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tv, it gives you that perspective. >> i'm a c-span fan. when you talk republicans participate in tuesday's caucuses, a first online voting. tau has been looking into this. explain how this is going to work. : we got updated figures from two utah secretary of state in about 59,000 republicans are set to participate in the online vote. what happens is that they complete a separate registration. they already have to be registered to vote and then the complete a separate registration to vote online. they get a pin number or a code essentially that allows them to vote tomorrow on caucus day and cast their ballots online. they get a receipt to make sure that everything was recorded properly. >> kaiser story points out, this
is -- as your story points out, this is the largest experiment in online voting since 2004 in michigan. what happened then and what's happening now? in 2004, michigan about 46,000 people cast ballots in that democratic primary election. 2000, that in arizona in another 40,000 people cast alex again in the democratic primary. both of those were pretty big experiments, but they never really took off her what put into place permanently by either state party. so if we get a 59,000 person turnout online tomorrow, that this would be the largest experiment in online voting probably in american history. >> wisely utah republican party
deciding to do this now? what motivated them? byron: couple of factors. the switch from a state-run primary election to a caucus and they wanted a way to keep participation high. one of the ways to do that is an online vote and make barriers to voting lower. caucusing takes a long time. it is usually at a later time of night and makes a bigger time commitment. so they said, why not just vote online? participationkeep rates up, as if it were a state-run primary could that was the biggest factor. it loves it parties and governments are interested in this amount to see if it is workable and how it works in practice. >> how long will the polls they open and how does the state party is sure there is no fraud? byron: the polls will be open on tuesday at 7:00 a.m. and 11:00
p.m.. it will be a pretty quick digital tally. the way the party describes the security measures for the polling is that everyone gets a receipt. if the receipt matches who you voted for, then the states party record your vote. they say it is more secure in some ways than voting with the machine because you can see and make sure that the state party captured your ballot. thisompany that is running has done this and other countries, including estonia, and they say that they have never been aware of a security that it is a similar rate of failure to other methods of voting. australia canada, also experiment to with online voting. are there lessons from those countries? voting isine difficult because a lot of skeptics say that we are learning increasingly how vulnerable the internet is.
how often banking gets hacked, websites get hacked, how vulnerable are personal data is . when it comes to something as important as not election, there's no way to ensure that these systems are secure from hackers and people who would do harm or try to hijack these elections. a lot of countries had experimented with this, but nobody has really put into place, except for estonia, the one country that has had universal online voting since 2005. it is an option there. you can also vote at a polling place. so far, they have not had any reports of breaches. it is only a matter of time before people start paying attention to this and this process sort of expand. out, your story points this has been the largest experiment with online voting and a number of years. what will you be looking for tomorrow? more significantly, what lessons
can state parties and secretaries of state take from this moving ahead? byron: we will certainly be looking to make sure that there are no breaches and that voters are able to use the system and that their votes were recorded properly and that essentially this goes off without a hitch. if it does, we could see other state parties do this and perhaps even state governments who run some of the elections in this country. going forward, it will remain to be seen how sic secure these systems are and whether they are workable and whether they help improve participation in the election. in the utahting republican caucuses taking place tomorrow in that state. thank you for being with us. byron: thanks for having me. 2016, c-spanpaign takes you on the road to the white house as we follow the candidates on c-span, c-span .adio, and c-span.org
next, democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton campaigns in phoenix ahead of the arizona primary. she spoke at a rally where she was joined by labor secretary thomas perez and former arizona representative gabby efforts. this is 45 minutes. good afternoon. my name is tom perez and it's a privilege to be here in my personal capacity to support the next president of the united states, hillary clinton. [applause] >> in my day job, i have had the privilege over the last six point five years of working for the president of the united , a personrack obama who let us. i watched this president inherit the worst economy of our
lifetime and i watched this nation as a result of the grit and determination of the american workers, american business, and this president notwithstanding the opposition of mitch mcconnell's and others who said i want you to be a one term president cou. you can boo mitch mcconnell. months in ahad 72 row, six years, of private sector job growth. we have come a long way, folks. [applause] tom perez: and you know what? i have the privilege of working at the justice department. i have to be honest with you, folks. arizona was a full employment act for civil rights lawyers. i spent a lot of time going toe to toe with joe arpaio. [booing] have some we candidates for president who want to build a wall along the
mexican border. [booing] tom perez: and you have a sheriff here that built and whil a wall distrust between the sheriff department and the community. both walls are wrong and they are inconsistent with our values. [applause] tom perez: you have some state senators like russell pearce, the guy you recall, and others who wanted to use the fact that our broken immigration system needs reform to pass things that were anything but reform. i am proud of the fact that we went all the way to the supreme court to make sure that hb 1070 doesn't see the light of day. [applause] tom perez: i'm proud of the fact that we sued joe arpaio and won. [applause] tom perez: i am proud of the fact that we went all the supreme court on sb 1070
to not only stop what was happening in arizona but alabama, south carolina, and elsewhere, inconsistent with our nation's values. i met earlier today with some remarkable young people who were victims of the abuses of sheriff arpaio. what they told me was this. one woman who spent 9.5 months in jail with her young children at home and she is now a lawful resident on her way to get citizenship. and what she told me was you know what? i'm strong. andill continue to fight tom, we need fighters in washington. speaking of fighters, that is why i'm here on behalf of hillary clinton. you know why? [s use hillary clinton is peaking spanish]. she ia dreamer, she's a doer.
