Hillary Clinton & her running mate Tim Kaine rallied supporters at Penn Park on the University of Pennsylvania campus, her opponent’s alma matter, on her second stop of a day-long joint tour in Pennsylvania.
Just after campaigning earlier in the day across the state in Pittsburgh, the two candidates spoke on a windy Saturday night outside on a stage set against the Center City skyline to a crowd of over 7,000 people.
Clinton pushed hard for U.S. Senate candidate Katie McGinty. The Democrat is facing the Republican incumbent, Pat Toomey. Polls show a close, and in some instances tied, race between the two candidates.
“[McGinty] is the person I hope you will get behind this election… She’s running against someone who refuses to stand up to Donald Trump,” Clinton said, referring to Toomey.
Clinton asked the crowd to reach out to friends they knew who were thinking about voting for Trump.
“Friends don’t let friends vote for Trump,” she said.
Tim Kaine teased Trump for claiming that the election is rigged.
“That poor guy. It’s so hard,” said Kaine. “It’s so hard to be Donald Trump and have everything rigged against me. I mean, remember when that outrageous thing happened in The Apprentice, lost the Emmys? Everything is rigged against Donald Trump.
Clinton stressed that she needs Pennsylvanian supporters to get out on November 8th. Previously the focus was on getting people registered to vote but since the deadline in Pennsylvania passed, on October 11th, the attention has turned to making sure people actually vote. Clinton maintains a lead in several Pennsylvania polls but she needs high turn out in Democratic stronghold cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Juliana Barton, a Penn graduate, said she already has a plan for election day.
“I’ll probably vote in the morning. A friend has a car so I’m hoping to drive some voters to the polls and then knock on doors in South Philly,’ said Barton.
Clinton pointed out that a record number of young people are registered to vote.
“What is especially exciting is that more than 50 million young people have registered,” said Clinton. “This could truly be the election that young people turned out in larger numbers than ever to make their votes and voices heard.”