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york. thanks for being with us this saturday. it's a final sprint to the midterm elections and 32 million people have cast their votes. both president trump and president obama are on their campaign trail for their parties and their legacies and they are not holding back. >> they'll think of something like russia. let's see, russia. let's blame russia. >> they do this every election cycle, try to terrify folks. in 2018, they're telling you the existential threat to america is a bunch of poor refugees a thousand miles away. >> dozens of congressional seats are toss ups with democrats hoping to flip the house and maybe the senate. our nbc road warriors are in all the key battle ground states covering the candidates and the issues. we're going to start in georgia where polls show republican brian kemp now so close with democrat stacey abrams in that state's governor's race. nbc's senior political editor,
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beth fuoy is at the georgia state capitol in atlanta with the latest. there's a lot of firsts that can come out of the election, beth, there in georgia, but let's go to the new numbers that we already have in today. just the early voting, over 2 million folks have already voted in atlanta, and friday was the last day. i know you have spoken to most of them. what does that mean going forward, do you think, come tuesday? >> well, people are very very fired up on both sides of course here, richard. as as you said, it's a historic race, brian kemp, a conservative white male trump, and stacey abrams who would be the first black woman governor of georgia. the stakes are incredibly high on both sides, and you can feel it here. it is a very tight race. both sides working hard to get their people out. as you mentioned, tons of early votes, we have to get to tuesday
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when a whole trench of voters are showing up at the polls. recently here, unfortunately, one of the things that has been overshadowing the race is allegations of voter suppression. brian kemp the republican is also the secretary of state here in georgia, and he has been accused of purging minority voters off the roles for various sort of reasons that don't seem significant enough perhaps that their name had a hyphen and they wrote it with a hyphen in one place and didn't in another place, and that served as enough reason to purge that person off the voting roll. stacey abrams made a strong argument, it's a way to disenfranchise minority vote e something in the south people are sensitive to. we got a visit today in georgia from the famous voting rights advocate, reverend william ba barber who led the civil rights protest and has become a national figure. he is on a bus tour of several states, encouraging people to
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come out and vote. he spoke this morning at a congregational church across the street from the state house talking about why he says it's so important to vote here in georgia. take a listen. >> if you notice something better, then get up. millions of people in this country, over a hundred million have sat out of elections. we can't do that anymore. >> reporter: yeah, this is his bread and butter, his voting rights and he decided to pay a stop here, do what he can to get out the vote for everybody. he was trying to be nonpartisan. he did say he was upset there were allegations of voter suppression here. we'll see. like you said, richard, we have seen incredible numbers here in georgia. they do have early vote. it was taken advantage of by lots of people on both sides of the aisle. this race is incredibly close, and come tuesday, it may not even be over because somebody has to get to 50% and they may not on tuesday, which means it would go another month. >> beth fuohy in atlanta,
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georgia, so much development on the recent development on voter id. let's go to curtis lee, and anita kumar, and vivian salama, white house reporter for the "wall street journal." great to see all three of you. anita, that is this very idea of what we saw in georgia, voter suppression and how that may have potentially really energized early voting especially in the state of georgia. of course that decision has just come down now, which has eliminated that necessity necessarily to have perfect i.d. matching when you are going to vote. >> right, i mean it's not just an issue in georgia. it's been issue in several places across the country, particularly in one of the places where one of the people that supervises voting, secretary of state, is running for election, so that's the case in georgia, and some other places as well. but, yeah, i think it was 28 million people have already voted, which is, you know, obviously not like a
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presidential year as your guests were saying earlier but it's still a huge amount of people that have already voted that are enthusiastic who want to make sure their vote is counted on tuesday. >> something between a presidential vote and a typical, certainly midterm vote when we look at the numbers so far on fundraising as well as early voting. curtis lee, we're looking at georgia, certainly, but then there's also texas, you can look at tennessee in terms of another senate race. there's the question of what's going to happen in the last three days. when you look at the energy, at least from the data that we have so far, does that mean it's good for democrats as typically such early voting has been? >> i think that it's certainly encouraging for democrats, these early voting numbers. i mean, democrats obviously need to get out their base vote skpeers, minority and young people, black, latino voters, college voters, and former president obama stumping in georgia
