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tv   FOX News Special You Decide 2016 Election Special  FOX  November 8, 2016 7:00pm-8:00pm EST

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i'm shepard smith. after more than a year and a half of campaigning, it all comes down to this. tonight, we've heard from the candidates. now the voters get their say. and the polls have just closed in six states across america. and of the six that have just closed, virginia is the one we're watching most closely. it's a battleground state no doub doubt. the fox news decision desk cannot tell us right now and we're not sure when they'll be able to.
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at this moment, virginia leans democratic. there's the possible that this could go hillary clinton's way, but the voters will decide when we have an update. of course hillary clinton's running mate is the virginia senator and former governor for that matter, tim kaine. now, to georgia. that's a traditionally red state where the race was closer this year. technically we have this as a battleground state, but it is not a toss-up. georgia leans right. but no numbers in at all from the state of georgia. indiana, though, a different story. in the state of indiana, if we roll forward, we have 6% of the vote already coming in. and the reason that we have this much is because of early voting, mail-in ballots and the rest. we already have a call here. the fox news decision desk projects donald trump will win the state of indiana. absolutely no surprise. solid republican and has been. so 11 electoral votes go to donald trump. that's the beginning. then there's south carolina, no
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call yet in south carolina a traditionally red state without any question. fox news does project that donald trump will win the bluegrass state of kentucky. we've just called this from the decision team. 8% of all the votes in. but it's clear based on the statistical analysis of the different counties and districts throughout the state of kentucky, donald trump will win this. he's winning by close to 35 points. that gives donald trump the electoral vote from the state of kentucky. that's eight electoral votes for him from this state. fox news projects hillary clinton be win the state of vermont. always reliably democratic. we've just called it. our decision team is confident vermont goes tonight to hillary clinton. vermont and its, i believe, three electoral votes. all three tonight. yes, three, going into hillary clinton. so here's a look at the electoral vote count as it stands right now.
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so early in the night. hillary clinton with three, donald trump with 19. you need 270 to win. that's the magic number throughout the night. you will not hear us make a projection overall for the winner of the presidency until that candidate has 270 electoral votes. is it a guarantee that we'll get there tonight? a week ago, i would have said no because there's a possibility of a steal by an outsider in the state of utah. but it looks like that possibility has faded. the belief is that someone will get 270 votes tonight or early in the morning. control of the senate also at stake tonight. and this is proving to be closer than many had believed. the senate is very much in play tonight. we're watching one race in particular and that's the state of indiana. where a republican seat is up for grabs. that republican seat, the decision desk tells us, is too early to call. the former democratic senator
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there evan bayh facing off against todd young. it has been a difficult ride for evan bayh to say the at least. they thought they might win just off his name recognition. it's been much closer than people have thought. now we'll look at the balance of power in the united states senate. this is going to be crucial for whoever wins the white house. you need at least one house to try to get some things done. it all starts in the house. looks like the house is going to stay reliably red republican tonight. the senate is another matter entirely. democrats need to flip five seats. take away five seats now controlled by republicans to win the thing, and it's possible. here's another interesting part. the democrats only need four seats if clinton wins because the vice president is the tie breaker, the president pro tem of the senate is the vice president.
