tv News Ch8 Today at 6AM NBC November 8, 2016 6:00am-6:59am EST
like hearing the sound of your own voice. (softly) like hearing the sound of your own voice. get more choices you love, now with all day breakfast. . right now on news channeling 8 today. >> the race for the white house all comes down to this, election day. we'll show you howhe role -- in who wins florida and the nation. >> and federal investigators are in the bay area this morning to keep your vote safe and make sure people have a chance to cast their ballot. >> and could david jolly lose his seat to charlie crist we'll look at where this race stands this morning. good morning. >> i know, let's get you out the door because it looks like it's going to be a great day to head out and vote. >> just a little bit of a chill this morning. cooler than
59 in zephyrhills, 66 in fish hook as you start election day. 66 in sarasota, 61 in clearwater and these temperatures are anywhere from about the same as yesterday up to 5 degrees cooler. so you'll notice that difference. afternoon high today of 82, that's slightly above the average of 80, now, at 6:08 i'll let you know how many days in a row we've seen dry conditions and when the rain is expected. i'm getting updates left and right. on the howard frankland bridge we're 11-minute commute. i'm going to go ahead and show you you a live look so you can see what i'm talking about on the howard frankland. they've pretty much got everything pushed over to the far right shoulder. now, just barely in the right lane. it's kind of blocking there. and everybody's checking out what's going on. southbound by the hump, i'll keep you posted. and it's your vote today the campaign something over and
this morning and close at 7 tonight. of course all eyes are on the presidential race both donald trump and hillary clinton finished their final rallies last night. tonight both will hold what they hope will be victory parties in new york city just blocks apart from each other. >> and we have team coverage this election day morning. we begin live in hillsborough county which could be a predictor for the entire state in this presidential race. >>or voters here in hillsborough county successfully picked the president of the united states. take a live look here at this precinct here in riverview. now, let's take a look at the past 2 presidential elections to see what happened in hillsborough county. in 2012 hillsborough went blue as you can see, president obama beat governor mitt romney, 4 years before that obama prevailed over
votes. now, voters have expressed to us that they certainly hope the voting system is fair and balanced. we spoke to the supervisor of elections hotels us there's an electronic tally and paper ballots in case votes need to be recounted. >> if everybody has their right mind in heart and want everything to be done correctly then let it be done with the faith of the people. >> reporter: polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. we just saw he said he wants to get here early to avoid any lines. we plan to talk to him in a moment. people are in line at 7 p.m., we're told they still can vote. back to you. >> smart man who showed up early. thanks. all right. hillary clinton has the lead in nbc's final battle grouped map looking at the electoral college vote. the winner needs 270, clinton is predict today secure at least 274 based on this particular
toss up states and flip a blue state to red. we continue our team coverage now live from polk county where trump needs to win if he's going to win florida. . >> reporter: well, here in polk county the votes actually skewed slightly republican in the past 2 elections, 2012 polk county voters choose mitt romney, in 2008 john mccain, but it's worth noting elections the republicans won by just 5%. now, this county is split 3 ways pretty evenly between republicans, democrats and independents that makes it truly a purple state and a must watch. . >> we are in the center of the i-4 corridor the way that polk goes is the way that the corridor will go and that's the
168,000 polk county residents voted early or voted by mail. the number of democrats and republicans who voted nearly split 50-50. in fact, only a difference of 1,000 voters and today we will be watching, is this the year that polk county flips and votes for the democrat or will it go republican? >> we will find out today. all right thank you. well, trump held his fin here and says he's in it to win it and not to get credit for starting a moment. >> i don't want any credit if we lose i'm not looking for credit. i'm not looking for credit. i'm looking to make america great again, not credit. >> jimmy buffett help leads clinton's final florida rally last night before buffett performed a free concert. the vice president spoke to the
election. . >> 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. >> when while clinton finished with a rally last night in philadelphia. well, we also have a close eye on florida's u.s. senate race today. polls show it could a poll shows senator marco rubio with a 7 point lead but check this out a survey monkey poll has patrick murphy in the lead by one point. also the fight over solar power utility companies have spent big money to get you to vote yes on this measure but opponents are fighting hard against it staying it is deceiving and in fact, is anti-solar. it needs 60% support to pass.
