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good evening from our election headquarters in new york on this friday night. the final push, three days from election day. tonight, hillary clinton's get out the vote effort in ohio got a big celebrity boost, beyonce and jay-z performed at the democratic nominee's event tonight in cleveland. beyonce's dancers appeared tonight wearing unambiguous pantsuits. >> i want to thank you all for being here tonight. ♪ this is history. thank you so much for being here tonight. if you came to play, speak loud, say i play. say i slay. ♪
addressing in his music some of our biggest challenges in the country, poverty, racism, the urgent need for criminal justice reform. remember, jay mem rably said something we can all recall. and barack obama could run and barack obama ran so all of the children could fly. >> beyond the star power in cleveland tonight the full bench of democratic surrogates was deployed today. the president and vice president, bernie sanders, tim kaine, bill and chelsea clinton at separate events. on the republican side, the star power and surrogate deficit noticeable by comparison on a day like today. both trump and mike pence were
out on the trail today and at his late event tonight in hershey, pennsylvania, donald trump hit his opponent because of her celebrity friends. >> i hear we set a new record for this building. by the way, i didn't have to bring j-lo or jay-z. the only way she gets anybody. i'm here all by myself. i'm here all by myself. >> j-lo. chuck todd is our political director moderator of "meet the press" an the host of mtp -- i always screw that up. it is hard. >> maryland public television. >> like an eye chart. any way, he is here every day, on the air every day. >> what do we call donald trump, do-tru? >> i don't know. luckily we have the weekend to figure it out. we were both spun today which is fine when you know it is happening and fine when you get spun from both campaigns. >> which we have been doing the last couple of days.
>> you can balance them out. where do you put it? >> i just look at the travel schedule. i look at not what they say but what they are doing. they have concerted effort to get out the african-american vote, cleveland tonight, suburb of miami, african-american neighborhood, down there, in philadelphia monday. clintons, obamas together their last big get out the vote. this is something that's been a concern. they see it in the early vote. african-american vote is stagnant if not down a little bit. then look at trump. he is all over the country, almost coast to coast. >> unbelievable. >> it is admirable. it is fun. as a junkie i said good for him. >> they are going to add to this. this is not complete. >> i've seen this movie. i believe you were on the trail for they 96 campaign where bob dole, 96 hours, remember, he didn't sleep. you do this when you have run
out of one state. they don't have their path to 270. someone using analogy of throwing spaghetti at the wall to find something, colorado, michigan, maybe new mexico. that's what you do when you are stuck. they can win florida, north carolina and ohio and still be short. >> what about this, clinton today, pittsburgh, detroit, cleveland. big places we have all heard of. trump all places where the pop los angeles at the rally and they are getting big crowds exceeded the population of the populous of the local town. what's that about? >> he's going to his base. they are both driving a base turnout. he is going to more rural areas. i was having a conversation with one of the campaign teams and he was noting how it is unusual the two campaigns, they are not a single voter they are fighting over.
this is not a oh, we have to get the undecided voters. this is literally clintons going to urban parts of the country to turn out his vote and he is going to rural america to turn out his vote. never should the two meet. look, i get what donald trump is doing. i think it is good for his base. trump's problem is he loses the race is because he lost it in suburban america. hillary clinton, when you are in cleveland you are talking to the cleveland suburbs. when you are in rural areas, on one hand it is great in those areas. they don't see presidential candidates often. so it will be good numbers for him but that is 20% of the overall vote in the country. not enough voters. >> what percentage of the early vote will be in by the time you and i sit here on tuesday night for returns? >> we're going to be about 40% of the country will vote before tuesday. >> that's history making. >> it is. california is all mail at this point essentially.
