Nov 6, 2016 9:47 PM

The Latest: Pence: Voters can end Clinton politics for good

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times EST):

9:40 p.m.

A New Hampshire crowd is booing as Mike Pence mentions the FBI's new announcement that Hillary Clinton will not face charges related to a new email investigation.

Pence says New Hampshire voters can make sure Clinton will never be president. He says, "it ends here, it ends now."

The GOP vice presidential candidate is speaking at a rally in southern New Hampshire. He'll be back in the state Monday for a final rally with Donald Trump.

Pence says in two days Americans can "close the history book on the Clintons once and for all."

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9:20 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says the country is facing a "moment of reckoning" on Election Day, and Americans must choose between "division and unity."

Clinton is closing out the final hours of her presidential campaign with a more positive message focused on uniting the country, as she appeals to Americans of all political affiliations. The Democratic presidential candidate says she is "hopeful and optimistic" about the future.

She says: "We have to heal this country."

The Democratic presidential candidate is campaigning in Manchester, New Hampshire. She was introduced by Khizr Khan, the Muslim-American father of a slain Gold Star solider and folk singer James Taylor.

She plans to conclude her campaign with stops in Pittsburgh, Grand Rapids, Philadelphia and Raleigh on Monday.

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9:15 p.m. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid says the latest letter from FBI Director James Comey about newly discovered emails "underscores the irresponsibility" of the law enforcement chief's notice to Congress nine days ago about Hillary Clinton.

Reid issued a statement late Sunday noting that Comey created a political firestorm in the presidential race 11 days before the election about emails that might be related to Clinton's use of a private email server. On Sunday, Comey sent a new letter informing Congress that a review of the emails had not changed the FBI's July view that there were no grounds for criminal charges against Clinton.

The Nevada lawmaker complained that Comey's actions were contrary to Justice Department rules and longstanding practices and may have violated the law barring federal officials from using their official authority to influence an election.

Reid said of the latest letter from Comey: "By confirming that the new emails were meaningless, today's letter underscores the irresponsibility of Director Comey's original letter."

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7:46 p.m.

Donald Trump is accusing the FBI of impropriety after its director lifted a cloud hanging over his rival Hillary Clinton.

FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Sunday that the bureau had found no evidence to warrant criminal charges against Clinton in a trove of newly-discovered emails.

Trump insisted at a rally in the Detroit suburbs that it would have been impossible for the FBI to review what has been reported to be as many as 650,000 emails in so short a time.

He claims she's being protected by "a rigged system."

Trump says, "Hillary Clinton is guilty. She knows it, The FBI knows it. The people know it."

He says it's now up to "the American people to deliver justice at the ballot box on November 8."

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7:19 p.m.

In financial trading Sunday evening, Dow Jones index futures jumped about 200 points ahead of Monday's stock market opening, apparently in response to FBI Director James Comey's decision that seemed to lift a cloud over Hillary Clinton.

Comey announced Sunday that a review of new Hillary Clinton emails did not change the FBI's recommendation that she should not face charges.

The futures jump Sunday presaged possible substantial gains. The market wilted on Oct. 28 after the FBI notified Congress that it was reviewing new, potentially relevant emails linked to Clinton. The stock market is allergic to that kind of uncertainty coming so close to Election Day.

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6:38 p.m.

Donald Trump says he would give local residents the power to prevent refugees from settling in their communities.

Trump told supporters at a rally in Minneapolis that the U.S. would "not admit any refugees without the support of the local community where they are being placed."

He says, "It's the least they could do for you. You've suffered enough in Minnesota."

Trump cited the September knife attack in a St. Cloud mall as he warned about the risks posed by radicalized immigrants. And he again singled out the Somali population, which in the past has condemned Trump's comments.

He says, "Here, in Minnesota, you've seen firsthand the problems caused with faulty refugee vetting, with large numbers of Somali refugees coming into your state without your knowledge, without your support or approval and with some then joining ISIS and spreading their extremist views all over our county and all over the world."

Trump has vowed to stop admitting immigrants from "terror-prone regions" until new, more intense vetting mechanisms are put into place.

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6:04 p.m.

Republican presidential nominee Mike Pence is suggesting he isn't satisfied with the FBI's conclusion on Hillary Clinton's handling of national security documentation while serving as secretary of state.

Pence told a raucous crowd in Hickory, North Carolina, that "mishandling classified information is a crime."

The Indiana governor's marks came hours after FBI Director James Comey confirmed that that agency still recommends no criminal prosecution related to Clinton's use of a private email server while leading the State Department.

Comey had rocked the presidential election with a late-October announcement that agents were reviewing another cache of emails potentially related to the investigation he had declared closed in July.

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4:55 p.m.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is campaigning with basketball star LeBron James in Cleveland on Sunday, hoping to motivate African-American voters to the polls.

She's praising the NBA player for his basketball skills and "what he does off the court."

Clinton says: "What he does off the court is to care for every child as though that child is his own."

James tells the crowd that their votes matter. He says, "it really does."

Clinton's team is worried about their chances in Ohio, where polls show her in a dead heat with her Republican rival, Donald Trump. She hosted a free concert in the state on Friday with rapper Jay Z and his wife, Beyonce Carter Knowles.

Clinton will campaign later on Sunday in Manchester, New Hampshire, with songwriter James Taylor.

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4:40 p.m.

House Speaker Paul Ryan says Americans can end the Clinton era by voting for Donald Trump.

Ryan's tepid support for the Republican presidential nominee has elicited criticism from some fellow Republicans. But the speaker issued a statement Sunday shortly after FBI Director James Comey informed Congress that a review of additional emails provided no grounds for criminal charges against Hillary Clinton.

