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caller: i was looking at e-mails. when this letter came out, i said this information came out about the e-mails again appeared i heard that rudy i guess comey we think it and looked at the emails again and now has cleared her. the emails don't concern me. what concerns me is national security, jobs, medicare, education and people putting food on their table. that's what concerns me. he talks about everybody, disabled, women, women up under their clothes. what expectable -- what respectable men would say such language? at least bill clinton did not get out there talk about women. host: ok.
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speaking of the email investigation and now the fbi is being viewed and criticized in the wake of this investigation, here is a headline from the " washington post" -- of theudes a statement chairman of the judiciary committee and says -- 20 foot is -- plenty of criticism of james comey.
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they are calling him the political mr. comey. saying -- dee is in middletown, maryland supporting donald trump. good morning. it is then interesting hearing everybody's opinion on everything. i like that. we are getting down to the wire here. the big question is, do you want and youring government business, in your pocket, or would you like to have a sovereign nation back? when you really boil it down, it is that simple. it is sad, the turn of events. i don't like the fact that hillary has had this stuff come
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out on her, but if you look at the history with whitewater, it goes very far back. wish she did not have so many negatives. share of his negatives, but he is not a government person, he is a businessman. as brash as he is, it placed in his favor because people are trying to prevent our country from becoming globalist. they want to have a nationalist kind of country. as far as the comey thing, it sounds like he is getting pressure. maybe loretta lynch or the cia i don't know. anyway, i am wishing the best to everything. that is our country. host: before you go, with the criticism of comey, how did you feel about him 10 days ago when wasade it known that
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reopening the investigation? caller: the whole thing never felt right to me in the first place. i don't know what is going on in d.c. maybe i don't want to know what is going on in d.c. it stinks to the high heavens all the way around and i just like it. i am not surprised. we have been dealing with a lot of garbage for a very long time. we are seeing the tip of the iceberg. host: all right. phone lines if you want to join the conversation for this extended first code segment of the washington journal -- hillary supporter, 202-748-8000. donald trump supporter --202-748-8001. third-party supporter, 202-748-8002. undecided, 202-748-8003. --in is in legal, kentucky louisville, kentucky, a
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third-party. caller: asterisk self if you questions before you vote. the question for the viewers, please ask yourself before voting, what is wrong with our culture when we have 24 hour broadcast of propaganda labeled as news by a media largely fraudulent? and position themselves as purveyors of popular culture and key makers? what is wrong with our country if we have intelligent and thoughtful third already candidates mine for our nation's highest office offering practical solutions? collude andems to exclude them from exposure. process isal hijacked by the electoral
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college. allowing the power of veto over the will of the people. what is wrong with our leaders who make threats of social, economic, and environmental volatility and are too cowardly to confront the challenge until it manifests as a tragedy? what is wrong with us, the people of this country who do not seem to believe that we deserve better? that is robin in kentucky this morning. we are taking your calls. we have 25 minutes left in this open phone segment here on the washington journal. we will begin with open phones later. we are checking in on some of the key swing states in the 48 hours before election day. no state more important than florida. here is a headline from politico florida --
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marc caputo is the author of the story. about early tell us voting. guest: early voting is to investors. the early voted, gave the democrats a lead of about 87,000 ballots over republicans. friday morning, democrats were down. heading into election day assuming democrats vote for democrats and republicans vote for republicans, hillary clinton day with aelection comfortable vote lead. does not mean it is insurmountable. florida have the --
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right now, you would rather be hillary clinton and donald trump in florida. host: in our check in on north carolina, we talk about turnout in african-american communities. this talk about the hispanic vote in florida. what can we tell about it from the numbers? guest: relative to this terrible period- relative to this , the total share of the hispanic vote in early inactivity ballot, voting in florida, was up 4%. overall, the percentage, the share of hispanic voters in florida was about 15%. so, they are voting in pretty heavy numbers. host: who does that help? guest: that helps hillary clinton according to most surveys. the most recent surveys, 800 likely hispanic voters had her winning the hispanic vote by 30% votes.
