Although nearly 97 million American voters have already cast their ballot, the campaigns are still fighting for last-minute voters
President Donald Trump has warned of “violence in the streets” as American voters head to the polls and decide whether or not he should stay within the White House or if he will become the first one-term President of the USA in decades.
Despite a record of nearly 99 million Americans having already cast their ballot for the presidential election, Tuesday the 3rd of November is the final stretch of a marathon campaign for the Republican President and his Democrat challenger, former Vice-President Joe Biden.
Staff who work for the Department of Justice have been sent throughout 18 American states in order to try to curb voter suppression or intimidation within the country, as the high-stakes campaign finally begins to near its end.
This comes after President Donald Trump said on Monday that the government’s top fighter against the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci, is a “disaster”, and possibly an “idiot”, as he claimed that Americans are now “tired of” COVID-19, although the number of coronavirus cases in the United States has continued to increase.
He said it was “VERY dangerous”, adding: “It will allow rampant and unchecked cheating and will undermine our entire systems of laws. It will also induce violence in the streets. Something must be done!”
Twitter quickly moved in to censor the tweet, putting a clarification it to users which said: “Some or all of the content shared in this tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process.”
But Joe Biden’s team have been pushing back, sending out last-minute fundraising emails for the legal battles that they may have to launch if they judge the US president has unfairly claimed that he has won the presidency too early.
The presidential challenger’s campaign manager had declared on Monday:
“Under no scenario will Donald Trump be declared a victor on election night,”
It followed a frenzied dash by both candidates on Wednesday, as they toured the “toss up” states that both are hoping to win in order to top up their Electoral College votes that they would need to secure the crucial 270 votes needed.
This comes after a man from the United States has caught COVID-19 twice, with the second infection being far more dangerous than the first, say doctors, and required hospital treatment after his lungs not being able to get enough oxygen throughout his body.
Speaking after his final campaign events, Mr Trump said: “It’s been an amazing day. It’s been an amazing two days.”
“I don’t think anybody has ever seen crowds like this. We’re getting very good results from early voting and from ballots. And we’ll have to see how it all works out. We won’t know for a little while.”
While Mr Biden commented at the end of his events: “I have a feeling we are coming together for a big win.”