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tonight, it's crunch time. the whirlwind final hours for hillary clinton and donald trump. the campaign nearly over, the polls soon to open. both sides barn storming battlegrounds with rallies past midnight. and after a marathon ai and the map. who has the upper hand? also tonight, securing the election. intelligence sources tell nbc news, it's all hands on deck. an unprecedented plan, top secret facilities, security locations underground. and a massive show of force in new york city, where team clinton, team trump, and the eyes of the world will converge. we have it all covered. our team is in place.
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right now. from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening from the nbc news election center. tomorrow, we lekt a president. for many, it can't come soon enough after a campaign that has repeatedly turned modern history on its head. as he near the 11th hour of the race, our latest polling puts hillary clinton ahead in a four-way race with but this is a battle that hinges on a handful of states. and tonight barely 24 hours before the first poll closings, and with the electoral map still in flux, clinton and trump are on the move, making their closing arguments and planning big, late-night finishes. we have expanded coverage of the state of the race on this election eve. we start with nbc's andrea mitchell in philadelphia and the clinton campaign. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good
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often painful 18 months until the very last moment clouded by her choice to use personal e-mails. but now hillary clinton clearly feels she's on the verge of going where no woman has ever gone. hillary clinton heading out for the final campaign sprint, chasing a prize she's pursued for years. her last chance to connect with americans, with a closing argument she acknowledges needs to erase many voters' nagging doubts. t the country together. >> can you do that? >> yes, absolutely. i love this country and i believe in our people and i do believe we'll bring the country together. >> reporter: a negative campaign, she's going positive, boosted by the fbi's director decisions to end the e-mail review. her campaign saying it would remind voters of
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today. >> we're on a good track. >> reporter: starting in pennsylvania where she needs suburban republican women and a big turn-out of minorities in cities like pittsburgh. tomorrow we face the test of our time, will we be coming together as a nation or splitting further apart? >> reporter: and trying to hold michigan, traditionally democratic, but whether clinton aides tell nbc news, they worry the trade issue could help trump flip a blue state. tonight, appealing to many people you've gone back and forth, you've thought about what to do, but let me say this, let me say this. this election is basically between division and unity. >> reporter: also trying to pull clinton over the finish line, president obama who crushed her white house hopes eight years ago and is now her strongest salesmen. >> whatever
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years as president, i'm asking you to trust me on this one, because i am absolutely confident that when she is president, this country will be in good hands. >> reporter: tonight clinton making a personal appeal, a two-minute tv ad in primetime, hoping to reach as many as 20 million people. >> i want to be a president for all americans, not just those who support me in this election. for everyone. >> reporter: and she's firing up celebrity wattage in these closing days. beyonce and jay-z, katy perry, and lebron james. and tonight here at independence hall, hillary clinton will be joined by the president obama and first lady michelle. >> meantime, donald trump is barn storming battleground states, hitting five battlegrounds on this final day of campaigning, rallying his supporters one
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hard at hillary clinton. nbc's katy tur has the very latest on the trump trail. >> reporter: donald trump is trying to close the deal. >> this is it, this is it. good luck, get out there. i did my thing, i mean, i worked. >> reporter: during this last sprint, every second counts. trump hitting nine cities in nine cities over the weekend. today alone, in fl pennsylvania, new hampshire, and michigan. >> nice head of hair, i'll say that. >> reporter: this morning in sar so the a almost giddy. >> is there any place more fun to be than a trump rally? right? >> reporter: the campaign, like their candidate, is feeling good. over the past week and a half, the race tightening, so dramatically, even his seasoned aides were surprised. buoyed by nine days of innuendo after the fbi revived its investigation into hillary clinton. >> i would bet anything, some of
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bad, they're so classified, they're beyond classified. >> reporter: the fbi closed that investigation again sunday afternoon, but so far no correction from trump. >> they went through 650,000 e-mails in eight days. yeah, right. >> reporter: only hours left and trump still hasn't released his taxes. hasn't quashed perceived conflicts of interest between himself and his company should he win, and hasn't been cleared of fraud charges against his university. then there's uncertainty surrounding how he would govern. nbc news has learned trump won't talk transition because he doesn't want to jinx his chances but his staff is, posturing behind the scenes, and talking about newt gingrich as secretary of state, judy giuliani as attorney general, reince breeb us as chief of staff. officially trump denies these names are under consideration. one thing is certain, though, whatever does happen, politics will not be the same. >> there is every possibility that the
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republican party will persist and there will be a fight over the soul of this party over the next four years. >> reporter: in these final hours, donald trump has repeatedly said that he will do well among african americans and latinos by simply saying he will. tomorrow, his strategy will be put to the test, but tonight he is not done yet. he'll be in manchester, new hampshire, in a couple hours, and he will end his night in grand rapids, michigan, his 510th day of campaignin you. let me turn now to chuck todd, nbc news political director and moderator of "meet the press." i've seen you at that board all day. i'm fascinating to know what you're looking at, focusing on for tomorrow. >> to figure out how states are going, you want to look at certain demographics groups. among all white voters, this was a fascinating fact here. donald trump was leading hillary clinton, but only by 15 points, which is actually less than mitt romney 2012. mitt romney, of course, did not win the presidency.
