FLINT, Mich. (WOOD) — Former President Bill Clinton made a couple stops in Michigan Monday to campaign for his wife and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Bill Clinton fired up supporters at the Dow Event Center in Saginaw before heading to the University of Michigan-Flint’s Northbank Center for an afternoon event.
During both visits, he urged people to register to vote before the Oct. 11 deadline and make their way to the polls Nov. 8.
Voter turnout will likely be key in this year’s race, given how close Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump are in recent polls.
“Our challenge is to make sure that the people who want to divide America back into us and… don’t turn out with greater intensity that we do. There’s a reason that if there’s a single country on Earth where the voters of hope should triumph over the voters of fear, it should be America. So the first thing I want to say is we need more voters and voter regulation is open until Oct. 11 so go register,” the former president said.
When it comes to the popular vote, Hillary Clinton’s margin is thinning. She held a 2.5 percent lead over Trump in the most recent average of polls from Real Clear Politics, down from 7.9 percent in August. When it comes to electoral votes, Clinton holds 205 to Trump’s 165, with a projected 168 electoral votes still undecided.