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On CBN Newswatch: Waiting game begins after candidates' closing cases; Four states holding key to marriage future?; and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH"

DECISION DAY, AMERICANS HEAD TO

THE POLLS TO PICK THE NEXT

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

PLUS A RECORD NUMBER OF

AMERICANS IN ISRAEL EXERCISE

THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE IN THIS

HISTORIC ELECTION.

AND THE TIGHT MISSOURI SENATE

RACE THAT HAS HAD PEOPLE AROUND

THE COUNTRY TALKING FOR MONTHS.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH." IT IS THE DAY MANY

HAVE BEEN ANTICIPATING FOR A

LONG TIME, GOOD EVENING EVERYONE

I AM WENDY GRIFFITH.

AFTER MONTHS OF CAMPAIGNS AND

COMMERCIALS, THE PRESIDENTIAL

RACE ENDS TODAY.

VOTERS WILL HAVE THE FINAL SAY.

WE HAVE THE LATEST ON THE

CANDIDATES FINAL PUSH TO WIN THE

WHITE HOUSE BEGINNING WITH DAVID

BRODY WHEN MITT ROMNEY SPOKE IN

NEW HAMPSHIRE LAST NIGHT.

FOUR BATTLEGROUND STATES

INCLUDING HERE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE,

A WHIRLWIND DAY AS MITT ROMNEY

TOOK THE STAGE IN FRONT OF AN

AUDIENCE OF NEARLY 10,000

PEOPLE.

SOMETHING NOTICEABLE IN THE AIR,

YOU CAN LITERALLY FEEL IT AT

THESE RALLIES, MUCH DIFFERENT

FROM FOUR YEARS AGO WHEN JOHN

MCCAIN'S EVENTS FELT LESS

OPTIMISTIC. YOU WOULD HOPE

PRESIDENT OBAMA WOULD LIVE TOUP

HIS PROMISE TO BRING PEOPLE

TOGETHER TO SOLVE THE BIG

PROBLEMS.

HE HASN'T, I WILL

WHILE THESE HUGE RALLIES LOOK

GREAT IN PERSON, THE KEY IS

GETTING VOTERS TO THE POLLS.

THEY ARE USING SOPHISTICATED

SOFTWARE, AN APP THAT WILL TELL

THEM WHO IS VOTING WHERE AROUND

THE COUNTRY.

AS THAT INFORMATION COMES INTO

ELECTION HEADQUARTERS,

LAST-MINUTE PHONE CALLS AND DOOR

NGOC KNOCKS TO SPECIFIC

UNDERPERFORMING AREAS.

AS FOR THE FOLKS, THEY ARE FIRED

UP.

I AM MARRIED AND HAVE A

COUPLE OF KIDS, I THINK ROMNEY

IS GOING TO DO A GREAT JOB.

I

I AM EXCITED.

FEEL GOOD MITT ROMNEY HAS THE

MOMENTUM.

I THINK HE IS GOING TO DO IT.

I ALSO FEEL THAT IT IS ABOUT

TIME THAT THE CAMPAIGN IS OVER,

TOO.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS.

THIS IS JENNIFER WISHON IN

CHICAGO.

PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY AT HOME

TAKING SHELTER IN THE WINDY CITY

WAITING FOR RESULTS.

THAT IS NOT A BAD WAY TO

BRING IT HOME.

PRESIDENT CHOSE OHIO,

WISCONSIN, AND IOWA TO MAKE HIS

CLOSING ARGUMENTS.

HIS PITCH, TELLING VOTERS HE

SPENT HIS FIRST TERM FIGHTING

FOR CHANGE.

YOU HAVE SEEN THE SCARS ON ME

TO PROVE IT, MY GRAY HAIR.

HIS GET OUT AND VOTE DRAWS

PRAISE FROM THE REPUBLICANS.

HERE IN CHICAGO, THEY ARE IN

OVERDRIVE.

HALF A DOZEN VOLUNTEERS POUR

IN, SOME MAKING PLANS TO CANVAS

BATTLEGROUND STATES KANSAS AND

WISCONSIN.

OTHERS MAKING ENDLESS PHONE

CALLS.

IF YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO

ENCOURAGE NEIGHBORS TO VOTE THAT

WILL MAKE US WIN THIS ELECTION.

DAN BOLT CAN'T VOTE TODAY

BECAUSE HE IS NORWEGIAN.

