tv CNN Tonight With Don Lemon CNN November 7, 2016 9:00pm-10:01pm PST
a lot of excitement. >> midnight. missed it. >> whoops. >> reporter: there you go. >> one job. one job, rachel. >> reporter: i know. and now, don, that eighth voter who is also registering right now just went into the booth to mark her ballot. now, one of the ballots this evening is an absentee, so seven of the eight votes are being conducted here in person. and as i mentioned, don, it only takes a couple of minutes for them to count the votes this evening, and then they mark with a pen on this white board right here what the results are.
we'll have those in just a couple of minutes. >> let me jump in, rachel, as we're waiting here. let's talk about what happened. bernie sanders beat hillary clinton in the primary. john kasich won in the primary. less than a minute they say. we saw how well that fared. kasich and sanders voters are i'm sure tonight saying this wasn't a predictor of what was to come. >> we can have a motion from the down -- >> reporter: right, don. i spoke with one kasich voter, a voter who voted for kasich in the primary. he said he was going to be voting for clinton this evening. also spoke with a sanders voter who said he will be voting for clinton this evening. unsure of what the rest of the votes will be. we know -- >> the polls are closed. let's listen in.
fares. but, again, the first votes being cast, and this is the beginning of the beginning or the beginning of the end depending on who you support here, and we'll figure out how new hampshire went. i'm just going to sit out for a little bit so you can see our democratic process at work, and it should be pretty quickly. considering there's only, what, nine voters here, and one of them is a first-time. >> there's eight voters. >> but one of them, i said nine because you said that one was registering right now, and i wasn't sure -- >> reporter: tonight, yes. >> still a total of eight? >> reporter: yes, still a total of eight. one an absentee ballot, and one in person was registered today. happening right now. and, don, it's also important to point out dixville notch is not the only place where midnight voting takes place in new hampshire. also in harts location and
millsfield, new hampshire. they all take advantage of a law that allows for midnight voting in towns with less than 100 people, and they can close the polls once all of those that have registered to vote have voted. that's what's happened here this evening in dixville notch and also happening in harts location and millsfield. we're about to get the results right now, don. >> okay. let see what we have. i know everyone is afraid of dead ca dead air on television, but i think we should just watch it. >> reporter: it's riveting but the room is abuzz. >> do you know as we wait -- >> reporter: there's a lot more media here. >> than there are voters. >> reporter: than there re voters, yes. >> i don't want to miss the count, but do we know the breakdown of voters there? >> reporter: not just yet. they're tallying.
>> do we know men, women, that sort of thing? >> reporter: my understanding is it's two female voters and the rest are men. >> is mark preston there? >> reporter: no, mark rest seas preston is not here. >> i was talking to our producers. mark, when you and i did this in the primary, weren't there nine voters in dixville notch? did they lose a voter? >> you're testing me. i don't remember what happened 90 minutes ago in this campaign. >> reporter: they did lose a voter. >> rachel answered. >> reporter: one of them moved away. >> oh, no. it's dwindling. >> reporter: i know. numbers dwindling. they went from nine to seven. but luckily they got an eighth at the last minute. >> that's the panel here. that's my political panel who is
laughing here. bakari sellers, cory ley lewandows lewandowski, margaret hoover, and hillary rosen is here, and they're laughing because he moved away, he or she. dixville notch just eight voters now. >> reporter: i have to point out that dixville notch is very remote. >> hold on. >> reporter: this is a very remote area. >> rachel, stand by. what were you saying hillary? >> i was saying this does feel like a moment that this campaign of almost two years is actually ending right now. >> reporter: here we go, don. >> so you've got the first voters in dixville knox and lady d gaga on the other side in north carolina. >> reporter: hillary clinton four votes. donald trump two votes. two votes for trump. >> johnson weld, one vote.
