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tonight. liam-- >> that motorcade with hillary clinton is enroute to the -- center in manhattan. and donald trump will make his way to his event in manhattan. and the only thing they had left to do was get out the vote and then just wait. [ cheering ] >> cheering crowds greeted hillary clinton as she arrived to vote inship a away, new york. it was it was a sir his family took their turns with dozens of cameras snapping away to preserve the moment. both candidates coming out early this morning to do something that most people will never do. vote for themselves. >> i know how much responsibility goes with this and so many people are counting on the outcome of this
everybody, you see it all over the country and all over the world. >> mike pence voted at home in indiana. >> thank you all. thanks for putting in the long hours. >> and democrat tim kaine did the same. >> we've done all we can do and now it's in the hands of the voters. and we feel comfortable about it. >> i'm not a politician. my only special interest is you. >> the two bitter rivals agree that turnout is no especially in a dozen battleground states where they are slugging it out. >> there is a clear choice in this election. >> the 7:00 hour is going to be a key time for results. many of the polls in new hampshire and florida close at 7:00. north carolina polls close at 7:30. all three of those states are very close in the polls and
martin, wbz news. we're on track to set a record for the number of votes cast. the current record was back in 2012. >> let's go out to chantee lans live in jamaica plains tonight. >> reporter: the lines here still are long. is still out the door. we've heard from several who complained that their wait was at least two hours. >> i was sort of like discouraged it would be this hard. >> frustration from long lines. hours. >> i was here this afternoon and i got someone to watch him and the line was over two hours
they couldn't watch him that long. he had to come home so i could vote. >> our emphasis has been to keep the voting going no matter what. >> this as hundreds of thousands help decide the next president of the united states. >> we should really be ensuring that all american citizens, everyone that's eligible, has the ability to cast their vote today. >> the lawyers committee for civil rights and economic justice in has 500 volunteers in 11 cities across the state. they sent a volunteer to look at the long lines and the group has notified the office of the secretary of state. >> the crown jewel of american liberties, and we're ensuring that everybody has equal access to the ballot box. >> and if you have any issues
1866 our vote. live in boston, chantee lans, wbz news. >> one of the most watched races tonight is the senate race in northern new hampshire. >> it's possible it could help swing the balance of power in washington. the candidates, the >> reporter: to appreciate the importance of this race, all you really have to do is follow the money, super pacs and other partisan groups on both sides. >> and i'm here to be with maggie. >> maggie hassan got help from south of the border, urging voters not to be swayed by the dark money from out of state.
tens of millions of dollars into new hampshire. they think they can buy the race. >> it's a statistics call dead heed. the family got quite the welcome when the two term governor showed up to vote. no biting when asked how she and kelly ayotte might be affected by presidential coat tails. >> in new hampshire we have the lowest unemployment rate in country. and we were just named the most business friendly state in the country. >> some hassen voters said they were ayotte streeters six years ago. >> it has more to do with each of their voting records. and what the rhetoric is and what they actually do. >> most polls close at 7:00 and quite a few are open until 8:00. 42% of the state's registered
voting is common. ken macleod, wbz news. kelly ayotte makes a big final push to hold onto her seat as she campaigned in 24 different cities and towns before polls opened. >> beth germano live in concord, new hampshire, >> it's been a grueling schedule, fighting for every last vote in this tight race. the stage is set for the what night victory party. and many are thinking it could be a late night. she's been struggling with how to handle donald trump. not even mentioning his name. >> good to see you. >> 30 stops in 24 hours, and senator kelly ayotte arrived bright and early to cast her ballot. >> this senate race is about who is going to be the
hampshire and this race is one where i've been going out earning the support of the people. >> ayotte wrote in mike pence, distancing herself from the republican nominee, especially following the remarks about women. it cost her with this voter. >> it took her song to -- i don't want to say denounce trump but to change her mind. >> she's a well liked senator facing maggie hassan. making it a tough choice. but it's a straight republican ticket for some. >> i own a small business and it's very important to me. with the cost of healthcare and everything else. >> reporter: her supporters hope her lukewarm embrace of trump won't cost her votes. >> an unfortunate consequence
ayotte a slight edge but it depends on who turns out. i'm beth germano, wbz news. >> and it's not just the race for senate and president. >> massachusetts voters will decide on four ballot questions, two of them hotly contested. and ryan kath is live with more on question four. >> supporters will be gathering for question four when the polls close in a couple hours. that's the measure to legalize recreational marijuana. and here's what that would mean. people 21 years or older would be able to use or possess up to an ounce of marijuana. and households could grow up to a dozen plants. dispensaries wouldn't open until january of 2018. supporters argue it would create jobs, take pot out of the black market.
