HFA Supports Bipartisan Efforts to Extend Voting Hours in Durham County

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Hillary for America Campaign Manager Robby Mook released the following statement in support of bipartisan efforts to extend voting hours in Durham County, NC:

“The Durham County Board of Elections — made up of two Republicans and one Democrat — has agreed that voting hours must be extended due to technical problems that occurred earlier today. We are urging the North Carolina Board of Elections to heed this bipartisan call and approve this urgent measure so that every voter can have their voice heard. Especially in light of the fact that Durham County had limited early voting sites, we have to ensure that voters have equal access to the ballot box.”

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Folks Across The Country Are Sharing Their Stories Of Quick and Easy Voting

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The polls have only been open for a few hours and we expect millions more Americans to vote before the day is over. The good news is, with more polling locations and longer hours in many states, it’s never been easier to vote. Folks across the country are sharing their experiences, saying that voting was “quick,” “easy” and “made me feel great!”

In OHIO…

Katie (OH): Voting in Columbus, Ohio was hopping! 40-ish people in line (usually only a few). Lots of machines, moved fast. Many Millenials and women.

Adam Jardy (OH): Area Man Slightly Disappointed In Quick, Uneventful Voting Experience

Michelle Daniels (OH): I voted early, no line & no waiting! HaHaHa!Ohio Please go vote today! #ElectionDay

In VIRGINIA…

Jane Jensen (VA): Voting in #arlingtonva #arlington #election2016 #Imwithher #pantsuitnation Lines are short and fast moving #cometogether2017

Lauren Keim (VA): Parking lot full at @VirginiaMOCA but short & quick line inside for voting!

Lindsay Torrico (VA):  Voting was so easy today—took almost no time & made me feel great! Confirm your polling location at http://IWillVote.com/locate #VAisforVoters

In NORTH CAROLINA…

Kristin Ketchell (NC): About 1/4 of the way through this line. Seems to be moving so far. Got my @Starbucks coffee. Is there anything more American? #NCVotes

Michael Bayer (NC): Not the biggest sticker but proof that I voted! Very smooth process in downtown #Raleigh #NorthCarolina #Election2016 #ElectionDay

In PENNSYLVANIA…

Brendon Shank (PA): Voting line is a block long in #SouthPhilly but moving fast. #Election2016

Ashley Carelock (PA): Walked across the street to vote and saw a massive line, only to find that our ward/division line is tiny. We’re 3rd in line. Time to #vote!

Will Crosswell (PA): Taken around 7:40 AM. Line was out the door but moving quickly. #Election2016  #ElectionDay  #Vote

In FLORIDA…

Heather Donnelly (FL): First time voting not by mail and it was FAST! No lines at my precinct GO VOTE! 🇺🇸 #Election2016 #Vote

Raijini Vaidyanathan (FL): No crowds here at #Miami polling station, as voting begins. Anna just voted, says most people people she knows early voted. #election2016

Brian London (FL): Voted and back in bed at 7:19

In UTAH…

Kyle Ashby (UT): Dropbox voting in rural #Utah is fast and convenient. #Election2016 #MyVote2016 #ElectionDay #IVOTED @standardex

In MAINE…

Rachael Cardella (ME): Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make voting this morning an easy & efficient process.Vote. Vote. Vote.

In NEW HAMPSHIRE…

Maya Dominguez (NH): @PetesWire line at Ledge Elementary is super short! Get out and #vote #nhvotes #nhpolitics #noline

In MICHIGAN…

Brian Peters (MI): Voter 293 in Ann Arbor’s 1-5 @ ~9:30AM. No line, however there was a significant line for the 1-6. The younger vote is out! #electionday

In NEW YORK…

Mackenzie Cole: Poughkeepsie voters – voting was super fast and there were smiles all around even despite the fact that it was like 6 AM!!!

