A Week Before Election Day, More Than Half the 2016 Vote Is Already In – The New York Times

A Week Before Election Day, More Than Half the 2016 Vote Is Already In – The New York Times


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With a week left until Election Day, the flood of people moved to cast their ballots early has grown so strong that the early vote has already exceeded half of the number of votes that were counted during the entire 2016 presidential election, according to data compiled by the United States Elections Project.

The coronavirus pandemic, the fear of postal delays and the passions inspired by the presidential candidates, both pro and con, have all contributed to the record early vote. As of Tuesday afternoon more than 69.5 million Americans had
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