federal election monitors watching out for your voting rights today. it's one of 67 jurisdictions across the country that the u.s. department of justice will be monitoring in person. while the total of 500 staffers will be watching polls across the u.s. today that's a 35% reduction from the number just 4 years ago. now, hundreds of federal employees including military and cyber experts will also be on high alert today concerned by officials are monitoring incoming intelligence from several top second are receipt facilities like this underground bunker on the east coast. the nation is ready to react to any treat to communications or command systems including an attack on the u.s. power grid. . >> there is maybe a one in 3 chance of this happening but it's not insignificant. >> 6 national cyber centers and 54 state emergency operation centers have been activated.
candidates will host their election night parties. the new york police department has 5,000 uniformed officers on the a detail that's comparable to the pope's visit some suggesting the same for new year's eve celebrations in new york city. well, news channel 8 is on your side this election day. we'll have special coverage all day and special coverage when the polls close. you can also check wfla.com and our news channel 8 app for updates as they come in. social media use the hashtag wfla politics. now, if you haven't already voted perhaps early or by mail you want to check out our election guide on wfla.com before you head to the polls today. you'll find out everything you need to know about all the different races. people leaving their home early to vote. >> that's right and even if you have to stand in line outside of a polling place it should be very comfortable. you might need at least maybe some long sleeves this morning because it's going to be cooler than
really comfortable. 65 degrees, a few clouds if you're heading out for lunchtime voting 78 degrees then, mostly sunny, and the polls close on this 2016 election, never thought i'd say that, 74 degrees a gorgeous evening and a light breeze. it has been dry. we looked back the last time it rained was october 15th. so we started counting on the 16 the first day without rain and continued counting until yesterday which made the 23rd straight i do add in a 20% chance tomorrow. now, we'll check in on traffic on the 8s because there have been a couple of issues. just a reminder when you're heading out to the polls watch your speeds we've already had an accident regarding speeds and also a lot of people walking around in the polling places so you want to be careful. let's talk about the sun coast area. all right we're going to move into north port because we have
continuing to watch this crash on the howard frankland bridge is trying to clear up southbound, here's the situation, it's still a bit backed up again heading towards pinellas, leave the house about 15 minutes early. should be okay. and we're taking a live picture right now, let's listen in. this is tim kaine he just voted. let's listen in. nope, no audio. okay. well, we know he just voted. weaw about 3, 3:30 this morning had just arrived in new york getting ready to go later this morning. here we have some audio. let's listen in. >> characterize what had i've said i've often quoted things that he's said. you know, there's some aspects about it that are troubling but what joe said i've heard hillary say too, there are a number of people voting for donald trump because of anxieties they have about the economy and we have folks voting
about an economy that works for everybody -- >> the economy is a big issue in this, again, hillary clinton's running mate for vice president tim kaine. >> we're going to take a quick break and we'll be back with more as we continue our election day coverage on news channel 8 today. ? ? you hear my voice, you hear that sound ? ? like thunder, gonna shake your ground ? ? you held me down ? ? but i got up ? enough ? ? i got the eye of the tiger, a fighter ? ? dancing through the fire ? ? 'cause i am the champion ? ? and you're gonna hear me roar ? ? ? roar, oh, oh, oh ? ? roar ?
carson and i have seen some terrible ads attacking our mom dana young. for things she never did. it hurts because mom is cool. she is caring, she works hard. trust us we know from experience. mom put her career on hold for us. to raise our family. she is a role model for everyone in our community. i'm proud of you mom, we both are.
. another big show down is the fight for the 13th congressional district. u.s. representative jolly could lose his seat to crist. news channel 8 is joined live in pinellas county. do we have any idea how this race is leaning this morning? >> reporter: well, a lot of eyes will be on this race here in pinellas county as close tonight to see who will emerge, the former florida governor could be headed from our state's capital to the nation's capital. crist is 5 points ahead of jolly. that survey was conducted by floridapolitics.com. 51% were backing crist. this race was all sparked when marco rubio was on the presidential campaign trail earlier this year and his
eager to jump into his place since the redrawing of his district was republican david jolly, but that was not meant to be when his poll numbers dipped rubio dropped his bid and decided to retable his senate seat sending jolly back to run against the former governor. both will be hosting watch parties tonight with jolly appearing at the -- in pete beach so it will be interesting to see who is convict or i couldn't say from this race. we know what the polls have said but anything is possible. >> again, a reminder that it's not just the presidential race, lots at stake, different issues that we all get to vote on. across america this morning the search continues for a california mom who went missing while jogging. family and
the family believes she was abducted. her husband found her e phone with the ear phones still intact and hair. there's a 50,000 reward for her safe return. a third body has been found on the south carolina property of kholepp. the bodies were removed from the graves on monday. the coroner will begin testing later this morning. he's already been other killings and accused of kidnaping a woman and holding her in a storage container. now, an 8 on your side alert an increasingly popular medical device could be the solution to your sinus problems. while surgery opens the sinus a stent used by doctors at tampa general hospital may produce those long-lasting results sufferers long for. >> just a lot of pressure, it's very uncomfortable. lots of headaches and difficulty
sinus infections for as long as she can remember. it's a problem many in the bay area face. >> it seems to be a big problem in florida and i think it's because of the claim mate. . >> the result inflamed and clogged sinuses with symptoms over the counter medications sometimes only temporarily relieve. the doctors recommends surgery, and for long-lasting effects his go-to propel, a stent that keeps the sinus open after surgery while delivering a steroid to the sinus. >> you first drain it and then put in the stent. >> correct. we enlarge and open the natural openings, the problem is that those tend to scar shut during the healing process. so what the stent does is keeps them open while somebody is recovering from surgery. >> the stent eventually dissolves.
difference, and i feel great still. >> while not guaranteed to be a permit nap solution the effects can be long lasting. >> the thought is that the opening would stay open. >> i feel great. i can breathe. >> what does thae ? >> amazing, it's amazing. . >> it's a good thing to breathe. well doctors have performed this procedure on hundreds of patients including many kids appeared doctors say surgery using the device is covered by insurance. so it might be a good option for you. you want to speak to your doctor see if it's right for you. >> can you imagine the relief of being able to breathe again? >> all right. 6:18, on this day that a lot of folks are heading out to vote. it's going to be a great day. yeah, very comfortable.
couple degrees cooler than yesterday but still really nice, 78 at noon, a breeze, 82 around 3 p.m. out the door right now zephyrhills you're 59, tampa 65, we're at 68 in st. petersburg, and our weather watcher in bradenton says it's 68 degrees. so a lot more rainfall back to the west. for us just some high thin clouds should make for a pretty sunrise on this election day. as we head through the day we'll get this breezero a degree or 2 cooler than yesterday but really about the same. pleasant start to the day tomorrow. there is a bit of a change tomorrow as a weak cold front brings us a few spotty showers, not that much cooler behind it, back to average for thursday and veterans day. cooler for next week. all right. overall we've got a pretty decent drive but a couple problem spots one of them
the left lane is taken away. we've got a backup there. still a backup on our howard frankland bridge southbound. we just got the far-right lane partially blocked here, 3 left lanes open, traffic sort of crawls as it approaches the accident and then you're right back up to speed once you get past it. i want you to leave the house about 15 minutes early again heading towards pinellas southbound. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. >> all right. thanks so much. you clean your house there are still bugs. >> yeah, i hate to break it to you. still ahead wait until you hear just how many bugs could be living in your home.
bob buesing... on the record. he sues tax payers to cover the outrageous cost of a lavish courthouse. buesing files forclosures on homes critical to seniors. his law firm is accused of running up costs on a school district at the expense of our kids. trailing in the polls, for things she never did. so we ask... mr. buesing, will you do anything to win? anything? to beat this woman.
d 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. 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.
