Show: ALL IN with CHRIS HAYES Date: November 7, 2016 Guest: James Carville, Michael Steele, Steve Cortes; Maria Hinojosa, Dan Rather, Jeremy Bird
CHRIS HAYES, MSNBC HOST: Good Evening from New York. I`m Chris Hayes on Election Day eve. That`s right. You`re looking at a live picture from downtown Philadelphia where Hillary Clinton is holding her second to last rally in the campaign, an enormous event, the biggest stars of the Democratic Party, including both the President of the United States and the first lady all sharing the same stage. About 30,000 folks at least packed in there, possibly larger than the population of Philadelphia back in 1776.
Also at this hour, Donald Trump and his running mate, Mike Pence, are rallying supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire, a state that could make or break their campaign`s narrow path to victory.
Heading into Election Day, the race remains close. Clinton leads Trump by about 3.5 points, according to "FiveThirtyEight`s" latest polling average. The candidates don`t appear to be taking any chances, both keeping up a break neck schedule on this last full day of campaigning. Clinton started the day in Pittsburgh, traveling to Western Michigan, now Philadelphia and finishing the day in a midnight rally in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Trump has covered some same more grounds starting in Sarasota, Florida, travelling to Raleigh, to Scranton, Pennsylvania, and now Manchester, and one more finishing late tonight in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
As we head to the big day, there`s some concern among democrats about Clinton`s firewall, supposedly called, in the upper Midwest, where demographic groups that tend to favor Trump, particularly white voters without college degrees, make up a larger portion of the electorate than in some other parts of the country.
On the other hand, early voting data points to a big surge in Hispanic voting across the board with the potential to scramble the map and lift Clinton`s chances. On top of all of that, through an FBI Director James Comey`s latest letter to congress yesterday, the anti-climactic coda to his October surprise, announcing that those newly discovered e-mails warrant no new investigative or judicial action against Hillary Clinton. Meaning, the bomb he dropped in the last two weeks of the campaign was as many as expected, for nothing. Nevertheless, that finding has not put the issue to rest in the eyes of Clinton`s opponent.
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DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDTATE: Right now, she`s being protected by a rigged system, it`s a totally rigged system. I`ve been saying it for a long time. You can`t review 650,000 new e-mails in eight days. You can`t do it, folks.
Hillary Clinton is guilty. She knows it, the FBI knows it, the people know it.
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HAYES: Trump might have a point about the e-mail review if he didn`t have the facts completely wrong. 650,000 is the total number of e-mails found belonging to Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin going back years. The Clinton related e-mails represent a very small subset of that total.
Meanwhile, on this final day of the campaign, Trump has focused his closing argument less on his vision of the country, more on two people who have emerged as two of Clinton`s most effective surrogates, Beyonce and Jay Z.
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TRUMP: So she got Jay Z and Beyonce, and the language they used was so bad. The language, the language is so bad. And as they were singing -- singing, right? Singing? Talking? Was it talking or singing? I don`t know.
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HAYES: I`m joined now by James Carville, a democratic strategist and MSNBC political analyst and Michael Steele from current RNC also an MSNBC political analyst.
And we will, of course, be monitoring that rally in Philadelphia where we can see a whole bunch of speakers. Jon Bon Jovi is there as well as Bruce Springsteen. So, Yeah --
HAYES: So yes, you`re chuckling about -- the closing argument. What is with this hip-hop? Are they talking, are they singing? Like --
MICHAEL STEELE, MSNBC POLITICAL ANALYST: And like singing and the language.
STEELE: You know, my God, the language.
HAYES: OK. But I thought of you, actually. I thought of you when I saw that because at some level it`s like a dumb turtle thing, and he -- Donald Trump doesn`t like when people say mean things about him so he goes at them no matter who they are, Alicia Machado or Jay Z or whatever.
That`s it like, part of what -- I remember you being with the RNC, I remember you talking about hip-hop republicans --
STEELE: Hip-hop republicans, baby. That`s it. Don`t believe in it.
HAYES: And it was like, there was a certain kind of shakiness to the whole thing. But, ultimately, what you were talking about was like, look, this is expanding the party --
STEELE: Expanding the party.
