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not just a twitter war. >> donald trump's closing argument? all about trust. >> she's guilty. she's guilty. if you took the e-mails -- and that's the least of what she did. >> it's the final weekend and early voting is critical. >> i like finishing what i start and we need to finish what we started eight years ago. >> clinton gets crunch time help from the president and from some big stars. >> let's make sure that we send a loud, unmistakable message that love trumps hate. >> i'm here all by myself. i am here, all by myself. just me. no guitar, no piano. no nothing. >> inside politics, the biggest stories sourced by the best reporters now. welcome to inside politics. i'm john king. i don't have a piano either. thank you for sharing your sunday morning, final sunday before america votes to pick our
new president. let's start with the state of the race. entering the final days with hillary clinton at 268 in our electoral vote count, donald trump at 204. frenetic day today as donald trump is going to try to turn some blues, in deep blue minnesota. why is he doing that? he understands the final map. even if donald trump wins most of our toss-up states, democrats think they'll get nevada. he's still short. he has to turn something blue red. that trump map depends on winning north carolina and donald trump knows it. >> in three days, we are going to win the great state of north carolina and we are going to win back the white house. real change begins with immediately, immediately repealing and replacing obamacare. >> now in the clinton campaign there is a bit of jitters about
some of these blues. donald trump targeting them. they're closer in the end. hillary clinton knows, as we just discussed, north carolina is one of the checkmate states. if she can win there, she blocks donald trump. hillary clinton braving the rain yesterday. if she gets those, game over. >> my friends, you are a hardy bunch standing out here in the rain. i don't think i need to tell you all of the wrong things about donald trump. but here is what i want you to remember. i want to be the president for everybody. everybody who agrees with me, people who don't agree with me. people who vote for me, people who don't vote for me. >> we count the votes tuesday night. an estimated 40% of americans are going to vote early. democrats think that early voting has already gotten them battleground nevada. helping the clinton campaign today, the president of the united states. he will again be in florida. his point? get out early. get hillary clinton across the
finish line. >> so the idea that you would give your vote away, that you would -- you would sit there and not even take the 15 minutes to walk across the street and vote. i need you to vote. don't choose fear. choose hope. don't choose fear. choose hope. don't choose fear. choose hope. go out there and vote. >> insight this is final sunday, jonathan martin of the "new york times," cnn's nia malika henderson. final weekend hunt for what you might call a big, blue prize. campaigning today in michigan, minnesota, pennsylvania, iowa, virginia. five states. he's busy. ohio, new hampshire. call that a blocking maneuver. new hampshire, iowa,
pennsylvania. critical to trump's path to 270 electoral votes. including the candidate's closing themes, what states matter most and the obama effect. we fill our table with reporters on sunday morning, not pundits for a reason. what do you know heading into the final weekend? >> you were just talking about nevada and how democrats really got their ground game and gear out there. there's huge turnout among culinary workers, for example in heavily democratic clark county. that may be that hot senate race there, joe heck may be the first casualty of hillary clinton's coattails. they had hoped to pick up harry reid's seat. with those numbers coming in, my sources are tell meeg they don't think he will be able to pull that off. >> disappointment there. >> in a polarized country, mobilization is king. it's a matter of getting your people out to the polls.
