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from nbc news, world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. we're back here in in our nbc news election center with the presidential election. and we are officially down to the wire. less than 24 hours until the first polls close. the candidates, hillary clinton, and donald trump, are in a frantic, final sprint to the finish line. they've spent the last full day of the campaign, blitzing through battleground states, and the dash won't end until late tonight. while our latest polling shows clinton holding on to a national lead over trump, we have it all covered. our team in place. and we want to begin
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>> reporter: is there anyone in the country that isn't glad this campaign is over? sure looks like donald trump is. >> it's the last day of our campaign. who would have believed this? who would have believed it? it's been some campaign too. >> reporter: trump, kicking off the 510th and final day of his improbable campaign in florida. and doing what a lot of voters have done. seeing what they want to see in him. >> nice head of hair, i'll say that. >> reporter: trump closing out the race 14 stops in ten states since saturday. trump aides insist they see several paths to 270 and are confident of flipping one state in the upper midwest that hasn't gone republican in a generation. >> we're going to win michigan. you know what we're going to win? we're going to win minnesota. >> it's a hard sell to analysts that michigan is actually in play. but when you don't have any options, you
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possible. >> reporter: as his top aides question the thoroughness of the fbi's review of hillary clinton's e-mails. >> why re-open the investigation if there's no there there? and frankly the investigation has been a hot mess from the beginning. >> reporter: trump insisting clinton is being protected by a rigged system. >> now it's up to the american people to deliver justice at the ballot box tomorrow. >> reporter: to win, trump will need to expand his support beyond white working cl directing appeals to hispanics and african americans, even as he criticized jay c's and beyonce's performance on behalf of clinton. >> singing, right? talking? was there talking or singing? i don't know. >> reporter: toying with which best loyalists would fill out a trump cabinet. though advisers say trump's focus for now
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>> and for all the talk about the historic nature of hillary clinton's candidacy, if elected, donald trump would make history himself, the first president without any government or military experience. he's going to wrap up his 17-month campaign late tonight with stops in new hampshire and michigan before returning home to new york city, lester, where he will vote early tomorrow morning. >> peter alexander on democracy plaza tonight. hillary clinton also spending her final day of the campaign rallying voters in the key battlegrounds, but she steered clear of trail, even after that big announcement today from fbi director james comey. we get more from nbc's kristen welker. >> reporter: hillary clinton's final sprint as she fights to become the first female president. >> tomorrow, we face the test of our time. >> reporter: tonight emboldened after fbi director james comey announced sunday his review of newly discovered e-mails didn't change his
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e-mails. >> stronger together! >> reporter: today clinton showing new confidence on the trail. >> tomorrow you can vote for a hopeful, inclusive, big-hearted america. >> reporter: but she's not mentioning the e-mail issue, her campaign telling nbc news, it turns off swing voters. clinton avoiding the question today. although some supporters concerned the damage is already done. >> i'm so angry. it seemed like such a political stunt. >> reporter: but clinton not looking back, todak reliably blue michigan and pennsylvania where donald trump is making a strong play. >> hello, pittsburgh. >> reporter: clinton revealing her closing argument, after going negative, she'll stay positive for the last 24 hours, including in this two-minute ad airing tonight. >> i want to be a president for all americans. >> reporter: and for one final day, calling on the current commander in chief to try to energize the democratic base. >> so when i tell you
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you, you need to listen. do not be bamboozled. don't fall for the okey-doke. >> we're asking if you'll vote for hillary clinton. >> reporter: with the clock ticking, it all comes down to this, the ground game. the campaign touting more than a million volunteers out in force, all across the country. >> so after tomorrow, the work will begin, and one of the highest priorities that i feel an obligation to address is bring our country together. >> reporter: a party mobilized. a candidate hoping to make history. and here in philadelphia, the spot where clinton officially accepted her party's nomination, she's capping her campaign with her most power-packed rally yet. joined by her husband, the obamas, bon jovi, and bruce springsteen. >> kristen welker in philadelphia, thank you. let's bring in the
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press," chuck todd. you've got an insightful look of how people feel about this election. >> it gets to the november 9th problem in this country. how do bring the people together. we asked people to give us a word or phrase on what they think of each candidate. this is a word cloud of what clinton voters think of trump. nasty words. misogynist, sexist, womanizer, racist, biggot. you're thinking how would these folks handle a president trump. take a look at what clinton. crooked, corrupt, liar, dishonest. now you wonder, how does a president clinton govern trump voters. i think it's going to be a huge challenge to bring this country together no matter who wins. but for what it's worth, the entire country is fed up with this presidential election. one of our pollsters did this at a focus group and he said, tell us what this campaign smells to you
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and i have a picture of a cow here, but it isn't the snout we're pointing out here. it's what comes out on the other side. it's how many americans have described this election. >> what's the old joke? tell me how you feel? but it's not funny. >> it's not. >> and nicole wallace is here and she's not laughing. >> every woman wants to be set up w >> you have been in the campaign. i'm fascinated by the last 24 hours. i gotta think, both camps right now, only if we had done what? >> if you're hillary clinton, if only i hadn't set up a home-brewed server. almost every word on that board chuck showed us, stems from this feeling that she acted in a way that wasn't completely up to snuff in terms of high ethical standards and the way you want -- >> the word trust links back to that?