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we're less than an hour -- a half hour away from the next polls closing, including two critical battleground states. at 7:30 eastern time, 4:30 pacific, ohio and north carolina close. from ohio and north carolina we'll begin to learn a lot. the thinking among democrats is that if she can win north carolina, that -- that would pretty much do it no matter what happened with florida already. donald trump needs to sweep the table on these up for grabs plus flip a couple they hadn't expected, flip a couple blue states to really have a chance at a road to 270. is it possible? it's possible. our panel includes john busse, and josh letterman, white house reporter for the associated press. they'll be with us into the wee hours of the morning. the first big important thing is the state of florida. as goes florida, if donald trump gets florida, we have a race
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into the night without much question. if hillary clinton gets florida, that's a different story. because without florida, donald trump himself and everyone on his team has said we can't win it without florida. so what is it in florida? well, it's hispanics. john bussi, it looks to me like ft. lauderdale is going to be extremely important. and maybe the polls might have missed some things. >> they're urban centers. the hispanic voter turnout has surprised us this election. i'm kind of wondering how it surprised us. surprised us in nevada friday night when people were lined up. they had to process people for two additional hours after the polls closed. >> harry reid get out the vote machine. >> it apparently worked, right? so how much did the hispanic vote sort of tilt the balance
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here, maybe a little unexpectedly, in favor of hillary clinton. a lot of those people voted early. we'll sue that really fairly soon, i think. >> what are democrats thinking now past the closing point. what are they thinking now for florida? >> well, they -- they've been very confident about the early vote and the latino vote there, but not as confident as they've been in nevada. nevada turned really beyond donald trump's control after this surge of early latino vote. it was just a number he couldn't overcome. that was a state he was polling better than clinton in until just a day or two ago. in florida, they have a african-american vote. more early voters are latino than all of latino vote in 2012 in florida, but they don't know if it will be able to overcome the deficit they have with african-americans not turning out. >> how do you see florida?
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>> she mentioned the african-american vote in florida, which is smaller than the hispanic vote. but still important in places like miami-dade county. we'll want to look at whether hillary underperforms obama significantly among those voters. that will tell us a lot about how she may do in other parts of the country where the african-american vote is even more important. obama only won florida by 75,000 votes. that's less than a percentage point. it's a state that's always neck and neck. >> we mentioned the states that closed at 7:00 eastern time. virginia of the most interest to us with ten election cycles in a row that republicans won virginia. along came barack obama in '08 and '12, virginia itself had changed. it was getting bluer and bluer. but can they do it again? >> you don't know. you know, what josh points out about the black vote has not
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turned out -- at least in the polling, has not turned out quite as strongly for hillary clinton as it did for barack obama. there's been a lot of action on the road, all of these rallies meant to motivate that part of the electorate. right up the eastern seaboard you see those rallies begin to try to tap into those people who might have needed a surge of excitement to go to the polls. >> virginia. >> virginia republicans don't really love donald trump. if you look at the vote, john kasich and marco rubio got, very close behind him, combined they overwhelmed his support. they're hoping that they're going to get non-white vote and run up a good share and hold it like obama could. but they're also really relying on the fact that republicans in virginia, at least in the northern part of the state are never trump for the most part. >> one of trump's goals, almost stated, was to suppress,
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especially the women vote across the country. virginia would certainly be on that list. we don't know yet how effect active that has been. but the early urm ins suggest some of the biggest turnout we've seen. >> that's right. virginia is a big test case for this big question mark in just the past week or so about the new fbi look into clinton's e-mails. the race seemed to tighten. virginia was a state that hillary clinton was basically counting as in her category. i think most people looking at the race felt like it was leaning democratic if not safely democratic. we've seen it tighten significantly in the last eight days or so, leaning more towards a toss-up leaning democratic territory. that may tell us other states have tightened. >> polls are closed in six states. fox news projects that hillary clinton wins in the state of t vermont. the ones that will close, we don't have those yet.
