where you know you can make a difference. it's not that often you've got a chance to move history in a better direction. this is one of those moments. this is one of those moments. don't threat slip away. you have the chance to reject a course divisive, mean-spirited politics that would take us backwards. you can elect a leader who spent her entire life trying to appeal to the better nature, angels of our nature. the chance to elect our first female president. [ cheers and applause ] a president who will be an example for our daughters and our sons, and so after all of the noise, after the negative ads, after all the campaigning, all the rallies, it now just comes down to you. it's out of hillary's hands, out of michelle's hands, out of my hands. it's in your hands. the fate of our democracy depends on what you do when you
step into that voting booth tomorrow. how many people you bring to make sure they vote. do not fall into the easy s cynicism that says your vote doesn't matter. all politicians are the same. that's what special interests and lobbyists, my opponents, hillary's opponents think. so you don't go vote. your vote matters. there are states i won two votes a precinct. that's how i won that state. your voice matters, your voice make as difference i have heard it. for all the tough lessons i have learned during this presidency, for all of the times i've fallen short i have told hillary, and i'll tell you, what's picked me up every single time what has gotten me working as hard as i can even when i'm discouraged, even when i'm down, it's been you, the american people. time and again you've picked me up. the auto worker in detroit who
won the lottery but weren't kick back and retire. bought his wife one of the new cars he'd built. kept clocking away, because he loved his work. that's who i think about. the young woman in sterling heights who wrote me seven years ago to say she was worried about her family's future in michigan and checked in again to say this year that her dad's supply company was hiring. she was working her way through mccomb community college. she kept me going. the woman in north carolina, stripped from the voter rolls a few weeks ago, but insisted on winning her registration back wrote me and said, i remember the victories previous generations won for me and generations after me. i can assure you, mr. president, i will keep fighting. if i haven't stopped fighting at 100 years old, then neither can you. 100-year-old woman, if she's not tired, i'm not tired. she's kept me going. [ cheers and applause ] so michigan, i ask, i ask you to do for hillary what you did for
me. i ask you to carry her the same way you carried me. i ask you to make her better the same way you made me better. and tomorrow if you're willing to stand with me again, if you're willing to get your friends and neighbors and co-workers to the polls again, if you're willing to reject fear again, if you're willing to embrace hope again, then we will finish what we started. we will elect hillary as president. we will remind the world why the united states of america is the greatest nation on earth! yes, we can! let's get to work. god bless you. god bless these united states of america! let's go vote! [ cheers and applause ] the president of the united states arousing speech asking all of the young people there in ann arbor, michigan, specifically to go out and vote. to vote for hillary clinton for
president of the united states. hello. i'm wolf blitzer. it's 1:00 p.m. here in washington. wherever you're watching from around the world, thanks very much for joining us. we're going to have full analysis of what we just heard from the president up first though it's the final countdown. we are less than a day away from the presidential election near the united states. tomorrow is the culmination of one of the most bitter and most bizarre campaigns in american history, and the candidates are in a final sprint to the finish line. donald trump campaigning today in florida, north carolina, pennsylvania, new hampshire and michigan. a rally in sarasota, florida, trump told supporters he's done his part. now he said it's up to them. >> 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, we people pouring into our country. this is it. this is it.
good luck. get out there. i did my thing. i mean, i worked. >> his running mate mike pence joins trump in new hampshire and michigan after a solo stop in michigan, minnesota and pennsylvania. hillary clinton started her day in pittsburgh. she also campaigns in michigan and north carolina. here's what she told supporters at that pittsburgh rally just a little while ago. >> -- think about what we are capable of doing together. the kind of future that we can create if we search for and find common ground. and it is thrilling to have traveled across our country to see the hopefulness, to talk about the positive changes that are occurring. to really see america at its
best. >> her running mate, tim kaine, campaigns in north carolina and florida. president obama, meanwhile, joins hillary clinton later tonight in philadelphia after a rally in ann arbor, michigan. we just saw him there. he was introduced by hillary clinton's daughter chelsea. president obama was nostalgic while looking ahead. >> -- i'm feeling a little sentimental, this is going to be my last -- probably my last day of campaigning for a while. >> people in '08 decided to choose hope over fear. and -- over the course of these eight years, all across 50 states, i've always seen what made america great. i have seen you. americans of every faith, every background, republicans and democrats, who understand that we're stronger together.
