Heading into the final weekend of the campaign, both President Trump and Joe Biden will be in the battleground states of Wisconsin and Minnesota. Mr. Trump is also heading to Michigan, while Biden will be going to Iowa.
Both their running mates are going West, with Mike Pence in Arizona and Kamala Harris in Texas, the once solid Republican state that appears to be deadlocked with little time before Election Day. Turnout in Texas is already 94% of its total turnout in 2016, meaning the state is headed toward shattering voter turnout records.
But questions still remain about when results will come in throughout the country. A U.S. appeals court in Minnesota ruled Thursday that absentee ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day in order to definitively be counted. The court's opinion overruled a consent decree order that allowed absentee ballots postmarked on or before Election Day to be counted if they are returned up to seven days after Election Day.
And two Republican-heavy Pennsylvania counties, Cumberland and Butler, will not begin counting ballots until the day after the election. County election officials said their staffs are simply too small to tally mail ballots while at the same time running Election Day operations.
Trump rallies in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota
President Trump will be holding rallies Friday in Waterford Township, Michigan, Green Bay, Wisconsin and Rochester, Minnesota. He won Michigan and Wisconsin in 2016, but Minnesota has not gone for a Republican presidential candidate since 1972.
Polls have Mr. Trump trailing in all three states. According to, Joe Biden is up 7 points in Michigan and Minnesota and up 6 points in Wisconsin.
Vice President Mike Pence is campaigning Friday in Tucson and Flagstaff, Arizona.