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Politics Trump and Biden try to woo early U.S. voters on Sunday

09:25  18 october  2020
09:25  18 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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(Reuters) - U.S. presidential rivals Donald Trump and Joe Biden will court early voters on Sunday as their campaigns step up events ahead of their final debate this week.

a group of people playing instruments and performing on a stage: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden campaigns in Michigan © Reuters/TOM BRENNER Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden campaigns in Michigan

Trump on Sunday will head to Nevada, a battleground state where more than 100,000 voters have already cast ballots, according to state data. Trump will campaign every day leading up to Thursday's debate in Florida, including stops in Arizona and North Carolina, campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh said.

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Jennings added that as Biden tries to dwell on Trump ' s missteps in his handling of the pandemic ( Trump telegraphed that part of his strategy with his references to Hunter Biden at his Sunday news Trump has alienated many female voters with his style, his tweets and his callous comments about

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Biden on Sunday heads to North Carolina, where 1.2 million voters have cast their ballots, according to state data. Biden's running mate, Kamala Harris, will return to the campaign trail on Monday with a visit to Florida to mark that state's first day of early, in-person voting.

Thus far, 25.83 million people have already cast a ballot in the Nov. 3 presidential election, according to the U.S. Elections Project, shattering records. Much early voting is due to safety concerns about the pandemic that has killed more than 218,000 Americans and infected 8.1 million others.

a group of people in a room: Voters pick up their ballots at Fenway Park on the first day of early voting in Boston © Reuters/BRIAN SNYDER Voters pick up their ballots at Fenway Park on the first day of early voting in Boston

Democrats hold a significant advantage in early voting, largely driven by mail balloting. Of the 10.6 million mail ballots cast, 5.8 million have been cast by Democrats, according the U.S. Election Project, run by the University of Florida.

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President Trump and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. went head to head on their records And this is all about trying to dissuade people from voting , because he’ s trying to scare people into And Mr. Trump encouraged his voters to “go into the poll and watch very carefully” for any signs of

3 election between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden will give American voters a choice Trump and Biden have contrasting views and records on criminal justice and the U . S . racial divide Congress has been trying to build consensus on a federal consumer privacy legislation, which the

a group of people wearing costumes: A voter fills out his ballot at Fenway Park on the first day of early voting in Boston © Reuters/BRIAN SNYDER A voter fills out his ballot at Fenway Park on the first day of early voting in Boston

Trump lags in national and battleground opinion polls and the latest figures from his campaign show he also trails in fundraising as the race intensifies.

'DOWN TO THE WIRE'

In a memo sent to donors over the weekend, Biden campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon said the national figures are misleading because must-win states are close.

"We cannot become complacent because the very searing truth is that Donald Trump can still win this race, and every indication we have shows that this thing is going to come down to the wire," she wrote.

On Saturday, Trump campaigned in Michigan and Wisconsin, two battleground states he narrowly won in the 2016 election.

At Saturday's rally in Muskegeon, Mich., Trump targeted Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, several times. He blasted state rules to stop the spread of coronavirus, calling her “dishonest,” and made light of a right-wing plot uncovered by the FBI to kidnap her.

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Trump frequently interrupted both Biden and Wallace, taking swipes at Biden ’ s son, going over his “There is an open question here based on what we saw from Donald Trump tonight. Is he going to try to Noting that early voting has begun in many states, Wallace asked Trump : “Now that millions of

It just shows that continent’ s ignorance of the US , and will make Americans more likely to vote Trump . As an American who’ s lived in Europe for the The latest evidence of this comes from a YouGov poll that shows Europeans in seven countries prefer Joe Biden as the next US President by a margin of

Donald Trump et al. standing in front of a crowd: U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign rally at Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport in Janesville © Reuters/CARLOS BARRIA U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign rally at Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport in Janesville

“Hopefully you’ll be sending her packing pretty soon,” Trump said, prompting the crowd to yell back "Lock her up!" several times.

Whitmer responded on Twitter to the chants. "This is exactly the rhetoric that has put me, my family, and other government officials’ lives in danger while we try to save the lives of our fellow Americans," she wrote.

(Reporting by Jarrett Renshaw; Additional reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt and Jeff Mason; editing by Bill Tarrant and David Gregorio)

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