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it is a mad dash to the finish line as we hit election day in america. >> both presidential candidates holding rallies well past midnight seeking support in swing states. >> well, i got to tell you, this is sure worth staying up for. >> the election is now. the election is now. can you believe it? >> hillary clinton is bringing out the star power. ? living on a prayer ? >> and donald trump is battling until the very end. >> hillary clinton is the most corrupt person ever to seek the office of the presidency of the united states. >> after the name calling and wild twists it all ends today, election day. why early voting could be a major factor. where voter registration fraud is being investigated and the
it is here. wow. good tuesday morning, everyone. election day 2016 finally here after a bruising and at times ugly year and a half of campaigning, the voters get the last word today. >> hillary clinton and donald trump held dueling rallies capping off a frenzied day of marathon campaigning and hit state after state making nine stops between them. >> the scene moments ago, hillary clinton arriving back home in new york state hou after she was joined in north carolina by jon bon jovi and lady gaga who said clinton is unstoppable. >> but donald trump used his final pitch to reach out to working class voters in michigan and he promised to keep jobs from leaving the country. he also slammed clinton as a corrupt politician. and trump used his final pitch to reach out to voters in grand rapids, michigan, he's promising many things to voters, also, of course, taking advantage of any final opportunity he can to slam
there that we're getting in from the battleground states. clinton has a slight four-point edge over trump and our final tracking poll of voters but trump is predicting a big win and calling clinton the face of failure. clinton is trying to strike a unifying tone asking voters to choose unity over division. >> elizabeth hur with the latest. >> reporter: kendis and diane, good morning to you. yes, it all comes down to this, for both clinton and trump today is all that is why they're leaving nothing to chance and campaigning to the very last minute. dueling rallies kicking off decision day in america. >> so, it's now officially tuesday, november 8th. >> i got to tell you, this is sure worth staying up for. >> reporter: just after midnight more famous friends joining hillary clinton at her final
clinton, getting celebrity support from lady gaga to jon bon jovi and bruce springsteen in the crucial final hours. ? can't start a fire ? >> reporter: while donald trump made his closing arguments in michigan with running mate mike pence, arguing they don't need any big names to win pointing to his standing room only crowds. >> today is our independence day. >> reporter: election day voting officially kicked off at the community of dixville notch, new hampshire. this morning, trumping clinton after crisscrossing the country are back in their home state of new york to cast their ballot. two of the least liked candidates in history now leaving everything to voters. >> we will make america safe again and we will make america great again.
are not ahead of us if we reach for them together. >> reporter: and so millions may be headed to the polls today but both campaigns are focused on one number, that's 270. kendis and diane. >> another number to throw at you, four, that's how many votes hillary clinton received at dixville notch early this morning but mitt romney got a >> big number there is to start things off. >> elizabeth, thank you. but the numbers do mean a lot. a lot will be focused on them. that big one tweeg the 270. >> jon karl takes a look at where the candidates have their best chances to reaching that number. he's at abc's election headquarters in times square. jon. >> reporter: look what donald trump would have to do to win. he would have to carry every single one of the states that are remaining toss-up and watch what happens if he does that he
