With less than a day to go for the US presidential elections, President Donald Trump held rallies in battleground states of Michigan, Iowa and North Carolina and planned stops in Georgia and Florida. Biden made an appearance in the closely contested state of Pennsylvania.
Biden is set to close his campaign in Pittsburgh where he made his maiden campaign appearance in April 2019.
Indian-American supporters of both Trump and his Democratic rival Biden yesterday intensified their campaigns, particularly in battleground states, asking the community members to get out and vote and support their respective leaders.
After attacking the mail-in ballot system throughout his campaign, Trump also said that he is gearing up for legal challenges in the counting of mail and absentee votes in Pennsylvania.
“I think it is a terrible thing when ballots can be collected after an election. I think it is a terrible thing when people or states are allowed to tabulate ballots for a long period of time after the election is over because it can only lead to one thing,” Trump said. “We are going in the night of — as soon as the election is over — we are going in with our lawyers,” he added.
Indian-American Democrat Vice-Presidential candidate Kamala Harris declared during a campaign stop in North Carolina that a vote for Joe Biden is a vote for someone who supports democracy, will enhance America's standing in the world and conducts himself with dignity.
Trump continues to trail with a 42% chance as compared to a 51% of Biden, according to the latest Reuters poll. Similarly, a New York Times poll showed Joe Biden holding a clear advantage over four important swing states- Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Florida and Arizona.
At least two recent surveys indicated that the majority of Indian-Americans support Biden. But they also indicated that the support base of Indian-Americans for the Democrats has shrunk a little bit and have started moving towards the Trump campaign.