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good afternoon. i'm chris hayes. we're broadcasting live from brooklyn bridge park today. what happens here could prove crucial to what happens as this race moves forward on both si sides. bernie sanders scheduled to speak any minute now, not here in new york but in pennsylvania, next week is one of the biggest prize, next week, but not before taking a stroll through midtown manhattan this morning with his wife, jane. this is the cover of the "new york post" suggesting it could be closer than expected on the democratic side. electricity voting early this morning in her adapted hometown
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of chappaqua. >> it feels great. i am so excited about both campaigning here in new york, voting here in new york and i love new york. >> if sanders can't pull off a win here in new york, the delegate math gets tough going forward. the last few weeks on the right, haven't been easy for.but his campaign hopes to sweep all of new york's delegates. >> amazing sport. i'm really honored and putting that vote in today was something terrific. >> trump heading into today's vote with a 197 delegate lead over ted cruz, our political team is in place across. more but first breaking news, these historic images in texas captured in the last hour, the assisted living center in the town of spring in harris county.
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joining me on the phone from harris county, texas is nbc's charles hadlock. looks like a rough scene there. >> reporter: it is, chris. it actually hasn't rained since yesterday. this is all runoff from yesterday's heavy rains. it got about 17-inches of rain in a very short of time yesterday morning. it caused all sorts of problems all across the houston area. while the bay you bayous are dr away in houston, this is north, the spring creek area is flo flooding, cypress creek is fl d flooding heading towards the river. it is basically prairie land out west of houston. it has to drain through this area. people woke up today. last night, they went to bed with the streets dry and woke up this morning and water was ri rising because all this water is making its way to the gulf of mexico right through their neighborhoods. there have been rescues this
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morning and this afternoon continuing and the harris county coast guard hoping to pull people out of their homes because the water rose so fast they couldn't get out safely. those types of rescues are going on. all this water is headed to the river also flooding. late yesterday a tugboat overturned, drowning one of the crew members. unclear what caused the tugboat to overturn but that part of the river is flooding right now. harris county, southeast texas still dealing with a lot of rain that fell yesterday. there is more rain in the forecast. houston could normally handle that type of rain but with so much water already on the ground, people are on high alert for any type of rainfall later today. chris. >> nbc charles hadlock. amazing images out of harris county there, chilling to think of waking up and finding the water rising without any rain present. we will keep an eye on that situation and bring you updates throughout the day.
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back to what is turning out to be the most competitive consequential primary new york has seen in a decade. voting has been under way for a few hours. joining me in harlem, new york, where they're expecting long lines today. what's the scene there? >> reporter: we're between lu h lunch, when people get out of work. it's been quiet. we have not seen a point all day today there have not been people vo voting. this is democrat country. only 9% of registered voters in the heart of harlem are republicans. 65% democrats. as you know, the independents can't vote. interesting if you come over and look at te ballot on the democrat side. ben carson still on the ballot for republicans and on the democratic side, they also vote for the party positions, the delegates to the national convention. this is definitely clinton country. i talked to damien, who told me he did not think twice before
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casting his vote. take a listen to what he said. >> i didn't waiver at all. i respect the idealism of bernie sanders, i think that's great. hillary has demonstrated she can get things done. i do agree a lot with what bernie sanders says and he's rather idealistic. i don't think he can actually push through a lot of his agenda. i think hillary can. >> so, so far about 800 voters, i'm just antidotally talking to people, a lot clinton suppo supporters, only a couple blocks from here after he left the presidency, bkt left his office and started what was the renaissance of harlem. hillary cast her ballot in chappaqua earlier this morning. both she and her husband. i was there yesterday. the question is about the margins. in the last couple of hours i've talked to a couple of national
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democrats, both hillary clinton suppo supporters, whether they're trying to manage expectations or seeing something the polls don't show, bothpredicted this would be a clinton win but in single tickets. >> chris jansen in harlem. now to the trump campaign, live outside trump tower. jacob, has donald trump voted yet today? where did he vote? >> reporter: he has voted today. in fact, we saw him and heard him. he said it was a great honor to vote for himself. somebody asked him about that. today, he hopes the beginning of the end of his rivals. he wants to mathematically eliminate them. he can probably do that the next couple of weeks. if he sweeps new york like we think he will, not necessarily all the delegates but maybe 85 of them, he'll need 57% of remaining delegates to clench 1237. if he also does as well as we
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think he will in the other east coast states a week from today he'll only need 50%. the path is there, at least his team thinks so and is confident in that. it's a new team. he has new members. paul manafort hired three weeks ago, has brought on new people and we have rick wiley coming in and the past couple of days we had the resignation of stuart jolly, one of the top campaign officials. we have a lot of shake-up. it's clear donald trump really thinks and is confident they can get to that 1237 and wants different team members in order to do it. chris. >> jacob, am i right trump said it was great honor to vote for himself? >> reporter: the question was, how does it feel to vote for yourself in new york? he said it was great honor to be here. it could be he misheard the question, what is it like to vote in new york. it's just that is what happened. >> got you. thank you, nbc's jacob rascon.
