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we are so proud of you. and we are so proud of her. she has done an amazing job and
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so, thank you for being with her. she has always been with you. i have to say this tonight, good night. we will be back. we will have more to say. let's get those votes counted. and let's bring this home. thank you so much for awe that you have done. you are in all of our hearts. thank you. >> the clinton team had written a victory speech for this par and we have just witnessed john p ocht dcht ec-- po dcht echt st t acht to tell everyone to go home. there will be no victory or concession speech from hillary clinton tonight. that they will wait it out until tomorrow. >> they had a victory speech, and then a fireworks display planned. that was canceled this week. thought better, maybe that doesn't. they got hammered for announcing
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they said with the permit. that was scrapped. but so interesting, there was so much time spent on. i didn't see one interview with donald trump or one of the surrogates, if he doesn't, if it doesn't go the way he planned will he graciously concede. every interview with donald trump or any body associated asked that question. >> that was the question going into the night. if it was close would, would one of the candidates not concede. i think most people thought that would be donald trump. it turns out, it's the clinton i mean -- >> she can't concede while there are vets on the table. >> no, no, i don't mean that. the irony of what we are seeing unfolding, right? >> i mean, you know. bob, have you ever seen anything like this? >> well, i was the one who said yesterday, you know, the way this thing is going, the next thing that will happen it will rain frogs. well, it's looking like, ribbit. >> 2004, john kerry took a
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>> i assume what they're doing also is figuring out whether there is a challenge they can make if in fact they're losing and look at it. have a few hours to make that. look at the votes. and say here is a way that we can challenge it if we want to. >> i don't have access, because we are all staring at the numbers whether there has been discussion about legal challenges in some of the states. i have not heard one at this particular point. i think what we are seeing is razor thin. how extraordinary to have hillary clinton tonight. one of the scenarios tonight was that this country would elect its first woman president. as the the 45th president. first female commander-in-chief. we are not going to hear from her. i think the next question is, will we hear from donald trump? >> i'll bet you knob from the donald trump campaign is thinking about going home. i bet there are no charges tonight of a rigged election over at the trump campaign headquarters.
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emptying jacob javits center for us tonight. nancy? >> well, scott, looks like people are heeding advice and filing out. you can see some people are crying. some people just look kind of stunned. i think the clinton kachl pain is trying to figure out what to do next. does hillary clinton stay here in manhattan or go home to chappaqua, if they say something in the morning what do they say? i was digging a little deeper into the numbers in wisconsin, to try to figure out what's going on there. took a look at the state's, most populous county by far, milwaukee county, and it turns out that the vote totals in that democratic stronghold are off more than 100,000 voters from four years ago. hillary clinton won the county by just about as large of a percentage as president obama
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romney there by 34%. but she was just starved of the votes that she needed in that county to offset donald trump's totals in more rural parts of the state. so the question becomes, was it complacency on the part of voters there? was it disaffection with hillary clinton? was it a second rate ground game in a state that the campaign thought wasn't going to competitive they thought they had in the bag based on past democratic performance there? the above. they're not ready to throw in the tow yet, clearly. you heard john podesta say let's find out what happens in the morning. it is incredibly discouraging for a campaign if anything was known for a superior ground game. and had all of the money in the world to air ads, to hire, hire staffers in any state that they
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challenge. >> nancy cordecht s there. and john, this has been the central question tonight. did hillary clinton underperform? did donald trump overperform, what about in wisconsin there? >> this is interesting. so what noon see was talking about. milwaukee county on the eastern side of wisconsin. hillary clinton got 236,000 total votes that have been totaled right now. barack obama got about 100,000 more. in milwaukee county. you could say, one conclusion, well she dent tuut there. then in dane county, another democratic county she got the identical number of votes barack obama did. did she not turn them out in milwaukee? or is there absentee, some votes that are, is that what is the hold up that there, because, if she was able to do it in dane, being off by 100,000 in milwaukee. >> huge number. >> a little surprising. that may be one of the reasons that milwaukee is, we should, and, wisconsin's still waiting
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trump has a lead of, a little close to 80,000 votes. >> look at where the race is now. after that i want to show you pennsylvania. but first look at the nation as a whole. this is where the electoral vote stands right now. hillary clinton, 218. donald trump, 244. now that hasn't changed in a very long time. because we are waiting for these states in white. the vote totals are so close in those states that we have been unable to estimate a now in pennsylvania -- that is the largest state in terms of electoral votes. still in play. pennsylvania has 20 electoral votes. have a look at this. donald trump 2,# # 6. hillary clinton 2,810. so, he has a -- he has a lead, significant lead. not a decisive lead.
