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news, at 6:30 eastern. from the broadcast center here in new york city, i'm demarco morgan. ♪ ♪ it's tuesday, november 8th, 2016. election day. this is the "cbs morning news." >> this is it. this is it. good luck. get out there. i did my thing. i mean, i worked. >> here is a clear choice in this election. a choice between division or unity. >> finally decision day as voters head to the polls the candidates make their final pitches in a battleground blitz. >> remember, it's not just my name or donald trump's name on
the ballot, it's the kind of country we want. it's every issue anyone cares about. >> just imagine what our country could accomplish if we started working together as one people under one god, saluting one american flag. right? good morning from the cbs studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters here in new york. good to be with you, i'm anne-marie green and it is election day. a contentious, divisive presidential campaign that laid their emotions in this country is over. the white house and senate are at stake, as are 12 governorships. in the most recent cbs poll, hillary clinton holds a four-point lead nationally over donald trump in a four-way race. similar to last week.
she maintains a four-point lead in a two-way matchup with trump. earlier this morning, following her final campaign stop clinton returned to an airport near her home in new york. yesterday and through the night, both candidates made their final pitch to voters. craig boswell is in sterling, virginia. craig, good morning. >> reporter: anne-marie, good morning to you. what happens in this location is a strong indicator of who will win virginia's 13 electoral votes. now, hillary clinton and donald trump wrapped up this marathon presidential race holding dueling rallies, well into the morning, in grand rapids, michigan, north carolina and now it's time for voters to put an exclamation point on this and that part is well under way. >> reporter: clinton made her final campaign push in the critical state of north carolina overnight with the help of celebrity friends lady gaga and bon jovi. >> it's not just my name or donald trump's name on the ballot. it's the kind of country we
want. it's every issue anyone cares about. ♪ >>reporter: the star-studded rally came as voters in the small town of dixville, new hampshire, cast the first ballots of the day giving clinton a 4-2 win over rival donald trump. >> i think she's a strong person. i think she's got the experience. >> reporter: trump held his own midnight rally in the battleground state of michigan, a state he's eyeing to turn red today. >> today, we're going to win the great state of michigan, and we are going to win back the white house. >> reporter: 42 million votes have already been cast, making today really the final day to vote at polling places like this one in northern virginia. trump's daughters courted voters in the state yesterday where 13 electoral votes are up for grabs. >> everyone you know, get them out to vote. >> reporter: in pennsylvania, clinton was joined by president obama and the first lady michelle obama. >> this country has always been great.
>> reporter: clinton goes in to today's contest with more ways to win the white house. in order for trump to win, he'll have to take pennsylvania, florida and ohio to reach 270 electoral votes. donald trump made a last-minute stop in this northern virginia area sunday night into monday morning. the campaign believing that they can eat into that clinton lead in virginia. anne-marie, back to you. >> craig boswell, in sterling, virginia, thank you so much, craig. well, florida, with its 29 electoral votes have been hostly contested. in the latest cbs newsugov battleground poll the race between clinton and trump is a dead heat. the minority vote there may prove critical and minority voters have been heavily courted by both candidates. mark strassmann reports from doral, florida. >> we're going to do great with the african-americans. we're going to do great with the hispanic. >> the choice in this election could not be clearer. it really is between division or unity.
>> reporter: florida has 4.5 million minority voters divided about clinton and trump. >> i'm for trump because he's been exposing the corruption that has run so deep in this country. >> reporter: dreana is 22. she's cuban-american, a conservative group that's warming to democrats. in 2012, barack obama won 49% of their vote, but she despises hillary clinton. >> she's corrupt. she's a liar. she says one thing and does another. she's two-faced. >> reporter: whereas, you think trump is a genuinely attractive candidate? >> he is. >> reporter: but florida's hispanic demographics are shifting. puerto ricans now the state's second largest group lean democrat. >> hillary clinton. >> reporter: clinton is also relying on a big turnout from florida's nearly 2 million african-american voters. but early black voting is down
7% from 2012. so a grassroots drive yesterday called souls to the polls bussed people straight from the churches to voting booths. will and val, both retired union autoworkers also voted early for clinton. trump has said, what do you got to lose. >> uh-huh. >> reporter: what do you say to him? >> he is desperate now, okay, so he's going to say anything, do anything to try to get that black vote. >> reporter: does that message have a chance with you? >> no. >> no. >> reporter: in early voting here, hispanic turnout was way up from 2012. if their turnout stays high on tuesday, how hispanics vote could decide who wins the state and the white house. mark strassmann, cbs news, doral, florida. a record number of americans voted early, 42 million. record levels are reported in 28 states and as anthony salvanto
cbs news director of elections points out, in many battleground states, those votes will be pivotal. >> in north carolina, things look even from what we can see so far. in florida, the same, even. hispanic voters turning out in force helping to keep hillary clinton and donald trump neck and neck. in nevada it looks like early may give clinton an early edge. why is that important? because if clinton can hang on two of three of those states, say take florida and nevada plus what she already has leaning to her, that would put her over the top. >> for donald trump, the path to the 270 electoral votes needed to win is harder than for hillary clinton. here's the cbs news political director john dickerson. speaking to scott pelley. >> he's trying to break the democratic line. those states that democrats historically voted for, wisconsin, michigan and also minnesota.
