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world. colonel leighton, thank you so: i appreciate all of you as well. i'm brooke baldwin here in new york. watching and waiting for the president of the united states speaking in ohio, stumping for hillary clinton. stay right here. "the lead" with jake tapper starts now. thanks, brooke. real numbers from real voters coming in. who has the edge at this second? "the lead" starts right now. the polls getting tighter than a tick, clinton's lead shrinking as a new ad targeting trump tries to destroy his chances with women by quoting him. one of the biggest bombshells to ever drop this late in any presidential race. we still don't know if it's a dud. fewer ru furious democrats demanding a probe. a white supremacist supporting donald trump cuts a
robo call that may be a new low in this campaign. the target, independent candidate evan mcmullin who could make utah from trump. he'll be here to respond. welcome to "the lead," everyone. i'm jake tapper. seven days. that's all that's left in the presidential race. so i want to warn every person watching about the next week until the very moment someone concedes, do not expect the election to offer any reprieve from the longest nc 17 movie ever to hit the small screen and swing states. hillary clinton today putting out an ad reminding women of some of the horrible things donald trump has said about women, a low-light reel, if you will. with a little under 171 hours until the polls close in florida, where does the race stand right now? the abc news "washington post" tracking poll giving the clinton campaign a jolt this morning. the poll now has clinton trailing by one point. and the volatile tightening in
that survey means that clinton's lead is now shrinking in our cnn poll of polls where she leads by four percentage points. let's get to david chalian at the wall. donald trump spending his day in the historically blue states such as wisconsin. a lot of people asking why. >> it's a good question, jake. the campaign schedules really are starting to give us a sense of their closing-pitch strategy. donald trump started in the philly suburbs this area, an area you know quite well. donald trump and mike pence together there. this evening he's in wisconsin. this is because he is still looking for some way, jake, some way to dig into blue democratic territory. we'll show you why in a moment. take a look at the democratic campaign trail. in ohio, barack obama. down here in north carolina today, joe biden. and in florida, you've got both bill and hillary clinton, three different stops, not together, six stops in total.
criss-crossing the sunshine state. while donald trump is hunting in some blue territory, jake, the democrats and all their surrogate firepower today targeting those real tossup battleground states. a couple quick poll numbers to show you before we look at the path to 270. a look in north carolina today. we have a new poll of polls. an average of five polls since the last debate. four-point lead for hillary clinton in the critical battleground state of north carolina. we also have a new poll in virginia, part of her sort of blue firewall, if you will. it looks still to be holding. this is a "washington post" poll, 48% clinton, 42% donald trump, a six-point lead there in virginia. let's see how that all plays out on the electoral map in the road to 270. so -- that's not the right one. there you go. take a look here. you've got six remaining battleground states. true yellow tossup states there. remember how this works, okay. if donald trump were to get all of these, nevada, utah, arizona,
florida, north carolina, and ohio, he still doesn't get there. i just showed you a north carolina poll of polls that, by the way, has it leaning a little bit towards hillary clinton right now. that would even put him lower. that would put him at 249. that's why we see him in places like wisconsin, michigan, pennsylvania, new mexico, colorado over the last couple of days. he is looking for somewhere to dig into turf that is leaning her way, because he just can't get there without doing so. jake. >> fascinating. david chalian, thank you very much. just in to cnn this afternoon, we have actual votes. this information courtesy of cataly catalyst. 24.4 million americans have already voted. let's get right to cnn politics executive editor mark preston at our decision desk. while we don't have exact vote totals, what can we discern from the numbers about what's happening in these important battleground states such as florida or arizona or north carolina, where there is early
voting? >> well, jake, in 38 states right now, as you said, 24.4 million people have already voted, as you can see. let's look exactly at the state of florida, which you brought up. more people have voted in florida than any other state so far this year. 3.6 million people have voted. let's dig into the numbers. if you look right here, republicans have a slight edge. normally this would not be good news for republicans, who tend to have a higher edge when it comes to absentee voting. however, let's look at these numbers compared to 2008. as you see right here, the edge right now is that democrats had a higher propensity of people coming out. so they're actually about three percentage points now behind where they were. they need to get that number up over the next few days. let's look at the state of arizona, which was typically red. well, 1 million people. they've crossed the threshold, have voted in arizona, a state now that democrats are contesting.