HAYES: And it`s just so -- in some weird way, it`s perfectly fitting for him on stage, he`s got Ted Nugent talking about like, what`s this rap music? As like the perfect, little, one second version of what this campaign from Donald Trump is.
STEELE: Yes. Yes. It`s kind of a quota of my experience at the RNC. But it really -- it really is. And we talked about hip-hop republicanism, and as you said, in the sense of it broadening and expanding. But more importantly, to begin to appreciate where people are culturally, begin to appreciate how much the country has changed, how diverse it is, how much it`s grown and how much better we are for it and as republicans, as conservatives, we have a message that speaks to that in authentic way. But, you know here we are.
JAMES CARVILLE, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST AND MSNBC POLITICAL ANALYSTHAYES: Well, my favorite part that they are using bad language is this man is really shocked.
HAYES: I know.
CARVILLE: And you`re happy. I caught (INAUDIBLE) like wait a minute --
HAYES: Coming out of the mouth of the non-running for president in (INAUDIBLE) Donald Trump.
CARVILLE: Right. And the other thing that, like, struck me is Jay Z, Beyonce, they have cross-cultural appeal, and he like thinks that they`re like some kind of --
HAYES: He`s also -- he`s also playing in the room. I mean, and not actually playing to the room, if you were to say what is another theme that`s been the Trump campaign.
He even had a great rift today. Great in the sense that it was illuminating where he talked about draining the swamp and he said I didn`t really like it at first but said it to the room and got huge cheers, he said it in another room got huge cheers. He was sorting of taking you behind the means by which he has essentially like a stand-up comic doing road shows --
HAYES: And that`s what has driven this campaign. What gets the play in that room.
STEELE: Well, but that`s always been the -- that`s the thing, I think, a lot in the media underestimated at the very beginning, just how --
HAYES: How well he`s playing the room.
STEELE: How well he`s playing the room --
HAYES: The room is bigger -- the country is bigger than the room.
STEELE: Right. And he was throwing stuff out there just to see how he would be responded to, how it would land. Here we are.
CARVILLE: But there`s -- you know, maybe there`s 30,000 people in the room, let`s say that. Well, there`s 325 million people in the country and --
Everybody sees that is watching this and everybody else sees that he doesn`t understand that the room is a small part of --
STEELE: But he`s bet is there`s --
HAYES: There`s more people like that in the room. --
HAYES: That`s the bet. And literally that`s the bet --
STEELE: I`ll bet 325,000 a lot of them want to be in that room.
HAYES: The bet we find out -- that`s what we`ll find out tomorrow, right?
STEELE: That`s the bet.
HAYES: All right. Because I mean, in a certain -- in a certain way, that`s what`s -- you know, in all of the surreally of this campaign, all the twists and turns, it`s really -- the Trump campaign waging a bet on how many people in America are like the people in the room.
STEELE: That`s right.
HAYES: And do they have the bigger share?
CARVILLE: When it`s all said and done, we will remember that he was just shocked, just shocked that somebody would say that language.
HAYES: (INAUDIBLE) I guess that`s right. Let me ask you this. Here`s another thing. You know, so we can talk -- we can talk a little bit of the blocking attack. Let`s start with -- to you, if you were sort of both political veterans, you`ve got this kind of late play for the upper Midwest.
Trump goes to Minnesota yesterday. You got multiple events in Michigan today. Seeing a fair amount of -- it`s not like there`s a lot of data to support this because the polling average looks pretty good and you got the UAW field director for the state saying, this is -- you know, don`t worry. What`s your -- as a veteran, as a guy who has looked to this.
CARVILLE: Michigan is a little bit different than other places. It`s more -- it`s more like Wisconsin and Minnesota, than it is like Ohio or Indiana. The unemployment -- I guess, the unemployment rate is in Michigan? 4.6 percent. All right? And there`s this view that Michigan is some modern day version of Iowa --
HAYES: Partly because it was so bad for so long.
CARVILLE: Right. I understand that some of the jobs you know -- maybe it`s not $30 an hour auto workers, but it`s not -- it`s not the kind of vision that a lot of people have in the United States about Michigan and -- look, the guy, he has to go somewhere. He has to take something away --
HAYES: That`s right.
