Twenty five million votes have already been cast in 2020, which is seventeen times more turnout than at the same point in 2016.
MSNBC’s Ali Velshi tweeted:
Almost 25 million voters have already cast their ballots, SEVENTEEN TIMES the number of votes cast at this point in 2016. The turnout defies GOP efforts to reduce voting access & hours-long lines at the polls. @NewYorker staff writer @jelani9 joins me 9aET to discuss. #velshi
— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) October 17, 2020
People are standing in long lines to vote early. They are dropping off the ballots at drop boxes. Voters are no being dissuaded or intimidated by Trump’s warnings, threats, and attacks on the Postal Service.
The American people are showing up, and they are voting early in record numbers.
Republicans are pessimistic and feeling like they are about to be blown out, and history suggests that Republicans don’t fare well in high turnout elections, so they have valid reason to be concerned.
Voters have so many reasons to get out and vote. The pandemic that resurgent and ravaging the nation. The economy that suffered its worst collapse since the Great Depression. Healthcare and a woman’s right to choose are now both on the ballot thanks to the Republican efforts to ram an unwanted Supreme Court nominee through the Senate.
Trump and his party of enablers can only be stopped at the ballot, and that appears to be what voters are doing.
At this moment, it looks like democracy is winning in the United States of America.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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