. a giant sinkhole in japan. an electrical pole falling right into that massive hole. it's 8 # feet wide, investigators believe sweat spilling into a subway tunnel caused the cave in. and this may make your skin crawl this morning, a new study suggesting that no matter how much you clean your home is an oasis f >> yeah, they found more than 600 types of bugs living in most homes. they analyzed bug dna in dust samples. homes with basements, pets or in rural areas had a wider variety of bugs, but not necessarily more bugs. i'm okay with a bug party but i just don't want more bugs. >> i clean with vinegar and water do you think that makes a difference? >> nope. election day is here.
presidential race are already coming in, we'll show you where. >> plus we'll look at how the bay areas 2 biggest counties could vote
and what that could mean for who wins the sunshine state. >> let's head outside on this election day, no, let's not. take our word for it, it's going to be a beautiful day. bob buesing... on the record.
grab 'em by the p****". when you're a star, they let you do it. you can do anything. more accusers coming forward to say they were sexually assaulted by donald trump. i'll go backstage before a show... yes.. and everyone's getting dressed. donald trump walked into the dressing room while contestants, some as young as 15 were changing. standing there with no clothes. she ate like a pig. a person who's flat-chested is very hard to be a 10. do you treat
women with respect? uh... i can't say that either. alright, good.
at 6:28 i know we're talking about going to the polls but first you've got to get the kids to the bus stop, a comfortable # 2 which is 2 degrees above average when they come home from school. no rain chances today but i do add in a 20% chance tomorrow and 10% on saturday. well, looking at traffic right now we're looking in the north port area in southern
a delay left lane still taken away northbound at i-75, still a little bit of a backup southbound on the howard frankland bridge, folks, right by the hump a crash tying up the right lane. hillary clinton: i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. vo: in times of crisis america depends on steady leadership. donald trump: "knock the crap out of them, would you? seriously..."vo: clear thinking... donald trump: "i know you can tell them to go fu_k themselves." vo: because all it takes is one wrong move. donald trump audio only: "i would bomb the sh_t out of them." vo: just one. (vo) at friskies, no one's surprised tender pieces and crunchy bites ended up together. that's just what happens when cats call the shots.
. for cats. by cats. . candidates voted just minutes ago, this video just coming into our news room from tim kaine and his wife voted and that is a look at the candidates there, they were up late on into the morning hours. . >> and the first results from the presidential race are already in. we will tell you who was -- or who has the early lead after a tiny town in new hampshire voted at midnight. >> and plus the importance of florida in the race for the white house, why america will be
good morning and welcome to news channel 8 today. >> thanks for being with us on election day morning, a very important day. many people headed out early to cast their vote before they head to work. >> you can't blame the weather because the weather is going to be pretty per effect. high, thin clouds, we had most of the rainfall well back to our west. if you step out the harbor right now it's 62 degrees, 59 in venice. in our metro cast the sun will be coming up we'll be at 66 degrees at 8 a.m., a few passing clouds but you don't see rain here, 78 at noon, no matter what time you go to the polls should be comfortable. now, at 6:38 i have an 8-day temperature friend for and we'll help you get through the commute. a lot starting to hit the roads. >> you're an early voter, right?
what about the other 2? well, those were split between johnson and a write in candidate mitt romney. how about is that? now, in just about 30 minutes millions of people in our state will head to the polls to choose a new president. >> the polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. we do have team coverage of election day 2016. we're in hillsborough county where the outcome county and in lakeland. we begin with ryan. good morning. it looks like folks are startint ready to vote. >> good morning. from precinct 947 here in riverview. i'll step out of the way and show you a live look at the line that's already forming just after 6:30 here. at last count there was roughly a dozen people but it looked like more have arrived here at this precinct it riverview. it's been said that hillsborough county is one of
it's picked the president in almost every election since 1960. let's go back 2 elections to see how things turned out in 2012 hillsborough county went blue, president obama won by more than 36,000 votes pouncing on mitt romney, 4 years before that, of course, obama prevailed over senator john mccain. that margin of victory was much smaller as you see on the right side of your screen. because it has been so close, every vote certainly counts thiar . >> the entire election in 2000 was settled by 547 votes here in florida decided who was the president of the united states for the next 8 years. >> and the vote is generally so close because experts tell us there's a balance of registered democrats for republicans and pend dans and likely some of those in line here this morning. we'll have the very latest throughout the morning.
