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government, so the first thing we should do let's get rid of hillary, ok? >> we face the test of our time. what will we vote for, not just against. >> some election results are already in. we have live big story coverage as you get ready to head to the polls here in wisconsin. ben: good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. melinda: and i'm melinda davenport. november 8th. let's start with a check of your election day forecast. meteorologist sally severson is in the weather center. sal? sally: not much to slow down the voters here in southeast wisconsin. the election day weather story, a couple of showers out there early this morning but they are light and scattered. they are pretty much done between 7:00 and 9:00. now we call for highs today to reach up to 57. upper 50s again for tomorrow. a breezy warm up getting back to the 60s for thursday.
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morning 56. the winds are light and west. there's a quick look at the very light rain showers overall. in locations are staying dry this morning. the rain is light and scattered. >> if you are headed out the door, we are dry in milwaukee county at the moment. take it slower on the wet pavement. no reason to rush right now. on the sy full freeway speeds. so no delays right now. looking good with the travel times... that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> matt, thank you. >> election day is here. polls in wisconsin open at 7:00 this morning. ben: many of the candidates are still working to earn your vote. hillary clinton held a star-studded rally in philadelphia last night with the obamas, bruce springsteen, jon bon jovi and more.
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donald trump visited five swing states. the republican presidential nominee wrapped up his final day of campaigning overnight in grand rapids, michigan. >> another big race is happening right here in wisconsin. democrat russ feingold is fighting to win back a senate seat from republican ron johnson. it's their second contest. johnson defeated feingold in 2010. the latest marquette poll has the candidates separated by just one percentage point. this race could help decide which party gets contr o senate. polls in wisconsin will be open today from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. there are some important things to know before casting your ballot. hillary mintz is live downtown with a look ahead. good morning, him -- hillary. reporter: good morning. your photo id gets you a ballot for the election.
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license, military id, u.s. passport, for college students a school id and proof of enrollment. if you don't have an id, you can still fill out a provisional ballot but tough prove you have a valid id by friday in order for your vote to count. if you need to register, this is such a busy day, the busiest times to vote between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. this place is always a popular place. a quick scan around though, nobody quite yet, but voters will be showing up soon to get a spot in line.
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ben: don't be surprised if you see police officers hanging around your polling place. mpd officers will be on patrol today to make sure the election goes smoothly. thema is live at a following location with a look ahead. thema? reporter: ben, the police are joined by the state and federal officials and making sure if there are problems at the polls they are dealt with fairly and quickly and no interfering with the election and one of the ways is assurin demonstrating a hundred feet away from the polls. they are going to make sure no demonstraors are blocking the path of voters to get into the polls. the justice department is having representatives in town today on patrol. anyone that sees a problem should report it to the on-site inspector, the clerk's office, the police or the election commission. now back live on the north side
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will be teams from the police district roaming around today and checking out the polling places in the city. ben: thema, thank you. if you're not sure where to vote, we can help. visit and the free 12 news mobile app to find your polling place. we have a link to the election commission which also lets you view a sample ballot. melinda: the polls don't open in most states for a few hours, but tim, some votes were already been cast today. tim: the small town of dixville notch, new hampshire voted at midnight eastern time. melinda: no one lives there. tim: well, all eight residents cast their votes. the midnight vote is a tradition there. the winner there, hillary clinton. she took home four out of eight votes. that's a landslide victory in dixville notch. trump got two votes, libertarian gary johnson got one, and mitt romney, the 2012 gop nominee, earned a write-in vote.
