Country At Boiling Point As Candidates Make Final Push

November 1, 2020

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are making their final campaign pushes with just over 50 hours until polls begin to close. The President is campaigning in a slew of battleground states today — Michigan, Iowa, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida — while former Vice President Joe Biden focuses in on Pennsylvania.

In an appearance on ABC News, Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller implied that counting all of the votes cast in this election would amount to “theft” — a point that observers on both sides of the aisle said was garbage. In Texas, a Republican attempt to throw out more than 100,000 votes cast at drive-through polling places in Harris County was rejected — though another battle is ongoing in federal court.

Speaking on Face The Nation this morning, RNC chair Ronna McDaniel said she hadn’t seen a video of a collision that occurred when a pro-Trump caravan surrounded a Biden campaign bus. The President, for his part, celebrated the encounter, tweeting “I LOVE TEXAS!”

A slew of new polls over the weekend gives new insight on a race in which over 91 million Americans have already voted. A new Emerson poll gives Trump a one-point lead in Iowa, much more in line with the bulk of polls than a seven-point Selzer poll on Saturday that gave Democrats the vapors. Two new polls show Florida as a true tossup, each giving a different candidate a small lead, and capture Biden retaining his mid-single digit lead in Pennsylvania. The rest of the info in the new polls is pretty much good for Biden: sizable lead in Wisconsin, solid leads in Arizona and Michigan, even a one-point lead in Ohio.

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