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that was amazing. that was incredible. >> anthony: that was unbelievable. the u.s. midterm elections, just around the corner. and the u.s. president's closing pitch to voters, centered on immigration. in iran, people take to the streets protesting the new u.s. sanctions now looming. also ahead this hour, a deadly shooting at a yoga studio in the state of florida. what police are now revealing about the gunman. live from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and all around the world. i'm george howell. the "cnn newsroom" starts right now.
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america's choice, the midterm elections just two days away now and though voters will be picking dozens of governors and hundreds of lawmakers for both chambers of commerce, for many voters this referendum is about one person. the u.s. president, donald trump, mr. trump out on the campaign trail, hitting the campaign trail hard, pushing to get republican voters out to the polls come tuesday. the former president of the united states, barack obama, also out rallying hard, getting people to go out and vote. the outcome of their efforts could potentially shift the balance of power in washington, d.c. president trump has five rallies scheduled between now and election day. he'll be crisscrossing the country with one familiar theme in mind, immigration. >> when you look at that caravan, and i'm good at building, when you look at that caravan coming up, that's not what we want, that's not for us,
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folks. and we want people to come through our strong borders. but they have to come in legally. they have to come in absolutely through a process and they have to come in through merit. and in the final days before the midterms, president trump's main calling card as you heard there at that campaign rally focused on fear around the topic of immigration. and a moving target to say the least. jeff zeleny was at a rally saturday in montana. >> president trump rallying supporters here in montana, speaking for more than an hour, going after specifically democratic senator john tester. that is why the president is here. it is why he's come to montana four times since july. race is personal with senator tester. he also talked about immigration, repeatedly talking about the caravan at the border saying it is an urgent crisis.
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>> sign illegal aliens up for free health care, free welfare, free education and what do they really want? the right to voechte. because they figure that's the way they stay in office forever. the second caravan which is made up of some very tough young people. very tough. criminals in some cases. in many cases. they'll say, do you have proof? yeah, hai have proof. they throw stones in the police's face. they hurt mexican police. they hurt mexican military very badly. they broke through. you saw it. it was on television. it was terrible. and so mexico is trying. they are trying, but we're different. we more than try. we have our military now on the border.
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and i notice all that beautiful barbed wire going up today. barbed wire used properly can be a beautiful sight. >> reporter: the applause on the immigration line not as loud as we heard in other parts of the country. final question, will this turn on national issues like immigration or more local issues like access to health care, access to public lands? president trump made clear his fight against john tester is a vengeance, is a personal one. the question is, though, will montanaens support someone that they have for 12 years, he's running for a third term in the senate, or will they side with president trump's candidate, matt rosendale? >> joining now to talk more about this is holly cooper. holly, the co-director of the university of california at davis immigration law center joining us in california at this hour. thank you for your time. this is clearly a topic that the u.s. president continues to push
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on the campaign trail. it is, again, how he opened his campaign when he first announced that he was running for the white house. listen to the latest gross generalization of president trump's view about the migrant caravan. we'll talk about it here in a moment. >> these people were vicious. and they broke through into mexico, throwing rocks and stones. this is the second caravan, which is made up of some very tough young people. very tough. criminals in some cases, in many cases. >> again, so we'll talk about the rocks part in a moment, but this gross generalization that they're all criminals, most of them maybe, the president says, what is your concern here about where this rhetoric could become policy and even action against these migrants? >> well, i've been working with immigrants crossing the u.s./mexican border for 20 years and in my experience most people are coming here based upon
