Live-blogging the final hours of the presidential race: Twice as many voters contacted by Hillary Clinton campaign … – Florida Politics (blog)
The latest on the presidential campaign:
5:45 — Authorities say a woman campaigning for Donald Trump outside a South Florida polling place pepper-sprayed a Hillary Clinton voter during a confrontation.
Jupiter police Sgt. Bradley Vince says officers responded to the center Tuesday morning following multiple 911 calls. Police say 52-year-old Tom Garrecht and 58-year-old Donna Tatlici had exchanged words as Garrecht went in to vote, and the argument continued as he left.
Statements from Garrecht, Tatlici and witnesses conflicted. Tatlici says she sprayed Garrecht because she was afraid of him. At some point, the woman was knocked to the ground, but it wasn’t clear if Garrecht was purposefully attacking her or flailing around after being pepper-sprayed.
The state attorney’s office will decide whether file assault charges against Garrecht. No arrests were made Tuesday. Both people were treated at the scene.
4 p.m. — Hillary Clinton is besting Donald Trump when it comes to the ground game.
A new Morning Consult/POLITICO exit poll found more than twice as many voters said they were contacted by Clinton’s campaign than Trump’s campaign. The poll found 17 percent of voter said they were contacted by the Clinton campaign, while 8 percent said they were contacted by Trump’s.
Another 9 percent said they were contacted by both campaigns.
The exiting polling, however, found most voters (62 percent) said they were not contacted by either presidential campaign.
The polling, according to Morning Consult, shows Clinton’s ground game is on par with President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, when 13 percent of voters said they heard from the Obama campaign.
The Morning Consult/POLITICO exit poll of 9,704 voters was conducted from Oct. 18 through Nov. 8. The interviews were conducted online, and exit poll has a margin of error of 1 percent.
1:20 p.m. — Final forecast