Trump braves the cold in Michigan as Biden rallies voters in all-important Pennsylvania

Trump braves the cold in Michigan as Biden rallies voters in all-important Pennsylvania

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to speak at a rally at Belle Isle Casino in Detroit, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, which former President Barack Obama also attended. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

US President Donald Trump and former vice-president Joe Biden are making the most of the last 48-hours of their campaigns in the all-important swing states.

Mr Trump braved a stiff wind in Michigan as he began a hectic last 48 hours of campaigning, with the first of 10 rallies in two days.

The president made light of the inclement weather as he rallied thousands of supporters in Michigan.

Mr Trump took the stage on Sunday in Washington Township and told the crowd: “It’s freezing out here.” 

Mr Biden, however, is spending the final Sunday before election day rallying voters in the swing state of Pennsylvania.

The president made light of the inclement weather as he rallied thousands of supporters in Michigan.

Mr Trump took the stage on Sunday in Washington Township and told the crowd: “It’s freezing out here.” 

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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Michigan Sports Stars Park (Evan Vucci/AP)
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Michigan Sports Stars Park (Evan Vucci/AP)

Joe Biden was making two stops in Philadelphia on Sunday, an appearance at a Baptist church for a Souls To The Polls event, and a rally in Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park in the town centre.

Mr Biden’s return to Philadelphia underscores the significance of Pennsylvania, the Rust Belt state that helped deliver President Donald Trump the White House four years ago.

Mr Biden has visited Pennsylvania more times than any other battleground state this cycle, and Philadelphia remains a key base of Democratic support in the state.

Donald Trump is aiming to run up support in the whiter, more rural parts of Michigan as Democrat Biden was in the state on Saturday with former President Barack Obama in a bid to increase turnout among black voters.

Mr Trump expressed confidence and said of Mr Biden: “I don’t think he knows he’s losing.” It is the first stop of Mr Trump’s final blitz of 10 rallies in the final 48 hours of the campaign.

On Sunday, he is also visiting Iowa, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

Mr Biden and the rest of his top surrogates, his wife Jill, Senator Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, will also fan out across the state on Monday.

While Mr Biden’s campaign argues the Democrat can still win without Pennsylvania, Mr Trump’s path to victory would narrow considerably without the state’s 20 electoral votes.

Joe Biden is spending the final Sunday before election day rallying voters in the all-important swing state of Pennsylvania.

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