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from the fact that she set up an e-mail server in her house, but wasn't up front about it when asked by arn dreea mitchell at the u.n. in new york, i'll never forget the press conference. in you could undo one thing, it would be not the server. >> and the trump folks? >> that he kept all his attacks focused on his political opponents, not innocent people, like a disabled journalist. it's the insults against women, against a gold s all those things make up the negative feelings about donald trump. >> nicole, thank you. i'll talk to chuck about that. >> exactly. now we look at a major story line after the election, who will control congress, with a look at the key down-ballot races. we're joined by nbc's hallie jackson. >> the senate races could be almost as important as the race for the white house tomorrow night. let me explain why. because it could get
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control congress, but take a look at our senate battleground map for tomorrow night. arizona looks pretty safe for john mccain. same thing for florida with marco rubio. high latino turn-out in nevada could hurt republicans. the democrat in indiana seems to be losing steam, but in pennsylvania, she's picking up momentum. so let's drill down on the three states we have left. these are basically coin-flips. under this scenario. in mouse, jason candor could unseat the sitting center there. but if richard burr in north carolina hangs on to his seat and kelly ayotte in new hampshire, look what happens. it's a 50/50 split in the senate with the supreme court nomination on the line, the future of the affordable care act and immigration reform. what happens then? whoever is the vice president will be the tiebreaker. making that trip down pennsylvania avenue, lester, for every
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drama. >> lot of drama here. thank you very much. if tomorrow's election has many in this country on edge, people throughout the world are paying close attention as well. many express concerns about the deep division the election has brought out here in the u.s. and fear about the impact on their countries, including new questions about the impact on the tonight from our . foreign correspondent, richard engel. >> reporter: whoever wins, the decisions of the next take the fight against isis, now at its most dangerous phase. street-to-street. we asked iraqi special forces in mosul to wear body cameras, to see what they see, how they're kissed by residents who hate the extremists, how they use bulldozers to avoid isis booby traps. but this intimate perspective showed us something even more important, iraqis are standing and fighting.
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retrain iraqi troops, for now at least, seems to be working. in fact, isis could lose most of its self-declared state by the time president obama leaves office. what the u.s. does matters globally, which is why there's so much concern about what clinton or trump would do as commander in chief. the elections are leading world headlines. >> hillary clinton. >> trump. >> clinton. >> reporter: and not in a good way. they're generally and an embarrassment. overall, one candidate is attracting most of the attention. french president hollande went after trump, saying his statements make you want to wretch. iran's president said, if this election represents democracy, he doesn't want it. and the pope, in what seemed to be a dig at trump, said the world should focus on building bridges, not walls. one thing i keep hearing from people in
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from afar, it seems like the most divided it's been since the 1960s. and that is not seen as a sign of strength. >> richard engel, thank you. still ahead, the battle being waged on college campuses across the nation. it's not just republican versus democrat. it's also republican versus republican. as many get ready to vote for the very
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we're back now with the crucial millennial vote. many will cast their very first ballots in a presidential race tomorrow and after months of gop civil war, it's hard to recall a time when younger republicans
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explains, both sides insist they are the future of the party. in tonight's installment of red, white, and you. >> reporter: of all the lonely places to be a proud donald trump supporter, penn state university may be one of the loneliest. >> you're opening yourself out to a whole heck of a lot of criticism. >> that's not yours. >> reporter: they are outcasts on campus even among college republicans. >> they're not here to waste their ti state's chapter like dozens of others around the country, rejecting the party nominee for the first time in its history. >> we're faced with a candidate who could almost be the end of the republican party as we know it. the fracture lingers. the question of the direction of the future party, unanswered. the republican party has an identity crisis going on. >> absolutely. >> i agree. and i honestly hope that the future of the republican party does not hinge on whether or not trump is
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with a lot of the emerging millennial republican ideals. >> reporter: at campbell university in north carolina, john lambert and ryan fournier met as college republicans but now run students for trump, which has spread to 100 universities and millions on social media. >> i see donald trump has reviving the republican party. >> we get hundreds of photos sent in on a daily basis through instagram, twitter, facebook, and it motivates us, because >> reporter: it is a movement trump backers insist that's bigger than the candidate. >> we'll never go away. we will never go away. >> we want a rn with, we want a fighter, we want someone that's going to reform the republican party. >> reporter: the future of the party in the balance. young republicans perhaps permanently divided. jacob rascon, nbc news, state college, pennsylvania. when we come back, it landed popstar justin timberlake in
