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of that is pretty cool, i'm encouraging all my friends to vote too beyond encouragement.. there is also relief. voter fatigue has hit. i think everyone would say we are happy to get this election over with its been pretty contentious wisconsin has one of the highest voter turnout rates in the country. were on target to see 87% of registered voters turn out. that equates to about 70% of the this is it get there fast as you can dont wait until its almost closing time, get there now polls will be closing at 8 tonight but as long as you are in line at your polling location you will still be able to cast a ballot. we are in the midst of the peak voting time which is 5-7. so make sure you are patient and prepared when you go to vote.
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watched by you-- the voter. but also by observers... who are tasked with making sure federal voting rights laws are followed. that includes observers with the wisconsin department of justice justice. julie collins is in the studio with more details - julie? the d-o-j began providing election integrity efforts in 2004. those efforts continued in the 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014 general recall election. also watching the process - volunteer observers - some voters i talked to today found it odd. millions will cast their vote on tuesday. and, there are people watching. 'yeah, i did notice that, that was kind of weird.' poll observers are standing by - to make sure the process goes smoothly... 'i think if anything it can be intimidating and deter
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feel different about voting. 'it was very strange it felt a lot more structured and it was kind of interesting.' also on hand - assistant attorney general, roy korte...hes one of many working with the milwaukee county district attorneys office...their job is to pay extra attention to make sure the process is happening safely.. and fairly. 'obviously were concerned with any delays or impediments to people being allowed to vote, or teams include a division of criminal investigation agent - they are added eyes and ears should any problems arise. 'the attorney generals office does have authority to bring actions to protect voting rights should that arise so were available should that happen.' and here in milwaukee -- so far - so good... 'from every one of our teams ive been talking to everything been going smoothly.' milwaukee police will have also teams from each district
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to make sure things are running smoothly. officers patrolling in pairs will periodically visit the polling places in their district, but won't be permanently stationed at the polls. anyone who has concerns about disruptions or bad behavior should call police. ted thanks julie now to the race for the white house-- donald trump and hillary clinton will both be watc new york city tonight. our reporters are with the trump and clinton campaigns in wisconsin-- myra sanchick is live in oshkosh with the trump campaign. we start with theo keith live in middleton with the clinton campaign. sometimes when you show up to these election night events, there's unease from the start. democrats are projecting calm here in the madison suburbs. regardless of the results --
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least one piece of history. she is the first major party candidate in 44 years not to campaign in wisconsin during the general election. that -- according to a u-w madison political scientist. the closest she got -- a joint rally with president obama in green bay that got canceled after the orlando nightclub shooting. polls close at 8 in wisconsin -- but one madison polling place will stay open until 9. the clerk here says that's because of a whether that delays any results. live, theo keith, fox6 news. thank you theo... meanwhile -- some of the state wide organizers for the donald trump campaign will be watching the race from the oshkosh convention center. that's where fox6's myra sanchick is live. it's early set up here at the oshkosh convention center, but the wisconsin
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republican candidate donald trump voted earlier today in manhattan with his wife an daughter. he was met by both cheers and boos but kept waving and posing for pictures. despite some polls showing trump trailing, mr trump said to fox news he believes most polls are phony. and today he says his campaign is checking out reports of fraud. meanwhile in wisconsin the campaign is calling supporters reminding them to vote. and local campaign spokespeople say they expect to deliver wisconsin for trump. i think we're going to see a big win for the state. i think we're going to deliver wisconsin for trump. the state hasn't gone republican in 32 years. we feel really good about our chances tonight. i think we're going to send ron johnson back to the senate and i think the american people want to send outsiders into fix what the washington insiders have created the campaign expects this to be
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fox6 news mary thanks myra we are keeping a close eye on the race for the senate tonight. incumbent republican senator ron johnson and challenger democrat russ feindgold are neck and neck. fox 6's bret lemoine is with the feingold campaign. we begin with ashley sears who is live with senator johnson's campaign tonight. watching. it could determine the balance of power in the senate. set up is underway here at the oshkosh convention center. we caught up with senator johnson after he voted with his family this afternoon. he has been touring the state in a final push to win over voters. early on, johnson was down in the polls by double digits. but the latest marquette law school poll shows johnson is
