More than 50 million Americans have already voted for the presidential election

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More than 50 million Americans have already voted in advance for the presidential election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, according to the US Elections Project count on Friday.

Early voting is breaking records this year, with many voters preferring to slip their ballot early into the ballot box to avoid crowds on election day, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to this count established by the University of Florida, more than 35 million people have already voted by mail, and more than 15 million in person.

This is already more than the number of early votes recorded in total in 2016 (more than 47 million).

By comparison, this represents 36.5% of the total ballots cast for the 2016 presidential election (both early and on polling day).

Four years ago, the total number of voters who voted was 138 million.

Masked American voters in a queue.

Voters line up to cast their ballots during early voting in Miami, Florida.

Photo: afp via getty images / CHANDAN KHANNA

Early voting obeys different rules in different states. One of the most populous of them – and therefore the most endowed with large voters -, the State of New York, will open the possibility of voting in person from Saturday, which will further increase the number of anticipated ballots. deposited.

Democrats have called for advance voting as a precautionary measure, but voter infatuation has sometimes resulted in long lines in states where voting has started.

Opposite, the Trump camp denounces, without supporting evidence, an approach likely to rig the results, and promises that his voters will come in droves on November 3 to deny the polls that give him the beat.

Trump wants to win back seniors in Florida

With 11 days before the presidential election, Donald Trump continues his frantic race for voters by holding two campaign rallies in the key state of Florida on Friday, the day after his second and final debate with his Democratic rival Joe Biden.

To catch up in the polls, the Republican president visited the <q data-attributes = '{"lang": {"value": "fr", "label": "Français"}, "value" ": {" html ":"Sunshine State"," text ":" Sunshine State "}} 'lang =" fr”>Sunshine State, one of these so-called pivotal states, because it is likely to switch for one or the other of the two candidates, offering him the surplus of large voters necessary to access the White House.

Mr. Trump, who is losing ground among some seniors, has already crisscrossed Florida for the past 10 days, known to host the highest proportion of retirees in the country (more than 20%).

In addition to Pensacola, the billionaire will court The Villages, 100,000 residents, the largest retirement community in Florida, a Trumpist stronghold that nevertheless made headlines after being the scene of strong tensions between pro and anti-Trump.

The President of the United States before boarding Air Force One.

Donald Trump left Washington on Friday for Florida.

Photo: Reuters / TOM BRENNER

While elderly Americans vote Republican heavily, they are also in the category of people most vulnerable to COVID-19, and Mr. Trump is widely criticized for his handling of the pandemic that has claimed more than 223,000 lives in states. -United.

On Saturday, the president still has a marathon of rallies on the schedule, in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin. Sunday, he has to go to New Hampshire.

Donald Trump advance polls Saturday in Florida; its vice president, Mike Pence, already did so in Indianapolis on Friday.

Joe Biden is due to speak Friday from his home town of Wilmington, Delaware, on his plan to beat COVID-19 and get our economy back on track.

The Democratic candidate took a risk by ensuring that if elected he would would gradually divert from the oil industry.

It's a hell of a statement, mocked Donald Trump.

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