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the bay area. a lot of demonstrations planned for the next several day days we'll stay on top of that chopper 5 on top. capt nsored by cbs >> pelley: america's new reality. >> donald j. trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the united states on january 20. >> i think we're kind of in unchartered territory. >> i promise you that i will not let you down. >> we owe him an open mind and the chance to lead. >> we are now all rooting for his success. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. the outsider is in. donald john trump rode a wave of anti-washington anger on an improbable 17-month journey from realty and reality tv to
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president-elect of the united states. in polls, trump never led in the race, so it was a stunning upset. he defeated the ultimate insider, former secretary of state, senator, and first lady, hillary rodham clinton. trump will be only the fifth president in american history to win the white house while losing the popular vote. major garrett has followed the trump campaign from the start and begins our coverage. >> i say it is time for us to come together as one united people. ( cheers ) it's time. >> reporter: donald trump, political novice turned improbable president-elect began the hard work of reconciliation early this morning. >> for those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people. ( laughter ) i'm reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify
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our great country. >> reporter: trump, who once threatened hillary clinton with prison during the campaign, reached out to his vanquished foe as well. >> we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country. i mean that very sincerely. >> reporter: early on election night, trump insiders feared a narrow loss in florida and the collapse of their electoral college strategy, but trump galvanized rural and working class voters there while similar turnout also delivered north carolina, ohio, and pennsylvania, winning wisconsin, a democratic state in every election since 1984, was the icing on the same demographic cake. g.o.p. pollster david winston. >> he over-performed in the union household. he over-performed with lower income. he also over-performed with those folks with some college, which made up about a third of the electorate. he did quite well. >> reporter: at times in his victory speech, trump sound more like a democrat, emphasizing
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government spending to improve transportation and reduce poverty. >> we are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. we're going to rebuild our infrastructure. which will become, by the way, second to none. >> reporter: today, trump and running mate mike pence met with senior transition staff at trump tower to discuss cabinet posts and agency-by-agency battle plans for regulation and legislation. sources tell cbs the leading candidate to become trump's chief of staff is republican national committee chairman reince priebus. >> i'll tell you reince is really a star, and he is the hardest working guy. >> reporter: congressional republicans see priebus as a trusted and politically skilled conduit to g.o.p. majorities in both chambers. house speaker paul ryan clashed with trump frequently but today praised his victory. >> i think what donald trump
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just pulled off is an enormous political feat. it's an enormous feat in that he heard those voices out there that others weren't hearing and he just earned a mandate. >> reporter: the most prominent names for trump cabinet posts include former new york mayor rudy giuliani, newt gingrich, and jeff sessions. as president-elect trump will now receive a detailed, daily, intelligence briefing. >> pelley: major garrett, we're grateful for your reporting across these long months. thank you. the candidate who fought for a decade and more to become the first woman president was ultimately caught in the windshear of two evolutions-- obama on the left and trump on the right. hillary clinton's mother, who was born before women could vote, once told her daughter there was no room for cowards in their house. well, it took courage to make the speech she made today, perhaps the best speech of her career, and nancy cordes was there.
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>> last night, i congratulated donald trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. >> reporter: aides and supporters openly wept as clinton uttered the words that would have been unthinkable to them a day ago. >> donald trump is going to be our president. we owe him an open mind and the chance to lead. >> reporter: clinton and her husband both wore purple, a symbolic unity of democratic blue and republican red, even as she acknowledged her party's agony. >> i know how disappointed you feel because i feel it, too. this is painful, and it will be for a long time. >> reporter: painfully unexpected. clinton faltered in a trio of states essential to her strategy. michigan, still too close to call today. pennsylvania, where she led two weeks ago by eight points. and supposedly safe wisconsin, where she hadn't campaigned in seven months. the culprit wasn't complicated-- lackluster democratic turnout,
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despite a state-of-the-art ground game. a sign of ambivalence for a candidate dogged by an e-mail scandal and a record of evasiveness who tried to sell experience to a nation looking for change. >> i've had successes, and i've had setbacks. >> reporter: clinton told young women today not to get discouraged, that history had slipped her grasp twice. >> this loss hurts, but, please, never stop believing that fighting for what's right is worth it. ( applause ) i know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but some day someone will, and hopefully sooner than we might think. >> reporter: her running mate, tim kaine, who now goes back to the senate, suggested clinton's gender was at the root of her loss. >> she has made history in a nation that is good at so many things but that has made it uniquely difficult for a woman to be elected to federal office.
