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let's bring in john dickerson, cbs news political director and face the nation. trump campaigning in traditionally democratic states. like michigan, and wisconsin. why? >> well, he is trying to break the lines, the democratic lines, the states the democrats traditionally vote for, historically voted for. wisconsin, michigan and miot and, the challenge is, the reason he is doing that. blue-collar voters there he thinks he can grab. the challenge with the states when you talk to republicans, worried about the strategy. a republican candidate can get close. because the it is really democratic tougher, democrats can turn out the vote quickly. you see two presidents in michigan. and the, the -- nominee in
tomorrow night. what should they be looking for? >> as anthony pointed out. you know, 31 states are sort of out of the conversation a little bit. historically -- they vote, historically the states go to the democrats or republicans. that's been their pattern. we focus on the battleground states. early in the evening, virginia and north carolina, will be coming in early. and we'll look there to see if hillary clinton is able to add to traditional democratic carolina, the end of it. or that's likely she will get to 270. excuse me, scott. if donald trump does well in those he has to win twice as many up for grab states. looking in virginia and north carolina for signs that he is going to be able to do that. unother state to watch is pennsylvania. because that its a state he can take away from traditionally democratic states. >> in terms of arithmetic, trump has a taller hill to climb. >> yes, win twice as many as
>> thank you very much. our cbs news election night coverage with our entire campaign 2016 team, will begin right here, 6:30 eastern time tomorrow with a special edition of the "cbs evening news." and we'll then continue all through the night. the fbi shook up the race again, yesterday, when it cleared clinton for a second time in the investigation into whether she received classified information on her private unsecured computer server. fbi director james comey told discovered e-mails did not contain anything that would change his opinion. that what clinton did was in his words "extremely careless" but not criminal. >> here is jeff pegues. >> reporter: fbi agents used a especially designed computer program to scan and sort hundreds of thousands of e-mails
clinton aide huma abedin. while investigators is is neshlly said they were unlikely to finish before election day. after less than two weeks they determined most e-mails were personal or duplicates of messages they had seen. officials realized the case was back to where it was in july. when fbi director james comey decided not to recommend charges against clinton for mishandling classified information. >> no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case. >> reporter: on capitol hill, republican members of congress, are still not satisfied. utah's jason chaffetz. largest breach of security in the history of the state department. no matter who wins this election we got to clean that up and make sure it never happens again. >> former u.s. attorney, roscoe howard has known the fbi director for 20 years. >> what kind of man is he? >> tremendous integrity. >> howard says comey was wrong to go public with renewed investigation. >> i think it is a mistake. trying to stay out of elections
so that, the democratic process can run its course. >> reporter: fbi directors are given ten year terms. so that they're seen as independent and above politics. scott, comey has been on the job three years. which means he will likely be working with whomever wins the election tomorrow. >> jeff pegues in our washington newsroom. thank you, jeff. well, stock prices soared today in an election eve rally. the dow gained 371 points. the standard and poors 500 was up 46. anthony mason is with us now. anthony. >> calling it the hilla-rally on wall street. stocks began soaring after the news broke yesterday that the fbi had cleared the latest batch of clinton e-mails. the rally broke a nine-session losing streak for the s & p 500. its longest losing streak since 1980. markets hate uncertainty. and wall street had an anxiety attack last week when polls
in cash the most since aftermath of 9/11 back in 2001. and foreign investors have been even more skittish. foreign based fund pulled more than $500,000 out of u.s. stocks last week, the seventh time in eight weeks, a net outflow as investors chosen to play wait and see on the side lines. stocks weren't alone in bouncing back today. mexican peso rallied on the fbi news. when whatever wall streets thinks of clinton' viewed as the status quo for the financial community which prizes predictability. a clinton victory would simply come with fewer unknowns. >> thank you. >> a fun fact it was 100 years ago today that the first woman was elected to congress. montana sent janet rankin to the house two years after the state granted the right to vote how to women. it would be another four years however, before women nationwide got the vote.
woman to be u.s. attorney general. appointed by president bill clinton. it was reno in 1993 who ordered the raid that brought a fiery end to a siege at the branch davidian compound in waco texas. more than 80 people died. reno called that the worst day of her life. janet reno died today, of parkinson's disease. she was 78. coming up next -- strong earthquake close to the country's largest oil terminal.