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johnson says he has the edge over his opponent. 44:17 i really do think sen. feingold has been unmasked. i think people are pretty disgusted by his relentlessly negative campaign, the lies, the distortions. people are seeing through it. senator johnson will be spending time with his family leading up to election results and celebrating his granddaughter's first birthday tonight. the party here starts around seven. live in oshkosh, ashley sears fox 6 news. johnsons opponent, russ feingold, who is looking to take back the seat he lost to johnson in 20-10. fox6s bret lemoine is live at feingolds election night party in middleton with that story. russ feingold had been leading in the most recent marquette law school poll... but only by one point. youve got to think the feingold campaign would have felt more
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just two months ago, when feingold had a six- point lead over ron johnson. feingolds lead shrunk even further in october... when only two points separated the candidates. a slew of attack ads may have something to do with the tightening of the race. the good news for feingold, though, is that johnson has never led in the marquette polls since feingold entered the race. democrats have been counting on a feingold win in wisconsin as they eye retaking control of the senate. feingolds election night party gets underway at 8 - right after the polls middleton, bl, fox6 news. ted thanks breg we're also keeping an eye on some key congressional races across the state... democratic candidate "ryan solen" is looking to unseat house speaker "paul ryan" in the first congressional district. ryan -- now speaker of the house -- has represented that wisconsin district since 19-99. taking a look at wisconsin's fourth congressional district -- which covers several southeast wisconsin communities --
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republican challenger. she is, however, up against libertarian, "andy craig" and independent, "robert raymond." in the race for the fifth congressional seat -- republican "jim sensenbrenner" faces two challengers who have never run for public office as he looks at re-election. the incumbent is up against democrat "khary penebaker" -- and libertarian "john arndt." sensenbrenner has served in the district since 2003. if you're away from your t-v, visit fox6 now dot com or the fox6 news p totals as well as victory and concession speeches streamed live. also, join the conversation on the fox6 news facebook page -- we're expecting it to be quite the chat. there's a lot to take in with today's election... and up next -- u-w-m political professor mordecai lee will join us here in the studio to help break down the races and what you can expect to
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and we're now less than three hours away from polls closing here in wisconsin... we'll check in with voters in waukesha county -- after the break. a cool night ahead with temperatures in the 30s area wide. details coming up. darien: why have the latest smartphone if you can't use it wherever you go? switch to u.s. cellular for our best plan yet: 7 gigs of data per line for only $49. to share more photos at your cabin all for just $49. the best part? we put towers in places the other guys don't. because u.s. cellular thinks you deserve a signal that works wherever you are. switch to u.s. cellular and get a whopping 7 gigs of data per line
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a voting hot-spot in the area... at one point in time, a polling place in hartland reported ?174 people waiting in line to vote. fox six's justin williams joins us from the menominee falls library with more... were watching what is the beginning of the evening rush, here, in waukesha county, which is something like the morning, and
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at the polling places, throughout the day. i always know, for waukesha county, its gonna be high. the last presidential election, we were at a little bit over 85 percent, so, im thinkin were gonna be in that same ballpark, this time. waukesha county clerk, kathleen novack, sums up the situation, here, with supporting evidence coming from st hartland, where a poll official tells me 174 people were waiting in-line, when the polls opened, at seven a-m., ready to add to the 2,269 absentee ballots which, also, need to be counted. what youre looking at, im told, is a slow stretch, despite the presence of dozens of voters. folks, here, tell me, along with the elections, they are
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construction of a new pool and new auditorium at arrowhead high school. its very important. i mean, were a good, small community. we love each other, the kids that go to school, here, n, you know, we just gotta take care of our business, n state our voice. in waukesha, this frame park polling place has its voting booths busy, with what a pollster tells me is a fairly steady stream of voters, throughout much of the day. one voter takes a minute to encourage others to join the parade. it makes a difference. its your livelihood, and the next four years, is, you know, what you have to deal with, if you dont get out there, n put your vote, n make it count. indicating three, town of lisbon polling places, had run out of ballots. a town official tells fox 6, only 150 people were affected, and all have, subsequently, been able to vote. this is the latest, in waukesha county. im justin williams, fox
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ted thanks justin ted thanks justin has been a long and unusual presidential campaign... to help us sort through what has happened -- and what could still happen -- u-w-m professor mordecai lee joins us
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weather staying partly cloudy tonight with lows in the midde to upper 30s. another sunny stretch of weather is ahead for the rest of the week and into temperatures will be up and down from 50s to 60s. friday into saturday look to be our coldest days with highs near 50 and lows around freezing.
