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Tension and turnout soar in the United States on Election Day

On one day before the elections of next Tuesday, November 3, the United States electoral campaign has raised one more degree the tension between the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, and the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, due to several actions carried out by supporters of Trump, while turnout continues to skyrocket.

Biden has claimed that dozens of supporters of the president surrounded his home in Delaware with SUVs, while the FBI has begun an investigation against a group of supporters of the president who surrounded a Biden campaign bus on the road while it was underway.

Biden faces this last day of the campaign with a comfortable advantage in the polls, however, since his campaign he is trying to avoid conformism to prevent what happened in 2016 when the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton came with an advantage to the electoral evening and was defeated by Donald Trump.

The anticipated participation of the elections is setting historical records due to the prevention against the pandemic and, if it continues at this rate, more than 100 million votes will have been cast before the electoral day on Tuesday.

According to CNN, nearly 92 million Americans have already voted, equal to two-thirds of the total turnout in the 2016 election and about 43 percent of registered voters nationally.

In states like Texas, more people have already voted than in the elections between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Indeed, in this state, the Supreme Court has dismissed a demand of the Republican Party to invalidate 127,000 votes cast in advance in the city of Houston for having been carried out in a format that allowed citizens to vote from the car.

After some first statements in which he claimed that the result of the elections should be known on the election night itself, Trump has backed down and has assured that he will wait for the votes to be counted before claiming victory in case of being the most voted.

In most Rust Belt states, keys to determining victory in these elections, mail-in votes are counted after face-to-face votes, so the results could vary greatly as the count progresses, as it is expected that more Republicans vote in person on the same Tuesday and more Democrats by mail.

For this Monday, Trump plans to make an appearance at five events, each held in four different states: North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

In his acts on Sunday, the president has defended his economic management and has accused Biden of being a “Castro puppet”, while his followers have asked him to dismiss the chief scientific officer for the fight against the coronavirus in the country, Anthony Fauci.

For his part, Democratic candidate Joe Biden campaigned this Sunday in his native Pennsylvania, a key state for his presidential aspirations, and has focused his speech on the mismanagement of the pandemic by Donald Trump and his government team.

Biden has emphasized his proposals to create jobs and raise taxes for the rich in a message to the working class of these key states of the ‘Rust Belt’, among which are Pennsylvania, Michigan or Wisconsin.

The candidate will remain in his home state on Monday and will be accompanied by his vice president candidate, Kamala Harris, and by rock star Lady Gaga, who will perform in the final act of the former vice president’s campaign.

For his part, Harris will also be accompanied by a music star at his latest election event. In his case, it will be singer John Legend, according to CNN.

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