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President Trump held his last 2020 campaign rally well after midnight on Election Day in Michigan after a marathon day of campaigning in swing states on Monday. Joe Biden had wrapped a few hours earlier after barnstorming Pennsylvania, the critically important state to both parties.

Biden swept all five votes in the tiny New Hampshire town of Dixville Notch, which votes at the stroke of midnight on Election Day and is the first to report its results. Mr. Trump won in nearby Millsfield, which also casts its ballots at midnight, with the president taking 16 votes to Biden’s 5.

In Texas, where early voter turnout surpassed the total voter turnout in 2016, a federal judge on Monday rejected a lawsuit filed by four Republicans seeking to prevent officials from counting nearly 127,000 votes cast at drive-thru polling locations in the Houston area. Hours after the judge’s order was filed Monday, Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins announced that nine of the county’s 10 drive-thru polling locations would be closed Tuesday. Hollins claimed the closures were enacted to protect ballots from being thrown out.

As of Monday, 97 million Americans nationwide have already voted, suggesting there will be record turnout at the polls this year. CBS News has compiled a full list of what time the polls close in each state here.

Newsrooms across the United States are bracing for a potentially volatile election night, after reports suggested that Donald Trump is planning to declare “victory” on Tuesday even before results from critical battleground states have been determined.

The president’s reported intention to make a premature – and potentially false – victory speech by the end of Tuesday night, with large numbers of mail-in ballots yet to be counted, has provoked intense journalistic debate. TV channels would be under pressure to air such an event on grounds that it is “news”, while aware that it amounted to dangerous misinformation that could stir violence across the nation and undermine the democratic process.

Such a clash of responsibilities would amount to a heady climax in the American media’s extremely vexed relationship with Trump over the past four years.

Trump jokes about not paying staffer trying to fix mic
President Trump held his second-to-last rally of the 2020 campaign in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where there was a microphone problem. That led to Mr. Trump venting about “the worst microphone I’ve ever used in my entire life.”

“And we’re supposed to pay these people, right?” Mr. Trump quipped of the audio staff after his podium microphone let out a screech. At one point, the president walked to the end of the stage, grabbed another handheld mic, then promptly polled the audience about which microphone sounded better. The consensus was unclear, but eventually the handheld microphone won out.

“I’m always saying, I want a perfect mic,” Mr. Trump noted. After a staffer came on stage to try and fix the president’s microphone, the president said, “I don’t like to pay bills when people do a bad job.” He eventually relented. “They come from Kenosha so I’m going to pay the bill anyway. What the hell.”

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President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at the Kenosha Regional Airport on November 02, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
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Kenosha is the site of civil unrest this summer after police shot Jacob Blake, a Black man, seven times. A White teen is accused of opening fire at protests over Blake’s shooting, killing two people and wounding a third.

At Monday’s rally, Mr. Trump mentioned the unrest this summer by noting he had been there over the summer. “You were in the news, right? You were in the news,” he said. He also lamented seeing businesses board up in anticipation of violence after Election Day.

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President Trump held his last 2020 campaign rally well after midnight on Election Day in Michigan after a marathon day of campaigning in swing states on Monday. Joe Biden had wrapped a few hours earlier after barnstorming Pennsylvania, the critically important state to both parties.

Trump jokes about not paying staffer trying to fix mic
President Trump held his second-to-last rally of the 2020 campaign in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where there was a microphone problem. That led to Mr. Trump venting about “the worst microphone I’ve ever used in my entire life.”

“And we’re supposed to pay these people, right?” Mr. Trump quipped of the audio staff after his podium microphone let out a screech. At one point, the president walked to the end of the stage, grabbed another handheld mic, then promptly polled the audience about which microphone sounded better. The consensus was unclear, but eventually the handheld microphone won out.

