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Candidates Make Pre-Election Day Push in Crucial Swing States

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    Presidential candidates made their final push before Election Day Tuesday as they neared the end of their campaign trials across the country. Phil Rogers and Mary Ann Ahern report. (Published Monday, Nov. 7, 2016)

    Presidential candidates made their final push before Election Day Tuesday as they neared the end of their campaign trials across the country.

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton began her last day push in Pennsylvania before Election Day.

    “I want to be the president for all Americans—not just some,” Clinton Said.

    She leads by four percent national in NBC News’ latest poll after FBI officials said she won’t be prosecuted for emails she sent using a private server.

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump lashed out at the announcement.

    “Hillary Clinton is being protected by a totally rigged system!” Trump said.

    Key states Trump must win include Florida, New Hampshire, Michigan and North Carolina, where he and running mate Mike Pence planned stops Tuesday.

    “Make sure here in Michigan that the next president to make appointments to the supreme court is president Donald Trump,” Pence encouraged the crowd at a campaign rally.

    In Bucks County, outside Philadelphia, a swing county in a battleground state, voter Kim Kraft made her decision.

    “I kept saying I wasn’t going to vote, but I’ll probably end up voting for Hillary because she’s the lesser of two evils,” she said.

    And Sheila Staub is staying with Trump.

    “Both of them are very flawed, but, to me, she is way more flawed than he is,” Staub said.

    Between events in Pennsylvania, Clinton goes to Michigan, a state Trump could win—like Florida where he started Monday.

    “I’m not a politician, my only special interest is you,” Trump told the crowd.

    Meanwhile, President Barack Obama went to Ann Arbor.

    “The good news, Michigan, is that you are uniquely qualified to make sure he does not get the job,” the president said of Trump.

    More Republicans early voted in Georgia and Arizona, while more Democrats early voted in critical Florida and Nevada.

    But in Pennsylvania, where crews got read for Clinton’s closing rally Monday night, there has been almost no early voting.

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