said that. >> can i say, can we take a step back to that point and talk about where we are? that the pendulum, whether it is actually in the polls or more importantly, in the narrative, can swing so aggressively to one side or another depending on where the news is? because the fundamentals of these candidates are so poor with regard to how people, what people think of them. it is really remarkable. that donald trump has a horrible few weeks with the "access hollywood" tape and then the issues about women and the clinton campaign, people are leaking that they're going to give their money to the senate races and everybody thinks it's over and then boom. now you have another frankly flawed candidate who has her own issues and the focus is on her. and things are looking bad for her. it is volatile because these two
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candidates are frankly just not well liked. >> the focus is on one of the candidates, it is not good for them. that doesn't speak well to either of them. >> it is the most schizophrenic race i've ever seen. because, precisely because of dana's point. these candidates are so disliked. both of them. so people flip back and forth because, which one do i like more today? or can i deal with more today? or can i think of as president more today? so what donald trump is doing is trying, and who can blame him for trying, i'm not sure it will work in reality. but reminding people, some of those guys who voted early. they may have made mistakes so don't you do that. >> because of all the bouncing balls and flashing lights. a lot to talk about is dramatic. it is important. the character questions about the candidates, more than about policy.
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this is not a tax and spending election. this is not even a military defense strong america election. i would say you go back to the fundamentals. if the candidates are bouncing around, the mood is analytical. a very reliable predictor. it looks at the president's approval rating. they say based on that, they will get what obama got in 2012. >> i couldn't agree more about the volatility in the election. that i think magnifies what happened friday. friday we find out about this reopened investigation, whatever you want to call about it hillary clinton's e-mails. monday we find out about the white collar department into the clinton foundation that has a lot of tentacles. on top of that we see now for the first time in this race, more republicans supporting trump than democrats supporting clinton. >> where are you seeing that? >> this is the abc poll.
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87% -- >> the abc poll you were touting last week for clinton being 10 points ahead of donald trump will not possible but the these jax in donald trump's direction. that was the abc poll this morning. i found it incredible when hillary was ahead. now that donald trump is ahead, it is no longer a viable poll. >> a really simple question. when the fbi investigation came out. we got the "access hollywood" tapes. we were coming off the 13 or 12 women accusing donald trump of sexual assault. all of that was baked in. we had the e-mails. we have to bury that phrase. baked into the cake. how many new voters out there? we're at a point now as a candidate, and i just know this from running a few times before. when you're this close to the election date. you're not going to get new voters. you're not convincing people to vote for you. you're going to -- >> no. you're going to get your voters to the polls. that's the goal.
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we're 11 days out. the goal is not to convince people to like you or convince new voters. it is to get them to the poll. >> i think you have to make the closing argument to the american people, why you should be president of the united states. hillary clinton is not going high where she says donald trump goes low, we go high. what she says, it is in her paid advertising campaigns. she wants to attack him. she knows it is very different than what they thought a week ago. we see donald trump talking about hillary clinton. the fbi investigation. wikileaks, clinton inc. all those things, obamacare premiums. this race is about -- >> they're both going low. >> who is disthikd most? >> they're going on say who is disliked more than the other? if you think that honest and trustworthy is the number one fact, hillary clinton is in trouble. if you want the experience issue then hillary clinton will do well. >> i like low, too. they go low, we go lower.
