Hillary Clinton Speaks to Graduates of Medgar Evers College

On Friday, Hillary Clinton received an honorary degree and spoke during the commencement ceremony of Medgar Evers College. Clinton acknowledged the college’s diverse student body during her speech and urged everyone to fight for voting rights and civil rights. Clinton focused on encouraging the graduates to fight for their rights and the rights of others as they venture into the world. She said, “Never let anyone silence your voices. Make your voices heard every single day. And when they even try to dismiss your lived experiences, maybe they’ll call it ‘identity politics,’ stand up and say your identity is as important and valuable as the identity of anybody else who lives in the United States of America.” A clip of Clinton’s speech is below, and a full video will be posted when/if available.

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News Source: Brooklyn Reporter, The New York Times

Hillary Clinton Addresses Annie’s List Luncheon

On Friday, Hillary Clinton traveled to Houston, Texas where she spoke at a fundraising luncheon for Annie’s List. Clinton gave a short speech during the event in which she spoke about the United States’ actions against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the Trump administration’s response. Clinton remarks were not focused on national politics. Instead, she spoke about the importance of turning Texas blue during the mid-term elections in 2018 and the next presidential election in 2020. She said, “A lot of the best young Democrats in America are right here in Texas, and that’s especially true for young Democratic women.” She urged everyone to keep fighting, and most importantly, voting adding, “I know we can win in 2018. If we can get people to turn out and vote, Texas will be blue.” Watch a video of Clinton’s speech below.

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News Source: Houston Press, Texas Observer

Bill Clinton Casts Electoral College Vote for Hillary

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On Monday, the Electoral College voted across the country for president. While many supporters of Hillary Clinton hoped the electors would defect, they confirmed the win for Donald Trump. In New York, one of the electors was Bill Clinton. He cast the first vote in the state for his wife. Following the vote, he said, “You know, I watched her work for two years, I watched her battle through that bogus email deal. She fought through everything and she prevailed against it all.” Watch a video of Bill casting his ballot below.

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News Source: New York Daily News, Vox, The Huffington Post

Clinton Campaign to Participate in Wisconsin Vote Recount

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On Saturday, Hillary Clinton’s campaign announced that it will take part in a vote recount in Wisconsin. The recount was initiated on by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. The recount comes in light of fears that voting technology may have been tampered with in the state. In a post on Medium, Clinton lawyer Marc Elias wrote that, while their internal investigations did not reveal an evidence of vote tampering, the campaign will take part in the recount.

A number of prominent politicians and Clinton supporters have called upon the Clinton campaign to challenge the results in battleground states such as Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. There is a building frustration among Clinton’s supporters for a lack of comment from the former presidential candidate’s campaign, especially as Clinton’s lead in the popular vote count remains close to 2 million. Elias says that the campaign appreciates the support, but they have not felt the need to push for expensive recounts. He wrote, “The campaign is grateful to all those who have expended time and effort to investigate various claims of abnormalities and irregularities. While that effort has not, in our view, resulted in evidence of manipulation of results, now that a recount is underway, we believe we have an obligation to the more than 64 million Americans who cast ballots for Hillary Clinton to participate in ongoing proceedings to ensure that an accurate vote count will be reported.” Read Elias’s full post below:

Listening and Responding To Calls for an Audit and Recount

Over the last few days, officials in the Clinton campaign have received hundreds of messages, emails, and calls urging us to do something, anything, to investigate claims that the election results were hacked and altered in a way to disadvantage Secretary Clinton. The concerns have arisen, in particular, with respect to Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania — three states that together proved decisive in this presidential election and where the combined margin of victory for Donald Trump was merely 107,000 votes.

It should go without saying that we take these concerns extremely seriously. We certainly understand the heartbreak felt by so many who worked so hard to elect Hillary Clinton, and it is a fundamental principle of our democracy to ensure that every vote is properly counted.

Moreover, this election cycle was unique in the degree of foreign interference witnessed throughout the campaign: the U.S. government concluded that Russian state actors were behind the hacks of the Democratic National Committee and the personal email accounts of Hillary for America campaign officials, and just yesterday, the Washington Post reported that the Russian government was behind much of the “fake news” propaganda that circulated online in the closing weeks of the election.

For all these reasons, we have quietly taken a number of steps in the last two weeks to rule in or out any possibility of outside interference in the vote tally in these critical battleground states.

First, since the day after the election we have had lawyers and data scientists and analysts combing over the results to spot anomalies that would suggest a hacked result. These have included analysts both from within the campaign and outside, with backgrounds in politics, technology and academia.

