- Associated Press - Monday, October 31, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the presidential election campaign in Michigan (all times EDT):

5:22 p.m.

Donald Trump is claiming that Hillary Clinton is not a good role model for his 10-year-old son.

Trump, campaigning in Michigan on Monday, said, “She’s a terrible example for my son and the children in this country.”

That line of attack is very similar to the one Clinton has used against him for much of the campaign. Clinton has repeatedly cited Trump’s words and actions - including in a campaign ad - as proof that the New York businessman would be a negative impact on the nation’s children.

Trump made his claim after attacking Clinton’s use of a private email server, suggesting that she was “corrupt” and destined to be imprisoned.


2:05 p.m.

Donald Trump is warning again about voter fraud - but has a solution for his supporters.

The Republican nominee once again said there is widespread voter fraud, a claim for which he has produced no evidence.

But he told supporters at a rally Monday in Grand Rapids, Michigan, that they should “get out and vote by the millions and we won’t have to worry about what is taking place behind the scenes.”

Trump made his pitch during a foray into Democrat-leaning Michigan. The state hasn’t gone for a Republican since 1988, but may prove essential for Trump’s electoral map.

Several studies suggest that voter fraud is extremely rare. Trump’s warning in Michigan came a day after he criticized the mail-in voting system in Colorado, suggesting that it is ripe for fraud.


1:55 p.m.

Donald Trump is seizing on the ongoing flap over Hillary Clinton’s private email server. He says that she “is not the victim, the American people are the victims.”

Speaking Monday in Michigan, the Republican presidential candidate said Clinton “broke the law over and over again.” He claims that she lied to the FBI and destroyed evidence on her phone and emails.

Clinton has not been charged with any wrongdoing. The FBI declined to recommend charges this summer over her use of a private email sever while she was secretary of state. But it is now looking at emails found on the computer of Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of a top aide to Clinton.

It is not yet known if those emails are connected to Clinton.


1:40 p.m.

Donald Trump may not know the Big 10.

His two opening acts before his speech in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Monday each drew some jeers from sports fans in the audience.

Ret. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn took the stage shouting “Go Michigan!” even though Grand Rapids is far closer to Lansing, home to Michigan’s rival Michigan State. Michigan won when the two teams met on Saturday.

Then, longtime Trump booster Bobby Knight took the stage. Knight was the longtime head coach at Indiana University, a Big 10 rival of both Michigan and Michigan State.

Knight joked with the crowd and noted that he attended Ohio State University - yet another Big 10 school.

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