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Central Texans hold political rallies on final weekend before election

Posted at 12:39 AM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 01:39:23-05

LORENA, Texas — It is Election Week in the Lone Star State, and several Central Texans hoped to make a last-minute push to support their favorite candidates.

Sunday afternoon, dozens of President Trump supporters came together in Lorena one last time before Election Day. The group held a concert and eventually took off on a parade down the interstate.

"There's no sense in us sitting around with our thumbs in our mouths," Charlie Montgomery, who hosted the rally on his property, said. "So, we gotta do it right and do it peacefully."

More than 100 cars took part in the parade, which traveled along I-35 from Lorena to Temple and back.

"It's pretty amazing really, to see this many people come together for the country," Bob Taylor, a rally attendee said. "It's just a lot of pride and a lot of support."

The rally came one day after several supporters of former Vice President Joe Biden held a similar event in downtown Waco and Robinson.

"You know it's really important to get out and vote and support who you want, whether it's for this side or that side. You need to get out and vote," Chris Hester said.

Recent polls indicate Texas will likely be a key battleground state in the 2020 presidential election, serving as just another reason for supporters to inspire others to get put and vote.

"You need to get out and vote. That's all there is to it," Hester said.

Trump supporters said they hope the rally encourages other supporters to make their voices heard on Election Day.

"I know people that are called the silent majority," Montgomery said. "You can't be silent no more."

More than 9.7 million people voted during the early voting period, a state record.