Over 70 million American citizen voted earlier this year since 1908
The U.S. election is less than a week away. According to the latest statistics from the US Election Project of the University of Florida on the 28th, more than 71 million American voters have voted in the general election, which is more than half of the 2016 general election (51.6%).
According to data from the US General Election Project, among the voters who have voted, 48% of Democrats voted, 29.1% of Republicans voted, and 22.3% of non-partisans voted.
According to the British “Guardian” analysis, although the Democrats’ total voter turnout is temporarily ahead, in recent weeks, the gap in voter turnout between the two parties has been narrowing.
In addition, the early turnout rates of many key states in this general election are more striking. According to the New York Times, the number of early votes in Texas is equivalent to 87% of the state’s 2016 general election
Florida has more than two-thirds of the total votes in 2016, and North Carolina has the same number of votes in 2016. Georgia is equivalent to 71% of 2016 votes. Wisconsin and Michigan are both close to half of the total votes in 2016.
The New York Times analyzed that the emphasis on the election, the spread of pandemic in the United States, and the concern about the postponement of mailed ballots were the main reasons why the voter turnout in this election exceeded the same period.
Michael Macdonald, a professor in charge of the U.S. elections, said that the early turnout rate in this year’s election is very high.
He predicted that the total number of voters will reach a record 150 million, accounting for 65% of eligible voters, the highest vote since 1908. rate.