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    By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabamians voted by absentee ballot in record numbers this year after the state made it easier to do so. But the push to allow early voting, or no-excuse absentee voting, every year in the state, faces an uncertain outlook in the GOP-controlled Alabama Legislature. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, a Republican, has supported no-excuse absentee voting in the past but said it is ultimately the Alabama Legislature’s decision. “I have supported no-excuse absentee voting before. I think that is something that needs to be considered, but it’s a decision that will be made by the Alabama Legislature,” Merrill said. The state saw a record 318,000 absentee ballots cast in the...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's weeklong early voting period for the December runoff elections wraps up Saturday. The only statewide ballot issue for the Dec. 5 election is a constitutional amendment involving membership on Louisiana’s higher education management boards. Voters across 24 parishes will decide which Republican will win an open U.S. House seat representing northeast and central Louisiana. The contest is between state Rep. Lance Harris of Alexandria and Luke Letlow, chief of staff to retiring incumbent U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham. Other local elections across the state also remain to be settled. The runoff elections were set in any race where no candidate topped 50% of the vote in the Nov. 3 primary election. The top two vote-getters...
    Editor’s note: This coverage is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. The article is available for reprint under the terms of Votebeat’s republishing policy. Lawmakers and voting rights groups have been fighting over updates to Texas’ election systems for years, but issues heightened by the coronavirus pandemic have launched a new conversation over voter access. This January, primarily Democratic lawmakers heading into the next legislative session are honing in on problems like backlogs in processing voter registrations, an unprecedented flood of mail-in ballots and applications that overwhelmed some elections offices, and a lack of viable alternatives to voting in person. Outnumbered by GOP members in both chambers, Texas Democrats have seen...
    Schools close for millions of kids as teachers get sick and COVID-19 cases surge: Some districts are holding out Its time for COVID-19 disaster relief ... for mothers Falcons stadium joins Hawks arena as early voting site for two Georgia Senate runoffs The Atlanta Hawks are keeping up their role in democracy and are bringing the Atlanta Falcons aboard. The Hawks will again open State Farm Arena as a voting precinct in two Senate runoffs in Georgia. The arena hosted 40,000 voters during early voting for the presidential election earlier this month. The Falcons and Mercedes-Benz Stadium are participating for the first time.Hawks, Falcons team up for votingState Farm Arena and Mercedes-Benz Stadium will each host a portion of...
    By MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — While most of the nation has wrapped up the 2020 election cycle, Louisiana voters will start casting ballots Friday as the weeklong early voting period begins in a slate of December runoffs. At the top of the Dec. 5 ballot is a runoff to determine which Republican will win an open U.S. House seat representing northeast and central Louisiana. The only statewide ballot issue is a constitutional amendment involving membership on Louisiana's higher education management boards. Local one-on-one contests also remain to be decided. The runoff elections were set in any race where no candidate topped 50% of the vote in the Nov. 3 primary election. The top two vote-getters...
    Conservative commentator John Cardillo suggested on Sunday that Donald Trump’s strategy of attacking alleged voter fraud in the 2020 election was undermined by his former campaign manager, Brad Parscale, who purportedly failed to address the issue months ago. “There was no plan,” he tweeted. “This is not a sting operation. There are no sealed indictments. There are no military tribunals. No one is going to Gitmo. This is a tough legal battle because Brad Parscale and the RNC ignored voter fraud early on in the campaign. That’s it. That’s the story.” Before the election, Trump and his campaign attacked the increase in mail-in voting and suggested that Democrats would hijack the process to rig the referendum in their favor. But...
    Connecticut GOP House Rep. Craig Fishbein was declared the loser in the race for his seat until a town clerk found an “error” had caused the race to be called for his Democrat opponent. Wallingford town clerk Barbara Thompson said Tuesday her office discovered that votes had not been recorded in the state’s reporting system from Yalesville Elementary School, reported CT Mirror. The school is one of nine polling places in the 90th House District that includes Wallingford and Cheshire. “I can’t answer if it was a clerical error or a computer error in the elections management system,” Thompson said. “All I know is we caught it yesterday and amended it.” As of Wednesday morning, unofficial results on the secretary of...
    Millions of people across Illinois voted by mail for the 2020 election.More than half of all of the votes were cast in early voting or mail-in voting.In this Weekend's Watch, the Better Government Association looks into how the process can be improved for future elections.The BGA's policy team put together a survey of voters to help make recommendations for how the mail-in voting option can work better.
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT-D) said Friday in Hartford that President Donald Trump’s claims of voter fraud in the battleground states is “beyond dangerous and damaging.” “They were pathetic and sad,” Blumenthal added, reported the Stamford Advocate, at a press conference to urge Democrat state lawmakers to pass an amendment to the Connecticut Constitution to allow early voting and vote by mail. The senator continued: But what struck me most was how insidious and insulting they were to those countless men and women who are making democracy work. And in fact, democracy is working. The votes are being counted despite every effort by the president and the right-wing fringe to subvert and stop that count. “By the end of today, Joe...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – With all the vitriol that has surrounded this election season, there’s another claim of harassment – this time from the mayor of Fort Lauderdale. “They had a blow horn and they were just announcing it all over the place,” Dean Trantalis said. He recalled how homophobic slurs were hurled at him while he was at an early vote location at Coral Ridge Mall. Trantalis is the city’s first openly gay mayor. “I encountered a number of people who were there on behalf of the Trump campaign who immediately accosted me, calling me pedophile, started calling me a [homophobic slur] and thought it was fun,” he said. More from CBSMiami.com ‘Trump Supporters Hurling Homophobic Slurs’ Met With...
    At least 10 people have tested positive and 48 others have been forced to quarantine after New York health officials traced a COVID-19 cluster back to an early voting site in the Hamptons. Six of those who tested positive at the Stony Brook Southampton campus were poll workers, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Wednesday. All those who tested positive are currently isolating, along with 48 other people they had been in close contact with, Bellone said. The Suffolk County Department of Health Services is urging anyone who cast a ballot at Stony Brook between October 26 and October 28 to be aware of their potential exposure and get tested. ‘The Suffolk County Department of Health Services learned on November...