CARVILLE: -- from the democratic coalition. He obviously -- you know, he got Pennsylvania and Michigan or if you`ve got to do --
HAYES: If you`re going to go somewhere, might as well go there.
HAYES: There`s no early voting there.
STEELE: Well, you`re absolutely right about where Michigan is in its upward swing and its mobility and job rate. The attitude, though, is still very much old school.
STEELE: And that`s something that Trump has figured out and tapped into. Now, the question is, to the point you just made, Chris --
STEELE: How does the math work? Michigan is not one of those states that had early voting. So, you have no real sense of how that vote has developed on the ground and being there it`s been significant enough to draw Hillary Clinton back there.
HAYES: And the president.
STEELE: And the president.
HAYES: One thing I would say about Michigan, we should note, just historically is, two things happened in 2012 and I remember Miss Stewart telling me this, who was the Battleground State director for Obama, said look, we kind of over performed in Michigan in 2012 because of the auto rescue, right. The president was clearly for it, Mitt Romney was against it. He got kicked there.
And also, Michigan was the state that they outperformed the RealClearPolitics polling average by the largest number in 2012. So they go in up four or five, they come out up nine, basically when all is said and done.
CARVILLE: Still, when was the last time it went republican? A long time.
STEELE: Well, there is a first time in a long time for everything.
HAYES: Well, that`s -- so, let me ask you this --
CARVILLE: I`m not -- I don`t blame him. He`s got to make a play somewhere.
CARVILLE: I`m just saying, Michigan is not the hell hole that he portrayed for that.
HAYES: Now, we got that live shot over there. So, Mike Pence is in New Hampshire. We`ve seen some -- New Hampshire looks extremely tight.
HAYES: The problem for the republicans, it seems to me, is Nevada offsets New Hampshire. If Nevada has been, as some of the early voting indicates, it is a -- it is a decline for republicans. Obviously, anything can happen on Election Day.
So even if you grab those four in New Hampshire, but you haven`t got Nevada, that path it`s still pretty very narrow.
STEELE: It is very narrow. And you know, they folded down to Iowa, New Hampshire, you know, Florida, and Ohio. That`s the four they know they have to get. And of those four, the most important, obviously, is Florida.
But you`re right, New Hampshire is sitting at the -- I had a conversation with the Democratic Chairman -- party chairman of New Hampshire about an hour ago and he was like, "I don`t care what the numbers say. Here`s the ground game. And the bottom line is Trump has no ground game in New Hampshire."
HAYES: Well, this is the other experiment we get to see the results on tomorrow.
CARVILLE: Their ground game is beyond comprehension. I think they had like three million touches (INAUDIBLE).
HAYES: They have 5,000 people door knocking just this past weekend.
CARVILLE: Right. And we`re going to see if it matters.
John Ralston, who probably is the most knowledgeable person in state-wide policies, a Nevada guy, he think -- and he think -- he think down the line he`s (INAUDIBLE) -- he says it`s done.
CARVILLE: That she`s won Nevada. That is a big deal. And if you look at these numbers, the ground game that they have in Florida, take your breath away. And if you look at what they`ve put up now, you know, I mean, the challenge they have is they`ve got to stay focused for tomorrow night.
HAYES: Your point about the ground game, I mean, this is another thing it`ll be really -- it`s an open question, right?
It`s what this looks like, how much of that was Obama enthusiasm -- specific to Barack Obama and how much is it of the ability of the machinery of the democratic campaign --
HAYES: -- to get people out to vote, and we`re going to -- we`re going to find out tomorrow when we start to get those results back. I can`t believe I`m saying tomorrow. James Carville, Michael Steele --
STEELE: Only a couple of hours, baby.
CARVILLE: Thank you.
HAYES: All right. It is our last show before the election. We have a lot to cover as I mentioned at the top of the hour. We will go there live when the Obamas and the Clintons take the stage together on this, the last night of our lives -- the last night of the campaign. Sorry!
Next, the campaign -- the Trump and Clinton campaigns are here to talk last-minute strategy. And later, veteran news Van Dam rather on the history we`re all about to witness tomorrow. Do not go anywhere. Stay right there because we`ll be back with much more after this quick break.
