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>> thank you, everyone. thank you. you worked your hearts out. every single one of you here we did more and bigger and better than ever before. and we can only be proud of the effort of the organization we put together of the work that we did, of the people we contacted, the phone calls we made, the progress we made. and i am so proud of be a go for running for county attorney. you know, we are making progress, right? -- diego. we are going to turn arizona blew. we didn't get the result we wanted tonight and my race, but we made progress here and we made some wins tonight. it looks like we won the minimum wage proposition 206, so yeah.
working families are going to do better in arizona because of your effort. looks like we might have a new sheriff in town. how great is that? [cheers and applause] though what to thank all of you for volunteering your you know how to do it. i want to thank my team, team kirkpatrick, the best team i've ever had. i couldn't be prouder of, could not be prouder of the campaign we ran. i want to thank senator john mccain for a great debate. you know, we kept it simple. we were not saying that at the presidential level, and because of your efforts -- yeah. you know, arizona is changing and we know we have to keep working. we can't give up. i want to thank my family. you know, it is always hard on the families, and so they woulde
there for me through thick and thin. you know, i love arizona. i really believe in arizona. this is not the end. this is just the beginning. all right, let's do it. thank you. [cheers and applause] >> [chanting] [applause] >> congress returns from his lame-duck session next week. on the agenda is legislation to extend government funding passed the december 9 deadline.
members expected to work out differences between house and senate versions of a to flint, michigan, where residents have been dealing with contaminated drinking water. also medical research and develop new cures and funding for defense department programs. you can see the house this coming monday on c-span and the senate on c-span2 on tuesday. the "national journal"'s charlie cook of "the cook political report" will be reviewing yesterday's election and he will talk about what went wrong with the projections. the final cup project yet to have hillary clinton winning with 270 electoral votes. instead donald trump ended up with 276. live coverage at 1:30 p.m. eastern. will. >> c-span were history unfolds daily. in 1979 c-span was created as a public service by america's cable television companies and is brought to you today by your
cable or satellite provider. >> hillary clinton conceded today saying we must accept this result and look to the future. donald trump is going to be our president. she said we have still not shattered the highest and hardest glass ceiling but someday someone will. here's the reaction from some of the girls at this beach. you can see the entire speech at c-span.org. new hampshire governor maggie hassan has declared victory over senator kay -- senator ayotte. 99% of precincts reporting, governor hassan leads by fewer than 1000 votes. republican still maintain control of the senate even if maggie hassan wind. in the north commend governor's race, roy cooper has claimed victory but incumbent pat mccrory has not conceded. he says there are more votes to be counted with 100% of the basics reporting, cooper led
48.9% of that margin was fewer than 4500 votes. >> u.s. congresswoman tammy duckworth spoke to her support after camping headquarters in in chicago after defeating her opponent mark kirk. [applause] >> tonight we showed a campaign to respect the voters and its focus on practical solutions rather than shop and slogans can actually be successful. [applause] we showed focus on rebuilding illinois middle-class are expecting hard work rather than wealth can be successful, too. [applause] and while it's still early in the big race is the yet to be called, we are filled with hope that history will be made
tonight. [cheers and applause] i win for secretary clinton is also a way for inclusiveness and for the american values that we hold so dear. more importantly, it's a repudiation of the file politics of fear and xenophobia that sought to marginalize women, people of color and immigrants. [applause] >> our lgbtq brothers and sisters, our hope is that tonight's results serve as a new birth of freedom and also a reminder that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance. [applause] while this campaign has drawn to an end, the real work of securing the blessings of liberty for ourselves and for all of our children and grandchildren continues.
that's why i'm so proud of this campaign and so excited to get to work. thank you to all of our great volunteers and supporters, the people who knocked on doors and made phone calls and sent in contributions, five and $10 at a time. this was a truly grassroots effort and a victory would not have been possible without each and every one of you. [applause] absolutely. thank you to my campaign staff who kept the ship on course and run the best darn senate race in the country. [cheers and applause] thank you to my family, my husband brian, my brother tom, and my mom. and, of course, my precious abigail who came into our lives just two short years ago. [applause]
and she changed as completely. she's our angel. and, of course, thank you, senator durbin, for the warm introduction and for so much more. there is simply quite no way that i could stay and the other tonight without your wisdom and encouragement. and i don't have the words to explain simply what you mean to me. you are the most decent public servant i know, and the people of illinois are likely to have you. [cheers and applause] i'm here because of the miracle that occurred 12 years ago this saturday above and in a dusty field in iraq are some i can explain like the bravery of my crew. and some i can't, like the shrapnel from the explosion passing through my helicopters spinning rotor blades and didn't destroy it, and allowing us to
land. i started that day flying high doing what i love more than anything in the world. and and it knocked down, bleeding, laid low, surviving only because my buddies refused to leave me and would not stop, even as they struggled to carry me, dropping me, falling, getting back up, stumbling forward again, lifting my deadweight. their hearts bursting from the exertion. one of those heroes is in the room right now, matt bachus. thank you, i can only be your because of you. [cheers and applause] i live every day trying to honor you. 11 days later i woke up in walter reed so weak i couldn't even move. so weak i couldn't feed or clean up after myself.
but i was alive, alive with a debt that i can never repay. and i wake up every morning now trying to be worthy of my crew, trying to be worthy of their struggle, to be worthy of his righteous second chance. and as we so but this amazing and hard earned victory, let's keep in our sights and our hearts those who are not celebrating tonight. because they've been knocked down by life's unpredictability. there are steel workers and their families down in granite city, or than 2000 of them who got laid off notices the day before last thanksgiving and were laid off two days after last christmas. ththere are people in every city and small town across this state who keep hearing about an economic recovery but simply haven't felt it in their lives. let's be clear. the economy did not feel them all of a sudden in 2008. in too many cases it's been
decades of decline and frustration brought on by unfair trade deals and economic trends that favor the wealthy at the expense of everyone else. there is a brave young woman whose parents brought her to this country in search of opportunity but who now faces the uncertainty of being undocumented. not only that, the rhetoric coming out of the political season this year makes her one issue still welcomed in the only country she knows. there's a young man in chicago told me he could and would leave his gang life behind if they could find a steady job that paid $350 a week. he was looking for six figures. he was looking for the stability and dignity of a job. then there's a combat veteran who answered this nation's call, but when he came on after years of war, struggle to find a steady job. he's attended too many fields of his bodies who struggle to readjust and wonders if his torment will ever go away.
