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Tens of Thousands Attend Late-Night Rallies for Trump in Wisconsin, Michigan

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Kenosha, Wisconsin rally (Tim Murtaugh / Twitter)
Tim Murtaugh / Twitter

Tens of thousands of Trump supporters gathered at late-night rallies in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Grand Rapids, Michigan on Monday night — the eve of Election Day.

Both rallies carried immense symbolic significance for the campaign.

Kenosha is where President Donald Trump made a firm stand for law and order as riots ravaged the city in late August, after police shot Jacob Blake Jr. during an altercation.

While Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden blamed police, Trump urged the use of the National Guard to restore peace to the town, one of many in America that was badly damaged during riots that developed alongside the Black Lives Matter movement over the past several months.

Grand Rapids was the site of the last Trump campaign rally in 2016, another late night event that began in the wee hours of the morning on Election Day.

Trump also spoke earlier in the day in Traverse City, Michigan. All three of the final rallies seemed to witness the same meteorological phenomenon of a red sky at sunset — usually a sign of high pressure moving in from the west, bringing good weather (hence the saying: “Red sky at night, sailors’ delight; red sky at morning, sailors take warning.”)

It is a stunningly BEAUTIFUL sunset over Air Force 1 at the ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ rally in Traverse City, Michigan! pic.twitter.com/W6FF1ExXBb

— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) November 2, 2020

Line 2 Kenosha (Scott Olson / Getty)

Red sky in Kenosha, Wisconsin (Scott Olson / Getty)

Red sky in Kenosha, Wisconsin (Scott Olson / Getty)

Trump line Grand Rapids (Kamil Krzaczynski / Getty)

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – NOVEMBER 02: Supporters of President Donald Trump wait in line for an election-eve rally on November 2, 2020 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are making last-minute stops in swing states ahead of tomorrow’s general election. (Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/Getty Images)

Red Sky in Grand Rapids line (John Moore / Getty)

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – NOVEMBER 02: Supporters of President Donald Trump wait to enter the Gerald R. Ford International Airport for the President’s final campaign rally on November 02, 2020 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2016, Trump narrowly won Michigan, now a main battleground state with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Red Sky Michigan (John Moore / Getty

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – NOVEMBER 02: Supporters of President Donald Trump wait to enter the Gerald R. Ford International Airport for the President’s final campaign rally on November 02, 2020 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2016, Trump narrowly won Michigan, now a main battleground state with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Trump won both Wisconsin and Michigan in 2016, and is hoping to repeat the feat — along with other victories in the Midwest — on Tuesday.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). His newest e-book is The Trumpian Virtues: The Lessons and Legacy of Donald Trump’s Presidency. His recent book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

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