Trump Makes Final NH Stop; Pres. Obama Campaigned for Clinton

Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, held a rally Monday at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump paid a final visit to New Hampshire before Election Day, while President Barack Obama campaigned in the state earlier in the day for Hillary Clinton.

The visits came a day after Clinton visited the Granite State. Singer-songwriter James Taylor joined the Democratic presidential nominee at a rally Sunday evening at a Manchester hotel.

New Hampshire is hotly contested in the presidential race, and both Clinton and Trump want to claim the state's four electoral votes.

Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, held a rally Monday night at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester.

Trump appeared with his running mate Mike Pence and many members of his family at the SNHU Arena, which was packed with thousands of cheering supporters.

It's the same arena where he held his final rally before the New Hampshire primary. His win in that race paved his way to the party's nomination.

"It all began for me in New Hampshire," Trump said after taking the stage.

Trump's daughter, Ivanka, briefly addressed the crowd in support of her father.

The GOP nominee revived an insult derided as racist as he made his final pitch to voters on the eve of Election Day.

He referred to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas," a reference to claims she made about being part Native American.

He also called Warren a "terrible person," "a terrible human being" and a "terrible senator" who is hated by her colleagues.

The comment came as Trump continued to air grievances about the GOP primary and early concerns about whether he would be able to win more than 50 percent of the GOP vote.

Earlier in the day, Obama campaigned for Clinton in Durham on the campus of the University of New Hampshire.

"One more day, New Hampshire. One more day," the president told the crowd of nearly 8,000.

"Tomorrow," Obama said, "we can choose to continue the journey of progress or whether it all goes out the window."

He continually referenced Clinton's "stronger together" campaign slogan, urging people to opt for the inclusiveness of Clinton over what he called the divisiveness of Trump.

"New Hampshire - it's a small state, but it's an important state," Obama said. "It depends on you."

He called Trump "temperamentally unfit to be commander-in-chief," citing a New York Times report that his campaign took his Twitter account away from him over the weekend.

"If your closest advisers don't trust you to tweet," Obama said, "how can you trust him with the nuclear codes? You can't."

New Hampshire has gone for Democrats in every presidential race since 2004. But a trio of polls released last week showed Clinton and Trump virtually tied in the state. Another poll released Monday showed Clinton with a double-digit lead.

New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner predicts a record turnout of 738,000 voters on Tuesday.

New Hampshire remains one of Clinton's toeholds to block Trump's path to 270. Trump, meanwhile, would need to win New Hampshire as well as the toss-up states of Florida, Iowa, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio and single congressional districts in Maine and Nebraska to capture the presidency.

Of New Hampshire's 919,000 registered voters, more than one-third aren't affiliated with a political party, according to early October numbers. Democrats make up 271,000 and Republicans make up 295,000. That doesn't include voters who will register on Election Day.

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