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Clinton urges voters not to "stay on the sidelines"

Monday, November 07, 2016 - 01:27

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is joined by Gold Star father Khizr Khan in urging supporters to be sure to vote in the presidential election. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO QUALITY AS INCOMING STORY: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton focused on combating voter apathy during a rally in New Hampshire on Sunday (November 4), urging supporters not to "stay on the sidelines." Clinton made no comment about a letter sent by FBI Director James Comey to members of Congress earlier in the day that said the agency stood by its earlier finding that no criminal charges were warranted against Democrat Hillary Clinton for using a private email server for government work. The announcement lifts a cloud that had hovered over Clinton's presidential campaign two days before the election. A law enforcement source told Reuters the decision closed the FBI probe of Clinton's email practices. Instead, Clinton concentrated on a message of hope and action, telling the crowd that it's important that everyone who is eligible register and cast ballots. "Anyone who says they're going to stay on the sidelines, or it doesn't matter, really doesn't understand what's at stake in this election," she said. "When your kids and grandkids ask you what you did in 2016, when everything was on the line, I hope your able to say you voted for a better, safer, stronger America." Clinton was introduced by Khizr Khan, the father of slain U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who died while serving in the 2004 Iraq War. Khan told the crowd, "On Tuesday, we're going to prove America belongs to all of us." Clinton still holds a lead over Trump in most polls, although it has narrowed. The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Clinton with a 5 percentage point lead over Trump in the national survey - 44 percent to 39 percent support - while races in the swing states of Florida, North Carolina have shifted from Clinton's control to being too close to call. Both Trump and Clinton spent the final weekend of their campaign rallying supporters in key states such as Florida and Pennsylvania.

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Clinton urges voters not to "stay on the sidelines"

Monday, November 07, 2016 - 01:27