Donald Trump Ends Presidential Campaign With Two Rallies In Michigan

“I’m always saying, I want a perfect mic,” Mr. Trump noted. After a staffer came on stage to try and fix the president’s microphone, the president said, “I don’t like to pay bills when people do a bad job.” He eventually relented. “They come from Kenosha so I’m going to pay the bill anyway. What the hell.”

Donald Trump Holds Campaign Rally In Wisconsin The Night Before Election Day
President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at the Kenosha Regional Airport on November 02, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
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Kenosha is the site of civil unrest this summer after police shot Jacob Blake, a Black man, seven times. A White teen is accused of opening fire at protests over Blake’s shooting, killing two people and wounding a third.

At Monday’s rally, Mr. Trump mentioned the unrest this summer by noting he had been there over the summer. “You were in the news, right? You were in the news,” he said. He also lamented seeing businesses board up in anticipation of violence after Election Day.

Biden swept all five votes in the tiny New Hampshire town of Dixville Notch, which votes at the stroke of midnight on Election Day and is the first to report its results. Mr. Trump won in nearby Millsfield, which also casts its ballots at midnight, with the president taking 16 votes to Biden’s 5.

In Texas, where early voter turnout surpassed the total voter turnout in 2016, a federal judge on Monday rejected a lawsuit filed by four Republicans seeking to prevent officials from counting nearly 127,000 votes cast at drive-thru polling locations in the Houston area. Hours after the judge’s order was filed Monday, Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins announced that nine of the county’s 10 drive-thru polling locations would be closed Tuesday. Hollins claimed the closures were enacted to protect ballots from being thrown out.

As of Monday, 97 million Americans nationwide have already voted, suggesting there will be record turnout at the polls this year. CBS News has compiled a full list of what time the polls close in each state here.
President Trump wrapped his final 2020 campaign rally at 1:13 a.m. on Election Day in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mr. Trump hit his usual campaign points, and when he asked the crowd who had already voted, he said “good, save it for Tuesday.”

The rapper Lil’ Pump, whom Mr. Trump called “one of the big superstars of the world,” was invited onstage, although Mr. Trump mistakenly referred to him as “Little Pimp.”

“I’ve come here to say, Mr. President, I appreciate everything you have done for our country,” Lil’ Pump said. “You brought the troops home, you’re doing the right thing. MAGA 20 20 20, don’t forget that!”

Mr. Trump also recounted his victory in 2016, saying that on election night, “we came home late and we watched a beautiful victory. And we’re going to have another beautiful victory tomorrow.”
Harris County clerk says only 1 drive-thru location will be open Tuesday
Hours after a federal judge dismissed a bid by Republicans to throw out ballots from drive-thru polling locations in Harris County, Clerk Chris Hollins announced that nine of the county’s 10 drive-thru polling locations would be closed Tuesday, the final day of voting for this year’s election.

Donald Trump Holds Campaign Rally In Wisconsin The Night Before Election Day

Hollins wrote in a series of tweets that Hanen’s order left the door open for challenges to votes cast Tuesday at all but one drive-thru location. Hanen wrote Tuesday that Texas election law allows for “movable structures” as early voting locations — which he said the tents used to how drive-thru ballot boxes qualify as — but not for election day locations.

“In order to allow for drive-thru voting on Election Day while ensuring that all votes will be counted, the only drive-thru voting center on Election Day will be at Toyota Center,” Hollins tweeted Tuesday night, referring to the arena home of the NBA’s Houston Rockets.

“I know that drive-thru voting is a safe and convenient option for Harris County voters, but we also have 800 walk-in voting centers available for Election Day that we have worked tirelessly to make safe for voters and election workers,” Hollins said.

Harris County’s drive-thru sites are all located near to in-person voting locations.

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President Trump’s claim that a recent Supreme Court decision would “induce violence” is labeled “misleading” by Twitter. Joe Biden closes the campaign in Pennsylvania, talking about “a big win tomorrow.” A federal judge rejected a Republican effort to throw out 127,000 ballots in Texas.

