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News on The 700 Club: November 04, 2016

As seen on "The 700 Club," November 4: Election 2016: It's battleground or bust in the Rust Belt; Archbishop of Canterbury blasts Muslim persecution of Christians, and more. Read Transcript


It's the final weekend before election day,

and both presidential campaigns will be out in force

trying to get voters to the polls.

The Rust Belt of America is especially critical this year.

Winning Ohio and Pennsylvania would mean 38 electoral votes,

and that alone could mean the difference

between victory and defeat.

David Brody and Jenna Browder talked

to some of the volunteers as well as the voters who'll

be choosing our next president.

Hi, I we're Ohio Christian University students--

DAVID BRODY: Near Columbus, Ohio, Millennial Evangelicals

are on a push to educate voters and get them

to the polls on Tuesday.

I do want to see other Christians get a vote,

just because it-- it, like, gives them power.

DAVID BRODY: Each vote will be especially crucial in Ohio,

with Trump and Clinton running neck-and-neck here.

That's why the Faith and Freedom Coalition

is knocking on tens of thousands of doors in this crucial area

of the state.

And a personal touch could be the push

that some Evangelical voters need to get to the ballot box.

TIM HEAD: More and more people want

some sort of personal connection and credible persuasion.

DAVID BRODY: Persuasion is cranking up

on the Democrat's side, too.

Socialist hero and former presidential candidate Bernie

Sanders came to Youngstown to rally the troops

at the local university.

Hillary Clinton knows she needs Millennials to show up.

But students here don't seem too motivated.

Trumps voters that are my age, they are a lot more

enthusiastic than, like, the people

that are going to be voting for Hillary.

There's no doubt that Donald Trump is going to have to win

here in Ohio and many of those battleground states,

but at some point he's going to have to penetrate the blue

wall-- Hillary Clinton's blue wall.

That means many of those Democrat states,

including one nearby.

As a matter of fact, right next door in Pennsylvania.

And that's where we find my CBN News colleague Jenna Browder.

Jenna?

Thanks, David.

We are here in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

This is a town that was once booming,

but as industry moved out, so did the jobs.

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

are working overtime here trying to win over blue collar,

working class Americans.

This is probably the toughest election that--

and I've been voting since I was 18.

Mm, I'm not really with it.

I don't know.

I'm registered as a Republican,

but right now I'm still pretty undecided.

JENNA BROWDER: Here at the Hay Day Diner,

mixed feelings for the candidates.

Trump knows everything what's going on.

He's speaking the truth to us.

But Hillary knows the House.

JENNA BROWDER: Ebony Carter seems to make up

her mind on the spot.

I'm just going to go with Trump,

because I liked the truth and instead of just being anything

withheld from me.

Yeah, most of it's pro-Trump, to be honest.

And this is a pretty-- it's always

been a heavily Democratic area.

JENNA BROWDER: Across town at the Press Bistro--

I'm not quite sure if I'm going to vote.

JENNA BROWDER: Roanna Claycomb says

she's leaning more toward Clinton,

but by no means a hardcore supporter.

Donald Bonk is straight down the middle.

I think each of them have proposals

that could be helpful to us.

JENNA BROWDER: His family owned a grocery store

in the area for more than 40 years.

1940 was roughly our high point.

We had about 60,000 people in the city.

We had Bethlehem Steel Mill when I was in high school.

In 1979, we had 12,000 steel workers.

We probably have about 1,500 now in various specialty mills.

JENNA BROWDER: And that Trump's basic message--

bring back jobs.

I want the America that my-- that I had when I grew up

for my grandchildren.

JENNA BROWDER: And it's one truck drivers

at this restaurant are buying.

Even though he's very, very wealthy,

he seems like he's a blue collar guy.

Quite frankly, this is going to be the biggest

election since Reagan.

I think you're going to see an absolute landslide.

JENNA BROWDER: With all of the Trump/Pentz signs in the area,

it looks good visually on the surface

for the Republican ticket.

But with Clinton's top notch ground game,

looks can be deceiving in blue collar America, where this race

could ultimately be decided.

Jenna Browder, CBN News in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

It's been a crazy election year, hasn't it?

And I know that many people are frustrated.

They've been disappointed.

Some are very sure of who they're voting for,

and others still undecided.

Here's the important thing-- we live in a country

where we have the freedom to vote,

so voting is not just a privilege,

it's really a responsibility.

And I want to encourage you to vote.

Go make your voice be heard.

Well, both Trump and Clinton are campaigning

again in Pennsylvania today after going

to another key state yesterday.

John Jessup has that story from our CBN News

bureau in Washington.

John?

Thanks, Terry.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have

been crisscrossing the country to reach as many

of those key swing states as they can.

One of the most important prizes?

North Carolina, a state that neither is taking for granted.

Efrem Graham has that story.

EFREM GRAHAM: Both presidential candidates

are hitting the same battleground states,

but with very different messages.

In North Carolina Thursday, Republican Donald Trump

pushed to rally his base.

DONALD TRUMP: You know, when I look

at these great admirals and these great generals

and these great Medal of Honor recipients

behind me, to think of her being their boss?

[BOOING]

I don't think so.

EFREM GRAHAM: Polls show Trump gaining ground in the state

just days before the election.

But the state also has a growing African-American population,

and a growing number of young college-educated voters.

And Hillary Clinton aimed to urge both to get out and vote

with some added star power-- rapper Jay Z today

and Bernie Sanders and singer Pharrell Williams Thursday.

This election is just too important.

I couldn't sit on the sidelines and just be quiet.

But Clinton has been hurt by questions about the FBI

investigations into the Clinton Foundation and her e-mails,

with more revelations in recent days and possibly even more

ahead.

Clinton is not talking about those problems

as she campaigns.

HILLARY CLINTON: We are standing against the possibility

of returning and normalizing discrimination.

Take it seriously, my friends, because it truly is-- it truly

is at stake in this election.

EFREM GRAHAM: And a new face on the campaign

trail as Melania Trump made her first solo

appearance for her husband, taking

on the issue of cyberbullying.

MELANIA TRUMP: It is never OK when a 12-year-old girl or boy

is mocked, bullied, or attacked.

It is terrible when that happens on the playground,

and it is absolutely unacceptable

when it's done by someone with no name hiding on the internet.

[CHEERING]

We have to find a better way to talk to each other.

EFREM GRAHAM: Efrem Graham, CBN News.

Thanks, Efrem.

And you can follow our election reporting

online by logging on to Twitter, Facebook,

and the CBN News Channel where continuous updates and analysis

begin at 8:00 PM Eastern.

And we'll have a special election

update edition of "The 700 Club" Tuesday night

at 11:00 Eastern on the ABC Freeform cable channel.

You'll be able to see that online at cbnnews.com as well.

Well, who ever the next president will be,

he or she will face the problem of a huge national debt.

It's projected to reach $20 trillion early next year.

And over the next several years, it

could climb much higher as interest rates start

to rise again.

That could mean Washington could try to cut government spending

or, Gordon, they could possibly try to raise taxes.

Well, it's wonderful what's going on in our nation today.

The good news is the election is on Tuesday,

and hopefully all the shouting will be over.

But then we've got to face some very real problems,

and regardless of the winner, when you look at a $20 trillion

debt, you look at international terrorism.

You look at the huge divisions in our country today.

You wonder, can any one, any human being,

solve these problems?

And I think the answer to that is no, they can't.

We need to humble ourselves and pray,

and pray that God would have mercy on America.

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