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Trump, Clinton Campaign In Swing States Ahead Of Election Day


U.S. presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have been criscrossing the country in a frantic attempt to woo voters ahead of the November 8 election.

Trump embarked on trips to swing states on November 5, including Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Florida, the third largest U.S. state where polls show a tight race.

Trump will take his campaign into traditional Democratic territory on November 6 in a sign that he has not given up on appealing to people outside the Republican Party.

Meanwhile, Clinton has focused her effort on energizing voters who usually support the Democratic nominee, including African Americans, Latinos, and women.

The latest major survey, the ABC/Washington Post tracker released early on November 6 gave Clinton a five percentage point 48-43 lead. But polling averages have been closer.

There was drama late on November 5 when Trump was briefly rushed off stage by security officials in a false gun scare during a rally in the state of Nevada.

Trump's son retweeted a message implying it was an "assassination attempt."

The Secret Service later issued a statement saying that someone in the crowd had shouted “gun,” but that no weapon was found at the site.

Trump scheduled rallies on November 6 in Minnesota, which has not supported a Republican nominee since 1972, and Michigan, which has not voted Republican since 1988.

Trump was including the two states in a single day of campaigning covering five states.

Clinton, meanwhile, appeared at a rally in Pennsylvania with pop singer Katy Perry, the latest in a string of celebrity appearances aimed at getting out the vote among young people.

"I want you to say I voted for a better, fairer stronger America," she told supporters.

Trump said Clinton had "celebrities and failed politicians" out campaigning for her, adding he only had "my family."

Clinton was preparing to campaign on November 6 with basketball star Lebron James, having shared the stage on November 4 night with music stars Beyonce and Jay Z.

On November 7, Clinton will campaign in Michigan before returning to Pennsylvania for a rally in Philadelphia with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, as well as he husband, former President Bill Clinton.

With reporting by AP and AFP
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