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>> yes. actually i'm going to be on wattwat watters world. >> special report is up next. this is a fox news alert. hillary clinton and donald trump barnstorming the battlegrounds as this wild political season draws to a close. hello. welcome to special report. both campaigns leaving nothing to chance in a final flurry of activity. happening now, hillary clinton just landed in philadelphia for an event next hour. secretary clinton starting her day in florida before going to pennsylvania. those two states alone combining for a whopping 49 electoral votes. meanwhile, donald trump holding a rally in north carolina. then making a western swing through nevada and colorado. this as new fox polling shows the race tightening even further with clinton and trump separated now by just two points
nationally. we have live fox news coverage. jennifer griffin is with the clinton campaign in philadelphia. first we go to chief political correspondent carl cameron in denver, where donald trump is holding a rally tonight. >> reporter: the trump campaign's strategy has long been to focus on four key states that they have to win. florida, ohio, north carolina and pennsylvania. trump was in hershey, pennsylvania last night. this morning he was in tampa, florida. he was also in north carolina in a subsequent event but started the day in tampa on the i-4 corridor, the biggest concentration of voters. very demographically similar to the rest of the country. whoever wins i-4 corridor in florida tends to win florida. whoever wins florida tends to win the presidency. he will be going to ohio a number of times before election day. in tampa this morning, he suggested a change of plans. he wasn't going to make a stop in wisconsin. that's been canceled. instead he's going to a state where democrats have won for decades. listen. >> we are going to be doing at least five of these today. the arenas are all packed all
over the country. we are going into different locations. we are going into what they used to call democrat strongholds where we are now either tied or leading. we are going to minnesota, we are going up to minnesota which traditionally has not been republican at all. >> reporter: that has a lot of republicans scratching their heads wondering if this is a smart move or whether it's a gamble not worth taking. minnesota hasn't voted republican in more than 25 years. right now, the average of recent polls in minnesota show hillary clinton has a four or five point lead. that's still in the individual polls, that would still be a marginal race. when you look at all the battleground states and the national number essentially every single one shows that these two candidates are within the margin of error. it bears repeating. when we talk about the margin of error it says the little numbers
at the bottom of the screen, plus/minus, that doesn't mean plus or minus. it means plus and minus. so you can add three points to one candidate and take three points away from the other and create a much bigger gap. it doesn't necessarily close the gap. a 3 .5% margin of error is a seven point spread that could be between the two candidates. it is entirely possible this race is much tighter than we know from the polls. it's also possible that hillary clinton could be further ahead than trump if the numbers were to be used in the plus or minus against donald trump. going to minnesota is a gamble. it suggests they think they are doing very well in states where hillary clinton should be far ahead. if that's the case, all he has to do is make sure he wins florida. that was a state obama won in 2012. make sure he wins north carolina. that's a state romney won in 2012. he's got to win ohio. that's one he has -- that was also republican. but then there's pennsylvania. pennsylvania, hillary has been outside the margin leading in a
number of polls recently. that's a tough piece of ground. it may be trump is deciding perhaps pennsylvania is slipping away, i will give it a shot in minnesota and michigan. shannon? >> carl cameron on the campaign trail. we will see if the polls are right or wrong. thank you. meanwhile, hillary clinton targeting several battleground states today. the democratic nominee focusing on florida earlier before going to pennsylvania, where she was once soaring high in the polls but donald trump has been cutting into clinton's lead in the keystone state which has gone blue for the last six presidential elections. jennifer griffin is live in philadelphia with the very latest. hi, jen. >> reporter: hi, shannon. hillary clinton just exited her plane behind us. we landed here in philadelphia, we will be heading with her to the katy perry, stevie wonder get out the vote concert tonight. it's part of their effort. at this point it is a question of which is stronger, the machine versus momentum. the democrats have the machine
on their side, they have the ground game in these battleground states. they believe that that will make the difference. they think the record latino turnout numbers in florida favor them, about 70% of voters in florida will have voted before tuesday. rain cut short one clinton event. democrats have tailored their schedules to early voting deadlines. that's why the big push in florida today for the clinton campaign as well. tim kaine had three events there in florida. they have set up their rallies across the street from polling stations. hillary clinton was joined there onstage by trayvon martin's mom. >> you are a hardy bunch standing out here in the rain. i don't think i need to tell you all of the wrong things about donald trump but here's what i want you to remember. i want to be the president for everybody, everybody who agrees with me, people that don't agree with me, people that vote for me, people who don't vote for me.