hampshire, the second congressional district in maine and still short so that's why donald trump is looking up in the industrial midwest. looking at these bright blue states hoping to turn one of them red. >> all right, a big reason trump chose michigan to be that last stop in his campaign earlier in morning. >> tens of millions of americans won't be at polling places today because they've already voted. nearly 45 million ballots have been cast, 28 states are participation and so far there's been a drop-off among black voters in north carolina from the historic levels that supported president obama. now, turnout is higher among hispanics in florida, nevada as well as colorado. there are plenty of congressional races on the ballot. the entire house and third of the senate up for grabs. >> arlette saenz joins us with some of those races to watch. arlette. >> good morning. democrats will try to reclaim
today's number to watch in the senate is five. democrats need to flip five seats in order to take control. there are seven races that are pure toss-ups where anything can happen. many of these toss-ups are in battleground states where donald trump and hillary clinton are neck and neck. republicans are defending their seats in north carolina, pennsylvania and new hampshire where republican senator kelly ayotte is running against maggie hassen. split ticket voters could be key in that st another toss-up race is in missouri, the state's secretary of state jason kander is against roy blount. he is a military veteran who caught people's attention with an ad where he assembled a gun while blindfolded. in wisconsin we're seeing a senate rematch. ron johnson is facing off against russ feingold, a democratic senator he defeated back in 2010. this was leaning toward feingold
in a dead heat. as for house republicans trying to defend their biggest majority in nearly 90 years. democrats are eyeing 30 seats to take control. diane and kendis. >> many admit it's probably not going to happen that they'll be able to overcome that majority there. arlette, thank you. election day is just getting started. we'll, of course, have complete coverage tonight but still ahead in this half hour live reports from both the clinton and trump headquarters in new york. >> and also still ahead, the freebies and open, the markets are reacting. see what will happen on wall street today and why yesterday was the best day in eight months. new this morning a massive sinkhole swallowing everything around. we'll tell you where this took
you bet on me all those years ago and i will always be grateful for the privilege you gave me to serve. >> of course, president obama in his philadelphia last night and last rally of his presidency. in a nearly 20 minute speech in front of 33 thousand people he seemingly passed the baton to clinton in hopes she'll be be out in force today. 5,000 officers being deployed to secure midtown manhattan. >> both hillary clinton and donald trump are holding election night events in the area. just a few blocks from each other and that's about the number of cops that would be used for new year's eve or times square or a visit by the pope to show you how serious they're taking it. >> investigators in indiana are looking into alleged cases of voter registration fraud.
party either made up information or forged signatures on voter registration forms in several indiana counties. no charges have been filed so far. in the meantime, voting monitors from the justice department will be on the job today in 28 states. they'll be watching polling places trying to guard against intimidation and disruptions. but there will be fewer of them today than four years ago. that's because of a supreme court ruling which limits the deployment of observers in jurisdiction with a history of stock markets across asia posted mostly narrow gains overnight in their final trading sessions before the election. that followed wall street's best day for eight months. investors powered a rally ending a nine-session losing streak. gains of more than 2% and rebecca jarvis looks ahead. >> reporter: wall street sees clinton as the stat us it quo candidate and basically know what to expect from her.
that type of uncertainty. they like to know what exactly they're betting on which is why major banks are predicting with a trump win that stocks would automatically fall whereas with a clinton win stocks would stabilize or even rally. >> and one reason being credited for that rally was fbi director james comey. you saw hi photograph there. he made that statement that renewed the investigation of her e-mails and said that they found no evidence warranting coming up, election day in america. our live team coverage continuing from trump and clinton's headquarters. plus, the incredible moment a scuba diver was found after 18 hours at sea. ? and off you go, ? ? ? and off you go, ?