there are people living out these stories every day and in every community across illinois. with the circus that has been the 2016 election come to an end, these challenges will still remain, but so will the opportunities. and it is up to us to meet them. it starts with a basic understanding that no matter who you voted for today, we are all in this together. president kennedy told us that are most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. we all breathe the same air. we all cherish our children's futures. and we all are mortal. if the president of the united states can send that kind of grace and understanding at the height of the cold war, surely we can find it yourself to give our fellow americans the same benefit. [applause] and that's the spirit that i will bring to work in the senate
every single day. while there may be disagreements with my friends on the other side of the aisle, which is healthy, i pledge to start with the presumption that my colleagues, regardless of party, love this country as much as i do and that all we want is what's best for our children. [applause] moments ago, moments ago i spoke with senator kirk and offered his support as we make this transition. it's been a tough campaign, no question about it. make no mistake, however, senator kirk has served his country for over two decades, and we are grateful for his service. [applause] he is also an inspiration for people overcoming adversity and living with a disability. thank you, senator kirk. [applause]
so where do we go from here? well, just as i try everyday to live up to the sacrifices my buddies may be carried off the battlefield, i will go to work innocent looking to honor the sacrifice and quite dignity of those who are facing challenges of their own. after all, this nation didn't give up on me when i was at my most vulnerable and needy and the most help. i believe in an america that doesn't give up on anyone who hasn't given up on themselves. that's what i will work to make college affordable for every american. [applause] whether it is an honor student searching for the right school, but scared of taking on 30,000, 50,000, $100,000 of debt before she's even begun her career. or a worker looking to increase the skills and employability eyeballing any certificate program at a community college. i will work to make illinois a
leader in renewable energy also. [applause] you know, our neighbors in iowa get more than a third of their energy needs from wind, why would only get 5% here in alan boyd. not only should we be producing more energy from wind and other renewable sources, we should leverage our considerable advantages of skilled workforce, advanced manufacturing sectors and geography to be a global leader in building the renewable energy infrastructure. [applause] and i will work every day to make sure our veterans are getting the best care and receiving the benefits we promised them. they did not hesitate to answer the call when america asked them to serve, and we should not make them wait now. [applause] now, this cities vibrancy was on full display for days ago when
5 million cubs fans -- [cheers and applause] go cubs. and even a few reluctance white sox and cardinals fans, maybe and discuss, them out to celebrate. we love this city and we know how great and beautiful it is. but that doesn't mean that we don't acknowledge its problems. chief among them our communities and neighborhoods where hope and opportunity are so far removed from the sunsplashed grant park seeing, that they might as will be in a different city. too many of our neighbors have to travel outside of their neighborhoods for amenities that we take for granted in so many parts of the rest of the city, groceries, clothing, and the basic needs for everyday living. thousands of how the -- thousands hard-working have fled our communities because of lack of hope, leading to a spiral of neglect that devastates neighborhoods, that taxpayers come and opportunities for our young people.
to address this we need economic justice, jobs and investment in all of our communities. [applause] >> opportunity should not be something that requires a commute. and the senate i will for increase infrastructure investment whether it's maintaining roads and bridges, printing and expanding public transportation, or at long last, ensuring that our drinking water is safe replacing lead pipes throughout all of our community's. [applause] that helped to create good jobs and level the playing field. economic justice also means an educational system that prepares our children for a fast changing economy, and wonders for us adults as well, like those in granite city whose lives were upended last year. we shouldn't be closing off opportunity to any american, whether they're just starting out or looking to change careers. my dad, well, my daddy because i
called them daddy my entire life. my daddy was one of those people. he lost his job in his cities at a middle-class existence was turned on its head. i made today because of public schools, food stamps, pell grants and safety nets designed to people of been knocked down. and i'm proud of it. [applause] spent senator mark kirk made some brief remarks on his campaign headquarters as he conceded this an election race to democratic opponent tammy duckworth. >> [chanting] >> everybody come i just called senator-elect tammy duckworth to congratulate her on it will fought race. i told her that i would do everything possible to make sure that illinois has the strongest possible representation in the united states senator i will continue, to continue the tradition i started in 2010, i invited her to join me at the
billy goat tavern. [cheers and applause] and this coming beer summit will show kids across illinois that opponents can peacefully bury the hatchet after a tough election. and what unites us as americans is much stronger than what divides us. [cheers and applause] i ran for congress to make a difference. after my stroke i thought for a long time, what is the gift that illinois has th completed the gt that in the get into the country? based on the lincoln presidency and the 1964 dirksen but for the civil rights act? i decided that the unique illinois gift to the country has been individual dignity of personal freedom. that gift from the working public of illinois, the practical midwestern as those we represent. iran to be an advocate for illinois and -- i ran.
the state has a strong work ethic and his home to the best baseball team on the planet. go cubs. [cheers and applause] i want to take everyone who made those telephone calls and knock on doors and made a contribution. you have been absolute excellent. and to my friends and my family and staff, evening the whole world to me. and let's celebrate living in the best country in the world. thanks everybody. [cheers and applause] >> congress is back for its lame-duck session starting next week on the agenda as legislation extending government funding pass that some are not deadline. members expected to work out differences between house and senate versions of aid to 10540 with a contaminated drinking water system. also welcome the bill to promote medical research and develop new
cures and funding for defense department programs. you can see the house live on monday on c-span. you can see the senate vibrancy spent to starting tuesday. >> the "national journal"'s charlie cook of "the cook political report" will review yesterday's election this afternoon and he will be talked about what went wrong with the projections. in the final cook projectionist to have hillary clinton winning with 270 electoral votes, donald trump and with 276. live coverage this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. eastern. >> after i came up with this idea, first of all i did research information because this is the case with a lot of pieces that will be done for this competition but mr. ellis especially, it's a complicated issue. it's not black and white. it's so multifaceted that had to research to get a base knowledge of what i wanted to talk about in this piece.
obvious it was a lot, it's a competition that i can't talk about it all in seven minutes. first thing is to decide what is good to talk about. >> i that would be nice to have a focal point. i start anything my parents before i went and got quotes from the internet, before he started shooting, i researched this topic extensively. i visited my dad's pharmacy and talk to the pharmacists. i talked to my mom and our colleagues and coworkers and, of course, internet research. i actually went to the library. >> a lot of internet research to find a more like fax and gather statistics about employment with development disabilities, to see really what was going on. most of the information that i got off of the internet came from government founded website, so that selling new that most of the information that i was getting was legitimate. >> this year's the in your message to washington, d.c.
tell us, what is the most urgent message in 2017? our competition is open to all middle school or high school students grades six through 12 with $100,000 awarded in cash prizes. students can work alone or in a group of up to three to produce a five to seven minute documentary on issues selected. inputs on c-span programming and also opposing opinions. the $100,000 in cash prizes will be awarded and share between 150 students, and 53 teachers. the grand prize of $5000 will go to the student or team with the best overall entry. this year's deadline is january 20, 2017 so mark your calendars and help us spread the word to student filmmakers. for more information go to our website studentcam.org. >> president obama released a statement of election results and you can see it on our website at c-span.org.