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hampshire voted soon after dixville notch. in both towns donald trump won. voting is underway in new jersey. back to you, ben. ben: stay with wisn 12 all day for full election coverage. we're partnering with the power of abc news to bring you the latest results. our special election coverage begins at 4:00 p.m. and continues all night long. reminder ellen airs today. wisn 12 news time is 5:36. >> now a quick check of some other local headlines. melinda: milwaukee police are asking for your help finding a hit and run driver. five-year-old rickyia langham killed near hampton and fond du lac on sunday. the driver left the scene. now police have released surveillance footage. they're asking anyone who recognizes this vehicle to come forward. there's a vigil honoring rickyia planned for tonight. ben: police are investigating after a woman was hit and killed by a car on the north side of
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this happened last night near 60th and norwich. police say the woman was crossing the street at the time. the driver is cooperating with police. melinda: a controversial county plan gets the green light. the milwaukee county board voted yesterday to approve a wheel tax proposal. drivers in milwaukee county will pay a $30 registration fee each year. that's half what was originally proposed by county executive chris abele. it's all part of the 2017 county budget. >> wisn 12 news time is 5:37. a free ride on electioda to bike to the polls and the other freebies you can score today after casting your vote. melinda: plus, a california voter cries foul. the missing ballot that caused problems at the polls and what he learned when he turned up to
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what greases the gears in washington? and ron johnson fits right in. six years ago, johnson took a shady $10 million corporate payout, went to washington, then voted to protect $21 billion in tax breaks for the world's biggest oil companies. $21 billion. a wisconsin senator, protecting tax breaks for oil companies. that's ron johnson. that's washington. and he fits right in. end citizens united is responsible
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putting a wife to work is a very dangerous thing. when i come home and dinner's not ready i go through the roof. grab 'em by the p****". when you're a star, they let you do it. you can do anything. more accusers coming forward to say they were sexually assaulted by donald trump. i'll go backstage before a show... yes.. and everyone's getting dressed. donald trump walked into the dressing room while contestants, some as young as 15 were changing. s. you see these incredible looking women. i'd look her right in that fat ugly face of hers. she ate like a pig. a person who's flat-chested is very hard to be a 10. do you treat women with respect? uh... i can't say that either. alright, good.
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>> welcome back. several companies want to make sure you can get to the polls today. ben: bublr bikies is offering unlimited, free, 30-minute rentals on election day. there are currently more than 50 bike stations across milwaukee and wauwatosa. users should use the code 1776 at the bike station to get a
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melinda: election day freebie, some other businesses are also offering deals today to get you excited about voting. ben: here are just a few, 7-eleven is giving away a free cup of hot coffee in any size to people who download the 7-eleven app today. marcos pizza is giving away coupons for a free medium one-topping pizza online. and bel-air cantina is offering a free margarita to those 21 years and older if you're wearing an "i voted" sticker. do not throw them away. wisn 12 news time is 5:41. >> a traffic tie-up in downtown milwaukee. melinda: the holiday mission that closed down streets in the heart of the city. napping.
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johnson: social security is a legal ponzi scheme. senior 1: ron johnson is attacking social security. senior 2: he wants to let wall street risk it in the stock market. johnson: free money... young people don't really necessarily understand finance. college student 1: ron johnson voted to raise the cost of student loans - college student 2: he just doesn't get it. worker: he says he's for jobs, but ron johnson supports trade deals that hurt wisconsin. v.o.: attacking social security. raising the cost of college. jobs lost overseas.
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and i approve this message. over 80,000 wisconsin jobs lost to unfair trade. but senator johnson sided with corporate interests, calling for even more unfair trade, voting for special tax breaks for corporations shipping jobs overseas, costing taxpayers billions. and johnson's been exposed for using what looks like an offshore tax shelter for himself. ron johnson's just not for us.
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>> we are keeping our eye on the band of showers as they make their way into the southeast corner of the state. this morning the temperatures 50-56. there is a look at the light rain rolling through and predawn on this election day. i expect the showers to linger to 7:00, 8:00, but most of this is exiting fairly quickly this morning.
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in the upper 50s. we see sunrise this morning at 6:36. setting tonight in at 4:43 with a partly cloudy sky. now to matt for the traffic. >> it is quiet out there. overnight construction is wrapped up and crash free on the system. 894 at 27th street no troubles at all. things are looking good across the system. full freeway spe the pavement is still dry in milwaukee county. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. melinda: it's finally here, election day. polls show a tight race with hillary clinton ahead by four points in the latest abc poll. clinton and donald trump both rallied support late last night. abc's elizabeth hur has more from washington.
