Record numbers at the polls as candidates make final push

The president is barnstorming the battleground states amid the pandemic and had a contentious interview on "60 Minutes" defending his rallies.
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in El Paso, Texas, thank you. The latest on the campaign trail with just eight days until the final votes, president trump barnstorming battleground states and cutting short a heated high-profile interview. Our Mary Bruce has all of those details for us, good morning, Mary. Reporter: Good morning, Amy. Well, before the president cut short that interview he painted a starkly different picture of this pandemic than his democratic rival. Trump is eager to make the race about anything other than the coronavirus while Biden is trying to make this all a referendum on the president's handling of this crisis. This as both candidates are now pulling out all the stops. This morning, as a record number of voters hit the polls, the candidates making their final push. Thank you, Ohio. Go out and vote. Pennsylvania matters. So please vote. Reporter: The president barnstorhe battleground states hammering his rosy picture of the Pablo even as the nation hits that record number of case. We're rounding the turn. We're doing great. Reporter: Still defending his mostly maskless rallies. Overnight in a contentious interview with "60 minutes" -- I tell people -- You don't. Lesley, we hand out thousands of masks. But you look out and they're not wearing them. You don't get up there and say, look, you know, come on, I don't want you to get sick. Next question. Reporter: Pressed on why he still has not released his health care plan. It is going to be announced. When? When we see what hams with Obamacare. Reporter: Asking the supreme court to invalidate Obamacare. Trump furious at the interview, abruptly cutting it short. I think we have enough of an interview. That's enough. Let's go. Reporter: His press secretary then handing over a book calling it the president's health care plan. But according to "60 minutes" it was filled with just executive orders and conessional initiatives. Former president Obama poking fun at trump for not being able to handle the tough questions. He likes to act tough and talk tough. He thinks scowling and being mean is tough. When "60 minutes" and Lesley Stahl are too tough for you, you ain't all that tough. Reporter: Getting out the vote for Joe Biden as the democratic candidate campaigns more cautiously than trump. Over the weekend in the must win state of Pennsylvania. It may come down to Pennsylvania. And I believe in you. I believe in my state. Reporter: He's up in the polls but Biden insists to "60 minutes" he's taking nothing for granted. I feel superstition when I predict anything other than going to be a hard fight. Reporter: Now this week trump is ramping up his already breakneck pace planning to visit nearly a dozen states including holding 11 rallies in just the last 48 hours. Joe Biden is also stepping things up planning to hit six key battleground states and comes as early vote something smashing records already passing the total number of early votes in 2016. Amy. All right, Mary Bruce, thank you. George will anchor our live coverage of election night at election headquarters in new York, D.C. And Delaware, plus, we will have correspondents reporting live from battleground states across the country that is on Tuesday, November 3rd starting at 7:00 P.M. Eastern.

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