president is talking about the election right now. hundreds of white house staffers have turned out to the rose garden to the president. again that happen in life right now on c-span. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu released a statement on the presidential election. donald trump, then, congratulations on being elected president of the u.s.a. you are a great friend of israel. i'm confident that two of us working closely together will bring a great alliance between our two countries, to even greater heights. republicans did lose some seats in congress but they maintained control of both house and the senate. cares about the efforts to pick republican pressure candidates held a news conference today. national republican senate committee chair roger wicker, did i do not expect any shake up in republican leadership. senator richard burr thanked supporters for reelecting him to be as senate. he says he's honored to receive a third term and will work to
ensure a better america for future generations. >> thank you. it goes without saying this is better than all the rest. [cheers and applause] i want to start by saying thank you to my partner thom tillis, or as i call him skippy. [applause] thom and susan have been available every time we have asked if they've done everything we've asked. they've gone from one end of the state to the other and i'm grateful for the partnership that we have in the united states senate, for the work that we do for north carolina. and i can on security there are now two senators from any state that work closer than thom and i do, and i'm grateful for the. [applause] tonight, i am truly humbled by the support i've received from people across the state.
it's an honor to be granted a third term in united states senate. this is a victory for all those who have believed in me and to have continued to have confidence in the fact that my values match our values, and for that i am grateful. [applause] i've got to give a special thanks, first and foremost, to my family. [applause] their support and understanding as to why i put them through this, campaigns and being away from down so much, is unbelievable. i could've never accomplished even a fraction of what i have done without the strength and hope that i get everyday from my wife, brooke. [applause]
it goes without saying that my children have grown up in it. one was eight, one was nine when i went to congress for the first time. and for many the outcome wasn't that good. for me, i've able to look at two adults that have grown up to be great contributors to the communities that they live in. [applause] ..
i know i will never be able to thank her enough, but on sunday with two sons, a daughter-in-law and granddaughter, they looked over at me sunday and said i just want you to know i've been blamed about being in paris for christmas so by golly, you're taking me to christmas in paris. we don't know what we might face in the nation ahead. we know this, for over 240 years , americans have always risen to the challenges, whichever way they came. we will not retreat in our commitment to the cause of freedom to be one nation where liberty and justice is available to all. as americans, we literally breathe the air of freedom every
so many other nations, it courses through our veins and thousands of americans have shed their blood to guarantee we keep our liberty. our hearts swell with pride knowing we live in the greatest land ever known to mankind. [applause] campaigns are about differences, differences about the candidates, but now but now that the election is over, it is time to move forward. we need to solve the very real problems that we face as a nation. those of us who serve as elected officials must do so in a way that positively affects all of our citizens for that is our obligation and our responsibility. we should be prepared to make tough decisions for our nation's founders and so many who are remembered for the contribution that they have made.
we all love america and i am proud to serve in some way to make our future better for all that live and to keep america safe from the threats of terrace and to provide everyone to achieve their hearts desire. tonight leaves me with some bittersweet feelings not just because it is my last election,. if i had announce it before, i would've announced it tonight. but because of something more personal, 12 years ago as we celebrated my first election, i stood stood on stage with my father and my mother who provided incredible encouragement and everything i've ever done. six years ago, as we celebrate my second election to the united
states senate, only my dad was here to be with me on stage, but i think everybody there knew that my mother was still cheering me on. tonight the bittersweet is that neither are with us in person. i believe they join us in spirit as they've always enjoyed a great celebration. life is and always will be a circle. people are born, they live their lives, hopefully making a difference in their lives come to an end and they are replaced by a new generation. the sweet part about the night is that even though my parents are gone, our first grandchild arrived earlier this year and we celebrate the night with hope of her future and the future of your grandchildren. that is why i ran again this year to make sure that she and all of your grandchildren have
the unlimited opportunities in a safer world in which to live. the wheel of life continues to turn. one generation leaves the stage and another enters pet i pledge to you to finish my public service doing all i can to make sure the next generation feels the full effects of what we can accomplish. in closing, i want to to share with you a quote from my father. on april 5, 1945, i quote, i was watching a beach ad in the pacific. the war with japan was near a great climax. on that afternoon, i was with a group that stared down one of those magnificent strands of golden pacific beach. instead of trying to attract the eye, there was dead bodies and instead of pleasure votes they were broken and splintered barges. all was quiet except for the surf that washed over the white
sand. each wave moved the bodies in and out as though trying to say get up to get up, the battle is over. they have all gone. there was only silence. it was the silence of death. though i knew those bodies washed in upon the shore would never walk again in this life, god was speaking to those who lived. those words were part of a sermon my father delivered on april 5, 1967. that was entitled where the action is. the point he went on to make is there is always work to be done by living and it is our responsibility to get in on the action. he told me to do my part. i intend to carry out my duties through this next senate term and as i tried to do the best of my ability for the past 22
years, i am also reminded that with this special privilege tonight, only two senators being elected, not appointed in north carolina's history will have served longer than i will and that is jesse helms and sam urban. but, at the the end of the six years, it will be time to let another generation get in on the action by serving in the united states senate. so tonight, to each of you, i thank you from the bottom of my heart for this victory which will be the capstone of my public service. this victory is as much yours as it is mine. thank each and everyone of you for being here.
good-looking crowd. i love you too. i love the people of north carolina. well, it's not the outcome that we wanted, but i have zero regret. it has been a huge honor to run to be your united states senator i want to thank you for all the time and effort that you have put into this election. it has been an election of a lifetime. serious serious issues have been put out there and you have worked very, very hard. i want to thank my husband, steve wren who stood by me. he has been my best friend, he
has been a trusted advisor, and he has always stood by me when i have reached for my dream. my parents are here with me tonight and you have heard about them on this trail. my dad, who always pushed me to do better, and my mom who was always there for me no matter what. i talked to them every sunday, usually on our way to church, and they have been the best parents anybody could ask for. [applause] i also want to thank my staff, many of you have met them. they are the best of north carolina. some of them, it's their first job. some of them, this is their
first job out of school. i've got kids from all over the state. we have people who have come back to work on this campaign and some folks we've convinced to make north carolina home because our staff has reflected this date and our people. i want to tell you, we got in this race for the people of north carolina and i have loved going to more than 90 counties throughout the state. we have met people who have been struggling, who need to have the minimum wage increased. we have met people who cannot make ends meet on social security and medicare. we've seen the needs of north carolina and i am hoping and
praying that the next congress will address that. i also want to congratulate my opponent senator burr. he served, don't boo, vote, he has served. he has served his state for more than two decades, and he will be your senator and please go to him because anybody who serves you needs to serve all the people of this state. i want to share with you just a few stories from the campaign trail about people who have inspired me because i hope you will take that inspiration with you. i want to talk to you about an 85-year-old guy i met. he was one of the first recipients of the order of the longleaf pine. he told me this election is the most significant election that
we have had in north carolina since 1960 when he got to vote for jfk and terry sanford. i carried those words with me all throughout the state of north carolina. i want to tell you about a young man who lost his scholarship because of an injury at un cg and is working the night shift to stay in school. he is going to need help paying for college just like so many young people around north carolina. our congress needs to address that issue. i want to tell you about the overflow room. they have suffered a lot from the hurricane. there were people before the hurricane came out because they know their votes matter.