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an historic margin. host: donald trump in florida over the weekend along with president obama and hillary clinton. andany of the candidates their top surrogates heading to the all-important state of florida. have you been able to attend any of these rallies? i attended a few, not this weekend. what you see is what you get on television. you go to the trump campaign events and it is much more of an energetic, electric atmosphere. hillary clinton campaigns are smaller. if you look at the polling and -- at the ballot polling an absentee ballot, it is a tight race. maple was released today that in florida, hillary clinton is up why one percentage point. it is statistically a tie. host: give us a check on the senate race with marco rubio keeping his seat against patrick
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murphy? guest: if you want to be a politician at the top of the the donald trump, hillary clinton marco rubio patrick murphy, you want to be marco rubio poll after poll. there have been two dozen polls have shown marco rubio either in the lead or tied. a poll for instance today shows him up about seven percentage points. that is a pretty good lead. that is one of rubio's larger leads. it's starting to look like it will be the easiest place to call early in the evening tuesday, if the polling is right. host: marc caputo, you can check out his work on thank you for your time.
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calls in thew more segment of the washington journal. is in maryland, and undecided voter. caller: good morning. i am calling to make a couple of points. one, i am a member of the federal government and have been one for seven years, and two, i am still undecided and really do not know what i will do. when i go into the ballot box on tuesday, simply because i believe a trump presidency will turn the government on its head. is alreadyent crawling at a snail's pace in terms of funding and getting work done for the american people. clinton, iillary just don't really know what to expect because i think she is one of those people who will say to your face, i am for you, and when she leaves your face, she is not for you. i am really on the verge of voting for jill stein.
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and really out of opposition to the two-party system. i think we are in desperate need of a third-party system or a third-party actually being able to have a voice in the government because so many of us , i think are just not being represented. it is a disservice to the american people and the dollars be paid to the tax system. host: you say you are a federal worker anything donald trump will turn the system on its head. you are concerned about lack of funding for the federal government and projects? do you think donald will increase federal funding? caller: not at all. saying, using a scalpel versus a sledgehammer? i think donald trump would come in with a sledgehammer. i will tell you, i am a registered democrat, but i don't vote democratic across the board. i vote for who i think represents my interest in the
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interests of the people and if that means if it is a republican , that is fine. but the fact that we had been under a cr and shut the government down twice, since i have been a member of the government, i don't see much better coming from a donald trump presidency. host: who is a republican you have voted for in the past? caller: actually, i voted for george bush over al gore. i did not feel comfortable with al gore. it was something to me about his lack of leadership, or lack of ,enacity that i just thought there was nothing there. i voted for george bush the first time during host: sebring, florida is next. john is a donald trump supporter. good morning. caller: good morning. if these people like to live under a communist, a dictator government,dictator
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they will vote for hillary, it will be worse than obama. when theyet on there call in and they say something about hillary, you guys always cut them off like one guy earlier, you wouldn't let him finish. and whenet on their someone talks about hillary, you to aboutg as they want how good she is, but she is nothing but a devil. c-span, you are more the roll then msnbc and how many of you? are democrats? --how many of you are democrats? all of you? i don't know where you get these cockroaches come out of the woodwork? thank you very much. host: all right, john. kathy is in jackson,
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mississippi. a hillary clinton supporter. good morning. caller: i'm from michigan. host: sorry. i thought it was a republican trying to stop hillary. thinkt know what people donald trump will do. he does not even by american stuff. that is all i have to say. usa today,day's donald trump and hillary clinton making their closing arguments inside by side -- in side-by-side columns that appears in the new section of usa today. he writes that -- that is part of his column.
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hillary clinton in her piece right next to donald trump's, writes -- if you want to be both candidate's closing argument side-by-side, usa today. maxine in baltimore, michigan. they donald trump supporter. go ahead. host: good morning, john, and thank you for taking my call. i have to admit i am an independently, 77 years old, and an added trump supporter. i believe he is the last chance, the last hope that this country has from becoming a banana republic. corrupt, i don't believe anything that comes out of washington.
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comey, the president, any one of them. i forgot what i was going to say now because i am so excited. i cannot wait until tomorrow to cast my vote. hillary clinton has live from day one. she is a liar. she is a professional liar. everyone know she is a liar. if you could change your way of thinking to vote for someone who has a titanic's fine and will put this country right back where it is supposed to be, we have so much corruption in washington, it is like a snake pit. i cannot express how disgusted i am with the news media. i watched all of them -- msnbc, fox, and all of them have a slant. there is none of them you can
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get the truth from. you get there truth, not the real truth. thelieve donald trump is one who will bring this country around to where it is supposed to be. host: maxine, how are things looking in michigan for donald trump? here is a map from usa today, there presidential race rankings. they have it is leaning democratic? caller: i don't believe in the polls and what they say because that is slanted also. host: why don't you believe the polls? caller: they are all slanted. have you ever been lied to? lied to, youeen know not to believe everything you hear? the polls have their own slant? i go by the signs i see? ence signs all over. i have not seen one clinton/kaine sign.
