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Chicago (NewsNation Now) — President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will host an event in the fierce battle state on Sunday prior to this week’s final presidential debate.
Biden spoke at a campaign event in North Carolina on Sunday. The voter mobilization event in Durham aims to facilitate early face-to-face voting in the state ending October 31st.
“The soul of the country itself is at stake,” Biden said. “This is the most important election in our life.”
Biden appealed to middle-class voters. He said leadership in a country that “relieves tensions, opens lines of communication and leads us to healing and hope” is needed. He said true justice is about job and financial stability.
After speaking in Durham, Biden attends a virtual meeting with an African-American religious leader.
This means Biden’s second campaign suspension in North Carolina since securing the nomination. His last visit was in Charlotte, where he discussed rebuilding the economy.
Candidates are statistically tied in North Carolina, according to a News Nation / Emerson poll released Tuesday. In the Tar Heel state voter candidate sample, two candidates are strangled, with a turnout of 48.9% each. The other 1.6% say they are voting for other candidates, and .6% of voters say they remain undecided.
Trump will hold a rally in Nevada on Sunday night after participating in a fundraising activity in Orange County earlier that day.
The president will also campaign daily until the debate on Thursday in Florida, including stops in Arizona and North Carolina, campaign spokesman Tim Marteau said.
Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris will visit Florida on Monday to return to the campaign trail to commemorate the first day of early direct voting in Florida.
Vice President Mike Pence held a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday afternoon.
Reuters contributed to this report.