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Trump to hold campaign rally in Fayetteville tonight

Posted September 14, 2020 8:21 p.m. EDT
Updated September 19, 2020 6:59 p.m. EDT

— President Donald Trump will be in Fayetteville for a campaign rally on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Doors open to the Fayetteville Regional Airport at 3 p.m. WRAL's Joe Fisher reports up to 10,000 people could be at the event, according to White House staff.

Trump is making it clear that North Carolina is a state that he wants to win. Saturday's visit marks the fourth time he has visited North Carolina in the past four weeks.

North Carolina is considered a Battleground state for the two candidates.

Trump visited Winston-Salem last week and thousands gathered to see him. Before that, on Sept. 8, he declared Wilmington a World War II Heritage City. Trump spoke at the Republican National Convention earlier in Sept. which was held in Charlotte and also to a group of farmers near Asheville in August.

Joe Biden's campaign has been participating in mostly virtually to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. On Friday, Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris joined with North Carolina Democrats to speak and help register voters on National Black Voters Day.

Questions have been raised about Trump's campaign events as they have gone against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidelines that recommend to not hold large gatherings. Few people at Trump's campaign events are seen wearing masks and are standing shoulder to shoulder.

The mayor of Fayetteville, Mitch Colvin, is urging people to wear masks if they attend the event.

A WRAL News poll said that the presidential race is tight. SurveyUSA polled 596 likely voters statewide between last Thursday and Sunday for the exclusive poll and found that President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden each have 47 percent of the vote. The results have a credibility interval of +/-5.6 percentage points.

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