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irrigation and i think the country will always be grateful. [applause] but to nightclub is really not a night for speeches one-two cent a young message - - a message to the young people of america. i remain absolutely convinced that we are a rising nation, with extraordinarily difficult periods to not be deterred kept away from public service with the ugliness of politics i will serve and try to find ways to help people die a happy to be in the grandchild business and finding ways to help the others but i urge the young people of this country to
participate in the political process and needs your idealism, your drive and conviction and congratulations to governor clinton and his running mate senator al gore and to each and every one of view you have then by my side for every political battle god bless the united states of america. thank you very much thank you very much. ♪ t6. [applause] ♪ >> wait just a minute. first thing we want to do is
team up together that work now. right? to make some changes in 1994, right? >> time is precious metal want to waste any time we have to work together to make it work. i will talk about that we have work to do right away. our country needs all of our help. all of you who are here tonight and come together across the nation starting last february you did something everybody said could not be done. if you came together to take your country back clacks.
[applause] you'd gave washington a laser light message to listen to the people. [applause] you have done an incredible job with the type of what the founders established from the people you have changed this country. i compliment you edit was brilliant the way that you did. [applause] as asset all along with a grain of sand in the oyster retakes the western and outcomes of pearl.
it is betting grain of sand it has been an honor to be your grade of cnw will continue to work together in the future. vary enough? [cheers and applause] the american people as spoken comedy have chosen governor clinton. congratulations. [booing] no no no. wait. we are only going to make it work if they work together so let's give governor clinton a big round of applause. [applause] thank you forget the election. it is behind us. of hard work is in front of us. we must all work together.
>> thank you. >> t20. [applause] he whether greatest people on the face of the year as the favorite just put our differences aside we can rebuild and eliminate the deficit and most importantly to have that american dream to our children. [applause] and to reform our government that is so damaging to all of us. from the millions of volunteers as long as the lead in one of the happiest memories of my life will be
the memory of working with you. the nicest honor i will ever receive in my life. thank you very much and. [cheers and applause] there are people here tonight and across the country who literally took everything had seven days a week to take the country back to pay the debt and what you to know how proud i am of you and how much for the tremendous effort to you have made.
god bless you. thank you very much. [cheers and applause] [applause] just the beginning that the next that is to take our energy to harness. time is not our friend. it is our enemy. we need to work together and work with a new demonstration to give the effort to get the problem solved now so if we do the country benefits and everybody wins.
and then you are getting frustrated that your candidate did not win. but with that talent you ad displayed the local n neighborhood level every single school across the country. [cheers and applause] the fact we go anywhere any time to help the administration as an organization does not mean the known blood is stands for.
>> we will never change that one filter. that is good for our country . to get through the filter with that enormous ability that you have. but the main thing is so please don't feel they were powerless. with the enormous voice of the country. you are a force for the children and our country. [applause]
the impact throughout our country. the best citizen front of us believe me this is now time to do get discouraged this is the time to redouble the efforts to work with the nude ministrations to make sure that our cities that gleam on human tears that every child is only limited by his order dreams and the
my fellow americans with high hopes the american people have voted for a new beginning. [cheers and applause] this election is a clarion call for our country to take the challenges from the end of the cold war the beginning of this century. did to have an opportunity to our people to manpower our people to take more responsibility. to face problems too long ignored from the environment
to those economic giants. end perhaps most important of all to bring together like never before. and strengthen the world that is ever smaller. to be all part of america's family. [cheers and applause] hopes -- i want to thank my family, my wife without a her i would not be here tonight. [cheers and applause] rival -- and surely one of the greatest first lady's in history.
and brother and stepfather my mother-in-law and father-in-law and my brother-in-law and my sister-in-law who went across this country to stock up for me. i love them. and. [applause] i want to thank the people of this wonderful small state. [cheers and applause] time after time the arkansas travelers exploded to tell people the truth and how we pull together and what we can do as a nation.
the best negative fanned cabinet you can imagine to make up the state and even when we were not here we continued to lead with job growth and keeping taxes and spending down to show we could do to move forward. [applause] i but to thank the people, the friends of bill and hillary. i will never forget you from our friends of a lifetime n the people headed by our chairman the new blood and direction for congress. and finally, the members of my brilliant aggressive unconventional campaign staff.
call, a real congratulations ahead and offered to work with me to keep our democracy running to have been important transition provide $1 the to join with me to express our gratitude to president bush for his lifetime of public service from the time he was a young soldier enrolled or to to bring about the end of the cold war to the victory of the gulf war to the grace of which he conceded the results tonight and in the finest american tradition. give that family a hand. [applause] and the offer to work with us that perhaps the most important that we in a stand
here in is the reform of the political system. to have more influence to the kind of people that are in the crowd tonight. and finally let me say how profoundly indebted ibm. beyond the wonderful people that work with this administration to keep our government going, i have to say a special word of thinks to my magnificent running mate senator al gore. [cheers and applause] [chanting]
children, has a brother-in-law and his wonderful parents. they made about as many votes in some states as we did. i think we carried every state that they campaign them. their percentage was the best of all. i want to say that we have established a partnership in this campaign that we will continue in the new administration. for if we have learned anything in the world today, it is that we can accomplish more by teamwork it, working together, bringing out the best in all the people we seek. we will seek the best and most able, most committed people through out this country this country to be a part of our team. we will ask the democrats who believe in our cost to come forward. we will look to come among the ranks of independents and republicans who want to roll up their sleeves, be part of a new partnership and get on with the business of dealing with this nation's problems. let mac my fellow americans, if
this victory was more than a victory of party, it was a victory for the people. the people who work hard and play by the roads. a victory for the people who feel left out and left it behind but want to do better. a victory better. a victory for the people who are ready to compete and win and the global economy who needs a government who needs a hand up not a handout. that is what we offer and that is what tomorrow we will begin to work to provide to all of you. today, the steelworker in the stenographer, the teacher and the nurse, has a much as much power in our democracy as the president, the the billionaire, the governor. you all spoke with the goal voices for change. tomorrow we will try to give you that. you can trust us to wake up every day remembering the people we saw in the bus trips. the people we saw the town meetings.
