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have a great day. good morning. election day. >> it's now officially tuesday, november 8th. >> let's make history together! >> polls now open. voters casting their ballots after the most contentious and controversial presidential campaign in history. 18 grueling months. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states! >> i humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the united states. >> a race full of stunning
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>> did you wipe the server? >> what? like with a cloth or something? >> when you're a star, they let you do it. you can do anything. >> whatever you want. >> grab them by the [ bleep ]. >> and very personal attacks. >> if she ever got into the oval office, hillary and her special stteres would rob our country blind. >> this is a man who has called women pigs, slobs, and dogs. >> both clinton and trump expected to cast their votes shortly. then tonight, this long-fought battle shod finally decides who will be the next president of the united states "today," tuesday, november 8th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," election day 2016, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everybody.
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morning. not just any tuesday morning. it's election day. at long last, it is all over but the voting. >> there is nothing more than candidates can say and i'm not sure whether that's the good news or the bad news. but they've done the talking for 18 months, now it is up to the voters. let's start off with where things stand. polls are open across the eastern half of this country. lines were already long in places like charlotte, north carolina, and hialeah, florida. that's near miami. and out in cincinnati, ohio as well. >> that's right. day is off to an early start for vice presidential candidate tim kaine who's already voted in his home state of virginia a little bit earlier this morning. very soon we expect to see hillary clinton do the same in chappaqua, new york. donald trump and mike pence set to vote a little bit later this morning. in an election day tradition, precincts have already opened and closed in three small new hampshire towns. including dixville notch. trump taking those three
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>> our 2016 team is fanned out across the country again. let us start with nbc's national correspondent, peter alexander. >> reporter: good morning. can you believe it? we finally made it. we're here in new york city at the polling place where donald trump is expected to vote today. i just checked it out. even here the lines are long, they wrap around the block. trump last night wrapping up his campaign event. in fact, early this morning after 1:00 in the morning, not so much with a heart-felt appeal to voters in the crucial state of michigan, but a ret t that includes some of those riffs that have become trump's greatest hits. >> reporter: donald trump after midnight squeezing in one last campaign trip to michigan. >> today we are going to win the great state of mhiicnga and we are going to win back the white house. >> today is our independence day. . >> reporter: a win there may be a necessity if he's going to carve a path to 270 electoral votes.
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at the site of his first primary triumph. >> i've never disappointed new hampshire. but new hampshire has never disappointed me. >> reporter: trump's closing argument casting himself as an agent of change. >> my only special interest is to you. believe me. >> reporter: and a voice for blue collar workers who feel left behind. >> the american working class will strike back. it is about time. >> reporter: with 14 stops in ten states in these last 72 fierce critique of his rival. >> hillary is the face of failure. she's the face of failure. she's the face of failed foreign policy. >> reporter: in florida, playing around, trump took a look at his own face. >> nice head of hair, i'll say that. >> reporter: unfazed by clinton celebrity surrogates, trump again criticized jay-z and beyonce. >> the language is so bad.
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singing? talking? was it talking or singing? i don't know. >> reporter: despite his critics, trump has remained defiant until the end of his campaign, refusing to release his taxes and ignoring questions about perceived conflicts of interest between himself and his company should he win. this morning, americans decide if today marks the start of a trump presidency or the end of an insurgent candidacy like we've never seen before. and as important as anything that happens today is what donald t if he wins, can he begin to help bring the country back together. to unify americans. if he loses, what does he do to redirect that anger, that energy that so many of his followers now feel. matt and savannah, back to you. >> peter alexander, starting us off. as we mentioned, we expect to see hillary clinton casting her ballot shortly. she'll do that in her hometown of chappaqua, new york. nbc's kristen welker is there. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning
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official telling me this morning they feel confident about the race they've run. clinton still fighting for every vote and a chance to make history. early this morning, hillary clinton rallying supporters who gathered to greet her on the tarmac in new york. her campaign plane touching down one last time. the emotional homecoming capping a night filled with star-studded events. clinton fans going wild at a midnight rally in north car will win." which included performances from lady gaga and bon jovi. and also top aide huma abedin back on the trail after taking a few days off amid the latest e-mail saga. and in philadelphia, the birthplace of america's democracy, democrats put on a collective show of force. bill clinton, the obamas, and the boss.
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spark ?? >> if we get out and vote tomorrow, hillary clinton will win! >> i'm asking you to work as hard as you can this one last day to elect, my fellow americans, this fighter, this states woman, this mother, this grandmother, this patriot, our next president of the united states of america, hillary clinton! >> reporter: clinton herself gi put any talk of a rigged system to rest. >> let's show tomorrow there will be no question about the outcome of this election. >> reporter: it was a frenzied final sprint monday. clinton making four stops in three states. aiming to hold on to her fire wall, including traditionally blue michigan where she delivered her closing argument. >> so after tomorrow the work will begin and one of the highest priorities that i feel
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we bring our country together. >> reporter: a clinton official said she will spend part of the day working on two speeches. one for either outcome. eight years ago she fought to become the first female president. now she is hoping to finally shatter that glass ceiling. matt? savannah? >> kristen, thank you very much. want to mention, we've changed locations this morning. >> we have. this is the 30 rock decision headquarters. we've got chuck todd, wallace, steve kornacki. they are here, they are actually going to be here all night. what's the one thing you are really going to be watching tonight? >> early, this college educated white voter. in our last poll, hillary clinton was winning them by ten points. mitt romney won them by 14 points. if she is winning them by ten points this could be an early night and this could be a much bigger victory than any of the
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as rulers of the universe, we pick presidents and a republican cannot win a national race for the presidency without narrowing the gender gap. if she's ahead, she stays ahead. i'm going to much with a how big that gap is. >> yeah. sort of what chuck is saying. in the suburbs in a number of states, i think this is the story. even if trump gets record strength among sort of working class white voters, is it offset by record strength for clinton among college educated white voters. >> i'm going to write this down. i'm going to ask each of you to go out on a limb -- >> so much math! >> what time do you think this race will be called tonight, and don't call it early just to win. all right? >> well, there's two days. officially, it won't happen until after 11:00. but i think it is possible if when we call florida, we're calling the presidency. unofficially. i think it is just after 10:00 with florida. >> okay. >> i'm a recount survivor so i'm going to go with tomorrow, i'm
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when the losing candidate concedes because that will take a few days from now. no, i'd say officially called, i go with about 11:20. >> this has been such an interesting race, to use the least load odd term possible. it is really up-ended so much conventional wisdom. of course, if you look at the polls today, generally speaking, they're showing hillary clinton with a three to five-point edge. but might this night have some surprises in store? what form would those take? >> for me, form would take there is this big turnout of election day voters, number one, that would favor trump. and number two, the places -- the northern tier of this country -- michigan, wisconsin, interior of pennsylvania, that maybe there is something there. that's something that's sort of like, okay, what did we get wrong, what did we miss? that's what i'm thinking about. >> we don't know the outcome but we have talked for months and months about how both of these two are very weak, flawed
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republican circles. is there a talk in those circles, nicolle, about what might have been? >> yeah. and there is a lot of -- even more talk about what happens next. i think you will see a flurry of republicans try to rush in and fill the leadership void and try to rebrand the party that's been in the view of a lot of establishment republicans who roundly lost the primaries. but an effort to rebrand the party so that there is not women and among latinos. i think you will see a rush of sort of establishment and rising figures in the party come out in the coming days. >> every cycle it gets to be more and more important, the early vote. also besides the democrats and republicans in the early vote, there is a big chunk of independents that are voting. do we have any sense of which way they're swinging? >> yeah. it's also who makes up the independent voters. especially in florida, i think this is one thing to look for. a lot of newly registered latino voters registering potentially
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that could be something, too. it is look at the make-up, the demographic make-up of what we thing of as an independent. that might be changing, too. >> take a good look. this is the freshest this group will look for this entire day. you're getting them at their peak. >> guys, thank you so much. of course shall with the white house isn't the only prize up for grabs. control of the u.s. senate also hanging in the balance. that battle could be a big cliffhanger. with more on that. >> so this is the election center where we're watching not just the race for the white house with our political unit seated right over here, but those senate races, too. democrats looking to pick up five seats to try and take back control of the senate, and that is where the real action could be tonight with tight races all over the country. we are looking at some potential down-ballot drama. >> reporter: at the top of the tickets, a head-to-head match-up with the world watching.