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my son tells me that on the west side all he sees is trump, trump, trump. everywhere you look there are trump signs. i am very confident that trump will take michigan. i hope so and i pray so because our country cannot withstand another four years of where we are going. we will be at war with russia. there is no doubt about it. we will be in a nuclear war if hillary clinton is elected. host: let's head to woodbridge, virginia. kevin is waiting on the undecided line. kevin, after all of the 600,000 -- 600 days of campaigns, why are you undecided? caller: good morning, john, and thank you for taking this call. talk about what i have done in life, but i'm a retired military officer and worked at the pentagon and the highest levels of government to include at the top of the
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pentagon and other places. bottom line is this -- both of these people have proven to be dishonest. trump with trump university and i don't know how people could ignore this as well as hillary and the things she has done. both have -- both don't care about the minority committee. hillary has taken the minority many progressive and trump does not care -- hillary has taken the minority community for granted and trump does not care. i remember when barack obama was stomping and he made all these comments of what he was going to do. email of these promises about getting rid of camp x-ray in guantanamo bay. the problem is most people don't understand the complexity of what they got to do until they get into that position, and that all of a sudden their eyes open because they get the real
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briefing and no information. neither one of these people have been briefed at the level like the president of united states. once they get in there, we will figure out the things they want to do, they will not be able to do. with that being the case, neither one of these people are ready to be president of the united states. host: kevin, are you considering a third-party candidate? caller: i am not. neither one of the third-party candidates are ready either. let's look at it --gary johnson, really? and then jill stein, nice lady, but once again, neither one of these people have shown the are ready. back to hillary, people will say hillary is ready because she's been in congress, first lady, i got that. but being first lady and the president are two different things. you are not in that seat in the oval office when you are being proved -- when you are being
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briefed by cabinet members to a crisis. maybe you have been secretary of state in the situation room when things were happening, but you want the one that puts her hand on the button. and as being a senator, you are even far more remote. host: kevin, who do you think in recent elections were ready on the day they walked in to be president? think: to be honest, i the closest person, and this is really going to get people, but the closest person that was ready was dwight eisenhower. host: anybody more reason than that, kevin? caller: to be honest, no. i don't think entity was. i think kennedy -- i don't think kennedy was. i don't think lyndon b. johnson was because of the catastrophic way he took office. was,sely don't think nixon
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and the same thing with ford. i think reagan was advised well, but i think he found that he was not ready. up until this point, if i went all the way back, the most recent president that was ready ready to dond was the job on day one was dwight eisenhower. ,hat is based on the history and i have read a lot of history. and i have read it from both sides, white -- right wing, left ring= wing. that was my job as an officer to understand what i am defending so we we would make mistakes. host: that was kevin from virginia. two more tweets. --es writes in
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one more tweet -- we had been checking in with reporters and some of the battleground states around the country the day before election day. let's head to iowa where jason noble joins us from the phone. the key political reporter for the des moines register. good morning. you have an article -- i went expect more gridlock, why is that? that is one of the results from one of our latest iowa poll. we were checking in on the state of the presidential race. that was one of the questions we asked. if hillary clinton is elected,
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donald trump is elected, do you expect there will be continuedd gridlock in d.c., or an opportunity for people to work together? overwhelming majority said they are expecting more the same. host: the report has iowa as a tossup state. hillary clinton sandy bernie sanders on a tour around the state late last week. why does the clinton camp believeth bernie sanders is there bursary get -- bernie sanders is the best surrogate to send to iowa? guest: donald trump has opened up a seven point lead here. it can be viewed as a tossup, but donald trump has a definite advantage here. one thing that the clinton campaign is seeing, there has been a drop-off in engagement from younger voters and voters who may have been aligned with bernie sanders in the caucuses here and drop the primary contests. the last tops was
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surrogate to campaign in the state on behalf of hillary clinton, and he was at college campuses all over the state. he was really trying to get out those younger voters. donald trump in the state of all over the weekend -- in the state as well over the weekend. what was his closing statement and iowa? guest: he was here yesterday in sioux city in western iowa. he really did deliver a closing argument. he got up and asked people to vote for him. he made the case that he was an outsider versus hillary clinton as an insider. he made the case said he could make change in a way that no other presidential candidate could if elected. he stood up there with the leadership of the republican party in iowa. senator, and the
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that is something that has been important here is he has had support from republican leadership here. host: let's check in on the senate race and iowa. a competitive house race as well. let's start with chuck grassley expected to fare well tomorrow in his reelection effort? guest: he is looking pretty comfortable at this point. we have had him up by a huge margin in our latest poll. he was always sort of underfunded and not as well-known around the state. host: what about the house race, david young against democrat jim our? guest: we have less data on that. it looks like a competitive race.
