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tv   At This Hour With Berman and Bolduan  CNN  November 7, 2016 8:00am-9:01am PST

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hello. i'm john berman. >> i'm kate bolduan. it is go time, people. not days, but hours away now, 32 hours to be exact, until the first polls close but then again, who is counting? we all are. that means hours until the country elects the next president of the united states and we won't play out any additional scenarios right here, right now. until then it is all hands on deck. leave it all on the field to quote the iconic field, it's ludicrous speed to the finish line. >> moments from now donald trump kicks off his final full day of campaigning in sarasota, florida, his first of five stops in five states today, including
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north carolina, pennsylvania, new hampshire and michigan. live pictures or were there live pictures of that event. hillary clinton is flying to pittsburgh right now, then off to michigan, back to pennsylvania, where she will appear in philadelphia with bill clinton, michelle obama, barack obama, president of the united states, that is, jon bon jovi and bruce springsteen. now is not the time to argue whether he's overrated. secretary clinton will close the day with a late night rally in north carolina. she spoke to reporters just before she left for this odyssey moments ago. >> i think i have some work to do to bring the country together. as i have been saying in these speeches in the last few days, i really do want to be the president for everybody, people who vote for me, people who vote against me, because i think that these splits, these divides that have been not only exposed but exacerbated by the campaign on the other side are ones that we really do have to bring the country together.
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>> a lot going on today. we are all over the place covering it. miguel marquez is in pittsburgh. jessica schneider in ann arbor, michigan. we will start with jason carroll, who is in florida, where donald trump about to kick off in that state that brings a whopping 29 electoral votes. jason? >> reporter: it's a must-win state. can you believe we are finally, finally in the final stretch here. when donald trump takes the stage a few moments from now, he's expected to tell the audience to get out and vote. by a show of hands, a lot of people in the room say they have already voted. what the trump campaign wants these people to do now is get a friend to get out to join them to vote tomorrow. this is a must-win state for donald trump going forward. the democrats are encouraged by early voting among latinos here in this state that they say is going to favor them but the trump campaign encouraged by crowds like this one that they say it's going to translate into votes for them come election day. going forward as you guys both
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know, their goal going forward, they have got to flip a blue state. maybe in the upper midwest, maybe a place like michigan, maybe in the rockies, maybe a place like colorado. they have got some heavy lifting to do. they say they have a path to get to 270 but regardless, in that path, must flip a blue state going forward. kate, john? >> jason carroll, great to see you. thank you so much. so from there to pittsburgh, pennsylvania, battleground state, with 20 electoral votes. battleground that's gone for the democratic candidate in the last six elections. hillary clinton about to kick off her day there. miguel marquez is there. miguel? >> reporter: yeah. this is a huge state for the clinton campaign. they want to build a firewall around it so that it closes off options for donald trump. she will be at university of pittsburgh here today looking for millenial votes. she will be in philadelphia later today trying to get people in the city there, mostly african-american votes, out to vote. donald trump doing very well in
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the rural areas of the state, those rust belt voters essentially white working class males, both here and in ohio and in michigan and wisconsin, hoping he can put together some sort of coalition to push him over that 270 mark, trying very very hard here. but democrats, it's an uphill battle for donald trump, they have more than a million democrats here. they have bested republicans with about 100,000 more democrats registering this time around and hillary clinton was here on friday. she's here today, she's back -- she was in philly last night, she's back in philly tonight. all hands on pennsylvania. they hope for a win. back to you. >> when you bring in jon bon jovi that says something. miguel marquez, thanks so much. now if there's one state that's a surprise candidate magnet today, it is michigan. both hillary clinton and donald trump going there today, not to mention chelsea clinton and president obama set to speak shortly in ann arbor, michigan. go, blue. jessica schneider is there. jessica?