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races determining control of congress with republicans on defense trying to keep their majority. five fateful fights. start with pennsylvania. it's the most expensive senate race ever, the "wall street urnal" says. democrat katie mcginty getting back up from president obama. no surprise there. >> the daughter of a restaurant hostess and a philadelphia beat cop? >> president obama says -- >> reporter: what is surirpngsi, the same strategy used by the >> i want to thank joe manchin and pat toomey. >> reporter: democrats in many races trying to tie their rivals to donald trump, like in race number two -- new hampshire. >> i can do anything. >> reporter: republican senator kelly ayotte trying to fight off the state's democratic governor, maggie hassen, to keep her seat. but in illinois, it looks like senator mark kirk may not. democrat tammy duckworth all but assured a win after kirk said this.
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parents came all the way from thailand to serve george washington. >> reporter: kirk later apologizing for his racially charged remarks in race number three with another apology coming from a different senator in race number four, in north carolina. after senator richard burr seemed to joke about hillary clinton getting shot. >> i was a little bit shocked at that. didn't have a bull's-eye on it. >> reporter: burr facing off against deborah ross in a close race there. in race five, missouri. unseat roy blunt hoping for help from this now-viral gun control ad. >> i approved this message. >> reporter: one of the most memorable of the year. both sides of the aisle working overtime, asking for your vote. and remember what's at stake here. we're talking about the future of the supreme court nomination, potentially the fate of the federal health care law. here is an interesting wrinkle. it is entirely possible that after tonight we will see a
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senate. so what happens then? well, matt and savannah, the tiebreaker, the vice president. >> we remember that from civics class. hallie, thank you so much. we want to give our viewers a guide to this night of drama. we'll show you how things will play out as the clock moves on. we'll start at 7:00 p.m. eastern and over the course of that hour, polls are going to close in the hotly contested battleground states of virginia, north carolina and ohio. >> the winner has gone on to win the white house all but one time. 0 but lost the election. north carolina has also received a lot of attention from both, hillary clinton and donald trump, and all indications are it may not be called until late in this evening. >> moving to 8:00 p.m., polls close in florida. most experts believe there is no math to a trump victory without winning the sunshine state. >> moving along to 9:00 p.m., look to michigan with its 16 electoral votes. this state has seen a furious
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president obama. >> a surprise state to watch in the 9:00 hour -- arizona. now it hasn't gone for a democrat since bill clinton in '96, but it is looking more competitive this year. you also have polls closing here in new york. of course the home state to both candidates. >> savannah has strong feelings about what might happen in arizona. as for the campaign's election night events, clinton is holding hers at the jacob javits convention center in new york, along the hudson river. a building that has a rather trump is hosting an invitation only event just down the street from 30 rock at the hilton hotel in midtown. >> in 2008, john mccain delivered his concession speech at 11:18 eastern. that was pretty early. president-elect bomb declared had victory at 11:57. mitt romney conceded just before 1:00 a.m. and the president spoke to his supporters about 30 minutes later.
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begins at 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 out on the pacific coast. anchored by lester holt. he'll be joined by savannah, chuck todd, tom brokaw and our team of correspondents all across this country. mean tile, al is here. election day weather. a big deal, al. >> it sure is. luckily we don't have a lot of horrible weather to talk about but let's look at our decision 2016 forecast map. record highs in the pacific northwest. one of the big states we look at, pennsylvania. they're going to have a mild day today. but by the afternoon, look for increasing clouds. then some showers move in from the west. how about texas, a big electoral state. we've got some of the worst weather happening there. strong storms especially later in the afternoon, off and on showers in the morning. by the evening, the panhandle clears up for the rest of the
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and tomorrow with highs in the 50s. breezy today and thursday. mainly dry through weekend with highs mainly in the 50s and lows in the 30s. thanks for joining us, the today show is next and we'll be back >> and that's your latest weather, guys. >> all right, al. thank you so much. coming up, the mood of
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we'll be live in the crucial battlegrounds of ohio and florida. and how did we get here? a look back at the long and controversial road to this election day 18 months in the making. but first on a tuesday
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americans cast their votes. we're keeping an eye on results nationally and here in iowa, one key race we're watching is iowa's first congressional district. first-term republican congressman rod blum faces democratic challenger monica vernon. iowa's second congressional district -- southeast iowa -- is currently represented by democrat dave loebsack. he's held the position since 2007, but republican christopher peters is looking to unseat the congressma served our country for nine years in the u-s army medical corp. in house district four, the northwest portion of our state - longtime congressman republican steve king. democrat kim weaver is also on the ballot. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. mainly dry through the weekend eileen on camera from the kwwl stormtrack here is additional forecast information from the kwwl
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?? 7:30 now on this tuesday morning, the date, november 8th. mark that down. 2016. rockefeller plaza transformed into democracy plaza for this historic election day. the nbc news election center for our program this morning. >> we're going to get to the election of course in just a moment. first other stories making headlines today. re estate robert durst pleaded not guilty to a murder in a los angeles courtroom on monday. the 73-year-old in a wheelchair wearing a neck brace. when he entered that plea. this stems from the shooting death of susan berman. durst became a national name
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suspicion on him in several crimes. prince harry's office has confirmed that actress meghan markle is his girlfriend. the palace issued a strongly worded statement accusing the media of harassing her. harry says he is worried about her safety and is "deeply disappointed" that he's not been able to protect her. the relationship between prince harry and markle had been the focus of rumors and some speculation for weeks. back to the election. hillary clinton and donald trump set to vote very soon. th past midnight, clinton wrapping things up with an event in raleigh, north carolina, while trump made his final pitch in grand rapids, michigan, the fifth and final stop of the day. in "today's campaign moment," here is a vote that's out of this world. the only american who is not on planet earth has cast his vote. nasa says shane kimbrough filed
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from the international space station before leaving earth. kimbrough said he was excited about being able to say i voted from space. they don't even make stickers that say that. >> not many people can say that. after such a hard-fought campaign, this election is likely to come down to the votes in several key swing states like florida. this morning, polls are open there and a record number of early voters have already cast their ballots. nbc's gabe gutierrez just outside miami for us. gabe, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. we have seen a steady stream of voters so far but we don't florida that we saw back from 2012. that's partly because so many florida voters have already voted early or absentee. in fact, half of all eligible voters in this state have already done so. one of the key headlines here is that 15% of those have been hispanic voters. that's much higher than in 2012. we've also seen a latino early voting surge in other states like arizona, nevada and parts of texas. now why is that important? well according to the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll,
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among latinos. so because of that, now there is a mobilization effort today to try to get latino voters to the polls, especially along the i-4 corridor where thousands of puerto ricans have settled after they fled their island's debt crisis. the gop nominee has not carried the vote since george bush got 40% of the latino vote nationally. now hillary clinton's campaign hope m this critical battleground state. matt and savannah. >> gabe, thank you very much. another state to watch, ohio. both campaigns have spent a lot of time and money there. according to many recent polls, it is a statistical dead heat. now trump has led early there in the campaign. we have nbc's ron mott in cincinnati for us. hi, ron, good morning. >> reporter: good morning.
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history holds he has to win the buckeye state here. we said it once, we said it a thousand times, that no republican has reached the without white house winning ohio. this county hamilton just might be the place that swings this election one way or the other. record early voter turnout -- in fact, democrats were handing out tacos to get people out. bigger numbers they've ever seen before in hamilton county. early voting wrapped up yesterday. the democrats have a more organized ground game but the clinton campaign is still whether they will get their voters out to the polls today in force. in fact, president obama won the state in both 2008 and 2012. meantime, donald trump's message is selling especially well in the rural parts of the state. the key here is how well he does in the cincinnati suburbs which is a conservative stronghold and whether his message has energized or turned off that voting bloc. his core support is coming from working class white males without college degrees, many of whom have been in the manufacturing industry which has been hard hit over the years.
