Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook on Monday said they’ve “established a lead in some states that Donald Trump can’t overcome.”
In an interview with “CBS This Morning,” a day before Election Day, Mook was asked if the campaign is confident Clinton can win the key battleground state of Florida.
“It’s too early to say that yet and that’s why it’s so important for all of our supporters to turn out,” Mook said. “Across the country, through our efforts to build that ground game, register people to vote and turn them out... we’ve established a lead in some states that Donald Trump can’t overcome.”
Asked if one of those states is Ohio, Mook said, “I think it’s way too early to tell there.”
Mook dismissed the idea that Trump has more momentum and enthusiasm on his side, arguing that there has been “record turnout” in support of Clinton.
“Latino and Asian-American turnout has doubled in Florida and North Carolina and most importantly, for us, a third of the Asian-American and Latino voters that are turning out out in that surge in Florida didn’t even vote in 2012 and 2014,” he said.
Asked why the campaign is still spending time in the traditionally blue state of Michigan, Mook said that they’re now focusing the schedule on Election Day-voting states.
“That’s really a strategic choice that we’ve made on the campaign,” he said.
On FBI Director James Comey’s announcement Sunday that there is no change in his July recommendation that no charges should be brought against Clinton for her use of private email servers, Mook said he doesn’t think it will impact the campaign.
“We’re grateful this matter is resolved now,” he said. “We found it very puzzling, as you know, when Director Comey brought this up a week ago.”
Clinton will be making her closing argument, Mook said, in a two-minute ad that will air Monday evening.