Clinton, Trump will fight to the finish in Raleigh

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UPDATE: Jon Bon Jovi, Lady Gaga to join Clintons at NC State midnight rally

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Raleigh will play host to both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Monday as the candidates fight to the finish before Tuesday’s general election.

North Carolina, which has becomes a massive battleground state, saw 44 percent of its registered voters cast ballots during the early voting period. On Tuesday, polls are open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Those in line by 7:30 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

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Hillary Clinton will return to Raleigh Monday night for a midnight rally. She stopped in Raleigh Nov. 3 for a campaign stop with Bernie Sanders and musician Pharrell.

She will make stops in Pennsylvania and Michigan before her North Carolina visit.

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Hillary Clinton will speak at North Carolina State University’s Reynolds Coliseum as part of a “Get out the Vote” effort in North Carolina.

Reynolds’ doors open at 8:45 p.m.

Former President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will attend the rally at Reynolds.

“This election is a moment of reckoning,” she told voters on Sunday night. “It is a choice between division and unity, between strong, steady leadership and a loose cannon who could put everything at risk.” Clinton said she was “hopeful and optimistic” about the future.

The event is planned to start at just before midnight Monday and will continue until 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Trump, the Republican nominee, will be back in North Carolina for one last push before election day when he holds a rally in Raleigh.

He will begin Monday in Florida before stopping in Raleigh. The GOP nominee will then head to Scranton, Pennsylvania and Manchester, New Hampshire. Trump will hold an 11 p.m. rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His website shows Trump and running make Mike Pence will hold a “victory rally” in New York City Tuesday evening.

On Monday, he will head to Raleigh for a 3 p.m. rally at Dorton Arena at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.

Trump voiced new confidence as he brought his campaign — and his dark visions of a rigged American economic and political system — to longtime Democratic strongholds in the final days of the campaign.

“This is a whole different ballgame,” Trump said at a rally in an airport hangar in Minneapolis, predicting victory in a state that hasn’t cast its electoral votes for a Republican since 1972. At a rally in Virginia that Trump called his “midnight special speech,” the GOP standard-bearer called the race a “marathon.”

“We are going to have one of the great victories of all time,” he said, comparing the U.S. election to the “Brexit” vote by The UK to leave the European Union “times 50.”

Hillary Clinton’s stop in Raleigh comes following FBI Director James Comey’s latest letter to Congress, informing lawmakers that the bureau had found no evidence in its hurried review of newly discovered emails to warrant criminal charges against Clinton.

Still, Trump continued to seize on the email issue, despite the FBI’s finding.

“Hillary Clinton is guilty. She knows it, the FBI knows it, the people know,” he said at a rally that drew thousands to an amphitheater in the Detroit suburbs. “And now it’s up to the American people to deliver justice at the ballot box on Nov. 8.”

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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