US Election: Donald Trump lauds 'red wave' as presidential race nears end

Donald Trump has lauded the "red wave" that's following him across the US during his presidential reelection bid.

Just three days before election day, Trump was in Pennsylvania - a swing state that turned in his favour in 2016.

Speaking to a crowd of supporters in Newtown who were chanting "four more years", he celebrated the number of people who were following his campaign.

"We have a great red wave that has formed as you probably notice," he said.

"Three days from now, this is the state that will save the American dream."

Trump also whipped up worry about the election result being delayed and talked up trouble.

"We're going to be waiting. November 3 is going to come and go. And we're not going to know. And you're going to have bedlam in our country," he said.

Many in the crowd weren't wearing masks and weren't social distancing, but Trump said the country was "rounding the corner" of COVID-19.

"We're now just weeks away from the mass distribution of a safe vaccine," he claimed.

After the rally, some supporters Newshub spoke to said it was a highlight to see Trump in person.

"I feel like a kid on Christmas right now," one person said of the rally. "The best thing, it definitely was the most exhilarating experience I've had in my life."

"He's been the best president I ever had in my lifetime, my 30 years of life," another said.

Others said Trump will still win if the election is "rigged".

"It will be rigged but we will still win," one said.

"We might have to be patient but I think we are going to pull it out," another said.

Another Trump supporter said of coronavirus that there's a "risk in everything" and she wasn't particularly worried.

"Safety is an illusion - you could fall in your shower and die," she said.

The approach to COVID-19 was in stark contrast with Democrat Joe Biden's presidential campaign, who kept his rallies to socially-distanced drive-ins

"It's time for Donald Trump to pack his bags and go home. We're done with the chaos, the tweets, the anger, the hate, the failure, the refusal to take any responsibility," he told his supporters in Detroit, Michigan.

Early voter turnout has reached 91.6 million, which is more than two-thirds of the total 2016 turnout.

Texas has surpassed its total turnout from the last election with nearly nine million votes cast there.

This state of Pennsylvania, Biden's home state, is one of the biggest prizes of all. He's set to visit there on Monday (NZ time) to try and bring the presidency home.