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>> hillary is the least pop hard, least trusted major party nominee except for donald trump. and she's 10 points better than trump on the negative. still awful objectively but the greatest political strategy ever, every time someone asked him, how do you like your wife? compared to what? 10 points better than trump. >> we're going to have more about the panel ahead and more from henne youngman. about whether they like the deal. i am totally blind. i lost my sight in afghanistan. if you're totally blind, you may also be struggling with non-24. calling 844-844-2424. or visit now's the time to get your ducks in a 65... [quack!] medicare only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so think about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan,
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rae minder of the things donald trump has said or alluded to in the campaign. >> as you know -- >> as the election day approaches, trump appears to be sticking to the script more often. >> do you think he has gotten more disciplined? >> i do. short answer. >> a longer answer? >> he's getting more refined. i like seeing him more refined like he is now. i like being -- without teleprompters, he was a little too much. >> so you think it is good that
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he is mellower. >> meet brian manning who wore this t-shirt in honor of trump. >> would it be happy if donald trump said that during the rally? >> what donald trump says is the truth. not a lot of people like that. >> do you think would it hurt him? >> it would hurt him. >> indeed, a major reason many people are spending all this time in the hot florida sun is they like that donald trump says what's on his mind. critics be damned. >> i think, i like the aggressive part and i think it comes to that freedom of speech. everybody has it. even him as a person. >> many trump supporters say his free wheeling style has emboldened them of he would cheer if trump would read their t-shirts during the rally. we're not reading the front of the shirts because they're too graphic. >> are you proud to be wearing shirts like that? >> absolutely. >> very.
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>> how come? >> i support the man. she's corrupt. >> that could be conceived as obscene by a lot of people. >> it could be. but not one person had in this line has had one issue with it. >> and then there are some people here who say trump has always been disciplined in the message and it is hillary clinton who hasn't been. >> all she does is criticize everybody. she's just nasty. she's not nice. she hates people. we're deplorable. >> however, almost all the trump supporters here do acknowledge he's had stretches where he's been off message. but there is a prevalent belief that a president trump would be presidential. >> he will be diplomatic, he will be assertive and he will make america great again. >> gary joins me now. the people you talk on want trump to the speak off the cuff. do they think he would be off
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the cuff in the white house if he won the presidency? >> not only are they thinking it, they're counting on it. many people at this rally and others think if he made it to the oval office, he would be very similar to the other men and women who he's battled for nomination and the presidency over the last 17 months. >> thank you very much. you have some reporting on this. >> i'm working on a story for tomorrow morning for to that exact point i was talking to a source, one of the sources close to donald trump who i spoke with today recalled a conversation that they had. they have with donald trump about. this one of the many that he had with donald trump. begging him to stay on message over the past many, many months. and the response was, i hear you, i get it but you're wrong because trump told the source that what his people want to hear from him and what people in general want to hear from him is, being real and that the way
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he talks makes him different. he said even if it means i'm off the mark sometimes. >> it is interesting. he has said in interviews to people, people have recounted that he has said to them, he reads a crowd. and he has a very finely tuned antenna of when he is losing a crowd. >> he is a performer. >> he wants to entertain the crowd. i'm not using that in a -- >> i think that he, in his mind, has a strategy. so like when i had interviewed him when he first said he would make his pivot to being presidential. i said why haven't you went doing it in the primary? he said that was intentional. i had all these people that i had to beat and i was one of 17 ask there was no way to break through. so he can speak to his mind more than i can. he has a strategy that he feels he understands what people want and how to get from a to b in a way other people can't. >> it always struck me, marchly early on when you were there. it is a strategy that, is it a
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strategy that he came up with? that he just instinctively knows what, how he wants to be? because i don't think anybody writing a political play book would have said, do this, do this. it seems like a lot of it was just instinct. >> i think that's right. what you've sustain last two years of the campaign is donald trump has had his finger on the pulse of many people who have been disenfranchised. if you think about the issues that he has talked about from the beginning of the campaign. immigration or bad trade deals or rising debt. he has done more as a candidate than many have done. he's done more to say let's renegotiate the bad trade deals. let's talk about tpp. hillary clinton originally said it is the gold standard. now she's changed that. it is not the forefront of the american electorate which wasn't prior to donald trump coming on to the scene. it reminds me of a show. it is when keeping it real goes