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the next polls close in 25 minutes. jennifer griffin has been following hillary clinton's campaign for months now. she's been on the road with hillary clinton. she's live at the javits center on the lower west side of manhattan right along the river across from new jersey. there's a glass ceiling there tonight. the question is, will it break. >> reporter: that's right. in fact, there's a glass ceiling. it's clear they've chosen it as the backdrop. hillary clinton for her part is at the peninsula hotel. she was brought into manhattan about 4:00 today. she's working, i'm told, on two speeches for tonight. she is not taking anything for granted. her campaign is feeling very confident. they in fact talk about the latino vote, it is something we have been reporting on for some time. the campaign strategy all along was to get out that latino vote,
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especially in florida. in fact, there was an addition of 700,000 puerto rico in florida in the last five years. they managed to register a number of those latinos and it seems now based on early returns that they are coming out in florida, north carolina, as well as in nevada. >> jennifer, thanks very much. carl cameron with the trump team now at the new york hilton, just a couple blocks really north of fox news world headquarters and not far from where hillary clinton will be tonight. what's the word there? >> reporter: just a couple blocks away. the trump campaign is trying to remain, in its words, cautiously, hopefully optimistic for what happens tonight. kellyanne conway essentially said that they are concerned that they didn't get the full help of the republican national committee. that its infrastructure was not thoroughly applied suggesting
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that there's disappointment or frustration in the campaign as they look at the incoming results. and she specifically complained that the likes of mitt romney and others, republican never trumpers, establishment types, did not come to his aid, did not unite, and therefore committed a political sin of disloyalty. a little premature. what trump needs to do really is get enough of the working class white american electorate out tonight to match that hispanic and african-american voters in the clinton campaign. he made a number of speeches specifically aimed at african-americans and latinos and modified his position in a couple of ways, his politics in order to try to court them. it doesn't look like he's getting those numbers. his campaign was focused on a
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handful of battleground states. more often than not, he went to rule parts of those states. not so much looking for the moderate independent swing vote or disaffected democrats. although that was very much part of his rhetoric, remains to be seen whether or not he was able to rouse them. >> carl cameron live in new york. an alert now. we're expecting there to be irregularities throughout the night and the first has just happened. north carolina, where the polls are scheduled to close across the state at 8:00 eastern time. they will not. they will almost everywhere. but at eight precincts in durham county and one in columbus, the election board just made the decision that they'll keep the polls open for an extra hour. meaning if you're online or inline as they would say in north carolina, by 9:00 eastern time you can vote. why? there were irregularities early in the day at precincts there after problems with electronic voting. they couldn't get the electronic
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voting up in time. it stopped all of the voting in eight different precincts in durham county. north carolina will not completely close its polls until 9:00 eastern instead of 8:00 eastern. that means north carolina, this state that hillary clinton believes if she wins it, she moves to 1600 pennsylvania, it's going to take an extra hour. we all of us have watched the race unfold. sean spicer has been right in the middle of it all. he's been immersed in this election in a way few others will ever experience. and we'll speak with him live right after this on fox broadca broadcasting's all night coverage of election night in america.
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polls are closed in six states across america. donald trump got two of them. hillary clinton got one of them. we're just getting started. more polls close in just about 12 minutes. three different states. and we'll have those for you when it happens. first, let's bring in sean spicer, chief strategist and communications director at the republican national committee. sean, good evening, how are you? >> doing great. how are you? >> i wonder -- we're very focused on florida. i wonder what are you hearing, expecting hoping? >> we're looking at key counties so far that republicans have done well in the past. and we're seeing our performance do better than we have.
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we've seen deterioration on some of the areas that the democrats have to do. >> what areas that you see in florida do you like specifically? >> i like -- well, right now, we're seeing an underperformance in places the democrats have to do well in miami-dade. >> among african-americans? >> the panhandle is coming in strong and the i-4 corridor. >> how does orlando look? that's an area obama won by i think about 7,000. the early numbers there look like right now the democrat is up by about 60,000, 70,000. again, it's very early. >> one of the things that's important to note, we had 84 staffers there in 2012. we now have 1,800. we've been able to get the early vote out. romney lost florida by 74,000 votes in large part because the obama machine was able to run up
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100,000 early vote advantage. we cut that by 81,000. so we feel really good about where we are in florida right now. >> how much concern do you have in the autopsy from the last election, the word was, you got to do more outreach to african-americans and latinos. the decision was apparently made by the campaign to go in a different direction. florida is now filled with a whole new population of puerto ricans, venezuelans and others. has that hurt you and if so, how badly? >> i don't think so. i think we're doing really well. we've held our own in the i-4 corridor where the puerto ricans community is. we've been monitoring the hispanic vote for a while. donald trump's done a bunch of outreach to the cuban community and other hispanic communities in florida. we feel really good. >> the main man at the rnc, mighty good for you to be here.