i was in florida yesterday. no state more important than florida. for democrats, the key to winning florida is driving up your base in south florida, dade county, broward county. i did some walking in a haitian-caribbean neighborhood in north miami yesterday. here is the lit they're passing out. stop trump. trump, reckless and dangerous for our community. here a little rain soaked but not subtle. barack and michelle obama, protect and continue our legacy. this is aimed not at head but right at the heart. it's about getting folks out to early vote in the final couple of days. >> the guy who walks through neighborhoods in the rain in florida still gets to lead the newspaper story. >> worried about the midwest more than they have been before. state of iowa is out of their reach, they realize. president obama wanted to go back into iowa. it is a state that launched his
chances for the white house back in 2008. it is out of reach. he cannot go back. he was told finally a couple of days ago, out of reach. you're not going back. they're worried about this bleeding into other states like wisconsin, michigan. keep your eye on wisconsin. one hole in the clinton schedule. i'm told that might include a milwaukee spot. four years ago on the saturday before the election, president obama was in milwaukee. she's not yet been there. keep an eye on wisconsin. they are jittery about those upper mid western states. >> republicans and democrats both looking at north carolina. at this point, the democrats are very nervous about that state. the republicans feeling very bullish about their chances in that state. i talked to some pollsters on the ground. they feel trump is up 2 points in that state. early voting hasn't looked good for democrats. you think about burr mccory. democrats very much thought they could do a clean sweep down there because of some of the
issues going on down there with the cultural wars around the bathroom bills. now i'm told trump, his allies feel pretty good about that state. >> i think north carolina will come down to the wire. to your point about the midwest, trump is going to minnesota today. they have not voted republican for president since 1972. we talk about the potential of historical trump presidency. that would be history. pennsylvania not since 1988. what's interesting about wisconsin, i was told by a top trump campaign they ditched wisconsin. they're going for minnesota instead because they think the minnesota data is better than the wisconsin data. you get to the end, battlegrounds intensify, washington post sums it up. number one,'s been more disciplined, largely stayed on telepropter. number two, he is hoping to get thoos white, blue collar workers in the big, blue states that are very hard to get to work
republican. his big issue is not only can she not be trusted but if she's elected nothing will get done because of that. >> it's being reported that certain key democratic polling locations in clark county were kept open for hours and hours beyond closing time to bus and bring democratic voters in. folks, it's a rigged system. it's a rigged system. and we're going to beat it. we're going to beat it. >> that was not what i was looking for. that was donald trump complaining about nevada. you mentioned nevada off the top. usually when you're whining you're not winning. the republican party chairman in nevada saying they kept the polls open so, quote, certain people, soern certain people could vote. those certain people, sir, are americans, your neighbors. they may be latinos, but they'r your neighbors, they're americans. what happened was -- this is how it works, mr. party chairman and
mr. trump. i'm sorry. if you show up by closing time and you're in line, they keep the doors open so you can vote. we call that america. but when you're whining, you're worried. is it just nevada? >> such a questionable stop for him last night. clearly, all the indications we have is that that state is out of reach for him. i think he -- certainly he had to make some kind of case there about why he potentially might lose on tuesday. what's so interesting about trump's schedule today is that he really is just all over the place. it's such a reflection of how the campaign has -- think they have all these different paths to 270. no one is quite sure exactly what that path is. you think about a state like minnesota. it's remarkable that they would be spending their last hours. >> we need lightning to strike. it's advantage clinton. when you look at the map it is still advantage clinton. it is nowhere near advantage
clinton if we were having this discussion last sunday or two or three sundays ago. no question it's intensified. democratic dna like minnesota, michigan, pennsylvania, donald trump may get one of those. problem is that he may need two or three of those to get to the map. >> that's one of the things that clinton campaign is smiling about. throw spaghetti on the wall and see what stucks. honesty at the end of the campaign here saying we're happy's going to minnesota, sioux city, iowa, and not staying in michigan. it may have been smarter for him to barnstorm michigan. they haven't voted yet. for all the early voting, michigan is on election day. it is a game day thing. he is going back grand rapids on monday night. >> it's midnight, though, right? >> i was talking about this yesterday. monday night at 11:00.
his final rally was supposed to be with sean hannity. i don't know if he could get through the senate. that was supposed to be the big final event. they added michigan in part because secretary clint sbent president will be in michigan. they're trying to take over the local news. it is throwing spaghetti at the wall to a degree. they have the clinton campaign a little nervous. >> no doubt about it. why bu why not choose michigan? >> why is he coming back to virginia? why was he in nevada the day after early voting ended? why is he in a state where the demographics can't work for him? >> because he needs lightning to strike. >> he can't admit that anything is closed off. to me the late-night monday stops are so telling about where this campaign is. you've got hillary, who is going to north carolina. she doesn't have to leave philadelphia. she has this great last rally with the obamas, passing of the
