A record 64 Million Americans have voted EARLY……
Most of these ballot turn in’s have been in places Donald Trump was able take from Hillary Clinton, who thought they would stay with her like they did for Obama….
Trump has attacked mail-in voting….
That seems to have pushed MORE Democratic voters to stand on line a physically cast their votes (there are still some mailing their ballots in) to make sure they are counted and not lost in the mail or suppressed by Red state voter people…
The polls ARE against Trump posting a second term win….
So he and his people are hoping that Election Day voting by their supporters could pull things out for them….
A week before Election Day, more than 64 million Americans have already voted — and about half of them are in the dozen or so competitive states that will ultimately decide who wins the Electoral College.
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.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, many states have changed voting rules, allowing millions to vote by mail for the first time, and many others have voted in person early to avoid an anticipated crush of voters on Election Day. Voter enthusiasm for and against President Trump has also fueled record-level early turnout across the country.
Democrats appear much more eager about early voting. In the five battleground states that report party registration, nearly two million more registered Democrats have voted than Republicans so far.
In Pennsylvania — a state Mr. Trump narrowly won in 2016 — more than three times as many Democrats have voted than Republicans. The party breakdown is more even in Florida and North Carolina….
Voters are also turning out in large numbers in states that are more likely to favor Joseph R. Biden Jr. These states together account for more than a third of the votes cast so far and 43 percent of the total 2016 votes in these states. With early voting just getting started in some states, like New York, these numbers are likely to climb….
Early voting has been less extensive in states that are more likely to favor Mr. Trump. These states tend to be less populous than many of the Democratic-leaning and battleground states, so it’s not surprising that they make up a smaller share of total early votes. But their early votes are also smaller as a percentage of the number of people who voted four years ago.