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>> reporter: hi brian and sharrie, that is right after a mad dash across america to the finish line. ironically hillary clinton and donald trump will end up a block apart. trump himself will be at trump tower and go to the hilton for his speech. with both candidates security cannot be higher in manhattan. security is at a premium. 5,000 police are on duty along with radiation detecters and bomb sniffing dogs along with secret service agents. media now fill the risers and 10,000 people expect to jam the javits center. what if delicious is the first woman to be elected to be president. >> if a woman can be elected to the president of the united states what can't be done? >> a quality of opportunity, by
demonstration by discussion and by style. >> clinton aides say they are not taking anything for granted. >> just last weekend we knocked on 8 million doors and made 6 million phone calls across the country, we are doing that in philadelphia also. >> the wait online as long as it takes. >> i'll wait, 45 minutes, i'm staying right here i ain't going nowhere. >> she is determined to be counted. hillary clinton's top advisers do feel good about turnout but a bit nervous until the final ballot is cast. we have the results from the javits center, back to you brian and sharrie. >> lets switch live to rick williams live at trump headquarters in midtown manhattan. >> reporter: hi brian that is right. after close to 600 days of crisscrossing the country and holding events at fair grounds and stadiums and arenas for
donald trump it comes here to the ballroom in midtown manhattan. donald trump hopes it's a victory celebration as well. donald trump according to supporters wanted to to be an intimate affair a small type of party despite the hundreds of members of the media here some work was underway getting this ballroom into a high tech election party >> this is video of all the work taking place getting the risers ready for the media and the stage ready for donald trump and mike pence to address the supers, the lights and mikes, so much work to be done and still getting underway at this hour. meanwhile we talked about the logistical nate hire taking place for members of the media and how all of us had to wait hours upon hours for credentials
to come into the ballroom. and many members of the media are still filing in since waiting since noon time for credentials to be part of this coverage. meanwhile, the supporters of donald trump can't wait to be in here. many are hanging outs in the lobby and can't wait to be part of the experience in what they hope is a historical night for donald trump. >> i have been to 25 rallies easily and thousands and thousands of people understand he is the only one that is going to do what the american people need and want for our country, and i expect great things to happen tonight. >> we need change, he is a little on the drastic side but drastic measure drastic change and we need to shake things up a little bit. take our country back. >> and that is how they feel and again supporters are filing in
here as soon as the polls closed this place will be filled with donald trump disciples, it should be fun and exciting and we'll bring it all to you win or lose. rick williams live on the action cam midtown manhattan. >> as for the out going commander and chief, president obama kept to an election day tradition of playing basketball with a few friends this morning. afterwards he returned to the white house where he plans to remain for the remainder of the day and await the results of the elections. vice president have been voted this morning in wilmington delaware, the vp and his wife dr. jill biden cast their ballots at due upon high school and biden stopped for photos with the people manning the polls. >> and acial race to the
white house. >> a live look from chopper 6 hd over northern liberties, viewers are sending us pictures of long poll lines and with the evening rush we expect more of you to head out to the polls in the final hours as we are seeing right here tonight. >> we are keeping an eye on ballot centers in the city and suburbs. lets begin with gray hall live at the morton school in southwest philadelphia. >> reporter: sharrie, brian, no long lines right now but that was not the case at 7:30 this morning when poll workers tell me the lines stretched out the door and around the building, the early morning voters were eager to cast their ballots before going to work. >> you don't go out and vote every vote counts. >> like thousands of locations, the aimage is the same. eager voters are headed to the polls some of them first time voters and everyone wanted their voices to be heard.
>> this is the big one, i had an opinion for once. who was more compassionate of the two and it it told me to do something and i took action. >> make a difference and start to vote. voters admit it seemed never ending, loaded with the political ads and they are ready for this day to be over with. >> i'm so ready for this to be over. >> i am watching it live on facebook and it's ridiculous. back and forth, pointing finger at him and she at him. i'm ready for it to be done. >> poll works tell me it's a steady flow of voters and no major problems, they have eight divisions in this one location. and expect to see an increase when people get off of work. people were energized. >> we need a grown person in there someone that will take care of understand us, and donald trump only takes care of himself and understands himself.
