And of the 10.6 million ballots sent to date, 5.8 million have been sent by Democrats, according to the University of Florida’s US Election Project.
Democrats will be cautious despite the positive signs, as Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election when she led the polls in the weeks leading up to the big day.
As Trump and Biden continue to hold rallies in the United States, here’s a recap of the things we learned from Saturday’s presidential campaign.
1.Trump calls Biden a “criminal”
Donald Trump’s eleventh-hour strategy is to attack rival son Hunter Biden and make outrageous claims that his opponent’s family broke the law.
Over the weekend, the US president called the Bidens “corrupt”, “criminal enterprise”, “crime family” and “organized crime family”.
The insults center on allegations that Hunter took advantage of relations with foreign powers, including China, and emails relating to his alleged relations with Ukraine.
The claims echo the “Crooked Hillary” nickname Trump coined for his 2016 rival, Mrs. Clinton, and is the latest sign of the increasingly dirty race down the home stretch.
Trump himself is of course no stranger to serious, and potentially criminal, allegations having been accused of various wrongdoing over the years.
At least 20 women have accused Trump of sexual assault or unwanted advances dating back to the 1970s – though he has always denied all allegations.
Women’s march against Trump
Thousands of women marched against the president on Saturday in Washington DC and other major American cities.
Crowds encouraged voters to oppose Trump and the Republican Party in the next election.
The rallies, which organizers said were in all 50 states, were inspired by the first Women’s March in Washington, a massive anti-Trump rally held a day after her inauguration as president in 2017.
Opposition to the Republican nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court is a particular focus of recent protests.
Ms Coney Barrett is pro-life and many fear her successful appointment could lead to restrictions on abortion rights in the United States.
Trump fans tell potential kidnapping victim she belongs in jail
Crowds at a Trump rally on Saturday chanted “lock him up” at a US governor who has been targeted by a far-right kidnapping plot.
Despite her ordeal and the threat to her safety, the US president continued to criticize Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer during her event in the state on Saturday, prompting chants against her.
The governor hit back and slammed Trump, saying he was promoting “exactly the rhetoric that has put the lives of me, my family and other officials at risk as we try to save the lives of our compatriots Americans.
“It has to stop. ”
Speaking at an outdoor rally at the Muskegon County airport, Trump slammed Ms. Whitmer in a rant about unproven electoral fraud in the United States.
A second term is not enough – he now wants a third or fourth
While currently hanging out in the battle for a second term, the president teased the idea of a third despite being completely unconstitutional.
“We are going until January 20,” he told the Michigan rally. “But I don’t think we need to worry.
“We’ll have the next four years and then whether we decide to pick four, eight or something more. ”
The crowd stoned and started chanting “12 years older”.
“I think 12 will now be the gold standard that will be the new song,” Trump added, although he declined to point out that 12 years would require a rewrite of the rules at Putin.
Another musician tells Trump to stop playing his music
John Fogerty of legendary rockers Creedence Clearwater Revival criticized Donald Trump for using their song “Fortunate Son” during his presidential campaign events.
The musician said he was issuing a cease and desist order on unauthorized use of the presidential campaign.
“I object to the president using my song ‘Fortunate Son’ in any way for his campaign. He’s using my words and my voice to portray a message I don’t approve of, ”the rock icon said in a statement on Twitter.
It comes after Neil Young announced he was continuing Trump’s campaign for the alleged illegal use of his music at a rally.
Phil Collins also issued a cease and desist order on Trump’s presidential campaign.
Details emerge from the final one-on-one debate – whether this actually happens
The last presidential debate is expected to take place next Thursday, after the second was canceled following Trump’s diagnosis of coronavirus and his refusal to participate virtually.
The debate is scheduled for Nashville, Tennessee, and it would be the last time Trump and Biden meet face to face before Election Day.
Moderator Kristen Welker chose six separate topics for the 90-minute event.
The topics covered during the debate will be: “Fighting COVID-19”, “American Families”, “Race in America”, “Climate Change”, “National Security” and “Leadership”.
But Republicans are already spitting feathers on Ms Welker’s nomination, saying she has “close ties” to the Democratic Party.
The NBC News reporter ‘s parents have previously donated to the party and she was pictured with the Obamas once at a Christmas event.
7. Biden continues to lead the polls but he’s still too close to call
Biden currently leads Trump in the polls, but there is still much to do.
The latest polls suggest Mr Biden has big strides in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin – three industrial states his Republican rival won with margins below 1% in 2016.
According to recent data, Florida appears to be one of the main battleground states for both candidates.
A Hill-Harris poll showed the two were stuck at 48 percent support, with the two vying for the four percent of undecided voters in the Sunshine State.
A Mason Dixon polling strategy poll, however, showed Trump three points behind Biden in Florida.
In a note sent to donors over the weekend, Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said the national numbers are
misleading because the states must be winners are close.
“We can’t get complacent because the burning truth is that Donald Trump can still win this race, and every
the indication that we have shows that this thing is going to fall on the wire, ”she wrote.