and the challenges -- the reason he's doing that, there's blue collar voters there. the challenge for the states for republicans worried about this strategy is that a republican can get close but because it's really a democratic turf, the democrats can turn out their vote quickly. that's why you see two presidents in michigan and the nominee in michigan, turning out that vote at the last minute. >> that was john dickerson with scott pelley. now, coming up on "cbs this morning," we'll talk about the election with vice presidential candidate governor tim kaine and eric trump, donald trump's son. today, voters in five states will decide whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. if all the measures pass, the recreational use of pot will be legal for nearly a quarter of the country's population. hena daniels is here with more. hena, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. it was back in 2012 that two states, colorado and washington approved the recreational use of marijuana. those who support recreational
pot law say this election is the chance to end federal marijuana prohibition. that includes federal banking laws that prohibit banks and credit unions from taking money made off of marijuana sales. california is the most important battleground. where anti-pot legalization groups say they have been overwhelmed. >> this is a david and goliath fight for us on the no on legalization side. we're fighting against massive corporate interests with tense of millions of dollars that outspends us 15 to 1. >> the california measure is expected to pass in other states, the polls are much closer. anne-marie. >> hena daniels here in new york. thank you so much, hena. a reminder, cbs election news begins on cbs at 6:30 p.m. with scott pelley, 5:30 central. you can also watch all day on our streaming network cbsn. coming up on the "morning news," pioneering woman,
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should hip-hop to the polling place today. the headlines with the election as you can imagine. "the boston globe" covers the nonstop race to the finish and captured the whirlwind final day of campaigning in pictures. the chicago tribune brings readers to the finish line and describes how history will be made today. "the new york times" reports the contrasting messages from the candidates as they stormed through swing states. the miami herald gives over its page to photos of the two candidates who underscored the paper's endorsement saying her, not him. enough said. and the "new york post" urges readers to hold they are nose and vote for the one you dislike least. well, millions of ballots have already been cast in early voting states so the last-minute campaigning will focus on states like michigan and pennsylvania where the lion's share of votes will be cast today. cbs news director of elections anthony salvanto said donald trump probably needs to turn one or two blue states red.
>> for donald trump, if he's going to catch up, what he's got to do is flip places like florida for himself, like ohio, and then also not just north carolina, but maybe one of those reliably blue states, like a pennsylvania or michigan in order to move past clinton in his electoral votes. still ahead, the perks of voting. we will tell you about some of the freebies you can score for casting a ballot. f the freebies you can score forecasting a ballot. and let roomba help with your everyday messes. a full suite of sensors automatically guides roomba throughout your home. cleaning under furniture, along edges, and in corners. and roomba's patented 3-stage cleaning system agitates, brushes and suctions dirt from your floors
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. visiting hours are being extended until 9:00 tonight at susan b. anthony's grave. the crowd is expected at the cemetery in rochester, new york, as voters consider choosing the nation's first female president. anthony was a driving force in winning the right to vote for women. on the "cbs moneywatch" election day freebies and why some workers are getting the day off. jill wagner's at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. stocks surged across the globe and here in the u.s. after the fbi finished reviewing hillary clinton's e-mails and won't be pressing charges. wall street posted its biggest gain in months.