torch. she's going down to raleigh after that. why? the clinton campaign thinks north carolina may be the closest race in the country. and they really, really want to win that state. not just to beat trump and run p the score but demographically and symbolically, it sends a message. >> new america. >> exactly. >> new america increasingly diverse, higher educated, the day after the election if clinton wins we'll be looking at colorado, virginia, potentially north carolina. >> nevada. >> as states that are different demographically, the new map. the top of the program i noted trump campaigns, he talks about other issues but is trying to convince people who are predisposed to be democrats. you cannot vote for her. you get drama, constant investigation and nothing gets done. >> we need a government that can work and work well from day one for the american people. that will be impossible with
hillary clinton. the prime suspect in a massive, far-reaching criminal investigation. her current scandals and controversies will continue throughout her presidency and will make it virtually impossible for her to govern or lead our country. >> one of the things you have to do when you play trump's sound you have to fact check on the fly. there is no evidence that she is the prime suspect in a massive far-reaching criminal investigation. the fbi reopened the review of the e-mails because they found something, donald trump says rightly so, on pervert anthony weiner's laptop. we say a lot of things he says is not true. that one happens to be true. but we don't know what this is about. he's out there with this hyperbole trying to tell people if you vote for clinton you're going to have a president -- >> the thing is, it's a good argument. he's probably not the best messenger for it because of the hyperbole. here is someone talking about
scandals and controversy and his run has been a cloud of sort of stand-alone controversy of things that he said. i think this is a message that really resonates with some of those republicans who were thinking about voting for hillary clinton. it sort of is the come home message we've heard directly from pence but don't think it works on democrats who already have so many concerns. >> independents, that's what people don't want to go through another drama of the clinton administration. that is what he is trying to stoke here. is he right in the respect that it probably is going to much harder for her to govern. and republicans have some responsibility for that, without question here. but in the last week there's no question -- again, in a moment of honesty, clinton advisers will say this fbi thing hurt them so much. it sounds obvious. on the record they say no, that's not true. among independents and moderate republicans it has crushed her. he is right in a sense, it will
make it harder wednesday morning if she wins than it would have been eight days ago. >> who is going to really -- i understand tas a good argument to make. who will buy that argument from donald trump who has been picking fights with people in his own party all year throughout this campaign? that is one of the big hesitations that voters have about him, the governance piece, if he will listen to others and be able to work in a collaborative manner. maybe not the best messenger. >> just finding in 2011 where donald trump says he's for amnesty, defending n gnewt gingrich. we look at the exit polls. 53% in the last two cycles. maybe it will be higher in this cycle. women. donald trump is down, anywhere from 12 to 15, sometimes even bigger among women. do the math at home. if hillary clinton runs it up among women she wins the
election. he is trying to make it about her. you can't trust her. she's under investigation. hillary clinton trying to remind people this is the man who repeatedly demeans women, on that access hollywood tape bragging about sexually assaulting women. >> he calls women ugly, disgusting, nasty all the time. he calls women pigs, rates bodies on a scale from one to ten. i mean, really, can we just stop for a minute and reflect on the absurdity of donald trump finding fault with miss universe? but you've got to ask, why does he do these things? who acts like this? i'll tell you who. a bully. that's who. >> they clearly think this is where she's come home. >> closing argument. >> important that alicia machado is latino. she was down there at that
rally. if they're to do well among latinos, it's going to be because of latinas, who are very much on the front lines of all these different states, particularly older latinos who are connected in a way generationally. >> they're also hoping clearly just to do much better but perhaps a record turnout among single women, too, who they think a lot of ads they put out there using donald trump's greatest hits talking about women have really fired up the single women voters. and if they turn out in force they could help potentially push her over the line tuesday. >> i was talking to an adviser who was there and they said we thought we left donald trump on the debate stage in this argument. the fbi thing was a reminder that they have to reup it and disqualify him once again. such a strong message there with alicia machado at her side. that got so much coverage. not just in florida, but in every spanish language outlet.
>> one of the things that's different in this campaign, number one, growth of the latino electorate. very close race it make ace difference. it's been part of what has changed virginia from red to now leaning blue. and spanish media outlets complicates polling as well. that's a big part of the race. you were about to jump in? >> i was going to say it was so striking she gave that speech in the last week of the campaign. clearly not the kind of close she was hoping for, right? she wanted to do a much more uplifting, consensus oriented closed and she's talking about trump and miss piggy. it tells you what's happened to this campaign and how much it's tightened in the final days. she had no choice. she had, as jeff said, to disqualify trump in a way a few weeks ago she was hoping to have to avoid doing. >> whoever wins will win ugly.
and that gets us into wednesday morning. we know today -- today donald trump will be in sioux city, iowa, the home of democrats back in the day, and pittsburgh area, moon township, pennsylvania, leesburg, virginia. hillary clinton wakes up in philadelphia. hello, philly. she will be paying taxes by the time we're done here, on to cleveland, ohio, then manchester, new hampshire. four electoral votes. clinton campaign looks at it, one, historical reasons they want to win it. those four could actually be quite significant. this is where they've been if we're looking at the battleground states since the convention. number of times they've been to certain states. mrs. clinton, florida, 13 times, pennsylvania, nine, north carolina, 7. nevada, 5. donald trump, ohio, 14.