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we'll speak to you a little later. >> you bet. kevin kate is with us, a man who knows florida and well. he's the co-founder of a public relations firm based in florida. he's worked with president obama's campaign in 2008, worked with dhchary chris. as you look at numbers tonight, without being specific because the polls haven't closed, democrats have said that i-4 corridor with orange county, orlando in the middle of it is very important this time. what do you think? >> a lot of them are puerto ricans. i know you had some numbers -- i don't see clinton doing as well as she needs to be doing right now in miami-dade where we have tons and tons of votes in our state. >> are those african-american votes? >> it's hard to tell right now. the area that i mention the earlier is duval county. >> jacksonville area. >> those numbers right now are
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looking good for secretary clinton. panellas county, that's trending good for secretary clinton. >> as we look at the state of florida, in general over the years, the panhandle, top left of the state, walton, bay counties, that whole area heavily military, very republican. how would the turnout be there? the early model suggests the panhandle has close to record numbers potentially. >> you are going to see a torrent of donald trump votes when we get into the panhandle. they are largely responsible for how massive his win was in the primary against senator rubio. >> much of the panhandle is in the central time zone. florida polls close at 8:00 eastern and 7:00 central. we won't have any numbers from there until 8:00. also important down in florida, this miami-dade is more
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african-american. but ft. lauderdale is an area where the population really has changed with an influx of latinos. >> absolutely. from a democratic standpoint, you want to look right there. from a republican standpoint, i've heard some of them mention it, they're looking more towards naples. >> on the southwest coast. naples, ft. myers. all through lee county and just north of there. that whole area is heavily republican. >> absolutely. >> more wealthy area. you go inland a little bit, more immigrant communities. but the long and short of it is, florida is very much in play tonight. the trump camp said if we don't win florida we're out of this thing. the polls are minutes away from closing in some of the biggest battleground states. battleground states. ohio and north caro
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our special election coverage continues from fox news headquarters in new york. polls close in a few minutes in the battleground of ohio. and north carolina. those are two must-win states. we're also waiting for polls to close at the top of the hour in florida. the biggest swing state prize with 29 electoral votes. analysts say florida is another must-win state for donald trump and if hillary clinton wins there, she could block the path for him to win the white house. a record 6.5 million cast ballots during early voting in florida. they say that's more than any other state and about half of
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all the registered voters in florida. we're also watching a key senate race in the state which could have a big impact on the balance of power on capitol hill. marco rubio facing off against democratic congressman patrick murphy. senator rubio initially said he would not run for reelection, but he eventually reversed that decision after gop leaders urged him to try to hold onto his senate seat. there are other major poll closings at the top of the hour in pennsylvania and new hampshire. we're live in concord, new hampshire. most of the polls have closed there. so what's the latest? >> reporter: well, we're still waiting to get some numbers in to give us some indication of which way these races are going to go. i've spoken with leaders from both parties, they say turnout looks strong across the state and both feeling good at this point in time. now, new hampshire, has just four electoral college votes.
