Donald Trump and Joe Biden [photo: Al Jazeera]
Nov, 3rd 2020 – It is election day in the US as Americans prepare to start casting their votes as candidates President Donald Trump and Joe Biden go head to head.
Trump and Biden have spent the final hours of the White House race delivering their closing pitch to voters in critical states. Biden campaigned in Pennsylvania and Ohio, as Trump toured the voting battlegrounds of Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
Speaking in a drive in rally at an airport hangar in Cleveland on Monday, Mr. Biden said, “Tomorrow we have an opportunity to put an end to a presidency that’s divided this nation. Tomorrow we can put an end to a presidency that has failed to protect this nation. And tomorrow we can put an end to a presidency that’s fanned the flames of hate all across this country.“
National polls suggest a firm lead for Biden in Tuesday’s election. Biden’s message to the people was, “The power to change the country is in your hands.“
She added, “The president would still be short of 270 electoral votes. He would likely need to win one or even two of three Midwest states, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, that could take several days to count their massive volume of absentee ballots. We know those states, in particular, are coming in a little later, but we think we’re going to win those states.“
Biden’s campaign manager, Jen O’Malley Dillon is optimistic that they will bag the winnings by end of elections today. During a press zoom conference, she said, “Under no scenario will Donald Trump be declared a victor on election night.“
In his remarks, Mr. Biden clapped back at Mr. Trump’s remarks on the idea of firing the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, Dr. Fauci. He said, “Elect me and I’m going to hire Dr. Fauci. We’re going to fire Donald Trump.”
“In 2008, 2012, you placed your trust in me and Barack. In 2020 I’m asking you to trust me again. I’m proud of the coalition this campaign has built. We welcome Democrats, Republicans and independents.” Mr. Biden urged his supporters.
Meanwhile Business people have been seen shielding their business premises in fear of post election unrest.