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recently as well as in florida, for a competitive governor's race in florida. i think it is encouraging right now, three days out, and on election day, democrats have to get their voters out to make a difference. >> vivian, the message in coming out of the guy that you cover, president trump here is immigration. it's the way he started his 2016 election. he's pushing on the word caravan, pushing on the word birthright, is it going to work? >> well, it definitely revs up his base. this is something that the administration has really been touting since president trump took office last year, but it's no coincidence in the last cup of days especially, they have really ramped up this effort and they have seen the caravan as being perfect fodder for really demonstrating the point they have been trying to make all along which is needing to stiffen up security on that southern border. i was in the room on thursday when he delivered his address saying that he really is aiming
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to end catch and release, that releasing undocumented migrants into the community is just something that had to end, but this is also been a way, a means for him to target democrats and so it's kind of done a full circle where the immigration message hasn't just been we need to toughen up our border, have stronger immigration laws but the democrats are responsible for these laws. it's their fault this is happening, and he has ramped up the message that democrats see a benefit in having undocumented migrants come in. he claimed on thursday the democrats provide free health care, free education, and other benefits to these undocumented migrants in the hope that they would eventually vote democratic down the line. and so this has been something that he's ramped up and having traveled with him extensively in the last couple of weeks, his base really respond responds to messages. >> let's go to the over base and another president, president
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obama, as all three of you know so well, hitting the trail with a lot of energy and in quotes, right, now go to him and what he said in miami and how he was talking about the gop. take a listen. >> we have seen repeated attempts to divide us with rhetoric designed to make us angry and make us fearful. when words stop meaning anything, when truth doesn't matter, when people can just lie with abandon, democracy can't work. the only check on that behavior is you. the only check on that behavior is you, and your vote. >> so anita, the play here is for the undecideds, for the independents, a lot of shades who they might be. does former president barack obama sway some of those
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undecided. he might, for the people who do not like president trump, there's really no one on the other side. there's 10 or 20 people are going to run for president on the democratic side in 2020. there's no one particular leader, so president obama is still the leader on the democratic side. you know, his comments that you played there were really really very tough. remember, he hasn't really gone there in the last year and a half or so, you know, two years. he has decided to kind of do the thing that presidents do which is he criticized some, but he didn't, you know, really really criticize a lot until very recently, and now he appears to be going all in. so for those people that don't like president trump, they might be republicans, they might be swing voters, they might be democrats, he's trying to appeal to all of those people. and he's putting it all out there. he has a strong, very busy schedule, just like president trump does, and he's really trying to get people to get out in the last few days. >> curtis, what do you think?
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>> you know, i think that, again, president obama, former president obama is the biggest celebrity for democrats. i mean, he did well with independent voters in elections in 2012. >> mid western fire wall. >> you know, we could possibly see that, but you know, we'll have to see on tuesday. >> we'll see on tuesday whether the former president is able to get some of those swing votes as he was at least earlier when he was running for president. curtis lee, anita kumar, vivian salama, thank you. it's one of the hottest races this midterm, the race for florida governor. we're live in the sunshine state as ron desantis faces off against andrew gillum, fight to go become the state's first african-american governor. plus, another big issue this midterm is immigration, how the president's tough agenda could affect votes in states along the border. they're the future of our country, a discussion on the power of millennials as a record number are now potentially
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welcome back. right now, president trump is on his way to florida where he will hold a rally tonight in pensacola for republican senate candidate rick scott and gubernatorial candidate ron desantis. both are in close races, desantis making a stop in tampa
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today. he said he hopes trump helps him get tens of thousands of extra votes. his opponent democrat, andrew gillum packed a crowd earlier in orlando today. he got some presidential help of his own, as you know, former president obama campaigned for him friday. and recent polls show gillum and desantis, well, you see it, a difference of 1 percentage point, well within the margin of error. ally batali has been talking to early voters in the sunshine state. she's in lakeland, florida, the energy i'm guessing you're seeing is only increasing. >> reporter: yeah, certainly, when we were at a voting place this morning in polk county, there were many people going in and out. there was a few minute wait for folks to get to the ballot box. on a saturday morning, i think the people hoping for higher turnout, this is what you want to see. in this election, it's really interesting, andrew gillum, a progressive democrat, ron desantis, a trump accilite.
