msnbc | October 28, 2012
>>> nine days until election day . thousands have come to the polls all over florida. as the sunshine state starts early voting . we're coming to you live from gainesville, florida. on this sunday afternoon. as dozens of churches have brought in voters by the busload and carload, by the vanload to cast their ballots, it's called souls to the polls. civil rights leader, reverend jesse jackson has been an active participant in souls to the polls for some time. thank you for joining us.
>> the attempt to purge voters and the suppression schemes have had the impact of waking people up. the impacts of puleople.
>> you think that some of the voter restrictions, some of the voter i.d. laws, it sounds as if you think it's had an adverse effect .
>> i was at north carolina central in durham on friday, maybe 2,000 students voted, because they can vote on campus the same day in north carolina . and today they're voting in orlando and now here in gainesville. people took it kind of light in 2010 . but they're all the way live in 2012 .
>> what type of effect if any do you think that the hurricane is going to have on the election?
>> it seemed like something were trying to outrun the hurricane. trying to vote in front of it. even if the worst comes, it will not last until november 6th , for example. i think when the record is out there, are we better off than four years ago? four years ago, we lost four million jobs, but have gained five with a swing of nine million votes.
>> pell grants who didn't have them then. the auto workers are working three shifts in ohio, who did not have those jobs three years ago. soldiers in iraq, 100,000 home now. the president has a record and the more he runs on that record, the more he is gaining strength. he's putting forth in spite of all the attacks, a maturity of judgment and discipline. i think his momentum is growing.
>> while i have you here, i'm sure our viewers would be interested in hearing latest on your son, how is he doing?
>> it comes and goes, he's back in treatment at mayo. if you're bleeding, you get a band-aid, if you break a leg , you get a splint. but if you not set up an artificial clock. he wants to serve so badly. you have to put his health and stability above all else. no matter what it takes. and i think that he feels the support of so many people. but we'll have to take our time to let him get his full strength back.
>> reverend jesse jackson , safe travels