    By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two days after Mississippi voters stood in long lines at polling places, Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday that he would veto any efforts to broaden state laws to allow widespread mail-in voting or no-excuse early voting because he thinks the changes would cause “too much chaos.” “I will do everything in my power to ensure every ballot legally cast in the 2020 election in Mississippi gets counted—no matter how long it takes," Reeves wrote on Facebook and Twitter. “But based on what I see in other states today, I will also do everything in my power to make sure universal mail-in voting and no-excuse early voting are not allowed...
    SAN ANTONIO – Even at age 12, Sierra-Rayne Guy is doing what she can on behalf of democracy. She and her father, Jerrell Guy, have begun making the rounds at early voting sites and giving away prepackaged juice and snacks. “I don’t want them to be hungry,” she said. “I can’t vote. So I’m going to try and do the best I can for my community.” Guy said his daughter, a straight A student at Danville Middle School in New Braunfels, has the ability to understand how others are feeling. He said Sierra has been following news coverage about early voting ahead of the November general election. Guy said she became discouraged by stories of voters having to leave because...
    A cluster of coronavirus cases has been linked to an early voting site on New York’s Long Island, according to a local executive. The cluster, which occurred at a Suffolk County polling site, has led to at least 10 confirmed COVID-19 cases, six of which have occurred among poll workers. An additional 48 contacts are under quarantine in relation to the cluster, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said in a Facebook update on Wednesday. A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) several weeks before Election Day called for stronger mitigation at the polls after an analysis of a Delaware primary found that only 54% of poll workers said voters were wearing masks correctly. However, the agency then...
    Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) vowed on Thursday to do “everything" in his power to prevent expanding mail-in voting and early voting.  “I will do everything in my power to ensure every ballot legally cast in the 2020 election in Mississippi gets counted—no matter how long it takes,” Reeves tweeted on Thursday.  But based on what I see in other states today, I will also do everything in my power to make sure universal mail-in voting and no-excuse early voting are not allowed in MS—not while I’m governor! Too much chaos. Only way it’d happen is if many GOP legislators override a veto!— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) November 5, 2020 “But based on what I see in other states today,...
    The US just reported more than 100,00 new Covid-19 infections, the most cases ever reported in a single day Restaurants and bars owned by celebrities No presidential candidate in modern history has refused to concede. Theres no law that requires it, either. When a candidate loses a U.S. presidential election, tradition holds the candidate promptly and publicly acknowledges defeat in a concession speech to help with the peaceful transition of power.  Could a contentious election affect a peaceful transition of power USA TODAY See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next ‘Ignore the polls’: Wisconsin Democratic Chair on partys election strategy MSNBC What happened with the polling? MSNBC Joy...
    (CBS SF) — It’s safe to say Bay Area voting officials like early voting. While ballots were still being counted the day after Election Day, experts said more people voted in California in the 2020 election than ever. Much of that has to do with the COVID-19 restrictions prompting the state to send mail-in ballots to more than 21 million registered voters, which officials said made things much easier on Election Day. Statewide, more than 11.2 million voters — at least 2.7 million in the Bay Area — cast ballots before Election Day. Nationwide, the number of early voters exceeded 100 million by Monday evening — almost 70 percent of the 136.5 million people who voted in 2016. Though the...
    California Wine Countrys message after fires: Were still here 4 Bakery Chains Quietly Vanishing This Year Democrats are likely to retain control of the House, but its not the broad expansion analysts predicted WASHINGTON – Democrats are likely to retain control of the House of Representatives, but projections that they would expand their robust margin are falling short. Nancy Pelosi delivers speech as she projects Democrats will take House Courier News (Bridgewater, NJ) See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Arizona remains close race between Biden and Trump ABC News CNN breaks down results in battleground Georgia CNN Confident Biden urges unity as votes are counted Associated Press ...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida got it right. No, we’re not talking about who won and who lost in the 2020 General Election. Rather, in a state made famous for election foul-ups, voters voted, voters were counted, winners were declared from the top of the ticket to the bottom in a timely manner. Other states, however, are still counting. How come? “We are used to processing ‘Vote-by-Mail ballots. We understand how the process works. The governor also extended through an executive order the number of days we could begin pre-counting,” said political analyst Steve Vancore, president of VancoreJones Communications. Florida ‘Vote-by-Mail’ has been on the books for a while but it was not a big factor until this...
    Although the presidential election remains too close to call, one thing was made clear on Election Day: More Americans turned out to vote than ever before. In fact, this election saw the highest percentage of voter turnout since 1900. That's a remarkable feat considering a much higher percentage of the American populace can now vote, due in part to the 19th Amendment, 24th Amendment, and 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. By raw voter turnout, nearly 138 million votes for president had been cast by 2 p.m. on the afternoon after Election Day. That number will continue to inch upward as precincts across the country tally their final vote totals.What are the percentages?According to the U.S. Election's Project, nearly...
    Voter turnout for the 2020 election smashed previous election turnouts, notching the highest percentage of eligible voters making their voices heard since 1900, when President William McKinley won reelection. Upward of 160 million voters cast their votes in this year's election, according to Michael McDonald, a Florida professor who runs the U.S. Election Project. McDonald's preliminary data suggests this year's turnout rate was as high as 66.9%. In 2016, the project reported a 60% voter turnout. I posted PRELIMINARY estimates of the 2020 state and national turnout and voting-eligible population turnout rates160 million people votedTurnout rate: 66.9%Highest turnout rate since 1900: 73.7%https://t.co/k7y6bGRInG— Michael McDonald (@ElectProject) November 4, 2020 Historical, the United States has one of the lowest...
    According to the Bexar County website, early voter turnout occurred in record numbers. Nearly 600,000 early voters went to the polls in Bexar County out of 1.2 million registered voters. This number likely does not include absentee ballots. That means more than half of registered voters voted early. In 2016, nearly 476,000 registered voters voted early, accounting for 45% of all votes. In 2012, according to the Bexar County website, 373,752 Bexar County residents voted early, accounting for 41% of the vote. Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    CHICAGO — This election — with its focus on mail-in and early voting and with a super site open to all — went off without any major hitches. And that could mean elections in Chicago have been forever changed. Officials urged people to vote by mail or early vote instead of coming in on Election Day due to the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, people who volunteered as poll workers had to do all their training online instead of in person, and the volunteers skewed younger and had less experience than in years past. Despite all those changes, overall turnout was higher, Chicago shattered its records for mail-in and early voting and Election Day went — mostly — smoothly...
