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Trump coming to Lancaster County on Saturday

Donald Trump is seen during an April 21 rally at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg. He will visit Lancaster County on Saturday. - (Photo / Amy Spangler)

Donald Trump will make his third midstate campaign stop of the year this weekend, with a visit to an East Hempfield Township recreation complex.

The Republican presidential nominee has scheduled a 7 p.m. rally on Saturday at Spooky Nook Sports, according to his campaign.

Doors open at 3 p.m. The event will be free and open to the public.

Trump’s latest appearance comes as the race with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton narrows in Pennsylvania five weeks ahead of the Nov. 8 election.

Clinton’s lead has shrunk to just over 2 percentage points, according to the most recent RealClearPolitics average of all Pennsylvania polls, with Clinton at 45.4 percent to Trump’s 43 percent. Clinton held a 9.2 percent lead for much of August, but that lead has eroded sharply in recent weeks.

Nationwide, the poll finds, Clinton’s current numbers would give her 188 electoral votes to Trump’s 165. With 20 electoral votes at stake, Pennsylvania could be key to winning the White House for either candidate.

No Republican has carried the state since George H.W. Bush in 1988.

Trump’s campaign has been active across Pennsylvania this year. His midstate stops included an April rally at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg, and an August visit to Cumberland Valley High School.

His vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, is scheduled to hold a York County rally today in Manchester Township.

Roger DuPuis
Roger DuPuis covers Cumberland County, health care, transportation, distribution, energy and environment. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at [email protected].

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