they know their votes count. we cannot forget the victims of hurricane matthew just because we are having an election. [applause] finally, i want to thank my junior high school history teacher who grew up in a small town in north carolina. i talked to her before i came over to the hotel this evening and she wished me well. the teachers out there, please remember your inspiring the next generation. they inspired me and please please remember every day what you are doing. i don't consider this the end. i consider this an opportunity to inspire young people and we have run a campaign that i think we can be proud of and has inspired them.
i will leave you in just a minute, but i will take a page from the playbook. he ran from the senate twice and did not permit mail. one of the major things he did was inspire our president, barack obama to go forward, and i hope i have inspired one or two people along the way. thank you so much north carolina >> got bless you. [applause]
[applause] they are picking up where they left off on an extension of government funding. the deadline is november 9 are there could be a shutdown. also discussion in flint michigan on their contaminated water. also funding for defense department program. you will see this monday live on c-span. the senate on tuesday live on c-span2. >> fort knox was chosen because it was america's most impenetrable location. it was the goal depository and
had been open several years later. there had already been lots of gold transfer there. they filed permission to make a proposal for these document. >> the author talks about the decision to move america's most important historical documents to fort knox on december 26, 1941. >> he has to make a decision, what documents are going to be there, the original declaration, definitely, the original original constitution, definitely. the articles of confederation reconstitution, for sure. the gettysburg address, considered critical. he makes this decision very methodically on what is going to go to fort knox. these are considered the most valuable documents and the magna carta is the document that he has been asked to preserve. sunday night on q&a.
>> president obama had a few comments for the nation today after last night's election. he was in the white house rose garden with president-elect trump and wished him well on his new job. president obama said sometimes you lose an argument, sometimes you lose an election, and that's okay. that's the way politics works sometime. he went on to say that we are all on one team, the election wasn't an intramural scrimmage. hundreds of staffers turned out to the rose garden to hear the remarks on the election. you can see the entire briefing on our website at cspan.org. hillary clinton told supporters this morning we have still not shattered the highest and hardest glass ceiling, but someday we will. only new hampshire is left because. right now hillary clinton has 228 votes in the democratic party worst electoral college
reporting in 28 years. she did win the popular vote. a quick reminder that the cook political report will be reviewing. he will be talking about what went wrong with the projections, the final projection did have hillary clinton winning with 278 electoral votes instead donald trump ended up with 276. we will have live coverage of charlie cook from the museum in washington d.c. that's at 130 eastern. u.s. senator pat toomey was elected to a second turn defeating his democratic opponent. he took to supporters in pennsylvania where he gave a victory speech.
>> thank you. thank you very much. thank you so much. my goodness. it has been an interesting night i received the call just a few minutes ago from katie mcginty, offering her congratulations and i want to return the favor and congratulate katie mcginty on running a very spirited campaign yes, that's appropriate. fact is, getting in the political arena, running as a candidate is a tough thing to do. it is not easy on the candidate. it is even harder on the family. i want to thank katie mcginty
for her public service and i certainly wish her wellin the future. i have to say, i am deeply humbled by this victory. i am incredibly honored by the people of pennsylvania who are giving me another term in the united states senate. [applause] thank you. i have a lot of people i need to thank but it needs to start with the person who is my most important constituent and she is the person who makes this possible, makes our family life
possible and without her, i certainly wouldn't be here without her. i love her and i'm very grateful for her, and that is my wife chris. i also want to thank the big kids in our family who have a number of occasions when dad couldn't be there with him because we were out on the campaign trail and they have been great sports about it. our little guy, i am hoping he is asleep in bed because he is only six, but this is bridget patrick and i'm very grateful. i have to give it huge thanks to an absolutely unbelievable campaign team. my campaign team is just amazing
peter, the campaign manager and the whole team really, mostly young men and women just worked their heart out. i am and honestly grateful to them. i want to say how much i appreciate the work of mark harrison john lerner. they really played a huge role, but most of all, i've got to thank the tens of thousands of people that contributed to this campaign, the tens of thousands of people who volunteered for this campaign, people who knocked on doors and worked so hard, thank you all so much. i really appreciate that let's face it, this was a tough campaign. this this was quite a battle. there was an all-time record
spent. the voters were smart enough to figure it out, as they usually are. let me just tell you, the truth about my record and approach to government, it's pretty simple. i don't think you should be spending as much money as they spent, i don't think taxes should be as high as they are. i don't think the government should be stifling this economy. did i don't think healthcare should be making decisions for all of us and i don't think washington should be making the job of law enforcement warm difficult than it already is. [applause] finally, i don't think that washington should withdraw america from our natural role as the leading beacon of freedom
around the world. so, these are the principles that i believe in. these these are the principles that i'm going to pursue over the next six years in the senate i will do in a way way that respects the opinions of people who disagree with me and i will do it in a way that will seek to find consensus and common ground so that we can actually make progress on the big challenges we face. we have a lot of work to do, but i will take a little time off and enjoy this moment. thank you so much. god bless you, god bless america. thank you. [applause] six more years, six more years, six more years. >> thank you. >> u.s. senate candidate katie mcginty was defeated by pat
toomey he was reelected to a second term. she spoke to her supporters at her campaign headquarters in philadelphia. >> well, good evening, good evening. well pennsylvania, it has been a ride and a privilege and then adventure. i want to thank all of you, our supporters, and let me say, the best team, full-time team and all those volunteers out there, god bless you. you are the best team. [applause] i also certainly want to thank carl and my girls in the entire mcginty clan. you are the best.