Second, we have had numerous meetings and calls with various outside experts to hear their concerns and to discuss and review their data and findings. As a part of this, we have also shared out data and findings with them. Most of those discussions have remained private, while at least one has unfortunately been the subject of leaks.

Third, we have attempted to systematically catalogue and investigate every theory that has been presented to us within our ability to do so.

Fourth, we have examined the laws and practices as they pertain to recounts, contests and audits.

Fifth, and most importantly, we have monitored and staffed the post-election canvasses — where voting machine tapes are compared to poll-books, provisional ballots are resolved, and all of the math is double checked from election night. During that process, we have seen Secretary Clinton’s vote total grow, so that, today, her national popular vote lead now exceeds more than 2 million votes.

In the coming days, we will continue to perform our due diligence and actively follow all further activities that are to occur prior to the certification of any election results. For instance, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania conduct post-election audits using a sampling of precincts. Michigan and many other states still do not. This is unfortunate; it is our strong belief that, in addition to an election canvass, every state should do this basic audit to ensure accuracy and public confidence in the election.

Beyond the post-election audit, Green Party candidate Jill Stein announced Friday that she will exercise her right as a candidate to pursue a recount in the state of Wisconsin. She has indicated plans to also seek recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan.

Because we had not uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology, we had not planned to exercise this option ourselves, but now that a recount has been initiated in Wisconsin, we intend to participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides. If Jill Stein follows through as she has promised and pursues recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan, we will take the same approach in those states as well. We do so fully aware that the number of votes separating Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the closest of these states — Michigan — well exceeds the largest margin ever overcome in a recount. But regardless of the potential to change the outcome in any of the states, we feel it is important, on principle, to ensure our campaign is legally represented in any court proceedings and represented on the ground in order to monitor the recount process itself.

The campaign is grateful to all those who have expended time and effort to investigate various claims of abnormalities and irregularities. While that effort has not, in our view, resulted in evidence of manipulation of results, now that a recount is underway, we believe we have an obligation to the more than 64 million Americans who cast ballots for Hillary Clinton to participate in ongoing proceedings to ensure that an accurate vote count will be reported.

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News Source: The Washington Post, CNN, Medium

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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Long Lines Of Voters Are Reported… At Susan B. Anthony’s Grave

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Hundreds Gather To Honor Suffragist Movement, Celebrate That Women Across The Country Are Voting Today For A Woman To Be President

Voting takes less time than ever, but there’s one place voters are guaranteed to wait in long lines: the grave of women’s suffragist leader Susan B. Anthony. Hundreds have visited the cemetery, which is holding extended hours tonight, to honor the movement to ensure half the population has the right to vote and celebrate that women across the country are voting today for a woman to be president.

ABC News: Voters Travel Near and Far to Pay Homage to Feminist Icon on Election Day: “One hundred and forty-four years ago, a woman named Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting in a presidential election.  Today, millions of women will cast their vote for Hillary Clinton — the first female presidential nominee for a major political party.”

USA Today: People are covering Susan B. Anthony’s grave stone with ‘I Voted’ stickers:  “Many people smiled and laughed in delight at the occasion.  Others wept.  ‘I never cried when I filled out my ballot before. But I realized my daughters — and I have three of them — have the right to vote for a woman. It made my cry,’ said Jodi Atkin of Irondequoit, who trekked to the grave site with daughter Jessie. Both were clad in white, which many women chose to wear on Tuesday to honor those who, like Anthony, helped secure their right to vote.”

CNN: Hundreds flock to Susan B. Anthony’s grave on Election Day: “Brynn Hunt, a Rochester resident and first-time voter, was one of many to visit the site Tuesday morning.  ‘I voted today because of women like her,’ she said. Hunt said she wore white in honor of women’s suffrage.  Early Tuesday, hundreds of people began to form to thank Anthony for her efforts.”

People Magazine: Hundreds Line Up at Susan B. Anthony’s Gravesite to Honor Women’s Rights Activist with ‘I Voted’ Stickers: “In October, a slew of Trump’s supporters called for repealing women’s suffrage, using the Twitter hashtag #RepealThe19th after a poll of only male U.S. voters showed Trump winning the election by a landslide.”

CBS News: Steady crowds at Susan B. Anthony grave on Election Day: “A steady stream of people are arriving at Rochester’s Mount Hope cemetery, decorating Anthony’s grave with ‘I Voted’ stickers and American flags. Some are leaving yellow roses, which was a symbol of the women’s suffrage movement.”