>> former president bill clinton is out campaigning with his wife in greensboro, north carolina, and vice president joe biden, he's rallying hillary clinton supporters in tallahassee, florida. live pictures coming in of that event expected to get underway shortly. throughout this hour we will bring you live reports from our team of correspondents covering key battleground states around the country. two of the states most in play tomorrow, pennsylvania and north carolina. cnn senior political correspondent brianna keilar in pittsburgh, national correspondent gary tuchman in charlotte. brianna, what's the confidence level for the clinton camp in pennsylvania? >> reporter: i think they're feeling pretty confident. saying that they have an unprecedented number of doors that are being knocked on here in the area, and not just in pittsburgh but specifically outside of philadelphia, which is so important to hillary clinton when it comes to pennsylvania and, of course, pennsylvania is so key to her overall state strategy and her pathway towards the white house.
something struck me, though, wolf, as you played the sound of hillary clinton striking a positive tone here in pittsburgh, and that's just that she also in the exact same speech, also in the exact same speech was emphasizing that donald trump is xpeer experientially unfit. as the campaign ended, it's really been difficult for her to do in the end as polls tightens and that news came out re-igniting her e-mail controversy. welcome news yesterday that the fbi is not changing its conclusion that it came to in july. that there will be no charges, certainly even though they said she was reckless in the use of e-mail as secretary of state. but overall, this is about getting people to the polls, and the clinton campaign has taken this work very seriously, and they feel that they are in a very good place. especially compared to donald trump who doesn't really have a
ground game situation, relying very much on the party, wolf. >> brianna keilar reporting from pittsburgh, pennsylvania. gary, you've been talking to voters in charlotte, north carolina pap key battleground state. what's the enthusiasm level based on the conversations you've had? >> reporter: wolf, nationally a lot of people are not enthusiastic because they haven't liked the tone of the campaign. here on the campus's unc charlotte and throughout the state of north carolina carol you g, you get the enthusiasm wave. everybody knows the importance of the state. hards to see how donald trump navigate the map without winning north carolina. his last visit in raleigh two hours from now and hillary clinton is coming here, too. also coming to the state capital add midnight before election day tomorrow. both in 2008 and 2012, race was
very close. between the end of the civil war in 1964, 26 presidential races, democrats, yes, democrats, won 25 times. the only time a republican won, 1928 when herbert hoover beat al smith. between 1968 and now republicans dominated. democrats winning twice, 1976, jimmy carter governor of nearby georgia won and beating john mccain 0.13%. very close. expecting the same this time narnd 2016 and polls close tomorrow at 7:30 eastern time, wolf. >> all right, gary. thanks very much. gary tuchman reporting from north carolina. get perspective now from our panel. joining us, cnn politics executive eder mark preston. chief political analyst gloria borger, senior political reporter nia-malika henderson and dana bash. hillary clinton is clearly
trying to make sure she has a so-called r so-called blue call democratic leaning states on her side. donald trump clearly going after that blue wall and wants to crack it, if he can. can she hold on? >> we don't know. it looks good in certain states. her team is telling us. again, particularly in a state like pennsylvania or michigan where she's traveling to today, we don't have early voting. we really don't have any indicators of how things are going to go. their get out the vote operation is vaunted. they knock and 14.5 million doors over the weekend. made voter to voter contacts. the rnc has really, really upgraded get out the vote operation this year. data analytics are miles apart than in 2012 and believe they're in hunt and handing that over to the trump campaign. what we're seeing in the travel today i think is each of these candidates are going to states that they feel like they have a
shot at and in donald trump's case, must win. trump is going to florida, north carolina, pennsylvania, new hampshire, michigan. he's got to win a couple of those if he is going to win this election. >> can he do it? win a democratic state like michigan, for example? or minnesota, or pennsylvania? these are states for years have gone democratic in presidential contests. >> right. it's going to be difficult, no question, but this is a campaign that none of us could ever explain or a year ago even say where we would be right now. i was thinking about this the other night. this has been such a surprise and a roller coaster ride. ups and downs which you snee a normal campaign, but never seen someone like donald trump. i wonder if michigan is an overplay by him. the fact of the matter that we're seeing hillary clinton in michigan says something. right? they must be seeing internal numbers themselves where they need to cheap blue wall stabilized, and the fact that they're in pennsylvania, of
course, is a really big state. we should all watch tomorrow. gloria says, no early voting in that state. trying to go in hard into that state. hillary clinton has two stops, one in the west, as we saw, the western side of the state and then one in philadelphia tomorrow. or rather tonight. >> trump thinks he can get those blue collar democrats. the so-called reagan democrats, to come over to his side. can he? >> you know, he talks a lot about trade and the economy and bringing jobs back. we'll see. i don't know. the question is, i don't know. i would say this, though -- the path for donald trump is still difficult. okay? the path for hillary clinton is a lot easier than for him. >> i think what's really helping, really helping hillary clinton, the latino vote. >> yeah. >> in all accounts. >> exactly. >> very, very motivated and coming out in big numbers in states like florida, nevada. other states as well, and north carolina, for example. >> yeah. they are. the trump effect. right? in many ways. it's also i think a testament to hillary clinton's team.
