Over 64 million Americans have already voted, creating a new record in the US polls.
According to US Elections Project, there have been 43,798,191 mail ballots and 20,916,166 in-person votes, meaning that over 64 million Americans have already exercised their democratic right just a week away from the US Election, creating a new record in the US polls.
“Possibly even more significant, early votes in these battlegrounds account for more than half of those states’ total votes in 2016. Nationally, voters have already cast about 46 percent of the total vote counted in 2016,” according to the United States Elections Project. The report said that voter enthusiasm for and against Trump has also “fuelled record-level early turnout across the country”. Democrats appear much more eager about early voting as in the five battleground states that report party registration, nearly two million more registered Democrats have voted than Republicans so far, the report stated. Data shows that Texas and Florida have been leading the pack with over 7 million voters having cast their votes followed by Florida where over 6 million votes have already been set in the ballot boxes. In Ohio, there have been over 2 million votes cast with over 3 million in North Carolina and just over 2 million in the nation’s capital in Washington including in New Jersey.
According to experts, at the present rate, it could be the highest US voter turnout by percentage in more than a century.
Amid the voting, President Trump addressed rallies in Pennsylvania on Monday as Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden also turned up in the state to grab last-minute votes. “We win Pennsylvania, we win the whole ballgame,” President Trump said at a rally in Martinsburg. “He wants to go with windmills that are made in Germany and China,” Trump said at the rally, adding,”Biden’s plan is an economic death sentence for Pennsylvania’s energy sector.”
Meanwhile, Biden pointing at the battleground states, said: “I think we’re going to win Michigan, I think we’re going to win Wisconsin. I think we’re going to win Minnesota. I think we have a fighting chance in Ohio. I think we have a fighting chance in North Carolina. We have a fighting chance in Georgia.”