the people we touched at the rally. the people who had never voted before and the people have not voted in 20 years. the people have not voted for a democrat. the people have given up hope. all of them are saying we want our future back and i intend to future back and i intend to help a give it to you. [applause] i say to all of those who voted for us, this was a remarkable coalition for change. many of you had to put aside this or that personal ambition to be a part of a broad, deep, deep, commitment to change this country. i ask you to keep that amendment as we move from election to a governing. we need more than ever for those of you said let's put the the public interest over personal interest to keep it right there for four years so we can turn this country around. [applause] i say to all of those who voted for mr. bush or mr. perrault,
those who voted for the president, those who voted for ross perot, i know you love your country too. i ask you to listen to the voice of your leaders, i ask you to join with us in creating a reunited states. a united country with a new sense of patriotism to face the challenges of this new time. we need your help to. we will do our best to deserve it. [applause] when we seek to offer young people of the money to borrow the money they need to go to college and the challenge to pay back to national service. when we challenge the drug companies, the providers and the consumers the government to give us a new healthcare system, system, when we offer those on welfare new opportunity the challenge to move to work, when we ask companies to take the incentives we offer to put american people to work and export american products not american jobs, all of this is a part of a new patriotism to lift our people up and enable us to live to the fullest of our potential. [applause] i accept tonight responsibility that you have given me to be the
leader of this, the greatest country in human history. [applause] i accept it with a full heart and a joy spirit. but i ask you to be americans again too. to be interested not just in getting better and giving. not just in placing blame but now, and and resuming responsibility. not just in looking out for yourselves, but in looking out for others too. in this very place, one year and one month ago today, i said we need more than a loss, new promises and new programs. we need a new spirit of community. i sense that we are all in this together. if we have no sense of community the american dream will continue to wither. our destiny is bound up with the destiny of every american. we are all in this together. we will rise or fall together.
that has been my message to the american people for the past 13 months and it will be my message for the next four years. together, we can do it. together we can make the country that we love everything it was meant to be. i still believe in a place called hope. god bless america. thank you all. [applause] >> more victory and concession speech is from past presidential candidates in a moment. the nixon presidential library sent out this tweet. it is a super eight film of the president and mrs. nixon voting in 1972. here is some of it. [inaudible] [inaudible]
location at the hillary clinton and donald trump election night headquarters and watch victory and concession speeches and key senate house and governor races. starting live at 8:00 p.m. eastern and throughout wednesday. watch live tonight on c-span onto main @c-span.org or listen to live coverage using the free c-span radio app. >> on c-span2 we will simulcast the canadian broadcasting corporation's coverage of the u.s. election. that gets underway at 8:00 p.m. eastern. >> yesterday, the day before election date more people had already voted in florida than did in that state during the entire disputed 2000 election. that, according to early voting data. the voting data. the winning margin in the 2000 election came down to 537 voters in florida who backed republican governor george w. bush of texas over democratic vice president, al gore. here are the concession. here the concession and victory speeches in that race. >> good evening.
just moments ago i spoke with george w. bush and congratulated him on becoming the 43rd c president of the united states. i promised him that i would nott call him back this time.t i offered to meet with him as soon as possible so that we can start to heal the divisions of the campaign and the contest through which we just passed. almost a century and a half ago, senator stephen douglas told abraham lincoln who had defeated him for the presidency, partisan feelings must yield to patriotism. i am with you mr. president and you.nossed in that same spirit, i say to president-elect to bush, that what remains a partisan rank must not be put aside and may god bless his stewardship ofed this country. neither he nor i anticipated this a long and difficult road. certainly neither of neither of us wanted it to happen. yet it came and now it has ended, resolved as it must be resolved through the honored democracy.d lawoured
over the library of one of our great law schools is and screamed the motto, not not oudermanned but under god in law. that is the ruling principle of american freedom, the source of our democratic liberties. i've tried to make it mike i trust this contest as it hase ps guided america's deliberations of all of the issues of the past five weeks. now, the u.s. supreme court hase spoken. let there be no doubt, while i strongly disagree with the court's decision, i accept it. i accept the finality of this outcome which will be ratified next monday in the electoral college. c tonight, for the sake of our unity of the people in the strength of our democracy ip offer my concession. i also accept my responsibility which i will diss charge unconditionally to honor the new president-elect and help him bring americans together in
fulfillment of the great vision that our declaration of independence defined in that our constitution affirms in defense. let me say how grateful i am 12 those who supported me and supported the cause for which we have fought. tipper and i feel a deep gratitude for joe and -- lieberman who brought passion and high purpose or partnership and opened new doors, not just our campaign for our country..el this has been an extraordinary election. in one of god's overseen paths, this belatedly broken impasse can point us all to a new common ground, for its very closeness can serve to remind us that we are one people with a shared history and a shared destiny. fought, indeed, that history gives us many examples of context is highly debated and fiercely thought with their own resolunges to the popular will. other disputes have dragged on for weeks before reaching resolution.anq
each time, both of victor and the vanquished have read excepted the result peacefully and in the spirit of reconciliation. so let it be with us. i know many of my supporters are disappointed, i am too. but our disappointment must be overcome by our love of country. i say to our fellow members of the world community, let no one see this contest is a sign of american weakness. the strength of american democracy has shown most clearly through the difficulty that it can overcome. some have expressed concern thah unusual nature of this election might hamper the next president and the conduct of his office. i do not believe it need be so.nai president-elect bush inherits a nation who citizens will be ready to assist him in the conduct of his large responsibility. i personally will be at hisstoo disposal, and i call on all americans, i particularly urge
all who stood with us to unite behind our next president. this is america. just as we fight hard when thes stakes are high, we close rings and come together when the contest is done. while there will be time enough to debate our continuing differences, now is the time to recognize that that what unites us is greater than that whatil divides us. while we yet hold and do not yield our opposing belief, there is a higher duty than the one we go to political party. this is america and we put country before party. we will stand together behind. our new president. as for what i will do next, i don't know the answer yet. like many of you i'm looking foe to spending the holidays with family and old friends. i know i will spend time in tennessee and mend some fences, literally and figuratively.
