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it's finally here, election day 2016. both presidential candidates are back home morning after a late night of campaigning in the battleground states. >> and the first results are already in, we'll tell you who has the early lead after a tiny town in new hampshire voted at midnight. >> plus the importance of florida in the race for the white house, why america will be watching how we vote and why every vote in the bay area is so important. good morning p.m. and welcome to news channel 8 today. >> thanks for joining us on this
have complete coverage for you throughout the day. good morning. no issues as far as the weather is concerned going out to the polls whether this morning or throughout the day, just a few high, thin clouds. a little cooler this time than yesterday. brandon down to 57 degrees right now. dade city at 60, lakeland, 61. the afternoon high only 2 degrees above the average of 80. so that' 2016 election and temperatures will fall to 65 degrees. so coming up i'll have an 8-day temperature trend and let you know what's happening on the roads. around the polls the key is you want to have patience for more reason than one. just remember, we're lucky we can vote, right. well, look at this we have a bit of overnight construction, the hump of the skyway bridge you can see the
traffic is light. so no delays. now, this should be wrapped up t an hour to an hour and a half and same way on each side. that's a look at weather and traffic. well, it is election day, the day that we have been waiting for. >> long time now. >> the race for the white house is coming to an end. >> well polls in the bay area don't open until 7 in the morning the first presidential election results are in an election day tradition residents in new hampshire cast their votes shortly after midnight and we're talking about 8 voters and the results show hillary clinton with 4 votes compared to donald trump's 2. the other votes were split between johnson and there was a write in vote for mitt romney. in a matter of hours
counts this year. listen. . >> the entire election in 2000 was settled by 547 votes here in florida decided who was president of the united states for the next 8 years. >> and the vote is hillsborough is generally so close because experts tell us there's a balance of registered democrats republicans and independent dance and of course policy open at 7:00. close at 7 p.m. and we're told anyone in line at will still be able to vote. >> good to hear. all right. thank you. well, hillsboroue under a microscope today. the department of justice is sending people to monitor today's process in person. other florida counties being monitored include miami dade, orange and palm beach counties. they explain the monitors are to ensure every he willable vote is counted. and record numbers with more
ballots early. those who did not head to the policy this morning. we're joined live in pinellas county. how are the voters leaning in terms of the presidential election? >> well, we won't know exactly but if history is any indication this county could go blue. back in 2012, president barack obama it was a tight race but in the end obama won here in pinellas 49%. democrats have been doubling down here hosting multiple campaign rallies featuring former president bill clinton and famous musicians. . >> it's in the hands of the people of florida. we could go to bed pretty early once the results of this state come in. i really mean it. . >> reporter: now, as of
more than 650,000 registered voters, 231,000 republicans, 233,000 democrats and 185,000 in the other category. now, another big race is the important fight for the 13th congressional district between david jolly and charlie krisk. we'll have more on that race coming up in the next half hour. presidential candidates campaigned late into both making a final pitch to voters in battleground states. clinton closed her campaign with a massive midnight rally in north carolina, she was joined by her family appeared lady gaga. . >> there is no reason, my friends, why america's best days are not ahead of us. if we reach for them together.
vote at an elementary school in her hometown. her election night party will be held in new york. meanwhile donald trump's final rally was a last minute event in michigan. trump told supporters today is quote our independence day and the day quote american working class is going to strike back. he also got in some last jabs at clinton. >> real change also means restoring honesty to our government. so the first thing we should do, let's get rid of hillary, okay, that's probably -- that would be a very good first step. >> donald trump will hold his election night party at the hilton in manhattan just blocks away from the hillary clinton event. the presidential race is not the only issue on the ballot. there are other key races including the race for florida's u.s. senate seat. marco rubio
representative patrick murphy. it's been a tight race with lots of mud slinging. a recent poll is giving senator rubio a 7 point lead. another important race the race for the 13th congressional district, david jolly against former governor. the district includes much of pinellas county. in our next half hour we'll take a closer look at this race. and an interesting fact about early elections voted early than all those who voted in the state during the 2000 election. news channel 8 is on your side this election day. we're planning extensive coverage today from the time the polls open to when they close and through the night as we watch the returns come in. follow us on social media. also if you haven't gone to the polls yet be sure to check out our election guide on wfla.com with everything you need to know. how's the forecast looking?
first of all make sure if you haven't already gone to early vote you go to the polls and you vote. at 7:00 this morning the policy will open to 65 degrees, comfortable. if you do have to stand in a line no worries there are mid-day voting 78 degrees, mostly sunny a gorgeous evening when the policy close on this 2016 election, light breeze and 74 degrees. pleasant really no matter what time you go to the policy today. rain chance goes up sliy another cold front that comes through saturday. that's going to be the one that kind of drops our temperatures. so 82 today, 84 tomorrow and thursday, but early next week we drop down into the mid to upper 70s. check in now with traffic on the 8s as people head out early. >> they're going to be all out there folks, so have patience on the roads today. let's take a look at traffic right now. we're looking at the skyway
wrapped up by 6 a.m. the next hour and a half this will be gone, but right now the right lane still taken away looking southbound. on the northbound side there may be a lane taken away as well. looking at travel times up to speed on state road 54, you have of lights to go through through -- on your surface roads. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. now the search is on for a home invader accused of tying up and robbing an elderly couple at gunpoint. just after midnight monday a woman heard the doorbell ring, when she opened the door 4 people barged in. >> she started struggling with one of the guys,
and tied her hands. >> the men took off with cash and other items. shortly after officers spotted 3 of the suspects crashed in a ditch in this car stolen from kissimmee. investigators are looking for the 4th suspect. they believe he's driving the couple's stolen car. if you see it, please call lakeland police. in our of election day 2016. >> still ahead watching voters in polk county could voters flip from red to blue and what it means for the outcome of the presidential race. >> and preschoolers rushed to the hospital in south florida, what officials believe made the children sick. >> then real life version of the movie snakes on a plane, would you check out this? the moment passengers saw this hanging from a ceilinging in mid flight.