    Congressman Rick Allen handily carried his re-election effort in Georgia’s 12th Congressional district Tuesday night. Interestingly, early voting outpaced Election Day voting considerably. Congressman Rick Allen had almost twice as many early votes – in person and by absentee – than he did election day ballots while Liz Johnson also garnered more early votes than she did election day votes. Check out this breakdown of early voting: Allen’s 125,527 early votes overshadowed his 54,343 on Election Day as did Johnson’s 100,799 votes in early voting compared to 26,979 on Election Day. Allen’s early vote totals were 230% of his Election Day votes while Johnson’s early vote totals were 373%...
    Here’s what’s happening Wednesday in Election 2020. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: NO WINNER: President Donald Trump carried the prized battleground of Florida, then he and Democrat Joe Biden shifted their focus to three Northern industrial states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — that could prove crucial in determining who wins the White House. A late burst of votes in Wisconsin from Milwaukee gave Biden a small lead, but the state remained too early to call early Wednesday. Michigan and Pennsylvania also remained too early to call with hundreds of thousands of outstanding votes in both states. COURT CHALLENGE: Trump says he’ll take the presidential election to the Supreme Court, but it’s unclear what he means in a country in which...
    Here’s what’s happening Wednesday in Election 2020. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: NO WINNER: President Donald Trump carried the prized battleground of Florida, then he and Democrat Joe Biden shifted their focus to three Northern industrial states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — that could prove crucial in determining who wins the White House. A late burst of votes in Wisconsin from Milwaukee gave Biden a small lead, but the state remained too early to call early Wednesday. Michigan and Pennsylvania also remained too early to call with hundreds of thousands of outstanding votes in both states. COURT CHALLENGE: Trump says he’ll take the presidential election to the Supreme Court, but it’s unclear what he means in a country in...
    GWINNETT COUNTY, Georgia -- Georgia's two largest counties - Fulton and Gwinnett - told ABC News early Wednesday they did not expect results in those counties to be reported before morning.After issues in Fulton and Gwinnett counties tonight, Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs tells ABC News that Georgia's two biggest counties will not report final results on Election Night."They could shock all of us, but I really doubt it," Fuchs said.Gwinnett County experienced a technical issue that is delaying the count, and a burst pipe at State Farm Arena in Fulton County in Atlanta delayed the processing process there.*Counties are colored red or blue when the % expected vote reporting reaches a set threshold. This threshold varies by state...
    Democrat M.J. Hegar conceded in a sharp race to Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, increasing the odds of the GOP holding on to control of the upper chamber of Congress. The Associated Press called the race, with 69% of districts reporting: Cornyn was the projected winner with 52.6% of the votes, or 4,812,089; Hegar got 44.9%, or 4,108,413. Hegar tweeted in defeat: “I'm so proud and incredibly grateful for all of your support. Together, we've worked so hard, and overcome so much, shattering expectations along the way. We’ve built a powerful grassroots movement from the ground up, and I know our fight here in Texas is far from over.” Cornyn was headed to a wide margin of victory over Hegar, although early...
    LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — California voters appeared split on a pair of propositions that would expand voting rights in the state. A measure that would restore the vote for some felons had a healthy lead in early returns Tuesday evening, while another that would allow some 17-year-olds to vote in primaries was trailing. California felons who have completed their prison sentences are now denied the right to vote until they finish parole. Proposition 17 would change the state Constitution to give the vote to an estimated 50,000 people who supporters say have paid their debt to society and should be able to choose their representatives and shape the policies that affect their daily lives. LIVE CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION RESULTS The proposition...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California election (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Californians appear split on a pair of propositions that would expand voting rights in the state. Proposition 17 was leading in early returns Tuesday evening. It would change the state Constitution to allow an estimated 50,000 felons on parole to vote. Supporters say the parolees have paid their debt to society and should be able to shape the policies that affect their lives. Opponents say restoring rights early to felons is a slap in the face to their victims. The other measure, Proposition 18, was trailing. It would allow 17-year-olds to vote in primaries if they turn 18 before the general election. 9:15 p.m. A...
    SACRAMENTO —  Californians convicted of felonies but who are on parole would be allowed to vote in future elections under a ballot measure, Proposition 17, that was garnering support from voters in early election returns on Tuesday. The measure would restore the vote to some 50,000 parolees by changing the state Constitution, which disqualifies people with felony convictions from voting until their incarceration and parole are completed. Proposition 17’s supporters include the California Democratic Party; Sen. Kamala Harris, Democratic nominee for vice president; and Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), who authored the measure. Check this page for live California election results Check this page for live California election results “Prop. 17 gives Californians the chance to...
    Voters across the United States on Tuesday braved worries about getting sick, threats of polling place intimidation and expectations of long lines caused by changes to voting procedures to cast their ballot.  The U.S. was on pace to exceed the 2016 presidential vote, driven largely by the nearly 102 million ballots cast ahead of Election Day, part of an early-voting push prompted by the pandemic.  Minor problems occur every election, and Tuesday was no different. Machines jammed in Iowa due to sanitizer on voters' hands; a voting tent collapsed in New Hampshire and in Ohio a woman crashed into a church serving as a polling station.   But there were no signs of large-scale voter intimidation or clashes at the polls as...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The latest Election Day news from around the greater-Sacramento region: 8:42 p.m. In early returns, Measure A is trailing 57%-42% in Sacramento. If passed, the Strong Mayor proposal would overhaul the city’s charter, giving more power to the mayor’s office. Sacramento Strong Mayor (Measure A) First Results: TRAILING 57%-42% pic.twitter.com/c0y16QVrCB — stevelarge (@largesteven) November 4, 2020 8:32 p.m. See the latest California election results, county by county. https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/races-by-county-2020-general-election/ 8 p.m.  The polls are closed in California while some voters are still waiting in line to cast their ballots. As counties begin to process their votes, CBS News projects that Joe Biden won California. CBS News projects Joe Biden wins California. https://t.co/T6GArkvEPf pic.twitter.com/RkFFdfJk8l — CBS News (@CBSNews)...