some of that, is whether i have any regret. i do have one regret. i did not get the chance to stay and fight for the american people over the next four years. especially for those who need burdens that lifted and barriers removed. especially for those who feel their voices have not been heard. i heard you. i will not forget.. i have seen america in this campaign and i like what i see. it is worth fighting for and that is a fight i will never stop. as for the battle that endss, tonight, i do believe as myso father once said that no matter how hard the loss, defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out. so for me this campaign and sayi it began.ser with the love of tipper and our family. with faith in god and ie the country i have been so proud to serve, from vietnam to the vice presidency.
with gratitude toward truly*campaign staff and volunteers including all of those who worked so hard inn florida for thenow last 3060s. now, the political struggle iscm over. we turn again to the unending struggle for the common good of all americans and for those multitudes around the world who look to us for leadership in the cause of freedom.r in the words of our great ham, america, america, let us crown the good with brotherhood fromfi sea to shining sea. and now my friends in a phrase i addressed to others, it is time for me to go. thank you, and good, and good night, and god bless america. [applause] >> thank you. thank you very much. good evening my fellowry americans. i appreciate so very much the opportunity to speak with you tonight. mr. speaker, lieutenant governor, friends, distinguished guests, our country has been
through along and trying. time with the outcome of the election not finalized fornt longer than any of us could ever imagine. vice president gore and i put our hearts in hopes into our campaigns, we both gave it our all. we shared similar emotions so i understand how difficult this moment must be for vice president gore and his family. he has a distinguished record of service to our country as a congressman, senator, and a vico president. this evening i received the gracious call from the vice president, we agreed agreed to meet early next week inre washington and we agree to a do our best to heal our country after this hard-fought contest. tonight, i want want to thank all of the thousands of volunteers and campaign workers who worked so hard on my behalf.
i also salute the vice president and his supporters for waging a spirited campaign. i think him for a call that i know is difficult to make. laura and i wish the vice president and senator lieberman and their families the very best.tul i have a lot to be think before tonight. i'm thankful for america.ful wa i'm thankful that we were able to resolve our electoral differences in a peaceful way. i'm thankful to the american people for the great privilege of being able to serve as yourt. next president. i want to thank my wife and our daughters for their love. laura's active involvement as for slater has made texas a better place and she will be a wonderful first lady of america. [applause]
i am proud to have dick cheney by my side and america will be proud to have him as our next vice president. [applause]ip tinai, chose to speak from the chamber of the texas house of representatives because it has been home to bipartisan cooperation. here in a place where democrats have the majority, republicans and democrats have worked together to do what is right for the people we represent. we have had spirited disagreements and in the end we found constructive consensus.ol
it's an expanse i carry with me, an an example i will always follow.o intdu i wanted thank you house speaker pete laney, a democrat who introduced me today. i want to want to thank the legislators from both political parties with whom i have worked. across the hall in our texas capital is the state senate, i cannot help but think of our mutual friend, the former democrat lieutenant governor,d bob bullock. his love for texas and his ability to work in a bipartisan way continue to be a model for all of us. [applause] the spirit of cooperation i have seen in this whole is what is needed in washington, d.c. it is the challenge of oururmust moment. after a difficult election we must put politics behind us and
work together to make the promise of america available for every one of our citizens. i am optimistic that we can change the tone in washington,fr d.c. i believe things happen for a reason. i hope the long wait at the last five weeks will heighten a desire to move beyond the bitterness and partisanship of the recent past. our nation must rise above aes d house divided. americans share hopes, goals, values far values far more important than any political disagreements. republicans want the best foro our nation and so do democrats. our votes may differ but not ou hopes. i know america wants. reconciliation and unity, i know americans want progress and we must seize this moment and deliver.