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democrats trying to turn out voters who don't feel energized to come out in off year elections. republicans trying the same base trump won by one point. donald trump wasn't really anywhere in their answers. >> ron desantis, and rick scott. >> reporter: why? >> i'm a long time republican, and i think they do a good job, and i have faith in them, and not so much in the other folks. >> reporter: it sounds to me like you might have voted for andrew gillum. >> i did, i absolutely did. >> reporter: what is it you like about him? >> i like that he has an open vision to help everybody, not just a select few who might already have money in their pockets, and he seems to be more genuine about wanting to fix things that, you know, have been really hurting, especially lower
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income families. >> reporter: and ron desantis, we were here with him on this ranch in lakeland, florida, just before he went to pensacola and he was feeding the crowd a lot of the red meat you might expect to hear from donald trump. and donald trump jr. tends to trot out lines who they are voting against. some mention of elizabeth warren's native american heritage. we heard things about bernie sanders, someone who endorsed gillum. it's to gin up the trump base are red meat lines we will probably hear from the president. as he was leaving i asked him about that rally, and he said he's hoping it turns out more voters for him, richard. >> that is our story line today. again, thank you so much. for more on this, and what floridians are saying, i'd like to bring in news talk florida radio host, dan madurry, and tampa bay times political editor, adam smith.
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adam, you heard what aly was reporting on. the answers were not bringing up the words president donald trump, and you know the big headline has been at least up until today, this is a referendum on donald trump whether you like him or you don't on the local level. really, anti, you know, all politics are local. what do you see, adam? >> i think you still, they may not be bringing up donald trump, but donald trump's shadow is over this election in a big, big way. you know, a lot of this is a national election and a lot of these issues, health care, preexisting conditions, certainly are big priorities for florida. so is immigration. so yeah, donald trump is very much involved in this election, whether people are talking about him or not. >> so when we look at this, dan, what are your listeners, what are they telling you in terms of what's going to drive and have driven them to the polls? is it president trump, is it the
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issue of immigration and/or health care? >> it comes down to the fact that yes, one, it is president trump on whether or not they want to double down on him or totally reject him. we're seeing and hearing that it's more partisan than ever. you got the democrats that are foaming at the mouth. you have the republicans that are foaming at the mouth, and it's the polarization of us versus them mentality that's putting people into the polls, having them vote early. that's why you see 4 1/2 million people have voted in the state of florida, us versus them, red versus blue. >> the interesting, i think, remarks from analysts, adam, when they're looking at, at least when president obama, former president obama was on the stage there, right, and he was sitting next to andrew gillum, and when we're looking at how he is the lead character now. this after race being a very important part of the discussion and the very election coming up on tuesday. how has that factored in when you have the first african-american president there along with potentially the first
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african-american governor? >> yeah, you know, obviously just like donald trump is going to these very strong republican areas like the panhandle and he's in fort myers, they're sending obama down to miami, which is just a mother load of votes and potentially a mother load of democratic vote. he's trying to gem up the base, too. race, inevitably, not just because andrew gillum is the first african-american nominee for government but because donald trump is president and a lot of what we talk about when donald trump is president is race and division, so that inevitably is part of the discussion, and it certainly didn't help when ron desantis right out of the box either clumsily or for whatever reason had this comment about you don't want to monkey it up by electing andrew gillum. that certainly set the tone. >> it did set the tone, and dan, is that something that you're hearing, the issue of race, the comment that desantis did make