    Election polls closed Tuesday night across the eastern half of the U.S. as Republican President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, waited for the official vote count in their highly contested race for a four-year term in the White House. Polls closed first in the Midwestern state of Indiana, where Trump won as expected, and in neighboring Kentucky, where Trump won as well. Both candidates claimed wins in other states as expected, but the outcome in decisive battleground states and nationally was far from certain.   The vote count in numerous states was in the early stage, while voting continued throughout Western time zones in the U.S.  Latest Developments * Republican Senator Mitch McConnell of...
    Two lawsuits filed after police used pepper spray at NC march Chipotle struggles with staffing as coronavirus cases rise News outlets preach caution as first election results arrive Media outlets preached patience as the first Election Day results in the hard-fought campaign between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden came in, even as it ran counter to their instincts. © Provided by Associated Press A screen shows a news program website on the U.S. elections as a traders of a foreign exchange dealing company looks on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) A stressed populace and flood of early voting had many observers worried about a chaotic counting process, leading news organizations to warn against...
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- In Riverside County, a handful of polling places were starting to see long lines by the afternoon and early evening on Election Day.In the morning, most polling places were fairly slow with no lines. But by late afternoon, the registrar's office determined that at least five locations were busy enough that they needed extra machines brought in.The lines were not the result of any glitches, elections officials said."The information we got back was that voters were simply taking longer on the electronic voting machines," said Riverside County Public Information Officer Brooke Federico.At places like the Orangecrest community center in Riverside, dozens of voters could be seen standing patiently outside in a line stretching around the parking...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — After shattering early voting records, Wisconsin voters from the rural north to the urban southeast came out in force on an unusually warm Election Day, even as coronavirus cases reached new heights and political tensions ran high in the battleground state. Given the high number of absentee ballots, which take longer to process, vote counting was expected to extend into Wednesday. Just over 3 million votes were cast in 2016, and Wisconsin was on pace to exceed that turnout Tuesday, with more than 1.9 million cast early. WEB EXTRA: Click here to explore WCCO’s 2020 Election Guide. “If unofficial results aren’t available until morning, it does not mean something went wrong,” Wisconsin’s top elections official, Meagan Wolfe, cautioned....
    NORWALK (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County has seen a relatively smooth Election Day, following an unprecedented surge of early voters over the past few months. As of Monday night, over 3,187,000 Angelenos had cast their ballots, a turnout of 55.6% of all registered voters, according to the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder’s Office. Still, tens of thousands lined up across the county on Tuesday to cast their ballots in person. Dean Logan, L.A. County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, said that as of 11 a.m., nearly 75,000 people had cast in-person votes. “That is on top of the 2.6 million vote by mail ballots that were returned as of yesterday and more than 535,000 voters who took advantage of the early voting,” he said. Logan...
    (CNN)People in the West Texas city of El Paso are waiting in two lines on Tuesday -- one for Covid-19 testing, and another to vote.El Paso became one of the nation's hot spots for the virus after seeing a dramatic rise in Covid-19 cases over the past few weeks. Tents were built outside a hospital to treat the influx of patients, health care workers traveled from across the state to help and the medical examiner has received additional morgues.Despite the outbreak, El Paso is seeing a higher voter turnout than in 2016 and some consider the city key to end the unchallenged Republican dominance in America's second-largest state.A total of 222,149 people, or 45% of voters in El Paso County,...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — An unprecedented 103.2 million people cast their ballots early in this year’s presidential election. The early birds represent 74.3 percent of the total turnout in the 2016 election. A tally by The Associated Press shows the early vote in several states, including hotly-contested Texas and Arizona, exceeded the total vote of four years ago. In Kentucky, nearly 13 times as many voters cast their ballots early this year than in 2016. WHY: Some people wanted to avoid long lines and crowded polling stations to avoid contracting the coronavirus. Others liked the convenience of voting by mail or dropping their ballot in an official collection box. Many states also have changed regulations to facilitate voting by mail, or...
    By DEB RIECHMANN WASHINGTON (AP) — An unprecedented 103.2 million people cast their ballots early in this year's presidential election. The early birds represent 74.3 percent of the total turnout in the 2016 election. A tally by The Associated Press shows the early vote in several states, including hotly-contested Texas and Arizona, exceeded the total vote of four years ago. In Kentucky, nearly 13 times as many voters cast their ballots early this year than in 2016. WHY: Some people wanted to avoid long lines and crowded polling stations to avoid contracting the coronavirus. Others liked the convenience of voting by mail or dropping their ballot in an official collection box. Many states also have changed regulations to facilitate voting...
    WASHINGTON – An unprecedented 103.2 million people cast their ballots early in this year's presidential election. The early birds represent 74.3 percent of the total turnout in the 2016 election. A tally by The Associated Press shows the early vote in several states, including hotly-contested Texas and Arizona, exceeded the total vote of four years ago. In Kentucky, nearly 13 times as many voters cast their ballots early this year than in 2016. WHY: Some people wanted to avoid long lines and crowded polling stations to avoid contracting the coronavirus. Others liked the convenience of voting by mail or dropping their ballot in an official collection box. Many states also have changed regulations to facilitate voting by mail, or...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — There were virtually no wait times were virtually nonexistent at Los Angeles polling places on election day with most people waiting under 15 minutes to cast their vote. Over 76,000 voters cast ballots in person Tuesday morning in the four hours after the polls opened morning adding to a record number of votes already cast through the mail and early voting. More: LA County Voter Turnout Already Hits Staggering 55% As Angelenos Go To Polls On Election Day According to Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan, those votes will add to the 2.6 million vote-by-mail ballots that were returned as of Monday and more than 535,000 ballots cast during the 10-day early voting period....
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The New York City Board of Elections says over 2,161,000 people voted Tuesday and during early voting, and counting all of the mail-in ballots is going to take some time. In this case, the later birds got the worm. Those who voted on Election Day itself say they didn’t have to wait in the long lines that frustrated many early voters. Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images “I was in and out, no problems,” one voter said. “I was in and out in about two minutes,” another voter said. Voters heading to the polls at I.S. 25 in Flushing late Tuesday afternoon had no wait at all. It was different from other locations across...
