Dr. Jill Biden, George Floyd family join Tallahassee Souls to the Polls march Sunday

Posted at 5:56 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 18:20:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Tallahassee is preparing for another campaign stop.

This time Dr. Jill Biden is making a stop at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

Dr. Jill Biden will be marching beside George Floyd's family and the people of Tallahassee for the Souls to the Polls event Sunday in a last-ditch effort to get as many people to the polls as possible.

Just two days before election day, former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden stops in Tallahassee on behalf of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

"Why not come to Tallahassee," said RB Holmes, the Reverand at Bethel Baptist Church. "Why not be a part of a great legacy, great history, and our great heritage of turning out the vote?"

It's the second big campaign stop in Tallahassee following Vice President Pence's stop last Saturday.

But how effective are those visits when it comes to changing a voter's mind?

Political Scientist Ed Moore says it's not likely to change minds, but isn't without effect.

"I think it lifts the enthusiasm level of the local people," Moore said. "It keeps the momentum higher than if they never came here."

Moore says there is also a new look on the campaign trail this year.

"This year oddly is different from any other campaign I've seen where you don't see as many surrogates as we've seen in the past.," said Moore. "Trump has his extended family members campaigning for him and Biden, it's really Biden, Harris, and of late President Obama. That's about it."

It's a different story when it comes to endorsements on social media.

Lil Wayne gave the most recent rap endorsement for President Trump.

But Moore believes even the weight of endorsements isn't heavy.

"Is that really going to sway a lot of votes? It's a unique story, but I don't think people are sitting at home thinking 'oh Lil Wayne, I'm going to vote for Trump now,'" Moore said. "You just don't see that."

Still, visits like Dr. Jill Biden's are hoping to get more people to those polls.

"We're encouraging people to vote your conviction, vote your belief, but most significantly, please vote," said Holmes.

You can join Dr. Jill Biden and the Floyd family at the Souls to the Polls march this Sunday at Bethel. It starts at noon.