Today in 5 Lines
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are making their closing arguments ahead of Election Day: The Democratic nominee is pitching an optimistic view of America’s future, while the Republican nominee is denouncing the political establishment. Janet Reno, the first female U.S. attorney general, died at age 78. President Obama warned Americans not to be “bamboozled” by Trump in a speech at the University of Michigan. The Justice Department said it would send more than 500 people to monitor polling locations across the country. Jury selection was postponed in the trial of Dylann Roof, the man accused of fatally shooting nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston in 2015.
Today on The Atlantic
The Clinton Disciples: A number of women gathered last week to encourage voter turnout for Hillary Clinton. Many of them see the candidate as more than the potential first female president; they also see someone who “looks, thinks, lives, and talks kind of like them.” (Nora Kelly)
The Damage Is Done: Trump’s campaign has “trafficked in anti-Semitic rhetoric, symbols, and organizations unlike any other seen in recent years.” In doing so, he’s hurt the GOP’s relationship with Jewish voters—and the damage may last for years to come. (Julian E. Zelizer)
Making Waves: Demographic and geographic factors will play a big role in the outcome of the 2016 election. Here are the four groups that will determine the results. (Ronald Brownstein)