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>> reporter: you know, you can hear the roar of the crowd here. that millenial vote, president obama soon to touch down here in ann arbor, michigan where he will rally this crowd of millenials. it's all about galvanizing enthusiasm and getting out the vote. as we have seen, the race here has tightened considerably. hillary clinton now up four points in the latest poll. that's a drop from 11 points a month ago. so hillary clinton is counting on the numbers. that's why we have seen this frenzy of activity out here in michigan. president obama will be here in just about an hour. he will be introduced by chelsea clinton. we also saw donald trump here in the state last night. he will be back here for a late night rally at 11:00 p.m. donald trump thinks he can get some of the reagan democrats, the working white class -- white working class voters, hoping to get the numbers out there because as we have seen, michigan has suddenly come into play. john and kate? >> absolutely. jessica, thank you. let's reinforce the point.
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go, blue. okay. after all that, the candidates scramble that is this final frantic full court press today, what does the map look like? >> want to talk about this with the master of demographics, cnn senior political analyst ron brownstein. want to start with the point that both candidates are going to both pennsylvania and michigan today. from a mathematical perspective, it's easy to see why donald trump and hillary clinton are focused on the states because if you flip them, make the blue states red and donald trump picks up florida and another swing state like north carolina, it's over. if he gets those, it's over. but when we are talking about the rust belt, there's something else going on. >> right. big story here. you look back at kind of the modern era of presidential politics since 1992, we have really had two big buckets of swing states. one is the rust belt. michigan, wisconsin, ohio, iowa and pennsylvania. states with a lot of blue collar white voters but democrats have been able to do better in the rust belt among those voters than they have really anywhere
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else in the country. as a result, over these last six elections, those five rust belt swing states, they have won 27 out of 30 times. this year, though, donald trump with his just enormous connection with blue collar white voters, in fact, in the abc, "the washington post" polls he's equalling ronald reagan's margin over walter mondale, allowing him to batter at the door of the rust belt fortress. michigan, an uphill climb, and pennsylvania, but he's in the game. >> pay no attention to the count right now. something wonky is going on. so we were talking about the rust belt. let's talk about the sun belt. if i get to my favorite thing, we're looking at florida, looking at north carolina, looking at nevada. >> colorado. >> looking at colorado. >> and virginia. >> looking at virginia. >> right. >> what's going on here? >> this is the reverse. this election could fast forward changes that we expected to
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happen over a decade or more. again, over those last six elections, in these five states, democrats have only won them 13 out of 30 times. the average democratic share of the votes since 1992 in these five states is lower than it is in any of the rust belt states. today hillary clinton may be depending more on these than on some of the rust belt states because these are states defined by diversity and more white collar whites, where donald trump is struggling. colorado and virginia, a strong advantage. nevada with that early vote among latinos may be in her corner. florida, they are very confident. north carolina remains an absolute tipping point. in addition to these five, you now have arizona and you have georgia that are potentially one step behind becoming more competitive. this historic reversal of advantage where democrats have been dominant in the rust belt and republicans have had the upper hand in the sun belt, we may see that move as the geography follows. >> just to give you a sense, this is where we stand right now. cnn thinks we are here right
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now. if you can make florida a blue state going forward, as in as blue as, say, virginia is or colorado, which is like a light blue but a blue state, that is an enormous electoral vote advantage. >> not only that, these five sun belt states plus arizona and georgia which may be very competitive even if they don't tip, are adding electoral college votes every ten year. the rust belt states are losing them. look, it has been an act of political lefation fvitation fo democrats to run better in the rust belt but if the cost of that is losing ground among white collar whites and latinos, so prevalent in the sun belt, the question is that not only a zero sum game, it could be a negative sum game for republicans. texas is out there, too, not quite the same, not at the same speed but eventually the same demographic forces will bring that into play as well.
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>> circled florida, because donald trump is speaking there right now. let's listen in. >> if we win the corrupt politicians and their donors lose. if they win, the american people lose big league. this is it, folks. we will never have another opportunity. not in four years, not in eight years. it will be over. with supreme court justices, with people pouring into our country. this is it. this is it. good luck. get out there. i did my thing. i mean, i worked. yesterday. yesterday they said i assiset a record. i had crowds like -- massive crowds. thank you. thank you. but yesterday, we set a record. we went to seven different states. you had to see these crowds. in michigan, which i think we are going to win michigan, by the way.
