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against someone. you have somebody extraordinary to vote for. philadelphia, you've got someone outstanding to vote for in hillary clinton. i'll be honest, i have had to bite my tongue after a lot of the nonsense i've heard people say about hillary in this election. i can only imagine what bill and chelsea, going through. the vicious, crazy attacks, the double standards applied to her. they're like nothing we've ever seen before. and what makes it worse is that most of the people saying this stuff, they don't really believe it. they know better. don't forget, when hillary was a senator, when she was my secretary of state, she was really popular. people saw how effective she was. how she crossed party lines to
get things done. before she announced her candidacy for president, republican leaders described her, and i'm quoting, now, as very impressive. someone who does a magnificent job. one of the most effective secretaries of state. well, they were right then. i agreed with republicans then. hillary did a great job for america. she's a big reason why we're more respected around the world. but then, when it was politically expedient, those same republicans began tearing her down. and look, when you're subjected to unrelenting negative fire, it takes a toll. but here's the thing about hillary, she doesn't complain, she doesn't buckle, she brushes it off. like the american people, she is strong and tough. and she knows that government
service is not about her, it's about you. your struggles, your dreams. throughout her career, hillary has followed that methodist creed her mom taught her. do all the good you can for all the people you can in all the ways you can, for as long as you can. and she doesn't plan on stopping now. and that's how i know she will work her heart out for you. for everybody who's still in need of a good job or a raise, for every child who needs a sturdier ladder out of poverty, for every student who needs relief from student debt, every immigrant who wants to contribute to this country they love, for every american who has not yet felt the progress of these past eight years, she will work. and she will deliver. she won't just tweet. but she will need your help and
she'll need help in washington. if you want hillary to continue the progress we've made, you need to give her allies in the senate, like katie mcginty. you cannot -- there she is right there! you cannot just stick hillary with republicans in congress who are already promising even more unprecedented dysfunction in washington. that would be hard to do, but they're promising it. more shovedowns, more obstructions. years of hearings and investigations. you know, gridlock is not mysterious. it's not something that happens because both sides are being equally unreasonable. it has been a stated republican strategy since i took office. and the only way to break it is to make those who engage in it pay a price. by electing more democrats
tomorrow. look at katie mcginty's opponent, pat toomey. don't boo. vote. i've given them credit for working with us on background checks, that 90% of americans support. but you know, that position rings hollow when he supports a republican leader, who blocked that bill. and it doesn't come close to making up for his repeated votes to give tax cuts to the wealthy, just like donald trump will. to block a higher minimum wage, just like donald trump will. to repeal the affordable care act, just like donald trump will. we do not need a trump/toomey economy. we need someone who's never forgotten her working class roots, the daughter of a restaurant hostess and a philadelphia beat cop. somebody who went to college with the help of scholarships and student loans. katie mcginty won't just be with you part of the way, she'll be with you all of the way and
that's why you've got to vote for her! [ chanting: katie ] pennsylvania, if you think endless gridlock will help your family, you should vote republican. but if you believe america can do better than that. if you care about creating jobs that families can live on and child care they can afford, if you care about equal pay for women and a higher minimum wage for workers, you need to vote for democrats up and down the ticket. people like hillary, people like katie mcginty, people who will roll up their sleeves and move america forward. listen, i know we live in a cynical time. and i know elections and all the negative ads tend to heighten that cynicism. just last week, a journalist asked me if i still believe the
optimism i expressed that night back in boston 12 years ago. that we were more than a collection of red and blue states. that there wasn't a liberal america or a conservative america, a black america or a white america. there was just the united states of america. he asked me if i still held on to the hope of 2008, if i still believe in change. after all, he said, the country's so divided, hillary's in such a close race with someone who stands in total opposition with all that you've ever stood for. maybe your vision was misguided, he suggested, or at least very naive. and it was a fair question. i had to acknowledge that i hasn't accounted on the problems
we had. i didn't anticipate that social media was muddy up facts. nobody knew then how deep the great recession would cut and how many people would suffer and how it would make so many people anxious about their futures and kids' futures, even after the economy recovered. but despite all of that, i told him, the answer is yes. i still believe in hope. i'm still as optimistic as ever about our future and that's because of you. the american people. and in my visits to schools and factories, theaters, national parks, and the letters you've written me and the tears you've shed over a lost loved one. i have seen again and again your goodness and your strength and your heart. in 2008, you gave me a chance, a
