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Trump, Biden hit key states in final weekend sprint before vote

President Donald Trump is looking to rally voters with an exhausting schedule Sunday in the toss-up states of Michigan, Iowa, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida © AFP / MANDEL NGAN

Reading, United States, Oct 30 – Donald Trump visits five swing states Sunday in a punishing finale to a frantic weekend sprint against challenger Joe Biden just days ahead of the US presidential election.

The candidates and their top surrogates barreled through crucial states in the industrial Midwest and coastal southeast on Saturday, pressing closing arguments.

Trump will rally voters Sunday with an exhausting schedule in toss-up states Michigan, Iowa, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida while Biden focuses on Pennsylvania, a key battleground likely to play a crucial role in Tuesday’s election.

Underscoring the high stakes — and the disruptive impact of the coronavirus pandemic — a record 92 million early votes have already been cast, as the bruising contest heads toward the biggest turnout in at least a century.

Trump, Biden hit key states in final weekend sprint before vote

A record 92 million early votes have already been cast as the bruising contest heads toward the biggest turnout in at least a century © AFP / MANDEL NGAN

Using some of his most urgent language yet, Trump warned Saturday of “bedlam in our country” if no clear winner emerges quickly in the election, saying, without evidence, that it could take weeks to sort out a result and that “very bad things” could happen in the interim.

Biden meanwhile told backers it was “time for Donald Trump to pack his bags and go home.”

The virus has killed more than 230,000 Americans, ravaged the world’s largest economy and is infecting record numbers of people across the US.

Trump, Biden hit key states in final weekend sprint before vote

A supporter looks on at a Biden event in Detroit. While Trump has belittled mask-wearing by the Democrat, Biden has scrupulously followed the guidance of public health experts © AFP / JIM WATSON

The election takes place in a deeply divided country, with feelings so raw that gun sales have surged in some areas. Businesses in some cities, including Washington, are protectively boarding windows, and police are preparing for the possibility of violence.

Trump focused Saturday on Pennsylvania — “the state where the story of American independence began,” he said in the small city of Newtown, the first of four stops in that state amid a Read More…Trump, Biden hit key states in final weekend sprint before vote  Trump, Biden hit key states in final weekend sprint before vote  Trump, Biden hit key states in final weekend sprint before vote  Trump, Biden hit key states in final weekend sprint before vote