New York Times: Voters Gather at Susan B. Anthony’s Grave in Rochester: “The line to the grave site grew throughout the day. By noon it had snaked and doubled back on itself through the orange and gold trees. The color of the leaves was reflected in the yellow flowers many carried or wore pinned to pantsuit lapels — the bright roses the suffragists took to symbolize their cause, which began in the 1840s and continued for 80 years. A woman moved among the stones with a hand drum looking to form a drum circle. Others knelt with their children and whispered about who Anthony was and who Hillary Clinton is.”

Washington Post: Susan B. Anthony died without the right to vote. Now people are covering her tombstone in ‘I voted’ stickers. “Some 90 years later, the pilgrimage to Anthony’s gravestone on Election Day began, possibly as recently as 2014, according to the Smithsonian magazine. The idea struck a chord with voters as far away as Maryland.”

VOX: Susan B. Anthony’s grave is covered in “I Voted” stickers in honor of Hillary Clinton:  “And now, the first woman to win a major party nomination is running to succeed the first black president. It’s hard not to be a little in awe of that — to marvel at what Anthony and others like her helped accomplish.”

Sarah Maslin Nir: The scene at Susan B. Anthony’s grave. And it’s a scene. (video)

Katie Marino: After voting my mom & I visited Susan B. Anthony’s grave with hundreds of other people. Thank you, women’s voices are heard now. #IVoted

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Tricia Fitzmaurice: A fitting tribute at Susan B. Anthony’s grave in Rochester today.  We all owe her a thank you. #HistoryIsHappening #SenecaFallsSuffragists

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Brynn Hunt: “I voted today because of women like her.” Today I voted in my first primary election, visited Susan B. Anthony’s grave, and wear white to honor women’s suffrage. We have come a long way since the 19th amendment was passed, but we still have a long way to go. I’m proud to say #imwithher

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MaxbGenius: “Oh, if I could but live another century and see the fruition of all the work for women! There is so much yet to be done.” – Susan B. Anthony #vote #suffrage #equality #rochester

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Jes Karakashian: This wraps around twice. I’ve never seen anything like this before in my life. #imwithher

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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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Al Gore Campaigns for Hillary in Colorado

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Al Gore returned to the campaign trail on Monday. He campaigned on behalf of Hillary Clinton at events in Boulder and Lakewood, Colorado. Gore spoke about the importance of the election and its potential impact on the climate. He said that Clinton is the only candidate that admits climate change is real and offers a viable plan to combat its affects. “This election in particular is a climate election. You don’t have to go very far from downtown Boulder to answer the question of, ‘must we change?'” Gore then spoke about the importance of voting and encouraged everyone to get out tomorrow adding, “The outcome of this election is going to be up to you. Take it from me — every vote counts. (This election) is not just between two people with two different personalities, two different styles and approaches; it’s between two different governing policies. When all of the shouting dies down, that’s when the real decisions take place. This election means the world. Clinton understands that we must change. She understands that the international process requires a president that’s willing to stand up. The other candidate says he’s opposed to all of those things. To me, it seems it’s an extremely clear choice. We can do it. Let’s elect Hillary Clinton.” A video of his speech in Boulder is below.

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News Source: The Denver Post

Vice President Biden Campaigns in Florida on Eve of Election

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On the eve of the election, Vice President Joe Biden returned to Florida where he spoke on the campus of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee. After being introduced by his wife, Jill, Biden spoke about the importance of voting before the end of the day tomorrow. He urged everyone to consider the future the country and the visions being outlined by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Biden said that Clinton offers a platform that is far more optimistic and inclusive. He said that her plans are geared toward helping everyone and not just those at the top. Biden urged everyone to reject the divisive policies of Trump and vote for Clinton tomorrow. A video from the event is below.

Biden held his last solo campaign event for Clinton in St. Petersburg. During the event, Biden spoke about the vision Trump has for America and asked the audience to imagine living in that future. “We don’t have to make anything up; we just have to say what they want to push,” he said adding that it is doubtful that a Trump administration would continue Pell grants for college, repealing the Affordable Care Act would leave at least 20 million Americans without coverage, and his economic plans would ensure that those at the top prosper at the expense of the middle class. Biden then presented Clinton’s optimistic vision of the future before asking everyone to vote tomorrow. A video from the event is below.

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News Source: Florida Flambeau, Tampa Bay Times, SaintPetersBlog

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