According to polls, Biden is ahead of Trump in this state, but the difference between them is less than the statistical margin of error.
“We will win this state,” Trump predicted at an evening rally in Gastonia.
Later at the event, he said, addressing an audience of thousands: “I’ve been everywhere in your state. So it’s better if I’m going to win.”
North Carolina is one of the top election prizes, as the candidate who wins that state gets 15 electoral votes out of the 270 needed to win the presidential election overall.
Four years ago, Trump won just over 50 percent in this state, beating Hillary Clinton by less than 200,000 votes.
“We need North Carolina, that’s why I’m here, that’s why he (Trump) was here,” Harris told reporters at the airport in Asheville after a campaign event on the campus of a nearby college.
“North Carolinians will play a huge role in the outcome of this election, so we are here to encourage voting,” she added.
Three polls released over the past week show Biden ahead of Trump by 3 percentage points within the statistical margin of error.