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house. donald trump and hillary clinton up past mid night. >> here in wisconsin we have a team of reporters covering the races that matter to you and what to bring when you cast your ballot and that could include the umbrella. sally: the showers are light and scatter and washing out. the band of the showers looking impressive to the north but as we pause the radar, very light and very scattered. a couple of showers dancing across 94 in waukesha county. the temperatures are not bad. 51 fond du lac. 49 beaver dam. 56 port and milwaukee. for today, the temperatures nearly steady right around 56
matt? >> the choper is parked this morning. if you are headed out, good shape on the roadways. in the plain field curve looking pretty good. no trouble in either direction between the airport and downtown. in fact, trouble free across the system, everything is in the green and full freeway speeds. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> ben: thank you, matt. the first votes of the this is video from overnight in new hampshire. clinton won there with four votes in the community. two more small towns voted and donald trump winning 32-25 lead over clinton. voters on the east coast are waiting in line to cast their ballots. the polls on in wisconsin at
we are live in washington. good morning, ben, they have the poll -- they are ending the epic campaign. as polls around the country open this morning... >> no officially tuesday, november 8th. >> this is sure worth staying up for. >> donald trump and hillary clinton making the final pitches. >> do you want america ruled by the corupt political class or do you want america to be ruled by you. >> it is not just my name or donald trump's name on the ballot, it is the kind of country that we want, every issue that anyone cares about. >> clinton closed capitalizing
and the obamas. >> i am betting that tomorrow you will reject fear and choose hope. >> we don't need lady gaga. >> trump touting names with bill belichick and tom brady. >> he called today and said donald i support you. >> capping o events and now the fate is in the voter's hands. >> donald trump has to win the democratic strong holds short of that, hillary clinton is likely to prevail. >> clinton and trump will be watching the returning in new york city where their election parties are just about two miles apart. live in washington, "wisn 12 news this morning." >> thank you.
the candidates are both in new york state. >> in addition to the presidential race, the u.s. senate race in wisconsin is gaining national attention, the outcome could affect the balance of power in congress. ron johnson is running for a second term. the poll is showing challenger russ feingold leading. both made a final appeal to the voters yesterday. >> we need to this set of seats and send them back to congress, i cannot think of a better group of people to be that fire wall, to put in the effort to save this country. >> we need a senator that votes for the working and middle income families and doing something or somebody that is voting with the big
54-46 majority in the senate. >> there is a number of races going on across the state, all 8 u.s. congressional districts, even numbered state seats. there are a number of ref fen dumbs. don't forget the polls open at 7:00 and closing at 8:00 p.m. that is about workers are busy getting the polling locations ready for the voters. we are live at downtown milwaukee. good morning, hillary. reporter: good morning, ben. you know, it is a big day when we are excited that the lights are on and the poll workers are here. they are here at the municipal
photo id in order to get a ballot. that is the most important thick to bring with you. we have a number of acceptable ids, a driver's license, u.s. passport or military id or a college id. registering at the polls? you can do that. you need an id and proof of residency like a bank statement or utility bill. 7:00-9:00 a.m. will be the busiest time to vote. we are getting close. less than an hour to go before
>> we'll come back to you live. we'll see. you need to bring the id to the polls there are things to leave at home. tim? tim: a few things when you go to vote you are not allowed to wear campaign clothing or buttons under state law. that is considered illegal within a hundred feet of the polls. if you plan to campaign, it must be a hundred feet away from the entran the local police officers could be at your polling place, the milwaukee police are an hand. the justice department is sending workers to wisconsin to enforce the federal voting rights laws. you can take a look at our website to see where you vote.
taking a picture of yourself or the ballot at the voting booth is against a law. thema is live with more. good morning, thema. reporter: good morning, ben, so a lot of people do this, take the selfies of where they are going and what they are doing and what they are eating, if you are planning on bringing a phone with you at the polling location here, you have to take a break with the selfies in theot booth. it is a felony in wisconsin to take a picture of yourself inside of the polls or of our ballot. waukesha county clerk says that the reason is that the ballot is a private document and there are concerns that people are paid to vote for someone and a picture to prove it. while you cannot take a selfie inside of the booth, you can take it when you come out with the i voted sticker.
pictures of their i voted early selfies. melinda and our producer madelyn that voted early. you can take it outside of the voting booth. but remember, inside of the voting booth leave your phone in your pocket. >> that is smart, you have avoided the lines. we are teaming up abc news throughout the day with live updates and coverage is starting at 4:00 p.m., ellen is airing at 3:00 p.m. today. melinda: more election coverage in just a moment, first, a search is on for a woman that is suspected of setting her father's home on fire. the green lake sheriff is looking for 57-year-old griffin from kentucky.
