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any problems are dealt with swiftly and fairly. anchor: nick bohr is live at one of the busiest polling places in the city to explain. reporter: that is right. this will be a busy place, the municipal building. the police will step into settle things down because, not surprisingly, people have strong feelings on election day, and that has been known to boil over. as perhaps three million wisconsinites head to the polls tomorrow, there will be plenty >> our job is to pay extra attention to make sure they are safe, orderly, and fair. reporter: milwaukee police will have teams from each district roving around the 150-plus polling places looking for any issues. >> they could range from parking issues to obstructed pulling
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campaigning have to stay at least 100 feet from any polling place and they cannot block access. >> it can get emotional. people can argue. reporter: so police say a successful day would be one with no arrests. >> if we have an issue, we iron it out right there and come to a legal resolution that works for everod issues revolve around proper id, but they will be ready in case arguments get heated. nick bohr, wisn 12 news. anchor: wisconsin is one of 28 states where the justice department is deploying personnel to make sure federal voting rights laws are being enforced. specifically, agents will be in milwaukee to ensure votes are counted free of discrimination,
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ballots tomorrow in the hotly contested race for u.s. senate. ron johnson, a republican, is being challenged by former senator russ feingold, a democrat. both candidates are making their final pitch to voters ahead of election day. johnson's final campaign stop is in waukesha tonight. wisn 12 news political reporter kent wainscott is there live. reporter: ron johnson just wrapped up his final rally of this long spot that may be most critical. you may be able to see the senator surrounded by a crowd of reporters. this is all about driving up voter turnout in waukesha and other republican strongholds around milwaukee. johnson spoke to a crowd of supporters and campaign volunteers. he was joined by house speaker paul ryan and governor scott walker, going all out in these closing hours to try to help johnson build on momentum seen in recent polls that have him
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and johnson's message reflected the importance of the waukesha county vote. >> this election is for all the marbles. i am asking all of you -- yesterday we had the packers game. i was asking people to give me those 12 votes. get me 12 additional votes. reporter: the latest marquette feingold by just one point. the johnson campaign believes the path to victory is by running up large margins in the heart of wisconsin's republican base. kent wainscott, wisn 12 news. anchor: johnson's challenger, former senator russ feingold, is also making a last minute push for votes. he spoke in racine earlier this afternoon.
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day, a few dozen supporters have been working the phones at the uaw. earlier this afternoon, they took a break to listen to russ feingold. he thanked supporters when he arrived a few hours ago. feingold reiterated his commitment to family leave and the cost of medicine. this is a very tight race. just one percentage point separates them marquette university poll. i asked feingold about potential impact he could face from the presidential election. how do you think the match-up between donald trump and hillary clinton is going to affect your race with ron johnson tomorrow? >> people vote on the basis of each race on its own. i don't think it will have a great impact. i think we're going to win on our own because i've made sure that i'm talking about what middle-income and working families are concerned about.
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feingold's only stop. he had a stop in janesville and was on his way to oshkosh. sheldon dutes, wisn 12 news. anchor: in the race for president, a battleground blitz. with just hours remaining in the race and hillary clinton leading donald trump by just four points in the new abc news-washington post poll, the candidates are campaigning hard. donald trump will be in five states today -- florida, north trump is blasting the fbi's decision not to criminally charge clinton. he says it's now ?up to the american people to deliver justice at the ballot box.? hillary clinton is also on a final campaign blitz, hitting several of the same crucial states as trump, including michigan, north carolina, and pennsylvania. she is ending with a campaign rally in philadelphia tonight with her husband and daughter along with president obama and the first lady. bruce springsteen and jon bon
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clinton is expected to urge voters to make history electing her president. anchor: a record number of people have cast their ballots early in wisconsin. the state elections commission says nearly 800,000 people in the state have already voted. that shatters the old record set in 2012, of 665,000. in-person early voting is now over. you can still mail in your absentee ballot as long as it arrives to your clerk's office by tomorrow. election officials project 3.1 million people will vote by tuesday night. wisconsin's voting age population. polls in wisconsin will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. as long as you're in line by 8:00, your vote will be counted. voters do need to show a photo i.d. some of the i.d.'s accepted include a driver license, military i.d., passport, or college i.d. and if you need to register to vote, you can do that at your polling location. be sure to join us for complete election coverage starting tomorrow morning at 4:30 a.m.