>> reporter: early voting in some florida counties ends tonight. nevada's early voting ended friday. no in-person early ballot voting in pennsylvania. 44% of eligible voters as of this morning have voted in north carolina. >> anybody sitting on the sidelines right now or deciding to engage in a protest vote, that's a vote for trump, and that would be bad for this country and damaging for the world. no complacency this time. >> reporter: we are now on the bus and moving into philadelphia where we will be at that get out the vote concert later o board the plane i asked robby mook, her campaign manager, whether they thought the fbi director's letter a week ago had caused them to drop in the polls. he said that it had certainly taken her off message. they had hoped to end the campaign on a high note but
she's had to really fight it out with shrinking polls over the last week or so. so they feel they are back on message and we will see what happens tonight and on tuesday. back to you. >> we love to see you with the technology in action on the move on the road. very cool. thank you. there's another big headline this saturday as wikileaks releases yet another round of e-mails. this latest batch showing the mad dash by clinton aides to dig her out of the hole created by questions over her family foundation. kristen fisher has more from washington. what are you finding? >> reporter: we are finding more e-mails that continue to show that several of clinton's top aides had serious concerns about conflicts of interest within the clinton foundation long before she announced she was running for president. back in 2011, while she was still secretary of state, sheryl mills, john podesta and independent third party review of the clinton foundation, it found that it worked more like a
political operation than a philanthropic one. the foundation as opposed to its initiatives which i have not reviewed operates more like a political operation focused on immediate situations, tasks and events as opposed to a professional strategic and sustainable corporation committed to advancing its overall mission. the report then concludes, and i quote, the challenges and deficiencies pralaguing the foundation cannot be overstated. they are real and undermin organization's effectiveness immediately and more long term. that shows some real foresight on the part of the attorney who put that report together. fast forward to april 2015 and clinton's communications director jen palmieri is advising clinton to not make a video defending her family foundation and here's why. quote, i don't think it's a good idea for her to do. there aren't great answers and in many cases, not her place to answer them. so there you have clinton's communications director saying that there aren't great answers to questions about conflict of interest or pay to play and
those are the same kinds of questions that are continuing to dog clinton right up until election day. shannon? >> thank you. two state department contractors with decades of hands-on experience devoted to protecting our country's most sensitive secrets are speaking out for the very first time to our chief intelligence correspondent, katherine herridge, about secretary clinton's tenure. >> reporter: government contractor dave whitman says he worked within the state department's office of security technology which is responsible for cameras, alarms and sweeping for bugs. he quickly noticed the rules didn't seem to apply to secretary clinton and her team. >> it was great for the foundation, great for the clintons to be able to have such a great position. >> reporter: what is the primary target of a foreign intelligence service? >> so number one person would be the secretary of state, their communications, what are their intents, what are their purposes. >> reporter: as mrs. clinton was
sworn in as secretary in january 2009, government contractor amos smith said he was also working at the department. >> state department rules are clear. i helped write those rules. >> reporter: he says his 30 years of experience include serving in the u.s. army 82nd airborne before coming a counter intelligence and counter espionage investigator at state, tracking down breaches of classified material. >> i hear things like well, i forgot, i don't know that i was trained, i don't know this. every single person that had access to that information when it was sent is in violation. >> reporter: smith reviewed some of the fbi witness interviews known as 302s with fox. they showed secure facilities for classified information were specially built for secretary clinton in her washington, d.c. and chappaqua home. doors that were supposed to be locked were left open. >> if you have an uncleared person in there, it's
automatically a compromise. >> reporter: it says there were personally owned desktop computers in the secure facilities at secretary clinton's home yet she told the fbi she did not have a computer of any kind in these facilities. >> if somebody said they're there, then they probably were there and the reason you would deny it was bus you probably didn't have approval. >> it was unfathomable it would be used for anything other than just classified communication. >> reporter: you had no idea there was sensitive information on this blackberry and she wanted to use it for all information. >> correct. we just thought it was for her unclassified use. >> reporter: over 2100 e-mails with classified information, another 22 at the top secret level passed through clinton's unsecured private server. what do you think happened at the state department? >> personally, there had to have been somebody moving classified
