Washington — With early voting underway in key states, Democratic Nationwide Committee Chairman Tom Perez mentioned the variety of Democratic voters who’ve already turned out to solid their ballots is indicative of the keenness for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his working mate, Kamala Harris.
In an interview with “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Perez mentioned Democrats have “overwhelmingly” turned of their ballots already, together with 350,000 voters who had not solid ballots within the final two elections.
“It is not simply people who find themselves voting for comfort, it is individuals who have not turned out,” he mentioned. “And that exhibits the keenness for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.”
Perez mentioned he cautions individuals to by no means “get on the poll-er coaster,” however mentioned Biden and Harris are gaining floor in new states.
“We’ve much more work to do, however we’re increasing the battlegrounds,” he mentioned. “We’re competing in locations like Arizona, Texas, Ohio, Iowa, Georgia and elsewhere, and that is as a result of we’ve a candidate who I feel is simply uniquely certified to deliver individuals collectively.”
A CBS Information Battleground Tracker ballot launched Sunday exhibits Biden main President Trump amongst seemingly voters in Wisconsin and with an edge in Arizona. One other Battleground Tracker ballot launched final week discovered the 2 candidates tied in Iowa, whereas Biden was forward of Mr. Trump in Michigan and Nevada.
Perez mentioned that because the presidential race enters its final weeks, Mr. Trump is “fanning the flames of division.”
“He would not have a plan for the coronavirus. He would not have a plan for the economic system. He is divisive,” he mentioned. “Joe Biden is bringing us collectively.”
Whereas Perez mentioned enthusiasm for Biden and Harris is rising, Reince Priebus, a CBS Information political analyst and former head of the Republican Nationwide Committee, mentioned the race is “going to return right down to the wire.”
“I hope and count on the president to win,” Priebus, who served as Mr. Trump’s first chief of employees, mentioned on “Face the Nation.”
Priebus mentioned he isn’t involved Mr. Trump might lose reelection and mentioned voters can count on the president to place the main focus again on the economic system.
Mr. Trump and Biden are set to fulfill Thursday in Nashville for the following and final. The second debate, which was scheduled to happen final week, was canceled after the 2 campaigns wrangled over security precautions following the president’s analysis with COVID-19. The president and former vice chairman as an alternative participated in hosted by totally different networks.
Previewing the upcoming debate, Priebus mentioned it is necessary for Mr. Trump to indicate he’s “likable” and “enjoyable.”
“Let Joe Biden converse, and let Joe Biden defend the Obama economic system,” he mentioned. “Let him defend why ISIS was working wild and burning individuals in cages. Let Joe Biden defend why he was the one man that did not need to go ahead with the Osama bin Laden raid. Let him defend the Iran deal.”