The bipartisan board's 5-0 decision came after Republican candidate Mark Harris, confronted by days of evidence that an operative for his campaign orchestrated a ballot fraud scheme, called for a new vote in the state's 9th Congressional District.
Trump also praised the volunteers, at one point hugging a young helper and telling his parents, ``You did a good job.'' Trump walked through a storm-damaged neighbourhood where waterlogged sofa cushions, mattresses and downed trees were piled up along streets.
Florence, a onetime hurricane that weakened to a tropical depression dumped up to 100 cm of rain on parts of North Carolina and continued to produce widespread heavy rain, the National Weather Service said.
Numerous roads were closed, and authorities warned of the risk of landslides, tornadoes and flash floods, with dams and bridges in peril as rivers and creeks swelled. As of Saturday, about 676,000 homes and businesses were without power in North Carolina, along with 119,000 in South Carolina.
Hurricane Florence Highlights: More than one million residents from coastal areas of North and South Carolina and Virginia have been ordered to evacuate. Emergency declarations were in force in Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
WYFF-TV Anchor Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer both had worked in the Greenville market for more than a decade. McCormick and Smeltzer had just interviewed Tryon Fire Chief Geoffrey Tennant.