together, guided by spirit of common sense, courtesy, and common goals we can unite and inspire the american citizens. together we will work to make all of our public schools excellent. teaching every student of every background and every accent is so that no child is left behind. together we will save social security and renew its promise of a secure retirement for generations to come.en together we will strengthen medicare and offer prescription drug coverage to all of our seniors. together we will give americanst the broad, fair, fiscally responsible tax relief they deserve. together we will have a bipartisan foreign policy true to our values and true to our friends. we will have a military equal to every challenge and superior to every adversary.st together, we we will address some of society's deepest problems, one person at a time
by encouraging and empowering the good hearts and good works of the american people. this is the essence ofis compassionate conservatism and it will be a foundation of my administration. are these priorities are not merely republican concerns are democratic concerns, they are american responsibilities. during the fall campaign we differed about the details of these proposals but there was remarkable consensus about the important issues before us. excellent schools, retirement and health security, tax relief, a strong military, a more civild society. we discussed our differences, now it is time to find common ground and build consensus tot make america a beacon of opportunity in the 21ststic this century.r future i'm optimistic this can happen. our future demands it.
our history proves it. 200 years ago and the election of 1800 america faced anotherpr close presidential election, a tie in the electoral college but the outcome in the hands of congress. after six days of voting and 36 ballots, the house of representatives elected thomas jefferson, the third president of the united states. that election brought election brought the first transfer of power from one party to another in our new democracy. shortly after the election jefferson in the letter titled, reconciliation and reform, wroth this.el the static character of our countrymen as a rock to which we may safely more. unequivocal in principle, reasonable and manner, we should be able to help to do a great deal of good to the cause of freedom and harmony.ter 200 years have only strengthened the steady character of america. and so as we begin the work of
healing our nation, tonight i call upon the character.h respect for each other, respect for differences, generosity of spirit, and a willingness to work hard and work together to solve any problem. and something else i ask you, to ask every american, i ask i ask for you to pray for this great nation. i ask you for prayers for leaders from both parties. i think you for your prayers for me and my family. i ask you to pray for vice president gore and his family. i have faith that with god's help we, as, as a nation will move forward together. as one nation, indivisible. together, we will create an america that is open so that every citizen has access to the american dream. an america that is educated, so every child has the keys to realize that tree. party.
in an america that is united in our diversity and shared american values that are larger than racer party. i was not elected to serve one party, but to serve one nation. the president of the united states is the president of every single american, of every race, and every background. whether you voted for me or not, i will will do my best to serve your interests. i will work to earn yourded respect. i will be guided by president jefferson sense of purpose to stand for principle, to be reasonable and manner, and above all to do great good for the cause of freedom and harmony. the presidency is more than an honor, it is more than an office, it is a charge to keep an eye will give it my all. thank you you very much. god bless america.
[applause] >> c-span, where history unfolds it daily. in 1979 c-span was created as a public service by america's cable television companies. it is brought to today by your cable or satellite provider. >> we will have more victory and concession speeches in just a minute. our live coverage of campaign 2016 will continue at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span watch the results and be part of the national conversation about the outcome. we'll be on location at the hillary clinton and donald trump election at headquarters. we'll watch a victory and concession speech is in key house and senate races. watch live on c-span on demand at c-span.org, or listen using the free c-span radio app.
>> as he spent two we simulcast the canadian broadcasting corporation's coverage of the election. that gets underway at 8:00 p.m. eastern. >> a usa today story about when today's election will be called talks about the 2004 race between republican george w. bush and democrat, john kerry. the story says it comes down to ohio which was too close to call. despite a 140,000 call. despite a 140,000 vote lead for mr. bush. john kerry had hoped that uncounted provisional ballots would make it the winter and decided early the next morning not to can see. at 11:02 a.m. on wednesday, november 3, 2004 he called george w. bush to concede the race after looking to concede the race after looking at updated voting numbers in ohio. here are the two in their public ooncession and victory speeches. >> thank you so much. you just have no idea how that
warming and how generous that h welcome is. your love is, your affection, and i am gratified be it. i am sorry i am sorry that we got here a little bit late and a little bit short. earlier today i spoke to president bush and i offered him and laura our congratulations on their victory. we had a good conversation.d we talked about the danger of division in our country and the need, the desperate need forha unity, for finding the common ground, and coming together. today, i hope today, i hope that we can begin the healing. [applause] in america, it is vital that every vote counts and that evere vote to be counted. but the outcome should be decided by voters. up not a protracted legal process. i would not not give up this fight if there was a chance that
we would prevail but it is now clear that even when all the provisional ballots are counted, which they will be, there will not be enough outstanding votes for us to be able to win ohio. therefore, we cannot win this election. my friends, it was here that we began our campaign for thehe presidency. all we had was hope in a vision for a better america. it was a privilege and a gift tt spend two years traveling this country coming to know so many of you. i wish that i could just wrap you in my arms and embrace each and every one of you individually all across this nation. i think you from from the bottom of my heart. [applause]
[inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] >> we still got your back. t >> thank you ma'am., >> i assure you, you watch, i will still have yours. [applause] just i will always be particularly grateful for the colic that you just heard from who became my a partner, my very close friend, and an extraordinary leader,
john edwards. i think him. [applause] [inaudible] [inaudible] >> john and i would be the first to tell you that we oh so much to our families. they are here with us today. they were with us every single step of the way. they sustained us. they went out on their own and they multiplied our campaign all across this country. o no one did this with more grace, courage, and candor that i love, then my wife tresa. [applause]
[inaudible] [inaudible]e t >> our children were there every single step of the way. it was unbelievable. vanessa, alex, chris, andre, and john for my family and elizabeth edwards who is so remarkable and so strong and so smart. [applause] johnny and kate who went out there on her own just like my daughters did. also, emma,dtst t claire, and jack who were up at beyond their bedtime last night like a lot of us. [applause] i want to thank our crewmates
and my friends from 35 years ago, that great band of brothers who crisscross this country this country might be half or 2004. [applause] [inaudible] they had the courage to speak the truth back then and they spoke it again this year. for that i will forever be grateful. thanks also as i look around here to friends and family of a lifetime. some from college, friends made all across the years and then all across the miles of this campaign. you are are so special.