Ryan said regardless of Comey's decision, Clinton put the country's secrets at risk and compromised national security.

Ryan's statement comes a month after the Wisconsin Republican told his House GOP colleagues that he would neither defend Trump nor campaign with him.

Ryan is running for speaker again. He retains the support of a strong majority of congressional Republicans, but some GOP lawmakers are unhappy that he distanced himself from Trump and didn't campaign for him.

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4:25 p.m.

Donald Trump made no mention of FBI Director James Comey's announcement that a review of new Hillary Clinton emails did not change the FBI's recommendation that she should not face charges.

But Trump, holding a rally in Minnesota on Sunday, did make his usual claim that Clinton "will be under investigation for a long, long time, likely concluding in a criminal trial."

Trump went on to say that Clinton is "protected by a rigged system. She shouldn't even be allowed to run for president."

Comey's letter was released minutes before Trump took the stage in Minneapolis. He has three more rallies slated for Sunday.

Comey's initial announcement last month that the FBI was reviewing the emails was a political gift to Trump, who claims that a cloud of scandal would follow her into the White House.

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4:20 p.m.

A former Republican senator from New Hampshire is featured in a new digital ad urging people to vote for Hillary Clinton.

Gordon Humphrey served New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate through the 1980s and was known as a staunch conservative. He backed John Kasich in the Republican primary and has been vocal with his anti-Trump stance.

Humphrey calls Trump "cruel," ''shameless" and "a bully" in the direct-to-camera appeal. He warns Trump could lead the nation into nuclear war.

He ends the video by saying voting for Clinton is "the responsible thing to do."

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4:07 p.m.

President Barack Obama is telling voters in Florida the race for the president is over if Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton wins the state.

Obama has returned to Florida on the final day of early voting before Election Day. "If we win Florida. It's a wrap," he says.

Obama is speaking at a baseball stadium in Kissimmee where Stevie Wonder performed earlier. He is telling the audience that's he's read that the campaign for Republican nominee Donald Trump has shut down his Twitter account in the campaign's final days. Obama says if somebody can't handle a Twitter account, they can't handle control of the nation's nuclear weapons.

Obama is also reaching out to minority voters in Florida and says Trump has vilified minorities and called immigrants criminals and rapists.

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4:05 p.m.

President Barack Obama is telling voters in Florida they can't stick Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton with a Republican-controlled Congress.

Obama is in Kissimmee trying to sway voting in the state's U.S. Senate race where incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican, is running against Democrat Patrick Murphy.

Obama says "if you want more endless gridlock, vote for Republicans."

He also is trying to tie Rubio to Republican nominee Donald Trump. Obama says Rubio once sent a tweet that said friends don't let friends vote for con artist — a reference to Trump — but then ended up voting for him because it was politically expedient.

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3:55 p.m.

Donald Trump is defending his decision to make a last-minute campaign stop in Democratic Minnesota — saying the pundits have been wrong about him before.

Addressing a rally that drew thousands in Minneapolis, Trump is criticizing rival Hillary Clinton for not spending enough time in the state. She last campaigned here in July.

He says, "Hillary doesn't even come here. She refuses to campaign in Minnesota. Do you really want a president who's never shown up?"

Trump says that he "took so much heat" for adding the stop to his scheduled Sunday. But he says that he expects to win, despite the fact that the state hasn't cast its electoral votes for a Republican since 1972.

He says, "Two years, I've been right" and the pundits have "been wrong."

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3:50 p.m.

FBI Director James Comey says that agents have "reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton" that were part of newly discovered emails.

Comey sent a letter to Congress Sunday informing them that the FBI has "not changed our conclusions" from earlier this year that she should not face charges.

The emails were found on the computer of Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

Comey's brief letter did not indicate how many emails were reviewed or what sort of material was found in Abedin's emails.

Comey's initial letter last month revealing that agents were reviewing the newly discovered email breathed new life into Donald Trump's campaign. Trump has repeatedly warned that a cloud of scandal would follow Clinton to the White House.

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3:43 p.m.

Hillary Clinton will be joined by another special guest on Monday night: Singer Bruce Springsteen.

The rock star will perform at an event with Clinton, her husband, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama in Philadelphia.

The event is being billed as the capstone of her presidential campaign.

Clinton has been trying to tap into star power in the final days of the race, hosting a series of events with celebrities designed to boost turnout among young and minority voters.

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3:40 p.m.

Hillary Clinton's campaign is praising a letter by FBI Director James Comey confirming his July conclusions in her email case.

Says campaign communications director Jen Palmieiri: "He has confirmed the conclusions that he reached in July and we're glad this matter is resolved."

In a July press conference, Comey said he did not recommend charges against Clinton for her use of a private server as secretary of state. A letter sent nine days ago to congressional leaders said he was re-examining emails for relevance to her case.

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3:30 p.m.

FBI Director James Comey tells Congress that a review of new Hillary Clinton emails has "not changed our conclusions" from earlier this year that she should not face charges.

Comey sent the letter Sunday, just two days before Election Day.

In July, he chastised Clinton's use of the private mail server but said that the bureau would not be recommending criminal charges against the Democratic nominee.

The new letter follows one Comey sent late last month in which he said agents would be reviewing newly discovered emails that may be connected to Clinton. They were found on the computer of Anthony Weiner, the disgraced congressman and estranged husband of Clinton's close aide Huma Abedin.

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This story corrects the spelling of James' first name LeBron, not Lebron.

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