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joining me on the cruz campaign, holly joins me here. they are not here in new york. >> no, in philadelphia. >> they had a rough go here, i think it's fair to say. >> sure. he's behind even john kasich now a guy the campaign did not believe months ago would still be in the race. a stump speech saying this is the race between me and donald trump, the only ones viable to beat hillary clinton. the fact kasich is ahead of ted cruz here, not ideal obviously, that's why the cruz campaign has turned. they've been turning for a while looking past new york and pennsylvania and maryland, getting into early may to ind n indiana and california and maryland, i understand your colleague, thomas roberts is from. and he talked about what maryland would mean in this contest. >> maryland is a battleground.
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maryland is going to have an outsized voice as the nation is looking to maryland to decide, do we nominate donald trump and hand the election to hillary clinton. no! >> or do we unite behind the cruz campaign and beat hillary clinton? >> so maryland is a battleground. he says, is it really? look at the polling. donald trump is up 16, 20 points in maryland and pennsylvania. >> he has a huge geographic problem today and the next week, eastern seaboard, connecticut, delaware, pennsylvania, new york, all in the next week, all places he will have a hard time. >> places he could still pick up delegates you look at the rules of pennsylvania. narrative-wise, i think the campaign is bracing this could be a rough week. that said after the 26th, once we hit may 3rd and beyond, nebraska. >> indiana. >> maybe similar to wisconsin
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where he did well then they think things will pick back up and buckling down and moving on. i do want to add these attacks from donald trump constantly, i spoke with a campaign aide that said this is donald trump trying to distract from how poor he's done in the delegate hunt and he's going to win tonight and the question is how much will he win by and how much will he win by in the northeast. >> the point harder for them, they will be mathematically eliminated at some point getting to 1237 the rest of the way. they will get to that john kasich point they need more than 100% of remaining delegates. they have to then be open about the fact they're in it for the convention. >> and i think jacob mentioned that statistic, if donald trump does as well as our prosections have him doing, cruz would need to get 98% to be successful. the cruz campaign has really focused on the delegate hunting
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strategy. the other part is they still have to win the campaigns and keep it close. if donald trump runs away and locks it up they have no shot. it doesn't matter how good our delegate strategy is if there's no convention and none of it matters. >> halle jie jackson, thank you. just getting a warm reception on capitol hill bri briefing ahe heahead on the del rules on donald trump attack on the nomination process. >> i am so pleased that such a meticulous attorney is the head of the rnc because he is making sure the rules are the rules, that we follow the rules. what reince was doing was walking through how the convention is organized and how the committees are selected. >> mark murray is nbc's senior political editor. mark, there was a big fight b w brewing about what rules were
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going to govern the convention. there's also a lot of rumblings in all sorts of directions abiliabout the big steel as some trump accolades put it. big steal. >> it was really -- you're referring to the dust-up over the rnc rules for the national committee almost create a road map what it would be like in the cleveland convention. it's important to point out those would not be the rules we would end up seeing in cleveland. that has to be done by delegates themselves who end up arriving in cleveland. around july 11th, about the week before the republican convention, those delegates who sit on the rules committee will go in and craft the rules. a lot of them have to do with who's qualified to be on the ballot and how many ballots, pretty much any rule it would end up being on. what happened this weekend, the little dust-up isn't as significant as july. just as significant how every
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delegate matters, every rule will matter in this convention, particularly if you get to a second ballot. one thing people might not realize a lot of bound delegates for donald trump, people who have to vote for him on the first or second ballot in some states but they don't necessa necessarily have to look out for donald trump's interest in the credentialing committee and those are complaints from the donald trump campaign because they believe the system is rigged because these delegates might not have their best interests at heart even if they're bound to him on a first ballot. >> it looks like there is a rules fight and the rules committee gets together to make the rules. there's also credentialing fights and we have seen it famously in '64, the freedom democratic party where mississippi civil rights activists sent and alternate
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slate and it was up to the party to decide who are the real democrats. we're already hearing from paul manafort that they're going to be issuing credentialing challenges of certain slates of delegates. >> that will be happening and what is important for the trump campaign is to win on that first ballot. for all the discussion, everything seems to be stacked against donald trump if there is a second or third ballot. even the trump campaign has admitted that as much. paul manafort said their best path to winning, they will get to 1237 or as close as they can to wrangle a sliver of unbound remaining delegates to push them across that 1237 line. >> all right. nbc's mark murray, thanks a lot. we have bernie sanders addre addressing a crowd right now in erie, pennsylvania, where he has take then stage. let's take a listen. >> all of the cell phones and all of the new technology, one worker in a family, in those
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days, most often the man, one worker could work 40 hours a week and actually bring in enough money to take care of the family. [ applause ] >> but then -- >> all right. i'm job ii -- i'm joined now. up next, could bernie sanders pull off an upset? we'll be right back.
