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World Presidential in United States: Early Voting Breaks Records

05:40  21 october  2020
05:40  21 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

‘Willing to Take My Chances’: Mail-Skeptical Voters Flock to Early Vote in Georgia

  ‘Willing to Take My Chances’: Mail-Skeptical Voters Flock to Early Vote in Georgia ATLANTA—Cynthia Robinson had her mind made up. The 72-year-old Clayton County resident was determined her vote be counted, so heading to the polls at 7:55 AM on the first day of early voting in Georgia was practically a no-brainer. “I did not trust the absentee ballot in this particular election,” she told The Daily Beast from her precinct in Jonesboro two hours later. “I’ve always voted early and in person. I knew it was a COVID issue, but I was willing to take my chances.”Early voting in Georgia on Monday was marred by technical glitches, with some voters at a massive new site at State Farm Arena in Atlanta leaving early in frustration.

The president of the United States is the head of state and head of government of the United States , indirectly elected to a 4-year term by the people through the Electoral College.

Early voting turnout records have already been broken in Georgia and Texas - a mixture of virus measures and sheer enthusiasm - but it is still Last week Joe Biden told older voters in Florida Mr Trump was not looking out for them, but the BBC has also covered the ways the president could win.

Des électeurs américains font la queue pour voter par anticipation dans le Wisconsin, le 20 octobre 2020. © SCOTT OLSON / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP American voters line up to vote in advance in Wisconsin on October 20, 2020.

Plus 30 million Americans have already voted in the Nov. 3 election, a record. At the same time four years ago, only 6 million ballots had already been cast in the ballot box.

With our correspondent in Washington, Anne Corpet

Images of long lines in front of polling stations come from all states that allow advance polls. In Georgia, some voters waited eleven hours before they could slip their ballot into the ballot box.

In Florida, a key state to win , three million people have voted since Monday, more than 30% of the total number of voters who voted four years ago. Wisconsin, another crucial state, opened its polling stations on Tuesday and also announced an unprecedented mobilization.

This record level of participation can be explained in part by the coronavirus pandemic: Americans want to avoid the hustle and bustle on election day. But also and above all, they are extremely motivated by this election. Donald Trump and Joe Biden both reiterate that this election is the most important in American history.

How long it could take to count the vote this year, explained .
Some swing states are expected to tally results relatively quickly. Others not so much.The pandemic and historic levels of mail-in voting mean that we have reason to expect that certain states will be very, very slow to count their votes this year — while others will be at least relatively quicker.

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