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donald trump in the rustbelt. now the key of course is the turnout. how vigorous will that be among his core supporters. at this precinct, very strong turnout this morning. guys, back to you. >> ron mott, thank you for wearing your election day orange. appreciate that. >> how about ron going right from the world series to the election. seamlessly. >> he's versatile! let's get another check of the weather from al. >> let's see what we have for you election day 2016. on the map we started before, we do have a lot of wet weather making its way down through texas, but as you start out up through michigan, we are looking at some wet weather. but nothing too horrible. we're going to see some clouds, especially up in the u.p. of michigan. afternoon showers off and on, kind of breezy. showers will end and clearing continues from east to west -- west to east. now let's head out to california and it is looking pretty darn good there. lots of sunshine. sunny and warm into the
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clear and some clouds along the coast as you get into the mostl and tomorrow with highs in the 50s. breezy today and thursday. mainly dry through the weekend with highs mainly in the 50s and lows in the 30s. >> that's your latest weather. our friends at the weather channel doing some kind of fun today to help people ease their way into the election. starting at 3:00 until midnight, they're just playing smooth jazz and showing weather scenes like clouds and rainbows. >> a weather yule log. >> exactly! only on the weather channel
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again. ?? >> i am announcing -- >> i am proud to announce -- >> i am officially running -- >> i'm a candidate -- >> i announce my candidacy -- >> for president -- >> of united states. >> much is being raised about why hillary clinton used a personal e-mail account only during her tenure as secretary of state. >> did you wipe the server. >> what, like with a cloth or something? >> we have to build a wall! >> when they're bringing crime. they're rapists. and some, i assume, are good people. >> we put together a benghazi special committee. >> they've admitted it is a political partisan committee for the sole purpose of going after me. >> high stakes at the benghazi hearing. >> i thought more about what happened than all of you put together. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states.
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republican field. >> he is a chaos candidate. and he'd be a chaos president. >> look at that face, trump's quoted as saying. would anyone vote for that? >> i think women all over this country heard very clearly what mr. trump said. >> as the democrats running for president face off in a live televised debate. >> the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> thank you. me, too! ?? >> thank you, iowa. >> thank yo hampshire. thank you. >> what a super tuesday! >> it's official now, donald trump has hit the magic number of delegates he needs to clinch the gop nomination. >> nbc news projecting clinton has clinched the democratic nomination. >> first time in our nation's history that a woman will be a major party's nominee. >> bernie sanders has finally thrown his support behind
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>> the next vice president of the united states, governor mike pence. thank you. >> the next vice president, my friend, senator tim kaine. >> somef o melania trump's remarks on the opening night of the republican convention lifted from michelle obama's convention speech eight years ago. >> you work hard for what you want in life. >> the war of words intensified today over comments made by and about the parents muslim-american soldier killed in iraq. >> you have sacrificed nothing! >> trump's now under fire for insinuating khan's wife stayed silent on stage because of her religion. >> she probably -- maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say. you tell me. >> our motto is, when they go low, we go high. >> i humbly -- >> accept your nomination -- >> for the presidency of the united states.
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united states. >> hillary clinton, she's incompetent. okay? >> donald trump has proven himself to be temperamentally unfit and unqualified to be president. >> the only good thing she's ever done is get out of trouble when anybody else would have been in jail by now. >> you could put half of trump's supporters into what i call the basket of deplorables. >> she doesn't have the strength or the stamina. believe me. >> face to combat, donald trump and hillary clinton go after each other in a spirited first debate. >> all talk, no action. >> this is a man who has called women pigs, slobs, and dogs. >> i have much bteetr judgment than she does. i also have a much better temperament than she has. >> i think donned just criticized me for preparing for this debate. and you know what else i prepared for? i prepared to be president. >> race to the bottom?
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fobere facing off in a debate filled with accusations and insults. trump's remarks about groping women caught on tape. >> and when you're a star, they let you do it. you can do anything. >> do whatever you want. >> grab them by the [ bleep ]. >> this was locker room talk. i'm not proud of it. >> i think it's clear to anyone who heard it that it represents exactly who he is. >> the headlines are this morning -- donald trump twice declining to say that he will accept the election's outcome if he loses t >> i will look at it at the time. i'll keep you in suspense. >> let me respond to that because that's rrhoifying. >> such a nasty woman. >> hillary clinton trying to reclaim the narrative after the bombshell news, fbi director james comey looking into more e-mails. >> the director himself has said he doesn't know whether the e-mails referenced in his letter are significant or not. >> i give them great credit for
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. good morning. welcome back to "today." these are pictures just in to our newsroom. hillary clinton expected to emerge, she is casting her vote this morning. no suspense about who she will cast it for. she is there with the former president, bill clinton, as well. they >> a quick turnaround for secretary clinton. she arrived back home last night after a campaign swing that took her to pennsylvania and the midwest. she got in i think in the wee hours of the morning. couple of hours of sleep. no rest for the weary, out voting with former president clinton as you can see right there. >> we have nbc's kristen welker on duty. of course, we also expect mr. trump and governor pence to vote a little bit later today as well, kristen. >> reporter: hi there, savannah.
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clinton just walked in to their voting place here in chappaqua. they were greeted by dozens of supporters who started cheering. we shouted out questions. we asked her how was she feeling this morning. she waved and walked inside. it is a momentous moment for secretary clinton. it caps a more than 18-month fight to become the first female president. it is a fight that lasted early into the wee hours of this morning when she landed here back in nor supporters. and that ended a frenzied final sprint on monday. secretary clinton making four stops in three key states. ending her campaign in the key battleground state of north carolina with a midnight rally. but it was the event that she held in philadelphia in which democrats really put on a show of force. of course, that is the city where the nation's democracy is born. it is also where secretary
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last night she was joined by president obama, the first lady, her husband, and more than 30,000 people. it is the biggest crowd that she has gathered yet. their message to draw a sharp contrast with donald trump saying that secretary clinton is the most qualified candidate and also saying that she's the candidate who will best unify the country. secretary clinton saying that today is a test of our time. her campaign telling me this vote, she is feeling confident, confident about the race that she has run, confident about their ground game. they had more than a million volunteers out over the weekend. they made more than 21 voter to voter contacts. they think that is going to make all of the difference in those critical battleground states and states like michigan and pennsylvania which she hopes to hold on to in order to make history. matt? savannah? >> kristen, thank you very much.
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as the douglas graflin elementary school in chappaqua where i went to second grade. three of the best years of my life. just kidding. we've got nbc national correspondent peter alexander in new york. donald trump will be voting a little bit later this morning. we'll catch that as well. hi, peter, good morning. >> reporter: hey, savannah, good morning to you. he is going to be voting here only a short distance away from trump tower. the line is already really long this morning so certainly a lot he arrives as well. donald trump this morning again calling in to fox news describing this election as a beautiful process. he sounded upbeat, saying that he thinks he's going to win a lot of states but says it is still unclear what will happen ultimately. he feels confident about states like michigan and others in the upper midwest that he might need to pick off, while at the same time dismissing those polls that show him trailing as "phony." >> well, i got to tell you, this
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>> reporter: in the key battleground of north carolina, hillary clinton making her final campaign pitch in front of a roaring crowd overnight. her last event punctuated by energized supporters and a performance by lady gaga and john bon jovi. just hours earlier, clinton greeting a massive crowd outside philadelphia's independence hall. >> i am not going to let anybody rip away the progress we've made and turn the clock back. >> reporter: the night a power. president obama enjoying his highest approval ratings in four years. looking to preserve his legacy with a final impassioned plea. >> i'm asking you to work as hard as you can this one last day to elect our next president of the united states of america, hillary clinton! >> reporter: on a crisp fall night, an all-star lineup,
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celebrities, he was batting until the bitter end. >> we don't need john bon jovi. we don't need lady gaga. >> reporter: arriving in deep blue michigan overnight to his own fiery crowd. >> if we win michigan, we will win this historic election, and then we truly will be able to do all of the things we want to do. >> reporter: bringing his family along for the final push. storming through five states monday alone withli florida, north carolina, pennsylvania, new hampshire, and michigan. >> if we don't win, this will be the single greatest waste of time, energy and money in my life. >> reporter: his closing argument insisting that he's a uniquely qualified agent of change. >> my only special interest is you. >> reporter: the billionaire slamming clinton over her e-mail controversy. >> hillary clinton is the most corrupt person ever to seek the office of the presidency.
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script, stopping to admire a mask of himself. >> nice head of hair, i'll say that. >> reporter: but even in his final hours, trump's primary target -- hillary clinton -- remains unchanged. >> we are finally going to close the history books on the clintons and their lies and schemes and corruption. >> reporter: clinton very early this morning greeting supporters on the tarmac in new york. the end of a historic 19-month campaign, seeking to become the nation's first female president. where you can see hillary clinton alongside her husband, president bill clinton, emerging after casting her vote today. again trying to become that woman to break the glass ceiling, the first american female president. aides close to hillary clinton tell us that she spent much of yesterday preparing two speeches in case she wins, or loses. as for donald trump, again we noted he'll be voting here. he arrived in the wee hours of the morning after that last campaign stop.
