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Jill Biden visits El Paso for early voting start amid tight presidential race in Texas

EL PASO, Texas -- As the latest poll in Texas shows the presidential race tight, Democratic nominee Joe Biden sent his wife to the Lone Star state to campaign on the first day of early voting.

As the first ballots were being cast on Tuesday, Jill Biden visited El Paso along with two other Texas cities, Houston and Dallas.

Jill Biden's appearance in El Paso was during a get out the vote rally at UTEP’s Centennial Plaza.

"For the first time in a long time, winning Texas is possible," she proclaimed to the small, socially-distanced UTEP crowd wearing masks. (You can watch her entire remarks in the video player at the bottom of this article.)

The Texas campaign swing by Biden's wife comes as a University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll released late last week shows President Donald Trump leading Joe Biden by just five points in the Lone Star state.

The president garners 50% of the state’s likely voters, compared to Biden’s 45%, the poll showed.

Daron Shaw, a professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin and co-director of the poll, said what the poll result "really shows you is just how much of this is about Trump. The race is a marker for attitudes towards Trump. It really is a referendum.”

(The Texas Tribune contributed to this report.)

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Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.

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      1. He said he was running for senator yesterday. Forgot Mitt Romney’s name and religion. Said the American voter does not deserve to know whether he will pack the court or not. You have to vote for him first. What a moron indeed.

  1. Joe is probably a virus super spreader. He removed his mask the other day to cough in his hands. All on video. So far more pro President Trump protestors have shown up at his rallies or town halls. He probably thinks they are going to vote for him.

    1. In 23 days your vote as a Democrap in Texas gets canned since President Trump will win the 38 electoral votes. How is that for voter suppression. And JO HO 2020 is a total trainwreck.

    1. Yep. Exactly. And anyone who saw the Presidents 2 hour discussion with Rush Limbaugh on Friday will DEFINITELY vote for him. It was amazing. We have an increditable President.

        1. My deck is completely full. If you didn’t listen then you have no idea what you are talking about. The conversation was truly amazing. It’s not my fault that your a hateful moron.

      1. Beto the loser. The idiot still thinks he can flip Texas blue. But Texas flipped him off. I’m still waiting for the chicken big mouth to come and take my AR15.

  2. So, she’s been and gone? Did anyone know when she was coming exactly? Did anyone care? I think they’re having these clandestine appearances so they don’t have to explain why more Trump voters show to Biden events.

    1. I’m sure the whole time she’s gone, ChiCom Joe will be wandering around his basement saying,” Where’s my sister? Has anyone seen my sister? She was just here”.

      1. Well maybe she was at the Ascarate drive in where there were 30 cars gathered with Mariachis. The only problem there was that there were more staff than spectators. The cars were there to see Gone with the Wind and they were carrying the Confederate flag.

    1. I am waiting to see if you break out your little pathetic bat after Trump destroys your leftist candidate. Are you a wannabe little ANTIFA thug, alberto? CHUMP!

      1. He has always been a wannabe antifa. Before that he was a wannabe Occupy El Paso protestor. His worse psycho performance is trying to imitate a white guy by the name of markturner.

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