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President Barack Obama shakes hands with supporters as he arrives in San Diego on Oct. 23. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Washington-During a fundraiser in California, U.S. President Barack Obama said that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s victory is not enough, and that people should support her to win with a remarkable gap to address the correct message amid the opponent’s accusation of electoral fraud.

Many Democratic figures toured across the United States to help Clinton and the party’s candidates for the Congress, and Obama’s visit to California was one of them.

Entering the last weeks of the U.S. electoral race, recent surveys carried out in main states have shown that the former Secretary of State leads the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, with five points.

According to RealClearPolitics national surveys, Clinton outruns Trump by around six points in most of the main states including Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida while Trump shows a weak advancement in states that traditionally support Republicans like Texas.

Clinton has also achieved good results against Trump during early balloting sessions that have kicked off in some states; electors in Chicago, Washington, Charlotte, Miami, and Las Vegas can currently vote and their voting will be counted on the 8th of November, the official day of elections.

According to the CNN survey, Clinton tops the presidential candidates’ list with 49%, followed by Trump with 44%, the Liberal Garry Johnson by 3%, and Jill Stein by 2%.

Both candidates have inaugurated the last two weeks of the electoral campaign in Florida where the billionaire Trump has expected a Brexit-type surprise in the balloting boxes. In a big rally in Tampa, Florida, Trump said that these elections are an exceptional opportunity and asked U.S. citizens to overcome the electoral noise around them.

“When we win, our voice will be heard in Washington’s halls and all across the world”, said the Republican candidate.

Trump has loudly denounced the collusion of survey institutions and media outlets with the “liar” and “corrupt” Clinton. In Tampa, he also attacked the performance of Obama and said he intends to suspend billions allocated to the U.N.’s climate change programs to use them in improving the country’s environmental infrastructure especially marine life in Florida.

However, Clinton, who may become the first woman president of the United States, attended a rally in New Hampshire where she asserted her victory and announced her support for Maggie Hassan, the Democrats’ candidate for the Senate.

Democrats believe they have a big opportunity to recapture the Senate from the Republicans in the elections, which will help Clinton in implementing her reforms if she wins the presidential race.

Clinton said that disorders paralyzing Washington should be ended; the candidate’s words followed a speech addressed by Senator Elizabeth Warren, who criticized Trump.

Ruby Mok, the director of the Clinton campaign, has expected that states including Nevada, North Carolina, and Florida may take their final decision on the new president before the 8th of November. It seems that the political word of these states’ citizens will secure the winning of the Democrats.

The early balloting explains the remarkable presence of Trump and Clinton in Florida, where voting centers have opened in Miami since Monday.

The past weekend, Clinton announced that she intends to participate directly in the Congress’s battle by supporting her party’s candidates.