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i tell you, we're going to win michigan. you know what we' are going to win? we're going to win minnesota. we're going to win minnesota. we're leading big in ohio. we're leading in iowa. we're leading in new hampshire. where i'm going in a little while. we're leading in north carolina. we're doing very very well in pennsylvania. very well. the miners are going to come out. the workers are going to come out, the steel workers who lost their jobs are coming out. by the way, lots of people surrounding philadelphia are going to come out and they're voting because they want to vote. and you know who's going to come out? the women are going to come out. you watch. the women. the women are going to come out big.
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it's all a phony deal. they are telling you a lot of phony stuff. they are so worried. you ought to see them on television this morning. oh, you know they get a note handed over that we're leading in let's say new hampshire, which we are, they get a note, very happy and now everything's oh, oh, oh, mr. trump is leading in new hampshire. you can see they're thrilled. they're totally thrilled. they are thrilled. by the way, i just want to introduce, i'm a big fan of billy graham. we all are. who isn't, right? who isn't. who isn't. i'm also a big fan that he's been so incredible to me, of franklin graham. he's a great guy. he's keeping it going. and billy graham's granddaughter was here and spoke incredibly, i hear. i hear. but sissy graham lynch is here some place.
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where's sissy? where is she? you were so great. everyone is saying if you can do as well as sissy you've done a good job. thank you. that is an amazing, i will tell you, my father used to take me, they called it the crusades. that was the crusades. it was a beautiful thing. but billy graham was amazing. i think is he 98 today? 98 years old, billy graham. really great. say hello to your family. billy graham is 98 years old. this is an amazing, truly one of the great great men. our failed political establishment has delivered nothing but poverty at home and disaster overseas. they get rich making america poor. it's time to reject a media and political elite that's bled our country dry.
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it's finally time for us to fight for america. going to fight for america. i'm not a politician. my only special interest is you. i built a great company. one of the great companies. one of the great real estate companies. some of the most incredible assets in the world, including doral right down the road and lots of other things. buildings on the beach with the family and with related. we've had a tremendous career. and i was on the other side. my whole life i was always watching, watching. i was on the other side. it's very nice and very
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comfortable to be on the other side but i love this country. and this country was going bad. it was going bad. so i went like from sort of an ultimate insider, i mean, people that absolutely senators that called don, how are you, they would come over every year, i would give them a check for some crazy thing they're doing, and they would say donald, how are you. the day i announced it was like donald who? we don't know -- we don't know donald trump. you have to see these guys. oh, i know them better than anybody. it was time. it was time. i had to join the other side which is you. we are going to do things so special. our country was in trouble. our country was in trouble. $20 trillion in debt. making deals like the deal with iran where we give them $150 billion. where we give them $1.7 billion
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in cash. know what that is? that would fill up this side of the arena. nobody ever even heard of things like this. when you look at our military is allowed to deplete. our military is very depleted. we can't do that. this is among the times where we most need a tremendous and powerful and smart military. we need smart people. and obamacare is a disaster. everything's wrong. our country doesn't win anymore. we're going to start winning again. okay? real change begins with immediately repealing and replacing obamacare. it's just been announced that the residents of florida, sorry
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to tell you this, folks, i don't want to -- i don't want to make you depressed. half of you are going to walk out of the room but don't do that. are going to experience massive double digit premium hikes. okay? and they're far greater than what you have been told. you have been told numbers because they didn't want to do it before the election. i worked very hard to force those numbers out. going to have a great impact -- you know, my poll numbers are going through the roof. you know why? i really believe a big part of it is obamacare. because we're going to repeal it and replace it. in the great state of arizona, premiums are going up more than 116%. over 90% of the counties in florida are losing obamacare and they are losing the insurors that put obamacare there, but you know what? we're going to make it 100% of the counties because we're going to terminate obamacare and it's not going to make a difference. we will be terminating obamacare
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and we will be replacing it with so many different options that you'll have great health care at a fraction, a fraction of the cost and it will be great. with obamacare premiums are surging, companies are leaving, insurors are fleeing, doctors are quitting and deductibles are going through the roof. yet crooked hillary clinton wants to double down on obamacare, make it an even more expensive, going to go way up, going to go way up, obamacare is going much higher. nobody in this room can believe
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what's going on in washington. nobody in this room can believe what's going on with the fbi. >> you have been listening to donald trump kick off his final day of campaigning in florida, talking about repealing obamacare, making good predictions for his side saying he thinks they will win michigan and win minnesota, even. >> he was citing polls showing him winning that don't exist as far as i know in many states that he is traveling to or traveled to over the last several days. nevertheless, trump making that final push. he does feel good about some of the states and is going to michigan later today. >> we will see a lot of the candidates and their surrogates today on the trail. we will be following those as events pop up live. this is ahead for us. one group of voters that may be having a history-making election. latino voters turning out in record numbers. who deserves the credit for mobilizing them? clinton or trump? we are also waiting on president obama, chelsea clinton to speak a little bit as you are listening to donald trump moments ago.
