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World The US election campaign, with a week to go

23:31  27 october  2020
23:31  27 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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President Donald Trump was barnstorming in a last-ditch effort to keep Midwest states, while challenger Joe Biden was aiming to flip a Republican bastion as rage over police violence erupted anew.

Donald Trump standing in front of a plane: President Donald Trump was headed to three Midwest states as he fights to hold on to the White House © Brendan Smialowski President Donald Trump was headed to three Midwest states as he fights to hold on to the White House

Here is a look at what's happening in America's campaign on Tuesday, one week before November 3 Election Day:

- Three states in a day -

Trump is down in the polls and has been hitting the road hard: on Tuesday he was set for rallies in Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska.

Trump carried all three in 2016 -- Michigan and Wisconsin were key to his shock victory -- but the RealClearPolitics average shows him behind by at least five points in each.

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The US president's frenetic schedule saw him visiting three key states in one day after voting in Florida. They plan to continue their busy campaign schedule, despite Mr Pence being a close contact of an infected person. With just 10 days to go until the 3 November election , Joe Biden holds

Although election day in the US is still a week away, Floridians have been voting by mail for weeks and at early in-person locations since last Monday. The Trump campaign has touted a poll showing that Republicans might have a big advantage during in-person voting on election day - perhaps

First Lady Melania was expected to make her first campaign appearance in Pennsylvania -- another state Trump won four years ago but where Biden is leading the polls.

Trump's wife was due to visit Erie, Pennsylvania last week, but she opted not to travel, citing a "lingering cough" that remains since her bout of coronavirus.

- Georgia in play? -

Biden was campaigning in the once reliably Republican state of Georgia, first in the town of Warm Springs and then a socially distanced drive-in car rally in Atlanta.


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Polls have Trump running neck-in-neck with Biden in the Peach State.

Georgia last voted for a Democrat for president nearly 30 years ago -- Bill Clinton in 1992 -- but the Biden campaign has high hopes of flipping the state as the population skews younger and more diverse.

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Obama was back stumping for his former vice president in Florida, telling a rally: "We got one week, Orlando. One week. One week until the most important election of our lifetimes."

Biden's running mate Senator Kamala Harris was due to hit Nevada, which went for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

- Fresh anger over police killing -

Simmering rage over police killings of minorities erupted again early Tuesday, with protests in Philadelphia sparked by an officer's fatal shooting of a Black man.

Local media reported that two officers shot the man on Monday afternoon after he refused to drop a knife as his mother tried to restrain him, though his family questioned why lethal force was needed and said he suffered mental health issues.

Months of often-violent protests have rumbled across America this year, as outrage over the repeated killings boiled over.

During a night of sporadic riots and looting in the city with hundreds of protesters, around 30 police officers were injured, including one whose leg was broken when hit by a truck.

The candidates have pledged starkly different responses, with Trump vowing "law and order" crackdowns, while Biden has promised reforms to fight systemic injustices.

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Protest Hotspots Prepare for 2020 Election Chaos .
American cities are preparing for civil unrest during and after Election Day, as the specter of turmoil looms over a nation divided and President Trump reportedly plans to declare a premature victory Tuesday night if he’s “ahead,” despite uncounted ballots. Some urban areas readying for chaos include Minneapolis, where clashes erupted this summer after the killing of George Floyd, and Kenosha, Wisconsin, where 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse fatally shot two protesters, and injured a third, during a fiery demonstration against the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

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