There’s nothing left to do but spin. The campaign managers for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton began the last day before election day with a blitz of the morning TV news shows, each portraying confidence based on varying assessments of the political map.
Speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Kellyanne Conway said Trump was a candidate riding a wave of momentum to victory, pointing to what she said were massive crowds the Republican nominee has been drawing in states that Democrats should have locked up.
“We’re going into her 248 blue wall,” Conway said, referring to the number of electoral college votes represented by typically blue states such as Minnesota, where Trump held a rally Sunday. “We have six different routes to 270,” she added, referring to the total number of electoral votes needed to clinch the White House.
Robby Mook, at the helm of the data-obsessed Clinton campaign, seemed to scoff when asked about the confidence Trump’s team was exuding based on enthusiasm and momentum.
“Those are subjective terms,” he said on “CBS This Morning.” “We think we have those on our side now. What I know we have as well is record turnout.”
Clinton’s campaign has placed great faith in the strength of its ground game. Volunteers made 14.5 million voter contacts this weekend in battleground states, the campaign said — a mix of doors knocked on and phone calls made. The campaign said voter turnout is on pace to break records.