Politics Monday: As The Finish Line Nears, Election Could Hinge On North Carolina
What a long, strange trip it’s been, this 2020 election. And where it ends up could depend on what North Carolina voters have to say.
That’s not lost on Donald Trump, who is scheduled to be back in the state Sunday for the ninth time since he came to Charlotte in August to be renominated. He's trying to wring out a few more votes in a state that’s seen as a must-win for him.
But polls here continue to be encouraging for Joe Biden, whose running mate, Kamala Harris, is also scheduled to be in North Carolina on Sunday.
Want to circle back to this @PollsAndVotes thread because it really hits the nail on the head and is worth a look. The premise is simple enough: If Trump wins one of MI, PA or WI, then he's likely at >270. If Biden wins AZ, FL or NC, then he is. https://t.co/jT6xzTYMMc— Josh Putnam (@FHQ) October 30, 2020
What’s less encouraging for Democrats is North Carolina’s Senate race. Republican incumbent Thom Tillis is making up ground late in the campaign after skeletons emerged from Cal Cunningham’s closet. The outcome of that contest, and the surprisingly competitive Senate race in South Carolina, will have national implications.