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national republican and democratic committees -- it donald trump is leading by seven points in the state and has a lead and that certain congressional district, that is probably an advantage to david young, but we will find out tomorrow. host: democrats would need 30 seats to retake the house. they need five seas to win a majority of the second -- they need five seats to win a majority of the senate. talking to jason noble of the des moines register. good luck in the final hours of the campaign. host: time for a few more calls. evelyn has been waiting in fort worth, texas. a supporter of hillary clinton. go ahead. caller: thank you c-span for a another really interesting day. you guys are doing a great job.
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i feel so that the press is being attacked for the information that is coming out. emails withe clinton, i am reminded of the salem witch trials and the mccarthy era. it is really sad that we have come to this point. i mean, where is, you know, what is going on with this fbi director? he shouldst place, not have leaked out any information whatsoever. he is supposed to be unbiased because this is an investigation. i think it is really unfair to sorry., i feel like she is want to be our president. but attacking her for these
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emails have an ongoing. people are getting tired of this. although i am a registered democrat, i don't vote straight ticket. scared --ime, i am but this time, i am. host: you started with an attack on the press. what you think will happen with people's trust in the media? caller: i think it is really unfair. there is freedom of the press. i switch back and forth. i alternate watching the news. msnbc.go cnn, fox, all of the media is being attacked and these people are just doing their jobs. i really feel sorry for the reporters. host: let's see if we can get to
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clyde in baton rouge, louisiana, third-party supporter. who are you supporting tamara? -- tomorrow? caller: i really admire hillary clinton. , they go byublicans the assumption that somebody is guilty and you have to prove somebody is guilty. 30 years -- they have vilified this lady. hillary clinton is the smartest person on the planet. host: are voting for hillary clinton tomorrow? caller: i think i am going to vote for her because they had not proved anything. you can assume someone is guilty of something. you have to prove it. and she has stood strong. she always said from day one, there is nothing to it. host: did you look at a third
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party candidate, or has it always been hillary clinton? caller: i looked at jill stein. i really did. the an african-american, she spoke about reparations. and i really like it. she has totally decimated the republican party. guiltynot prove a person because they're not guilty. host: our last caller in this segment of the washington bernal on our program will daniel klaidman. he will join us with a yahoo! news look back that shape campaign 2016. we are inviting colors to tell us -- we are inviting colors to tell us your most improvement most memorable moments of campaign 2016. you can start having now.
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communicators,he greg aaron, president of free press. talk about the technology issues that hillary clinton and donald trump have discussed on the campaign trail. and the top tech issues for congress and the next administration to address by amir >> the issues that concern me most are her issues with expanding broadband. there is another strong theme running around the idea of inclusive innovation. how do we make sure that the entire country, everyone, shares in the benefits of the internet economy? mr. trump policies are a concern.
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there is a lot of fear of his goals and objectives. we want to see the benefits of the internet made available to all. i think we want to see more rapid innovation and lower prices. the mr. trump is saying is the way to those objectives is less regulation, lower taxation. >> wash the communicators tonight at 8:00 eastern on c-span two. --election night on c-span watch the results of a part of a national conversation about the outcome. the location of the hillary clinton and donald trump election night had orders, and watch victory and concession speeches in key senate, house, and governor's races./ on washington journal continues.
