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President Trump to hold re-election rally in Virginia Friday

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Fayetteville Regional Airport, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Fayetteville, N.C.
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Fayetteville Regional Airport, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Fayetteville, N.C.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Published: Sep. 25, 2020 at 3:12 PM EDT
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WWBT) - President Donald Trump is making a push for the 13 electoral votes in Virginia by holding a rally in Newport News in front of thousands of his supporters on Friday night.

About 4,000 or so people are expected to hear from Trump at 9 p.m. from the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport along Bland Boulevard, despite a push from public health officials to block the rally.

Currently, under phase 3 of Virginia’s reopening plan, the maximum number of people at a large gathering is 250.

Health officials seek to block Trump rally in Virginia ]

The city of Newport News has experienced close to 3,000 COVID-19 cases, 100 hospitalizations and about 40 deaths. The health Director also says "considerable evidence from similar events held by this organization show face-covering requirements are not being enforced at these events.

Doors open at 6 o’clock with the president scheduled to take the stage at 9 o’clock.

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