suddenly, oklahoma seems to be the country's earthquake capital. there was a strong one last night, in cushing, west of tulsa. and omar villafranca is there. >> nick tanner says his entire apartment shook violently. >> looked like the skreelg was about to collapse. walls shaking. ceiling moving. earthquake tore a hole in his ceiling. his apartment was damaged as were many of the historic buildings in cushing. steven spears is the city manager. >> it appears there is numerous buildings -- 40, 50, that have substantial damage. >> according to the u.s. geological survey, this is the second major earthquake to hit the area in the past two months. a quake near pawnee, oklahoma, registered 5.8. the largest in the state's history. building owners like dan whinny are nervous. >> any bigger than a five.
building. >> if it hits again. maybe not my building. some of these will be on the ground. >> in recent years, oklahoma has been hit with thousand of earthquakes.% since 2006, the number of magnitude of 3 or greater jumped from two or three a year to almost 900 last year. some gee some gists have linked increased seismic activity to highly pressurized injections of waste water into tro byproduct of gas and fracking which can create faults underground. cushing is home to the largest oil tank storage facility in the country. despite destruction here. danks were not damaged. the agency that oversees drilling in oklahoma shut down 770 waste water sites linked to the quakes. >> thank you. >> when we come back we'll head to a state where hispanic voters could decide the election. florida the fourth largest state in terms of electoral votes. but a tossup tonight. both clinton and trump are making a last push for the minority vote there. mark strassmann is in miami. >> we are going to do great with the african-americans, we are
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mark strassmann is in miami. >> we are going to do great with the african-americans, we are going to do great with the hispanics. >> the choice in this election could not be clearer. it really its, between division or unity. >> florida has 4.5 million minority voters. divided about clinton and trump. >> she is 22. a conservative group. that is warming to democrats. in 2012, barack obama won 49% of their vote. but, she despises hillary clinton. >> she's extremely corrupt. she is a liar. she says one thing and does another. she is two-faced. >> reporter: whereas you think,
>> he is. >> reporter: florida's hispanic demographics are shifting. puerto ricans the state's second largest group lean democrat. >> hillary clinton. >> clinton relying on a big turnout from florida's 2 million african-american voters. early black voting is down 7% from 2012. a grassroots drive yesterday called souls to the poles bused people straight from churches to voting booths. will and val medine, retired union auto workers also voted early for clinton. >> what have you got to lose? >> what would you say to him? >> let me see how clean i can keep this. he is desperate now, okay. so he going to say anything. do anything. to try to get that black vote. >> get that message -- a chance?
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none two the same, none like this. >> no, scott. i have seen a few. i have run out of ways to say i have never seen one like this. it is as if the nation is enduring somekind of curse. what should we expect next? that it will rain frogs? i wouldn't bet against it. we tend to all every election the most important of our lifetime, but this one might well be. to those of you who are voting for the first time, take it from me, this election is this one is different. and not in a good way. most americans believe we are headed in the wrong direction, the world is a more dangerous place, and yet the government is in such gridlock that it took congress longer to approve money to find a vaccine for the zika virus than it took the founders to write our constitution. most americans neither like nor trust either of the major party candidates. and 82% of americans find the campaign disgusting. the country seems at a turning point, but the divide over where to turn seems wider than ever. perhaps, we can at least agree on one thing. the first task of who ever is elected must be to repair the
campaign to the good name of our country. >> the insight of bob schieffer. bob, thank you very much. that's the "overnight news" for this election day. be sure to check back with us a little bit later for the morning news. do not miss cbs this morning. we'll have live team coverage all through the night as the numbers come in. beginning with a special election edition of the "cbs evening news" at 6:30 eastern. from the broadcast center in new
hi, welcome to the "overnight news." i'm demarco morgan. after what seemed like eternity of primaries and convention speeches and debates, and even an fbi investigation, it's finally election day. voters will choose either to be the 45th president of the united states. the latest and last cbs news poll shows clinton with a four-point lead nationally. but will that translate to the ballot box. major garrett with the trump campaign begins our coverage. >> if we win, all of us, honestly we have wasted our time. i will be honest. >> in raleigh, north carolina, donald trump confronted something rarely seen in the
country. a venue with plenty of room to spare. trump drew thousand on a monday afternoon. but brooded over a possible defeat as national polls and early vote turnout in battleground states suggested the republican nominee will need a surge of voters tomorrow. you have one magnificent chance. honestly. in four years, it's over folks. there has never been a movement like this. >> trump had been bouyed by fbi director james comey's decision to investigate e-mails found on a laptop used by top clinton aide. comey said yesterday, agents sorting through the messages found nothing to change his decision, not to recommend charges against hillary clinton. the fbi, the director, was obviously under tremendous pressure. so -- they went through 650,000 e-mails in eight days. yeah, right. so sad what is going on.