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pennsylvania that has the yet to be counted. and if you look at the -- third party candidate. gary johnson. 141,000 votes. had those swung hillary clinton's way, she would be winning pennsylvania. and that would perhaps save her chances to become the 45th president of the united states. but that is not the way it has worked out. donald trump now has slender numerical majorities in all five of the swing states that are outstanding. he only needs to win, depending on the state, two or three of these. hillary clinton would have to win nearly all of them. and with donald trump leading in those states, that seems very unlikely. >> are we anywhere close to, going to calling any of these
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>> we may be inching closer to it, bob, but john, do you have any insight on that? >> i agree. have to talk to anthony. wisconsin, had a record absentee ballots. milwaukee county would be one where you have a probably lot of absentee ballots. the count is so down from obama 2012, suggest is a good place for exploration with anthony. >> anthony salvant ocht director of numbers with his team for us over there. >> scott, have any of you ever seen a case like this. i know we have been saying this all night. never seen. never candidate says i am goin home? ever seen anything? >> gore did it. >> the other candidates. >> there was in ohio as i recall in 2004, long lines, charges that the vote wasn't counted, there was kind of a discussion
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the white house. remember going up to the family residence at like 2:00 in the morning. >> john kerry didn't give his concession speech until wednesday afternoon. so, this is not that far in the past that -- that this happened. >> i take it we are not going home for a while. >> apparently not. >> i mean. >> no matter what john podesta says we'll be here. >> tech nick nically. >> do cbs this morning right here. >> got the table. why not. >> cbs this morning. >> major garrett. >> be on the air shortly. >> major garrett at the trump campaign. i assume they're still hanging in there. >> yes, everyone is hanging in here. they're waiting for the moment. when john podesta, chairman of hillary clinton's campaign was shown on the large screens here, there were the lusty boos you would expect that. then the chant came. the chant i have heard 100 times if i've heard it once. lock her up.
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there is i think we should point out, if there isn't a concession from hillary clinton tonight and clearly there will not be, if it drags on into the morning, there will be friction between these two campaigns. as a result of hillary clinton's decision not to appear, number one, numb bar ter two, not conc. what will donald trump do with the results. waiting for pennsylvania, wisconsin, michigan to be called definitively. they feel veroo three states. i just received a text from governor corbett of pennsylvania, says certain looking at all the results. 99.2% of the vote. trump is going to win pennsylvania. the trump campaign is waiting for definitive calls. ironically, by the news organizations he heaped so much condemnation on on the stump. one other bit of irony. those in trump's circle, find it
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of the presidential election, possibly, leaning in donald trump's direction it is hillary clinton who is showing hesitation about accepting the results. not donald trump. we all remember what ensued after the third debate when he left that an open question. the trump inner circle find that among the most richly ironic aspects of this early morning on wednesday. >> major garrett at the trump headquarters for us. believe us, folks, the moment we these races we are going to do it. and you are going to be the first to know. but the vote totals are so close in these remaining states that we are unable to do that yet. however, we will keep trying on the other side of this commercial break.
