- Donald Trump and Joe Biden will marketing campaign in Minnesota, which Trump misplaced by a slim margin in 2016.
- In-person early voting begins in 4 states right this moment, together with Minnesota.
- Biden launched a brand new TV commercial about Trump’s alleged insults of navy veterans.
- Trump is making an attempt to capitalise on his Center East deal by touting it in a brand new TV commercial.
Learn all of the updates from yesterday (September 17), together with protection of Biden’s Pennsylvania city corridor and Trump’s late Wisconsin rally, here.
12:00 ET – Professional-Trump tremendous PAC declares new $25 mn advert purchase attacking Biden on overseas coverage
Protect America, a political advocacy group backing President Trump, has introduced plans to spend $25 mn on tv ads in seven battleground states that includes navy veterans criticising Democratic presidential nominee on overseas coverage.
The group already spent $30 mn on advertisements prior to now two weeks in opposition to Biden in Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arizona, Iowa and Georgia. Protect America is headed by Republican strategist Chris LaCivita who was behind the damaging ‘Swift Boat’ assault advertisements that helped defeat 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry.
11:30 ET – Early voting begins in Minnesota, Virginia, South Dakota and Wyoming
Traces of individuals fashioned at county registrar places of work in Northern Virginia as early voting started in 4 states together with Minnesota, South Dakota and Wyoming.
Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, who was the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2016, tweeted an image of himself voting in particular person.
I simply voted early for @JoeBiden, @KamalaHarris, and Democrats all the way in which down the ticket right here in Virginia—what an important day! I hope you will be a part of me—it is simple, handy, and boy does it really feel good to vote for competence, character, and compassion: https://t.co/B21QKpeiSj pic.twitter.com/tTS4ysyDUj
— Tim Kaine (@timkaine) September 18, 2020
10:30 ET – Trump and Biden head to Minnesota
Minnesota has not voted for a Republican president since Richard Nixon in 1972, but Trump surprisingly got here inside 1.5 p.c of beating Hillary Clinton there in 2016.
Trump and his marketing campaign consider they’ve an opportunity to flip that reliably Democratic state this 12 months and he’s travelling to Bemidji within the less-Democratic northern a part of the state for a marketing campaign rally right this moment. For his half, Biden will even head to northern Minnesota right this moment for a marketing campaign occasion in Duluth.
Al Jazeera On-line’s William Roberts has more on why Minnesota is perhaps fertile floor for Trump.
One more reason they’re in Minnesota: At the moment is the primary day of in-person early voting in there and in three different states – the primary states to begin in-person voting prematurely of the November 3 election. Regardless that mail-in voting is getting a lot of the focus throughout the pandemic, in-person early voting has been an more and more well-liked voting methodology lately.
10:00 ET – Trump highlights UAE-Bahrain-Israel offers in new commercial
Donald Trump’s marketing campaign launched a brand new TV commercial declaring the president achieved the unattainable: The UAE-Bahrain-Israel normalisation offers.
“They mentioned it could not be accomplished. However President Trump did it,” the commercial says earlier than mentioning his Nobel Peace Prize nomination (he’s one in all 318 complete nominations in 2020).
Clearly Trump sees the offers he helped dealer as a serious promoting level to voters. Al Jazeera On-line’s Political Editor Steve Chaggaris writes that it’s most likely wishful pondering.
09:30 ET – Biden commercial slams Trump’s alleged navy vets feedback
Trump’s opponents have been making a giant deal a couple of report that the president allegedly referred to those that died in battle as “losers” and “suckers”. Now, Joe Biden’s marketing campaign is operating an commercial about these feedback.
The TV commercial options an Air Power veteran who notified households when family members died throughout navy service. “These navy households endure,” he says. “And people spouses should not suckers. And people youngsters should not losers.”
Trump has vociferously denied the precise allegations within the report, nevertheless, he has made widely-covered public feedback lately denigrating veterans.