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Joe Biden announces drive-in rally in Minnesota on Friday

He will hold a 'drive-in' event in St. Paul.
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Joe Biden will pay his second visit of his campaign to Minnesota this coming Friday, just hours before President Trump does the same.

The Biden campaign has confirmed that the Democratic nominee will hold a "drive-in" event at a location yet to be announced in St. Paul.

It will be held at 3:45 p.m. Friday, a little over an hour before Trump is due to speak to supporters at McNeilus Steel in Dodge Center (it was originally going to be held at Rochester International Airport).

Biden's appearance will come just days before the election results are tabulated, and follows an earlier visit to Duluth in September.

Last month, President Trump announced a rival rally in Bemidji on the same day as Biden's, this time around it's Biden who is timing his appearance on the same day as Trump's.

During his campaign, Biden has limited attendance at his events due to the ongoing COVID-19, in contrast to Trump who has continued to hold large outdoor rallies despite concerns about the risk of transmission.

However, Biden this month started holding "drive-in" rallies where attendees can stay in their vehicles and as a result can observe social distancing.

Former President Barack Obama also held a drive-in event as he rallied support for Biden in Florida this past weekend.

The latest poll of Minnesota from KSTP was released Wednesday, showing Biden with a 5-point lead on a margin of error of 4.6%. This represents a tightening from polls conducted earlier in the year.

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