Today is election day here in the United States. My daughter who graduated from college last spring has an election related job, so getting out the vote today will consume her.
Nationwide, pre-election day turnout has been 99.6 million, which is 38.7% of the voting age population and 42% of the population eligible to vote, a new record.
CNN says early voting was even higher (and includes Monday voting): 102.7 million votes cast (48% of registered voters and 75% of the 2016 votes cast). Early news today also tends to indicate that election day voter turnout is high.
At least seven states, including Texas, Hawaii, Nevada, Washington, Arizona, Montana and Oregon, have surpassed their total turnout from the 2016 general election in recent days.In an additional seven states and DC, the pre-election vote represents at least 90% of their 2016 total vote – Utah, New Mexico, North Carolina, Colorado, Georgia, Florida and Tennessee. . . .39 states and Washington, DC have crossed their halfway marks for total 2016 ballots cast [in early voting], including 14 of CNN’s 16 most competitively-ranked states - Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, Nevada, Florida, Arizona, Colorado, Wisconsin, Maine, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio.