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right now on "nbc 10 news today," decision day is finally here. after months of campaigning, political convention and countless debates, the election is now in your hands. ready to vote. the polls is cross you're area open in about two hours. voters in pennsylvania will cast ballot for united states senate and in delaware they will elect a new governor. >> talk about early voting, this is the scene overnight in di dicksville notch, new hampshire. all eight people who live here cast their ballot at the stroke of midnight. we have made it to election day. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today," i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. some are calling it decision day. election day is finally here.
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our reporters are tracking the presidentialç candidates todays well as voters as they head to the polls in pennsylvania, in new jersey and in delaware. first let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with his first alert neighborhood forecast. a close look at conditions in communities across pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware. good morning, bill. >> good morning, vai. it is a chilly start. the temperatures are back in the 30s for most of the area. 33 degrees right now in delaware. skies are clear. the wind is very light. it will stay light at 6:00 and still stay cold. 36 degrees. by 9:00, pushing towards 50 degrees. we'll see a pretty good warmup for philadelphia, too. that's one of the warmer spots at the airport, 41. it will cool down to 40 by 6:00. into the upper 40s by 9:00 and warming into the upper 60s this afternoon. quite a temperature turnaround. 68 degrees for philadelphia, look at the 60s for the suburbs. new jersey, lehigh valley and for delaware, too. i'll break these down hour by
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hour when i'm back in just a few minutes. >> and we're starting on the 42 freeway this morning, a check on the roads around route 41 over near our cameras in deptford. right here it's headed northbound. that's what's moving towards the philadelphia area. no traffic there right now as you can see everything moving along just fine. southbound, maybe a car or two moving by. no problems on the jersey roads right now. this early time, not dealing with that construction. we're open both directions just between broad street and the schuylkill expressway. we've not seen this construction for about a week and a half or so, maybe one of those days we did have some of the lanes closed. we keep our eye on that for you. for now we're good. 422, no big problems or delays. eastbound from 29 to the schuylkill, just an eight-minute trip. >> we are less than two hours away from the first polls open in our region. voters in new jersey will be the first to cast their ballots starting at 6:00 this morning. an hour later, polls open in pennsylvania and delaware. the polls in all three states
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will close at 8:00 tonight. hillary clinton has an early lead thanks to voters in new hampshire, the tiny town of dicksville notch, the population, eight. they were the first in the nation to cast ballots at midnight. clinton got four of the votes, donald trump got two. other two went to libertarian johnson and write-in candidate m.i.t. romney. both candidates have visited the battleground state of pennsylvania multiple times. their marathon trips are now over and it's all about the voting. rosemary connors is in studio to explain. >> hillary clinton is expected to vote at an elementary school today in her home base of chappaqua, new york. donald trump will vote at a public school in manhattan. they both had very late nights. ♪ we've got to hold on to what we've got ♪ >> jon bon jovi and lady gaga
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entertained supporters at clinton's last stop of the evening in raleigh, north carolina. ♪ it will be a long walk home >> earlier in the night, the boss played to a packed crowd with people standing shoulder to shoulder on independence mall. president barack obama and firsç lady michelle obama were also in philadelphia to get out the vote for clinton. at the rally she told supporters they must get themselves and everyone they know to the polls. >> there is a clear choice in this election, a choice between division or unity. >> clinton has been spending plenty of time in the philadelphia region this past week and for good reason. in the city, democrats outnumber republicans 7-1. clinching the vote in philly and the four surrounding suburban counties, montgomery, delaware, bu bucks and chester will be key if they wants to offset the republican votes in the rest of the state. >> did you ever think you'd be
