Trump and Biden focus on the Midwest battleground states

President Donald Trump will hold several events in Pennsylvania as former President Barack Obama will be joining former Vice President Joe Biden for events in Michigan.
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But first, let's dive into our unavoidable top story, the hectic final weekend of an extraordinary presidential campaign. Just three days before election day. The presidential candidates are hitting the battleground states hard. President trp will be holding several events in Pennsylvania. Former president Barack Obama will be joining his former vice esident, Joe Biden, for events in Michigan. And the final push coming as early voting smashes records across the country. More than 85.7 million Americans have already cast their ballots. ABC's Rachel Scott is in Detroit where Joe Biden and as we mentioned former president Obama are teaming up again later this evening. Rachel, good morning. Reporter: Whit, good morning. It'll be the first time that Biden and Obama hit the trail together trying to win back this critical state of Michigan. Listen, the candidates pulling out all the stops here in this final stretch battling over votes in the same turf as the country sees a rise in coronavirus cases. Overnight, president trump headinto the final weekend of the campaign on a blitz through the midwest. We win this state, you know what, it's over. Reporter: Holding packed rallies in states hit hardest by the virus. In Michigan, where coronavirus cases set a new record for the third straight week, the president placing the blame on doctors, falsely suggesting they're lying about the death toll. You know, our doctors get more money if somebody dies from you know that, right? I mean, our doctors are very smart people. Reporter: The reality, more than 229,000 Americans have died from the virus and health experts say the president's own rallies were often followed by an increase in cases. No social distancing, few masks in sight. The president sometimes mocking those who do wear them. On Friday, he singled out fox News host Laura Ingraham. I can't recognize you. Is that a no way. Are you wearing a mask? I've never seen her in a mask. Look at you. She's being very politically correct, whoa. Reporter: When pressed by our Jordyn Phelps he defended those large-scale events. Do you think it is danger to hold these rallies while the numbers are going up? No, not at all. And they're outdoor rallies. They're all outdoor. Anything else? Reporter: As the president largely ignores th in cases, his rival Joe Biden is pointing them out. This week Wisconsin like other states set a new record for daily cases, hospitals are running short on beds. Just had to open a field hospital. That's what we're facing. Reporter: Biden campaigning in the midwest too holding socially distanced drive-in rallie with just days to go the former vp on offense targeting Iowa and Wisconsin, states the president N in 2016 where cases are getting worse. Donald Trump has waved the white flag. He surrendered to this virus, but the American people don't give up. Reporter: And as the U.S. Hit another grim milestone, 97,000 new covid-19 cases reported in a single day, the president blasting democratic lawmakers for limiting his crowd size. There are at least 25,000 people who wanted to be here tonight. Your far left Democrat, attorney general Keith Ellison, tried to shut down our rally, silence the people of Minnesota and take away your freedom and your rights. Reporter: With the race intensifying, the vice presidential candidates on a swing through the southwest. On November 3rd, we need Arizona to show America that this is trump country. It is time that we reject hate and division and unify as a country. Reporter: And the candidates are now focused on turn out the vote. More than 87 million Americans have already cast their ballot and president trump keeping with that aggressive campaign schedule, he will be back here in Michigan tomorrow. He's holding ten rallies in this final stretch. 87 plus a million Americans have already voted, thank you so

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