Donald and Joe Biden head to Minnesota Friday as early voting begins

Donald and Joe Biden head to Minnesota Friday as early voting begins there and the governor asks both campaigns to obey COVID restrictions while in the state Both and Biden will be in Minnesota on Friday will hold airport rally Friday evening in Bemidji Biden will visit a union training center in Duluth trying to win Minnesota after losing it by just one point in 2016 State hasn't gone for a Republican president since 1972 Biden led in most recent poll by 16 points  Friday marks start of mail-in voting in the state Additionally the governor has asked both campaigns to follow COVID restrictions while they are in Minnesota  

By Emily Goodin, Senior U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com

Published: 14:31 BST, 18 September 2020 | Updated: 16:22 BST, 18 September 2020

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Both President Donald and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will be in Minnesota on Friday as the state begins its early voting in the presidential election.

will be in the northern part of the state where he'll hold a rally at Bemidji's airport on Friday evening while Biden will be 150 miles away in Duluth where he'll visit a union training center in the afternoon.

Friday also marks the first day of Minnesota's early voting period during a year many voters are expected to use the mail-in voting option because of the coronavirus. 

President Donald Trump will be in the northern part of Minnesota where he'll hold a rally at Bemidji's airport on Friday evening

President Donald will be in the northern part of Minnesota where he'll hold a rally at Bemidji's airport on Friday evening

Joe Biden will visit a union training center in Duluth on Friday afternoon

Joe Biden will visit a union training center in Duluth on Friday afternoon

Secretary of State Steve Simon announced Thursday that he will mail an absentee ballot application to every registered voter in order to encourage people to vote from home. 

'The math problem is we've got about 3,000 polling places and we're expecting roughly 3 million voters,' he said. 'This is very rough math and it wouldn't really be like this this, but that's 1,000 voters per polling place. If we can lighten the numbers of people at polling places, that's a good thing for public health.' 

Voters have until Election Day to mail in their ballots. All ballots post marked by Nov. 3 will be counted as long as they're received by Nov. 10. 

That also means Minnesota's result may not be known immediately after polls close on Election Day in yet

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