US election: Biden says Florida seniors ‘expendable’ for Trump

Biden told older voters they were “expendable” to Donald Trump

US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has criticised Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic while courting elderly voters in the battleground state of Florida.

To the president “you’re expendable”, Mr Biden said at a senior centre in the city of Pembroke Pines.

It came a day after Mr Trump returned to the campaign trail for the first time since his coronavirus diagnosis with a rally in the state.

He told supporters he felt “powerful”.

Battleground states like Florida and Ohio are crucial for gathering the 270 electoral college votes needed to win the presidential election, which is not determined by a simple count of votes nationwide.

Opinion polls suggest Mr Biden has a 10-point lead over Mr Trump nationally, but his lead in some key states is narrower. In Florida, the Democrat is 3.7 percentage points ahead, according to an average of polls collated by Real Clear Politics.

Mr Trump narrowly won Florida in the 2016 election in a result buoyed by senior voters. But the latest polls suggest a shift away from the Republican among older voters there this time around. (BBC).

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