i feel endlessly blessed and thankful. [applause] i have just spoken to senator to me and i congratulated him on his win tonight. you might not have noticed, but senator to me and i have disagreed on a few things. this i know, the senator has served his commonwealth and he is raising a beautiful family in this commonwealth, he has earned and deserves our gratitude and respect and i wish him god's lessening and godspeed and a bright future for himself, his family in pennsylvania. now, of course, we are just a little bit disappointed in the results tonight. there are some things that are true now and forever. i very happily stand for the right of every man, woman in pennsylvania to have their voice
heard in elections, and when they do have their voices heard, it is nothing short of a privilege to welcome and respect that voice because this is a democracy and that's what we do. i believe that even with disappointment, our greatest days are still ahead. even though we are not able to continue the exact journey, we are not going to stop fighting for the issues that we care about. as a mom, i'm going to be out there fighting to make sure that every beautiful child has good schools, safe communities and a chance to succeed because god has given everybody unique gifts and the greatest joy is when everyone has the chance to discover their gifts, develop them and give back.
i want to be part of that. i will find a way. we are not going to find a way to stop fighting for better wages and better jobs for men and women. we are based on a simple bargain, that bargain bargain is, if you work hard, you get to get ahead. you get to look at your kids in the eye and tell them honestly, the dream, i've got you, you, we are going to get there. i want to be part of making sure the decent, honorable, humble hard-working people in pennsylvania can look their kids in the eye. when they put in their 40 hours, they can say to their kids i got you. we are not going to stop fighting to make this country a place a place where everyone is
treated equally and has the same chance to pursue their dreams. we are richer when everyone is lifted up and we are poor if even a single person is held back. >> so while we didn't get the win we were kind of hoping for tonight, this is still a time to move forward with hope and determination, and most of all, it is a time that we have to move forward together. we have to pull the great and good people of this wonderful people together. the future is in our hands to make sure that we safeguard what is and continues to be the
greatest experiment in self-determination, self-governance, pluralism, diversity that the world has ever seen. regardless the result of the election, that great experiment is interested in our hands. we thought we would find a way through this election to help safeguard it. we can't not find a way because our country, and frankly all the countries of the world, depend on america getting democracy right.
so, thanks for all you have done , and boy, now you have to feel sorry for my three daughters because the white glove test mom is now about to have time on my hands invading their rooms. it has been a joy and a journey. i do love the people of this commonwealth. i love this country dearly. i don't know how it will be or where it will be, but i look forward to tomorrow and being able to make some contribution for the great and good people that we are blessed to call neighbors friends and countrymen. god bless all of you and god bless these united states of
america. [applause] there is still some cold beer upstairs so come on, let's go. [applause] >> marilyn's retiring senator is turning her seat over to chris van hollen and she tweeted this out, proud to pass the torch of service to the people and chris. new hampshire is still counting votes there but maggie declared
victory there. the republican incumbent, kelly ayotte has not yet conceded. the vote difference was a few thousand ballots. no matter what happens in new hampshire, republicans will maintain control of the senate. democrats gained one, putting them at 47. it takes 60 votes to get around to filibuster. the lame-duck session of congress will continue next week. members are expected to pick up where they left off on work on an extension of government funding to pass that december 9 deadline, avoiding a government shutdown. we also expect work on a final package for the water system in flint michigan and a bill to come up with new tears on medical research. also funding for defense department program. the senate will be back on tuesday right here on c-span2. the quick reminder, the national
journal of the cook political report will be here to look at yesterday's election and talk about what went wrong with those projections. again, yesterday's projection had hillary clinton winning with 278 electoral votes but donald trump ended up with 276. we will. we will have live coverage from the museum in washington d.c. at 130 eastern. we have a special website at cspan.org to help you follow the supreme court. go to cspan.org and select supreme court. once on that page you will see four of the most recent oral arguments heard by the court this term. click on the view all link to see all the oral arguments covered by cspan. in addition, you can find recent appearances by many of the supreme court justices or watch justices in their own words, including one-on-one interviews
in the past few months with justices kagan, thomas and ginsberg. there is also a calendar of this term with links to see all their appearances on c-span as well as many other supreme court videos available on demand. follow the supreme court at cspan.org. missouri senator roy one delivered his victory speech after defeating challenger secretary of state. >> thank you, thank all of you, what a great effort we are waiting for him to get a.
on the stage. i think they're on the way right now. we are going to find them and get them up here, but what an unbelievable effort. about 15 minutes ago, the republican senate committee announced that i would be the 51st republican senator in the next senate and there is a real good chance that that number can go to 53 as we win races in pennsylvania and new hampshire and what a great night for our state. what a great night for our state never in the history of the state and this has probably been said here before, but never in the history of the state have we reelected majorities, the house
and the senate, reelected a senator and elected five statewide republican officials. the opportunity to move forward, the opportunity to move forward in our state just multiplied a significant number of times with the governor, the lieutenant governor, the secretary of state, the state treasurer and josh holly. all focused on better jobs and stronger families, joining me in my fight in washington for more jobs and less government, all of us listening to missourians and fighting for missouri families and missouri opportunities. what a great moment for our state. [applause] for our country, we are just a
few electoral votes away from electing donald trump, president of the united states, and mike pence the vice president of the united states. people has asked me for months now, what do you think a trump administration will be like. i said the two pieces of evidence that are already on the table are mike pence and that list of judges that president trump would appoint to the supreme court. a republican president and a republican senate and republican house can do things to change this country and focus again on opportunity. we have had eight years of hearing what the world ought to look like 25 years from now. we need to think about how people can get better jobs next
month and next year. all of you know that nobody can get all of the things done in a political campaign. what a great effort we have had. hundreds of thousands of calls were made. our 100,000 or so vote margin would indicate we are happy to have every single one of those voters that turned out today. in my case, particularly in my case, having a family that is willing to put up with the process, having a family that's
willing to work hard to do the right thing to do whatever is necessary to have the vote in the senate and thank goodness for my family here with me right now and we are going to be working together for all of you. i will also say i had a call about 30 minutes ago from the secretary candor and it was a generous call, it was a concession call and a congratulatory call and what a fight he put up and i didn't agree with everything they did. i don't agree with everything they said, but i will tell you what, they tried their very best to get something done that you and i decided and missouri decided we weren't going to let happen. what a competition it was, how sweet it is to win, but
particularly how sweet it is to win. i was traveling the last several months with these candidates we just elected today. i am looking at the future of missouri in ways we haven't had a chance to do that in a long time. what a great group of new state officials. let me say again, to join a missouri general assembly that is focused on the right things. great moment for our state, great moment for our country, thank you for what you did to make it happen. abby's favorite story from both of our campaigns is a story that my county coordinator told me as we were standing outside the iron county courthouse. his the harvest and how great it
was. they were help in ways that normally we don't see happening campaigns in our state. they were saying, he's mostly a tree trimmer but he is also a farmer. he said when i leave some of these property, i like it to look like nobody has been there except the trees look better. we pick up every limb and we rake every leaf and if there's a rut in the yard, we roll that right in the yard. he says every one of my boys who helps me has that at some time as they were growing up, nobody does it this way but us. why do we do it this way. every time i look them right the way i and i said if you do it just like everybody else does
will talk about why the projections were wrong and that will be live at 130 eastern here on c-span2. senator marco rubio delivered a victory speech to his supporters at campaign headquarters in miami. he defeated congressman murphy. he was a candidate for president until march of this year. >> thank you guys. thank you very much. thank you.