In ARIZONA…

Courtney Griffin (AZ): Polling places are now open in #Arizona! Let’s get this party started #Election2016 #govote #battlegroundstate lines moving quickly

In COLORADO…

Leslie Herod (CO): There is a steady stream of enthusiastic voters dropping off their ballots Hiawatha. Women voting together with their daughters. #hillorado

In ARIZONA:

Cynthia Washington (AZ): No line at St Joseph’s Catholic Parish. People are coming in and out, no problem #tucson #Election2016

Brett Kurland (AZ): In and out in less than 20 minutes at 7:45 AM, no line when I left.#Election2016 #Phoenix #Arizona #vote

In FLORIDA:

Mark Watson (FL): THE LINE AT JSU TO VOTE IS LITERALLY 5MIN LONG! NO EXCUSE….. GO VOTE #JSU

Kathryn Bursch (FL): A steady stream of people, but no long line at Sunken Gardens. Please vote everyone!

Chris Armstrong (FL): Thanks to those who early voted. You saved me from having to wait in line at my precinct this morning to vote.  #Election2016

In MASSACHUSETTS:

Kristin Toussaint (MA): Line at this Brighton polling place moving so quick! Hearing lots of good things about how orderly the voting is #Election2016

In MICHIGAN:

Alicia Smith (MI): Yes, I voted! But I’m really smiling because there was NO line at 12:10pm!!!  #howisthatpossible #lunchtimeluck #notcomplaining #7Votes

In MINNESOTA:

Laura (MN): One thing I love about MN is how easy it is to vote here. I was in and out in about 5 mins. #ElectionDay  @MNSteveSimon @electionland

In NEW HAMPSHIRE:

Carrie C. Mulligan (NH): Voted! Kudos to the Town of Canaan, #NH for a smooth & speedy vote at 10:30am! #ElectionDay

Elizabeth Benton (NH): I’m shocked: no lines, no waiting in New Hampshire! Make the time.#election2016#vote http://ift.tt/2eiEF54

In NEVADA:

Jonae (NV): Quick and easy. Place was full but no line. Go vote.

Seth A. Richardson (NV): Short line here at the Reno Downtown Library. Polls open in 5 minutes.

In NEW YORK:

KeKe Simot (NY): I voted! It was fast and it was easy. It felt empowering! Now it’s your turn! Go VOTE you have until 9pm!

In NORTH CAROLINA:

MoRA Charlotte (NC): No line at Garr Church and other MoRA voting locations. Vote NOW and avoid long lines.

Ronnie Duncan (NC): I want to thank all of you who stood in long lines to vote early for making it easy for me to walk straight in today and vote. Zero line. 🙂

In OHIO:

Michael Principato (OH): Voted no lines in Mason Ohio @Local12 #ElectionDay #ImVotingBecause

Faith (OH): It didn’t take as long as I thought it would. Glad the lines moved fast. #voted#ImWithHer

Chris Keeney (OH): Cleveland residents are turning out to vote by any means necessary.@clevelanddotcom @CNN @wkyc @jonfavs @dan (click for tractor video!!)

In PENNSYLVANIA:

Priha Joshi (PA): Armed w grey-eyed Athena, I voted. Gorgeous Philly day. 5 min line. LET’S VOTE, Philly! #ImWithHer #@Westphillylocal @votephilly

… and all across the country, voting is easy. Voters should visit iwillvote.com or Text WHERE  to 4-7-2-4-6 to find their nearest polling location to get out and vote today.

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Hillary Clinton Wraps Up Campaign with Events in Three States

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Hillary Clinton spent the final day of the campaign speaking at events in three states. She began at an event in Oakland, Pennsylvania where she outlined her vision of America and said that she wants “to be the president for all Americans, not just some.” She never mentioned Donald Trump by name, but she urged everyone to “rise above all of this hate-filled rhetoric.” She concluded her speech by asking everyone to get out and vote tomorrow adding, “I’m here to ask you to vote for yourselves, vote for your families, vote for your futures. … Because they are on the ballot.” A video from the event is below.

Clinton then traveled to Allendale, Michigan for a get out the vote rally on the campus of Grand Valley State University. Clinton focused more on her platform and the future of the country than she did her opponent. She spoke about her plans to create jobs, improve health care, make college more affordable, raise the minimum wage, and ensure equal pay for women. She said that if elected president, she will work for everyone and looks forward to working with Senators Debbie Stabenow and Bernie Sanders to pass a platform aimed at helping all Americans. Clinton concluded her speech by asking everyone to vote tomorrow. Watch a video of her speech below.