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TRUMP: Do not let this opportunity slip away. We are fighting for every citizen who believes that government should serve the people. Not the donors and not the special interests.
And we are fighting to bring us all together as Americans. We`re a divided nation. We`re a very badly divided nation. We`re going to be brought together.
Just imagine what our country could accomplish if we started working together as one people under one God, saluting one American flag.
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HAYES: Joining me now, Steve Cortes, part of Donald Trump`s National Hispanic Advisory Council. Steve, good to have you here.
STEVE CORTES: Thanks, Chris, thanks for having me.
HAYES: You were -- you were not super early on the Trump train.
HAYES: But you`re on the Trump train now. Are you going to jump off before tomorrow, or no?
CORTES: No, no, I`m certainly not. As a matter of fact, I was anti-Trump in the early days of the campaign. I wasn`t convinced he was serious. I wasn`t convinced he was a conservative, which is important to me. I`m more than convinced on both of those counts by now. But I came as a convert and I speak with zeal of a convert.
HAYES: What`s conservative? What is the core? Because a lot of people would say if you look at his agenda, the way that -- particularly the way he talks about government, the way he talks about tariffs, that these are not part of the sort of conservative catechism. Right?
CORTES: That`s true.
HAYES: About letting the market decide, limited government, not intruding into that sphere. So what is the -- what do you mean when you said --
CORTES: Right. Well, I think that`s evolving, and he has certainly evolved as a candidate, as a person, and by the way a lot of people do. Ronald Reagan wasn`t always a conservative. He was a liberal at one point and (INAUDIBLE) democrat and evolved a lot.
For me personally, and that might not be important to a lot of you viewers, I don`t know. But, he was not a proponent of the second amendment at one point. He wasn`t pro-life at one point. So those are major stumbling blocks --
HAYES: So, like abortion, guns, stuff like that.
CORTES: Those were major stumbling blocks for me. And I think, he was in favor of bigger government than I was comfortable with, but again, that`s all in the past.
I believe firmly that he has evolved as a person, certainly as a candidate. He persuaded me -- and he persuaded me I think more than anything, Chris, that there`s a palpable discomfort, a disquiet out there in our country.
Things are not OK. The status quo isn`t good. Slow growth and terror on the march. And I think, if we stick to those macro issues of security and prosperity, we need to change course.
HAYES: So -- it`s interesting you say that. Because obviously that`s the story that the Trump campaign has been telling, and in a sort of interesting way, it`s a story that the Trump campaign thinks the media is against them and, you know, a guy just showed up in a shirt talking about lynching journalists.
But that`s also the story in some ways the media has told. Which is why I thought today`s numbers on the approval ratings of Barack Obama are so fascinating.
HAYES: Highest is it in gallop, 56 percent approved, 44 percent disapproved. Are those people in the 56 percent, are they diluted? Are they wrong?
CORTES: No. You know, here`s what -- I`m very glad that we`re not running against Barack Obama. And the Obamas have been by far the best weapon on the campaign trail for the Clintons. But thankfully we`re not running against them.
HAYES: Like Donald Trump says, it`s funny, because Donald Trump chooses to run against Barack Obama because Donald Trump says if you want, this is something that he`s been doing -- if you want the third term of Barack Obama, vote for Hillary Clinton. And Scott Walker tweeted that the other day and there`s a lot of people were like, "Yes, please."
CORTES: No. And Chris, please don`t misunderstand me. I disagree with President Obama on almost everything when it comes to policy, but he`s clearly a very, very popular and in some ways transformational person.
CORTES: Hillary Clinton is the opposite of that. Hillary Clinton represents cronyism and corruption to the core. And one thing I will say for President Obama, although I don`t like his --
CORTES: Although I don`t like his policies very much, I think he`s had a pretty scandal-free administration. Hillary is the --
HAYES: Wait. Let`s talk about that, alright. Because there`s two different universes and when you talk about scandals, right? Hillary Clinton.
HAYES: One is the universe that you described, a ceaseless stew of scandal, right?
HAYES: She`s embedded in all of these things. And the other is almost like a ceaseless persecution and scandal mongering around her.