HE BELIEVES OBAMA HAS HELPED

EUROPEAN AND MUSLIM LEADERS.

MANY BACK HOME IN NORWAY

REALLY OPPOSE ROMNEY'S POLICIES.

KATHY MOVED TO CHICAGO FROM

OHIO.

SHE IS WORKING TO HELP

BATTLEGROUND STATE VOTERS SEE

THE LIGHT.

MY FRIENDS ARE BACK IN OHIO,

THEY ARE TRYING SO HARD.

I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO HELP

THEM.

I SAID NO, YOU CAN DO IT.

I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT.

SO -- SORRY.

NON-STOP WORK AND SENSE OF

MISSION TAKE AN EMOTIONAL TOLL

ON VOLUNTEERS FOR BOTH

CANDIDATES.

FOUR YEARS AGO, PRESIDENT

OBAMA CLAIMED HIS HISTORIC

VICTORY.

HERE IN CHICAGO'S PLACE IN FRONT

OF A MUCH SMALLER CROWD.

MANY VOTERS ARE TIRED OF THE

PHONE CALLS AND MAIL.

TODAY THEY HAVE FINALLY GOTTEN

THE CHANCE TO CAST THEIR BALLOTS

BALLOTS.

HEATHER SELLS TALKS TO PEOPLE IN

THE SWING STATE OF VIRGINIA.

VIRGINIA IS ONE OF EIGHT

BATTLEGROUND STATES.

THE VOTERS HERE HAVE FELT IT.

TV ADS, PHONE CALLS, SICK OF

IT.

EVERY TIME I TURN ON THE TV,

THE ONLY COMMERCIALS ARE

POLITICAL COMMERCIALS.

ARE YOU TIRED OR FINE?

I LIVE THE IT.

THEY GIVE ATTENTION TO

VIRGINIA.

I HEARD VIRGINIA WAS A PURPLE

STATE.

THEY ARE EXPECTING IT COULD GO

EITHER WAY.

I AM EXCITED.

IT IS ANNOYING, THE ADS.

I AM READY FOR IT TO BE OVER.

MANY FEEL A SPECIAL

OBLIGATION KNOWING THEIR VOTE IN

A BATTLEGROUND STATE HAS BEEN

FOUGHT FOR.

THERE ARE ONLY ABOUT 10

STATES THAT DETERMINE THE

ELECTION.

I USED TO BE FROM INDIANA, IT

IS KNOWN IT IS GOING TO GO

REPUBLICAN.

NICE TO BE IN A BATTLEGROUND

STATE YOUR VOTE COULD MEAN THAT

MUCH MORE.

IN VIRGINIA AND MANY OTHER

SWING STATES, THEY HAVE STOOD IN

LINE IN LONG LINES, AN

INDICATION HOW IMPORTANT IT IS

TO MANY.

SOME 30 MILLION VOTERS HAVE

ALREADY CAST A BALLOT IN EARLY

VOTING.

THEIR RESULTS WILL BE COUNTED AS

WELL.

ON THE WEST COAST, POLLS OPEN

UNTIL 8:00 P.M. SPECIFIC TIME.

EXPECT ELECTION RESULTS TO

CONTINUE LATE INTO THE NIGHT IF

NOT MORNING, HEATHER SELLS, CBN

NEWS.

LOOK AT THE LINES, WE TURN TO

DR. CHARLES DUNN, ELECTION 2012

WINDS DOWN, THE DISTINGUISHED

PROFESSOR AT REGENT UNIVERSITY

AND AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

"PRESIDENCY IN THE 21ST

CENTURY."

WE HAVE SEEN EARLY VOTING

REPORTS, WHAT IS IT TELL YOU

ABOUT HOW VIRGINIA IS GOING TO

SWING?

WE DON'T KNOW.

VERY TIGHT.

WE CAN EVALUATE WITH CRITERIA.

GENERAL RULE OF HISTORY,

UNDECIDED VOTERS SWING TO THE

CHALLENGER.

CHALLENGER IN THIS INSTANCE IS

MR. ROMNEY.

IF WE LOOK AT THAT RULE, ROMNEY

WILL CARRY VIRGINIA.

IF WE LOOK AT THE OTHER RULES,

FOR EXAMPLE, 7.2 RULE,

UNEMPLOYMENT, 7.2 OR ABOVE

INCUMBENT LOSES.

THIS IS A CLOSE RACE.

WHAT IS YOUR GUT, DR. DUNN?

