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dozen states. trump and his 11th hour pitch. >> i can do practically anything. >> marco rubio and ted cruz, battling to take trump cown. >> donald trump will be an embarrassment to america. >onald trump could be a disaster. and hillary clinton tonight, and her pivot to the national race. how she would take on trump and the republicans. >> they're now running their campaigns based on insults. long lines at this hour. will there be record-setting turnout? and scout voercould voters be sending clinton and trump on a collision course this november? abc's powerhouse political team on it all. it's your voice, your vote. "world news tonight" begins now. good evening. and it's great to have you with us on this super tuesday. and let's get right to it. the single biggest day of voting in the presidential primars. at this hour, voting still under way. long lines. the stakes ormous.
straight to the pictures coming in at this hour from arlington, virginia, lining up at a fire station there. steady turnout at a church in atlanta, thehe south playing a major role tonight. and in ft. worth, texas, that state possibly pivotal on the republican side. the line snaking out the door. in all, voters weighing in in 12 states. here is whaha we're j jt learning in from republican voters in that key state of texas. preliminary exit polls coming in now showing 45% say they are lookin for a political outsider. that's fewer than other states we've seen soo far. more than two-thirds of texas republicans favor building that wall along the border. our political team covering it all tonight. the winners, as soon as we get them. and we begin with a a's tom llamas on donald trump's final pitch, trying to seal the deal. >> reporter: tonight, the biggest moment yet in the % republican race for president and donald trump feeling invincible. >> everyryoll shows i can do practically anything, maybe even anything and nobody's going to
>> reporter: in ohio state, trump gushing about his throngs of supporters. >> there is such love in those rooms and those stadiums and those areas that i speak. it's actually easy. there's love. it's like a family. it's love. >> reporter: but love, not a word to describe the nasty current running through some trump rallies. in virginia, the billionaire asking one protester if she's mexican. >> are you fm mexico? are you from mexico? right smack in the middle of my punch line. >> reporter: a "time" magazine photograph trying to capture the protests throwno the ground by a secret service agent. the agent claimimi the photographer wasn't following the rules. the agency still investigating. and on the trail, campaign rhetoric hitting a new low, for trump and marco rubio, the road to super tuesday winding right through the playground. >> i watched this lightweight
little mouth on n m. bung, bing, bing, bing. bing, bing, bing, bing. >> i don't understand why his hands are so small, have you seen his hands? you know what they say about a man with small hands. you can't trust them. >> i never heard that one before. i've always had people say, donald, you have the most beautiful hands. right? >> reporter: but the moment that's jolted the republican party? trump's response to receiving the support of former ku klux klan grand wizard david duke. trump, first saying this. >> i didn't even know he endorsed me. okay, all right. i disavow, okay? >> reporter: but then, saying this. >> i don't know -- honestly, i don't know david duke. i don't believe i've ever met him. i'm pretty sure i didn't meet him. i just don't know anything about him. >> reporter: now, the country's two most powerful republicans delivering an extraordinary rebuke of their party's
>> let me make it perfectly clear. senate replicans condemn david duke, the kkk and his racism. >> if a person wants to be the nominee of the republican party, there can be no evasion and no games. they must reject any group or cause that is built on bigotry. >> translator: on the stump, trump's rivals joining the chorus. senator ted cruz speaking with abc's byron pitts. >> i think anyone should have been willing to immediately unfortunate that he didn't do so. he's better than that. >> reporter: rubio vowing to fight trump until the bitter end. >> i will get into my pickup truck and drive around this country if i have to, before i allow the hair by o o lincoco and reagan to fall into the hands of a conman. >> reporter: the only candidate who doesn't sound rattled, trump himself. brushing all criticism, in an interview with "gma." >> there's nobody that's done so much for equality as i have. you take a look at palm beach, florida, i built the mar-a-lago club.
standard. a newtandard in clubs and a new standard in palm beach. >> donald trump on "gma" this morning. tom llamas live in times square tonight. and tom, we saw it from marco rubio there and from ted cruz, both trying to take down donald trump. but the question, is it too late? >> reporter: david, we'll know in just a few hours. now, senator rubio's closing argument was that donald trump was a conman, who has conned the republican party. and senator ted cruz saying he's the only person who has beat trump in the past, and he will beat him in the future. but so many states had early voting record turnout, it't' tough to tell if those attacks will stick. david? >> all right, tom, we'll be coming back to you as soon as results come in. tom, thank you. now, to the m theic icdeckic icic icic democratic side. a signal hillary clinton is pivoting to donald trump today. what she said about trump and the republicans, as senator bernie sanders vows to take this all the way to the convention. abc's cecilia vega with the
>> hi, everybody. >> reporter: hillary clinton making her final push today in the super tuesday battle ground of minnesota. >> i'll work really hard for you, okay? >> reporter: shaking every last hand. taking every last selfie. >> you want to get a selfie? >> i wouldldove to. >> let's do it. >> reporter: she may be running against bernie sanders, but clinton's strategy now, taking on the gop, namely donald trump. >> i'm just speaking out against bigotry and bullying wherever i hear it, and i hear a lot of it from the republican candidates. they seem to have completely forgotten about issues and they are running their campaigns based on isults. >> reporte clinton even ripping on trump's campaign slogan. >> what we need to do together is make america whole again. >> reporter: but the man on the receiving end, saying bring it on. >> but i hav't even started on hillary yet. hillary cannot make america great. she was talking about something yesterday, making america whole. whole. no, no.