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there going to be enough white voters to propel trump? non-college educated voters have been the backbone for trump in this primary. and he's doing better with them than romney did, but by only five points. this will be fine when he does well with other white voters. but he's not. let me show you. this could be key to this election. voters, not only was clinton leading, she was leading by ten points. romney won them by 14. a 24-point swing. florida, george, north carolina, a state with big poppingdss of college educated whites, if hillary clinton is winning them by ten points, this is going to become a much bluer map much quicker.
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>> let me turn to steve schmidt, you worked in the mccain campaign. give me the inside view, 24 hours before an election. what's going on? are you going on data or gut as to where you need to be? >> you're looking at both. certainly in the 2004 campaign, with george w. bush, we were three points ahead in the final polling averages. we were nervous, but we were feeling good, but you come into this night, it's a long day ahead. all of the action is slowing down. there's not a lot that you can do. you hurry up close. it's as long a day as you could possibly imagine. >> and a long night tomorrow. steve, thank you very much. good to have you here. one of the biggest factors in deciding the election could be the influence of the latino vote. early voting suggests it's an all-time high in the all important battleground state of florida. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in central florida and has a closer look for us. >> let's just talk to these folks who are out and let's see. >> reporter: in the
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>> the latino community know that their futures, their families, education, health care, jobs, all of that is on the line in 2016. >> reporter: clinton hernandez runs a group called vote my people. for months, the group in central florida, scrambling to energize an underrepresented demographic. long considered a sleeping giant. >> the latino vote in the state of florida has exploded. they've cast about 15% of the more than six million early and absentee ballot, boosted by puerto ricans fleeing the island's debt crisis. turn-out of latinos is surging in arizona, nevada, and also parts of texas. >> latinos are much like all americans. they vote on different issues and different local issues. >> reporter: despite his controversial comments about mexicans, donald trump insists he's gaining ground. >> we're going to do
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>> reporter: but among latinos, hillary clinton leads him by 45%. since winning the white house in 2004, they've lost. >> sometimes i think they've looked at that and decided to do the exact opposite. >> you don't like either candidate? >> really? no. >> reporter: a puerto rican voter, disgusted by trump but skeptical of still she voted early for the democrat. on the road to the white house, what was once a sleeping giant is stirring. ngets hi. >> let's turn now to the storm brewing around the fbi director. some republicans are questioning the fbi's claim that agents got through thousands of e-mails, some potentially related to mrs. clinton, in just eight days. it's yet another question frs james comey who found himself widely criticized by democrats and republicans for his
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tomorrow night, comey's relationship with the next president could be strained. we get all the latest from our justice correspondent pete williams. >> okay. >> reporter: the fbi says agents worked 24 hours a day to sort through the e-mails founds on anthony weiner's laptop. >> so sad what's going on. >> reporter: though donald trump and his supporters say it's not possible to go through 650,000 e-mails in eight days. fbi officials say most of the process was automated. step one, check e-mail headers to isolate huma abedin while hillary clinton was secretary of state. then use a program like this, to delete duplicates. only a small number, the fbi says, had to be individually read. the fbi investigation is over, but fbi director james comey is left with lots of explaining to do. >> hillary clinton is guilty. she knows it, the fbi knows it. >> reporter: donald
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e-mails. she said the fbi should never have brought up the latest e-mails without looking at them first. >> the director himself has said he doesn't know whether the e-mails referenced in his letter are significant or not. >> fbi officials say comey wants to give a full accounting of his role in all this, including the decisions he made, which he might do in a couple of weeks, and whatever his own plans, members of congress are eager to pull him up for intends to stay for his full ten-year term, which would mean another seven years. still ahead tonight, on high alert, top secret, underground ops center where u.s. security stands ready to act over heightened concerns over outside interference in america's election. we'll be right back. ?? at walgreens, you're free- free to seize the savings on medicare part d.