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wrong. we've begun to normalize the behavior that we've seen. i think the audiences are a very small part of the electorate. now the goal is to get to 65 million next week. we have to be very careful, we don't need someone who keeps it real in the white house. this is about temperament. this is about someone who will lead the country. it draws not just democrats but republicans as well. >> to that argument, a lot of republicans are coming back to donald trump. >> i think that a lot of republicans are coming back to donald trump and the reason is it has a lot to do with what happened last friday. and they were reminded about why they dislike hillary clinton so much. >> we don't also want a mannequin candidate. to me something so interesting in the wikileaks today, there was a fervent debate between john podesta about whether hillary clinton should use the phrase yo mama to get black vote
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back. she vigorously debates whether she should use two words. donald trump is himself. >> when he was himself when he attacked john mccain, he was himself when he attacked that very lovely miss universe, he was himself when he called women all kinds of horrible names. that is the real donald trump. we don't see when is in the trump e-mails. somehow, the cyber terrorism, the cyber terrorism has been exclusively targeting the democrats. the american public continue to believe donald trump is more honest and trust worthy than hillary clinton. for all the things that you've said, the american public and every poll indicates this, that hillary clinton is not as honest and trustworthy. >> it would be interesting if republican e-mails were leaked as well, to see -- >> it would be a crime of the
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same order. >> when hillary clinton gave up half our uranium to the russians. >> donald trump can say -- >> what we've done is we've weaponized the media. wikileaks, there are stolen e-mails. we know that the russian government is interfering in our elections and for some reason the trump campaign wants to us believe they were hacking in alphabetical order and stopped after clinton because somehow they ran out of money. no. it is tilted. that is what it is. and it is despicable that we don't have a sense of urgency. everyone in the media a foreign entity is trying to disrupt our election. >> what we've learned is that they have never denied the authenticity of the e-mails. if they did, they would put up the e-mails. what we know is is that there are a number of people in the media that have been doing something they haven't have been doing that is now exposed. we see the media bias from multiple report here's are
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hillary clinton will be speaking shortly in tempe, arizona. the fact that it is even a focus is one of the many surprises in this election. tonight a new poll shows donald trump leading hillary clinton by 5 points in arizona. 49-44%. arizona has voted for a democratic presidential nominee just once in the last 64 years. bill clinton, '96. which is to say it is dependably red. this year there are signs that it could turn blue. >> early votes in arizona. now being counted in this glassed off secure room maricopa county. every room, web cast on multiple cameras to the public. the votes, boxed. then sealed. on official early vote totals
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from arizona secretary of state shows as of today, registered republicans are outpacing democrats by 6 percentage points. in but in 2012 with one week to go, republicans had an even bigger lead. outpacing democrats by 10%. mitt romney won the state by 9 points. this reliably red state, now a battleground because of voters like lou, a new u.s. citizen. a new democrat in arizona. >> with trump, i don't trust him. i think he is more doing this for fun or just to be on tv. >> millennials like nicole, also voting blue. >> do you feel the state changing? >> i do. i do. i feel a lot of the older people are being a little more liberal and the younger people are having more of a presence. >> across arizona, early voting isn't just up. it is way up. >> scott brenner, christina. >> more than half the projected
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ballots have already been cast. >> julie norwood, chris -- >> in primary republican . >> this is the busiest. we've never seen early voting like this time. >> never? >> never. >> waiting to vote, laura white, a lifelong republican, the face of a changing arizona. >> may i and, who did you vote for, for president? >> i pretty much i'm a registered republican and i pretty much voted democratic all the way across. i did. i think donald trump is corrupt, and i don't know any other word but to say. he's part of the problem. >> and we've heard that about hillary clinton, as well. >> yes, we have. >> even with the latest clinton e-mail controversy it's not enough to flip her back to the gop. the e-mails did affect republican carl owens who wrote in independent evan mcmullin for president. he's frankly disgusted with 2016. >> trust factor with hillary and
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trump. where do i begin? >> when you hear that arizona is in play, that arizona could go blue, what's your reaction? >> my first reaction is it makes you nervous. >> it should. robert graham is the republican party chairman. he's watching the early-voting numbers and the gop spread. >> are you concerned about the spread? >> i was a week and a half ago. we had to turn up the volume to make sure we executed on the great operational structure we have statewide. >> the state gop pulling out all stops to get out their vote and seeing day-by-day growth in early voting like blaine. >> i think it's going to be closer than it ever has been and it will stay red. >> as far as hillary clinton being in arizona. >> when they're not spending in other states it gives us opportunities to go to those states. >> you're saying these wasting time and money here? >> absolutely. i would be happy to take her out to lunch and share with her all the reasons she should probably
