The fate of the world's teetering, warns Obama ahead of US election

Rebecca Smith
Obama has been campaigning for the Democrats' presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
Obama has been campaigning for the Democrats' presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (Source: Getty)

There have been some dramatic moments through the lead up to the US presidential election.

And making a play for his spot on the top 10 list, Barack Obama warned supporters in the key battleground state of North Carolina that: "The fate of the world is teetering, and you, North Carolina, are going to have to make sure that we push it in the right direction."

The American President said: "I am not on the ballot, but I tell you what - fairness is on the ballot, decency is on the ballot, justice is on the ballot, progress is on the ballot, our democracy is on the ballot."

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FYI, he wasn't talking about Donald Trump. In fact, Obama said the Republican candidate was a threat to civil rights that were hard-fought to secure.

Trump suggested Obama stop campaigning for Democrat Hillary Clinton, and focus on running the country.

"The bottom line is, no one wants four more years of Obama," he told supporters in Pensacola, Florida.

The incumbent President has an approval rating of 52 per cent at the moment - that exceeds Ronald Reagan's from the Republican's eighth year in office. A CNN/ORC poll had his approval rating at its highest level in almost exactly seven years.

The latest twist in the presidential saga has been the fallout from the FBI's announcement it was investigating new emails that may be linked to its probe into Clinton's private email server. The agency's director James Comey has faced criticism after announcing the development just 11 days before the election.

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Clinton herself accused Comey of double standards for trying to hide evidence of Russia's backing of Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Her campaign manager said it "defied all logic" for Comey to reveal the investigation into Clinton's emails, while refusing to speak about Russia's alleged involvement with Trump's campaign as it was too close to election day.

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