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we want to welcome un as catherine cortez masto addresses the crowd. >> woman: you all told me that we would turn nevada blue, and we did. what we did in nevada today, and i am so proud, so proud and honored to be chosen by you tonight to represent you in the united states senate. [cheering] >> now before we get started, let me just say there are a few people i have to write off the best thing. one of those people is my
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[cheering] >> i could not have done this without him by my side, making sure that i could get up every day, had the energy, and he was keeping me comfortable and he would make me laugh, and he just kept me going everyday. he is my partner, and i would not be able to do this without him. and then, a wonderful family is here, my mother and sister, my cousins, aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. thank you so m you, the supporters were here. we did this because of all of you. [cheering] >> i had the opportunity to get around the state and visit with so many wonderful people, and i want you to know this isn't my win. this is our wind. [cheering] >> we did this together! [cheering] and you know, as i look at the room right now, i
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>> that's right, there is just an incredible, incredible, group of people out here.the multicolored fabric of nevada, the diversity here is our strength, and i can see from our faces. [cheering] >> that we are going to continue to be strong, and continue to fight for our families, for future, here in nevada, and across this [cheering] >> now, you have all heard me talk about my story, the proud granddaughter and great-granddaughter of immigrants. i have a great-grandfather who came from to this country from italy, and a grandfather from chihuahua, mexico. [cheering] >> and like many of your stories, they came here for an opportunity to succeed, to work
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the table for their kids, and give their kids every opportunity that they may not have had. a good education, a future for them. that is no different than all of our stories, and that is what we are fighting for. that is our future. [cheering] >> you know, because of the courage of my grandparents, the hard work of my parents, my sister and i are the first from college. [cheering] >> and because of their hard work, i am now going to be the first latina ever elected to the united states senate. [cheering] >> but, here is the thing. it is not just about making history.
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something done! right? [cheering] because i'll tell you what, don't you think it is about time that we had diversity in the united states senate? [cheering] >> don't you think it's about time that our government and the representation in our government mirrors the people that we serve every day? that it should near the population that would represent? that's whath that's what we bring. and i am so excited to be the voice at the table for all of us now. because we have some things that we have to fight for. there is no doubt that we have to fight for an economy that works for all of us, right? we have to ensure we have a living wage, increasing that minimum wage for people who are still struggling across the
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equal work! [cheering] paid family leave. [cheering] and a future for our kids. [cheering] and, a public education system that is world-class, that they can obtain regardless of the zip code or neighborhoods they come from. [cheering] and i don't know about you, but i don't think any student who wants to go to college should have to mortgage their future to do so. it is time to address absorbent debts, and make their futures brighter. [cheering] there are so many things that we can do, and one of the things i promise you is we are going to continue to fight to pass comprehensive immigration reform in this country. [cheering] i have had the
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state and talk to so many incredible families and dreamers, and young people, who have names and voices who are fighting for their future. and i don't think they should be fighting alone. this is about all of us, our family, their family. this is who we are as a country, and that's why am honored to be standing before you tonight. i will tell you what, it's not my voice that i'm taking to it's all of ours. [cheering] >> and here's the other thing, as i've gone of the state, i know that that paycheck doesn't go as far as it used to. there are still families that are struggling, and thus the reason why we need to fight for good jobs. because you know what? there are men and women who've worked hard through blood,
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country. [cheering] and it is those hard-working families, that labor, that sustains america. and, it is our fight to ensure that we are continuing to provide, to tear down those barriers to the middle class. and so tonight, we are going to start our fights together. [cheering] now, i will tell you what, there is person who should be here tonight, i want to thank you, and that is senator reid. [cheering] he has done so much for nevada, you know? this democratic victory here in nevada is possible because of him. this is his night, too, and we should all thank him for that. [cheering] i also know that
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people that may not have supported me and supported my opponent. but, i will tell you what and promise you this, across nevada, i will work to earn your support. we are a big state and a diverse state, but whether you are an immigrant family here in las vegas, a rancher in minden, a teacher in reno, or a minor in elko, we are all nevadans at the end of the day, and we all want the we want that opportunity to work hard for a brighter future. we want a quality education for our kids. we want a good paying job when they enter the workforce, and we want clean air to breathe and water to drink. [cheering] >> we want the freedom to love, live, and work without discrimination.