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out what he plans to say tonight if he's even preparing remarks. so far, no an auto. swer. but of course, what he says will be crucial. can he begin, if he wins, to help unify the country or if he loses, what does he say for so many millions of americans to try to redirect that anger and frustration that they're now feeling with the status quo. >> unifying the country is the order of business for any speech that a candidate gives tonight. peter, thank you very much. investors on wall street keeping a very close watch on what happens today after nbc's ali velshi is at the new york stock exchange. markets hate uncertainty. today is the ultimate uncertain day. what do you think is going to happen in the markets today? >> if you go back nine days when james comey first issued that letter to congress, you saw the market give up about 300 points. as soon as he said we're back to where we were, he doesn't think
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the market made up that 300 points and some. so we are at a point where we were before where the market seems to think hillary clinton is going to win the election. now what markets tend to like is a president of one party and a congress of another party. so if we stay where we are today, you're probably going to see in under 90 minutes an open that is lower as we prepare for -- the market prepares for a hillary clinton victory. if through the course of the day this market gets clues that it might be going the other way, you're going to see this market come down. they donald trump victory as they are for a hillary clinton victory. but, part of that is because markets like certainty. it is not that they like hillary clinton more than donald trump, but they think hillary clinton's going to win. they'll celebrate if hillary clinton wins. >> ali, thank you very much. as nbc news was first to report, the nation's intelligence community is poised and ready in case of any possible election day cyber attacks. sean henry is the chief security officer of the cyber security firm crowd strike and with the fbi formerly.
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it strikes me that if this is a uniquely difficult job because everybody's concerned about cyber attacks, but who knows what form it could take? would it be hackers? would it be state sponsored? would it be messing with vote totals? would it be something on the internet? how do you prepare for something like this? >> we know that the russian government has tried to interfere with the electoral process thus far. they hacked the dnc and the dccc. i don't think we're likely to see a disruption of the actual ballot process because our system is so to do that. i think we are likely to see though some russians or activist groups sponsored by russia or supporting them to actually get some information and to leak it, follow up with social media, to really put a seed of doubt into the actual electoral process. it is about creating confusion and chaos in the democratic process. >> what does the effort to prevent it look like? i mean are there just hundreds or thousands of people in front of computer screens today
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factors? >> so the reality of it is, they're not going to actually be able to stop it. what you have is command posts that are set up strategically around the country with the intelligence community, dhs, the fbi. they're looking for unusual or anomalous traffic. they'll be able to respond to it. but they're not going to be able to prevent it at this point. you can't turn off the internet or pull people off the network. >> are you telling people today to treat everything with a grain of salt if you see it flying over the internet? >> i think that's very, very historically is these groups actually change data to put out misinformation specifically to undermine the process and create a doubt of the credibility of our election. >> sean henry, busy day for folks in your line of work. thank you. msnbc chief legal. correspondent ari melber is spending his day monitoring any voter irregularities as parts of nbc's vote watch unit. ari, good morning to you. donald trump has kind of fed this story that there could be a rigged election, or that there might be voter fraud.
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be and what specifically are they going to be looking for? >> he has spoken about that, and happy election day to you. our early voting indicators don't show this being a different type of race. but to your question, the first thing that folks look out for is misinformation. already in indiana, voters received texts with the wrong polling location. there was a concern, oh, is this rigging? is this some effort to tamper? in fact, we found out very quickly over the course of a few hours honest mistake by the local democratic party. the other thing is poll access. will there be tampering or intimidation at the polls. we've already seen some small skirmishes over that. an ohio judge for example ordering allies of donald trump not to do anything that amounts to intimidation. then to the monitoring. basically in about 28 states there are civil rights federal monitors that are out in different places, polling locations, trying to make sure or double check there isn't any
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and then the other big thing we're always watching for is the counting of the vote itself. that is the idea that when you go up on an individual basis and you press your candidate, does your machine or does your ballot show the right candidate? or is there some sort of other problem? and if anyone sees that, that gets called in pretty quickly. that counting of course leads to what everyone cares about tonight -- an accurate count of who the winner is. >> ari, i think the most important point you make here is that every year, every election cycle we see voter confusion to voter fraud. we appreciate you making that point. let us bring in nbc's special correspondent tom brokaw. he's of course been through his fair share of election days in his 50 years here at nbc. we always turn to you on these days for sanity and perspective, tom. good morning. >> i mean i think just on this last point, i do think we need reformation of our political voting process. it is too chaotic across the country. every state has its own rules and that's no way to run a
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what we've been through in the last year. then i've been trying to figure out how we go on from here. let's take a look first at what we've been through. >> reporter: two aging baby boomers, both wealthy, and very public figures, for most of their adult lives, met on the great battleground of a presidential campaign, and there they divided the country. >> the people united will never be defeated. >> the disenfranchised, the white working class, gun owners, evangelicals. hillary to women, minorities, traditional democrats. the political establishment. and at the end, the country is still deeply divided, a prescription for gridlock. at a time when there are major issues to be resolved. we're at war, in the middle east, and vulnerable to terror at home.
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immigration problem humanely? >> we have to establish borders and we have to build a wall. we have to build a wall. >> reporter: how to fix health care without leaving millions with no coverage. and the new economy. how does it serve the old workforce? clinton and trump have their loyal followers, but the majority of american voters went in to this election not wild about either candidate. and that unhappiness will vast universe of social media. clever, ideological, left and right, designed to wound, not to heal. >> it is to replenish -- >> such a nasty woman. >> reporter: after all the turmoil of more than a year, in the end, the two candidates were better at dividing than uniting. >> hillary clinton will be under investigation for a long, long time. >> reporter: trump picked fights with hispanics, women, and
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muslim-american serviceman killed in iraq. clinton mocked trump supporters as a "basket of deplorables." >> i am sick and tired of the negative, dark, divisive, dangerous vision and behavior! >> it has been a marathon of anger and the country is ready for it to be over. but voters on both sides remain anxious about the future. >> who's ready to vote in this election! >> reporter: it is the nature of but at the end of this campaign, america remains a sharply divided red state/blue state nation with too few common goals, too many deep differences. >> you know, a pollster says a defining theme of this election has been fear on both sides and across the country. can you not continue to operate under an umbrella of fear. so i think beginning tomorrow morning, whoever wins, they've
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>> you say that. i have known you for a long time. i would characterize you as an optimistic hopeful person. but when you consider that depending on which side loses tonight, 40 million-plus people are going to be disappointed, and some of them won't even accept the results of the election, how do you go forward? >> i think that's a very, very astute point. then you look at the map, it is that central part of the country and the south. then you have the coastal regions who are going to be for the democratic candidate. how do you bring them together? he do something about public works. our bridges, our roads, the rail lines in this country, that's a non-partisan issue. start with that. you can have a 5-cent gasoline tax right now. puts people to work not only that, when they go to work, they make money and they put it into the treasury. i grew up in a public works era. my dad worked on a big dam right after the war. and it absolutely converted this country. all of us my age were the people
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college and have the lives that we have today. so that's one place that you can begin. another place that you can begin in my judgment is public service for the millennials. they want to do it. but they just don't feel attached to the institutions of governance. i'm involved in a public service academy at arizona state. we had 100 sign up last year. 250 this year. they want to be involved in that. moreover, we've got to relieve the pressure on less than 1% of the population putting on military uniforms and going off to war. could be filled in non-military roles by a new form of public service. those are two places to begin. party elders, by the way, are already beginning to talk across party lines about how we do these things. they know that the country cannot continue with the schism running down the middle of it. >> compromise can't be a dirty word anymore in our politics. tom, thank you very much. stay with nbc news, of course, throughout the day and night as well.
