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other industries and other countries. we need to reinvest in our young researchers to remain globally competitive, and on that subject i want to yield now to my friend representative kilmer from the state of washington. mr. kilmer: i thank my good friend from san diego for yielding. the time was 7:28 p.m. when the soviet union launched sputnik 1. it was a wakeup call to the united states and it was perceived as a threat. and the reaction to that was a focus by our federal government on national research, on basic innovation o drive in nd the outcam was scientific break throughs and i point to the cell phone in my pocket.
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a lot of the technologies in that cell phone from the battery that powers it to the touch screen that allows me to navigate and the internet that helps me find a delicious chinese restaurant and the g.p.s. navigation, all of those innovations, its basic research venture d by the capitalists, uncle sam. and this is focused on redoubling our investment in basic research, because the reality is we don't have sputnik being launched by the former soviet union. the reality is we face a sputnik movement every single day with new innovation created someplace else. you heard my friends say
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research and development as a gross percentage of gross domestic product has declined by nearly 2/3 just in these last four decades. in contrast, you have seen china substantially increase its investment in higher education and according to the national science board by 2022 china will invest in more in research and development than the united states of america. china has surpassed the united states as the world's largest exporter of high technology. every single day we are facing a sputnik molet. while the 20th century was defined by an arms race and litary might, the 21 st. century race is for brains and development. that downward trajectory investment a federal research is something that as part of the
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new agenda, we are seeking to stem. we want to revitalize and re-authorize which was passed by this body in a bipartisan forum less than a decade ago. that came out by a report of the national academies that suggested that in the united states was going to compete as a nation, that we had to significantly increase america's investment in research and development. and unfortunately since the passage of that act, you have not seen congress keep up with that. in the wall of my office and in the wall of the office when i worked in economic development, we had a sign-up and said we are competing with everyone everywhere, every day, forever. and that is true when you look at folks intake coma, washington
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but in our nation today. we are in a global competition. steve jobs said innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower and it's important that the united states maintains its economic leadership and leadership in innovation and lord knows there is extraordinary challenges that still need to be tackled. climate change could be 2016's sputnik movement. increasing energy independence, not only will those innovations lead to solving our world's problems, it will create jobs here in the united states of america. the former c.e.o. of intell said without raising our gain in federal research, the next big thing won't be invented here and the jobs associated with that innovation won't be created here. we need to do better.
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and what we have put forward suggests a better path. and with that, i yield back. mr. peters: speaking of climate change and those kinds of issues front and center, in this decade is a fundamental shift in the way we provide power for our economy. it's time to embrace to reduce our reliance on foreign fuels nd create high-quality jobs. we expanded tax credits of solar and wind power. this will drive $70 billion in wind and solar energy. the wind and solar that will get built as a result of this investment will reduce emissions to take every american car off the road for two years.
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we have put proposals for research in the military and expand clean energy across the country. new democrats are working to cleaner country with air, cleaner water and economic prosperity. the project has outlined eight actions that congress take to make congress. not to to raise corporate profits. among the eight steps, including immigration reform, responsible federal budgeting, simplification of federal regulation and investing in infrastructure is tax reform. it should foster business development and innovation, support hardworking families and create opportunities for america
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cabs to prosper in a 21st century economy. the current tax code is a complication with loopholes. and new democrats have advocated for tax reform by putting forward proposals to fix the critical provisions in our tax code, this includes the chairman ron kind's proposal to promote american manufacturing and representative murphy's to spur investment startups. new democrats are working to make america the most competitive in the world to do business. with more than 11 million immigrants forced to live in the shadoogs and others waiting in lines outside the united states, it is clear that united states needs comprehensive immigration reform. as long as congress delays, the
