Decision 2020

President Trump, Vice President Pence to Visit Miami Thursday in Bid to Sway Swing State Voters

President Trump and Vice President Pence are scheduled to visit the Miami area Thursday and traffic delays and closures are expected

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The election ball keeps on rolling throughout South Florida this week as President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are scheduled to be in Miami Thursday in a push to sway swing state voters.

Trump's Miami visit will come just days after Democratic nominee Joe Biden is expected to attend a pair of events in Broward County Tuesday. The two have hosted rallies and events across the sunshine state over the last week.

Just eight days prior, Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, made stops in both Little Haiti and Little Havana before Biden spoke with undecided voters during a NBC News town hall held in downtown Miami.

On Monday, Trump held a rally in Sanford, Florida and will host an event Friday in Ocala.

On Thursday, Vice President Pence is scheduled to appear at a pair of events across Miami-Dade. The "Make America Great Again" event will take place at the Memorial Cubano at Tamiami Park at around 12:30 p.m.

At 2:30 p.m., Pence will attend a "Faith in America" event at the Lubavitch Educational Center in Miami.

Florida is again forecast to play a crucial role in the race for the White House, with a NBC News/Marist poll released last month showing the race being a dead heat between Biden and Trump.

Florida is one of several swing states, meaning its 29 electoral votes have a large influence on a candidate's chance of winning. The state's booming and diverse population has led to razor thin decisions in the past three elections.

The Sunshine State has backed the winning candidate in all but two races since 1928, with Trump defeating Hillary Clinton by just under 113,000 votes in 2016.

The former Vice President will be attending events in Pembroke Pines and Miramar in an effort to get a big turnout in the state's most heavily Democratic county.

On top of the events, authorities are also advising those who will be in the area to expect traffic delays and possible road closures.

From 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., the MacArthur Causeway (I-395) will be closed in both directions. Police suggest using the Julia Tuttle Causeway (I-195) or the 79th Street Causeway to exit or enter the City of Miami Beach.

Authorities also advise that residents of Palm, Hibiscus, Star and Fisher Islands may return home via the westbound lane of the MacArthur Causeway.

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