that is what we need in america. we need a fighter in the white house. we have a fighter in the white house. we need to continue to have a fighter in the white house. someone with progressive values. we need someone who doesn't simply share our progressive values though. we need someone who will fight for them and who knows how to win. hillary clinton is a dreamer and a do work who knows how to get things done. the essence of progressivism. [applause] she understands that dreamers do not want revolutions. they want results. they want to make sure that we get comprehensive immigration reform and that we get it next year, not in 20 years. she understands that it's not about whether you have big hands , it's whether you have a steady hand. that is what she wants. [applause] against prejudice and
discrimination, hillary clinton will fight and that is why i am for hillary. street and four main street, hillary clinton will fight. that is why i'm for hillary. against all of the climate deniers who say that a warming planet is not a burning issue, i am against them and hillary clinton will fight against them. that is why for hillary clinton. systemriminal justice that is indeed just, hillary will fight and that is why i am for her. for comprehensive immigration reform not in a few years it next year, hillary clinton will fight. and that is why i am for her. lobby ande gun against gun violence, hillary clinton will fight and that is
why i am for her. [applause] tom perez: for equal pay for equal work, hillary clinton will fight for us. lgbt quality, hillary clinton will fight for us. against the so-called right to work for less laws and for collective bargaining, hillary clinton will fight for us. and that is why i am for her. for affordable health care, to continue our progress to universal health coverage by working with the aca to make it better, hillary clinton will fight for us. and you know what, folks? as someone with two kids in , forge as of september college affordability, hillary clinton will fight for me.
and for you and for everybody else. but you know what? before hillary clinton can fight for us, we need to fight for her and that is why we need you out there tomorrow. that is why we need you to send a clear message tomorrow. the nation will be watching. we need to send a message to this nation that we are all about breaking down barriers and not building walls of this trust. we are all about in america that works for everyone and not just simply for a few at the top. we are all about america. os unidos.tad we are the united states of america, not the divided states of america. we need your help tomorrow. get your friends out there and send a message to america that hillary clinton is going to lead us to shared prosperity for
hello, everybody. hello, phoenix, arizona. it is really great for us to be here. one thing i've learned from living here in arizona is that arizonans are straightforward and honest people. so i'm going to be honest with you about something. i'm kind of new to this whole campaigning thing. but i definitely have not had a lot of chances to help introduce our next president of the united states, hillary clinton. you see, in my career, i did not do politics. i was just some bald guy from
new jersey that flew airplanes for the navy. chancen later, i got the to fly the space shuttle a bunch of times for nasa. then, i met this incredible named gabbyrizona fruits. -- gabby giffords. while politics was not my thing, it was clearly her thing. we were both proud, really proud, to be public servants. we are both very fortunate to have a second chance at service to fight for the things that we have always believed in, which are responsibility and common sense. [applause] and that is why we are fighting for a congress and a president that will stand up
to a very powerful corporate lobby called the gun lobby. you know, gabby and i have been gun owners all of our doll lives. -- adult lives. over the last couple of decades, congress has gotten into the gun lobby's grip. we have 32,000 americans that die every single year from gun violence. and the gun lobby has protected loopholes in our laws that let dangerous people get their hands on guns. it doesn't make any sense. as they have stoked fear and peddled misinformation all in the interest of maintaining a very dangerous status quo. throughout all of this, the gun lobby has moved further and
further away from gun owners like gabby and me who they claim to represent. a lot of people running for president today talk about how tough they are. let me tell you a little bit of a secret. the truth is that a lot of them are really afraid of this power powerful corporate interests could gabby and i have listened closely to all the candidates and we have taken a look at all the records. in this raceidate has the determination and the toughness to stand up to the gun lobby and the record to prove it. [applause] thatkelly: and candidate, as all you know in here, is hillary clinton. so if all of you want to build on the progress made in reducing gun violence on the president obama and not roll it back, you
