In the United States, far more voters are taking advantage of the opportunity to vote before Election Day. With two and a half weeks since the presidential election, more than 22 million people have already cast their votes.
This equates to 16 percent of the total number of votes in the 2016 elections, according to Election Project numbers. By that year, nearly 6 million early votes had been cast by this time.
Voting can be done before election time by mail or by submitting the ballot paper well in advance. The large number of first voters leads to long lines in some places.
at Swing condition Ohio More than 2.3 million ballot papers have already been mailed out, double what they were in 2016. One of the reasons for the large number of early voters is that voters want to avoid crowding due to the Coronavirus. To date, half of the mailed ballots have come from voters over the age of 64.
More Democrats than Republicans
According to the Election Project, more registered Democrats than Republicans have voted so far. The score does not necessarily indicate anything about voting behavior or the end result. In addition, both sides are expecting a large number of Republican votes on Election Day.
About 150 million Americans are expected to exercise their right to vote this year, two-thirds of the total number of voters. In terms of percentage, this could be the highest participation rate in more than a century.
President Trump said earlier that the mail vote encouraged fraud and that it was easy for other countries to influence the election. He did not provide any evidence for his allegations.
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