>> hopefully, i hope the votes and everything counts. >> back out live, we'll see what will happen tonight. a couple of problems to tell you about at this polling place it started when two machines malfunctioned. the two machines are since repaired and some voters are showing up and their names are not on the poll books. you have to cast your ballot to the official, once it's determined are you registered to vote your vote counts. do not leave without casting the provisional ballot. gray hall, channel 6 "action news." >> all right that is the story in the city with gray. lets head out to the suburbs "action news" reporter, john rawlins live at the polls in delaware county. >> hi guys at this point in time on election day, all the focus
turns on the turnout, one in the evening and one in the evening rushes. and people that voted in delaware county says that this one is a big one. across delaware county reports of heavy turnout reported 82% by 4:00 p.m. and here in media sizable numbers recorded as of 3:00 p.m. >> it averaged to 100 voters an hour. >> that is considerable? >> yes for sure. >> by 3:00 p.m. they voted 727. susan voiier voted this afternoon. >> the biggest line i have ever seen in all the elections i voted in. >> they are seeing numbers they have not seen before. even with obama's first election it was surprising. >> what does that suggest to
you? >> people are very worried about who will be our next president. >> so a big morning rush here, the expectation is you see the numbers build again as the next wave of voters settle in for the evening and the vote for this evening. live in media, john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> thanks john. this heightened turnout is due in part to the presidential race because of a heated battle of a key seat in the united states senate. >> the action cam was in wayne where katie mcginty cast her vote. very critical of her rival. senator pat toomey, and the incumbent will vote later tonight. we don't know if he will support or vote for donald trump until the polls close. he served one term in the senate and has declined to say if he will in fact vote for donald trump.
>> it's time for the "action news" traffic report on this "action news" tuesday. lets send things live to matt pellman. >> and john rawlins was talking about rush our hon the polling places, and we saw that start this afternoon. people were headed out to get to their polling place, but the rush hour continues now and it's very busy here on the vine street expressway, eastbound across town. the bit of good news is, the bit involving the taxi cab is pushed off to the shoulder, behind the tree there. jam solid on the eastbound vine, and the delays spilling back. a crash on city avenue at 51st. by norristown and 422 westbound here by the turnpike overpass on each shoulder, it's extra jammed as you come out of king of prussia. >> thank you see you then. our election coverage continues on "action news" at 5:00, more on the heated house race in buck county. the vandalism scare at a polling
our election continues with the hotly contested eighth district. walter perez is live in buck county with more on the match-up with brian fitzpatrick. >> reporter: hey guy, the only district is one of only three congressional seats in pennsylvania. this was one tough fought race, they are state representative steve sensario and fitzpatrick and the buy they are trying to succeed. the candidates vying for the only district seat fitzpatrick whose brother mike fitzpatrick is the retiring incumbent. it's one of the most closely watched in the country. along with the campaign and
outside groups they spent more than so million. they are looking to separate brian from his popular four term brother. they say the brother say carpet bagger here to cash in on his brother's good name. he says he is a levittown native, and only moved to california in the first place to serve his country with the fbi. and they plan on fighting until the final moment. >> now congressman, mike fitzpatrick is a long time proponent of the term limits and said a long time ago it would be his last. channel 6 "action news" back to you. >> thank you. meantime officials say that someone vandalized an electronic voting machine in bethel township, delaware county.
the fire hose company on the 1700 block says that someone marked up the machine way pencil. the voter noticed the vandalism and alerted officials who acted quickly. >> i call the the board of elections and they sent someone out that repaired the machine and i had to shut it down during the busiest time because no one should have seen that or been influenced by it. the judge of elections says in her 12 years on her job never saw anything like this and the machine was cleaned and then reopened. 6 abc is teaming up once again with the league of women voters, to answer questions you may have on this election day. nydia han is standing by in the election certain, the phones are running. >> they are ringing off the hook. the good news is, while we are getting many questions from
viewers, few reports of problems today. we want to make sure that people are aware of. best to leave your partisan attire at home. voters in pennsylvania can wear political paraphernalia. and rules vary state by state. delaware and new jersey political attire is not allowed. including hats and buttons and everything. if you have questions about everything election related. the league of women votes are here for you. the number to call is 1-877-940-6222. the election day coverage continues after this. afoot and light-hearted i take to the open road.