i want great again. >> reporter: back home in vermont, sanders and his wife, jane, casting their votes today, hoping for some surprise victories tonight and vowing to stay in the fight. >> this is a campaign that's going to the philadelphia convention in july. >> reporter: but now, it all comes down to the voters. >> it is a very tough choice, but today is voting day and i have to make a decision, so, i've got to vote for one candidate. >> reporter: which way are you leaning? >> i am leaning towards hillary. >> reporter: in this virginia diner today, this group has their minds made up. the prediction in virginia, who wins? hillary or bernie? >> hillary. >> close margin. >> the laughter on super tuesday. cecilia vega live in our election headquarters as well tonight. you've been talking to your sources inside the clinton camp. tempering expectations, saying there will be some losses tonight? >> reporter: that's right, david. they believe bernie sanders will win some states, but they are feeling confident. we have learned that bernie
$42 million in the month of february alone. that is more than marco rubio has raised this entire campaign so far. but one clinton aide telling me tonight, it is not about raising money tonight, it is about winning tell gases. >> all right, cecilia say fwa with us. thank you. let's get right to george stephanopoulos, who will be leading our coverage in primetime tonight, and george, first up, the republicans. so many asking, is trump unstoppable? so, bottom line, what are we watching tonight? >> reporter: no question, david, he's going to win most of the states and most of the delelates tonight. but the question is, are marco rubio, ted cruz and even john kasich going to do well enough in some states to find a reason to stay in and then what kind of signal is that going to send to the rest of the republican party? we've seen the party really splitting apart over the trump question. some coming around to accepting the fact he's going to be the nominee. some resisting it, being partal of this never trump movement. trump will be the front-runner at the end of the night, but will he be firmly in command of the gop? >> big question, and a similar
what are you watching there? >> reporter: she'll have big wins in the south, no question about that. strong with the african-american vote. and cecilia just talked about, though, would bernie sanders do well enough in those other states outside of the south, places like massachusetts, minnesota, maybe even oklahoma, well enough to give him momentum and prevent hillary clinton from turning her sights fully on dounld donald trump or the republicans after tonight? >> all right, george, we'll see you at 10:00 p.m. eastern. you heard me talking about turnout earlier. they are expecting a record number of voters nearly 14 million people expected to cast a vote. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl standing by with us tonight at the super tuesday wall, and jon, first of all, for the republicans, you've got the map what are you watching on that side? >> reporte well, the biggest thing to watch ic the state of texas. the single biggest delegate prize tonight. 155 delegates. that's ted cruz's home state. he absolutely must win there. but it is also an essential
if he falls below 20%, he can be shut out and not get a single degasde delegate out of texas. they have to find somewhere else to beat trump. the best prospects for that will be somewhere in t t south, for ted cruz, he's predicated his whole campaign on winning in the south. for marco rubio, he's worked very hard in the state of virginia, campaigned there in the final days. and also in the stata of minnesota. the only state on here, david, that donald trump did not even visit. so, that's the look on the republican side. >> all right, but the big state of texas, we'll be watching for all the republican candidates there. meantime, on the democratic side, jon, what are you watching? >> reporter: well, the democratic side, bernie sanders can't afford to watch hillary clinton romp through the south the way s s did in south carolina. she trounced him in south carolina, and now, you have all south carolina's neighbors voting. she needs to find a way to either beat hillary clinton down there or at least remain close. >> all righgh jonathaha karl with us tonight. jon, we'll be back with you throughout the night.
in the meantime, we want to get to abc's paula faris at trump headquarters in palm beach, florida, night. what is the mood ththe? you have word about a tweet sent by trump? >> reporter: yes, we do. and to give you a sense how confident donald trump is today, he was in ohio before heading to florida, a little bit later tonight. david, none of these are super tuesday states. so, that should tell you, he's forward thinking. trump got in hot water earlier this week, ifou remember, for retweeting a mussolini quote. look what he posted today. trump at a huge rally, attached to it, a quote from gandybegangandhi that says, "first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." we should say, we're unclear if gandhi even said this, but david, it's become even more clear that trump has a c chance to build a huge lead tonight. we're going to be tracking it all here from trump headquarters
>> all right, mary, thank you. matt gutman is at clinton headquarters. >> reporter: you can see people starting to pack it in. and all day, david, we've been seeing that huge political juggernaut ofer steaming into place. they've set up 35 field offices in ten states. 5 million calls made today. there's a toll free number to call if you didn't know how to vote. there's a number to t tt if youou didn't know where to vote. and, for all those super tuesday questions, there was this group around that table, look at those faces, david. so young. hillary clinton did very well until south carolina, withth minorities, now she's stepping into bernie sanders territory, going for that deckmographic of 18 to 29-year-oldld david? >> matt gutman, we'll see you as the evening progresses. in the meantime, the super tuesday storm we're tracking, as well. severe weather making trouble for some voters tonight. a damaging hailstorm in
south at this hour. heavy snow like this near flint, michigan, stretching all the way to new england. in chicago, this plane sliding off the runway, no injuries reported. but meteorologisis rob marsciano tracking this for us tonight at the weather wall. rob? >> reporr: good evening, david. we do have a severe weather threat. not a huge outbreak, but it's going to impact some states that are having primaries right now. including alabama, northern georgia, parts of tennessee, maybe even virginia. birmingham to atlanta, chattanooga, knoxville, certainly some cities that'll be impacted over the next few hours. here's the front passing over the appalachian mountain chain, with those showers and thunderstorms. snow is from chihigo to detroit, upstate new york. but tomorrow morning the rush from new york to dc will be a bit of a mess. david? >> all right, rob marciano, tracking the storm tonight. and primetime coverage at 10:00 p.m. eastern. in the meantime, there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this tuesday. erin andrews, tears on the stand today. the sports reporter and "dancing with the stars" host, breaking down agaiai
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welcome back on this super tuesday. a special edition of "world news tonight," as we monitor super tuesday results. this image from vienna, virginia, tonight. voters lining up before sunrise this morning on a day that could see record turnout. > next tonight, though, new developments in the erin andrews case. the sports reporter and "dancing with the stars" host, facing a grueling cross examination today. suing a hotel and her stalker for $75 million. the defense asking, if secret recordings from her hotel room truly hurt her career. here's abc's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: a second emotional day on the stand for erin
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welcome back on this super tuesday. and as soon as the results come in, as the pomes close pollslsclose, we wiwi break in and bring them to you live. in the meantime tonight, american astronaut scott kelly returning to earth font, spending a year in space, tweeting 1,000 photos. in a matter of hours, both feet will be back on solid ground. >> and liftoff. the year in space starts now. >> reporter: for 340 days, scott kelly living on board the international space station, tweeting out these images. the space walks, the selfies, earth. and the aurora lights. even the first flowers grown in space on board the station. he was there to study the effects of space on the human body. compared to his twin brother, retired astronaut mark kelly, back on earth. along the way, the lighter moments. the carrots. and the game o o ping-pong with a ball of water. the hand shake when he first
and, now, the hugs as he left. closing the hatch, a final image looking out the window. and a final tweet, his last sunrise before returning to earth. ping-pong with water. he's going to be bored back here at home. stay with us for super tuesday results throughouou the evening. i'm david muir. i'll be back with george at 10:00 p.m. eastern. until then, good night.e time and i might be a good fit" that seems to be a common opinion in dubuque an open seat on the board of supervisors. e iowa city council is discussing the controversial art work "the lens" at tonight's meeting. i'll have a preview, coming up. high school students are showing off their cooking chef. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news at 6. 25 people in dubuque county are
filling an open seat on the board of supervisors. now a special selectctn committee consisting of the county auditor, recorder, and treasurer will interview each candidate and select someone on march seventh. the death of supervisor tom hahaock in january created this vacancy. hancock was a long-time epworth resident, who also served as that town's fire chief and as president of the iowa firefighters association. he had been a dubuque county supervisor since 2014 after serving in the iowa senate. kcrg t-v nine's dubuque bureau chief katie wiedemann joins us livekatie, why are so many people vying for that one position? i talked to just a few of the candidates who are hoping to be appointed. they say the timing is right...
important to them to carry on hancock's leadership legacy. when al gibbs threw his name in to be considereded for dubuquq county supervisor, he didn't expect so much competition. "absolutely not. i was kind of expecting maybe 5 or 6. kind of the same as the last general election. " gibbs was the first of 26 people to face the interview team.he and several other candidates say they like the idea of the appointment process, rather than running a campaign. "yeah it's because of the appointment. i have no political intent what so ever after the november election. " "i think i offer a lot of what the sitting county supervisors have. " mama of the candidates s sy they were motivated to apply for the position because filling tom hancock's seat is personal. they say they deeply respected hancock and considered him a friend. "tom was a very honest man. a very caring man who was always interested in what the other person had to say. "