skin eye guy with a funny name. and for these past eight years, i saw how hard you worked in the face of impossible odds. i saw the values you teach your children. i saw the way you treat strangers in need. i've seen the young men and women in uniform who meet every mission, and the military family who is serve and sacrifice just as well. and the wounded warriors who never, ever quit. you bet on me all those years ago, and i will always be grateful for the privilege you gave me to serve. but i'll be honest with you. i've always had the better odds, because i've always bet on you. and america, i'm betting on you one more time. i'm betting that tomorrow, most mom and dads across america won't cast their vote for someone who denigrates their daughters from the highest
office in the land. i'm betting that most americans won't vote for someone who considers minorities and immigrants and people with disabilities as inferior. who considers people who practice different faiths as objects of suspicion. i'm betting that tomorrow, true conservatives won't cast their vote for someone with no regard for the constitution. i'm betting that young people turn out to vote because your future is at stake. i'm betting that men across this country will have no problem voting for the more qualified candidate, who happens to be a woman. i'm betting that african-americans will vote in big numbers, because this journey we've been on was never about the color of a president, but the content of his or her character. i'm betting that america will reject the politics of
resentment and the politics of blame and choose a politics that says, we are stronger together. i am betting that tomorrow, you will reject fear, and you'll choose hope. i'm betting that the wisdom and decency and generosity of the american people will once again win the day. and that is a bet that i have never, ever lost. philadelphia, in this place, where our founders forged the documents of freedom. in this place where they gave us the tools to perfect our union, if you share my faith that i ask you to vote, if you want a president who shares our faith in america, who has lived that faith in america, who will finally shatter a glass ceiling and be a president for each and
tonight to spend this time with all of you, here in this historic spot. and to all the volunteers, the activists, the union organizers of the hard hats i see in the audience tonight. thank you for coming out. for one last rally before election day tomorrow. and personally, i am so happy to be finishing this campaign with my husband and my daughter by my side. we've been traveling across the country, separately, trying to cover as much ground as possible and talk to as many voters as we can, but i'm really glad that we're all together tonight in philadelphia with you.
and how great was it to have jon bon jovi and bruce springsteen with us? but in addition to all of that, what is so special for me is that we have our amazing president and first lady with us, because for now nearly eight years, they have served our nation with grace, strength, brilliance, and a whole lot of cool. and they have shown us again and again, as michelle said, right here in philadelphia, back at our convention, when others go low, we go high!
i'm pretty sure, as they said tonight, that the best way to thank them is to do something really important tomorrow. to vote. every single one of you and every person you know. because as the president just pointed out, there is a clear choice in this election. a choice between division or unity. between an economy that works for everyone or only those at the top. between strong, steady leadership or a loose cannon who could put everything at risk. so make no mistakes, our core values, our being tested in this
election. we know enough about my opponent, we know who he is. the real question for us is what kind of country we want to be and what kind of future we want to build for our children. i'm proud that i had the chance to serve in president obama's cabinet. and i am proud that i could watch the extraordinary service of our first lady and one thing i know is that like them, i love america and i know you do, too. we love this country. we love what it stands for, not that we are blind to its flaws,
its problems, its challenges, but i believe with all my heart that america's best days are still ahead of us. if we reach for them together. we choose to believe in a hopeful, inclusive, big-hearted america. an america where everyone has a place, everyone's included, everyone has a chance to live up to their own god-given potential. there have been so many memorable moments in this election for me, and most of them revolve around the people that i've had the privilege of meeting. and last night, in manchester, new hampshire, i had the honor to be introduced by kaiser khan,
whose son, captain khan, was killed serving our country in iraq. just as he did here at our convention, mr. khan again reminded us of the responsibility we all share to protect and defend our constitution. you remember the story of captain khan. the son of immigrants, i'm sorry, brought here as a young child, who grew up to join the united states army. and on that fateful day, with his unit, he saw a suspicious car. and he moved the toward it to try to determine whether it was a disabling or not. telling his men to stay back.