you brought the gift of your passion for our country and the possibilities of change and that will stay with us and with this country forever. thanks to democrats and republicans and independents who stood with us that everyone who voted, no matter who their candidate was. thanks to my absolutely unbelievable dedicated staff led by a wonderful campaign manager, mary beth cahill. job [applause] [applause] [applause]there's s there's so much written about campaigns and there's so much that americans never get to see.
i wish they could all spend a day on the campaign and see how hard these folks work to make america better. it is a non-believable contribution toward democracy and a gift to everybody, but especially me. i'm grateful to each and everyone of you. i think your families and i thank you for your sacrifices you have made.all acro t to all of the volunteers across this country who gave so much of themselves, thank you to william field, a six-year-old who corrected six collected $680, one quarter and 1 dollar at a time selling bracelets to help change america. [applause]hael thanks to michael benson from florida who i spied in a ropeedt line holding a container of money who rated his piggy bank who wanted to contribute. all
[applause]f the i think of the brigades and students of people young and old who took time to travel, time off for some of their vacation and wi time to work in states far and wide. they braved at the hot days of summer in the cold days of the fall and winter to knock on doors because they were determined to open the doors of opportunity to all americans.ut they worked their hearts out. i wish you know how much i could have brought this race home to you, for them. i say to them now, don't lose faith. you d what you did made a difference. building on itself. [applause]
building on itself we go on to make a difference another day. i promise you, that time will come. the time will come, the election will come where your work in your ballots will change the world. it is worth fighting for. [applause] i want to especially say to then american people, in this journey you have given me the honor and the gift of listening and learning from you. i have visited your homes, your churches, your community halls, i have heard your stories, i know your struggles, i know your hopes. they are know your hopes. they are a part of me now. i will never forget you and i will never stop fighting for you.. [applause]
[applause]n i you may not understand completely in what ways, but it is true when i say to you that you have taught me and testedlim me, you have lifted me up any have made me stronger. vi i did my best to express myor vision and my hopes for america. we worked hard and we fought hard. i wish that things had turned out differently. in an american election there are no losers, whether whether or not our candidates are successful the next morning, we
all wake up as americans. [applause] that is the greatest privilege on the most remarkable good fore fortune that can come to us on earth. with that gift also comes. recrgation. we are required now to work together for the good of our country. in the days ahead we must find a common cause. we must join in, and effort effort without remorse or incrimination, without anger or rancor, america is in need of unity and longing for a larger measure of compassion. i hope that president bush will advance those values in the coming years.o
i pledge to do my part to to try to bridge the partisan divide. i know this is a difficult time for my supporters. i ask them, all of you, to join me in doing that. now, more than ever with our soldiers in harms way we must stand together and succeedd in iraq and win the war on terror. i will do everything terror. i will do everything in my power to ensure that my party, a proud democratic party, stands and true to our best hopes and ideals. i believe that what we started in this campaign will not attend here. [applause] our fight goes on to put americg back to work to make our economy a great engine of job growth.ro our fight goes on to make affordable healthcare and accessible right to all americans, not a privilege. our
fight goes on to protect the environment to achieve the quality, to quality, to push tht frontiers of science and discovery and to restore america's reputation in thei bee world. i believe all of this will happen and sooner than we may think.k. because we are america and america always moves forward. [applause] represuse] i have been honored to represent the citizens of this, and while in the united states senate now for 20 years.t i pledge to them in the years ahead i will fight on for the people in the principles that i have learned and lived with here in massachusetts. i am proud of what we stood for in this campaign and of what we accomplish. when we began nobody thought it was possible to even make this a close close race.
but we stood for real change, change that would make a real difference of a life of our e nation and the lives of our families. we defined that choice to america. i will never forget the wonderful people who came to our rallies and stood in our rope lines, who put their hopess in our hands, in her hands, who invested in each and every one of us. i saw them the truth that america is not only great, but it is good. [applause] so with a grateful heart, i leave this campaign with a prayer that has evening raterha meaning to me now that i've come to norvasc country so much better, thanks to all of you and what a privilege it is spent to do so. that prayer is very simple. god bless america. thank you. [applause]
[applause] [inaudible]ll. >> thank you all. all for thank you all for coming. we had a long nights. we had a great night. [applause]bers voters turned out in record numbers undelivered and historic victory. [applause] earlier today senator kerry called with his congratulations. we had a really good phone call. he was very gracious., senator kerry waged a spirited campaign and he and his supporters can be proud of their efforts.
