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3-6" possible tonight, a special edition of "world news tonight." the first votes cast in theace for president. after months of fiery attacks, neck and neck battles, it all comes down to this. >> get out of bed and caucus! hillary clinton with her final pitch. a razor thin lead in the latest pollll. >> so excited! >> on both sides tonight, the polls so close, it all comes down to the ground game. >> we wl win tonight, if the voter turnout is high. >> we're with t the crowds as they head to caucus. many still undecided. and many watching the major storm now bearing down from the west, hiing iowa tonigight. before heading east. the voters hoping to beat it, and the candidates hoping to
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"world news tonight" begins now. andood eveni tonight from des moines. every four year, this country finds itself laser focused on iowa, where the first votes are cast. the election of t the next president begins tonight. and the polls on both sides are very close. who will emerge the winner and who will be forced to dust off and quickly move onto newew hampshire next? the polls showing the three top republicans heading into tonight. donald trump, senators ted cruz, marco rubio. even trump, known for his bravado, admitting he's a little bit nervous. on the democratic side tonight, hillary clip on the and bernie sanders in a dead heat, both trading places atop the iowa polls in recent days. we've seen long lines and huge turnovers for campaign llies. the test tonight, which candidates will have the best ground games? it's your voice,our te, and abc's powerhouseseolitical team on it all. abc's tom llamas leading us off on the republican side, donald trump and his w wife melania and
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>> reporter: tonight, donald trump telling his supporters, it's now or never. accepting no excuses. >> if you're in bed, if you're sickck ifou can't walk, if the doctor says you cannot leave -- i don't care. get out of bed and caucus. u got to do it. >> reporter: his prediction? a huge win. >> make sure you all caucus tonight. we're going to have a tremendous victory. we love you. thank you very much. >> rorter: trump's final iowa strategy -- run just like his company. a family affair. wife melania by his side in republican red. >> the man who will work for you, who will work with you, and who is that man? >> trump! >> i agree. he is the man. >> reporter: daughtervanka stars in a how-to caucus video. >> just write down the name thump, and you are done. that's it. very exciting. >> reporter: and tonight, she'll attend a caucus, to speak for the campgn. no pressure from her dad. >> if she doesn't do a good job, i'll say, ivanka, you're fired.
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sounding a bit more cautious >> the love we felt is incredible. listen, people have get out the vote, right? >> reporter: joining the family r this final push? trump's star endorser sarah palin. >> so iowa, are you ready to fix the problem? >> reporter: palin telling me, she's confident. so governor palin, any predictions for today? first time i'm going to say, we can believe the polls. usually, i say that polls are only good for strippers and cross country skiers, but this time, i think the polls are right. >> reporter: trump's toughest competition, senator ted cruz, hittina goal today, campaigning in all of iowa's 99 counties. cruz has made more than 120 stops iowa, compared to trump's 39. >> and i got to tell you right now, this race right now is neck and neck. it's all about turnout. >> reporter: cruz saying trump doesn't deserve to win. >> he already bellowed, how
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just yesterdaye says if he doesn't win iowa, then everything here was a big, fat and very expense i waste of time. hoping for a strong third place spending the final hours with family, too. even shopping for toys with his children. >> now you're undecided. he's like a caucucus goer. he can't make up his mind. >> reporter: palin tells me she'd be comfortable supporting either senator in november. >> in a heartbeat, i would support whichever r gop candate rises to the top. you just got to do your basic abc's on this abc. anybody but clinton. >> a tom is with us live here in iowa tonight. tom, donald trump with his secret weapon today, his wife. many say ted cruz needs a first place finish tonight, but what about marco rubio? a lot of talk this evening of some late momentum? >> reporter: that's right, david. there could be a surprise tonight. the rubio crowds have been getting bigger. but beyond that, sources within the rubio campaign but also the cruz campaign tell us, they're
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this is actually a three-way race, a dead heat between trump, cruz and rubio. there could be a very big surprise. now, rubio putting the pressure on cruz, saying h he has so many resources here, this is a must-win state for him. david? >> tom llamas leading us off tonight. tom, we'll see you a bit later. meantime, on the democratic side, the stakes are enormous, as well. hillary clinton does not want a repeat of iowa eight years ago. and bernie sanders needs a win to keep momentum going. secretary clinton with a very slim lead in the final des moines registe poll before tonight. but there is also a major challenge foranders tonight. can he turn all of that enthusiasm into votes? those first-time caucus goers. abc's cecilia vega takes us inside the ground game on both sides tonight. >> reporter: hillary clinton's final push, energizing volunteers first thing this morning. donuts in hand. >> i'm so excited! thank you for everything you're doing.
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the words she wants to hear? >> we're going to win! >> thank you, senator. >> reporter: bernie sanders on the same mission. >> we will win tonight, if the voter turnout is high. >> reporter: telling his supporters what they need to pull off a win. >> let's go get them. thank you. >> reporter: for the candidates there is nothing left to do. now, it's all up to their armies of volunteers. this is how close this race is. two campaigns, one building. today, we paid a visit to both campaigns. knock, knock. >> hi, welcome. >> reporter: hi. i guess this is the hillary office. inside -- frantic last minute calls to get supporters out to caucus. >> can we count on your support for hillary? fantastic. that's great to hear. >> for a lot of us, this is the big moment. >> reporter: are you nervous at all? >> no. i'm just really excited. >> reporter: just down the hall, bernie sanders' campaign. welcome to the revolution. almost empty.
