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live where you live, this is abc 7 news. >> election day is closing in fast. early voting is in full swing. >> tonight, a look at the early indications of turnout and what political analysts expect. >> thanks for joining us. we begin with your voice, your vote. many people aren't waiting until election day to cast their ballots. >> we have that story. >> a record yapcaliforni californians registered to vote. >> this is the perfect person. that's why i'm supporting this mayor. >> oakland native mc hammer brought the star power and his support to oakland's mayor. he is one celebrity in a wave who are supporting candidates and urging people to vote. sg
>> read up on the issues. come and express your voice and your vote this tuesday. >> from rent control to repealing the state's gas tax, and electing a new governor, voters have a lot on their plate. the line was out the door sunday for early voting at san francisco's city hall. kyle wayne brought his son. >> it was easier given our work schedule to come out on a sunday and come as a family and vote. >> it was crowded with voters. the director of elections says early turnout has been good, at 60%. >> we're trying to make access to voting and getting ballots as easy as possible. >> drop-off kiosks are set up outside city hall. >> this is the first election of the trump era. >> this political science professor predicts voter turnout will be high tuesday, with younger voters making a big showing. >> based on the data we are seeing, we do see a bump in voter registration among younger
voters. we think we're going to see higher turnout. >> the professor expected turnout will be high for a midterm election. it's a tight race. will president trump rally his base and create momentum tuesday? will the democrats come out and vote for a change in the house and senate? enthusiasm seems to be high on both sides. >> much appreciated. thank you. this election could shake up control of congress. here is a breakdown for you. in the house, democrats can gain control by flipping 24 seats. all 435 house seats are up for grabs. only 48 are considered competitive races. in the senate, 35 seats will be decided on tuesday. to win control, democrats must hold on to their current seats and pick up two more. the majority of the seats are in states that overwhelmingly voted for trump in 2016. president trump won ten of the 13 states with close senate
races. >> campaigning are cranking up their efforts. each side warns of dire consequences if it fails. we have a look at the national push to get out the vote. >> reporter: as early voting numbers break records in this year's midterm elections, much of the focus is on control of the house and senate. there are governor races up for grabs in 36 states. one of those races being closely watched is in georgia where their secretary of state is running against a democrat. kemp has not recused himself from his position as secretary of state overseeing the election. his office says they are opening an investigation into the democratic party of georgia after an alleged failed attempt to hack the state's voter registration system, saying it requested the fbi investigate the possible cybercrimes. >> he twice this week was told by federal judges that he was wrong when it comes to voter suppression. he is trying to rile up his base
by misleading voters yet again. >> reporter: the kemp campaign's communication director said the democratic party will stop at anything to regain relevance and power in our state. flori florida's race is being closely watched. democrats hoping to get gillum elected. president trump is continuing his 44 city campaign blitz, hoping to encourage a red wave in an election seen by many as a referendum on his presidency. >> this election will decide whether we build on this extraordinary prosperity that we have created or whether we let the radical democrats take a giant wrecking ball to our economy and to our future. >> reporter: the democrats are looking to make waves of their own with former president barack obama on the trail in indiana. >> don't just sit there and complain. you need to vote.
>> count on abc 7 for live coverage on election day. abc news network will have coverage of the biggest races around the country beginning at 5:00 tuesday night. we will have live local election coverage throughout the evening, including on abc 7 news at 9:00, and, of course, on abc 7 news at 11:00. one person died after their car slammed into a power pole. a fire started when the car hit the pole along eastside road at 8:30 this morning. the collision triggered a power outage in the area. pg & e spent the day restoring power. investigators haven't said what caused that crash. new details now in the officer-involved shooting death of a man in danville. that person has been identified. investigators say the 33-year-old died after someone reported he was acting suspiciously. police say he drove off when they arrived.