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dignity. [cheering] >> now, i think we can all agree that this is a little bittersweet.we do know that the results of the presidential contest are not in yet, but let me just say this. with hillary clinton, i will work with her to move our country forward, if she is our president of the united stat [cheering] >> and i know that i can do just that. if donald trump is the president, well, i will tell you this, our government is built on a system of checks and balances, and i will promise you this, i will be one hell of a check and balance on him. [cheering]
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future, and the america we know that it should be, and nobody let me take you right now, nobody is going to take that away from us. it is our voices. it is our mess, our people. and we are, today ford, going to continue to fight. i will be that warrior for you, and i am so honored. i am so honored that you chose me to fight for you in the united states senate, and now, it is time to take that fight to [cheering] >> and a let me just say, let me ask my family, my husband, my family and all of my staff if they would come up on stage with me, come on up! [cheering] come on up! , i want you to see, this is my family, all of my staff, everybody who worked hard.
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[cheering] [laughter] [cheering] >> now, the first commercial you saw was my big family, so you should be pretty familiar with them. but, i want to introduce you to the staff, and i have said this time and again, that during this campaign, i have had one of the best campaign teams across the country. and i want you to meet them. for over one year now, we have been fighting to ensure that we keep this senate seat and democratic control, and this is the team that did it. they worked so hard night and
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this is all of our wind, not just my win. this is their win. [cheering] >> they are one fantastic team. [cheering] >> well, come on! [laughter]. there is room over here! so, i wanted you to see [cheering] because, this, this is the diversity i talked about. this is about all of us, and as we move forward, it is going to be us working side-by-side to make sure we are addressing the issues that we care about, continuing to fight for our families and future, and our environment. and, we are going to continue to fight, i can promise you
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immigration reform in this country. [cheering] [cheering] to all of the supporters out there, whether you are in this room, listening there tonight on television, i want to thank you for everything that you have done to get us here tonight. having the opportunity to serve as your next senator is the honor of a lifetime. [cheering] >> and let me just say, >> elthank you, everyone. >> and we have been listening to the vsenator elect catherine cortez masto, the apparent heir to harry reid 's michael but senate seat here in nevada the results we are seeing right now, 47 to 45 percent. >> and we are keeping our eye on other local races coming in
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you've already heard from lori pugh at 21 with 49 percent of the boat. back to you. good morning. it is election morning here. >> good morning. >> on cbs. we are still waiting for a few states to come in. donald trump is leading by small margins in these states. if he wins two or three of them now, he will be the 45th president of the united states. let's have a look at wisconsin. this is one of the states that we are projecting is leaning donald trump's way. we are unable to protect him as the the winner. because the vote totals just aren't there yet. there he is, 1,385,000 votes.
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pennsylvania. michigan. arizona. new hampshire. very close vote totals. let's have hey look at pennsylvania. there is -- donald trump with 2.9 million. hillary clinton with a little over 2.8 million. 97% of the votes counted in pennsylvania. just a few outstanding. still a little bit too close to call. pennsylvania is the largest state outstanding at ts and -- if -- if pennsylvania goes donald trump's way which it aparpears to be heading that wa all but over for hillary clinton tonight. michigan as well. see the numbers for michigan. >> it is. and, yet our decision desk still has pennsylvania and michigan as tossups. at this hour. as well as new hampshire. wisconsin is leaning republican. and arizona is leaning republican.