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Twitter and Facebook will warn users about election posts that prematurely declare victory.
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Despite a surge in absentee ballots, fewer than expected are being rejected, election officials say.
Some votes from New Hampshire — 26 of them — are already in.

Demonstrators outside the federal courthouse in Houston on Monday.

If the final sprint to Election Day appeared superficially familiar, with President Trump and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. making their closing arguments to swing state voters, there were plenty of reminders Monday that the 2020 campaign has been anything but normal.

There were the staggering early vote totals, with a record 97.6 million people already casting their ballots by mail or in person — a tectonic shift away from one-day voting that has been the staple of the American electoral system — and predictions that the total turnout would break the record set in 2016, when nearly 139 million people voted.

There was the legal wrangling that has been a feature of this campaign even before Election Day, with a federal judge in Texas on Monday rejecting Republican efforts to invalidate more than 127,000 votes that were cast at drive-through locations in a Democratic stronghold.

There was the plywood going up in Washington and other cities around the country, amid fears that the passions being stirred up by the campaign could lead to unrest or even violence, and with some states readying members of the National Guard, including Massachusetts, where Gov. Charlie Baker ordered 1,000 members of the National Guard to be on standby in case of turmoil following the election.

And there were efforts to set expectations, as the Biden campaign and social media giants like Facebook and Twitter reminded voters that the results of the election may not be known on Tuesday, given the tens of millions of mailed-in ballots that must be counted and the number of key states that do not expect to have full counts on the first day.

President Trump ended the campaign by dwelling on his grievances against his political opponents, the news media and even sports stars as he blitzed from rally to rally and state to state. At a stop in Avoca, Pa., Mr. Trump criticized a recent Supreme Court decision allowing Pennsylvania to accept absentee ballots for several days after Election Day, suggesting cryptically that it could be “physically dangerous,” an apparent prediction of post-election violence.

Later, on Twitter, he complained without evidence that the decision would lead to “rampant and unchecked cheating” and told reporters in Wisconsin, “I hope the Supreme Court has the wisdom to change it.”

Mr. Biden, appearing in the battlegrounds of Ohio and Pennsylvania, had a more disciplined closing message.

“Tomorrow we have an opportunity to put an end to a presidency that’s divided this nation,” he said at a drive-in rally at an airport hangar in Cleveland. “Tomorrow we can put an end to a presidency that has failed to protect this nation. And tomorrow we can put an end to a presidency that’s fanned the flames of hate all across this country.”

The coronavirus pandemic, which has left millions unemployed and millions more confined to working or taking classes from their homes, was never far from the surface. Mr. Biden continued to hold what in normal times would sound like an oxymoron — socially distanced rallies — while Mr. Trump continued to flout the advice of federal health experts by holding large events where many attendees packed in close together without wearing masks.

The president held five rallies in four states on Monday, and at each rolled out a familiar list of grievances as well as his familiar rosy predictions of victory. At the same time, his supporters — and those who prefer Mr. Biden — were casting their votes.

In Des Moines, 18-year-old Mikayla Simpson stood in line to cast her first vote for president wearing earbuds and a tan Trump 2020 baseball cap. A student at Drake University, she said she was unfazed by the long wait. “I’d stand here all day if I had to,” she said.

In Monroe, Pa., Millie Cooper, 63, a retired health care administrator, dropped off her mail-in ballot and was zipping up her coat against the wind. “I pray Biden wins,” she said. “We need stability, and we don’t have it.”

In Detroit, Gary Bennett, 67, said he, too, wanted to see a change in the White House. Unemployed, but getting by with odd jobs at restaurants and as a handyman, he said he was ready for life to return to normal. He is not a huge fan of Mr. Biden, he said, “but he’s got to be better than what we’re going through now.”

Amid the exasperation and unease, Audrey Haverstock, an administrative assistant at a Minnesota church, expressed a more uncommon emotion: excitement.