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bernie sanders just took the stage in erie, pennsylvania. his campaign looking to pull an
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upset in new york, the place she adopted. this morning, sanders sounding confident. >> we're feeling very good. there is a large voter turnout despite the impediment of three million people being not able to participate. i think we will do just fine. >> meanwhile, the speech on the building trade unions conference in washington, clinton took over the republicans casting them as in over their heads. >> when donald trump talks casually about using torture and nuclear weapons or when ted cruz calls for treating a whole group of people, american muslims, like criminals and profiling policing predominantly muslim neighborhoods, it doesn't make them sound strong, it makes them sound like they're in over their heads. >> in the background of all of this, a new accusation from the sanders campaign accusing the clinton campaign and democratic
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party appearing to violate campaign finance laws and clinton has denied those allegati allegations. casey joins me from brooklyn. can you zill down tdistill down of this campaign. a letter to debbie wasserman-schultz crying foul about the clinton and sanders campaign. >> reporter: that's right. it's about how the clinton campaign raises money for the dnc, with the dnc, the hittingry victory fund it's called, the allegation they're paying sta staffers that's supposed to be on the party side to help out the campaign, specifically converting big donors into smaller ones, hillary clinton has struggled with smaller do r donors. they say it's a violation of campaign finance law resulting in in kind campaign contribution and they deny it saying it's all
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above board. and on msnbc today, defending the allegation. >> it's not a false attack. it's absolutely 100% correct. they're misleading the public when they say they're creating these vehicles. last week they made $30 million, $20 million went directly to hillary clinton to use in the primary. it's shocking in some ways what they're doing. >> reporter: this is part of the strategy that seems to be ra ramping up ahead of new york instead of winding down as the clinton campaign hopes it will. >> awesome. this is live pictures of melania trump casting her vote. we don't know for who. we presume assumably, for her husband, voting in new york. two of the trump children were caught up in the bizarre and byzantine election rules here in new york in which we have closed primaries on both sides here in new york and in order to vote in
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those closed primary, you have to register your party six months ahead of time. the deadline was back in october. a lot of folks discovered way too late they would not be able to vote in this primary. a lot of frustration. melania trump appears to have been on the ball in that regard. she just cast her vote. she's now outside -- that's her voting in a beautiful sunlit atrium. that's the nicest polling location i've ever seen. do they have a polling solarium apparently in midtowmidtown. new york, tale of two cities, very swanky polling places for those folks. central synagogue, beautiful place. all right. we are watching -- i think we're watching either live or a tape of melania trump casting her vote in the new york presidential primary. she has picked up her ballot.
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i think she will probably do a last second polling for john kasich -- i'm joking of course, i doubt that will happen. almost certainly voting for her husband expected to win today, this is his home turf, the state he grew up in, the state his father built a real estate empire in, in the same name. we now go to robby mook, hillary clinton's campaign manager. do you want to respond to the allegation from the lawyer from the sanders campaign about this victory fund. >> first of all, it's completely false. it's a completely false charge. it's disappointing they're making it. hillary clinton has been raising money for democrats up and down the ticket. this funding agreement is exactly the same kind of agreement president obama's campaign had in 2008 and 2012. it benefitted democrats up and down the ticket when bernie sanders was running for his re-election in 2012. we never heard bernie sanders take issue with it then. john kerry used this in 2004.