colorado, oregon, washington all. florida, north carolina majority will vote before tuesday in each of those states. that's why we know so much. >> another state where it is going on, we should talk about, because it is in play, nevada. jon ralston who we rely on to report all things nevada owed us a prediction, a projection as to where it was going to go. as of tonight, you spoke to him tonight. >> i did. one thing he reminded folks, if you follow him on his twitter feed this is the last day of early voting. anyone in line they are keeping the polls open. it is not going to be as big of a lead as obama had in 2012,er but it will be substantial. as he said it would take a near miracle he thinks on election day for trump to close that gap. by the way, it's latino voters. we were talking about the clinton company is concerned about african-american voters, but there's been a noticeable uptick in participation in
nevada, arizona, florida and north carolina. we talk about the african-american vote, north carolina, the fastest-growing demographic in north carolina is hispanics. in 2008, i'm going to plug my own book, but in 2008, how barack obama won, i noted that if you took away the hispanic vote he loses north carolina. that's how he won it. >> yep. >> that's something i think is being overlooked by a lot of people. >> now to the news, are any of the stories breaking through in the news cycle is so fast these days that there are these stories that could get some epic turns during normal times the allegation that trump has a way in to the fbi via rudy giuliani and retired to current agents. the story lawrence o'donnell reported tonight about melania's work visa when she came to the united states. does anything bust through. >> you left out the "wall street journal" story that the "national enquirer" bought a
story not to publish about a consensual affair, not that donald trump had with a "playboy" model. this late now, i don't think anything breaks through. we are at the fog of war stage of the campaign. those stories, if you care about them, there's ten others that were similar to it. it's what hillary clinton said herself about the e-mails. all of this at this point is baked in. a type of story that will breakthrough is something that is unusual that the candidate says almost. almost like that's the type of thing in three days that could breakthrough. it is really hard to sort of breakthrough at this stage. >> you have college football tomorrow. i have pro football on sunday. you have "meet the press" on sunday, which is when we will next see you. thank you very much, chuck todd. >> i like "the 11th hour." >> we'd love to have you. >> this is great. i had no idea you guys had this much fun.
a concert. you have beyonce. is it every night? >> yes. >> every night. i will be here tomorrow. >> chuck todd, thanks. with us from cleveland, kristen welker is covering the clinton campaign which was mostly concert tonight. what was it like? >> i think one of the headlines is beyonce raised the bar for rocking a pantsuit. that was the take away, i think tonight. this was an energized crowd. jumping out of their seats when they performed. the question is will this translate in to voters actually going to the polls for secretary clinton? i thought one of the most effective parts of the evening, not only the fact you saw these amazing performances, actually more than two, there were five performances tonight. the fact you heard from the artists. beyonce gave an empassioned plea for voters to get out and vote.
jay-z had harsh words for donald trump. he said he isn't evolved. beyonce talked about the future of her daughter and of all children. i thought that was one of the more effective parts from a get out the vote standpoint. i talked to one of the county officials and he said are you going to win this state. he said it will be close. no doubt about that. secretary clinton is behind right now. i heard chuck todd talk about getting out the african-american vote. that's the focus here in cuyahoga county wrp 20% population of with african-americans. barack obama won here in 2012 by a narrow margin. it was because he was effective at turning out african-americans in this county. in terms of what we will see from secretary clinton, from now until election day, she will be
fighting for the swing state. she will be in florida tomorrow. she will try to hold her ground in places that will get her to 270 votes. pennsylvania, her fire wall. she will be there tomorrow and of course on monday she will have that big unity event with president obama and the first lady. >> almost over. this maybe the last time we talk to you competing over the sound of folding chairs being folded. thank you very much. another late night on the trail for kristen welker who has miles to go, i'm afraid, before she sleeps. thank you. we will see you back here before too long. coming up, msnbc's exclusive interview with president obama tonight an his blunt message for fellow democrats who may consider staying home on election day.
