Election 2016

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Every week we get emails and tweets from people who say they are so appalled by this year's election campaign they no can longer pay attention to the news. Then they often go on to give us full details about the latest incident in the campaign that's so repulsed them.

A lot of Americans say they are disgusted by this year's election. And the data says they can't get enough of it.

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It's time now for a Platform Check - when we examine what Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump say they would do if they become president.

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HILLARY CLINTON: Raise the national minimum wage so people...

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Today on "Political Rewind," we head to the campus of Georgia State University to hear from college voters. In an election where voter turnout can have serious implications, we try to uncover the source behind the uncommitted feelings of the millennial vote. How are students, many first time voters, planning to cast their ballot on November 8?

Less than two weeks out from Election Day, the gender gap appears to be bigger than ever.

Polls show Hillary Clinton with a 19 point lead over Donald Trump among likely female voters, and others indicate 79 percent of Republican women plan on voting for Trump, as opposed to the 93 percent who voted for Mitt Romney in 2012.

Hillary Clinton enters the homestretch of the presidential race with a sizable fundraising lead over Republican rival Donald Trump. Many GOP donors appear to have shifted their giving to down-ballot candidates for House and Senate. And Trump himself has contributed just over half the $100 million he pledged to help bankroll his own campaign.

Finance reports filed Thursday show Clinton's campaign raised nearly twice as much money as Trump's in the first 19 days of October and had nearly four times as much cash on hand.

Georgia voters will decide on November 8 whether the state can take over failing schools. Amendment 1 is a plan by Republican Governor Nathan Deal, in which an appointed superintendent accountable to the governor could add up to 20 low performing schools to an opportunity school district each year and either convert them into charter schools, overhaul management or close them.

The majority of schools that could be taken over are in high-poverty areas with minority students.

So, how will you vote on Amendment 1? 

All eyes are on Nevada in the final days leading up to the election. Polls in this swing state show that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are neck and neck. With such a nasty campaign, NPR wondered how much tension filters down to Nevada voters. We visited a quiet neighborhood 20 minutes west of the Las Vegas strip and met two neighbors who live across the street from each other — one Republican and one Democrat.

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We're down to 11 days before Election Day. While plenty of adults are sick of hearing about this, many teens say they want more education about the electoral process. Youth Radio's Noel Anaya has more.

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Investigators were looking into why a charter aircraft carrying Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and more than 40 others slid off the runway Thursday night while landing at LaGuardia Airport in the New York City borough of Queens.

NPR's Scott Detrow reports that Pence, Donald Trump's running mate, and everyone else on board was safe after the jet touched down in stormy weather and just kept going.

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First lady Michelle Obama has emerged as Hillary Clinton's most powerful advocate in the campaign. She has even given the Clinton campaign a lasting slogan.

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As Hillary Clinton traverses battleground states across the country in the final stretch of the election, Donald Trump paid a visit Wednesday to the solidly Democratic, tiny District of Columbia.

He wasn't there for D.C.'s votes.

Trump was attending the opening of the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C., in what is known as the Old Post Office building on Pennsylvania Avenue, blocks from the White House.

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Today on "Political Rewind" we discuss Georgia Governor Nathan Deal's public forum in East Point on Tuesday to answer questions about Amendment 1’s proposal to create the Opportunity School District. The governor continues to lead the charge on the statewide proposal that would allow an appointed state agency to intervene in failing schools.

Vote flipping. The stories and conspiracy theories have begun.

In every recent election, there have been reports of voters pressing one candidate's name on a touch-screen machine, only to have the opponent's name light up instead.

It can be unnerving for voters and often leads to allegations that the machines have been "rigged" to favor one candidate over another.

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