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we will be discussing a recent yahoo! news piece for 2016. people, places, and moments that face a shocking election. we are inviting our viewers to call in and share your top moments and memories. daniel klaidman, your piece notes that all of us that led to this election will carry memories of a shocking year in american history. a handful of ordinary people swept up in the history of a series of moments on which the that of a nation seemed became symbols of a divided nation. what are those places on the map of america that became new symbols of a divided country to selection? guest: hi, good morning. there are 16 of them. likerange from places
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lost itsn, ohio, which manufacturing base. it was a great field town. traditionally, it had been very democratic. a big union city. ans time around, this is area that has found a lot of appeal and donald trump's message about trade, these are people who feel left behind. and are switching over in considerable numbers to trump. still a fight their. hillary clinton could still win that area. but it is symbolic of the appeal of donald trump and some of the changes that have been taking place in american cities. at the same time, we looked at chicago. this is not a city that has really -- that is really in
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play. but it looms largely in the election because of the extraordinary gun violence over the course of the last few years. madeestingly, donald trump chicago a big issue in his campaign. hillary clinton went there as well. both candidates talk a lot about this issue. we sent a reporter, holly bailey, to chicago to spend time there. not so much to talk about the politics of chicago, but to tell our readers and viewers what it is really like to live in a city that is racked by so much gun violence. she profiled one family, a six older girl -- a six-year-old girl who was shot some months ago, and to this day, is scared to go outside. the news cameras were there, but
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at some point, they will be gone. is, do people know what it is really like to live their? we also look at orlando, florida. the i-44 corridor, one of the most divided areas. big deal in this election because of the pulse nightclub attack. the biggest mass shooting in the history of this country took place there. also considered a terrorist attack. what impact did that have on the race? interestingly, this is a very diverse area. you have a large population of gays, for example. you have a large, white evangelical population in and around orlando and a large latino population in orlando. all of these people came
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and had unity over this tragedy that happened there. that was an extraordinary thing that happened in the wake of that attack, but that unity has splintered over the divisiveness of the selection. we sent a reporter there to listen to people talk about how they view this election. these are symbols of a divided nation. we thought it was important to look at the places having an impact on the selection. host: you talk about what will be the symbols once the cameras are gone. what were the moments for you of this campaign that stuck out? democrats, 202-748-8000. republicans 202-748-8001. independent 202-748-8002. he mentioned youngstown, -- you
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.entioned youngstown, ohio trump went to laredo very shortly after he announced his candidacy for the presidency. towerch in which an trump , he made immigration a big issue talking about mexican's has read this and criminals in the very first speech -- andcans as rapists criminals and is very first speech. that was an issue that galvanized his supporters -- immigration and trade. we've got that laredo, texas was symbolic of that particular issue and a debate that is
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dominated the selection. host: and the 16 people you chose to profile, you described them as ordinary people getting caught up in the rush of history. you choose these ordinary people, and what are some examples? guest: they are ordinary people of got swept up in the rush history and had an opportunity to shape destiny and a small way. we thought it was important to focus on some of these people. be ofe a tendency to little narcissistic in our coverage of politics where we look at ourselves, pollsters, talk to political operatives, interview each other -- but we thought it was important to turn the camera lens away from ourselves and toward average americans. americanase, average to personify some of the most
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important issues and concerns and worries of the american people. for example, we sent someone --sinceone of our someone down to west virginia, and unemployed: minor that had a confrontation with hillary clinton and said previously at a cnn forum, we are going to end mining jobs.coal where he had event a chance to talk to her and slid a picture of his family to her and said, these are the consequences of these policies. him to beto hear from told that he was losing his job as a coal miner. and to clear out of his office in 30 minutes?
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what does it feel to have to go home and tell your wife and children that you are out of a job? we thought it was important for our readers and viewers and users to get a visceral sense of what these people experience. 11-year-oldtime, an guatemalan girl, who had a chance to share her fears and anxieties at an event with hillary clinton. she was worried that her parents who are undocumented, would be thrown out of the country. hillary clinton reacted to that in a very emotional way. that became a touchdown in the selection on the immigration issue. there were others on immigration as well. that was one we decided to focus on. on the other side of the debate, the parents of a young woman who was killed in san francisco by an undocumented worker.
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this was an issue that donald trump seized on. phenomenon ofe sanctuary cities, san francisco, which is a sanctuary city. this was a way of humanizing this particular issue. we did this with 16 people across the country. humanizedea was to this election for these people. host: 16 in 2016, the people, places, and moments that faced a shocking election. you can read the yahoo! new story online. the ordinary places that will stand out for you. our phone lines are open. let's start with danny waiting in ogden, utah. -- an depending independent. caller: the one thing that struck out to me was during the republican primary debate.
