Biden and Trump To Face Off in Rival Florida Rallies


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By Giselle Balido

October 28, 2020

The Democratic and the Republican candidates will campaign on the same day and time, albeit in very different ways.

With its coveted 29 electoral votes, Florida is a win-or-die battleground state for President Donald Trump. And just days before Election Day, Trump and Democratic contender Joe Biden will be vying for votes in the crucial swing state on Thursday, October 29th.

Biden will be holding two drive-in car rallies in the Sunshine State. The former vice president will appear at 1:30 p.m. at a drive-in rally in Broward County, which has the largest number of Democratic voters in Florida. He will then hold another at 6:30 p.m. in Tampa. Drive-in rallies have become the Democrat’s way to connect with his supporters while keeping them socially distanced during the pandemic.

The campaign has not announced where the events would be held. Attendance is limited due to the pandemic.

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Trump Insists on Massive Rallies

Going head-to-head with Biden, on Wednesday the Trump campaign announced the president would hold one of his typical massive rallies at 1:30 p.m. in Tampa, followed by a second rally at 6:30 p.m. in Fayetteville, NC. Since winning the presidency in 2016, Trump has lavished attention on Florida, reflecting how important the state is to his electoral strategy.

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Close Calls

In 2016 Trump finished 1.2 percentage points ahead of Hillary Clinton in 2016. But according to a Florida Atlantic University’s Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI) survey released Tuesday, Joe Biden leads Trump among likely Florida voters 50% to 48%, with 2.5% of respondents undecided and 6% saying they could change their minds.



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