of fires inside of the home sunday morning in the town of marquette. he was not hurt. griffin is acharged with attempted homicide and arson and armed and driving a van. if you see her call the police. >> 6:so. a former high school soccer coach in oshkosh is arrested on suspicion of sexual assault. the victims were two girls that own a soccer league. they have learned about the alleged conduct on thursday and he was arrested on sunday night. we are told that the contract was up for the year and not being renewed. >> the community is invited to a vigil for the little girl hit by a car and killed on sunday morning walking to church. there was a vigil last night. the police released the
s.u.v. involved. if you have information, call the police. the vigil is at 5:30 tonight. >> early morning raid at samsung. >> the officials are searching the office, plus, new information about a phone that caught on fire. >> vote while you float. how an american is voting while orbiting the planet. but t, have a live look outside at the roads. 41, 45 at capitol.
the early hours dry. we will see the showers end. then breezy and on the mild side for today. we are talking about the temperatures holding stead you in the upper 50s. we are looking at the light rain moving through this morning. >> low clouds associated with the rain. keep the chopper parked. holt avenue and free from the airport into downtown or back. in fact, delay free through the con stluks area along 94. no troubles with the travel times. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> the polls are open in new jersey and tim, you are watching things there? >> yes, in south carolina, a huge line there already.
in virginia as well. shortly after the doors opened, tim kaine and his wife cast their ballots in richmond, virginia. that state went blue in 2008 and 2012 and leaning to hillary clinton this time around. >> tim, thank you. one american got to cast his vote from outer space. take a look at this, international space station yesterday. they picked the elections they want to participate in and they receive the application for the about a sen te ballot, they miss out on the highly coveted i voted sticker. >> nasa is launches six satellites and one is smaller than a loaf of bread. it is keeping the development
it is measuring the energy balance of the earth and hurricanes and weather patterns. new problems for samsung, there are fresh reports of a different samsung device catching on fire and exploding a. woman in france said that the j 5 smartphone caught on fire and exploded. the model is different from the note 7 that is recalled. the woman threw the phone away when realizing as up. the officials raided the samsung electronics in seoul and investigating whether they gave money to the friend of the country's president. >> seth curry setting a record for the three pointers and scored 13 points and finished with 46 points.
>> my goodness. this is his 7th career game -- he makes it look so easy. 116-106. all of his three pointers helped. he's so good. brewers nation, how about this, a new fan to the team of the fans, they have tweet of chase anderson and his wife and newborn son robert hunter, he was 20 days early and he's supposed to be a turkey baby. >> he waited long enough to not share the birthday with the world series birthday. >> he'll be going to spring
through southern wisconsin. look at this, it is washing out pretty much. encountering some what dryer air in the far southeast corner. just a little closer, but these are just light scattered showers and sprinkles and right in the vicinity of the cool front and even if the wake of this, take a look, already dryer and sunny in the western part of the state. a few clouds are lingering and then breaking out the sunshine in the showers around for us. temperatures are 50-55. we hold to 56 for today. looks dry for me throughout the afternoon and breaks of sunshine as well. now as far as cold air, it is well north in canada. it is 56 at the airport. even 30s and 40s across the dakotas.
no danger of that cold air headed our way in the short term. for today, northwest winds. a little sunshine in the afternoon. early morning showers are going to move off. the lows 40s. tomorrow a bucket of sunshine. hardly a cloud in the sky. upper 50s tomorrow. warm air on thursday. these temperatures continue to remain above normal. 57 today and tomorrow. 63 sd breezy though. friday brings cooler air, but it isn't staying long. 60 degrees on sunday. once again, look at this extended period of dry weather, a few clouds from time to time, but really, pleasant gentle november. >> we are spoiled on the weekends. >> november can be ugly. o and snowy too. >> knock on wood.
selling political themed cookies to get on the way to work today. >> improving the voting process for students, the changes that a university made to cut down on the long lines and delays on election day. 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,
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.