the car was rigged, the bomb went off. and he died, protecting his men. he was awarded the brobz star and the purple heart. and what mr. khan said last night is something i want us all to remember. he said, after the many derogatory and insulting comments that we've heard from donald trump, would his son, would captain khan have a place in donald trump's america? that's an important question for all of us. because we don't whatnant to sh the vision of this great country. we cant to keep expanding it, so that everyone, everyone has a
place to pursue your draeps, your aspirations, the future that you want to create for yourselves and everyone else. think about that when you go to the polls tomorrow. think about how throughout our history, generations of americans just like us, have come together to meet the tests of their time. and yes, as president obama said, it started right here in philadelphia. when representatives from 13 unruly colonies came together to launch the greatest experiment the world has ever seen. our parents and grandparents defended that democracy. they built the great american middle class. they marched for civil rights
and voting rights, for workers' rights and women's rights. for lbgt rights and rights for people with disabilities. and tomorrow, we face the test of our time. what will we vote for, not just against. what will we decide is on the ballot, because although my name and my opponent's name may be on the ballot, every issue you care about is on that ballot. if you believe that america thrives when the middle class thrives, then you have to vote! if you believe all of our kids should have good schools and good teachers, no matter what
zip code they live in, then you have to vote. if you believe college should be more affordable, you have to vote! if you believe we must reform our criminal justice system so everyone has respect for the law and everyone is respected by the law, you have to vote. if you believe we need to protect our kids and pass common sense gun safety reforms, you have to vote! if you believe we must raise the mill wage and finally guarantee equal pay for women, then you need to vote! now, you know, every time i say that last part about equal pay for women, my opponent accuses
me of playing the woman's card. well, you know what i say? if that's playing the woman's card, then, deal me in! so it is not just my name or donald trump's name on the ballot tomorrow. every issue you care about is at stake. and that is just the beginning. because we have to bridge the divides in our country. i regret deep ly how angry the tone of the campaign became. are and by the way, did any of
you see those debates? well, i stood next to donald trump for 4 1/2 hours, proving, conclusively, i have the stamina to be president and commander in chief! but i have to say -- [ chanting: hillary ] i have to say that there were so many really troubling things that my opponent has said, but probably the most horrifying was at the end of the last debate, after he has insulted everyone, more than half the population, by the way, immigrants, african-americans, latinos, p.o.w.s, muslims, women, he then
launches an attack on our democracy, refusing to say whether or not he would accept the outcome of the election. well, let's show tomorrow that there will be no question about the outcome of this election! but i also want you to know, i will be a president for all americans. democrats, republicans, independents, not just the people who support me in this election, everyone! because i believe we all have a role to play in building a better, stronger, fairer america. building on the progress that we have enjoyed under president barack obama over the last eight
years! i am not going to let anybody rip away the progress we've made and turn the clock back, sending us back in time where people are free to question the foundation of our country, what our founders here did, they did not agree on everything, in case you haven't remembered. there were lots of contention arguments but they saw a higher purpose and they came together. that's what i want us to do and we can take the first step tomorr tomorrow. please, make a plan to vote. pennsylvania, it all happens tomorrow! if you text the word plan to
27246, we will walk you through where to vote, when to vote, how to get through. you can do that right now. and please tell your friends, your family, your neighbors. and you can go to iwillvote.com and get all the information you ne need. every person who lives in philadelphia lives within five blocks of your polling place. just five blocks. and the polls open at 7:00 a.m. and they close at 8:00 p.m. and remember, if you're in line at 8:00 p.m., they have to let you vote. and so we need your help, in these last hours, we need your help knocking on doors and making phone calls, helping to turn people out, maybe helping people who need assistance to get to the polls. you can still volunteer by going to hillary clinton.com, because none of us want to wake up on
wednesday morning and wish we had done more. years from today when your kids and grandkids ask what you did in 2016, when everything was on the line, i want you to be able to say that you did vote. you voted for an inclusive, big-hearted, open-minded country, future, that will make sure that we all keep moving together, because i do believe we are stronger together. and you voted for an american where we build bridges, not walls! and maybe most importantly, you voted in great numbers to
demonstrate conclusively, once and for all, that, yes, love the trumps hate! let's get out and vote, philadelphia, tomorrow! let's make history together! thank you and god bless you! >> hillary clinton tonight, making the final pitch in battleground states. i want to get some quick reaction from the panel. we have a full panel tonight. i also want to bring you comments donald trump is making. we're going to bring that to you as soon as we get it. david axelrod, we heard from michelle obama and president obama and now we see them all coming back on stage together. >> i read that they cancelled a planned fire works display on the hudson river tomorrow night and apparently they decided to have their fireworks display tonight. they fired off all of their biggest guns here and it speaks
