Election Day has finally arrived.
According to CNN, more than 100 million people already cast their votes prior to Tuesday, November 3, thanks to early voting.
Both Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden are spending the day making last-minute appeals to their supporters in key states, whose electoral college wins could tip the scales in the respective party’s favor.
Joe Biden, Former Vice President, and Democratic nominee began his day in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden visited St. Joseph’s church along with his wife Dr. Jill Biden, and two of their granddaughters. After the mass, Biden went to the cemetery to visit the grave of his son Beau Biden, who passed away in 2015.
Newsweek reported that Biden had remarked over the course of the presidential race that he was inspired by the memory of Beau. According to Politico, Biden then made his way to Pennsylvania to stop by his childhood home in Scranton, where he signed one of the walls of the living room.
“From this house to the White House with the grace of God. Joe Biden 11-3-2020,” the message reads.
This is not Biden’s first visit back to his childhood home. In 2008, the current owner had asked him to sign a wall in his childhood bedroom when he had stopped by as Obama’s running mate. “I am home,” he wrote on September 1, 2008.
According to USA Today, the former vice president spent some time thanking voters in his hometown. In an inspiring speech, Biden stated that he was not being “melodramatic” when he said that he wanted to “restore the soul of the country.”
Biden has consistently supported the working class and unions and highlighted that the backbone of the country was the middle class. He concluded his speech saying, “Basically, I came to say thank you and thank you and thank you,” while the crowd cheered.
Later in the day, PEOPLE reported that Biden and his wife, along with his running mate Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff returned to Biden’s home state to address the nation. As seen throughout the campaign, the event was restricted to family, staff, and members of the media.