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look, their campaign has a choice, they can either get back to talking about the issues like they did the beginning of this campaign or continue these ba baseless attacks. >> i learned this yesterday about how this joint fund-raising campaign works. let's say i want to write a 400,0$400,000 check, i cannot wa 400,0$400,000 check under campa finance but i can write it to the joint victory fund and then basically it's sliced and diced and parcelled out, the first amount to hillary clinton's campaign and national party and state parties, a vehicle for essentially big donors to give at a big fund-raising event like at george clooney's house and have it parcelled out at the state level. >> that's right. >> i want to ask you about your expectations of the results today and where things stand in terms of the broader state of the race and particular candidates' favorabilities. what are the expectations? >> a win is a win. i think it's less a question how
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hillary does and more a question of how bernie sanders does. by the math he needs to win by 20 points or more to even have a chance of catching up to her in the pledged delegates. hillary is winning the popular vote by 2.4 million votes, a larger lead of pledged delegates than president obama ever had in 2008. i feel very good we will get all the delegates we need out of new york today. the question more is how sanders is going to do. his campaign said for months this was a must win for them. they said as early as late last year they needed a debate in brooklyn, it would be a game chan changer. we had the debate and we're here in new york. i don't see the game changing. they need to answer what this path is and why they are reso resorting to these negative attacks to change the numbers. >> if i put myself in your shoes or folks that work up the hill in the headquarters is looking at these favorability numbers. you have polling yesterday that had the favorability numbers under water more than a month ago. those fluctuate around.
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m how much do you think that's a real thing or product of the intensity, upexpected intensity? are you worried about it. hillary clinton's numbers are better than ted cruz and donald trump. >> right now, the other side are two candidates breaking all historic records for unfavorable. the third placed person is your candidate. >> these are public polls, we're a long ways away from the general election. >> you guys think those are malleable numbers? >> the numbers that matter are the popular vote. she's got a million votes more than donald trump leading on the republican side. the question is really the votes. these numbers will go up and down. i think all democrats need to think about how we put our likely nominee in this best position to succeed. we're very troubled by how the sanders campaign has taken and these negative attacks questi
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questioning her character and they're false. >> it's a definition what it personal, right? their attacks about the method of fund-raising, connection of donors and wall street speeches, to them, are substantive attacks, not that hillary clinton is a person, she is an exemplar that's core rucht. >> sanders called her unqualified and questioned her character a number of times. refuses to reveal what base he has for making those allegati allegations. he can't name a single vote, a single time she ever stood against the interest of middle class americans. i think that speaks for itself. again, the sanders campaign has a choice right now, are they going to continue to attack her character and continue to have surrogates called her a corporate -- and continue to throw things at her car or will continue for college. >> the money thrown was --
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thank you. we'll return to coverage of the new york primary in just a moment. we want to update you on breaking news out of texas. the dramatic rescue under way after historic flooding. last hour we watched a rescue unfold live in harris county, these images captured in just the last hour at an assisted living center in bring, tex -- g spring, texas. we will bring you updates. and then we will follow a polling location where donald trump grew up that leans republican. we'll be right back. ♪
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>> what was in your head when you were voting for yourself, you're in the room at the machine voting for yourself? >> it's a proud moment, who would have thought -- it's just an honor. my whole reason for doing to his make america great again. >> trump team feels confident about sweeping delegates tonight. how do his neighbors and old stomping ground feel about that? howard in the republican stronghold, what are voters s saying? are they all in for trump? >> reporter: they sure are, sir. i know that was a plug for your show. you're not going to get that past me, chris. i want to introduce you here to a couple of the poll workers. this is -- >> hasharon, frenchy, donald -- >> reporter: donald like? >> like trump. >> reporter: this is what he said to me earlier.