to the importance of pennsylvania. you know, i think they understand that if they block him here that that's one more wall that he can't -- that he can't climb. >> and let's watch and listen to this moment. ♪ >> just the history of this moment, the former president of the united states, the current president of the united states, potentially, the next president of the united states, the first lady, her daughter. i mean, so much american history on that stage. >> the torch passing of the
democratic party, president obama passing the torch to hillary clinton. and making reference to the bill clinton economy, 16 years ago, bill clinton left the white house, and think about the history there, when you talk about the bushes from the past. the bush dynasty, if you will. 16 years after clinton left the white house, the possibility if clinton gets elected to the white house tomorrow, but it's interesting you have the two presidents there and you have the candidate there, and you have the woman, michelle obama, who has been, i think, the breakout star -- >> what about this tableau, you know, for all these -- for these centuries of american history, we've had 43 presidents, all white men, and on that stage, you have the first african-american president and potentially the first woman president. pretty extraordinary. >> and we've gotten so used to president obama being our president, because he has been for, you know, the past eight years that you, you know, it's important, i mean, you will never, never forget the moment, obviously, when you got him elected for the first time. but it's important to take a step back and remember that.
that this is the first african-american president and, you know, no matter what your politics, the fact that it is possible that she could make history tomorrow night. >> and jon bon jovi. just pointing that out. in case you're wondering who that was. >> but for me, i still don't get used to it. when you came out, you know, michelle, you know, it's still very emotional, i think, for a lot of people. and you remember eight years ago, you know, my kids were little and he walked out there with michelle and his kids were little and we were sitting there and everybody was crying, because 400 years. you know, 400 years. and my father had just passed away. and you know, i just wished that he could have been there to see it. the last thing that my father saw and smiled was seeing barack obama run for president. so i'm not used to it yet. i'm not used to it. >> i think one of the -- speaking of this tableau. one of the things that, i think, hits home tonight, when people see this in places like
pennsylvania, western pennsylvania, central pennsylvania, they see not the things you're seeing, they see a collection of political insiders. and in this year of rebellion against this, it's very interesting, bruce springsteen's line here, we've got one last chance to make it real in "thunder road." and of course, a variation of that is what donald trump has been saying in these last few days. we've got one last chance to get this country back on the right track. >> it does seem a bit tone deaf when you have hear president obama out there touting the progress we've made with obamacare weeks after we've learned that prices will go up. it's worth noting the historic moment, van, absolutely, but that aside, there are a lot of americans hurting out there and they want change and they want to take -- >> did you use the word tone deaf? >> about the presidency, is that the more optimistic candidate wins. watch hillary clinton tonight, watch that tableau with her husband, with the current president, the first lady, and
then let's watch donald trump, we saw governor pence a minute ago. who's the more optimistic candidate. >> to that point, we'll take a break and get donald trump speaking in new hampshire. we'll be right back. think of this. i started on june 16th. a long time ago, from way back. can you imagine this? and now i can say, you have one day, but it's no longer one day. it's like, just, like, tomorrow morning. it's easy to love your laxative...
donald trump just wrapping up an appearance in new hampshire. he has yet another event even later tonight in michigan. trump, as you know, likes to point to polls when he's ahead and the rigged system when he's not. he also says, whatever the polls say, the country should get ready for the kind of surprise great britain had when voters chose to leave the european union, what became known as brexit. let's talk to the panel. i mean, what about that possibility, that there is -- i mean, everybody, you know, the polls in england showed, you know, didn't -- people were surprised by the brexit result. >> yeah, one thing, there's a
difference of in polling here and in britain, there's a lot more data available to pollsters here to enrich polling. secondly, we've got early vote, which is another in the kuchb. thirdly, we're voting for candidates here and not simply on -- >> that was a referendum. >> right. >> on a referendum. so there are many differences. obviously, that's in the air and people are going to be wondering about that. that's good. they'll participate, they'll watch the results and so on. but there's nothing in the data, so far, that would suggest -- and there's much more polling on this than there was on brexit. i just -- yeah, go ahead. >> but, i think the fear of -- your hope, my fear -- you know, your joy, my terror -- is that -- >> is this a poem are you making a point? >> it works, doesn't it?
