Presidential Candidates Make Final Political Pitches; Clinton Campaigns Hard In Florida

The U.S. presidential election is less than 72 hours away and both presidential candidates are racing across the country to make their final campaign pitches to the American public which comes as Hillary Clinton’s lead has narrowed in recent days, according to a variety of opinion polls.

Last night popular rap and hip-hop performers Jay Z , Big Sean, Chance the Rapper, and Beyoncé took center stage and performed in Ohio to help generate support for Hillary Clinton among young voters.

Music stars Katie Perry and Stevie Wonder will perform today in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during a Get Out The Vote performance to build up support for Clinton who campaigned earlier on Saturday in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

John Bon Jovi will also perform in a Get Out The Vote concert on Saturday in St. Petersburg, Florida.

On  Sunday Clinton will take center stage with NBA star Lebron James in Cleveland, Ohio.

According to the latest Real Clear Politics average of major national polls from 10/28 – 11/4 Hillary Clinton has a + 1.7 percent lead with her 46.6 percent to Trump’s 44.9 percent.

While campaigning on Saturday in Pembroke Pines, Florida Clinton received an introduction from Sybrina Martin, the mother of Trayvon Martin, who tragically lost his life in 2012 due to a gunshot from George Zimmerman, who was charged with his murder but later acquitted.

Clinton said in her Florida campaign speech that she has spent her career fighting for kids and families.

Clinton emphasized that her platform represents inclusion for all Americans, even for those who disagree with her.

“I want to be the president for everybody” Clinton said.

“Everybody who agrees with me, people who don’t agree with me, people who vote for me, people who don’t vote for me” Clinton added.

Clinton draws more support from women and minorities that Donald Trump whose past derogatory comments about Mexicans and women has alienated him from receiving more political support.

Trump was recently captured making lewd comments about women during an audio from a leaked Washington Post 2005 video in which he was shown talking to Access Hollywood host Billy Bush about how he sexually gropes women and failed to seduce a married Access Hollywood host.

The 2016 presidential campaign has been marked by negative character attacks from both candidates with policy action talk moving to the sidelines.

A recent decision on October 28th by FBI Director James Comey to break Department protocol during the final inning of the presidential campaign and announce to Congress the discovery of additional e-mails on an unrelated case that may be tied to Clinton’s e-mail server has created a more toxic environment for Hillary Clinton and politicized the F.B.I. by signaling a strong right wing bias that has the appearance of serving the political arm of Donald Trump.

It is a clearly a break from Bureau protocol to comment to Congress about a new e-mail investigation even before the investigative findings have even been reached or concluded.

The editorial board from the Washington Post wrote a good editorial piece on November 4th titled Can Anyone Control the FBI? which raises important questions about motives related to the FBI and FBI Director James Comey.

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