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at the very get-go? >> absolutely. all the factors you do hear are about race, whether it's immigration and the caravan or whether or not it's about health care and how it does not service impoverished families that belong to a certain community. it's about race, and adam pointed out that ron desantis did come right out of the gate with the comment, and did attend certain conventions for six straight years as a republican there, and i think that you look at ron desantis, he's never had a good answer for it, right, i mean, he took $25,000 from a investor, a donor, and those people then went around and turned on to twitter, and then said terrible terrible things, horrifically racist things against barack obama, and he did not disavow it. he distanced himself, he refused to give the money back, and the answer was he apologized, so there's no reason to give the money back. desantis has never had a good answer when it comes to race and his closeness to people who have racist tendencies. >> as you have been reading
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locally and/or writing about this adam, there's five, six, seven congressional races that are a big spotlight on them, right, in the state of florida in terms of the balance of power in the house. what's the messaging that's working in those races because as we have been talking about in our conversation here, it seems like each side has gone to their corners so who's fighting for the middle? >> well, that's not always the case. in some of these districts lakeland, there's actually a surprisingly competitive congressional race that i would have thought was a sure thing, republican seat. that seems to be neck in neck. so in that case, that's a republican leaning district, obviously they're not just trying to gin up the base, the democratic candidate is a centrist candidate. you go to miami-dade where donald trump is very disliked, widely disliked, you'll have the democrats trying to hang donald trump around the neck to some of
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these republican incumbents. >> dan, same question for you, who's fighting for the middle, the votes that might swing the outcomes here? >> i think you see some congressional seats, fighting for the middle. the governor candidates, you have andrew gillum representing the liberal base, and you have ron desantis that's basically a spawn of donald trump, so you really don't have anybody representing the middle when it comes to governor candidates. they're going to try to get back to the middle. you hear them talking and distancing themselves through certain radical policies. andrew gillum was on with craig melvin, and he kind of rebuked the idea that he was a democratic socialist, but he's a hyperliberal candidate and ron desantis is a far right wing candidate. >> indicative of the air we're living in. dan maturry, adam smith, all on florida today. thank you. >> thanks. jimmy kimmel hitting the campaign trail in nevada. nbc's steve patterson talks
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we have heard, they want to win the senate and one republican seat they might need to flip is in nevada, where incumbent republican dean heller is being challenged there by democrat jackie rosen and a short time ago, rosen got some help from the late night talk show host jimmy kimmel who kicked off a voter canvassing event in las vegas. steve patterson is traveling door to door with union workers as they canvas communities. he joins us live right now. steve, who do you got there? >> we have james and alfonso, one of 200 culinary workers spread out across las vegas going door to door trying to get out the vote. these guys are probably going to hit about 90 houses. that's where the confusion in the numbers was. they're mainly targeting obviously the latino vote is such a huge decisive vote in this election, specifically about 28% of the population here
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in nevada is latino, so that's what these guys are doing. they're focussed, they're targeting those homes and neighborhoods that would pertain to the latino vote. to get the party started, as you mentioned, jimmy kimmel was in the house, getting everybody rallied up, ready to go, we stopped in and spoke to him, about why he thinks this race in particular is so important. listen to this. >> i'm from las vegas. i grew up here, and this is a swing state, as you know, and jackie happened to work with my dad at suma corporation here in las vegas for many years, and i know what a great person she is, and how much she cares about people. by the way, speaking of my dad, my parents watch msnbc 18 to 20 hours a day, so hopefully they'll see this. >> we know the story with your son, does that play a big role in sort of why you're here, preexisting conditions in health care, seems to be a huge topic this year. can you talk a little bit about that? >> the idea that americans would be unable to get health
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insurance because of a preexisting condition makes absolutely no sense to me and i think it makes absolutely no sense to most of america. i think it makes sense to most republicans. and the idea that these people like dean heller, for instance, are claiming to be protecting that and doing the exact opposite, and people are accepting that is nonsensical to me, and i wanted to come here to do whatever i can do to put a point on that because that's not what's going on. they don't care about your health conditions. they don't care about lifetime caps, and jackie rosen does, and so that's why i'm here to support jackie. >> reporter: of course kimmel's son was born with a congenital heart defect. a lot of people know the story. it was in one of his monologues, very public in his support of jackie rosen. the race, neck in neck with
