MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - With one of the most controversial presidential elections just days away, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas was back on the campaign trail on behalf Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the swing state of Florida.
Over the weekend, Thomas was in the Sunshine State with the Clinton campaign, where the "RealClearPolitics" poll average places she and Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump within one point of each other.
Florida - which is worth a crucial 29 electoral votes - has been a pivotal swing state for candidates in recent elections, and this highly publicized and criticized presidential campaign has proven no different. According to a "RealClearPolitics" poll, as of Monday, Nov. 7 - one day before voters head to the polls - the two candidates are nearly neck and neck as they each vie for Florida.
Thomas said that it's important that every eligible voter make their way to the nearest polling location to make their voices heard on Tuesday.
"I'm proud to support Hillary Clinton for president. There is no one that works harder or has more experience than Secretary Clinton. She believes in working together, collaborating and bringing real, sustainable change. She has the strength and intelligence to lead while her opponent is an emotional disaster," he said.
"Donald Trump likes to ask African Americans what they have to lose if they vote for him. The answer is: everything. African Americans, and the country as a whole, will lose our bright future if we allow this dangerous individual to become president. He will reverse all the progress that we, as a country, have made.
"Florida has an incredible opportunity to play a pivotal role in this election. I'm here to encourage folks to get out and vote and vote early. Bring your family and bring your friends. Do not let this historic moment pass you by."