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this actually is a republican stronghold and they are checking and will get their ballots. grace, come here, i want to introduce you to chris hayes. this is grace the poll inspector who told me an interesting trend here going on. democrats are doing what? >> democrats are all coming in and want to become republicans. >> when they try to do that, this is something chris hayes, who is anchoring right now is talking a lot about. they are not allowed to do that right now, why? >> this is a closed election over here and if you're a democrat you have to vote democrat. if you're a republican you vote republican. you just can't go. november 8th, then you can have your choice of who you want to vote for. but right now, everybody wants to be a republican. i'm handing out cards. they're changing over their par parties. we have more republicans than democrats at this moment. >> that is here in howard beach. everybody wants to become a republican, not necessarily city-wide in new york, in fact, i think registration is like 14-1 for democrat to republican
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in the city of new york. out here in howard beach, which is a republican stronghold, you're seeing a lot of that. as grace has said, chris, as you have said, because of the antiquated election system in new york you had to do that about six months ago. a lot of trump supporters that want to support trump in this neighborhood on the democratic side have to wait until november to do that. >> all right. msnbc jacob, thank you for that. for the "washington post," joining me now, robert, we have a situation you have all these shake-ups happening in the campaign in the last week or so. it seems like at this point it's fairly definitive that control of the campaign has been wrested away from corey lewandoski who was the campaign manager by paul manafort a seasoned old hand, what does that mean for the direction going forward? >> the trump campaign is certainly evolving, shifting away from the small inner
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circle. what paul manafort brings and rick wiley, is veteran experience in the republican party going forward building relationships with delegates, party leaders. that is a core concern for trump. lewandoski has stayed on. his deputy, jolly re-signed because he didn't like the shake-up and he will be guiding the candidate on the trail. >> i want to play what reince previous views has been saying, about the rhetoric. >> the voters empow ther delegates but ultimately the delegates in most cases are bound by the outcome of caucuses and primaries and conventions make the decisions at the convention. if donald trump, if he was winning the majority of votes, he would likely have the majority of delegates. that's not actually what is
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happening. he's winning in plurality of votes and has a plurality of delegates and under the rules and concepts of this country, majority rules on everything. >> here's my question, robert, does he have the power to institutionally manage this process that will only become more chaotic? >> priebus has more authority than many people recognize, he can install his own allies into committee slots in terms of the credentials committee, rules committee. he has wide sway over the power centers that control how the convention unfolds. without a nominee established, the rnc will take on an even greater role determining the program and theme of the convention, something usually done by romney or mccain in previous cycles. >> that's something i've been thinking about a lot. we've seen in the modern era, it is essentially advertisements for the ticket and laid out
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scrupulously for the theme and what speakers they want and as suspects and bio-they want to highlight. someone else has to do that if you have an undetermined nominee? >> yes. they're talking about general themes all three candidates can agree on economic and foreign policy structure aid round the convention. what priebus is focus on the has to be a peacemaker and defender of his turf. there's all these meetings that come ahead of the rnc in cleveland this summer, rules committee and others determine the structure of the convention. he has to keep this group together, a very tense group. there hasn't been a situation like this since really '76. this is a fresh situation. most people in the party in leadership positions were young or not born at that time. >> there was a great jeremy peters piece in the "times," recruiting to find old hands
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experienced, 81, 84 years old because there's no institutional memory how you run one of these. >> there's not. not an institutional memory how unbound delegates can be recorded. looking at a state like pennsylvania, most of the delegates are unbound, this is not a legal process, you have all the campaigns right now including trump, thinking how to court a delegate. how do you bring them on board, what can you offer them in terms of time with trump or with cruz, time with cruz. >> that's the big question between the gap of the jennings jennings -- convention in july, saying we got this 147 people or 43 people pocketed and try to essentially claim the nomination as their own. for the "washington post," robert, thaualways a pleasure. thank you 1246789. labor issues have been front and center ahead of today's primaries in new york.
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just a short time ago, hillary clinton spoke at the building trade union conference in washington, d.c. she received their endorsement as well as a leadership award as clinton took jabs at republicans and her democratic rival, the reminded supporters of her blue collar roots. >> we need you to tell your fellow union members about how important this election is.
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we need you to talk to your families and your neighbors, you're the best messengers we have. i especially want to make sure if you're from new york, you've either already voted or you're going home to vote. >> the fight for union support started long before the candidates turned their focus to new york. new york has the highest share of union workers in the country. nearly a quarter of all members in the state are union workers. supporters of the communiunion and affiliate of the international union. you are on strike right now. >> yes, sir. >> how long have you been on strike? >> at least seven days. >> have you ever been on strike before? >> yes. a couple small strikes. >> you had a bunch of fights with verizon, one in 2011. what's it like to be on strike? >> it's not fun. difficult. depends on the duration.