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updates throughout the day. then, our non-stop coverage starts on air and online at 4:00 p.m. anchor: as you just heard, voter turnout is expected to be high tomorrow, and no doubt, you've probably heard claims about the election being rigged. so we sent colleen henry out to investigate. how vulnerable is the system? reporter: here in milwaukee, there have been well-documented instances of voting mischief -- people voting more than once, even the infamous smokes for votes case in which homeless people were give exchange for going to the polls. so we wanted to know -- how safe is your vote? could fraud really impact this election? we'll tell you what's going on behind the scenes and what you need to know before you cast your ballot. anchor: watch colleen henry's investigation, ?how safe is your vote?? tonight on wisn 12 news at 10:00. anchor: happening now, a vigil for a five-year-old girl killed
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video of the car involved. terry sater is live where it happened. reporter: a prayer vigil just ended for the little girl killed by a hit and run driver. they have lit candles. tonight, the drivers on the run. milwaukee police released video of the car they're looking for. mpd says the vehicle that hit 5-year-old rickyia langham is a gray or silver 2002 to 2010 porsche cayenne suv. the vehicle may have minor damage to the front passenger side bumper or grille area. again, milwaukee police say the car they think was used by the hit-and-run driver is a gray or silver 2002 to 2010 porsche cayenne suv. if you have any information, call police. people gathered here tonight to pray for rickyia's family, who are devastated by her death.
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they were on their way to church. she was holding her daughter's hand when a driver slowed after appearing to see them then gunned the engine, running over her little girl and killing her, then driving off. pastor radontae ashford is a relative of rickyia. >> if anyone knows any information in regards to this, do the right thing. there is no resentment. we would be remiss to say we are not angered. this took one of our loved ones. way. we are angered by the situation. reporter: the family says they forgive the driver. they want the driver to surrender. devastatingly emotional seen tonight. milwaukee police are asking you to give them a call if you have information in this case. anchor: developing tonight, a woman is hit and killed by a car on milwaukee's southwest side. it happened late this afternoon
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we believe this is the car involved, a black audi. it appears the driver stayed on the scene. an autopsy will be performed tomorrow. anchor: it could soon cost you $30 more to drive in milwaukee county. the board of supervisors approved a measure this morning to increase annual wheel taxes. it's half of the proposal from county executive chris abele to help pay for road repairs and the county bus system. the new tax is expected to generate about $13.5 million next year. anchor: a heads-up for any of you who drive between the third ward and walker's point. crosses over the milwaukee river is now closed. it won't re-open until mid-december. crews are installing an upgrade to the bridge's center lock system. anchor: new on wisn 12, a major milestone in the new bucks arena project. today, crews installed the first steel beams of the future wisconsin entertainment and sports center. the team broke ground on the new arena near 4th and juneau over the summer. now months into construction, work is heading above ground. >> there has been a lot of work
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so this is kind of the first the public will see the vertical construction. anchor: crews say the project is still on schedule. by the end of the year, they expect to be finished with the first three levels. the new arena should be ready to go by the fall of 2018. we have had some great weather to work in. anchor: feels a lot more like september. we are off to the warmest november we have ever had. meteorologist: but now a cold front lurking to our west. >> well, the robot made it a lot easier. anchor: a new-age take on learning. the technology one waukesha county fourth grader uses to keep up with his studies without ever leaving home. anchor: then, biking to the polls. the election day special being offered by bublr bikes to help make sure everyone is able to
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russ feingold: in the senate there's a choice- you can go along with the rigged system, or you can stand for something that matters. i stand with wisconsin working families. going to all 72 counties, i know how hard you work and how wages aren't keeping up. -tax loopholes for billionaires, tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. i'll take on the rigged system. and work to build an economy that works for everyone. i'm russ feingold and i approve this message
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i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. donald trump: i could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose any voters, okay? and you can tell them to go f--- themselves! you know, you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of r wherever... you gotta see this guy. ahh, i don't know what i said, ahh. "i don't remember."