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that was donald trump. no, he has not gone invisible but he's just walked away from the lectern. donald trump was on the stage in battleground florida where the race can't get any tighter because they are tied right now. there he is. >> he's back. >> wait. with a donald trump mask. >> he doesn't actually have to wear that. it's redundant. >> there we go. tossing things from the stage. hello, 2016. >> he's in florida, he goes to a bunch of other states today including michigan which we will discuss in just a moment. joining us, donald trump supporter andrey bower, hillary clinton supporter hillary rosen, adviser to the dnc, hillary clinton supporter, former mayor of philadelphia, michael nutter and steve cortes, a member of trump's hispanic advisory council. also with us, former
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"apprentice" contestant. we can't help but notice president obama due to speak moments from now, hillary clinton going to michigan in a little bit. donald trump as well. let's stick to the democrats. i do not think hillary clinton and barack obama would both be on their way to michigan lest they thought there was a reason to be there, as in it's close. >> well, two things. first of all, michigan is a game day state. there is absentee ballot -- voting but most of the voting will take place tomorrow, whereas in nevada, they banked three quarters of their vote in florida they banked 40% of their vote. you go and spend time where you have the most potential for impact on election day. so second thing is, michigan is going to be close. hillary's going to win it but it is going to be close. there are a lot of reasons to be there and a lot of good populations to energize.
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it's a good use of their time, i think. >> hilary mentioned nevada. you have seen a big spike in the latino vote in early voting in nevada, a big spike in early voting amongst latinos in florida. how concerning is that to donald trump to you right now? those key states? >> i'm not concerned. your own network's polling in nevada shows us at 35% among hispanics, a full ten points better than mitt romney did. that despite the fact the mainstream media i believe has been on a consistent campaign calling our candidate a racist, almost always unchallenged, practically every single day of this campaign. despite that, we are outperforming significantly in nevada. where mitt romney did with hispanics. i think it's because what we care most about when it comes to politics is economic growth. we simply do not have enough of it in this country. this has been a fabulous economy for people who have already made it. if you are an owner of assets, real estate, stocks. if you are a striver, wage earner and almost all people of
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color fall into that category, this has been a miserable tough economy. >> what do you say to lindsey graham who was asked about this and says that donald trump, he deserves the award for his panic turnout. he did more to get them out than any democrats has ever done. >> i think we will outperform expectations among hispanics for the reasons i mentioned. lindsey graham and his one delegate at the national convention don't carry weight with me in this process. >> ouchie. >> donald trump has been very intentional about reaching out to voters of color this entire campaign. >> really? >> that's one of the reasons i have been so energized by him and his candidacy. it's a movement. it's transformational. >> hispanics are certainly turning out in record numbers. we will see whether they are turning out for or against donald trump. a lot of democrats right now think he's actually turned them out for democrats. let me tell you one update on business news. the stock market is up more than 300 points right now. the dow up more than 300 points
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after a bunch of days of losses. christine romans, our chief business correspondent and others will tell you this is because investors liked the fact james comey cleared hillary clinton for a second time. investors feel more comfortable, many do, with a hillary clinton lead in the polls that doesn't feel threatened. that could be driving the market a little bit right now. up 300. the market's speaking a little bit right there. back to pure politics. mayor michael nutter, of the great city of philadelphia, jon bon jovi, bruce springsteen -- i'm not going to talk about whether he's overrated. i'm accepting bruce springsteen is popular among many people. what's the message in philadelphia tonight? when you have the president of the united states on the stage with the person he wants to be the president, that's a big deal when they are both together like that. >> well, tons of fire power in philadelphia for a lot of reasons. birthplace of freedom, liberty and democracy. it's bringing all these folks together. they have not all been together