information from seland, secret confidential only and jwix, where all top secret information is. >> reporter: after new e-mails were found in the anthony weiner sexting case belonging to huma abedin, the fbi reopened the clinton e-mail investigation. >> we do know that his estranged wife's e-mails are on that computer. >> whether it's the private e-mail server, whether it's this private laptop, if there's -- one document on there that's classified, it's a violation. somebody violated the law. throw all the politics out the window. what we're talking about is the defense of this nation. >> reporter: asked about smith and whitman, the state department emphasized the head of diplomatic security told the fbi secretary clinton was quote, very responsive to security issues. in washington, katherine herridge, fox news. snapping a selfie with your ballot is no longer banned in colorado. federal judge ruling against a law from 1891 when i'm pretty
sure they didn't have selfies. that law made displaying your marked ballot illegal, meant as protection against voter fraud. the judge's ruling means voters will not be prosecuted for posting pictures with their ballots on social media. however, some polling places may still enforce other photography bans. joyce sent this picture of a 24-year-old first time colorado voter taking advantage of the new ruling. thank you for sending that in. by the way, fox news invites you to be part of our election night coverage. if you have voted or are getting ready to vote, post a picture of yourself where legal, your family or friends on facebook, twitter or instagram. use the hash tag fox news 2016. show us who you're supporting, tell us why or keep your vote a secret. let us know you voted. you can see it on the fox news channel on election night from our brand new state of the art studio. democrats and republicans facing off in court ahead of election day. the two big legal battles they are fighting in arizona and the stakes involved. plus, the polls tighten in
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days before the election the two major parties are battling it out in court. democrats in arizona claiming republicans are using voter intimidation tactics at the polls. as the battle over collecting early ballots goes all the way to the supreme court. we are live from los angeles to explain it all.
hello, will. >> reporter: good evening. with the stakes so high the supreme court weighed in this morning on a new controversial law in arizona that bans ballot harvesting. that's where political groups collect ballots from voters in bulk and then they turn them in all together. it's an important part of the get out the vote effort by arizona's democratic party and it's particularly effective in minority communities. but the supreme court upheld the ban meaning the bottom line, the new arizona law will be in effect tuesday making ballot harvesting a felony with some minor exceptions. the arizona republican party weighing in stating ballot harvesting was banned because it threatened the integrity of our erectiohelection elections. the supreme court deemed voters entitled to fair elections. the arizona democratic party will continue to follow state law in voter outreach practices.
also in arizona a federal judge refused to issue an injunction sought by democrats which would have ordered republicans to not take part in voter intimidation. that's in regards to gop political operative and trump supporter roger stone and his group. the judge said democrats did not show enough evidence to prove republicans are planning to take part in voter intimidation on tuesday. at the same time, the arizona republican party chairman says thousands of donald trump and sheriff joe arpaio signs have disappeared or been vandalized over the last couple days. sheriff arpaio is in the most competitive race he has faced in the past couple decades. shannon? >> will, thank you very much. there's still noend end in sight for the transit strike in philadelphia. a judge choosing to delay a ruling that could have forced employees back to work. there will be a hearing on monday. transit service shut down in the city after 4700 people walked off the job, leaving 900,000
commuters in the lurch. the transit department says the strike threatens public safety and could interfere with voting on election day. the battle for the white house coming down to a very competitive final few days. the latest real clear politics map showing hillary clinton's lead has eroded in the battleground state of pennsylvania. it once looked like it would be a sure thing for her. now it's a tossup. let's bring in the director of the franklin & marshall college poll and founder of the keystone poll. thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >> want to start by looking at the real clear politics average in pennsylvania. obviously it compiles a number of top polls there. it is worth 20 electoral votes, a key state. it shows clinton up by 2.5 percentage points as part of the split, part of the average at this point. the clinton campaign calling out the big names. she will be there in philadelphia with the president, first lady, i think on monday as well. how important and critical is this state to her for winning? >> oh, i think it's extremely critical. imagine this.
