President Trump holds rally in Rome with race deadlocked in Georgia

ATLANTA — President Donald Trump visited Georgia on Sunday, just two days before Election Day, in a final effort to rally supporters and get them to the polls.

A Make America Great Again Victory Rally took place Sunday evening at the Richard B. Russell Airport in Rome.

“Two days from now, can you believe it? Two days. We’re going to win this state again,” President Trump said to a cheering crowd.

“This election is a choice between a depression and a boom,” the president added as he took shots at Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s policies on the economy and oil.

Channel 2 anchor Justin Wilfon was in Rome, where people 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’s visit is just the latest in a series of big political power players visiting Georgia with polls showing the race deadlocked.

The latest exclusive Channel 2 Action News/Landmark Communications poll shows the presidential and senate races in Georgia tighter than ever.

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.

Trump visited Georgia just two weeks ago, making a stop in Macon and also visited in September, July and March. His son Donald Trump Jr. also made multiple visits in October.

Biden made a campaign stop in Atlanta last week and delivered remarks at a drive-in event.

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris also campaigned in Atlanta on Sunday, visiting the Infinite Energy Arena in Gwinnett County.

Senate candidate Jon Ossoff delivered welcome remarks and Stacey Abrams, Carolyn Bourdeaux, Congressman Hank Johnson and Congresswoman Lucy McBath also spoke.

Former president Barack Obama is also expected to campaign on behalf of Biden in Atlanta on Monday.


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