look, republicans have an edge here, about a four percentage point edge. dig deeper. look at what they had in 2012. they had a 10-point edge. it's been cut to four percentage points. these are big numbers, jake. i would be remiss without pointing out, this number of undecided voters, independent voters. those from other political parties. 27% of the electorate in the state of arizona. in the state of arizona, donald trump has spent zero money on any television advertising. he has held some big rallies. into the state of north carolina right now. north carolina, about 1.6 million people, a little more than that, have voted so far. diving deep into the numbers right here. democrats have an edge, a sizable edge right now, as you can see. about 13.4% lead right there over republicans. however, if you compare it to 2012, they're lagging behind. they had a 17 percentage point lead. so democrats need to get up
their numbers as they're contesting that state in north carolina. we'll have more numbers as they come in. clearly, lots of people are starting to get out there to vote. >> mark preston, thank you very much. it might as well be october 1st all over again for the trump campaign. "new york times" publishing yet another story about donald trump's taxes one month after the newspaper reported that donald trump reported a near $1 billion loss in 1995. a new report alleging he stretched the tax code beyond recognition to skate on paying income taxes. jim acosta is with the trump campaign. trump has not been in front of reporters today so he's avoided questions about tax avoidance. the republican nominee left the issue unaddressed at a campaign stop in philadelphia, instead going after obamacare. >> reporter: right. >> any expected announcement or declaration about this report? >> reporter: no, jake. we are not expecting that at this point.
the trump campaign continues to say that donald trump took advantage of the tax code in ways that benefited his company and that he'll release his tax returns once he is out from under that audit. in the meantime, jake, as hillary clinton is still answering questions about her e-mails, donald trump appears to be gaining momentum at just the right time. he is staying on message and reaching out to republicans who have rejected his campaign to come home. pulling into a pennsylvania gas station one week before election day, donald trump's campaign is hardly running on empty. with the race tightening, trump is eager to flip this state that's become a democratic firewall, appearing with his running mate, mike pence for a tag-team assault on an issue that rallies republicans. obamacare. >> when we win on november 8th -- [ cheers and applause ] >> -- and elect a republican congress, we will be able to immediately repeal and replace
obamacare. have to do it. >> reporter: the gop nominee gaining steam at a critical time, cutting hillary clinton's lead in cnn's poll of polls in half in one week, a momentum shift that started before the former secretary of state's new e-mail mess. and as she is questioning the fbi's handling of the matter, trump is so far staying on message. >> to accomplish our goals, we must cut our ties with the small, bitter, petty politics of the past. >> reporter: he is expanding his ad campaign into states like pennsylvania that seemed safely in clinton's column. >> donald trump will bring the change we're waiting for. america, better, stronger, more prosperous. >> reporter: but trump is still struggling to close the deal even inside his own party. ohio governor john kasich, a former trump foe, wrote in john mccain for president, even as he voted for the other gop candidates on the ballot. house speaker paul ryan told fox he voted for trump while appearing to avoid uttering the gop nominee's name. >> i am supporting our entire republican ticket. i have been all along.
