Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally in Concord, North Carolina this afternoon, his first of two events in the state today.
Trump will speak from the Cabarrus Arena beginning at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The event can be viewed live in the embedded YouTube player via Right Side Broadcasting.
North Carolina and Florida are the two states Donald Trump is focused most heavily on during the final days of his campaign. While it’s technically possible for Trump to reach 270 Electoral College votes without North Carolina, it would be incredibly difficult to do so. And unlike states like Michigan and Wisconsin, which seem to be firmly in the Clinton camp at this point, North Carolina could go either way.
In Real Clear Politics’ polling average, the North Carolina race is about as tight as it can get, with Trump at 46.8 percent and Clinton at 46.6 percent. A recent poll from Quinnipiac has Clinton ahead by two points, but another poll from Remington Research has Trump ahead by two points.
After his visit to Concord, Trump has three more North Carolina rallies planned from now until Election Day. On Thursday night, he will head to Selma for another rally at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. On Saturday afternoon, he will be in Wilmington, and directly after, he will pay a visit to Raleigh.
The other states Trump will stop by in the final days of the election are New Hampshire, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. On Election Day itself, Trump will be with his family at a Hilton hotel in New York City.