>> good morning. thank you for the election day morning shout out. wisn is visiting the classrooms across southeast wisconsin throughout the school year. visit, go to wisn.com and click on the logo and we'll schedule a visit for a stop by to say hello. 6:24. you have been seeing a lot of polls about who the people say they are voting for today. >> we found two local bakeries conducting the unofficial polling using cookies.
side, they have donald trump and hillary clinton cookies. the head decorator says that trump was a little more difficult to design, but after looking at the images, the most common facial expressions are the ones she choes. >> i won'ted to have fun with it, and make people laugh and i think we have done that, they come in and peopleoo and laugh and take pictures of them. >> well, the sweet election predirkses are continuing at adams bakery. look at these. two trays of star shaped cookies for the undecided voters. you have until 8:00 p.m. to make up your mind. the poll had the democrats in the lead. >> facebook is trying to help
website has a section dedicated to the election. it can help you find the polling place and showing the requirements for your state and issues and the candidates on your ballot. it is called vote planner. it is a way to encourage sifg engagement. getting you ready for the polls. >> we have the big stories coming up next. plus, having a blast in the kitchen. an actual blast. the common food iet thaem refrigerator. >> bringing in the reenforcement, the state is asking for your help to keep up
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'm russ feingold and i approve this message because you deserve a senator who stands up for you. 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. remember."
>> today is our independence day. >> after months of campaigning, election day is here. >> i really believe it's the most important election of our lifetimes because we have never had a clearer choice. >> candidates criss-crossing the country overnight making a last minute push for support. >> real change also means
we should do let's get rid of hillary, ok? >> we face the test of our time. what will we vote for, not just against. >> some election results are already in. we have live big story coverage as you get ready to head to the polls here in wisconsin. ben: good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. melinda: and i'm melinda davenport. 's november 8th. let's start with a check of your election day forecast. meteorologist sally severson is in the weather center. morning, sal. sally: we have a little bit of wet early this morning. this is mounted here at the station, 56 degrees. winds are southwest at the airport. but some cloudiness around for us. cool front is just passing through now and with the cool front, a few showers. most of these are washing out big time and dryer air to the north and west and filtering in
a few sprinkles. patchy drizzle. just to the north and south especially. the election day forecast, we hold a couple of showers through 8:00 and partly cloudy skies, the temperatures holding nearly steady in the mid 50s today. a northwest breeze 8-16. matt? >> if you are planning on voting before hitting the roads, stick with the plan, things are in good shape on the ryan and i-94 moving smoothly. a delay 94 east bound, typical stuff coming down the hill. the travel times are still relatively decent shape. i will continue to watch it. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. . >> election day is here. polls in wisconsin open at 7:00 this morning. ben: many of the candidates are still working to earn your vote.
star-studded rally in philadelphia last night with the obamas, bruce springsteen, jon bon jovi and more. in all, she was in four different states yesterday. donald trump visited five swing states. the republican presidential nominee wrapped up his final day of campaigning overnight in grand rapids, michigan. >> another big race is happening right here in wisconsin. democrat russ feingold is fighting to win back a senate seat from republican ron johnson. johnson defeated feingold in 2010. the latest marquette poll has the candidates separated by just one percentage point. this race could help decide which party gets control of the senate. polls in wisconsin will be open today from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. there are some important things to know before casting your ballot. hillary is live downtown with a look ahead. good morning, hillary.
the lights are on and a has dozen people are waiting for the polls to open. they have the i voted stickers already to go. the poll workers are getting set for the start here. before this all begins, the photo id is the most important thing to bring today to get a ballot in your hands. we have a couple forms of id accepted, a military id or a passport or a student id. if you don't have one, you can fill out a provisional ballot and bring in an id by friday for your vote to count. you can register at the polls, you need a photo id and proof of residency. again, that busy time for you if
coming up here 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. so we are here for the opening at 7:00. we are live downtown milwaukee "wisn 12 news this morning." >> hillary, thanks. ben: don't be surprised if you see police officers hanging around your polling place. mpd officers will be on patrol today to make sure the election goes smoothly. thema is live with a look ahead. reporter: good morning, ben, the police officers are joined up to make sure if there are problems they are dealt with quickly and fairly. we are on the north side, the sign is up and the people there in line and waiting to get inside to vote. officers will make sure that no one is interfering with the election. a couple of things to know, there's no demonstrating allowed within 100 feet of a polling place's entrance.