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pennsylvania, still tossups according to the cbs news decision desk which we are showing right now is, there all looking very closely at those numbers. >> yeah, the jackets have come off. it's like it is hot in here already all of a sudden. you know i feel like someone needs to find alanis moresettes song, isn't it ironic. started off. people are anxious. at least the wait will be over. by the end of the night we will know something. now we sit here at time. we still don't really know. >> you are looking at trump campaign headquarters. their watch party tonight. and major garrett is there for us. donald trump is expected at any moment. >> yeah, donald trump is here. the top advisers to his campaign are beginning to make their way towards the center of the stage. sarah palin, early endorser. john mccain's runningmate is here in hilton midtown manhattan. we're told that donald trump
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moments from now. some time in the near future. and because there is not a concession from hillary clinton, he will not declare absolute victory, we are told. but talk abut tout the directiod he sees, all the numbers, outstanding point favorably in his directs. he wants to thank supporters and talk about this moment. and bask a little bit in the improbability of it all. but also tell the country that, he is going to wait, see how the numbers come in, and when the the vectick victor and some poi. and propriety of concession from hillary clinton should it come is carried out. then he will declare himself the winner. so in that sense, you can begin to see in the emerging possibility of a president-elect trump. a deference to the methodology, the long standing, process of working through a presidential election, a hard fought one and closely contested one.
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this moment. and share it with his supporters. and give the country a bit of a glimpse what he sees and expects in the coming hours. i made a reference to this a moment ago. i really do think it is worth pointing out. every day that donald trump gives a speech he heaps scorn on the dishonest, lying media. i find it ironic that at this moment what is holding donald trump back from declaring himself the next president of the united states is the very same media going through numbers, meticulously, accurately, probingly, to declare him the winner. >> major, thank you very much. and we are not holding back, folks, believe me. none of us want to be sitting here at 3:00 in the morning. >> sure we do, scott. >> our decision desk is going over the numbers as major said, meticulously. we just want to make sure that we make these estimates correctly. for you. and so, we are still counting
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states. that are so close. you know, what a difference -- six or eight hours makes. hillary clinton watch party early this evening filled up with high spirits. they were expecting to win. they, they thought it was going to be a walk perhaps. the trump campaign watch party was much more somber in the beginning. they were afraid they were going to get clobbered. and then, slowly, as the night progressed. it dawned on both of them. >> donald trump with electoral volts. and -- hillary clinton with 218. we should point out, as we -- also look at the popular vote, and donald trump leading in the popular vote, that if we turn, return to the map of the united states, we still have a number of states that are not blue or red. as you can see. arizona. minnesota. wisconsin. michigan. pennsylvania. and new new hampshire.
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states. those are the states our decision desk is looking at. hillary clinton's campaign chairman said go to sleep. donald trump will have something else to say about that shortly. but these are the states why we are still sitting here at 2:35 in the morning. >> so interesting, how, how evenly and closely divided our country is you. saw that, popular vote. it really hasn't changed. in terms of the difference all night long. million votes out of 100 million cast. round numbers. in other word he has been ahead by 1% and that has really been the case over the last several hours. it hasn't changed much at all. >> i remember scott when we assembled here at 5. 30. . seemed like a long time ago. yesterday, we looked for the word to describe. the word we used and decided on was tight. it could not be any tighter.
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charlie. you will remember in the early exit polls. that a large percentage of voters. almost 40%. said the most important thing to them was change. and, the single most important thing. >> early, early in the evening. that gave us a clue about which way this was headed. >> but it was also a little bit of a fooler. then on judgment and who you -- thought could handle the office, added up to -- the balance of that hillary clinton has the. >> we have had an incredible team of reporters that spoke with people as they voted. we polled those who voted early. we have a sense of the mood of the electorate that has been these exit polls. if you look at sort of -- what happened with clinton tonight. she underperformed obama four years ago amongst a number of groups.