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united states continues to lose out on top talent from around the world. our economy suffers and families remain separated. i have worked with new democrat member coalition member castro on one such effort to modernize and streamline the united states' visa system. and we have advocated for a system that includes an earned path to citizenship. this is supported by groups from across the spectrum and grow the economy, reduce the budget deficit by $200 billion and the ebt in the first decade alone. i would like to yield to my colleague from washington state, representative kilmer. mr. kilmer: thank you, congressman peters. i want toll speak to some of the
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ideas and issues laid out in the agenda. i think one of the things i appreciate about the approach is that it understands there isn't a silver bullet. whole ike buckshot and a lot of things to get our economy ready for success in the 21st century and have an economy that works for everybody. when i'm home in washington state that i hear quite a bit about is add kuwait investment in our roads and bridges and our basic infrastructure and energy infrastructure. i know this isn't the most exciting subject. i have often pointed that infrastructure is a latin word, structure, meaning structure and ing. meaning bor
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many parts of my state, speed limit signs are only there for pups because we are simply sitting in traffic and not able to get our goods to market. and so the new democrat coalition has called for modernizing our roads and bridges and modernizing our communications network a to help drive economic growth and make it easier for mp to do business in the united states. the reality there are too many parts of this country where it is too difficult to get good to market or one of the most important ways is through technology where people lack access to high-speed internet. i represent an area where a third of the district i represent is rural and we see
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folks who don't have access. it makes it more difficult to start a business or for students to do research on a project and difficult for our country to compete and why the prosperity agenda calls for a new aapproach for making smart investments. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the hair will receive a message. >> mr. speaker, i have been directed by the senate to inform the house that the senate has passed with amendment h.r. 636, an act cited as the federal aviation re-authorization act of 2016 in which the concurrence of the house is requested. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. peters: i yield to my colleague from washington state.
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mr. kilmer: i wanted to speak to one more issue and that's the focus on small business ownership and there's a number of pieces as part of that, congresswoman deleen has a bill that is focused on small usiness women ownership. congressman from connecticut is focused on issues of cybersecurity and congressman hanna of new york and providing resources to combat cyberattack. we know that small businesses are a key part of our economic future. you hear that small businesses are the backbone of our economy. i like that saying. i think it's a good saying. i say our small businesses are a star running back. they are march sean lynch and we
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should have handed the football to him. and it's not our largest employers that are ones that are pulling us out of recession but our small businesses that are racking up the tough yards and scoring the touchdowns and one of the roles but i need to do some blocking for them and call some plays and unable them to score some touchdowns. a focus of the american prosperity agenda is to make it easier for entrepreneurs to succeed whether to raise capital or to start a business or combat hurdles that might prevent barriers like potential cyberattacks and that's an important part of this agenda and that is important and as we look to grow this economy, the small businesses of our country
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that already exist are going to be an important part of that solution and with that, i yield back. mr. peters: we heard an introduction of how new democrats are working to increase entrepreneurs, invest in research and investments. our economy isn't going to stop changing and neither should we a be stopped. the competitiveness project has outlined eight projects that takes congress to make it the raise corporate profits but increase wages for people across america. those include, new democrat, tax reform, federal regulation and research and fixing our broken immigration system. i want to thank the members of the coalition for their proposals for progress and to increase prosperity and help
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hard working americans and thrive with more jobs, more skills and more wealth. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the entleman yields back. under the speaker's announced policy of january 6, 2015, the chair recognizes the gentleman from florida, mr. grayson for 30 minutes. thank you, mr.
