Sunday shows preview: The final push to Election Day
President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s final push to Election Day is slated to dominate Sundays shows this weekend.
The candidates have been busy on the campaign trail this week in the final push to win over several key battleground states. Trump in particular is hosting a flurry of rallies in the remaining three days to Nov. 3, focusing on Pennsylvania and the Midwest.
On Sunday, he’s holding five rallies in all the states he won in 2016 but where he is now on defense: Michigan, Iowa, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
Biden is expected to campaign in Pennsylvania on Sunday, and he and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), will travel across the state together on Monday.
Both Biden and Trump have also focused heavily on Florida, holding dueling rallies there this week. If the president does not win the state of Florida, it will be very difficult for him to win reelection.
A Fox News poll released Friday shows that Biden has an 8-point lead over the president nationally, an increase that is not statistically significant from the 10-point advantage he had earlier this month.
The Sunday shows will be filled with surrogates and associates of both candidates, including Biden campaign adviser Anita Dunn, who will appear on ABC’s “This Week,” and Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani who will appear on “America This Week” with Eric Bolling.
Meanwhile, Democrats and Republicans have faced off this week in the courts over mail-in ballots following the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
The Supreme Court on Monday voted 5-3 to deny Democrats’ request to reinstate a 6-day extension for receiving mail-in ballots in Wisconsin. The Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a second request from the GOP to block a mail-in ballot due date extension. The decision means that the court would not hear the case until after Election Day.
Barrett took to the bench of the Supreme Court for the first day on Tuesday, but did not take part in considering the case.
Thursday, the high court denied a Republican bid to fast-track a similar case to block mail-in ballot extensions in North Carolina.
Both rejections are a significant blow for Republicans and Trump.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) is expected to appear on CNN’s “State of the Union,” and Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar (D) is expected to appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Below is the full list of people who will appear on this weekend’s Sunday talk shows:
ABC’s “This Week” — White House chief of staff Mark Meadows; Anita Dunn, adviser to Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar (D); Nate Persily, election law expert at Stanford Law School.
CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel; Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.)
CNN’s “State of the Union” — Dunn; former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg; Govs. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio), Gretchen Whitmer, (D-Mich.), Tom Wolf, (D-Pa); and Tony Evers, (D-Wis.); Sen. Rick Scott, (R-Fla).
Fox News Sunday — Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Corey Lewandowski, Trump Campaign Senior Adviser
FOX’s Sunday Morning Futures — Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.); Chairman, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Gov. Affairs; Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), House Minority Leader; Herschel Walker, Former NFL Player; Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee; Peter Schweizer, Author, “Secret Empires”; Mark Penn, President of Stagewell Group; Robert Cahaly, Chief Pollster at Trafalgar Group.
“America This Week” with Eric Bolling — Larry Kudlow, WH economic Advisor; Bill O’Reilly, Best Selling Author; Rudy Giuliani – Former NYC Mayor, Lawyer to POTUS; Carrie Severiano, Judicial Crisis Network; Michael Knowles, The Daily Wire; Amber Phillips, Reporter, Washington Post