By New York Post. The Post’s exposés on Hunter Biden appear to have helped spark a rush of early voters seeing if they can change their minds — with New York one of a handful of states giving some that unexpected right.
More than 58.5 million have already cast their ballots, and searches for “Can I change my vote” started trending over the last few days — linked to searches for “Hunter Biden,” according to Google Trends data.
The biggest interest has come from Arizona, Tennessee and Virginia, all states that — like most of the US — only give residents one shot at the polls.
But “in some states, you can submit your ballot, have a change of heart and, and submit a new ballot,” Matthew Weil, director of the Election Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center, told Newsy. . .
In a recent update, the Wisconsin Elections Commission also noted that “many voters” had been getting in contact to see how they could revoke their initial absentee ballot — something they can easily do. (Read more from “Some Early Voters Want to Change Their Vote After Hunter Biden Exposés” HERE)
Election Expert Weighs in on Early Voting Surge and What It Means for 2020 Race
By Fox News. . .More than 59 million total ballots cast as of Monday morning suggested a record turnout for this year’s race compared to the 47.2 million early votes cast in the 2016 election, according to data from the United States Elections Project.
That number of early ballots cast so far represents 43.1% of the total national voter turnout in 2016, and the total number of ballots cast includes more than 40 million mail-in ballots and 19.4 million in-person ballots.
“The numbers are stunning.,” said Elections Project founder and University of Florida political science professor Michael McDonald in an Oct. 25 blog post on the project website. . .
“Nationwide, voters will not only be sent an unprecedented number of at least 87 million mail ballots, but they are returning them sooner than in past elections,” McDonald wrote. “In all nearly 40 million mail ballots have been returned so far, a return rate of nearly 46%.”
“This is good news!” he continued, pointing to worries about whether or not government officials would be able to handle an election during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Yes, there have been problems, and in many places lines are intolerably long,” he recognized. “But, people are voting and there are more opportunities for them to do so by Election Day. Americans’ resilience and support for their democracy is very heartening in these trying times.” (Read more from “Election Expert Weighs in on Early Voting Surge and What It Means for 2020 Race” HERE)