I THINK IT WILL GO FOR

ROMNEY.

WE SEE ROMNEY HAS HAD A LOT OF

MOMENTUM.

HE HAS COVERED IT FROM NORTHERN

VIRGINIA ON OUT TO SOUTHWEST

EARN VIRGINIA.

HE HAD HUGE CROWDS, THAT IS A

HUGE FACTOR, CROWD SIZE AND A

GENERAL RULE OF HISTORY.

STUDIES HAVE BEEN DONE,

OPTIMISM.

CANDIDATE THAT EXUDES GREATER

OPTIMISM, ROMNEY.

PUNDITS ARE WIDELY ON THEIR

PREDICTIONS.

WHAT ARE CLUES?

LOOK AT TURN OUT.

TURN OUT IN KEY AREAS.

WHEN THE VOTES BEGIN TO COME IN,

YOU LOOK AT SAY IN KYEHOGA

COUNTY IN CLEVELAND AREA, OBAMA

TO WIN OHIO, HE HAS TO HAVE A

HIGH TURN OUT.

DEM NUGS IN BLACK TURNOUT.

ROMAN CATHOLIC AND JEWISH IN KEY

AREAS.

I HAVE LOOKED AT KEY GROUPS

WINNING COALITION IN 2008.

EVERY ONE OF THOSE GROUPS, THERE

HAS BEEN A DEM NUGS IN SUPPORT.

THAT IS WHY I ANSWERED ROMNEY.

LOOK FOR THOSE GROUPS.

OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, AND

WISCONSIN, STATES TO WATCH.

YES.

DEFINITELY.

AND FLORIDA.

AMERICANS HAYING TO THE POLLS

ARE FACING TOUGH DECISIONS, 176

MEASURES ON THE BALLOTS IN 38

STATES.

AMONG THE HIGHER PROFILE

MEASURES, WASHINGTON, OREGON AND

COLORADO COULD BECOME THE FIRST

STATES TO LEGALIZE RECREATIONAL

USE OF MARIJUANA.

MASSACHUSETTS CONSIDERING

PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE AND

FLORIDA FOR RELIGIOUS PROGRAMS.

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND PO

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE

LAW.

ALSO CONTROL OF THE U.S. SENATE.

DEMOCRATS CONTROL 53 OUT OF 100

SEATS THANKS TO INDEPENDENT

SENATORS WHO CAUCUS WITH THEM.

MORE THAN A DOZEN RACES, IN

VIRGINIA, GEORGE ALLEN NECK AND

NECK WITH DEMOCRAT TIM CANE.

IN WISCONSIN, ANOTHER EVEN RACE

FOR OPEN DEMOCRAT SEAT, TOMMY

THOMPSON IS GIVING DEMOCRAT TAMI

BALDWIN A RUN.

IN ARIZONA, RETIRE YEE

REPUBLICAN JON KYL COULD GO

EITHER WAY, JEFF FLAKE IS FACING

A TOUGH FIGHT WITH RICHARD

CARMONA.

OFFICIALS IN NEW YORK AND NEW

JERSEY SCRAMBLE TO SET UP VOTING

STATIONS.

MANY POLLING STATIONS ARE WATER

LOGGED STILL OR MISSING

ALTOGETHER.

HUNDREDS OF REGULAR POLLING

LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT NEW YORK

CITY FIVE BURR ROWINGS.

175 POLLING LOCATIONS WILL BE

OPEN.

SOME WILL HAVE MERGED POLLING

PLACES.

WE HAVE A MOBILE BUS THAT HIT

THE SHELTER AT HIGH SCHOOL NORTH

WHERE PEOPLE CAN COME IN AND

VOTE.

SO FAR LONG LINES HAVE BEEN

SEEN AT STATIONS ACROSS THE

COUNTRY INCLUDING RIGHT HERE IN

VIRGINIA.

DID YOU HAVE TO WAIT A LONG TIME

TO VOTE?

WE WANT TO KNOW, SHARE YOUR

EXPERIENCE AT THE POLLS ON OUR

FACEBOOK PAGE.

AND COMING UP, VOTING FROM

ABROAD, HOW AMERICANS IN ISRAEL

CAST A VOTE PICKS A PRESIDENT.

IN FLORIDA, ELECTION LAWSUITS

ALREADY IN MOTION OVER EARLY

VOTING.

A NEW VOTING LAW MADE SATURDAY

THE LAST DAY TO CAST AN EARLY

BALLOT.

