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Dr. Jill Biden holds 'Get Out and Vote' drive-in rally in Tampa on final day of early voting

Dr. Jill Biden speaks to a crowd of Biden-Harris supporters at a Tampa drive-in rally
Posted at 10:43 PM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 00:34:13-05

TAMPA, Fla. — The final push to rally voters is upon us. Both the Biden and Trump campaigns spent these last two days leading up to the election urging supporters to head to the polls.

Former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden held three "Get Out and Vote" rallies Sunday in the Sunshine State on Florida’s final day of early voting.

Dr. Biden urged supporters to get out and vote, then once you’ve cast your ballot, make sure your friends and family have cast theirs. It is something candidates from both sides are asking voters to do, as they emphasize the importance of winning the state of Florida.

“This is it. There are no do-overs. We can’t sit back and watch what happens, we have to decide what happens,” said Dr. Biden.

The former second lady started her day in Tallahassee before heading to Kissimmee, then ending the evening in Tampa.

“One state, this state of Florida, could decide our future for generations to come,” said Dr. Biden.

Dr. Biden emphasized the importance of winning Florida’s 29 electoral votes.

This, as early voting numbers start to trickle in, already breaking records.

“If you look at 2016, right now we’re at 90 percent of the total vote in 2016,” said Craig Latimer, Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections.

As of Sunday evening, the Hillsborough County elections office is reporting 63.43 percent of voter turnout so far with 592,690 ballots cast.

In Pinellas County, voter turnout is sitting at 62.01 percent with 441,150 ballots cast.

And over in Polk County, 249,182 ballots have been cast.

While early voting has wrapped up, you have still got one final day to cast your ballot on Election Day.

You can find your additional voting information in our ABC Action News election guide by clicking here.