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59 million ballots cast so far 9 days before US Election

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With nine days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year’s presidential election than voted early or absentee in the 2016 race as the start of in-person early voting in big states led to a surge in turnout in recent days. 

The opening of early voting locations in Florida, Texas and elsewhere has piled millions of new votes on top of the mail ballots arriving at election offices as voters try to avoid crowded places on Nov. 3 during the coronavirus pandemic.

The result is a total of 58.6 million ballots cast so far, more than the 58 million that The Associated Press logged as being cast through the mail or at in-person early voting sites in 2016.

Democrats have continued to dominate the initial balloting, but Republicans are narrowing the gap. GOP voters have begun to show up as early in-person voting, a sign that many heeded President Donald Trump’s unfounded warnings about mail-voting fraud. 

On Oct. 15, Democrats registrants cast 51% of all ballots reported, compared with 25% from Republicans. On Sunday, Democrats had a slightly smaller lead, 51% to 31%.

The early vote totals, reported by state and local election officials and tracked by the AP, are an imperfect indicator of which party may be leading. The data only shows party registration, not which candidate voters support. Most GOP voters are expected to vote on Election Day.

Analysts said the still sizable Democratic turnout puts extra pressure on the Republican Party to push its voters out in the final week and, especially, on Nov. 3. That’s especially clear in closely contested states such as Florida, Nevada and North Carolina.

“This is a glass half-full, glass half-empty situation,” said John Couvillon, a Republican pollster who tracks early voting closely. “They’re showing up more,” he added, but “Republicans need to rapidly narrow that gap.”

In Florida, for example, Democrats have outvoted Republicans by a 596,000 margin by mail, while Republicans only have a 230,000 edge in person. In Nevada, where Democrats usually dominate in-person early voting but the state decided to send a mail ballot to every voter this year, the GOP has a 42,600 voter edge in-person while Democrats have an 97,500 advantage in mail ballots.

“At some point, Republicans have to vote,” said Michael McDonald, a University of Florida political scientist who tracks early voting on ElectProject.org. 
 

https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-donald-trump-politics-florida-elections-509ad83f6d40e08fb715da44548f62e0?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP&utm_campaign=SocialFlow

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BUtterfield 8
Just now, papergangster said:

Dropping mine off today! 

I’ll be voting on Election Day 

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Rocketno10

I couldn’t vote last time because I didn’t get my ctitizenship, this time I will definitely vote!! Oh my gosh I’m so freaking nervous about this election:triggered: I REALLY wanna see that Cheeto gone!

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Born This Way

I already voted so now I get to spend 10 days worrying. :spin:

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Franch Toast

I submitted my ballot last week, and it's been received. :party: Crawl back into your cave, Trump & company. 

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KanyeWest

My Psychic Predictions

Penn - Biden
Florida - Trump
North Carolina - Trump
Michigan - Trump
New Mexico - Biden
Wisconsin - Biden

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Spyro

Some notes:

 

It's at 59 million currently

 

 

Texas is already ABOVE 80% of the total vote from 2016!!!

 

 

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Spyro
6 minutes ago, KanyeWest said:

My Psychic Predictions

Penn - Biden
Florida - Trump
North Carolina - Trump
Michigan - Trump
New Mexico - Biden
Wisconsin - Biden

New Mexico isn't really a competitive state.  I agree with your predictions, but I'll put Michigan into Biden.  Repub's did terrible in the 2018 midterms in Michigan to make me think they'll win again in that state.

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TimisaMonster

My home state California did THAT...:classy:

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12 minutes ago, KanyeWest said:

My Psychic Predictions

Penn - Biden
Florida - Trump
North Carolina - Trump
Michigan - Trump
New Mexico - Biden
Wisconsin - Biden

Michigan - trump?  What are you smoking girl, Biden is leading by 8 points, it is probably the easiest win of the rust belt states for him

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M Monstre
36 minutes ago, KanyeWest said:

My Psychic Predictions

Penn - Biden
Florida - Trump
North Carolina - Trump
Michigan - Trump
New Mexico - Biden
Wisconsin - Biden

Michigan for Trump? That's intereting.

EDIT - You understand that Biden has a better shot of winning Texas than Trump does at winning Michigan, right?

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weed

so impressive! I'm voting on election day

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Phlop

Personally voting for Trump. hes The best choice for me tbh. 

BYE
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