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obama got 60% of the vote. it goes on. even among black voters. she got 88% of the black vote. obama got 93%. >> when she underperformed did he overperform. did all the people go to him? >> is that what happened here? >> yes. also the case may be too that the third party candidate took part of -- >> see where the third party candidate would make a difference in some of the battleground states. >> his turnout in republican >> that's right. she may have turned out in some places but just not enough. florida again. the best example. he turned out high. and then she turned out, and she turned out and then he turned out even higher. >> she just never seemed to generate excitement. i think that is the thing we haven't talked about here. from the start of her campaign
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almost rehearsed. everything that she did. and -- i mean, the fact is in the beginning, any way, she was just simply not a very good candidate. i mean, she just didn't seem to stir up a lot of excitement. especially among young people. they were going for bernie sanders. they were getting excite add but bernie sanders. >> young women. >> young women. you never really thaw that in the clinton millenials, two hours, group of 30 recently. one of the things gary johnson supporter said about hillary clinton is that -- people don't talk about the fact that she is part of the 1%. for him, that was -- a big issue. because he felt as the though both candidates, major party candidates could not identify with his own economic struggles. that was something that was a deciding factor for him. >> this evening is not turning out the way most people thought
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the trump campaign. have to think that even they john have to be ape little surprised by, that it has come done to this close. of a margin. >> well, i -- i do know the conversations. they have always been very bullish. >> always confident. >> always saying, you know, look at the rallies. look at our, we have a different way of trying to -- tap into the country, the real country. not the country as political operators in washington see it. i must say the operators in washington -- in the republican establishment, thought that donald trump was not going to win. so, he knew something that they didn't. live pictures of the trump watch party. donald trump is there. we are told. we understand he will be taking the stage at any moment. and we will switch to him immediately when hat happens. but we will first go to major garrett who is there at campaign headquarters. major.
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approval here. you can hear behind me. we have been told, i believe, i can confirm, that hillary clinton has called donald trump to concede. we expect donald trump to come out at any moment and announce that to the throng of supporters at the hilton hotel in midtown. and this moment, long sought by donald trump, long disbelieved by some in the republican party, everyone in the democratic party, and a the good number of the american people still unsure apparently has the come. trump, if in fact hillary clinton, as we are led to believe called to concede, will tell supporters that. tell the country that and be ginlt procegin the process of moving from republican nominee to president-elect of the united states. the atmosphere as you can imagine here is elated. enthusiastic beyond belief. and a roar just went up right
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norah. ear splitting, the kind i have been hearing on the campaign trail when donald trump appeared to rallies where thousands and thousands of supporters hoping this moment might come. in fact it appears it has. >> we want to emphasize, major, of course, that though word there is that hillary clinton has called donald trump to concede, we do not have confirmation of that from the clinton campaign. and of course, the way the vote totals are right now, donald trump has presidency tonight. he is at 245 electoral votes. he needs 270. the states that are remaining, certainly are leaning his way. there is no question about that. but -- we were told earlier that hillary clinton's people were going to take the rest of this morning and wait until tomorrow morning to have any more to say about all of this.
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to come out on to the stage. and the moment he does, we will be sure to go to him. and -- >> sure would look to know when she called. >> arizona, we are now calling for donald trump, cbs news estimates that when all of the votes are counted, donald trump will be the winner in arizona. >> 11. >> give him two more electoral votes. so that now brings our vote donald trump, 256. he only needs to get to 270. and there are a few more states like pennsylvania, wisconsin, and michigan. that are still outstanding. but donald trump is leading in those states. so, it may just be a matter of -- time. maybe just a few more minutes
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>> all he needs is 14, right? >> to get to 270. that's right, bob. that's, that's all he needs is 14. pennsylvania, alone would do that for him. michigan alone would do that for him. >> here comes donald trump. >> sound look they just introduced mike pence. >> there is mike pence. mike pence. and his family. we would expect donald trump next. and -- probably pandemonium to follow him on to the stage. >> cnn projecting trump wins wisconsin.
