US Presidential Elections 2020 LIVE: Biden courts Latino voters in first trip to Florida as nominee; Trump denies downplaying virus

 indianexpress.com  09/16/2020 13:52:45 

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In America's leading presidential battleground, there's mounting anxiety among Democrats that the Biden campaign's standing among Latinos is slipping, potentially giving President Donald Trump an opening in his reelection bid. That's fueling an urgent effort by Biden, Harris, and their allies to shore up older voters, suburbanites, and African Americans to make up for potential shortcomings elsewhere.

Concerns about Biden's strength in Florida were driven in part by an NBC-Marist poll released last week, which found Latinos in the state about evenly divided between Biden and Trump. Hillary Clinton led Trump by a 59% to 36% margin among Latinos in the same poll in 2016, the Associated Press reported.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump held an indoor rally in the state of Nevada in open defiance of state regulations and his own administration's pandemic health guidelines. Addressing a massive, mostly maskless crowd, Trump said that the nation was making the last turn in defeating the virus. This was the first rally held indoors since June. His previous rallies, though held outdoors have been seeing a mix of large crowds and lack of social distancing measures.

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