sounded more upbeat. told a packed house in sarasota, florida he had done all he could do to win. >> in one day, we are going to win the great state of florida. and we are going to take back the white house. >> this is it. good luck. get out there. i did my thing. i mean, i worked. >> trump lightened the mood by reaching into the crowd for a flimsy likeness of himself. >> nice set of hair, i will say that. >> campaigning in pennsylvania, mike pence called his time as trump's runningmate an extraordinary journey. >> that man its ready. whether she catches the white house or not, hillary clinton made history. the only first lady to ever serve an elected office. new york senator, and she is the first woman to head a major party ticket. clinton is pushing now for the trifecta, the oval office. nancy cordes with the clinton campaign. >> we can do this? nearly 600 days after launching her bid. clinton wrapped it up with a simple message.
>> if the lines are long tomorrow, please wait. >> unlike trump spent the day bouncing between two key states. pennsylvania and michigan. this election is basically between -- division and unity in our country. [ applause ] between strong and steady leadership or a loose cannon who could put everything at risk. >> i think i have some work to do to bring the country together. ize as i have been saying in the speeches the last few days i really do want to be the president for everybody. people who vote for me. people who vote against me. >> reporter: her confidence based on ape get out the vote operation, two years in the making. >> going to give you stickers.
in battleground states knocked on 6.2 million doors this weekend and made 8.1 million phone calls. president obama hit michigan and remined working class voters what his administration did to save the auto industry. >> so when i tell you that donald trump is not the guy who is going to look out for you -- you need to listen. >> clinton made no mention of the glass ceiling she would be breaking as the first woman president. but there is one sub reference in her final two-minute ad airing tonight in primetime. >> so tonight i'm asking for your vote. and tomorrow, let's make history together. i'm hillary clinton and one last time i approve this message. >> clinton had been sliding in the polls. ever since the fbi announced it found another trove of unsecured e-mails related to her time as secretary of state. fbi director james comey told congress sunday they don't change his opinion she should not be prosecuted for
>> reporter: fbi agent used a especially designed computer program to scan and sort the hundred of thousand of e-mails found on a laptop used by clinton aid, huma abedin. while investigators initially said they were unlikely to finish before election day, after less than two weeks, they determined that most of the e-mails were personal, or duat officials realized the case was back to where it was in july when fbi director james comey decided not to recommend charges against clinton for miss handling classified information. >> no reasonable prosecutor would bring a case. >> on capitol hill, republican members of congress are still not satisfied. utah's jason chaffetz. >> biggest breach of information.
>> former u.s. attorney. has known the fbi director for 20 years. >> intelligence. integrity. comey was wring to go public with the renewed investigation. >> i think it is a mistake. trying to stay out of elections best we can. so the democratic process can run its course. >> the world is watching this election. no country has a greater stack in who captures the white house than our southern neighbor. manuel bojorquez reports from mexico city. >> great concern here that a trump victory could cause an economic shock. mexico's central bank is exploring ways to try to mitigate that. one example, the peso goes down when trump goes up in the polls. much has to do with the cry against nafta, the free trade agreement include the u.s./mexico. and trump says killing u.s. jobs wants to do away from it.
business owners who say he is ignoring the fact that more than 1 million u.s. jobs depend on trade with mexico. >> a lot of uncertainty. a mexican senator i spoke with says he is drafting legislation that would seek to prevent a trump administration, mexico pay for the border wall. one of trump's saying? ch signature issues. even before the election. it led to a battle of words between trump and the mexican president who invited the nominee to visit back in august. but the deep dislike of trump here in mexico goes back to the very beginning of his campaign. when he labeled some mexican immigrants as criminals, and rapists. that led to protests here including the beating of trump pinatas. and unflattering cartoons. in the newspapers almost daily. all of that makes hillary clinton the favored candidate. south of the border if only by default.
