Two full days away from Election Day and each candidate is getting ready to pack their bags and finish out their campaign trail. You would think these candidates would spend their last days revisiting swing states that have been bouncing between the candidates throughout their travels. However, Trump has something else in mind. He will be making his first public appearance in Minnesota on Sunday, November 6, at the Sun Country Hangar in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport at 2 p.m.
After following fivethirtyeight.com over the past several weeks, Minnesota has not shown more than ~35% (at best) of the electoral lead, however the popular vote has had Trump trailing Hillary by less than 10%.
With this being said, Trump would not be visiting this heavily democratic state if he did not think he had a chance to connect with voters and sway them in his direction. Several Republican Leaders are anticipated to attend Sunday afternoon’s event and public tickets can be purchased. There are also unconfirmed rumors of Mike Pence making an appearance in Minnesota on Monday.
If this visit to Minneapolis has the effect on Minnesota Trump hopes for, this would be the first election since 1972 that the majority vote of the state is Republican. I personally do not believe this rally will swing Minnesota towards Trump, it may just make the election even closer. However, this election has been full of surprises, who knows what could unravel in the final days.
UPDATE 11/6/16: Mike Pence will have a rally at the Duluth Airport at 9:30 a.m. Monday, November 7, 2016.