In images, in picturesMore than 30 million Americans have already cast their ballots for the November 3 presidential election.
The presidential election will be held on November 3 in the United States, but more than 33 million voters have already voted, either by mail or at polling stations open in advance, according to the latest data listed on Monday, October 20 by the independent Elections Project organization, based at the University of Florida.
Four years ago, at the same time of the campaign, only 5.6 million votes were cast in advance. A total of 136.6 million votes were cast for the election that resulted in Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton.
The record level observed for the 2020 presidential election is explained in particular by the coronavirus epidemic and the concern of a good part of the voters to avoid any risk of contamination in the polling stations on polling day. But it also seems to reflect the enthusiasm of voters, especially Democrats.
Opinion polls indicate that most Donald Trump supporters intend to vote in person on “D-Day,” after the outgoing president repeated, without evidence, his distrust of postal voting.