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used to even take me on house calls. both my parents taught me to help others. that's why i believe in public service. as your governor we got things done, and if you send me to congress we can do it again. i'll protect social security and medicare. defend planned parenthood and women's health care.
the race for the white house. normally the county skews republican. we're in lakeland at the a pre skit with an equal number of registered democrats and republicans, good morning. . >> reporter: yeah the past 2 elections polk county has favored the republican party. president obama was defeated here twice in 2012 by mitt romney. romney winning by 6% vote by 4%. as far as this election goes early voting numbers no indication of what might happen here. more than 168,000 polk county residents voted early or by mail, but there's a virtual split down the middle between republicans and democrats. both campaigns included lakeland in the barn
the deciders in presidential politics. >> hillary clinton is an insider fights for herself. i'm an outsider, used to be an insider, to be honest with you, okay. i know the inside and i know the outside and that's why i'm the only one that can fix this mess, folks. >> so did those visits buy the presidential campaigns make any difference here in polk county. we will see like all of the tampa bay area, policy here in polk county will be open at 7 a.m. >> lots of eyes throughout our area this morning and throughout the day. thank you. well, this morning dozens of the children from a south florida preschool are recovering after they all got sick at school. >> yeah, and now the state health department is investigating. it was a scary scene at the school. take a look here. ambulances rushing children to the hospital. 30
ended up hospitalized. one mom describes her daughter's symptoms after getting a call from the school. >> throwing up constantly and she's like -- like shaking, shaking and in and out. when i went there all the kids were throwing up. . >> officials suspect food poisoning. they're looking at a catered lunch served to the kids. a second squirrel attack in a retirement community in the the creature scratched and bit a resident at officerling coat yesterday. a staff member shot and killed the squirrel with a bb gun. this is the second attack at the same complex. last thursday a squirrel attacked leaving 2 residents and a staff members with serious bite wound. that squirrel got away. officials don't know if the one killed is the same one from last week's attack.
plane. that's a green sneak dangling from the ceiling overhead. this happened on an air mexico flight while it was in air. the crew radioed the air traffic controller to get priority landing status. no one was hurt, just a little shaken. the airline is trying to figure out how the snake ended up on the plane. . >> i'm surprised you didn't hard anybody yelling or screaming or anything. brave passengers on that flight. skin crow, a new studies suggests that no matter how much you clean your home is an oasis for bugs. researchers found more than 600 types of insects live in most home. they analyzed bug dna in dust samples. home with bates, pets or rural areas had a wider variety of must goes but not
do we creep you out enough? >> the good thing is none of us here in florida have basements. so we can go with that. in our sky cast for today on election day pleasant at the policy this morning right around 66 degrees at 8 a.m. by lunchtime i know a lot of people will be heading out there, maybe you're celebrating that you already voted, 82 around 3 p.m., breeze and a few passing clouds. we're at 63 in bartow, 64 in sarasota and my weather watcher bob in venice says 61 degrees. anywhere from 2 to 6 degrees -6 degrees cooler right now than this time yesterday. long range forecast high pressure give us that light breeze from the east. tomorrow though a cold front comes in, it's a weak cold front so i'm
much that cooler behind it, be in the upper 70s to 80s by friday. . >> we have overnight construction. that's the name of the game right now. we're looking at our gorgeous skyway bridge. you can see we do have the right lane taken away. should be wrapped up within the next hour. there are no delays. not many vehicles out there on y and that's why we don't have any delays. so skyway bridge, that's where it's located. let's move down to southern sarasota county southbound i-75 right around river road we have one lane taken away due to overnight construction as well. so sun coast area is our hot spot if you want to call it that. well, just by voting you may qualify to get a free doughnut or a cup of coffee. >> stay tuned as we rundown some election day deals for you this morning.
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my dad was a family doctor in pinellas county for 55 years. he used to even take me on house calls. both my parents taught me to help others. that's why i believe in public service. congress we can do it again. i'll protect social security and medicare. defend planned parenthood and women's health care. and i'll take care of our veterans. i'm charlie crist and i approve this message because i'll put you, the people first.
illegal to take a picture of your ballot inside the voting booth. but one california legislature is challenging that rule. . >> to share one's ballot is a celebration of the first amendment. we need to protect our rights. >> that new california law doesn't take effect until january. across the country the laws vary and can be confusing. again, here in florida it is illegal. . so you may want to stick picture of the i voted sticker. >> and tonight amc theaters are hosting election watch parties and providing live political coverage in 50 different locations across the u.s. including some right here in the bay area. don't worry about party affiliations, a spokesperson says there will be 2 separate locations for each party. the event gets started at 7 p.m. when the first policy close.
election day freebies and other deals. you can show off your i voted stick for for a doughnut at krispy kreme locations, also you can work off that doughnut at gold's gym, and participating 7-11 locations offering free cup of coffee. we've posted a list of all election day deals on our website wfla.com. >> some people might be hitting the punching bag. all right. sinus problems playing many. >> and new i'm going to show you a device that's helping
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i don't' the race for the white house comes down to this, election day. we'll show you how the bay in who wins florida and the nation. >> and federal investigators are in the bay area this morning, they're here to keep your vote safe and make sure people have the chance to cast their ballot. >> also today a race for congress, could congressman david jolly lose his seat to former governor charlie crist. we're looking at where this race stands right now. good morning p.m. and welcome to news channel 8 today. >> thanks for waking up with us