[applause] senator kerry and their whole family have our best wishes. america america has spoken and i am humbled by the trust and thew confidence of my fellow citizens. with that trust comes a duty to serve all americans. i will do my best to fulfill that duty every day as your president. [applause] there are many people to thank in my family comes first. [applause]y
laura, the love of my life. [applause] i want to thank our daughters for joining their dad for his last campaign. [applause] i appreciate the hard work thatl my sister and my brothers, i especially want to thank my parents for their loving support. [applause] [c i'm grateful to the vice president and lynn and their daughters who have worked so hard and been such a vital part of our team. [applause]e beside
the vice president serves america with wisdom and honor and i am proud to serve beside him. [applause]your hard i want to thank my superb campaign team. i want to thankla you all for your hard work. [applause] i was impressed every day by how hard and how skillful our team was. i want to thank chairman mark roscoe. [applause] ken the campaign manager, can mehlman. [applause]
-- carl rove's. [applause] i want to thank ed gless be for leaving our party so well.l.[che [applause] i want to thank the thousands of our supporters across our country. i want to thank you for your hugs on the rope lines, one thing for your prayers, and your kind words on the rope lines. i want to thank you for everything you did to make the calls and put up the signs, to talk to your neighbors and to get out and vote. [applause] and because you did theating incredible work, we are celebrating today.
[applause] for there is an old saying, do not pray for tasks equal to youray r power, pray for powers equal to your tasks. in 44 historic years america has been giving great tasks and face them with strength and courage. our people have restored the. vigor of this economy and shun resolve and patience and a new kind of war. our military has brought justice to the enemy and honor to america. [applause] man our nation has defended itself and served the freedom of all a mankind.
i am proud to lead an amazing country and i am proud to lead it forward. [applause] the because we have done the hard work we are entering a season of hope. we will continue our economic progress, we will reform our outdated tax code. we will strengthen the social security for the next generation. will make public schools all upl they can be. we will uphold our deepest values of family and faith. we will help the emerging democracies of iraq and afghanistan. [applause] defen so they can grow in strength and
defend their freedom and that our servicemen and women will come home with the honor they have earned. [applause] we will fight this war on terror with every resource of our can national power so children can live in freedom and in peace. [applause] amaching goals will requiree broad support of americans. today i want to speak to every person who voted for mys opponent. to make this nation stronger and better i will need your support. i will work to earn it.
i will do all i can do to deserve your trust.the a new term is a new opportunity to reach out to the nation. we have one country, one constitution, and one future that binds us. when we come together and work together there is no limit to the greatness of america. [applause] [applause] >> we have known each other the
longest, and you have started me on this journey. on the open plains of texas i first learned the carriage character of our country. sturdy and honest and as hopeful as the break of day. i will always be grateful to the good people of my state and whatever the road that lies ahead, that road will take me home. the campaign has ended and the united states of america goes forward with confidence and cou faith. i see a great day coming for our country and i am eager for the work ahead. god bless you, and and may god bless america. [applause] ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> on c-span2 we will simulcast the canadian broadcasting corporation coverage of the u.s. election. that gets underway at 8:00 p.m. eastern. >> the pitcher from nbc news, campaign buttons sold by a sidewalk vendor on monday november third, 2008, the day before senator brock obama would defeat john mccain to be the 44th president of the united states. brock obama receives 365 electoral votes, john mccain, 17 three. here's a electoral votes, john mccain, 173. here's a look at their concession and victory speeches. >> thank you for coming here on this beautiful arizona evening. [applause] my friends, we have come to the end of a long journey. the american people have spoken and they have spoken clearly.
a little while ago i had the honor of calling senator brock obama to congratulate him, please. to congratulate him on been elected the next president of the country that we both love. in a contest is long and difficult as this campaign has been, his success alone commands my respect for his ability and perseverance. but that he managed to do so by inspiring the hopes of so many millions of americans who once wrongly believe that they had little let's take were little influence in the election of an american president it is something i deeply admire and commend him for achieving. this is an historic election. i recognize recognize the special significance it hath for african-americans and for the special pride that must be theirs tonight. i have always believed that
america offers opportunities to all who have the industry and will to seize it. senator senator obama believes that too. we both recognize that though we have come a long way from the old injustices that one sustained our nation's reputation and tonight some americans the full blessings of american citizenship, the memory of them still had the power to wound. a century ago president theodore roosevelt's invitational booker t. washington to dine at the white house was taken as an outrage in many quarters. america today is a world away from the cruel and prideful bigotry of that time. there is no better evidence of this than the election of an african-american to the presidency of the united states. let there be no reason now. [applause]
let there be no reason now for any american to fail to cherish their citizenship in this, the greatest nation on earth. [applause] senator obama has achieved a great thing for himself and for his country. i applaud him for it and offer my sincere thin pit sympathy that his beloved grandmother did not live to see this day. though our faith assures us she is at rest in the presence of her creator and so very proud of the good man she helped raise. senator obama and i have had and argued our differences and he has prevailed. no doubt, many of these differences remain. these are difficult times for our country. i pledge to him tonight to do all in my power to help him lead us through the many challenges we face. i urge all americans.