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no matter what happens tomorrow, this election will be historic, that's why so many people may have wanted to record their choices at the voting booth, with a selfie. but doing so has become an election issue itself. a legal election issue, as we hear from joe fryer. >> can you get in? >> reporter: the selfie, that modern-day self-portrait so popular not even the pope's immune. but how about taking one while voting? >> i don't like selfie in the voting booth. >> i don't think i would do it, but i don't think that it
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learned after snapping this photo, ballot selfies are not allowed in tennessee. in two dozen states it's illegal to take a picture of your ballot inside the voting booth. one reason to prevent bribery, fearing some voters would do it so they can get paid. the rules have been called archaic. >> to share one's marked ballot is a ourselves rights. >> reporter: that new california law doesn't take effect until january. so the aclu went to court hoping to lift the ballot selfie ban sooner. but the judge said no. >> reporter: that doesn't stop levine from posting his mail-in ballot on social media. a law-maker breaking the law without much worry. >> there's actually never been any history of people being prosecuted for taking a picture of their marked ballot. >> reporter: across the country, the laws
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confusing. last week in new york, a judge rejected ballot selfies, while in colorado, ruled you can take the selfie. joe fryer, nbc news, los angeles. when we come back, what a race this has been. all the most talked about moments from an election season unlike
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after all donald trump has said and done... she ate like a pig. you can do anything. i moved on her like a [bleep] ...trump's just so disgusting and degrading. it just seems like he's invaded our lives. and he's the republican nominee for president. is trying to run away from trump? i mean, come on. look, we just can't vote for comstock or trump. house majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. finally tonight, who would have dreamed that the country would witness the kind of election campaign this
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memorable only begins to describe it. we want to take a look back at some of the key moments of an extraordinary race. >> i'm running for president of the united states. [ cheers and applause ] >> i announce my candidacy for president of the united states. >> i am proud to announce nigh candidacy. >> i declare that i am a candidate for president. >> and i've decided i'm a candidate for president. >> i'm running for president. >> ladies and
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president has gone as expected. >> they're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime. they're rapists. >> i will build a great, great wall. >> i like people that weren't captured. >> calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> i have just one word for mr. trump. bafta. enough! >> you could put half basket of deplorables. >> and it would have been better if i had had two separate accounts to begin with. >> the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> donald trump made it official today, naming indiana governor mike pence as his running mate. all signs pointing to virginia center tim kaine. >> tonight it's show time in cleveland. >> i humbly and gratefully accept your nomination.
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nomination for . president of the united states! >> good evening from hofstra universi. >> she doesn't have the stamina. >> so a man who can be provoked by a tweet should not have his fingers anywhere near the nuclear codes. >> this was locker room talk, nobody has more respect for women than i do. >> donald thinks belittling women makes >> such a nasty woman. >> with 11 days to go, the head of the fbi dropped a bomb in the race for president this afternoon. >> i think people a long time ago, made up their minds about the e-mails. >> donald trump and hillary clinton are playing the end game. >> you know what you can do? go out and vote tomorrow. that's what you can do. >> vote for yourself, vote for your families, vote for your futures. ? ? >> and here we are,
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night. a program note, our election night coverage begins in less than 24 hours. tomorrow at 7:00 eastern, 4:00 p.m. pacific, we hope you'll join us for decision night in america. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching and
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i believe america is already great. yes, we have our challenges. we must give every child a great education, build an economy that works for everyone, end tax breaks for companies that move our jobs overseas. by working together, democrats and republicans, we can do these things. that's why we must defeat those who want to turn americans against one another. and i approve this message, because united, our best days are still ahead. hillary clinton: i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. vo: in times of crisis america depends on steady leadership. donald trump: "knock the crap out of them, would you? seriously..."vo: clear thinking... donald trump: "i know more about isis than the generals do, believe me." vo: and calm judgment. donald trump: "and you can tell them to
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them." vo: just one. i'm luann bennett. over my 35 years living in northern virginia, i've learned a lot. how to raise three sons and build a successful business after my husband passed away. how to bring people together, set positive goals, and get things done. that's what we do in a diverse and inclusive community like ours. that's what we need in congress to get it working again. and that's why i approve this message and respectfully ask
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