pennsylvania, 13. florida, 12. north carolina, 11. virginia, 8. new hampshire, 8. 50-state campaign but it's really a six or eight campaign at the crunch. >> even inside these it's just a small part of the one state again and again and again. i was in broward county, florida, three times last week where the clinton campaign has been focusing on. if you focus on new hampshire, talk about al gore. had he won it, the florida recount would never have happened. we don't talk about bernie sanders' voters much anymore. that's going on in new hampshire, iowa, michigan, other places where he won the primary. most of them have come home, for sure, but not all of them. that is one of the issues. wisconsin as well. if you look at the states she's having issues with, they're strong bernie sanders states. >> michelle obama's big speech where she was in new hampshire. they have had, i think, focused on that. people like michelle obama have
that broad appeal among college-educated women. >> demographically driven election. the reason it's closed now in the end from where it was two weeks ago -- it's closed but she has the advantage here. to the degree it has closed it's closed because white voters, noneducated college white women have drifted away from hillary toward trump. and so in the final days of the election she's basically trying to have to fight two races, fighting this rear guard action in the more heavily white places like michigan, new hampshire. >> it has been a fascinating last week. one of the reasons donald trump is doing better is that he is is staying on message and sounds like a republican. if you close your eyes, folks -- forgive me senator and governor. if you close your eyes, this could be marco rubio or jeb bush. >> just think about what we can
accomplish in the first 100 days of a trump administration. we are going to have the biggest tax cut since ronald reagan. we will cancel every illegal obama executive order. we're going to save our second amendment, which is totally under siege. and appoint justices to the united states supreme court who will uphold and defend the constitution of the united states. >> when he has campaigned as a traditional republican it's indisputable. yes, the fbi factor. part of it is sub traction for her but the addition is republicans coming home. >> boy, that says change right there. if you want an exterminator to sort of get rid of the situation in washington, that is the guy you want. and, you know, when he's on message, it is good. some of those republicans coming home are coming home to that guy. >> like a work in progress here.
>> how this race could have gone differently if that guy had been out there on the stump the whole time. it has been amazing just in the last couple of days that he finally is listening to his advisers, finally is staying on message with a few diversions here and there. >> to your point, let's bring in one of the diversions. this was one of the more colorful moments of the week. when donald trump gives himself a little bit of credit for -- >> right, right. >> we have to be nice and cool. nice and cool. stay on point, donald. stay on point. no sidetracks, donald. nice and easy. because i've been watching hillary the last couple of days. she's totally unhinged. we don't want any of that. >> talking about yourself in the third person is -- >> donald trump in yoga or something. >> we laugh because it's good schtick there, but this is the most important job in the world. i'm reminded of george w. bush
phrase from 2000, john. soft bigotry of low expectations. how low is the bar that we're now trying to give him credit for the basic functions of being a major party nominee for president? >> well, he's a former democrat and a former independent who has figured out in the last week how to talk like a republican. quiz question for you this morning. which of these traditionally blue states do you think donald trump is more likely to win? pennsylvania, michigan, wisconsin or none of them? vote at cnn.com/vote. >> shifting electoral map and the obama factor. here is a flash back of final days of campaigns past. >> george bush is coasting. we're fighting. he's reading the polls. we're taking our case directly to the american people. >> and you don't oppose every system for ten years and then ride around in a tank for ten
minutes and think that's national security. >> i've got this wonderful feeling that things are on the move and, yes, annoy the media and re-elect george bush for president. >> there's a love. there's a spirit. there's a sense of mission and determination in these rallies that you just don't find anywhere else. what you see here is live and it is real and it is not contrived. >> tomorrow the great mystery of american democracy will sweep across this country, wave after wave of you will go quietly into the voting booth and in the s i solitude between you and the booth you will become as powerful as any other person in the united states of america. >> this country is faced with -- well, making the right and responsible choice because we can either go forward toward more prosperity that includes everyone or we can take a right
wing u-turn and go back to the old ways of the old days. >> there's a big difference of philosophy in this campaign. i'm running against a man of washington by washington and for washington. ours is a campaign that stands squarely on the side of the people and the families and the workers of america. >> stand up. stand up and fight. america is worth fighting for. nothing is inevitable here. we never give up. we never quit. we never hide from history. we make history. >> in these last 24 hours, we can't afford to slow down or sit back or let up. not one hour, not one minute, not one second, not now, not when we've got so much at stake.
