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Vice President Biden Rallies Voters at FAMU

Joe Biden at FAMU
Posted at 5:00 PM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-07 17:56:54-05

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- U.S Vice President Joe Biden made one last campaigning push for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Florida A&M University just hours ahead of Election Day.

This was Biden's second trip to the Capital City this year, after attending a private fundraiser in August.

Hundreds cheered on Biden and his wife Jill at "The Set." They encouraged the crowd to vote and get others to the polls, too.

While Biden rallied support for Clinton, he also warned voters about choosing Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Biden said Trump is already causing trouble for the country with comments that have made European leaders doubt American military support for NATO.

Clinton, he said, remains the only viable pick for president, but she can't win unless voters take action.

"Tomorrow is a day that's going to impact on all your tomorrows for the next 10 or 12 years," Biden said. "That's not hyperbole. It's going to impact on your lives like no other tomorrow in terms of the american history since you've been alive."

U.S Representative Gwen Graham said she knows Biden pretty well. Her father Bob Graham served in the U.S. Senate alongside Biden, who was a senator in Delaware.

"He's just such a genuine, warm, caring person," Graham said. "What you see is what you get with the vice president. He is the best. He's such a good, good person, and he does care -- and that comes through, and I think that came through today with all the Rattlers here."

Biden emphasized ways Clinton will continue the work he's done with president Obama. He also said if Donald Trump is elected, issues like healthcare, equal rights for women and minorities, and national security will be compromised.

Both Bidens encouraged students to use their political voices Tuesday.

FAMU senate president Brandon Johnson said the Capital City is a perfect example of why this election brought them here.

"Any time you have three major colleges, two major universities in one little area, you have a lot of voter bases," Johnson said. "You have different backgrounds. You have students who have traveled from across the country, across the world, to get their education here, as well as being in the Tallahassee community, so it's very important to come to Tallahassee to get a vote."

In addition to the Bidens and Congresswoman Graham, several speakers addressed the crowd, including interim university president Larry Robinson, Mayor Andrew Gillum and congressional candidate Al Lawson.

Biden also took time to lend his support for Patrick Murphy, who is running to unseat Republican Marco Rubio as U.S. Senator for the state of Florida.