President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are converging on Minnesota on Friday, as both hold events in the Midwestern battleground state. Biden plans to visit a union training center in the afternoon, while Trump is set to hold an evening rally.

The dueling events coincide with the first day of in-person early voting in the state. It also began Friday in Virginia with long lines reported at some polling places.

On Thursday, Biden leaned heavily on his middle-class roots as he made his pitch at a town hall in Pennsylvania, while Trump staged a lengthy rally in Wisconsin, another key battleground state.

With 46 days until Election Day …

  • A former aide to Vice President Pence says she will vote for Biden because of Trump’s “flat-out disregard for human life” during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • A federal judge temporarily blocked U.S. Postal Service operational changes amid concerns about mail slowdowns and the November elections.
  • Trump alleges “left-wing indoctrination” in schools, says he will create national commission to push more “pro-American” history
  • Biden leads Trump by nine percentage points nationally, 51 percent to 42 percent, according to a Washington Post average of polls. Biden’s margin is smaller in key states: eight points in Michigan, seven points in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, five in Arizona, and one in Florida.
  • Election night 2020 could go on for weeks — just look at the primaries.