president obama sat down today for an interview with msnbc's al sharpton and he offered a direct and interesting message for fellow democrats who say they are not excited about the election. >> you have to look at the choice we have right now and it could not be starker. if somebody is not voting right now who's watching your program, you are voting for donald trump. if that's the case, than you need to own that you think his ideas and his behavior are okay. i don't. if you don't, then you have to get off your chair and you have
to get out there and vote. the notion that somehow voter suppression is keeping you from voting, as systemic as republicans have tried to make voting more difficult for minorities, for democrats, for young people, the truth of the matter is, if you actually want to vote, than you can vote. >> president obama just today. let's bring in tonight's panel. jon meacham is here with us tonight. i can't believe it. >> i come in here. >> i have known this man for so many years. jon meacham is here tonight. executive editor at random house and pew pulitzer prize winning author of some of the best non-fiction works of our time, recently "destiny" and "american power." and the american odyssey of george h.w. bush. >> the former general counsel of the republican national
committee partner at jones day, not a pulitzer recipient that we know of but a good fortune of being an msnbc panelist. and eugene robinson has a pulitzer also. he can claim. he is columnist and associate editor of the "washington post." msnbc political analyst. what a great job i have. i get to spend time in the course of one evening with four guys i love and respect. counselor, we'll begin with you. we are talking about getting out the vote. we have talked about the poll watching. we have talked about voter suppression. what worries you as you look across the land scape? >> getting out the vote in any legally qualified voter would have a problem casting his or her ballot worries me that that could occur.
i believe there are efforts in place through the republican party, through the democratic party to make sure that doesn't happen so that all legally qualified voters will be able to cast their ballot. what worries me a bit is the serious efforts to turn out the vote that have taken place on one -- it looked like a difficult cycle going in for republicans with perhaps a split ticket between the presidential candidate and the senate candidates. what the senate candidates have done is to perform a solid get out the vote effort for their campaigns that i think will help to carry through in the tough races, in a tough year. >> jon, this has been, let's be honest, a rancid campaign. a rancid time to be alive and love america. >> yes. >> you have authored "the gold standard biography of a man many
republicans point to as the gold standard president of the modern era, 41. george h.w. bush. coming from the basis of 41 to present day you have been asked this before but i want to hear it, what does this represent? where are we? what just happened and what's going to happen? >> to para phrase henry adams the movement disproves darwinism. we start there. a couple of forces taking shape in the bush years that have produced this moment. one is the intersection of celebrity and politics. it used to be that politicians would borrow the techniques of celebrity to make a point. richard nixon on "laugh in." >> "sock it to me." >> "sock it to me." now we have celebrities who have moved in to politics. reflexive partnership.
president bush as you remember, famously made a budget deal that broke a campaign pledge and there was a split screen on cnn showing newt gingrich walking out the front door and president and his leadership going to the rose garden. if you are looking for a partisanship polarization bronco chase, i would argue that is the moment in many ways. i think also president clinton to some extent, his ability to communicate through cable tv, which was kind of his twitter, was a masterful sign. great politicians always master the means of communication. roosevelt, radio, reagan television and bill clinton in cable tv. he went on arsenio hall. and george h.w. bush thought that arsenio hall was a building at yale. he had no idea. i think we are in a bad place. it wasn't perfect in '88 or '92
for god's sake, but ultimately history is about can we get to 51% good? right now i think we are pretty far away from that number. >> you jean, you have gone and committed journalism again. your column, making your close frg argument, urging people not to vote for donald trump. kind of subdivides your reasoning why in to several major categories. while people should read it for themselves, can you give us the categories? >> well, climate change for example, which donald trump doesn't believe in. he believes it is a chinese hoax. it happens the paris agreement just took effect. this is the best shot, certainly the best shot thus far of getting all of the major carbon emitters signed on to reducing emissions and donald trump said he would tear it up, first day in office.
