OCALA, Fla. – President Donald Trump predicts a “red wave” of Republican votes in Florida.
Most polls show a close race in the vital battlefield state that both incumbent Republican and Democrat Joe Biden are heavily courting.
At a rally in Ocala on Friday, Trump reminded thousands of supporters that “I live here too”. Recently he changed his legal residence from New York.
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Trump predicted a “red wave” of Republican votes “like never before”.
Trump helps out at a rally at Ocala International Airport on Friday weeks before the November 3rd election.
The event marks the second time the President has visited central Florida this week. On Monday, Trump hosted an election rally in Sanford. His son Donald Trump Jr. will hold a MAGA rally in Ormond Beach on Saturday.
News 6 political expert Jim Clark said the president is trying to strengthen his base to ensure voter turnout.
“He needs a huge turnout,” said Clark. “He has to get people to vote. He has to cause a stir, and his rallies in the past have certainly done that. “
According to the Florida Electoral Department, 14,065,627 voters are registered for the 2020 election. That is more than one million more than 12,959,185 registered voters in 2016.
State records also show that there are 264,614 registered voters in Marion County where the president will hold his rally. State records show that Marion had 230,841 voters in 2016.
Marion County’s polling officer said 89,983 voters applied for a postal ballot and 44,632 have already returned it.
“What we are seeing, however, is an incredible outpouring of more than 2 million votes and the postal vote starts in about a week,” said Clark.
Doors opened at 1:00 p.m. on Friday for the 4:00 p.m. event, but supporters were already lining up to get in on Friday morning.
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