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then he would be down to four. >> they have reason to celebrate. at this headquarters tonight. >> this is an historic night. the american people have spoken and the american people have elected their new champion. america has elected a new president. and it is almost hard for me to
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family feel that we will have the privilege to serve as your vice president of the united states of america. >> usa! usa! usa! usa! >> i come to this moment, i come to this moment, deeply humbled. grateful to god for his amazing grace. grateful to my family, my wonderful wife karen, our son michael and his fiancee sarah. our daughter audry, far away and our daughter charlotte. i could not be here without them. and i am -- i am deeply grateful
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for placing their confidence in this team and giving us this opportunity to serve. and i am mostly grateful to our president-elect, whose leadership and vision will make america great again! so let me say it is my honor, and distinct privilege to introduce to you the president-elect of the united
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>> donald trump, not having officially won yet, just shy of the 270 electoral votes but certainly the states that he needs to go over the top, are all leaning in his direction. and the trump campaign claiming victory. cbs news has just projected the state of wisconsin will also go trump's way. no big surprise there. that brings him to 266. four short of what he needs to win the election. but, certainly as we said
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outstanding states are, leaning his way. there doesn't seem to be any mystery in this any more. as donald trump takes the stage in front of his fans and all of his campaign workers there. at his watch potter in manhattan. >> cbs news has not yet called the election as we are waiting for vote to come in, in a number of states. but, mike pence has just declared victory a what he said is the next president of the united states. donald trump who has never run for political office. and in his first bid for office. has managed to capture 266 electoral votes. and is on his way to winning the presidency. >> he became a republican in 2012. >> here is donald trump. >> yes. >> thank you.
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sorry to keep you waiting, complicated business. complicated. thank you very much. i just received a call from secretary clinton. about us on our victory. and i congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard fought campaign. i mean she, she fought very hard. hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time. and we owe her a major debt of
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country. i mean that very sincerely. now it's time for america to bind the wound of division. we have to get together. to all republicans, and democrats, and independents across this nation, i say, it is time for us to come together as one united people. it's time. i pledge to every citizen of our land that i will be president for all of americans. and this is so important to me. for those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people -- i am reaching out to you for
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unify our great country. as i have said from the beginning, ours was not a campaign but rather an incredible and great movement made up of millions of hard working men and women who love their country and want a better, brighter future for themselves and for their family. it is a movement come the prized of americans from all races, religions, backgrounds and believes, who want and expect our government to serve the people and serve the people it will. working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the
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i have spent my entire life in business, looking at the untapped potential in projects and in people all over the world. that is now what i want to do for our country. tremendous potential. i have gotten to know our country so well, tremendous potential. it is going to be a beautiful thing. every single american will have the opportunity to realize or her fullest potential. the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. we are going to fix our inner cities, and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. we are going to rebuild our
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second to none. and we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it. we will also finally, take care of our great veterans. we have been so loyal, and i have gotten to know so many over this 18 month journey. the time i spent with them ri among my greatest honors. our veterans are incredible people. we will embar national growth, and renewal. i will harness the creative talents of our people. and we will call upon the best and brightest to leverage their tremendous talent for the benefit of all. it is going to happen. we have a great economic plan. we will double our growth, and
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at the same time, we will get along with all other nations. willing to get along with us. we will be. we will have great relationships. we expect to have great, great relationships. no dream is too big, no challenge is too great. nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach. america will no longer settle for anything less than the best. we must reclaim our country's destiny. and dream big and bold and daring. we have to do that. we are going to dream of things for our country and beautiful things and successful things once again. i want to tell the world community that while wailable is a put americas interest first, we will deal fairly with
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all people and all other nations. we will seek common ground, not hostility. partnership not conflict. and now, i would look to take this moment to thank some of the people who really helped me with this, what they are calling tonight, very, very historic victory. first i want to thank my parents, who i know are looking down on me right now. great people. i have learned so much from them. they were wonderful in every regard. i had truly great parents. i also want to thank my sisters, mary ann and elizabeth, who are here with us tonight. where are they? they're here some place. they're very shy, actually. and my brother, robert, my great friend, where is robert. where is robert.