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who will become our president? watch decision night in america. candidates themselves, searing rhetoric and all of the unforeseen twists and turns, there's another reason why this election is unprecedented. the security operation on election day aimed especially in a potential cyberattack will be like nothing the government has ever mounted. we get more on this from our senior investigative kroert cynthia mcfadden. >> reporter: at 6:00 this morning a high level intelligence official told nbc news preparation and nerves
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government gears up to protect the country on election eve. it is all hands on deck, says a second senior intelligence official. multiple officials say concern is so high for the first time in conjunction with an election, in several top secret facilities including underground bunkers like this newly-refurbished one located somewhere on the east coast, hundreds of federal employees including both military and intelligence cyber experts are monitoring to react to any threat to the federal government's communication and command systems. this morning former nato commander admiral james stavrides discussed the type of russian threat he was concerned about, from a dump of false documents to an attack on the u.s. power grid. >> there is maybe a one in three chance of this happening, but it is not insignificant. >> reporter: the scope of government readiness is unprecedented, including six national
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state emergency operations centers, including here in new york where both candidates will host what they hope are victory celebrations. new york police department and counter surveillance teams are already at work. 5,000 uniformed officers on the detail, comparable to the pope's visit. it is the first time since 1944 that both candidates are from the same place. it too was new york. the candidates, roosevelt and dewey. unlike genie got out of the bottle this year and won't ever be put back in. cynthia mcfadden, nbc news, new york. >> we're back in a moment with some of the day's other news including the latest on the earthquake that struck in the middle of the country. ? ruck in the middle of the country. impressive linda. it seems age isn't slowing you down. but your immune system weakens as you get older
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we're back now with some of the day's other news. janet reno, the history-making first female attorney general of the united states who served under president bill clinton has died. reno's justice department oversaw a number of headline grabbing cases including the 1993 world trade center bombing and the oklahoma city bombing. she was criticized for her handling of the 1993 waco siege and the eliano gonzales battle in 2000. she was diagnosed with parkinson's while in office and died due to complications from the disease. she was 78. officials in oklahoma said today yesterday's powerful magnitude 5 earthquake damaged 40 to 50 buildings, not far from some of the
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seasons change, so will the presidency. we've returned to pemberville, ohio whose county picked 23 of the last 29 presidential winners. bob frobst runs the meat market. a year ago he was frustrated because he didn't hear much about where candidates stood on the issues. >> i have not made a decision yet by any stretch. >> reporter: but a campaign filled with hostility and name calling has left him warn out demoralized. >> at my age i'm shocked our country has gotten to this point. >> reporter: as the people of this swing state town prepare to mark their x, there's also a lot of trepidation. >> how are you feeling on the eve of the election? >> very anxious, nervous. >> reporter: last year diane hufkins was leaning democrat. >> the american dream, have a home, start a family. >> reporter: but tomorrow she says she will vote republican. >> i believe in what
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didn't know enough about him. >> reporter: todd sheets owns the general store. >> you're hearing a lot of people say that, you know, they're not excited about either candidate. that's kind of sad. >> reporter: and if trump wins? >> continue on. >> reporter: here what people want most of all is to get past the angry shouts and get back to their every day, peaceful lives. >> the good part of this is, come wednesday morning the sun is going to come candidate wins or loses. it is going to be okay. >> reporter: kevin tibbles, nbc news, pemberville, ohio. >> that is going to do it for us on this monday night. reminder our election coverage begins 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 pacific. we hope you will join us for decision night in america. for some of you we'll continue with a second half hour of this broadcast. for others, it will be available live streaming on our website.