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>> reporter: clinton and her aides were so sure she would win that they had transition meetings scheduled for today. instead, scott, she held a conference call with thousands of staffers and volunteers thanking them for their service and wishing them well. >> pelley: nancy cordes. we thank you for your service over the last year and a half. thank you very much. in the heat of the campaign, the president said that trump is not fit or qualified to be president. but this morning, mr. obama called trump to invite him to inspect his latest real estate acquisition, the white house, tomorrow. this was the president today in the rose garden: >> so i have instructed my team to follow the example that president bush's team set eight years ago, and work as hard as we can to make sure that this is a successful transition for the president-elect.
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because we are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country. the peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy. and over the next few months, we are going to show that to the world. >> pelley: but the country felt anything but united today. jim axelrod now on the most emotionally draining presidential election we have ever experienced. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: whether the two words "president trump" left you screaming for joy or howling in anger-- >> hey, hey, he's got to go. >> reporter: it was not hard to find support for your view today. americans woke up like they went to bed-- deeply, bitterly, and the vote totals tell us, nearly evenly divided. >> rush limbaugh documented to be almost always right. >> reporter: the same event that sparked full-throated hope on one radio station-- >> we have been validated by
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virtue of what the american people did yesterday. >> reporter: ...left them drowning in despair just down the dial. >> well that cheeto-faced bozo is now our president. >> reporter: for every pro-trump post like one from led, who said the election was ultimate vindication, there was one like chuck daly-- america made the choice to go backwards. kaitlyn, what kind of mood are you in today? >> great mood. >> reporter: saquib? >> i'm scared. >> reporter: kaitlyn greiner and saquib rahim tell america's story today, looking at the same election and drawing two very different conclusions. >> the silent majority spoke during this election, and the american people chose their president, and they chose donald trump. and i think we need to focus on unifying the country now and moving forward. >> i woke up this morning and the only feeling i could equate it to was how i felt post-9/11, and that feeling still hasn't gone away.
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>> reporter: in the rose garden, president obama did his best today to begin the process of drawing us all together. >> we're not democrats first, we're not republicans first. we are americans first. >> reporter: but as saquib rahim saw it, it will take much more than a presidential nudge. >> both sides need to be able to express their views. both sides need to listen. but i think both sides need to feel that their standing in this country, their standing as americans is equal. >> reporter: since the results were finalized, the hashtag #trumppresident has been retweeted 742,000 times. the hashtag #hesnotmypresident, was retweeted 180,000 times, scott, in the first hour alone. >> pelley: jim axelrod for us tonight. jim, thank you. now we're going to go to john dickerson, our political director and the anchor of "face the nation." john, tomorrow, donald trump at the white house will shake president obama's hand, and then
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immediately proceed to dismantle obama's achievements. >> reporter: you're exactly right. when the president spoke today, he said he was heartened by donald trump's victory speech in which donald trump suggested the kind of bipartisanship that we associate with parties coming together. but the minute donald trump becomes president, there's two chances for immediate partisan conflict. the first is he'll name a supreme court nominee. that, for democrats, is a party rallying point because the supreme court nominee will determine the ideological course for the court because it's a 4-4 split at the moment. the next one is the affordable care act. paul ryan today said he's got a piece of legislation he just wants donald trump to sign. that would undo barack obama's signature domestic legislation. >> pelley: it's a maxim of politics that revolution is easy but governing is hard. what do we know about his management style? >> reporter: well, from the campaign we know it has chaos moments. he had three campaign managers. now, he finally stuck with one