about how to enforce things like drunk driving and the sale of edibles which can be a danger to young kids. if the measure emerges victorious. it would be despite opposition from the attorney general and the mayor just to name a few. and louisa moller in the south end. supporters will be amassing soon. both sides spent hours at the polls today, trying to talk to voters to the very last second. a yes on question two would allow up to 12 new charter schools in massachusetts each year or an increase in enrollment in existing charter schools. governor charlie baker says it
thousands on waiting lists already. and opponents like mayor marty walsh -- and charters schools underserve students with the highest needs. a recent poll put the yes vote and the no vote at a virtual tie. and the most recent vote showed points. right off the bat -- we missed about the polling hours. most of the polls close at 7:00 and many stay open to 7:30 or 8:00. check with your local clerk. don't miss the opportunity to vote after hours here. >> the importance of this vote on what happens going forward? >> it could have a huge impact. it could shape the climate for
question two allows more charter schools. this is a test of teacher union political clout. it's exposed rifts. and the state party formally opposing. and big named democrats supporting it. a win for a yes vote to expand charter schools would boost governor baker's standing. and a win for the no marijuana legalization is also a big one. key medical, political, and religious leaders have opposed it. but what seems like a rising tied of support is here and in oh states. we always wondered if the baby boomers would scrap marijuana laws. we may get our answer tonight. and while it would be a huge shock if trump were to win
vote is worth watching closely. he got 300,000 votes in march. and that's a decent base for a trump inspired candidate to look at if they are considering a state ride in the future. it would be a bit of a rebuke to governor charlie baker who refused to support trump. >> you'll be with us. and it will be a good night. >> thank you. our election coverage getting started. tom brady, bill belichick, if elected would donald trump be the tallest president? that and more trivia coming up. and after a beautiful autumn day, changes in the forecast. we'll take a look coming up in a few. and breaking news in ghoster. a person was swept out to sea
out of gloucester. the harbor master searching for a person in the water. two men were fishing and a large wave swept two men into the ocean. one made it to shore and the other is missing. multiple crews are trying to find him. >> and a gorgeous election day. >> if you were going to wait in line all day, this is the day. 70degrees in some towns. >> a couple did hit 70 degrees this te in the lines. and everyone was commenting on the gorgeous afternoon. fitchburg topped 70 degrees. 66 in nashua. 59 in boston. and a little bit of a sea breeze that kicked in at logan airport. and what a sunset from provincetown. bathed in the sunlight over the pilgrim monument. now we're starting to cool off into the 40s and low 50s. we have our next front
we'll get back to the 30s. and every town should stay above freezing. and then we track changes in the weather. lows in the mid-30s to low 40s. i think boston will stay around 44 degrees for a low temp. and clouds will be increasing, especially after midnight. and by tomorrow morning, rain showers will be starting to move in across the interior. and those showers will push across as we head into the evening across cape cod and the islands. i don't think anyone is going to manage a quarter inch of rain. everything would be less than that. not the drought relief we would like to see. mild ahead of the front. 50s tomorrow afternoon. and a few towns in southeastern mass will likely hit 60 indonesia. once the front moves offshore. we're in the low 50s for highs and lots of sun.
change. in the 50s in the morning and a strong front will be arriving in the afternoon. and with that front, a band of clouds and a slight chance of a shower on friday which is veterans day. for any of the observations. the biggest focus will be on the wind and the falling temperatures. the wind turning to the northwest. and a blustery cold friday night. saturday, a chilly day. breezy out of the northwest. and the cold is not going to stick around for all that the winds turning more westerly and we'll be back above 50 degrees on sunday afternoon. clear and chilly for sunday night football for the patriots. back through the 40s after a day of highs in the middle 50s around gillette. we have a super moon next week. it's the closest full moon of this year. not just this year but since january of 1948.
highest tides of the year. there are no storms but the end of next week, one could be nearby. ups and downs in temperatures, and otherwise, a typical stretch and 60s may return to start next week. everyone has been wrapped up in the presidential election. apparently, even the patriots. >> and for more on that -- >> it's crazy how much the pats donald trump said tom brady said he voted for him. but yesterday he said he hasn't voted yet. a picture came out today. and this is tom after he cast his absentee ballot yesterday morning. the town clerk said tom came around 8 a.m.
bill belichick. the pats head coach did write trump a letter. what he read was accurate and those were belichick's words. formal brady and the patriots were at practice today. >> it's going to take it one game at a time. our focus needs to be as high as it's been all season and we just need to? in and worry about preparing for setl teams that we'll see at any point in the season. so we got to be ready for the challenge. >> we're previewing the pats and the seahawks friday night. and part two of tom brady's interview. and start your sunday with patriots game day. right after that game, turn to
the bruins take on the canadians in montreal. the 400th win and the -- finally, won't play with the celtics when they face the wizards. and the baseball golden globe -- golden glove winner will announced tonight. there you go. >> all right. thank you. still to come as america votes, fun facts about this year's presidential election. here's the cbs evening news with scott pelley. election day is here. and it all comes down to the voters. and many waiting in long lines. who did they choose and why and who will win?
the final votes are cast in this year's election and everything is so serious and has been for so long. went to have a little bit of fun. >> hillary clinton is the first woman to clinch the nomination for a major party. and the first woman to run for president was back in >> donald trump who is 70 would be the oldest candidate elected as a first term president and at 6'3" he's 1 inch shorter than abraham lincoln. >> >> president obama -- back in 2015. the new president will use the same handle keeping all 11 million followers. he or she will start with no tweets on the timeline when the
now to give you a quick live look at a polling location. last minute voters casting their ballots. polls in massachusetts close at 8:00. perhaps you're finishing dinner, you'll have an hour and a half to cast your vote. and after the cbs evening news, scott pelley and the network will begin coverage at 9:00 you can join us on www.cbsboston.com. and on our facebook page. we'll have a special webcast. i think it's going to be a lot of fun. and that's at 9:00. >> we'll put the questions to john canceler and the panel. it will be great to have you input. >> just cooling off a little bit. and we stay dry, comfortable. and a couple of rain showers tomorrow. not expecting a lot of rain.
see you back later on. >> we've waited a long time. have a great night. >> pelley: now it's up to you. >> go vote. >> pelley: tonight, americans have the final word of campaign 2016 as they choose the next president of the united states. >> i feel fantastic. very optimistic. i'm praying. their ballots. >> i'm so happy. >> tough decision. >> pelley: it's election day in america. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: it's the first tuesday after the first monday of november, and the last hours of the last day of voting. for the next president of the united states.