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from nbc news, world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. we're back here in in our nbc news more of our continuing coverage on the eve of the presidential election. and we are officiay down to the wire. less than 24 hours until the first polls close. the candidates, hillary clinton, and donald trump, are in a frantic, final sprint to the finish line. they've spent the last full day of the campaign, blitzing through battleground states, and the dash won't end until late tonight. while our latest polling shows clinton holding on to a national lead over trump, we have it all covered. our team in place. and we want to begin
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>> reporter: is there anyone in the country that isn't glad this campaign is over? sure looks like donald trump is. >> it's the last day of our campaign. who would have believed this? who would have believed it? it's been some campaign too. >> reporter: trump, kicking off the 510th and final day of his improbable campaign in florida. and doing what a lot of voters have done. seeing what they want to see in him. >> nice head of hair, i'll say that. >> reporter: trump with a marathon few days. by the end of tonight, 14 stops in ten states since saturday. trump aides insist they see several paths to 270 and are confident of flipping one state in the upper midwest that hasn't gone republican in a generation. >> we're going to win michigan. you know what we're going to win? we're going to win minnesota. >> it's a hard sell to analysts that michigan is actually in play.
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possible. >> reporter: as his top aides question the thoroughness of the fbi's review of hillary clinton's e-mails. >> why re-open the investigation if there's no there there? and frankly the investigation has been a hot mess from the beginning. >> reporter: trump insisting clinton is being protected by a rigged system. >> now it's up to the americpeople to deliver juste ballot box tomorrow. >> to win, he'll need to expand support, today, hispanics and african-american, even as he criticized jay-z and beyonce' performance on behalf of clinton. >> talking. was there talking or singing? i don't know. >> senior campaign sources are talking transition, toying with which loyalists would best fill out a potential trump cabinet. rudy giuliani, attorney general, newt gingrich, secretary of state and reince priebus as chief of staff, though add virzs say trump's focus for now is
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and for the talk about the historic nature of hillary clinton's candidacy, if elected sh donald trump would make history himself, the first president without government or military experience. he's going to wrap up his 17-month campaign late tonight with stops in new hampshire and michigan. before returning home here to new york city where he will vote early tomorrow morning. >> peter alexander on democracy plaza. hillary clinton spending her final day on on thepa clear of mentioning her e-mail continue ver sir on the trail even after the big announcement yesterday fbi director, james comey. more from kristen welker. >> reporter: hillary clinton's final sprint as she fights to become the first female president. zpl tomorrow, we face the tres of our time. >> reporter: tonight, em boldened after james comey announced sunday his review of e-mails didn't change his conclusion about her e-mails.
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>> reporter: today, clinton showing new confidence on the trail. >> tomorrow, you can vote. for a hopeful, inclusive, big hearted america. >> reporter: but she's not mentioning the e-mail issue, her campaign telling nbc news it turns off swing voters, although some supporters krped the damage is already done. >> i am so angry, it seemed like such a political stunt. >> reporter: but she's not looking back, today stops in three key states including michigan and pennsylvania. where donald trump is making a strong play. revealing her closing argument, after going negative, she'll stay positive for the last 24 hours including in this fwro two-minute ad airing tonight. >> i want to be a president for all americans. >> reporter: and for one final day, callinging on the durant commander in chief to try to energize the democratic base.
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look out for you. you need to listen. do not be bamboozled. don't fall for the oaky doak. >> we're asking you vote for hillary clinton. >> reporter: with the clock ticking, it all comes down to this. ground game, the campaign touting more than a million volunteers in force across the country. >> so, after tomorrow, the will begin and one of the highest priorities that i feel an >> reporter: a party mobilized, a candidate hoping to make history. and here in philadelphia, the spot where clinton officially accepted her party's nomination, she's tapping her campaign with a power packed rally joined by her husband, the obamas, bon jovi and bruce springsteen. >> let's bring in chuck todd.
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look at how people feel about this election. >> it is and it gets to the november 9th problem in this country, which is how are we going to bring this country together. we asked people to give us a word or phrase on what they think of each candidate ch it's a word cloud of what clinton voerts think of trump. pretty nasty words here. you're thinking boy, how is, how would these folks handle a president trump? take ak think of clinton. crooked. corruption. liar, dishonest. you wonder how does a president clinton govern trump voters. i think it's going to be huge challenge bringing this country together no matter who wins, but for what it's worth, the entire country is fed up with this election. one of our pollsters did this at a focus group and he said tell us what this campaign smells to you like.
