In it, but not of it. TPM DC

The Department of Justice announced Monday that it plans to send more than 500 agency members to monitor election sites across across the country, a significant decrease from the roughly 780 of elections monitors deployed in 2012, according to the AP.

DOJ personnel will be at 67 jurisdictions in 28 states Tuesday, an agency press release said.

“The bedrock of our democracy is the right to vote, and the Department of Justice works tirelessly to uphold that right not only on Election Day, but every day,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in the release. “We enforce federal statutes related to voting through a range of activities – including filing our own litigation when the facts warrant, submitting statements of interest in private lawsuits to help explain our understanding of these laws, and providing guidance to election officials and the general public about what these laws mean and what they require."

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When early voting ended in Nevada's largest Clark County Friday night, Democrats had a nearly 73,000 vote advantage, larger than President Obama had four years ago when he won the state by 7 points.

The stats were gathered by Nevada's premier political reporter Jon Ralston, who wrote Saturday morning that Trump "needs a Miracle in Vegas on Election Day" to pull out a win in Nevada now.

Statewide – and without all the rural counties counted– it looked as if Democrats had a roughly 45,000 vote advantage in Nevada, Ralston reported. That translates into about a 6-point Democratic lead already banked going into Election Day, a sign that Clinton may pull out a win there and assist Democrats down ballot, too.

The highly contested race to fill the Senate seat of the retiring Harry Reid could determine who controls the Senate, giving the Nevada early voting numbers even more national significance.

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If Republicans had hoped to improve their performance in 2016 with minority voters, it's likely they'll be in for a reckoning Tuesday.

In the final days of his campaign, Trump has changed nothing about the way he talks about Latinos and African-American voters – core Democratic constituencies that seem to be turning out so far for Clinton in early voting.

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As her supporters braved rainy conditions in Pembroke Pines, Florida, Hillary Clinton delivered an abbreviated version of her stump speech Saturday that pivoted from her usual criticisms of Donald Trump to an inclusive message.

"I want to be the president for everybody, everybody who agrees with me, people don't agree with me, people who vote for me, people who don't vote for me," she said, in what was the climax of her roughly seven-and-a-half minute speech. "So let's get out. Let's vote for the future!"

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