what my -- which is not changed at all -- my focus personally right now is saving our house majority. >> reporter: pence said it's time for republicans who bailed on trump to get back on board. >> it's time to come home and elect donald trump as the next president of the united states. it's time to come home and reelect republican majorities in the united states house of representatives and the senate. >> reporter: now, the trump campaign believes that the tightening of this race will translate into closer contests in traditionally blue states like wisconsin. while trump is gaining in the polls, he is still lagging behind clinton, jake, when it comes to the ground game. he is still behind her when it comes to the number of staffers and campaign offices. the hope inside the trump campaign is that the big rallies that he is able to turn out in places like here in wisconsin will somehow translate into big earnings at the polls. jake, that worked during the primaries. we've not seen it work out, of course, during the general election campaign. jake. >> speaker ryan not saying
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welcome back to "the lead." today hillary clinton is trying to put the focus back on donald trump and away from her e-mail server. that's her moments ago with alicia machado, the former miss universe, whose weight donald trump insulted years ago and who donald trump attacked in the late-night tweets several weeks ago. let's bring in cnn's phil mattingly who is in dade city, florida, with clinton. did she mention the new fbi e-mail probe as she did yesterday on the stump? >> reporter: yesterday was peak for the clinton campaign. addressing the e-mail issue. today is the day to move on. you mentioned, alicia machado opening up out here for hillary clinton, really while it seems like ten years ago now one of the most effective moments of
the campaign for the clinton campaign was after that first debate when they kind of set the trap and deployed the alicia machado message. hillary clinton hitting hard on that issue today, trying to reach out to women. obviously a constituency that is leaning heavily in her favor but that they hope to turn out in big ways to help in states like florida. obviously, over the course of the last 72 hours, four days even, the fbi issue has been top of everybody's list. the clinton campaign, at least right now, looking like they're trying to move past it, jake. >> phil, you describe crowds of boisterous trump and clinton supporters outside that rally. tell us about that. >> reporter: that's exactly right. it's an interesting thing, having covered both trump and clinton rallies. outside of trump rallies you always see protesters. sometimes inside you see them as well. the clinton rallies a little bit more contained. not so much here in dade city. outside the rally a couple dozen trump supporters blocked the press bus on the way in, have
been trying to shout down hillary clinton throughout the course of the rally. a lot of passion on the ground here in florida, something we expect to continue over the course of the next seven days. >> thank you very much, phil mattingly in battleground florida. an odd development on the campaign trail at a time when democrats are accusing fbi director joames comey of havinga double standard when it comes to cases involving hillary clinton to cases of donald trump. when democrats are accusing the career lawman of poisoning the well. today an fbi twitter account criticized for releasing documents of previous investigations involving the clintons. mark rich, the wall straight trader controversially pardoned by bill clinton on his way out the door in 2001. to pamela brown.
has the fbi explained why the account is doing this now? >> not on the record. fbi officials are trying to come up with a statement to explain this given the context of everything. this tweet, from the fbi's records account, on twitter today, from his 2001 investigation into president clinton's pardons and his foundation really came out of nowhere and had a lot of people scratching their heads. the timing, days after director comey notified congress about the renewed clinton investigation is only fans the flames. amid calls for director james comey to provide more investigati information on the investigation into clinton aide huma abedin's e-mails. he said he'll not speak on the specifics of the investigation until it's complete. the agents are working to separate relevant e-mails to the case. >> we won't get through that process by next tuesday.