they're organizing in states like nevada, in states like north carolina. in states like florida. look at florida, all the hispanic vote is up 103% from 2008. in north carolina up 85% from 2012 and clark county, in nevada, about 30% hispanic, early voting turnout up about 8%. this is probably going to be the story of the election. >> absolutely. >> you saw in 2012, and 2008, the surge in the african-american vote. record numbers. i think we'll see the same thing this go-round with hispanic voters. hispanic voters in previous elections about 10% electorate. about 11 million voters. i think we'll see 12%, 13%, maybe 13 million, 14 million voters this time and again, this is about trump. remember what he said in that first speech when he was announcing his campaign. talking about illegal immigrants and even in his speech there when he was talking about people flooding into the country that has very much aroused this
hispanic electorate that for many years had been rumored about as a political force but i think finally we're going to see it in this campaign. >> and, involve, to marry what march and nia just were saying. the answer to your question, mark said about white working class voters, will he get them? probably. probably more than a republican in recent history has, but it's unlikely given what nia was just talking about. surge of the latino vote, that that's going to be enough
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live pictures coming in from traverse city, michigan, where republican advice presidential candidate, mike pence, is making a push for the republican ticket in a democratic state. hillary clinton will be in michigan later this afternoon. four in three different states. joining us from new york state is joel pen etson, the streef strategist for the hillary clinton campaign. thanks for joining us. >> happy to be here. thank you for having me. >> i know you have said a lot of the strategy for the campaign. why so much emphasis in michigan at this late moment. michigan is a state that almost always goes democratic in a presidential race. there are three states we have always called game day state, that have very little or no early voting, michigan, pennsylvania, new hampshire, are such states. we are relying on traditional ways to turn out our vote.
we have a powerful bay here lined up. we have to make sure, 24 hours to go. we leave no stone unturned. we are getting our folks revved up by doing what we do the old-fashioned way. going to the states that are voting heavily tomorrow to get the folks jenned up and to the polls. are you really worried about michigan and for that matter, pennsylvania, that's another state that goes presidential? >> the strategy isn't about whether we are worried. the more we make it harder for donald trump to penetrate any one of those states, it makes the mountain he has to climb that much steeper. if we win pennsylvania, he would have to win the remaining states. i don't think he can run the table like that. the strategy here has been for us to play offense continually, make sure he can't play on our side of the field. that's what we are doing while we are able to play in some
states like arizona, et cetera, and states like north carolina which democrats have only won one out of six times. we are seriously playing on their side of the field. we never wanted to be in a position, wolf, where we were trying to thread the needle or draw to an inside straight on election day. we are not. we are playing the strong hand going into tomorrow and that gives us the opportunity to do everything we can to turn our voters out in the states that matter to us. >> based on all the indicators you are getting and you do a lot of internal polling and question and answer sessions with voters, how much of an impact did the fbi director's decision 12 days ago to announce he was taking another look at the hillary clinton e-mail story and yesterday when he came out and said he looked and they are still sticking by the bottom conclusion of last july, no recommended criminal charges, how much of an impact did that have? >> not really much, wolf.
