Survey: A third of US registered voters have cast ballots ahead of election date

Survey: A third of US registered voters have cast ballots ahead of election date

- By October 28, 36% of the total registered voters in all the 50 states had voted to choose between incumbent Trump and Democrat Biden

- The early-bird voters took advantage of the extensive mail balloting which allows eligible citizens to cast their ballots before day

- Trump who previously complained that mail-in voting led to fraud hailed in-person voting as very "secure"

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At least over 36% of US registered voters have cast their ballots six days to the much awaited November 3.

The percentage translated to more than a third of 75 million voters who are expected to elect between incumbent Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden as the next White House occupant.

CNN reported that as on Wednesday, October 28, the early-bird voters took advantage of the extensive mail balloting which allows eligible citizens to cast their votes before the actual election day.

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US states in terms of voting percentage. Photo: CNN News.
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A huge percentage was witnessed in Montana, Washington state, Colorado and Oregon states.

In Montana, at least 56% of the registered voters had voted, the state made mechanisms to let citizens voter to extensively cast ballot through the mail system if they so wish.

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Incumbent Donald Trump voted on October 24. Photo: Getty Images.
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Washington came second with 53% while Colorado and Oregon states have so far registered 52 % each according to the survey by CNN-commissioned Edison Research and Catalist.

North Carolina, Texas, Hawaii and Georgia each had recorded 48 %, in New Mexico 47 % of the voters have mailed their preferred choices.

Arizona, Tennessee and Nevada states had 46 % followed by Vermont and Wisconsin which registered 44 % and 43 % respectively.

Trump voted in Florida on Saturday, October 24 terming it a great honour.

"Just voted. A great honour," he wrote on his social media handles.

Trump who previously complained that mail-in voting led to fraud hailed in-person voting as very "secure" event though he did not elaborate how.

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It was a very secure vote. Much more secure than when you send in a ballot, I can tell you that,” he said.

By voting early, the 74-year-old Republican leader became one of the nearly 55 million Americans who cast early ballots amid the Covid-19 pandemic that made in-person voting difficult.

According to several opinion polls, Biden is likely to beat Trump in the elections as he is ahead in battleground states.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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