    Opinions | Fairfax County’s seismic changes turned Virginia blue — and they’re still happening Olive Garden Is Opening Its First Location in This State Just another Tuesday: Election Day appears free of widespread voting chaos Fears that Election Day would be marred by widespread voting problems, hacking or intimidation at the polls mostly evaporated Tuesday as millions of Americans donned masks against the ongoing pandemic and voted. © Provided by NBC News While there were reports of malfunctioning machines at some polling sites and reports of robocalls spreading misinformation to confuse voters, election officials appeared to have learned from the disarray of the 2016 contest and primaries earlier this year and their quick fixes seemed to be working. "At...
    GREENBURGH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Westchester County had the fourth-highest early voting percentage of any county in the state. So traffic at polling places was steady but not overwhelming on Election Day. As many as 10 thousand people voted at one of two early voting sites in Greenburgh between Oct. 24 and Nov. 1. On Tuesday, the town had 41 polling places open, with voters determined to play their role in our democracy, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported. Pace University student Damonae Hargrove was the picture of Election Day persistence. Hobbled by a ruptured Achilles’ tendon, she was determined to cast her ballot Tuesday, have her vote be counted and her voice be heard. “By casting your vote, you can help make...
    A group of college students drove more than 1,500 miles to help their friend cast her ballot Olive Garden Is Opening Its First Location in This State Voter turnout 2020: Early voting tops 100 million ballots cast WASHINGTON — At least 101.2 million people, a record, voted early in the presidential election between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden as voters head to the polls on Election Day.  Record-breaking early voting turnout leads to long lines at the polls in many states USA TODAY See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next This is how early ballots are counted CNN Biden hopeful as campaign winds down in Delaware Associated Press ...
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- For those heading to voting centers in Riverside County on Election Day, you may be pleasantly surprised as many polling places are seeing little to no lines.Given how many different options there are to vote in this election, many polling locations in the county were calm on Tuesday -- including some that were half empty.It's a stark contrast to some of the issues the county saw during early voting over the weekend.RELATED: Some Riverside County voting sites experience delays due to tech issuesThe polling place inside the Riverside County Registrar's Office only had a few voters inside Tuesday morning, with no line outside.Officials say many people in the county took advantage of early voting, which may...
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- For those heading to voting centers in Riverside County on Election Day, you may be pleasantly surprised as many polling places are seeing little to no lines.Given how many different options there are to vote in this election, many polling locations in the county were calm on Tuesday -- including some that were half empty.It's a stark contrast to some of the issues the county saw during early voting over the weekend.RELATED: Some Riverside County voting sites experience delays due to tech issuesThe polling place inside the Riverside County Registrar's Office only had a few voters inside Tuesday morning, with no line outside.Officials say many people in the county took advantage of early voting, which may...
    New York (CNN Business)Pennsylvania, which could be critical in determining who wins the presidency, has emerged as an early focus of online misinformation on Election Day, with much of it coming from the right. The most prominent topic being discussed concerns allegations, which are for the most part either unsubstantiated or just plain false, have focused on perceived unfairness toward Republican poll-watchers, with the implication that something untoward may be going on that people don't want the poll-watchers to see. There have been no substantiated reports of mistreatment of poll-watchers.Pennsylvania's 20 Electoral College votes are hotly contested — "this is the most important state this election cycle," CNN's Harry Enten wrote in an analysis of close contests Tuesday. The focus...
    HOUSTON, Texas -- A panel of federal appeals court judges has rejected an eleventh hour Republican effort to bar Election Day drive-thru voting in Houston.The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans denied the request in a one-sentence ruling issued late Monday. The court hadn't been asked to invalidate nearly 127,000 votes already cast at drive-thru sites in the area.The request stemmed from a lawsuit brought by conservative Texas activists, who have railed against expanded voting access in Harris County, where a record 1.4 million early votes have already been cast. The county is the nation's third-most populous and a crucial battleground in Texas, where President Donald Trump and Republicans are bracing for the closest election in America's...
    Trump has persisted in groundless allegations that the election is certain to be plagued by fraud. Seeing chaos where others don't, Donald Trump is falsely asserting that voting by mail is proving to be rife with problems across the country. For the most part, the surge in early votes has been managed smoothly. Trump also made the impossible demand that all votes be counted election night. That is guaranteed not to happen. Some states will be counting mailed votes for days and many may not have final results that night. It's all part of Trump's effort to sow distrust in the integrity of the election if he loses. He introduced...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 1:45 p.m. The latest tally of early voting in the U.S. shows that almost 102 million Americans cast their votes before Election Day, an eye-popping total that represents 73% of the total turnout of the 2016 presidential election. The Associated Press tally reveals that the early vote in several states, including hotly-contested Texas and Arizona, has already exceeded the total vote of four years ago. Early voting — whether in-person or by mail-in or absentee ballot — has swelled during the COVID-19 pandemic as voters have sought the safety and convenience it offers. The greatest gains have been witnessed in Kentucky, where almost 13 times as many voters...
    Americans who woke early on Election Day to cast their votes have faced delays and other complications caused by malfunctioning voting machines across the country, according to various reports. The exact malfunction is unclear but some polling sites in Missouri and Ohio have been forced to switch to using paper poll books to check voters in after the check-in electronic pads slowed to a crawl due to the high volume. Voting was delayed in Christian County, Mo., a state President Trump handily won in 2016, due to a glitch on the electronic polling pads, according to a report by local TV network KY3. Voters managed to sign their names in a notebook on Tuesday morning and officials are going from...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The story of this election turns out to be one of early voting. 1.1 million ballots were cast in New York City before polls opened Tuesday morning. CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reported seeing a few long lines early in the morning, but that first rush slowed down – at least for now. So far Tuesday there have been just a few minor glitches, but overall voting has gone pretty smoothly, Duddridge reported. “It’s life-changing. Life-changing to everybody. Every color, every race,” said Harlem resident Estelle Santiago. Santiago got in line – socially distanced – at 5:30 a.m. to cast her ballot at PS 194 on 144th street in Harlem. Election 2020: Tri-State Area Voter Guide For Nov. 3...