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on one stage at the same time i think any time. the president, the first lady, hillary clinton, bill clinton, chelsea clinton -- >> jon bon jovi. they have done it before without him. >> but it's an indication that at the end of the day everyone knows the road to 1600 pennsylvania avenue is through pennsylvania. philadelphia is huge in this race and we are going to have tremendous turnout tomorrow in philly, in the suburbs, other parts of pennsylvania. hillary takes pennsylvania easily. >> easily. >> easily in this election. i'm just proud they are in my hometown. >> at the end of this campaign, you will have to look at barack and michelle obama of being the super heroes of this race. this is an unprecedented effort from a sitting president and his spouse to be involved in the campaign. >> he's almost become her running mate, no offense to tim kaine. >> it's also an indication of how strong the support is for
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hillary clinton to become president of the united states of america. we can run through a laundry list of great folks who are out there and when we see the other candidate, himself and certainly respectfully, his family. that's pretty much it. >> let's get a couple other things. they are running around like crazy today. they are in every state. you pick it, somebody's there for the campaign in terms of battleground -- >> my little old state of south carolina. >> we all like south carolina, but -- so -- but can they do anything in this last day? >> mayor nutter's right. when you have that kind of star power, they come out tonight, it's on the tv, i think it definitely drives people to the polls. it gets excitement up. it gets -- not that they weren't paying attention before but when you have that kind of star power, don't get me wrong, anybody that's running for office would love to have all the support you can get but you have unbelievable talent coming there and it shows how important quite frankly pennsylvania is. >> want to bring you into this conversation, elizabeth. you have done something interesting.
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not only were you on "the apprentice" but people are focused on what happens wednesday, after the election. things haven't been that nice. we haven't been getting along all that well in this election. people are concerned about whether perhaps there is common ground on wednesday. you have actually done an interesting case study on this. explain. >> yeah, we did a social experiment where we put trump supporters in the front room of a focus group facility and let recent immigrants, many of which were undocumented, watch from behind the glass. then we brought them together in one room to see if we could find common ground. they actually walked away with empathy, compassion and a lot of common ground. it was phenomenal. fascinating. i have a lot of hope for the path forward. >> how did that happen? >> well, one of the things i'm paid to do, first let me just say i'm honored to be on this panel with all of you guys. i'm not a political person and political commentator. i just understand the human condition. so corporations pay me to really understand humanity at a deep
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level. that's kind of what we did. we got to the values level and what was most fascinating about it is they have the same values. trump supporters and undocumented immigrants have the same values. i will go ahead and say that on camera. what they agree on is they love america. once we started to get to those kinds of conversations they saw themselves in each other. so the first video we just released actually shows a trump supporter challenging an undocumented immigrant, asking them would they fight for this country. essentially it's a loyalty question. i mean, their answer just surprises everybody in the room. they start to educate the trump supporters that even as undocumented immigrants, they are supposed to sign up for selective service which is our draft. so the conversation just became incredible. the learnings were fascinating and everybody walked away in a much better place. i have a lot of hope for where we can go. i just want to say it's not that hard. we can do this.
