Voters react to President Trump's planned final push for support in Kenosha County

Posted at 11:20 AM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 13:52:51-05

KENOSHA — President Donald Trump will visit Kenosha Monday as part of a strategic last-minute push for voters in key battleground states.

While Joe Biden works to try and win voters in Pennsylvania Monday, President Trump plans to visit Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Michigan and Wisconsin.

The President will host a 'Make America Great Again Rally' at Kenosha Regional Airport. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and the speech is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.

President Trump's supporters began to arrive at the airport as early as 5:00 a.m. Monday, and said they planned to camp out until the doors opened.

"We have our lawn chairs, we got blankets, we have snacks. It's a little cold right now, but we are prepared," said David Ruiz, who traveled to Kenosha from Chicago with his brother and his friends from high school.

The Republican voters were enthusiastic ahead of Election Day.

"I'm pretty confident that he's going to pull it out and have a big win," said Ruiz.

Kenosha County is being watched closely. In the 2016 election, President Trump flipped Kenosha County red when he won by less than 300 votes.

"I guess you go where you think you need to," said Jeff Havron, who was voting early in Downtown Kenosha on Monday. He used the absentee ballot drop box located near City Hall. He didn't share who he was voting for, but said the president's last-minute visit would not change his mind about how he voted.

Another voter, Tracie Fry, said she was voting early to avoid any potential delays Tuesday. She also didn't share who she was voting for but said the President's visit would not have an impact on her decision in this election.

Kenosha resident Gary Rhey told TMJ4 News reporter Ryan Jenkins that he is voting for Joe Biden.

"It doesn't bother you that Joe Biden's not visiting," asked Jenkins.

"It doesn't bother me at all. He was here before," said Rhey.

Another Biden supporter, Lee Wallace, agreed.

"So, he's visiting- so what? It's still Trump," said Wallace.

Joe Biden and President Trump last visited Kenosha in early September.

President Trump visited on Sept. 1st and Joe Biden visited on Sept. 3rd.

Both campaigns visited following riots and unrest in the aftermath of the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

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