The states to watch as Trump, Biden continue final campaign stretch

69 million ballots have been cast early as the president continues to push that the country is rounding the corner with the pandemic.
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Clayton Kershaw live. We'll get right to the latest, the race for the white house. Look at people lining up at polling places all around the country. Some 71 million, 7million Americans have already voted early in person or by mail. That is more than half the total vote from four years sflaeg they'll break all kinds O records. All playing out as the country is in the grip of a new covid wave, cases spiking and the rate of positive tests increasing in 11 of 13 battleground states. President trp defied social distancing at his rally last night. Joe Biden in Georgia hoping to turn it blue for the first time since 1992. Mary Bruce starts us off from Atlanta. Good morning, Mary. Reporter: Good morning, George. The Biden team is optimistic they can flip some of these trump states. It's why they are spending time in places like here in Georgia. Biden pitching voters promising that he can help heal the country after the tumultuous trump term. While the president is out trying to make up for lost ground in the midwest. This morning, with 71 million ballots now cast, more than half of all votes in 2016, Joe Biden is hoping those early votes can help him flip red states blue. Hey Ya Reporter: Biden on offense in Georgia, a state trump won by five points in 2016 making his closing argument. With our voices and our votes, we must free ourselves from the forces of darkness and the forces of division and the forces of yesterday and the forces that pull us apart, hold us down and hold us back. Reporter: Biden this week is hitting traditional battlegrounds like Florida, Wisconsin and Michigan, states trump won four years ago but is now scrambling to hold on to. I'm working my Off. Reporter: Trump sprinting through three state, Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska. Covid cases spiking in all three states but trump is adamant that the country is rounding the corner. We're in great shape. And in the one area of the midwest, certain areas heated up, they'll go down. Reporter: Painting a Rosie picture has become a standard part of his stump speech. It's covid, covid, covid. You can't watch anything else. They're doing heavy covid because they want to scare people. What's his closing argument? That people are too focused on he said this at one of his rallies. Covid, covid, covid, he's complaining. He's jealous of covid's media coverage. Reporter: Campaigning for Biden in Florida Tuesday former president Obama relishing the chance to lay into his successor. Last week when trump was asked if he'd do anything differently, you know what he said? He said, much. Not much. Really? Like maybe you shouldn't have gone on TV and suggested we might inject bleach to cure covid? Rep the president is also sending out his top surrogate in her first and only campaign appearance first lady Melania trump hitting the trail in must win Pennsylvania trying to appeal to critical suburban women, speaking to a packed crowd about her own experience with covid. Like many of you, I have experienced the effects of covid-19, not only as a patient but as a worried mother and wife. This administration chooses to keep moving forward during this pandemic, not backward. Eporter: Now the president today is continuing these rallies at a breakneck pace. He will be in Arizona before heading to Florida and while these packed rallies may be good at turning out his supporters, they are not good at stopping the spread of covid. In Minnesota, for instance, the health department tells us 23 cases are now linked to outbreaks at trump campaign events. Joe Biden, of course, the optics could not be more different. Much more social distancing, far more masks. Biden is off the trail today but will be in Florida tomorrow We have a couple new polls out including Michigan shows Joe Biden, a solid lead, about seven points. About where it's been for the last several weeks and widening his lead in the state of Wisconsin, 57-40. Pretty far outside what other polls have been but has been improving his position in that state in the other polls, as Reporter: And, George, this appears to be a reflection of the toll that trump is taking from his handling of the coronavirus. Wisconsin now has -- is the third in the nation in covid cases per capita with a 53% increase in the last two weeks. In Michigan they've also seen record daily cases and, George, it's also striking in the polls when you look at women voters, Biden leads trump B 30 points with likely female voters. In Wisconsin up 24 points in Michigan, George. We're seeing serious early voting in both those states. Thanks very much.

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