>> reporter: johnson one vote. and a write in for mitt romney. >> there you have it. okay. so we're good. this is for governor. rachel -- all right. they want to see. stand by. repeat that, rachel? >> reporter: clinton four, trump two. >> not that. hold on. >> reporter: one for johnson. >> for representative, ann custer, four. jim lawrence, four. >> tied. wow. >> that's it for the major races. if anybody is interested we can also read off the executive
counselor, two, joseph kennedy, six. >> thank you, rachel. i appreciate it. margaret, you were interested in down ballot and it's interesting because there's a tie, right? >> there is a tie. i think how republicans have seen -- those of us republicans who have had a hard time supporting donald trump but care deeply about holding the united states senate are really looking to whether there were ballot splitters, ticket splitters. it was sort of settling down in the final days of the campaign as though ticket splitters in new hampshire were looking like they were voting clinton. i was interested to see that basically maggie, the sitting female governor of the state, and the female senator of the state seem to be neck and neck in the very first counting of the ballots in new hampshire. >> panel stand by. i want to bring in mark preston and ryan lizza and david
swerdly. do we want to continue or listen to lady gaga? >> oh, let's listen to lady gaga. >> he's a little jealous. >> lady gaga in north carolina. >> north carolina, can you hear me? [ applause ] >> we want you to stand up. be a part of history. what i'm asking you is to be in this moment right now with us and fight for your future and the future of our children. [ applause ] you know, it's so amazing, because no matter how absurd and mean he became, she smiled
bravely. and she continued on. i almost feel like i could do her smile. she kept going, and she kept fighting for women's rights. she kept fighting for the care of our children. she kept fighting for those who are in need. and the truth is that hillary clinton has done this for her entire career. and now when i say career, what i mean is she didn't just wake up one morning and decide she
wanted to be president. right? she's had a career in politics that spans decades of experience, education, leadership, and wisdom. she stands before us today proud like a lady. she, she's ready to be president. and by the way, by the way, i know that it is important for this message too, to be spread, that we do not need to hate his
followers. >> okay. so dueling rallies there. lady gaga on the right in north carolina and mike pence on the left of your screen. he is in michigan this evening. and boy, this is going to go on all night into the wee hours, because we are getting down to the final hours of this campaign. we had the donald trump coming up in grand rapids in a moment. we had the first votes cast. and my panel, i agree with you, hillary rosen, it feels like a moment, like this is finally going to be over very soon. so let's talk until we see donald trump come up and then we'll dip back into this. i want to bring in my panel and also bring in mark preston, ryan lizza and david squerdly. the next president of the united states will be elected today. can you believe it?
>> no. and i'll say this. whoever wins tomorrow is going to have a very difficult time coming to washington and getting things done. >> whoever wins today, mark? >> what? >> whoever wins today. >> whoever wins today, right. tickville notch has voted. even if donald trump wins and comes to washington, he doesn't get along with republicans either. there needs to be healing that needs to happen and it's going to take time for that to happen. not only here in washington but across the nation. and i do think that there's going to be an incredible amount of frustration that washington is getting nothing done because there is going to be a lot of partisanship, probably at levels we've never seen before. >> when we heard the votes being counted in dixville notch, there are eight voters. we heard clinton four, everyone went oh, no.
>> deadlock. >> we want this to be over, but it wasn't a deadlock. it's clinton four, trump two, johnson one, and there was one write in for mitt romney. >> i know. i was thinking maybe -- >> kevin maddon. >> maybe kevin maddon was up there. but yes, sounds like a never trump republican up in dixville notch. you have to give dixville notch credit. whoever does pr for them should get some kind of an award. >> it is interesting. david, again, we were as we watch the rallies, it's going to become more intense. at some point the rallies really don't make a difference. it really is about people getting out to the polls and at a certain point people have to wake up to get to the voting booth tomorrow. >> at this point it really is in the hands of voters.