i think that would be a tragic mistake. the western alliance which has been the most important military alliance. certainly the 20th and 21st century so far. donald trump speaks of nato as if it were protection racket and wants to make an alliance with putin despite what he has done in ukraine and syria. i can go on. >> you want people to read the piece. >> the point is there's real stuff at stake. if i could add one other thing to what meacham said, i would never edit meacham, but make america great again, the slogan donald trump came upon, there are americans who believe there was a time when things were a lot better, were a lot better for them. and that has to do with demography, globalization, a lot
of things. there are many americans and i think more who believe our best days are ahead of us. that's part of what we will see on tuesday. >> gene's right. the shift, one of the most important things that happened in our politics in the last 60 years, two things, when reagan shifted his registration from democrat to republican after having voted for fdr four times, campaigned for harry truman and finally making the switch for goldwater. the second is richard nixon's insight that a shift from economic populism to cultural populism would help to bring working-class white voters away from the working-class cities and my native south. we still live in a culturally populous stage. >> thank you very much. ginsburg, counselor, thanks.
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grant park in chicago today with crowd-size estimates at one point hovering around 5 million souls, some north of that number according to local tv coverage. that would make it the seventh largest gathering of people in recorded modern human history, if you can believe it. the celebration of the world series champion chicago cubs was in the same place where eight years ago on this very day the obama family made their debut as president and first lady elect, along with their two little girls, remember that, who aren't so little anymore. a word about hard ball which follow us tonight, please keep watching after our broadcast to you to see what chris matthews gives us a first hand look at the democratic political machine in philadelphia as they hit the streets, why they are confident of a clinton victory there. first hand reporting by chris. that's next. we'll see you back here with our special coverage at 9:00 p.m.
eastern sunday night. thank you for being with us. have a good weekend. the reckoning, let's play "hardball." ♪ good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. this morning -- actually this monday evening, president obama first lady michelle obama, president clinton, bill, and chelsea clinton will appear at a giant rally in philadelphia. "hardball" will be this monday night from 6:00 to 8 p.m. it is part of a professional get out the aet vote area where hillary clinton is protected by a fire wall. donald trump and his republicans will need to breach that wall or lose on tuesday. that's been my call and i'm sticking with it.
protecting the fire wall block by block, street by street is the last great political machine in the country, the city committee of philadelphia said as the chairman of democratic machine held their final meeting, accepting their mission to get the street money to get out and meet it. when they get back they distribute money to dozens of committee people. my grandfather used to be one. the committee people hire workers and workers begin to knock on every door in the city in the morning and in the afternoon until the person gets out to the polling place. the stakes are high. philadelphia one of 67 couldn't county. in the last presidential election, 85% of philadelphia went for barack obama. half million votes. that's net of a half million. bob brady chairman of the commission, democratic city for 30 years told me he is confident
his efforts will ensure that philadelphia and pennsylvania gets hillary clinton elected president on tuesday. explain why republicans, who are professional people like yourself, seem to think they can carry pennsylvania. every year they target it and every year they are beaten. what's that about? >> propaganda. that's what it is called. never beat us, they are not going to beat us and they have never beat us. we turn out 480,000 majority. always, and will again on tuesday. >> you have a ground game. >> old school. resources on the street. committee people in every voting division. you cover the city. 67 plus wards. they don't have anything like that, do they? >> 69 wards, cover every polling place and division. we have committee people in the 683 divisions within the city. probably without question the last democratic party organization in the country. >> last big machine.
this is the political organizing you don't see on television. grinding out the votes ward by ward, division by division, block by block. the ground game that ing hong kong -- hillary clinton has got and donald trump doesn't. it is backed by street money that turns out the vote and wins elections look, i want to try to cover the part of the campaign you don't see in the ward hall. robert brady building. northern liberty in philadelphia. all of those ward leaders, african-american, white guys, men and women that have been there forever. they know their business. they get the street money and go to committee people and bring in the note and start to knock on doors. one guy said they go 4:30 in the afternoon and make sure their vote comes out. how does trump beat that in pennsylvania?