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welcome back. before we map out where this race is going in these final days, let's remember the rocky road that brought us here. >> they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. they're rapists. >> i think jeb is a nice person. he's very low energy. i'm not used to that kind of a person. >> i'm sorry that it has, you know, raised all of these questions. i do take responsibility for having made what clearly is not the best decision. >> the secretary is right and that is that the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> thank you. me, too. me, too. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states until our
country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. >> do we want him making those calls? someone thin skinned and quick to anger, who lashes out at the smallest criticism. >> she's crooked hillary. don't you understand that? this is one of the most crooked politicians in history. >> nobody knows the system better than me. which is why i, alone, can fix it. >> we just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet. >> you can put half of trump's supporters into what i call the basket of deplorables. >> i'm automatically attracted to women. kissing them. it's a magnet. don't even wait. and when you're a star they let you do it. you can do anything. >> my social security payroll contribution will go up, as will donald's, assuming he can't figure out how to get out of it. but what we want to do is -- >> such a nasty woman. >> that is where we have been.
this is where we are. campaign tuesday if, you want, too. we count the votes tuesday night. advantage clinton 268 in our cnn electoral map. 204 for donald trump. takes 270 to win. because of early voting, democrats think they'll get nevada. can donald trump win? that's the big challenge. even if clinton's democrats will argue even if trump takes arizona, florida, north carolina, takes new hampshire, takes all of our toss-ups off the map he's still a little short. that's why we have so much focus on donald trump trying to turn blues. lot of time in michigan. minnesota, that is deep blue for a reason, it's been na way since 1972. study this map. donald trump has to turn at least one of these blues, or two of these blues if he can't win north carolina. at least two of these blues. it's a focus for donald trump and his running mate, mike pence. >> here in the heartland we've
felt especially hard, haven't we, seen our jobs shipped overseas in recent years, an economy that just can't seem to grow either in small businesses or large businesses and we've seen the american dream shrinking in communities just like this one. the truth is, they tell us this is the best that we can do. hillary clinton's got a plan to continue the same failed policies of this administration and then some. >> we'll see donald trump in sterling heights today. if we went back in history for those of us old enough to remember, reagan democrats. they're trying to create trump democrats. they're going to people, yes, you can make the case it's 4.9% unemployment. if you remember the great recession at the beginning of the obama administration, the country is in a much better place but you can find a lot of pockets, mostly in these big, blue swing states where even if the numbers are better they don't feel t their legs are tired.
can trump and pence turn this around in these big blues? >> you talk to voters in those states and they are not feeling the numbers that they're seeing on the economy. they're talking about friends and neighbors who are having to string together two jobs to make what they were making before. they feel like the country has never really quite recovered since the recession. he clearly does have a real gift in terms of reaching out and connecting with those voters and that's why, as jeff was saying, te clinton campaign is so worried. >> lot of feedback from democrats in michigan is the trade issue. i'll rip up nafta. essentially donald trump says the people running our government is stupid. they cut bad deals. i'll rip up nafta. i won't do tpp. she's against tpp but really isn't, questioning her authenticity. an appeal to sanders voters that this -- >> democrats there are working
hard. in dearborn, michigan, electorate has grown by democrats and are offended and turned offmyby donald trump. if she wins in michigan -- most people still feel she has an advantage in michigan. it is because of the diversity of michigan. huge problem for trump given all the things he has been saying. >> it goes to the fact that in many ways he has been a cultural populist than economic policy lift. if they would have picked up -- as far back as 2012, that race between romney and santorum, who was the one who started to pick up on this idea of populism, talked about his dad working am the coal mines. imagine if they had stayed on this economic populism, picked up on some of these sanders -- >> it's a winner. >> yeah. sanders cut fantastic ads in michigan where he was photographing some of those houses of those abandoned houses
