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GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, November 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — President Donald Trump concluded his re-election bid the same way he ended his 2016 campaign: by warning West Michigan voters that the Democratic nominee for president is wholly corrupt and that he himself should be president of the United States instead.

At last night's chilly rally in Grand Rapids, Trump was joined by his family, key staff, and Vice President Mike Pence, who spoke to the crowd while the president was making his way from a rally in Wisconsin just hours before. 

Pence slammed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris while highlighting the administration's pro-life accomplishments and defense of religious liberty.

The Republican ticket supports “the freedom of religion and the freedom of speech,” he exclaimed. 

At one point the crowd chanted their support of Justice Amy Coney Barrett: “ACB! ACB! ACB!”

That dogma lives loudly in me [too],” Pence said after referencing Democrats’ 2017 attacks on Barrett’s Catholicism. “That dogma lives loudly in you!” he also declared.

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Core conservative and Christian values are at stake in the upcoming election.

So, it's vital that we - and our family and friends - know which candidate will defend them.

Please SIGN this open letter which calls for the preservation of our core values of Life, Family, Faith and Freedom.

Then, please USE and SHARE our 2020 LifeSite Voter Guidehttps://www.lifesitenews.com/votelife

The following core conservative and Christian values will all be affected, one way or the other, by the outcome of the election:

  • The protection of human life from conception till natural death.
  • The protection of the natural family.
  • The protection of our right to freely and meaningfully practice our religion both inside and outside our houses of worship, without interference from the state.
  • And, the protection of our freedoms - especially, our freedom of speech, our freedom of assembly and licit medical freedom.

So, where do the candidates stand on Life, Family, Faith and Freedom?

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ON LIFE

President Trump has already proven himself to be pro-life. He reinstated the Mexico City Policy, prohibiting U.S. foreign aid from paying for and, or, promoting abortions. And, he has also pledged to sign a late-term abortion ban and veto any pro-abortion legislation.

Former Vice President Biden supports tax-payer funded abortion (i.e., getting rid of the Hyde Amendment), and has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood and NARAL.

ON FAMILY

President Trump’s tax cuts have helped 82% of middle-class American families, which saved an average of $1,260 on their taxes according to Breitbart News.

On the contrary, if former Vice President Joe Biden implements the "Green New Deal," thousands of energy sector jobs will be eliminated. What’s more, Biden plans on raising taxes by more than three trillion dollars – a move which could severely hurt the average American family.

Additionally, President Trump backs school choice for all American families, which will allow parents to choose the school that best meets the needs of their children.

However, former Vice President Biden supports policies that are not in favor school choice. His policies would hurt families by keeping parents from choosing a school that would help their children and provide them with the best opportunities.

Finally, President Trump's administration has co-sponsored the Geneva Consensus Declaration, which reaffirms that “the family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State", and which seeks to achieve the "strengthening of family as the foundational unit of society."

While, earlier this year, former Vice President Biden revealed his “LGBTQ+ and equality” plan, which he will use to “protect,” “enforce,” and “advance” the homosexual agenda and homosexual “rights."

ON FAITH

President Trump’s second-term agenda includes the promise to "defend the freedoms of religious believers and organizations."

Former Vice President Biden stands against conscience rights - vowing to sue the Little Sisters of the Poor to force them to pay for abortion and contraceptives. And, Biden also stands against religious freedom, as he and the Democrats support mandating that pro-life Christian business-owners, like cake bakers, violate their religious beliefs.

ON FREEDOM

If re-elected, President Trump has promised to minimize lockdowns and mask mandates.

If elected, former Vice President Biden has promised to enact a nationwide mask mandate, and allow more lockdowns.

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Now that you know where the candidates stand, please consider voting to preserve Life, the Family, our Faith, and our Freedoms!

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The vice president noted that Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris support “taxpayer funding of abortion all the way up to the moment of birth,” to which the crowd booed.

“All your churches and synagogues and schools will be closed under a Biden-Harris administration coronavirus lockdown,” Pence warned.

Trump echoed many of those remarks, most of which were given after midnight.

“We will defend the right to life, free speech, religious liberty, and the right to keep and bear arms,” he declared to thunderous applause.

He also brought up Hunter Biden’s emails, the “Russia-hoax” perpetrated by the “fake news” media, and Michigan’s Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Trump lambasted Whitmer for her lockdown measures during COVID-19.

Chants of “Lock her up! Lock her up!” ensued.

Grand Rapids was the final campaign stop Donald Trump made in 2016 as well. He later won the state by a 10,704-vote margin. 

Trump has visited Grand Rapids on multiple occasions during his presidency. In March 2019, he spoke to a jam-packed Van Andel Arena in downtown just days after Robert Mueller concluded that there was no Trump-Russia collusion in the 2016 presidential election. 

While most mainstream polls indicated that Joe Biden was ahead in Michigan for much of the campaign, many pundits are now of the opinion that the race there is either tied or that Trump is even ahead. Both Democrats and Republicans have held multiple events across the state in recent days. 

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