all seems beautiful to me. well, we are keeping count around here. the 600 days since the first candidate entered the 2016 presidential race, it's non-stop since then and a wonder so many of us have been feeling stressed. >> you can't count us out on this too. registered nurse and health reporter, ali gorman is joining us now with tips on how to aleve the anxiety. >> reporter: yes the lines are dying down here but the majority of voters we spoke to earlier agree that this is a very
stressful election. many tell us they are ready to move on. voters hit the polls early. election day is here and for many it concomitant soon enough. >> it has been the most stressful aggravating, interesting -- >> ugly -- >> ugly election i can remember. >> it's a much more emotional election than others. >> psycho therapist steven rosenburg agrees, accusations from both parties and a flood of negative ads created feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. >> that is what is grasping the public they don't know what will happen. people fear the unknown and it's stressful when you do. >> casting a vote will bring some sense of relief. but if your candidate loses. >> i'm going to be upset. >> feelings of grief will set in. to alleviate stress today avoid political arguments, meditate
and exercise and get back to nature. remember this too shall pass. >> i will feel relieved and i need this to be over. >> maybe we'll be happily surprised. once the fear of the unknown is out of the way. >> i see that things will be normalized then things will come to a good situation. >> reporter: and here is one more tip for you. remember tomorrow, if your candidate wins or loses be a good sport. we are all in this together. reporting live from center city, ali gorman, channel 6 "action news." brian and sharrie back to you. >> ali good advice. and today is about the american people, looking live outside. our 6 abc studios lit up in red, white and blue, this here on the corner of city avenue and monument road outside of our studios, cecily tynan comes up
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sunny mild election day. and temperatures are slowly dropping, our high today is 69 degrees that is 10 degrees above normal. a warm afternoon. 64 degrees in philadelphia. reading and trenton 62 degrees. winds from the southwest that combined with more cloud cover moving in means that temperatures are pretty slow to drop tonight. satellite 6 along with action radar showing all of this cloud cover in advance of this cold front. that system is sweeping through tomorrow and that is what will bring us finally at least a little bit of much needed rain. tonight though if you head to the polls, right now 64 degrees, by 6:00, 62 and temperatures gradually dropping into the 50s. 59 degrees at 7:00, polls close at 8:00, 56 and nothing more than a light jacket. pretty mild tonight. future tracker 6 showing tomorrow morning you may want to find the umbrella.
8:00 in the morning we have scattered showers, generally along the i-95 corridor in areas northern and west, and as we head through the day the showers sweep across new jersey by lunch time and gradually in the afternoon the clouds will be breaking by 6:00, and have a few lingering showers across the coast and we are looking at a convert to half inch of rain, rainfall deficits since october 1st up to 3 inches of allentown. tomorrow showers and cooler 58 degrees and thursday back in the sunshine, a high of only 57 but friday for veterans day, winds from the southwest ahead of a cold front. we spike at 63 degrees and windy saturday, the high only 49, look at this, the windchill around 40 degrees, sunday a quick rebound. 58 degrees for the eagles game.
