KPRC2's Keith Garvin sits down with 'Today Show' co-anchor to talk Election Day

By Keith Garvin - Anchor/Reporter

NEW YORK - It was a busy day on the Today Show set that did not end when the cast and crew signed off on the air.

With Tuesday being Election Day, most of the group is spending extra hours preparing for the big night.

Channel 2's Keith Garvin had a chance to catch co-anchor Savannah Guthrie during a break to discuss the vote, the candidates and this year's election cycle.

"Wild, unprecedented, and exhausting," was Guthrie's response when asked to use three words to describe this year's presidential race.

The final NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll showed Hillary Clinton with a four-point lead over Donald Trump -- a lead many political analysts believe will transfer to tonight's results.

But in a race that has produced unprecedented contention and division, the country may need to prepare for the unexpected.

"The way we've seen this race really tighten up in the last 10 days or so makes tonight more suspenseful than I think some people thought it would be a few weeks ago," said Guthrie.

Barring any major Election Day irregularities or errors, tonight we will have a winner.

A major question though: How will the country recover from one of the most caustic elections in recent memory?

"It's just been very divisive and sadly it's just exposed a lot of divisions that we have and I think in some ways that's always the way it is," Guthrie said. "Democracy is messy and we should have spirited arguments about policy but I hope that tomorrow, whomever wins and prevails I hope we can find a way to remember we're all Americans. We all love this country."

In addition to her co-anchor duties on the "Today Show" Guthrie also serves as NBC News chief legal correspondent and served as the network's White House correspondent from December 2008 to June 2011.

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