NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 25, 2012
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(Defiance, Ohio: Peter Alexander) The campaigning in the final days before the election updated; scenes shown of Romney in Defiance, Ohio and avoiding questions about Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s remarks about rape and abortion; memo from Romney’s campaign, statement about Mourdock from Senator John McCain and Obama’s remarks in a “Rolling Stone” interview quoted; details given about the Ohio law on counting provisional ballots. [ROMNEY – campaigns.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s endorsement of Obama reported. [POWELL – announces his support for Obama.] Obama’s day on the campaign trail reviewed; scenes shown from a rally in Richmond, Virginia. [In interview on Air Force One, OBAMA – talks about Powell; says attempts to redefine rape make no sense and you don’t want male politicians making decisions about women’s health care issues; states the money being spent on his and Romney’s campaigns is ridiculous.] Obama shown voting early in Chicago.