the truth is, people made up their minds a long time ago about e-mails. there are some people that may have decided to not vote because of secretary clinton because of that. some people that looked at the totality of the picture. what most do is they factor everything in about these two people. that's how they made this decision. not any kind of structural change in the race based on them. >> the decision clearly based on everything we see over the past 24 hours, hillary clinton is not going to address this issue any more at all. is that right? >> this campaign is about the american people. with voters, anybody who is in this race and paying attention to it or deciding over the last 24 or 72 hours, they want to hear what you are going to do for them, what your vision of the country is and what kind of country are we going to be, how are you going to make my life and my family's life better and
make sure my children live in a country with a bright future, which is what the hope of most people are for themselves and their family. you want to keep talking to the american people about their lives. that's what hillary clinton has done throughout the majority of this campaign every single day. that's what she is going to do at the end. >> joel bennettsson from the hillary clinton camp. thanks for joining us. >> sarah, thanks for joining us. >> great to be here. thanks for having me. >> your candidate, donald trump, why not stop in ohio as we know, no republican has ever been elected president of the united states without carrying ohio. do you think ohio is so much in your lead right now you don't have to worry about that anymore? >> look, we've spent a lot of time in ohio over the last couple weeks. we feel good about that and now on the offense in places like
michigan, minnesota, wisconsin, and securing up our base and our voters in florida. look, donald trump has got all the momentum on his side. this is going to be a very close race. when you factor in the amount of momentum and enthusiasm behind our candidate and the fact in this race is still a change election. we have the change candidate. i think we're in great position to move forward and win on tuesday. >> these states like minnesota, pennsylvania, michigan also, almost always go democratic. at least in recent decades in a presidential contest. why are you upbeat or at least even thinking that you have a chance let's say in minnesota? >> i think it's real simple, wolf. working families are sick and tired of business as usual and there's nobody that represents business as usual in washington more than hillary clinton. they're looking for somebody to come in and turn washington upside-down and nobody other than donald trump can do that in this race and people have been impacted more working families
have been impacted more in places like minnesota, wisconsin, michigan, pennsylvania, than just about anywhere else in the country. those people haurt a lot under the obama administration and know what a hillary clinton administration will do for them and don't like it and like donald trump's message of job creation, economic growth and frankly security for our country and not apologizing for america. he wants to come in, take the message directly to voters and i think it will pay off tomorrow. >> the hispanic, latino vote, apparently record numbers by all accounts in states like florida, north carolina, maybe in arizona, nevada. how woerried are you the hispanc vote scumming out in much bigger numbers for hillary clinton than it did four and eight years ago? >> look, i stell don't think, based on numbers we've seen particularly in early voting,
donald trump is outperforming where mitt romney around mccain were in places like florida, north carolina, we're in very good position to do extremely well tomorrow and you have to remember that a lot of the florida hispanics cuban-americans are republicans. i think they will be supporting donald trump. so it's not just a given voting bloc that hillary clinton owns and gets to claim as her own. so i think that we're, again in a great position. those are the same people that frankly i think care a lot about the future of this country and i think most people will trust that to donald trump a lot more than they trust it to hillary clinton. >> you heard joel bennensen say he didn't think the fbi reopening closing of the case over the past 12 days really would have much impact. most people, he said, already made up their minds about that. based on the internal evidence that you've seen in the trump campaign, what's your analysis, sarah? >> i think that's sad, wishful thinking on joel's part. there's no way you can say there hasn't been an impact.
the constant exposure to the clinton corruption has been a major factor in this race, and that investigation isn't over. the fbi criminal investigation of the clinton sfougsfoundation alive and well and i don't think there's anybody in america that wants to see that type of corruption in the white house and that's a big thing to factor in when you vote tomorrow. hillary clinton represents the constant corruption out of washington. donald trump is the change agent and will come in and shake washington up in a way it desperately needs. >> it's unclear how alive and well that criminal, so-called criminal investigation referring to about the clinton foundation really is. getting all sorts of conflicting reports on that. sarah, we have to leave it on that note. sarah huckabee sanders, thanks very much for joining us. >> thank you. cnn is partnered with instagram on election day. use the #myvote, as you make your choice and your photo could be used in our election
coverage. we're going to get you back to the race for the white house. much more coming up. up next, under attack and stranded for more than 24 hours. [ gunfire ] >> a cnn crew including our own arwa damon caught in heavy isis cross fire covering the battle to retake mows until iraq. a harrowing report from the front lines of this fight. that is next. thanks for the ride around norfolk! and i just wanted to say, geico is proud to have served the military for over 75 years!