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>> people are fundamentally good in this country and i think that unlike maybe a lot of his supporters, donald trump lost his -- this election in my view the day of his announcement, when he went out there and said, you know, started attacking mexicans, started attacking the reasons people are coming to this country and their motivations for being here. i think history will show that that's the day he lost -- >> he attacks illegal immigrants. he did not attack mexicans. that is factually incorrect. he was talking about illegal immigrants. >> murders, rapists and drug dealers. that is not true. >> we will debate how the race began in the break. guys, thank you very much. it all comes down to this one magic number and the battleground states that can help each candidate reach 270. we have the reporters everywhere. they are everywhere. mine it. we go to them next. >> plus the one state where
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hillary rosen just announced it's close. the state of michigan. go, blue. president obama speaks there shortly. we will bring it to you live. if you have medicare parts a and b and want more coverage,
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making their pitch to voters, of course. stop me if you heard this before. it all comes down to the battleground states. >> we are there, everywhere. the states that are in play right now. first, where are we going? brian todd is in leesburg, virginia, a state that's gone blue the last two elections. nevertheless, donald trump there last night, brian. >> reporter: he was. just a few hours ago, in fact. if you look over here, these moving crews have just finished breaking down here at the louden county fairgrounds moving all the stuff out, heading out now. just a few hours ago, donald trump was here, the last stop on a crazy campaign day for him. he got here after midnight. people were lined up against these fences over here to your right, snaked around those houses down there all the way down that road. thousands of them here waiting since morning to attend donald trump's rally that was scheduled for 9:30 last night. didn't really show up until after midnight but these people were very enthusiastic here. a big reason why is that donald
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trump and the republicans are krou are counting on louden county to turn the race in virginia. hillary clinton has been ahead a few points in the polls. virginia went narrowly to president obama in 2012. this county went narrowly to president obama in 2012. but it is seen as leaning a little bit republican. donald trump really betting on this county to help turn his fortunes around. he's been in the state of virginia 11 times since the republican convention. he's come to louden county a couple of times. this county is one of the more populous in northern virginia. this is seen as a swing county. he got here last night at midnight the a very enthusiastic crowd. he really wants this county to go in his corner and maybe turn his fortunes in the state. one thing that can help him, early voting here has surged in louden county. that helps him. there's a lot of newly registered voters here in louden county that also could help
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donald trump as he tries to swing northern virginia his way. guys? >> brian todd, great to see you. thank you. let's go to cnn's martin savidge in cleveland, ohio. 18 electoral votes up for grabs in that state. hillary clinton hitting ohio there twice just this weekend. >> reporter: she did, yeah. friday, you got jay z, beyonce and hillary clinton on the same stage here in cleveland. yesterday, she's back in town with royalty, lebron james of the cleveland cavaliers. the question is, did that drive people out to the polls? mixed opinions on that depending on who you talk to. early voting going on right now so very late in the early voting process, but people are lined up outside the cuyahoga county board of elections. it goes until 2:00 today and of course we go into the regular election starting tomorrow morning. turnout over the weekend, huge. in fact, they are suggesting maybe record turnout here in northeast ohio. they also had large numbers in columbus and in cincinnati. down there, some people waited
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three hours to vote. but who did it really help? up here in the democratic stronghold, it is looking like despite the record number of turnout over the weekend, the turnout for hillary clinton could be lower. it was projected at the beginning that there would be a 70% turnout. now couple of weeks later, 62%. any less number does not help hillary clinton, especially up in this stronghold. kate? >> martin savidge in cleveland. not too far from cleveland, we just saw live pictures of hillary clinton arriving in pittsburgh, pennsylvania. we will check in with brianna keilar live on a campaign bus on her way to the event in pittsburgh. can you hear us? >> reporter: yes. welcome to our home away from home that we have been traveling on for some time, buses like this, as we do on the campaign. we are right now, the press corps is loading on to this bus as we are part of the motorcade with hillary clinton. we just landed in pittsburgh
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which is the first of four cities that hillary clinton is going to visit today. she's going to pittsburgh, grand rapids, michigan, then philadelphia, where she's going to be with president obama and first lady michelle obama, then her final event late, late night, probably after midnight by the time it actually gets going in raleigh, north carolina, before she heads back to new york. this is really the mad dash in what has been a long, hard-fought, sometimes nasty and brutal general election battle here. but we just heard from hillary clinton before we left white plains. she was on the tarmac and she was asked about if she is to be president, what happens afterwards. she did say that she says she has work to do to bring the country together. if you look at what's going on today with the campaign, they are out with a new positive ad. they had one out on saturday. but it's really just almost a drop in the bucket of what has been a really negative campaign, as obviously you guys have noted. but hillary clinton says she is glad and actually if we can get a picture over here of the
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motorcade, she says she's glad here to be in the final stage as she is going through battleground states and we are soon to be off here. you can just see this is how she's traveling here in pittsburgh and she will at each stop in this motorcade that's going to take us to this first event, you guys. >> great to see you. planes, trains and automobiles. we are waiting for the trains part of your adventure. great to see you. thank you so much. so cnn's randi kaye, she's in orlando, florida where hillary clinton and donald trump are tied. 29 electoral votes at stake. what are you seeing on the ground there? >> reporter: well, we are here at the orange county elections office. this is in the i-4 corridor. we are in orlando, which is the heart of where they think they pick the president. this is the swingiest part of florida, the swing state, they call it purple in this area. republicans do really well to the north and democrats do really well to the south. but we are sort of peeling back the curtain on democracy at work here.
