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2020 Election Live Updates: Biden Plans to Speak of Unity in Gettysburg, a Symbol of a Nation Divided

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Joseph R. Biden Jr. travels to the swing state of Pennsylvania to deliver a forceful call for national unity.CreditCredit…Hilary Swift for The New York Times

Joseph R. Biden Jr. traveled to the swing state of Pennsylvania Tuesday afternoon to deliver a forceful call for national unity and make the case that the election is not about partisan disagreements but about issues with life-and-death consequences.

In a speech in Gettysburg, where a Civil War battlefield serves as a symbol of a country divided against itself, Mr. Biden will reiterate the notion that the election is “a battle for a soul of the nation,” according to his campaign, reprising a central theme of his candidacy four weeks before Election Day.

Though it is perhaps too soon for the address to amount to a closing argument, his remarks suggest that he intends to

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