>> by getting out of philadelphia. that's the entire strategy. if you look at what is happening in the rest of the state, that's a place where according to recent polling trump was ahead 11 points statewide or so. but in certain parts of the state, but overall clinton had the advantage. when you look at what is happening in the counties like bucks county. we talk about it it all the time on the show. 4,000 votes separating the winner and loser in 2012. microcausism of the election is where hillary clinton is blowing donald trump out of the water with suburban white women. >> you are right. four counties, the one you are from bucks, and the other delaware, montgomery, chester went 54 to 60% president obama. they are largely white counties, suburban. imagine how they will be with women voters. in addition to almost half of the votes the city machine cooks up or brings in, you have another huge percentage of the state. i want to go to joy on this.
you look at the map and it's all red, except it is blue most of the time because in the areas where people live, congested big city areas, they dominate presidential elections. in philadelphia, that one county out of 67 counties in pennsylvania dominates the state because that's where so many people live. >> absolutely. i went to a deep dive worm hole on pennsylvania. one of the bibles of the state. you are right. you have larger than average college-educated white population. you compare it to the rest of the state where you have a larger working class population and rural population but they are not as large numerically. the challenge for republicans every cycle because it is demographically similar, the same size african-american vote, but the way that philadelphia is
concentrated, those philadelphia suburbs are so full of white college-educated voters, those voters are trending toward the democratic party. pennsylvania, interestingly enough against ohio, it has a slightly higher college educated white population and higher median income, an older population but built just enough in the democrats favor that if you can turn out suburban voters that's a state. >> let me explain what it is. my grandfather used to get $35 a election when he was a committee man in north philly. ward leaders get a chunk of money and then take it to the committee people, and they use it to pay for lunches, give money to the workers. very professional. this has been going on for years. you go out and vote. people come to the door and pound on the door until you vote. it is professional and has been going on for since the earl early 50s.
>> it is a very old school political machine. strong labor unions that are tied in to the democratic party there. as joy and haley were talking about, you have philadelphia, in any swing state it's the largest city. >> how do republicans compete when they don't have anything like that? >> that's why republicans are able to win in off-year elections when folks in philadelphia and a lot of democratic voters don't show up in the same level of force in the presidential years. but we have seen since '92 philadelphia counties are pushed pennsylvania through. >> i thought it was a funny line but i think he meant it. i said why do republicans have this lust for pennsylvania? it's the craziest thing. oh, we're going to get pennsylvania. joy, why do they always say we're going to get pennsylvania this year and they never ever, it is like lucy and the football and charlie brown.
>> every time. >> the great pumpkin. never happens. and propaganda they convince themselves they can do it. >> every four years, republicans swear the state they will flip is philadelphia. they said it in 2004, 2008, 2012, i think pennsylvania is so enticing because it feels like a state that is so much like ohio they should be able to flip it. you made the point. metrics and data don't win campaigns. campaigns win campaigns. the democrats have a heck of a machine in pennsylvania. it gets the voters out, knocks on the door and gets to the wards. you have an entrenched political machinery the democrats have and republicans don't. even if they did the same machinery doesn't work as well in rural counties. that's a bigger list. they need a much bigger staff to pull people out than democrats can do. >> concentrated votes, too. 59 voting decision and a single vote from mitt romney, that's not cheating.
that's a fact. these are poor african-american voters. many poor people, democrats to their roots and all you have to do is get them to vote an they will vote democrat. this is big news nationally. just came in. abc news tracking poll shows a rebound for clinton. she's up by four points over trump. that's a swing. over the last five days of 5 points. this week began with us reporting that trump was over. and now in the same poll she is up by four. new polls from ppp show clinton with an edge over donald trump in five battleground states, up by two in north carolina. that could be close. three in nevada. four in pennsylvania, i think more than that. five in new hampshire and seven in wisconsin. trump is closing slightly many michigan where trump leads by four points. how are your thoughts about this race? when you cover this,s where do you think it will come out on tuesday night. we will be scratching our head saying this is a tough one.