“I’m excited for the election tomorrow,” she said. On Tuesday, she planned to put on a mask and vote in person. “I’m not anxious about the election,” she said. “Being anxious doesn’t solve anything.”

Trump criticizes the Supreme Court, among others, on a grievance-filled final day on the trail.
President Trump used the first of his five rallies scheduled for Monday to air grievances about polls, the media and the investigation into Russian interference in the election.CreditCredit…Doug Mills/The New York Times
President Trump on Monday attacked the Supreme Court on several occasions during his final full day of campaigning before Election Day, accusing it of putting “our country in danger” with its Friday ruling, which would allow Pennsylvania to continue accepting absentee ballots after Election Day, at least for the time being.

In Kenosha, Wis., the fourth of five rallies across four states, Mr. Trump told a crowd, without basis, that the justices had made a “political” decision that would lead to cheating by his opponent, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. His comments followed an angry tweet in which he charged — without providing any evidence — that the court’s decision would “allow rampant and unchecked cheating” and “induce violence in the streets.”

Twitter quickly flagged the president’s assertions as potentially false, saying that “some or all of the content shared in this tweet is disputed and might be misleading.”

The president’s remarks in Wisconsin echoed his comments earlier, in Avoca, Pa., where he had suggested cryptically that the Supreme Court decision could be “physically dangerous” without explaining what he meant.

Tom Wolf, the Democratic governor of Pennsylvania, later responded to Mr. Trump on Twitter, vowing that “Pennsylvanians will not be intimidated” and telling the president: “You can watch us count every vote and have a fair election.”

Mr. Trump has for months falsely claimed that mail-in ballots are subject to rampant fraud despite overwhelming evidence that it is not true. In the last days of the campaign, Mr. Trump has focused intensely on Pennsylvania, where Republicans had legally challenged the state’s plan to accept absentee ballots for up to three days after Election Day.

On Friday, the Supreme Court denied a plea from Republicans in the state asking the court to fast-track a decision on whether election officials could continue receiving absentee ballots for three days after Nov. 3. The justices said the court could revisit the decision after the election.

Mr. Trump’s comments about the court came as he made his last pitch to voters. He also spent Monday airing grievances about polls, the news media, former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

At his first rally, speaking to a crowd in Fayetteville, N.C., Mr. Trump mentioned the coronavirus only in passing, to mock China, and to call on the governor of North Carolina to open the state. Instead, he began with a lengthy complaint about media-sponsored political polls. The crowd was mostly silent throughout. He finally wounded it down, saying, “I hope I haven’t bored you.”

Pivoting to a familiar litany of complaints, he then derided the two-year investigation into possible conspiracy between his campaign and Russian officials; suggested that everyone in the media, and among his detractors, is “corrupt”; and called his predecessor, Mr. Obama, and his opponent in 2016, Mrs. Clinton, “criminals.”

In Kenosha, Mr. Trump continued to add to his long list of complaints when he was forced to use a hand-held microphone after multiple attempts to fix the one on his lectern failed. “This is the worst microphone I’ve ever used in my life,” he said, clearly annoyed. He promised that because of the audio glitches, he would give everyone back “half of your admission price.

“But considering that you paid nothing,” he said, “I’m sorry.”

Mr. Trump ended the day the way he began it, with a large rally full of supporters and a speech filled with digressions and grievances in Grand Rapids, Mich., the site of his last rally in 2016.

At one point, he acknowledged his adult children who were traveling with him, all of whom have held events on their own across the country, and he said, “No matter what happens I’m very proud of you all.” After a beat, he added, “But if we don’t win I’ll never speak to you again.”

Later in the speech, Mr. Trump played a video of Mr. Biden’s verbal stumbles and appeared to contemplate what losing would look like.

“What a disaster. I can’t believe this is even happening,” Mr. Trump said, adding, “The concept of losing to this guy! Oh, you better get out there and vote tomorrow. I will be so angry, I’ll never come back to Michigan.”