    An Indiana man who was turned away from an early voting site because he didn’t have valid ID assaulted two poll workers, authorities said. Douglas Earl, 48, of Frankfort, was arrested Saturday for battery resulting in bodily injury and disorderly conduct at a voting center in Mulberry, where he was told he would be unable to vote without required ID, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. “The male then began walking around areas within the building where the voting machines were, and again, was told to leave,” department officials said. “After several attempts to get him to leave, the subject began striking two workers.” Clinton County Clerk Rhea Harris told the Journal & Courier that one of the workers...
    The Alabamas will go to the polls today to elect the next president of the United States. Voters will also decide who will be Alabama’s next U.S. senator and who will be in other local races. Before you go to the polls today you need to know here: What’s on the ballot? Federal Offices on the Vote President / Vice President; A U.S. Senate seat; And 7 House of Representatives seats. State offices are two Supreme Court co-judicial seats; 2 seats in the Criminal Court of Appeal; 2 seats in the Court of Civil Appeal; Chairman of the Public Service Commission; 4 seats on the State Board of Education; Various locations in the Circuit Court; And various seats for the...
    Americans across the country masked up and queued up to cast their votes in person Tuesday in one of the most contentious presidential elections in recent memory. Long lines began forming just after polling sites opened in states including Connecticut, Missouri, New York and key swing state Pennsylvania. “Long lines to start in Havertown,” one person tweeted, showing citizens lined up in social distancing fashion in a parking lot. “Everyone masked up and ready to go.” Similar scenes played out at Charter Oak Elementary School in West Hartford, Jackson Park Elementary School in St. Louis and at polling places throughout New York City. Voters also snaked around a playground in Philadelphia well before doors opened. “Polls open in 7 minutes....
    Republican voters have already taken out of a significant chunk of the Democratic early voting lead just a few hours into Election Day voting. “Republicans in Florida outvoted Democrats by 20k votes as of 7:20 AM…. and the panhandle isn’t even open yet,” author Ryan James Girdusky noted on Twitter, echoing a similar observation by Republican pollster Patrick Ruffini. [PREDICT TUESDAY’S WINNER WITH THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER’S INTERACTIVE ELECTORAL MAP] “Republicans already outvoting Dems 2.5 to 1 in Pinellas today after being slightly outvoted by them in early voting period,” Ruffini said. Republicans in Florida outvoted Democrats by 20k votes as of 7:20 AM.... and the panhandle isn’t even open yet. https://t.co/gAmBhgtls0— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) November 3, 2020...
    Early-bird voters came in droves to polling sites across the Big Apple Tuesday, forming long lines and waiting hours to cast their ballots. In Astoria, the busiest polling site in Queens, the queue of voters snaked three-and-a-half blocks around PS 85. Daniel Bartunek, 40, arrived just before 6 a.m. and waited nearly 90 minutes to cast his vote. “This is insane. Four years ago, you almost got right in,” he said. “Thank god I got here early. There should be more locations.” But he said the wait was worth it. “It’s important to cast a vote,” Bartunek said. “You’re in America — you need to vote. I don’t care who you vote for but do your research.” Joe Biden...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Election day countdown has begun for counties across Northern California. An all-time high voter turnout is expected on Election Day and poll workers in Sacramento County are prepared for an in-person voter surge. At age 17, Cesar Calderon can’t vote, but he’s working at Sacramento County polling sites. “It’s a big job but I know that everyone will do it to the best of their ability,” Calderon said. “It’s amazing to see as a country how we come together to get our voices heard. I’ve seen a record amount of people voting by mail and in person.” Sacramento County has already received a record number of ballots. “Through Sunday the 1st we had 53% voter turnout,” Sacramento County...
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Polls opened in Nebraska on Tuesday for those who are opting for traditional Election Day voting after a surge in people casting early ballots. Polls opened in most of the state at 8 a.m. and voting will continue until 8 p.m. The Nebraska Secretary of State's Office reported that more than 400,000 people voted early. President Donald Trump is expected to win the statewide vote, but there is plenty of interest in whether Democratic nominee Joe Biden can earn one of the state's Electoral College votes by winning in the Omaha-based 2nd Congressional District. Nebraskans also will decide whether to reelect Sen. Ben Sasse and make decisions in three U.S. House contests and a host of...
    WASHINGTON – Long voting lines on Election Day aren’t unusual or necessarily a sign of that something nefarious is afoot. They’re often the product of something as simple as heavier-than-expected turnout for an important election like Tuesday’s presidential, congressional and other races. Long lines also develop when there aren’t enough voting machines — either because some have malfunctioned or there just aren't enough of them to comfortably manage the turnout — or when poll workers don't show up for their assignments, leading to understaffing. This year, polling places are putting social distancing measures in place because of the coronavirus pandemic, with voters who are in line encouraged to keep at least 6 feet (1.83 meters) apart — automatically making for...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Long voting lines on Election Day aren’t unusual or necessarily a sign of that something nefarious is afoot. They’re often the product of something as simple as heavier-than-expected turnout for an important election like Tuesday’s presidential, congressional and other races. Long lines also develop when there aren’t enough voting machines — either because some have malfunctioned or there just aren’t enough of them to comfortably manage the turnout — or when poll workers don’t show up for their assignments, leading to understaffing. This year, polling places are putting social distancing measures in place because of the coronavirus pandemic, with voters who are in line encouraged to keep at least 6 feet (1.83 meters) apart — automatically making...
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Polls have opened Tuesday for those who are opting for traditional Election Day voting after Iowans cast roughly a million ballots early. Polls opened at about 1,200 polling places at 7 a.m. and voting will continue until 9 p.m. The Secretary of State's Office reports that just over 2 million Iowa residents are registered to vote, and about half of them already cast an absentee ballot. The number of polling places is down from about 1,450 in the 2018 election as counties closed and consolidated some locations because of health concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic as well as budget issues. People can check their polling place locations online at Voterready.iowa.gov. Secretary of State Paul Pate...