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a rally was held in front of a crowd of several thousand. The event began with musical performances by Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. Bill and Chelsea Clinton then took the stage and briefly spoke about the importance of the election. Next, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama each spoke about Clinton’s platform and how she is the only candidate to carry on the legacy of the Obama administration. When Clinton took the stage, she urged everyone to consider the future of the country saying that she is optimistic. She concluded by asking everyone to get out and vote tomorrow. A video from the event is below.

Hillary, Bill, and Chelsea wrapped up the campaign at a midnight rally in Raleigh, North Carolina. The event opened with performances by Jon Bon Jovi and Lady Gaga, then Chelsea and Bill spoke. They spoke about the campaign and the importance of voting tomorrow. When Hillary took the stage, shorty before 1 am, she spoke about her optimistic vision of the future and urged everyone to vote for the future they envision for our country. “I believe it’s the most important election of our lifetime. It’s not just my name or Donald Trump’s name on the ballot, it’s the kind of country you want,” she said. A video from the event is below.

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News Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Michigan Live, WOODTV, Philadelphia Inquirer, ABC 11

Kaine and Holton Campaign in North Carolina, Virginia

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Tim Kaine and Anne Holton campaigned in North Carolina and Virginia on the final day of the campaign. Kaine and Holten began the day in North Carolina where they spoke at events in Charlotte and Wilmington. Kaine spoke about the importance of the election and the high stakes for the future of the country. He urged North Carolinians to get out and vote tomorrow because they are a key battleground state in this election. “Everybody’s watching you, North Carolina. If Hillary wins in North Carolina, take it to the bank, she’s president of the United States,” he said. Kaine urged everyone to consider the future and vote tomorrow. A video from the Charlotte event is below.

Kaine and Holton returned to Virginia where they held an event on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax. They were joined by Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden. The vice president spoke briefly introducing Kaine. When Kaine took the stage, he spoke about being back in Virginia and what is at stake in this election. He urged everyone to get out and vote tomorrow saying that he was proud of Virginia. “I like the energy I’m seeing in Virginia,” he said. A video from the event will be posted when/if available.

Kaine and Holton held their final event of the campaign in their hometown of Richmond. Kaine said that it was nice to be back in Virginia before asking everyone to get out and vote on Tuesday. Like Clinton, he spoke about the far reaching affects this election will have on the country’s future and urged everyone to consider the different visions of America presented by Trump and Clinton. He concluded by urging everyone to vote who has not already done so. A video from the event is below.

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News Source: The Charlotte Observer, WWAYTV, The Washington Post, Richmond Times Dispatch

Bill Clinton Campaigns for Hillary in Greensboro

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Bill Clinton returned to North Carolina on Monday on the final day before Tuesday’s election. In his last solo event of the election cycle, Bill encouraged everyone to get out and vote for Hillary Clinton tomorrow and send a message that Donald Trump’s vision for America is unacceptable. “North Carolina, you’ve got a lot on the line. You’ve got a chance to send a message to America and to your fellow citizens that yes, we are stronger together, yes, love does trump hate, and yes, we are a state of empowerment, not resentment,” he told the crowd. He spoke briefly about Hillary’s optimistic plans for America’s future before wrapping up by asking everyone to vote. A video from the event is below.

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News Source: Greensboro News & Record, ABC News

Bon Jovi Performs at Get Out the Vote Concert in Charlotte

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Singer Jon Bon Jovi held this third concert in support of Hillary Clinton on Sunday. At a get out the vote concert in Charlotte, North Carolina, Bon Jovi played a number of his hits, and he asked everyone to vote on Tuesday. He said, “The polls suggest that North Carolina is a toss-up state. Make sure you each and every one of your votes really matter on Tuesday.” Several others spoke throughout the event, but the crowd cheered when Bon Jovi said, “The road to the White House leads right through North Carolina!” A partial video from the event is below.