>> michigan is where the trump campaign believes they have the best shot of scaling the so-called blue wall of those rust belty kind of states like michigan, wisconsin, pennsylvania, i think michigan, wisconsin, if with the poll out of michigan it is something i believe is giving the trump campaign reason to be hopeful about that state. you saw hillary clinton there today. you talk about pennsylvania one of our colleagues calls it fools gold for republicans can. it is also potentially -- if trump does well there. remember, why every year, we saw it in 2004, 2008, with republicans thinking they could take p.a. this year republicans felt like they had a unique candidate. donald trump is not mitt romney. he is speaking to the working-class voter, the white man out in the middle of the state between pittsburgh and philly. that was driving a lot of reason
for optimism in pennsylvania. the other bellwether, if we are looking to tuesday night when the polls close on the east coast, what happens in new hampshire. the polls are tightening in a real way. >> so what about new hampshire if it is not close? it matters if it is close. >> right. >> you are right. i should -- it is a bellwether but not a big electoral. >> an indication where it is going. if she wins new hampshire he said i'm turning off the tv. >> coming up, just days before fbi director james comey sent word the bureau was investigating those new e-mails, trump supporter rudy giuliani promised a couple of surprises that would change the race. when we return, i will ask the mayor what he knew and how he knew it. later my election diary the final week of campaigning. this is "hardball," the place for politics.
>> i mean, i'm talking about some pretty big surprises. >> i heard you say that this morning. what do you mean? >> you'll see. >> we have a couple of things up our sleeve that should turn this around. >> thank you. that was former new york mayor rudy giuliani, one of donald trump's surrogates teasing something big coming. two days later they announced the bureau of the fbi was investigating newly discovered e-mail.
with the timing of the big tease he was asked about that today. >> a couple of days before this broke, you said look out, something is coming down and certainly it did. what did you know, and a lot of networks are pointing it out as if you were part of that. >> i'm not part of it at all. all i heard were former fbi agents telling me that there is a revolution going on inside the fbi and it is at a boiling point. >> you had a general idea something was coming. >> i had expected this, to tell you the truth i thought it was going to be three, four weeks ago. i had nothing to do with getting it out. i heard about it and i can't repeat the language i heard. >> max seen waters of california said that rudy giuliani should be investigated because of this. let's watch that. >> the leaks have have gone out. the division that appears to be in the fbi is unprecedented.
nobody expected that you would have false information coming out from the fbi. rudy giuliani need to be investigated because he has a role in this. >> two other members of congress elijah cummings and john conyers called in to investigations of leaks by the fbi. rudy giuliani said he never received any information about the investigation from the employees, current ones this this fbi. joining me is mayor giuliani. thank you for coming. i'm trying to grab the time line here. according to james comey, the fbi director, he didn't get this information about these e-mails and anthony weiner's laptop until thursday. you were talking the day before, on wednesday, about this thing coming. how did you get a 24 hour jump on comey according to what you were saying. >> i was not talking about these things coming. what i was talking about, chris, was the advertising that we are
doing this weekend. we have been debating. >> you were teasing with that anchor woman that you had an advertising plan? you sounded like you had something really good ready to come. >> chris, you want to hear my answer? >> yeah. >> what we were talking about is i have been working on a speech and a presentation where he was going to buy a lot of time at the very end to lay out his message. we had four different ways we were going to do it. that's what i was talking about. i had no idea that jim comey was going to do what he did the day he was going to do it. nor did i think he was going to do it. what i did know for four months is the fbi was upset about the way jim comey handled the case but i heard that from former fbi agents not current fbi agents. i haven't spoken to a current fbi agent, i don't think in the last nine months. >> so then you are innocent of knowing any inside information on the possible --
>> about comey, absolutely. >> no, you have no inside information, as of this moment, from the fbi? >> correct. all of my information comes from -- >> you don't know anymore about the case than you were thinking about as a private citizen right now. you don't have any more information. >> right. everything i know comes from -- >> what you say about hillary being guilty as a former prosecutor. this is public information and hillary clinton had a private server. she wanted to obviously keep it private. by your argument i believe that was a felony. >> i would say the fact -- >> at that time, in other words she committed a felony -- >> not the moment that -- not the moment that she did it, but when it became apparent these things were on private servers. she wasn't using the state department server -- >> she chose to do it the first day. >> let me finish, chris.
