WASHINGTON (Nexstar) — President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are hitting the campaign trail for the final stretch to Election Day.
“It is going to be a tighter election, so as a party chair, I can’t say I don’t have nerves heading into Tuesday,” Chair of the Republican National Committee Ronna McDaniel said.
According to the U.S. Elections Project, more than 80 million Americans have voted early. McDaniel admits most of those ballots were cast by registered Democrats.
“Early on, Democrats absolutely got some gains in the absentee voting,” McDaniel said.
But she says she’s confident that on Tuesday, Republicans will come out on top.
“Republicans like to vote in person. So as early voting is starting, we are erasing those gains and then Election Day we feel will be really strong for Republicans,” McDaniel said.
At a rally earlier this week, President Trump said he’s focused on the finish line.
“I think on Tuesday we are going to overperform,” Trump said.
“I feel very confident that Joe Biden will be elected president on Tuesday,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.
Pelosi says the early voting numbers speak for themselves.
“This weekend should be very interesting to see how many more people will vote in advance,” Pelosi said.
“In these final days keep that sentiment power with you,” Biden encouraged voters.
Both presidential candidates plan to spend the next few days in swing states with multiple rallies each day.
2020 ELECTION COVERAGE
- Two battleground states, Wisconsin and Arizona, certified their presidential election results Monday in favor of Joe Biden, even as President Donald Trump's legal team continued to dispute the results.
- A small number of ballots on Tuesday could decide an extremely short term in Congress as voters in Georgia pick the man who will succeed the civil rights legend John Lewis, if only for a few weeks.
- Gade teased a "major announcement" on social media over the weekend, leading to speculation he might step in to run in the Republican primary against State Senator Amanda Chase and former House Speaker Kirk Cox.
- Arizona officials certified the state's election results on Monday, formalizing Democrat Joe Biden’s narrow victory over Donald Trump even as the Republican president's attorneys continued to make baseless claims of fraud about the state's vote count.
- Arizona officials have certified Joe Biden’s narrow victory over President Donald Trump in the state.
- President Donald Trump said Sunday he was “ashamed” for endorsing the Republican governor of Georgia after he lost in the state to Democrat Joe Biden.
- Wisconsin has finished a recount of its presidential results, confirming Democrat Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump in the key battleground state.
- Wisconsin finished a recount of its presidential results on Sunday, confirming Democrat Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump in the key battleground state. Trump vowed to challenge the outcome in court even before the recount concluded.
- President-elect Joe Biden has now surpassed 80 million votes, the most in history, with the final ballots still being counted.
- Milwaukee County completed its recount of presidential ballots Friday, finding only small changes in vote totals for one of the two Wisconsin counties recounting ballots, but President Donald Trump's attorneys appear ready for a legal challenge seeking to toss tens of thousands of ballots.