So great example of this is the Comey situation, all right? Comey comes out and says, look, we reviewed the e-mails. Nothing we see here, it doesn`t change our judgment.
Your candidate has said the fix is in. Various surrogates have basically expressed shock that you could get through that many e-mails apparently unclear about how you -- the search functions work, et cetera.
Like, is it your stance that this is a fix, that it`s corrupt, that James Comey is essentially a compromised actor?
CORTES: You know, I don`t know about that. But here`s what I do know. Washington --
HAYES: That`s the argument, just to be clear.
CORTES: Yes, Washington is fixed. I don`t want to get in the details of Comey because I frankly don`t know. But what I do know, is that Washington, D.C., is fixed, it is rigged and there`s a political elite class that exists for its own self-aggrandizement and the Clintons are the embodiment of that class, and they have profited --
HAYES: What about Paul Ryan?
CORTES: They have profited themselves. There`s --
CORTES: I`m not going to name names. But there are certain republicans involved as well. And that`s why we`re --
HAYES: What about Mike Pence? Mike Pence was there --
CORTES: Heck, no. Not Mike Pence.
HAYES: He was there for 16 years.
CORTES: Not Mike Pence.
HAYES: Mike Pence is the co-sponsor on the Iraq resolution.
CORTES: We are a movement. We are the outsiders, OK. Mike Pence --
HAYES: Steve Cortes, you may be an outsider. Mike Pence, I can tell you - - Mike Pence is a lot of things, he`s not an outsider.
CORTES: I think he`s an outsider now. He`s a governor coming from the Midwest who joined --
HAYES: The guy was in Washington for 16 years.
CORTES: Who joined up with Donald -- look does he have --
HAYES: He voted for NAFTA and Iraq, all of that. Everything that you say is embodied by the corrupt Washington elite, and, maybe that`s true. Maybe it`s the corrupt Washington elite.
All I want to say is you guys fixed the lasso about this big so it just lands around Hillary Clinton, and if you`re honest about what the fixed corrupt Washington elite is, it`s got a huge amount of republicans, including your running mate.
CORTES: Chris, I will not agree on that part. But I will to agree a lot of republicans will fall into that --
HAYES: Which is why the election --
CORTES: It`s not so much republicans against democrats. This America against Washington. And we are going to reclaim our government, we`re going to reignite our economy.
HAYES: All right. All right. Steve, thanks for coming.
CORTES: And thanks for having me.
HAYES: He`s still on the train. Let history reflect. He`s still on the train. Bruce Springsteen playing right now in Philadelphia. Let`s take a listen.
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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, AMERICAN MUSICIAN: We got one last chance to make it real, to trade in these wings on some wheels. Climb in back heaven`s waiting down on the tracks. Oh, come take my hand. We`re riding out tonight to case the Promised Land. Oh Thunder Road, oh, Thunder Road. Lying out there like a killer in the sun. Hey, I know it`s late we can make it if we run.
HAYES: All right. Bruce Springsteen acoustic Thunder Road there in Philadelphia, as the crowd anticipates President Obama, the First Lady, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton all taking that stage, momentarily.
Joining me now, Jess McIntosh, Director of Communications Outreach for the Clinton campaign. What do you -- what do you say, because I`m sure you encounter this idea that she`s part of this corrupt system, that she`s a crony, corrupt, and even people don`t like Donald Trump -- I`m sure people say this to you, maybe outside the -- you know, obviously not in the office for you work for the Clinton campaign. What is your -- what`s your -- what`s your -- what do you say to that?
JESS MCINTOSH, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS OUTREACH FOR CLINTON CAMPAIGN: I think that there is the widest possible gulf between the caricature that republicans have painted of Hillary Clinton with, and who she actually is and I implore people to look past the media noise, and pay a little bit of attention to where she came from, why she does what she does, the issues that she has cared about the most.
And throughout her career, she`s really focused on bringing voice to people who get left behind. Her -- she`s been crusading for disabled children since she literally got out of college. That`s not something that garners a ton of media attention, but it really does speak to the core and character of the person. So, it`s a tough sell, because you have to say ignore this very loud noise that`s coming from the opposition, that many in the media enjoy amplifying for whatever reason and pay attention to the quieter things that are happening, the things that actually tell you about the principles of a person and that`s -- and that`s tough, but it`s there with her.