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sidewalk, streetlight all going in. the city's mayor called that situation unprecedented and said they are now working to prevent secondary disasters. >> they have a nice pool. >> apparently they were doing subway construction under there. >> oh. >> somebody has some explaining to do. >> they were doing some dusting. oh, no. >> exactly. now the last thing you want to see while you're flying, how about a snake on a plane. we don't mean the samuel l. jackson movie, there was an actual ske this happened in mexico, a snake about 3 feet long, bright green which is never good. >> no. >> slit erred out of the overhead compartment, it appears to be a venomous green viper identified by al roker who knows these things. the passenger who shot this video says mostly everyone on board remained calm. the pilot radioed ahead, the plane was given priority to land in mexico city touching down about ten minutes later the airline is investigating how
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bag. >> exactly. and how that snake got priority seating without paying for it. how about pop start. >> a couple good things for you guys this morning. gist to jennifer aniston explaining why she decided to address head i don't know attacks on her personal life. she is normally very private but back in july she took on her critics in an interview with huffington post, now jen says i have worked life and career to be whittled down to a sad childless human. jen added she's happier than she has ever been in part due to her hubby. she said all i know is that i feel completely seen and adored in no matter what state and it brings forth the best part of myself. >> zac efron, one of his good
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show is next and we'll be back and that is your latest weather. guys. >> all right, al, thank you very much. just ahead, a deserving couple going through a major life transition gets a special anniversary gift from jill martin. and we're putting new spins on a classic thanksgiving side
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campaigning, it all comes down to this. one day. your vote. the polls opened at seven across iowa this morning. kwwl had a crew at a polling showing up to get in line well before seven. today, voters will elect the 45th president -- but there are also elections for congress, the state legislature, sheriff... a lot going on. we've got you covered all day and night right here on kwwl. across the country -- at least 46 million people votede four years ago. in iowa -- democrats lead in early ballots. 41 to 35 percent from democrats who have voted early. but that gap is smaller than what we saw iowa. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. mostly sunny and cooler today weekend with highs mainly in the
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information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: sometimes, maybe it's worth listening to a politician. take congressman rod blum. on social security, blum doesn't just back the republican special interest agenda-- he's campaigning on it. for years, he's pressed to privatize social security, risking seniors' guaranteed benefits on the stock market. and blum supported benefit cuts by voting to raise social security's retirement age. so if you care about a secure retirement, listen to rod blum:
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married 25 years in march and he does so much for me. >> oh, she's everything. she does everything around the house, she takes care of everything for me, helps me out so much. she's been here all these years. >> heidi and bob first met in their teens. >> i remember you were on the softball team. >> he was cute. he had a mustache. >> two kids and nearly 25 years later these love birds are now empty nesters but heidi's favorite thing to do is to have her children over for a >> i love cooking, absolutely love to would think. >> with the kids gone we only see them for dinner. >> the kitchen means quality time with my family to oat and fun fun. >> redoing their kitchen was always on their to-do list but something always came up. >> we would have a college bill or a car bill. >> the best thing my daughter got married so we put our kids first and just kept putting up on the back corner. >> but not today. we called in lowe's head designer deb and her team to
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facelift. >> i see glue, tape, staples, that is something that needs to go away. >> it looks like you're missing some storage. we will make it functional. >> there is a lot to get rid of, but a few things heidi wants to keep. >> the magnets represent my children. what i've done for them and how much they appreciate what i do for them, too. >> with only eight days to transform the kitchen, deb and her team got right to work. a few final touches and then it was time to let see their brand new kitchen. >> oh, my. >> oh. ? >> oh. >> oh, it's perfect. >> wow. >> holy cow. now i can sit here and took and they can sit here and eat and we can all just have a good time.
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>> now you can use the stapler for paper and not for your cabinets, right? >> look at the back splash. i love the back splash. >> the tates finally have the kitchen they've always dreamed of just in time for the holidays. >> the formula to your design is the centerpiece of the room which is now your magnets. >> we needed to make sure that a part of you stayed in this newly remodeled space so the magnets are there for you to continually add more. >> you could not move moving things around, making this a really good walkway, creating that space for you to sit with your family and then those double pantries. >> i'm going to be cooking a lot. i'm going to have the family over and we will sit here and eat and have fun and talk and be comfortable. very comfortable. >> hooray. >> because my house -- >> and we heard from them and she's cooked ribs, that was the first meal that everyone requested. now it's really a family lace.
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so you could give them one. >> i will add that. i am going to send that. >> just that one little touch missing. it looked great. happy for them. thank you. up next, recipes for two creative ways to serve a classic that savannah loves, green bean casserole. >> yes. >> just in time for the holidays, but first this is "today" on nbc. first, this is
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more of our today food all stair thanksgiving pairing culinary experts together to make your holidays stress free and of course delicious. this morning the ever popular green bean casserole. yes, two different ways. katie lee is a co-host of the food network's the kitchen, alex guarnaschelli judges the food network's chopped beat bobby flay finale. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> how much do you love green bean casserole? >> i love it. this is a classic.
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digging my heels in with this one. i love it. >> let's make sure we understand you are going to make the traditional green bean casserole. >> yes, i'm going traditional. >> you're going with a little twist. >> a little pinache. >> we will start with katie and talk about the ingredients. >> we will start with all those usual classics, green beans, mushrooms, onions, freed onions. >> okay. >> the first step is tok salted water and the green beans go in for four minutes until they're tender and submerge them in an ice water batting. keeps them green and stops them from cooking. >> i have some onions sauteing in butter, that takes seven or eight minutes, then you add mushrooms. >> what kind of mushrooms are you using? >> i'm using extra meany, you you could use white button
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>> perfect. >> then you add flour. this is a thickener, cook it for a minute or two to get that flour taste out of it. so you pour in the half and half. >> if you didn't want to go this heavy could you put milk. >> you could totally do milk and it will work great. you want it to coat the back of the spoon, it will take a couple minutes, then turn off the heat, add sherry vinegar. >> this is after how long? >> this is after about four minutes. >> perfect. >> get knows green beans and let's put them in here. >> got it. >> you will toss them with the sauce just like that. this is going to be so good. this makes me think childhood thanksgiving. >> we have our tasters downstairs getting ready to
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>> it's yummy. >> yummy. >> okay. it goes into a casserole dish and you're going to bake this for 25 minutes then top it with those fried onions, you can get those in a can and it comes out like this. >> i'm going to grab your dish and go up to alex and see what she's got cooking. >> this is garlic, mustard, flour and bacon. >> bacon. >> >> she wins because she brought bacon. >> i like when you mix flower with mustard you can add less flower because the mustard thickness to make it lighter. that's the cheap date supermarket mushroom that we do have. if you would pure in worst
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we add a little milk, chicken stock and sour cream for tang. >> that pouring heavier than milk. i think that's cream. >> and a little chicken stock and this is sour cream and we simmer that and let's that bubble, that gets that chicken soup vibe going. >> you've added the green beans. did you pre cook the the way katie did. >> yeah, in boiling started water and i've stirred half in raw for a churchy mention tour, you could go raw and simmer them gently. >> the onions. >> the nibble factor. >> instead of only onions you've added brussels sprout leaves. >> on top we top it with -- i like to do the onions on the outside, like a little ring so that every time you scoop every single bite has the onion.
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>> bacon and brussels sprouts right on top. i like a little fresh green. by the way, feel free to overdo it, it's thank givings. >> guys, down fares, what do you think? >> we are devouring this. >> we like the brussels sprout chip thing. >> election day breakfast. >> we didn't think you could do anything more with a traditional green bean casserole and look what you've done. and yours is fantastic. >> this is a crunchy little forest on top. >> perfect. great. >> yum. >>s, other's. >> we cosign. >> katie and alex, thank you very much. they will be back on november 23rd for our big pre thanksgiving celebrate out on the plaza. you can find their recipes and so much more at today.com/food and check out today's facebook page, alex will be doing a live cooking demo. coming up next a live performance from music sensation zara larsson, but first on a
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>> announcer the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> we are back at 8:46 with swedish singing sensation zara larsson. at ten years old she competed on sweden has talent and she won. >> she's got hits like "lush life" and she's at it again she's got a new single called good morning. we look at those pictures of you as a little girl. some might say you are an overnight sensation but you've been doing this half your life. >> pretty much. it's been going really, really well last year, 2016 has been the best time of my life so far. >> people called you the performer of the year, you
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making your mark here? my first album, first international and we are very excited. >> have you been touring? >> i will definitely do that 2017 when my album is out, but i've been doing a lot of press, but -- >> this song that you are about to play for us you will have everybody on your feet. what's it called? >> "ain't my fault". >> take it away. ? oh ? oh my, oh my, oh my ? ? it ain't my fault you keep turning my on ? ? it ain't my fault you got me so wrong ? ? it ain't my fault i'm not leaving alone ? ? it ain't my fault you keep turning me on ? ? i can talk right now i like what i'm seeing ?
