Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Geneva, Ohio this evening, his third event in the state today.
Trump’s event will be held at the Spire Institute’s Track & Field Building beginning at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. It can be viewed live in the embedded YouTube player via Right Side Broadcasting. However, Trump is likely to take the stage a bit later than 7:00, as his previous two rallies today have all been delayed by over an hour.
This comes at the conclusion of a packed day for the Republican nominee, who spent the majority of Thursday speaking to supporters in Ohio. Trump held a rally in Springfield at 1:00, Toledo in 4:00, and now he concludes the day with a stop in Geneva. Clearly, the Trump campaign understands the importance of Ohio, a state that no Republican has ever won the White House without. Ohio, North Carolina and Florida are the three big states Trump has been focusing on lately, in addition to some occasional stops in Iowa, Pennsylvania, Virginia and New Hampshire.
The race is neck and neck in Ohio, with Real Clear Politics’ polling average having Trump ahead of Clinton by just one point. The latest poll, released on Thursday by Remington Research, has Trump leading Clinton by four points. Still, many election forecast websites are predicting that Hillary Clinton will just barely earn a win in Ohio, with FiveThirtyEight giving her a 51.5 percent chance of taking the state on November 8th.
As Trump makes his way through key swing states, he has been speaking extensively about Obamacare in light of the recent news that many patients on the health care law’s exchanges will see increases in their premiums next year. During an event in Toledo this afternoon, Trump mocked Hillary Clinton for saying that Obamacare is a great accomplishment. Trump believes the Affordable Care Act must be completely repealed and replaced, whereas Clinton plans to add to it by expanding subsidies and offering a public option.
In Toledo, Trump also said that he will replace Obamacare with a better plan that costs less, though he did not offer any details about what that would be.