At Issue: Nov. 1 — President Trump, Joe Biden visit Minnesota with presidential 2020 election days away

It’s two days before the 2020 election and presidential candidates are making Minnesota feel like a true battleground state. President Trump and Joe Biden both visited Minnesota – Trump in Rochester, Biden in the Twin Cities – this week and both parties are feeling confident about their chances.

Meanwhile, a court has ruled that Minnesota will only count absentee ballots that are received by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Attorney General Keith Ellison and Secretary of State Steve Simon say they won’t challenge the ruling immediately, but will wait to see what happens after voting ends.

Minnesota Republican Party Chair Jennifer Carnahan and DFL Party Chair Ken Martin explain their differing views on how campaigns operate during a pandemic. They also weigh-in on the U.S. Senate race between DFLer Tina Smith and Republican Jason Lewis.

Our political analysts try to explain the $15 million in spending in the 5th Congressional District – arguable the least-competitive race in the state – along with expectations for the top of the ticket.