in detroit. but they didn't do it early enough. you wonder. they've got two days now if they settle down there. sarah palin will be down there, too. again economic populism. >> you can't separate the cultural and racist element out of his populism because that's part of a package. that's what folks like, to be totally, brutally honest about it. if he had a pure economic policy lift he might not have had the kind of drop-off with the arab-americans, upscale suburban women but for that element that he adds he loses two or three. >> connecting dots that in some cases should not be connected. back when i had a job, back when these auto plants were open there weren't so many latinos here. >> demographics, that is the problem. >> people connect dots and -- look, a lot of this -- some of it is because of trade. a lot of it is because of
technology and automation. it's more complicated than sometimes our politicians make it. hillary clinton got stunned by bernie sanders. pt vote against the aircraft carrier. he talked economics. donald trump is making up ground because of economics. hillary clinton of late has tried. this is pittsburgh, allegheny county, western pennsylvania. lot of western pennsylvania will be deep red on election night. hillary clinton needs to run up the numbers around pittsburgh. she's starting to talk more middle class. >> i will do everything i can to get incomes rising for hard-working people. whether you work in steel, whether you work in a factory, whether you're a machinist, nurse, teacher, firefighter, police officer. whatever you are, you deserve to be part of a growing, thriving, middle class economy. >> they have spent so much time. i get it. but they have spent so much time to disqualify trump, he's
unacceptable, temperamentally, how he treats women. she hasn't spent enough time to qualify herself, let voters know about her and her economic views. >> you hear that all the time from voters out there. they don't know exactly what her message is. even into the late stages of the race. if she had delivered more speeches like this one where she had a much clearer economic message that she could have potentially, you know, worked in a little into trump's lead on that issue a little bit. i do think it's important, also, to remember that she has had a very scattered message in many ways, that people have not been able to hold on to and seize, you know, the way that donald trump has had a clearer message. >> her message has been she's the anti-trump if he's going to make the cultural populist argument of undertones, racialized language she's going to say i'm going to continue obama's legacy, which is about
inclusion, this whole idea of stronger together. in that way, she hasn't really focused on economics. >> she was on the verge of focusing it right before the fbi revelation, optimistic message. that was stopped in its track on the flight from westchester to cedar rapids. somewhere along there a week ago friday that changed. >> let's pause on that for a minute. when you're on the plane you get a sense -- you sort of know. the people up front, the staff, know the people in the back who are tired, who have a sick relative at home. same on campaign trump. that moment when you're on the campaign and suddenly you realize, bang, jim comey dropped the bomb, how much did that -- >> on thrs she was with michelle obama in winston-salem, north carolina. i had never seen some of these senior staff members. one said something bad is going to happen. sure enough, by the time she landed in iowa, she was rushing to do a press conference to talk
about this fbi thing. this is a very volatile thing. no doubt about it. that is a shift. the campaign says oh, no, no, no. without question. talk to the people who know this, speaking honestly at end of the campaign, that comey decision, right or wrong, shifted the campaign. >> every campaign has an eeyore. oh, no. >> what comey did was reverted this race. in 2016, democrats have a structural advantage on the map versus republicans. before this happened she my may have had that plus a little bit. thinking about georgea. this was going to be a convincing win for her before this now she clearly has an advantage and is on track to win. this is a more familiar -- dynamic. >> i think she has the advantage. the question is, remember, in some of these states -- let's
get to it right here. in some of these states in play at the end you have a michigan, new hampshire, pennsylvania. how do they connect? number one they're whiter, older. number two, they don't have early voting. the clinton campaign hired the obama team in 2008 and 2012, proves it knows the new technology, infrastructure, new big data of politics. yes, they would love to get undecided voters at this point. they have a computer base in this county in downtown philadelphia, we need this many votes. check with them. make sure they vote. if you get an undecided, great. let's look at the early voting numbers. for the most part democrats feel good about this. florida, you african-american turnout down from 2008. that's the comparison here. latino turnout up. that could be the big story wednesday morning. north carolina, african-american turnout down a littleby. latino, up i believe that should say 2012 not 2008.
