ATLANTA — President Donald Trump will visit Georgia on Sunday, just two days before Election Day, in a final effort to rally supporters and get them to the polls.
Sources originally confirmed the visit to Channel 2′s Richard Elliot before the Trump campaign made it official. The Make America Great Again Victory Rally will be held Sunday at 8:30 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Airport in Rome.
Channel 2 anchor Justin Wilfon was in Rome, where people had already started to line up at noon. The president has faced criticism for holding large rallies all over the country in the middle of a pandemic, but few supporters seemed to be worried about the virus on Sunday.
“I teach in a school system and I’m around it every day and I’ve managed to be fine,” Pam Kangelos said. “I wear a shield and if I have to, I wear a mask, and I’m fine.”
Anna Brown was just excited to be there.
“I just love Trump,” Brown said. “I just think it’s awesome seeing someone whose not your typical politician in the office. Clearly, a lot of them can’t do the job right.”
The president visited Georgia just two weeks ago, making a stop in Macon. He also visited in September, July and March.
Former Vice President Biden visited Georgia on Tuesday and Sen. Kamala Harris came to Atlanta last week. Harris will also be in town on Sunday for a final event in metro Atlanta.
No Republican presidential candidate has lost Georgia since George H.W. Bush in 1992.
Georgia has drawn the attention of both presidential campaigns with polling showing the race very close.
The poll surveyed 750 likely voters on Wednesday and has a margin of error of 3.6%.
Asked who they would vote for if the election for president were held today, 48% chose Donald Trump and 47% chose Joe Biden. That’s a closer race than the previous poll taken on Oct. 21 which had Trump leading by four points.
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