Trump touts change during election eve rally in Raleigh

Donald Trump at Dorton Arena on Monday afternoon. CBS North Carolina photo
Donald Trump at Dorton Arena on Monday afternoon. CBS North Carolina photo

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Donald Trump appeared in Raleigh during a final campaign push on Monday as Election Day begins in a matter of hours.

For both presidential candidates, stopping in pivotal North Carolina was a top priority.

Trump, the Republican nominee, had a final message for potential voters on Monday afternoon at the rally at Dorton Area at the North Carolina Fairgrounds.

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Trump told the crowd that they’re part of a movement and that he is the one who can lead the country to change.

Trump spoke about a number of his key campaign points such as stronger immigration policies, investing in the military and cutting taxes on American businesses.

He says he is going to win North Carolina. Still, he told his North Carolina supporters how important it is to cast their ballots in this election.

“In one day, we are going to win the great state of North Carolina and we are going to win back the White House,” Trump said.

Trump also criticized Hillary Clinton, saying she is the most corrupt person to ever run for president.

He also said a vote for her will be a vote for more of the same in America.

“If we don’t win, all of us, honestly, we’ve all wasted our time.  I’ll be honest.  Cause nothing is going to happen. They may say good things about us as a movement.  It won’t mean a damn thing folks.  We’ve got to go out.  We’ve got to vote and we’ve got to win,” Trump said.

On Monday, CBS North Carolina spoke with Trump supporters who were at the rally, asking them how they are feeling as the country heads into Election Day.

“I’d like to see him win.  I think he actually has a shot, especially over the past week, he’s been surging.  But we don’t know.  I’m still hesitant about it,” said Chris Hall of Raleigh.

“It’s like people are not even listening to this Wikileaks.  Yeah, I’m hoping he wins.  We can’t take eight more years of what’s been going on,” said Tammy Myott, of Kernersville.

Monday is a busy day for Trump.

He had a rally in Florida before Raleigh and has three more Monday night in the battleground states of Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Michigan.

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