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Mississippi Supreme Court Tosses Entire Ballot Initiative System Because State Lost House Seat In 2020 Census

The Mississippi Free Press reports: The Mississippi Supreme Court today killed the medical-marijuana program that 68% of Mississippi voters approved in 2020, and with it, the state’s entire ballot-initiative process. The ruling means that voter-driven efforts to adopt early voting and expand Medicaid in the state are also now dead. The language of the law says that citizens collecting signatures …

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Record 3 Million Voted Early In GA Senate Runoffs

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: A record 3 million Georgia voters cast their ballots before early voting ended for the U.S. Senate runoffs, setting up a showdown that will be decided on election day Tuesday. The high turnout so far reflects the national importance of the dual runoffs, which will determine control of the Senate. Republican U.S. Sens. Kelly Loeffler and …

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Record-Shattering 95 Million Early Voted By Today

Reuters reports: More than 95 million Americans had cast their votes in the 2020 presidential election by Monday, according to a tally by the U.S. Elections Project at the University of Florida, a harbinger of what is expected to be the highest turnout of modern times. Just a day before Election Day, the record-breaking number is equal to 69% of …

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Texas Early Vote Turnout Surpasses 2016 Total

Bloomberg News reports: In a sign of the passions sparked by the U.S. presidential race, Texas has surpassed its total 2016 vote count four days before Election Day. Through Thursday, more than 9 million Texans had cast ballots, compared with 8.97 million four years ago, a record high at the time. Neither party knows who will benefit most from the …

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8.4 Million: Texas Early Vote Turnout Nears 2016 Total

The Hill reports: Election officials in Texas say more than 8.4 million people have already voted ahead of next week’s general election, nearly equaling the total number of votes cast in the state in 2016. As of Wednesday, 8,449,858 people in Texas have cast their ballots since early voting began on Oct. 13, according to data posted on the state’s …

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60M+ Early Votes So Far, TX Near 2016 Total Turnout

CNN reports: More than 60 million pre-election votes have been cast, and 33 states have surpassed their pre-election vote totals from 2016, according to data from CNN, Edison Research and Catalist. Twelve of CNN’s most competitively ranked states are among these states that have exceeded their total 2016 pre-election ballots cast. They include: Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New …

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Dems Open Large Early Voting Lead In Swing States

Politico reports: Democrats have opened up a yawning gap in early voting over Republicans in six of the most crucial battleground states — but that only begins to tell the story of their advantage heading into Election Day. In a more worrisome sign for Republicans, Democrats are also turning out more low-frequency and newly registered voters than the GOP, according …

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47+ Million: Early Voting Tally Surpasses 2016 Total

Reuters reports: U.S. voters have cast more than 47 million votes for the Nov. 3 presidential election, eclipsing total early voting from the 2016 election with 12 days to go, according to data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project. Some 47.5 million Americans have turned in ballots, roughly eight times the number of early votes cast at about same point …

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New Obama Ad Urges Floridians To Vote Early [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Barack Obama is being tapped to gin up support for voting ahead of Election Day in Florida, putting the former president at the center of a new TV ad campaign kicking off in the nation’s biggest swing state. “It is going to be close and it could come down to a handful of voters just like you,” Obama …

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Long Lines As Floridians Turn Out For Early Voting

The South Florida SunSentinel reports: Voters streamed to polling places in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties for the first day of Florida early voting. Many lined up before daybreak, anxious to get their ballots cast — undeterred by the weather, which ranged from heavy downpours to light sprinkles throughout the region. Jose Sanchez, 54, of Fort Lauderdale, was at …

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Georgians Smash Early Voting Records Despite Lines

Atlanta’s CBS News affiliate reports: Georgia voters turned out in record numbers just five days into early voting for the 2020 election. As of noon on October 17, the total number of ballots cast for the 2020 election was 1,373,208. According to the Georgia Secretary of State, that is a 134% increase from early voting during the first five days …

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“Record-Shattering” 22 Million Have Already Voted

The Associated Press reports: More than 22 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2020 election, a record-shattering avalanche of early votes driven both by Democratic enthusiasm and a pandemic that has transformed the way the nation votes. The 22.2 million ballots submitted as of Friday night represents 16% of all the votes cast in the 2016 presidential election, …

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Early Voting Up “Bonkers” 2400% In All-Mail Colorado

The Denver Post reports: More than 300,000 Colorado voters have returned ballots for the Nov. 3 election as of 11:30 Wednesday night — a staggering display of enthusiasm in a state that sends all voters a ballot by mail. When that latest figure was tabulated by the Secretary of State’s Office, Colorado was 20 days out from the election. Twenty …

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Georgia Sees Long Lines As Early Voting Begins

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Eager Georgia voters swarmed to polling places Monday morning for the start of three weeks of early voting before Election Day. Voters filled parking lots and waited in lines to lock in their choices in advance of Nov. 3. Even before voting sites opened, voters wrapped around buildings and prepared for delays. Technical problems held up …

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Early Voting Numbers Suggest All-Time Record Turnout

Reuters reports: Americans are rushing to cast ballots ahead of the November election at an unprecedented pace, early voting numbers show, indicating a possible record turnout for the showdown between President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden. With four weeks to go before Election Day Nov. 3, more than 3.8 million Americans already have voted, far surpassing about 75,000 …

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TX Republicans Sue Gov Over Expanded Early Voting

The Texas Tribune reports: Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is facing a lawsuit over his extension of early voting for the November election from prominent members of his own party — including state party Chair Allen West, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and members of the Texas Legislature. In July, Abbott added six days to the early voting period, moving the start …

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Trump Cultists Intimidate Virginia Early Voters [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: A group of Trump supporters waving campaign flags disrupted the second day of early voting in Fairfax, Va., on Saturday, chanting “four more years” as voters entered a polling location and, at one point, forming a line that voters had to walk around outside the site. County election officials eventually were forced to open up …

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Virginia Sees Massive Lines On First Day Of Early Voting

Reuters reports: Lines of voters stretched hundreds deep in northern Virginia and other parts of the state on the first day of early voting in the 2020 presidential election. Friday marked the first day of early voting across the commonwealth. In Fairfax County, election workers were scrambling to open an additional voting room at the county government center where a …

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Politico: Dems Have “Enormous Lead” In Early Voting

Politico reports: Democrats are amassing an enormous lead in early voting, alarming Republicans who worry they’ll need to orchestrate a huge Election Day turnout during a deadly coronavirus outbreak to answer the surge. The Democratic dominance spreads across an array of battleground states, according to absentee ballot request data compiled by state election authorities and analyzed by Democratic and Republican …

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Michelle Obama: Vote Early Or Vote By Mail [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Former first lady Michelle Obama urged Americans to vote by mail or vote early ahead of the approaching November elections amid the coronavirus pandemic. Obama called on Americans to make sure they and those around them are registered to vote and are educated on their options for early voting or voting by mail. Her message was part …

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