The numbers for the 2020 Election are starting to come in. More than two million votes have already been cast in the November 3rd elections. More than 400 thousand vote-by-mail ballots has Democrats leading Republicans. However, this is expected to change Monday, as early-voting sites open in 52 of Florida’s 67 counties.
According to statistics posted online by the Florida Division of Elections, as of Thursday morning, nearly 2.1 million vote-by-mail ballots had been turned in to county elections offices. It also shows Democrats having just under half of the completed ballots and Republicans nearly 30 percent. Political observers say the combination of COVID-19 fears, a strong vote by mail push by Democrats, and President Donald Trump suggesting the possibility of mail ballot fraud have likely led to the Democrats sizable lead in vote-by-mail ballots.
Marion County Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox expects the numbers to even out when in-person voting begins.
“I highly suspect once early voting begins next week, that the voters that historically on the Republican side, that have voted by mail are going to show up in early voting sites.”11 seconds, 10-15-20-Voting-Numbers-c1.mp3
Early voting will start Monday in much of the state, including Broward and Miami-Dade. All 67 counties will open early-voting sites by October 24th.
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