Local Politics

Trump to campaign in Hickory, energize voters two days before election

Posted November 1, 2020 7:47 a.m. EST
Updated November 1, 2020 9:02 a.m. EST

President Donald Trump will be in Hickory at around 5 p.m. on Sunday, two days before Election Day. He is planning to deliver remarks at the Hickory Regional Airport.

Kamala Harris, U.S. Senator and Democratic Vice Presidential nominee will be in Fayetteville and Goldsboro on Sunday. She will first be in Goldsboro at around 5 p.m., then head Fayetteville for an event at around 7 p.m.

Pence will travel to Boone and attend a Sunday worship service at Alliance Bible Fellowship with Rev. Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham.

Trump will also be in Fayetteville at 11:30 a.m. on Monday. He had to cancel his rally on Thursday night after Tropical Storm Zeta rolled across the state, producing wind gusts topping 50 mph.

The Trump campaign will continue to hold rallies and events in North Carolina until Election Day, as capturing the state's 15 electoral votes is key to winning the presidency.

The race for North Carolina appears tight, but there is recent precedent for a Democrat carrying the state. In 2008, Barack Obama was the first Democrat to take it in 32 years. Although he narrowly lost there in 2012, as did Clinton in 2016, waves of college-educated newcomers are swelling its booming suburbs, a boost to Biden's chances.

Trump won the Tar Heel State by more than three percentage points in 2016.

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