With Election Day starting in less than 36 hours, President Trump wrapped up a marathon day of campaigning with a late-night rally in Miami, where the crowd chanted “fire Fauci.” His Democratic rival Joe Biden spent the last Sunday before the election focused on Pennsylvania, where polls have given Biden an edge but Mr. Trump has insisted he will keep.
Mr. Trump will campaign Monday in Scranton, Biden’s hometown. Biden, Jill Biden, Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff will be barnstorming the state on Monday, and the Biden campaign added a trip to Cleveland, Ohio to his Election Eve schedule. Former President Obama will be campaigning Monday for Biden in Georgia and Florida.
In Miami, Mr. Trump said about Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, “don’t tell anybody but let me wait till a little bit after the election.” He then added that Fauci has been “wrong a lot.” The White House on Sunday took aim at Fauci, who offered a stark warning in a recent interview of what Americans are facing heading into the winter months.
The Miami rally extended past the city’s midnight curfew put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, and the Biden campaign had slammed it as one of Mr. Trump’s “potential super-spreader rallies.”
Mr. Trump spent Sunday zigzagging through swing states on the East Coast, holding rallies in rallies in Michigan, Iowa, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. At a campaign rally in Dubuque, Iowa, Mr. Trump tried to push the idea that the results should be announced on Election Night.
“We should know the result of the election on November 3,” Mr. Trump said. “The evening of November 3. That’s the way it’s been and that’s the way it should be. What’s going on in this country? What’s going on?”
More than 92 Americans nationwide have already voted. With so many American voting by mail, there could be delays in counting ballots in some states.