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go somewhere else. >> reporter: here's what arizona's gop chairman cannot tell us. they know the early vote tally. they know registered republicans, they're ahead. they don't know how they voted. did they cross party lines just like democrats don't know if registered democrats are voting for hillary clinton. they do feel like for the first time ever, arizona democrats are in the game. anderson? >> thank you. as you've probably seen the campaign coveragecoverage, dona routine lily calls the press na. it makes unvarnished thoughts from voters that much harder, which is why we saw the following eye heopening stops f trump, hand people questions then leave them alone. here's how it played out. >> the format was simple, a
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microphone and two questions. your you supporting donald trump or hillary clinton and why is it important he or she win. we handed them a piece of paper with the questions and got out of the way. our first stop, outside a donald trump rally in charlotte, north carolina. >> it's important for him to win because not only was he going to make the country great again, but the other alternative, hillary clinton, she's corrupt and she really shouldn't be running for president. she should probably be in jail. >> why is it important for him to win? we're killing far too many babies and he certainly is against killing babies. that's one reason i support him. >> it's important for him to win because if he loses this election, our country's done. it's -- we'll never get it back. >> i support donald trump for president because america needs a boss. president trump is going to fire people who don't do their jobs. >> if hillary clinton is elec d elected, she will continue the same path we've been on for the past eight years.
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we're already circling the drain and i believe she will take us all the way down. >> donald trump is going to change america, not like obama said he would. he's going to actually change it and change it good. o bott obama changed it all right for the worst. >> we've got to get donald trump in there to make sure that we have a good supreme court, that we defend the second amendment, and that we make sure we don't have terrorists coming in the united states. >> our next stop, a hillary clinton rally at wake forest university in winston-salem, north carolina. and the same two questions, why are you supporting donald trump or hillary clinton and why is it important that he or she win? >> i'm supporting hillary clinton for the president of the united states because i think it's important that we have a president that's going to support all of our families, all of our children and every citizen of the united states and not make the country more divided than it is. >> truly, she is the only and the best choice, not only do we have a lot of stuff on the line right now, jobs on the line,
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voting rights on the line, criminal justice reform is on the line, and hillary clinton is the only person that is going to make sure that we have a future. >> we need someone in the white house who know what is they're doing. hillary's the best person between the two candidates to do that. she qualified with all of her 30 years of experience and will be good for the country. >> i am a feminist and i believe she is, too, and it would be such an honor to see a female in the white house. >> people in my generation and younger deserve a female role model that proves anyone can be president. >> it's important that hillary win for the integrity of our country for our citizens, and to continue the progress of the obama administration and for our reputation throughout the world. >> we also think that there's just no comparison between hillary and the republican
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nominee, he's a meg lamaniac and has proved to be a complete nightmare. >> pretty interesting inside into what donald trump and hillary clinton supporters are thinking. we heard from dozens more voters. those clips will be online tomorrow at we'll be right back. i love that my shop is part of the morning ritual around here. people rely on that first cup and i wouldn't want to mess with that. but when (my) back pain got bad, i couldn't sleep. i had trouble getting there on time. then i found aleve pm. aleve pm is the only one to combine a safe sleep aid plus the 12 hour strength of aleve. for pain relief that can last into the morning. ♪ look up at a new day... hey guys! now i'm back. aleve pm for a better am.
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before we go, a quick programming note about tuesday. we'll be on basically wall to wall, tuesday election day, wall day right here on cnn. that does it for us tonight. thank you for watching. "cnn tonight" with don lemon starts right now. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. there is breaking news and it's our new polls with good news footwor hillary clinton an donald trump as clinton is about to speak live in the battleground state of arizona. this is "cnn tonight," i'm don lemon. we're going to keep an eye on that for you. hillary clinton still leading nationally, but with the race tight in crucial states it's a whole new donald trump tonight in florida. >> we've got to be nice and cool, nice and cool. right? stay on point, donald, stay on point. no side tracks, donald, nice and easy, nice and easy.