- Title: Hundreds wait to enter Clinton rally on final day of campaign
- Date: 7th November 2016
- Summary: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 7, 2016) (REUTERS) CLINTON SUPPORTERS IN LINE CHANTING: "I BELIEVE THAT SHE WILL WIN" SHOT OF LINE STRETCHING DOWN THE BLOCK (SOUNDBITE) (English) STUDENT EMILY MILAKOVIC, SAYING: "It's been absolutely insane. This is not anything that I envisioned but I'm still so confident that we're going to win, we're going to get the first woman in the White House." GIANT SCULPTED TRUMP HEAD SIGN READING: "DONALD TRUMP MOCKS THE DISABLED, DEGRADES WOMEN, BELITTLES HIS CRITICS. AMERICA DESERVES BETTER" CLOSE UP OF BUTTON READING: "NEVER TRUMP" (SOUNDBITE) (English) RETIRED BUS DRIVER TOM MORAN, SAYING: "If people get out and vote, if they listen to President Obama who's going to be here tonight, they were inspired by Obama. Hillary's not a perfect person, but she's a heck of a lot better than Trump. They need to listen to the president, listen to all the people that are trying to uplift our country, get out and vote. If they vote, Donald Trump will lose." MAN HOLDING SIGNS READING: "NO TRUMP NOOOO" AND "RELEASE TAXES MR. TRUMP" VARIOUS OF PEOPLE IN LINE CLOSE UP OF BUTTON READING: "DEMOCRATS FOR HILLARY" (SOUNDBITE) (English) WRITER MICHAEL KORVIN, SAYING: "I truly believe that Hillary is a miracle for America, it's the best thing that ever happened. I think that after four years of her presidency, we'll see what a wonderful woman she truly is. And I think that the only difference between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler is the thumb and the scapegoats. Thank you." MAN WITH THUMB UP VARIOUS OF SAME MAN SITTING ON A REPLICA MISSILE THAT READS: "SCREW TRUMP"
- Embargoed: 22nd November 2016 23:15
- Keywords: Hillary Clinton Bruce Springsteen Democrat Philadelphia Barack Obama Michelle Obama president election
- Location: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES
- City: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA00157G6ZBB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Excited supporters of Hillary Clinton waited in long lines outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Monday (November 7) for one of the final rallies of her 2016 presidential campaign. The line stretched for up to mile down the block to get into the hall for a performance by rock star Bruce Springsteen and appearances by U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, all showing their support for Clinton as she wraps up her campaign.
The rally comes as Clinton is struggling to hold on to a narrow lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump, but supporter Emily Milakovic remains confident about Clinton's chances.
"This is not anything that I envisioned but I'm still so confident that we're going to win, we're going to get the first woman in the White House," she said. Milakovic, 19, is a college student who is from Kansas where she said she has already voted absentee.
Milakovic's enthusiasm was shared by many others in the crowd, including retired bus driver Tom Moran, 61, who came down from Fenton, Michigan, with a large replica of Trump's head that he said cost him $1800. He said he also carried the head to two of the debates as well as the rally in Philadelphia. He conceded that Clinton has flaws but believes that she is the best option.
"Hillary's not a perfect person, but she's a heck of a lot better than Trump, " he said. "(People) need to listen to the president, listen to all the people that are trying to uplift our country, get out and vote. If they vote, Donald Trump will lose."
Philadelphia writer Michael Korvin said he believes Clinton can win over her critics, if she's given a chance.
"I think that after four years of her presidency, we'll see what a wonderful woman she truly is," he said.
The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll showed Clinton with a 5 percentage point lead over Trump nationally - 44 percent to 39 percent support.
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