she now leads slightly in florida, she has a lead in my state along with michigan and virginia and wisconsin and minnesota. if she holds on to all of them and loses ohio, and the states that trump now leads in, she still gets a path to 270. but the critical state could come down to be florida. if she loses pennsylvania and trump were to win florida and ohio, then i think he has a path to the white house. what's fascinating is pennsylvania for six straight elections has gone for the democrats but four years ago, pennsylvania was the sixth closest state. of course, the top three in terms of closeness were florida, ohio and north carolina. so those four states have really been targeted by both campaigns. as you accurately point out, multiple visits. in fact, they might be able to claim pennsylvania residency -- >> pay taxes there next year.
you talk about the shift in pennsylvania. how much of that do you think this time around has to be with trump in a very direct appeal to blue collar workers, coal miners, people in manufacturing, those kind of things, and has emphasized how much their jobs have been hurt by policies of the last eight years of the democrats? do you think that's resonating with them? is that why he's closed the gap there a little bit? >> there's no doubt about it. that was his initial support base. it's in western pennsylvania, up in the northeast, as you accurately point out, where coal was king and steel was king. and all these huge industries were part of the great industrial era for our country. the jobs have gone away. trump's biggest support comes from white blue collar workers, high school educations or less. they are beyond fanatical in favor of him. and conversely, he has to do better with women in the philadelphia suburbs where one
in every five voters, the bulk of college educated voters live, and it's sort of that back and forth with those groups. now that the race has gotten closer, he's doing better with women voters. he's losing them. he's doing better with college educated voters. he's losing them. but he has closed the gap and that's important. particularly in the southeastern part of pennsylvania. >> you mentioned florida. i want to make sure we go through those numbers. these are averages and mrs. clinton maintains a 1.2% lead there. all of these are within the margin of error. we have a third party candidate, gary johnson and jill stein but it seems the closer we get to people actually having to make a decision, many of them as we always hear dropping away from the third parties. how much do you think they will factor into the final results on election day in a race this tight? >> well, look, what we have had throughout the campaign is a
larger uncertainty in the election. not just voters are saying i haven't made up my mind but voters who say yes, i'm going to vote for trump or i'm going to vote for clinton, but i could still change my mind and then you have as you point out, the third party candidates and their support has slipped because voters there are saying well, i better vote for one of the other two -- two major party candidates, mostly going back to clinton. that's why she has been able -- she was able to build up a lead about two weeks ago. the fact of the matter is that it's still larger than normal. in other words, the volatility is larger than we saw four years ago, even eight years ago, and that difference could be very important in a state like florida. >> okay. north carolina, we have a very tight race there. again, in the averages, trump is up by .8%, so less than a point. that has been a state that it was red more traditionally in recent races but we have got a
really tight re-election race there for senator richard burr, the republican trying to hold on to his seat. he has a very tough challenge. any hints that you get as to where north carolina may go? >> yeah. well, that's been traditionally a red state. barack obama won it in 2008 but of course, mitt romney won it four years ago. i would be -- i would think trump who leads there now as you point out narrowly, if his voters there, particularly in the rural parts of the state, are as enthusiastic as some of the polls show and back in my state in the polls, his voters are more enthusiastic than the democratic voters are, and the big problem that clinton has in some states with significant african-american population that make a difference, my state is one, north carolina is one, florida is one, obviously hispanics very important in florida as well, the clinton campaign throughout the country in these key states are very
nervous about the enthusiasm of african-american voters. that's why they spent a lot of time going into the neighborhoods trying to rachet up the vote. if it falls back and by the way, more african-americans voted in our country as a proportion of their population four years ago than whites for the first time in american history, so you can see how important that's going to be in pennsylvania, north carolina, florida and a couple of other states, and that enthusiasm means a lot to the outcome of the election in some of these critical states. >> it absolutely could be. thank you so much for your analysis. great to see you tonight. one issue candidates could not be further apart on, the iran nuclear deal. coming up, bret baier reports the lengths president obama was willing to go to to get that deal done. plus the update on the fight to liberate mosul as iraqi forces push further into the isis stronghold. little miss muffet sat on a tuffet