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legitimate fear in their home country, whether it is honduras, guatemala, el salvador, any other country in the world. it is very rare that someone crosses the border with any type of criminal intent. it has been found by credible sources to be unsubstantiated and it is fearmongering to create policy that will affect people who are otherwise have no other option but to flee for their lives. >> again, we heard the u.s. president in that previous sound bite talk about throwing rocks at mexican officials. president trump has back tracked on this suggestion that the u.s. military might shoot migrants as they approached the border if they throw rocks. listen to the before and then the back track after. >> they want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back. we're going to consider -- i told them consider it a rifle. when they throw rocks like they did at the mexico military and police, i say, consider it a
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rifle. they do that with us, they're going to be arrested. there is going to be problems. i didn't say shoot. i didn't say shoot. but they do that with us, they're going to be arrested for a long time. >> u.s. military officials push back. the u.s. military can't shoot or intervene. they only support local authorities. so do you see this as simply dog whistle campaign rhetoric say something and slap it down later or is there something more here in your view? >> in my view it is to instill fear in the people who are migrating. if you tell people you're going to shoot them upon arrival, i think what you're doing is instilling such a great fear because most people are so heavily traumatized, they're coming out of countries, but the last thing they want to do is confront potential -- unauthorized lethal force which in my mind would be a criminal offense on the u.s. mexican
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border. he's trying to deter migration. it is very clear in my mind. that's been what he's said is his intent all along, executive orders, policy statements and media releases, they're trying to deter migration and that -- what greater deterrence than to use lethal force against you when you arrive at the u.s. mexican border. >> it is very important as you point out to consider the audience there is the campaign audience here in the united states and, of course, the audience of people, the people who are risking life and limb to travel to get to the u.s. border looking for jobs, looking for a better life as you describe there. president trump has been promising to change the 14th amendment, the birth right issue has been front and center to him, and this has been telescoped -- telegraphed as well. how might attorneys respond to this and what can he do legally on this issue? >> i won't advise what president
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trump can do legally because in my mind there is no way to issue an executive order or a policy change that would affect a constitutional right that was enshrined in large part to protect african-americans in this country and to make crystal clear to our country that they are in fact citizens. and so to take away an amendment that has been such a -- of citizenship rights but due process rights would be an impossibility. there are legal mechinations one can do, but it would require two-thirds passed in the house and senate as well as -- by a number of states. so i don't see it as a realistic option for the trump administration. >> holly cooper, we appreciate your time and perspective today,
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thank you. >> thank you. thank you, george. and, of course, you can join us this tuesday night, extensive coverage of the u.s. midterm elections, starts at 5:00 p.m. eastern time, goes, of course, until we get the results until all is known, right here on cnn. now to iran, leaders there are holding anti-american protests, this one day before u.s. sanctions go into effect. the united states reinstating sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. president trump pulled out of that agreement earlier this year. the sanctions go into effect again monday. they take aim at iran's ports, ship builders and crucially its oil sector. cnn is live in iran. our senior international correspondent fred pleitgen in the ground in the nation's capital, tehran. what is the mood there among hard-liners and moderates who brokered the original deal ahead of the sanctions that are now looming?
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>> reporter: well, george, obviously with some of the rhetoric they have been hearing from president trump over the past couple of days in the run-up to the sanctions being put in place, there is a lot of anger toward president trump and the trump administration. but also especially at the demo we were at today, a lot of defiance as well. a lot of people saying they're going to stand up to the united states, they believe they can stand up to the united states and that they will see all of this through. there was a very, very angry mood there at the demonstration, a lot of posters depicting president trump in various poses and also iranian leaders essentially defeating president trump, being one of the themes as well. just yesterday, iran's supreme leader, he went on national television here and he came out with a very strong statement saying that he believes the u.s. is in decline and iran will persevere. here is what he said. >> translator: the u.s. is much weaker today than it was 40 years ago when the revolution was victorious. the power of the u.s. is on the decline. this is the important point.