[applause] i urge all americans who supported me to join me and not just congratulating him but offering our next president our goodwill and earnest effort to find ways to come together, to find the necessary compromises to bridger differences and help restore our prosperity, defend our security and the dangerous world and leave our children and grandchildren a stronger, better country than we inherited. whatever our differences we are fellow americans. please believe me when i say no association has never meant more to me than that. [applause] it is natural tonight to feel
some disappointment. tomorrow we must must move beyond it and work together to work in our country moving again. we fought as hard as we could. though we fell short the failure is mine, not yours. [inaudible] [inaudible] i am so deeply grateful to all of you for the honor of your support and for all you have done for me. i wish the outcome had been different my friends, the road was a difficult one from the outset, but your support and friendship never
wavered. i cannot adequately express how deeply indebted i am to you. i'm especially grateful to my wife cindy, my children, my dear mother. [applause] and all my family into the many old and dear friends who have stood by my side through the many ups and downs of this long campaign. i have always been a fortunate man and never more so for the love and encouragement you have given me. campaigns are often harder on a candidates family than on the candidate. that has been true in this campaign. all i can offering compensation is my love and gratitude and the promise of more peaceful years ahead. i am also, of course very thankful to governor sarah palin, one of the best. [applause]
[applause] one of the best campaigners i have ever seen and an impressive new voice in our party for reform and the principles that have always been our greatest strength. [applause] her husband todd and their five beautiful children. [applause] for their tireless dedication to our cause and the courage and grace they have shown in the rough-and-tumble of a presidential campaign. we can all look forward with great interest to her future service to alaska, and the republican party in our country. [applause] to all of my campaign comrades from rick davis and steve schmidt and mark salter, to to
every last volunteer who fought so hard and valiantly, month after month in what at times seem to be the most challenged campaign in modern times. >> . . . . >> >> with nothing but gratitude for the experience and to the american people for getting me a fair hearing before deciding that senator obama and nine old friends senator biden should have the honor to lead as
for the next four years. please. please. i would not be an american worthy of the name that has allowed me the extraordinary privilege of serving this country for half a century. today i was a candidate for the highest office in the country i love so much. and tonight i remain her servants that is placing enough for anyone. and tonight i think the people of arizona. [applause] >> tonight more than any guy i hold in my heart nothing but love for this country and for all citizens. whether they support me or
senator obama i wish godspeed to the man who was my former opponent and will be my president. i call on all americans but to believe in the promise and greatness in america because nothing is inevitable here, americans never quite. we never surrender. we've never hide from history thank you very much. [cheers and applause] ♪
is anyone out there who still doubts america is a place for all things are possible? who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer. [cheers and applause] the answer told in schools and churches in numbers the nation has never seen. people waited three or four hours. many for the first time in their lives. but this time must be different. that their voices could be that difference.
democrat and republican hispanic bass strait disabled or not disabled, americans to send a message to the of world with the collection of individuals or collection of red states and blues states we are and always will be the united states of america [cheers and applause] if the answer is by so many to be cynical and fearful and doubtful by what we could achieve to put their hand on the ark of history
because of what we did on this day in this election that change has come to america. [cheers and applause] >> i received an extraordinarily gracious call from senator mccain. [applause] he thought even longer and harder for the country that he loves. he endured sacrifices for america that most of us cannot begin to imagines we are better off from this brave and selfless leader. i congratulate him on
congratulate governor palin for all that they have achieved and i look forward to working with them to renew the nation's promise. [applause] thanks to my partner in this journey, a man who has campaigned with a heart and with the men and women he grew up with. and rode with on the train home to delaware the vice president-elect of the united states joe biden. [cheers and applause] >> i would not be standing here tonight without my best friend for the last 15 years , other rock of our family the love of my life though -- the nation's next
first lady, michele obama us --. [cheers and applause] sasha and malia, i love you both, more than you can imagine and you have earned the new puppy that is coming with us to the white house. [applause] and while she is no longer with us in a my grandmother is watching along with the family that made me who i am i know my debt to them is beyond measure my sisters and mother brothers and sisters thank you for the support you have given i am grateful.
[applause] to my campaign manager. [applause] >> day young's -- the unsung hero the best political campaign in the history of the united states of america and the chief strategist david axelrod who has then a partner at every step of the way the best campaign team ever assembled in the history of politics for what we sacrifice to get it done i will not forget did the
victory truly belongs to to, you. i was never the likeliest candidate. we did not start with many endorsements and it began in the backyard of tomorrow night what the front porches. and men of women that only add fiber $10 to the cause to grow strength from the young people from their advocacy would be in their homes and families for jobs and also from the not so young people who braved the cold and scorching heat to knock on doors of perfect strangers.
to approve more than two centuries later a government of the people by the people and for the people have not perished from the earth. this is your victory. [cheers and applause] >> did you did not do this just to win any election. to do it because you understand the enormity. for even as we celebrate the challenges that tomorrow will bring with the planet in peril there are those awaking up and doesn't mind negative desert in iraq and afghanistan to risk their life for us.
their mothers and fathers lie awake after the children fall asleep to wonder how to make the mortgage or pay the doctor's bills. new schools to build and alliances to repair the road ahead will be long and the climb will be steep we may not get there in one year or even one term but america, i have never been more hopeful that we will get there. i promise. we as a people, will get there. [cheers and applause] [chanting] there will be setbacks and false starts you will not
agree with every decision apollos in the did make as president and the government cannot solve every problem. but i will always be honest about the challenges we face. especially when we disagree. the only way it's been done for 220 years callous and by callous and what began 21 months ago to come to this night the victory alone is not the change that we seek but to make that change that cannot happen if we go back to the way without a new spirit of service or sacrifice solera us some and a new spirit where each of
us resolve to pitch in and work harder that in this financial crisis we cannot have a thriving wall street while main street sufferers. as one nation and one people. to fall back on the same partisanship and what has poisoned our politics for so long of the maturity. up party founded on of parties of self-reliance those are values and has a great victory tonight we do so with determination of our
progress. [applause] as abraham lincoln said to a nation far more divided than ours, we're not enemies but friends and must not break our bonds. for those americans whose support i have yet to earn i may not have won your vote tonight, but i hear voices. i need your help, and i will be your president. [cheers and applause] and all those watching tonight from parliaments and palaces and from the forgotten corners of the world the stories are singular but the stories are shared the new dawn of american leadership.