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anchor: a waukesha county fourth grader prone to getting sick has found a high tech way to go to school and avoid germs. anchor: wisn 12 news' tim elliott shows us how a robot is keeping him up to date. >> so, grady, do you want to wheel forward for our morning meeting? reporter: class is just getting started at lake country school
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>> is it the test? reporter: and grady loper is in two places at once. >> i'm used to it now, but the first couple of times, i'm going, wow, that's pretty unique. reporter: the fourth grader is at home in nashotah battling a rare condition that severely weakens his immune system. >> just one cough can spread all around the classroom. trust me, if i catch that cough, then i'm sick. reporter: but thanks to this robot on wheels -- >> he can navigate all around the classroom. reporter: grady can avoid germs at school and still be present for the day's lesson. >> a lot of times, by this point in the school year, he's already missed weeks of school. reporter: grady's mom, tami, says being in a confined space like a classroom could mean another hospital stay. >> the lopers approached me early in the school year and said, we need to do something for grady this year. reporter: district administrator mark lichte says the lopers brought up the idea and eventually purchased the robot themselves.
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him healthier and, number two, he's not missing out on the instruction. reporter: so the program grady is using is a lot of like skype. they can see and hear him. he can see and hear them as well. he uses those arrow keys to control the robot entirely from home. grady prefers to be in the classroom, but when he's feeling under the weather, his robot on wheels is the next best thing. in hartland, tim elliott, wisn 12 news. anchor: grady tries to make it to class as often as he can, but hese cold and flu season. talk about technology really helping. our countdown to election day continues tonight with a new way to get to the polls. anchor: bublr bikes is offering unlimited free rides for voters. 13 of bublr's 57 bike stations to get to the polls. are located within blocks of a polling location. all you have to do to get the free ride is enter the code ?1776? when you're renting the bike.
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anchor: the hunger task force is extending its hours for the holidays. volunteers will be available on evenings and weekends to accommodate the increase in holiday donations. some of the seasonal items you can bring include things like canned vegetables, gravy, even frozen turkey. the hunger task force is located on hawley court, just off i-94. anchor: keeping your water clean. it's the goal of a new partnership in the city of milwaukee. right now, there is no lead in the water mains in the city. however, some 70,000 homes do have lead service lines. the mayor says replacing those meantime, he's urging residents to install a water filter. to make that easier, the health department is teaming up with the united way and a.o. smith corporation to hand out free and discounted filters to those who need them most. >> to be able to go upstream to get these filters out there to homes quickly and responsibly, we couldn't be more thrilled. anchor: you can find more information on our website at wisn.com.
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runners took advantage of the warm temperatures along the lakefront this afternoon. but enjoy it while you can. anchor: sounds ominous. changes are on the way. meteorologist: you cannot stay around 70 the entire month of november. two days in the 70's, saturday and sunday. still swimming outside. crazy, but whatever floats your b o though. we have weird stuff happening out there. normally, the roses would be dying. i do not know much about flowers, but this looks like a flower you would not normally see in november. people are still ticking tomatoes and peppers in november.
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to a freeze in southeast wisconsin. a few inland. a cold front has already moved through here. it is 57 in bismarck. that is not cold. we have a cold front that comes through tonight and tomorrow. temperatures are still above average, just not 67 like today. where is the cold? it is all bottled up in northern temperatures are not cold for this time in november standards. pretty typical there. cambridge bay, two degrees below zero. coral harbor, you will not find much coral there anymore. first seven days, everybody in the 60's and 70's.
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three days in november, 1965. we will tie the record, but this is the warmest start to november we have had for the first week of november. highs 50 degrees or warmer, seventh place. we continue to get closer. showers to the west of us is the cold front moving in. here is future cast tomorrow morning. if you are heading to the you may have a few showers to deal with. the rest of the day is dry. it is beautiful wednesday as we start to clear out again. a couple showers as the polls open. temperatures will be in the 50's. 57 on tuesday and wednesday. then we get back to the 60's yet again on thursday.