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incoupi incumbent dean heller. it is get out the vote prime time. >> and part of nevada being in the west is a large asian-american population as well. closing in on 10%, and i know the get out the vote efforts have been there for that community, alongside the latino american community. are they working across communities, just like group you were with there? because you know this number, we've seen, what, 550,000 early voters in the state? >> reporter: it's an incredible number. early voters know what's important and that's why they got to the polls. the culinary group, it's about 50% latino, 50% women, but it's one of the largest multicultural groups in the entire state. so they know the importance of working with each and every community including the asian community, including the black community, including latino and the white community and they have really targeted and located those areas in which they need to hit and get out the vote and specifically for jackie rosen
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but also really in general. they want everybody to encourage and get out there and make their voices be heard. >> so great that you're able to hang out there with the union workers, that is a union town as so many people know. when i was there two years ago, the question for a lot of the workers there on the strip were am i going to get the time off to vote, right, because it's a 24-hour city. how are they dealing with that? >> well, i think like you saw, i mean, i think there was a huge emphasis this year as we saw with the numbers on early voting. i mean, and so you had a lot of people sort of driving people to the polls getting pamphlets out, getting information to let people know that you can vote early, you can mail in your ballots, there's multiple avenues in which you're able to make your voice be heard, and we have heard that consistently since we have been here. i'm not sure if they're going to let people out early or let people off of work to go and vote. i would imagine that is something that will happen with the union this big, but certainly they have been encouraged to do so, and they're
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encouraging their families as well. that's another thing to know. 57,000 people, and that's more than a hundred thousand if you take into account friends and families. a huge population here. back to you. >> huge population, and jimmy kimmel will hopefully get them out to vote as well. thank you, steve patterson. we're going live to tempe, arizona, where the senate candidates are trying to rally last minute support from college football fans. >> and tonight at 6:00 p.m. eastern on msnbc join joy reed, ari melber, stephanie ruhle and at nine, miracle on the hudson pilot, captain sullenberger will join lawrence for an exclusive interview. -3 medicines with tre. the only fda-approved 3-in-1 copd treatment. ♪ trelegy. the power of 1-2-3
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let's get you over to arizona, the latest msnbc poll finding christine with a 6% lead over republican martha sally. that falls outside the polls, 5.4 margin of error. both candidates are at an arizona state football game to drum up support there. nbc's vaughn hilliard is outside sun devil stadium in tempe. do not tell us who you are rooting on. you know that would not be good politics on a day like this.
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tell us what our candidates are thinking. >> reporter: that's always fair politics. i'm a sun devil grad here, i'm going all in. and you know who else was in, martha mcsally, the republican, she sang the national anthem a few minutes ago, and meanwhile, the democrat, kiersten cinema did the coin toss. that's one way of getting the vote out here. i wanted to go, who's targeting the middle. this is why this is a senate race in arizona. the people really should be paying attention to on tuesday as to where does the west go. you know, donald trump won here just by 3 percentage points back in 2016. in arizona, what used to be deep red arizona, and it's kiersten playing toward the middle, the bipartisan, running sort of a john mccain style campaign, and put that on the other side, you've got martha mcsally who
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campaigned with donald trump, and don jr. was with her this week as well as mike pence. i want to play you a little bit of sound because i think these two individuals we talked to earlier who were tailgating at the game will give you insight into the types of people we're looking at here on tuesday night. >> who am i voting for? >> reporter: in the senate race, mcsally or cinema? >> mcsally. >> reporter: why? >> because i'm voting republican. >> reporter: do you support the president? >> i do, yes. absolutely. >> reporter: in your mind, is she an extension of that? >> martha mcsally has tied herself to donald trump. >> she has, and she's voted against health care. if you look at what the administration has done and how the republican party has enabled it, and allowed it all to happen in the last two years, i think it's a no brainer. >> reporter: richard, that last gentleman you heard from, he's been a long time registered republican.