she was exposing this information to hacking. she was exposing this information to anyone who could take it from her. i would be shocked in the chinese, the iranians, the russians and i don't know, some little jerky kid didn't have access to this information. >> state department. >> but the state department had no control. and then when you make the choice between what's public and private it is a state department employee making the choice, not your lackeys, not your people. >> you are the lawyer, i'm going to ask you one more time because i don't get it. if it is a felony to have a private server and she made the decision the day she accepted the appointment as secretary of state, what was her motive, her criminal intent then? you are suggesting a crime and i can't figure out when it occurred. >> the crime is simple. i think that 33,000 e-mails she destroyed shows a connection between the clinton foundation and hillary clinton.
>> that's a crime. >> she knew from the beginning they were going to -- >> what inside information did you have then? >> i'm telling you my inference from everything i read, clinton cash, them "new york times," "washington post," the "wall street journal." i'm telling you my -- >> also you know the law. you know what i know. the law says. >> there's a case. >> officials get to decide what is -- >> jim comey laid out a prime fascia case that i could take to the grand jury. s here what i didn't know until recently. the justice department blocked a grand jury of this investigation. that's corruption and outrageous. >> you trust the honor of jim comey. >> if that were you or me that case would go before a grand jury and the justice department is corrupt. obama's justice department is corrupt in this investigation and the fact they have podesta's lawyer involved in this investigation, the guy that podesta said kept him out of jail is an outrage.
today i got the experience of sitting inside of many of the democratic city committee of philadelphia, sitting among the ward leaders of the city i can feel the reality of big city politics in the midst of the last big city political machine. let's call it that in the country. philadelphia's covered with wards. each broke in to voting division. each division has two members of the democratic committee and they are the people that tend to neighborhood concerns, get out the vote on election day, know who voted and who didn't. they keep score the same way the ward leaders keep score and the chairman knows which can be relied on to do the best job. how do you score a ward leader, chairman explains how many votes they get out. this is the fire wall.
this is the reality of big city philadelphia. this is what to watch on election night. if the political machine of philadelphia, the democratic organization under bob brady can produce a $450,000 vote plurality it can deliver it to hillary clinton. the rest can go whole hog for donald trump. what matters, what will break the republican heart is the year round work of the last great political machine in the country the democratic city committee of philadelphia. that's "hardball." . it's the real thing.
>> tonight on "all in." >> if somebody is not voting right now who is watching your program, you are voting for donald trump. >> four days out, a president obama exclusive. >> imagine if i had been running had said one tenth of the things that donald trump has said. people would have immediately said that person's not qualified to be president. >> tonight the president in his own words on the fbi.
>> our goal has been and should be that our investigators and our prosecutors, that they're not used as a weapon. >> on voter turnout and on the fear of a trump presidency. >> i would feel deeply frustrated not because of anything he said about me but because i would fear for the future of our country. >> plus a stunning admission from rudy. >> did i hear about it? you're darn right i heard about it. >> tonight the question, did people inside the fbi tip off the trump campaign about the comey letter weeks in advance? all that plus what we know about where the polls stand right now and jay-z and hillary live in this hour from ohio when "all in" starts right now. >> good evening from new york. i'm chris hayes. on this final friday of the campaign, four days to election day, the presidential race is nearly as close as it has ever been.