Las Vegas / Durham:
US President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden were choosing early voters on Sunday in competing states of Nevada and North Carolina, as the final presidential debate was underway this weekend.
According to the American Election Project at the University of Florida, 27.7 million Americans have already voted for ballots either by mail or before the November 3 election. The record-scattering figure is rushing due to concerns about congestion at polling places on election day amid the coronovirus epidemic.
In North Carolina, a battleground where 1.4 million or 20% of the state’s registered voters had already voted on Sunday morning, Biden urged residents to cast ballots as soon as possible.
At a “drive-in rally” in Durham, he said, “We cannot continue the incredible momentum;” “Don’t stop – don’t go today.”
Biden criticized Trump over the weekend, saying the United States had “turned the corner” in the coronovirus epidemic, noting that the rate of new cases nationwide rose to the highest level in months.
“As my grandfather says, ‘This man has gone around the bend if he feels we have turned the corner,” Biden said. “Things are getting worse, and he is lying to us about the circumstances.”
Biden’s pick for vice president, Senator Kamala Harris, canceled individual events over the weekend as a precaution after testing positive for COVID-19. She will return to the campaign trail on Monday with a trip to Florida to mark the first day of voting for the first person in the state.
According to the campaign, Harris tested negative for the virus on Sunday.
Trump, a Republican, was spending his Sunday in Nevada, a state he expected to turn away from the Democrats after losing it in 2016. Early voting began on Saturday in the state.
The president, who rarely goes to church but has been popular among evangelical Christians for opposing abortion and appointing conservative judges, began his day by attending a service at the International Church of Las Vegas.
Trump, who recently landed with his boxing COVID-19, did not wear a mask for indoor service.
A pastor of the church, Dennis Goulet, told Trump from the stage that God had told him that he would win the 2020 election. Trump placed a handful of $ 20 in an offering bucket and bowed his head during prayer.
Trump will campaign every day for Thursday’s debate in Florida, including stops in Arizona and North Carolina, campaign spokesman Tim Murtah said.
Although Trump lags behind in opinion polls on a national level and in many battlegrounds, Biden campaign manager Jane O’Malley Dillon said over the weekend that the national figures are misleading because the winning states are close.
Donald Trump wrote in a memo, “We can’t be too disappointed because Donald Trump can still win this race, and every sign of ours shows that this thing is going to be over-the-top.”
US presidential elections are decided based on electoral votes, which are allocated to US states and territories based on their population, and not a large number of popular votes.
Trump campaigned in Michigan and Wisconsin on Saturday, two battlegrounds he won in the 2016 election.
In Musken, Michigan., He attacked Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, for imposing sanctions to slow the spread of coronovirus and highlighted a right-wing conspiracy by the FBI to kidnap him.
“Hopefully you’ll send her packing soon,” Trump said, prompting the crowd to shout back “Shut him up!” Many times.
Whitmer said in “Meet the Press” on NBC on Sunday that the president’s rhetoric was “incredibly disturbing” and “dangerous” for him and his family, as well as other politicians he targets.
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