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trying to convince people to do this tonight. >> it's in the bag. it's done. >> reporter: confidence. clinton confident, too. her whole family right there for her final rally. >> hello des moines! >> reporter: they remember her devastating iowa loss in 2008. >> i congratulate senator obama and senator edwards. >> reporter: this time, clinton says,he's learned her lesson. >> i think that i have a much better organization, to just be really clear about it. i think i'm a better candidate. >> and cecilia, you vointpointed out, their camampaign offices across the hall from each other. imagine the awkward conversations in the hallway. but this really does come down to who has the betterr ground game tonight. >> reporter: that's right, david. all those door knocks and phone calls we saw today lead to turnout and whoever wins the turnout battle wins tonight. the polls here have been pluck waiting for weeks. the latest one shows hillary clinton on top, david, just
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>> all right, cecilia,e'll see you later, as well. the candidates delivers their closing arguments. everery minutes planned. except for the ones when they try to take a break and grab a bite for themselves. but then, our jon karl just happens to be sitting a table away. >> reporter: go out for coffee in des moines on caucus day and there's a good shot you'll run into somebody running for president. how'it going? >> great. taking a little break. getting refueled. >>eporter: you're like a regular here. >> i am, actually. love this place. >> reporter: outside, you might find somebody who already was president. go out for a walk here in des moines and you run into bill clinton. mr. president, how does it feel? is she going to pull it off? >> great. >> reporter: some candidates in the back of the pack are already pulling up the stakes. you're going to be at a town hall meeting in new hampshire by the me this is going on. >> this is going on, i'll be in my second townwn hall meing in new hampshire.
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they'll pile into schools, senior centers.. in malcom, iowa -- population 277 -- the caucus is in a grain elevator. in hayesville, republicans will caucus in a gun shop. and off a dirt road in boone county, the democratic caucus -- rural precinct number 3 -- is in the living room of mary and gary weaver. >> we're so rural. we're really doing it almost as a coconveniencfor ourselves and our neighbor >> reporter: so, tonight, mary bakes for her caucus guests, treating them, she says, to some iowa nice. >> the weavers living room, the placto be tonight. jon, that's what we love about iowa, the living rooms, the schools. so many diving into thisis night. >> reporter: yeah, and by some estimates, nearly half of those that vote on the republican side will be people who are never been to a caucus before. david, those are exactly the people that donald trump needs to turn out big-time if he's to pull off a win here in iowa. >> all right, jon karl, part of the political team on the ground here in iowa tonight. jon, thank you. and though caucusgoers are finally gathering tonight, the
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neighbors here began long before. so many telling me today, they take their first in the nation role very seriously here. as the iowa caucuses are held tonight, it's likely some of the debate started here. see the tractors out front, the caucus tradition. the machine shed restaurant in des moines, among the many morning stops on the big day. so, every four years, iowa is the focus of the country. what do you think of that? >> it's good and bad. >> reporter: their phone hasn't stopped ringing. bu it doesn't stop them. >> it puts iowa on the map. a lot of times, they'll say, oh, idaho. >> reporter: it's iowa. >> the potato people, right? >> repter: melinda is ready for tonight. her daughter izzy by her side. do you know what today is? >> today's the caucus. >> reporter: what's today? >> the caucus. >> reporter: the caucus day. thanks, mom. melinda has an official role organizing tonight.