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hearing a major speech at close to around 1:00 in the morning. are we crazy? is this crazy? crazy. >> donald trump burned the canned at both ends as well. in the afternoon he spent time in scranton and then wrapped up the eve of the election in michigan, a crucial battleground state that he may need to flip red in order to get to the 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. >> we will make america strong again. we will make america safe again. and we will make america great again. >> there in michigan, trump told the crowd to go to bed and get up this morning and vote. trump will hold his election night event for supporters at the new york hilton midtown. hillary clinton will hold hers at the javid center in hell's kitchen. septa will be back to full service this morning just in
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time for the election. to illustrate the point, septa tweeted, a split screen, the trump side reads septa, make philly great again, the clinton side reads i'm with septa. the week-long septa strike ended just before the morning rush yesterday. three former philadelphia mayors, ed rendell, wilson good and john street greeted riders in center city reminding them to vote. rendell told his voters they never had to worry about getting to the polls because of free ride sharing services. >> to the polls and back, anyone can call uber or lyft and it's prepaid for. >> i was going to vote. >> i will vote before i go to work, i'll be taking septa to work. >> voters in new jersey are the first to who get to vote when polls promptly open at 6:00 a.m. >> pamela osborne is live in camden at rutgers with a closer
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look at important issues on new jersey's ballot. pamela? >> tracy, vai, there are two decisions that voters will have to make when they come to the polls this morning. voters will be asked about the money from the state's gas tax, where should that money go? two options here. a yes vote means you want to designate the money for the transportation fund. a no vote means you'd like the money to be used for other things. the other issue isç whether to allow casinos in two counties other than atlantic county. the polls open up in just a couple of hours from now. we'll, of course, be here throughout the morning. we will be talking about voters in our area that cast their ballots. i'm pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. justice department is sending staffers to our region. the department will have more than 500 workers in 28 states to look out for any civil rights violations. some of those staffers will monitor the polls in philadelphia and lehigh county.
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they'll be on the lookout related to discrimination, voter intimidation and fraud. if you have a problem, we want to hear from you. nbc 10 has a hot line number set up for any problems at the polls. call us at 877-nbc-wcau. 877-622-9228. find the number on the nbc 10 app. and you can turn to nbc 10 and the app this election day. our live team coverage begins this afternoon at 4:00, followed at 7:00 with comprehensive nbc news election analysis. be sure to watch nbc 10 news at 11:00 for live team coverage and late-night election results. candidates always concerned about the weather and turnout. doesn't appear like it will be an issue. >> great weather for whatever you want to do today. sunshine will be nice and bright. we have another cold start this morning. so if you're heading out the door right now, you'll need that heavy coat. look at the 30s, lehigh valley, suburbs at 34. delaware down to 33 and 31 in
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south jersey. that 41 at philadelphia international while parkside, manayunk, andorra, chestnut hill. in northeast philadelphia, parkwood, bustleton, torresdale all in the 30s. not a lot warmer in kensington. 42 degrees, 43 in pennsport. 41 at graduate hospital, right in the middle, 40s in rittenhouse, center city. cold for most of the rest of the neighborhoods, especially going into new jersey and delaware and look at the wind. make it feel chillier this morning. during the day today, those winds will be not terribly strong coming out of the west, 7, 6 miles an hour in the area. a nice warmup, in fact, a significant warmup. sunshine nice and bright. no clouds, no showers, not today. you'll see sunshine and look at the election day forecast. what a warmup. starting off in the 30s and 40s, that's at 7:00. but by noontime, low 60s, across the board. these locations will be warming
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into the upper 60s in the afternoon and still mild this evening as the polls are closing, we're looking at 50s, 55 degrees in the lehigh valley and 59 degrees in philadelphia. even mild in south jersey and the jersey shore. so a beautiful election day. but changes start tomorrow weatherwise. i'll have a look at the wet weather that could reach you first thing tomorrow morning when i'm back in less than ten minutes. >> ten minutes past 4:00. things back to normal at least for septa. >> yay. >> look how happy jessica is. >> i've been coming back in the afternoons.ç we've been having a mess. some things may be a little off schedule. other than that, it should be normal. watching the roads, 76, market street, gloucester city. this side moving towards philadelphia.
