Former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden hosted a socially distanced, drive-in rally in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday, October 27. Here’s a look at how many people attended, along with crowd photos.
There Were 771 People at Biden’s Socially Distanced, Drive-In Rally in Atlanta, His Second Rally of the Day
Earlier that same day, he visited Warm Springs, Georgia, WAOK reported. A crowd photo is below, showing people sitting in pre-designated, circled spaces to help maintain social distancing.
While in Warm Springs, he encouraged unity, saying: “Too many among us spend more time shouting than listening, more time fighting than working together, more time demonizing and denigrating others, rather than lifting them up… Has the heart of the nation turned to stone? … I refuse to believe it.”
Biden told the Warm Springs crowd: “Though broken, each of us can be healed.”
He said the country can overcome the virus and “heal a suffering world.” He also emphasized that he believes “God and history have called us to this moment and this mission with our voices and our votes.”
For his Atlanta rally, he spoke outside the Cellairis Amphitheater. Musical artists Common and Offset performed at the event.
Biden told the crowd: “There aren’t a lot of pundits who would have guessed four years ago that the Democratic candidate for president in 2020 would be campaigning in Georgia on the final week of the election.”
Biden took, a more casual approach at the Georgia rally, choosing to speak without his traditional suit.
.@JoeBiden nixes his suit jacket after walking on stage at his drive-in rally in a very humid Atlanta.
Trump supporters are heard in the distance shortly after this chanting “Four More Years!” on a megaphone as Biden supporters honk their car horns in support of the former VP. pic.twitter.com/iUebSjnr0D
— Allie Raffa (@AllieRaffa) October 27, 2020
During his speech, Biden told the group: “There’s no state more consequential than Georgia in that fight.”
Here’s another photo from his Atlanta speech.
Here’s another photo showing Biden on stage while speaking.
You Can Watch Biden’s Rally Speeches Below
You can watch Biden’s two rally speeches below. First, here is his Warm Springs rally speech.
And below is his speech from Atlanta, where two musical guests were also present.
Biden told the crowd in Atlanta that they had a chance to flip Georgia. “I think we’re going to surprise the living devil out of everybody this year. I can’t tell you how important it is that we flip the United States Senate. There’s no state more consequential than Georgia.”
After his speeches in Georgia, he hugged his little sister, Valerie, goodbye. He didn’t take any press questions at the end of the day, reported Allie Raffa of Fox News.
Biden and his little sister, Valerie, hold hands as they walk off his plane after a day of campaigning in Georgia.
Biden hugs his sister goodbye and doesn’t stop to talk to his traveling press pool. He did not gaggle or take press questions today. pic.twitter.com/V2IrdzjTwf
— Allie Raffa (@AllieRaffa) October 28, 2020
While Biden campaigned in Georgia, his wife, Jill Biden, stumped with Sara Gideon in Maine. Biden will also be visiting Iowa on Friday.