GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump campaigns in Green Bay Monday evening with a rally at the KI Convention Center.
Trump originally planned two visits today, but his campaign canceled a second appearance in West Allis, and pushed back the Green Bay rally from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Doors open at 3 p.m. CLICK HERE to get tickets.
Trump’s visit to Green Bay, America’s most polarized city, comes as the campaign celebrates positive polling numbers in three important states. New CNN/ORC polls show Trump leading Democrat Hillary Clinton 48-44 percent in the crucial battleground of Ohio. In Nevada, Clinton leads 46-44 percent. In North Carolina, Clinton holds a one-point advantage, 48-47 percent.
In Wisconsin, Trump has fallen behind. A recent Marquette University Law School Poll showed Clinton with a 7-point lead over Trump. Trump’s stumble in the poll appears to be directly linked to the release of a 2005 video showing Trump making lewd comments to entertainment host Billy Bush.
Trump has also denied a slew of sexual assault allegations.
The GOP candidate has been adamant during rallies and on social media that he’s fighting against a “rigged” election and media bias.
On Sunday, Trump tweeted: “Election is being rigged by the media, in a coordinated effort with the Clinton campaign, by putting stories that never happened into the News!”
He also alluded to improprieties at polling places, but offered no proof. On Monday, he accused Republican leadership of being “naive” about voter fraud.
Trump’s running mate Mike Pence sided with Trump on the topic of national media bias, but downplayed the theory of a “rigged election.”
“We will absolutely accept the results of the election,” Pence said Sunday.
Trump has been critical of House Speaker Paul Ryan. Ryan is not campaigning for his party’s nominee, instead focusing on securing Republican control of the House and Senate.
“Paul Ryan, a man who doesn’t know how to win (including failed run four years ago), must start focusing on the budget, military, vets, etc.,” Trump tweeted Sunday.
Meanwhile, Wikileaks continues to release emails from an apparent hack of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.
The release includes transcripts of some of Clinton’s paid speeches to financial firm Goldman Sachs, which will do nothing to temper criticism of the Clintons’ perceived coziness to Wall Street.
In one of the speeches, Clinton boasted of “great relations” with Wall Street during her time as a New York Senator. She was hesitant to praise the 2010 Dodd-Frank regulations on Wall Street passed in response to the financial crisis. She told the Goldman Sachs crowd that the bill had been passed for “political reasons.”
Other emails seem to show the campaign convinced Bill Clinton to cancel a speech to Morgan Stanley prior to Hillary announcing her bid for the White House. “It’s a very consequential unforced error and could plague us in stories for months,” wrote campaign manager Robby Mook.
On Monday, the FBI released more documents related to its investigation into Clinton. One allegation claims a member of the state department tried to bargain with the FBI to change the classification of some emails on Clinton’s private server. Documents show the state department offered the FBI the ability to send agents to more foreign countries in exchange for the classification change. The FBI did not accept that offer. Click here to view the documents.
Hillary Clinton has not campaigned in Wisconsin since the primary race in April. The campaign has sent Bill Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Chelsea Clinton on her behalf.
Clinton and Trump meet for the third presidential debate on Wednesday, October 19. You can watch it on WBAY-TV 2 at 8 p.m. The debate moderator is Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday.