Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan this evening, his final campaign event before Election Day.
Trump will speak from Devos Place beginning at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The rally can be viewed in the embedded YouTube player via Right Side Broadcasting.
This rally is the fifth event Trump is holding on the eve of the election, having previously rallied supporters in Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire. This Grand Rapids rally was added to Trump’s schedule at the last minute, and it reflects the campaign’s desire to find a state on the map that they can turn from blue to red. That’s because Trump’s current pathway to 270 Electoral College votes is extremely narrow, and losing any one of the battleground states he’s aiming for will essentially cause him to lose the election. Getting a state like Michigan in his corner would give him more of a safety net.
At this time, though, Hillary Clinton holds a substantial lead in Michigan. She’s ahead of Trump in the state by 5.0 percentage points in Real Clear Politics’ polling average. That’s an even larger lead than Barack Obama had in 2012, and he would go on to defeat Mitt Romney in the state by a margin of 9.5 percentage points.
After hundreds of events beginning in June 2015, this is Donald Trump’s final rally. The only event currently on Trump’s schedule after this Grand Rapids speech is the election night party Trump will be holding in New York City. The schedule isn’t completely set in stone, and it’s possible Trump’s staff will add one final event for Tuesday. But for now, this Grand Rapids event serves as something of a series finale to the Donald Trump campaign and as Trump’s very last chance to make his pitch to voters.
Joining Donald Trump for the Grand Rapids rally in his running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence. Tonight at 11:45 p.m. Eastern Time, Hillary Clinton is also holding her last campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she will be joined by Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi and Samantha Ronson.
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