me start by the saying this is a lot better than the last time i did this in miami. let me begin by telling you a few moments ago i got off the phone with congressman murphy and i congratulated him. he is a young man with a bright future and i thanked him for his willingness to step forward in public service. running for office is hard. putting your name on the ballot is hard and i congratulate him and his family and i look forward to seeing the ways he will server country in the future. i want to acknowledge what i always do. all the glory and the praise belongs to my creator, to god, my faith, my lord and savior jesus christ. he has carried us in every moment of our life and in good
times and the difficult ones and twist and turns and i always acknowledge god because the greatest blessing he has given me after the opportunity to be a citizen of the greatest country on earth is an extraordinary woman to share my wife with and my four children. [applause] we had a great campaign team and i wish i could mention all of their names. there are so many great people, but i do want to acknowledge someone who came here and help me run this campaign and did a phenomenal job. there was no one better in the country in my opinion running these things than the person who ran mine. their name is clinton reed and i want to thank you. i want to thank the staff in my senate office. it tell you how many people came up to me and said i'm not a republican, but i'm i'm going to vote for you because you guys helped me. you helped me with the social
security claim. you helped me with the va. that is the work we do. we are honored to do it. those of the people who work in my office, we have the best staff in america and i am grateful for them. and, of course i want to thank the people of this extraordinary state for giving me another opportunity to serve them in the united states senate. this is an extraordinary place florida, it is a collection of all of the things that make us the greatest nation on earth, of people who have lived here for decades, the descendents of slaves, the children of immigrants. florida is america and it's such an honor to represent this externally state that i want to say a few words in spanish because i know get their news in spanish and a lot of people who vote for me learned about me in spanish. [speaking in native tongue]
be okay. we will turn this country around. i have faith and i know god is not done with america. he has great plans for our future. in the days and weeks to come, i hope we as people here in florida, i, i hope we will set the example in this great state that while we can disagree on issues, we cannot share country where people hate each other because of their political affiliation. we cannot move forward as a nation if we cannot have enlightened debates about tough issues. you can disagree with someone without hating them. you can disagree with them without being delegitimizing their point of view. that doesn't mean our diversity will continue to divide us on critical issues. it does mean there is no way for this nation to move forward if we leave anyone behind. so i hope that my colleagues and i as we return to work in washington d.c. can set a better example about political
discourse in this country. every institution in society has failed to spread the media, the permit, academia, they've all failed us. people are so frustrated and angry. we must channel that anger and frustration into something positive. let it move us forward as energy to confront and solve our challenges. america has never had it easy. florida has never had it easy. our state has always confronted our challenges and so to have our people. yet in each generation, american step forward to confront their challenges and embrace the opportunity. now the time has come for us to do the same. i believe with all my heart that we can do what needs to be done in the years to come and my children and yours be the freest and the most prosperous americans that have ever lived, but we must start now.
we still have time to get this right but we do not have forever. i will close by saying that while i have the belief that the decisions we make in government are important, i know in the end america will not be saved by politicians. i hope we as a nation will return to our roots. respecting our diversity but understanding that ultimately what unites us is the people with a common treatment, and hope for a better life. we can only achieve that if we all achieve that. i hope god gives me the opportunity and the voice to look forward to it i will close with this. i hope this nation tonight, irrespective of the outcome of president that we will all say a prayer for our great country because the agent words that scripture tells us, unless the lords built a house, and unless the lord guards the city in vain, he will keep watch. let us work together. god bless this great nation
[cheers and applause] >> we will leave at this point to go live to the museum in washington dc with political analyst charlie cook with the cook political report. he's about to get his analysis of the 2016 election live on c-span2, just getting started. >> when it comes to that moments to welcome anyone who has a question, lineup behind the microphone and when preparing to ask a question we ask that you state your name and organization, so now getting to introducing charlie. charlie is the founder, editor as well as polyp-- publisher of the cook political report and is
also eight political and election analyst for nbc news. charlie founded the cook political report in 1984, and ever since then it's really has been what i would call the bible for election and political trend analysis in washington. when other housekeeping matter, we do have #today and we welcome you to reading on social media about the events. without further do i would like to introduce charlie cook. [applause]. >> g, i'm sorry we have nothing to talk about. first of all, i want to ask your indulgence. i did not go to bed last night. i got back to my hotel room in new york, about 5:00 a.m. and had a 8:00 a.m. train and thought was the point, so anyway
if i am moderately incoherent, i hope you understand, but we have such a great crowd here. you know, i don't think any of us will ever have to be reminded where we were last night or what's we were thinking and a lot of times i can think back about elections and not quite remember and was at 96 or-- and everyone in this room, i see a lot of people that have been around politics for a long time and seen a lot of things. you know, we saw the reagan title wave election of 1980, and the gingrich election of 94. all kinds of very very interesting elections, but i have never experienced one that felt as much like a baseball bat in the side of the head as last night. you know, come over the course
of the day it seemed kind of normal and although, i guess being in the cabin was finally in a that had a wreck in new york and i thought sooner or later that had to happen. i guess that was an omen. interesting, i was doing nbc and we were doing something with chuck todd on msnbc and it was, you know, five, 5:30 p.m. in the first wave of exit polls came in and when they give you the first way they don't have you the top line of like clinton trump. they have male, female, by party and all of these demographics, but they deliberately don't give you the bottom line, so you have to kind of do the math in your head and it looked like it was, well, clinton ahead probably by about three, which was not far out of line with a lot of where
the polling was and it wasn't until we got deeper in the evening and everyone started looking at specific states that we started to see anomalies that, we'd a minute, this is not heading where we all thought. i think historians and political scientists and pullers and all kinds of political efficient auditors will be pulling through the data for years to come to figure out exactly what happened, why we didn't see it and how it's got so underestimated, but when you think about what this election meant, it was an unprecedented rejection of summary things. it was a rejection of an no particular order, hillary and bill clinton, of the republican party establishment, really the national establishment, when you think about it because five living presidents, none of them
have endorsed donald trump. bob dole was the only living former republican presidential nominee who endorsed him. of the forbes 100 ceos not one made a contribution to the trump campaign. best i could tell there were two major newspaper endorsements. one was las vegas review journal and the other the national inquirer, which i did not know they did endorsements until then it's like, wow, so we will be unpacking this for a really really long time as i sure all of you have been glued to various sites you know that secretary clinton pulled ahead by it looks like about two tenths of a point right now on the popular vote, but that and five bucks will get you a cup of coffee and what's interesting is
that during the 19th century we had split in elect for college popular vote outcomes three times during the 19th century, none during the 20th and now, we have had to in the first 16 years of the 21st century. we had 1824, 1876, 1888, 2000 and it now 2016. the thing is, we knew that this election was going to be about change. i mean, we kind of knew that. on one level, it's not terribly surprising, i mean, we knew the history that whenever a party has had the whitehouse for two consecutive terms for eight years five times out of six as we have seen in world war ii the american people voted for change. they did not do that in the post war era after president reagan when they elected his vice president, hw bush, so there was
a tendency there, but summary factors that seemed like it might be different this time. while hillary clinton certainly had incredibly ugly numbers favorable unfavorables, but so are donald trumps and while the desire for change seemed to be so great, nbc "wall street journal" poll going in 31% felt the country was headed in the right direction and a 62% wrong track. the interesting thing about that number is the last time and peter hart, now fred yang on the democratic side and long before him bob teeter had been asking that question almost monthly for the better part of 30 years and the last time the right direction was more than wrong track was back in january, 2004.