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decision day in america. >> so it's now officially tuesday, november 8th. >> well, i got to tell you this is sure worth staying up for. >> just after midnight, more famous friends joining hillary clinton at her final rally in north carolina. clinton getting celebrity support from lady gaga to jon bon jovi and bruce springsteen in the crucial final hours. 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. >> election day voting officially kicked off at the stroke of midnight in the small community of dixville notch, new hampshire. this morning trump and clinton, after criss-crossing the
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state of new york to cast their ballots. two of the least liked candidates in history now leaving everything to voters. >> we will make america safe again! we will make america great again! >> there is no reason, my friends, why america's best days are not ahead of us if we reach for them together. >> millions heading to polls, the one that both are focussed on is 270. that's the number of electoral college votes needed to win the white house. elizabeth hur, abc news, washington. ben: some key local elections are on the ballot today too, including the senate race between ron johnson and russ feingold. tim, what can we expect from that race? tim: the latest marquette poll has the candidates neck-and-neck just one point apart.
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the senate seat he held for years. ron johnson defeated feingold in 2010. it's a race that the entire country is watching. it could help decide which party takes control of the senate. all eight of wisconsin's congressional districts are up for grabs today, along with some state senate seats and all state assembly seats. several communities have referenda on the ballot today. and remember, polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. benning back to you. ben: election day turnout is expected to be high among college students. marquette university's polling site has historically been one of the busiest in milwaukee. during april's primary, there were long lines and delays. so the election commission has increased the number of staff and relocated one of the three voting wards. officials say they've done a lot to make the process run more smoothly. >> community groups, the
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universities and colleges themselves really worked to get students registered in the last 3 months, or 2 months since school came back in session, but then they also began issuing photo id, student ids that meet the photo id requirement. ben: students voting at school can use a photo id issued by their college or university. but it has to meet certain requirements. it must also be accompanied by separate proof of enrollment. melinda: a man in california show to find out that someone had already voted using his name. justin coletti had requested a mail-in ballot but then lost it. it turns out someone filled out that ballot and mailed it in posing as coletti. he was able to vote. poll workers confirmed that the signature on the mail-in ballot was not coletti's. he had to sign a federal affidavit confirming his identity and filled out a provisional ballot. coletti says he's learned a lesson.
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yourself, you never know what is actually going to happen. melinda: election officials will tally up provisional ballots after the normal ballots. those are handed out to people who had issues with their regular ballots. melinda: right now women voters are thanking susan b. anthony who fought to give women the right to vote. they're decorating her grave with i voted stickers, flowers and notes. anthony is buried in rochester, new york where she died in 1906. women didn't get the right to vote until 14 years later. ben: wisn 12 news time is 5:50. new from overnight, a sign of the season in downtown milwaukee. crews were out along wisconsin avenue early this morning starting to put up holiday decorations. workers are expected to be out every night until the project is finished. a good night for them to do it too. sally: it is like for everyone,
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we flirted with putting up the wreath. not lighting it. otherwise you are freezing. good for them. good weather to do the chores still toefr next few days. we have a couple of showers out there. a little on the breezy side. winds 8-18. not windy. we hold the temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. here is a look at the lig many locations getting throughout the morning hours dry and dashes around the very light rain showers overall. so a little very light rain. along 94 and waukesha and approaching 43 in walworth county. this is limited to the early morning hours. look at the clearing, that is headed our way. we get sunshine in the afternoon. the high pressure is beginning to build in and spelling nice
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section. cambridge bay cold air. the temperatures are in the 30s. the coldest of the air in northern part of alaska and in no hurry to get here. for today, we look at the clouds and showers moving off. we grab a little sunshine. now the winds out of the north, knot east overall, 8-18 miles per hour. plenty of dry for today. this is at 9:00 for tonight. the lows 40. wednesday rs sunshine. very few clouds tomorrow. the highs in the upper 50s. upper 50s, low 60s above normal for this time of the year. we are cooler for friday. then warming up again on saturday and sunday. i'm going 60 for sunday. >> oh, that is going to feel nice. melinda: a special day in court for dozens of protesters in north dakota. wisn 12 news' tim elliott is live in the newsroom with new information.
