Could Nevada be the Michigan of 2020 — a state Democrats figured they had in the bag but that unexpectedly goes for Donald Trump?
One particular stat about the state has troubled Democrats all cycle: Hillary Clinton won it by less than she lost Arizona, the neighboring battleground. Guarding against any overconfidence, Joe Biden is visiting Nevada during his Western swing on Friday.
Biden held a “drive-in rally” Friday at the Southeast Career Technical Academy parking lot in Las Vegas, where he pledged, if elected, to enact policies that would improve the lives of everyday Americans.
“You deserve a president who understands what you’re going through and who sees where you are and where you want to be,” Biden said to a campaign-estimated gathering of 100 cars and 200 people.
Biden, wearing a mask and sunglasses at the outdoor event, repeatedly criticized President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying he “shows no urgency to help hardworking Americans.”
But he got lost again as he was confronted by reporters he dodged questions and thought he was in another state.
He never knows where he is. This isn’t the first time he’s made this mistake.
Trump Victory organized the demonstration due to Biden’s “refusal to say where he stands on court-packing,” spokesman Keith Schipper said.
Michael Pecjak, 22, said he attended the demonstration so show that people support Trump.
“I think in a way we kind of got our message out that the silent majority — we’re here and we’re going to be ready to vote by Nov. 3,” he said. He also said that the American voters don’t deserve to know his position on packing the Supreme Court.
The president’s campaign is making a run at Nevada. Trump visited the state in September and Vice President Mike Pence held a rally there on Thursday, a day after his debate against Sen. Kamala Harris in neighboring Utah.