The Latest: Obama revives “Fired up, ready to go”

WASHINGTON (AP)

The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT):

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5:41 p.m.

President Barack Obama is reviving his own campaign call-and-response of “Fired up, ready to go” at a rally for Hillary Clinton.

Obama is getting nostalgic at his rally in Durham, New Hampshire, as he tells the story of how the chant came about in 2008. He says when he started running he was just a “skinny guy with a funny name.”

Obama says a woman in a church hat in the back of a room at an obscure campaign event randomly started the chant, and it immediately caught on. He says it shows how one voice can change a room, and in turn change the world.

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5:19 p.m.

President Barack Obama says Donald Trump’s conduct might be acceptable in other countries — but not in the United States.

Obama is railing against Trump during a rally in Durham, New Hampshire. It’s Obama’s second-to-last campaign event for Hillary Clinton.

Obama is mocking Trump for threatening to jail Hillary Clinton if he’s elected. He says other countries discriminate against people based on their religion, but not the U.S.

Obama says, “Maybe Putin thinks it’s ok. I don’t think it’s ok.” He’s referring to Vladimir Putin and Democrats’ claim that Trump is too cozy with the Russian president.

The president says unlike Trump, Clinton “actually knows what’s going on in the world.”

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5:12 p.m.

Donald Trump continues to say that he’s put $100 million of his own money into his presidential run. Fundraising records show that with just 24 hours to go, he’s about $34 million short of that amount.

Trump’s latest major contribution to his own campaign was $10 million on Oct. 28, according to Federal Election Commission reports. That brings his total investment to about $66 million.

He most recently made his $100 million assertion at a rally Monday afternoon in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Trump’s personal investment shrinks when accounting for about $9 million in campaign cash that has returned to his family and businesses.

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5:10 p.m.

A soaring turnout from Latino voters has driven a record number of Americans to vote ahead of Election Day.

Associated Press data show at least 43.2 million people have cast ballots by early voting. Record levels have been reported in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Millions more ballots are still coming in.

The AP estimates that early votes could top 50 million. That comes to nearly 40 percent of all ballots. In 2012, there were 46 million early votes, or 35 percent.

The latest numbers show declines in voting from blacks in North Carolina — a drop-off after historic levels for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. But higher turnout by Latinos, who often lean Democratic, may be buoying Clinton in Florida. Both are must-win for Donald Trump.

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign is serving a legal warning to television stations playing campaign ads that state the Democratic candidate is being investigated by the FBI.

Her campaign sent out cease-and-desist letters to multiple television stations on Monday. The letters ask the stations to stop playing ads from Donald Trump campaign and a super PAC supporting his bid making that claim. That’s according to campaign aides.

FBI Director James Comey said on Sunday the agency would not reopen its investigation of her use of a private server as Secretary of State. The announcement came as a relief to her campaign, which has seen polls tighten amid speculation that the agency would reexamine the issue.

Clinton is campaigning in three battleground states on Monday, making her final swing of the 2016 race.

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4:57 p.m.

Donald Trump and Mike Pence are suggesting falsely that Hillary Clinton wants virtually no immigration controls.

Pence on the eve of Election Day again made the charge in Erie, Pennsylvania. The Republican vice presidential nominee noted a speech Clinton gave Brazil in 2013 as proof she’d have “open borders.”

Republicans have seized on Clinton saying her “dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders.” But she was talking specifically about the energy market, not immigration.

Clinton does support a more lenient immigration policy than Trump’s proposal for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. She would grant a path to citizenship to some people already in the U.S. illegally. She has not proposed open borders.

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4:47 p.m.

Hillary Clinton’s final rally will be a star-studded affair in battleground North Carolina.

The campaign announced Monday that the midnight event in Raleigh will feature Lady Gaga, Jon Bon Jovi and DJ Samantha Ronson. Clinton’s family will also attend.

The rally will conclude a whirlwind tour of battleground states in the final days before the election. Clinton is also visiting Michigan and Pennsylvania on Monday.

Clinton’s celebrity guests in recent days have included Jay Z and Beyonce, James Taylor and Katy Perry.

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Hillary Clinton says she’ll be a president for all Americans — including Republicans.

The Democrat is making the case that Donald Trump is unqualified as she is campaigns in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The area has a lot of GOP voters.

She says she’s gotten to know a lot of presidents from her days interning and then working on Capitol Hill, to becoming first lady, a senator and President Barack Obama’s secretary of state. She adds that regardless of party, “I never doubted they were fit to serve as our president.”

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4:46 p.m.

Donald Trump continues to say that he’s put $100 million of his own money into his presidential run. Fundraising records show that with just 24 hours to go, he’s about $34 million short of that amount.

Trump’s latest major contribution to his own campaign was $10 million on Oct. 28, according to Federal Election Commission reports. That brings his total investment to about $66 million.