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garbage. and a picture of a cow here, but it isn't the snout that we're pointing out here. it's what comes out of the other side. many americans have described this election. >> what's the old joke, tell me how you really feel. except it's not funny. >> it's not funny, but you have to laugh it's that dark sometimes. >> thanks and nbc political analyst, nicole wallace is here and she's not laughing because it's funny. >> every woman wants to be set up with that >> that's where we are. you have been in a campaign i'm fascinated by this last 24 hours. both camp, if only we had done what? >> if i hadn't set up a home brewed server. almost every word on that board that chuck just showed us stems from this feeling that she acted in a way that wasn't completely up to snuff in terms of high ethical standards and the way you want your government. >> trust links back to that.
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stems not only from the fact she set up an e-mail server from her house, but she wasn't up front on it with andrea mitchell. if you could undo one, it would be that and the trump folks have to wish he kept his attacks folked on his political opponent, not innocent people like a journalist, a disabled journalist. you look at the word cloud again and it's the insults against women. the insults a gold star fami negative feelings about donald trump. >> all right, thank you. i'll talk to chuck next time. >> exactly. >> all right. now, we take a look at what's been a major story line in the days and will be after the election. who will control congress with a look at the key down ballot races that could decide the balance of power in the is that the. we're joined by hallie jackson. >> hey, lester. the senate races could be as important as the race for the white house tomorrow night and let me explain why.
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right now, republicans control kopg, but take a look at our senate battleground map for tomorrow night. arizona looks safe for john mccain. same for florida with marco rubio. high latino turnout in nevada could hurt republicans. the democrat in indiana seems to be losing steam. but in pennsylvania, she's picking up momentum. so let's drill down on the three states that we have left. these are basically coin flips and watch wa happens when we move these around to these numbers. on the top of under this scenario, in missouri, jason candor could unseat the sitting senator, but if richard burr hangs on to his seat and kelly ayotte in new hampshire, look what happens. it's a 50-50 split. in the senate with the support nomination on the line, with the future of the afford bable care about, so what happens then? whoever's the vice president will be the tiebreaker. making that trip down pennsylvania avenue for every
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down ballot drama. >> lot of drama. thanks very much. if tomorrow's election has many on edge, people throughout the world are paying close attention as well. many expressed concerns about the deep division the election has brought out here in the u.s. and fear about the impact on their countries, incluing new questions on the fight against isis. more from richard engel. >> whoever wins, the decisions of the nextma the world. take the fight against isis, now at its most dangerous phase. street to street. we asked iraqi special forces in mosul to wear body cameras to see what they see. how they're kissed by residents who hate the extremists, how they use bulldozers to avoid isis booby trap, but this intimate perspective showed us
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iraqis are standing and fighting, the u.s. strategy to retrain iraqi troops for now at least, seems to be working. isis could lose most of its self-declared state by the time president obama leaves office. what the u.s. does matters globally. which is why there's so much concern about what clinton or trump would do as commander in chief. the elections are leading world headlines. >> trump. >> clinton. >> not in a good way. they're farcical and an embarrassment. overall, one candidate is attracting most of the attention. french president wholand went after trump saying his statements make you want to wretch. iran's president said if this election represents democracy, he doesn't want it. and the pope in what seemed to be a dig at trump said the world should focus on building bridges, not walls. one thing i keep hearing from
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realize how divided this country has become. from afar, it seems like the most divided it's been since the 1960s. and that is not seen as a sign of strength. >> all right. thank you. still ahead, the battle being waged on college campuses across the nation. not just republican versus democrat. it's republican versus republican.
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we're back now with a crucial millennial vote. many will cast their first ballot tomorrow and after months of civil war it's hard to recall a time when youngsters were
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future of the party in tonight's installment of red, white and you. >> reporter: of all the lonely places to be a proud donald trump supporter, penn state university may be one of the loneliest. you open yours up to a lot of criticism. >> that's not yours. >> reporter: they are outcasts on campus, even among college republicans. >> they're not here to waste their time. >> reporter: penn state's chapter like dozens of others around in the history. >> we're faced with a candidate who can almost be the end of the republican candidate as we know it. >> reporter: after a bitter primary, the fracture lingers. the question of the direction of the future party unanswered. >> the republican party has a bit of an identity crisis going on. >> i agree. i honestly hope that the future of the republican party does not hinge on whether or not trump is elected as a president because i
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millennial republican ideas. >> reporter: in north carolina these two men met as college republicans, but now run students for trump, which has spread to 100 universities and millions on social media. >> i see donald trump as reviving the republican party. we get hundreds of photos sent in on daily basis through instagram and facebook and it motivates us. >> reporter: it is a movement that trump backers insist that is bigger than the candidate. >> we will never go away. we will never go away. >> we want to win and we want to fight and we want someone that's going to reform the republican party. >> reporter: the future of the party in the balance, young republicans perhaps permanently divided. nbc news, state college, pennsylvania. when we come back, it landed pop star justin timberlake in hot water. why you might want to think twice before doing this at the
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doing this at the ballot box.