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no problems or delays or construction to talk about that's tieing up roads or lanes or restrictions there. university city coming over the bridge, there's construction, 33rd street is closed between market street and arch street. that will be until friday the 11th. we'll have that closure until then. route 202 looks okay. we're in the greene, 11 minutes both directions from route 30 to the schuylkill expressway. speeds also into the 60s. more updates on the roads and the rails when i come back. >> jessica, thanks. 4:11. new jersey governor chris christie broke a record this week. >> probably not one he's very happy with either. hear about his all-time lowest approval ratings and what he could do next if donald trump wins the white house. also -- >> i'm matt delucia live at the national constitution center, from the jams to the insults to what you can remember from this election. i'm sure this will be memorable for quite a while. we'll look at some of those big memorable moments and talk with the folks here about how this could have a big impact for years and even decades to come.
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4:14. 41 degrees outside. here is a live picture of the olney transportation center in north philadelphia. septa buses are rolling again here for the first morning rush in the week. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington checks your commute as you head out to the polls in just a few minutes. we continue our decision 2016 with another high profile bat until pennsylvania that could have big implications in the national picture. polls show a tight senate race between incumbent republican senator pat toomey and democrat katie mcginty. both candidates crisscrossed pennsylvania yesterday. toomey began in north philadelphia. here's what he had to say about his opponent while speak at the fraternal order of police lodge. >> what we're not going to do is we are not going to send another ethically challenged tax-hiking liberal who doesn't take our
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security seriously. that's what katie mcginty is. she's not going to the united states senate. >> katie spent part of her day with hillary clinton. she campaigned for the democratic nominee at a get out the vote event in pittsburgh. mcginty criticized toomey for refusing to stay a stand on donald trump. >> that is spineless, no courage, no character. spineless, putting himself before his constituents, his commonwealth and his country. >> the toomey/mcginty race could determine whether republicans keep their senate majority. it is the nation's most expensive senate campaign ever. 15 minutes past 4:00 a.m. this tuesday morning. approval rating for new jersey governor chris christie is now at a record low. a new rutgers/eagleton poll shows 19% of those surveyed have a favorable view of christie. that's before a jury delivered guilty verdicts to two former allies of the governor in the
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bridgegate trial. christie is donald trump's transition chairman. the governor is in line for something bigger if trump wins the white house. >> i certainly think that if we see a donald trump presidency we could see chris christie in the cabinet, be it attorney general, secretary of state or department of homeland security head. >> as for bridgegate, christie denies wrong doing and wasn't charged in the scheme. he offered this comment. >> in the whole trial, no one, no even bridget kelly, bill baroni or david wildstein ever testified that anyone said to me this is an act of political retribution. >> they were found guilty on friday, kelly and baroni. this election season is like no other our nation has ever seen. nbc 10's matt delucia is live at the national constitution center this morning. matt, this all endsç today. how will history remember
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decision 2016? >> well, i don't know about you, vai and tracy. this is definitely an election we are all going to remember for quite a while. we started here at nbc 10, as the whole election season, the campaign, here at the constitution center, headed to the white house exhibit. for more than a year, we've seen the political jabs, insults and scandals. it all comes to an end today when you go ahead and make your vote count. it's been more than a year of this. today is the time for you to pick the next president of the united states. we talk about the folks here at the constitution center about what will be remembered in this election. you may have your own memorable moments especially with the ads you've been seeing on tv for the past several months but, of course, you also had those moments you'd perhaps like to forget. on a larger scale, what happens today could have a far-reaching impact for many years to come. >> i think that for this particular election, what a lot
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of people have focused on quite rightly is stakes for the future of the supreme court. this is one where both sides, both candidates disagree on everything in this election. they all agree on the fact that it's of great consequence for the security where the next president will nominate, two, three, maybe four justices and we may end up getting a supreme court that's lopsided conservative or progressive for the first time in decades. >> all right. that's the serious note there. a little fun here, though, come to the national constitution center dressed as a president or show up with one of those i voted stickers from a polling place, you can get in for a $5 admission today. they're trying to set a record for the most presidential look-alikes in one place. that count will be happening here at 12:30. here's something else. are you feeling stress out about all this election talk? you're not alone. coming up at 5:15, we're going to talk with a therapist about what has been going on here and how that can be stressful for you, for your relationships,
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your friendships. of course on social media that's probably been a big deal for you. we'll look at how you can deal with all of that stress in the days, weeks, months and perhaps years to come. live at the national constitution center, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> matt, i've heard from a lot of people who are stressed out. 4:19. there's a temperature turnaround bill henley is talking about. >> weather is no problem today. it's a little cold this morning. the temperatures have dropped into the 30s, a bit of a breeze but the chill will not last. once the sun's coming up and that happens after 6:30 this morning, we'll see quite a warmup. right new, though, the temperatures are still falling. look, it's below freezing in pottstown, right at freezing for allentown, reading, lancaster, a degree below freezing. one degree above in wilmington and look at the cold air in millville, mt. holly, some is of the coldest readings are in interior new jersey. mt. laurel is 32. lumberton now 29 degrees. very low 30s for voorhees, clayton, piles grove, atco, 29
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degrees. princeton, 26ç while it's 36 i florence. a colder start but we'll see bright sunshine. there's your turnaround, 68 degrees this afternoon in philadelphia. the suburbs in the middle to upper 60s. lansdale, doylestown, both up to 67 degrees this afternoon. quite a warmup in the lehigh valley, too. sunny skies for easton, allentown, kutztown up to 65 degrees with mostly sunny skies today. new jersey, into the upper 60s after that cold start this morning. sunshine, bright for hamilton, hammonton, evesham township and trenton, nothing but sunshine at the jersey shore. wilmington mostly sunny skies, 68 and well into the 60s for rehoboth beach and smyrna, too. that's today. come tomorrow, we'll be seeing a different scene here. clouds and some showers will be moving in and you can see them well to the west, moving into the midwest. that's wisconsin, chicago, starting to get some of that wet
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weather. that will be moving into our area. first thing tomorrow morning. by this evening, it's in the ohio valley into northwestern pennsylvania. we're completely dry through the evening, through all of election day. at 10:45, you can see the clouds scattered around by this time tomorrow morning, the rain will be moving into harrisburg and coming our way during the morning hours, later in the morning, that's 10:00. see the rain falling from trenton, philadelphia, wilmington, into delaware and a few showers will have passed through allentown. they'll keep on going. it will not be an all-day rainfall. by afternoon and early evening, we'll see the clouds out of here. no more rain after that. a dry spell. for today, though, there it is, 68 degrees this afternoon for philadelphia. lots of sunshine during the day. clouds roll in overnight and then those showers tomorrow morning clearing out in the afternoon. come thursday, we've got sunshine once again. a little bit chillier on thursday. that chill eases friday. here comes the weekend. windy and colder saturday, just
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48 degrees. partly sunny skies saturday, sunshine is back to start the warming process on sunday. up to 55 after a morning low of 34 degrees. then it's up to 60 degrees for monday. we'll see lots of 60s next week until another cold front comes through on wednesday. that's going to touch off more showers and bring us a few showers early on thursday and cooler weather thursday afternoon. so pretty good day if we're heading to the election central to the ballot box today. all right, bill says there's a turnaround in the weather and a turnaround in mass transit, at least in the city. that's good news. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is smiling. which means that's good news for your ride to work. >> very good news. we're seeing people live waiting at the olney transportation center. thank goodness. we've been seeing not this all week long because of the septa strike, of course. passengers allowed to move through, broad street line back open. so you can see right here, a lot of passengers maybe eager to get back to work. either way allowed to travel as
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quickly as they would like this morning. the buses, trolleys and subways. no delays on the regional rails, not seeing any of those delays either for septa. watching construction on the boulevard on the northbound side between 76 and fox street. only one lane is getting by. no major delays rightç now. it's still a little early for that. checking in with the schuylkill expressway as well. all green still into center city, 12 minutes from the blue route to the vine street expressway. speeds also into the 60s. vai? >> all right, thank you, jessica. tens of thousands of voters have made their voices heard via absentee ballot. >> there's an ongoing issue with them in montgomery county. find out what the nbc 10 investigators have learned about ballots missing in the mail. 4:23, new information this morning about this smash and grab caught on tape in center city. next, hear about an important clue that philadelphia police now have. , family meal. she juggled customers, cooks, waitresses -
