US Election 2020: Trump and Biden hold final rallies

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

03rd Nov, 2020. 01:29 pm
Trump and Biden

US President Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden have spent the final hours of the election encouraging voters in critical states.

As per the details, Mr. Biden campaigned in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Mr. Trump visited Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

National polls show Mr. Biden is leading the election in early voting. However, voting on the final day will decide the fate.

About votes

More than 98 million people have already cast their votes in the early voting. Voters decide state-level contests in the US instead of an overall single national one.

The candidate must win 270 votes to be elected president in what is called the Electoral College. As per the details, each US state receives a certain number of votes partly consisting of its population and there are a total of 538 up for grabs.

About Trump’s campaigns

President Trump scheduled rallies in six states on Sunday. After that, he visited more battleground states on Saturday.

In North Carolina, he addressed supporters saying “next year will be the greatest economic year in the history of our country”. The rally was postponed from Thursday due to Hurricane Zeta.

He mentioned numbers saying “nobody even thought possible”.

He then visited Scranton, Pennsylvania after North Carolina. At a rally, he reminded his followers that he won the state in 2016 despite polls showed he would lose.

About Biden’s campaigns

Mr. Biden also visits Pennsylvania where pop singer Lady Gaga joined him at a rally in Pittsburg. Musician John Legend addressed voters with vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris.

During a rally in Ohio, Mr. Biden kept repeating the essential message of his campaign, telling voters that the race was about the soul of America. He said it was time for Mr. Trump to “pack his bags”, saying “we’re done with the tweets, the anger, the hate, the failure, the irresponsibility”.

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