7:00. if people are still in line at 7 p.m. they will still be able to vote. back to you. >> it's forming early. okay. thanks so much. well, hillss will be under a microscope today. the department of justice is sending people to monitor the process in person. other counties being monitored include lee, miami dade and palm beach. they explain the ensure every vote is counted. early voting in pinellas county reached record numbers with more than 75,000 voters casting their ballots early. now, those who did not will head to the polls this morning. we're joined live in pasco county. how are voters leaning when we're talking about the president presidential election? >> reporter: well, if history is any indication then pasco county will go blue. back in 2012 it was a heated race between
but in the end obama squeaked out a win taking 50% of the vote to romney's 49%. democrats have been doubling down here hosting multiple campaign rallies featuring former president bill clinton and famous musicians. the vice president spoke at the get out the vote concert last night. >> it's in the hands of the people of florida, we could go to bed pretty early once the results of this state come i now, as of election day pasco county had more than 650,000 registered voters, 231,000 republicans, 233,000 democrats and 1 # 5,000 in the other category. now, of course it's not just the presidential election that we're talking but there are also a lot of other races that people are keeping a
the congressional race between representative david jolly and the former governor of florida charlie crist. back to you. presidential candidates campaigned late into the night, both making a final pitch to voters in battleground states. hillary clinton closed her campaign with a massive midnight rally in north carolina, she was joined by her family, and lady gaga. her closing speech focused on unity. >> there is no reason, my friends, why a are not ahead of us if we reach for them together. . >> today clinton will vote at an elementary school in her hometown. well donald trump's final rally was a last minute event in michigan, trump there telling supporters today is quote our independence day and the day of the america working class is going to strike back. trump also got in some last jabs at clinton.
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. >> well, and this year is pretty interesting donald trump will hold his election night party at the hilton in manhattan blocks away from hillary clinton's party. how's the forecast? well, the sun is just beginning to cross up over the horizon on this election day and 22 minutes from the polls opening. this is the way it looks from our window here just over the hillsborough river in tampa. a few high, thin clouds, go out and vote today if you haven't done so already. very comfortable when the polls open 65 degrees this morning, slight chill, a little cooler than yesterday but still running above average. if you're heading out during your lunchtime 78 degrees and when
a light breeze. pleasant really no matter when you go to the polls today. rain chance slim tomorrow but it's there with one cold front then another cold front on saturday also not bringing us much rain, notice it just continues to trend those temperatures down from 82 today down to 77 by sunday. we check in now with traffic on the 8s. >> we still have trouble on the howard frankland bridge. it's trying to clear up. here's what's going on everything is on the right shoulder, doesn't look like it's tying up the rht most of the traffic that gets heavy heads into tampa. so keep this in mind, how long is it going to take you? it looks like about 13 minutes to cross southbound, heading into tampa looking at 7 minutes right now. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. we continue our coverage 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
under state attorney mark ober's watch, rape and sexual assault are on the rise. ober is not just ineffective, he declined to prosecute a man ober: she was with him voluntarily. our community deserves new leadership. andrew warren, an experienced prosecutor, will reallocate resources to target violent crime, including gun violence, rape, and domestic abuse. andrew warren for state attorney.
this is mike's office. if he doesn't show up, he doesn't get paid. too often marco rubio didn't show
up and failed us when he did. i am patrick murphy. to get things done, you've got to show up. you've got to work together. whether it's protecting social security and women's health care we've got to start solving problems instead of pointing fingers. i am patrick murphy and i approve this message because i'll never stop working for you. he's gus! he's gus! he's gus! he's gus! gus bilirakis. gus bilirakis! gus is for us. for us.
