Trump Plans To Hold Rally At Florida Early Voting Site

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: Mark Lufriu shows his support for President Donald Trump during the Trump voter rally held at the Raymond James voting polling site on October 24, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. Trump supporters gath... TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: Mark Lufriu shows his support for President Donald Trump during the Trump voter rally held at the Raymond James voting polling site on October 24, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. Trump supporters gather in Tampa to for a unified get out to vote rally. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images) MORE LESS

The President is planning on big-footing an early voting site in Florida on Thursday, holding a rally at the same location and potentially causing traffic delays, election officials said.

The rally, in the north parking lot of Raymond James Stadium, will not violate the 150-foot barrier established by Florida law prohibiting politicking near a polling site. 

Therefore, the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections can’t stop it, spokesperson Gerri Kramer said in a statement Wednesday

“This event could cause traffic delays,” Kramer added, before reminding voters of other early voting sites open around the county. 

The stadium itself has been open to early voters since last week

The stadium’s polling site will open at 7 a.m. Thursday. The doors of the Trump rally, just a few hundred feet away, will open at 10:30. The event, featuring a speech from the President, is scheduled to begin three hours later, according to the campaign’s website.

The Trump campaign did not return a request for comment. 

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