>> country music. >> but i -- there are a lot of people -- the data's only as good as the polling sample. and i do think that there are a lot of people who are off the grid, both for trump and against trump, who may come pouring in. so if you're going with likely voters, i think you have a -- you may have some first-time white voters. >> this is one of the problems with public polling, because it's done random digit dialing. but the campaigns are doing more sophisticated polling, off a voter list, where they have vote history, so they know who likely voters are. and it makes a difference. we had a big gap in 2012, between the public polls, which had the race even, and obama's polling, which had the race at a four-point -- >> but your modeling turned out to be right. >> i hate to add in facts and data, but let's get john king who's at the magic wall with some information on the polling. >> you guys are having way too much fun. why do you want facts and data. i want to hear the rest of van's poem. let me show you something.
to david's point about a lot of data. this is our cnn poll of polls. the averaging of the five most recent national polls. heading into the election, the night before hillary clinton leads by four points. 46% to 42%. this is a lot of data rolled into this. this is our cnn poll of polls. if you go to real clear politics site, which does this all the time, in their poll of polls, they're averaging, for 98 straight days, hillary clinton on top of this race. there's been one or two or three national polls showing donald trump ahead from time to time, individual polls have shown that. but when you average them all in, five polls at a time, for 98 days, she has led the race. that's why a lot of people, the technical people, the people that do for a living say it's not a brexit situation. that's what donald trump's counting on, 46-42 in the national polls. i want to show you, because we pick presidents by state, theory are a lot of the states getting attention today on this final day, this battleground state. when you look at this, you say, okay, it's plus two on average in north carolina. that's within striking distance, right? that's a turnout election. it's tied in florida, 29 electoral votes. the best candidate will win tomorrow. pennsylvania's five. that's where it gets a little
heartier. on the outside of the margin, that's jeffrey, and he's expecting to defy the polls by having this giant upswing in blue collar turnout. five points, that's hard. it's hard to bend an average of so many polls. that's what we'll test tomorrow. new hampshire's three. you see donald trump up there tonight because he wants those four electoral votes. this is a bunch of polls averaged out. can a ground operation beat a three-point deficit? yes. one of the big questions, especially when you go through each of these states, in some states, the republican operation is better than in other states. that's the big question tomorrow. if you're behind in the polls, you can defy them with a great operation. donald trump in many of these places is just counting on it being this huge, come out of the woodwork. >> john, tomorrow, just for viewers at home, when do you think we'll start to get real numbers, start to get a sense of what's actually going on? >> i want to go to the 2012 map when you ask this question. number one, the polls close first in the east, obviously. some states at 7:00. we start to get some data at
6:00, from some states different time zones, they close their polls earlier. one of the states i'm going to look at early on is actually the state of virginia, because a lot of people think that clinton will win the state of virginia. the trump campaign thinks it's surging at the end. but it's a state where clinton has been consistently ahead. in the end, it's a new poll today, six points. it's been in that ballpark late in the campaign. you see all these red areas out here, you have a lot of white working class voters. white rural voters. we'll see if the turnout in these areas is higher than it was in a pretty close obama/romney race. even if we think clinton is winning virginia, we'll learn a lot about rural turnout. if donald trump is going to win this race and surprise us and come back, he's going to have to do better in the suburbs than mitt romney did. so you have the northern virginia suburbs here just outside of washington, very telling. the ones close in and as you move further out 20, 30, 40 miles an hour, places like here, prince williams county,
president obama won it 57-41. this has been the biggest change in american politics over the last 25 years. democrats taking the suburbs away from republicans. if donald trump's going to win tomorrow night, we'll start to see this. even if he loses virginia, if it's closer than we thought, that bodes well for donald trump when you go to north carolina, when you move on to the suburban areas of florida. when you get to pennsylvania, which tends to count a little slower, and when you get out to ohio and the suburbs around cleveland. >> john, come on back to the table. van, what are you going to be looking at tomorrow? >> i'm just obsessed with this millennial vote, especially the blacks and the latinos. because they have had a hard time warming up to hillary clinton. you know, it's two things. one is the heartburn from the sanders' enthusiasts, but also this concern around criminal justice, and she was on the wrong side, et cetera. but what oouf been concerned about is some of the younger organizers have found a way to break through.