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at the end, but then he also did something that was extraordinary. he went totally against the conventional wisdom of politics and he also brought in some new people who had not been in politics and that won the day for him. voters say they want to make sure he listens to his advisers, and as major mentioned, he does have newt gingrich, rudy giuliani, and chris christie and reince priebus. he seems to be able to do that. the one to watch i've been hearing from republicans is vice president mike pence. a lot of republicans think pence will have a big role, which might change the way this white house is structured. >> pelley: 36 hours ago many people were asking what would happen to the republican party after the election? now it's the democratic party they're talking about. >> that's right. who is the leader of the democratic party? and that's not an easy question to answer. there will be some jockeying, and also, somebody to stand in and represent the 59 million people who voted for hillary clinton. a lot of those people are very despondent today. >> pelley: the sleepless john dickerson, anchor of "face the nation," thanks for being with
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us. and on "face the nation" sunday, john's guests will include senator bernie sanders, and former house speaker newt gingrich. the trump victory will reset relations with russia, and elizabeth palmer is in moscow. >> reporter: russia's enthusiasm for donald trump's win was on show at watch parties all over moscow. ♪ we are the champions of the world ♪ >> this is the victory that american people brought the whole world. >> reporter: at the kremlin, president putin said trump's victory was a chance to repair relations with america. "it's not our fault they're in such poor shape," he said "but russia is ready to restore them." that's music to the ears of russian citizens like these who came out to wave the flag in a national unity march last week. they want an end to the tough u.s.-led economic sanctions imposed on russia after putin annexed crimea in 2014.
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music to the ears of putin who wants more respect from the white house was trump's personal praise of him. >> i'm going to say great things about him. i've already said he is really very much of a leader. >> reporter: the kremlin took an opportunity last weekend to parade some world war ii military hardware. this is what putin yearns to reclaim-- an era when russia was a major player and wasn't subject to u.s. pressure or u.s. lectures on democracy. the kremlin hopes a new era like that is dawning now, scott, with a trump administration so tied up in trying to manage a deeply divided america, that it has neither time nor energy to try and manage russia, too. >> pelley: elizabeth palmer beneath the frolovskaya clock tower for us tonight. thank you, liz. coming up next on the cbs evening news, we'll crunch the numbers to see how trump won and how clinton lost.
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>> pelley: how evenly divided is the nation? well, listen to this. out of 120 million votes cast, each candidate got a little bit less than 60 million with the popular vote with clinton ahead by only 200,000. anthony mason shows us how trump scored his upset. >> reporter: the trump victory was built on several key pillars, scott. trump won men 53-41. but he also won white women by a similar margin. his greatest strength came from whites without a college degree. he had nearly a 40-point edge among those voters. when we asked voters the most important quality they were looking for, number one was a candidate who can bring about change. donald trump won 83% of these voters. now, after the release of the "access hollywood" tape some republican leaders un-endorsed trump and it look liked there
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could be significant defections from republican ranks, but it didn't happen. he won 81% of conservatives and white evangelicals, nine out of 10 republicans voted for trump. at the same time, clinton under- performed with three key groups in the democratic coalition. she won 55% of young voters but mr. obama took 60% four years ago. she won 88% of the african american vote. president obama had 93% in 2012. even with the hispanic vote where early voting suggested new strength for clinton, she polled only 65%. mr. obama polled six points higher. in the end, republicans came home. democrats, it seemed, stayed home. finally, 13% of voters made up their minds in the last week, and they broke strongly for trump in key battleground states. he won a majority of late deciders in pennsylvania, wisconsin, michigan, and florida. the biggest margin in wisconsin, 58-30 at 1%, and that's why donald trump had surprising
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>> pelley: preelection jitters gave way to major mood swings in the financial markets. as trump racked up toorm votes last night, dow futures plunged. the unpredictable outsider made investors nervous. but trump's calm students and teachers walked out of class. there were also marches in new york city. several hundred people in columbus circle, not all that far from trump tower. in chicago, a huge crowd, possibly in the thousands, protested in the streets outside trump's hotel.