12 years ago. so, we knew there had been sustained anger and heart had done a series of focus groups so far this year or this cycle, i should say. the last one was two weeks ago. i think the school has it on their website. you can watch the focus group, but you could see the anger, the alienation. this was a focus group of lay to deciders, but even in that focus group even listening to these people it seemed like they desperately want to change, but that donald trump seem to, you know, listening to these people seem to be a little too risqué change, that they wanted change. they wanted something different, but that he might have been a
bridge too far and maybe i read too much into it. there were two quotes in the analysis that hard to did that suck out to me, that i thought told me something. one was a woman named donna saying: i so much wanted trump. by so much want to date non-, bt i don't trust him and i'm afraid of him and i just don't think he knows when to shut up. if he would just say, i'm a businessman, i'm not a politician and i'm going to make america great again and to stop right there, then i would vote for him. you know, it was like, okay, i can kind of see where she's coming from. another woman, jennifer, in the focus group was undecided. i wanted to like trump, but i don't know that ice can because of that embarrassing way he acts his temper tantrums, he's
embarrassment to our country. i don't embrace clinton, but i would vote for her. it's probably just going to be a vote against trump. that was sort of the theme what we were picking up around the country with people wanting change, but was he on acceptable risk? you know, he was clearly change, but was he too much change, was he too risky a change, so there was reason not to say, maybe this is going to come up short. clearly, there were a lot of voters out there that think that our political system is not working or at the very least it's not working for them. and that think that our economic system isn't working or at least not working for them. then, you had people that-- some people that they seemed to be like things are changing fast enough and think about, you know, some of the bernie sanders
reporters, for example and certainly sanders went out and campaigned awfully hard for clinton and elizabeth warren went out and did a lot, so this is not criticism of them, but they clearly some of the people they were tapping into were restless and they did not see this as enough change and may not have turned out in quite the numbers expected. .com. i think more there were people that felt like things were changing to quickly and whether they were looking onto society and culture and all of the debates on transgender bathrooms and this and that that maybe too much was happening too quickly for them. or in the economic system in terms of whether it's globalization and trade that has put obviously some people out of work, but then there are other
people that were probably replaced by robot machines and things, but as part-- as far as they were concerned they were replaced by workers abroad when it really may have been productivity, but clearly the world for the folks that either chose or didn't have the opportunity to go to college, people that could have made a really really good income have a nice living back in the 20th century, but far fewer of them could make that work in the 21st century and clearly they were afraid, angry, looking for something else and clearly that was sort of building about their. then, we saw something and i have a lot of questions before the election i was sort of related, but a lot were pulling and i think we could talk about that a minute, but maybe thinking about brexit in a sense that, you know, all the experts
in the united kingdom and all the experts around europe and basically telling the people of the uk you don't want to do this you don't want to leave and by, you know, 52 to 48 the british people voted to leave and the thing is, but they did it despite the fact that the vast majority of the country leaders, economic leaders, experts all were saying don't do it, don't do it and they did it anyway. i think it reflects something there and here, that this devaluing of this feeling that our leaders and let us down and our experts don't know what they are doing and that they see iraq and afghanistan and all of the problems in the middle east and the rise of terrorism and they blame leaders and experts for it and so they say, well, what the
heck. what we have the lose? that sort of thing work they look at relationships with china and russia and think if things are going so badly, how could-- how can a real estate developer do any worse than that. we are just a sort of seeing this thing where they were willing to sort of the five all warnings that in the past would have, may have scared them off from doing something and they did it anyway. i confess that looking at watching focus groups and looking up pulling that of all the problems that secretary clinton had in terms of trust issues and being perceived as evasive in all that, but it really looked, i mean, it looks like donald trump's past and things coming back up as well as
just behavior i mean think about we could see a change in polling data after the first debate. or if you want to lump in first debate where it look like that many real difference, that that was sort of a point the campaign that clearly be there wasn't or it's got undone by subsequent events and i don't know what the affect all of the james comey back-and-forth did, but i suspect it probably sort of kept that a live, pushed it back to the front of people's mind, reinforced doubts or re- reminded them of things they didn't like about secretary clinton, all of these things. there was also a sign of things happening in, you know, just things about how this force in this country has changed over
the last 20 or 30 years and whether its cable news, talk radio, the web, social media, but we have gone from a place that i guess in retrospect seems like it was moderately polite to just bareknuckle brawling and i highly recommend-- how many of you saw 60 minutes? fair number. you can go on the 60 minute website. there was a focus group-- and i have watched a lot of them and i remember at the time being a little suspicious because it was like i have seen lots of focus groups where they had some people that seemed kind of angry or pretty angry, but i have never seen one where it's like all of them were and i was a little suspicious that, you know, maybe there had been some aggressive recruiting of people
that were particularly, you know, let's call up three or 400 people in the area and takeouts the 25 most ticked off people that you find and let's put them in a room with some network cameras and see what happens. i mean, i have to tell you it was compelling television. the wasn't sure it was a straight up, but in retrospect, you know, i sure can't say it was fixed, but it really gave you a sense of how debates and people interactions had changed and how pointed things had become. so, we come back to this choice that people were having and there was one set of focus groups that were done with walmart moms and this one woman characterized the race is between quote between a dishonest washington politician
and an unqualified hothead. in a different focus groups one of them in charlotte, peter hart said a man said that it had come down to quote vote for me because i'm less of a sleaze ball. i mean, that's how voters were seen this choice. the fact that we could see this in the exit polls. we had, for example, and this was out of the-- as of about 2:30 a.m. when i printed out the cross tabs about 24000 interviews. president obama's approval rating of voters yesterday was 53 approve, 45 disapprove and normally if you look at that you would say well, okay, the party of the city president would have a fair chance of holding on and actually did win the popular