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? oh, my god what is this ? ? want you all in my business ? ? baby i insist please don't blame me for whatever happens next joeb yeah, i can be responsible jsh if i get you in trouble now ? ? see you're too irresistible yeah that's for sure ? ? so if i put your hands where my eyes can't see ? ? you are the one that's got a hold responsible ? ? it ain't my fault ? ? nope ? ? nope ? ? it ain't my fault ? ? it ain't my fault you came looking like that ? ? you just made me trip fall and land on your lap ?
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than a summer ? ? ain't got time right now ? ? i just called an uber ? ? what is this, want you all in my business ? ? i insist ? ? please don't blame me for whatever happens next. ? ? no i can't be responsible if i get you in trouble now ? ? see you're too irresistible yeah that's for sure ? ? so if i ? you're the one who's got a hold on me ? ? no i can't be responsible ? responsible ? ? it ain't my fault ?? ? it ain't my fault notes
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calling me ? ? it's exactly where i want to be ? ? but it ain't my fault ? ? no ? ? no no no not my it ain't my fault ?? >> woo! all right! >> zara you're going to be back a little later with one more song. coming up, a look at how we've spent election day over the years right here on "today." >> it ain't my fault. >> but first, this is "today" on
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back, 8:53 on election day 2016. >> over the years, we've been here for some and very tense mornings as the nation voted for a new president. well, here is a look back at 40 years of election day coverage here on "today." >> president carter and ronald reagan winding up their campaigns with familiar themes. >> george bush, bill clinton, ross perot. >> will george w. bush or al gore be the 43rd president of the united states? >> i'm tom brokaw here in the nbc news election center.
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if tonight, those states which go to president ford will light up in blue be with and those for governor carter in red. if you are watching a black and white set, that will be dark grey for ford and light grey for carter. election day, 1980. we are showing you an automatic voting machine in philadelphia. >> decision time has come. will it be four more years or is it possible that the polls which now show the race narrowing a bit are wrong? >> good morning, everyone. in the ne the presidential election. voters going to the polls this morning to choose between george bush and michael dukakis after one of the most bitter presidential campaigns in memory. >> welcome to "today" on what is obviously a very special tuesday morning. this is a morning that we've been working towards and talking about countless words and hours spent directed towards this end. >> good morning, everyone. bill clinton, bob dole and the rest of the country go to the polls on this election day. at stake for the country in today's voting, control of the
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congress. >> could we end up with one man winning the popular vote and the other man winning the electoral college? could we end up with a tie if the electoral college race? could we end up back here tomorrow morning and still not know the winner? >> good morning. decision day. will it be george bush or john kerry? >> with this being one of the most hotly contested races in history, turnout is expected to be massive. >> two men, two parties, two very different visions of how to get america back on track. >> and welcome to "today" day. i'm meredith vieira. i feel like a little kid, except i can vote. >> governor romney and senator obama still neck and neck. >> seems like we've been talking about this day for the better part of two years because we have been talking about this day for the better part of two years. it is finally here. >> i can never see enough of that stuff. >> i know. i love looking back.
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for everyone! >> not for everyone. we're going to have much more on today's election after these messages and your local news.
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across eastern iowa, people are making their vote count right now. voters started lining up before the polls opened at seven this morning. so far, no reports of any major issues. thousands of people already black hawk county -- voters had to wait nearly an hour to cast their vote yesterday. many voters consider this the most important vote of their lives. kwwl's political analyst doctor chris larimer says -- the election won't be determined by voters changing their mind last minute -- but by turnout. stay with kwwl throughout the day on air and online for election
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this morning on "t find out what he's saying that's got everybody talking. then we'll catch up with steve martin. and tips and tricks to save you time on thanksgiving coming up right now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. well, good morning! tuesday morning. anything going on today? november 8th? no? >> only something we've waited 20 months for. >> but it just seems like yesterday. election day! i'm al, along with tamron and dylan. it is decision 2016. >> it is indeed. what an incredible journey.
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here. we've got the big ice skating rink. >> tonight that will turn into the united states of america. >> my husband, brian, has been out there because he's running the jib with the coverage tonight. that big arm that just pans around. he's been out there 12, 15 hours a day practicing. >> it is amazing. i was stationed out there last year. i was telling al last year on the ice it was like 400 below zero. today, 55 >> i tried to go vote this morning before i came in. line was crazy so i'm going to have to do it after. >> i early voted. then i was driving this morning and this was the line. it wrapped around -- iho thtug beyonce had shown up. it was like -- there was a line wrapped around the corner. i jumped out. >> i think you need to talk to dylan's husband, brian. >> full disclosure, i wear pretty much pajamas, like
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onesie to snap that video. i was ordinary, can you just legally take pictures of people on the street. b, i'm in the middle of i moo pajamas in new york city. >> be careful. >> one thing i discovered was when we moved and i changed the address on my license, i mean we moved within manhattan. i assumed it changed my voting registration. now i have to go all the way vote if my old location because it did not change. i didn't decide to look until last night. >> take the subway up. >> have a nice lunch. >> right. we'll make a day out of it. >> let's go to ohio. take a look at a polling place. this is cincinnati. folks are getting ready and they're getting it done. >> this is one you can take pictures in. >> we can take a picture. >> we can always take a picture. >> i wonder if we can get the
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important states we'll be watching tonight. that's my camera -- people keep saying is it going to be an early night? what's going to happen? >> i think it is going to be decided pretty early. >> all of the experts, pundits, say that florida, donald trump needs it. that's his path. hillary clinton not so much. but we could have an early night or we could be here days. we could be father time and mother time through this. >> you got to travel to the upper west side to vote. how about astronaut shane kimbrough? >> space. we don't know how we voted and nor should we, but he did cast his ballot. basically they're saying this is no excuse. >> that's so cool. how about sasha edelstein who voted over the weekend. she was heading to the hospital in labor. the contractions were seven to ten minutes apart when she was
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girl named rosie. >> that's how easy it is. >> i love this story at the weather channel. a lot of folks are so stressed about the election. of course there will be coverage on msnbc. but maybe you want to dial it back. okay? our friends at the weather channel starting at 3:00 p.m., they're just going to show very niceur >> yes. and play jazz music, some smooth jazz. there will be a weather crawl at the bottom. >> that's very relaxing. >> that's right. kind of destress. from 3:00 p.m. until midnight. >> i kind of love this idea. >> i think so. it is kind of like an election yule log. >> like with the christmas yule log. >> exactly. just watching rainbows and waterfalls. >> if you don't want to do that, you can go turn to nbc news
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smooth jazz. on his base. >> savannah's going to be on the drums. chuck todd's going to be on the sax. tom brokaw is going to be tom brokaw. this is democracy. >> coming up later, you have a great interview with steve martin and kristin stewart. >> the movie is so different because it's shot in a format that we've never seen before. it makes it look very real. almost as to the people. so we -- before we interview a cast, we usually get a screener. right? we normally get a link we can watch from home. because this was such a special movie, it had to be seen in the movie theater. so the times were like 9:00 friday night or 8:00 a.m. saturday morning. really cut in to "weekend today." so i couldn't do it. then our producer who helped me put this spot together he said, i got you the 6:00 showing.
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sweatshirt. i go to the 6:00 showing, it is the premier for the movie. i had no idea. i don't think matt had any idea. i'm not going to throw him under the bus. >> but you just backhanded. >> so you showed up at an actual premier in uggs and >> yes. you're at the premier. everybody's on the red carpet. everybody's nice and fancy dressed. the whole cast comes out and they introduce the show and the cast. there i am just in my uggs. so i duck in the back door, i grab my ticket. but on my way to grab the popcorn off the table, i knock over like six bags of popcorn to the guy who's sweeping up popcorn right next to me. i laughed. i said that's pretty ironic,
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funny. >> he wanted nothing to do with me. >> he's thinking this is the woman throwing matt greenfield under the bus. >> some things in life, don't you wish it was like the "truman show" like please let someone be recording this moment in life. that's crazy. >> it was an epic fail on so many different levels. but the movie was actually fantastic. we interview six or seven people from the cast, including eng lee, the director of the movie. >> these are real life stories. "truman show." coming up, it is the fairy tale romance capturing the world's attention. i didn't know if this was real, but it's confirmed, guys. harry, prince harry, and hollywood beauty meghan markle. >> i thought he was going out with a steve urkel. >> now.