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i didn't know who they wanted for president. it didn't matter, because this was the anxiety election on both sides of the divide. do these words sum up for you the faults in these campaigns? passionate partisanship. absurd judgment. and ambitious self-serving behavior? well, if so, consider those are the words that john adams used in 1776 to advocate for a constitution with three branches of government-- separate, equal, and hopelessly encumbered by hobbles known as checks and balances. james madison called the separation of powers "the essential precaution in favor of liberty." the american government is inefficient. these days we call it gridlock, but that is what the founders were striving for, a system that would slow down, even stop, when politics became too partisan, absurd, and self-serving.
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the constitution is a circuit breaker that prevents real damage. if you're among those who believe this was the election no one saw coming, you're mistaken. the founders could not have imagined the horizons of our modern world, but the range of human nature is ever the same. from the second-floor windows of a building in philadelphia, they could see a distance of 229 years. are you going to get what you want from the next government? no telling. are we going to be okay? no question. for some of you, our regular local programming is coming up next, but for many, the special edition of the cbs evening news will continue in just a moment. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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captioning sponsored by cbs >> i love this country. >> pelley: triumph. >> i pledge to every citizen of our land that i will be president for all americans. >> pelley: and tribulation. >> it's just, quite frankly, frightening. he is not a reflection of the country. >> they killed us. but they ain't whooped us yet. >> i know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but some day someone will, and hopefully sooner than we might think. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. for those of you just joining us, this is a special expanded edition. hillary clinton's concession
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today was perhaps the best speech of her presidential campaign. it was certainly the most poignant. >> and to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams. >> pelley: republican house speaker paul ryan called trump's victory the most incredible political feat he has seen in his lifetime. >> but now, as we do every four years, we have to work to heal the divisions of a long campaign. i think president-elect donald trump set the perfect tone last night for doing just this. >> pelley: and here is what speaker ryan is talking about. >> now it's time for america to bind the wounds of divisions, is have to get together.
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to all republicans and democrats and independents across this nation, i say it is time for us to come together as one united people. ( cheers and applause ) it's time. i pledge to every citizen of our land that i will be president for all americans, and this is so important to me. ( cheers ) for those who have chosen not to support me in the past-- of which there were a few people-- ( laughter ) i'm reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country. >> pelley: president obama echoed those sentiments. margaret brennan is at the white house. >> the peaceful transition of
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power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy, and over the next few months, we are going to show that to the world. >> reporter: president obama called for all americans to unite behind president-elect trump, even though his unexpected victory is a sharp repudiation of mr. obama's progressive agenda. >> we will renegotiate nafta, stand up to china, and stop the job-killing trans-pacific partnership. >> reporter: mr. trump has vowed to withdraw the u.s. from free trade agreements, scrap the iranian nuclear deal, and immediately repeal obamacare, the president's signature achievement. >> we will do it very, very quickly. it is a catastrophe. >> reporter: he'll also attempt to reverse several executive actions, including president obama's move to ease deportation of undocumented migrants and regulation of power plants. yet, president obama said he is still proud of what his administration accomplished.
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>> that remarkable work has left the next president with a stronger, better country than the one that existed eight years ago. >> reporter: surrounded by a crowd of visibly disappointed staff, the president tried to be gracious in defeat. >> that's the way politics works sometimes. we-- we try really hard to persuade people that we're right, and then people vote. and then if we lose, we learn from our mistakes, we do some reflection, we lick our wounds, we brush ourselves off, we get back in the arena. >> reporter: tomorrow, president obama will do something else he never imagined-- welcome donald trump to the oval office. the first lady will also meet with melania trump. an image of unity, scott, in a divided america. >> pelley: margaret brennan at the white house, changing hands at noon on january 20. margaret, thank you very much.
