With Election Day just three weeks away, Democratic challenger Joe Biden concentrated on the battleground state of Florida, hoping to motivate voters who could cast potentially decisive ballots in a state that’s critical to clinching an Electoral College victory.
Biden courted seniors, betting that a voting bloc that buoyed Trump four years ago has become disenchanted with the White House’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
It was Biden’s third visit to the state in a month, after making targeted appeals to other communities, including veterans and Latinos.
To Trump, “you’re expendable, you’re forgettable, you’re virtually nobody,” Biden said at a senior center in Pembroke Pines, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Fort Lauderdale.
The “only senior Donald Trump seems to care about” is himself, Biden added.
Biden’s campaign believes it can take the presidency without Florida’s 29 electoral votes, but it wants to lock up the state to pad a margin of victory over Trump, who has for months questioned the legitimacy of an election where many people will cast mail-in ballots during the pandemic.
Biden has vowed to win Pennsylvania, but if he falls short, his path to victory narrows substantially.
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