2020 U.S. election: Joe and Jill Biden vote early in Delaware

Joe and Jill Biden cast their votes Wednesday and will vote in their home state of Delaware at the start of this year's presidential election as the Democratic candidate prepares to campaign with former President Barack Obama.

The couple voted by agreement, so in this state votes are taken early. They left the Carvel Delaware State Building in Wilmington with & # 39; I Voted & # 39; stickers and face masks.

President Trump voted on Saturday morning in Palm Beach, Florida, near his home in Mar-a-Lago. Melania Trump will vote there on election day.

Both campaigns are preparing for the last six days of the presidential election. Trump is planning a series of rallies, several daily in key battlefield states.

Meanwhile, Biden will bring out the party's great weapon: Obama. He and the former president will fight together in Michigan on Saturday – their only appearance together – his campaign said.

Joe and Jill Biden voted on Wednesday in Wilmington, Delaware

The Biden appearance with Obama comes after a new poll shows he has taken the lead over Trump in Michigan and Wisconsin, two major battlefield states.

A poll by the New York Times / Siena College found that Biden was up eight points in the state, 49 percent up from Trump's 41 percent.

The Democratic candidate leads with 17 points in Wisconsin and seven points in Michigan – two states that Trump wore in 2016 that brought him to the White House.

The new numbers from the Washington Post / ABC News poll show that Biden is empowered by his support from women.

Biden leads Trump with 24 points for women in Michigan and 30 points for women in Wisconsin.

In Michigan, Biden follows Trump in double digits among men, and the two even run around men in Wisconsin.

Democratic candidate Joe Biden

President Donald Trump

A new Washington Post / ABC News poll shows Joe Biden is leading President Donald Trump in two critical battlefield states in the Midwest

The polls also indicate that the coronavirus is having an impact on the choice.

The pandemic has disproportionately displaced women from the workforce, with some saying the current economic situation should be referred to as a "shecession" as women – especially women of skin color – have been so badly affected.

President Trump is aware of his declining numbers among women.

"Suburban women, please vote for me," Trump asked at his election campaign events.

These women, also known as soccer moms and Walmart moms, backed Trump in 2016 but have turned their backs on him in recent years. In the 2018 midterm elections, they helped the Democrats hand over control of the house.

Trump carried both Wisconsin and Michigan by less than 1 point in the 2016 election. He was the first Republican candidate in more than 20 years to promote states – which were seen as part of a "blue wall" for Democratic candidates in the industrial Midwest.

Pennsylvania and Ohio are two other states in the region that the president turned to win the White House.

The president fought in Wisconsin on Saturday and was back on Tuesday. He also held a rally in Michigan on Tuesday. Vice President Mike Pence will be campaigning in both states on Wednesday.

President Trump will return to Michigan and Wisconsin on Friday, along with a layover in Minnesota.

Jill Biden will be in Michigan on Thursday. Joe Biden will be in Wisconsin on Friday and Michigan on Saturday.

Jill Biden will fight in Michigan on Thursday. New poll shows women in Michigan and Wisconsin are breaking up for Joe Biden

Jill Biden will fight in Michigan on Thursday. New poll shows women in Michigan and Wisconsin are breaking up for Joe Biden

Biden's double-digit lead in Wisconsin comes from the fact that coronavirus cases there hit new records. The state ranks third in the country in per capita COVID cases.

The state recorded the highest number of deaths from the virus on Monday. Hospital stays are also increasing. On Tuesday, Wisconsin reported 5,262 coronavirus cases – the highest number of cases in the state in a single day since the pandemic began.

The complication of the Wisconsin competition could be the Supreme Court ruling on Monday effectively banning the counting of postal ballot papers received after election day.

The question arises, how many late arriving votes will be disqualified.

Interest in this year's elections has now reached a record level.

According to the electoral project, more than 71 million Americans have already cast their votes in this year's election.

That interest was confirmed in Michigan and Wisconsin, the Washington Post / ABC News poll found.

Nearly 7 in 10 voters in Wisconsin and more than 6 in 10 in Michigan said they were following the presidential campaign very closely. In both countries, more than 9 in 10 say they either vote safely or have already voted.

The Washington Post / ABC News poll, conducted October 20-25, polled 789 probable Michigan voters and 809 probable Wisconsin voters with a margin of error of plus or minus 4 points.

Texas is officially rated a "toss-up" by a respected political forecaster, with votes already cast in the state reaching 91% of the 2016 total in seven days

Texas, long a Republican stronghold, was declared a throwing state on Wednesday by the esteemed election forecaster The Cook Political Report – a shocking statement less than a week before the presidential election.

Democrats have long argued that the state is going its way with a massive 38 votes thanks to its growing Latino population.

The shift from "Texas" from Lean Republican to Toss Up should come as no surprise, "Cook Report National Editor Amy Walter writes in her analysis." Recent public and private polls in the state show a 2-4 point race. " between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

The RealClearPolitics survey average of the polls in Texas shows Trump with a 2.6 point lead.

These numbers reflect the outcome of the hotly contested and closely watched Senate race in 2018, in which GOP Senator Ted Cruz defeated Democratic rival Beto O & # 39; Rourke by just three points: 51 to 48 percent.

A Democrat has not won the state in a presidential election since 1976. Trump won Texas in 2016 with 9 points.

A Biden win in Texas would end Trump's hopes for a second term in the White House.

The Biden campaign sends runner-up Kamala Harris to the Lone Star State on Friday, where she will camp in Fort Worth, McAllen and Houston.

"Texas could make Biden president and avert any constitutional nightmare," O & # 39; Rourke told Politico, citing Democratic concerns that Trump will legally challenge ballots in electoral states when the 2020 outcome is near. O & # 39; Rourke campaigned for Biden to fight in the state.

In addition, the state vote is at a record level.

By Tuesday, nearly 8 million Texans had cast ballots, representing 91% of the total votes in 2016 – a higher percentage than any other state in the country, according to the electoral project.

The Biden campaign sends runner-up Kamala Harris to the Lone Star State on Friday

The Biden campaign sends runners-up Kamala Harris to the Lone Star State on Friday

A Pizza to the Polls employee is distributing free food and drink to local Houston parishioners as part of early election day on Saturday, October 24th, when early voting began

A Pizza to the Polls employee is distributing free food and drink to local Houston parishioners as part of early election day on Saturday, October 24th, when early voting began

Trump tried to hurt Biden in Texas by attacking his stance on oil and energy, aided by a mistake Biden made in their last presidential debate.

His campaign has tried to turn Biden's remark about a "transition from the oil industry" into a major scandal.

The president called it "perhaps the most shocking admission ever made in the history of the presidential debates".

However, it is unclear whether the president's push will catch fire with voters, especially amid the fog of a global pandemic and a downward economy.