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both candidates will be watching the results come in from their different victory parties here in new york. >> they'll be a few blocks away from one another. clinton at theafter visit center, the convention center and trump's party at the hilton midtown hotel and you can see the abc news election headquarters in times square right there in the middle. we have team coverage on both candidate, kenneth moton at the clinton headquarters but we begin with adrienne bankert over at >> reporter: early tuesday morning election day donald trump wrapping a campaign blitz. >> so it's now officially tuesday, november 8th. >> reporter: rallying his supporters in grand rapids, michigan. >> today is our independence day. today the american working class is going to strike back finally. >> reporter: the republican
marathon day of eight states in 24 hours including florida and new hampshire. long lines of supporters waiting overnight to see him. >> we're winning ohio. we're winning iowa. we're winning, we think, new hampshire. >> reporter: donald trump returning to new york to vote at 10:00 a.m. >> all right. adrienne, thank you. just a short distance away the clinton camp has set up shop under the glass ceiling of the javits center. >> clinton is history tonight and shatter that glass symbolically. kenneth moton is there. >> reporter: a woman on the cusp of history standing with this nation's first black president in front of thousands in the birth place of the nation, philadelphia. >> i will be a president for all americans. >> reporter: this unprecedented image, the clintons and the obamas united. >> i'm asking you to work as hard as you can this one last
stateswoman. >> reporter: overnight clinton received some star-studded help from the boss, bruce springsteen, jon bon jovi and lady gaga who made her way to north carolina where clinton made her closing argument. >> love trumps hate. thank you. let's go, north carolina. god bless you. >> our thanks to kenneth moton. stay with abc news for all the election results. our political team will be here all night starting at 4:00 a.m. eastern time. now to our other top story. a third body has been discovered on property owned by suspected serial killer todd kohlhepp. the real estate agent held without bond after confessing to four murders back in 2003. investigators say it'll be back on his property though the effort scaled back. prosecutors say kohlhepp has been cooperating with the investigation. and right on the heels of its massive recall samsung has a
korean prosecutors raided the c morning as part of an investigation into political corruption. samsung is accused of giving money to the daughter of a close friend of south korea's president. that friend is accused of improperly influencing government affairs. two more incredible stories from overseas. an australian diver recovering from mild hypothermia but this is after he was lost at sea for 18 hours. rescuers said it was like finding a needle in a haystack had they spotted the man. he was on a solo dive trip and without his personal separated him from his boat. he was found, get this, about 30 miles from where he had first entered that water. new video shows a huge sinkhole opening up in japan. the sinkhole caused by ruptured undergroundwater main, nearby buildings including a 7-eleven were evacuated as officials feared the hole could widen and take the neighborhood with it. >> scary stuff. up next in "the pulse," the real-life version of snakes on a
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checking our top stories on this much anticipated election day, donald trump is back in new york city where he'll cast his ballot this morning. he wrapped up a whirlwind day of campaigning making five stops in five states including a final midnight rally in michigan. hillary clinton also arrived back home in new york overnight. she held back-to-back star-studded valleys in philadelphia and north carolina featuring bruce springsteen, jon bon jovi and both will watch the election results in manhattan just blocks away from each other tonight. heavy rain in texas, louisiana and mississippi. could keep some voters home. there will be some lighter rain up to the great lakes. everywhere else, though, pretty mild and warm day compared to the usual. and finally this morning, the very long and winding campaign trail has let us here to election day morning. so what does a candidate do until the votes are counted?
stishs if they have any so joining us arlette saenz has some insight for us into how they pass the time now. >> right, so both hillary clinton and donald trump have been in this race for over 500 days so they've worked very hard and don't want to ruin things or jinx anything at the last minute. we know what one person who has a very famous superstition is president obama. he actually plays basketball every election day. this started back in 2008 when he was awning for president the first time around iowa caucuses and the south carolina primary the day that he played basketball. but then he lost new hampshire to hillary clinton when he didn't play. >> oh. >> so he became a little superstitious after that and did play basketball on election day 2008 and 2012 and worked out for him. we'll see if he ends up playing basketball today to help out hillary a little bit. >> maybe hillary and donald trump today go a little one-on-one. >> hillary clinton talked about
the early vote with her staff and get ahead of herself but also mentioned she has this bracelet she wears all the time and wore it last night in philadelphia and if you look closely it is a bracelet that has a photo of her granddaughter charlotte and it's really sweet and her husband bill clinton gave it to her as a gift and she's worn it nearly every day of the day. donald trump, we don't know if he has any election super significants but we know he is superstitious and a reporter said he threw salt over his >> we haven't confirmed that ourselves but there is a report about that in "the new york times." >> maybe kfc or a taco and that's part of his tradition. >> saenz saenz on the case for us on the donald trump superstition but, yeah, they must just sit home and try to be quiet and not jinx anything. >> arlette, thank you. that's what's making news in america this morning. >> we will see you tonight for election coverage with all the latest. have a great tuesday, everybody.
this election is really going to set the course telephone our country. >> today is the big day. after the rally, debate and the campaign ads it comes down to this. america will decide on next president. glt national election. they will be voting today. doens of local ballot issues. a big impact on our daily lives