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donald trump was talking about his having brought in workers from overseas and he says, i am telling you, folks, you have to change the lives. i wish people, especially conservatives, with think about that. there is a walking, talking example for a need of regulation. and i wish they would remember that when they are voting for their senators and congressmen. thank you for the opportunity. host: daniel klaidman, the debates providing plenty of memorable moments. which ones did you include in your list? guest: there were so many. it was difficult to narrow them down. one of the moments that really sticks out from the primary new jersey governor
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chris christie's takedown of marco rubio, the senator from florida. rubio, who was considered a serious contender for the presidency, was really demolished in one series of exchanges at a debate in new ampshire when rubio kept robotic way, repeating the same and howout barack obama he wants to change the country, and all of a sudden come out of nowhere, chris christie cut in and says, there he goes again, the 30 seconds memorized political speech. it was kind of devastating. marco rubio was almost like a tick. he could not stop repeating himself. chris christie managed to get inside of his head. from then on, marco rubio was robot and aund by a
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robot rubio protester. we think maybe it was the trump campaign doing that. that's essentially took rubio out of the race and cleared the path for donald trump. that was a very significant moment in the debate during the primary, but ultimately had a real impact on trump's candidacy. host: these are moments that yahoo! news has chosen. we want to hear about the moment you have chosen. our phone lines are open. lorraine is in michigan, a republican. what are you going to remember? caller: it makes me emotional because i am a veteran, but when they talked about the deaths of our americans. die?ood are americans our servicemembers? it is very emotional for me. i served in the navy for 21
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years. host: daniel klaidman, as we let the rain go, the debate -- as we let lorraine go, the debate about servicemembers serving overseas, the vessel to the list you covered? guest: it did absolutely. and veteran's issues were prominent throughout the entirety of this campaign. i can think of a couple of moments that we picked, moment 16 -- in arend a 16 out of 16 project. one was when donald trump criticize john mccain saying he was not really impressed with john mccain's service. john mccain was shot down in vietnam and held as a prisoner of war for five years and
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tortured by the north vietnamese. line,nald trump's famous heroes -- i don't eroes webbing captured. s that were not captured. that shocked americans. that is one of the reasons why of ourcted that is one moments because it was a turning point when people realized how resilient donald trump would be. in fact, how rocksolid his support was from a significant sector of the republican primary electorate. there were other veteran's
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issues that came up, for example, we focused on how busy or -- we focused on the gold star family, he spoke at the democratic national convention showing up --showing his pocket constitution and would gladly lend it to donald trump. donald trump who had been critical of muslim americans, talking about a ban of not allowing muslims into this country. and donald trump, and the face of the criticism, started the khsn that was another issue we focused on related to veterans. y willlet's see what kenn remember? cammy and i am
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from st. louis, missouri. i have a couple of things that will be a debate. on the republican side, it was not a very good debate. will service anyone other than republicans. on the democratic side, i like ernue. i will be voting for the first woman president. is not ready for a progressive america. years, ie next four republicans will limit it in not have 150 people running. our -- we can get back on close because we are all important right now. greta is an independent.
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what is a key, memorable moment for you in the selection? >> good morning. there have been so many moments that are memorable that it is hard to come out with something that is very specific. nomination events that took place in cleveland on the republican side and in philadelphia on the democratic side. contrast and such professionally done on the one hand. and on the other hand, a super slick, well skilled event put together. host: which one was which for those who did not watch?
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of course, the democratic event in philadelphia was powerful. the speakers and the contributors to the whole thing. me is this surprises race has come down right to the wire. i mean, it is so close. view from my beenvation is one side has totally, totally amateur, changing its chair people. the other side is a well-developed machine. it still comes down to such a close race. that is what is memorable for me. klaidman, you picked orlando as one of those places that symbolizes this friction and our politics.
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in orlando, florida. go ahead. caller: one thing that is memorable is something no one is bringing out in the selection. comes in and brings in all the refugees, there will not be social security. if so, there will be a small amount for the elderly behind us. we cannot support the world. we do not have enough money. and that is what she is advocating, globalization. two of the colors the aforementioned -- two of the callers said putting trump in. keep in mind, when hillary gets be in, the sexual
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predator of the world. will he be doing the same thing? predators don't change. is that what they really want for our country? callers saidour there are so many moments for him to choose from, it was hard to narrow it down. you dealtlk about how with that coming up is just 16 in each category? guest: sure. it was hard. originally, we had a list that was 616 rather than just 16 for each of these because this really was a campaign chock-full of fascinating and crazy moments and compelling and interesting people, and important places. , for thetandard was people, for example -- were , not known to the
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public, everyday americans, ordinary citizens, that got to be known over the course of the election who were thrust into this election and into the public spotlight, not for trivial reasons, not because meme,ecame in internet but they were representative of some important issue in this campaign, an issue that affected the american people and affected the course of this election. the same thing went for places. -- maybe to be places the election was not going to turn on how people voted in this particular place, but they were symbols of how divided the country was, or in some way, raised a very important issue. one example is indianapolis where there is a company based
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their cold carrier. they make air-conditioners and furnaces. most people have probably never heard of carrier. at every speech with talk about carrier because a lot of the company's move to mexico. he used that as the trade issue hurting americans. we focused on a place that did not loom largely on an election. these were kind of turning point in the selection. crystallizehat help people's feelings about the candidates and shape the narrative of the election. that was our standard peering david, what are the moments for you? caller: thank you. what i will remember and what i
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believe is the greatest moment, and the greatest person of all .f this 2016 elections than ever before andgreat president obama is how he is brought out the best in all of us. so the courage she has under much indignity and barriers, but he has never, never, never sunk below this lofty person who has helped us understand ourselves and define ourselves in the best way possible. as far as i am concerned, he will go down for his affect on all of us, on our spirit and souls of the greatest president we ever had. host: robert is in greenville, texas, an independent. who are the people, and what are the places you will remember?