the dow jumped 371 points. the s&p rose 46 points or over 2%. the nasdaq added 119 points. investors now give hillary clinton a better chance of winning but polls are still tight. some analysts say if donald trump wins tonight we can expect a brexit-like selloff in the market tomorrow. it would bring more uncertainty to economic and trade policies. at the same time, a democratic sweep could spark a sellout as investors worry be about more regulation in the financial and health care sector. some employers are giving their workers this election day off to vote, general motors, western union and patagonia which is closing its stores. "the washington post" reports that about 300 companies nationwide signed up to a twitter list of companies that are giving its workers time off today. other businesses are giving employees some leeway in hours so they can cast a ballot. and how about free stuff if you vote. if you do vote, there's a lot of
freebies to be had. there's free access to cable tv and newspapers. to keep up with the election. 7-eleven is offering a free cup of coffee when you download its app. that would go with the free donut from krispy kreme, when you flash your i voted sticker. and the ymca is offering free child care while parents vote. >> and free donut. if that doesn't win you over, i don't know what will. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, thank you so much, jill. still to come, election wrap-up, final thoughts on the wild re-election season as only bob schieffer can deliver them. >> what should we expect next -- that it would rain frogs? i wouldn't bet against it.
hillary clinton is the most corrupt person ever to seek the office of the presidency of the united states. >> it is a choice between division or unity. between strong, steady leadership or a loose cannon who could risk everything. >> well, this is america's 58th presidential election. cbs news contributor bob schieffer has covered 14 of them. schieffer says he has never seen a campaign like this. and never wants to again. >> i have seen a few, but i've gone out a ways to say i've never seen anything like this. it is as if the nation is enduring some kind of curse. what should we expect next that it will rain frogs? i wouldn't bet against it. we tend to call every election the most important of our live time, but this one might well
be. from those of you voting for the first time, take it from me, this election is not business as usual, this one is different and not in a good way. most americans believe we're headed in the wrong direction. the world is a more dangerous place. and yet, the government is in such gridlock that it took congress longer to approve a money to find a vaccine for the zika virus than it took the founders to write our constitution. most americans neither like nor trust either of the presidential candidates and 82% of americans find the campaign disgusting. the country seems at a turning point, but the divide over where to turn seems wider than ever. perhaps, we can add least agree on one thing. the first task of whoever is elected must be to repair the damage that's been done by this campaign. to the good name of our country. >> and that about sums it up. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a special look back at the clinton and
it's election day. hillary clinton and donald trump spent the last hours making a final pitch to voters in the states they need to win. trump remained in attack mode. clinton called for unity. >> there is no reason, my friends, why america's best days are not ahead of us if we reach for them together. restoring honesty to our government. so, the first thing we should do, let's get rid of hillary. >> record numbers of americans have voted early. 42 million cast early ballots by mail or at polling stations.
and this is one presidential election the world is watching. seth doane takes a look at how other nations are covering the 2016 campaign. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: it may be america's election -- [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: -- but the world is watching. >> hillary clinton and donald trump so close in the polls. ♪ >> reporter: russia has figured prominently with allegations of hacking and trying to influence the election. some leaders have started to publicly court candidates. israel's prime minister has kept his options open, meeting with both. while north korea's state media indicated that country would lean trump. are people here paying more attention to this election that years past? >> yes, i think so. >> reporter: the vp of news at italy's sky tg 24.
>> i think in these days, it's a huge following. >> reporter: today, they say they're dedicating more and more air time to the campaign. >> we have two candidates that are so different. more opposed. >> reporter: and britain's sky news is promoting its coverage with a spoof. ♪ ♪ that's it's me t-r-u-m-p ♪ ♪ >> reporter: that pit the candidates against each other in a boxing ring. ♪ the campaign is more dead than the guinea pig you wear on your head ♪ >> reporter: but in real life, this match has gotten ugly. hassan rouhani asked iranians is this, the kind of democracy you want? in china where the ruling communist party often speaks through state media a recent xinhua conversation noted that
the notion reveal defects of democracy adding the selection of u.s. leader has become a shouting match of insults. the debates aired at 3:00 a.m. local time in italy. >> well, we have the same time throughout the night. >> reporter: the world is watching and wondering and can barely wait for november 9th. seth doane, cbs news, rome. well, coming up on "cbs this morning," special election day coverage, and election night coverage kicks off tonight on the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley at 6:30, 5:30 central. or you can watch all day long on our streaming network, cbsn. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. and vote. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. and vote.
>> and i am michelle griego. we are here to talk a little weather and traffic. >> the weather is perfect. no reason why not to get out and vote. i am sure you will say the roadways are clear, too, to make your way to the polls. >> good morning, everybody. if you are just rolling out of bed this morning, we will be experiencing temperatures close to 80 degrees. but first, rocky? let's take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza, a cash lane back up but otherwise running smoothly into downtown san francisco. carquinez bridge will take 18 minutes and a new crash on westbound 92, a solo car crash, a hit-and-run. the one car still there is off to the shoulder. ambulances are on their way. it is cleared off the roadways. no delays onto the san mateo bridge. 880 to 101