no matter who wins tonight most americans will probably be happy the election is finally over. a cbs news poll found that 82% of registered voters say they're disgusted with this election. 13% say they're excited. but just because it is a bad election doesn't mean the winner will be a bad president. historians have been looking back to find the worst u.s. president ever. one name keeps popping up. mo rocca. >> james buchanan was in this house when he was notified he won the election to the presidency. >> betty nowman given tours of the lancaster pennsylvania estate of president james buchanan for close to 30 years. >> done early in his campaign.
probably a seat for a teenager down there. >> wheatland's director patrick clark showed us. >> outhouse for five. you can have the cabinet meeting in here. >> the family that goes together. ha-ha-ha. in the proverbial toilet where hiss tore rank our 15th president. >> the worst. >> worst ever? >> worst president ever. >> robert strauss wrote a book about buchanan. also got a cigar box filled with presidential action figures. >> jackson hated buchanan. >> not everyone hated buchanan. after all he was elected president in 1856. but the northern democrat's sympathies with the slave holding south exacerbated long simmering tensions setting the stage for the civil war.
quite so hard on the guy. where would you put james buchanan in the ranking? >> probably 42nd. he had an opportunity to write a book. don't they all write a book. >> if buchanan is remembered at all, it's for being the bachelor president. the only one never to marry. >> lot's just get this out of way right now. what was the deal with james buchanan. >> he did have a bad relationship early on. >> because he was gay? >> maybe so. he was gay. there its no evidence off to prove he was a heterosexual either. >> but there its plenty of evidence that he knew how to throw a great party. >> inaugural ball, 6,000 people showed up. >> buchanan seemed worth
>> buchanan had quite a resume. >> both houses of the legislature, both houses of congress. ambassador to russia, ambassador to great britain. secretary of state. >> there were high hopes at the beginning of his administration? >> i think dashed pretty quickly. >> reporter: only two days after his inauguration, the supreme court handed down the infamous dred scott decision. allowing that escaped slaves be forcibly returned to their owners. buchanan backed that decision. slavery could be the country's and his undoing. he feared that if you handle the issue of slavery too
it would create what he believed would be the end of the union. secession. that's what happened. after lincoln's election before his inauguration. seven states seceded. while a politically paralyzed buchanan presided. when the country is falling apart. what is his reaction. >> his friends are leaving him. many cabinet are many friends are southerners. >> reporter: biggest reaction. guys, thought we were all friend. >> the ensuing civil war would become known as buchanan's war. what does buchanan get right? >> what he gets right is not much, to tell you the truth. >> upon leaving washington, it is said that buchanan told incoming president, abraham lincoln. sir, if you are as happy as entering the white house as i shall feel on returning to
you are a happy man indeed. >> he said to friends and family alike, i could well be the last president of these united states. now if you follow me. >> still at 91, betty nowman doesn't plan on abandoning buchanan or his home any time soon. >> i think this hour keeps me young. >> the candidate did something right. >> ha-ha-ha. >> some places have probably fly the american flag don't have of a say in the presidential election. puerto rico, guam and american samoa. >> mr. chairman, hello, world. hello, america. >> of all of the delegations at
convention. only one introduced itself to the rest of america. american samoa, yes correct pronunciation, an often overlooked collection of islands in the south pacific. it's been a u.s. territory since 1900. and yet, a lot of people there have no idea where this place is. >> he is a ranger at national park of american samoa. located over 7,000 miles from our nation's capital. it is the only u.s. soil south of equator. from tropical fruit bats and reefs here are some of the best in the world. the islands remoteness helped preserve its way of life. >> most important thing is our culture. also preserve our culture. >> samoa culture, cooking in an earth oven, and the island
missionaries in the 100s. the capital city of pongo-pongo. pay for fresh coconuts in dollars. the american flag is everywhere. the preferred family run shuttle buses. in fact. close to 55,000 people who live here may be the most patriotic in the entire country. >> american samoa, where per cap tarks more sons and daughters, wear the uniform of the u.s. armed services than any other state or territory. >> reporter: the military has a big presence here. despite participating in the primary process, american samoa won't be choosing the next commander-in-chief. like puerto rico and guam, residents of american samoa dent get any electoral volts. >> all we do now is true pray for a good leader to rise up and make a difference. >> peter was born in small
president. he is also not a u.s. citizen. the people of american samoa are kidded u.s. nationals. >> born owing allegiance to the united states. but you are not a citizen. america doesn't owe its allegiance back. >> while the other major territories have achieved citizenship by birth through act of congress. it never happened in american sa mowa. lawsuit arguing the 14th amendment which guarantees citizen to those born on u.s. soil should apply to the territories. >> they have been raised in an american system. they served the american government. there is no reason why they should not be citizens. because they are on sovereign u.s. soil. >> let us be united states citizens. >> one of the plaintiffs in the
vietnam veteran. i have been discriminated against. i cannot be a united states citizen. >> if nationals move off island to. say california, they still can't vote or hold certain jobs. unless they pay a fee and apply. >> if you were a citizen by birth. go to any state and establish residency. and as a u.s. sit taen for voting purposes in the state. can't do that in american samoa. >> also a matter of personal pride. feel like i don't belong. >> in june, the supreme court declined to hear his case. worth noting not everyone here want to be a u.s. citizen. >> i am pretty much good the way i am. >> fine with being a national. >> fine with being a national. >> reporter: the laid back sim ply team of life here stands in contrast to the extremely complicated system of local and national laws that cuff earn a place like this.