LONG LINES HAD VOTERS WAITING UP

TO SIX HOURS.

FLORIDA'S REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR

REFUSED TO EXTEND EARLY VOTING

HOURS.

DEMOCRATS FILED A EMERGENCY

LAWSUIT.

FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS

TRYING TO PUT THE FOOT IN THE

DOOR IN CASE IT DOESN'T GO FL

THERE WAY.

SEVERAL COUNTIES ALLOWING

VOTERS TO REQUEST AND RECEIVE

ABSENTEE BALLOTS AS LONG AS THEY

ARE CAST IN PERSON.

HERE AT HOME, FOLKS VOTING, MANY

U.S. CITIZENS VOTING IN ISRAEL

ALREADY CAST BALLOTS HERE IS

CHRIS MITCHELL FROM JERUSALEM.

IVOTE ISRAEL HELPED

FACILITATE A RECORD TURN OUT.

ELI PIEPS IS NATIONAL DIRECTOR.

WE HAD OVER 35 EVENTS HELPING

PEOPLE TO VOTE.

THIS YEAR 80,000 AMERICANS

LIVING IN ISRAEL VOTED, WHILE

FOUR YEARS AGO, ONLY 20,000 CAST

THEIR BALLOTS.

85 PERCENT VOTED FOR GOVERNOR

ROMNEY, 14 PERCENT FOR PRESIDENT

OBAMA.

THE RESULTS REFLECTED THE ISSUES

MOST IMPORTANT TO AMERICANS

LIVING IN ISRAEL.

ISSUES DEALING WITH

JERUSALEM, IRAN WERE PARAMOUNT

MINDS OF AMERICANS AND DON'T

FEEL COMFORTABLE.

IF THE POLLING IS RIGHT, THE

VOTE OF EVERY AMERICAN WHO LIVES

IN ISRAEL IS ABSOLUTELY VITAL.

FORMER SPOKESMAN FOR BUSH

SAYS THE JEWISH VOTE COULD BE

PIVOT

PIVOTAL.

7500 COME FROM THE STATE OF

FLORIDA.

ALSO HAVE OTHER SWING STATES

SUCH AS OHIO AND PENNSYLVANIA.

BOTH STATES 3500 VOTES COMING

FROM ISRAEL.

REPUBLICANS ARE ERODING THE

CRUCIAL SUPPORT.

GROWING INROADS BEING MADE TO

THE HISTORICALLY STRONG

DEMOCRATIC VOTE.

DEMOCRATS CAN'T AFFORD TO WIN

THE JEWISH VOTE BY 3-1.

IF REPUBLICANS GET 25 PERCENT OR

MORE, REPUBLICANS WILL WIN THE

ELECTION.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

ISRAEL.

THE SURPRISING OUBLG.

MISSOURI REPUBLICAN TODD

AIKEN TAKEN ON CLAIR MCCASKILL.

REPUBLICANS SAW IT AS IMPORTANT

UNTIL AIKEN'S CONTROVERSIAL

COMMENTS SENT THEM INTO A TAIL

SPIN.

AS JOHN JESSUP REPORTS THAT MAY

NOT BE THE CASE.

THE SHOW-ME CASE.

MISSOURIANS ARE ALSO KNOWN FOR

BEING POSITIVE.

HARD TO TELL BY THE BITTER

CAMPAIGN ADS.

TODD AIKEN IS SCARY.

CORRUPT CLAIR, THE MOMENT HER

HAND CAME OFF THE BIBLE, IT CAME

INTO OUR POCKETS.

THEN CAME THIS.

IF IT IS A LEGITIMATE BODY,

HAS WAYS TO SHUT IT DOWN.

IT TOSSED MCCASKILL THE

LIFELINE SHE NEEDED.

CLAIR HAS BEEN ABLE TO

CAPITALIZE ON A MISSTEP FROM HER

OPPONENT, TODD AIKEN.

THE SIX-TERM ST. LOUIS

CONGRESSMAN HAS TURNED THE

CONTEST AROUND.

THIS IS A CLOSE RACE.

I BELIEVE WE HAVE A GOOD CHANCE

OF MAKING THE DIFFERENCE OF THE

CONTROL OF THE SENATE.

AIKEN TELLS CBN NEWS.

THEY TRIED TO PUSH THEM OUT.

HE STILL HAS A CHANCE TO WIN.