need to help make hillary clinton our next president. [applause] important, so that's but why else is this important? it is because elections really matter. we need to make hillary our president because she has always fought to bring out the very best in america. tobreak down barriers opportunity, to build consensus, to get things done, and to be a voice for all americans. and right now, right now on the other side, we have a candidate for our nation's highest office who is bringing out the worst in our country. anger, hatred,-- and division. this is somebody who really does not want to be the voice for all
americans. who doesn't respect all of americans and is working to divide us in any way he can by race, by economic status, and even by religion. who said that he even wants to bar american citizens from reentering their own country solely on the basis of religion. the america that we all strive for. andtrive for a tolerant fair america, one that is built on optimism and hope, not fear and anger. you know, we all have too much to lose in this election. arizona has too much to lose. we need to help elect hillary clinton the next president of the united states. [applause] you know, a friend
of mine and a friend of gabby's and when my personal heroes growing up is a great american named jim level. he was the commander of apollo 13. jim once told me that he remembered being amazed when he heard president came the say that we would send people to the moon. jim says that when he heard that the first time, he thought it was impossible. the moon, he said, no way. flying wound up to the moon twice. now jim has a say -- listen to this. there are three tons of people, he says. there are people who make things happen. there are people who watch things happen. and there are people who wonder what happened. hillary clinton is the kind of person who makes things happen. [applause] so gabby and i are
going to work incredibly hard to make sure she is the next president of the united states. you know, i think of this campaign, especially this campaign, and lot like one of my space shuttle missions. it takes a lot of hard work from people like you over a long period of time to get ready for that big day, to get ready for launch day. you know what launch day is? it is tomorrow here in arizona. so let's have arizona be the launchpad that puts hillary clinton on the trajectory all the way to the white house. so now i want to introduce you guys to somebody else who makes things happen, someone who is working hard to make this happen , somebody who has taught me each and every day to deny the acceptance of failure, who
inspires me every day, who doesn't give up and is not going to give up. and it's going to make hillary clinton our next president, my ffords.abby gi [applause] "gabby"]anting gabby giffords: hello, phoenix. great to be here today. to talk to you about hillary clinton. hillary is tough. hillary is courageous. ourwill fight to make families safer.
house, she will stand up to the gun lobby. that is why i'm voting for hillary. [applause] gabby giffords: speaking is difficult for me, but come january, i want to say these two words -- madam president. [applause] gabby giffords: let's work together to make hillary our president. thank you. [applause] [crowd chanting "gabby"]
please stand up. the lieutenant governor, the president i am pleased to be here today to support the next president of the united states. [cheers and applause] >> you all know how much secretary clinton has committed her life to public service and children's issues. she has long been an advocate for disadvantaged communities. as a leader of one of the 23 tribal nations here in arizona, i am supporting her for president because she has long overworked to advocate for trouble nations and fought to increase our health care and educational opportunities. my community worked with her as first lady, then as senator clinton, and now, as secretary of state. she has visited tribal nations
in new mexico and most recently, in iowa. she has seen firsthand the issues that we as tribal leaders must work to resolve. [cheers and applause] sheost importantly, respects and honors treaty rights and the federal trust responsibility. [cheers and applause] toand she is committed deliver on the promise of president bill clinton and president barack obama. [cheers and applause] ourhe understands that brightest future lies in strong relationships and making sure our communities are strengthened for several generations to come as we as native people view our future. i wouldn't be here without sacrifices made by our elders, such as my father, the first native american attorney in arizona, rod lewis.