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most of the world's politicians and global affairs analysts believe that the u.s. soft power is worn out. it is being destroyed. >> those are the words from the hard-liners, from the more conservative forces here in iran, george. of course, you were asking about the moderates as well, the government here under president hassan rouhani. they say they're going to see all of this through. so far they aren't buckling under any of the pressure they're feeling from the trump administration. but, of course, a lot of regular folks are quite concerned about the economic situation. there already has been a severe downturn with first group of sanctions that the u.s. put in place a couple of months ago with a lot of international companies pulling out. the currency plummeting, a lot of things getting more expensive. and a lot of iranians fear there could be more of the same with the new sanctions put in place. they're hedging some hopes on the fact that there seems to be
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some sanctions waivers the u.s. is willing to put in place. how far those will go for iran to be able to salvage some of the finances is up in the air so far. a lot of iranians are bracing for some pretty tough times ahead, george. >> a sense of theed ed imood o ground. fret pleitgen, thank you for the reporting. let's get some context of all of this with sanam, a senior consult research fellow, live in our london bureau. thank you for taking time with us. the strategy we're seeing by the trump white house, it seems to be focused on strangling the iranian economy and forcing that nation to make concessions. what is your view about this approach? >> i'm a bit doubtful that this approach is going to be successful because iran has been through many years of sanctions if not decades. the last round of sanctions from 2012 until the nuclear deal was signed in 2016 didn't
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necessarily result in a change of iranian behavior. iran came to the table because of calculations with regards to its nuclear program, not because of the economic pressure or because of its commitment to its regional activities. and the trump administration really believes that this hard nosed economic pressure is going to weaken iran internally and going to push iran to retreat. and evidence -- past evidence doesn't really prove that. >> and, look, there are certain nations that the u.s. has granted waivers to temporarily continue, but wind down doing business with iran. the eu nations there not part of the waivers. the eu planning to continue its relationships. does this undermine the u.s. approach toward isolating iran? >> definitely. this is not a similar situation as in 2012 which was a multilateral effort to bring iran back to the negotiating table. and to punish iran for its nuclear program. right now the trump
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administration is really operating all on its own and it had promised to bring iranian oil exports down to zero and it had been operating sort of as an island and it is recognizing very clearly by granting waivers that it can't operate and isolate iran unilaterally and it is only through multilateral partnerships that iran and the united states and the international community can come to the next agreement if they're going to get there. >> the tightening economy there in iran, how does that affect younger iranians, people who had some optimism about the previous nuclear deal that had really opened that nation to more investment, how does it affect moderates as well, people who pushed for this deal? >> i think that we really have to imagine how frustrated young iranians must feel today. they have grown up knowing nothing else than the islamic republic and voted two times now in overwhelming margins to support president rouhani and
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the iranian nuclear agreement which was designed to promote international agreements and engagement that would regenerate iran's economy and bring iran back, fully and gradually, and i think those are the points that i would really like to emphasize. they must be feeling so frustrated, so disappointed and hopeless, really that they're back on this hamster wheel with very few outlets. i think that anger is directed, of course, to the trump administration, and i'm sure people are also feeling deeply frustrated with our government at home and really don't know what to do. >> thank you for your time with chatham house live in our london bureau, we appreciate. >> thank you. >> new details coming to light about a man who opened fire at a florida yoga studio. some online videos and they provide clues. we have details on that. and honoring the victims of the picture synagogue shooting. mourners around the world holding memorials. stay with us.
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welcome back to "cnn newsroom." i'm george howell. we're learning more about a man who police say opened fire at a yoga studio in the state of
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florida. two women were killed friday in that shooting, five others were wounded. the new york times reports the 40-year-old suspect posted several racist and misogynist youtube videos back in 2014. our diane gallagher has more on the details. >> reporter: federal, state and local authorities are still trying to figure out what the connection is between the 40-year-old gunman and the people who were simply practicing yoga on a friday evening in tallahassee. now, according to authorities, 40-year-old scott beierle posed as a customer, that he was going to go in, take a class, and then began firing a handgun indiscriminately at people in that hot yoga studio. they say that some of the people who were in there trying to attack him before he turned the gun on himself, killing himself. now, there were six people who were shot, one person who was pistol whipped and two of those
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victims died, 61-year-old nancy van vessem, she was a doctor, an internist, the chief medical director at capital health plan, also part of the fsu faculty. and maura binkley, a 21-year-old double major, english and german, at florida state university. her sorority tridea delta posti that she was brave, bold and kind. she is from the atlanta area, graduated from dunnwoody high school just three years ago. and, again, they're trying to determine right now why. they do know he lived in deltona, florida. that he had served in the military in the past, and had attended fsu as well. in fact, tallahassee police had dealt with this man before, with phone calls and complaints about harr harassing young women there. he lived in deltona, florida, a
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four-hour drive to tallahassee, got a hotel room in tallahassee and at this point pleolice do n know why he came into the yoga studio, they're going through his social media, electronics and home back in deltona to try to find a connection. >> diane gallagher, thank you. a mayer from the u.s. state of utah has been killed while serving with the utah national guard in afghanistan. brent taylor had temporarily stepped down as mayor of north ogden to deploy for a fourth tour of duty. initial reports indicate taylor was killed in kabul saturday by a member of the afghan national defense and security forces. the attacker reportedly was killed by other afghan soldiers. taylor marked his 15th wedding anniversary last month, he leaves behind seven children. it has now been one week since the deadly shooting at a synagogue in pittsburgh, pennsylvania. jewish communities around the
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world came together for services this weekend remembering and honoring the 11 victims. in a sermon on saturday, a pittsburgh rabbi blamed politicians for a rise in divisive rhetoric he says that he told donald trump last week that hate speech leads to hateful actions. our alisyn cammarata spoke with him. >> are you scared when you see this building? >> no, no. i'm not scared. i'm angry. how dare you defile our holy space? i'm a witness. i'm a victim. i'm a survivor. and i'm also a pastor. i'm also a human. i stand here and i'm in pain. >> from pittsburgh and now to israel, a vigil held there, a show of solidarity for the victims. cnn's ian lee spoke with mourners there, many who had ties to pittsburgh.