at candidates have spoke and and now time for the people to decide. people across the area are waiting in long lines to cast their ballots on this election day. a lot of campaigning was directed towards millennials and a woman that lived for nearly a century cast her ballot surrounded by her family. what she is hoping for on this election day. >> i'm brian taff along with sharrie williams. rick williams and monica malpass are in new york covering the nominees. >> hillary clinton and donald trump have many months to make their case and now up to the nation to decide who will lead us for the next four years. >> political experts agree that the road to the white house goes through pennsylvania. it's not surprising to see lines like these in pennsylvania. dozens of folks lining up outside of polling places waiting for their chance to cast
their vote. >> voters in springfield, delaware county, bundled up and headed to the polls lines stretched out the door and down the sidewalk, folks did not seem to mind the wait. one resident there giving the thumbs up. voters in new jersey had an hour advantage, polls opened at 6:00 in the garden state and residents in ewing were up bright and early to cast their ballots. long lines and voter turnout this election day. that is the big story tonight and we have live team coverage, christie aleto live at temple university but we begin with nora muchanic live in you ewing with more on the situation there. >> reporter: huge voter turnout today. we have reports of waiting lines up to 3 hours in north jersey that is not the case here. look behind me, there are waits on and off, they are busy here during the day but the lines are moving quickly and voters are
glad this brutal campaign has come to an end. >> it's been exhausting i'm glad it's over. jackie speaks for voters crowded into the firehouse in ewing, they are glad the campaign is over and time to cast their ballots. >> i voted for hillary clinton i feel she has the experience and values, and i think she'll improve on what obama has done. >> i don't care for hillary. i think she say liar. so i'm going with donald. >> they might not agree on who to vote for, people agree that the tone of the campaign is awful. >> i figured i should vote but couldn't get what i wanted. like two kids in a backyard lot fighting. >> whether it's donald trump or hillary clinton, they have a hard road to heal our country with the racial polarization that has happened.
>> they are voting on two ballot questions, one that amends the state constitution to allow voting outside of new york city and one that allocates all of the gas tax to the transportation fund. >> i have not heard a place that did not experience a brisk high turnout. among those 99-year-old terry sodman she has voted in every election since the 1930s. and nothing could keep her away on this election day. >> oh my gosh it's our duty to do it. i think it's important for everyone to do it. >> reporter: back live at the west trenton firehouse, the attorney general's office dispatched 350 lawyers across the state to deal with any legal issues that may arrive. isn't terry great. 99 years old and makes it a point to get to the voting
polls. brian and sharrie. >> our duty to vote, we like her view. lets go live to chopper 6 hd flying over a polling place at 3rd and fairmount. people are indeed standing in line and that line wraps around the building down the block here. as it is 5:34 the polls are open until 8:00. many people unable to vote in the morning or lunch hour now heading home to cast their ballot. remember from you in line at 8:00 p.m. when the polls close at 8:00 p.m. in pennsylvania and delaware you'll be allowed to vote. >> voters were out early to cast their ballots here in chester county this morning. "action news" was at the vincent apartments with more people lined up inside and outside of that building. two people vying for the second congressional seat. dwight evans trying to jump from
seat to capital hill. he is vying for chaka fattah's seat. and his challenger is republican james jones, that lost the congressional bid in 2008. they are running in two races in the second district one will immediately fill the spot for chaka fattah and who will fill the term in the house of representatives. >> and one to watch is the race for attorney general following the arrest of kathleen kane, "action news" caught up with josh shapiro as he talked to the fairmount school. he is running against john rafferty and we caught up with him in eagleville montgomery county. voters in wilmington are selecting a new mayor.
robert martin greeted voters outside of ban croft elementary school. his democratic opponent mike preziki was there with his wife to cast his vote today. >> and jesse jackson was at a polling place in center city philadelphia. he spent time in michigan, florida and other early voting states to encourage people to exercise their right. >> we must not resist, what we must embrace. it's about democracy. let the loser lose and the winner win but let all of us have easy access to voting. >> and reverend jackson says that pennsylvania should adopt early voting. >> and this campaign is reaching out to young voters, it's hard to say who is more successful.
