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Can­di­dates ramp up cam­paigns

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NEW YORK: US pres­i­den­tial ri­vals Don­ald Trump and Joe Bi­den will court early vot­ers to­day as their cam­paigns step up ahead of their fi­nal de­bate this week.

Trump will head to Ne­vada, a bat­tle­ground state where more than 100,000 vot­ers have al­ready cast bal­lots, ac­cord­ing to state data.

Trump would cam­paign ev­ery day lead­ing up to Fri­day’s de­bate in Florida, in­clud­ing stops in Ari­zona and North Carolina, cam­paign spokesman Tim Mur­taugh said.

Bi­den heads to North Carolina, where 1.2 mil­lion vot­ers have cast their bal­lots, ac­cord­ing to state data. Bi­den's run­ning mate, Ka­mala Har­ris, will re­turn to the cam­paign trail to­mor­row with a visit to Florida to mark that state's first day of early, in­per­son vot­ing.

Al­ready 25.83 mil­lion peo­ple have cast a bal­lot in the Novem­ber 3 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, ac­cord­ing to the US Elec­tions Project, shat­ter­ing records. Much early vot­ing is due to safety con­cerns about the pan­demic that has killed more than 218,000 Amer­i­cans.

At a rally in Muskegeon, Michi­gan, yes­ter­day Trump tar­geted Michi­gan Gov­er­nor Gretchen Whit­mer, a Demo­crat, sev­eral times. He blasted state rules to stop the spread of coro­n­avirus, called her ‘‘dis­hon­est’’ and made light of a rightwing plot un­cov­ered by the FBI to kid­nap her. — Reuters

 ?? PHOTO: REUTERS ?? All lined up . . . Vot­ers wait to cast their bal­lots in a queue wrap­ping around Fen­way Park on the first day of early vot­ing in Bos­ton, Mas­sachusetts,yes­ter­day.
PHOTO: REUTERS All lined up . . . Vot­ers wait to cast their bal­lots in a queue wrap­ping around Fen­way Park on the first day of early vot­ing in Bos­ton, Mas­sachusetts,yes­ter­day.
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