tv CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley CBS November 7, 2016 5:30pm-6:01pm MST
captioni captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: a manic monday before decision tuesday. >> get out and vote. >> we can do this. >> pelley: four candidatesro crisscross eight states in a final election eve push for votes. >> tomorrow we face the test of our time. >> this is it. this is it. good luck. get out the. i did my thing. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: 82 weeks after hillary clinton declared her candidacy and 72 weeks after a donald trump did the same, the race is down to its final hours. clinton, trump and their running mates, tim kaine and mike pence, campaigned today in eight
states that will decide this election. we're going to begin our coverage tonight with major garrett on the trump campaign. >> if we don't win, all of us, honestly, we've all wasted our time. i'll be honest.i' >> reporter: in raleigh, north carolina, donald trump confronted something rarely seei in his breakneck barnstorming of the country, a venue with plenty of room to spare. trump still drew thousands on ao monday afternoon, but he brooded over a possible defeat as suggested the republican nominee will need a surge of voters tomorrow. >> you have one magnificent chance, and honestly, in four years, it's over, folks. there has never been a movement like this. >> reporter: trump had been buoyed in recent days by f.b.i. director james comey's decision to investigate e-mails found on a laptop used by a top clinton aide, but comey said yesterday that agents sorting through ther messages found nothing to change
>> the f.b.i., the director, was obviously under tremendous pressure. so they went through 650,000 e- mails in eight days. yeah, right? so sad what's going on. >> reporter: earlier in the day, trump sounded more upbeat. he told a packed house in sarasota, florida, he had done h all he could do to win. >> in one day, we are going towe and we are going to take back the white house.ba this is it. good luck. get out there. i did my thing. i mean, i worked. >> reporter: trump even lightened the mood by reaching out into the crowd for a flimsy likeness of himself. >> nice head of hair, i'll say that.g >> reporter: campaigning injo erie, pennsylvania, mike pence called his time as trump's running mate an extraordinary
>> that man is ready. this team is ready. this movement. is obviously ready.ot >> reporter: the trump campaign is encouraged by early and absentee vote totals in florida, ohio and north carolina, but they acknowledged day-of turnout there and in pennsylvania, michigan and especially new hampshire are crucial to trump's fate. in that regard, scott, trump will try to set a good example, >> pelley: major garrett for us tonight. now let's go to nancy cordes covering the clinton campaign. >> we can do this. >> reporter: nearly 600 days after launching her bid, clinton wrapped it up today with a simple message: vote.vo >> if the lines are long tomorrow, please wait. >> reporter: unlike trump, she spent the day bouncing between two key states, pennsylvania and michigan. >> this election is basicallyn between division and unity in
( cheers and applause ) it's between strong and steady leadership or a loose cannon who could put everything at risk. >> reporter: clinton told reporters she's already thinking about what comes after election day. >> i think i have some work toom do to bring the country together. as i've been saying in thesen speeches in the last few days, i president for everybody. people who vote for me, people who vote against me. >> reporter: her confidence is based on a get-out-the-vote operation two years in the making.s >> i'm going to give you stickers. >> reporter: campaign aides say volunteers in battlegroundd states knocked on 6.2 million doors this weekend and made 8.1 million phone calls. >> okay. great.gr >> reporter: president obama hie new hampshire and michiganne today. he reminded working-class voters what his administration did to
donald trump is not the guy whoi is going to look out for you, you need to listen. >> reporter: clinton made no mention today of the glass ceiling she'd be breaking as the first woman president, but there is one subtle reference in her final two-minute ad airing tonight in prime time. >> so tonight, i'm asking for your vote, and tomorrow let's make history together.is i'm hillary clinton, and one last time, i approve this message. >> reporter: pennsylvania is ona of the few battleground statesat that votes almost entirely onen election day, and so the clintons are pulling out all the stops here in philadelphia tonight, appearing with the obamas, scott, and a couple of local musicians from just across the border in new jersey, brucee springsteen and jon bon jovi. >> pelley: nancy cordes for us tonight. nancy, thank you. thanks to the growth of early voting in much of the country, i election day is now known as the
42 million have already made their choices. let's go to our election savant, anthony salvanto, our cbs newsan director of elections. anthony? >> reporter: well, scott, early> voting is pivotal in so many of those battleground states we've been following all year. where in places like north carolina, florida, nevada, we estimate more than half the vot call be cast before tomorrow. now, in north carolina, things looked even from what we can see so far. in florida same, even. force helping keep hillary clinton and donald trump neck and neck, and in nevada, it looks like democratic registration may be givingem clinton an early edge. why is that so important? because if hillary clinton can hang on to just two of three off those states, say take florida and nevada, plus what she already has leaning to her, thas would put her over the top.pu >> pelley: what about the states that don't have early voting? >> well, scott, that's why you see the campaigns now concentrating in places like
