62 million Americans have already voted, representing 45 percent of all votes counted in 2016

More than 62 million Americans have already voted, according to data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project, putting the 2020 elections on track to shatter records.

That number is higher than all the early votes cast in 2016 and 45 percent of all the votes counted in that last election.

Of the 62 million Americans who had already voted as of Monday evening, 41.4 million mailed in their ballots while 20.5 million have voted in person, the data show.

The data show that voters have requested a total of 86,904,569 ballots in the reporting states.

Some states have seen record number of ballots cast already.

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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