a pursuit followed. officers say they fired at him when he drove towardth an inmate died after deputies found him unresponsive last night in a holding room. the sheriff's office is not releasing his name, only saying he was 26 years old. investigators have not released further details. the migrant caravan. some are trying to get to a truck to take them to the next city. that video not correct. 4,000 migrants are now headed along what some call the route of death, south of mexico city, and about 124 miles from the last rest stop. it's a state where hundreds of migrants have disappeared in migrecent years, getting kidnap for payments. another group just recently arrived in mexico city. you may notice more traffic police in san francisco. the department held its first
solo motorcycle training class in three years. there are 16 trainees. it's required for officers hoping to join the traffic company. their goal is to reduce injury and death from traffic accidents and to ticket drivers who cause congestion. the chp is taking part in drowsy driving prevention week which starts tomorrow. they will use 900 electronic signs along the highway to raise awareness of the dangers of drowsy driving. the centers for disease control says going without sleep for at least 18 hours is the same as having a blood alcohol level of .05%. it's illegal to drive in california with a blood alcohol content of 0.8%. if you have taken a flight over the last seven years, you may have money coming to you. a look at who could get cash as part of an airline settlement. been on the street for a
such as subway construction and wildfire restoration." "she... played an important role in fighting off ...trump's efforts to kill the affordable care act." california news papers endorse dianne feinstein for us senate. california values senator dianne feinstein in the east bay, people in one neighborhood are mourning sight that's beehey were born. we were on russell street in berkeley after people wrote tributes to a pine tree that's graced the block for more than a
century. it appears that tree has died. now people are sharing fond memories. >> a lot of the people in the neighborhood actually grew up with this true. there used to be -- long before i lived here -- a tree swing. some children played on the swing. people are sad to see it go. change is hard. it's always sad when something that's been around for a long time dies. hopefully, we will have something beautiful coming. >> a local historian believes that tree is about 125 years old. this type of pine rarely livers past 100 years. if you have flown during the past seven years, you might cash in on a lawsuit filed against america's biggest airlines. it accused american, delta, southwest and united of wrongly working together to raise fares. you may receive an e-mail informing you about the settleme settlement. your payday might be small with $60 million being split among millions of travellers.
united and delta continue to fight the suit. moving ahead, for the first time amazon is offering free shipping on all holiday orders. last year, amazon shoppers without prime memberships had to spend at least $25 to get free shipping. starting tomorrow, amazon is waving the purchase minimum. it could be the company's way of trying to pump up sales after low revenue projections for the remainder of the year. just ahead, a san francisco neighborhood went to the dogs today. >> we will check out an annual event that organizers say has become the largest pet street fair in the city. that's ahead. the sun has set on a really comfortable weekend. tomorrow, mild
california's public schools rank 44th in the nation. 44th. i'm marshall tuck, i'm a public-school parent, and i know we can do better. in the public schools i led, we got more funding into our classrooms, supported our teachers, and we raised graduation rates by 60%. that's why president obama's education secretary endorses me.
we've done it before. now, let's do it for every public-school student in california. i'm marshall tuck. i'm running for state superintendent. an 8-year-old girl is hoping for the return of a beloved item stolen from her front porch. not a doll or dog, but a scarecrow. she made the scarecrow with her girl scout troop.
they put it on the front porch. around 10:00 in the evening wednesday, a man was caught on surveillance video stealing the prized possession, circling back to get the head when it fell off. >> i was really angry and sad that a grown man took the scarecrow. i want my scarecrow back. >> she's hoping her missing posters inspire the man to bring that scarecrow back. >> hope you have a happy ending for her soon. several pet rescue groups worked hand in hand to help families find new companions in san francisco today. abc 7 news was there when a pet score called pawtrero hosted its annual dog day adoption event featuring 16 rescues. one specializes in placing huskies in forever homes. >> right now, it's really out of control because of "game of thrones" and other hollywood movies. we never had this many dogs in
rescue. >> they placed 3,000 from 1998. many people who applied to adopt d bring their new friends home in a week. the second half of the weekend much cooler. you felt it out there. we are seeing mild air return to start out the new week tomorrow. live doppler 7 along with satellite tonight giving you the active sweep across the region. a few high, thin clouds across the sky from time to time. a gorgeous sunset. a live look outside our east bay hills camera. that sun went down at 5:07 this evening, thanks to daylight saving time beginning. that sunrise tomorrow, before 7:00 a.m. you get the tradeoff as we slip the clocks back one hour. we are talking about tuesday, for election day, no weather worries as you head to the polls. first thing as the polls open at 7:00 in the morning tuesday, upper 40s to lower 50s. the light jacket you will need.
midday, if you go on your lunch to vote, temperatures in the 60s and 70s. by 7:00, plenty of stars out there, temperatures on either side of about 60 degrees. out there right now, temperatures cooler than this time last night by four to eight degrees across the region. nine degrees cooler this time than it was yesterday in san jose. certainly, you felt it out there. 62 in san francisco right now. 64, that current number in oakland. 67 in san jose. 74 in brentwood. napa at 67 degrees. clear and calm out there. plenty of stars. we're in the 40s in a lot of cities in the north bay. 51 the low in oakland and san francisco. dropped to 52 in redwood city. here is the bigger picture. live doppler 7 along with satellite, everybody wants to know, when are we going to get rain in november? unfortunately, this right here is blocking any sort of storm coming into northern california. it's a ridge of high pressure. what that does, it will send the
storm track well to our north. any chance of showers in the next seven days is really confined to oregon and washington. in fact, the rain estimates for the next seven days, not very impressive. any moisture that will fall over the next week is not in california, unfortunately. it's around portland and seattle. the pattern is not changing for the week ahead. mild and dry conditions for your monday. 12-hour day planner, sun up at 6:39. a few clouds from time to time. similar to today. it's a mild afternoon. widespread 70s if not close to 80 in our warmest spots. 80 in concord. 66 in san francisco. a high of 70 in oakland. 74 in san jose. 78 in santa rosa. lots of sunshine along the coast. half moon bay at 63. the seven-day forecast, it's mild tomorrow. carbon copy forecast as you head to the polls tuesday with sunshine. morning clouds perhaps as a little bit of fog returns.
