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Election links: Clinton leads some close polls, a look inside the Trump campaign, McMullin profiled

Just one more day. You’ve got this. Here’s a look at the election news that’s come out from over the weekend.

Clinton still leads, but it’s tight

A Bloomberg Politics national poll found that Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump, but just barely. Clinton has 44 percent of America’s vote in a four-way race, whereas Trump has earned 41 percent. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson sits at 4 percent in the national race, with Jill Stein right behind at 2 percent.

Meanwhile, there’s a host of new polls coming out from national publications and battleground states. Here’s a quick look at them:

National poll updates:

Battleground states:

To sum up:

In other significant news concerning Clinton, FBI Director James Comey announced in a letter to Congress that there was nothing criminal about Hillary Clinton’s alleged mishandling of her email accounts, according to the Associated Press.

This new letter comes just a little over a week after Comey announced new emails had been found that could be related to the Clinton case.

How is Donald Trump spending his final days?

Donald Trump isn’t getting much sleep anymore, according to the New York Times. In the final days of his campaign, Trump and his team have spent many hours traveling across the country to give speeches in a litany of states, from Nevada to Pennsylvania to Ohio to Michigan to Minnesota.

In fact, on Sunday, Trump’s increased travel schedule made him 90 minutes late to a Pennsylvania rally and for a Virginia rally that he had later that night.

Trump doesn’t want to sleep, the Times reported. He wants to work and he wants to win.

“Donald J. Trump is not sleeping much these days. Aboard his gold-plated jumbo jet, the Republican nominee does not like to rest or be alone with his thoughts, insisting that aides stay up and keep talking to him. He prefers the soothing, whispery voice of his son-in-law,” according to the Times.

You can read more about the Trump campaign’s final days at the New York Times.

Seattle Times profiles McMullin

Evan McMullin may have a tough road to the presidency, but he’s still looking to spread a true conservative messages, according to the Seattle Times.

In a profile of the candidate, who went to Auburn High School in the state of Washington, he still considers himself a longshot to win the presidency, mostly since he’s still only on 11 state ballots.

Still, he’s shown some strength in Utah — as recent polls have shown — that make him at least a third option for many Utahns.

McMullin told the Seattle Times, though, that his movement may mean something new in the future. His supporters may help him build a new conservative party.

“If it’s necessary to start a new party because the Republican Party continues to go down the path of populism and white nationalism, we’ll start something new,” he said.

McMullin speaks to Deseret News, KSL on Sunday

Speaking of McMullin, he visited our offices Sunday afternoon to offer a stump speech about the election. Here’s the interview he had with KSL and Deseret News reporters on Sunday afternoon.

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Herb Scribner is a writer for Deseret Digital Media.