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Trump Campaign Reportedly Worried About Pennsylvania Turnout

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Tuesday, 03 November 2020 06:00 PM EST

President Donald Trump's campaign is reportedly worried about Election Day turnout in Pennsylvania, with staffers saying they were not as prepared in the pivotal state as they should have been, NBC News reports.

NBC's Peter Alexander said Thursday from the White House a person with direct knowledge of campaign operations told him the team is confident about Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina, but less so about Pennsylvania, the home state of Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

"This person is telling me that the team in Pennsylvania was not as prepared as it should be in a state that could decide the presidency," Alexander told MNBC's Chuck Todd. "Also saying that when you rely — 'You bank your entire campaign effort on Election Day turnout — you have to ask folks if they are willing to stand in line for a couple of hours to deliver that vote on your behalf.'"

Alexander said it is the first "real crack" he has heard from within the campaign.

Trump has assailed mail-in voting, urging his voters in most states to show up in person on Election Day to cast ballots. But with huge turnouts in an election seen as "historic" and pivotal by both sides, long wait times might discourage many who decided to show up at the last minute, hurting Trump more than Biden. Biden's team actually encouraged early voting.

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President Donald Trump's campaign is reportedly worried about Election Day Turnout in Pennsylvania, with staffers saying they weren't as prepared in the pivotal state as they should have been, NBC News reports.
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