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and they should all be on this stage. but that's okay. they are great. and also my late brother fred, great guy. fantastic guy. fantastic family. i was very lucky. great, brothers, sisters, great unbelievable parents. to melania and don and ivanka and eric and tiffany and baron i love you and i thank you and especially for putting up with all of those hours. this was tough. this was tough. this political stuff is nasty and it's tough. so i want to thank my family
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really, fantastic. thank you all. thank you all. and laura, unbelievable job. unbelievable, vanessa. thank you. thank you very much. what a great group. you have all given me such incredible support and i will tell you that we have a large group of people. you know they kept saying we have a small staff. not so small. look at all the people we have. look at all of these people. and kellyann and steve and david. we have got, we have got tremendously talented people up here. i will tell you it has been very, very special. i want to give a very special thanks to, our former mayor, rudy giuliani. unbelievable. unbelievable. he traveled with us and he went
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rudy never changes. where is rudy? where is he? rudy. governor chris christie, folks, was unbelievable. thank you, chris. the first man, first senator, first major, major politician, let me tell you he is highly respected in washington because he is as smart as you get, senator jeff sessions. where is jeff? a great man. another great man, tough competitor. he was not easy. he was not easy. who is that? is that the mayor that showed up?
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another great man who has been really a friend to me, but i will tell you, i got to know him as a competitor, because he was one of the folks that was negotiating to go against those democrats. dr. ben carson. where is ben? where is ben? and by the way, mike huckabee is here some place, he is fantastic. mike and his family, sarah. thank you very much. general mike flynn. where is mike? and general kellogg. we have over 200 generals and admirals that have endorsed our campaign. and they're special people. it is really an honor the we have 22 congressional medal of honor recipients. just tremendous people.
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believed me and, you know i would read reports that i wasn't getting along with him. i never had a bad second with him. he is an unbelievable star. he is, that's right, how did you possibly guess? so, let me tell you about reince. i have said this. i said, reince, i know it. i know it. look at all the people over there. i know it. reince is a superstar. but i said, they can't call you a superstar, win. you can't be called a superstar, like secretariat, if secretariat came in second, secretariat would not have that big beautiful, bronze bust at the track. at belmont. i will tell you reince is really a star. he is the hardest working guy. and in a certain way i did this, reince, come up here. get over here, reince, boy, oh, boy, oh, boy.
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reince. my god. say a few words. >> no, come on. say something. ladies and gentlemen, the next president of the united states, donald trump! thank you it has been an honor. god bless. thank god. >> you bet. >> amazing guy. >> our partnership with the rnc was so important to the success so i also have to say. i have got in to know some incredible uh people. the secret service people. they're tough and they're smart. and they're sharp. and i don't want to mess around with them. i can tell you. and when i want to go and wave to a beg group of people and they rip me down and put me back down. but they are fantastic people. so i want to thank the secret
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and -- law enforcement in new york city. they're here tonight. these are -- spectacular people. some times underappreciated unfortunately. but we appreciate them. we know what they go through. so, it's been what they call an historic event. but to be really historic, we have to do a great job. and i promise you that i will not let you down. we will do a great job. we will do a great job. i look very much forward to being your president. and hopefully at the end of two years or three years or four years or maybe even eight years, you will say, so many of you worked so hard for us.
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will say that that was something that you were really very proud to do. and i can, thank you very much. and i can only say that while the campaign is over, our work on this movement is now really just beginning. we are going to got to work immediately for the american people. and we are going to be doing a so proud of your president you will be so proud. again. it's my honor. it is an amazing evening, an amazing two year period. and i love this country. thank you. thank you very much. thank you to mike pence, thank you, everybody. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> and that was donald trump,
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states. giving a conciliatory speech tonight. thanking his supporters. thanking his family. talking about the need to bind the wounds of division in this country. and saying, our work is really just now beginning. thanking hillary clinton. in a way that we haven't heard before that we owe her a debt of gratitude. and the t that he wants to be the uniter of all people. and he made a point of saying, i am the president of all people. >> it was a very untrumplike speech from what we have heard throughout the campaign. >> well we will ask him whether he could be conciliatory, and magnanimous in defeat. we found out that he can be magnanimous in victory. >> i can be politically correct, so absolutely politically correct when the moment calls

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