and demonstrators aren't allowed to block voters' paths. the justice department will also have representatives in town today on patrol. anyone who sees a problem should report it to the on-site inspector, your clerk's office, police or the election commission. back here live on the north side, there are teams from the police district roaming around the 150 polling places in the we are here again on the north side, a couple of people already in line to cast their ballot this morning. the polls open at 7:00 a.m. >> thema, thank you. if you're not sure where to vote, we can help. visit wisn.com and the free 12 news mobile app to find your polling place. we have a link to the election commission which also lets you
most states for a few hours, but tim, some votes were already been cast today. tim: the small town of dixville notch, new hampshire voted at midnight eastern time. all eight residents cast their votes. melinda: they don't really live there. they just vote there. the midnight vote is a tradition there. the winner there, hillary clinton. she took home four out of eight votes. that's a landslide victory in dixville notch. trump got two votes, libertarian gary johnson got one, and mitt romney, the 2012 gop nominee, earned a write-in vote. two more small towns in new hampshire voted soon after dixville notch. in both towns donald trump won. polls in other east coast sdats are now open. ben, it is a long day for a lot of people. >> a few votes to count there. ben: stay with wisn 12 all day for full election coverage. we're partnering with the power of abc news to bring you the latest results. our special election coverage begins at 4:00 p.m. and continues all night long.
wisn 12 news time is 6:36. >> now a quick check of some other local headlines. melinda: milwaukee police are asking for your help finding a hit and run driver. five-year-old rickyia langham killed near hampton and fond du lac on sunday. the driver left the scene. now police have released surveillance footage. they're asking anyone who recognizes this vehicle to come forward. there's a vigil honoring rickyia planned for tonight. ben: police are investigating after a woman was hit and killed by a car on the north side of milwaukee. thap 60th and norwich. police say the woman was crossing the street at the time. the driver is cooperating with police. melinda: a controversial county plan gets the green light. the milwaukee county board voted yesterday to approve a wheel tax proposal. drivers in milwaukee county will pay a $30 registration fee each year. that's half what was originally proposed by county executive chris abele. it's all part of the 2017 county budget.
traffic. >> we are in good shape across the freeway system. looking good at hampton and 43. no delays along the north side. 94 eastbound into the construction zone delays making your way eastbound. right now, three extra minutes. no crashes on the system. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> thank you, matt. >> wisn 12 news time is 6:38. traffic tie up milwaukee. >> a police chief is napping and
upper 50s. getting a look at mitchell international 56 degrees southwest breezes. we look at the weekend forecast and warm air for thursday coming up. matt? >> right now if you are headed out the door, in good shape on the roadways. typical delays in the construction zone. the typical delays coming into milwaukee county before morela road. travel times... that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> matt, thank you. it is finally here, the election day. it is a close race with hillary clinton ahead by four points.
washington. >> dueling rallies kicking off decision day in america. >> so it's now officially tuesday, november 8th. >> well, i got to tell you this is sure worth staying up for. >> just after midnight, more famous friends joining hillary clinton at her final rally in north carolina. clinton getting celebrity support from lady gaga to jon bon jovi and bruce springsteen in the crucial final hours. while donald tru closing arguments in michigan with running mate mike pence arguing they don't need any big names to win pointing to his standing-room-only crowds. >> today is our independence day. >> election day voting officially kicked off at the stroke of midnight in the small community of dixville notch, new hampshire. this morning trump and clinton, after criss-crossing the country, are back in their home
two of the least liked candidates in history now leaving everything to voters. >> we will make america safe again! we will make america great again! >> there is no reason, my friends, why america's best days are not ahead of us if we reach for them together. >> millions heading to polls, the one number that campaigns are focussed on is 270 that's the number of electoral college votes needed to win the white house. elizabeth hur, abc news, washington. wisn 12 news time now is 6:44. that means in wisconsin polls are opening in about 15 minutes from now. voter turnout across the state and the country expected to be very high today. earlier we told you about the
voting is in full swing across the country. this is along the east coast here. there people are casting their ballots. now to hillary mintz back home here in milwaukee at a local polling location. good morning, hillary. reporter: good morning, tim. we are outside of the municipal building, we have a steady this lobby is filling up fast as they wait for the opening here at 7:00 a.m. it is a very exciting day. people are trying to get the voting done with before headed to work. this lady here is getting the famous i voted stickers ready to go. again, things are going to pick up here, the busiest time to
this morning. here is the line. this crowd is building here in the lobby of the municipal building and so close, about 15 minutes away from the opening. that is the latest here and now back to you. >> look at that line, ya'll. we appreciate that. we are partnering with abc news at 4:00 join us tomorrow morning at 4:00 a.m. so a half hour earlier. >> thank you, tim. melinda: a man in california showed up to cast his vote only to find out that someone had already voted using his name. justin coletti had requested a mail-in ballot but then lost it. it turns out someone filled out that ballot and mailed it in posing as coletti. he was able to vote. poll workers confirmed that the signature on the mail-in ballot was not coletti's. he had to sign a federal affidavit confirming his