i will echo what hilary rosen said. it feels like a moment. in michigan mike pence. in rally, north carolina, lady gaga, and dixville notch, i don't think it's a sign of anything to come, but i thought it was interesting there was a vote for mitt romney. of course he summers up there in new hampshire. he's a new england guy, but he was someone who bowed out of this race kind of early because it seemed at the time before we were talking about donald trump that jeb bush would be the person on the republican side and then mitt romney came out and march and gave a full throated denunciation of trump. interesting that one person up there marked a ballot for him as we kicked it off. >> i think mark preston is right when he talks about what's going to happen with tomorrow, which is wednesday, but, you know, if you want to be specific about it. it's going to have to be a lot of healing regardless of who
wins, and it's concerning to me about people actually getting together, because there's been so much consternation, and people have been fighting so much. do you think it's possible, maria? >> i'm going to be optimistic and positive here. i do think it's possible for a couple of reasons. people do look back at this year and a half with disgust and just exhaustion. and i think most people are ready to see something happen in washington. and the only -- and the other reason i think that we can see something positive here is that i believe clinton clinton hilla clinton is going to win. let's look at her tenure in the senate. one of the great things about her and her in the senate is she was able to work well with republicans. she was able to reach across party lines and vice versa because people knew she was there ready to listen.
she does look beyond partis partisanship and beyond parties. she wants to look at the solutions. >> but can the voter do that? >> i think the voter can do that, because, again, they looked at sort of the acchow divisive the election has been yes, there will be partisans on both sides that will be mad no matter who wins, mad at the other side that did win, but i think in general people are going to take a look at this and say this is our democracy. this is what we decided. let's move forward to try to find solutions. >> i hope you're right, but mark preston, i have to say, this feels different. and this is my third election cycle here at cnn. and i've covered a number before. this feels different with the rigged system, the lock her up, the media is biassed and all that. i mean, i just worry about that. am i wrong to be worried about that? >> no. you're right on. we've been spending a lot of time, don, talking about the
republican party up in flames right now and how they have to reconstitute and will there be two parties and has the grass roots, are they going to run the establishment of out town? what's going to happen the is you're going to see not to the same level as we've seen with republicans but with democrats as well. if hillary clinton doesn't push forward on a progressive agenda, you'll see liberal democrats wonder why they supported her. you are going to see a fracturing along the party. not to the level that we've seen with the republican party, but it is certainly going to happen in the democratic party. i want to say one thing. if you look at your tv screen right now -- >> and i was. >> the imagery that we have all gone through over the past couple of days whether it was david challion doing the map as
beyonce was dancing, or lady gaga doing what she's doing while mike pence is doing fire and brimstone. >> and she's wearing a pantsuit. i get what you're doing. >> first the boss, now you go after lady gaga. mark, mark. >> i have to say this has been an amazing day, it has. >> he is coming alive right now with some of the hand gestures. >> i have to -- >> don, hillary clinton has made her closing argument positive. and i do think that that says something about what kind of president she hopes to be. >> it sets a tone. >> i have to say it's interesting to watch, and here we go. you're right. this is -- we're here. and we'll know by day's end, hopefully, who the next president of the united states will be, and let's hope that there is a coupkumbia. lady gaga is on stage, and we
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just past midnight on the east coast, and election day and hillary clinton, donald trump, both still campaigning tonight. i can't believe i'm saying it is election day. finally. cnn's jim acosta is in michigan. donald trump expected to take the stage for a final rally. jeff zeleny is in north carolina where hillary clinton is due to take the stage at any moment. jim, it's election day. what's the energy like there? >> that's why i'm smiling. >> reporter: you were talking about this juxtaposition between lady gaga and ted nuget. i guess we have two americas and we're going to find out which of these two americas comes out on top tomorrow. ted nuget symbolizes what donald trump is after. working class voters, voters who like the motor city madman.