    CHICAGO —After crushing previous mail-in and early voting records, Chicagoans lined up at polling places across the city at 6 a.m. Tuesday to cast their ballots in the 2020 presidential election. More than 336,000 Chicagoans voted early, breaking the previous record of 325,000 early votes cast during the 2016 presidential election. Those numbers will climb even higher as more mail-in ballots come in and people continue early voting Monday, election officials say. “Early turnout has been incredible, and we are so excited so many Chicagoans are exercising their right to vote,” Marisel Hernandez, chair of the Chicago Board of Elections, said during a Monday morning news conference. “We have shattered our previous vote-by-mail record, and the board is proud that...
    Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news.Tuesday’s biggest developments Watch results in Texas’ biggest races after polls close tonight Harris County official closes nine out of 10 drive-thru voting locations Some Texas school districts won’t have classes today Texas poised to shatter record for voter turnout Tarrant County warns some outcomes may not be known until later this week Texas students in some school districts won’t have class on Election Day[5 a.m.] A number of school districts in Texas will be closed for Election Day, including schools in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. The Austin and Eanes school districts have both designated a student holiday for Tuesday,...
    WHEATON, Ill. (WLS) -- DuPage County's early voter turnout was so overwhelming that they have added an additional 18 voting sites for Election Day.There is concern that the COVID-19 surge could potentially discourage voters from turning out on Election Day, according to ABC7 Political Analyst Laura Washington.RELATED: Election 2020: Meet the Candidates on Illinois ballots"That could hurt Donald Trump because his voters are expected to be much more likely to vote on Election Day, but they're also folks who are not as concerned about COVID is to Democrats," Washington said.The number of early voting sites was increased by 50%, and residents turned out to vote in record numbers.RELATED: 2020 Election: Voter Information in Illinois, IndianaBy mid-October, nearly 15,000 people had...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago and the state of Illinois have already seen record early voting and mail-in ballot numbers, and on Election Day Tuesday, the United Center will open its doors for the first time as a super site to make voting as easy as possible. Doors open to Election Day voters at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. But with the high turnout so far, election officials are asking for patience – as results might take some time. In the final push to vote early before that option expired at 7 p.m. Monday, lines for the super site at 191 N. Clark St. in the Loop stretched longer than a city block and wrapped around the corner. “I’m...
    ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- The number of people voting early is breaking records all across the nation and it's no different here in the Bay Area.Officials in Alameda County say they have already broken records with the number of people who have turned their ballots in.RELATED: Alameda County voting centers see big turnout for early votingAs we were outside the Alameda County Registrar of Voters Monday night, we watched as officials wheeled in carts full of ballots."I just voted," said Phyllis White, as she threw up her hands into the air in excitement. White is one of thousands who have voted early."We haven't seen this type of early return ever. This is the most early returns we've seen in...
    Associated Press New Yorkers cast their final ballots Tuesday amid a pandemic that had officials worried about protecting voters' health and safety on top of more typical concerns about long wait times or adequate staffing. Long waits are still possible on Election Day, even with a record number of people casting ballots by mail or through early voting. New York Attorney General Letitia James said she will work with local boards of election and law enforcement to “swiftly address any incidents of intimidation or harassment.” The good-government group Common Cause New York has enlisted volunteers to monitor polling sites and help people who have problems voting. In past elections, 90% of New York’s vote was cast on Election Day, but...
              Live from Virginia Monday morning on The John Fredericks Show –  weekdays on WNTW AM 820/ FM 92.7 – Richmond, WJFN FM 100.5 – Central Virginia, WMPH AM 1010 / FM 100.1 / FM 96.9 (7-9 PM) Hampton Roads, WBRG AM 1050 / FM 105.1 – Lynchburg/Roanoke and Weekdays 6-10 am and 24/7 Stream –  host Fredericks welcomed House Delegates member Nick Freitas to the show. During the show, Freitas weighed in on the current ground game and enthusiasm for Trump that he was seeing in Virginia and explained some of the main concerns that voters relayed during door-knocking sessions in regards to the local elections. Fredericks: House of Delegates member running for Congress, Republican Nick...
    By SCOTT BAUER and STEVE MEGARGEE, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — After shattering early voting records, Wisconsin voters had a final chance Tuesday to cast ballots in schools, libraries, churches and community buildings, even as coronavirus cases surged and political tensions were high in the battleground state. Both sides were closely watching absentee and in-person voting for any irregularities that could make the difference. Election officials warned that the time needed to process absentee ballots could leave some results unknown into Wednesday, and they urged people to be patient. “If unofficial results don’t come in until early the next morning, it doesn’t mean something went wrong,” Meagan Wolfe, Wisconsin’s top elections official, cautioned last week. “It means election officials...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Early voting locations across the state are open for one final day before Election Day.If you have a mail-in-ballot but haven't submitted it yet, officials recommended you bring it to your polling location and vote in person, or fill it out and drop it off at authorized location. Don't mail it in, unless you have it postmarked by tomorrow at the post office.Voters registered in Chicago can come to the United Center on Tuesday for in-person voting or mail-in ballot drop-off. Already, though, millions in the state have made their voices heard.Early voters lined up Monday outside of the Super Site in the Loop."I just wanted to get the vote in," said voter Chloe Schultz. "I have...
    The 2020 early vote total closed in on the 100 million mark on the eve of Election Day, a stunning number that represents 73 percent of the total 2016 ballots cast and could help push the country to its highest overall voter turnout rate in more than a century. That last forecast comes courtesy of University of Florida professor and election guru, Michael McDonald, who appeared on CNN’s OutFront on Monday night to discuss the unprecedented early vote turnout. Speaking with host Erin Burnett, discussed the historic voter response and its possible impact on the 2020 election for President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger, Joe Biden. “Almost 100 million Americans have cast their ballots at a early or mail-in voting,” Burnett noted,...
    By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The number of voting locations across Idaho for Tuesday’s election is down about 15% from usual due to the coronavirus, but a huge surge in early voting has more than compensated, state election officials said Monday. Nearly 500,000 of the state’s one million registered voters had already cast a ballot as of early Monday, either by early voting or absentee ballots, which were still arriving, the secretary of state’s office said. In previous elections, early and absentee voting ranged from about 15% to 20%, officials said. Some 300,000 people are expected to cast ballots Tuesday. “We have every reason to believe that the day will go smoothly,” said Chad Houck, chief...