e. gus stood up to his own party... to stop flood insurance hikes. he's protecting our veterans... and our seniors. and he's fighting to keep america safe. gus is for us. gus is always for us. gus is for us. for us! all of us! vote gus bilirakis for congress. i'm gus bilirakis, and i approve this message. . we're taking a live look right now where hillary clinton is expected to arrive any minute now to vote, you see not a whole lot of people out there, just a few people there, but she's going to vote after not getting much if any sleep whatsoever. we were getting ready for this newscast and she had just arrived in new york at about some time between 3, 3:30 in the morning something around there and here she is now expected to
when that happens, we'll keep you posted as that develops. now, polk county is a must win in the race for the white house. historically the county skews republican and has to stay that way if donald trump is to win florida. we're joined now live from lakeland. you're at a precinct with an equal number of registered democrats and republicans. >> reporter: that's right and some of them already in line to vote even though polls don't open until 7 a.m. past 2 elections polk county has skewed republican. romney beat president obama in 2012 by 6% of the vote and in 2008 it was john mccain with 4% of the jolt. now, you can take a look at the early voting numbers but they're not going to tell you much. more than 168,000 residents voted early or by mail but there is a virtual split down the middle of republicans and democrats. now, both campaigns
. >> you're the difference makers, the deciders in presidential politics and that's a lot of fun and responsibility. >> hillary clinton's an insider, she 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. . >> reporter: so obviously trump hoping that this is anoer but of course the clinton campaign thinks perhaps this is the year that polk county will skew democrat. and again polls opening at 7 and now we have 4 people in line with more showing up. it's going to be a race to watch here. >> and it will get much busier throughout the morning. well, this morning an interesting fact about early election right here in our state. according to state election officials more people in florida voted early than all
right now the search is on for a home invader accused of tying up and robbing an elderly couple at gunpoint. she heard the doorbell range and when she opened the door 4 people barged in. her husband describes what happened next. >> she started struggling with one of the guys, and they threw . >> 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 a 4th suspect. they believe he's driving the couple's stolen car, a black 2012 buick with the florida tag bguc 84. if you see it call lakeland police.
preschool are recovering after they all got sick. >> now, the state health department is investigating, a scary scene. ambulances rushing kids to the hospital from that school. 30 kids were sick, 19 of them ended up in the hospital. officials suspect food poisoning, they're looking at a catered lunch serve today children. this is scary, a second squirrel attack in a retirement community in the central part of the state. the sterling court yesterday. a staff member shot and kid the squirrel with a bb gun. this is the second attack at the same complex for seniors. last thursday's attack leaving 2 residents and a staff member with serious bite wounds. that squirrel got away. now, officials don't know if the squirrel killed is the same one from last week's attack that maybe didn't get away.
or maybe rather look away a creepy sight on a plane, yep, that is a green snake dangling from the ceiling overhead. they got priority landing status and wanted to get everyone down as safely as possible. the airline is trying to figure out how that snake ended up on t to go on vacation or something. >> nothing wrong with a green stowaway. time for weather and traffic on the 8s. let's find out how that got on the plane. so it won't happen again. this morning the sun is coming up. your sky cast looks great. pleasant at the polls this morning 66 degrees for those standing outside before they open.