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>> reporter: pittsburgh strong tonight, despite the steel city being thousands of miles away, couldn't be closer to their hearts. avi lost his uncle at the tree of life synagogue. when shots were heard, instead of hiding or trying to escape, uncle jerry ran toward the inferno, to assist the wounded, his nephew says. >> this is the single worst attack in american jewish history. >> reporter: it took a pittsburgher so far from home and feeling lost to rally the community. >> i felt like my heart had literally just been torn into two. my community, my home had just been ripped apart. >> reporter: her call was answered. but through the grief, a charge to politicians in this midterm season, to unite, not divide, not to single out what makes us different for political gain, but embrace our commonalities. >> there is such strength in
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america, such strength in americans and jews and non-jews, the muslim community raised so much money to help us out, there is beauty in america how other people can help jews when they don't have that everywhere else in the world. >> reporter: in the aftermath of terror attacks against jews overseas, many think of packing up. karen offers a pittsburgh lesson. >> i feel safe going back to the united states. but there is a huge tear in society, and the one thing that i think pittsburgh demonstrates to the world, a light unto the nations, is that a strong community is a fortification. >> reporter: a fortification no gun or hate can destroy. ian lee, cnn, israel. >> live around the world, and here in the united states, you're watching "cnn newsroom." still ahead, we talk a great deal about many of the races here in the u.s. midterms, but
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one in particular may hold a key to all the rest. we'll explain. plus, voter suppression, a serious concern of many voters, one group will tell us their take. stay with us. my name is jeff sheldon,
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coast to coast here in the united states, good morning, and to our viewers around the world, good day to you. you're watching "cnn newsroom" live from the atl. i'm george howell with the headlines we're following for you this hour. the u.s. president back on the campaign trail, drumming up support ahead of the midterm elections come tuesday. the outcome will widely be seen as a referendum on him. the u.s. president, and his presidency so far.
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all signs point to record turnout. as of friday, more than 27 million americans cast ballots in early voting. to iran, people there turned out for anti-u.s. protests. this ahead of the plan by the -- ahead of sanctions imposed by the u.s. to take effect on monday. iran's supreme leader slamming the united states for the sanctions. he tweeted the u.s. president has disgraced america's prestige and that america's power is in decline. and in new caledonia, a french island territory in the south pacific, it just wrapped up a historic vote for independence. the results being tabulated now. the vote caps tensions that lasted for decades between those loyal to the french government and those who prefer to strike out as the world's newest nation. obviously a lot of attention
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and focus on the midterm elections in the united states, just two days away. it means that campaigning across the country is at a fevered pitch, one of the tightest races in the state of missouri. that's where the democratic senator claire mccaskill is trying to fend off her republican challenger john hawley. josh hawley, i should say. they're contesting a seat that could swing control of the u.s. senate. it is so important the u.s. president went to missouri thursday to rally in support of hawley. and mr. trump will be back there on monday. our dana bash has more. >> reporter: democrat claire mccaskill rolling deep in rural conservative missouri in search of every possible vote to send her back to the senate. >> i mean, we're realists about this. it is not that anybody believes i'm going to be able to win jasper county. but you know what we can do, we can win a few more votes. i got news for you, it's close. >> reporter: in many ways it is a political miracle this two-term senate democrat even
