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U.S. presidential election: Some 10,000,000 citizens participated in early vote procedure

Source : 112 Ukraine

The number of ballots cast in five states - Minnesota, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin - already exceeds 20% of total 2016 turnout, source says
19:13, 14 October 2020

Voting in the U.S.
REUTERS/Nick Oxford

As of October 14, 2020, more than 10 million voters in the U.S. already took part in the early voting procedure, which comes before the actual Election Day. As is known, this year, the day would be November 16.

According to Reuters, which cites the election information resource at the University of Florida, the approximate number of voters who already cast their ballots made 10.4 million people. 

"By way of comparison, as of Oct. 16, 2016, some 1.4 million Americans had cast an early vote.The number of ballots cast in five states - Minnesota, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin - already exceeds 20% of total 2016 turnout, the Elections Project said", reads the article.

Related: US election 2020: World reaction to long queues of voters in US

Earlier, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he has recovered from Covid-19 and returning to active participation in his election campaign. He stated this in an interview with Fox News

According to Trump, medical tests have shown that he could resume the campaign.

"It looks like I'm immune for, I don't know, maybe a long time, maybe a short time," he said. "It could be a lifetime. Nobody really knows, but I'm immune. So the president is in very good shape to fight the battles."

Related: US election 2020: What date is it, how does it work and what are the key swing states?

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