[cheers and applause] both secretary clinton and my father believe in america's great promise for all americans. [cheers and applause] >> thank you, dad. secretary clinton also will be accessible to tribal leaders and that is a critical component of any leader that can work well with us. that is why we are getting a critical arizona-indian country vote to turn out for secretary clinton and to turn arizona blue! [cheers and applause] the great state of arizona, and our nation, now needs to notour focus on accomplishing. we need someone focused on uniting, versus dividing our racial lines. tions, and other
minorities and this event is groups, now, we know firsthand the damage that comes from this dangerous and ugly rhetoric. and that's why we need a leader to move this nation forward, not backward. [cheers and applause] >> so, now, i have the tremendous honor to introduce our next democratic nominee and the first female and next president of the knighted secretaryates, hillary rodham clinton. [cheers and applause] ♪ [cheers and applause]
i want to thank you so much, governor lewis for being here. thanks to view and all of the tribal leaders who are with us today. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: i want to thank our secretary of labor, who has so transformed the enforcement of labor laws and i am so proud the traile is here on with me. i want to thank dolores. she is one of my heroines. she started the farmworkers with cesar chavez and she has been fighting for equality and opportunity ever sense. -- ever since. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: and your congressman, thank you so much! not only doing a great job representing arizona, he is
becoming quickly a leader in washington and boy, do we need that. so, thank you so much, rubin. i can't say enough about this remarkable couple that you just heard from. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: i have been so pleased to have them by my side in so many campaign stops across our country. whatnow, you know giffordwoman gavigan fobby has meant to this state. you know what she did for her constituents. awe of her courage and commitment to continue to serve people by standing up and speaking out against the gun lobby in favor of common sense
and gun safety measures. and by her side, a man who has served our country with such a distinction and i am pleased to call him a friend. not only because of that service he has given, but because of what he is continuing to do. by gabby's side, speaking out over and over again. as they both said, like many people in arizona and many people around our country, they have been gunowners for a long time. and you know what, there's a right in our country to be a gun owner. what we are advocating, what we are standing up for and speaking out for, are common sense gun reform measures. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: and i also want to just recognize a couple tha
tt i met just before coming in, loni and sandy phillips who are here. they lost their daughter, jesse, in the aurora movie theater massacre. and they have been trying to do what they could to travel around the country and to sue the websites and the gun online, where the murderer got all of his ammunition. nobody asked a question. they are trying to raise this to a high visibility. i can't imagine the courage it takes for people like gabby and but i amhe phillips', with them. i am going to stand with them. i am going to work with them. i am going to fight for them. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: tomorrow is a
big day right here in arizona! the sta t to tell you, kes in this election just keep getting higher and higher, while the rhetoric on the other side keeps getting lower and lower. opportunity for everybody in arizona to go out and vote tomorrow for the kind of future you want, the kind of president you want. and i want you to think about this. me.nt you to want [laughter] [cheers and applause] because.linton: you"] shouts "we want hillary clinton: thank you! thank you!
here is why we have got to do this together. because somebody is going to walk into the oval office in january of 2017 and that night president is going to sit at the desk and a making decisions that will affect the lives and livelihoods of americans. and i think there are three big tests that the next president will face. first, can you make a positive difference in improving the lives of americans? second, can you keep us safe. and third, can you bring us together as a nation, which is where we should be going? [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: now, if you think about, can you make a positive difference, i have been campaigning about tearing down all the barriers that stand in the way of americans getting ahead and staying ahead. economic barriers, it is time americans got a raise and we had more, good paying jobs for every
american who wants to work. we know a little bit about how to do this because you know, the economy always does better when there is a democrat in the white house. [cheers and applause] my husband was: here yesterday in tucson and in fephoenix. he did a pretty good job. 23 million new jobs and incomes went up for everybody, not just people at the top. people in the middle, working people, poor people, everybody's other incomes go up. why did it stop? republicanhad a president. that is the easiest explanation. someone who took his eyes off of the financial markets and the mortgage markets and you know it
what happened. we elected another new, young, dynamic president, barack obama. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: and when he was elected we were losing 800,000 jobs each month. 9 million americans lost their jobs. 5 million homes were lost. and people say, why are some americans so angry? well, one of the nation is people really got knocked down so hard. and they don't think anyone was looking out for them, that anybody even care for them. the president elect obama shortly after the election. he said, it is so much worse than they told us. and it was. thei don't think he gets credit he deserves for making sure we don't fall into a great depression. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: so i have been laying out what i would do to
bring more jobs into increased incomes. i know we can do it. there are a lot of opportunities out there, jobs in infrastructure, advanced combatturing, and climate change by creating more clean and renewable energy jobs. we need to do more to help small businesses, which create 2/3 of all jobs. let's raise the minimum wage so people are working in poverty at the end of the year, despite working full-time. and yes, it is way past time for women to receive equal pay for our work [cheers and applause] we can do alln: of this, my friends. something else we can do is improve education, so more young people get off to a good start. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: arizona is 45th in the nation when it comes to
education, 50 us and the nation when it comes to per capita spending per student. i believe that arizona can and needs to do better. if we are going to talk about the jobs for the future, we have to have our young people educated for those jobs. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: i want to start with early childhood education, universal pre kindergarten. i want to be a good partner with teachers here in arizona and across america. [cheers and applause] and i want ton: make college affordable for our young people. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: we are going to do this with debt free tuition. i have a somewhat different approach than my esteemed
opponent, senator sanders, who says he wanted to be free for everybody. i am not going to ask you to pay to send donald trump's youngest child free to college or university. [crowd boos] hillary clinton: instead, i am go to focus on who needs the help, middle-class families, working families, driving and struggling poor families. and we are going to make sure that we get the support we need from the state. i think it is way past time for states to quit building more prisons and to instead, let's invest in higher education again. and we are going to go after the student a problem. weighing down so many young people. we are going to help you free refinance your debt.