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represents this red state president trump won by nearly 20 points. she first won in 2006, a democratic wave year. and again in 2012 after gop opponent todd akin talked of legitimate rape. >> health care is on the ballot. >> reporter: like many democrats in tough races, she tries to stay focused on health care and preserving obamacare's protections for pre-existing conditions. her gop opponent josh hawley says he supports them too, but he's part of a lawsuit that could strike down those protections. he's casting the race as a clear choice. >> we don't like the washington establishment, we think there needs to be a shake-up in both parties and voters were very adamant about that. and this campaign is really about that. >> reporter: hawley is a staunch trump support, elected missouri attorney general just two years ago. the blunt mccaskill regularly launches one liners at her 38-year-old ivy league educated challenger. >> as ronald reagan said, i'm not going to -- i'm going to try
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not to hold his youth and education against him. >> reporter: she's running on experience, but running from the left wing of her own party. >> it may irritate some of you in this room that i am proud that i'm a moderate. there may be people in this room that think i am not liberal enough to carry the banner of this party. >> reporter: you have the radio ad out saying you're not one of those crazy democrats. >> claire is not one of those crazy democrats. she works right in the middle and finds compromise. >> reporter: what does that mean? >> the crazy democrats are the people who are getting in the face of elected officials in restaurants and screaming at them, the crazy democrats is whoever put a swastika on one of josh hawley's signs in rural missouri. that's the kind of stuff i'm talking about. the extreme stuff. >> stop nancy pelosi, claire mccaskill and the radical left from passing your social agenda.
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>> reporter: tying her to liberal democratic leaders is the centerpiece of hawley's campaign, seizing on her votes against both the president trump's supreme court nominees. >> that was a big deal? that could make a difference? >> yes. >> in what way? >> i think voters were so appalled by what they -- just appalled by the smear campaign. >> reporter: did say how she would vote before the hearing? >> you're right. she was honest in saying she is voting against justice kavanaugh because he was a conservative. >> reporter: she said she voted no because kavanaugh has supported unlimited campaign cash. >> i would be a big hypocrite if i voted for kavanaugh because of dark money. >> reporter: she is make an effort to connect with trump voters she needs to win in other ways. like on immigration. >> the impression he's giving missourians that somehow the democrats are in favor of our border being overrun. i am not. i support the president 100% doing what he needs to do to secure the border. >> reporter: rallying supporters
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to get out the vote, the democrat reminds them she's beaten missouri's odds before. >> because of all of you, and your commitment, they're going to say, that claire mccaskill, she's done it again. >> reporter: dana bash, cnn, kansas city, missouri. >> thank you so much, dana. so the question, what would happen if democrats take the majority of the house of representatives or even the senate? our tom foreman takes a look at the possible outcomes there. >> all sorts of legislation that republicans are counting on from the u.s. house of representatives under this republican president could be up in the air if democrats take control of that chamber. plans for immigration reform, new trade deals, maybe changes to welfare and social security too or even new tax cuts could come to a grinding halt and be dependent on democratic support to get started again. and if the democrats flipped the u.s. senate, well, the courts could be facing a very different situation. right now, the president is
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marching conservative judges on to benches all across this country, but from the supreme court on down, that too could stop unless he were willing to pick more moderate judges. of course the president could have much bigger problems if the democrats get either chamber they could reinvigorate all sorts of investigations into his administration. that means investigations into things like the election meddling by the russians, conflicts of interest, allegations of misuse of tax money, sexual assault allegations, controversial policies, all of it, they could touch on the idea of going after an impeachment of this president. doesn't mean they would get it, it certainly doesn't mean they could get a conviction out of it. but it could all prove very time consuming and embarrassing for the president, and it could all start in the midterm elections. >> tom foreman, thank you. now let's talk about the midterms with natasha lindh gov.