but he represents a problem. he represents this bitter, angry, alt-right that turns off a lot of voters. before he was warming up the crowd for mike pence who was just on stage. ted sat that secret officers removed a knife from him and he joked because the knife was too bloody. that kind of rhetoric, it might fire up a conservative crowd, and the remaining days of a campaign, but it also turns off lots of voters. that is a problem that this campaign has had to overcome all along. we are in michigan. it's kind of an extraordinary thing we're in michigan, but it also highlights the other problem for donald trump and the republican party. that is this party just needs to win states in the north. states with big urban populations. states like michigan, and they're just not capable of doing that at this point or so
it seems. talk to people inside the donald trump campaign, they're looking at a lot of polls internally they say. they're not willing to share it. that shows they have a shot of winning the state. we've been looking at the polls and maps. unless they can win the battle ground states, almost a clean sweep and flip a state like michigan, it will be hard. mike pence was on stage a few moments ago getting the crowd ready for donald trump. he basically said in his closing comments here that donald trump is ready to be president. it was almost as if he was trying to reassure perhaps even some people in this crowd here tonight who just aren't completely certain whether or not donald trump is ready to be president of the united states. the other thing i thought was interesting, don, he really went after the fbi, mike pence did. he's a mild mannered part of this ticket and he went after the fbi, almost after the fbi director and the decision to not
bring any charges against hillary clinton. and at one point says, says who. says who, when it comes to the idea that hillary clinton should not be charged for having the private e-mail server. lots of red meat being dished out in the crowd tonight. whether any of that translates into a very much needed win here in michigan, we'll find out. i shouldn't say tomorrow. later on today. >> absolutely. jeff zeleny, jeff, there are a lot of people upset with me because i didn't play the lady ga gaga. we can't play it. there are restrictions. but maybe you can tell us about it. >> that's right. >> reporter: you can see behind me, lady gaga is at the piano playing. she just finished playing "bad romance", and now she's playing a new song. the clinton campaign has brought on board entertainers to inject
enthusiasm into their campaign and get younger voters signed up so they can text them tomorrow, call them tomorrow, get them out to the polls. we'll see if all that works. i just flew here from philadelphia and john bon jovi was on the plane with the clintons. he walked down the steps of the plane with the kploiclintons. he performed earlier, and donald trump has criticized the clinton campaign for bringing all these entertainers on, but the clinton campaign says it's an organizing tool and a way to get the voters' contact information to get them to the polls. the reason we're in north carolina, north carolina is the one battle ground state that most clinton advisors believe will be the closest. they believe it's close either way. they're not confidence of a victory here by any means. it's why hillary clinton is back here for a midnight rally, not something she ordinarily does. donald trump does a lot more late night a rallies than her. she wanted to come here to north
carolina to give one final push to try to win this state that went democratic in 2008 and went republican in 2012. >> that's a new song on her album. i got to see her perform it in new york city. it's called "angel down". it was written about trayvon martin and what happened. if you listen to the lyrics, "angel down", you'll figure that out. thank you very much. i appreciate it. now margaret hoover, andy dean, maria cardona, hillary rosen, michael nutter. all i have to say is here we are, mayor. what do you think? >> six and a half hours to the polls open in pennsylvania. we're looking for a great turnout in philadelphia. philadelphia suburbs, out in the west, harrisberg, erie. hillary clinton takes pennsylvania tomorrow. >> andre, you're new to the
panel. what do you make of what's happening? on one side there's lady gaga doing her thing and on the other side mike pence warming up the crowd for donald trump. it feels like a moment. hopefully it's not deadlocked. we're not sitting here on wednesday going it's not over yet. >> who knew a concert was the way to win the white house. style over substance. you have k street, wall street and the goldman sachs funding everything, you can hire every performer out there. let's not be confused here. these are paid performers out there to see the boss having to read a speech instead of giving it from his heart, that ain't the boss i know. >> i was confused. when you said style over substance, i thought you were talking about donald trump. seriously. he's a style guy. i was like where is he doing? >> another one with performers. >> none of the performers are being paid. they're doing it because they
[ cheers ] >> thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen. so you know we ended this about 12 minutes ago, and look at this place. isn't it incredible? and we don't need jay-z or beyonce. we don't need john bon jovi or lady gaga. all we need is great ideas to make america great again. that's all we need. that's all we need. so it's now officially tuesday, november 8th. did you ever think you'd be
hearing a major speak at close to 1:00 in the morning? are we crazy? is this crazy? it's crazy, but we just left new hampshire where we're doing fantastically well. we're up in new hampshire. we're up in ohio. we're up in iowa. we're up in north carolina. we're doing great there. we're up in florida. we're doing really, really well in pennsylvania. i mean, we are doing well. these people, the world's most dishonest people, the media, they are not happy. no, no. they're not happy. they're saying what's going on. today we're going to win the great state of michigan, and we are going to win back the white house.