they mostly vote tomorrow. that means it's one concentrated day of turnout. and for donald trump, if he is going to catch up, what he's got to do is flip places like florida for himself, like ohio, and then also not just north carolina, but maybe one of thosr reliably blue states, like a pennsylvania or a michigan in order to start moving pastle clinton in his electoral vote totals. >> pelley: anthony salvanto our director of electi t and, of course, the anchor of "face the nation."jo john, trump campaigning in traditionally democratic states like michigan and wisconsin. why? >> reporter: well, he's tryingor to break the lines, the democratic lines, those states the democrats traditionally votr for, historically have voted for wisconsin, michigan and also minnesota. and the challenge is, the reason he's doing that is, there are blue collar voters there heis thinks he can grab. h the challenge with those states when you talk to republicans
republican candidate can get close, but because it's really democratic turf, the democrats can turn out their vote quicklyn that's why you see two presidents in michigan and the nominee in michigan turning out that vote at the last minute. >> pelley: now, for our viewers watching our election coverage tomorrow night, what should theh be looking for? >> reporter: well, as anthonyl, pointed out, 31 states are out of the conversation a little bit because historically they vote, of course, but historically those states go to the democrats or the republicans.he that's been their historical pan. battleground states. so early in the evening, virginia and north carolina will be coming in early and will look there to see if hillary clinton is able to add to the traditional democratic state. t if she's able to add virginia and north carolina, that's the end of it or likely she'll get to 270. excuse me, scott. and donald trump does well, d he still has to win twice as many of those up-for-grabs states. so we'll be looking in virginia and north carolina for signs
one other state to watch is pennsylvania. that's a state he can take away from those traditionally democratic states. >> pelley: just in terms of the arithmetic, trump has a much taller hill to climb. he reporter: he does. he has to win twice as many as t she. >> pelley: john, thank you very much.in our election night coverage wiln begin right here 6:30 eastern time tomorrow th edition of the "cbs evening news," and we'll then continue all through the night. the f.b.i. shook up the race again yesterday when it cleared clinton for a second time in tha investigation into whether she received classified information on her private, unsecured computer server. f.b.i. director james comey told congress that thousands of newly discovered e-mails did not contain anything that wouldou change his opinion that what clinton did was, in his words, extremely careless but not criminal.es here's jeff pegues.
a specially designed computer program to scan and sort the hundreds of thousands of e-mails found on a laptop used by clinton aide huma abedin. while investigators initiallyes said they were unlikely to finish before election day, after less than two weeks they determined that most of the e- mails were personal or duplicates of messages they had already seen.y officials realized the case wass back to where it was in july when f.b.i. director james comey against clinton for mishandling classified information. >> no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case. >> reporter: but on capitol b hill, republican members of congress are still not satisfied. utah's jason chaffetz. >> there was potentially the largest breech of security in the history of the state department. no matter who wins this election we have to clean that up and make sure that it never ever happens again. >> reporter: former u.s. attorney roscoe howard has known the f.b.i. director for 20
what kind of man is he? >> tremendous integrity, brilliant man. >> reporter: but howard says comey was wrong to go public with the renewed investigation. >> i think it's a mistake. we try to stay out of elections as best we can so the democratic process can run its course. >> reporter: f.b.i. directors are given ten-year terms so they are seen as independent and above politics. scott, comey has been on the job three years, which means he'lle likely be working with wins the election tomorrow. >> pelley: jeff pegues in ourle washington newsroom. thank you, jeff. well, stock prices soared today in an election eve rally. the dow gained 371 points. the standard & poor's 500 was up 46. and anthony mason is with usan now. anthony? >> reporter: they were calling it the "hilla-rally" on wall street, scott. stocks began soaring after that news broke yesterday that f.b.ib had cleared the latest batch of
losing streak for the s&p 500, its longest losing streak since 1980. markets hate uncertainty, and wall street had an anxiety attack last week when pollsty began to tighten. funds are now holding nearly 6% of their portfolios in cash. c the most since the aftermath of 9/11 back in 2001. and foreign investors have been even more skittish. foreign-based funds pulled nearly half a billion dollars out of u.s. stocks last week, there has been a net outflow as investors have chosen to play wait-and-see on the sidelines. stocks weren't alone in bouncing back today.ic the mexican peso also rallied on the f.b.i. news. whatever wall street thinks of clinton's politics, investors view her as the candidate of the status quo for the financial community, which prizes predictability, scott, a clinton victory would simply come with fewer unknowns.