dry by friday and the weekend, no sign of rain. hopefully, it looks like potentially at least the second half of november we can seat pattern change. >> look at you. potentially, hopefully. >> thanks. let's talk sports. hopefully and potentially an a may get a gold glove. >> chances are good. they have four finalists. all of those infielders, which one will be awarded the gold glove tonight? a golden performance in new orleans. the saints hand the rams their first loss of the season. the offensive
here are the facts.leading attacks against prop c. the city's chief economist says prop c will "reduce homelessness" by creating affordable housing, expanding mental-health services, and providing clean restrooms and safe shelters with independent oversight, open books, and strict accountability measures to make sure every penny goes to solving our homeless crisis. vote yes on c. endorsed by the democratic party, nancy pelosi, and dianne feinstein.
970 yards of total offense, 10 touchdowns, the match matchup. one team had to come out on top. drew brees had three touchdown passes in the first half. new orleans was up 28-14. having a lot of fun. cook that baby. goff threw an interception. that led to a touchdown in the first half. you knew the rams would come back. goff threw for 391 yards and three scores. 41 yards here to kupp. saints pick up a field goal. 72 yards to michael thomas. do you remember joe horn in 2003
when he pulled out the cell phone? yeah, michael thomas did. he celebrated with the cell-abration. the saints win their seventh straight. hand the rams the first loss of the season. 45-35 the final there. major league baseball's gold glove winners will be named tonight. most agree that matt chapman is one of the top defenders at any position, including his manager. you can look at the metrics and statistics and deduce matt chapman is one of the best defenders in the league, or you can watch and decide for yourself. >> watch chapman. >> aka >> bare hand, strong arm. >> we are talking gold in them
hills. that's matt chapman. >> his range, i have never seen an infielder let alone a third baseman have that range. he plays so deep. he is so quick. he has great arm strength. i have never seen anything like it. >> it's understandable that a manager would pump up his own player, especially with the prestigious award at stake. initially, he wasn't keen on the depth at which chapman prefers to play. it's deeper than most. the third base coach knows about winning a gold globe. >> i hate it. whether you have a lead and a gee leads off an inning and gets on via a bunt hit, that's a cheapy for me. i would look at matt during the game early in the season and go, get him in. no, he's got him. >> look how far he had to come. >> he grew confident in chapman's abilities after seeing him make play after play on balls many third basemen can't get to. >> he will throw some away every
now and then. >> chapman wound up a little on that one. >> a little bit. >> he is in a different position every time he gets the ball. it's very unique. >> he doesn't need any assurance on what the announce mement wile this year. >> i think he is going to win a gold glove this year. he think he will have a strongle hold strongl stronglestrangle hold on that because he will get better. >> i don't buy jerseys. if i had to buy one, matt chapman would be a top choice up there. >> no pressure. >> not at all. >> thanks. do you want to improve your mood? you might want to get out the you might want to get out the holiday proposition 11 solves two issues. first, it continues to pay paramedics while we're on break. second, it ensures the closest ambulance can respond if you call 9-1-1. vote yes on 11.
new at 6:00, the rush is on as bay area voters cast their ballots ahead of tuesday's elections. see if the energy and passion has spread to the south bay. do some water fountains at san francisco schools still contain potentially dangerous levels of lead? find out what a new report says at 6:00. if you need to improve your mood, start decorating. >> really? scientists say, decorating early for christmas can lead to an increase in joy by reminding us of happy times with family and friends. starting your holiday season early, they say, can extend those good feelings. that's according to a new study in the journal of environmental psychology. does that extend to never taking
down the holiday lights? can we do that? >> are you saying something? >> am i asking for forgiveness? tonight, sprint to the ess? finish. the president on the trail making his closing argument from the caravan to kavanaugh, his midterm motivators to stop what he describes as a potential blue wave in the house as former president obama rallies democrats to head to the polls to stop trump. our team on the historic home stretch. abc news exclusive, a gunman opening fire in a florida yoga class killing two people. tonight, we hear from the man who took on the attacker potentially stopping even more violence. did the shooter's hate for women fuel the attack? killed in action, the married father of seven and mayor of his city, a soldier who put country and family first killed in an apparent insider attack in afghanistan. son's murder plot, the 15-y