President Donald trumped waves together he arrives because that a project rally at MBS international Airport, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Freeland, Mich. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump saw the cool Rapids area the night before Election job — just as the did in 2016 prior to winning the state.

Trump, Vice chairman Mike Pence and Republican candidates took component in a make America good Again victory Rally at Gerald R. Ford worldwide Airport ~ above Nov. 2.

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Trump began speaking just before midnight and spoke for over one hour.


The rally at Ford airport to be Trump"s last scheduled campaign event, follow to the trumped campaign"s website.

Doors opened at 7:30 p.m.

The rally was hosted by AvFlight top top the airport"s property, according to a spokesperson because that the airport.

The airport reminded AvFlight that its "obligation" come follow every state and federal health guidelines, including the new Michigan room of Health and also Human solutions limits ~ above gatherings, the spokesperson said.

Key totter state

Michigan is a battleground state for Trump and the autonomous nominee, previous Vice chairman Joe Biden.

They"re completing for the totter state"s 16 electoral university votes, which space a key part of to win the electoral college.

Trump, Biden and also their surrogates have actually made lot of trips come Michigan throughout their campaigns, specifically in the race"s final weeks.

Earlier today, Trump organized a rally in Traverse City. ~ above Sunday, he organized a rally in Waterford in Oakland County.

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On Saturday, Biden campaigned with former President Barack Obama in Flint and Detroit. On Oct. 16, he quit in Southfield and Detroit.

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2016 election

In 2016, then-candidate Trump concerned Grand Rapids top top the eve of choice Day, holding a rally at DeVos location downtown.

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Trump walk on to win Michigan end Hillary Clinton by a thin margin in 2016.

It was the an initial time a Republican presidential candidate take it the state since 1988, when George H. W. Shrub defeated Michael Dukakis.