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day will be the coolest day. high of only 50 degrees. saturday and sunday, 55. sunday, 60 degrees. there is no real cold air to pull from. temperatures cool off a little bit. anchor: not bad at all. anchor: at least one fanbase in the state is happy. anchor: that would be the badgers, who would appear to have an easy path to reach the big 10 championship game. packer fans are not quite so chipper after another home loss. what mike mccarthy feels were the reasons for yesterday's defeat to the colts.
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anchor: what is wrong with the packers? and are there jobs on the line in the front office and on the coaching staff? those are questions the fans are asking after a 4-4 start, and the packers pretty much have to win at least two of the next three games, all on the road, to extend their playoff appearance streak to eight years. yesterday's upset loss to the colts cost the packers a chance to move into a first-place tie in the nfc north. instead, they are in third place behind the vikings and lions.
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in the nfc with at least four wins. it will be hard to separate from that group if the packers play any more uninspired games like yesterday. >> you never want to start the way we did with the kickoff. coverage was poor, ball placement was poor.but it is the first play of the game . >> i thought our guys with good energy. i just think the sharpness, particularly at adverse moments, were not where we need to them to the. -- to be. anchor: the big 10 championship game is december 3 in indianapolis. thanks to ohio state's win over nebraska saturday, wisconsin now controls their own destiny. if they win their final three games against illinois, purdue, and minnesota, they are headed to indy.
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hardest month for a lot of sports teams. a lot of teams proved themselves. your bodies start to hurt. school kind of weighs on people. we have to focus on getting through november. >> it's tough to win in november. we are focused on one game at a time and doing what we can. that's beating illinois first. anchor: wisconsin this friday at 7:00 p.m. in madison in the first round of the ncaa women's soccer tournament. and the bucks are off until thursday when they host new orleans, one of two remaining winless nba teams. there were three teams on the winless list until the mavericks beat the bucks last night in dallas, outscoring milwaukee 12-1 in overtime.
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a better record than the packers? meteorologist: our weather continues to be quite nice. temperatures in the 50's. clouds continue to increase. anchor: we will see you at 10:00. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. donald trump: i could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose any voters, okay? and you can tell them to go f--- themselves!
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ood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of r wherever... you gotta see this guy. ahh, i don't know what i said, ahh. "i don't remember." he's going like "i don't remember!? what greases the gears in washington? money. and ron johnson fits right in. six years ago, johnson took a shady $10 million corporate payout, went to washington, then voted to protect $21 billion in tax breaks for the world's biggest oil companies. $21 billion. a wisconsin senator, protecting tax breaks for oil companies. that's ron johnson. that's washington. and he fits right in. end citizens united is responsible
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over 80,000 wisconsin jobs lost to unfair trade. but senator johnson sided with corporate interests, calling for even more unfair trade, voting for special tax breaks for corporations shipping jobs overseas, costing taxpayers billions. and johnson's been exposed for using what looks like an offshore tax shelter for himself. ron johnson's just not for us. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. russ feingold: in the senate there's a choice- you can go along with the rigged system, or you can stand for something that matters. i stand with wisconsin working families. going to all 72 counties, i know how hard you work and how wages aren't keeping up. senator johnson stands with ceo's -tax loopholes for billionaires, tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. i'll take on the rigged system. and work to build an economy that works for everyone. i'm russ feingold and i approve this message
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. his kids and shout down ody of angelina. mariah versus james. we've got the prenup, and it's crazier than you think. the cast of "happy days" reunited. >> canou extraordinary it was? >> "e.t." behind the scenes when the stars remember their mentor, gary marshall. >> makes me want to cry right now. and scarlett johanssen, all the way to new zealand. finding out what it really takes to be an a-list acting star. >> everybody needs toilet paper. now, for november 7th, 2016, this is "entertainment tonight."

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