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most people over 18 have cast at least one ballot in their lifetime. why is it called a ballot? jane pauley has a look for "sunday morning." ? ? welcome to hooray for politics at the smithsonian national museum of american history in washington. where we learned that ballot, come from ballotta, italian for little ball. colored balls being an earlier and simpler way of voting. as harry rubenstein, head of the division of li >> the way it works the you put the ball in the little hole. different people come and do it. open it up. and -- you get your -- >> you know where the expression blackballed comes from. the ultimate, no vote. onto the paper ballot. this maryland ballot for electoral college believed to be
by the mid 100s, voters were given partisan ballots with candidate pictures such as this one featuring grant from 168. come the 1900s, states were using large ballots including all the candidates. so big they were called blanket ballots. at the same time in big cities. technology was taking over. though paper ballots can still be found in some places, even today, and then there is the florida. remember those hanging chads. so, which artifact from this year's campaign will rate a spot in a future experience. like the election itself, stay tuned. the cbs "overnight news"
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today's election tore the nation apart and done a number on families. steve hartman found one shattered household on the road. >> reporter: the serrated edge of our election divide runs through a townhouse in raleigh, north carolina. right through the family of joyce woodhouse. >> here they are together. joyces s grew up side by side. >> your mom was on medicare, brad. >> wound up on opposite sides of a split screen. dallas is executive director of the north carolina republican party. while brad runs a pro-clinton super pac. >> that is an insult, brad. >> perhaps you have seen them before, biting each other's head off on cable news channels. >> you make this up? >> taking phone calls on cspan. >> one from a familiar voice. >> you are right i am from down
>> my god it is mom. >> i disagree. >> must have raised them differently? >> rocked in the same rocking share. >> one on your right and one on your left side. >> must have been. >> their relationship is a circus, some one did a documentary about it. at least in the film you could tell much banter was good natured. this was all shot before trump versus clinton. >> hey, buddy. >> you know it is a girl, right? >> yeah, whatever. >> i'm used to them getting angry and debating. but, this has been the most difficult election. the first time that -- i had just -- got very sad about it. >> yeah. >> this past summer as the election boiled, joyce says her sons stopped talking to each other altogether. >> i cried a lot.
>> this is what our election has come to. it has driven us apart and muddled our minds. today we may think we hate the other side, but the fact is, more often than not, we actually love a lot of those people. and in some cases, with all of our hearts. but here is the good news, the brothers are talking again. >> i pray that all families can -- can come together. and love each other. and realize that family is the most important. >> i think we can all vote for that. steve hartman, on the road, in raleigh, north carolina. that's the "overnight news" for this election day. be sure to check back a little later for the morning news and cbs this morning. and we'll have live team coverage all through the night. as the numbers come in. beginning with a special election edition of the evening news, at 6:30 eastern. from the broadcast center here
? it's tuesday, november 8th, 2016. election day. this is the "cbs morning news." >> this is good luck. get out there. i did my thing. i mean, i worked. >> here is a clear choice in this re-election. a choice between division or unity. >> finally decision day as voters head to the polls the candidates make their final pitches in a battleground blitz. >> rememberer it's not just my name or donald trump's name on