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we are back with more of "today's take." little drama across the pond. taken -- he's checking on his facebook page, what's the status change when you're dating? taken? >> i haven't changed in a while. >> in the middle of apparently falling for this beautiful actress, harry is hitting back at the media for the coverage of his relationship. if you've note heard, prince harry was reportedly dating american actress, meghan markle. she's been on our show before. we all think she is super nice. she is a fashion expert.
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the media have crossed the line. you may recognize her from the show "suits." that's on the usa network. the palace sent out a statement basically saying that he was objecting to this wave of abuse and harassment. prince harry's worried about miss markle's safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her. it is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that miss markle should be subjected to such a storm. he knows this is the price she has to pay and that this is all part of the game. he strongly disagrees. this is not a game, it is her life. as dylan just asked the question, looking at pictures, why are people attacking her? well, meghan has revealed her father is caucasian, her mother is african-american. so apparently people take issue with her background and have come after her. >> sad. you got to meet her when you were visiting --
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of "suits" up in toronto. it was wonderful. the show is known for its amazing wardrobe. showed me through the closet. i got to try on this very expensive dress. she's so lovely. whenever she comes here she remembers my name. so we're kind of like bffs. so if they get married -- >> might be a bit of a stretch. >> listen, a girl can cream. someone once dreamt of dating a prince and there she has it. >> he has a heinz 57. >> my dad used to say heinz 57. i love that. you have something for us that you have an issue with. >> i don't know i would call it an issue. of course, social media, these trends happen. ice bucket challenge, things like that. well, now we got the manikin challenge. okay? >> you know what it is? >> of course. people all of a sudden stand still and -- boom. kelly rowland posting one from
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the girls of destiny's child, including queen bey. adele posting a western themed manikin challenge. >> look at adele. >> why don't you like this? >> it's not i don't like it. >> i know what you mean. sometimes it is good -- whether it's good -- >> when it's good, it's fantastic. >> for example, the dallas cowboys, they're doing great on the field but the executives not so good >> you're supposed to stop moving. >> i watched this yesterday like six times. i felt like it was moving -- look, this guy's moving. look at jerry jones. he's eating. you're supposed to be still. >> for example, we tried it yesterday on "today" show. you be judge. we did this in our 8:00 hour. and, there we go.
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like 20 minutes. >> savannah moved. then this one. >> al, you crushed it. >> he stayed that way for 15 minutes. >> i have an unfair advantage. as a kid, this is the kind of nerd i was and my friends were. we practiced sitcom freeze frames. in the '70s a sitcom, well, he'll have big problems then -- and then and did we miss the shot just then? >> no. ?? >> our control room trying now. that's why nobody was listening. >> oh. okay. >> maryann. >> come on. christine! are they doing a magic trick? >> i love this! let's go to the back row.
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the jerry jones of the "today" show. >> oh, come on! let's move on over. >> nice. nice. >> tammy's supposed to have a glass of wine in her hand. i'm going to make her laugh. >> oh, tammy! oh! >> oh, come on! >> crumble. she folded like a cheap suit. >> oh, >> send us your video of your manikin challenge, #todays take. >> let's face it, no matter what you do, it can't be as bad as tammy in the control room. >> when we were kids, you tried to keep a serious face, my mom would always go, "i see that smile." it would make you so angry, you wouldn't help but smile.
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so you mentioned wine. this forecast is interesting on election day. >> it sure is. again, for decision 2016, for the most part weather's not all that bad. we got warming weather along the east coast. unseasonably mild in the planes. a look at illinois -- we'll have some off and on showers, cloudy skies. by the afternoon, things clear out. by the evening it is going to be gorgeous, clear skies, mild temperatures. then as far as another one of our fabulous sunny in the east, cloud in the west, and fairly dry right through the evening mostly sunn and tomorrow with highs in the 50s. breezy today and thursday. mainly dry through the weekend with highs mainly in the 50s and
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show is next and we'll be back >> and that's your latest weather. up next, want to know the secret ingredient for a flaky pie crust or neatest way to get rid of lumps out of gravy? we'll show you some hacks to help you out on your thanksgiving right after these messages. ?? tomorrow's the day we'll play something besides video games. every day is a gift especially for people with heart failure. but today there's entresto?- a breakthrough medicine that can help make more tomorrows possible. tomorrow, i want to see teddy bait his first hook. in the largest heart failure study ever, entresto? was proven to help more people stay alive and out of the hospital
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hosting thanksgiving is a lot of work. you don't want to spend the entire day in the kitchen.
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will be thankful for. good to see you. >> thanks for having me today. >> one of the things the most expensive real estate or valuable real estate is the oven. you've got some great ideas to help free that up. >> thanksgiving can be a really stressful time in any household. i know myself, i have four kids. i am constantly shuffling things around. so any time i can save space and not put it in the oven, i am excited. >> slow cooker? >> slow cooker. very simple. most people have them in you can use this to make a lovely green bean casserole, you can put your sweet potato casserole in there. you can keep all of your foods warm until you are ready to serve them. >> brilliant. gravy. people trying to get the lumps out of gravy. >> gravy is kind of the bain of my existence. but we're going to work through it. all we have to do is take a little bit of our gravy. pour it right into the food processor. you got nice lumpy gravy right there. all you do is put on the top.
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you? >> i've gotten caught before. >> there you go. pulse that bad boy up. and then we have this luscious smooth gravy that you can actually keep warm in a thermos. >> that is brilliant! >> right? >> you just pour it in and it will stay nice and toasty warm until you are ready to serve it to your table. >> the other thing, trying to keep everything warm. again, you don't want to take up space in the oven. >> no, you don't. but we used to use coolers for just keeping drinks cold. now you can actually use your cooler with some lined tin foil and place your side dishes right in the cooler just like that. >> that's so smart. >> close it up. you're good to go. >> flaky pie crust. this is something dylan said she does. i never heard about this. >> this is a really nifty tool. pie crust can be really difficult because it is -- you're baking. but if you substitute vodka or any other liquor -- >> really! >> you can use bourbon for
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you can use anything you like. but vodka will actually make your pie crust fluffier and it will actually be like a little bit flakier. >> that's really interesting. >> you put it right in here. >> i can put it all in? >> i say put it all in. you're going to do half vodka, half water. right? mix it all up. don't spill things. don't break things. >> couple of the crew members rushed over to try to get this. >> and there you go. >> then for fluffy potatoes, what's your hack? >> last, but not least. so a little bit of baking soda goes a long way. adding a pinch of baking soda to your mashed potatoes works with the cream as an agent and makes your mashed potatoes if you havyer. >> happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving to you, too. >> still ahead, steve martin showing us his serious side in a new movie getting a lot of buzz. dylan catches up with him and the cast after your local
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americans cast their votes. we're keeping an eye on results nationally and here in iowa, one key race we're watching is iowa's first congressional district. first-term republican congressman rod blum faces democratic challenger monica vernon. iowa's second congressional district -- southeast iowa -- is currently represented by democrat dave loebsack. he's held the position since 2007, but republican christopher peters works as a doctor - and
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the u-s army medical corp. in house district four, the northwest portion of our state - longtime congressman republican steve king. democrat kim weaver is also on the ballot. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. mostly sunny and cooler today and tomorrow with highs in the 50s. breezy today and thursday. mainly dry through the weekend with highs mainly in the for your complete weather information. here is at stormtrack 7 weather team:
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sometimes, maybe it's worth listening to a politician. take congressman rod blum. on social security, blum doesn't just back the republican special interest agenda-- he's campaigning on it. for years, he's pressed to privatize social security, risking seniors' guaranteed benefits on the stock market. and blum supported benefit cuts by voting to raise social security's retirement age. so if you care about a secure retirement, listen to rod blum: he's putting your security at risk. ible
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it's the new movie being touted as a visual masterpiece. it's called "billy lynn's long halftime love." the film tells the story of a group of soldiers being honored during a football halftimeeroisn it was filmed in 3-d at a staggering speed so you can see every single detail and i caught up with steve martin and the cast ttao lk about that. >> it is sort of weird being honored for the worst day of your life. >> first of all, this movie was unlike anything i have ever seen before. as actors, what was it like watchingy you are self-in that way? >> i've learned to ig no are myself on screen. i was talking to kevin klein once and he said, yeah, i saw a movie and i was in it but i was
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i said what do you mean, doing a lot of this? he says i block myself out. i've learned to just watch others and not judge myself. >> this was as close-up as -- and as intense as you can get. did it make any of you feel different or -- >> i found it a little weird, yeah. but i mean i had never done it before. >> reporter: in his first movie ever, joe plays the title role of billy lynn, a soldier being hailed as grappling with ptsd from a terrible raid. you're the lead character in this movie. you're starring alongside icons like steve martin. you've got seasoned actors like chris and kristin and garrett. what was this whole experience like for you? >> it was overwhelming. the first few weeks, i had never been so america before. i obviously knew who these people were.