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but it is a powerful state not just because of the primary but it is a true swing state right now in the race for the white house. both states want those four electoral college votes. secretary clinton and donald trump both appearing here in the last 48 hours. also major surrogates coming here to this state. president barack obama appearing here for hillary clinton yesterday drawing huge crowds. she needs those voters that cast their ballots for bernie sanders to show up today. that's what they're looking for, for all of that big contingent to come in and pour out to give clinton the numbers that she needs to win here. donald trump won here in february. that was his first big win of the primary season. he needs those voters to come back out again. of course a lot has happened since february in the state. we'll see what happens here as the votes are cast and counted here in new hampshire. >> and we're all watching the white house. there's also a very big senate contest going on in new
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hampshire as well. >> reporter: absolutely. it has been neck and neck. this is one to watch. in fact, the balance of the senate could be at stake. the incumbent republican senator kelly ayotte is facing a tough challenge. we have two powerful female figures, strong resumes, strong get out the vote efforts on both sides. a really even match as far as the contest is concerned. estimates are that over $100 million has been spent, that the republican has been slightly outspent here in the state. but both of the women are doing what it takes to win. they're getting out there amongst the people and convincing them right up to the last second. we saw the senators out at the polling stations today asking for every last vote. trace? >> live for us in concord, new hampshire. keep in mind, it's very pivotal there because kelly ayotte first aligned herself with donald
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trump and then started to put some distance between herself and donald trump. tonight, we'll find out if that strategy worked for her. network election coverage continues now with shepard smith. right now. it's 7:30 on the east coast. and this is a fox news election alert. the polls have just closed in three more states including two battleground areas we'll be watching all night. the first, ohio. the decision desk tells us it is too early to make a call in the state of ohio. the numbers are not in. ohio of course, the rule with ohio is, if you're a republican, you cannot win the white house without ohio. that's what history tells us. history has been thrown out the window largely this year, but that one may hold. the state has voted for the winner in the past 13 presidential elections. in north carolina, the polls were supposed to close at 7:30 eastern and they settle all
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across the state. except in eight precincts in durham county and one in columbus county where they'll get an extra hour. we don't believe that will be so close that we won't be able to make a call in the next hour. we shall see. the fox news decision desk tells us hillary clinton does have a lead, but it is too early to declare a winner in the bell weather state of north carolina. fox news projects donald trump will win the state of west virginia. this is just in. and in no way a surprise. it's a solid republican state and has been. mitt romney won it with 62.3% of the vote to obama's 35%. that was back in '12 -- 2012. it's solid republican. the five electoral votes from the state of west virginia officially according to the fox news decision team now go to donald trump. polls closed a half hour ago in the state of virginia. not west virginia. this is virginia. we now have 5% of all precincts
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reporting. donald trump with a lead, but it's still too close to call. this is georgia. in georgia, it is still too close to call, but you can see, we have less than 1% in. though you see a 50-point spread there, that is not at all how this night is going to be. less than 1%, the numbers mean almost nothing. georgia is a very different city in midtown atlanta that it is in the rural areas of the peach state. depending on where they're coming in, we won't know georgia for just a little while. the state of south carolina, still too close to call. less than 1% in in the state of south carolina. big picture now. four states are called. let's look at the electoral count for the night. you have to have 270 votes in the electoral college to win this night or any night in presidential elections. right now, donald trump has 24. secretary clinton has three. it's a long way toward 270. another big thing we'll be watching all night is the battle
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for the united states senate. watching two races in states that have already closed. fox news projects the ohio republican rob portman will hang onto his seat against the democratic former governor ted strickland. this has been a closely contested contest in the state of ohio, a state that leans right in the presidential pick. a state where rob portman has been against ted strickland throughout this. fox news has just called that rob portman will win the senate race in the state of ohio. no call to be made right now in north carolina where the republican senator richard burr is in a very tight race with deborah ross. balance of power in the senate, all republican. you need 51% for a majority if you're republican. the vice president would be the president pro tem of the senate. that would give them the tie breaker. so the republicans would need to pick up five to maintain control.
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this is very much in play. the exit polling suggests to us what we've known for a long time, the six or seven toss-up states in the race for the senate are very much toss-up tonight. based on the races we've already called so far, balance of power in the senate, democrats with 37, republicans with 33. there are 100 in there. it will be a while. obviously a long way to go. we'll keep filling in these seats throughout the night as they're called. we're less than a half hour away now from the next poll closings at 8:00 eastern, including the biggest battleground, the state of florida, just 25 minutes away. a slew of closings coming here on fox broadcast network just 25 minutes from now. to our panel now, we have the democratic strategist, tom bevin, publisher of real clear politics, averages of the polls that we rely on.
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and morgan is a republican strategist. florida, florida, florida as tim russert used to say. as florida goes, the election will go. >> well, the interesting thing about florida is whether donald trump will have lost florida because the empire strikes back, the latinos which have traditionally not come out to vote are suddenly coming out this time around. if the latinos make the difference in this margin in florida, one can make the argument he lost that election the day he came down that gold-plated elevator 15 months ago and started talking about a wall and doubling down on rhetoric that a lot of latinos found offensive to them. early voting shows they may have come out. they are disproportionately latino this year. >> tom, is that how your polls have looked? >> it's close. it's a toss-up. sean spicer was just saying republicans feel pretty good.