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no matter what happens historic and that's why so many people may have wanted to record their choices at the voting booth with a selfie, but doing so has become an election issue itself, a legal election issue as we hear from joe fryer. >> can you get in? >> reporter: the selfie, that modern day self port rate that's so popular, but how about taking one while voting. >> i don't like selfie in a voting booth. >> i don't think i would do it, but i don't think it should be prohibited.
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learned that selfie's are not allowed during voting. in about two dozen states b, it's ill leet to take a picture inside the voting booth. one reason to prevent bribery. to prove who they voted for so they can get paid. california legislator mark he authored a new law that would make them legal in the golden state. >> to share a ballot is a celebration of the first amendment. we need to protect our rights. >> reporter: that new carn january so the aclu went to court hoping to limit the ballot selfie ban sooner, but the judge said no. that didn't stop levine from posting his mail in ballot on social media. a lawmaker breaking the law without much worry. >> there's never been any history of people being prosecuted for taking a picture of their marked ballot. >> reporter: across the country the laws vary and can be confusing.
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another judge in colorado ruled voters can share images of completed ballots on social media. so the if you're unsure, perhaps just stick to a pic of the infamous i voted sticker, the selfie that's not self-conscious. when we come back, what a race this has been. all the most talked about moments from an election season unlike any we've ever seen. election season unlike
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to say it's been memorable only begins to describe it. with that in mind, we want to take a look back tonight at some of the key moments of an extraordinary race. >> running for president of the united states. >> i announce my candidacy for president of the united states. >> i am proud to announce my candidacy. >> i declare that i am a candidate for president. >> i've decided i'm a candidate for president. >> i'm running for president. >> ladies and gentlemen, i am officially running for president going to make our country great again. i've traveled every road here in this land. i've been everywhere, man ?? across the deserts man. had my share man i've been everywhere ?? >> voting has begun in the race for president. not a lot about this race for
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>> they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. they're rapists. i will build a great, great wall. >> he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured. calling for a total and complete shut down of muslims entering the united states. >> i have just one word for mr. trump, enough. he can put trump supporters into the basket of deplorables. it would have been better if i had two separate accounts to begin with. >> the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> donald trump made it official today maiming indiana governor mike pence as his running mate. all signs pointing to virginia senator, tim kaine. >> tonight it's show time in cleveland. >> i humbly and gratefully accept your nomination.
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>> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> good evening. >> she doesn't have the stamina. >> so a man who can be provoked by a tweet should not have his fingers anywhere near the nuclear codes. >> breaking news about donald trump. >> this was locker room talk. >> donald thinks belittling women makes him bigger. >> such a nasty woman. >> with 11 days to go the head of the fbi dropped a bomb in the race for president this afternoon. >> i think people a long time ago made up their minds about the e-mails. >> donald trump and hillary clinton are playing the end game. >> you know what you can do, go out and vote tomorrow, that's what you can do. >> vote for yourself, vote for your families, vote for your futures. futures. ? ? and here we are. that's going to do it for us on
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begins in less than 24 hours. tomorrow at 7:00 eastern and 4:00 p.m. pacific. we hope you join us for decision night in america. i'm lester holt. from all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching and good night. r all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching and
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the eve of this election. in less than 13 hours the polls will open and your votes will be cast. hillary clinton and donald trump are campaigning right up to the last minute. you are looking live at bruce springsteen stumping for hillary clinton. all of this, clinton and trump to earn a spot into the white house as the next president of the united states. arguably the most important job on the planet. >> hillary clinton is live at a rally in philadelphia. she is being joined by president obama and the first lady. bill and chelsea clinton as well as bruce springsteen and jon bon jovi. >> donald trump is also what a rally right now in manchester, new hampshire. there is mike pence. they are speaking and trying to get those last few moments before the polls opened up tomorrow and trying to get out the vote.

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