    An Indiana man was reportedly arrested for assaulting two poll workers during early voting Saturday, according to Indystar. Douglas Earl of Frankfort, Indiana, did not have the correct voting ID when he tried to vote at an early polling center in Mulberry, Indiana. When the poll workers turned him away, he became agitated and started walking around the voting machines in the building, per Indystar. The poll workers asked him to leave a second time after which Earl became violent and assaulted two of the workers, reportedly hitting the polling site’s inspector. (RELATED: City Officials Prepare For Possible Militia Activity And Protest Violence At Polling Locations On Election Day) The Clinton County Sheriff’s office responded to the situation and arrested...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Early voting locations across the state are open for one final day before Election Day.Monday morning, early voters lined up outside of the Super Site in the Loop."I just wanted to get the vote in," said voter Chloe Schultz. "I have heard there were long lines."The fast-moving line wrapped around the sidewalk before the doors even opened."Some of my co-workers took a day off to do it, so I made sure to go early in the morning," said early voter Lizzie Zimmerman.RELATED: Election 2020: Meet the Candidates on Illinois ballotsThis year, millions of people have opted for early voting, with the historic turnout coming during the COVID-19 pandemic."I would also like to thank the over 756,000Chicagoans who...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Early voting for the 2020 general election still had a little bit of time to go as of late Monday afternoon, but it had already set records by that time – along with mail-in ballots. As CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reported, many of the election officials we contacted Monday said problems are minimal. But the U.S. Department of Justice said they would be sending monitors to keep an eye on polling places in Cook County and Chicago on Tuesday – just in case. Meanwhile, voting setup continued Monday afternoon at the United Center, a first-time super site this election year. It is part of the city’s goal of making it as easy as possible to...
    Nearly 100 million voters have already cast their ballots, leading to questions about how the record early turnout will impact results up and down the ballot.  The unprecedented early vote has given Democrats hope going into Tuesday. Overall, Democrats have outperformed Republicans in early voting, after President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden leads Trump in survey of Texas voters from left-leaning pollster On The Trail: Making sense of Super Poll Sunday Trump rebukes FBI for investigating supporters accused of harassing Biden bus MORE spent months waging baseless attacks on mail-in ballots. Republicans for their part are hoping for a large in-person turnout on Election Day, though several key swing states are seeing considerable spikes in coronavirus restrictions, which has the potential to impact...
    WEST TOWN — Wicker Park resident Madeline Nygaard took her mail-in ballot to the 1st Ward early voting site on Oct. 17. More than two weeks later, and with Election Day looming, she still hasn’t received confirmation her ballot was processed. The same thing happened to Nygaard’s boyfriend and several 1st Ward neighbors who also say they voted by mail Oct. 17. After calling the Chicago Board of Elections, Nygaard learned there were problems with the 1st Ward’s West Town dropbox specific on this particular date. An elections staffer said the ballots were sent to the wrong location and will eventually be processed, but to be on the safe side, the staffer advised Nygaard and others to vote...
    By SEAN MURPHY, The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma smashed records for early voting this year and has experienced a surge in voter registration ahead of Tuesday's election, state officials reported Monday. More than 437,000 Oklahomans cast ballots early this year, either by mail or in-person, according to Oklahoma Election Board statistics. That dwarfs the 253,379 who voted early in the 2016 presidential election. Of the 437,459 Oklahomans who cast early ballots, 272,128 voters cast absentee ballots by mail, and another 165,331 cast early votes in person at election board offices across the state. In some of the state's largest counties, including Cleveland, Oklahoma and Tulsa, many voters waited for hours to cast early ballots. Oklahoma's voter registration...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Crews were working through the night at Saks to prepare ahead of Election Day.They were boarding up the business with the fear of civil unrest when the results come in.There are many anxious about this election."For those who want to express themselves the way to do so is peacefully," Mayor Bill de Blasio said.The mayor says the city did not advise businesses to board up, but they did ask them to move outdoor furniture, indoors and clear sidewalk space.De Blasio says he understands why they're doing this, and even he admits, no one knows what to expect."We are prepared," he said. "Now I think we shouldn't prejudge. We're going into something we haven't seen before."Heading into...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After almost one week, Monday is the final day for Marylanders to vote early before Tuesday’s election. Polls are open for early voting from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. As of 4:20 p.m., 86,331 Marylanders had voted early on Monday. 86,331 Marylanders voted early so far today! LAST CHANCE to join them & say #IVotedEarly Voting centers are open until 8p. See all the #VoteEarly info: https://t.co/z3gcjmfJjj You can register & then vote early before 8p. See how: https://t.co/x0oqzF8zTE #MDvotes #UnofficialCount pic.twitter.com/celEWODyz8 — Maryland Elections (@md_sbe) November 2, 2020 Maryland election officials said that anyone voting in-person will need to wear a mask unless he or she has a medical condition or disability where a mask...
    More than 95 million Americans have cast ballots as of Monday, the day before Election Day, according to an estimate by he U.S. Elections Project at the University of Florida, Reuters reported. The number of ballots cast early in this year's election represents nearly 70 percent of all those cast in the 2016 general election, Reuters reported. The early voting numbers reflect a marked increase in mail-in and absentee ballots due to the coronavirus pandemic in which officials are trying to limit large crowds from forming at polling places. President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden leads Trump in survey of Texas voters from left-leaning pollster On The Trail: Making sense of Super Poll Sunday Trump rebukes FBI for investigating supporters accused of harassing Biden bus MORE has attacked vote-by-mail...
    By CASEY SMITH, Associated Press/Report for America INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — County election offices around Indiana are gearing up to count the flood of early ballots as the final votes are being cast in this year’s election. More than 1.7 million voters have cast ballots by mail or in-person at an early voting location as of Monday morning, according to the Indiana secretary of state’s office, which oversees state election policy. More than 560,000 mail-in ballots were requested by the Oct. 22 deadline, although not all have been returned to county election offices yet. In the 2020 primary election, a total of 640,225 Indiana residents voted absentee in-person or by-mail. In 2016, during the entire period of absentee voting for both...