The Corona Pandemic and the Handling of Pandemic seems to have changed the trend of voting in this presidential election. Millions of voters are refraining from visiting crowded polling booths. However, everyone is excited for a tough fight between President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden. This is the very reason that pre-poll voting has made a new record this time.
According to an Independent Agency monitoring the votes, the number of pre-election ballots in 2020 has surpassed such votes in the elections held four years ago. An independent US election project run by the University of Florida claimed that by Sunday more than 59 million people had voted. According to the US Election Assistance Commission website, last time a total of 57 million people voted via mail or before polling.
Democrats hope for benefits.
Democratic Party has been promoting pre-poll voting since the beginning. It seems that they can get an edge in this. In contrast, Donald Trump has been claiming for months that there is no evidence that mail-in votes (mail-in ballots) are fraudulent. Because of this, supporters of the Republican Party are expected to vote on election day.
On this, Michael McDonald, Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida, said that the rate at which people are getting infected with corona in the country, this strategy is risky. Michael is also managing an election project.
150 million people can cast votes
It is estimated that this time more than 150 million people can cast their votes. The figure was 13.7 crore in the 2016 election. Some of these states may prove to be very important. The voting figures here are breaking records. They also include Texas. As of last Sunday, 80% of the votes have been cast here as compared to 2016.
Record voting in Republic Party stronghold Texas,
McDonald said in his tweet that pre-poll voting continues in Texas until Friday. There is no doubt that by the day of the final ballot, there would have been more voting in Texas than 2016. The question is, how much will it be. Texas has traditionally been a stronghold of the Republican Party. Republican candidates have been supported here since the 1980s. However, some recent surveys have shown Biden overshadowing Trump.