we're hours away from a once in a lifetime change. we're going to have real change. not obama change. i want to begin tonight by thanking all of you and all of the people and this incredible movement. it's a movement like has never happened in this country before. it's a movement that nobody's ever seen before, even those people. they talk about it. it's one of the great political phenomenons. many of them have said it, even some of them who truly, truly dislike me. they've said this is one of the great phenomenons. i mean, look at this place at almost 1:00 in the morning. [ cheers and applause ] >> i love michigan. and i was the man of the year or
something like four or five years ago, and i came here, and i have so many friends in michigan, but i came here to get the award. they asked me to make a speech. i made a speech and talked about how michigan, they're ripping your auto companies apart and taking your jobs. they're closing your plants and moving them to mexico and other places but mostly to mexico in this case, and i talked about that, and everybody liked me in michigan. i said, but we have to do something about it, but i wasn't a politician, but i talked about it, and i kept talking about it and talking about it. and talking, and then i see ford moving a big plant and ford two weeks ago announcing small cars are going to be produced and made entirely in mexico. and the it's getting worse and worse, and i developed a great relationship with the people of michigan. so the reason i'm here is i thought new hampshire was going
to be my last speech, and i heard that crooked hillary clinton was coming to michigan. i said, let's follow it up. let's follow it up. and i said there's no place i'd rather be for my last rally, right here in michigan, late at night and full of energy and life. boy, do we have energy and life. wow. although this is our last rally of this campaign, the it's almost hard to believe. we started a year and a half ago. we started with 17 very talented people. governors, senators, doctor ben carson. great guy. a lot of talented people. and one by one by one and most of them have been terrific and
give us great support. ben carson is one of them, as you know, but who would have thought, and now we have one flawed candidate left to beat. one flawed candidate. it's going to be the very beginning of a new adventure, because the new adventure we have to win. we have to go out and vote. but the new adventure is making america great again. we're going to do it. after we win, i'm going to be coming back to michigan a lot. i'm going to be coming back every time we open a new factory or a new automobile plant, and we will do it. we'll do a lot of expansion. we're going to do a lot of
expansion. i know exactly what to do, folks. we're not going to lose your jobs anymore. we're not going to lose your jobs anymore. we are going to bring back the automobile industry to michigan, bigger and better and stronger than ever before. you've been mistreated. michigan now stands at the cross roads of history. if we win michigan, we will win this historic election, and then we truly will be able to do all of the things we want to do. they won't be taking our jobs any longer. they won't be doing the things they've been doing to us. we'll end up having great health care, strong borders. we'll build up our military. we have no choice. we have a depleted military. we'll be able to do the things
we want to do. when you step into that voting booth today, it's now today -- there is one core question for you to consider. do you want america to be ruled by the corrupt political class or do you want america to be ruled by you, the people? that's what it is, by the people. that's the way the it was supposed to have been for a long time. we've lost track. and for michigan, we will bring back our automobile production, and we will bring back your industry. wait until you see what we do for michigan. i've been talking about it for a long time. crooked hillary has not talked about it, folks. she doesn't know where to begin. she talked about bringing industry back to new york state when she was a new york state senator. not only didn't it come back.
look at upstate new york. it's a disaster. it got worse. people fled. companies fled. the it's a disaster. the corrupt politicians and their special interests have ruled over this country for a very long time. today is our independence day. today the american working class is going to strike maback, finally. real change begins with immediately repealing and replacing the disaster known as obama care. it's just been announced that the residents of michigan are going to experience a massive double digit premium hike like you wouldn't believe. it's not going to matter that much because we're going to
terminate it. you're not going to have to worry about it. don't worry. now, on the other hand, if something horrible happens tomorrow, get ready to pay a lot more than you're even paying now, but that's not going to happen. i'm looking at that fantastic young lady right there. she's shaking her head, no way, not going to happen, right? good. not going to happen. now, i don't think you're going to have to worry about the premiums. but with obama care, premiums are surging, companies are leaving, insurers are fleeing, doctors are quitting and deductibles are going through the roof. yet, hillary clinton wants to double down on obama care, making it more expensive and it doesn't work. it's no good. i'm asking for your vote so we can reveal and replace obama care and save health care for every family in michigan and throughout the united states of
america. we have to do it. we don't have a choice. real change also means restoring honesty to our government. so the first thing we should do, let's get rid of hillary. okay? that's probably -- that would be a very good first step. that's a good first step. hillary clinton is the most corrupt person ever to seek the presidency of the united states. she is being protected by a totally rigged system that i've been talking about for a long time. the it's a rigged system.