georgia, black turnout down. latino is up a bit. latinos make up the difference? as long as they get good addition and subtraction? >> in states like nevada, colorado, they have a real strategy here. we can't necessarily see it. we're not listening or watching latino broadcasts. if you go back to 2008, hillary clinton very strong among latinos. think about marlan marshall, organizing nevada back in the day winning 2008 and also in 2012, that strategy of connecting with latinos in a real way, i think can you see some of that florida, north carolina, georgia, too. >> lucky there is early voting. >> that's right. >> since the 2000 campaign. >> that's why there is early voting because of what happened in florida. without early voting, they wouldn't have a sense that maybe there were some of these problem
spots here. as your story so smartly indicates if she wins because of these hispanic voters. >> it's an historic moment. for the first time in american history that hispanics flexed their political muscle and when united can be a potent political voting bloc. >> when energized. >> you can thank donald trump for that. >> in many ways, you can. >> in florida yesterday walking a neighborhood with seiu. john, every house where somebody came to the door they said already voted, already voted. leave me alone. people are aware of this election, engaged by this election. donald trump has been the best motivator democrats ever had. >> that will be so interesting to watch on tuesday night, too. states like arizona. this election, in many ways, is about the future in terms of the democrats grabbing a larger and
larger share of the latino vote out there. it will be so interesting to look at some of those races. mccain, rubio, to see whether there is sort of a distinction between the trump brand and the republican brand and whether they can recover. >> we're focusing on the here and now because we have a great competitive presidential race. assuming even if democrats don't get arizona or they fall short in georgia. the changiing demographics of america, some of it will carry with us through the elections. let's move on to the current president of the united states. they've already packed up a lot of his stuff and sent it off to where the library will be in chicago. a lot of it is in storage. look how active this president has been two-term president in his final days. 13 stops today. four more coming, florida, michigan, new hampshire. 21 interviews by the president of the united states so far. we have a couple of days lirt left. african-american media outlets. the president, he
understands. he sees this drop-off in african-american turnout. they're not as loyal to hillary clinton. tom joyner show, even if you're not thrilled about her, make this about me. >> i just want everybody to understand we've got one more race here. it's what we -- even though my name's not on the ballot, our legacy's all at stake. and we can't take it for granted. >> let's watch it on the trail. you're trying to motivate people. this is about motivation now. you want to have energy, fun. the president is having fun. >> the choice could not be clearer because donald trump -- don't -- don't boo. don't boo. don't boo. come on. you guys know that!
you already knew that. you can't boo. he can't hear you boo. but he can hear you vote. >> whether you're supportive or not, just as a student of the game, he knows how to play. >> had a sitting president do this because he finally is able to. never been able to pull democrats over the line. this is different because it is his legacy. he said don't boo, vote so many times in 2008. we'll see if it works. >> and michelle obama saying when they go low, we go high. the version of going high is voting. you do see a difference talking to folks, african-americans who voted in 2008 voted in 2012. it was an expression of pride, optimism about what the country -- where the country was going and sort of paying your respect respects. now you get to these polling stations more of a sense of duty not necessarily of the same kind of enthusiasm. >> democrats do think they made
up -- long lines in north carolina. democrats do think they made up some of it. final counting into the final days. >> it's just amazing how the president and michelle obama have been such a powerful team for clinton in that sense during the last week because, you know, she is his former rival. there are -- people still remember some of that bad blood. he has just been out there, so energetic. really galvanizing voters at the younger rallies. voter she has had trouble exciting throughout this campaign. >> the president has a personal stake in this. he's clearly under donald trump's skin. the president came in right behind him. within the battleground of a state like florida. donald trump went on to north carolina. the president has been in north carolina three times. his opponent on ballot is hillary clinton. but he's a little annoyed with
president obama. >> they don't respect obama. he's like a cheerleader, jumping up and down all over the place for hillary. shouldn't be doing that. he shouldn't be with her. he's got to be working. >> that's one of the nicer things he said about the president in the last week. clearly it's under his skin a little bit. >> obviously bothered. obama knows this. obama knows that trump hit back. obama wants him to hit back. obama wants trump to be distracted in a back and forth with him. two fast points on obama. i saw him last week. the degree of shaming that he does with the black community. hillary, of course, cannot do. he said if you don't vote you are basically enabling those who would deny you a vote. you are enabling the suppressors and they don't have to lift a finger. obama saying this is on you. not on them. you better vote. it's striking. second of all, continuity.
she's going for a third term. when have we seen this? george h.w. bush said a kinder, gentler american. that was obviously reagan. we've not seen somebody embrace the outgoing president like this. >> final week sudden appearance of melania trump yesterday in wilmington, north carolina. >> our culture has gotten too mean and too rough. we have to find a better way to talk to each other, to disagree with each other. donald is a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. he is also compassionate, thoughtful, giving and loving. donald cares -- >> touching moment right there, but bad staffing with the whole anti-bullying crusade. >> the irony. >> yeah. >> her mission starts at home. look at it that way.