that's something that will take weeks, possibly months, if there are a large number of e-mails and various agencies that we have to talk to. >> reporter: cnn has learned the fbi has been conducting multiple investigations into allegations of connections between russia and the trump campaign, including his former campaign manager's ties to pro-putin forces in ukraine. and trump supporter, roger stone's possible role in clinton campaign chairman's hacked e-mails released by wikileaks. this is what stone recently told nbc. >> i have a back-channel communications with wikileaks, but they certainly don't clear or tell me in advance what they're going to do. >> reporter: today clinton's campaign manager is crying foul saying comey, a republican, is cherry-picking which investigations he makes public. >> james comey opened this door. we're just asking for him to make this right and treat everybody the same. >> reporter: the campaign calling on comey to release information on the investigation into donald trump's campaign and
alleged tied to russia. comey denied tying hacks so close to the election. saying his decision not wanting to name russia having nothing to do with the election. >> they don't say a thing when it comes to donald trump and investigations against him. yet, when it comes to hillary clinton, for some reason, they're more than happy to talk. >> reporter: today republicans are hitting back against the clinton campaign's claims of a double standard, saying it's a false equivalent. >> he did tell congress in july that the investigation had been completed and he determined that she didn't have specific intent to commit a crime. so i think he felt the need to supplement the record. >> reporter: the clinton campaign today quickly pounced after those documents were released on the fbi's twitter account from the 2001 investigation, with clinton spokesman brian fallon tweeting, absent a foyette litigation deadline this is odd. with fbi be posting docs on trump's housing investigation in
the '70s. an official i spoke to about today's release says it's really not about politics it's about policies. one saying topics of general information and freedom of information act automatically go the fbi's vault when ready for public consumption in the order they're released. the fbi trying to figure out how to respond to this. >> we should point out, pam, it's not just clinton-related documents this account is tweeting out. the fbi records vault twitter handle also posted something about donald trump's father fred. >> reporter: right. if you look at the twitter account from the fbi vault account it was dormant for a year and then the first tweet was right here over the weekend about fred trump. donald trump's father, an investigation into him several years ago, when the fbi looked into campaign donations and a hint of concern about organized crime. it didn't go anywhere. it's odd, jake, that after a year of not posting anything this would come up and then
today we have these documents from the 2001 investigation, again, waiting to hear from the fbi about an explanation as to why all of this is. >> pamela brown, thank you so much. he is cutting into trump's lead in the state of utah. now independent presidential candidate evan mcmullin is being targeted by white supremacist robo calls accusing him of being gay. he'll join me next with his reaction. a look at the specialized military unit protecting our election from hackers. stay with us.
group targeting third-party candidate evan mcmullin. mcmullin is cutting into trump's lead in the normally red state. take a listen to part of it. >> hello. my name is william johnson. i am a farmer and a white nationalist. i make this call against evan mcmullin and in support of donald trump. evan is over 40 years old, not married and doesn't have a girlfriend. i believe evan is a closet homosexual. >> joining me now, evan mcmullin. thank you for being here. to get this off the table, the robo call from this racist says that you support open borders, and it says that you are gay. i am -- i don't think either of those are true, are they? >> no, neither are true. i support securing the borders and enforcing our laws, and i am straight. >> trump spokes woman said we strongly condemn these activities and rhetoric of which
we have no knowledge. >> do you think the trump campaign had an idea it might happen? do you think it might hurt your chances in utah? >> i don't know if they had any idea or not, but this is exactly the narrative and approach the donald trump campaign has had. it didn't surprise me when i heard news of the robo call. i thought, of course this is more of the same. trump supporters have attacked me because of my faith. they've attacked my service. we've received death threats from these white supremacists overnight recently. they've attacked my family and they've attacked many other americans too. donald trump himself has bragged about sexual assaulting women and attacked people for the color of their skin and their faith. this is the republican nominee. none of this should surprise any of us. no, i don't think it will help him here in utah, and i don't think it will help him really across the country. i think a lot of people see this sort of thing and will reject it. i mean, this is not the kind of leader we should have in our country at all.
>> over the weekend i played -- i don't know if you saw the video, but there was a idiot in phoenix yelling at the press jew-s, a. i played some of it for kellyanne conway. she called it deplorable but denied responsibility for any of these nationalists or anti semitics. they said, whenever people in the press ask about it we're smer muching the supporters. >> i don't think everybody who supports donald trump is a racist and a bigot. but i do think that most bigots and most racists are supporting donald trump in this campaign, and he is doing everything he can, through policy and tone, to foment racial discord in this country. and really to divide us along racial and religious lines. this is his approach.