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News Source: Think Progress

Chelsea Clinton Encourages Voters in North Carolina

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On Saturday, Chelsea Clinton campaigned for Hillary Clinton in North Carolina where she traveled across the state. At events in Elizabeth City, Charlotte, and Asheville, Chelsea spoke about her mother’s platform and her plans to ensure equal pay for women, create new jobs, and create an economy that works for everyone. She concluded each event by asking everyone to get out and vote for Hillary and make sure their voice is heard. “Every vote really matters. Lots of people haven’t voted yet. It’s just not OK to sit (this election) out. We still have three days to make our case,” she said. A video from the event in Charlotte, where she also took questions from the audience, is below.

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News Source: TWC News Charlotte, Citizen Times

The Choice Is Clear: Hillary’s Vision for An America That Is Hopeful and Inclusive

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On Thursday in North Carolina, Hillary Clinton continued to make her closing argument for the presidency, outlining her record of championing the interests of people of color throughout her career–in contrast with Donald Trump’s history of racial discrimination and divisive rhetoric. Throughout her professional life and candidacy, Hillary has pledged to take on social injustice, including systemic racism and sexism. If elected president, Hillary has vowed to pass end-to-end criminal justice reform and implement common sense gun reform, priorities of great concern to communities of color.

Trump, on the other hand, has throughout his life and this campaign repeatedly instilled division and hate–from championing the racist birther movement and courting conspiracy theorists, to calling for a deportation force for immigrant families and banning Muslims.

Long before Trump ran for president, he was sued by the Department of Justice for racial discrimination at his family’s housing developments in Brooklyn and Queens–in addition to discrimination at properties in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Norfolk, Virginia. Federal investigators were told that Trump employees would mark applications of prospective renters with “C” for “colored” and refused to rent to African Americans. At her event in Winterville today, Mae Brown Wiggins, a registered nurse who was turned away from an apartment Trump managed because of her skin color, introduced Hillary, describing the impact Trump’s actions had on her life.

Years later, in the 1980’s, Trump took out full-page ads in four newspapers calling for the death penalty for a group of black and Latino teenagers who were wrongly convicted of a crime, some as young as 14 years old. Just recently, Trump doubled down on his view that the five men, who were exonerated based on DNA evidence, are still guilty and should go to jail. Trump’s refusal to accept the evidence and admit he was wrong about the Central Park 5 is deeply disturbing, and continues to exacerbate deep and painful wounds borne by the men and their families.

The choice is clear. Americans deserve a president who believes Americans are stronger together, not one whose dark and divisive vision is fundamentally at odds with who we are as Americans.

As the presidential election draws to a close, here’s a recap of Trump’s pattern of discrimination and divisiveness:

A History of Housing Discrimination

  • Trump was twice sued by the Department of Justice for discrimination in housing.
  • Despite Trump’s claim that many companies were sued for discrimination when he was, the truth is that Fred and Donald Trump’s violation of the law was so egregious that the case made against them was “one of the strongest
  • At the first presidential debate, Trump admitted he was sued for housing discrimination saying, “we settled… it was very easy.”
  • Trump’s real estate company had a disturbing practice of marking applications from black families with the letter “‘C’, for ‘Colored.
  • A Trump building manager had the rental application of a black woman and was instructed to “‘Take the application and put it in a drawer and leave it there,’ Mr. Leibowitz, now 88, recalled in an interview.”
  • The N-word was used Trump offices and Donald was reportedly was in the room when it happened.
  • Black families made up a tiny percentage of renters in Trump-owned buildings.

Trump vs. Central Park 5

  • Trump paid for a racially provocative ad calling on New York lawmakers to reinstate the death penalty for five teenage Latino and African American men who were wrongfully accused of raping a woman.
  • Trump refused to acknowledge the innocence of The Central Park 5 even after their 2014 exoneration.

The Birtherism Conspiracy Theory

  • Trump led the birther movement in an attempt to delegitimize America’s first black president
  • Trump continued pushing his birtherism theory to delegitimize President Barack Obama every Trump’s conspiracy theory: President Obama is a Muslim and rendered ineligible for the presidency because he was born in Kenya.
  • When asked what he would say to people of color who were hurt by his remarks Trump repeatedly said, “I say nothing.