vote, but looking at the favorable unfavorable of just the two candidates where hillary clinton had a 44 favorable, 54 unfavorable, so minus 10, but trumps was 38 favorable, 60 unfavorable and that was the one that one. wow, wow. like i said we will be unpacking this for a really, really, really long time took in an analysis that very lingers, the -- barry lingers does the "washington post" poll sent out an analysis this morning and one line that kind of hits me was a revolution against politics shook the country tuesday, with working-class whites venting their economic and cultural frustration by lifting candidate
donald trump to candidacy and where this was, we heard a whole lot about okay, it was noncollege whites over here against whites that were college graduates over here and other voters over here and that is a way and i will go through some of these numbers in a second, that is one way looking at it, but part of it was this urban versus small-town rural and one of the first signs that things were starting to go in an unexpected direction last night was david wasserman, our house editor and he was across the room. we were in the decision room at nbc and he comes over and whispers in my ear, something to the effect of, you won't believe the numbers we are seeing in some of these states in the
rural counties where they were getting turnout levels in places that were just absolutely unprecedented in these rural small-town settings. which it raised the question of, clearly, i mean, we knew about the noncollege whites versus college and we kind of knew that part, but-- and i know i mean i was personally aware of sort of this cultural divide between small-town rural america and i might say middle america geographically compared to the coast on each side, but it was much much, much, much hotter than we expected and is so there's this kind of this city people or people from the east coast telling us how we ought to live our lives and really just sort of a rebellion there as well and our colleague from
atlantic media national journalism from atlantic magazine, ron brownstein has a great turn that we've seen the subversion, political inversion and if you think back to the franklin roosevelt new deal coalition, you know, one a central element of it was basically blue-collar whites, working-class whites, central part of the new deal coalition and they had either left or i guess you could say the democratic party had left them or driven them away or however you want to characterize it to the point where trump one noncollege educated whites by 839-point margin. here's a frame of reference. reagan won them by eight 32-point margin, so seven points more, greater than what ronald reagan got at reagan won a 10-point landslide and this was
an election where trump actually , you know, seems to have lost the popular vote by, you know, a fraction of a percent, but certainly nothing like the 10-point blowout-- 10-point landslide like ronald reagan achieved over jimmy carter. leslie just run through just some of the exit poll data that just jumped out at me as particularly important. those voters under 45, they were 44% of the electorate and clinton won them by 12 points, 52 to 40, but those 45 and older , that was a 56% of the electorate and we knew that clearly people 65 and older turnout at a higher level, but trump won them by nine points. gender, women made up 52% of the electric and clinton won by 12 according to the exit poll and men made up 48% of the electorate come by-- one them by
12 points. seems to me given that women are usually 52, 53% of the electorate, my louisiana public school arithmetic suggest that she should have won this given that, but go figure. then, let's look at race. back in 1992, when bill clinton be president george h toby bush, 87% of the electorate was white and in 2012, it dropped 15 points to 72%. this electorate was 70% and the thing is, there were some folks saying this could drop down to 59 to 68%, something like that and ended up being 70, but of the whites that voted, they voted for trumpet by a 21-point margin, 58, 37 while the 30% that were nonwhite voted for
clinton by 53-point margin, 74, 21. and then you look at the race education gender split. they were interesting. white female college graduates, 20% of the electorate, clinton won them by six points, 51-45. white female noncollege graduates, 17% of the electorate, but trump one them by 28 points, so six points up up for clinton among college graduates, white women and trump by 28 among the noncollege. wow, what a difference. whites mayo college graduates trump one by 15 points, white male noncollege graduates, trump one by 49 points. 72-23. nonwhites 29%.
weight-- that doesn't make sense. i was doing the subtraction on the train without a calculator and was asleep. anyway, party, clinton won democrats by 80 points. won by an 80-point margin. 89-nine. what's interesting is obama-- president obama had it 91% of the democratic vote in 2012. now, mitt romney 192% of the republican vote in 2012. trump got 90, 83-point margin. then, independence romney won independence by five and trump won independence by six, but the thing is that part of it is because there are more democrats than republicans and usually
you're looking at about a five, six-point spread, but at least in the exit polls is looking more like a four-point spread suggesting again turnout of things that may have been a little surprising and here's the one last thing on the exit polls that i just thought was kind of interesting. 13% of the voters yesterday has served in the military, 13%. they voted for donald trump by a 27-point margin, 6134-- 61-34. of the 80% that had never served in the military went for clinton by five points, 50-45. interesting. couple less things. made their mind up before the last month. clinton won them by-- that 73% of the electorate and clinton won them by five points. 51-46.
but, people that made their mind up before last month-- i'm sorry, 73 was before the last month. the people that made up their mind in the last month was 26% of the electorate and trump one them by 10 points, 49-39. you just sort of wonder, is that where, you know, i mean, did all the james comey stuff, i mean, you know, we don't know. we will never know. but, it's a plausible theory. but, some of the little quirky things like one of the questions they asked is: should the next presidents-- and they gave three options-- continue barack obama's policies? second option, change to more conservative policies and the third was changed to more liberal policies. now, 20% of the voters say continue obama's policies.
clinton won them 91-five. not surprising. 48% said change to more conservative policies and not surprising donald trump one them by 83-13. 17% said, it changed to more liberal policy that obama had and trump one 23% of those people. 70-23. so, you know, you sort of look at that and you say, what's going on, i mean,-- and that sot of similar to that a question, do you think that 2010, federal health care law also known as obamacare went too far. 47% said went too far and trump got 83% of that vote.
was about right was 18% and trump got 10% of that. not surprising. what about that 30% that thought that zero obamacare did not go far enough? trump got 18% of those, almost one out of five of the people that that obamacare did not go far enough voted for trump. you know, it's time like this that i start to pull out my hair, which thankfully i have got plenty. trump got 18% of the people who thought he was unqualified. so, as i said, we are going to be unpacking this for a really long time. but, what's interesting is and i did hear someone on i can't remember what to network, someone around 5:30 a.m.