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he said that he voted for hillary clinton in 2016, the first democrat that he had voted for, and he's going to be voting for kirsten cinema. we could play sound all day from the dozens of people we talked to. what's interesting is the number of individuals who said that either they consider themselves republicans or independents they were going to the polls to vote for the democrat, and how many of those individuals is she going to be able to pull off. martha mcsally is making a clear play for that donald trump base by welcoming him to the state, and the first person you heard from there is going to be polls because donald trump said go vote for martha mcsally. the question is on tuesday, where is the republican party here in the state in terms of republican voters and independents going to turn? richard. >> quickly here with the passing of senator mccain this year, how is they playing out. is the family at all engaging and how is he being talked about? >> reporter: notably, cindy mccain has not endorsed in this
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race. senator jon kyl who took over has jumped in and endorsed mcsally, but the mccain family has sat this one out and allowed this to go. grant woods, the former republican attorney general who is a noted good friend of john mccain, has endorsed the democrat in this race. >> it's great to be both candidates together in one place. in case you didn't know, sun devillin devillin devils are up. 14-0. >> reporter: we're okay with that. >> thanks a lot. >> reporter: thank you. immigration also a topic in arizona, still one of the top issues in border states like arizona and across the country and it's a talking point president trump is turning to again and again on the campaign trail. >> but caravan after caravan is forming unvetted, illegal aliens, trying to flood into our country on your dollar
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overwhelming your schools, depleting your resources and endangering your community. >> let's bring in susan dell parsio, msnbc political analyst. >> susan you were listening to vaughn in arizona, the two candidates on opposite sides of the aisle but together, and that might be the most, if you will, bipartisan campaign we have seen. >> which is shocking. >> if i can use that word. >> what does that mean for issues related to immigration, that's important in a state like arizona. latinos an important conversation. >> it depends how you look at it. campaigns are looking at internal polls. they are looking to see where we are, and who else can we get. if you're a republican in a reddish state right now, you're seeing that you don't have the appeal to get across, you don't have the crossover appeal. so you're going to go to your base and what drives your base,
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so in this case, mcsally is using donald trump going hard core on the immigration issue because she can only rely on republican turnover, she can't get crossover support. >> crossover support, very important, and if you just look at latinos for a moment, and i'm going to pew research for the numbers. this is the question asked of them is which party cares about them more, and you can see in 2018, the number in terms of democrats, it went the other way despite messaging in the last week, for instance of immigration and birthright. >> it's a little fascinating, right, because you've got on the one hand, some latinos who are looking to the republican party or coming more into the republican party fold but then on the flip side you've got the caravan that is turning off latinos in the way trump is talking about immigration and the caravan, and making it seem like this is the end of the world, even though this caravan is several hundred miles away.
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susan is exactly right. what you're seeing right now is the fact that donald trump is campaigning around the concerned in deep red areas where he can generate support among his base, some of whom may not come out for the midterm election, so he's going to them, trying to, you know, deliver red meat to those people, but by doing so, he's alienating independents, he's alienating moderate republicans who are going to our democrats. we just saw that man interviewed there. there's a lot of folks like that in arizona, and the more that donald trump digs in on some of these immigration issues, the more he turns off independent and potential swing voters. >> there is one group no one is talking about that donald trump does appeal to in his base, and that's people who are sick of washington. they could be democrats, and they voted for donald trump because -- >> they don't like left or right, and it's hard to get them to vote for anybody but a presidential candidate like donald trump. so he's trying to get those people who never show up, so they're not base voters.
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they're just people who never showed up. >> and they showed up in '16, that was it, that was the exception. >> can he also motivate those people to show up in '18 and by using immigration, he feels that is one of the issues that works best for him, and again, let's not fingeriorget, donald trump what's good for donald trump, not what's good for other candidates. he's letting people know i'm still on this issue. >> you saw the numbers coming out this last week on our economy, things look really really good, not the messaging coming from the white house or the campaigns on the ground when you look at right, but the flip side, you bring in immigration, immigration works when the economy is not good. but the economy is good, so we certainly are seeing different, if you will, bed fellows when it comes to issues being pushed out here adrian. >> yeah, for the republican party, the conservative part of the republican party, it's the most important issue for them and it drives them, motivates them.