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chairman. i'd like to discuss something that may not otherwise be discussed this year in this congress, the wretched state of racial relations in america today. we passed a bill here about a month ago in the house of representatives to eliminate the term oriental from the law books. i submit that eliminating a term does not eliminate the racism that embodies that term and i think it's about time that we recognize what this problem is, the fact that it still festers
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in america an give some thought about what we can do about it. i want to begin by relating two stories, both from my home state of florida. first one involves a 16-year-old girl. she was write. she had an encounter with police officers who were also white. she lived on the atlantic coast which is largely white. and i heard about this from a friend of a friend. what happened to her is that her parents got a call from the police officers late one night. they didn't tell her why they were calling. they said come to this location, we need to talk to you about your daughter, she's here with us. the mother went to that location, spoke to the white police officers, they informed her that her daughter had been drinking in a car with her boyfriend and they need to take her home. she was shaken up a bit, so was
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the daughter. but everybody ended that night alive. now i want to tell you a different story that didn't end so nicely. this was on the fwull of coast, coast of florida that is heavily african-american. and on the gulf coast one night, ere was a theme park, we'd call it a fair grounds, that was open to all students without having to pay. they could go on the rides, enjoy themselves, one day each year. this is done in tampa. now, teenagers being teenagers, some of them got a little bit out of hand. many african-americans frequent that area. and they were out in force that night at the fair grounds and there was a great deal of friction that night between the white police force and the african-american teenagers who were there that night. some of them actually started
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running around, might have bumped into a few other people as they were running around. some of them started to scream. you'll notice that apart from that physical contact nothing i described is actually against the law. like, for instance, drinking in a car with your boyfriend when you're 16 years old. a number of them, about 100 african-american youth were arrested that night two years ago in tampa. the white police officers insisted that they strip to the waist. that apparently was for the purpose in the minds of the police officerses to see whether they had gang colors on their bodies. at least that's what they said. now one of them, andrew joseph iii, he actually hadn't done any of the running around, any of that scream, any of that casual bump, he hadn't done any of that but he saw his classmates being
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arrested, came to see what was going on, saw that one of them had his hat fall off his head. went over and picked it up. officer said, i didn't say you could do that. they arrested him. for picking up his friend's hat. they took andrew joseph, a 14-year-old boy, two miles away from the fair grounds, and they pushed him out of the police car nd said, you're on your own. 14-year-old boy who has parents who were reachable via telephone. pushed him out in a neighborhood he'd never seen before, never been to before, had no idea where he was. he remembered that his father was going to pick him up at the fair grounds, felt pretty shaken up because he'd just been arrested, stripped to the waist and frankly felt humiliated. so he found his way as best he could back to the fair fwrounds
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two miles away, didn't call his parents because frankly he was scared, embarrassed, didn't want them to know. almost got as far as the fair grounds. tried to cross the interstate highway to get to the fair grounds in the midst of traffic in both directions, was struck by a car, died right on the spot immediately. one 16-year-old girl, white, alive today. one 14-year-old boy, african-american, dead. this is his picture, andrew joseph iii. this is what this boy looked like. good student. quite an athlete. had a wonderful future ahead of him. but not being white, his parents didn't get a call that night to say come pick him up.
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i submit to you this is not just one person's tragedy. it's not just a tragedy of these parents. standing at his graveside. it's a tragedy of america. we persist in being a country of sometimes casual racism. racism that sometimes goes unnoticed. if you say a bad word that begins with the letter n, and there happens to be a recording device nearby, you will certainly be scolded. and to some degree held accountable. that much is true. but institutionalized racism, racial profile, redlining, not treated the same way because it's just too hard. it's much like the concept that if we close our eyes to it, it
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will somehow disappear. a 1-year-old, maybe 2-year-old might think that way but a country of 330 million? why do we ever think that way? now, i wish i could tell you that this story somehow had a happy ending. it doesn't. this kind of institutionalized racism goes on today. i ask the f.b.i. to investigate whether there's racial profile big the police force in tampa. they're thinking about it. i don't know if they're going to say yes or they're going to say no. can't tell for sure. that's their decision, not mine. and i remember when i was a boy, a great man said he hoped to see a day in america where his four children were judged not by the color of their skin but by their character. i submit to you, this boy was
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judged by the color of his skin and he's not the only one. we live in america today, a country where 29% of white adults have college degrees, 18% of african-americans have college degrees. if andrew joseph iii had lived, then his chance of getting a college degree would have been stunted, perhaps even forbidden, by the color of his skin. if he had lived, whether or not he'd gone to college, he would have grown up in a country where african-americans like him have an average household income of $37,000. whites have an average income of $57,000. color of his skin, you could say, if he'd lived, would have cost him $20,000 a year. that's our new poll tax, $20,000
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a year. and if he'd managed to get across that highway, been picked up safely by his father that night, who you see here on my right, then as an african-american male, his life expectancy would have been 3 years. -- 73 years. the life expectancy of white males in this country, including me, is 78 years. now it's a great tragedy a great, great tragedy, that we stole 50 years of life from this one boy, but how much great aerotragedy is it that we steal five years of life from 40 million? we are in danger at this point of becoming a society that is not color blind, not blind to color, but rather a country that is blind to racism.