[applause] we will defeat you if you have toward the world down. for those whose seek peace and security, we support you. and all those at of wondered we proved once more the true strength of our nation now comes from our wealth but from the power of our ideals of democracy and liberty, opportunity, and unyielding help. [cheers and applause] -- hope. [cheers and applause] that is the true genius of america the union can be
perfected for what we must achieve this election had many firsts many stories will be told for generations one woman who cast her ballot in atlanta. she stood airline to make her voice heard except she is 106 years old. she was born one generation past slavery. no cars in the road or no planes on the sky. also because of the color of her skin had because she was a woman but tonight think of all that she has seen over the last century in america the heartache and the help of the struggle the times that we are told that we cannot to say yes we can.
a wall came down in berlin, a world was connected and this year this election, to cast her vote because after 106 years for the best of times in the darkest to know how america can change. yes we can. we have come so far. we have seen so much but there's so much more to do. if the children shall live to see the next century if my eight daughters are so lucky to live as long as her , what change will they see what progress will we have made? this is our chance to answer that call. this is our moment. this is our time for
opportunity for our kids. to reclaim the american dream to get out of many we are one. we've read and we hope with senate -- cynicism and doubt we will respond that is the spirit of the people. yes we can. thank you. god bless you and may god bless the united states of america. [cheers and applause] ♪ ♪ ♪
part of our coverage tonight of election 2016. live coverage getting under way right now with all kinds of coverage with the senate and house results and of course, the presidential results. here we will go to canada from coverage by the canadian broadcasting corporation we will simulcast all night and begin coverage now. . .
like pennsylvania and michigan, just close. 10 states are well into the counting. here is what the big picture looks like right now. for states called for donald trump, blue for hillary clinton, yellow are states that are in progress which you can tell is most of that map on the eastern half of the country. the polls are close but no final result yet. the great states are where people are still voting. the banner at the bottom of your screen, keep your eyes on that, it's keeping track of the all-important electoral college.
each state has a certain number of college votes. the magic number to win is 270 votes. it will also flip every so often to show this error -- share of votes each candidate has produced you can see donald trump's in the league in both of these categories so far but let's get to some key states that are now close. we will start with the one that everybody is watching because they can determine so much of what's going to happen tonight. that is florida of course. at the moment hillary clinton, this is where around -3/4 of the vote counted already and she has a lead of about two percentage points and that's a lot of votes but it's not over yet. nobody has called florida yet but she does have a lead and donald trump's got to win florida. that's what most people say and if he doesn't win florida the path to victory is very, very
difficult. from florida we look at north carolina. this is another state that is critical for donald trump. the republicans won this, won this against barack obama in 2012 but right now donald trump is trailing by five percentage points. it's early yet though in the sense that this has not been declared. there is no decision yet on which of these two candidates will win north carolina but at this moment hillary clinton and is in a very good position. ohio is the third of his hat trick of states that donald trump has to win if he's going to perform tonight and end up being president. so far as you can see he is trailing in all of them. ohio, early in the voting as well but he's trailing by six percentage points. the board at the bottom shows you a course the number of electoral college votes each candidate has so far.
33-29 at this moment. now you've got clinton ahead, 39-33. all of the states declared so far are ones that were expected at this point in the evening. no upsets here, no battleground states that clinton ahead 50-33. let's go deeper on a key race. susan arma sent is in miami tonight with that assignment. a heck of a race there and susan more details. >> ps it's a very exciting here at the university of miami at the election watch party. as you said all pass to the white house have to go through florida so trump needs to win here to go any further in the country and changing demographics and a surge in the latino vote here in florida may decide not just the winner here in florida put in the country as a whole. you know they have a saying here that to get south enough to go
north meeting that the traditional republicans overwhelmingly vote is concentrated in the north of florida. down here in miami is true blue and that's where the democratic party has to scoop up enough votes tonight to offset the red in the central part of the state and north of florida. that's what they have tried to do. we have 70% or more of the ballots counted. they are coming in. fast. they keep changing within two percentage points. remember president obama won this state by less than a percentage point back in 2012. a lifelong republican here at the university, rudy fernandez said for the first time in his life he was a special advisor for george w. bush, he voted for hillary clinton today because he said he say quote never trump man.
he said if clinton wins florida she may take the country and republicans have -- about that growing demographic of the latino vote that turned up in the early voting of the state. so we will be watching this very carefully. we may have a pretty exciting decision not to long from now. >> susan thanks very much and it is going to be fascinating to watch. here's the big board. this is the map that shows you the states that have been called already. trump is the red ones and clinton are the blue ones. the ones in yellow are where counting is still going on and only percentage points separating the two but clinton in the lead. clinton in the lead in those three key battleground states that we have been talking about florida, north carolina and ohio. let's see what is declared because you can tell there have been some changes in the
electoral college votes. none of these are surprises, keep that in mind. of the 50 states about 40 of them haven't changed in terms of who they voted for, the party they voted for in the last four elections. these are some of them. delaware goes to clinton, massachusetts, the heart and soul sometimes for the democratic party, that goes to hillary clinton as well. moving on from massachusetts we see maryland, another state that was in the democratic column and stays in the democratic column. illinois at cannes barack obama his chicago roots and hillary clinton with his -- her chicago roots as well. that's it for the clinton team. all right, let's go to cincinnati now. we have been talking about ohio another big battleground state. clinton that lead in the moment.