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it's still very early going there. i expect it's going to be really close in florida. >> morgan, from the republican side, sean spicer talking about a heavy turnout in the panhandle. >> which is still voting, by the way. >> sure. but a huge turnout from the exit polling and just from the lines they're seeing has been very good for republicans. >> it is good for republicans. what i'm looking at is what's going on with marco rubio. there's a report that marco rubio is ten points up in an b absentee voting in miami-dade county. we're talking about the presidential race. i think it's still very early. what a lot of us are watching for is a balance of power in the senate. calling indiana. good for todd young. states like indiana, florida, nevada we're going to be watching tonight for the balance of power. good numbers for rubio so far. >> there was a time republicans were very concerned about that race, when it looked as if the down ballot effect might wash
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right over marco rubio. the democrats -- he had a very wealthy challenger who really could have, from all that i see, written checks for $30 million -- i mean, noticed it, but could have done it. looked like the democrats decided this is not a place where we feel like the dollars make sense. >> very expensive state. patrick murphy was not well-known statewide. they had better opportunities in other states. >> the check mate state for democrats, as they put it, is not florida, but this year north carolina. largely because of the changing -- partially because of the changing demographics in north carolina and local issues north carolina's been dealing with. >> north carolina's not necessary. if she wins florida -- >> correct. >> north carolina is interesting because of what you said. very competitive governors race going on. >> where can i go to the bathroom in north carolina? >> and a lot of people have
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moved into the research t triangle. that demographic -- you saw the demographic where that went from really being a -- >> suburbs of the city. >> right. and now they're trending south and they're going south. a lot of people feel that georgia maybe and north carolina by 2020 or 2024. we're seeing the deep south start to suddenly go ever so purple and north carolina may tell the tale this year. north carolina, not crucial to the hillary people if she in fact wins florida. >> which doesn't mean it's not the checkmate state. you know where it's happening, it's happening in and around dh charlotte. it's happening in and around the raleigh durham area where you have all of those universities and clean tech industry. and the people who would populate that from the northeast, from the pacific northwest, all moving in this traditionally very, very red area which is north carolina.
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the suburban areas, rural areas of north carolina are still very red. but the cities in north carolina are changing and has been changing. >> that's right. you have to look at mecklenburg county, charlotte's the seat there. obama took 100,000 votes out of mecklenburg county in 2012. with the concerns that hillary's campaign has had with early vote in north carolina, be interesting to keep an eye on those two counties to see whether hillary is falling short. >> republicans have said from the beginning, we don't believe african-americans are going to be there for hillary clinton in the way they were there for barack obama. for many reasons that are obvious. if the turnout is suppressed in north carolina, the stuff we're talking about in the big cities will be negated and north carolina is very much up for grabs. >> that's exactly what robby mook said tonight. the interesting thing about raleigh durham is the
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millennials. according to some of the early exit polling, clinton was winning by 51%, trump around 34%. we're talking about -- which is worse than obama. we're talking about how the deep south is changing, but we're also forgetting that ohio is trending well for trump in early voting. michigan could be an upset tonight. it's not just the deep south that's changing. it's the entire map that's changing. >> you know what it seems like, the way our divide is changing is what's so fascinating to me. it seems to be beginning just about with trickle down economics, those who have benefited from that, the 1% and others who have benefited are voting in one way, and those who have the feeling at least that they've been left behind are voting another. that seems to be the new divide. that and black/white, rich/poor. the divide's different. >> it's such a unique election. we have two unique candidates
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that have 100% name id, they're both unfavorable. regardless of who wins, this is a realigning election. we now have donald trump representing the working class republican party. he's running as an anti-trade candidate. 180 degrees from republican orthodox over the last 40 years. and hillary clinton is trying to replicate obama's coalition but missing that middle piece. we're going to look back on this tomorrow and the coming days and see it really was a realigning election. >> we talk about north carolina closing, virginia closing. normally at this point in an election night, this is my fifth of these, by now we'd be talking about evangelicals. what they're doing, where they're going. i mean evangelicals are not a way that we are categorizing things this time. they are not voting as evangelicals. >> you know how we should be cat