few moments. first, we want to bring you another major story. the fight against isis. right now there are two offensives happening, one to recapture the second largest city in iraq, mosul. the other to regain troell control of what the isis terrorists tall wir caliphate dmaept raqqah, syria. late saturday forces began the mo move, and the u.s. support providing air operations, it comes at a time u.s.-backed iraqi forces are pushing forward right to the heart of mosul. [ gunfire ] the battle for iraq's second largest city is bloody and brutal as convoys move through neighborhoods, isis militants are using civilians as human shields and using their homes
for cover. one of our own cnn teams witnessed the battle firsthand. awful. while traveling with iraq-led forces in mosul, our senior international correspondent arwa damon and our photojournalist brees lennay were caught up in an isis ambush and spent 28 hours under attack. they were trapped not knowing if they would survive. fortunately they did. arwa is joining us now. she's safe. she's near mosul not that far away. arwa, it is not often we see this kind of warfare up close. you saw it. you experienced it. i know you, you were terrified. tell us about your experience. >> reporter: you know, wolf, i think from what we saw just in those 28 hours, it's clear that isis, defeating isis is going to be much more difficult arguably than anyone anticipated, and we should warn viewers at this
stage the report they're about to see does contain very disturbing images, some difficult to watch. after three weeks of this offensive, the iraqi military is at last about to enter mosul. the men of the elite counterterrorism force sahas deen is in high spirits. they were about to meet a terrible new reality. this is not a place these soldiers know. but their enemy does. the challenge they're facing now, there are snipers on rooftops and receiving incoming mortar fire that isis is shooting from areas that have civilians in them. making it almost impossible for the counterterrorism units to be able to fire back. [ speaking in foreign language ]
>> the three cars disappeared down the side streets. to the right. >> reporter: already there's a sense this will be a different battle. civilians are still waving white flags, but the roads are getting narrower. we're in isis territory. it's clearly marked. the convoy slows down. and on the soldiers' faces, nervous begin to show. nerves begin to show. >> and then the roads give way to muddy all alleys. there's nowhere to turn, it's claustrophobic and every turn, every garbage can't, could be a bomb. it's heartbreaking that some families are still here.
so this 19-year-old daughter -- she's crying. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> reporter: she was accepted into university but never went. her younger brother is paralyzed with fear cowering with his mother in the back. then a car approaches. frantic shouted warnings. clearly, he's not a bomber. but he's critically injured. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> minutes later, he is dead. an innocent taxi driver it would
seem, in the wrong place at the wrong moment. now there's more incoming fire. they've been coming across quite a bit of sniper fire, gunfire, mortar rounds. rocket propelled grenades and, of course, those car bombs. >> reporter: even in the midst of battle, moments of humanity. but they are all too fleeting. isis fighters are on the rooftops. three grenades land in the street. >> just i look -- this -- >> how did you get this? >> grenade. >> reporter: bullets ricochet off our vehicle, intensifying as
we go forward. then a suicide car bomb right behind us. there was a flash of orange. ears ringing. then -- another. >> that was the second massive explosion like that, that we've just heard. the first twhone they said was suicide car boem, that exploded on the vehicles just behind us. a number of soldiers just running in the street. one was carrying his -- buddy, who seemed to be wounded. >> reporter: they spot enemy movement. >> [ speaking in foreign language ]. >> reporter: the incoming fire is now intense. the bulldozer is hit.
our vehicle takes more fire. soldiers shoot at a motor bike racing towards us. it's hit. we hear the his of a tire losing air. we realize we're trapped. vehicles, wreckage, everywhere. our mrap take as direct hit. >> ah -- [ bleep ] -- [ bleep ]. >> open the door, open the door! anwar! >> i don't know. hont nest honestly, i don't know. we need to go in this house. huh? go, go. go, go, go. >> in there.
[ gunfire ] >> reporter: we take cover. injured soldiers and a terrified family. breece, too, has a small head wound. more wounded arrive. injured himself, this staff sergeant streets breece's head wound. isis has systematically targeted and disabled almost every vehicle in our convoy. there are only three working humvees. >> it's been hours since they called for backup and none who arrived. they need to evacuate thoirn wounded. they don't have their vehicles to get everyone out and that's assuming that they would even be able to do so because they say there's still isis fighters that
have them in on all sides. >> reporter: laters isis released their own video of the battle, filming from the very house across the street. it's almost dark. the front line moved right next to the house where have sheltered. we need to move, but every time we try, gunfire drives us back. it's complete chaos and absolutely terrifying. we need to get to a humvee five steps away. finally, we make a run for it. going as quickly as we can. but there are so many damaged vehicles in our way, our humvee is entangled in another.
we break free, but go just ten yards. >> [ speaking in foreign language ]. >> reporter: a long and frightening night in hiding follows. we had no idea that isis fighters were filming the war booty they'd recovered from the regim regimen's wrecked vehicles from just down the street. it's dawn and we're still alive. we're with more than a dozen wounded soldiers. only six who are not. ammunition is running low. >> it's been almost 20 hours since they sent out for backup, we're surrounded and still waiting. >> reporter: the soldiers with us are exhausted but determined. they know they're in this fight alone. on the rooftop, they scan for isis fighters.