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$1,000 fine if he doesn't uphold the voters' decision but says he doesn't care. iraqi troops moving through eastern mosul days after entering the city. special forces now battling isis militants with mortars and automatic weapons as they get closer to the densely populated neighborhoods in the city center. senior foreign affairs correspondent greg palcot has more. >> reporter: fighting intensified on several fronts saturday in and around mosul. there were more crashes involving iraqi forces and militants on the eastern side of the city with casualties. once again, we witnessed several ambulances rushing the wounded off of the battlefield. isis towns were targeted in the south. more reports of civilians being taken as human shields. as folks nearby mosul get ready for even more fighting. take a look. at what we saw and when we heard today. this is about ten miles outside
of mosul. isis was finished here about a week ago. now there's new activity here. a new mission, to train up young and old men from the region to go into the city of mosul itself and finish off isis. isis battered the main church in the mostly christian town, setting up a target range just outside. most of the 60,000 residents had already fled but the battle with isis in the area was still hard. 20 security forces died. local recruits for that militia want revenge. so does mosul region police chief. he wants to raid his mosul hometown and country of isis. also called daesh. the story is finished. >> the story daesh in iraq finished. >> reporter: you think they will be defeated? he said yes. as for how long it will take to get rid of isis, we probably got
our most realistic answer from him and he ought to know. considering more than one million residents still in the city, he said it would take probably two to three months. grueling months. by the way, among those residents, his mother and three sisters. incentive enough to get into the fight. >> thank you, greg palkot. tonight we continue our how we fight series from the white house. here's bret baier. >> the military has undergone a transformation but another major change is the way america approaches our traditional foes. when he first ran for president, barack obama promised he would meet with america's enemies without preconditions. >> the notion that somehow not talking to countries is punishment to them which has been the guiding diplomatic principle of this administration is ridiculous.
>> reporter: the enemy he was most eager to talk to was the leader of the islamic republic of iran. >> he looked at the iranians as representing a threat on the national issue of nuclear proliferation. >> reporter: ambassador dennis ross, who served as foreign policy adviser to president obama from 2009 to 2011, coun l counseled the president on his approach to iran. >> we had an early meeting in which he wants to understand which approaches could work and what are the prospects of the effort working. >> reporter: it's been reported that president obama began to send secret letters to iran's leaders. your thoughts about that? >> they began a pen pal relationship early on in president obama's time. >> reporter: republican congressman mike pompeio serves on the house intelligence committee. >> he was attempting to signal that he was going to be different and allow them to do things they had not been permitted to do before. >> reporter: part of president
obama's approach included apologizing to the regime's supreme leader. >> it was very much a message of acknowledging that america had wronged iran in the past, whether it was supporting the coup in 1953 or supporting the rule of the shah. >> reporter: jay solomon is senior affairs correspondent for "wall street journal"."." >> we understand the u.s. has done bad things to iran in the past and acknowledge them. we are not seeking regime change. >> reporter: how would you describe the iranian regime that president obama set to woo? >> hard line terrorist regime. intent on protecting not only their own power but spreading terror around the world. that was the government the president of the united states began to engage. >> reporter: a regime notorious for killing americans.
>> iran and their militias in iraq tried to kill me and my soldiers and every other soldier who was on patrol. there's no doubt about that. >> reporter: republican senator tom cotton, a mr. toon leplatoo iraq, serves on the senate armed services committee. >> they continue to try to kill americans around the world to this day. >> reporter: in june 2009, while the president was making secret overtures to the islamic regime, iranians took to the streets to demand democratic reform what was called the green movement. >> the green revolution in iran was a huge opportunity for the iranian people but also for the united states and its allies. >> reporter: neil ferguson from the hoover institution. >> nothing would improve the situation in the middle east more than regime change in iran. but when the moment arrived, the
president sat on his hands and did nothing. people were chanting, crying out asking for support. >> reporter: he was among those countless iranians pleading for the president's help. >> we wanted democracy. western democracy, actually. >> many people were tortured, they got killed. obama did nothing. >> reporter: the administration insisted they didn't intervene on behalf of the green movement because they feared american support would delegitimize it. senator cotton offers another explanation. >> i think the answer is very simple. they didn't want to upset the ayatollahs and risk the possibility of reaching a nuclear deal. >> reporter: some claim president obama's desire to achieve that nuclear deal with iran also played a part in his syrian policy.