and some of it is talking about these local elections for district attorney. that these local d.a. races in florida and ohio, they've been able to get young people excited about that. hey, listen, the prosecutor never prosecutes the cop, always prosecutes your cousin. let's get better prosecutors in there. and that's been an effective, in this past week, effective way of getting people over the hump and a group called color of change, which i had a role in back when i was young, has really figured this out. they've using text-a-thons and all kinds of creative stuff to overcome this. and i'll be looking at those numbers to see if they were able to be effective. >> jeffrey? >> when you look at this rally tonight in philadelphia, john is right here, when you were earlier citing some statistics from philadelphia in 2008 in terms of the romney vote, et cetera. i look at that rally and i see people trying to prop her up, essentially. that the enthusiasm for her is not there. and so the question, that's going to translate in terms of
philadelphia is, how many people do they get out? because if the rest of the state is, as i think it might be, surging, the only way to defeat that is to have a huge massive turnout along the lines that you were suggesting in 2012 for president obama. i don't see that there. and that's why they're on the stage with all the glitz they can put in there to get this juiced up. the question is, have they succeeded? >> and i also think something to look at, you know, when we talk about this brexit effect, what does it look like? one of the most interesting facts i read today on cnn.com, in north carolina, there's a 42% surge in independent voters. that is striking. independent voters, we know, are breaking for donald trump and most national polls to the tune of 12 to 15%. they broke for romney by 5%. i think if we see a brexit effect, it's going to come in this swing of independents. we know 1.25 million unaffiliated independent voters came out in florida.
>> it's not true that independents are breaking but those numbers. in fact, in the "wall street journal" poll, hillary clinton was winning among independents in some other polls that just came out in the last few days, it was a few points in trump's favor. mitt romney won independents by 5% last time. romney would have to do a lot better with independents than these polls are showing. >> i mean trump. trump. >> it's not 2012 anymore, david. >> paul? >> what you're looking at is two campaigns that are closing the way they want to. this has not advisers or -- hillary began this race with a message of "stronger together." that's what she really believes in. that tableau that i know jeffrey thinks is propping her up, that's what she believes in. that tableau that she's got on that stage there. and so in her closing ad, she says, is america dark and divisive or hopeful and inclusive? i want to be a president for all americans, not just those who support me. i want a stronger, fairer america. that is hillary's closing
argument. mr. trump's closing argument is, our movement is about replacing a corrupt establishment, and has pictures of janet yellin and lord dark fein and a dark and horrific and has been criticized as anti-semitic. that's where dana milbank thinks. that's how mr. trump wants to go out in this campaign. >> we'll take a quick break and continue with the panel. we'll be right back. about mak. i'm victoria alonso and i'm an executive producer at marvel studios. we are very much hands on producers. if my office becomes a plane or an airport the surface pro is perfect, fast and portable but also light. you don't do 14 hours a day 7 days a week for decades if you don't feel it in your heart. listen i know my super power is to not ever sleep. that's it, that's the only superpower i have. ♪ ♪ ♪
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hillary clinton and donald trump holding more campaign events. donald trump in grand rapids michigan. both making their final final closing arguments. whatever else happens tomorrow, this election will make history for all the votes that have already been cast. record early voting nationally, and a real eye opener in florida. mark preston is here to break it all the down. >> no doubt i have some numbers for the panel to argue over after we get through this. more than 40 million in 39
states right now have cast early ballots. you know at midnight we'll see ballots cast. let's look at the state of florida what john king likes to call the latino effect right now. more than 6.4 million people have cast votes in florida. democrats have the lead by 2%age points. why that's interesting, if you go back to 2008. they had a lead by 4 percentage points of the overall early ballots cast. that's important. let us go into the demographics of the florida race right now, who is casting ballots. we're looking at a million extra votes right now that we've seen cast from 2008 to 2016. the african-american voters we're looking at about 90,000 more cast. this is the column right here,
this is the one john talks about, you are looking at 429,000 more latinos have cast ballots early in 2016 than in 2008. that is a concerted effort by the democratic party to try to get out the electoral vote. you know, barack obama only won florida by less than 1% in 2012. >> what about colorado? >> a state we've seen a lot of interest in, certainly this past week. it's an all mail in vote state. let's take a look at colorado right here. we do not have demographic information when it comes to colorado, we know that 1.8 million people have voted so far. in the lead the republican party has a 7,000 ballot advantage over democrats, when you would think is pretty good. quite frankly, they had a 31,000 ballot advantage over democrats
