COUNTDOWN TO ELECTION DAY (Nov. 8): 9 days
With 9 days to go …
No chance the 2016 presidential election will fade quietly in the final 9 days.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton returned to Florida on Saturday with guns blazing and aimed at … FBI Director James Comey.
Speaking in Daytona Beach, Clinton again challenged Comey to release “full and complete facts” about the investigation revealed on Friday. She said the announcement of the renewed probe into her emails and dealings this close to the election was “not just strange , it’s unprecedented and deeply troubling.”
In Miami, where Clinton attended a concert by Jennifer Lopez, the Democratic nominee, who only a week ago seemed to ride a crest of confidence, spoke for only a few minutes and called on attendees to vote.
“You can vote early,” she said. “Don’t wait another day to vote.”
Republican Donald Trump, on a swing of western states Colorado and Arizona, was no more charitable to the U.S. judicial system, which he called “third world country.” He called the moment “the lowest point in the history of our country.”
Trump also seized on news that Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other DOJ officials objected to Comey’s decision to let Congress know of the probe.
“The Department of Justice is trying so hard to protect Hillary,” he said.
WHERE ARE CLINTON, TRUMP TODAY?
Trump stays out west. He has rallies scheduled in Las Vegas, Greeley, Colo., and Albuquerque, New Mexico. He heads to the Midwest on Monday.
Clinton will stay in South Florida. She has an event scheduled in Wilton Manors in Broward County.
Also stumping …
For Clinton: Singer Cher is holding an event in Chicago. Tim Kaine is in Taylor, Mich. Bill Clinton is campaigning in Greensboro and Charlotte, N.C.
As of Saturday, more than 177,787 people have voted in Palm Beach County, and more than 3.258 million people have voted in Florida. Republicans have outnumbered Democrats by 24,000. Early voting ends Nov. 6.
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Sen. Al Franken, one-time Saturday Night Live writer and cast member, made his way to Lantana and Lake Worth to meet voters and stump for fellow Democrats.
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POLL RESULTS: WHERE THEY STAND
Poll results as of Sat., Oct. 30
LA Times/USC: Trump 46, Clinton 44
ABC News: Clinton 47, Trump 45
IBD/TIPP: Clinton 44, Trump 42
Poll results as of Friday, Oct. 29
Rasmussen said Friday Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are dead even — tied at 45 each
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