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there's an easy way to end this problem called doing something about it. it's called pulling ourselves together in the same way we began to do in the 1960's, act nging these differences and then -- acknowledging these differences and then remedying them. i well recall that in the current presidential election, former governor of my state, jeb ush, spent $125 million on his campaign, got four votes. four convention vote. but i remember it never came up that jeb bush wiped out, destroyed, eliminated, blew up affirmative action in my state of florida. and now it's gone. , the question before us is writ small, how do we acknowledge that black lives
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matter? how do we acknowledge that a terrible tragedy took place here and robbed this good young man of his life? and writ large, what do we finally do, finally, finally, finally, 50 years after the civil rights movement began, to end inequality in this country? end it. starts with justice and it ends with equality. not just the pablum of equality of opportunity that buzz phrase we use to solve our conscience, but equality of results, an america where an african-american boy is just as likely to go to college as a white boy. an america where an african-american is just as likely to earn as much money as a white. and for god's sake an african-american can live as long as a white man does.
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thank you, mr. chairman. the speaker pro tempore: does the gentleman yield? r. grayson: yes. the speaker pro tempore: does the gentleman have a motion. can i step away from the microphone, please? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. grayson: mr. chairman, i move to adjourn. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the motion to adjourn. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the motion is adopted. accordingly the house stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow for morning hour debate.
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>> our live coverage of the presidential race continues tonight for the new york state primary. join us at 9:00 eastern for election result, candidate speeches and viewer reaction. taking you on the road to the white house on c-span, c-span radio, and c-span.org. >> this month we showcase our student cam winners. c-span's annual video
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documentary competition for middle and high school students this year's theme is road to the white house and students were asked, what issues dewpoint presidential candidates to discuss? one of our second prize middle school winners is from clinton, ew jersey. achary kesselhaut, an eighth grader at clinton township middle school, wants the candidates to discuss cyberwarfare and cyberattacks in his documentary titled "cyberwarfare: the next big problem." >> let me talk about guns for a moment. >> you won't be able to insult your way to the presidency. >> the affordable care act. >> i'm a candidate for president. >> of the united states. >> so i'm hitting the road. >> and year going -- >> to earn your vote. >> to make our country great again.
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>> the 2016 election is coming up fast, can dats are rising and falling quickly. their platforms mostly concentrate on economic issues but none have mentioned what could be our biggest issue ever as a country. ♪ everyone agrees, computers have made our lives easier and we are more connected as a human race than ever before. computers are organizing our lives, connecting the world and even saving lives. however, our dependence on technology is not without risks. since the invention of computers, some have wanted to use them maliciously. the problem has got son bad there's a growing demand for specialists in the field of cyberprotection and defense. >> there are many different types of cyberthreats. they vary depending on the industry and type of business. >> most people have heard about
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cyberfraud which attacks a person individually through identity theft or invasions of private information, including but not limited to bank accounts. every computer that is connected to the internet is vulnerable. one of the most common attacks is called a denial of service or d.o.s. attack. these attacks shut down an individual computer's ability to access the internet or specific service or function. distributed denial of service or ddos attacks are more widespread and frequent. they can happen to anyone or anything at any time. they shut down an entire network where multiple computers' ability to communicate. the potential range of ddos attacks is huge. it could happen to your home you friend's mine craft server, your business or even our banking system. another type of cyberattack is at the business or corporate level. >> small businesses and other companies need to be concerned simply because whether you are a pose rhea or wal-mart, technology drives just about
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everything within any company. >> in 199 a 12-year-old boy successfully hacked into computer systems that controlled the roosevelt dam in arizona he could have opened the dam's flood gates and dumped nearly 500 billion gallons of watt thorne arizona cities of mesa and tempe. fortunately, he did not. >> this unverified incident is only one example of how vulnerable our computer based systems are to outside hackers. >> systems are a type of industrial control system. >> it stands for supervisor control and data acquisition. >> they're the core of many manufacturing processes. >> it's what you use to control industrial systems, power plants, things that for various reasons need to be regulated. it could be a cam, could be a power plant, could be a machine in a factory. >> in october of 2013, researchers found 25 security vulnerabilities in these systems, the most alarming of
