More than 90% of all votes counted in Texas in 2016 already cast, 72% in Florida, 76% in Georgia, 72% in North Carolina and 32% in Pennsylvania

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At least 75.1 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 more than 54.5 percent of all the votes counted in 2016.

Of the 75.1 million Americans who had already voted as of Wednesday evening, 49.5 million mailed in their ballots while 25.6 million have voted in person, the data show.

There are over 42 million outstanding mail ballots just six days to election day on November 3.

The data show that voters have requested a total of 91,915,561 ballots in the reporting states as of Wednesday morning. This number was bound to change.

The data show that 91.2 percent of all the votes counted in Texas in 2016 had been cast already as of Wednesday morning. At least 8.1 million people had voted in Texas. Things are so volatile in Texas that the Cook Political Report moved Texas from “leaning Republican” to “toss up” for the 2020 presidential race on Wednesday.

Texas has 38 electoral votes and has not backed a Democrat for president since 1976. A win there for Joe Biden would be a knockout blow against Donald Trump.

In Florida, 72.2 percent of all the votes counted in 2016 have already been cast. Nearly 7 million votes had already been cast in Florida as of Wednesday morning.

In North Carolina, another battleground state, 3.6 million people had already voted as of Wednesday morning, representing 76.1 percent of all the votes counted in 2016.

In Georgia, nearly 3.2 million people had already voted as of Wednesday morning, representing 76.8 percent of all the votes counted in the 2016 general election.

In California, close 8 million people have already voted, representing 54.2 percent of all the votes counted in 2016, according to the data show.

In the battleground state of Pennsylvania, about 2 million people have already voted, but that number is just above 32 percent of all the votes counted in 2016.

Election Day is still six days, and with about five to six million votes being cast every day, roughly 100 million Americans would have voted by November 3.

Early voting seems to favor Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump is banking on the belief that his voters would turn out on election day. But on election day, everyone may turn out, making it difficult for Mr. Trump to win re-election.

Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Based in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Simon leads a brilliant team of reporters, freelance journalists, analysts, researchers and contributors from around the world to run TODAY NEWS AFRICA as editor-in-chief. Simon Ateba's journalistic experience spans over 10 years and covers many beats, including business and investment, information technology, politics, diplomacy, human rights, science reporting and much more. Write him: simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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