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Trump, Biden converge on Florida, a key battleground state

In the small town of Milford, Pa., neighbors with opposing political views live side by side. Some feel threatened, others are calling for more understanding. (Video: The Washington Post)
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The presidential campaigns converged on Florida on Thursday, with both candidates holding rallies in Tampa within hours of one another. President Trump railed against a Supreme Court decision on Pennsylvania ballots as the state emerges as a likely hot spot for post-Election Day disputes. Democratic nominee Joe Biden continued to hammer Trump on his response to the coronavirus, accusing the president of not only failing to stop it, but being responsible for spreading it.

Trump’s campaign postponed Thursday night’s planned rally in Fayetteville, N.C., because of high winds.

With five days until Election Day …

  • Vice President Pence held rallies in Iowa and Nevada, while the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), held virtual events aimed at Black and working-class voters.
  • A federal appeals court panel ruled that Minnesota must reject ballots received after polls close on Election Day, the second time this week that federal courts have clamped down on swing states that sought to extend counting to give voters extra time to cast ballots amid the pandemic.
  • Younger Americans are on track to turn out to vote in record numbers this election and could play a pivotal role in some key battleground states.
  • Biden leads Trump by 10 percentage points nationally, 53 percent to 43 percent, according to an average of national polls since Oct. 12. Biden’s margin in the battleground states of Wisconsin and Michigan is nine points. It is seven points in Pennsylvania, five in Arizona and one in Florida.

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