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take a look. all of these folks here are counting absentee ballots. they counted 145,000 that came in. today they expect to count 17,000. this is a pretty interesting process because if you notice, they don't have anything at their desks with them here. they take all kinds of precautions. they are only allowed to use green pens. they have no water. their purses are in the back. green pens because who has a green pen at home so they can't mark up any ballot or do funny business. they count the envelopes here, make a mark on the envelopes, the number, then if you come back here, this is where they put all of the absentee ballots through the machines and if you could show us here how they get through the machines here. then linda, once they go through these machines, this gets sent to the secretary of state's office, is that correct? >> ultimately. this machine is accumulating the vote totals, it will be transmitted to our election results software and then election night after the polls close is when it's transmitted to the state. >> reporter: this is where it
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all happens. this is pretty exciting stuff for you. >> yes. this is the nerve center for our absentee process. >> reporter: we should note as well that they are still taking in absentee ballots, right? they can actually hand in an absentee ballot until the polls close tomorrow night, so they will be counting them even past election day. back to you guys. >> randi kaye in orlando. a, that was very very cool. b, the footage of people in florida counting ballots in back rooms is something that gives people a nervous reaction. leaving that aside. shortly president obama takes the stage for hillary clinton. he's going to be in ann arbor, michigan. michigan is a state that hasn't voted for a republican since 1988. looking at live pictures of that stage in ann arbor. >> go, blue. >> we will bring it to you live.
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this all happen so how do you do it? >> pretty straightforward. let's ask someone who will know. hillary clinton's director of communications outreach. jess mcintosh, great to see you. >> just 100 days, who's counting? >> a lot has changed since then. take us to brooklyn. what's the level of anxiety felt in there right now on a scale of one to ten? >> it's directly proportional to the amount of pizza in headquarters at any given time. the energy is good. it's great. most of us are out in battleground states. it's as empty as headquarters in brooklyn has ever been because we know that this election is won in those states and not in the brooklyn hq. but people are feeling really good. hillary is ending this campaign really strong and the energy is very very high. >> if you're not nervous you're not doing it right. >> obviously. the anxiety level in terms of this election, the stakes are so high and we know that this is about what kind of country we want to be, what kind of future we want to create for our kids.
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there's literally no more important question than that. so of course on that level, everybody is obviously sweating it. as we should. but i think everyone's done everything that we need to do to get to this point and now it's about turning out those voters. those voters. hillary's making a strong case. >> in terms of surrogates, look at the people out with her this weekend, beyonce, jay-z, tonight, jon bon jovi, all stumping for hillary clinton. is this an effort to make you cool? >> that's what happens when people support you and you've got a lot of friends. donald trump on the other side sadly attempting to do the same thing with joe piscopo and ted nugent. >> joe piscopo is very funny. >> he is, but in the end they bring in some celebrity silent.