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>> right. >> reporter: how important is that to you guys? yeah. status. >> reporter: how are you doing over here? and meredith with her family, tonight. >> the get really passionate and stress about making the decision, like my friends who are uncided -- >> reporter: still? >> i do have friends that are undecided. >> reporter: the order here tomomorrow moing, easy to predict. the famous cinnamon roll. made in america, at the machine shed since 1978. what is special about these? >> they're the best cinnamon rolls er. >> reporter: no campaigning needed. >> already been decicided. >> the cinnamon rolls really the only thing we can predict with any certainty, at least for now. let's get to george stephanopoulos, who will lead the team tonight, as these results come in. and george, no candidate wants to lose iowa, of course, but for bernie sanders on the democratic side and ted cruz on the
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must-win? >> think thats true for bernie sanders. if he wins, it is g going to be a very big deal. but he'll still have a hard road to the nomination. secretary clinton is better organized in the big states. she's got a lot of support from nority voters and the support of the political establishment and if she wins in iowa tonight, they're going to close ranks behind her big-time. as for ted cruz, i think he can survive a close second to donald trumpn iowa. but if trump opens up a big lead over cruz, or even worse, his nightmare scenario is that marco rubio slips by him, then it's going to be very hard to imagine how he recovers from that. but if he's close, he's got money, he's well organized in the southern states, got support there, he can survive. >> all right, george, looking forward to joining you later tonight. george and the e entirepowerhouse political team standing by. we have continuing coverage throughout the night and we will break in live with results. and then, we are onto new hampshire and the next big debate after iowa, and right
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join martha raddatz and me and we moderate the republican debate next saturday night, right here on abc. and from the political storm hitting tonight, to the other one. a major winter storm set to hit right here in iowa overnight, and then move east. in fact, alerts from california to michigan tonight, already powerful storm winds knocking over this massive tree in san diego. the driver of that car did not survive. snow and ice causing a 25-vehicle pileup, shutting down i-80 near lake tahoe. snow falling across 1,600 miles, and here's abc's clayton sandell now. - reporter: that storm now taking aim at rye what, already leaving a trail of weather woes. in colorado, another day of icy roads. spinouts and crashes. airlines cancelled more than 500 flights through denver. near truckee, california, interstate 80 shut down. in southern california, powerful winds are bringing down huge trees. a giant oak killing that woman
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>> iaw the cars underneath and just, ye, my stomach just dropped. >> repeporter: a a tv news crew from our abc san diego affiliate, kgtv, was seriously injured when a tree pinned them down. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> clayton, thank you. rob marciano standing by tonight with the storm track for us. rob? >> reporter: good evening, david. tremendous snowfall totals in the mountains, now blizzard warnings. the snow won't begin there in earnest until after midnight. here we are by 5:00 p.m. tomorrow. thunderstorms in chicago, but the accumulations of snow will be impressive in the plains, too. minneapolis, just to the south, and even more across nebraska. severe weather component to this, you bet. mid-south, memphis to jackson, up to louisvle. strong tornadoes a possibility. if this storm, or the caucus was a day later, say tomorrow, we'd have some real problems on our hands.
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there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this monday. much more from iowa, and also tonight, the 13-year-old kidnapped and murdered in virginia. and now, we're learning nor details about the star student now charged in the case. his college friend chaurjrged, as well. the new headline breaking tonight about chipotle and the outbreak that sickened customers across the country. and the this. >> thank you, all. tarting in my heart >> why adele is suddenly weighing in on donald trump, or, at least his choice in music what she now says about trump using her songs to begin his rallies. thousands of people came out today to run the race for retirement. so we asked them... are you completely prepared for retirement? okay, mostly prepared? could you save 1% more of your income? it doesn't sound like much, but saving an additional 1% now, could make a big difference over time. i'm going to be even better about saving.
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thousands had been searching for her. nicole lovell was last seen on tuesday night. her parents say she pushed a dresser up against her bedroom door before climbing out of her window. saturday, police discovered her body about 80 miles away in north carolina. in court day,harges that the two students dumped the child's body here on wednesday, the day she went missing. 18-year-old engineering student david eisenhauer was charged with kidnapping and premeditated murder. police say he knew the victim. >> eisenhauer used this relationship to his advantage to abduct and then kill her. >> reporter: eisenhauer was a track star. well liked, goal driven. >> he was one of our good students here for sure. >> reporter: tonight, authorities continue t search for clues in this pond on the virginia tech campus. the student second, natalie keepers, charged as an accessory, accused of helping eisenhauer get rid of the girl's dy. david, neither was charged withh using a gun and neither has entered a plea.
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finally tonight, from here in iowa, the running mates. supporting the candidates from the very beginning. abc's linsey davis with the revealed about the candidates who want to be president. >> reporter: perhaps the best way to get to know the candidates -- >> what people don't see is how much fun ted is and how thoughtful he is. >> reporter: is to hear from the people who know them best. eir spouses. >> we got married in 1988. i had three teege children. not once did h question having to send them all to college. >> reporter: for the people whoho just see chris christie and want to say, he's a name-caller, he's brash, he lacks self-control --
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me-calling that has been caught on video sosometimes, there was always a purpose to that. >> we fight all the time. i've taught her to debate. >> reporter: for those who say yourusband was a phenomenal surgeon, but that doesn't necessarily prepare you to be president. >> what we need is people who know how to really solve problems. >> reporter: and their partners' greatst asset. >> his steadfastness. >> patient. >> sincerity. >> reporter: his greatest asset? >> me! >> thank you for watching tonight. we'll break in live with results from the iowa caucuses thughout the night. i'm david muir. i'll be joining george a little later here. until then, have a good evening. good night.ocal 5 news at 6 in hd. we are iowa's most accurate weather team and we start with your forecast first." brad/wx wall weather adlib: a blizzard and winter
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areas of western, northern and central iowa late tonight into tuesday night. we had a mild, dry day in central iowa, but that is all about to change. look for mostly cloudy skies and a few light rain showers possible for central and southern iowa this evening, but traveling should not be affected for caucus- goers. nw iowa may see some snow showers later tonight after 10 pm, but the metro should not see any snow until well after midnight. it looks like our best chance for snow in the metro will be from 3 am to about 9 am tuesday. this is when we could have some heavy, wet snow falling with several inches accumulating very quickly. " now from local 5 news... the 2016 iowa caucuses.. with jack miller and stephanie angelson" jack/2shot: caucus night is finally here and local 5 is your local election
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