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which is the fact that most computer systems still use default password set by the manufacturer which can be easily found by anyone who know house to operate google. according to "security week" magazine ethe number of attacks doubled in 014. in 2009 the department of defense established a group of agents culled the u.s. cybercommand instead of articled combat they fight on a different battlefield, the internet. >> u.s. cybercommand and subordinate elements have been given direction to secure and operate the department's systems and networks. >> even though it is a fairly new division, fund og they have u.s. cybercommand is already under attack. since 2014, their funding has dropped from about $550 million to about $460 million. a loss of over $80 million. the u.s. cybercommand and similar defense branches are becoming more and more important because as technology evolves, so does the possibility of a
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cyberattack. >> when we look at the problems of what's commonly called cybersecurity and as we go forward in time, as we get more advanced, within countries like the u.s., i lived there for several years and saw what was going on there. but onto the world at large, cybersecurity gets more complicated because the things that challenge aren't just technical. a lot of bureaucratic and a lot of jurisdictional. it's all good for a u.s. president or e.u. leader or even a u.n. leader or chinese leader to make changes they want in their own country but the internet does not respect international boundaries. >> a worm supposedly developed by israel and the united states to attack iraq shows that internet cyberwar is now a possibility. >> it's a virus targeted toward data. again, think of the oil industry, the gas industry, all
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the different industries that use automated control processes to operate. what the stucknet attack against iran brought to bear is the realization that our critical infrastructure needs to be better protected. >> so i think it's critical for our president and for any candidates, potential presidents, to be familiar with cybersecurity. i don't think they need to be experts in the field. you want to be knowledgeable enough about the topic and identify if people really, truly know what they're talking about. >> the american public should know our presidential candidates have a good and solid plan to defend our nation against these types of attacks. >> imagine if the grid was shut down work no access to your technology, how would it disrupt your life? cyberwarfare is an effort to atk our way of life on a personal, national, and even global level. the possibilities could be
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catastrophic. cyberwarfare has no geographic, cultural or political boundaries and no moral compass. if we do not prepare for a defense against cyberattacks, the future of humanity is in jeopardy. in its defense -- and its defense will require a comprehensive understanding from tech industry and world leaders, including our next american president. technology companies introduce new products and platforms as the next big thing, but little attention is given to cyberwarfare. it's the next big problem. >> to watch all the prize winning documentaries in this year's student cam competition, isit studentcam.org. >> here's a live look in at pennsylvania state university in state college, pennsylvania.
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about 20 minutes away from a bernie sanders rally tonight. the crowd a moment ago doing the wave as they get ready for that. we have live coverage of the rally right here on c-span at 7:00. coming up at 9:00 tonight, we'll have coverage of the new york primary results coming in after the polls close at 9:00. we'll be live here on c-span with candidate speeches and keep you up to date on the goings on in new york. comeing in to today's new york primaries, democratic presidential candidate hillary linton has 1,287 delegates pledged to back her and another 469 superdelegates, giving her a total of 1,756. senator sanders has 1,076 pledge -- has 1,045 pledged dell fwats and 31 superdelegates. 2,1 3 are needed for the democratic presidential nomination. on the republican side, donald
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trump leads the delegate count with 743. senator cruz has 545 and ohio govepor kasich with 143 delegates pledged to him. 1,237 is the number for the republican presidential nomination. we had a chance this morning on "washington journal" to talk a bit about delegates and superdelegates. at our table th, anna palmer, senior correspondent with "politico." let's begin with new york. how important is this state? let's start with democrats. guest: hillary has been putting in a lot more effort in new york than a lot of other states. she was a senator from the state. she needs to win this in terms of energy, momentum, also
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delegates. she is projected to do very well. for bernie sanders, when he wants to do, if he gets her with an single digits -- within single digits and can create an emotional victory saying look how well i'm doing. host: nationally, he has closed the gap between him and hillary clinton. 291 delegates at stake for the democrats. what happens here? what are the polls saying? does hillary clinton win by a large margin? guest: the question will be, for bernie sanders, a lot of his -- independents could vote in the primary. new york, it is a closed primary. is to do very well here because there will be a northeastern stage,
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pennsylvania, maryland, connecticut coming up where she is supposed to do very well. they're hoping to shift the momentum, get it back into her corner and hope lee -- hopefully this anti- right now, he is up 30 points, donald trump is clearly favored to win tonight. has put in some time here, but has been traveling to other places, acknowledging he will probably not win a lot of these districts. the real question is, can donald trump picking up -- pick up 85 of these delegates? if he comes out really strong and goes into these other states
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that are not ted cruz country, he can gain momentum after the stop.sin host: why does donald trump believe the system of awarding delegates is rated? -- awardingd delegates is rigged? this has been a donald trump talking point, the establishment is against him, long before he even got into delegate math. he's been reeling against the washington establishment. he has been outfoxed and a lot of these delegates -- look at colorado or how ted cruz has been a tactician for getting selected so that after that first ballot, they can switch their vote to ted cruz.
