President Trump holds rally in Traverse City, Grand Rapids Monday night
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – President Donald Trump makes his last few stops in Michigan on Monday one day before Election Day. The president held a rally in Traverse City early in the day and then a late night rally in Grand Rapids. “We want the same result as we had four years ago from Michigan,” Trump said in Traverse City. “I’m asking you to go tomorrow and vote for a person named President Trump.”READ: With post-election lawsuits looming, a final push for votesREAD: President Donald Trump’s campaign focuses on Michigan ahead of Election DayVice President Mike Pence spoke in Grand Rapids Monday night ahead of the president. “We’re here tonight for the same reason you are... And that is Michigan and American need four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House,” Pence said.
President Donald Trump’s campaign focuses on Michigan ahead of Election Day
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Election Day is just one day away and those in the running are in their final sprint for the White House. President Donald Trump and his campaign were heavily focused on Michigan on Monday. By the time the polls open on Tuesday, he will have made three stops in a little more than 48 hours. READ: With post-election lawsuits looming, a final push for votesTrump was in Washington Township on Sunday. He made a stop in Traverse City on Monday and he will round out the night with a rally in Grand Rapids.
Kerry Washington, Nnamdi Asomugha to campaign for Biden-Harris in Michigan Monday
DETROIT – Actress Kerry Washington and her husband, former NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha, will be heading to Michigan on Monday one day before Election Day, according to the Biden-Harris campaign. Washington and Asomugha speak at volunteer canvass launches at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Inkster and Taylor respectively, and take part in a voter mobilization event at 3 p.m. in Detroit, according to the campaign. The Traverse City event takes place 5 p.m. at Cherry Capitol Airport. The president stopped in Metro Detroit Sunday, campaigning in Washington Township. Biden made a stop in Detroit and Flint on Saturday along with former President Barack Obama.
Joe Biden, former President Obama hold drive-in rally on Belle Isle
DETROIT – Cars packed Belle Isle Saturday for the drive-in rally held by Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden with former President Barack Obama. READ: Presidential candidates make final push for Michigan last weekend before Election DaySome people who attended addressed certain issues. On Sunday, Trump will hold a rally at 11 a.m. in Washington Township at Total Sports Park. Then on Monday, the president will be in Traverse City before holding a 10:30 p.m. rally at the Grand Rapids based Gerald R. Ford International Airport. READ: US judge orders USPS to speed up election ballot delivery in DetroitWatch the full report in the video above.
Barack Obama joins Joe Biden at Detroit campaign event
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Barack Obama campaigns with Joe Biden in Flint
FLINT, Mich. – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was joined by President Barack Obama at a campaign event in Flint on Saturday afternoon. President Obama and Former Vice President Biden discussed bringing Americans together to “address the crises facing the country and win the battle for the soul of the nation." President Obama and Former Vice President Biden are now heading to Detroit, where they will be joined by American singer, songwriter and musician Stevie Wonder for another drive-in event. At 5:30 p.m. Stevie Wonder is expected to perform before Obama and Biden deliver remarks to Michigan supporters. Biden campaign events have featured masks and social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Presidential candidates make final push for Michigan last weekend before Election Day
MICHIGAN – The road to the White House runs through Michigan and the final push to win the Great Lakes state’s Electoral votes is on. President Donald Trump was in Michigan Friday and will be returning soon, and Biden will be joined Saturday by former president Barack Obama in Michigan. President Trump will return to Michigan for two stops on Monday -- one in Traverse City and one in Grand Rapids. “We are very close in Michigan and we’re going to need a strong Election Day turnout for Republicans to win this state,” McDaniel said. "We know that Republicans have to get out and vote on Election Day.”FULL COVERAGE: Decision 2020
Both presidential campaigns prioritize Michigan ahead of Election Day
MICHIGAN – With the presidential election less than a week away, candidates from both sides are focusing their campaigning efforts on a number of key states, including Michigan. Presidential campaigns don’t spend time and money in states they don’t think are up for grabs and -- by that metric -- Michigan is very important to both candidates. Vice president Mike Pence was in Flint Wednesday. Dr. Jill Biden visited multiple Michigan towns Thursday on behalf of her husband, former vice president Joe Biden; and Eric and Tiffany Trump made their own stops on behalf of their father, president Donald Trump. Trump will visit Oakland County Friday and Biden will be joined Saturday by former president Barack Obama in Michigan.
Vice President Pence campaigns in Flint on Wednesday
FLINT, Mich. – With the presidential election less than a week away, candidates from both sides are focusing their campaigning efforts on a number of key states, including Michigan. On Wednesday Vice President Mike Pence stopped in Flint to deliver remarks to a crowd of several hundred people, who waited three hours or more to see him. During his speech, Pence focused his attention on the economy -- which some attendees say is part of the reason they support Pence’s and President Donald Trump’s reelection. Both Trump’s and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaigns believe Michigan is up for grabs this November, and they’re pouring in both money and time by the bucketful. Both candidates and surrogates for their campaigns will be stopping in Michigan all throughout the next week, leading into Election Day on November 3.
Trump aide says ‘we’re not going to control the pandemic’
The vice president had a shout-out for supporters who braved what he called “this night of tempest, to stand in the rain and stand firm” for Trump. He and first lady Melania Trump wrapped up the busy weekend by hosting costumed children for a socially distanced Halloween trick-or-treating on the White House grounds. “It’s one standard for the vice president and another for all the rest of us," Gostin said. Trump, campaigning in Londonderry, New Hampshire, said the rising rate of infections was nothing to be concerned about. We are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigation areas,” Meadows said on CNN.
Former Second Lady Jill Biden to visit Michigan Tuesday
All rights reserved)Former Second Lady of the United States Jill Biden is scheduled to visit Michigan on Tuesday, October 20. The travel plans were announced Saturday by the campaign for Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, Jill Biden’s husband. The news comes just after Joe Biden campaigned in Michigan on Friday, stopping to speak in Southfield and attend a voter mobilization event in Detroit. The U.S. presidential election is already underway with mail-in voting and early voting, with only 17 days left until Election Day on November 3. U.S. President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is also campaigning in Michigan on Saturday, Oct. 17.
Putin sends a mixed message on US election, hedging his bets
MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday decried what he called Joe Biden’s “sharp anti-Russian rhetoric” but praised the Democratic presidential nominee’s comments on arms control. While Putin again denied meddling in the U.S. election, U.S. intelligence officials believe Russia is using a variety of measures to denigrate Biden and that individuals linked to the Kremlin are boosting Trump’s reelection bid. The U.S.-Russian talks on extending the pact have produced no visible progress, and Russian diplomats said that chances for making a deal with the Trump administration look slim. “This is a very serious element of our potential collaboration in the future,” Putin said, speaking on his 68th birthday. He added that Russia would be ready to work with any future U.S. president.
Trump campaign’s next steps unclear after White House return
Likewise, Trump was intimately involved in the planning for his evening return to the White House, turning it into a made-for-TV moment that dominated evening newscasts. The president was still contagious, and the White House doctor, Navy Cmdr. And even once he’s no longer actively shedding the virus, Trump could still test positive for some time, putting his participation in next week’s debate in doubt despite his avowed plans to attend. The long-term effects of the virus on Trump’s health were not clear — White House doctors have not discussed them with the public. He appeared to be breathing heavily Monday evening after climbing stairs on his return to the White House.