US election 2020: Record-breaking early voting tops 80 million

US election 2020: Record-breaking early voting tops 80 million

- No less than 80 million Americans have cast their ballots as early voting is underway in the US presidential election

- This is the highest participation rate in over a century in the American presidential election

- Donald Trump and Joe Biden will lock horns on November 3 during the highly anticipated US presidential election

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US president and Republican Party candidate Donald Trump, and Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, on November 3, will battle for the White House in the coming United States presidential election.

Reuters citing a tally from the U.S. Elections Project at the University of Florida on Thursday, October 29, indicates that not less than 80 million Americans have cast ballots in the presidential election.

This record-breaking pace has set the stage for the highest participation rate in over a century in the country.

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Record-breaking early voting in U.S. election tops 80 million

Trump and Biden are fighting for the position of the US president. Photo credit: ABC and CNET
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The news publication explains that the number is more than 58% of the total turnout in the last presidential election back in 2016.

It was gathered that the pace reflects an intense interest in the vote as the former vice president goes against the incumbent president.

Amid concerns, of the spread of the ragging coronavirus, a huge number of people have voted by mail or in-person at polling sites very early.

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that President Trump cautioned Americans against a Biden presidency.

He claimed that his (Biden) election will be tantamount to auctioning the US to China. In a brief statement, Trump dismissed Biden as a corrupt leader who will close ranks with China's Communist Party and the East Asia country will "own the US".

Trump, who is seeking reelection on a Republican ticket, unleashed the onslaught on Biden, hours after ex-US president Barack Obama launched another scathing attack against him over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

US Election 2020: The Economist endorses Joe Biden

In a related development, popular United Kingdom-based international weekly newspaper, The Economist, has endorsed Biden as the best fit for the White House in the coming United States presidential election.

The Economist revealed its position in a post on its official website on Thursday, October 29, ahead of the US election slated for Tuesday, November 3.

In the post titled, "Why It Has To Be Biden", the reputable media house noted that the current US president has done a poor job of ruling the world's strongest country since his election in 2016.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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