her very important mission starts at home. which traditionally blue state donald trump is likely to win, pennsylvania, wisconsin or michigan? democrats voting this morning, saying none of them. lot of things about this campaign we won't miss. this is high on the list of things we will. >> let's get to what's obviously the big story of the week. >> please be his taxes. please be his taxes. >> secretary clinton's e-mails. >> okay. >> fbi director jim comey announced that they're looking into more e-mails that were discovered on anthony weiner's lap top. >> that's right i called it. these e-mails are very bad for you, hillary. that's why i never, ever use e-mail. it's too risky. instead i use a very private, very secure site where one can write whatever they want to and no one will read it. it's called twitter. all right.
one more time around the inside politics table, ask our great reporters to give a sneak peek into the notebooks. maeve reston? >> it's not just democrats that are watching voter turnout tuesday night. a group of republicans in congress deeply committed to getting an immigration reform bill through congress. if there are, in fact, huge kind of anti-trump latino turnout tuesday night, that will provide some momentum to actually finally get a bill through congress. >> if they can talk to their conservative friends. good luck with that. jonathan? >> a few weeks ago it seemed like hillary might pull democrats with her into congress. if that does happen it probably won't be because of her but it may be because of the current president. after dragging down the party, president obama has almost made it his mission in the last weeks to not just help hillary but down ballot democrats. he is finally an asset after being a liability for much of
the last eight years for his own party. i was with him in chapel hill last week. he was as impassioned going after richard burr as he was donald trump, almost ridiculing burr for supporting trump. and in miami this weekend i was riding around in an uber and twice i heard obama in espanol, challenging marco rubio. where has obama been for the last eight years, helping our party? he is finally doing it now. given his popularity, he could pull these dems over the line. >> jeff? >> big sea of cleveland. strategy of the clinton campaign than cleveland. third time in less than a week hillary clinton will be there again tonight. obviously a huge share of the vote in ohio, cleveland and surrounding area. by this point the clinton campaign hoped to be expanding in more republican areas. old adage of ohio is when
democrats are going to cleveland at the end it's to get out their base. she's appearing with lebron james. he rarely does political things at all, newcomer to this process. tuesday night watch the margins in cleveland, only shot at winning ohio if they get more excitement there in cuyahoga county. >> not a bad guy to have on your side when the game's on the line. not so bad. nia? >> two more debuting tonight during sunday night football. broncos and raiders game. hillary clinton ads, 30-second ads featuring republican white men who served in the military talking about donald trump, talking about why they don't want to vote for donald trump. talking about his words about women. again, we've seen this kind of approach from hillary clinton. interesting to look at it within the context of the military vote. but 20 million veterans in this country, particularly in states like north carolina, virginia, florida, colorado. we've seen both campaigns really go after this voting bloc,
particularly in north carolina with donald trump near ft. bragg, huge military base down there. mike pence talking about his son in the military. tim kaine doing the same thing. in 2012, in a state like virginia, obama did something that most democrats haven't been able to do, which is tie among military folks, basically 49% to 49%. you have seen some inroads in terms of democrats doing better with younger folks who have military ties. it will be interesting to see how that plays out. >> i can't come to work because ehave to watch sunday night football. that's part of my job now. thanks. i'll close with this one. republican hopes of sending harry reid into retirement with an embarrassment is fading. that last shift adds drama to the overall fight to control the senate. gop had hoped nevada would be a
pickup. republican math now assumes no pickups and three likely losses, illinois, wisconsin and pennsylvania. that would leave republicans with 51 seats. missouri, indiana, north carolina, new hampshire, now the four big remaining question marks. bullish republicans think they can narrowly win all four of those. trump's improved standing is a factor in that. is it down to the wire fight? democrats say they'll get those races and it adds more drama. not just of the presidential race. hope to see you noon eastern time for our special weekday ip. and all day coverage tuesday, election day, of america's choice. make sure you vote. up next "state of the union with jake tapper." approve this message.
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this is it! >> we have unfinished business to do. a glass ceiling to crack once and for all! >> just two days left until an epic election day showdown. >> can you believe it? days away from the change you've been waiting for your entire life. ♪ >> from beyonce and jay-z. ♪ >> to barack and michelle. >> they want to bamboozle you. donald trump is uniquely unqualified to be president. >> clinton bringing in the big guns to try to motivate black and young voters. will it work? and with trump closing in on clinton in key states, could he pull it off? >> relax, donald. nice and easy. >> the ver