christie aleto is live with more on that story. >> reporter: for many students here on campus it's their first time casting a ballot and it's exciting particularly this election year. if you think about it, who they vote for tonight. will likely be in office when they graduate and join the workforce. >> if you don't know your polling place come ask us. >> is it your first time voting? >> yes it is. >> it's exciting? >> yes it is. >> there are several issues weighing heavily on their minds. >> i would say women's reproductive rights. >> and the job market. >> and not everyone joined in on the excitement. >> i registered three times and i'm not registered to vote. >> he would have been voting in his first presidential election, instead he is missing out on the
shared experience. >> it's a little disappointing, i was looking forward to voting it's a big election and there is a lot of stake. >> does it ever hold any gravity thinking the person i elect today is the person in office when i graduate and looking for a job. >> i am not going to lie i woke up with a lot of anxiety. >> they know their voice, the millennial voice is key on the election. >> you see the stuff trending with donald trump and hillary clinton, it's all geared toward millennials, they are the sole basis of this election. >> regardless of the results whoever voted today is making history especially if it's your first time voting. >> very exciting here for the first time voters, and like everyone else in the city. the polls here at temple close at 8:00. and the students will have a watch party to watch the results of the election.
channel 6 "action news." >> saw a lot of kids taking selfies outside of the polling place. good to see the equipment. thank you. >> stick with "action news" as the election results roll in. anchors, rick williams and monica malpass are in new york city and they both have live reports at 6:00 on "action news" with jim gardner. >> and special election coverage online, join jim and our panel of expert guests at 6abc.com. and the 6 abc news app beginning at 8:00 tonight when the polls close. the election is not the smoothest of roads for the rest of us. we hope the actual roads are different. matt pellman is standing by with that. >> our vote for worst road often goes to the schuylkill expressway, and tonight it's worthy of that vote. busy in both directions close to montgomery drive and eastbound
the worst of the two sides, jammed solid from the boulevard to 28th street. a crash was blocking the right lane but cleared out. if you duck out on the vine street expressway eastbound. well you are not getting out scott free. it's jammed solid approaching 95 where there is still that crash on the shoulder westbound side. backing up with a sea of taillights, and a disabled vehicle as well. king of prussia, jammed westbound 422, the crash by the turnpike overpass is cleared. in berlin, a stretch of the white horse pike is closed by the bank of america, 73 or jackson road are some alternates, many burlington township. downed wires continue to shut down sunset road. >> all right thank you my friend. our coverage of election day 2016 continues next.
and the nominees cast their votes in their home towns this morning. what donald trump and hillary clinton said to reporters. and a woman that lived to see 99 talking about the election today. and there are major changes moving in with the cold front along with rain. we'll have the timing when it arrives in the full accuweather forecast. plus, ducis rogers has flyers be temple basketball in sports. when "action news" comes back. and don't forget 6 abc is partnering with the league of women voters, volunteers are there until 8:00 when polls close, answering your questions or calming your concerns. number is 1-877-940-6222. we'll be right back.
>> it's the most humbling feeling because i know how much responsibility goes with this and so many people are counting on the outcome of this election and what it means for the country and i will do the best i can if i am fortunate enough to win today. >> mrs. clinton voted and that is less than five hours after she got home from campaigning. >> both candidates have been busy. donald trump cast his ballot in manhattan a few hours later, trump stopped to by a cookie from a bake sale before voting, he was joined by his wife melania and his daughter ivanka, he was encouraged by early returns and mr. trump will watch the returns one block from trump tower at the peninsula hotel. and democrats and republicans are battling for the
control of the senate. john mccain is struggling to hang on to his seat. trump morked mccain for being a prisoner of war. and he faces a tough battle against an equally young and ambitious congressman. >> ducis rogers along with sports tonight. this is the super bowl in the news world and have you headlines tonight. >> lets do some hockey, a break from the election world. stop me if you heard this before. the flyers were set to host the detroit red wings, the same team from a week ago. the flyers coming off a 5-4 loss to montreal over the weekend. the flyers are one of the top scorers in the nhl but bottom of the league in goals allowed. they have to clean that up. >> we have to make sure we don't make the mistakes and need to win the games, it's nice we score goals but we get scored on