HAYES: It is interesting to me that a few people have pointed this out, if you look at the, sort of, the polling and there`s a case (INAUDIBLE) the race is actually fairly stable, but there`s places where -- the places where she`s sort of gone up the most, the convention after the first debate, which is interesting because of the place where she herself is actually communicating the most and I think that there is -- whether you like Hillary Clinton or not, I think, the idea that there`s a -- there`s a sort of caricature of her and her is a fair -- is pretty clear.
MCINTOSH: Right. Right. And I think -- you know, I point to what the president said recently, which is there is a reason why we have never elected a woman president. We react strangely to women seeking positions of power, and we seek reasons to justify that uncomfortableness, and I think that we see part of that play out here. So when she gets the chance to make her own case, it is incredibly compelling. And she`s really -- it`s just --
HAYES: There`s -- see, I agree with that, obviously. Like I clearly -- that the gender dynamics are so overdetermined in this context. We`re possibly -- as of tomorrow, we`re going to have the first woman president, but the reason that we haven`t -- but there`s also a degree which are so much continuity. Bill Clinton Terms of her treatment, even with the dramatist persona. It`s like all of the veterans of the Clinton wars in the 1990s are literally running Donald Trump`s campaign.
HAYES: All of the ideas of like the investigation that leads to another investigation that leads to another, I think that is from the --
MCINTOSH: I think the fact that in the 90s, she was one of the people who were -- was willing to take on this entrenched republican. This is when they thought that conservative values were going to rule the country for generations to come and Bill and Hillary came in and said, no, not so much. We actually have a social safety net we want to take care of. We want to lift people up in poverty, we want to pay attention to the very real racial issues in this country. And I think that that, you know, it messed with a lot of republicans` long-term goals.
HAYES: I want to listen back in to Bruce Springsteen there in Philadelphia. Let`s take a listen.
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SPRINGSTEEN: No matter how difficult its realization, Hillary sees an America where the issue of income distribution should be at the forefront of our national conversation. Where the progress we`ve made in reducing unemployment is not enough, we must do better. She has a vision of universal health care for all that will build on the work of President Obama`s.
She sees an America that needs to be fairer where our highest courts look to protect the rights of all of our citizens and not just the privileged. She sees an America where the issue of immigration reform is dealt with realistically and compassionately. And she calls to an America that participate in the welfare of our planet, both in world affairs and in global science, and we`re the unfinished business of protecting the rights of women is not an afterthought but a priority.
This is a country where we are indeed and we will indeed be stronger together. Now, briefly to address our opponent, this is a man whose vision is limited to little beyond himself with the profound lack of decency that would allow him to prioritize his own interests and ego before American democracy itself. Somebody who would be willing to damage our long- cherished and admired system rather than look to himself as the reasons behind his own epic failure.
That`s unforgivable. Tomorrow, those ideas and that campaign is going down. Let`s all do our part so we can look back on 2016 and say we stood with Hillary Clinton on the right side of history. That`s why I`m standing here with you tonight for the dream of a better America. This is a prayer for a post-election. This is called "Long Walk Home."
Last night I stood at your doorstep trying to figure out what went wrong. You just slipped something into my palm and then you were gone. I can smell the same deep green of summer above me the same night sky was glowing, and in the distance, I could see the town where I was born. It`s going to be a long walk home. Hey, pretty darling don`t wait up for me, it`s going to be a long walk home. A long walk home. Any time I pass Sal`s grocery, the barber shop on South Street, I looked into their faces, they were all ranked strangers to me.
The veterans hall high up on the hill stood silent and alone, the diner was shuttered and boarded with a sign that just said gone. It`s going to be a long walk home. Hey, pretty darling don`t wait up for me, it`s going to be a long walk home. Hey, pretty darling don`t wait up for me, it`s going to be a long walk home. It`s going to be a long walk home. Here everybody has a neighbor, everybody has a friend, everybody has a reason to begin again. My father said, "Son, we`re lucky in this town. It`s a beautiful place to be born. It just wraps its arms around you, nobody crowds you, nobody goes alone. You know that flag flying over the courthouse, means certain things are set in stone. Who we are, what we`ll do and what we want."
