Election day is almost here and the campaigns for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton busy racking up air miles crossing the country holding rallies to get out the vote. Following are some of the morning headlines as Donald Trump battles Hillary Clinton for the presidency.
FiveThirtyEight: Election Update: The Campaign Is Almost Over, And Here’s Where We Stand
We’ll take this opportunity to pause for breath — there have been surprisingly few polls released so far today — and regain perspective on the presidential campaign. So grab a seat on the couch and call Bobby and Mabel in from the yard: It’s time for 10 questions about where where the race stands. We published previous editions of this feature on July 15, Aug. 15, Sept. 6, Sept. 25 and Oct. 16, in case you want to see how smart or stupid our thinking was at various points of the campaign.
Time: Inside Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s Final Dash
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump began a final, frenetic dash as the presidential campaign entered its last weekend, with the Democratic nominee defending her lead against a late effort by her Republican opponent.
New York Times: Presidential Election: Clinton Tries to Run
Up a Lead as Trump Seeks a Breakthrough
Hillary Clinton hopes to take advantage on Sunday of her last, best chance to draw supporters to the polls before Election Day, as early voting winds down and a spike in Latino turnout across the country appears to be giving her an edge in battleground states.
Politico: Latino voting surge rattles Trump campaign
Hispanic voters could be poised to deliver a historic rebuke to Donald Trump and the Republican Party.
Early-vote statistics from battleground states with large Hispanic populations show record turnout among a bloc that has voted at a lower rate than whites or blacks in past elections. If, as some polls suggest, Hispanic voters are supporting Hillary Clinton by blowout margins, these numbers could sink Trump in a handful of states that are essential to his path to 270 electoral votes.
FOX News: Trump focuses on blue states while Clinton will crisscross battleground states on race’s final Sunday
Republican nominee Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that he can be competitive in states long considered Democratic territory. On Sunday, the real estate mogul will test his appeal to voters outside the GOP heartland by holding rallies in five states that all went for President Barack Obama four years ago.
Democrat Hillary Clinton, by contrast, planned events in Ohio and New Hampshire, traditional battleground states where recent polling has shown her either in a virtual tie or trailing Trump.
Washington Post: Trump in final stretch pursues new opportunities to reach 270 electoral votes
With hours until Election Day, the wildest U.S. presidential race in memory has grown more competitive in most of the battleground states, although Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton continues to hold a broader path to victory than Republican Donald Trump.
The political map suggests that Clinton can lose several key states long assumed to be in her column and still reach the 270 electoral votes she needs to win.
Trump, meanwhile, has a new reason for optimism, as a growing number of states appear potentially within his grasp. But to win, he would have to take nearly all of them.
Latest polls from RealClearPolitics:
|Sunday, November 6|
|RCP Average||10/27 – 11/2||—||—||47.4||46.2||2.4||1.3||Clinton +1.2|
|FOX 13/Opinion Savvy||11/1 – 11/2||603 LV||4.0||49||45||3||1||Clinton +4|
|Gravis||10/31 – 10/31||1195 RV||2.2||49||46||2||1||Clinton +3|
|Remington Research (R)*||10/30 – 10/30||989 LV||3.1||44||48||2||—||Trump +4|
|Quinnipiac||10/27 – 11/1||626 LV||3.9||46||45||2||2||Clinton +1|
|CNN/ORC||10/27 – 11/1||773 LV||3.5||49||47||3||1||Clinton +2|