now it's up to the american people to deliver justice at the ballot box. and i don't have to say do it tomorrow, do it in a week. you're going to do it today. you're going to sleep for a couple of hours. go to sleep. you go to sleep far couple of hours. you wake up. you cast your vote. then you can go back to sleep or go back to work. you'll go back to work. i know my people. you'll get up after about two hours, you'll vote, and you'll go to work. i know my michigan people. i know. i have so many friends here. they work. they don't stop. we are finally going to close the history books on the clintons and their lies and schemes and corruption. we will open a bright new chapter, focus on you, the
american people. my contract with the american voter begins with a plan to end government corruption. and to take our country back from the special interests. i want the entire corrupt washington establishment to hear our words, our words. when we say, you know what we're going to say? we're going to win today, and we're going to washington d.c. to drain the swamp. absolutely. absolutely. [ applause ] you probably heard me say it. drain the swamp. [ chanting drain the swamp ] >> okay. there's hillary clinton now taking the stage in north carolina. we've been listening to donald trump, but as soon as hillary
clinton speaks we will listen to her remarks as well. back in to donald trump. >> almost 1:00 in the morning and we have, i think they said 18,000 people here. every corner. look at this. every corner. and you know what they all say? donald trump is speaking before a crowd of people. oh, these people are the worst. he's speaking in front of a few thousand people. at the core of my contract is my plan to bring back our jobs, the trade policies of hillary clinton from nafta to china, to korea to the transpacific partnership which, by the way, is a disaster. have raided your factories, crushed your auto industry, and gutted your communities. you know it.
and she's not -- look, folks, honestly, you couldn't give her a shot. you're wasting your time. you're wasting your time. it's not going -- she's not going to be able to do the job. just look at her record. but forget her record. not going to be able to do the job. she doesn't have a clue. michigan has lost more than 104 of it manufacturing jobs since nafta. a deal signed by bill clinton and supported by his lovely wife, hillary. all right? by the way, you know who i spotted in the audience? mayor rudy giuliani. [ cheers ] >> he's got energy, that guy.
he's all over the place going from place to place. got a lot of energy. a lot of this up here, too. america has lost -- listen to this, 70,000 factories. 70,000. not 700. not 7,000. 70,000 factories since china entered the world trade organization. another bill and hillary backed disaster. we are living through the greatest jobs theft in the history of the world. there's never been anything like this. our jobs are being stolen like candy from a baby. not going to happen it anymore, folks. there are going to be consequences. when they fire our people, our great people who have been working for 25, 30 years at these companies, they fire our people. there are going to be consequences. it doesn't work that way anymore. and the politicians have been
working on this problem for 15 years for 20 years. and it's so simple to solve. delfi laid off workers and moved their jobs to mexico and other countries. fd automotive laid off 166 workers in auburn hills, beautiful place, and moved their jobs to mexico. chrysler laid off 5,300 workers and moved their jobs to mexico, china, and to other countries. ford laid off 2,155 workers. and moved their jobs to mexico and many other countries. now ford is moving all of its small car production to mexico. isn't that wonderful? it used to be the cars were made
in flint, and you couldn't drink the water in mexico. now the cars are made in mexico, and you can't drink the damn water in flint. what the hell? [ applause ] man, unbelievable. unbelievable. is that true, though, or what? unbelievable. i have a friend, he's the biggest in the world at building plants. that's what he does. he builds plants. you said build an apartment, he wouldn't know what to do. he builds the most sophisticated plants, all kinds. i said how are you doing? he's from this country. loves this country and this whole area. loves you people. he wants to do them here. i said let me ask you, how are you doing? he said unbelievable. i said that's good.