in august 2012, the president warned that country's leader, bashar al assad, against using weapons of mass destruction. >> a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. >> reporter: but when assad crossed that line, killing nearly 1500 syrians with gas, president obama startled the international community when he did not retaliate militarily. >> defense ministers, ambassadors, leaders all talked to me about it. >> reporter: chuck hagel was president obama's secretary of defense from 2013 to 2015. >> our allies would ask me what does the president intend to do if he doesn't fulfill essentially what they saw as a commitment. >> reporter: president obama insisted he hadn't blinked. >> first of all, i didn't set a red line. the world set a red line. >> reporter: but it now appears that one of the reasons president obama did not enforce
that red line was because he was afraid of iran's response. >> jay solomon and the "wall street journal" reported the reason that ultimatum wasn't followed up on was because there was definitely fear that strikes in syria could alienate the iranians and make them walk away from diplomacy. true? >> i was no longer in the administration at that point. >> but you think it was true? >> there was no doubt in my mind there was a worry that if we did things there we didn't know how they would react. president obama in my opinion has let syria burn. in no small part bus ecause he didn't want to upset the apple cart with nuclear negotiations with iran. >> reporter: it's clear president obama was willing to go to great lengths to get an agreement with iran. the question becomes was it worth it? bret will be back tomorrow with the answer to that question. tune in for the final
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ohio's secretary of state speaking out about what he will do if donald trump questions the results of the election there. john husted saying he would be prepared to take another look at the votes but will do everything he can to prevent fraud at the polls. peter doocy is live from cleveland with the latest. hi, peter.
>> reporter: just a few weeks ago the republican secretary of state in ohio heard donald trump talk of a rigged election, but it sounds like he's changing his tune a little bit describing how he has a theoretical telephone call on election night from donald trump if the republican nominee wanted to contest the results because of fraudulent activity. >> well, i would ask him to provide us the evidence. and if there was evidence we would investigate it and get the answer to that. but i would say that to any voter who called me with evidence that something went wrong. >> reporter: the secretary also told us that voter fraud does exist but he describes it as rare, even though hundreds of cases are turned over to prosecutors every four years. the officials we have say so far there have been reports of fraud this year but nothing has panned out and the most common call they get it
from an early voter who shows up in person to cast a ballot and is shocked that nobody checks their i.d. but because in-person ballots in ohio still get mailed in, the rules are the same as if your ballot is filled out at your kitchen table. no i.d. necessary, no laws broken for not showing one. with three days left until the actual election day, more than a million ohioans have already cast ballots. soun sounds like a lot but it's 18% less than four years ago. shannon? >> thank you, peter. donald trump and hillary clinton are focusing on that battleground state with just three days left until the election. according to the real clear politics average of polls, trump holds a slight lead of a little more than three points. the buckeye state is vitally important to trump as no republican nominee has ever gone on to win the white house without it. joining me, jay shabria, former senior adviser to ohio governor john kasich and monitoring
director for the mercury company. thank you for joining us tonight. what is going to make the difference in the buckeye state? we talked a little bit about pennsylvania, about how manufacturing, blue collar, coal workers, those were things trump has made a very direct appeal to. does some of that translate across the border in ohio as well? >> it does. pennsylvania and ohio share a lot in common. what's really remarkable about this race, first of all, it's all about turnout at this point. everything is about turnout. that's why you are seeing hillary having concerts with jay z and beyonce and she campaigned with lebron james in cleveland tomorrow. it's all about turnout. what's interesting about ohio is that traditional democrat places like youngstown and toledo may go republican or stronger republican than in the past because those are the issues donald trump speaks to but areas that are traditionallyly solidly republican like delaware county, that's a county of columbus, will likely vote less republican, more democrat because they have a lot of college educated white women. that's going to be the thing
that throws everything in turmoil because no one really knows what's going to happen. because we don't know where the votes are coming from. >> i read some accounts just a couple days ago that the african-american early vote is down in ohio, that it had been at lower levels than it was, you know, the last couple election cycles, down closer to what we saw during president bush 43's second term, his re-election. how much could that matter in ohio? >> oh, it matters a great deal. that's been the shocking thing to me to see that the hillary campaign has not done a good enough job turning out the africa ncn-american vote. they have the concerts and lebron james tomorrow but cuyahoga county is way down from before. i will say this. i was told today franklin county, where columbus is, another big urban county, they are just having a tremendous turnout today. they were 750 voters an hour going through the centers. so that's a place where hillary will look and say they are turning out to vote. >> absolutely.