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special session yesterday just for pipeline protesters. 51 people were arrested last month for taking part in the protest over an oil pipeline. the influx of protesters has overwhelmed the local court system. attorneys are coming in from out of state to help move people through the legal system. those protesters are facing trespassing and riot charges. some attorneys say they expect many of those charges to be dropped. many of those protesters though will be back in court early next year. ben, back to you. ben: new this morning, a woman hears an explosion inside a house and finds out that salad dressing is responsible. the woman was at her friend's house in wyoming making a meal. she heard pops like firecrackers. soon she realized the bottle of salad dressing had exploded. >> i heard pop, pop, pop. i looked up, it was possessed. it was going crazy. it was shooting up in the air,
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under recall because of a bacteria that causes it to fizz up. the woman says the salad dressing caused about $2500 of damage when it exploded to carpets, walls, a computer and more. now she's warning other people to pay attention to recalls so this doesn't happen to them. melinda: yikes. melinda: new this morning, a police chief in arkansas is in trouble after he was caught napping in his patrol car. people passing by snapped pictures of the chief napping chief willie frazier says he did take a nap but he wasn't on duty at the time. he isn't wearing a uniform. the city's mayor is defending the chief saying that the department is short-staffed right now and the chief has been working overtime. ben: new this morning, a crowd eager to see an nba player in person got out of hand. around 1,000 people gathered at the mall in massachusetts to see celtics player jaylen brown, but when the event didn't start on time, police say the crowd got rowdy.
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the mall had to be evacuated and police used pepper spray on the crowd. six teenagers were arrested. ben: wisn 12 news time is 5:55. our big story coverage continues on this election. melinda: the overnight developments in the presidential race. what you need to know before casting your vote. ben: plus, it's the size of a loaf of bread and now it's orbiting the earth. nasa's new pint-sized satellites. up next. johnson: social security is a legal ponzi scheme. senior 1: ron johnson is attacking social security. senior 2: he wants to let wall street risk it in the stock market. johnson: free money... young people don't really necessarily understand finance. college student 1: ron johnson voted to raise the cost of student loans - college student 2: he just doesn't get it. worker: he says he's for jobs, but ron johnson
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security. raising the cost of college. jobs lost overseas. senator ron johnson - he's hurting wisconsin families. russ feingold: i'm russ feingold
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>> welcome back. working less could be more productive. >> researchers says that working six hours a day could be good for you, hold on, wait for it, and your boss. productivity is highest at the lowest number of hours worked. >> also, smith and to be the outdoor brand. the actual fire arms will be named after the founders. they started the company back in 1852. >> print newspapers are disappearing but not after election day. remembering the rush for the old fashioned newspapers after
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extra copies and setting up retail stands on regardless who is elected. 6:00. temperature news continues right now. >> we are hours away from a once in a lifetime change, we are going to have real time, not obama an everyone because we all have a role to play in building that better future for our country and for each of you. >> the candidates for president burning the mid night oil in efforts to win every possible vote. good morning, it is 6:00, november 8th, election day. >> that is the story for the day, the months of campaigning is ending today when the voters
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house. donald trump and hillary clinton up past mid night. >> here in wisconsin we have a team of reporters covering the races that matter to you and what to bring when you cast your ballot and that could include the umbrella. sally: the showers are light and scatter and washing out. the band of the showers looking impressive to the north but as we pause the radar, very light and very scattered. a couple of showers dancing across 94 in waukesha county. the temperatures are not bad. 51 fond du lac. 49 beaver dam. 56 port and milwaukee. for today, the temperatures nearly steady right around 56


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