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Rudy Giuliani, Bernie Sanders stump for presidential candidates ahead of Election Day

Posted at 4:37 PM, Nov 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-06 21:25:16-05

High profile surrogates for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump made their final pitch to southern Nevada voters over the final weekend before Election Day.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani spent Sunday morning at Trump’s Las Vegas campaign headquarters, while Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders rallied supporters for Hillary Clinton at a North Las Vegas community college.

Though Democrats ended the state’s two week early voting period with about a 50,000 lead in registered voters over Republicans, both campaigns still consider the state and its six electoral votes to be in play ahead of Election Day.

Sanders said voters had an “awesome responsibility” as one of the handful of states that could break for either candidate, and spent much of his 40 minute speech linking his regular campaign stump speech to Clinton and U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto.

“I am more than aware for a lot of reasons that people don’t like Donald Trump or don’t like Hillary Clinton,” he said. “Fine. But this is about more than personality.”

Giuliani, who made stops in Reno and Elko over the weekend, told KTNV in an interview that Democrats historically tend to lead in early voting totals but was confident that Republicans could overcome the deficit on Election Day.

“They always have an early vote total,” he said. “That’s not as big as their total they had four years ago, or even eight years ago, so I think we’re going to overcome that pretty handily. The reality is, he’s got the enthusiasm on his side, and she doesn’t.”

Trump himself made an appearance in Reno on Saturday, where the Republican presidential candidate was notably rushed off-stage while speaking.

Election Day is Tuesday, and voting in Nevada will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., though any voter still waiting in line will be allowed to vote.