Election 2020 Live Updates: Trump Barnstorms Pennsylvania, Biden And Obama Campaign In Michigan As Campaign Enters Final Weekend
With just three days left until Election Day, President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden are making their last big pitch to voters this weekend as the 2020 campaign nears its end.
Trump has a jam-packed schedule of rallies in Pennsylvania today, a state that was key to his success in 2016 but where polls have consistently shown a narrow lead for Biden, who hails from Scranton.
Biden will hit the campaign trail with former President Barack Obama in Michigan, a traditionally Democratic state that Trump flipped by a narrow margin in 2016.
How President Donald Trump got to Election Day in a turbulent 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a Bible as he stands in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church across from the White House after walking there for a photo opportunity during ongoing protests over racial inequality in the wake of the death of George Flo
Yes, the impeachment trial started only nine months ago.
For President Donald Trump, the year leading to Election Day was even more turbulent than the first three years of his tenure. In addition to surviving the Democrats’ impeachment bid, Trump had to confront racial unrest following police killings of Black people.
And then there was the coronavirus — the killer microbe that claimed more than 225,000 lives in the United States and crushed the economy. It also sickened the 74-year-old president himself, his wife and teen-age son, and turned the White House into a hot spot.
Here’s a look at tumultuous 2020 and how the nation’s 45th president dealt with — and contributed to — the crises.
— Marty Steinberg
How counting the votes in the 2020 election may pan out
More than 87 million Americans have already voted with three days left until Election Day, according to the U.S. Elections Project. The current early vote count represents 63% of the entire turnout during the 2016 presidential election.
Americans have cast more than 30.7 million in-person votes and more than 57 million mail-in ballots have been returned so far. There are 34 million mail-in ballots still outstanding.
Democrats represent 46% of the early turnout while Republicans make up 30% and voters with no affiliation represent 23% of the total, according to the 20 states that break the data down by party.
So far, Democrats appear to favor voting by mail, while Republicans favor voting in person.
— Spencer Kimball
Battleground blitz the last weekend before the election
President Donald Trump has jam-packed schedule in Pennsylvania, while Vice President Mike Pence is covering ground in North Carolina.
Former Vice President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama will hit the campaign trail together for the first time with drive-in events in Michigan. Sen. Kamala Harris has a full schedule in Florida.
President Donald Trump
Bucks County, Pennsylvania — Noon ET
Reading, Pennsylvania — 2:30 p.m.
Butler, Pennsylvania — 5:30 p.m. ET
Montoursville, Pennsylvania — 8:00 p.m. ET
Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama
Flint, Michigan drive-in event — 1:45 p.m. ET
Detroit, Michigan drive-in event — 5:30 p.m. ET
Vice President Mike Pence
Elm City, North Carolina — 11:30 a.m. ET
Elizabeth City, North Carolina — 1:30 p.m. ET
Sen. Kamala Harris
Miami, Florida drive-in event — 11:45 ET
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida — 2:25 ET
Lake Worth, Florida — 4:50 p.m. ET