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why is with a he so perfect for this role because he is playing this young, innocent soldier. >> nothing is like somebody's first time and it is incredible top-notch talent. it feels to me that i'm not teaching him, coaching him or directing him. it's like something he know through his life. it is like my "avatar" or whatever. >> will are a ton of ways you can get shipped home. >> reporter: kristin stewart plays billy's to convince him to return home and not return with his platoon to iraq. >> you had a lot of scenes with joe. how would you say he was going into his first movie. >> oh, man. >> yeah. ready? some of the most moving honest, present experiences i've had with people are not like trained actors. it was like -- i was going -- i know we're on tv. it was like such a plsueare. i love this movie. i think he's so -- so there. >> we have a lot of interest in
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and chris tucker will surprise audiences in their dramatic chops. >> you guys have never been in a movie together before. have you? >> "rush hour." >> i don't think so. >> did you ever think chris tucker, steve martin, in a drama together? >> never thought about it but -- he's definitely one of my heroes, comic heroes. it's an honor to be in a movie together in this but we didn't exchange any lines, i don't think. right? >> yeah, we did. we had a great scene together. i remember it. >> oh, the kissing scene. i forgot. >> frankly, i don't think these studio folks have the moral fortitude to grasp the true stakes of bravo's story. >> you have a point. >> the movie will be in theaters in new york and l.a. this friday and nationwide november 18th. up next, get ready to open
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stand in front of it going, what am i going to eat in here? instead of ordering take-out, our nutritionest joy bauer says get creative. >> joy has a couple of tasty recipes. this is phenomenal. >> you know that i would do this. >> people are always ong nothing in here. but there is something in every single refrigerator. >> beverly witting ton from st. louis, missouri, her fridge. nice looking group of things. >> there is a lot of stuff in there. i was immediately drawn to the eggs. i could eat eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner and there are so many things you can make with them. first i took some vegetables. red pepper is busting with vitamin c. getting into flu season right
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i coupled with some onion. and of course two large handfuls of spinach. spinach is like nature's multi-vitamin. it's got everything. plus it has two antioxidants that help reduce the risk for macular degeneration and cataracts. i saute them for eight to ten minutes. i threw the spinach in at the last minute. oil spray i love because it allows you to saturate the pan with very, very few fat calories. certainly you could pour olive oil, canola oil, grapeseed oil. for the eggs, i took four whole eggs. then i took four egg whites. i added half a cup of milk, all which she had in your fridge. reason i halved the whole eggs and egg whites, it allowed me to reduce the calories and saturated fat. al, put those vegetables right in here. tamron, this is sharp cheddar cheese that she had in there. >> you do let us have stuff we
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>> this is the best part about her fridge. she grows her own fresh herbs. this is parsley, basil, and rosemary. >> yum! >> we put that right in here, a little bit of salt and pepper. then all you do is -- al? a little oil spray. >> then you fill up about a half a cup in the muffin tins. you're going to put it on 350 degrees in the oven for just about 20 to 25 minutes. would you look at these beauties? >> how's about 65 calories each? >> you could have three or four for a serving. >> i make these for lela to take these to school. >> they're packed with protein. and you can eat them in the car. >> next photo, maria healy from chula vista, california. she's got pork tenderloin, peanut butter, chicken brought, soy sauce. >> that's a good looking fridge. there's some hot sauce in there
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and tomorrow with highs in the 50s. breezy today and thursday. mainly dry through the weekend with highs mainly in the 50s and lows in the 30s. thanks for joining us, the today >> you know what burns my -- cake just about that high. up next, it is decision day. we'll have some fun presidential trivia. like this -- why is election day on a tuesday? >> because it is not monday? >> was it because it is easier for people to take off work, or
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of these united states. >> in honor of election day, msnbc's thomas roberts is here to quiz us on some of the biggest moments in presidential history. >> test your buzzers. >> do we have an answer to the question we went in? that's the second question? okay. >> don't worry. you'll be playing for something good here. i feel very confident that you guys are going to do up here. first up -- what was the first election result to be broadcast live on the radio? okay. >> a. >> al. >> no. >> yes. answer, a. warren g. harding. 1920. >> i was listening. >> then he was the first in 1922 to have his voice transmitted by radio. question number two, hands on
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b. because voters used to travel. that is correct . >> i knew that one. >> i know you did. >> so, al is cleaning your clocks right now, ladies. >> who? >> what? >> al roker is winning. >> i thought that was a question! >> no, that's not a question. that's just fact. >> you couldn't vote on sunday, they needed monday to travel. >> he didn't even get to read the question. just concentrate on me. who was the first president -- al. >> richard nixon. >> gerald ford. >> fun fact. made a cameo appearance in april -- >> what show did richard nixon appear on? >> "laugh in." >> too bad it is not on the list. you know this, we have these exact two questions last year. i mean four years ago on the election. >> we did? >> we played this game. >> tamron, i feel good about this next one for you. no, no, who was originally cast
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the american president before michael douglas? al? >> robert redford. >> robert redford is correct. >> after a disagreement with the director on the direction of the love story, red ford parted ways and douglas landed the part. who is with a the love interest -- >> annette benning. >> al wins. okay. moving on, true or false, president bartlett played by martin sheen was originally scheduled to only be in four episodes per season. >> true. >> that's true. >> true. >> that after the pilot was filmed it was determined that he was needed as a permanent character. hands on the buzzers. how many electoral votes are needed to win the u.s. presidency. >> 270? >> yes, of course. >> 270. >> you've been watching msnbc. god bless you. >> i thought tamron would get that one right away. number seven, in the 1999 movie
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president. what's her campaign slogan. >> be all you can be with tracy. >> no. >> al. >> vote for me, tracy. >> dylan. >> chick pick. >> who was the first president to live in the white house? >> that's a great question. john adams. >> al roker? had. >> john adams. >> john adams is correct. construction began in 1792. president washington oversaw the construction of the house. he never lived in november of 1800 adams became the first president. >> i get that point. >> my buzzer came in first. >> al roker is our big winner today and we do have prizes for him. take a look at this. >> ooh! >> pez dispensers and a nice coffee table book. >> i love pez dispensers. just so you know about this election specifically, we filled those with valium. so after tonight, it is not candy. >> yeah!
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>> of course, you are going to be -- >> great job. >> al roker did a great job. >> thomas is going to be taking part in msnbc's all-day election coverage right here on nbc starting at 7:00 eastern, 4:00 pacific. lester holt, savannah guthrie, chuck todd. or as we like to call him, todd. mary todd who was married to of course abraham lincoln. we'll be back in a moment but first this is "today" on nbc.
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can i just say how much we love kathie lee's hair. >> yes, we do! >> she needs to do a beauty book. >> oh, my gosh. >> tom just mentioned it to me. >> stop it! >> we're going to do a tutorial on it. >> i like this tease.
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already seeing lines in eastern iowa this morning. voters have until nine o'clock tonight. one race on the ballot is for u-s senate. senator chuck grassley is seeking his seventh term. his opponent patty judge served as lieutenant governor. she also
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iowa's secretary of agriculture. senator grassley is one of the longest serving senators in our and the u-s house of representatives before winning his senate seat in 1980. we are your place to be today for decision 2016 coverage -- on air and online. just head to our website kwwl dot com. we have a link to help you find your polling place. eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. mostly sunny and cooler today and tomorrow with highs in the from the kwwl stormtrack
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. it is election day. it's booze day tuesday, november 8th. make sure to get out and vote. >> get out there. just do it. just pull the lever. >> yes. that is "ain't my fault" by sara larsson sing for us. >> now opening for beyonce. one of those people, how can that happen? >> pinch me. >> good for her. >> singing for us in a little bit. >> going to sing "lush life."

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