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if one state saw the bombshell coming, it was ohio, a bellwether. that's an old term for the sheep with a bell around its neck leading the flock. well, around 10:30 last night, we saw which direction the flock was heading when we projected trump had won ohio, which has picked all but two presidents since 1904. dean reynolds is there. ( applause ) >> reporter: across ohio, as the news took hold, donald trump's supporters exulted in their man's nine-point win in the buckeye state. from cleveland to columbus to cincinnati, they felt the earthquake. sherry lamorcha finally recalled when she first climbed aboard the billionaire's bandwagon. >> once i heard him in person, i looked him in the eye and he said everything i always dreamed someone would say. >> reporter: are you guys considered the oddballs? >> on campus? >> reporter: yeah. >> absolutely, 100%. >> reporter: amanda tidwell was a student volunteer for trump at
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ohio state university. how do you feel this morning? >> i feel great. i feel like our country is back on track and where we need to be going. >> reporter: did you go into last night thinking this would be the outcome? >> i did. >> reporter: freshman jason goldstein said trump's allure to millennials was simple. >> i just liked the fact that trump was an outsider. i think that's what appealed to most people. >> cheers, everybody. >> cheers. >> reporter: in trumpbull county, trucking company owner bill strumbu bought pizza for his workers in celebration of trump's big win. four years ago, president obama won the county by 22 points. last night, hillary clinton lost it by six. >> there is not a frown in this entire building or in any of my truck drivers this morning, that's for sure. it seems like the working class of this country came together last evening to make a clear-cut statement of what-- how they want our country run. >> reporter: we're with
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celebrating trump supporters tonight. scott, one republican who is not celebrating, though, is john kasich, the governor of ohio, who opposed trump in the primaries and who never endorsed him. before yesterday's election results came in, kasich had announced plans to give a big speech on thursday. but now, scott, those plans have been canceled. >> pelley: dean reynolds listening to ohio tonight. dean, thank you. pennsylvania had voted democratic in six straight presidential elections. with philadelphia, the state's largest city, in the driver's seat. when jericka duncan was there at 3:00 this morning when the keystone state became the last domino to fall in hillary clinton's blue wall. ( cheers ) >> reporter: here at city diner, election night excitement turned to disbelief and cries of defeat. this clinton supporter nabila namjy was stunned. >> it's just, quite frankly, frightening. he is not a reflection of the country that i was raised in.
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>> reporter: democrat greg trainer said he wanted a primary do-over. >> none of this would have happened with bernie sanders. >> reporter: at andy's diner in ambler, 20 miles north of philadelphia, reality is just starting to set in for jerry axeler, and her 45-year-old daughter, lauren cassiello. >> i mean, i was shocked. i was watching it roll in and was kind of, like a bigger hole, you know, inside, just deep down. >> reporter: laurie wright says she was equally as hurt by trump's win. >> but i just can't believe the things that he has said, especially about women, that so many women voted for him, and i feel kind of betrayed about that. >> reporter: pennsylvania voters were supposed to be part of a clinton blue wall. in her final push, 40,000 people joined her at independence mall the night before the election. >> i already had my hotel in d.c. rented for the inauguration. >> reporter: mother of two, jennifer stomsky volunteered for
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the clinton campaign. >> i think i shed my first tears when i had to wake up my 10- year-old son and he was upset and he started to cry. >> reporter: as signs for clinton-kaine get tossed aside, those who put them up say they will never forget her story is still history. >> i take today and i cry and i mourn, and then tomorrow we start over again. >> reporter: small towns overwhelmingly here in pennsylvania voted for donald trump, but, scott, when you look at the numbers from 2012's presidential election here in pennsylvania, you'll see that clinton lost more than 100,000 votes while her opponent gained 232,000. >> pelley: jericka duncan for us tonight. jericka, thank you. well, it turns out the obituary for the republican party was premature, to say the least. not only did they take the white house. the g.o.p. held on to the house of representatives and beat back a democratic challenge in the
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senate. here's julianna goldman. >> i hope you're having as good a day as i am. >> reporter: taking their victory laps, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and house speaker paul ryan celebrated their party's clean sweep. >> donald trump provided the kind of coattails that got a lot of people over the finish line so that we could maintain our strong house and senate majorities. now we have important work to do. >> reporter: the two republican leaders have struggled to forge a relationship with the controversial president-elect. but now their agenda goes hand in hand from repealing obamacare to confirming a conservative justice to the supreme court. and they aren't the only g.o.p. converts. john mccain said he looked forward to working with trump to address national security challenges and lindsey graham, who just yesterday tweeted that he did not vote for trump said, "to the extent that i can help president-elect trump, i will do so." >> i want to thank the people of this extraordinary state for giving me another opportunity to continue to serve them in the united states senate.