coletti says he's learned a lesson. >> unless you go down and vote yourself, you never know what is actually going to happen. melinda: election officials will tally up provisional ballots after the normal ballots. those are handed out to people who had issues with their regular ballots. melinda: right now women voters are thanking susan b. anthony who fought to give women the right to vote. they're decorating her grave with i voted stickers, flowers and anthony is buried in rochester, new york where she died in 1906. women didn't get the right to vote until 14 years later. ben: wisn 12 news time is 6:47. a woman hears an explosion inside a house and finds out that salad dressing is responsible. the woman was at her friend's house in wyoming making a meal. she heard pops like
>> i heard pop, pop, pop. i looked up, it was possessed. it was going crazy. it was shooting up in the air, to the side. ben: that salad dressing was under recall because of a bacteria that causes it to fizz up. the woman says the salad dressing caused about $2500 of damage when it exploded to carpets, walls, a computer and more. now she's warning other people to pay attention to recalls so this doesn't happen to them. melinda: new this morning, a police chief in arkansas is in trouble after he was caught napping in his patrol car. take a look at this. people passing by snapped pictures of the chief napping this weekend. chief willie frazier says he did take a nap but he wasn't on duty at the time. he isn't wearing a uniform. the city's mayor is defending the chief saying that the department is short-staffed right now and the chief has been
ben: new this morning, a crowd a sign of the season. the crews are out and laying the lights and putting up the holiday decorations. the workers are out every night until the project is finished. >> get it done while you can with the warmth. >> well the weather is better. you know, maybe by thanksgiving it is going to feel more like still remaining above seasonal normals. there we are with a live look at the third ward. 55 degrees at mitchell international. there is the wind shift northwest. we have been looking at a lighter southwest wind. with the cool front a couple of stray showers. they are light, limited and already dryer air is in place for us. a couple of sprinkles between
scouring out as high pressure is influencing the weather for the next few days. early temperatures not bad. the winds are light overall. warmer along the lake with mid 50s. cooler inland. 52 waukesha. airport 56. bid farewell to the light showers. areas west and north picking up the sunshine. we look at a north, northwest wind and a few clouds overhead from time to t mid 50s, lows tonight 40. this is tomorrow morning at 7:00, beautiful blue november skies tomorrow. still in the upper 50s. we are even into the low 60s again by thursday. the showers are moving off. becoming party sunny. lots of dry days. a cool front for thursday night, but coming through dry overall.
mass for friday but warming up for the weekend. matt? >> sally, right now busy in the regular places out there on the roadways. this is not one of them. 794. the pavement dried off. we have delays on 94 eastbound and a little westbound, typical stuff. travel times... that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> morton county court held a special session for the pipeline protestor, 51 people were arrested last month in the protests. it has overwhelmed the local court system and the attorneys are coming in from out of state to move through the system
some attorneys expect many of the charges to be dropped and many of the protestor expect they are returning to court early next year. back to you. >> thank you, tim. a crowd eager to see an nba player in person. around 1,000 people gathered at the mall in massachusetts to see celtics player jaylen brown, but when the event didn't start on time, police say the crowd got rowdy. they knocked over barriers and people. the mall had to be evacuated and police used pepper spray on the ow six teenagers were arrested. ben: wisn 12 news time is 6:52. "g.m.a." is up next with coverage of the election day. >> a final check on the commute
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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
milwaukee. this line is getting pretty long right now. a lot of people voting early before they head into work or school. of course, stay with wisn 12 all day for the coverage. we are partnering with the power of abc news to bring you the latest results and special coverage beginning at 4:00 p.m. and continuing all night long and returning tomorrow morning for early >> if you are headed out the door, you have time to hit the polls before you hit the roads, we are in good shape here. 43 and moreland is looking good. typical stuff through the construction zone. no excuses to stop at the polling place and do that before headed into the work. the roads are in decent shape. sally? >> just a couple of people
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good morning, america. fight to the finish. donald trump and hillary clinton pull out all the stops overnight. crisscrossing the country to make their final push for the white house. clinton holds her biggest rallies yet. >> there will be no question about the outcome of this election. >> calling on the president, the power. >> we are going to be livin' on a prayer. >> bon jovi, lady gaga and bruce springsteen, all there. ? can't start a fire without a spark ? >> donald trump hits five battleground states in one day. >> i'm asking you to dream big because with your vote, we are just hours away from the change you've been waiting for your entire life. >> the billionaire predicting a