Nearly 60 million people voted early in the US general election. This was reported on Twitter by University of Florida professor Michael McDonald.
“We will end the day at 59.4 million. It is quite possible that with the first morning update of tomorrow, their number will exceed 60 million, ”said the scientist who is counting the turnout.
Experts attribute the record level of early voting to the coronavirus pandemic. US residents fear that polling stations will be too crowded on election day, which will significantly increase the risk of infection. In addition to the president and vice president, 35 senators, the entire house of representatives, 13 governors and local governments will be elected in the United States.
Earlier it was reported that US President Donald Trump voted early in the presidential elections in West Palm Beach, Florida. After the president dropped the ballot box, he told reporters that he voted for a guy named Trump.