Yeah, it`s going to be a long walk home. Hey, pretty darling don`t wait up for me going to be a long walk home. Hey, pretty darling don`t wait up for me going to be a long walk home. It`s going to be a long walk home. It`s going to be a long walk home. Hey, pretty darling don`t wait up for me, going to be a long walk home. Hey, pretty darling --
HAYES: Bruce Springsteen.
Pretty incredible there.
Jess, how are you feeling? It`s just been a long walk.
MCINTOSH: Home, yes.
It`s almost over.
It`s amazing to be closing out this strong. The energy is really good. I was in Pennsylvania knocking on doors this weekend and it really felt like there was history being made and people were excited. It was a line around the block to get in to phone bank. We`re not even talking about voting.
So I think that the greatest underreported story of 2016 is the super enthusiastic Hillary Clinton supporter and tomorrow we get to be heard.
HAYES: That is a great -- we`re going to see tomorrow.
HAYES: One of the stories, so many narratives this election.
Jess McIntosh, thanks for joining us. We will let Bruce Springsteen play us out. We are awaiting the first family, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton. Stick around.
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ELBERT GARCIA, DIRECTOR, FLORIDA`S VOICE: They are breaking records for just not only in Miami and Florida breaking records for early voter turnout, but Latino and Hispanic population turnout is coming in.
CARMEN SANTOS, HILLARY CLINTON SUPPORTER: We will be winning tomorrow. We will drink champagne, we eat papa frita for Hillary.
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HAYES: All right, it could be the decisive factor in this election, a big increase in turnout among Hispanic voters, a group that polls suggest overwhelmingly support Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.
As The New York Times noted today there really is a Hispanic voter surge, one that could make a difference in the tightly contested battleground state of Florida.
Through Saturday, according to the University of Florida analysis, 565,000 Hispanics had completed early in-person voting in Florida, a 100 percent increase over 2012.
Crucially, many of them are new voters. More than a third of the Hispanics who have already voted in Florida did not cast a ballot in 2012.
Joining me now, Jeremy Bird, who is a national field director for President Obama`s 2012 campaign, Maria Hinojosa anchor and executive producer at NPR`s Latino USA.
And Maria, obviously we will keep monitoring that rally that`s happening, the superstar-studded rally in Philadelphia. We will keep our eyes on that. Maria, you have -- this is a story you`ve been tracking, reporting on the ground talking about and in some ways it`s a story that the mainstream press has covered, and we`ve covered it on the show, but relative to the amount of attention to the Trump voter did not get as much play, but could -- tomorrow could be this day where it`s like, oh, wow.
MARIA HINOJOSA, NPR: And you know, I have been thinking about this day for the longest time. I have to say I had a pretty amazing weekend when I started to see the stories that we at Latino USA have reporting on for so long.
HAYES: I want you to hold that thought for one second. We`re going to listen to Chelsea Clinton. Hold that thought.
(CLINTON RALLY COVERAGE: CHELSEA CLINTON, BILL CLINTON, MICHELLE OBAMA) HAYES: As the president of the United States takes the stage, on this, the final, campaign event of his presidency, I have Dan Rather now joining me as well with Maria Hinojosa and Jeremy Bird. Jeremy, who played an instrumental role in both of the presidents` victories.
This is the test of the Obama coalition without President Obama, right?
JEREMY BIRD, NATIONAL FIELD DIRECTOR OBAMA CAMPAIGN: Absolutely. And I think what you`re going to see, what you`ve seen in early voting what you`re going to see tomorrow is basically the Clinton coalition emerging, which is building on the Obama coalition, but as we talked about earlier, a stronger turnout and performance with Latino voters.
HAYES: Dan, have you ever seen a sitting president play the role this president has played in the election?
DAN RATHER, JOURNALIST: No, and neither has anyone else. No sitting president has ever played this active a role near the end of a presidential campaign. Unprecedented.
HAYES: Let`s take a listen to the president.
(CLINTON RALLY COVERAGE: BARACK OBAMA)
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