i served as a cia officer for 11 years. this is the kind of thing i saw with dictators and authoritarians overseas. they like to divide the people they rule as a way to empower themselves. it's a common tactic. we've seen this through time, the scapegoating of races and religions. this is not something that reflects american values. it certainly doesn't play well here in utah. it doesn't play well in the broader mountain west where we are spending a lot of time these days. with so many americans, and i think it's a terrible campaign strategy to invite this sort of thing with the tone and, again, with the policy. they can say as many times as they want to, you know, they're not directing this or that, you know, they're not associated with it, but the truth is, when donald trump says the things that he does, it invites the support of these kinds of people. i think he enjoys the support. i think he harbors some of the same feelings. and that's what you get. and then the real question is,
also, why does the republican party leadership still stand with him? i have been a life-long republican voter, mindy finn, my running mate, has been the same thing. we look at this and say, this isn't the party we knew. this is no the part the party o lincoln. it's disappointing. >> the latest polling in utah shows donald trump ahead. one week to go. i know you want to win the state of utah. what do you think you need to get you over the top? >> most of the polls now are saying i am within two percentage points of donald trump or leading. those are the polls that we are seeing. so it's a dead heat. what do we need to get us over the hump? i think it's making sure that our message gets out to people in utah fully. we started with zero percent name i.d. a few weeks ago it was at 50% and we're trying to close the gap as quickly as we can. donald trump and hillary clinton have sort of -- they're both at
nearly 100% name i.d. people know what they stand for and are not happy with them. for us it's a race against the clock to get out our message of quality and unity and true conservative values reflected in our founding documents, the idea that all men and women are created equal and that we all this unalienable rights to the pursuit of happiness. which means in our minds limited government, returning power to the states and making reforms like this so our government power is more accountable to the people. >> evan mcmullin, i am quite certain when you were serving our nation so bravely overseas no one was questioning your faith or tactiattacking your fa. thank you for joining us. will it be enough to propel trump to a win? that story next. ♪
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welcome back to "the lead." the election is a week away, but 24 1/2 million americans have already cast their ballots. let's talk about this and more with democratic strategist hilary rosen. lanhee chen, susan paige and washington correspondent for the new yorker, ryan lizza. shaun duffy from wisconsin was supposed to join me today but had a last-minute scheduling issue. wish you were here. susan. early voting, what are you looking for? >> democrats need to win the early vote. democrats do better in the early vote and republicans do better on election day. democrats need to have built a lead in a battleground state to be in a good position on election day. a couple of states where there are concerns. north carolina is one.
the legislature has made early voting shorter and limited the number of opportunities people have had to early vote. there is certain for democrats there. in florida concerns that african-american turnout is running lower than it was four years ago among african-american voters. so democrats have a better operation than republicans, no question, but they need it to kick in in some of these battleground states. >> hillaary, in the latest batc of stolen e-mails published by wikileaks. clinton campaign chairman john podesta urging top clinton aide cheryl mills way back in march 2015, we're going to have to dump all those e-mails. better to do it sooner than later, dump meaning get them out and publish them and let the public see them. >> right. >> this, again, begs the question, why are so many people who have the right advice for hillary clinton not listened to? >> look, i am looking forward to the sort of the history books, the case studies, the campaign
analyses in this post-election saying what a single mistake, albeit a big mistake but a single mistake that a public official can make can drive so much traffic and problems over the course of a campaign. so the short answer is, i think they just didn't think it was that big of a deal at the time. they miscalculated it. and -- but i actually think, even if they had done that earlier on, i am not sure that this conversation would have been much different. the republicans don't have anything else. donald trump has a thousand things. hillary clinton has one thing. marketing 101, repeat one thing a thousand times or a thousand things one time each and what do people remember? >> ryan, i don't know about you, and i know that these wikileaks are stolen and the intelligence agencies say the russians are involved and this and this. when you read them, you really do get insights into what's
