Donald Trump Returns To Bangor In Campaign’s Final Weeks [VIDEO]
Donald Trump brought his presidential campaign to Bangor Saturday afternoon, drawing several thousand supporters to the Cross Insurance Center.
The Republican nominee delivered a 30-minute message tailor-made for the crowd in northern Maine, an area traditionally marked by lower incomes and fewer job prospects than its southern counterpart.
"Jobs, jobs, jobs," he told the crowd. "Your jobs will coming roaring back under a Trump administration."
Trump also promised the crowd he'd negotiate failed trade agreements, lower taxes, halt illegal immigration, and curb heroin addiction in the state.
The visit comes amid a new round of women -- now nine in total -- accusing Trump of sexual assault. The claims have come in the aftermath of a recent leak of an Access Hollywood video in which Trump brags about groping and forcibly kissing women.
At an rally earlier in the day in Portsmouth, N.H., Trump repeated his denial of the charges. In a series of Tweets earlier in the day, he alleged the charges being used the media to aid Clinton.
Trump only briefly mentioned the scandal during the Saturday appearance in Bangor, instead focusing on the release of transcripts of Clinton's Goldman Sachs speeches via Wikileaks. The Clinton campaign has neither confirmed nor denied the accuracy of the transcripts or the campaign emails released earlier this week.
This is Trump's second stop in Bangor since June. It's no coincidence.
Maine is one of only two states — Nebraska being the other — that can split its four Electoral College votes. Under such circumstances, the winner of the statewide popular vote gets two electoral votes. Then, the winner of each of Maine’s two congressional districts is awarded one electoral vote.
Maine has never split its electoral votes since the system was established in 1972. All other states have a “winner take all” system for awarding electoral votes.
In recent years, Maine has not been kind to GOP presidential candidates, either. Mainers have voted for the Democratic candidate in the last six presidential elections, beginning in 1992 with Bill Clinton.