The Latest: Trump rally speaker rebukes ‘execute her’ call

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

12:35 p.m.

An introductory speaker at a Donald Trump rally is pushing back against an audience member who shouted “Execute her” about Hillary Clinton.

Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu had been discussing the FBI’s discovery of emails that may be related to its dormant investigation of Clinton.

That’s when a man in the crowd Friday in Atkinson, New Hampshire yelled out “Execute her!” amid chants of “Lock her up!”

While such rhetoric is not unusual at Trump rallies, Sununu paused for a moment to chastise the man.

He said, “No, you don’t need that kind of stuff, really and truly. There’s a limit to what’s acceptable.”

Sununu did not support Trump in the primary, but now says that Clinton “makes it damn easy” for him to back his party’s nominee.


12:25 p.m.

Georgia has broken an early voting record set eight years ago.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the state’s top elections official, announced Friday that Georgians have cast more than 2,180,000 early ballots. That’s over 50,000 more than were cast in 2008.

Kemp says the number will continue to climb Friday, the last day of advance in-person voting.

Republican Donald Trump is favored in Georgia, long a Republican stronghold. But some polls suggest the race could be tight.


12:10 p.m.

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence is campaigning in Michigan for a second consecutive day, telling supporters to “have faith” that Donald Trump will be elected president.

Michigan has backed Democrats in every presidential race since 1992. But the Indiana governor told about 150 people at the Lansing airport Friday that Trump’s “movement is coming together” in the final days of the campaign.

Pence also will campaign in Greenville, North Carolina, and Miami on Friday.

Pence criticized the “fast and loose ethics” of Democrat Hillary Clinton. He also criticized the federal health care law and touted tax cuts to boost the economy.

His Michigan stop was hours before Clinton planned to rally Democrats in Detroit, where a large turnout of black voters has long been crucial to Democrats’ success.


9 a.m.

The number of early voters in Florida has already exceeded the total from 2012, with voting continuing through the weekend.

State election officials reported Friday that nearly 5.3 million Floridians have voted by mail or at polling precincts. In 2012, the total figure was nearly 4.8 million.

The voting between Republicans and Democrats is just about even with Republicans having an edge of less than 2,000 votes. Nearly 1 million voters registered with no party affiliation have also voted.

Polls indicate a tight race in the state between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump must win the state to have a chance at collecting the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. Both candidates have made repeated swings through the state.


3:30 a.m.

While Hillary Clinton accuses Donald Trump of appealing to hatred, the Republican nominee predicts that never-ending investigations will prevent his Democratic opponent from governing effectively.

Polls are showing Trump closing in on Clinton in key battleground states. Her campaign is rushing to shore up support in Michigan and other long-standing Democratic strongholds. Her shrunken lead is giving Trump’s campaign a glimmer of hope, one he’s trying to broaden into a breakthrough before time runs out with Tuesday’s election.

That means zeroing in on questions of Clinton’s trustworthiness and a new FBI review of an aide’s emails.

Clinton counters that Trump is unique for a major-party candidate in presidential politics, a nominee whose temperament and disparaging comments about women and minorities make him unfit for office.