here's a fun fact.rs it was 100 years ago today that. the first woman was elected to congress. montana sent jeannette rankin th the house two years after the state granted the right to voter to women. it would be another four years, however, before women nationwide got the vote under the 19th amendment. janet reno was the first woman to be u.s. attorney general, appointed by president bill clinton. it was reno in 1993 who ordered the raid that brought a fiery end to a siege at the branch davidian compound in waco, texas. more than 80 people died. reno called that the worst dayhn of her life. janet reno died today of parkinson's disease. she was 78. coming up next on the "cbs evening news," a strong o earthquake close to theon country's largest oil terminal. and later, the push for minority
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seems to be the country's earthquake capital. there was a strong one lastap night in cushing, west of tulsa, and omar villafranca is there. >> reporter: nick tanner says his entire apartment shook violently. >> i swear it looked like the ceiling was about to collapse on me. the walls were shaking, the t ceiling was moving. ep when the 5.0 earthquake tore a hole in his ceiling. his apartment was severely damaged, as were many of the historic buildings in downtown cushing. stephen spears is the city manager.0 >> it appears there's numerous buildings, 40 to 50 that have substantial damage. >> reporter: according to the u.s. geological survey, this is the second major earthquake to hit the area in the past two s months. a quake near pawnee, oklahoma, registered a 5.8, the largest in the state's history.
are nervous. anything bigger than a 5, what do you think will happen? >> if it hits again, maybe not my building, but i think some of these will be on the ground. >> reporter: in recent years oklahoma has been hit with thousands of earthquakes. since 2006, the number of magnitude 3 or greater has jumped from an average of 2 or 3 a year to almost 900 last year. some geologists have linked the increased seismic activity to highly pressurized injections of by-product of oil and gas a drilling, which includes fracking, which can trigger faults deep underground. cushing, oklahoma, is home to the largest oil tank storage facility in the country, and despite the destruction here, authorities say the tanks were not damaged. scott, the agency that oversees drilling in oklahoma has shut s down 70 wastewater injection sites linked to the quakes.th >> pelley: omar villafranca in
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>> pelley: florida is the fourth largest state in terms oflo electoral votes, but it is a toss-up tonight. so both clinton and trump areot making a last push for the minority vote there. mark strassmann is in miami. >> we're going to do great withg the african americans. we're going to do t hispanics. >> the choice in this election could not be clearer. it really is between division or unity. >> reporter: florida has 4.5 million minority voters, divideo about clinton and trump. >> i'm for trump, because he has been exposing the corruption that has run so deep in this country.
cuban american, a conservative group that's warning to democrats. in 2012 barack obama one 49% of their vote but she despiseses hillary clinton. >> she's corrupt. she's a >> she's extremely corrupt. she's a liar. she says one thing and does another. she's two-faced.lo >> reporter: whereas you think trump is a genuinely attractive candidate? >> he is. >> reporter: but florida's hispanic demographics aresh puerto ricans, now the state's second largest group, lean democrat. >> hillary clinton! >> reporter: clinton is alsola relying on a big turnout from florida's nearly two million african american voters.o but early black voting is down 7% from 2012, so a grassroots drive yesterday called "souls to the polls" bused people straight from churches to voting booths. will and val mabene, both retired union autoworkers, also voted early for clinton. trump has said, what have you got to lose? what would you say to him?
he is desperate now, so he's going to say anything and do anything to try to get thatd black vote. >> reporter: did that message have a chance with you? >> no. he's insulting. >> reporter: in early voting here, the hispanic turnout was way up from 2012. scott, if that turnout stays high tomorrow, how hispanics vote could decide who wins this state and the white house.wh >> pelley: mark strassmann in florida tonight. stick with us. up next, bob schieffer. ? fifty years ago, humpback whales were nearly extinct. they rebounded because a decision was made
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58th presidential election. c bob schieffer's covered 14 of them. no two the same and certainly none quite like this. bob? >> reporter: no, scott, i have seen a few, but i've run out of ways to say i've never seen one like this. it is as if the nation is enduring some kind of curse. what should we expect next, that it will rain frogs? i wouldn't bet against it.gs we tend to call every election the most important of ourio lifetime, but this one might well be. to those of you who are voting for the first time, take it frot me, this election is not business as usual. this one is different, and not in a good way.a go most americans believe we're headed in the wrong direction, the world is a more dangerous place, and yet the government is in such gridlock that it took congress longer to approve money to find a vaccine for the zika virus than it took the founders to write our constitution.
candidates, and 82% of americans find the campaign disgusting. the country seems at a turning point, but the divide over wherw to turn seems wider than ever. perhaps we can at least agree ot one thing: the first task of whoever is elected must be to repair the damage that's been done by this campaign to thedo good name of our country. >> pelley: the insight of bob >>hieffer. bob, thanks very much. now, some of our cbs stations will be leaving us now for locaf programming, but for many of you, this special election eve edition of the "cbs evening news" will continue in just a moment. captioning sponsored by cbs y captioned by media access group at wgbh
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>> tonight at 6:00, we are only a day away from election day, and candidates are making their final push. al gore in colorado campaigning for hillary clinton. he was in boulder earlier and is now in lakewood. clinton herself has a busy day campaigning in pennsylvania, michigan, and north carolina. >> and donald trump campaigning there as well. shaun boyd says it could come we be looking for? >> reporter: in are half a dozen counties in colorado that loom large election night as well as several voter constituencies. clinton has an advantage with the female vote. but she could struggle in some democratic strongholds. pueblo, and adams for example where trump has appealed to working class democrats. and, liberal boulder is on our list to watch along with larimer because of young voters.