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police have the second car wanted in a pair of smash and grab robbery sprees in philadelphia. take a look at our spot shadow here. you'll see the burned out shell of a mercedes that police recovered. police believe the mercedes was the getaway car used last month in robberies in boyds, in center city and at the macy's inç the roosevelt mall. police also recovered an suv in the case and they're still looking to make arrests. 4:26. 41 degrees outside. eagles safety has the spirit of giving. rodney mccloud teamed up with food lion in wilmington to give away 200 bags of turkeys and groceries yesterday. the food went to families selected by the food bank of delaware. >> just to see these families come past and people, you know, obviously in need. it's just a great time to put a smile on their face. >> mccloud said he's glad to
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help provide people, help them provide for their families for thanksgiving. well, correcting mistakes that will be the eagles goal when they play atlanta at the linc on sunday. >> birds quarterback carson wentz started the game against the giants with two interceptions. that gave the owe finance coming up a little bit short. malcolm jenkins shared his message with csn's john clark. >> we have to understand we're not a team that can spot a team 14 points and 24i we're going to come flying back. we're a methodical, boring but effective team when we all play together. when we all understand that and operate in that, we have success. >> the 4-4 eagles will host the 6-3 falcons sunday at 1:00. join us before the game at 9:30 on sunday. we'll get you ready for eagles gameday kickoff. after the game it is eagles gameday final following nbc 10 news at 11:00.
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falcon coming to town. matt ryan, quarterback, really good player. he's from the local area, went to penn charter, grew up in exton. hopefully it will be a good game and a good start for the second half of the season for the eagles. >> fingers crossed. time to vote. the campaigning is officially over and election day is here. polls begin to open in our area in about 90 minutes. >> missing in action. thousands of people have already cast their absentee ballots but they haven't all been received by election officials in montgomery county. >> voting 101. today we run down what you need to know before you enter the voting booth. nbc 10 news starts now. >> just before 4:30. 41 degrees outside. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. i'm a little anxious here. decision 2016 team coverage continues in just a moment. but let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with his first alert neighborhood forecast. bill? >> many neighborhoods are chillier this morning, vai, into
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the 30s for most locations. look at that, 33 degrees in delaware. the lehigh valley has dropped to freezing at 32 and it's not much warmer in new jersey and in the suburbs, 34 degrees. philadelphia international is 41 but you'll find some neighborhoods in philadelphia that are in the 30s this morning, too. it won't last. these, looks like a misprint. it's unusually warm, 10 degrees above normal for this afternoon. we'll see quite the warmup. 68 in philadelphia. forget about the 30s this afternoon for the suburbs, new jersey and the lehigh valley. from 32 right now to 65 degrees with sunny skies this afternoon. and lots of sunshine andç 68 degrees for delaware. i'll show you how quickly the temperatures will warm up for each of these areas when i come back in less than ten minutes. first, jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> thanks, bill. starting in cherry hill, new jersey, route 70. our cameras around kings highway. not a car on the road right now. no problems or delays there. roads are dry. out in some of the new jersey spots, here's the p.a. turnpike
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doing okay, 2 minutes eastbound from valley forge to route 1. the right lane is closed on the westbound side between delaware valley and bensalem. no delays because of that right now. there's also an accident in franconia on allentown road and wambold road. watch for that. now to decision 2016 and election day is here. it's been a long road but we are now less than 90 minutes away from the first polls opening in our region. voters in new jersey will be the first to cast their ballot starting at 6:00 this morning. an hour later, polls open in pennsylvania and delaware. polls at all three states close at 8:00 tonight. donald trump and hillary clinton are officially done campaigning. >> today they will each vote and wait with the nation to learn who will be the next president of the united states. rosemary connors is here and what the two candidates will do. >> they have big parties planned for their supporters tonight.

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