WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):
President Donald Trump is aiming to boost enthusiasm among rural Wisconsin voters, looking to repeat his path to victory four years ago.
Making his fifth visit to the pivotal battleground state this year, Trump views success in the state’s less-populated counties as critical to another term.
He is set to hold a rally Thursday evening in Mosinee, in central Wisconsin, an area of the state that shifted dramatically toward Republicans in 2016, enabling Trump to overcome even greater deficits in urban and suburban parts of the state.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE:
President Donald Trump spoke at the National Archives to commemorate Constitution Day and is holding a rally in central Wisconsin on Thursday night. His Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, joined Senate Democrats for an online lunch and is participating in a drive-in CNN town hall in Moosic, Pennsylvania, on Thursday night.
— Trump aims to boost rural turnout in crucial Wisconsin
— AP-NORC poll: Trump faces deep pessimism as election nears
— Biden joins Senate Democrats online for lunch, questions
Joe Biden says his presidential campaign will focus on mobilizing people to vote early, especially in places where such ballots are counted quickly, to keep President Donald Trump from declaring victory before all the results are in.
Speaking on a virtual fundraiser with Colorado leaders on Thursday, Biden noted that more Trump supporters are likely to vote in person while his own supporters might cast absentee ballots because of fears about the coronavirus.
Referring to Trump, Biden said, “His hope is that, by the time the polls close, he’d have more votes than I would have had, even though only a relatively small percentage of votes (were) counted.”
The former vice president said so many states now have early voting and count ballots quickly that he doesn’t believe the scenario will happen. But he says his team has to stay prepared.
On Friday, both Trump and Biden will travel to Minnesota, which holds its first day of early voting.