so much. >> it's an area we can improve upon a little bit but everything we do is a team game. every time we give up a goal. there is a team element to it. >> to college football, temple has the week off a week from saturday the owls will face tulane. penn state visits indiana on saturday, you can watch that game here on 6 abc. kickoff is set for noon. lets talk college basketball, yes college hoops, temple opens on friday at home against la salle and this is the youngest back cart he has had and that brings challenges. >> as a coaching staff we feel the pressure to bring the best team out there every single day and back them up with some people, the guys on the court with guys on the bench that are ready to play when they get into the game. i think you always feel pressure. >> saturday night it will be st. joes in their opener against
toledo, they lost a few to departure. coach phil martelli likes his team but it's a work in progress. >> they allows to coach them and we need a lot of work and the struggles are what i thought they would be. not a good outside shooting team. so changing offense making more progress driving the ball. >> that concludesed yours election coverage. a philadelphia woman that has seen a lot of elections did not miss out on her chance to vote. "action news" was there at the tuscan rec center at overbrook as mildred arrived to cast her ballot. some family members helped her into the voting booth but she
took it from there. she never thought she would see the first african-american and now she hopes for the first woman. >> all the luck in the world and i hope she wins. >> mildred was proud to be voting in this historic election fios is not cable. we're wired differently. that means incredibly fast 150 meg internet for the holidays. so in the 3.7 seconds it takes gary watson to beat the local sled jump record, fly, gary, fly. ...his friend can download 13 versions of the perfect song... ...his sister can live stream it... ...while his mom downloads how to set a dislocated shoulder. get 150 meg internet, tv and phone
from around $429 per month, or purchase with 0% apr financing. . of course don't forget 6 abc is partnering with the league of women voters, volunteers are leer at 6 abc until 8:00 p.m. tonight to answer questions or concerns you may have. the phone lines are open. 1-877-940-6222. >> not even one concern in the weather department today. just an absolutely splendid day to get out and vote. >> there are changes come information overnight tonight and tomorrow. a different story on wednesday. it's still dry out there and will remain dry until the polls close and remains dry into the overnight hours, not until the wee hours of tomorrow morning we track the rain in the northern
suburbs. since the sunset temperatures crashing in locations down to 55 in the lehigh valley. just an hour or two ago, we were in the upper 60s there. philadelphia 64 and 59 in lancaster, 52 in millville and 59 in dover, didn't take long for the numbers to fall back once that sunset around 4:51 this afternoon. the numbers won't drop all this much more as the clouds move in they act like an atmospheric blanket and you don't get the cooling. temperatures stay in the 50s and then the rain approaching pittsburgh, buffalo and charleston west virginia at the present time. it stays mild relatively speak for this time of year. 45 in the suburbs by morning and 50 for center city. low pressure ride as long this boundary. not a lot of dynamics with it. not a lot of atmospheric energy,
a .10 to .25. clouds and cooler at 58 degrees, into thursday a wedge of sunshine comes in ahead of the next boundary. bright and breezy, 7 to 14 miles per hour. and waiting in the wings behind this front comes through on friday. quite a chill to start the weekend we talk windchills after being in t-shirts today. the accuweather forecast 50s for the next few days and showers and much cooler breezy and bright on thursday. a warmer day on friday, 60 degrees and the numbers really tumble and 49 for a high on saturday and winds feel like 40 degrees through much of the day. a quick rebound on sunday. we kick it back up to 58 degrees and in the lower 60s above norm. monday and tuesday we start dry and then we see rain increasing
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, meteorologist, cecily tynan, and jim gardner. finally this campaign is in the hands of the voters. >> while the numbers won't be available for a while. it seems like voters are coming out in droves. of course the presidential race is at the top but in pennsylvania voters are also electing a u.s. senator and in delaware they are choosing a governor and mayor for wilmington and in new jersey a
big story is the ballot questions. including one that could seriously hurt atlantic city. it is tuesday night and the big story on "action news" is election day 2016. can you believe it is finally here? lets get right to it. monica malpass and rick williams are in new york city covering the headquarters of donald trump and hillary clinton. and back in our area, sara bloomquist, jeff jericho and bob brooks are focusing on other big races and on you the voter. bob brooks live at a polling place in center city philadelphia. how has it been at this location? >> reporter: busy here and busy at just about every polling place i stopped out in center city this evening. i am told that the turnout could be record setting, we'll wait for the votes to come in. they set up a coffee stand and donut stand for voters, it's a long day for everyone