the soldiers get ready for the attack they know is coming. [ screaming ] someone has been shot. the grief of a woman yards away is almost hideous. where is he? she yells. and then it erupts again. [ gunfire ] isis has the house surrounded. our own defenders are mostly the walking wounded. a grenade lands in the courtyard. more wounded are brought in. they tell us it was tossed by an isis fighter in the house behind us. an air strike hits the house and brings down the outer wall of the home we're in. the family we're with hide under the staircase. one of the boys cries, i don't
want to die. hours later, a moment of utter relief. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> they're here. >> reporter: our regimen arrived as backup along with a humvee to evacuate us. it's less than a mile to safety. we're lucky. we can leave the combat zone. >> he's with me. she's with me. >> reporter: these men will have to return. the battle for mosul has only just begun. >> and, wolf, if that's what it looks like in the first initial neighborhoods in eastern mosul, one can hardly imagine just how difficult and devastating it's going to be as they push towards the center and then the western portion of the city. >> arwa, how are you doing?
after this ordeal? our photojournalist, he's he doing? >> reporter: we're both good. we're very relieved we were fortunate enough to get out. also, we recognize how lucky we are, that that is not our life. we were able to leave and sleep in a comfortable bed in a hotel room. and those civilians are still living through that same level of fear, if not worse. those seoldiers are still out there fighting every single day. and i think both of us really hope that through that report, through those images that our viewers are watching, they have a better sense of just how difficult the battle is and a better understanding and hopefully a greater level of compassion and empathy for the civilians that are suffering through all of this as well. >> as you say, based on that
experience you had, for those iraqi forces, kurdish forces backed by the u.s., it's not going to be a cake walk. it's going to be brutal and difficult. >> reporter: it is. i think the veracity of the isis existence in that part of the city really took everyone by surprise. us, the soldiers, the analysts, the coalition. it was a very complex attack, wolf, because they also initially allowed the unit we were with to move through the first two neighborhoods very easily. they waited until they were in these very narrow streets and then launched the attack both on the front and on the back end of the convoy. physically paralyzing us and the soldiers in the middle. and they also targeted the backups, the relief units coming in. two of them were trying to reach us, reach their soldiers to be able to help them out before it was too late because they were running out of bullets. it took from over 20 hours from when they first put out the
alarm bells because they encountered that stiff of a resistance from isis, wolf. >> fortunately you're okay. we're grateful to both of you for this amazing report. be careful over there. arwa damon reporting from iraq. when we come back, we'll turn back to politics. we'll take a closer look at the battleground state of florida and why voters are turning out in record numbers in this crucial state for both hillary clinton and donald trump. you're looking at live pictures. all finished. umm... you wouldn't want your painter to quit part way. i think you missed a spot. so when it comes to pain relievers, why put up with just part of a day? aleve, live whole not part. painter: you want this color over the whole house? when a moment turns romantic, why pause to take a pill? or stop to find a bathroom? cialis for daily use is approved to treat both erectile dysfunction and the urinary symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently, day or night. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medicines, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sex.
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higher than the entire 2012 election there. boris sanchez is in miami, randi kaye is in orlando. randi, let's begin with you. what is it like? >> reporter: we're here at the orange county elections office, wolf. they are very busy. we call this the democracy factory. they are counting the absentee ballots that have come if. they expect to count 17,000 today. they've already counted about 147,000. once they sort all of those, they come back to the machine where they pull the ballots in the machine and count them. it's interesting stuff. they are breaking records, more than 400,000 people have voted absentee or early voting here in orange county, setting the record, just like my colleague, boris, can talk about in miami, also setting records there. >> reporter: absolutely, randi. 50,000 people voted in miami-dade county just yesterday, giving democrats
about 100,000 vote advantage in a county that is reliably democratic. the big question in south florida, how will cuban americans vote if donald trump can convince the traditionally gop leading demographic to go his way, it may cut into that 88,000 lead democrats have state wide, wolf. >> boris and randi, guys, thanks very much. that's it for me. the news will continue. our special election coverage and more right after a quick break. r. with another new flavor you never saw coming... grilled, glazed korean bbq shrimp. and try as much as you want of flavors like new parmesan peppercorn shrimp. just come in before it ends. you knmegared omega-3s...
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