The two candidates in the US elections are trying to take advantage of the last week of the election campaign to intensify their activities, as Trump flies to 3 states, and Biden and Obama go to another, seeking to gain the support of the hesitants.
US President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, are traveling to different parts of the country on Tuesday, which is witnessing intense campaigning activity involving former President Barack Obama.
Trump - who lags behind Biden in nationwide opinion polls - is holding public meetings in three important states for his hopes of winning a second state, which are Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska, while Biden will visit Georgia and Obama will head to the very important Florida.
The 2020 election campaign is completely different from any other campaign, as the Corona pandemic has so far caused more than 225,000 deaths and pushed a record number of Americans to cast their votes early in the elections.
The US Elections Project at the University of Florida says that more than 64 million voters have cast their votes so far in accordance with the possibility of early voting, bringing their number closer to the total number of those who cast their ballots in the 2016 elections, while experts believe that sorting out the huge number of those who cast their ballots by mail may take days or weeks. .
President Trump had repeatedly claimed - without providing evidence - that voting by mail would likely be subject to fraud.
"We should have the final total on the 3rd of November," Trump said on Twitter on Monday.
Twitter posted the tweet with a note to disclaim its responsibility, describing its content as "disputed" and possibly misleading.
Biden's travel to Georgia - an old Republican stronghold - is a sign of optimism among his campaign circles at the start of the last week.
Polls show that competition is intense in that state that has not supported a Democratic candidate in the presidential election since 1992, and a Biden victory in it would be a severe blow to Trump's chances of winning the election.
As for Obama, who appeared in Biden's publicity role, he will travel to Orlando after a public meeting in Miami over the weekend.
The public meeting held by Trump in Nebraska indicates that his campaign is preparing for a close result, as the state is divided into 3 electoral districts and it is possible that the Omaha district will be a ripe opportunity for Biden to win in it, while Trump is expected to win in the other two districts.
Trump will hold public rallies today in Michigan and Wisconsin, which he narrowly won in the 2016 elections, but opinion polls now show Biden is ahead of him in them.
Despite his contact with some of those infected with the virus, Mike Pence has continued campaigning and will travel to North Carolina and South Carolina on Tuesday.
Former Republican prosecutors support Biden
In the same context, 20 former Republican prosecutors accused President Donald Trump today, Tuesday, of threatening the rule of law and declared their support for the Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden.
Former senior federal prosecutors who have worked with all the Republican presidents from Dwight Eisenhower to George W. Bush, Jr., said in a published letter that Trump was treating the Justice Department as a personal law firm by pressuring government attorneys to protect his allies and attacking political opponents.
The prosecutors are the latest group among several Republican-led organizations to oppose Trump's election for a new term.
Among those organizations are "Republican voters against Trump" and "former Republican national security officials with Biden."
Former US prosecutors say that Trump has politicized the Justice Department like no other US president has done, and "we believe that Trump is a threat to the rule of law in our country."
Ban election ads on Facebook
On the other hand, the ban imposed by the "Facebook" platform on new election ads came into effect today, one week before the US elections.
The social media giant's administration justified the decision by saying that it was aimed at trying to counter disinformation and prevent the American voter from being overwhelmed.
The ban in effect today does not include old election ads, which will continue to be shown until November 3 (polling day), when they will be banned on all Facebook platforms, including the Instagram application.
In the same context, YouTube announced that it had added warnings to the searches that its users would perform on election day.
YouTube stated in one of its blogs that it would place a "dashboard" at the top of the search results page, and below the videos that deal with the election topic.
Meanwhile, Twitter blocked a tweet by President Trump, on the pretext that it violated the site's rules.
Trump had said in his tweet that there were major problems and inconsistencies in voting by mail across the United States.
In the tweet, Trump demanded the necessity of obtaining the final result of the presidential elections on the third of November.