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thank you for your time today. >> thank you. >> so the u.s. president focusing in on fears around the migrant caravan, it is literally a moving target for him, thousands of men, women and children trying to make their way north toward the u.s. border with mexico. he's talking immigration, natasha, over some really positive job numbers that just came out that any other previous administration might have seized on. what do you make of this strategy? >> well, i mean, any politician or president you would think when they would want to focus on the economy, and that the fact that the economy is doing not just jobs, lowest unemployment rate in a long time, but that the economy seems to be doing well, but trump wants to cater to his voters, and he wants to play to their fears. and the image of that -- that plays on fox news almost daily of this caravan coming, that there are invaders that are
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coming to the country, and that he's going to protect them from these invaders seems to really resonate with his supporters. and he's banking on the idea that that's what is going to actually bring them to the polls, the fear that if they don't, something is going to happen. and the issue with that, though, is that this is something, you know, focusing on fear tactics and this caravan doesn't play very well within independents, and actually repels the democrats. and so the question always is, for the democrats, will the democrats actually get their supporters to come to the polls to vote? >> it is interesting. there was also that ad that the president was trying to run on cnn, cnn didn't run it, it was one of those things, looks like a duck, quacks look a duck, might be racist, it was racist and we didn't run it. the midterm elections shaping up to be a referendum on donald trump while some think it could be great voter turnout, the
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stakes are high, more than 400 seats in play in both the house and the senate. dozens of governor seats at stake including here in the state of georgia where the state secretary of state brian kemp is in a tight race against stacey abrams who would be the first black woman to become a governor in the united states. one big concern, though, here in georgia, and especially among many african-american voters, the issue of voter suppression. i want you to listen to a bit of a conversation that i had way group of voters here, trying to get the word out about challenges around voting. >> we say we want people to vote. but then we put the barriers out. >> as communities of color, there is the photo i.d., there is the cross check, matching -- there is the exact social security match that is precinct consolidation. >> an extra layer that 20 years ago voters weren't having to go through those hoops. >> personally myself, from a
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plantation, we determined we're not going back. >> that statement there from joe beasley, a civil rights leader here in atlanta, saying we will not go back. but with georgia's secretary of state being sued for policies that restrict the vote, how big of an impact could voter suppression have here and in other states? >> well, voter registration laws in the u.s. are -- have always been very problematic and in this midterm there are eight states with new voter registration laws, which creates all kinds of confusion. and just to look at the case of georgia, they have this exact match protocol, which means that your voting records have to match exactly the government records. and if there is any kind of typo or error, that can prevent someone from actually voting and having their say. we also are seeing that there are four states that are really aggressively purging voters with out of date registration, which is perfectly legal, but this is going to be really problematic
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if they do it accidentally and there could be many cases of people that have been accidentally purged and then not able to vote. >> we talked about republicans, let's talk about democrats now. the topics they're seizing on. what are the policies that they're running on or are they running against the u.s. president and between those two themes, which motivates voters more? >> well, i think the democrat s can't ignore the fact that trump is a very -- his approval rating is around 40% which is very low. trump is always going to be a big issue. but what the democrats are trying to focus on is health care. and they are focusing on this particular issue because it is incredibly important to voters. voters were worried about all kinds of things that may happen if the republicans maintain control of the senate and the house regarding what could
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happen to the health care situation in the united states. and if they continue to focus on this, and to have a clear message, it looks like for the democrats they will be able to take the house. of course the senate is very up in the air, but it is likely to go to -- to remain with the republicans. >> natasha lindhstat, we appreciate your time and perspective live for us in england, we appreciate it and we'll stay in touch with you. >> thank you. u.s. voters are gearing up for tuesday's midterm elections. but the weather could certainly be an impact there. we'll have election day forecast expectations. stay with us. hey there people eligible for medicare.
