The Latest: Early Voters Unlikely to Change Minds

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race in Michigan (all times EDT):

2:05 p.m.

Donald Trump is urging some early voters for Hillary Clinton to change their ballots for him. But it’s unlikely enough will heed his call to affect the presidential race.

Trump urged early voters in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Michigan on Tuesday to change their ballots for him if they’re having a “bad case of buyer’s remorse” after voting for Clinton.

Those states do allow early voters to change their ballots. But the deadline was Tuesday in Minnesota and deadlines in the other states are fast approaching.

Election officials say voters rarely change absentee ballots. University of Wisconsin-Madison political scientist Barry Burden says he doesn’t expect large numbers of people will change their minds this year. He said early voters tend to be especially enthusiastic about their favorite candidate.

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8:35 a.m.

A super PAC backing Hillary Clinton is following her campaign’s lead onto the airwaves of Michigan and Colorado.

Priorities USA will spend at least $1 million in each of those states on TV ads by Election Day. Clinton’s campaign has already announced plans to advertise in both states.

Clinton is favored in Michigan and Colorado, but they have been targeted by Republican Donald Trump’s campaign.

The super PAC raised $175 million over the past two years and has been second only to the Clinton campaign as a top presidential ad buyer.

Super PACs can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money in support of a candidate, but they can’t coordinate with the candidate’s campaign.

 

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