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g -- categorizing, obama was -- hillary was leading them by about over 27% last week. that's a huge realignment. that's not a race based. that is an education. that's what you said earlier. who's left behind. more and more, this is an economy that's benefiting people who are college educated or higher and leaving behind those who don't have a college education. that's the realignment i think you see in this election. >> when i was a kid in high school, you get get out of high school, make a very good living. in the northeast, you could work in factories just as your parents had done. make a great up to middle class living for the rest of your life. those jobs are gone. one of the candidates has said we're going to bring back those jobs. those jobs are not coming back because the economy has shifted. the idea is to raise the minimum wage and make people who build things and make things make more
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money, that's not happening in the rest of the world. that is the next thing on which this nation must focufocus. stand by, getting a good idea of what issues push people to come out and vote. what brought people to the polls and what pushed them away and what americans are looking for in their next president. our first round of fox news exit polls are out and they're coming to you now on fox broadcast network, continuing coverage of election night in america. if rs
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speak with people as they leave l polls stations across america this afternoon and now into the evening. martha is following exit polls from across the country. she's here in new york with us. >> so interesting to hear what people are saying when they walk out of those polls. one of the big questions in this election has been does donald trump have the right temperament to be president. hillary clinton has gone after him very hard on this. 64% say no, he does not have the right temperament to be president. that message appears to have resonated with voters. however, one in four characterize themselves as being very angry as they went into the polls tonight. they like donald trump. no big surprise there. he has definitely spoken to that element in the populous. 75% of those who say they're angry with federal government voted for donald trump. this one i find really interesting, shepard. we know there's been a lot of talk from the trump campaign that they are bringing in voters
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for the first time. people saying i never vote the before or haven't voted in 25 years, i'm coming out for donald trump. the first-time voter, 55% go for hillary clinton and 37% went for donald trump. so even those first-time voters, white voter that a lot of people thought was going to come out that hadn't come out in a long time, they appear to be siding with hillary clinton tonight, at least according to the numbers we got so far. >> any surprises from your standpoint early going? >> look at these issues that have been compelling in the news lately. the e-mail issue for example. about 62% of voters say, i was very bothered by the e-mail scandal. then you look at the one that is clearly donald trump's biggest problem with women, also bothered a lot of voters. about 72% say that they were bothered by those stories. the "america's news hq" videota --
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"access hollywood" tape and all the rest. >> overall, they're the at least popular candidates we've ever had. >> what a lovely accolade. >> not what they were hoping for. >> exactly. >> martha will be in with us all night here on fox. let's look at the electoral board as it's come in for the two candidates tonight. only a handful of states have closed. we closed six polls at 7:00 eastern time. closed three more at 7:30 eastern time and we've only been able to call a view. west virginia, kentucky, and indiana won by donald trump. and the state of vermont won so far by hillary clinton. we're still watching for florida. the things we've been able to learn so far about florida are this, ft. lauderdale, very high latino turnout in that area. which benefits the democrat. the panhandle, maybe record turnout from walton, bay counties, everything along the
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northwest corridor of florida, big turnout there. that benefits the republican. naples and collier county, ft. myers, cape coral and up the coast to fort charlotte and the rest, that's the lower western side, the left side of the state of republican coming in with big numbers tonight. then you hear all the time about the i-4 corridor, that area from the tampa bay area coming across into kissimmee and orlando, which is orange county, a huge influx of latino voters, go up and around to the bedroom communities of longwood. then over on the coast on the right-hand side of the state in daytona beach and all of the rest, big turnout there as well. first, a fox news election alert. in the state of south carolina, brand-new numbers are just in and the fox news decision team tells us south carolina will indeed go to donald trump.
