The election is a week away and Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are still duking it out to win the necessary battleground states to take home the title. The presidency could come down to Florida, a key swing state with a narrow margin. Donald Trump has three rallies planned for Wednesday in the Sunshine State as a last-ditch effort to persuade voters to vote red.
Trump will start his day in Miami at noon, moving on to Orlando at 4 p.m. and finishing off in Pensacola at 7 p.m. Livestreams of the rallies can be watched below.
Turning Florida red is almost absolutely necessary for a Trump presidency and winning the state is not out of the realm of possibility for the candidate. The most recent polls show the gap between Clinton and Trump narrowing. An NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist University poll shows Clinton at 45 percent and Trump at 44 percent in the state. The same poll showed Clinton at 46 percent and Trump at 44 percent in early October. Another poll by New York Times/Upshot/Siena showed Trump ahead in Florida at 46 percent to Clinton's 42 percent. That poll showed the candidates in a dead heat in early September, with both claiming 43 percent.
Trump will need 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. To get those votes, he'll probably need Florida on his side. If Clinton takes the state along with other states that will almost certainly vote Democratic, she'll end up with 271 votes, the Washington Post reported.
Clinton's still fighting to keep her lead in Florida. The candidate campaigned in the state Tuesday, making stops in Dade City, Sanford and Fort Lauderdale. Her campaign also released a television advertisement in the Florida panhandle Sunday to win over Republican voters. The ad featured a Republican air force veteran declaring his decision to vote for Clinton after a tape of Donald Trump and TV personality Billy Bush surfaced that showed the men making sexist remarks.