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we have been talking a lot about the midterm elections and, you know what, the weather could certainly play a factor in parts of the united states. our meteorologist derek van dam is here to tell us about it. derek? >> every state east of the mississippi river could see rainfall on tuesday. of course, being election day in the united states, we also know
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that there is a correlation between bad weather, disruption in weather and voter suppression there because -- suppressing voter turnout, i should say. there has been that link, they know that it happens. and especially when you get the chance of severe weather, so unfortunately that is what is expected to take place, especially across the tennessee and ohio river valleys. let me spell it all out for you. here is the election day storm forecast. we're starting really monday night and into early tuesday morning. so we have a storm system that is developing across the tennessee river valley. we have two collisions of air masses, cold air behind our cold front, and warm humid air ahead of it, starting to draw up moisture from the gulf of mexico. collision of air masses creates our severe thunderstorm chances. so heading to the polls, perhaps in nashville, all the way to indianapolis, it will be tricky. on the back side of that system, it will be cold enough to see snowfall in the upper midwest as well. there is our severe weather threat, monday, as we advance this a little closer into the day on tuesday, it races
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eastward, there is a line of showers and storms and we see our severe chances basically from atlanta all the way to the nation's capital. the potential for severe storms expected for that area. so just highlighting these in detail, look monday night into tuesday, memphis, oxford, nashville, birmingham, montgomery, tornadoes, damaging wind, and hail. we have a moderate risk of severe weather. then as that cold front advances eastward on election day, again, this is monday night into tuesday, this is where we're expecting the severe weather to set up for the day on tuesday afternoon. specifically. so look out north georgia, to the carolinas, all the way to maryland, that's where we're expecting our chance of severe weather to advance eastward with our cold front. the bottom line here is that there say lot of precipitation over the next couple of days, hefty amount of rain expected across the tennessee river valley, could exceed 2 to 4 inches. what is that? shading of white? potential for snowfall on the back side of the system. so just west of chicago, the plains, we have the potential maybe of upwards of 4 to 5
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inches of snow over the next several days. this is going to impact our temperatures as well across the great lakes, all the way to the new england coastline, temperatures cooling off, feeling more winter-like as you head into the windy city. tuesday's forecast election day 49 degrees, there is our rainfall, and behind our cold front we drop into the 30s. near freezing to start off next weekend. new york, a little bump in our temperatures for the day on tuesday, ahead of the cold front. but look at that chance of thunderstorms, and then we cool things off and really cool those temperatures right into the 50s, well below average for the big apple for the rest of the workweek. just interesting that so many locations, so many states east of the mississippi have chances of rain. and that connection between lower voter turnout because of that rain. >> well, you know, people think about standing out in the lines, and, you know, if the weather is bad, yeah. >> no one wants to do it, as long as you plan ahead. >> derek, thank you very much. still ahead here on "newsroom," they say a house
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divided cannot stand, but what if it is political and it involves an outspoken trump staffer? we'll take a look next. today is the day you're going to get motivated...
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welcome back to "newsroom." the white house counselor kellyanne conway, one of president trump's most loyal defenders and lately she might have to defend him from someone very close to home, her own husband. jeanne moos takes a look at an intriguing family feud there. >> reporter: some families feud against other families. >> welcome back to celebrity "family feud." >> reporter: this is an internal family feud. she is the president's pit bull. >> how dare you? >> how dare you. >> no, how dare you. >> reporter: while her husband, the guy holding her coat, is also holding president trump's feet to the fire. writing critical op-eds and essays and especially tweets describing the president's positions using words like absurd, flabbergast iing. >> what is up with your husband's tweets? >> it is fascinating to me that cnn would go there.
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it is now fair game what people's -- how people's spouses and significant others may differ. it was meant to harass and embarrass, but let me tell you something -- >> absolutely. >> reporter: kellyanne said of her husband's anti-trump tweeting, i think it is disrespectful, i think it disrespects his wife. >> i see my kellyanne, oh, kellyanne. >> reporter: no disrespect from her boss, who sends her out to fight the lions. >> there is no den she will not go into. >> reporter: imagine the den at home when she gets back from work. george conway is a respected lawyer, and conservative who once represented paula jones in her case against bill clinton. sometimes george's tweets inspire uninvited relationship advice, like divorce her, george, and you and melania should start a chat room for
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useless spouses. this political odd couple turned their marriage into a cottage industry of commentary and books. >> james and i needed space. mostly from each other. >> reporter: at least george probably hasn't stopped holding kellyanne's coat, even if the fur is flying. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> now to another couple, bri n britain's prince charles and the duchess of corn wall, touring commonwealth nations in west africa, the prince's first tour since he was named -- the couple visited giambiia and will wrap up their trip in nigeria. thank you for being with us for this hour of the "cnn newsroom." i'm george howell at the cnn center in atlanta. my colleague bianca nobilo is on deck next hour. live from london. you're watching cnn, the world's news leader.
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u.s. president donald trump rallies supporters in the final days before what some experts say will be one of the most polarized elections in american history. plus, thousands of iranians march against the u.s. after president trump slaps iran with renewed sanctions. we'll have a report from tehran. also this hour, simulated battles to tackle cyberhacking. one city is testing fake scenarios of spreading misinformation that could become real. hello and welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm bianca

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