Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally in Erie, Pennsylvania this afternoon, paying a visit to a state where Hillary Clinton is ahead in the polls by a significant margin.
Trump’s event will take place at the Erie Insurance Arena beginning at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. It can be viewed in the embedded YouTube player via Right Side Broadcasting.
Erie County is an area of the state with a significant Democratic majority; according to Go Erie, the state has about 96,000 registered Democrats compared to 65,000 registered Republicans. In the 2012 election, Barack Obama won 57.8 percent of the vote in Erie, while Mitt Romney took 40.9 percent.
Hillary Clinton also leads Donald Trump in almost every recent Pennsylvania poll. In one poll from Marist College, she led Trump by nine points. Clinton also maintained a nine point lead in a recent Quinnipiac University poll.
FiveThirtyEight, Nate Silver’s election forecast website, determines that Clinton has an 87.7 percent chance of winning Pennsylvania in November.
At Trump’s Erie rally, the Republican candidate will likely bring up his recent comments that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are the founders of ISIS. On Twitter this morning, he said that he was just being sarcastic, and he criticized the media for taking him so seriously.