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if it goes to a second or third ballot, you can see the momentum swing in ted cruz's favor. host: he was talking about it being rigged. he talked about missouri. [video clip] >> the system is rigged. it is not meant for a guy like me who is not taking any money from these special interests, i'm self funding my campaign. peer. for it to, -- to come up here. [applause] >> it is a rigged system. i've never seen anything like it. when you have a colorado or wyoming, in the case of colorado, they were supposed to vote. they said there were no changes made, but there was. i announced in june, people saw i would do great in colorado and all of a sudden in august, they change the system.
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they took the boat away from the people of colorado. -- they took the vote away from the people of colorado. i could have done really well because i'm good at dealing with -- you can take them out to hotels, take them on planes, do whatever you want to do, you know what? i said, no way. we are going to get there. it is a corrupt system, but we will get there. i believe we will do it much more easily than people think and we will do it with the first ballot. we will get to that 1237. host: explain what happened. guest: colorado was one of the states they did not have the vote. its ownblican party had internal meeting and they were able to select delegates that were not for donald trump.
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we heard a lot of this wrangling over are these candidates -- is sich going to be the lebron james of meeting with delegates and having them switch their vote? donald trump is going from this flat -- to try to fix this problem he has identified where he could maybe not get that 1237 magic number and need to have a couple of ballots to become the actual nominee to get those delegates back in his favor. host: the republican apparatus is meeting in florida this week. the rnc chairman up on capitol hill today, what is he discussing? guest: they are meeting at the capitol hill club. to thealling republicans
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capitol hill to have a discussion about what is going to be in the rules. they will make final decisions from a different things that have been proposed, whether you previous rnc rules -- there's a lot of different thoughts about this based on where you stand in the party and who you are supporting. cruz is trying to take control back. to telegraphrying what could actually happen. host: will they make a rule change? the roberts rules would require priebus --
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guest: if the rnc members are -- it is much more likely you will have to have the delegate fight out where you have ted cruz and donald trump going at it. or mittof paul ryan romney who can come in at the end of the day. reportingtico mcconnell is -- mitch mcconnell increasingly optimistic about a second ballot in cleveland. lussier is up first in iowa. republican. is up first in iowa.
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republican. caller: i have concerns about bad voter fraud. host: what is your concern? caller: i know of people in that have three or four drivers licenses and he has them all in different names, so that's how many times he gets to vote. that is voter fraud. i know obama and hillary are legalizing all the mexicans and asians -- host: legalizing all the mexicans and asians? where did you read that?
