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In Daytona, Hillary Clinton calls on FBI to 'put it all out on the table'

Hillary Clinton, with Bethun-Cookman University President Edison O. Jackson

Adam Smith

Hillary Clinton, with Bethun-Cookman University President Edison O. Jackson



At an early vote rally in the critical Interstate 4 battleground county of Volusia Saturday afternoon, Hillary Clinton called on the FBI to release more information about its review of emails.

"You may have heard about a letter that the FBI director...," she said, the reference to FBI Director Comey drawing a chorus of boos from the packed Dicksonson community center in Daytona Beach.

"Well, if you're like me you probably have a few questions about it," Clinton continued. "It is pretty strange to put something like that out with such little information right before an election. In fact, it is not just strange, it is unprecedented and deeply troubling. Voters deserve to get the  full and complete facts, and so we have called on Director Comey to explain everything. Put it all out on the table."

Volusia has long been a battleground county in presidential election years, but unlike other areas near Orlando it has been trending Republican lately. Barack Obama won it by more than 5 percentage points in 2008 and then lost it by more than 1 in 2012.

The former Secretary of State also stopped at Bethune-Cookman University's homecoming game celebration, where she was mobbed by cheering BCU fans. She called school founder Mary McLeod Bethune one of her heroes. She urged the crowd at BCU and at the community center to go ahead and vote as soon as possible and urge others to vote.

Clinton is schedule to join Jennifer Lopez at a concert/rally for the campaign tonight in Miami.


[Last modified: Saturday, October 29, 2016 5:38pm]


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