KENT, Ohio (WKBN) – Halloween took a political twist at Kent State University with a visit from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, as she spoke inside the Recreation and Wellness Center to a crowd of about 2,500.
After spending a couple minutes insisting nothing will come from the email investigation, Clinton immediately pivoted and took aim at Donald Trump’s worthiness and temperament to be president, saying that Trump has got very little support inside the DC beltway.
“It’s not a surprise that fifty Republican national security experts wrote an open letter saying they will not vote for Donald Trump,” she said. “Because he would be, in their words, the most reckless president in American history. And it’s no surprise that not a single former president Secretary of State or national security adviser from either party has endorsed him.”
Prior to Monday afternoon’s rally, WKBN spoke with a number of Kent State students who were waiting in line.
When asked whether or not the new revelations about Huma Abedin’s emails could effect the outcome of the race, they said they’re not surprised by what’s coming out, but they’re not happy about it either.
“I think this entire election has been a huge smear campaign for both sides,” one student said. “So I think stuff coming out like this now is not surprising and I think it could even be sort of planned.”
Clinton also used the end of her rally to urge people to get to the polls and take advantage of early voting as time winds down to Election Day a week from Tuesday.
Clinton left Kent and traveled to Cincinnati for another rally, where she spoke at Smale Riverfront Park in the evening.
President Barack Obama will also be in Ohio campaigning for Clinton, as he’ll be in Columbus on Tuesday.
Obama will speak at the Capital University Field House from 4:30-5:45 p.m. with doors opening at 2:30 p.m.
Those interested in attending the Kent and Cincinnati events can RSVP through Clinton’s campaign website.
An RSVP for President Obama’s Columbus event is also posted on the website.
The election is Tuesday, Nov. 8.