Trump’s Hateful Rhetoric

  • Trump has failed to appropriately disavow racists and white supremacists like David Duke supporting his campaign.
  • Trump said African Americans have “nothing to lose” by voting for him because: “You’re living in poverty. Your schools are no good. You have no jobs.”
  • Trump continues to ignore history and disparage black Americans, saying the African American community is in the worst shape “ever, ever, ever” and African Americans in cities are “living in hell” and living in “war zones.”
  • Trump retweeted “racially loaded” and “wildly inaccurate” statistics claiming Blacks were responsible for 81 percent of White homicides.

Hateful Movements

  • Trump’s campaign shared an anti-Semitic image on his twitter that first appeared on white supremacist websites.
  • Trump has received an outpouring of support from hate movements like the alt-right.
  • White Supremacists used Trump’s candidacy as a recruiting tool.
  • White Supremacists and Klan members supported Trump, comparing his views to their views.
  • David Duke said Trump has “Made it OK to talk about these incredible concerns of European Americans today, because I think European Americans know they are the only group that can’t defend their own essential interests and their point of view.
  • “Virginia KKK Leader Endorses Trump: ‘What He Believes In, We Believe In.’”
  • Trump on being supported by White Supremacists: “A lot of people like me.”

More Discrimination in Trump Organization

  • Trump Plaza was fined $200,000 for shuffling Black and female dealers away from a high-rollers table to accommodate the preferences of patron and “reputed mob figure” Robert LiButti.
  • Trump Marina was fined for requesting non-Black driver.
  • When Trump came to his casino, Black people were allegedly ordered off the floor, according to a former employee in a report by The New Yorker.

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President Obama Campaigns for Hillary in North Carolina

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President Barack Obama campaigned for Hillary Clinton at two events in North Carolina today. In Fayetteville, Obama spoke about the importance of the election and urged everyone to focus on electing Clinton president. During the event, the president was interrupted by a man with a sign for Donald Trump. The crowd began to chant and boo him, but Obama hushed the crowd and said, “I told you to be focused, and you’re not focused right now. Listen to what I’m saying. Hold up, hold up, hold up, hold up, hold up. Everybody sit down and be quiet for a second.” He explained that it is that man’s right to support the candidate of his choice, but those of us who support Clinton need to get out and show our support. As Obama said at the Democratic National Convention in July, “Don’t boo. Vote.” Watch a video from the event below.

In Charlotte, Obama said that polls are showing that the election will be close, but in order for victory to be guaranteed, everyone needs to vote. Obama did outline a number of Clinton’s platform points including her plans to raise minimum wage, make college more affordable, and invest in clean energy. He also spoke about her dedication to creating jobs and building on the progress of the job market over the last several years. But he warned that electing Trump would end it all. “Everything we fought for, all of that goes out the window if we don’t win this election,” he said. A video from the Charlotte event is below.

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News Source: The News & Observer, Fayetteville Observer, The Charlotte Observer

Hillary Clinton Campaigns in North Carolina

Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign rally at Pitt Community College in Winterville, North Carolina, U.S., November 3, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign rally at Pitt Community College in Winterville, North Carolina, U.S., November 3, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Hillary Clinton returned to North Carolina on Thursday where she spoke at two events. Her first event was on the campus of Pitt Community College in Winterville. Clinton spoke for over half an hour about a number of her platform points including criminal justice reform, creating new jobs, making college more affordable, and creating an economy that works for everyone and does not favor those at the top. She also went after Donald Trump for his divisive rhetoric and his comments about various groups including women, Muslims, immigrants, and African Americans. Clinton said that Trump’s comments are encouraging others adding, “He’s giving a dog whistle to his supporters. [He’s] endorsed by the official paper of the KKK.” Clinton concluded her speech by asking everyone for their vote and encouraged them to take advantage of early voting or turn out next Tuesday. A video from the event is below.

Clinton then traveled to Raleigh where she was joined by Senator Bernie Sanders and singer Pharrell Williams. Williams and Sanders spoke first talking about the stakes of the election and encouraging everyone to vote. When Clinton took the stage, she spoke about a number of her platform points including her plans to create more jobs by investing in infrastructure and American manufacturing, continuing to update the health care system to ensure universal coverage, and making college more affordable for families and students. Clinton concluded her speech by encouraging everyone to take advantage of early voting or to vote next Tuesday. A video of the event is below.

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News Source: WNCT, The Washington Post, The News & Observer, The Boston Globe