you can pay it back as a percentage of your income. and we are going to put an end do think youi should still be paying back your student debt, it is updated every month, when you are 50 or 60 years old. that is wrong. ateare going to put an end d and recirculate the money. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: i am excited about this because i borrowed i didn't face what young people today face. i got to pay it back as a percentage of my income. that meant i could go to work for the children's defense fund, which is my job that really got me started on a life of the service. so that is what we are going to do. we are also going to make sure we finish the affordable care act, we are going to get to 100% universal coverage. but we are going to get the cost
down. and i have to say just a personal word of regret. you know, before it was called obamacare, it was called hillarycare back in 1993 and 1994. we worked really hard to get to quality and affordable health care. what i did was turn around and work with republicans and democrats to create the children's health insurance program, which covers 8 million children, but i regret to tell you, arizona pulled out of that program. [crowd boos] hillary clinton: you know, it is a three to one federal match. you have to wonder what is going on in terms of the arithmetic. but it is really a shame because to this day, i meet so many young people and their families who tell me what a difference that has made to them and to their health. so, i am going to keep working
to make sure everybody has affordable health care. we are going to go after the prescription drug companies because they are charging way too much. [cheers] hillary clinton: there is a lot of work to do to make a real difference in people's lives. that is what i am committed to. ims all the time, why do you do this? i do it because i feel blessed. i feel like i had a great family . i had public schools. i had opportunities. i want to make sure every person in our country particularly young people, have a chance to their god-given potential, right here in the united states of america! [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: now, you know, asks, can young keep a safe? when people vote tomorrow and
the primary, i hope they know they are voting for someone who will not only be president, but commander in chief. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: and i think it is very -- ary"]d shouts "hill hillary clinton: i think it is very important that you have whobody in that white house understands both the challenges and the opportunities we face in america today. for eightas you know, years as a senator from new york and ofthe 9/11 attacks course, i served as secretary of state and i will tell you, only the hard choices get to the president's desks. only the hard choices and up in the situation room. gets made, it
somewhere along that path. if you are faced with making those depositions, likely where when we had to advise the president on whether or not to go after bin laden, it takes experience and it takes temperament. and we've got to make sure our next president and commander in thosecan f fulfill responsibilities in a responsible way, in a thoughtful way, in a prudent way and i pledge to you, that is exactly what i will do if i am honored enough to be the next president of the united states. [cheers and applause] and thenlinton: the next and last test is, can you bring us together, rather than drive us apart? it has been deeply distressing to me to see the divisiveness, the mean spiritedness, the
incitement of violence and aggressiveness in this campaign. i don't ever remember anything like it, to be honest with you. i just don't. you know, pittings groups of americans against one another, it just is wrong. that is not who we are. that is not our values. that is not what we stand for. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: and i do believe we are better and stronger and more effective when we are coming together, rather than moving apart. and so, i will do whatever i can to find common ground. i will go anywhere. i will talk to anyone. i will work 24/7 to find common ground, to bring individuals and groups of americans together again. i understand, as i said in the beginning, some people are
incredibly frustrated. and yes, they are angry, but you know what folks, anger is not a strategy. we have got to get together and figure out what we have to do to make a difference in people's lives. [cheers] hillary clinton: and then we have to roll up our sleeves and get to work. that is what i am promising you. i am promising you that i will spend every hour of every day working, number one to make a difference in american's lives. a positive difference that will give more people greater opportunities. number two, to keep us safe here at home, keep us safe and strong around the world, go after and defeat isis, stand up for american values and american interests, and that i will bring people together. behind me you see some distinguished americans, don't you? [cheers and applause]
nation clinton: we are a of immigrants and exiles who came here -- [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: for better opportunity and for our human rights. like when i see people others, whod are treating fellow human beings with such disrespect, such contempt, it just makes my heart sink. .e are better than that i am going to fight for comprehensive immigration reform . [cheers and applause] hillary"]outs " but i can't do:
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