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hopefully this won't be that long. >> bernie sanders came and spoke to you guys on the picket line, later a few days later, hillary clinton came down, what was it like to have a candidate at the picket line? >> it feels great, great to have their support and makes us stronger in our movement. >> your union is one of the few national unions that has endorsed bernie sanders at the national level and others endorsed or broken away. are you part of that decision? are you happy with that decision? >> i am happy with the decision. i believe he stands up for working families. me being a single father of three boys, that is important to me. >> you're a single father of three boys and you're out on strike. >> yes, sir. >> that's tough? >> it is very difficult but you have to stand up for what's right and just. >> how long can you keep a strike up? >> it's difficult to say. three boys. >> lthree boys. >> as long as necessary. >> really? you feel that admittecommitted?
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>> we have to. >> you work for seiu. they endorsed hillary clinton. my sense is you also support hillary? >> yes, i do. >> did you play an active role in this decision in terms of how they decided to endorse? were you happy with that endorsement when it came out? yes, i do. over 70% of our rank and file membership have supported her for president. >> why -- how important do you think this primary election is, when you look at these two candidates, how strongly felt is your preference, in terms of their -- what you think they will do for working people? >> it is very important. in hillary, standing with the union is very important for us because she's always been there for us, as a senator and as a secretary. i think it's very very important that us as union have her support. >> there's been this big controversy or really
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interesting fight about the minimum wage in this country, raising the minimum wage. new york, a lot of labor activism went into raising that minimum wage. it finally happened. andrew cuomo opposed it at first and came around and signed it. how important do you think that success was? >> it's very important. it's for the working class family of new york and put them in a position now they will have a way to support their family. across the board. i mean, not only union members but everybody, fast food workers, health worker. >> health worker like yourself? >> health worker. i'm a custodian. >> you work at madison square garden? >> yes. >> that's awesome. it's been a sad place this year for the knicks. >> well -- >> a lot of mourning there. >> yes. i mean, this is very important. you know, it's -- i mean --
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>> it's very difficult in new york city. >> very difficult. everything goes up up up but the salary. now, this give us a chance to make a living and honest living. >> this primary battle between bernie sanders and hillary clinton, at least in certain parts of like online, people on twitter and facebook have gotten really nasty. do you feel negatively towards hillary clinton? >> absolutely no. i feel no ill will towards her. she's supported cwa. i feel strongly bernie sanders is the man, not only for myself and union s and future but for y children. like i said, i have three boys, they will all be going to college. my oldest is actually in college. it's important to have someone that understands the plan of the working man. >> if hillary clinton were to win the nomination, do you see yourself voting for her in the general? >> she has supported us. i'm 100% behind sanders at this point. but at that point i would have to consider that, yes. >> same question for you?
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how do you feel about bernie sanders? feel negatively towards him? admire him but don't choose him. what's your feeling right now. >> i -- i admire him but i hope hillary clinton will win. i am sure hillary clinton is going to win. >> it looks like she is in a pretty good position here. >> yes. >> in new york city. has there been much talk among other workers, other grumbling from rank and file about people supporting clinton angry at the union that might have endorsed sande sanders? >> not that i've heard. like i said, he's been there since day one, very vocal. we were at his rally and invited. he seems to be very vocal and strong in his position that we need to get what we deserve. >> are you worried about the future, in terms of what the future for working people in this country look like? >> yes. we all are. we are supposed to be worry about the future for the working people. that's why my union has endorsed her because she has the best
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intere interests. >> how about you? >> absolutely. which is why i stand behind sanders. you know, in this particular situation, verizon is trying to make it so they can move me anywhere within a footprint, massachusetts to vermont for months at a time, i won't be able to be with my children. being a single father of a 12-year-old, 16-year-old and 21-year-old, it wouldn't be easy. >> this is important, one of the big sticking points in the contract negotiations that have broken down that led to the strike is about whether they can move you and how much notice they give you and where they can move you, not necessarily the salary. >> no. >> this question they can move you all over the country for someone like yourself, a big deal. >> it would be impossible. not only myself but friends and co-workers and union members. they may be in a position they would have to quit their jobs including myself. if i'm forced to go to virginia for a two month stretch, that's not something i can. >> you have two boys at home with you.
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and we're back! we're back! how long have we been here? >> we've been here 14 hours. welcome to "afternoon joe," we're doing double duty. it's election day in new york and it's actually funny. front runners, hillary clinton and donald trump are looking to solidify their positions with big wins, both up in the polls for weeks. for trump a delegate sweep could set up a race changing run. maryland, reid, delaware, pennsylvania, connecticut all vote next week and the
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