Countdown to Election Day 2016: What you need to know today

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Tracking the campaigns of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

COUNTDOWN TO ELECTION DAY (Nov. 8): 2 days

LATEST NEWS

With 2 days to go … a November surprise.

  • With just over 48 hours before polls start closing, the FBI has cleared Hillary Clinton in the latest email probe, saying the trove of emails that dominated the last week of the campaign amount to much ado about nothing. Clinton is slated to speak in Cleveland this afternoon and then head for Manchester, New Hampshire. In Kissimmee, Barack Obama campaigned for Clinton following a performance by singer Stevie Wonder. Her campaign has announced Clinton will be back in Michigan on Monday for the second time in four days. Why? Polls show the gap is narrowing, despite Michigan being a state that has been reliably Democrat for decades.
  • Donald Trump kept an aggressive schedule Sunday, campaigning in five states. In Minnesota, he told the country he decided to jump in the race because “our country was going to hell.” He added Tuesday’s election is “our last chance.” Before Minnesota, Trump was in Iowa. He will travel to Michigan, Pennsylvania and Virginia as well today. The stop in Michigan has particularly caught the attention of the Democrats, see below.
  • It took more than a week, but the number of votes cast by Democrats in Florida has surpassed the number of votes cast by Republicans for the first time since early voting polls opened. The number of votes cast by Hispanics in Florida so far is more than double the number cast in early voting in 2012.
  • Who’s winning? Polls are more conflicted than hurricane tracking projections with two days to go.

WHERE TO NEXT?

THE MAP: The red, the purple and the blue

State polls have been tightening all week, and depending on which survey you are looking at, as many as 11 battleground states remain in play. They include Florida, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, and Ohio. Maybe even Michigan, Georgia, Arizona, New Mexico, Iowa and Utah.  That’s a lot of states, and a lot of electoral votes.

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LATEST POLL RESULTS

A Fox News poll puts Clinton ahead of Trump by two points, 45 percent to 43 percent.

The Los Angeles Times/USC tracking poll has Trump up by 5 points, 48 percent to 43 percent.

WHO’S VOTED?

  • More than 6.1 million Floridians have already voted in the 2016 early voting.
  • Democrats (39.59 percent) are narrowly edging Republicans (39.06 percent) in turnout, according to the latest Division of Elections statistics.
  • Palm Tran, Palm Beach County’s public transportation system, says it will offer free rides to customers with a valid voter information card on Tuesday, Nov. 8, Election Day.  The card must be presented to the bus operator when boarding to receive the free ride.  The offer is valid for all 35 routes system-wide throughout Palm Beach County for the entire day, but isn’t valid for use on Palm Tran Connection.

CELEB WATCH
Photos: Which celebrities are voting Trump, which are voting for Clinton 

STORIES THAT MATTERED MOST

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Local college student in British TV spotlight as Trump surrogate

Polls both sides can feel better about 

Early voting in Florida by the numbers
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CANDIDATES’ LATEST TWEETS

 

 

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