US candidates hold final rallies before election day
WASHINGTON, (DNA): Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been criss-crossing America in a final push for votes before election day.
Both have been holding rallies in the battleground states of North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
Mrs Clinton urged voters to back a “hopeful, inclusive, big-hearted America” while Mr Trump told supporters they had a “magnificent chance to beat the corrupt system”.
Polls give Democrat Mrs Clinton a four-point lead over Republican Mr Trump.
A record number of Americans – more than 46m – have voted early by post or at polling stations.
There are signs of a high turnout among Hispanic voters, which is believed to favour Mrs Clinton.
It was after midnight when the rivals held the final rallies of their campaigns – Mr Trump in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Mrs Clinton in Raleigh, North Carolina.
“Today the American working class is going to strike back, finally,” said Mr Trump, pledging to reverse job losses.
Mrs Clinton told her audience that they did not “have to accept a dark and divisive vision of America”.
It follows a bitter campaign during which the candidates have traded insults and become mired in a series of scandals.
At a star-studded event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mrs Clinton was joined on stage by celebrities Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi as well as her husband Bill, President Obama and his wife Michelle.
Mr Obama urged voters to “reject fear and choose hope”.
Earlier Mrs Clinton said in a radio interview that if she won she would call Mr Trump and hoped he would play a “constructive role” in helping to bring the country together.=DNA
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