where are you doing well? mexico. i said what about our country? not so good. he said donald, you have to see what we're doing in mexico. we're building some of the greatest plants anywhere in the world, and i we are going to change it around. i want mexico to build great plants, but we are going to build great plants also. it has to be a two-way street, folks. it has to be a two-way street. right now it's a one-lane highway right in to these other countries. they take our money. they take our jobs. they build their plants. they build their factories. we end up with unemployment and drugs. that's what we end up. not going to happen any longer. the trump administration will stop the jobs from leaving america, and we will stop the jobs from leaving michigan. that i can tell you, 100%.
if ford or another company wants to fireworkers their workers a to another country. i will pick up the phone. they don't want me to do it. i want to do it. it's so easy. i love doing it. i'm a natural. i will have plenty of grit representatives, but we, i'm going to do it every once in a while, i don't care. because i love it. we will be calling the executives at ford or whatever company it is and we will tell them very nicely if they want to move their factory or their plant to another country, they will have to pay a 35% tax when they sell their cars or their product back in to the united states through what will soon be
it's so great to be here in raleigh, here at north carolina state. [ cheers and applause ] i cannot imagine a better way of ending this campaign than having the opportunity to see all of you and to watch and listen to lady gaga. one of the most inventive, creative, passionate performers, whose range goes from a to z and beyond. and i was watching on the screen. not only her perform but all of you jumping and singing and
waving. it was great. because you know what, that's what i want for america. the young people of america, the joy, the passion, the intensity. [ cheers and applause ] you know our long-time friend jon bon jovi was with us. [ cheers and applause ] he was with us up in philadelphia where he and bruce springsteen sang and john said, well, hey, i want to go down to raleigh. and so here he is. and you know between now and the time the polls close tomorrow we will be livin' on a prayer.
i was really impressed when everybody's hands went up saying you already voted. go find somebody else who hasn't voted, okay? bring out your friends, your roommates, strangers on the street. just stop and talk to them about what's at stake in this election. because north carolina is key. it's not only important for our election, are you ready to elect roy cooper? [ cheers and applause ]
well, i sure hope so. i sure hope so and i hope you are ready to elect linda coleman your lieutenant governor and how about dan for state treasurer. and i really, really hope you will send debra ross to washington. we are all fired up when we were with the president and michelle in philadelphia. you know, the president was talking about how absolutely
consequential this election is, and of course it is. i really believe it's the most important election of our lifetimes because we have never had a clearer choice, never. it's a choice between division or unity, between strong, steady leadership or a loose cannon who could risk everything. it's a choice between an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. it's a choice that goes to the heart of who we are as americans. what i saw before i came in and what i see now is a sense of potential of joy there's no reason, my friends, why america's best days are not
ahead of us if we reach for them together. we don't have to accept a dark, divisive vision for america. tomorrow you can vote for a hopeful, inclusive, big hearted america. [ cheers and applause ] our core values -- our core values are being tested in this election, but my faith in our future has never been stronger. i love our country, and i i know if we bring everyone le. together we can set goals and move towards them and we can feel that sense of accomplishment that comes with being part of something bigger
than ourselves. [ cheers and applause ] you know, one of the great privileges of crisscrossing think country, as i have in this campaign, is meeting remarkable people. people who stand up against the odds. people who, like my late mother, understand that everybody gets knocked down. what matters is if you get back up. whether you believe you can keep going. last night in manchester, new hampshire, i had the honor of being introduced by an extraordina extraordinary man, mr. khan,
whose son was killed serving our country in iraq. you may remember his speech at the democratic convention. again last night, he reminded us of the responsibility we all share to protect and defend our constitution the story of captain khan is one of courage in the face of danger. he was with his unit when he saw a suspicious vehicle. he told his men to stay back. he moved toward the vehicle to check it out, and the bomb went off. he lost his life but everyone else in his unit survived. he was awarded the bronze star.