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when you're dealing with moderate, independent voters and when you're looking at some of the special elections that took place between 2016 and these midterms, health care and the economy were the top two issues that drove voters to go vote and that is what ultimately caused a lot of democrats to win, and to turn a lot of red seats blue, but when it comes to, like, just trying to get people excited and fired up on the far right, immigration is that issue. >> will it happen in this congress, whether it's a red congress or a blue congress, though, susan that you remember the last congress, big debate, you saw mitch mcconnell say we'll push it off and get it done. we'll let all the ideas bubble to the top. >> it's amazing, probably one of the biggest, besides health care, after health care, faults of this administration was to not take care of the immigration issue. they had a deal on the table. and basically a couple of aides told the president, you don't want to do that. part of the reason why they told the president you don't want to do that is they didn't want to take the issue off the table. they like the issue.
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they like stirring the pot that way. and that was not. >> wedge issue. >> it was a wedge issue and they didn't want good governance there. that's the time when chuck schumer said negotiating with the president is like negotiating with jell-o and that's exactly, that fell apart and if he would have done something, it would have been different. >> it goes back to what you're both saying, good for the country or good for president trump? >> yeah, and susan raises a really good issue here. democrats were more than willing to come to the table on that. we knew that, and you saw the infamous photos of chuck schumer and nancy pelosi, sitting in the cabinet room with president trump, and going back on his promise from the day before, and saying never mind, we're not going to negotiate. this plan that i put forward that i said i would agree to with both of you, i'm not going to do anymore because a lot of the trump administration wants to keep this issue on the table because it does motivate voters. >> and that had all the funding for the border wall that they were asking for. >> exactly. exactly. >> and i guess that is one of the local questions right now,
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right now, there are 62 million millennials of voting aiming in the united states. if they all turn out for the mid-term elections, they could be the second larmest voting block in the nation. the latest poll shows only 31% of millennial voters say they will cast a ballot tuesday. one reason? they don't feel that congress represents them. for more on that, let's bring in carolyn dewitt, president and executive director of rock the vote. doesn't represent them. do you believe that when you look at 30%? that's better than before. >> it's important to put it into context. over the last 40 years, every generation who turned out in the
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youth generation has turned out a significantly lower rate than older voters for a number ever reasons. this is actually 11 points higher who said they are definitely going to vote. if you add in those who actually say they are probably going to vote 26%, we are at 57% now, which is actually above youth turn out for presidential elections. it's really important. the thing about polls is we need to make sure that we are not just saying that this poll is decided and things are decided and can't change. we need to work to make sure those young people actually turn out. >> i hait to get too meta, but we are talking about millennials. when we talk about the age in the house of representatives, it's like 58 years. the u.s. senate, the average is like 62 years in terms of age. is it the difference in age or is it the ability to understand the way we live in the
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millennial age? millennials know how to do that. >> yeah, i think there are a couple of things. >> bernie sanders is what i'm saying. >> i definitely think candidates resonate with young people, of course, but there is a challenge we have to address that our democratic process is not access toibl a ible to tall, essentially youth of color and those with disabilities. it is far from the modern lives and stream lined lives that we live as young people. and we have to address that. that's part of it, but a huge reason why young voters don't participate at the same rate is they are completely new to the process. that's why at rock the boat, we work to overcome challenges and walk with them step by step through the process. >> when you take a look at young
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women that are millennials and this has been that year, are you seeing more energy? >> i think we are seeing energy across the board with young people. there are very strong indicators that young people's participation will be increased from a lot of increase in several of the primary races. >> the topic the gender equality. >> it has been huge. we have a lot at stake this year with where our democracy is. all members of the house of representatives with the senators and several governors up, we have issues like women's reproductive rights and issues like equal pay. we do certainly have a lot more attention on that, of course. >> gender less certainty now a days on such topics related to women and human rights. you and i can talk for a long time. thanks for stopping by. >> thanks for having me. >> our coverage of the mid-terms
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good evening and welcome to politics nation. it's the dramatic final weekend before this pivotal mid-term election day. just three days before millions of americans decide who they'll entrust their government at every level. local, state, and congressional. in just a few minutes, we will give you the latest poll numbers available, but of course looming over all of this, president trump, who made a fourth and final stump in montana a few hours ago where he continued his intensified campaign trail attacks on anyone outside of his base. >> the choice in this election could not be more simple.


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