With the debates behind them, the candidates hit the campaign trail Friday for a final sprint before Election Day.
Already more than 50 million Americans have cast their ballots.
The massive early-vote total gives the Republican President Donald Trump less leeway to change minds before voting concludes.
Opinion polls show him trailing Democratic nominee Joe Biden, both nationally and, by a narrower margin, in several battleground states that will decide who wins the White House.
Both campaigns were stumping on Friday, with Biden in his home state of Delaware delivering a speech on his plan for the coronavirus response and the economy.
BIDEN: "Folks, together we can harness the unlimited potential of the American people, not just to get back to where we were before this virus, but to get back better." Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 221,000 people in the United States and cost millions their jobs has remained the key issue in voters minds.
Democrats have cast roughly 5 million more votes than Republicans so far, though their margin has shrunk in recent days, according to a Democratic analytics firm.
Democratic analysts say they are cheered by those numbers but caution that they expect a late surge of Republican votes on Election Day.
Republican strategists say strong in-person turnout in Florida, North Carolina and Iowa gives them hope that Trump can win those battleground states again this year.
Trump helicoptered into The Villages Friday - a sprawling retirement center in Florida, where many seniors in the crowd were without masks, before holding a rally in Pensacola later in the day.
Trump won voters above the age of 65 by 17 percentage points in 2016, but polls show him running even or trailing Biden with senior voters this year in the state.
TRUMP: "We're putting The Villages first... and with your vote, we will continue to cut taxes.
I got you the largest tax cut in the history of our country, cut regulations, lower drug prices.
Your drugs will go down 60, 70, 80%" Former President Barack Obama will campaign for Biden in Florida on Saturday.
Biden entered the final days of the race with more cash than Trump.
The Democrat raised about $130 million in the first two weeks of October, about three times the roughly $44 million raised by Trump's campaign.
A top advisor to Iran's Supreme Leader has warned that those responsible for killing one of the country's top nuclear scientists would face a "calculated and decisive" response. Tehran blames Israel for the attack. David Doyle reports.
Addressing a public rally at Hyderabad's Langer House on November 28, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi spoke about Hyderabad municipal election. Owaisi said, "It doesn't look like Hyderabad election, it is as if we are electing a Prime Minister in place of Narendra Modi. I was at a rally in Karwan and said that everyone has been called here, a child said they should have called Trump too." "He was right, only Trump is left," AIMIM chief added.
The Daily Beast is reporting that Donald Trump is considering hosting a campaign event for a 2024 presidential bid in January. The event might fall on the same day as President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20. The Daily Beast cited sources close to the president. They reported that Trump is attempting to stay relevant even as the world prepares for a Biden administration.
Pope Francis on Saturday installed 13 new cardinals, including the first African-American to hold the high rank, further expanding the pontiff's impact on the group that will one day elect his successor. Fred Katayama reports.
[NFA] A federal appeals court on Friday rejected an attempt by U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared the winner of Pennsylvania, dealing another significant setback to Trump's bid to overturn the Nov. 3 election. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
[NFA] President-elect Biden was formally given the go-ahead by a key federal agency to begin his transition to the White House, shortly after Michigan certified him as the state's winner. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise here in Florida, doctors are finding some key differences in how children and adults react to the virus. Now, medical professionals are breaking down what parents need to look for if they think their child may have been exposed. Story: https://bit.ly/3q1EewY
It’s no secret that traffic in Tampa Bay hasn’t been the same since the pandemic hit the Sunshine State. The daily bumper to bumper gridlock drivers were accustomed to seeing during the morning and evening commute doesn’t consistently happen anymore.
President-elect Joe Biden says that more coronavirus deaths will be theconsequence of the Trump administration refusing to share its vaccinedistribution plans with his own incoming administration. Asked about theimportance of obtaining such plans, Biden said Monday after a speech inWilmington, Delaware, that "more people may die if you don't co-ordinate."
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U.S. President Donald Trump called into a meeting of Republican state legislators in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, repeating his debunked claims of voter fraud and praising Giuliani for his work.
Massachusetts senator and failed Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren lobbied Joe Biden to become his treasury secretary. In a humiliating snub heard around the political world Biden chose former FED chair Janet Yellen over Warren as his Treasury Secretary. Chris Cillizza of CNN said there are several reasons Warren will never be America's Treasury Secretary. Warren in the Cabinet would allow Mass. GOP Gov. Charlie Baker to appoint a temporary replacement for her in the Senate.
Former President Barack Obama threw some geographic shade at the Trump administration in an interview with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday. Business Insider reports Obama praised President-elect Joe Biden's foreign policy picks for the incoming administration. Obama said that he was looking forward to seeing an administration where people 'know where countries are.' In June 2017, President Donald Trump reportedly mispronounced Nepal and Bhutan as "Nipple" and "Button.
German media group Bertelsmann has agreed to purchase publisher Simon & Schuster for $2.175 billion in cash from ViacomCBS, strengthening its presence in the United States. This report produced by Jonah Green.