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caller: it came across the 71%om that illinois has increase -- this was on the , a 71% increase in voter registration. they in new york today, are expecting a large turnout, too. we've seen that across the primaries and caucuses. people are registering now as republicans and democrats -- let's go to wanda, next. chattanooga, tennessee. democrat. caller: i was wondering if my analysis were right about the there's a boxing and aand you have hillary lower weight under the count and a person would be there to delegate whether this was legal
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or not, it would be fair. donald trump is like an who isdent underqualified and bernie sanders is an independent who was overqualified. wrong -- am ir right or wrong? guest: any nominee needs to get that 1237 number. trump ort is donald candidate x, that is going to be the threshold -- whether they --nge the rules likely he does reach 1237? not a right now, it is
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high probability that he gets that exact number, but he is inng to do really well connecticut, pennsylvania come even potentially in california. to 1100 or 1200 -- likelyare 30 shy, it is he could get it on the second ballot. host: you can go to politico in this story, trump orders new campaign hierarchy. michigan. dave, independent. caller: i call myself an independent but i typically vote republican. although, i do vote democrat.
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each man and woman has one vote. they vote and someone counts them up and decides who the winner is. we don't need these politicians in the back smoke-filled room destroying the party. host: are you a donald trump supporter? caller: well, of the republicans, yes. conventionto the , if he doest votes not get the nomination come i'm voting straight democrat and i will never vote republican again. there is concern among the party establishment and the leadership that they
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don't want to be seen as having riot in cleveland saying this is a stolen election. there is definite sensitivity while they are try to figure out these role changes and what they are going to do. host: we have a fourth line this morning for new york voters. 3.2-748-800 we want to get your thoughts on that. candidates have been spending a lot of time in york. there's about two weeks between wisconsin and york. between the candidates do a lot of politicking there. here is hillary clinton yesterday in new york. [video clip] i know some people have commented. i do pay attention. [laughter] very little sleep, but
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nevertheless, i do. some people have commented like, not with the plans -- enough with the plans, hillary. just go out and make speeches. don't talk to loudly, but don't loudly,softly -- too but don't talk too softly. [laughter] [applause] >> for me, this election is not just about me. an agenda we present to new york tomorrow, that we presented to the country, that we vote on, because that will the us a chance to make progress we all want to see. [applause] host: a national poll from nbc shows bernie sanders has closed thegap between himself and former secretary of state. is it too late because of superdelegates? guest: right now, the math does
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not work in bernie sanders's favor. he has been doing extremely well in some of these estates. areuse of the way delegates apportioned, hillary clinton is well far in advance. there's been very little, if any -- the only superdelegate that has gone for bernie sanders so far is senator merkley from oregon. right now, she is favored to win in new york. the math does not work in bernie sanders's favor. ahead by 30 trump points in new york as they get to vote today, the daily news out of new york city had this on their cover. "he's with stupid, too."
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hi there, maria. caller: thank you for taking my call pete i'm concerned about the superdelegates. -- thank you for taking my call. i'm concerned about the superdelegates. they undermine the popular vote. no equal opportunity, this is disenfranchisement. i'm very concerned also about theyainstream media -- pick the candidate and say with their projection who is the winner. people stand in lines to cast their vote, the media is making projections to discourage people not to vote for this candidate. host: hillary clinton tweeted out that she is winning the
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popular vote, too. guest: there's been frustration about the superdelegate issue. frustration she had when she was running in 2008. they started peeling away to barack obama. it has worked both ways for hillary clinton. she is winning the popular vote as well. host: why did the parties put in place superdelegates or this issue of delegates who are not bound to a certain candidate? guest: these are party rules that have been around for a long time. often times, if you look back in been someom others contested conventions, but it is very rare. kerry look at 2004, john had fielded up a month ago from now. this is very unusual. this secure by
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this point in 2012. we have not seen as much focus seen this much focus on how the delegate count works. host: alexander in minnesota. republican. sick and tired of them saying donald trump is unqualified to be president. we voted in a president in the last eight years who was far from qualified. give him a chance. host: virginia. independent. vet.r: i am a disabled
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i worked with my congressmen and senators and he don't even care about helping the veterans at all. there are other issues, too. there are too many issues that -- donald trump is another example of why these people are so disgusted because nobody wants to listen to the average voter. eventually, what is going to something to say about our congressmen and senators when we vote -- host: you get to vote for them in 2016. guest: absolutely. one of the things you are starting to hear is the friction between the voters who are supporting trump and where you've seen the party establishment

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