going on in clinton-land. there are certainly a lot of people who were stunned at the political malpractice going on behind the scenes. >> yeah. it looks like from the e-mails there are two groups of people, right. the folks who are with clinton at the state department and were much more defensive about this, much more interested in keeping things quiet, protecting her, not releasing the e-mails. then there was the incoming campaign team which knew they were going to have to run a campaign and were much more thinking about the broader campaign issues, what would they have to defend against in 2015 and '16. in that camp, podesta and the current campaign manager robby mook. they were saying, hey, you know, people around hillary clinton, what were you guys doing? we are the ones now who have to run the campaign and defend her. frankly, that latter group comes off looking a little bit better politically than the former group. >> i want to play for you a new ad from the hillary clinton campaign. you talk about the things that hillary clinton wants to focus on, not her e-mail scandal, controversy, whatever you want to call it, but things that
donald trump, for instance, has said about women. listen to this ad. >> grab by the [ bleep ]. >> when
you're a star, they let you do it. you can do anything. >> more accusers coming forward to say they were sexual assaulted by donald trump. >> i'll go back-stage before a show. everyone is getting dressed. >> donald trump walked into the dressing room while contestants, some as young as 15, were changing. >> i assume we're going to be seeing a lot of that ad if you watch tv in the next week. what do you think? is it effective? >> i think it is effective. it's targeted at independent and potentially republican women who look at that and say is this somebody we want to be president. i think the character argument is an important part of the close here for hillary clinton. she is down to very few arguments she's going to be
making. the character argument is one where she can gain traction. ultimately it will not just help her with republican women but potentially some independent men as
well in the swing states. >> what do you think of this ad? >> it goes back to the group she needs most, college-educated white women who traditionally vote republican and have gone her way. she needs to remind them why they were against donald trump from the start. this is not the close hillary clinton wanted. they were looking to give something people to vote for, not just something to vote against. i don't think they any longer feel confident about this election to do that. >> that matters. if she wins, she wants to be able to say, i won this election because of my ideas and that it was an affirmative vote for these specific policies that i am going to push in my first year. instead, in these last couple of weeks it's back to the base -- the original strategy, which is disqualify donald trump on balance more than here is what i believe, here are the policies i'm going to do in my first
year. that's why you should vote for me. >> that's also the rhythm of it campaign. you almost never know at the beginning what you're going to end up with at the end. one of the things hillary clinton did early on in this campaign was talk about what were considered women's issues. child care, families, equal pay. people accused her of playing the woman card. donald trump walked right into this, right? this is his own behavior. the lack of research on himself or whatever it is. this has been the thing that has brought college-educated white women and young women to the table, because all of a sudden women together collectively can experience that sort of sexual has raime harassment issue in a way that maybe the policy issues don't resonate quite as much. >> part of the problem is that the issue matrix does not suit her particularly well right now. the big issue seems to be obamacare. that's one of the issues that really she does not have any play to be talking about. and it works to donald trump's advantage. so the character close for her,
i think, is the stronger close as opposed to moving in on policy where, a, people are not really sure what it is she wants to do with her presidency and, b, the matrix don't work right now. >> if you disqualify a candidate, nothing else matters right now. at the core of trump's problem, a majority of people believe he is not fit to be president. you can't blame the clinton campaign for pushing that. >> susan. tomorrow is the first day for open enrollment for obamacare. premiums obviously are predicted to go up at least 20%, more in some places including the swing state of arizona. 116%. do you think that might have an impact on the election one week -- i mean, probably when they were -- i guess they were doing it because of the fiscal year, but maybe when they were putting obamacare together they thought this is going to be great in 2016. maybe not. >> i think it is a meaningful issue. unlike all the other things we talk about, it actually affects the way people live their lives. you think about one group in
particular, millennials. some of whom participate in the exchanges and have been hit hardest because the premiums for young people who are pretty healthy and don't think they really need health care are pretty high. i think that's a group she has a lot of problems with. one effect of the latest e-mail scandal i think it maybe discourages millennials who are not going to vote for donald trump but they just might stay home. >> what did you think of john kasich, the governor of ohio, announcing that he had written in john mccain's name for president? i mean, that is -- i feel like we're kind of like all taking it for granted that john kasich wasn't a fan of donald trump, but to have the governor, a popular governor, in his state, of the biggest battleground state for republicans, as you know, no republican has won the white house without winning ohio in i don't know how long it's been, to say he didn't vote for donald trump is remarkable. >> it is remarkable. the fact that he wrote someone in. it takes time and effort to do that. from his perspective, to be able to maintain the sort of
