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First day of early voting has great turnout

Early voting began in many states on Tuesday and voters showed up in droves (https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/14/politics/voting-lines-election-coronavirus/index.html). Voters in Georgia waited upwards of 8 hours to cast votes, while over 70,000 votes were already cast by noon in Texas. One study has shown that almost 10.5 million people have already voted either in person or by mail at this point. During the 2016 election cycle 130 million votes were cast, but if today is any indication, then we could potentially see record turnout this time around.


Both the Trump and Biden camps continued the campaign trail, visiting potential voters in key states such as Pennsylvania and Florida. The two candidates were supposed to meet this week in their second scheduled debate, however this was cancelled after President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis. This debate was going to be set up like a town hall, and they even attempted to host it virtually, but President Trump refused. Instead Trump will have his own town hall event on NBC while Biden will hold his on ABC. Both are scheduled for Thursday at 8:00 pm EST.


While final results will not be determined by November 3rd (or possibly later depending on how mail in ballots are handled), Biden currently leads Trump by as much as 11 percentage points. Hillary Clinton also led Trump going into election day 2016 and he was able to win, but many pundits are saying this lead is insurmountable.


In the meantime, here is information about how to vote early in Lewisville: https://library.cityoflewisville.com/learn-discover/adults/elections-voting


Dates and Times:

  • October 13-17 Tuesday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

  • October 18 Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • October 19-24 Monday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

  • October 25 Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • October 26-30 Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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