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caller: the thing that stood out for me that the news did not cover and let me to making my decision was when paul manafort who was quickly relieved of his duties after the story broke that he was tied to the ukrainian elections, he was removed and shortly thereafter, we started getting all of these leaks tied to the russian going intointernally the democratic's emails. and those two things tied together showed me how corrupt the trump campaign was in lead me to cast my vote for hillary. thank you. i would love to be able to comment on the caller's observation because it is very interesting. first of all, we came very close
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to choosing paul manafort's firing as one of our moments. in the end, we did not. to his point about russian involvement in the selection, we found two other ways to talk about that issue. and now the intelligence thatnity has confirmed it, the russian government and himself vladamir putin medal inknow, tried to the american election with cyber ttacks and that sort of thing, we thought it was important to choose moscow one of the places.
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the people wasof alexander chalupa, who worked at dnc, this ties to manafort. she was the person doing on manafort search and his ties to russia and the it was chalupa who computer her personal while working at the dnc, was by the turns out hacked russians. that set off huge controversy hacked. dnc was we got at that issue through up r ways, we did not end using paul manafort's firing as one of the moments, but managed at that issue in two other ways. ost: donna westbrook says a moment she will remember is bernie saying he was tired of e-mails about her blank and vivian shepherdson says, remember most, how
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lies, got of the lies, lies, the last time i paid attention to elections. let's get to cathlin in st. joseph, michigan, a republican. catherine, what are you going to remember? caller: i think the most memorable part for me was the see.president trump, mr. trump, he had 17 people that to win from and that was most memorable for me, the fact that he won.e is another thing, i think that out of all this both sides garbage on both sides, republicans and democrats. is a little -- i just politics are this dirty, that that's what i'm thing. my memorable host: daniel klaidman, in your piece, you focus onicaty packer
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one of the ordinary people that will become one of the from this ames election. somebody who symbolizes the effort to try to keep donald rising as far as he has in the republican party. right. that's katie packer, unless you were a junkie or cal involved in politics, republican have cs, you never would heard from her, but she came to ymbolize the "never trump" movement among republicans starting a pac that opposed we could have picked other people, as well, but she not a eone that was household name, was not well kind and symbolized this f passion among mainstream republicans, establishment republicans that they had to principles asheir they saw them and not just go
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-- who the party ultimately nominated and take a real stand. thought katie packer was symbolic of that smchlt people, who we chose to be 2016, are t of 16 in going to be on our live election night on election unemployedcopley, the west virginia coal miner and well, will be as there. we are integrating these people that we canerage so get their perspective as we cover election night. minutes left with daniel klaidman as we want to hear from our viewers, the moments, memorable people, memorable places, once election day is over. looking back, who will you remember? dave, rochester, michigan is democrat. go ahead. caller: good morning, gentlemen.