HE HAS HAD TO DO THEM WITHOUT

HAVING NATIONAL REPUBLICAN

SUPPORT.

HE ISN'T THE ONLY ONE --

INDIANA RICHARD MOURDOCK AFTER

HE CONNECTED RAPE TO GOD'S WILL.

REPUBLICANS STOOD BEHIND HIM.

AIKEN BELIEVES CONSERVATIVES

DESERTED HIM.

FLU

I AM NOT APPARENTLY MORE

IMPORTANT FOR THEM TO GET

MODERATES THAN TAKING OVER

CONTROL OF THE SENATE.

AIKEN STILL STRUGGLES WITH

FINANCES.

MCCASKILL RAISED SIX MILLION

DOLLARS WHILE AIKEN TOOK IN LESS

THAN TWO.

PARTY HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN

TURNING OFF OUR FUNDING CANS OUR

MEANS OF COMMUNICATION.

THEY ARE TRYING TO STARVE OF US

OXYGEN.

THEY HAVEN'T STARVED ME OF

GASOLINE.

AIKEN IS FUELLING HIS

MOMENTUM BY ATTENDING THIS FISH

FRY.

HIS VALUES APPEAL TO

CONSERVATIVE VOTERS.

HE IS A STRONG CHRISTIAN, A

CONSERVATIVE.

THAT IS THE KIND OF PEOPLE I

WANT NO WASHINGTON.

I KNOW HE IS ROCK SOLID ON THE

ISSUES.

MCCASKILL PORTRAYS AIKEN AS

TOO EXTREME ON ISSUES RANGING

FROM MEDICARE TO SOCIAL SECURITY

TO HIS VIEWS ON WOMEN.

HE SLAMMED HIS LEGITIMATE RAPE

COMMENT WHILE TOUTING HER AS A

MODERATE THAT WORKS ACROSS THE

ISLE.

HOW DID I GET THERE,

MISSOURI-STYLE INDEPENDENCE.

RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE IS RIGHT FOR

MISSOURI.

MCCASKILL UNAVAILABLE DUE TO

THE ILLNESS AND DEATH OF HER

MOTHER.

HER BACKERS SAY MCCASKILL'S

BIPARTISAN APPROACH SHOULD BE

REWARDED WITH A SECOND TERM.

SHE HAS CREATED A NATIONAL

NICHE IN TAKING HER FORMER ROLE

AS A STATE AUDITOR IN APPLYING

HER ROLE TO THE SENATE AND

SAVING TAX PAYORS MILLIONS IF

NOT BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN

SPENDING.

AIKEN CALLS MCCASKILL OUT OF

STEP FOR BACKING PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S AGENDA.

EVEN HIS HEALTH CARE LAW WHICH

MISSOURIANS WIDELY OPPOSE.

I AM VERY MAIN STREAM FOR THE

STATE OF MISSOURI.

I AM OPTIMISTIC, GOING FORWARD

WITH THE MISSION AND I PLAN BY

THE GRACE OF GOD TO REPLACE

CLAIR MCCASKILL.

JOHN JESSUP, CBN NEWS, ST.

LOUIS, MISSOURI.

REACHING NEW HIGHS OVER THE

WINDY CITY.

CHICAGO'S FIRST EVER AMPUTEE TO

CLIMB THE WILLIS TOWER.

FINALLY SOME NON-ELECTION

NEWS, WE LEAVE YOU WITH

UPLIFTING NEWS OUT OF CHICAGO, A

31-YEAR-OLD AMPUTEE MADE

HISTORY, ZACH VOTEN IS THE FIRST

PERSON TO CLIMB ALL 33 FLOORS,

SOFTWARE ENGINEER LOST HIS LEG

IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT.

INSTITUTE SKY RISE CHICAGO

CHARITY.

ZACH FINISHED THE CLIMB IN 45

MINUTES.

IT IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND

PROSTHETIC THAT RESPONDS TO THE

PATIENT'S THOUGHTS.

THE USER THINKS ABOUT WHAT THEY

WANT IT TO DO AND TRANSFER FROM

THE BRAIN TO THE HAMSTRING

TRIGGERING MOVEMENT.

AMAZING.

THAT IS ALL FOR THIS EDITION OF

"NEWSWATCH."

YOU CAN STAY WITH US AND UP TO

DATE ON THE LATEST ELECTION

COVERAGE GO TO CBNNEWS.COM.

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW, GOOD

NIGHT.

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