World News – US – Trump rally near early polling site in Tampa could lead to delays in polls, officials warn

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Voters in the Tampa area may have increased wait times and traffic delays when they went to the polls on Thursday, as President Trump is set to hold a campaign rally near an early voting site in Hillsborough County, Florida

The Trump rally will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the North Lot at Raymond James Stadium, in the middle of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during which time voters can visit the site to vote

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Although Republicans in other states are protesting mascots and athletes to participate in expanded voting efforts and sporting stadiums being used as voting sites, the Trump campaign is allowed to continue their rally as it will be at least 150 meters from voters, a spokesperson for the Hillsborough election supervisor said in a statement

Flordia’s statute prohibits campaign activity in the « unsolicited zone » surrounding voting sites, but officials said: « the rally and activists will be outside this zone »

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Hillsborough County and the Tampa Sports Authority have collaborated to outfit the famous multi-purpose stadium for early voting this year, amid the coronavirus pandemic

Election officials reminded voters there are 26 other early voting sites in the county that may have shorter wait times and less traffic due to Trump’s presence

The president has visited his adopted state several times in recent weeks to build support in a battleground state that will be crucial to his re-election efforts

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World News – US – Trump rally near early voting site in Tampa could cause delays at the ballot box, officials warn



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