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election the whole cycle, just incredible. you know, start with the debates, the -- you disarray there with and the one common denominator 17 people was donald trump. to me, it is amazing that this to where he's very lose to being our president. another memorable thing is the short memory of the american people. how many people i talk to tell me what a hasible job president obama done, when look where he started from. can i just ask people to go back to october 2008, when the president and the secretary of paulson told the country, we're on the brink of record l collapse, bankruptcy, record home fore closure, record job loss, we million jobs in the last 15 months. so for me, the other thing,
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people eluded to the news process and it is a problem. where the s is american people draw their got usions and we've basically, it is just open to agendas, you ny know, political agenda and falsehoods. called the ng fairness doctrine f. our people in washington don't understand of that, me version how, you know, we've got such a basically from the 15 minutes of news that people get everyday and not news, it's -- host: daniel klaidman, this might be a good place to step in. as deputy at yahoo news, how do you think this election cycle change the process of covering elections going forward? uest: well, there are so many issues raised in this election, that bear on the media's coverage. i mean, i think the overall issue that we are dealing with
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the sort of fragmentation of media in our culture and you know, we live in an age now here the so-called mainstream media has much less power and influence than it used to, people the american don't necessarily see it that being the boogie man during elections. the eople really go go to internet and find whichever site r channel or, you know, to basically support their own point of view and there are a ot of political scientists and people who think that is part of what is polarizing our politics. used to be that there were, media w, a handful of organizations, you know, the major networks, the "new york times, chicago tribune, "washington post,"
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ajor news magazines, the country settled on as a reliable purveyor of news and information and that just doesn't exist anymore. you can argue about whether that is a good thing or a bad is a reality and we're all going to have to learn and hope that as a society we can in this standards t develop that make people have faith in media, however you define it. the other thing that this campaign raised was the role of news media as fact checkers nd it was enormously challenging, particularly with both of these candidates, but donald trump, th who is not a traditional andidate, does not play by the traditional rules and frankly, oesn't always get the facts right. not kind of moves on and
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always feel he needs to be held accountable by the media and so challenge to a reporters just to make sure that, you know, the candidates telling the truth as they, you know, gave multiple speeches everyday and tons of interviews and that sort of thing. hat is a continuing challenge going forward. host: several comments from our their on twitter about memories or how they will remember the media coverage of 2016. watching the corrupt media being to come the best is yet is what sfin says. homas says, the mainstream media deciding it has the authority to pick our candidates for us. memorable, s, most ignoring bernie's rallies for hillary. we for a few more calls, your memorable
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moments. mark, winchester, virginia, line for independents. go ahead. caller: how are you doing? but ormally a republican, i've give up on that, i'm an american and i hope donald trump landslide victory so we can remember this day as "us," "we the people," took our government back. evans, ncy is in georgia, republican. nancy, go ahead. yes, a couple of comments, i'm a social worker and my husband is a physician. the most memorable thing to me, i couldn't believe the man will gohat barack obama down as one of the greatest history to bring our country together. s a social worker, i feel like ur race, the rayicism going on, pitting people against each other has gone over the roof and understand either what is about to happen in our country, to our healthcare
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system. husband lives it everyday and it's about to get really bad and it is are going to -- going to happen in the next year and going to be pretty scary for everybody. racism thing to me, as a social worker, i fought for this so many years and taught my children and my family to judge from the inside, not discouragedi'm very by how barack obama, i feel has to a place ack before the '60s. that is my comment. thank you. that daniel klaidman, on issue, memorable moments from this election when it came to s, racial politics? race hasah, well, look in a rough this election significant way, as it has in all of the elections of my and for many decades
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before. central mains the the american experience. t came up in our project in a ways.e of one was police shootings of unarmed african american men. inbaton rouge, what happened baton rouge was a moment. helped ootings also spawn the rise of the black lives matter movement and one of people that we selected is amed julius jones, an early leader of the black lives matter movement. campaign n the confronted hillary clinton going to be s addressing a rally backstage, ad a fascinating conversation with hillary clinton, who, they debated the question
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of, you know, how you deal with of issues, hillary clinton saying, i agree with can't just protest, you need to have a plan. julius jones saying, well, it's not about changing laws, it's changing hearts. we thought that was a and julius debate jones will be on our live show tuesday night. it will be interesting to ask him who he ultimately voted for, he would not ask us when we asked originally. maybe we will learn about that if hillary clinton changed his mind or if he was theseo change her mind on issues. host: running out of mind with mr. daniel klaidman, want to get waiting in felisity, ohio, a republican. scott, go ahead. yes, my question is, when f.b.i. director james comey the thing there and dismissed the charges on hillary
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how come no time, one paid note that when he loved his wife, his and wanted to fe go home alive, he didn't want to not lled, was that basically like saying there was a threat put on his life? host: not sure what scott is referring to. daniel klaidman, something you know about? guest: yeah, i don't. i don't remember james comey that.g had comey, at the end, he ot done most of these things when we were finishing up our project, although we did make th announcement that he would not be recommending charges against hillary clinton moments. our we had to amend it just the he came out, sent the letter up to congress saying
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that they had discovered new e-mails and he would have to review them. now have to amend it a third time based on the letter of the y saying review new e-mails will not change heir original conclusion in july. james comey continuing to be a ignificant factor in this election and while we did not make him one of the 16 people, did make the -- that one of the 16 moments and it's the on giving. keeps host: a little over 36 hours election cycle, perhaps more moments to look for. aniel klaidman, deputy editor at yahoo news, of course hank you for your time this morning. host: thank you. appreciate it. fun.: it was host: up next, back to your calls, back to the phone. day left in campaign


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