He most recently made his $100 million assertion at a rally Monday afternoon in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Trump’s personal investment shrinks when accounting for about $9 million in campaign cash that has returned to his family and businesses.

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4:16 p.m.

Donald Trump is hop-scotching the country, delivering his closing argument to voters with just hours left before Election Day polls open.

Trump made his second stop of the day in battleground North Carolina. He’s painting a dismal picture of life in the country, describing an indebted, crime-ridden nation that only he can fix.

Trump tells a Raleigh audience, “You’ve got a half a day to make every dream you’ve ever dreamed for your country and for your family to come true.”

Trump has been predicting victory, but says if he doesn’t win, he’ll consider it “the single greatest waste of time, energy and money.”

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3:52 p.m.

Latinos aren’t the only ones seeing big jumps in turnout in early voting.

Asian-American voters have increased across the board in key states being targeted by both presidential campaigns. That’s according to an analysis by Catalist, a Democratic analytical firm.

The racial group in more recent presidential elections has tilted heavily Democratic.

Ballots from Asian-Americans have roughly doubled in Florida, Arizona, Virginia and North Carolina.

In Georgia, ballots from the group have almost tripled.

Smaller in population, Asian-Americans typically make up about 1 percent to 2 percent of a state’s vote share. But they have become more pivotal in closely fought battleground states with larger numbers of their communities, such as Nevada and Virginia.

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3:44 p.m.

Tim Kaine is wrapping his last tour in a key swing state with an aggressive speech criticizing Republican Donald Trump.

The Democratic vice presidential nominee said Trump’s “divisive, insult driven” campaign has shown he’s not fit to be president.

“As you campaign, so you will govern,” Kaine said.

Kaine reminded supporters that Trump had insulted numerous individuals, including a Muslim Gold Star family and Sen. John McCain.

Kaine made the remarks in Wilmington, North Carolina, his third stop in the battleground state Monday. He is scheduled to finish the day with two events in his home state of Virginia.

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3:28 p.m.

A federal judge says she sees no evidence that Republicans and presidential candidate Donald Trump want supporters to intimidate North Carolina minority voters on Election Day.

U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles said after an hour-long hearing Monday that she’ll keep an eye on what happens Tuesday. She could consider sanctions if there’s a coordinated effort to turn away voters in minority neighborhoods.

North Carolina’s Democratic Party alleged in a law suit filed last week that Trump’s presidential campaign and a political organization run by his informal adviser, Roger Stone, has intimidated voters.

Federal courts have rejected similar complaints in Ohio and Arizona. Nevada, Michigan and Pennsylvania cases remain pending.

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3 p.m.

The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down a request from Ohio Democrats to issue an order aimed at preventing Donald Trump’s supporters from harassing or intimidating voters on Election Day.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg noted on Monday that Ohio law already forbids voter intimidation.

The case is part of a flurry of courtroom efforts by the Democrats around the country to head off what they say is vigilantism by the Trump campaign and its backers.

The Republican presidential candidate has called on supporters to watch for fraud at the polls. That has stirred fears of minority voters being confronted and challenged by self-appointed poll watchers.

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2:35 p.m.

Joe Biden is stressing the importance of the African-American vote as he and his wife visit historically black Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida.

The vice president said that if African-Americans turn out in the same numbers as they did for President Barack Obama, then Hillary Clinton will win Florida. And he said that would make her the next president.

He also told the few hundred students in the crowd Monday that historically black colleges would be hurt under the Trump administration. He predicted cuts to Pell Grants.

Biden also attacked Trump’s character, saying he couldn’t imagine any president, “not even the worst one,” tweeting vitriol about a woman’s body at 3:30 a.m.

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2:25 p.m.

The FBI’s announcement reaffirming that it won’t pursue criminal charges against Hillary Clinton came too late for nearly 24 million voters.

That’s how many people used early voting to cast ballots while the FBI reviewed the emails of a Clinton aide.

FBI Director James Comey revealed the review of the new emails on Oct. 28, at the height of early voting. That upended the presidential race at a time when Clinton was building a lead.

On Sunday, Comey informed Congress that the review was completed and the FBI stood by its decision not to pursue charges.

The nearly 24 million voters who voted during those nine days represent about 18 percent of the expected total votes for president.

As of Monday, at least 42.5 million total ballots were cast early.

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1:25 p.m.

A month ago, Speaker Paul Ryan told House Republicans he would neither defend nor work for Donald Trump’s election. Now America’s top elected Republican is talking unity.

Ryan said in an interview Monday on WTMJ-AM that “I do not want to harm our team going into the election. I want to unify our team going into the election.”

The Wisconsin congressman said in a statement Sunday that the way to end the Clinton era is to elect Trump. It was one of the first explicit calls for electing Trump since Ryan effectively abandoned the presidential candidate over crude, predatory remarks about groping women.

Ryan is seeking re-election as speaker. Some House Republicans have criticized him for his tepid support for Trump.

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