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>> drain the swamp! >> reporter: republicans weren't expecting to do as well as they did last night, but several tight races in states like pennsylvania, missouri, and wisconsin, broke their way. one bright spot for democrats was congresswoman john was congresswoman tammy duckworth, an iraq war veteran and double amputee who defeated illinois senator mark kirk. >> i believe in an america that doesn't give up on anyone who hasn't given up on themselves. >> duckworth will be among 21 women serving in the senate one woman joining her maggie hassan. today, her opponent, kelly ayotte, conceded. >> pelley: julianna goldman, thank you. the burning question on several state ballots was whether to legalize pot. four states did, including the one with the highest population, california. john blackstone is there. >> reporter: at an election-
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night party at a medical marijuana dispensary in san francisco, the overwhelming passage of california's proposition 64 means adults over 21 can now legally smoke marijuana for recreational use. >> it's done, right. >> reporter: the campaign was backed by california's lieutenant governor gavin newsom, with the goal of both raising revenues through sales taxes and ending prosecution for minor drug offenses. >> in california, now has sent that message powerfully to the rest of the nation. that is a point of pride from my perspective. >> reporter: voters approved similar measures yesterday in massachusetts and nevada of course bringing to seven the number of states, plus the district of columbia, where the recreational use of marijuana is legal, an area that includes 20% of the u.s. population. but, under federal law, marijuana remains illegal everywhere. >> people at the grass-roots level in states across the country are saying, you know, nuts to that." >> reporter: zev yaroslavsky is with u.c.l.a. school of public
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affairs. >> the federal government is going to have to come to the table and work this out. >> reporter: critics worry that legalization suggests to young people that it is not dangerous. in colorado, marijuana-laced candy got into the hands of children. you have four children. are you afraid this will make marijuana more available to them? >> no, because it's ubiquitous today. teenagers find it easier to get marijuana than alcohol. survey after survey bears that out. >> reporter: as of today it's legal for anyone over 21 to possess marijuana in california, but it's not yet legal to buy it except at a dispensary like this, for medical marijuana. the retail sale of recreational marijuana, scott, the rules for that may not be finalized for more than a year. >> pelley: john blackstone, thanks. coming up next on this expanded edition of the "cbs evening news," how the trump victory is playing in europe. and later, a bad night for pollsters. night for pollsters. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> pelley: after months of accusations that russian hackers were trying to disrupt the u.s. election, we were surprised to learn today that vladimir putin used a technology from the 1800s to congratulate donald trump. he sent a telegram. the trump win was front-page news all over the world, and here's mark phillips. ♪ ♪ >> donald trump. >> donald trump. >> reporter: overseas, the reaction to the trump victory was somewhere between shock... and fear... most western leaders did what protocol requires. >> well, i congratulate donald trump. >> reporter: like britain's theresa may, they offered pledges of cooperation. but several did so with some of donald trump's campaign statements still ringing in their ears.
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>> so nato, we are paying a tremendous amount of money for nato. and it's not fair, folks. it's not fair. >> reporter: that's frightening talk in places like the former soviet republics of latvia, lithuania, and estonia, where nato exercises are held to thwart the perceived ambition of vladimir putin to take them back. donald trump has been mocked here for cozying up to putin and saying nato's u.s.-backed defense guarantee is not automatic. any tampering with the alliance is a frightening prospect, says pulitzer prize-winning columnist ann applebaum. >> people are afraid of another russian incursion into ukraine. people are afraid of russian influence and russian pressure on the baltic states and on central europe. people are afraid of an expansion of the russian influence all over europe. >> reporter: the president-elect sounded more statesmanlike since he won. >> we will get along with all other nations willing to get
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along with us. we will be. >> reporter: and there are some in europe, like marine lepen of the anti-immigrant national front of france, and geert wilders of the right wing freedom party in the netherlands who see the trump victory as an inspiration. >> what can happen in america can happen in europe can happen in the netherlands as well. >> reporter: and then there's iran. donald trump has promised to pull out of the deal to halt tehran's nuclear program. if he does, scott, that will be another dramatic split with the already-nervous europeans. >> pelley: mark phillips with the vote heard 'round the world. thank you very much, mark. how did the polls get the election so wrong? well, coming up next, our master of maps and keeper of stats, anthony salvanto.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> pelley: so, how did the polls lead us astray, including our cbs news poll, which is considered to be one of the best in the industry?