when you look at 2012. what's interesting about colorado is that when you look at the population of colorado, 21.3% of the population is hispanic, and while the state doesn't give us demographic information on who the voters are, you would have to think the democrats were able to cut into the republican lead because of the strength of the hispanic vote. if you go back to 2012, barack obama won colorado by 5.4%. back in 2008. he won it by 9%. nine electoral votes right now on the cnn map, colorado leans democrat, florida we looked at it before right now, straight out battleground. anderson? >> a lot to watch for tomorrow. back with the panel in these closing final minutes. in terms of what you're looking at tomorrow? >> i'm interested in whatever the new coalitions are, we heard so much about the obama coalition, the clinton campaign insists there's a new hillary coalition. in some of the early numbers in
the states, suggest that the strength of this latino vote, but also asian-american voters in some of these states. florida is up 86% in 2008. even grorj yarks 167% from 2008 to 2016. i think we're going to see something tomorrow that looks different than what we've seen in terms of elections, in terms of the coalitions that we've focused on. i think it's also going to be important to see how well hillary clinton needs to do with the white vote in some of these states in north carolina, last time obama didn't do so well with the white vote, that's really why he lost. typically, you have to get 40% of the white vote if the democrat -- hillary clinton is able to lead that nationally in some of these states. >> this message of inclusiveness that paul talked about and the scene that you talked about jeffrey. is meaningful to some of these suburban voters and particularly suburban women, where hillary
clinton has been doing well. that's something to watch tomorrow night, does she make inroads with that suburban vote to offset some of the gains that donald trump has made among noncollege educated whites. >> we were talking before the break about how these candidates are ending the campaign. as we were watching hillary clinton and others, donald trump was speaking in hnew hampshire. part of what he said there was talking about elizabeth warren, reverting to calling her pocahontas. to me that says, someone who has watched him -- as we all have, really studied his candidacy over the last year and a half, he's fallen off the discipline wagon, perhaps it's because he doesn't think it's going to happen. i've been texting as we've been speaking some people that are with him, no, that's not true. he's confident but humble. maybe that's true, the fact that he is lashing out.
there's no way that was in the teleprompter. no way. >> we haven't heard that particular line for quite a while. >> exactly. to me, that's kind of telling. >> hillary clinton was sort of bringing back her greatest hits. >> absolutely. no question. but this is -- >> it's a different greatest hits. >> i think it goes to show that initial speech when he talked about mexican immigrants as rapists, that in some ways could be the defining moment of his campaign, and one of the reasons he might lose tomorrow. he's alienating so many different groups. >> i always like an election eve to step back and not get too deep into the polls and let people vote. i think we're going to have the most challenging presidential transition at least of my lifetime. we have record divides. you have both campaigns who don't think the other candidate is legitimate. you have all this talk about the rigged system, an undermining,
questions about the democracy, whoever wins this election, including coming to meet with the current president. whoever wins, i think -- it's not just picking a cabinet between then and inauguration. >> this is why tomorrow night matters. how both these candidates behave matters tomorrow. >> i want to thank everybody, a reminder in this presidential election eve, to tune in to cnn tomorrow. we have a minute left. >> let me say, when every story ends, as you certainly know in television, a new story begins. we're going to reach the end of this story, of the 2016 campaign tomorrow night, the minute somebody is declared the winner, the new story begins. what is it? what is the situation for the republican party? >> you just gave the cnn promo.
>> so does your campaign. we'll be back here thursday night talking about campaign 2020. >> bite your tongue. >> we are going to go now, be sure to stay tuned to cnn tonight, we brought you hillary clinton's speech live in this hour. donald trump will be speaking in a few minutes in grand rapids, michigan, when it happens, you can see it right here tonight. time now for "cnn tonight" "with don lemon. this is cnn breaking news. >> breaking news, this is it. election day, just hours away, and the candidates are pulling out all the stops with last minute rallies. hillary clinton heading to north carolina for a midnight rally with lady gaga. that follows her all-star event in philadelphia tonight with headliners, bill clinton, the first lady michelle obama and president barack obama. >> are you fired up? are yo