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Classics US Presidential: towards historic participation?

21:51  15 october  2020
21:51  15 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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This is unheard of in the United States. More than 17 million people have already voted for the November 3 presidential election. Figures much higher than 4 years ago at the same period, according to the US Elections Project of the University of Florida, which compiles the data provided by the electoral authorities of the various states. They could predict a record turnout this year.

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For the first time in US history, a majority of voters could have voted by D-Day. This dramatic increase in mail voting and early voting, in person at polling stations, is of course taking place in a particular health context.

Many Americans want to avoid the long lines on November 3. The data from the University of Florida also shows that this system is used primarily by the elderly.

He is also favored by the Democrats. They are about twice as numerous as Republicans in several key states who allow publication of voters' political affiliation.

Is this a simple precautionary vote or a surge in the turnout? Several analysts favor the second option. Already in the mid-term elections in 2018, voters had never voted so much in a century.

Pollsters also note Americans' particular interest in the election this year. Of the 500,000 people who have already voted by mail in North Carolina this year, for example, a quarter had not voted in the last presidential election.

Presidential. Bolivia returns to the polls without Evo Morales .
© David Mercado, Reuters Supporters of Luis Arce, candidate of the Movement towards Socialism, the party of Evo Morales, during his campaign end of campaign, Wednesday near the capital La Paz. A year after the presidential election that sowed chaos and exile for the former head of state, Bolivians will appoint a new leader on Sunday. The poll, very polarized, raises fears of new violence.

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