82 degrees, about 2 degrees above average but pretty comfortable. 65 in tampa, 68 st. pete, 66 in bradenton. 63 in bartow. and we're anywhere from 1 to 5 degrees cooler than this time yesterday. so it's a slight change but you'll notice it. high pressure with clockwise winds keeping us pleasant got that lighter breeze, few clouds tomorrow here's or big change, not a very big one, slim ran chance and not 82 today, 80 tomorrow, down to 79 veterans day and 78 on saturday. howard frankland bridge southbound we had a crash, it has cleared from the roadway. residual congestion though still out there. it's going to take you 12 minutes to cross it meanwhile northbound is a breeze. let's go ahead and move over appeared talk about the veterans expressway starting to slow as well as i-4 westbound. also we've got this congestion
moved to the shoulder. new accident northbound i-75 near fowler, this is northbound and we've got the 2 left lanes taken away. that's a look at weather appeared traffic. all right well, look at this the latest internet craze it's the challenge, i saw this done at a party on friday night when people freeze where they stand for extended period of time. it was at an engagement party. what do you think? ? . >> what you need to know before you walk out the door is next including election day 2016. we're live. we have a look at the importance of the vote in florida. . >> let's take a live look at the polling place in riverview where people are linked up to vote.
. election day 2016 is here. polls open in the bay area at 7 this morning. that's about 6 minutes from now. >> news channel 8 is election central for you. we have team coverage of voting and the important role florida is playing in the campaign. we begin with ryan in hillsborough county this morning. hey, it . >> good morning. we are live this morning from precinct 947 here in riverview one of the busiest precincts in hillsborough county appeared you can see dozens and dozens of people already in line at this hour. polls open 5 to 10 minutes from now. it's been made that hillsborough is one of the most counties in the country. it's picked the president since 1960.
president obama won by more than 36,000 votes pouncing on mitt romney. last election 73% of registered voters hit the polls here in hillsborough county and since then we're told more than 100,000 people have signed up in addition to be part of history. live in riverview in hillsborough, news channel 8. . >> reporter: i'm in pinellas county where you can see folks already waiting line to the big question is whether or not it will go blue. history says yes but it will be close. back in 2012 it was a tight race between president obama and mitt romney but in the end obama squeaked out a win taking 50% of the vote. democrats certainly have been doubling down here hosting multiple campaign rallies features former president bill clinton and some famous musicians.
. >> all right thanks. the first results are in for the race. all 8 residents in a tiny town in new hampshire cast their votes at midnight. hillary clinton had the lead over donald trump. and in hillsborough county can we'll see federal election monitors watching out for your voting rights today. it's one of the 67 jurisdictions that the u.s. department of justice will be monitoring person. all right. we can all agree that today is historic day moment with a selfie. we want to remind you in florida and 2-dozen other states it's illegal to take a picture of your ballot inside a voting booth. by the way, today voters can enjoy many freebies and deals like a free doughnut at krispy kreme your i voted sticker will give a one day pass at gold's gym and participating 7-11 locations are offering a
we've posted a list of all the deals on wfla.com. . >> remember to keep it right here on news channel 8 all day, 8 is on your side with special coverage on this election day including after the polls close, you can also check out wfla.com or our news channel 8 app for updates live as they come in and follow us on social media. you want to use the hashtag wfla politics. >> and it's really comfortable this morning as people head out this is over the hillsborough river, we're at 64 degrees heading through the rest of the day getting up to 66 by 8 a.m., 78 and sunny at noon, partly cloudy, no issues no matter when you are heading out to the polls today. tomorrow a few more clouds as a cold front comes through, slightly cooler for thursday and veterans day but another cold front comes through saturday and that's going to bring us down into the 50s in the mornings for monday and tuesday. and a quick reminder
of people walking around there. it can get dangerous in 9 parking lots. northbound 275 we do have an accident backing up. that northbound accident is tying up lanes. 49th street at 1st avenue north we've got a collision earlier problems on the howard frankland bridge have cleared, but a little bit of residual congestion there. and this accident north port has cleared. other than that typical slow and go traffic and thank you. just about a minute and a half now until the polls open in most areas. happy election day 2016, everybody. >> adopt forget we'll be here all morning long.
like hearing the sound of your own voice. (softly) like hearing the sound of your own voice. get more choices you love, now with all day breakfast. good morning. election day. >> it's now officially tuesday, november 8th >> let's make history together! >> polls now open. voters casting their ballots after the most contentious and controversial presidential campaign in history. 18 grueling months. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states! >> i humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the