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we just happen to have celebrities who america really, really cares about and loves. a strong way to make that chosen argument. >> seeing live pictures of -- >> ann arbor, michigan. >> and the president will be speaking, not bon jovi. thanks for coming in. appreciate it. >> good luck tomorrow. >> thanks. so donald trump in florida right now, in north carolina later. the state that could decide the election. >> donald trump and hillary clint clinton. tively tied in that state. polls in that race, just tied. other polls with hillary clinton a point or two ahead. what is going to make the difference in north carolina between now and tomorrow night? >> you know, you are pointing out some polls. oui but we have polls also showing donald trump strongly ahead here in north carolina. north carolinians across the state have been doing out. the republican early vote up
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since 2012. democrats still ahead but we are outperforming them as far as percentages. it comes down to the fact that donald trump has a message of opportunity and vision for america moving forward. getting away from all of this corruption and collusion, and failed policy. failed policy of barack obama after eight years. >> congresswoman, it's all winding down, i mean, you know it just as well as everybody who's turned on a tv or opened their phone today. this is the last day of campaigning. if you had know five days, and i know you think he's doing really well, another five days, something you would have liked to have seen more from donald trump? >> we always wish we could have a couple more days. doesn't matter the situation. if we did have more time i would say continue to stay on message, as he has. i would say continue to speak to the american people and tell them it's really about them, and that they have the power to take this thing and move it where it
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needs to go. you know, despite all of the things we've seen, the fbi investigations into the clintons and all of these things, i think americans are feeling very, you know -- they feel like they have no power. they can get their power back tomorrow when they go to the voting booth, they can move the country forward, we can start making those changes, say no to obama care, gelt rt rid out of control premiums and move forward with a good health care plan, get rid of common core, have training programs back in high school for, for everything from carpentry to metal works and welding. >> congresswoman -- >> we can see again. >> when you say, stay on message does that include this twitter thing, story in the "new york times" over the weekend that they're keeping, aides are keeping donald trump from controversial tweets? are you glad that that's happening? what does that say about him? >> you know, i heard that and read that and my understanding is that that's not true at all. i'm glad, because that last
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thing we need is any off -- off-sided comment. right now he is incredibly focused. this is the leader we will see as president of the united states. who she as a businessman when it comes down to it, he makes the deal does what it necessary to move forward. that's who we're seeing right now. >> thank you so much for your time. >> thank you. >> good luck tomorrow. thank you. so james comey clears hillary clinton again in the latest chapter of the e-mail saga. what does the white house have to say about this latest announcement coming from the fbi director? we will ask the president's press secretary, coming up. remember when you said that men are superior drivers? yeah... yeah, then how'd i'd get this...
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is a particularly persuasive messenger. the president is also somebody who has an agenda of fighting for young people and the president's going to make a strong case to young americans across the country, but particularly here in michigan, that if they want to see the progress that our country has made over the last eight years and fight climate change, reducing costs of college education, easier to repay student loans you need support secretary clinton, and she is somebody vowing to continue president obama's policies and he's enthusiastic about her campaign, and views young americans should be as well. >> last week the president spoke about investigations in general and the fbi and said we don't do investigations based on inwent oh, incomplete information or leaks. a lot of people saw that as criticism of director comey. now that the investigation decided there's no change in the disposition, basically clearing hillary clinton again, what's the view from the white house? >> well, john, the truth, the
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view of the white house is same as last week. a lot of controversy. a lot of people on frankly both sides of the aisle with a lot of experience on these issues were quite critical of director comey the decision to inform congress, update them about their intent to continue investigating this laptop computer owned by anthony weiner even though they didn't know what was on the laptop. a that point i did an hour and a half long briefing in the white house briefing room saying i'm neither going to criticize nor defend director comey. he issued a letter yesterday he
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>> a popular man. >> just to see josh. >> thanks for being with us. appreciate it. >> thank you, josh. "inside politics" with john king starts right now. >> welcome to "inside politics." live from the nation's capitol, just across from the white house on this beautiful day. i'm john king, thanks for sharing your time. tomorrow we count the votes. you might imagine, a mad scramble out on the campaign trail. this hour, donald trump in p florida, hillary clinton in pennsylvan pennsylvania. the fbi says its new e-mail inquiry found nothing of politics.

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