now, when we talk about enthusiasm, though, hers has been dropping off. when you look at it nationally in the polling it shows that his has been up, hers has been down. you know, we always talk about these national numbers but you know of course that the electoral college and state by state is what matters. it sounds like they are leveraging the enthusiasm where they need to or at least trying to. is that something you have been able to measure at all there in ohio? >> look, if you had told me a week ago, if you had asked me who was going to win ohio i would have said hillary clinton absolutely. when the fbi story came out, you could absolutely see her enthusiasm dip. there was no doubt about it. i think that alarm bells went off in hillary clinton's campaign office. now, i will say this. they are doing everything they can and they are -- they are heavily targeting the state. they are doing everything they can to turn out the vote. what doesn't make sense to me is why donald trump is not going to be in ohio, a state that he has to have 18 electoral votes. he's spending time now in a place like minnesota which if he wins minnesota it will be a
landslide election for republicans. let's be clear here. that's likely not going to happen. so for him not to be in the buckeye state but hillary being here over and over again, that might make a difference. >> what do you make of that trip to minnesota? he and his campaign have been talking about picking off blue states. he needs to hold gop states and those that are leaning gop. he's got to pick up tossup states as well. what do you make of the strategy about minnesota? >> malpractice. i'm going to tell you it's malpractice. if donald trump loses this election and loses it by just losing ohio, he should not be saying this is a rigged election. it is bad campaign practice. you do not go into places where you are not going to win in the last days. the most important thing for a campaign is allocation of their resources and the most important resource is the candidate's time itself. for him to be in a place like minnesota is silly. that's the only way you can describe it. silly. >> ohio is critical to either candidate. it has to be one of the main linchpins of winning.
thank you very much. appreciate your time. >> thanks for having me. thank you. if hillary clinton emerges victorious on tuesday, she might not be enjoying any kind of honeymoon period at all on capitol hill. republicans already talking about toppling a clinton presidency. and whether that's even appropriate with the election still up in the air. plus an electoral college with an emphasis on cocktails? and patriotic hub. clear
impeachment. we'll bring in susan. one way or the other, if if she wins, it will not be dull. >> important thing to do, shannon. we'll figure out how much is campaign talk and going to be reality if she wins the white house and congress remains republican. for instance, you hear impeachment and it rallieses the base and excites the republicans, but impeachment was not good for republicans when it came to bill clinton. they launched impeachment hearing and they lost seats in the the midterm election and it was not considered helpful. and it is not something that a lot of the leadership in the gop want to do. it is more of the base. and the supreme court, that is another matter. we are not just talking about replacing any supreme court
justice. this it will swing the court and it does raise the question of how far republicans are willing to go. will they love that society empty until there is a republican in the white house? or will they feel pressure. it hasn't happened in modern history but happened years ago where they left a vacancy on the supreme court, there will be pressure on the republicans to consider those two options. >> to that point, we have a number of gop senators making hints or suggestions that they would block any nom no and keep the seat open. a couple of them that talk that way are are in tough reelection and maybe it is campaign talk. but on the other side of the aisle we have tim kaine, now starting to talk about the nuclear option which they did the lower court. you only need 51 votes to move
a nominee forward. he will talk about the fact they will consider that. if they pick up five society and control the senate that could be be a real option and could be get ugly. >> it could. and republicans would consider that a real threat and feel like it is coming down the pike. but first democrats need to win the majority and consider what is happening in the future. 2018, everyone is thinking about on capitol hill, 2018 locks better for the republicans in the senate and they could be back in the majority with that rule empowering them. and the democrats know that and it is it a tough it is tough for either party and the supreme court issue is the number one issue if hillary clinton wins the white house. we very well could have
a vacancy if the republicans are are in power. >> is there a number of investigations that are ongoing. i talked to bob good line p this. those are not going away. involving the fbi and e-mail and clinton foundation. they could be competing with a sitting president. el that not make it easy on her. and i don't expect it to go away. but republicans don't want to it push it on the level of impoachment. there are long memories here in washington and impeachment bill clinton didn't do favors for the republican party. they don't even want to impoach the irs chief that is unpopular. there may be push back.
but keeping the investigations going and further -- shining the light. they want to weaken her so it is harder for her to run for reelection and strengthens the republican party and weakens the democrats. >> and we'll know more this time finally tonight, a french watering hole giving american expats a chance to shiem in on the election. >> right now, i am more trump than hillary. or rather batches by hillary now gaining. >> it is a tradition dating back 100 years. americans in harry's bar to pick up the next president. and they have correctly
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