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anthony salvanto is our director of elections. in other words, he is our polling expert. so, anthony, the polls got the popular vote nearly right, but missed badly on how the states were going to fall in terms of the electoral vote. what went wrong? >> well, if you look at the states that were polled right up until almost election day, they showed the tightening toward donald trump, including our own, very tight in places like ohio and florida. but the states that donald trump flipped that surprised everybody, places like pennsylvania, wisconsin, maybe michigan, those didn't have as much late polling. and i think pollsters may have written them off, figured they were reliably democratic. and what we should have done or could have done is go back and try to pick up any late movements there. >> pelley: there were a lot of undecided voters in this election. and if i understand you correctly, they were moving in those reliably democratic states, and they weren't being polled at that time. >> well, what we saw in much of
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the polling was this movement towards donald trump, which in fact ended up continuing right through election day. but there was also a turnout issue. many of the democratic respondents in polls who said they were coming out for hillary clinton, when i looked at those turnout patterns on election night, in place after place, hillary clinton's vote share was going down. so those democrats did not show up, not en masse, but just enough to cost her. >> pelley: they said they were going to go to the polls when the pollster asked them, and then they didn't show. >> exactly. >> pelley: how can polling fix this next time? >> well, i think we could be a little more discriminating about who we ask and who we think is going to show up. if, in fact, there is going to be an enthusiasm gap, if in fact, there is going to be people who tell pollsters they are coming and they do not show up, we can do a better job of modeling the electorate in making sure that we keep in only those people who are in fact going to turn out. >> pelley: a science and an art.
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anthony salvanto, our director of elections, thank you, anthony. >> thank you, scott. >> pelley: after some negative campaigns, we'll end with some positive words coming up. (upbeat music) - [voiceover] you are san francisco. we've been with you from the beginning. we've seen each other through good times and bad. sickness and health. we're with you san francisco,
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>> pelley: after an election that reflected how divided this nation is, we'll end the broadcast tonight with calls for unity from president-elect trump and hillary clinton. >> now it's time for america to bind the wounds of division. >> our campaign was never about one person or even one election. it was about the country we love. >> to all republicans and democrats and independents across this nation, i say it is time for us to come together as one united people.
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>> people of all races and religions, for men and women, for immigrants, for l.g.b.t. people, and people with disabilities, for everyone. ( cheers and applause ) >> i pledge that i will be president for all americans, the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. ( cheers and applause ) >> and to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams. >> no dream is too big, no challenge is too great. nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach. >> pelley: and that's our expanded edition of the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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45th president. they say.. president-elect donald trump does not represent . . protests growing against a man just elected america's 45th president. they are saying president-elect donald trump does not represent them. good evening i'm allen martin. >> i'm veronica de la cruz. all over the bay area shock of trump presidency is turning into action. this is a live look at the castro in san francisco. this group of people is holding a candlelight v another group walking down market street towards castro. oakland another crowd gathering. jessica flores is there right now. >>reporter: things are moving very quickly here actually protests spilling on to the street. we're at 14th street and broadway. you can see that vehicle actually going into the crowd
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and that's the organizers. they are basically getting all the people to follow them that big truck, but you have thousands of people out here. these streets just basically closed down with protesters. we're talking about 1500 people according to oakland police, but i can tell you just from looking at this it looks like it's grown to even more in the last couple of minutes. we have a lot of people with angry signs a lot of people heartbroken. there's a lot of cursing frankly out here. ray: apologize ahead of time if you are hearing any of that. but a lot of people are just very enraged with the election results. we asked several people out here could they accept donald trump as their president. take a look what one woman told us. >> make it an uphill battle so that whatever he tries to implement we can fight against. >>re


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