Early Voting At Historic Levels

Being fueled by mail-in balloting.

With three weeks remaining until Election Day, many states are already seeing historic levels of early voting as people cast their ballots through the mail.

Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Virginia report they have already received more early ballots than they did in the 2016 presidential election. Several other states have topped 2016 numbers for mail ballots returned, even as in-person early voting is also opening up in much of the country.

Dr. Michael McDonald, head of the U.S. Elections Project, said, “We’ve never seen this many people voting so far ahead of an election. People cast their ballots when they make up their minds, and we know that many people made up their minds long ago.”

According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released last week, 58 percent of Democrat voters and 40 percent of Republicans plan to cast their votes early. Five percent of Democrats reported they had already voted, compared with 2 percent of Republicans.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the voters of America who have yet to cast their ballot to prayerfully consider their options.
  • For people of faith to vote their Biblical values.

Sources: Wall Street Journal, Reuters


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