World US Presidential. 70 million voters have already voted, that's half the votes in 2016
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The topic of mail-in voting has been a point of focus and controversy throughout the 2020 election season. President Donald Trump has consistently "warned" Americans about the dangers and frauds that are attached to mail-in voting through the use of false information and the distortion of the mail-in voting practice. © Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty A woman holds up a mail-in ballot during the Massachusetts state primary on September 1 in Boston. On the other hand, Democrats have expressed their belief in Trump's motivation to depress voter turnout rather than to prevent voter fraud.
To Within a week of the poll, the United States has already registered more than 70 million ballots, either via the postal ballot or the anticipatory vote, as of October 28, according to the US Elections Project. The number of early votes has already reached half of the total votes for 2016.
Thehas already started. Six days before the election, the United States Elections Project, a study center under the University of Florida, had more than 70 million votes (71,063,593 to be precise) already cast. This figure, as of October 28, is already much higher than that of 2016: more than 47 million voters had voted in advance at the time.
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The process—which one expert described as “witchcraft”—could lead to thousands of legitimate ballots being thrown out.“It’s just something you do,” he told me. “You are given an opportunity to select people who make influence over your lives, and so it’s important you have a voice.
Voters have cast their ballot either by mail (47,753,131 postal votes) or in person (23,310,462 advance votes). Thepandemic is certainly a reason for this mobilization in advance, but this figure also means that participation could reach a record this year.
Here is the map that shows the number of early votes in each state, as of October 28:About ten states have already registered more than half of the votes in 2016
Nationally, the current number of early votes represents 51, 6% of all votes in 2016.
As for the situation in each state, there are around ten states which have already registered more than 50% of the total number of votes in 2016..
This map shows the number of early votes as a percentage of all votes in 2016, for each state:
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Some concerns around poll watching don’t have to do with the people designated to be inside voting sites.To facilitate that, the Trump campaign has launched Army for Trump, an effort to mobilize tens of thousands of volunteers for get-out-the-vote efforts, including poll watching. A Trump campaign spokesperson told Vox that it hopes to fill 40,000 poll-watching shifts, and expects to exceed their goal of recruiting 50,000 volunteer poll watchers.
Texas has the highest number, with a share of 86.9%. According to RealClearPolitics’s estimate as of October 28,Democrats vote ahead of Republicans would win the state with a 2.6 point gap over .
In the twenty or so states that require party registration, Democrats have voted almost twice as much as Republicans early. But that doesn't necessarily mean success for Joe Biden. Because for Donald Trump and the Republicans, postal voting opened up possibilities for fraud. The Republican camp waits instead on November 3 to submit its ballot.
Here is the graph that shows the participation of parties in the early votes:
In any case, mobilization through early votes does not mean that we will quickly have a result on the evening of November 3. Indeed few states agree to count results before election day. We will therefore have to wait to know who Donald Trump or Joe Biden will stay four years (more) in the White House.
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