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mph wednesday:mostly sunny. high: 53 wind: nw-w 5-10 mph thursday: mostly sunny and windy. am low: 38 high: 62 wind: wsw 15-25 mph windy. am low: 40 high: 50 wind: n 10-20 mph saturday: mostly sunny and windy. am low: 32 high: 50 wind: sw 10-20 mph sunday: mostly sunny and windy. am low: 36 high: 56 wind: sw 10-20 mph staying partly cloudy tonight with lows in the midde to upper 30s. another sunny stretch of weather is ahead for the rest of the week and into
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from 50s to 60s. friday into saturday look in order to win the white house -- either hillary clinton or donald trump will need to gain 270 electoral college votes... up next... we'll take a closer look at how either candidate can reach that goal -- and which states they'll need to win. win. just fifteen minutes and a little imagination win. agic. chex party mix. it's what thanksgiving is made of. ? sweet cinnamon-sugar on the outside, crazy on the inside. crave those crazy squares. the butterburger is made of just three cuts of fresh midwest beef. nothing more, nothing less. so we got the sirloin,
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first it was gift certificates. then gift cards...
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ironically elf-themed, this festively-fun gift put a bunch of us into early retirement. old-school gifts can't compete! so on my 400th workaversary, i moved on to greener pastures! see you on the green! okay! what a gift! the first candidate to win that many electoral votes is our next president. ben handelman joining us now... he's been playing with the numbers -- and making the case why wisconsin could decide this election. good evening guys! welcome to the interactive big board ted, this is the map we will be following all night long. you said it, first to 270 wins the presidency. i wanted to go over some scenarios for
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little room for error and i want to show you why. we've set the map to show the state where polls show trump and hillary have a solid leads. blue is clinton--- red is trump-- that leaves 11 battleground states tonight that we've left in yellow. let's run a scenario here guys--- we'll dish out win hillary clinton is leading in pennsylvania and michigan. she's leading in colorado and nevada. take a look-- with these states clinton has not reached the 270 mark. trump must win florida. his path is almost impossible without. in this scenario clinton is already
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to take north carolina and new hampshire. he's leading in the polls in ohio, iowa, and arizona. well take a look at good ole wisconsin. in this scenario-- it has the ability to put either candidate over that 270 mark. if clinton wins wisconsin, trump really needs to turn one of these other that is michigan or minnesota. he needs one. and he needs florida. should be an exciting night. just a reminder--- we are livestreaming the craziness from the newsroom all night long. there are special guests lined
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this very busy night. just head to our facebook page. back to you. just a reminder -- we are livestreaming the craziness from the newsroom all night long. there are special guests lined up. take a look behind the scenes on this very busy night. just head to our facebook page. now let's head to fox 6's brad hicks with a closer look at the big races tonight. have you voted yet today? if you haven't yet-- there's still time! throngs of people have already cast their ballots - coming up, we'll give you a live look at the voter
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