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Final Hours Brings Final Stops For Clinton And Trump

Denise Cross Photography

Election Day is tomorrow and this much we know, baring a surprise of historic proportions the next president of the United States will speak in North Carolina on Monday. Both Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have scheduled last minute stops in what has become the front line of this election. 

Clearly North Carolina isn’t just a battleground state. Trump and Clinton have each made more than a dozen stops in the state since wrapping up their party’s nomination. And that total doesn’t include a steady stream of surrogates, spouses, children and vice presidential nominees sent to sway North Carolina’s voters, and the state’s 15 electoral college votes, to their camp.

Donald Trump will take the stump for the last time in North Carolina at 3 p.m. in Raleigh. Then he’s off to Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Michigan.

Hillary Clinton will hold the final rally of her campaign at NC State tonight. Doors open for the midnight rally at 8:45 p.m.

Republican vive presidential nominee Mike Pence – was in Hickory last night. His Democratic counterpart, Tim Kaine, will be speaking at a rally in Charlotte at 11 a.m. Monday.

For Trump, North Carolina is simply a must win state. For Clinton, a chance to all but assure she’ll be again calling the White House home. Polls open tomorrow at 6:30 a.m. and stay open until 7:30 Tuesday night.

Tom Bullock decided to trade the khaki clad masses and traffic of Washington DC for Charlotte in 2014. Before joining WFAE, Tom spent 15 years working for NPR. Over that time he served as everything from an intern to senior producer of NPR’s Election Unit. Tom also spent five years as the senior producer of NPR’s Foreign Desk where he produced and reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Haiti, Egypt, Libya, Lebanon among others. Tom is looking forward to finally convincing his young daughter, Charlotte, that her new hometown was not, in fact, named after her.