Clinton rallies at GVSU day before election

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ALLENDALE, Mich. — Hillary Clinton visited West Michigan Monday a day before the presidential election.

Speaking at Grand Valley State University, Clinton told the crowd what she believes is at stake when people head to the polls Tuesday, also leaving a message of hope.

"This election is basically between division and unity in our country.  It's between strong and steady leadership, or a loose cannon who could put everything at risk," Clinton said. "It is between an economy that works for everyone, or one that is even more stacked for those at the top."

Clinton also called for the largest investment in high-paying jobs since World War II, moving on to say there must be a balance between work and family for Americans and equal pay for women.

She also told the crowd why she believes her Republican rival Donald Trump is unqualified.  She said she's gotten to know a lot of presidents from her days interning and then working on Capitol Hill, to becoming first lady, a senator and President Barack Obama's secretary of state.

She adds that regardless of party, "I never doubted they were fit to serve as our president."

Overall, Clinton stayed on theme of a hopeful, hard-working America, saying she believes "America's greatest days are ahead."

“We have a tremendous opportunity ahead of us," Clinton said. "And you can vote for a hopeful, inclusive, big-hearted America. And we’ll set the stage for an even better future.”

She went on to say, "We are already great but we can be greater and we will be greater."

Trump will also visit West Michigan later Monday.  He is scheduled to speak at DeVos Place at 11 p.m.

Real Clear Politics now considers Michigan a toss-up state based on statewide polling averages showing a tightening race between Clinton and Trump, meaning the state’s 16 electoral votes are up for grabs. In all, 158 electoral votes are up for grabs in toss-up states, as tallied by Real Clear Politics.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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