US News Frenetic final spurt in the US election campaign

06:25  02 november  2020
06:25  02 november  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

"Swing States": These states could decide the US election

 Who will be the next US president will be decided in a few US states. In many of the 50 states, the same party always wins, but about a dozen are highly competitive. In the election on November 3rd, eyes will be on these "battleground states" or "swing states". The Republican Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden also campaigned for votes there in the final spurt of the election campaign.

Donald Trump continues his frenetic pace of campaigning with stops in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. His Democratic rival for the US presidency, Joe Biden, will campaign in Ohio, another crucial state in the 3 November poll. Some 90 million people have already voted ahead of election

With just two days until election day, more than 92 million US citizens have already cast their votes, far outpacing early voting in any past elections and accounting for 67 percent of all votes counted in 2016. Trump held four rallies in the state on Monday, while Biden is holding two events on Sunday.

Frenetic final spurt by Donald Trump in the US election campaign: the President was confident of victory at several rallies on Sunday. "We will win four more years in our great White House," Trump said two days before the election to supporters in North Carolina. His challenger Joe Biden said in a performance in Pennsylvania: "In two days we can end a presidency that has divided this nation."

Frenetischer Schlussspurt im US-Wahlkampf: Bei einer Serie von Auftritten vor Anhängern hat sich Präsident Donald Trump zwei Tage vor der Wahl siegesgewiss gezeigt. In den landesweiten liegt er hinter seinem Rivalen Joe Biden. © Brendan Smialowski Frenetic final spurt in the US election campaign: In a series of appearances in front of supporters, President Donald Trump was confident of victory two days before the election. In the statewide he is behind his rival Joe Biden.

Trump wanted to make a total of five appearances in five highly competitive states on Sunday: After Michigan, Iowa, North Carolina and Georgia, his last rally of the day should take place at 11 p.m. local time in Florida. Biden's program was less tight, focusing on the particularly important state of Pennsylvania on Sunday.

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image captionThe US general election will take place on Tuesday but tens of millions have already voted. Donald Trump and Joe Biden are travelling across The Democratic challenger and former vice president meanwhile headed to Pennsylvania, place of his birth and another key state in the election .

Kamala Harris campaigned in South Florida. In Texas, vehicles flying Trump flags tried to force a Biden-Harris campaign bus off a highway, an In a motion on Friday asking to intervene in the case, Democrats said it threatened to “throw Texas’ election into chaos by invalidating the votes of more

Trump had surprisingly won against Hillary Clinton four years ago in Pennsylvania, which contributed significantly to his entry into the White House. Biden now recalled that Trump's lead there had only been 44,000 votes at the time. "Every vote counts!" exclaimed the ex-vice president. Trump and Biden want to perform again in Pennsylvania on Monday.

In the polls, Biden has been ahead of Trump for months across the country and in a number of the "swing states" that are considered to be decisive for the election. A poll published this Sunday by the "New York Times" and Siena College sees the candidate for the opposition Democrats in four major states in which Trump won in 2016: Pennsylvania, Arizona, Florida and Wisconsin.

However, four years ago most polls had clearly seen Trump behind, which fueled widespread doubts about the reliability of the polls ahead of this year's election.

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Biden campaign senior adviser Anita Dunn expressed confidence ahead of this week’s election in an appearance on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, saying the Democratic candidate’s map has “expanded” in the final run-up to Tuesday. “As we ’ve got closer to the election , instead of the

They talk about we control the Supreme — well we don’t control the Supreme Court. That was a terrible decision.” The question of how long ballots can be In the past two weeks, Mr. Obama campaigned solo for Mr. Biden in Pennsylvania and Florida, but Saturday was the first time in the general election

How much influence the last appearances of the candidates can still have is highly uncertain. Because a record number of around 93 million US citizens voted before the actual election date. They used the option of absentee voting or early voting in a polling station or an outdoor, secure ballot box.

Video: "I voted for a guy named Trump" (Reuters)

Since Trump has been denouncing postal voting for months as being extremely susceptible to fraud, many of his critics fear that he might not recognize his possible defeat - and the election could be followed by a hard argument about the outcome.

In view of the extremely polarized political situation, there are also widespread concerns that the election could lead to an escalation of violence. In some cities - including the capital Washington - some business operators have already boarded up the shop windows.

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US President Donald Trump on Sunday launches his final , two-day sprint of campaigning across the battleground states of the 2020 election in a dramatic Facing what appears to be a narrow path to re- election , Trump is to make stops in states likely to prove pivotal in deciding if he will remain in the

Highlights US President Donald Trump launched his final campaign for 2020 election win. Trump's two-day campaign in dramatic bid for a surprise win over Democrat candidate Joe Biden. Facing what appears to be a narrow path to re- election , Trump is to make stops in states likely

An incident in Texas fueled fears of an escalation of violence. According to Biden, one of his campaign buses was harassed in trucks by Trump supporters and forced to stop. The Federal Police FBI said they were investigating the incident.

Trump welcomed the incident. He published a video of it on the Internet service Twitter - and added the words: "I love Texas." During his appearance in Michigan, the president argued that his supporters wanted to "protect" the Biden bus.

His electoral rival reacted indignantly. There has "never" been such an incident - at least it has never happened before that a US president considers such an incident to be a "good cause," said Biden.

The election is strongly influenced by the corona pandemic. With more than 230,000 deaths, the US states have the highest number of victims worldwide. Biden described Trump's crisis management as "almost criminal" at the weekend.

The White House, meanwhile, had a public dispute with disease expert Anthony Fauci, who is a member of Trump's advisory team. In the Washington Post, he harshly criticized the Trump administration's crisis management and praised Biden's "serious" stance on the pandemic. A Trump spokesman dismissed Fauci's remarks as "unacceptable".


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