Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally in Lisbon, Maine this afternoon following some critical breaking news in the 2016 election.
Trump will speak from the Open Door Christian Academy Gymnasium beginning at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, although due to delays in Trump’s schedule, he will almost certainly take the stage closer to 4:00 p.m. The rally can be viewed live in the embedded YouTube player.
Moments before Trump’s first rally on Friday, news broke that the FBI plans to examine some new Hillary Clinton emails months after their investigation into her private server ended, although the case was never officially closed. For the Trump campaign, this is the best news they have received in a long time, and the candidate took full advantage of that at his Manchester, New Hampshire rally, going on stage moments after the announcement and celebrating with his supporters.
“I have great respect for the fact that the FBI and the Department of Justice are now willing to have the courage to right the horrible mistake that they made,” Trump said “This was a grave miscarriage of justice that the American people fully understood, and it is everybody’s hope that it is about to be corrected.”
Later, Trump said that in light of this news, the system might not be as rigged as he thought.
Trump is in Maine today because unlike most states, Maine splits its electoral votes into two districts, meaning Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump could both earn a point from the state. With Trump’s path to 270 being so narrow, that extra vote from Maine’s second congressional district has potential to make or break the race.
Later, Trump will speak from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the same city where Hillary Clinton will be holding a rally a few hours earlier.