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this is traditionally of course a red state. not a huge -- huge surprise this one. but south carolina had been one that when it first closed, we were not able to call it. the state of south carolina, solid republican with its nine electoral votes. mitt romney won it back in 2012. won it by about 10 points over now president obama. we're not sure what the spread is going to be tonight in south carolina. but the fox news decision team now proclaimed south carolina goes to hillary clinton. so an update of the big board and states won so far tonight. states won, south carolina, west virginia, kentucky and indiana. and we'll be right back.
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approaching seven minutes before 8:00 here on the east coast of the united states. and 8:00 is a big hour. at 8:00, polls close in the state of florida and in the state of pennsylvania. we hope to have race calls coming up just minutes from now. for republican donald trump, south carolina, west virginia, kentucky and indiana. those all go into the trump category. for hillary clinton, so far just vermont. we're still waiting for the calls from the big states that have already closed on the east coast. those states including north carolina and virginia. both toss-up -- well, not both toss-up -- well, not toss-up, but bellweather sta
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i'm trace gallagher. more special election coverage from fox news headquarters in new york just a few minutes from now, polls close in more than a dozen states including florida and other key battlegrounds. first, a look here at the results in ohio. polls closed there just a short time ago. right now, it is too early to project the winner in the state. now, you may remember, no republican has won the white house without winning ohio. a look at voters there earlier. officials in ohio reported a record turnout in early voting this year with nearly 2 million casting ballots ahead of election day. polls also closed just a short time ago in north carolina where 15 electoral votes are up for
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grabs. tim kaine calls it a dhcheckmat state. we're also watching a key senate race in north carolina. republican senator richard burr is facing a challenge from democratic civil rights lawyer deborah ross. still too early to call that race. but, wow, it could have a big impact on the balance of power in the senate. jenna lee is life for us in raleigh, north carolina. what's it like where you are? >> reporter: we're at the democratic celebration tonight. and the music is starting to pump. we don't have the results yet, but there's some nervous energy in the room. there are more registered democrats in the state than any other party. although there's around 2 million republicans in the state of north carolina, there's also 2 million unaffiliated voters, trace. and that's a mysterious voter. no one knows which way they're going to go. how close is this state? how important is it? if you look back on the results
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in 2008, barack obama won this state by less than a percentage point. if you go further into the numbers, if two votes in every precinct swung in either direction, he would have lost the state. just one example of how close this state with be. i talked to representatives of both parties about how they're feeling. they actually agree upon this. they're both cautiously optimistic. we'll see in the end who wins, not only for the president, but down the ticket. >> what's the latest from the officials in durham about extending of the early voting there? >> reporter: some people showed up to vote and they couldn't check in. it's like showing up at the airport and you want to get through your flight, but you can't get through security. they extended voting times in eight precincts in durham county and another precinct as well. it is a democratic county. it's extended until 8:30, so it's an extra hour.
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another few precincts, about half an hour. as i mentioned, it's a very tight race. that's why there are certain groups fighting for an extension just to make sure that everyone can vote. >> jenna lee live for us in raleigh, north carolina. as you look at the map, we talk about florida a lot because it is a key battleground state with 29 electoral college votes, but north carolina where jenna is is pivotal. donald trump says he has to win there. north carolina along with florida, new hampshire, these are true toss-up states which means they were within a razor thin margin. if donald trump can somehow win the state of florida and starts looking north to the toss-up states that go north including north carolina and new hampshire with its four delegates. those are all pivotal. there's also the key senate race going on in north carolina right now. richard burr, the very powerful chairman of the senate intel committee as well fighting against deborah ross who is the
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aclu attorney. fox broadcast network election coverage continues with shepard smith right now. it's 5:00 on the west coast, 8:00 on the east coast. on a historic election night in america. i'm shepard smith at fox news world headquarters in new york city. on the fox broadcast network. hillary clinton, the first woman presidential nominee of a major political party, facing off tonight against donald trump, who defeated 16 republican rivals including senators and governors to clinch the gop nomination. the polls have just closed in more than a dozen states in the united states. including the biggest battleground of them all, the state of florida. right now, the fox news decision team cannot yet call the state of florida and frankly, it may be a minute. 75% of all p


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