never-trump moniker start to finish was important for him, if he wants any political future, i think that will be part of his brand, maintaining it all the way to the end, even if it meant writing someone in. >> we'll see. if donald trump wins, though. >> right. >> the national guard being called into one battleground state, an inside look into what's being done to protect the election from hackers. iraqi forces on the verge of entering mosul. isis is not leaving the city
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deploiiying a military unit to y to hack into their own system to see how vulnerable it is. cnn's rene marsh went inside the pivotal swing state. >> reporter: the critical state of ohio has taken an unprecedented step, calling on the national guard's elite cyber unit to help protect the election. you called on them to essentially hack the state's systems. >> we want to be tested. cyber warfare is a new front for the military, for business, and now for elections. >> reporter: hacking voting machines in the nation's 9,000 jurisdictions would be a tough task. since they're not connected to the internet or each other. there are also security measures. >> you can't get into that machine without breaking any one of these seals. >> reporter: voter registration databases with names, numbers, e-mails and addresses are vulnerable. there were breaches in states including arizona and illinois. hackers could use voter contact
information to send erroneous voting locations. hackers could also wipe the database clean, making names disappear from voter logs, sparking confusion and long lines. >> we call this the hunter's den. we are cyber hunters. >> reporter: the national guard cyber team in maryland is on standby to assist its state. major general linda singh runs the operation. >> these are the folks who are out responding to the snow storms, floods, hurricanes. but they're not necessarily thinking that we are out fighting the technology war. >> reporter: both here and in ohio, the goal is the same, identify and stop cyber intrude intrude intruders. you're looking for anything that doesn't look quite right, meaning malicious activity. >> bad guys pulling information away. malicious activities. >> reporter: with the election days away, ohio is confident your vote will count. how can you truly be prepared
for something that really the country has never experienced before? >> doesn't mean that a cyber attack could not occur, which would create an inconvenience, but it's not going to change any outcome of an election. >> reporter: jake, what exactly do these national guard cyber teams really do? they're testing computer networks by trying to essentially hack them. it's called penetration tests. they're looking for vulnerabilities hackers could eventually exploit. they also roam the networks looking for anything that looks suspicious, kind of like a detective casing a scene for evidence of a crime. they also collect intelligence about the sort of threats that are out there. we should point out these cyber units are not in every state just yet. there are 23 units. in another three years the plan is to have these cyber teams for 34 states. jake. >> all right, rene marsh, thank you so much. turning to the world lead. surrender or die was the message delivered today by iraq's prime minister to isis terrorists holed up in mosul.
snipers, land mines and a mass of stand storms slowed the advance but iraqi forces have taken over the state tv building and are pushing further towards the city of mosul itself. cnn's senior international correspondent arwa damon was on the front lines with iraqi counter terrorist forces and joins me now from irbil, iraq. where do things stand on the ground near mosul right now? >> reporter: as you can see, the weather is not doing anyone favors at this stage. the main push has been for a town near there where the forces moved in and over the course of the last two days attempted to sweep through from multiple directions, coming across what are now fairly common isis tactics, the suicide bombers, suicide car bombs and i.e.d.s. something else isis has been doing fairly frequently is leaving behind small groups of
fighters, two, three, four people who lay in wait and then launch counter-attacks at iraqi forces' more fixed positions. in the case of the unit we were with today, they spotted three isis fighters who were wearing uniforms similar to theirs. we were with the elite counter-terrorism unit. but then they noticed that the guns they were carrying were ak-47s and that's not something their own troops would ever carry. then the firefight broke out. eventually the isis position, the house that they were holed up in, was taken out by a rocket. later on in the afternoon, we did have this sizable sand storm begin to kick up, significantly reducing visibility and adding yet another challenge to this battlefield. one of the main reasons why the counter-terrorism forces were pushing through the village fairly slowly is because it still has a population of some
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